5 Surprising Winners of the First Quarter-iFinancedaily

Filed under: Energy, Stock Picks, Barnes & Noble, Automotive Industry, Consumer Goods, Telecommunications Matthew James/Alamy It’s been a rocky year for many investors. The S&P 500 climbed just 1.3 percent through the first three months of 2014, surpassing Nasdaq’s 0.5 percent gain and the loss in the Dow Jones Industrial Average that tracks 30 prolific(…)

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Beauty Is in the Eye of the Shareholder-iFinancedaily

Filed under: Stock Picks, Retail, Industry News, Consumer Goods, Investing Radu Bercan/Shutterstock Who wouldn’t love a company that has gorgeous margins and is always in demand? Beauty companies like Revlon (REV), Estee Lauder (EL) and Ulta Salon, Cosmetics and Fragrance (ULTA) attract investors, and each has a good side — and a flaw or two.(…)

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Apple Stock: Incredible Value or Value Trap?-iFinancedaily

Filed under: Technology, Apple, Stock Picks, Computer Industry, Investing Spencer Platt/Getty Images Few stocks are quite as difficult for investors to pin down as Apple (AAPL) is. On one hand, the company looks like a downright bargain based on backward-looking valuation measures like its price-to-earnings ratio or a discounted cash flow valuation based on analysts’(…)

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For Krispy Kreme and Dunkin’ Donuts, Sweet Financial News-iFinancedaily

Filed under: Company News, Stock Picks, Earnings, Restaurants, Stocks, Dividend Stocks Getty Images/Joe Raedle The two leading doughnut shops — Krispy Kreme (KKD) and Dunkin’ Donuts parent Dunkin’ Brands (DNKN) — are serving up some pretty sweet results to investors these days. On Wednesday afternoon Krispy Kreme wrapped up the fiscal year that ended on(…)

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5 Winners and Losers of the Week in Business-iFinancedaily

Filed under: Company News, Stock Picks, Restaurants, Target, Investing Getty Images From a popular multiplex operator going public to a retailer getting hacked at the worst possible time, here’s a rundown of the week’s best and worst news from the business world. Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) — Winner Chipotle is getting a new stamp in(…)

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What to Do When the Stock Market Plummets-iFinancedaily

Filed under: Stock Picks, Investing Basics, Stock Markets, Investing Getty Images If you had invested into the stock market in December 2012, and then were sprinkled with fairy dust, falling into a Rip Van Winkle-esque slumber until Jan. 1, 2014, upon awakening, not only would you have been well-rested, you’d also have been thrilled to(…)

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