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0 Comments 20 October 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) rose 5.49 points and 1.11 percent to 501.56, as unfolding earnings results showed enough positive signs to outweigh investor nervousness over recent broad market volatility. Year to date, the B400 measure of promising U.S. companies is down 2.10 percent. Energy issues showed some rebound power Monday. Top percentage gainers included Lennox, SandRidge [...]

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Barron's 400 Diary

B400 Companies Have Strong Recent Growth Going for Them

0 Comments 20 October 2014

The third quarter earnings-reporting season is upon us, so it is germane to wonder how much growth momentum the current Barron’s 400 Index components have demonstrated coming up to this point. The short answer: Quite a bit, and more than the index’s previous contingent of components. Rather than focus on short-term results, we compared each company’s [...]

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Daily Market Wrap

0 Comments 17 October 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) rose for a third day, adding 2.06 points and 0.42 percent to 496.07 as favorable earnings results across the board market outweighed renewed weakness in energy shares. Year to date, the B400 measure of U.S. public companies with strong fundamentals and growth prospects is down 3.17 percent. Top percentage gainers Friday included [...]

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Daily Market Wrap

0 Comments 16 October 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) rose for a second day, up 5.16 points and 1.06 percent to 493.99 Thursday, helped by bullish comments from one Federal Reserve governor and a bounce in energy prices. So far in 2014, the B400 is down 3.58 percent. Energy issues finished strongly, as crude prices came back from negative territory under [...]

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0 Comments 15 October 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) added 2.27 percent and 0.47 percent to 488.83 Wednesday, helped by a bounce in energy shares that helped the B400 buck the losses of other major indexes. Year to date, the B400 is off 4.58 percent. Energy producers and drillers showed strength, bouncing back from a series of disappointing sessions. Top percentage gainers [...]

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Daily Market Wrap

0 Comments 14 October 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) snapped back 2.98 points and 0.62 percent to 486.56 Tuesday, although energy stocks still weighed heavily on the day. Year to date, the B400 measure of US public companies with superior fundamentals is off 5.03 percent. Tuesday’s top percentage gainers included Skyworks Solutions, American Axle, Delta Airlines, American Railcar and Sturm, Ruger [...]

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Daily Market Wrap

0 Comments 13 October 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) dropped 7.52 points and 1.53 percent to 483.58 Monday, dragged down by nagging worries over global economic growth and tumbling oil prices that hit energy shares. Year to date, the B400 measure of U.S. companies with strong fundamentals and growth prospects is down 5.61 percent. Energy stocks tugged the index lower, as [...]

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Daily Market Wrap

0 Comments 10 October 2014

The Barron’s 400 dropped 7.95 points and 1.59 percent to 491.10 Friday, following the broad stock market lower as investor confidence took a dive ahead of the coming Q3 earnings season. A rout in the chip sector weighed heavily on the market. Top percentage decliners included Microchip Technology, Ambarella, Skyworks, Micron Technology and SM Energy. Microchip Tech (MCHP) [...]

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Barron's 400 Diary

Average B400 Grades Rise With New Components

0 Comments 09 October 2014

The financial-strength grades of companies in the Barron’s 400 Index typically ratchet higher at each semi-annual component reconstitution. The most recent revision, which occurred late last month, is no exception. Companies in the index from late last March through Sept. 19 had an average curtain-call grade of 64.78. The component set that made its debut on [...]

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Daily Market Wrap

0 Comments 08 October 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) snapped back 8.27 points and 1.64 percent to 511.75 Wednesday, erasing previous session losses after release of Federal Reserve policy minutes appeared to reduce prospects for tightening central bank policy. Year to date, the B400 is off slightly, down 0.11 percent. Top percentage gainers included Blackhawk Network, Pacific Ethanol, WisdomTree, InterDigital and [...]

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