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By the Numbers

By the Numbers is the official voice of MarketGrader’s Research Team. In it you’ll read about MarketGrader’s analysis of the world of finance and business from the perspective of the numbers behind the 6,000 public companies that we cover, from an unfolding earnings season to how a specific company’s dilution of its shareholders affects its earnings reports. This column will inform you of market trends, sector and industry dynamics and economic trends as measured from the daily number crunching undertaken by MarketGrader. We encourage you to post your comments and let us know what you think or suggest new subjects you would like to read about.

Daily Market Wrap

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) edged higher Friday, up 0.61 points and 0.11 percent to 541.01, with a snapback in energy stocks bolstering results. Year to date, the measure of U.S. public companies with strong fundamentals is ahead 5.60 percent. Energy stocks of all stripes pushed higher, reacting to oversold conditions as crude oil recovered [...]

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Daily Market Wrap

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) rose 1.82 points and 0.34 percent to 543.44 Wednesday, ending a little more than 2 points from a new all-time high as consumer stocks pushed higher. Year to date, the B400 measure of U.S. stocks with superior fundamentals is up 6.07 percent. The current all-time high of 545.90 was set in July of this year. Retailers [...]

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Daily Market Wrap

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) inched up 0.66 points and 0.12 percent to 541.67 Tuesday, creeping close at an all-time high of 545.90 set last July on investor optimism about U.S. economic growth. For 2014 to date, the B400 is up 5.73 percent. Top percentage gainers Tuesday included Insys Therapeutics, DTS Inc., Globus Medical, Stamps.com [...]

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Daily Market Wrap

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) tacked on 2.17 points and 0.40 percent to 541.02 Monday, as investors eyed new highs in stocks and energy issues stumbled. Year to date, the B400 is up 5.60 percent. Top percentage gainers Monday included Lionbridge Technologies, Chuy’s Holdings, American Railcar, Ambarella and Universal Insurance. Lionbridge [...]

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Daily Market Wrap

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) inched higher Friday, up 0.51 points and 0.09 percent to 538.81 on an encouraging national jobs report. Year to date, the B400 measure of U.S. public companies with stellar fundamentals is ahead 5.71 percent. Top percentage gainers Friday included Approach Resources, Eaton Vance, American Public Education, Interval [...]

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Daily Market Wrap

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) gained 3.54 points and 0.66 percent to 538.30 Thursday on better jobless claims data and productivity gains, as well as a continued flow of good earnings reports. Year to date, the B400 index is now up 5.07 percent. Top percentage gainers included Endocyte, Stamps.com, Chuy’s Holdings, Gartner and Dick’s [...]

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Daily Market Wrap

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) gave up 2.72 points and 0.51 percent to 533.36 Tuesday, as energy stocks tumbled in sluggish election-day trading. Year to date, the B400 measure of U.S. stocks with strong fundamentals is ahead 4.11 percent. Top percentage gainers Tuesday included Nautilus, AmTrust Financial, Sun Hydraulics, Hawaiian Holdings [...]

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Daily Market Wrap

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) edged down 0.97 points and 0.18 percent to 536.08 Monday in subdued trading following big gains in stocks last week. Year to date, the B400 is up 4.64 percent. Top percentage gainers Monday included Ambarella, Universal Insurance, Cambrex, Sandridge Permian Trust and Parker Drilling. Ambarella (AMBA) jumped [...]

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Daily Market Wrap

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) climbed 8.62 points and 1.63 percent to 537.05 Friday, as more favorable quarterly earnings piled up and the Japan added a layer of financial stimulus, stoking a broad global stock rally. Year to date, the B400 is up 4.83 percent. Top percentage gainers included Wisdom Tree, Universal Insurance, Barrett Business [...]

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