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Boss notes that elevation risks and margin constraints are part of the concern that led to a neutral rating. While there may

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<![CDATA[Benzinga's Top Initiations]]> Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on shares of AMC Entertainment Holdings (NYSE: AMC) with a “buy” rating. The target price for AMC Entertainment Holdings is set to $24. AMC Entertainment's shares closed at $21.37 on Friday.

Analysts at RBC Capital initiated coverage on shares of Clearwater Paper (NYSE:

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<![CDATA[Market Wrap For January 13: Markets Showing Weakness Ahead Of Major Earning Releases]]> Investors and traders were in clear selling mode today ahead of a very busy week of earnings. The Dow suffered a triple digit point loss while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq suffered losses of more than one percent. There were no key economic data releases today.

Related: Earnings Expectations For

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<![CDATA[Summary of Finish Line's 3Q14 Earnings Teleconference Call]]> Finish Line Inc. (NASDAQ: FINL) held their third quarter 2014 earnings teleconference call Friday morning.

Sam Sato, President of Finish commented, “On our second quarter call, we said that we've expected Running trends to improve, basketball to remain strong, and soft goods to show positive progress. We are pleased

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<![CDATA[Finish Line Reports 3Q14 Results]]> Friday morning, Finish Line Inc. (NASDAQ: FINL) reported third quarter fiscal year 2014 results ending November 30, 2013.

Third Quarter Summary:

Finish Line's consolidated net sales increased 22.9% to $364.5 million compared with the third quarter from last year. Comparable store sales increased 7.1%. GAAP EPS were reported at $0.05. Non-GAAP EPS,

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<![CDATA[Earnings Scheduled For December 20, 2013]]> Walgreen Co (NYSE: WAG) is projected to report its Q1 earnings at $0.72 per share on revenue of $18.35 billion.

BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY) is expected to post a Q3 loss at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.

CarMax (NYSE: KMX) is estimated to report

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<![CDATA[UPDATE: Bank of America Upgrades Finish Line as Running Pipeline Should Drive Upside]]> In a report published Tuesday, Bank of America analyst Robert F. Ohmes upgraded the rating on Finish Line (NASDAQ: FINL) from Underperform to Buy, and raised the price target from $22.00 to $30.00.

In the report, Bank of America noted, “We are upgrading Finish Line to Buy (from Underperform).

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<![CDATA[Benzinga's Top Upgrades]]> Analysts at Bank of America upgraded The Finish Line (NASDAQ: FINL) from “underperform” to “buy.” The target price for Finish Line has been raised from $22 to $30. Finish Line's shares closed at $25.41 yesterday.

JP Morgan upgraded Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) from “neutral” to “overweight.” The

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<![CDATA[US Stock Futures Flat Ahead Of Fed]]> Pre-open movers

US stock futures were mostly flat in early pre-market trade. The Federal Open Market Committee will begin its 2-day meeting today. The consumer price index for November and the current account data for the third quarter will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET. The NAHB housing market index for

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<![CDATA[Benzinga Weekly Preview: Markets Anxiously Await Fed Meeting]]> Next week the US Federal Reserve will be in the spotlight as investors anxiously wait to see whether or not the US central bank will begin to taper its bond buying plan.

Recent jobs reports coupled with Washington’s bipartisan budget deal have both supported the Fed’s case to taper sooner

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<![CDATA[UPDATE: Susquehanna Upgraded Finish Line]]> In a report published Monday, Susquehanna Financial Group analyst Christopher Svezia upgraded Finish Line Inc. (NASDAQ: FINL) from Neutral to Positive and raised the price target from $22 to $31.

Svezia noted opportunity in the third quarter for margins which could lead to margin recovery. The analyst

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<![CDATA[UPDATE: Sterne Agee Upgrades Finish Line on More Positive Outlook]]> In a report published Monday, Sterne Agee analyst Sam Poser upgraded the rating on Finish Line (NASDAQ: FINL) from Underperform to Neutral, but removed the $18.00 price target.

In the report, Sterne Agee noted, “After being on the wrong side of the trade this year and after a recent

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<![CDATA[Benzinga's Top Upgrades]]> Analysts at Bank of America upgraded Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) from “neutral” to “buy.” The target price for Caterpillar has been raised from $87 to $100. Caterpillar's shares closed at $82.88 on Friday.

