Cash to invest? Here are 3 countries you should consider ahead of the U.S.

The U.S. stock market has proven to be an historic juggernaut, and its stellar performance this year, as this table shows, only solidifies its reputation as top dog: Or does it? Investors would be forgiven for feeling jittery heading into an earnings season where sky-high valuations tangle with results that are expected to show slowing growth. So maybe some peace […]

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Altria’s stock tumbles after Morgan Stanley turns bearish, slashes price target

Shares of Altria Group Inc. MO, -7.21% tumbled 7.5% toward a more than 4-year low in active afternoon trade Tuesday, after Morgan Stanley turned bearish on the cigarette seller, citing accelerating industry declines, deceleration in earnings growth and regulatory risks. The stock was on track for the lowest close since September 2014. Morgan Stanley analyst Pamela Kaufman downgraded Altria to […]

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Macy’s has only itself to blame for lackluster holiday performance, analyst says

Macy’s Inc. can blame its own stores for the lackluster same-store sales results for the holiday shopping period, says Neil Saunders, GlobalData Retail’s managing director. Macy’s M, -18.66%  reported same-store sales growth on an owned basis of 0.7%, and a 1.1% same-store sales increase on an owned-plus-licensed basis. The department store retailer now expects full-year same-store sales growth on an […]

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JCPenney moves to the clearance racks as it becomes a penny stock

JCPenney just became a penny stock. Shares of the ailing department store chainJCP, +3.33%  crashed on Thursday, dipping as low as 92 cents before closing down 7.5%, at 97 cents — the first time they’ve ever closed below a dollar since the company went public in the late 1970s. [Shares remained below $1 Friday morning.] The Plano, Texas-based retailer is […]

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Monster Beverages stock slides 6% as UBS advises investors to sell

Monster Beverages Corp. shares MNST, -6.79% fell about 6% Thursday, making the stock the second weakest on the S&P 500, after UBS initiated coverage with a sell rating. Analyst Sean King said he expects sales to fall 3% below Street estimates in fiscal 2019 and 6% below in fiscal 2020. "Recent pricing dynamic creates a favorable event-path to close the […]

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The Turd Test: Canada studied poop to figure out how much pot people use

What’s the number one city for pot consumption in Canada? To figure that out, Canadian officials looked at number two. Statistics Canada tested Canadians’ poop this year to see how much cannabis residents of five of the country’s largest cities — about 8.4 million citizens total — were using. The pilot programs, which ran from March to August, used a […]

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Monster Beverage stock falls after disclosing fight with Coca-Cola

Monster Beverage Co. MNST, +2.04% shares dropped as much as 9% in after-hours trading Wednesday after the energy-drink company revealed that beverage giant and partner Coca-Cola Co. KO, +0.53% could compete with Monster if it can win an arbitration fight. Monster shares were trading higher after the company reported quarterly earnings, but sharply dropped after Chief Executive Rodney Sacks said […]

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