Finding companies set for solid profit increases at a reasonable price is always a winning strategy. By that standard, here are next year's most appealing firms.
Both are expected to post growth. Analysts are also looking for strong results from Tesla Motors and Time Warner.
Weyerhaeuser is upgraded to 'buy,' and Zynga is initiated with a 'sell.'
David Katz, CIO at Matrix Asset Advisors, likes Devon Energy while Thornburg fund manager Tim Cunnigham suggests Wirecard.
Proximity to new oil and natural gas sites is drawing interest from abroad and fueling the city's economic and population growth.
DuPont is downgraded to 'sell,' and Pacific Sunwear is upgraded to 'buy.'
You don't have to live in Midland, Texas, to benefit from its amazing growth.
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The offering could become the second-biggest this year if underwriters exercise an option to buy more shares.
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