Analysts at Sterne Agee upgraded The Finish Line (NASDAQ: FINL) from “underperform” to “neutral.” Finish

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<![CDATA[Stocks Hitting 52-Week Highs]]> The Nasdaq OMX Group (NASDAQ: NDAQ) shares gained 2.56% to touch a new 52-week high of $34.44 after the company reported a 27% rise in its third-quarter profit.

Finish Line (NASDAQ: FINL) shares reached a new 52-week high of $25.25 after Canaccord Genuity upgraded the stock from

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<![CDATA[UPDATE: Canaccord Genuity Upgrades Finish Line Following Management Meetings]]> In a report published Wednesday, Canaccord Genuity analyst Camilo Lyon upgraded the rating on Finish Line (NASDAQ: FINL) from Hold to Buy, and raised the price target from $23.00 to $28.00.

In the report, Canaccord Genuity noted, “We had the pleasure of hosting meetings with FINL's CFO, Ed Wilhelm,

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<![CDATA[UPDATE: Goldman Sachs Downgrades Finish Line Following Mixed 2Q Earnings Report]]> In a report published Tuesday, Goldman Sachs analyst Taposh Bari downgraded the rating on Finish Line (NASDAQ: FINL) from Neutral to Sell, but raised the price target from $20.00 to $22.00.

In the report, Goldman Sachs noted, “FINL's 2Q earnings, while above consensus, did not quell broader concerns we

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<![CDATA[Market Wrap For Friday, September 27: Dow Ends The Week Negative For First Time In Month]]> For the first time in a month, the Dow had a negative week after trading down four days this week.

Top news items include consumer confidence, personal income figures, and BlackBerry’s (NASDAQ: BBRY) disappointing quarter.

Major Indexes

The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 70.06 points, or 0.46 percent, to 15,258.24.

The S&P

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<![CDATA[Mid-Afternoon Market Update: Cerner Rallies Major Contract While United Airlines Plummets]]> Toward the end of trading Friday, the Dow traded down 0.56 percent to 15,241.45 while the NASDAQ declined 0.27 percent to 3,777.13. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.52 percent to 1,689.49.

Top Headline BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY) reported a wider fiscal second-quarter loss. BlackBerry posted a quarterly loss

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<![CDATA[Mid-Day Market Update: Finish Line Gains On Upbeat Results; JC Penney Shares Fall]]> Midway through trading Friday, the Dow traded down 0.48 percent to 15,255.45 while the NASDAQ declined 0.01 percent to 3,787.13. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.36 percent to 1,692.49.

Top Headline BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY) reported a wider fiscal second-quarter loss.

BlackBerry posted a quarterly loss of $965 million,

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<![CDATA[Stocks Hitting 52-Week Highs]]> Trina Solar (NYSE: TSL) shares surged 11.92% to touch a new 52-week high of $14.37. Deutsche Bank upgraded Trina Solar from “hold” to “buy.”

Nike (NYSE: NKE) shares reached a new 52-week high of $74.58 after the company reported better-than-expected fiscal first-quarter results.

CTS (NYSE: CTS)

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<![CDATA[PreMarket Info Recap for September 27, 2013: Casual 84M Share Offering from JC Penney]]> Have you ever woken up to find that a stock in your portfolio made a dramatic move overnight? Are you interested in learning how to understand each day's post-market and pre-market moves? Veteran traders Joel Elconin and Dennis Dick will give you all of the insights that you'll need to get

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<![CDATA[Benzinga's Top Pre-Market Gainers]]> ArQule (NASDAQ: ARQL) shares gained 21.46% to $3 in the pre-market session. ArQule shares have dropped 51.66% over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 17.91% in the same period.

Finish Line (NASDAQ: FINL) surged 11.52% to $24.97 in the pre-market session after

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<![CDATA[Earnings Scheduled For September 27, 2013]]> Finish Line (NASDAQ: FINL) is projected to report its Q2 earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $426.39 million.

BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY) is estimated to post a Q2 loss at $0.49 per share on revenue of $1.61 billion.

