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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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Daily Market Wrap

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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Daily Market Wrap

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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Daily Market Wrap

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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Barron's 400 Diary

B400 ‘Cream’ Components Are Repeatedly Selected

0 Comments 29 September 2014

Achieving financial strength is a laudable accomplishment for any company. Maintaining that strength consistently year after year is a special kind of triumph that deserves recognition. The Barron’s 400 Index has 31 financially robust companies that have been selected for the index at least 20 times—the equivalent of 10 years, as the index is reconstituted semiannually. [...]

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Daily Market Wrap

0 Comments 26 September 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) rebounded Friday, climbing 5.16 points and 1.00 percent to 522.26 after U.S. economic data showed the most rapid GDP growth since 2011. The gains followed a tumble in broad markets during the previous session. Year to date, the B400 gauge of American companies with superior fundamental attributes is ahead 1.94 percent. Top [...]

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Daily Market Wrap

0 Comments 25 September 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) slumped 8.04 points and 1.53 percent to 517.09 Thursday, with energy issues leading the weakness amid investor caution. Year to date, the B400 gauge of U.S. companies with superior fundamentals and growth prospects is up 0.93 percent. Top percentage decliners Thursday included EnerNOC, Hi-Crush Partners, Callon Petroleum, Cognex and Triangle Petroleum. Energy related [...]

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Daily Market Wrap

0 Comments 23 September 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) fell 4.37 percent and 0.83 percent to 520.29 Tuesday, weighed down by an escalation in Middle East turmoil and a government crack-down on corporate tax-saving inversion strategies. Year to date, the B400 is ahead 1.55 percent. Top percentage decliners Tuesday included Hi-Crush Partners, US Silica, Barrett Business Services, Nexstar Broadcasting and Lithia [...]

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