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0 Comments 13 August 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index gained 2.74 points and 0.53 percent to 524.12 Wednesday, helped by strength in biotech and pharmaceutical shares. Year to date in 2014, the B400 is up 2.30 percent. Top percentage gainers Wednesday included FleetCor, Barrett Business Services, Cambrex, Lannett and Pharmacyclics. FleetCor (FLT) jumped 9.78 percent to $142.10, touching an all-time high after the [...]

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0 Comments 12 August 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) slipped 3.13 points and 0.60 percent to 521.38 Monday in a round of profit-taking as earnings season wound down. Broadcasters and biotechs were weak and were among the top losers. Year to date, the B400 is ahead 1.77 percent Top percentage decliners included Repligen, Future Fuel, Sinclair Broadcasting, LIN Media and Nexstar [...]

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0 Comments 11 August 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) rose 3.55 points and 0.68 percent to 524.52 Monday, as a reduction in global tensions and another robust earnings season gave investors encouragement. Year to date, the B400 has regained some lost ground, and is now up 2.38 percent for 2014. Top percentage gainers Monday included Liquidity Services, Barrett Business Services, Future [...]

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0 Comments 07 August 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) slipped 2.97 points and 0.57 percent to 515.06 Thursday, as investors stayed preoccupied with events that appeared to be worsening in Ukraine, putting global markets on edge. Year to date, the B400 is up 0.53 percent. Top percentage decliners included EnerSys, Maximus, Scripps Networks, Ann Inc. and Sand Ridge Permian Trust. Industrial battery [...]

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0 Comments 06 August 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) drifted higher, gaining 0.79 points and 0.15 percent to 518.03 Wednesday as investors looked for catalysts that could take stocks up another notch. Year to date, the B400 is up 1.11 percent Top percentage gainers included Pegasystems, Forestar Group, Western Refining, TASER International and Synaptics. Enterprise software concern Pegasystems (PEGA) jumped 9.98 percent [...]

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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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