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Analyst Moves: FedEx, Kohl's, Crane Co, More (FDX, CR, KSS, More)

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Toronto-Dominion Bank Matches Q1 EPS Estimates (TD)

Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD ) reported its first quarter results before the opening bell on...

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Earnings: L Brands and Avago Technologies (LB, AVGO)

After the bell on Wednesday, a few big name, dividend paying companies announced their quarterly...

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Lowe's Beats Q4 Estimates; Stock Rises (LOW)

Lowe’s (LOW ) reported its fourth quarter results before the opening bell on Wednesday,...

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Analyst Moves: Coach, Inc., Chevron, DSW Inc, More (COH, CVX, DSW, More)

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Bank of Montreal Misses Q1 EPS Estimates (BMO)

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Analyst Moves: Colgate-Palmolive, Boeing, Deere & Co., More (CL, BA, DE, More)

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Deere & Co. Beats Q1 Estimates (DE)

Deere & Co. (DE ) reported first quarter results before the opening bell on Friday morning,...

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Earnings: Intuit, Marvell Technology, Nordstrom (INTU, MRVL, JWN)

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Stocks Going Ex-Dividend on Friday, February 20 (JNJ, PRU, More)

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Wal-Mart Beats Q4 EPS Estimates; Guides Below Views (WMT)

Wal-Mart (WMT ) reported its fourth quarter results before the opening bell on Thursday morning,...

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Earnings: Marriott International, Six Flags, Sovran Self Storage (MAR, SIX, SSS)

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Stocks Going Ex-Dividend on Thursday, February 19 (GE, UPS, More)

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Earnings: Duke Energy, Fluor, Garmin (DUK, FLR, GRMN)

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Earnings: Analog Devices, Agilent, Devon Energy, More (ADI, A, DVN, More)

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Waste Management Beats Q4 EPS Estimates (WM)

Waste Management (WM ) reported its fourth quarter results before the opening bell on Tuesday,...

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Earnings: American International Group Inc, Columbia Sportswear, Digital Realty Trust (AIG, COLM, DLR)

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Earnings: Advance Auto Parts, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Avon Group, More (AAP, DPS, AVP, More)

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Apache Corp Beats Q4 EPS Estimates; Misses on Revenue (APA)

Apache Corporation (APA ) reported its fourth quarter results before the opening bell on Thursday...

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Earnings: Whole Foods Market, Cisco Systems, NVIDIA (WFM, CSCO, NVDA)

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Earnings: Mondelez International, Wisconsin Energy, Zoetis (MDLZ, WEC, ZTS)

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Time Warner (TWX ) reported its fourth quarter results before the opening bell on Wednesday,...

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Earnings: Western Union, Primerica, Tanger Factory Outlet (WU, PRI, SKT)

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Earnings: HCP Inc., Molson Coors, Wyndham Worldwide, More (HCP, TAP, WYN, More)

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Coca-Cola Co. Beats Q4 Estimates (KO)

Coca-Cola Co. (KO ) reported its fourth quarter results before the opening bell on Tuesday...

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Computer Sciences Beats Q3 EPS Estimates; Misses on Sales (CSC)

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The Gap Reports Higher Q4 Comps; Raises EPS Outlook (GPS)

The Gap (GPS ) reported Q4 comps and January sales after the closing bell on Monday. The...

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Loews Corporation Misses Q4 Estimates (L)

Loews Corporation (L ) reported fourth quarter results before the opening bell on Monday morning,...

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Earnings: Moody's Corp, Buckeye Partners L.P., CBOE Holdings (MCO, BPL, CBOE)

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Dunkin Brands Beats Q4 Estimates; Raises Dividend (DNKN)

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Pfizer to Acquire Hospira for $17B (PFE)

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Earnings: Prudential Financial, Allstate, Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (PRU, ALL, FOXA)

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Analyst Moves: Walt Disney Company, AbbVie, Pfizer, More (DIS, ABBV, PFE, More)

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Staples Acquiring Office Depot for $6.3B (SPLS)

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General Motors Beats Q4 EPS Estimates; Stock Spikes (GM)

Before the opening bell on Wednesday morning, General Motors (GM ) reported its fourth quarter...

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Earnings: Aflac, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Wynn Resorts (AFL, CHRW, WYNN)

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Earnings: Aetna, Archer Daniels Midland, Eaton Corp (AET, ADM, ETN)

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Earnings: Alexandria Real Estate, Anadarko Petroleum, More (ARE, APC, More)

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Analyst Moves: Abbvie, Cardinal Health, Avon Products, More (ABBV, CAH, AVP)

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Earnings: Ingersoll-Rand, Xerox, Tyson Foods, More (IR, XRX, TSN, More)

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Eli Lilly Reports Lower Q4 Revenue; Beats EPS Estimates (LLY)

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MasterCard Beats Q4 Estimates; Stock Rises (MA)

Before the opening bell on Friday morning, MasterCard (MA ) reported its fourth quarter results,...

