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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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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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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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0 Comments 07 October 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) sagged 8.52 points and 1.66 percent to 503.49 Tuesday, as a cut in International Monetary Fund growth forecasts and weakness in small-cap shares took stock markets down. Year to date, the B400 is off 1.72 percent. Top percentage decliners Tuesday included United Rentals, Best Buy, Hi-Crush Partners, Lionbridge Tech and NetScout Systems. United [...]

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0 Comments 06 October 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) slipped 3.17 points and 0.61 percent to 512.01 Monday, with weakness in energy shares weighing on results. Top percentage gainers included NIC Inc., HCI Group, Cambrex Corp., Cal-Maine Foods and Approach Resources. NIC Inc. (EGOV), a provider of websites and data services to government agencies, jumped 10.30 percent to $18.96. The company [...]

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Barron's 400 Diary

B400 First-Timers Dominated by Financial, Energy Companies

0 Comments 06 October 2014

At each semiannual reconstitution, the Barron’s 400 Index injects some new blood into its component list. Late last month, 47 companies were added to the index for the first time—the opposite end of the longevity spectrum from the 31 companies that have been selected repeatedly, 20 times or more, which was the subject of the [...]

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0 Comments 03 October 2014

The Barron’s 400 (B400) surged 4.82 points and 0.94 percent to 517.17 Friday, as a favorable jobs report sparked a broad-based rally in U.S. stocks. Year to date, the B400 is up 0.55 percent. Top percentage gainers Friday included Pilgrims Pride, HCI Group, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Pacific Ethanol and Trex Co. Chicken processor Pilgrims Pride (PPC) jumped 6.66 percent [...]

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0 Comments 02 October 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) rose 2.78 points and 0.55 percent to 510.36 Thursday, as a rebound in small caps and investor reaction to oversold conditions led stocks higher. Year to date, the B400 is down 0.38 percent, Drug shares were among the best performers Thursday. Top percentage gainers included Lithia Motors, Gentherm, Insys Therapeutics, Parker Drilling [...]

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0 Comments 29 September 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) inched down slightly Monday, off 0.66 points and 0.13 percent to 521.59 as investors looked for a catalyst to take stocks higher in the long bull market. Year to date, the B400 measure of promising U.S. stocks with strong fundamental characteristics is ahead 1.81 percent, Top percentage gainers Monday included Ambarella, DTS [...]

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