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B400 Stocks Poised for Growth, But the Trajectory May Be Rocky

0 Comments 09 April 2014

According to the daily market reports, investors are again uncertain about the economic recovery. Too slow, too tepid, they seem to be saying as they sell many growth stocks and buy large-cap dividend payers. Given this environment, what is the growth outlook for the Barron’s 400 Index? Still bright and optimistic, is the short answer. The [...]

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0 Comments 08 April 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) rose 3.57 points and 0.70 percent to 510.50 Tuesday, as investors regained composure after several sessions of profit-taking. The index nearly erased its loss for the year, and is now down 0.35 percent for 2014. Top percentage gainers included a pair of broadcasters, plus environmental firm US Ecology and online banker BofI [...]

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0 Comments 07 April 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) slid 8.91 points and 1.73 percent to 506.93 in Monday’s trading, with profit taking extending from technology shares into broader areas of the market. The B400 erased its gains for 2014, like some other major indexes, and is now down 1.05 percent for the year. One bright spot Monday was biopharmaceuticals. Questcor (QCOR) [...]

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0 Comments 04 April 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) slumped 9.41 points and 1.79 percent to 515.85 Friday in a bout of broad market profit-taking, with technology shares getting hardest hit after a strong run-up. Year to date, the B400 is ahead 0.69 percent. Some of the top percentage decliners Friday included Under Armour, CalAmp, Lannett Co., Ubiquiti and Universal Display. Wireless [...]

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0 Comments 03 April 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) shed 2.54 points and 0.48 percent to 525.26 Thursday, as investors took a breather from recent stock market gains and awaited Friday’s jobs report. For the year to date, the B400 is ahead 2.52 percent. Among the top percentage gainers were Kellogg, Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Universal Insurance, Third Point Reinsurance and Intuitive Surgical. Kellogg [...]

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0 Comments 02 April 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) rose 1.70 points and 0.32 percent to 527.80 Wednesday, continuing its recent winning ways and edging closer to its all-time high of 531.01 set in March. Year to date, the index is up 3.02 percent. Medical and energy stocks helped pave the gains in Wednesday’s action. Myriad Genetics (MYGN) surged 11.41 percent to [...]

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0 Comments 01 April 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) tacked on 6.07 points and 1.17 percent to 526.10 Tuesday, nearing its all-time high of 531.01, as a positive reading from the ISM manufacturing index fueled investor hopes for a healthier economy. Year-to-date, the index is up 2.69 percent. Top percentage gainers included Intuitive Surgical, EPAM Systems, Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Sturm, Ruger & [...]

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0 Comments 31 March 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) ended the first quarter of 2014 in positive territory, up 1.01 percent for the year as investors embraced the index’s growth at a reasonable price selection strategy. For the day, the B400 gained 7.12 points and 1.39 percent, a sign of investor optimism that carried over into the broader stock market [...]

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0 Comments 28 March 2014

The Barron’s 400 (B400) Index gained 2.59 points and 0.51 percent to $512.92 Friday, with gains limited by a general market selloff in biotech stocks. For the year to date, the B400 regained positive territory, up 0.12 percent in 2014. Top percentage gainers included BofI Holdings, GameStop, PGT Inc., Cognizant Technologies and Affiliated Managers. BofI (BOFI), an online [...]

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0 Comments 27 March 2014

The Barron’s 400 (B400) edged down 1.19 points and 0.23 percent to 510.33 Thursday, with investors growing more cautious in the absence of fresh favorable economic news and the unresolved big-power confrontation in Crimea. Year to date, the B400 continued to skate along near the break-even point, down 0.38 percent for 2014. Top percentage gainers included Conn’s, [...]

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