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Altria Group Matches Q4 EPS Estimates (MO)

Before the opening bell on Friday morning, Altria Group (MO ) reported its fourth quarter...

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Earnings: Broadcom, C.R. Bard, Chubb Corp, More (BRCM, BCR, CB, More)

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Earnings: Phillips 66, Abbott Labs, Coach (PSX, ABT, COH)

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ConocoPhillips Beats Q4 EPS Estimates (COP)

Before the opening bell on Thursday morning, ConocoPhillips (COP ) reported its fourth quarter...

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Earnings: Las Vegas Sands, Qualcomm, Duke Realty (LVS, QCOM, DRE)

After the bell on Wednesday, a number of big name, dividend paying companies announced their...

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Earnings: General Dynamics Corporation, T. Rowe Price Group Inc, Hess Corp., More (GD, TROW, HES, More)

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Stocks Going Ex-Dividend on Thursday, January 29 (BMO, CASY, More)

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Boeing Co Beats Earnings and Revenue Expectations (BA)

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Earnings: Amgen, Inc., United States Steel Corporation, Western Digital, More (AMGN, X, WDC, More)

After the bell on Tuesday, a number of big name, dividend paying companies announced their...

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Earnings: Bristol-Myers Squibb Co, 3M Co, Novartis AG, More (BMY, MMM, NVS, More)

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Stocks Going Ex-Dividend on Wednesday, January 28 (F, TXN, More)

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Lockheed Martin Corporation Misses Earnings Estimates (LMT)

Before the opening bell on Tuesday morning, Lockheed Martin (LMT ) reported its fourth quarter...

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Earnings: Texas Instruments Incorporated, Graco Inc., Zions Bancorporation (TXN, GGG, ZION)

After the bell on Monday, a number of big name, dividend paying companies announced their...

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Analyst Moves: McDonald's Corporation, United Parcel Service, Inc., Pier 1 Imports Inc, More (MCD, UPS, PIR, More)

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D.R. Horton, Inc. Beats Q1 Estimates (DHI)

Before the opening bell on Monday morning, D.R. Horton (DHI ) reported its first quarter results,...

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General Electric Company Beats Q4 EPS Estimates (GE)

Before the opening bell on Friday morning, General Electric (GE ) reported its fourth quarter...

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McDonald's Corporation Posts Lower Q4 Results; Beats EPS Estimate (MCD)

Before the opening bell on Friday morning, McDonald’s (MCD ) reported its fourth quarter...

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Starbucks Corporation Matches Q1 Estimates; Updates Guidance (SBUX)

After the closing bell on Thursday, Starbucks (SBUX ) reported its first quarter results, posting...

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Analyst Moves: American Express Company, Cisco Systems, Inc., Dunkin Brands Group Inc, More (AXP, CSCO, DNKN, More)

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Earnings: Fifth Third Bancorp, U.S. Bancorp, TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (FITB, USB, AMTD)

Before the opening bell on Wednesday, a number of big name, dividend paying companies announced...

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Travelers Companies Inc Beats Q4 Estimates (TRV)

Before the opening bell on Thursday morning, Travelers Co. (TRV ) reported its fourth quarter...

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Earnings: American Express Company, Discover Financial Services, More (AXP, DFS, More)

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Stocks Going Ex-Dividend on Thursday, January 22 (RY, BCR, More)

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International Business Machines Corp. Posts Lower Q4 Results; Beats EPS Views (IBM)

After the closing bell on Tuesday, IBM Corp (IBM ) reported its fourth quarter results, posting...

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Stocks Going Ex-Dividend on Wednesday, January 21 (PG, CL, More)

Ex-dividend dates are very important to dividend investors, since you must purchase a stock prior...

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Earnings: Baker Hughes Incorporated, Delta Air Lines, Inc., M&T Bank Corporation (BHI, DAL, MTB)

Before the opening bell on Tuesday, a number of big name, dividend paying companies announced...

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Johnson & Johnson Beats Q4 EPS Estimates (JNJ)

Before the opening bell on Tuesday morning, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ ) reported its fourth...

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Goldman Sachs Group Inc Posts Lower Q4 Results; Beats Estimates (GS)

Before the opening bell on Friday morning, Goldman Sachs (GS ) reported its fourth quarter...

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Intel Corporation Posts Higher Q4 Results; Beats EPS Estimates (INTC)

After the closing bell on Thursday, Intel Corp (INTC ) reported its fourth quarter results,...

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Analyst Moves: Apple Inc., Eli Lilly and Co, Philip Morris International Inc., More (AAPL, LLY, PM, More)

Before Thursday’s opening bell, a number of big name dividend stocks were the subject of...

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Wells Fargo & Co Matches Q4 EPS Estimates (WFC)

Before the opening bell on Wednesday morning, Wells Fargo (WFC ) reported its fourth quarter...

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KB Home Posts Higher Q4 Results; Beats Revenue Expectations (KBH)

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