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It’s pretty clear when a trend has matured. You hear about it on the sidelines of kids’ sports events, at worship services and at cocktail parties. What started as self-funded ventures or...
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Tech Data Corp. (TECD) shares surged today after it reported better-than-expected results before the market open. TECD said it had a net profit of $51.3 million in the first quarter. Revenue was...
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Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (ANW), a member of the Best-Value Stocks Heat Map, after the market close Wednesday reported higher-than-expected first-quarter earnings of $12.2 million,...
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In my five-and-a-half decades of life on Earth, the most profound technology changes have been personal computing, digital networking and the rise of mobile communications. I suspect that one of...
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Everyone of a certain age remembers AOL (AOL) for the ubiquitous CDs the company sent out to encourage people to go online in the 1990s. And most of the news stories last week focused on the...
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Dear Member, NetEase Inc. (NTES), Weiss Ratings: A+) posted a first-quarter jump in profits of 13 percent while net revenue surged nearly 55 percent, backed by the high demand for online...
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Dear Member, South Korean wireless communication service provider SK Telecom (SKM, Weiss Ratings: A) on May 8 posted strong first-quarter financial results. Consolidated net income surged 66...
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Dear Member, Ebix Inc. (EBIX, Weiss Ratings: A-) provides software and e-commerce solutions to the insurance industry. On Friday, the Atlanta-based company reported first-quarter revenue of...
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About two months ago, when crude oil prices were crashing, the airwaves were filled with trend-followers’ predictions that the price was headed for $20 a barrel. As soon as that became the...
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Dear Member, Palm Beach real estate and investment firm Chatham Lodging Trust (CLDT, Weiss Ratings: A+) today reported funds from operations of $15 million, or 40 cents a share for the first...
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