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Finding opportunities to invest in business development companies

In 1980 an amendment to the Investment Company Act of 1940 permitted publicly traded investment companies to register as Business Development Companies ( BDC ) . BDCs are similar to Private Equity Companies and Venture Capital funds... Read >>

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Futures Buoyed by Earnings, Claims and Overseas Manufacturing Data

Stock futures are building on earlier gains in the wake of an unexpected drop in initial jobless claims which fell 19,000 in the latest survey week to an 8 year low of 284,000. The bullish data amplified gains which... Read >>

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In the news: Earnings continues with Ford, Caterpillar, 3M and Nokia

Thursday headlines include Ford beating earnings estimates, Caterpillar topping estimates and raising its guidance, Broadcom exiting the baseband business, and earnings from 3M and Nokia. FordAutomaker Ford ( F ) said it earned32 cents per share... Read >>

The Medicines Co.'s (MDCO) Q2 Earnings Decline Y/Y - Analyst Blog

The Medicines Co.'s ( MDCO ) second quarter earnings of 31 cents per share were well below the year ago earnings of 50 cents per share. Including the impact of stock based compensation expense, second quarter 2014 earnings stood... Read >>

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TSX to Start Strong Amid Corporate Earnings, But Commodities Could Limit Gains

Canada's benchmark index may open the Thursday session higher, as indicated by stock futures, amid a slew of corporate earnings. June futures on the S&P TSX index were up 0.06% in recent trading. Canadian companies, including Precision Drilling (PD.TO),... Read >>

Sallie Mae (SLM) Beats Q2 Earnings Estimates on Higher NII - Analyst Blog

Clearing all skepticism, the new Sallie Mae ( SLM ) delivered a positive earnings surprise in its standalone financials for second quarter 2014. Core earnings of 10 cents per share outpaced the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a penny. However,... Read >>


Pre-Market: General Motors Earnings Arrive Amid More Recalls; Unemployment Hits Eight-Year Low

Stock futures pointed toward a higher open on Thursday. Before the opening bell, Dow Jones (INDEXDJX .DJI) futures rose 0.11% to 17,044. Futures on the S&P 500 (INDEXSP .INX) were up 0.15% to 1,983.80. Nasdaq (INDEXNASDAQ .IXIC) futures moved... Read >>

Array BioPharma, Inc. (ARRY) Jumps: Stock Surges 10.7% Higher - Tale of the Tape

Array BioPharma, Inc. ( ARRY ) was a big mover last session, as the company saw its shares rise by nearly 11% on the day. The move came on solid volume too with far more shares changing hands than... Read >>

Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao Beats on Q2 Sales - Analyst Blog

Brazilian retail giant Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao ( CBD ) or Grupo Pão de Açúcar (GPA) reported strong second quarter 2014 results with double digit profit and sales growth, despite tough macroeconomic conditions. In the second quarter, CBD delivered... Read >>

Why A Short Covering Rally Might Come for Quicksilver (KWK) Stock - Tale of the Tape

Many investors appear to be quite bearish on Quicksilver Resources Inc ( KWK ) , especially if you look at the percentage of the float that is sold short for this stock. Currently, 22.51% of the float is sold... Read >>