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Delivery Delays due to Weather Emergency in the Northeast!

Value Line Customer Service | 01/26/2015

A message to our print subscribers from Value Line Customer Services: Value Line has worked overtime to ship the current issues of your print product on time. However, a significant snow event in the Northeast will impact the U.S. Postal Service’s delivery of this week’s print issue of The Value Line Investment Survey™ and The Value Line Investment Survey: Small and Mid-Cap . We regret any delays, but they are out of our control and we appreciate your understanding. 

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SWOT Analysis: Foot Locker

Robert J. Scrudato | 01/26/2015

Foot Locker Inc. (FL) stock has experienced a largely positive year in the retail space, growing roughly 30% in value since the beginning of 2014. But are these shares suitable for investors seeking a position in the soft lines retail space? In this article, we will address the issues impacting the company by taking a brief look at Foot Locker’s business by performing an easy-to-follow SWOT analysis of the company, evaluating its Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats.

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Existing Home Sales Strengthen In December

Harvey S. Katz, CFA | 01/23/2015

As was the case with the recent data on housing starts, sales of existing homes also picked up in December. Specifically, in spite of low inventory levels, existing home sales rebounded last month and climbed back above the five million annual pace for the sixth time in the past seven months.

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Dow 30 Earnings: McDonalds Corporation Fourth Quarter 2014

Matthew E. Spencer | 01/23/2015

After some initial ups and downs, shares of McDonald's (MCD) fell slightly after the restaurant operator released fourth-quarter financials and updated its outlook.

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Dow 30 Earnings: General Electric Fourth Quarter 2014

Erik M. Manning | 01/23/2015

Industrial conglomerate and long-standing Dow-30 member General Electric has reported fourth-quarter results that inched past expectations on the earnings line, but came in a tad shy of the revenue consensus.

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Dow 30 Earnings: Verizon Communications Fourth Quarter 2014

Kenneth A. Nugent | 01/22/2015

Verizon Communications, a telecommunications giant and Dow-30 component, has reported December-quarter earnings of $0.71 a share, a nickel below our estimate, yet a solid 8% advance on the year-earlier result, on a strong 6.8% top-line improvement. Still, investors did not seem overly enthused, and the stock is trading modestly lower on the news.

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Dow 30 Earnings: Travelers Cos. Fourth Quarter 2014

Alan House | 01/22/2015

Property/Casualty insurance giant Travelers (TRV) posted strong results for the recent December quarter. More precisely, earnings from operations, which exclude capital gains and losses from investments, came in at $3.07 a share, a 14.6% increase from last year's comparable-period tally, and well above our $2.46 expectation.

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Housing Starts Rise In December, But Building Permits Ease Slightly

Harvey S. Katz, CFA | 01/21/2015

Housing starts moved higher in December, in a pleasant surprise, coming in at a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 1,089,000 homes. That was ahead of the November pace of 1,043,000 homes and expectations of 1,040,000 units.

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Dow 30 Earnings: American Express Fourth Quarter 2014

Ian Gendler | 01/21/2015

Credit card issuer and Dow-30 component American Express has delivered respectable fourth-quarter earnings, but the stock slipped on the news.

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