The satellite service provider protests against the high costs of sports programming.
Shares of the electric automaker have had an incredible year. It may be time to take profits, though.
Breaking away from the herd and buying unpopular stocks has its benefits.
Apple pushes the Nasdaq and Nasdaq-100 to 13-year highs, and the Dow jumps 141, its best day since mid-July, thanks to gains from Caterpillar, 3M and IBM.
For dividend investors, the move means years of stable dividend growth. But the US telco will also have far less financial flexibility to make quick moves in the fast-changing industry.
The Dow falls nearly 4.5% for the month as stocks suffer modest losses. September, historically a tough month, looms. Markets are closed Monday for Labor Day.
The stock is overvalued, especially as a housing play, but this loved name is also a remarkably successful social, mobile and cloud play.
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