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Its been a long time since the S&P 500 has had a perfect week. By perfect, we mean five consecutive days stretching from Monday through Friday with the index setting a new record high each day. The last one was recorded in 1998, according to Howard Silverblatt, senior index analyst for S&P Dow Jones Indices. Are we about to break that dry spell? Today, the S&P 500 closed at a fresh record high for the fourth consecutive day, something that hasnt happened since November 2014. Up 11 points, or 0.5%, the benchmark ended at 2,163, spurred on by better-than-expected earnings from J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPM). Elsewhere, the DJIA added 134 points, or 0.7%, to 18,506.4, for its third record finish in a row. The Nasdaq, climbed 28 points, or 0.6%, to end at 5,034.06, reaching its highest level for 2016. Investors shrugged off a surprise decision by the … Continue reading

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When investors think of dividends, they tend to think of big, established companies on the order of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Procter & Gamble (PG) and even Apple (AAPL). But you might be surprised to learn that a hefty number of small-company stocks offer enticing dividends, which not only add to an investors total return but serve as a shield against volatility. As of the end of 2015, roughly one-third of nearly 4,200 small-capitalization stocksdefined as those with market values of $5 million to $3 billionpaid dividends, and nearly 900 delivered a yield of at least 2%, according to Royce & Associates, which runs a number of mutual funds that focus on small-company stocks. By comparison, the dividend yield of Standard & Poors 500-stock index, a large-company yardstick, is currently 2.2%. Top 10 Information Technology Companies To Invest In 2016: CVR Partners LP(UAN) CVR Partners, LP engages in the production … Continue reading

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Guggenheim’s Louise Chen and team argue that oral Relistor, which helps relieve constipation caused by the use of opioids, could be a $1 billion opportunity for Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX): REUTERS After meeting with the senior management team of Progenics (PGNX) , Valeant’s partner for oral Relistor, we continue to think that this drug would be a good addition to Valeant’s GI (gastrointestinal) franchise. The PDUFA date for oral Relistor is 7/19/16. AlthoughValeant is leading interactions with the FDA, Progenics is highly confident regarding an approval in July based on its discussions with Valeant. Progenics believes that oral Relistor could be a $1B+ opportunity for Valeant, even with the recent decrease in opioid usage. For context, we estimate ’16 sales of $9.9B for Valeant. An approval for oral Relistor would also help remind the Street that Valeant’s brand drug pipeline is underappreciated, in our view. We think pipeline advancements for … Continue reading

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The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at new record highs todaybarelyas markets process the recent rally. Eric Thayer/Bloomberg News The S&P 500 finished the day little changed at 2,152.43, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average rise 24.45 points, or 0.1%, to 18,372.12. The Nasdaq Composite fell 0.3% to 5,005.73. SunTrust’s Keith Lerner argues that the bull market has more room to run, and that it’s time to favor stocks over bonds: Finally, after more than a year trading below its May 2015 peak, the S&P 500 has broken out to an all-time high. Although history shows this to be an old bull market, stocks tend to see additional gains after reaching a new high for the first time in over a year. Similarly, the strong buying pressure that accompanied the move is a positive. Investors, though, should continue to expect bouts of risk-on and risk-off as we … Continue reading

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Walt Disney (DIS) has a lot of problems these days. ESPN is losing viewers; the heir apparent to CEO Bob Iger was just forced out of the company; and one analyst even finds cause for concerns in its booming film business. BTIG’s Richard Greenfield has a solution to all these problems: Disney should buy Netflix (NFLX). He explains why: Associated Press Barring a corporate restructuring, the other option for Disney is making large acquisitions to transform its business mix. Netflix is already a great friend of Disney, in fact, Iger has repeatedly acknowledged how they are in part responsible for Netflixs success. Disney continues to sell more and more content to Netflix spanning movies and television series, while at the same time struggling to get their own direct-to-consumer content business off-the-ground in the UK. Top 10 Net Payout Yield Companies To Own In Right Now: Lifetime Brands Inc.(LCUT) Lifetime Brands … Continue reading