A key trait successful investors share is a list of characteristics they want in a stock. The criteria will vary, depending on the style of investing, but there specific traits a stock must have to qualify as a potential investment.
Traditionally, managed-care stocks have performed better in the fourth quarter as investors get pricing visibility for the coming year, one portfolio manager said.
Ten companies on the benchmark S&P 500 Index in the health-care and aerospace and defense industry have gained as much as 61 percent this year as the third quarter played host to a tumultuous 2011 for the stock market, reports TheStreet.com.
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Stocks clawed back from session lows ahead of a crucial vote in Washington on the debt deal, but still ended lower Monday following a dismal manufacturing report in addition to renewed worries over some euro zone countries.
The key to trading today is July ISM, which comes at 10am ET. With the exception of May, it has been above 55 for a year. Unfortunately, the whisper numbers are fairly weak...with some estimates as lows as 52. Still expanding, but not very vigorously.
Futures surged Monday, after top U.S. lawmakers sealed a deal to raise the debt ceiling one day ahead of a deadline for a potential default.
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Stocks backed off from their intraday highs, but still finished sharply higher Thursday after a pair of jobs news offered some hope that the employment picture was improving ahead of the critical government non-farm payroll report.
Stocks continued to gain into the final hour of trading Thursday after a pair of encouraging employment reports and stronger-than-expected monthly chain-store sales lifted investor optimism ahead of Friday's key employment data.
Stocks climbed Thursday, led by banks, after investors cheered a pair of employment reports that showed better-than-expected results and as retailers posted monthly chain-store sales that largely outpaced estimates.
Stocks rallied to finish higher in thin trading Monday as fears over Greece's debt crisis subsided and investors snapped up beaten-down stocks.
Stocks were higher amid thin trading Monday, led by materials, as fears over Greece's debt crisis started to subside and investors snapped up beaten-down stocks.
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The mundane business of managing health-care benefits and services may be a bore for those working in the industry, but shares in that sector have been a boon for investors. ...A report from TheStreet.
Health maintenance organizations (HMOs) have further room to run, according to Charles Boorady, co-head of health care equity research at Credit Suisse.
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