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Drug Roundup: November 21, 2014

Michael Ratty | 11/21/2014

There have been several noteworthy developments in the drug space recently, which will likely have a material impact on the companies in this sector and the markets they serve. Companies mentioned in this review include Actavis plc. (ACT), Allergan Inc. (AGN), Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX), Zoetis Inc. (ZTS), Pfizer Inc. (PFE), Merck & Co. (MRK), and AstraZeneca PLC (AZN).

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Stocks / Highlights
From the Survey: W.P. Carey, Inc.

Wilkeiy Tan | 11/20/2014

 W.P. Carey Inc. (WPC) is a global real estate investment trust (REIT), which invests in commercial properties, as well as operates publicly owned, non-traded real estate investment trusts.

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Markets / Commentaries
Existing Home Sales Edge Higher In October 2014

William G. Ferguson | 11/20/2014

The National Association of Realtors, the nation’s largest trade association, reported an increase in existing home sales for the month of October. The sales data come on the heels of yesterday’s reasonably decent news on housing starts and building permits for the same month.

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Stocks / Analyst Ideas
Stock Screen: High Return on Equity November 19, 2014

Frederick L. Harris, III | 11/19/2014

Two stocks with high return on shareholder equity are Michael Kors Holdings Limited (KORS) and Core Laboratories (CLB).

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Stocks / Analyst Ideas
Stock Screen: High Return on Equity November 19, 2014

Frederick L. Harris, III | 11/19/2014

Two stocks with high return on shareholder equity are Michael Kors Holdings Limited (KORS) and Core Laboratories (CLB).

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Markets / Commentaries
Housing Starts Dip In October, But Permits Rise

Harvey S. Katz | 11/19/2014

The U.S. Commerce Department put out some mixed housing data earlier this morning. On point, the agency reported that housing starts had eased by 2.8% last month, coming in at a seasonally adjusted 1.009 million units on an annualized basis. That was down from the revised September estimate of 1.038 million homes started. Still, this total was just a tad below the estimate of 1.030 million homes started.

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Stocks / Highlights
Dow 30 Earnings: The Home Depot Fiscal Third Quarter 2014

Matthew E. Spencer | 11/18/2014

Shares of The Home Depot slipped after the world's largest home-improvement retailer announced October-period results. Financials were solid, and the issue's decline likely reflected uncertainty regarding costs related to the company's recent data breach.

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SWOT Analysis: 21st Century Fox

Robert Harrington | 11/17/2014

21st Century Fox (FOXA) shares have traded firmly in the low- to mid-$30s for most of the year, despite the company’s tendency to grab headlines. In July, Chairman, CEO, and majority shareholder Rupert Murdoch caused a stir with a bold, but ultimately unsuccessful, play to purchase Time Warner (TWX) for nearly $90 billion.

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Markets / Commentaries
Industrial Production and Factory Use Both Ease In October 2014

Harvey S. Katz | 11/17/2014

The U.S. Commerce Department reported that the nation's industrial output eased slightly during October, while factory utilization likewise ticked lower. Both metrics had been expected to show increases in the latest month. So, this was a somewhat disappointing way for the nation's industrial base to commence the fourth quarter.

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