In a shaky economy, cash is a valuable measure of a company's worth.
The banking giant reports a profit, and the semiconductor company reports earnings above expectations.
Sirius XM is upgraded to 'equal weight' at Barclays, while Tim Hortons is downgraded to 'sell' at Goldman.
Halliburton is upgraded to 'outperform,' while Seagate is downgraded to 'hold.'
The semiconductor company is now well positioned to offer complete solutions across the access spectrum.
The semiconductor equipment maker didn't give second-quarter earnings guidance. Is that cause for concern?
While everyone giggles with glee now that Apple is throwing off a dividend, this company has been doing the same thing for almost a decade, and is well-positioned for decades to come.
Last quarter, the tech giant exceeded forecasts by a simply ridiculous margin -- that's not likely to happen again this quarter.
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It will benefit big time from rising natural gas prices and the shale boom, pays a generous dividend, and is a bargain compared to its peers.
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