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U.S. stock futures are trending broadly higher this week, as Wall Street looks to put a positive finish on a wretched week. The financial sector is driving this morning’s run higher. Several banking firms said they would return capital to shareholders after getting past the Fed’s recent round of stress tests. Heading into the open,
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Check out the companies making headlines after the bell: Nike stock increased by more than 8 percent in extended-hours trading. The popular shoe and athletic wear company posted stronger than expected earnings in its fourth quarter report. Nike earned 69 cents per share compared with analyst expectations of 64 cents per share. The Beaverton, Oregon
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Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley were forced to leave shareholder pay-outs at roughly last year’s level after fumbling a crucial part of the Federal Reserve’s annual stress test, while competitors from JPMorgan Chase to Citigroup were allowed to boost distributions. The New York-based investment banks were ensnared by the administration’s tax cut, which resulted in
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When it comes to stock market coverage in the mainstream media, a select few hog the spotlight. The FANG’s are talked about a lot. So are other big tech giants like Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL). Red-hot chipmakers like Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA), Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) and Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU) get a lot of love. Same with Chinese internet stocks like Alibaba (NYSE:BABA), JD.com (NASDAQ:JD) and Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU).
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The consumer goods space can be a fickle one, with the industry largely dependent on economic trends and consumers’ disposable income and tastes. While that creates a challenging operating environment, it also offers investors a wide variety of potential turnaround stories to keep on their radar.  However, there are a handful of consumer goods stocks
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Escalating trade-war tensions between the U.S. and China have weighed on global markets. Specifically, they have killed high-flying Chinese internet stocks which investors think could be big losers if things get uglier between the two countries. Notably, one of the best-performing China internet stocks, Weibo (NASDAQ:WB), has fallen off a cliff over the past few months. In
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Emerging market stocks continued to suffer losses on Wednesday as trade relations between the United States and China worsened. Most developing market currencies declined with the yuan moving lower for the 10th successive day. The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF finished in the red, declining for the ninth time in the last 11 sessions. Experts
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Editor’s note: This column is part of our Best Stocks for 2018 contest. Charles Sizemore’s pick for the contest is Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE:EPD). As we approach the end of June, my pick in InvestorPlace’s Best Stocks for 2018 contest — blue-chip natural gas pipeline operator Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE:EPD) — is up a modest 6%, putting me in
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