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0 Comments 07 November 2014

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 Leisure Group and Barrett Business [...]

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Daily Market Wrap

0 Comments 06 November 2014

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 Sporting Goods. Endocyte (ECYT) [...]

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0 Comments 04 November 2014

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 and Pilgrims Pride. Nautilus (NLS) jumped 9.15 [...]

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0 Comments 03 November 2014

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 7.29 percent to $47.52, benefiting from [...]

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0 Comments 31 October 2014

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 Services, Outerwall [...]

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3Q Expectations Are High for B400 Companies

0 Comments 31 October 2014

Securities analysts have made ambitious third-quarter earnings and revenue estimates for companies in the Barron’s 400 Index. And with the reporting season in full swing, we’ll soon know whether these financially strong companies can meet or beat the forecasts. On average, the analysts expect the 400 companies to deliver a 10.6% overall increase in per-share earnings [...]

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0 Comments 30 October 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) added 1.96 points and 0.37 percent to 528.43 Thursday, with investors cheered by continued favorable earnings and positive preliminary estimates on Q3 GDP. Year to date, the B400 measure of U.S. companies with promising fundamentals and growth prospects is ahead 3.14 percent. Top percentage gainers Thursday included Inteliquent, Barrett Business Services, Take-Two [...]

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0 Comments 29 October 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index dipped 1.27 points and 0.24 percent to 536.48 Wednesday after the Fed confirmed its intention to stop its massive asset purchases that have propped up bonds and stocks. Year to date, the B400 gauge of promising U.S. stocks with strong fundamentals is ahead 2.76 percent. Top percentage gainers Wednesday included USANA Health, Solar [...]

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0 Comments 28 October 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) surged 11.70 points and 2.27 percent to 527.74 Tuesday, as a continued tide of positive earnings and optimism ahead of a Fed meeting propelled stocks higher. Year to date, the B400 is up 3.01 percent. Top percentage gainers Tuesday included Integrated Device Technology, Buffalo Wild Wings, Cynosure, Synchronoss and Petroquest Energy. Chip maker [...]

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Barron's 400 Diary

Early 3Q Results Are Strong for B400 Companies

0 Comments 28 October 2014

Companies in the Barron’s 400 Index are starting to report impressive gains in third quarter earnings and revenues. As of late last week, 120 Barron’s 400 companies—30% of all components—had announced results. Most of them (78%) surpassed analysts’ forecasts. The average per-share earnings surprise for this group was four cents, or 6% higher than expected. For [...]

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