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0 Comments 03 April 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) shed 2.54 points and 0.48 percent to 525.26 Thursday, as investors took a breather from recent stock market gains and awaited Friday’s jobs report. For the year to date, the B400 is ahead 2.52 percent. Among the top percentage gainers were Kellogg, Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Universal Insurance, Third Point Reinsurance and Intuitive Surgical. Kellogg [...]

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Daily Market Wrap

0 Comments 02 April 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) rose 1.70 points and 0.32 percent to 527.80 Wednesday, continuing its recent winning ways and edging closer to its all-time high of 531.01 set in March. Year to date, the index is up 3.02 percent. Medical and energy stocks helped pave the gains in Wednesday’s action. Myriad Genetics (MYGN) surged 11.41 percent to [...]

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Daily Market Wrap

0 Comments 01 April 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) tacked on 6.07 points and 1.17 percent to 526.10 Tuesday, nearing its all-time high of 531.01, as a positive reading from the ISM manufacturing index fueled investor hopes for a healthier economy. Year-to-date, the index is up 2.69 percent. Top percentage gainers included Intuitive Surgical, EPAM Systems, Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Sturm, Ruger & [...]

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Daily Market Wrap

0 Comments 31 March 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) ended the first quarter of 2014 in positive territory, up 1.01 percent for the year as investors embraced the index’s growth at a reasonable price selection strategy. For the day, the B400 gained 7.12 points and 1.39 percent, a sign of investor optimism that carried over into the broader stock market [...]

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Daily Market Wrap

0 Comments 28 March 2014

The Barron’s 400 (B400) Index gained 2.59 points and 0.51 percent to $512.92 Friday, with gains limited by a general market selloff in biotech stocks. For the year to date, the B400 regained positive territory, up 0.12 percent in 2014. Top percentage gainers included BofI Holdings, GameStop, PGT Inc., Cognizant Technologies and Affiliated Managers. BofI (BOFI), an online [...]

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Daily Market Wrap

0 Comments 27 March 2014

The Barron’s 400 (B400) edged down 1.19 points and 0.23 percent to 510.33 Thursday, with investors growing more cautious in the absence of fresh favorable economic news and the unresolved big-power confrontation in Crimea. Year to date, the B400 continued to skate along near the break-even point, down 0.38 percent for 2014. Top percentage gainers included Conn’s, [...]

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Barron's 400 Diary

B400 Has More Dividend Payers Than You Might Think

0 Comments 27 March 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index doesn’t usually spring to mind when thoughts turn to dividends and equity income. The newly reconstituted index, however, is split nearly 60-40 in favor of dividend payers. To be precise, the Barron’s 400 now has 238 components, or 59.5% of the total, that send out dividend checks. The average yield of these [...]

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Daily Market Wrap

0 Comments 26 March 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) slumped 6.85 points and 1.32 percent to 511.32 Wednesday as events on the world stage disrupted investors. President Obama called for more condemnation of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, and suggested world order is being challenged. For the year to date, the B400 slipped barely back into negative territory, down 0.15 percent. A [...]

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Barron's 400 Diary

B400 Companies Keep a Lid on Their Debt

0 Comments 26 March 2014

Companies in the Barron’s 400 Index are tempering their indebtedness. They are borrowing enough to operate and expand but not so much as to become a burden if interest rates rise or the economy slumps. Many companies use debt as a key part of the capital they need to operate. There is no “right” amount of [...]

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Daily Market Wrap

0 Comments 25 March 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) edged up 0.21 points and 0.04 percent to 518.38 Tuesday as favorable U.S. consumer confidence results provided some support for stocks. For 2014 to date, the index is ahead 1.18 percent. Top percentage gainers included TASER International, Patrick Industries, PetSmart, IBM and Delta. Stun-gun maker TASER (TASR) ascended 5.94 percent to $18.91 after [...]

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