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SWOT Analysis: AMC Entertainment

Robert Harrington | 12/05/2016

Since Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda acquired it for $2.6 billion in May of 2012, Movie theater operator AMC Entertainment (AMC) has boosted its screen count, aggressively updated the sound and digital-projection of its rooms, and improved food and amenity offerings. Accordingly, the movie chain’s stock has been the best performing component in the exhibitor sector in the time following Wanda’s involvement, nearly doubling the growth of it biggest rival Regal Entertainment, as well as outrunning critical darling IMAX.

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Stock Market Today: December 5, 2016

William G. Ferguson, Robert Mitkowski, and Adam Rosner | 12/05/2016

Stocks logged another constructive session today. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up approximately 46 points; the S&P 500 Index was ahead 13 points; and the NASDAQ was higher by 53 points. There was a decidedly favorable tone to today’s trading, as winners easily outpaced losers on the NYSE. Further, all of the major equity sectors made strides. Leadership was found in the technology and basic materials issues, while the high-yielding utility issues logged more modest gains.

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Stock Market Today: December 2, 2016

Harvey S. Katz, Robert Harrington, and Adam Rosner | 12/02/2016

The U.S. equity market got off to a constructive start this morning, pulled back in the afternoon, before ending the day on a mixed note. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down about 22 points, while the broader S&P 500 Index was ahead nominally, and the NASDAQ was higher by five points. Market breadth showed a largely divided session, as advancers were just slightly ahead of decliners on the NYSE.

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Stock Market Today: December 1, 2016

Harvey S. Katz, Robert Harrington, and Adam Rosner | 12/01/2016

Equities put in a mixed session today. At the end of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was higher by roughly 68 points, but the broader S&P 500 Index was off eight points, and the NASDAQ was down 73 points (well over 1% for the session). Market breadth was negative, as losers were well ahead of winners on the NYSE. Most equity sectors lost ground, with significant selling in the technology area. In contrast, the financial and energy stocks managed to advance moderately.

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Stock Market Today: November 30, 2016

Harvey S. Katz, William G. Ferguson and Robert Harrington | 11/30/2016

U.S. stocks were mostly lower at the end of the day, after some afternoon profit taking negating some pockets of positivity from the morning hours. Investors are still digesting the incoming administration’s policies. And today’s market action seems to be in line with the post-election normal. The tech-heavy NASDAQ shed value throughout the day, stoked by ongoing trade-related ambiguity. The S&P 500 was mixed-to-positive for most of the day, until an afternoon economic release (discussed below) moderated these gains and dragged the average below the breakeven line. Finally, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose above the 19,200 threshold several times throughout the day, before falling back in mid-afternoon and into the close.

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Using the Value Line Report: No Tears, Just Smiles For JNJ Investors

J. Susan Ferrara | 11/29/2016

Finding an equity that satisfies a broad set of investment objectives is generally no easy task. Seldom do such opportunities present themselves, even within the Dow-30 crowd. But when they do, it’s important to know how to identify them. Here, we will focus on Johnson and Johnson (JNJ), a manufacturer of healthcare products, and use the latest Value Line report on this company to illustrate how effective a tool it can be when making an educated investment decision.

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Stock Market Today: November 29, 2016

Harvey S. Katz and Adam Rosner | 11/29/2016

The U.S. stock market managed to move higher for much of the session, before paring its gains considerably in the final hour of trading. At the end of the day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead roughly 24 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was up three points; and the NASDAQ was higher by 11 points. There was a mixed quality to the market, as advancers were just about even with decliners on the NYSE.

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Stock Market Today: November 28, 2016

William G. Ferguson and Adam Rosner | 11/28/2016

The U.S. stock market started off the new week on a lackluster note. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down roughly 54 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was off 12 points; and the NASDAQ was lower by 30 points. There was a negative tone to today’s session, with decliners easily outpacing advancers on the NYSE.

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Bed Bath and Beyond Inc.: A Quick SWOT Analysis

Justin Hellman | 11/23/2016

Shares of Bed Bath and Beyond (BBBY), the giant home furnishings outfit, have been in Wall Street’s doghouse for quite a while. Still, the core Bed Bath & Beyond brand continues to resonate with consumers. And management is taking steps to right the ship. Will these measures be enough to get the retailer back on a sustainable growth track? And does the issue, as currently valued, make an attractive 3- to 5-year turnaround play? In this brief article, we will attempt to address these questions by taking a closer look at Bed Bath & Beyond’s business and performing an easy-to-follow SWOT analysis of the company, evaluating its Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats.

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