Over the past five years, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) have generated pretty similar returns for their shareholders with Apple stock beating out Facebook by 164 basis points — 28.6% compared to 26.99% on an annualized basis through Oct. 3.  With all the privacy breaches at Facebook in recent times, it seems like a relatively
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Check out the companies making headlines after the bell: Tesla stock dipped 2 percent in the extended session following a tweet by CEO Elon Musk that mocked the Securities and Exchange Commission, just days after the two reached a settlement to drop fraud charges against Musk. Musk tweeted shortly after the market close on Thursday,
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Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) CEO Jack Dorsey has had a huge success with the breakout of Square (NYSE:SQ). He has aggressively expanded the product offerings and has seeing quite a bit of traction with the Cash payments app. For the past year, SQ stock has logged a sizzling return of 243%. Unfortunately, the story for Twitter stock is not
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Last year, Goldman Sachs report told investors that the best sectors to invest in right now are tech stocks and financial. The same holds true in the fourth quarter of 2018. This year, the tech sector is one of the strongest sectors in the market, with information technology stocks gaining a cumulative 17.9% year-to-date. Strategist
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U.S. stock futures are trading lower this morning following yesterday’s second consecutive record close in the Dow Jones. Investors are buzzing about Wednesday’s surge in interest rates. The 10-year yield soared to 3.16%, a new seven-year high as investors continued to price in higher inflation expectations. On the heels of the rally, interest-rate sensitive sectors
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SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Friday’s session are Oracle Corp., Smith & Wesson Holding Corp., and Family Dollar Stores Inc. After Thursday’s closing bell, Oracle ORCL, -0.96%  said its fiscal fourth-quarter profit fell to $3.65 billion from $3.81 billion a year earlier. Per-share earnings
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Struggling retailer J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP) found itself a new CEO, and the market celebrated the news. But, I don’t think this is a rally investors want to chase. JCP’s problems extend far beyond management. They primarily relate to the fact that JCP is no longer relevant in today’s competitive retail world. A new CEO won’t
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Check out the companies making headlines after the bell: Cloudera shares jumped more than 18 percent and Hortonworks shares surged about 19 percent in after-hours trading after the two software companies announced a merger. The deal would be an all-stock merger of equals, and the companies expect to complete the transaction in the first quarter
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Cloud computing stocks continue to enjoy an impressive run. Ranging from industry titans like Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), to the smallest, privately-held players, cloud companies have seen massive increases in business. Analysts estimate the market will reach $186.2 billion this year. By 2021, they believe that figure will rise to $302.5 billion. Under such growth
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Vermilion (NYSE:VET) is a Calgary, Alberta-based company that explores and produces natural gas and oil. Its primary operations are in Canada with additional fields in the Powder Basin in the Western U.S. as well as in Australian and in Europe. Many years ago, Vermilion stock was a high-dividend-paying stock structured as a Canadian Income Trust
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In this day and age, dividend investors looking for high-dividend stocks shouldn’t limit themselves to U.S. companies only. Some of the best dividend stocks over time have been foreign issuers. And that’s still the case at the moment. Admittedly, overseas dividend stocks can be more complex. Exchange rate fluctuations affect the actual dividends received by
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