These solid, dividend-paying stocks are well-suited to a buy-and-hold strategy.
Revenue per employee is one way to measure a company's efficiency. Based on that, the energy giant tops the mega-caps.
Research In Motion is upgraded to 'sector perform,' and Pfizer is initiated with an 'outperform.'
The company's listing status might not mean much, as new additions do not always see great success.
US nonfarm payrolls rose a weak 96,000 in August. The unemployment rate fell to 8.1%. Intel lowers its Q3 revenue outlook.
Top-line results show some hope for treatment even though a research goal was missed.
With antibodies produced from mouse and human components, this biotech is advancing drug research.
Growth reports in Germany and France come in better than forecast. Retail sales in the US increase for the first time in 4 months. Groupon shares plunge to record low on a revenue miss and lowered outlook. Home Depot climbs as it beats expectations.
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