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0 Comments 05 August 2014

The Barron’s 400 (B400) shed 3.68 points and 0.71% to 517.24 Tuesday, as military and political conflict in Ukraine forced a broad market retreat. Year to date, the B400 index of American companies with strong fundamentals is up 0.96 percent. Top percentage decliners included Leap Frog Enterprises, Approach Resources, Zebra Technologies, Vitamin Shoppe and Motorola Solutions. Leap Frog [...]

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0 Comments 04 August 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) regained ground Monday from last week’s sell-off, rising 4.57 points and 0.89 percent to 520.91, with strength in energy shares helping pace the gains. Year to date, the B400 is up 1.68 percent. Top percentage gainers included Bonanza Creek Energy, Lannett, Kodiak Oil & Gas, Conversant and Priceline. Bonanza Creek Energy (BCEI) jumped [...]

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0 Comments 01 August 2014

The Barron’s 400 (B400) wavered on mixed economic data and global worries Friday, finishing down 1.17 points and 0.23 percent to 516.34. Year to date, the benchmark index of some of America’s most promising companies is up 0.79 percent. Top percentage advancers included DXP Enterprises, Multimedia Games, Synaptics, Cambrex and Wisdom Tree. DXP (DXPE) surged 10.91 percent to [...]

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Barron's 400 Diary

B400 Performance Is Held Back by Small Stocks

0 Comments 01 August 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index this year is in the unusual position of trailing the broad market. Why is this happening to a grouping of stocks belonging to the financially strongest companies in the United States? As the chart below shows, the Barron’s 400 tracked the broad market—represented by the Dow Jones Total U.S. Market index (DWCF)—fairly [...]

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0 Comments 31 July 2014

A global selloff in stocks spread to the Barron’s 400 Index (B400) Thursday, with the gauge losing 12.32 points and 2.33 percent to 517.52 in broad profit-taking after hovering near all-time highs. Year to date, the B400 is still ahead 1.01 percent. Thursday’s selling was nearly across the board, as less than 20 stocks finished in [...]

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0 Comments 30 July 2014

The Barron’s 400 eked out a small gain Wednesday, as favorable economic news and strong earnings offset uncertainty surrounding the Federal Reserve’s eventual move to tighten on interest rates. The Barron’s 400 rose 0.44 points and 0.08 percent to 529.84. Year to date, the B400 index of promising U.S. companies with strong fundamentals is ahead 3.42 [...]

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0 Comments 29 July 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) dropped 1.34 points and 0.25 percent to 529.41 Tuesday after improved Conference Board consumer sentiment figures and favorable earnings results were outweighed by continued geopolitical upheaval in Ukraine and the Middle East. For 2014 to date, the B400 is up 3.33 percent. Building products stocks were strong Tuesday. Top percentage gainers included [...]

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0 Comments 28 July 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) fell 2.03 points and 0.38 percent to 530.75 in Monday’s session, as geopolitical concerns and a dip in sales of previously owned homes outweighed generally favorable earnings news. Year to date, the B400 index of U.S. companies with outstanding fundamentals and growth prospects is ahead 3.60 percent. Top percentage gainers Monday included [...]

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0 Comments 25 July 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) shed 3.19 points and 0.60 percent to 532.78 Friday, as geopolitical tensions simmered and durable goods data revealed corporate investment is still anemic in spots. Earnings results were mixed. Year to date, the B400 is ahead 3.99 percent. Top percentage gainers included Solar Winds, Stanley Black & Decker, USANA Health, Albemarle and [...]

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0 Comments 24 July 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) inched higher Thursday on corporate earnings action, rising 0.26 points and 0.05 percent to 535.98, as investors sought direction from the growing tide of quarterly results. Year to date, the B400 measure of promising U.S. companies is ahead 4.62 percent. Top percentage gainers included Overstock.com, Under Armour, Kapstone Paper & Packaging, NeuStar [...]

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