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[ August 23, 2014 | Author: Admin | Views: 91692 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Here are today’s top news headlines fromFool.com. Check back throughout the day as this list is updated, and follow us on Twitter atTMFBreaking. Autoliv to Build Chinese Textile Center Sonoco Mulls Irish Plant Closure KIMCO Sells Off Largest Non-Retail Part of Portfolio Boeing Delivers First Canadian CH-147F Chinook Alcoa to Close Smelter in Italy Chicago Manufacturing Hits Four-Year Low Tribune Co. Buying 19 TV Stations for $2.73 Billion Intuit Selling Financial Services Business in $1.025 Billion Deal iRobot Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit in Germany Nokia Buying Siemens Out of Joint Venture for $2.23 Billion Citigroup Settles With Fannie Mae for $968 Million Chesapeake Energy Joint Venture With Sinopec Is in Business Public Sector Boosts Construction Spending 0.5% for May Oil States CEO to Serve on AT&T’s Board of Directors Neogen Acquires Veterinary Instrument Business Top 10 Construction Companies To Watch In Right Now: Bouygues SA (BOUYF.PK) Bouygues SA is a … Continue reading

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Popular Posts: 9 Biotechnology Stocks to Buy Now17 Oil and Gas Stocks to Sell Now10 Worst “Strong Sell” Stocks This Week EGO WLT RBY and more Recent Posts: 5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week 4 Capital Markets Stocks to Sell Now 3 Medical Devices Stocks to Sell Now View All Posts This week, Household Products, Water Utilities, Leisure Goods, Infrastructure, and beverages are the best sectors on the Portfolio Grader database. With 100% of the sector’s stocks (9 out of 9) rating a “buy,” the household products sector is one of the strongest. Out of the household products stocks, The Clorox Company (), Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (), and Colgate-Palmolive Company () are out front with A’s. The best performer in this sector is Church & Dwight Co., Inc., which saw its price jump up 45.9% in the last 12 months. This is better than the S&P 500, … Continue reading

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There is no joy in Joy Global (JOY). Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Shares of Joy Global, which competes with the likes of Caterpillar (CAT), Terex (TEX) and Deere (DE), have plunged today after the machinery maker announced disappointing earnings and guidance. The Wall Street Journal has the details on Joy Global’s earnings and guidance: Joy expects full-year per-share earnings of $3 to $3.50 on revenue of $3.6 billion and $3.8 billion. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters recently expected full-year earnings of $3.68 a share on $3.8 billion in revenue. For the quarter ended Oct. 25, Joy Global reported a profit of $26.8 million, or 25 cents a share, down from $212.6 million, or $1.99 a share, last year. Excluding unusual items, per-share earnings fell to $1.11 from $2.10. Sales also dropped 35% to $1.18 billion. Top Construction Material Stocks To Watch Right Now: CEMEX SAB de CV (CX) CEMEX, S.A.B. de … Continue reading

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Make no mistake about it, the housing recovery is under way. But that doesn’t mean it’s going to be a smooth ride. The Commerce Department announced this morning that privately owned housing starts fell last month by 9.9% compared to May. The brunt of the damage was felt in the multifamily sector, which experienced a 26.7% sequential decline. Single-family housing starts fell by a comparatively modest 0.8%. “As construction ramps up, we’re bound to have some hiccups along the way,” a market strategist told Bloomberg News. “I don’t think this one data point is immediately concerning. The housing markets are going to be a driver of economic growth.” There were nevertheless two positive takeaways from the most recent round of data. First, permits for single-family construction projects increased in June by 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 624,000. This is a leading indicator of housing starts, as permits … Continue reading

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SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) Shares of Facebook Inc. rallied Wednesday after Stifel raised its price target for the stock, citing broad acceptance of the social networks platform by advertisers. Facebook (FB) was up 4% to close at $71.57 after Stifel analyst Jordan Rohan raised his price target to $82 from $72, arguing that the Menlo Park, Calif.-based company continues to gain share of overall marketing spend. Our recent channel checks suggest that marketers view Facebook as a strategic communications platform, capable of establishing and reinforcing relationships with consumers, Rohan told clients in a note. Top 5 Net Payout Yield Stocks To Buy For 2015: Real Goods Solar Inc.(RSOL) Real Goods Solar, Inc. operates as a residential and commercial solar energy integrator primarily in California and Colorado. The company provides engineering, procurement, and construction services. It offers various turnkey solar energy services, including design, procurement, permitting, build-out, grid connection, financing referrals, and … Continue reading