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Hargreaves raised his price target to $270 from $230 for Netflix shares, representing 23 percent upside to Thursday’s close. The analyst noted a recent report from the International Telecommunication Union that revealed broadband internet access was rising worldwide faster than expected. That makes Netflix’s potential market bigger and “prompts a corresponding increase to our estimates
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Shares of General Electric hit their lowest level since December 2011 on Thursday, briefly breaking below $17. The Dow component closed at $16.77, a six-year low, down 3.3 percent. The move lower follows a 4.7 percent decline on Wednesday and a 2.8 percent drop Tuesday. For the week, GE shares are down 9 percent. The
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The worst intra-day market reversal in nearly a year might’ve spooked investors, but CNBC’s Jim Cramer argued that the market still has a major driver in its metaphorical back pocket. “I’m talking about the ongoing stock shortage,” the “Mad Money” host said. “The shortage is so real, so palpable, that I think it could become
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After hours of marveling at the tape’s incessant march higher, CNBC’s Jim Cramer took a step back to check the market layout. “What’s driving it? … Same as always: [a] stock shortage — it’s really been acute in the industrials — 401(k) money being thrown at the market, animal spirits, a stronger consumer, tax reform,
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After hours of marveling at the tape’s incessant march higher, CNBC’s Jim Cramer took a step back to check the market layout. “What’s driving it? … Same as always: [a] stock shortage — it’s really been acute in the industrials — 401(k) money being thrown at the market, animal spirits, a stronger consumer, tax reform,
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The market rally has left RiverFront Investment Group Chief market strategist Kevin Nicholson bullish on earnings, but not complacent. Anticipating higher rate hikes from the Federal Reserve, Nicholson said RiverFront is moving investments into Europe and Asia. “We expect more volatility because last year, you had the fed raising rates from 0 to 1 percent
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Recently, there’s been a lot of talk about Apple possibly buying Netflix. The new round of speculation seems to have been kick-started by Barry Ritholtz in Bloomberg View last November. (Some skeptical takes are here and here.) Forget it. It’s too late. There’s no chance this will happen now. Here’s why. It’s too expensive —
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