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Daily Market Wrap

0 Comments 04 September 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) shed 1.88 points and 0.35 percent to 537.52 Thursday, with a broad pullback in energy stocks tugging the index slightly downward. Year to date, the measure of U.S. companies with strong fundamentals is ahead 4.92 percent. Top percentage gainers included Methode Electronics, Universal Display, Taser International, US Ecology and Gentherm. Methode Electronics (MEI) [...]

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By the Numbers

Daily Market Wrap

0 Comments 03 September 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) slipped 1.98 points and 0.37 percent to 539.40 Wednesday, as investors looked for direction with stocks near all-time highs. The B400 index is up 5.28 percent year to date. Top percentage gainers included Lumber Liquidators, G-III Apparel, KapStone Paper, Repligen and Oiltanking Partners. Lumber Liquidators (LL) jumped 7.14 percent to $59.28 after the [...]

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By the Numbers

Daily Market Wrap

0 Comments 02 September 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) held on to gains Tuesday, adding 1.63 points and 0.30 percent to 541.38 in post-holiday trade as some smaller company shares picked up steam. Year to date, the B400 measure of U.S. public companies with strong fundamentals is ahead 5.67 percent. Top percentage gainers Tuesday included TASER International, Synaptics, Overstock.com, Alaska Air [...]

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Barron's 400 Diary

B400 Tracks Reasonably Priced Growth Companies

0 Comments 02 September 2014

We have written previously about MarketGrader scores dropping as the Barron’s 400 Index rises. This Diary shows how that happens over time. To set the stage, it’s important to understand how the Barron’s 400 performs relative to the total stock market—which of course includes stocks of all market capitalizations in all industries. By contrast, the Barron’s [...]

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By the Numbers

Daily Market Wrap

0 Comments 29 August 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) climbed 2.36 points and 0.44 percent to 539.75 Friday, trending upward in a slow pre-holiday session devoid of much dynamic company news. For 2014, the B400 is ahead 5.35 percent. For the month of August, B400’s top percentage gainers were Monster Beverage (MNST), up 38 percent, TASER International (TASR), up 30 percent, [...]

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Daily Market Wrap

0 Comments 28 August 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) slid 1.84 points and 0.34 percent to 537.39 in Thursday’s session, as fighting in Ukraine and its potential for wider conflict inspired caution among investors. Year to date, the B400 measure of U.S. companies with solid fundamentals and growth prospects is ahead 4.89 percent. Top percentage gainers included Pall Corp., Neustar, Patrick [...]

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By the Numbers

Daily Market Wrap

0 Comments 27 August 2014

The Barron’s 400 (B400) slipped slightly to 539.23, off 0.59 points and 0.11 percent, Wednesday, as mild profit taking took over with stocks near all-time record levels. Year to date, the B400 is up 5.25 percent. Retailers posted gains Wednesday, as gun manufacturers weakened. Top percentage gainers included Vitamin Shoppe, The Fresh Market, Herbalife, Sanderson Farms and Hilltop [...]

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By the Numbers

Daily Market Wrap

0 Comments 26 August 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) moved higher Tuesday, gaining 1.78 points and 0.33 percent to 539.82, helped by a record increase in durable goods orders and rising consumer confidence – both signs of a strengthening economy. Year to date, the B400 is up 5.37 percent. Top percentage gainers included SandRidge Permian Trust, Barrett Business Services, Ann Inc., [...]

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By the Numbers

Daily Market Wrap

0 Comments 25 August 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) rose 2.43 points and 0.45 percent to 538.04 Monday, helped by strength in retailers and energy shares. Year to date, the B400 measure of U.S. companies with strong fundamentals and growth prospects is up 5.02 percent. Top percentage gainers included Life Time Fitness, Ann Inc., Conn’s, Warren Resources and Lannett. Life Time Fitness [...]

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By the Numbers

Daily Market Wrap

0 Comments 22 August 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) edged down 0.27 points and 0.05 percent to 535.58 Friday, as global tensions surrounding Ukraine and the Middle East outweighed a strong performance by retail stocks. Year to date, the B400 collection of U.S. companies with strong fundamentals is up 4.54 percent. Top percentage gainers included Keurig Green Mountain, The Fresh Market, [...]

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