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LabCorp Hits New 52-Week High: What’s Driving the Stock?

Shares of Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings LH or LabCorp reached a new 52-week high of $179.35 on Jan 13, closing the session marginally lower at $179.22. The stock has rallied 9.1% since its third-quarter earnings announcement on Oct 24.The company witnessed strong third-quarter results, backed by the focus on high-growth priorities — including expansion […]

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2019 Was Warren Buffett’s Worst Year In A Decade

Warren Buffett’s bets missed the broader record bull market in 2019 by a long shot.Berkshire Hathaway, the company led by the famed value investor, ended 2019 in the green but still fell short of an important measure of success for the company’s shares.In 2019, shares of Berkshire Hathaway ended the year up 11%, while the […]

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How to Profit from Stock Market Sector Rotation

Trends and fashions come and go in life and in the stock market, and that’s what sector rotation is all about. One type of stock goes is “hot” today but “not hot” a month later. This change is a normal part of the stock market because it works in cycles. And it might sound mysterious, […]

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The Best Way To Miss Out On 7% Dividends In 2020

“Buy low, sell high.” It’s the oldest investor slogan there is—and the deadliest one, too!You simply cannot afford to give in to this “wisdom” today, even though it’s tempting. Now that we’ve seen a couple of days of weakness, you might be wondering if the recent all-time high was a sign to sell—and if all-time […]

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Top 5 Stocks With Solid Net Profit Margin

Net profit margin is the most important entry in an income statement as it demonstrates the affluence of a company. It determines a company’s efficiency in deploying its resources, making it the best metric to measure its profitability.Net Profit Margin= Net profit/Sales * 100.In simple terms, net profit is the amount a company retains after deducting […]

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The Best Dividend Stocks Smart Investors Can Buy With Trade Uncertainty This High

The Trade Deal Soap Opera ContinuesSince the August trade deal swoon, stocks are up 10% with trade-sensitive names like Apple (AAPL) up three times that amount. Following the handshake “phase one” trade deal agreement in October (that avoided new tariffs) China and the US have been talking frequently and trying to hammer out a written […]

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3 “Strong Buy” Dividend Stocks Yielding 5% — Or More

The S&P 500 stock index has famously averaged a return of just under 10% over the past near-century — a great rate in an economy where the average bank account is still paying just 0.05%!Of course, even 10% is just the average. Some stocks go up more than that, some go up less. Some years […]

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3 Dividend Stocks to Buy for Under $10

“Cheap” stocks aren’t necessarily the best cheap stocks to buy. And dividend stocks, even those with a high payout, aren’t necessarily safe. A low share price attracts some investors. So does a high dividend. But both can actually be signs of danger.After all, a stock under $10 almost always has declined a long way to […]

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Consider Purchasing Microsoft Stock While It Is Still a Buy

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) stock continues to flirt with record highs. Its recent victory in gaining a contract from the Department of Defense (DoD) seemed to confirm its strength in the cloud industry. This, in addition to other gains, have led to a long-term bull market in Microsoft stock.The bull case for MSFT stock remains to this […]

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10 Monthly Dividend Stocks to Buy to Pay the Bills

I like making money in the stock market, but I love dividends. You see, the problem with capital gains is that to actually enjoy them, you have to sell your shares. The beauty of dividend stocks is that you get to enjoy the fruits of your investment without having to actually sell anything. Think of […]

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