AZZ (NYSE: AZZ) is expected to report

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<![CDATA[Stocks To Watch For September 27, 2013]]> Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

Wall Street expects Finish Line (NASDAQ: FINL) to report its Q2 earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $426.39 million. Finish Line shares jumped 4.96% to $23.50 in after-hours trading.

J.C. Penney Co (NYSE: JCP) announced

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<![CDATA[UPDATE: Piper Jaffray Upgrades Finish Line on More Favorable Outlook]]> In a report published Friday, Piper Jaffray analyst Sean P. Naughton upgraded the rating on Finish Line (NASDAQ: FINL) from Underweight to Neutral, and raised the price target from $19.00 to $21.00.

In the report, Piper Jaffray noted, “We are upgrading shares of FINL to Neutral and raising our

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<![CDATA[Gilford Sees Finish Line Shares in $30-35 Range Over Next Two Years]]> Gilford Securities' Bernard Sosnick issued a reassuring note on Finish Line (NASDAQ: FINL) Monday morning.

The analyst highlighted his belief shares of Finish Line could move into the $30 to $35 range over the next 24 months.

Sosnick pointed at a conservative internal estimate from Finish Line on it's

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<![CDATA[UPDATE: Goldman Sachs Raises PT on Finish Line to Reflect Innovation Cycle]]> In a report published Friday, Goldman Sachs analyst Taposh Bari reiterated a Neutral rating on Finish Line (NASDAQ: FINL), and raised the price target from $18.00 to $22.00.

In the report, Goldman Sachs noted, “We are raising price targets on FL and FINL, justifying a slightly higher multiple ahead

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<![CDATA[Finish Line Raises Qtr. Dividend from $0.06 to $0.07/Share]]> The Finish Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: FINL) announced today that its board of directors has approved an increase in the company's quarterly cash dividend from $0.06 to $0.07 per share of outstanding common stock. The quarterly cash dividend will be payable March 18, 2013 to shareholders of record as of March 1, 2013.(c)

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<![CDATA[Gilford Securities Reiterates Buy Rating on Finish Line]]> In a report published Monday, Gilford Securities reiterated its Buy rating on Finish Line (NASDAQ: FINL).

Gilford Securities noted, “An alliance with Macy's creates a long-term opportunity that enhances FINL's investment appeal, resulting in upside potential that appears to outweigh the downside risk. Use weakness in FINL's shares

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<![CDATA[UPDATE: Citigroup Downgrades Finish Line to Neutral on Near-Term Uncertainty]]> Citigroup reduced its rating on Finish Line (NASDAQ: FINL) from Buy to Neutral and reduced its price target from $30 to $20.

Citigroup noted, "We are downgrading FINL to Neutral from Buy given the lack of potential positive catalysts over the next several qtrs. While we continue to

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<![CDATA[Market Wrap for Friday, January 4: Stocks Rise, Dow Adds 44]]> The U.S. stock market grinded higher for most of Friday's trading session, sending the major averages out in positive territory. The stock market has jumped to begin 2013 as investors have been purchasing risk assets in the wake of the deal to avert the fiscal cliff.

Major Averages

The Dow Jones

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<![CDATA[Mid-Afternoon Market Update: Shippers Continue to Rise, SUPERVALU Rockets Upwards]]> Toward the end of trading Friday, the Dow traded up 0.38 percent to 13,441.18 while the NASDAQ rose 0.19 percent to 3,106.24. The S&P also rose, increasing 0.57 percent to 1,467.02.

Top Headline At the top of the headlines today, the U.S. unemployment numbers were released, coming in at 7.8 percent, edging

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<![CDATA[Finish Line Falls on Disappointing Q3 Results and Outlook]]> Finish Line (NASDAQ: FINL) released its fiscal third-quarter earnings results prior to the opening bell on Friday. The company also provided earnings guidance for the fourth-quarter which was below consensus estimates and cut its outlook for fiscal 2013. In afternoon trading on Friday, the stock was down 9

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<![CDATA[UPDATE: Bank of America Merrill Lynch Downgrades Finish Line to Underperform, Lowers PT]]> In a report published Friday, Bank of America Merrill Lynch downgraded its rating on Finish Line (NASDAQ: FINL) from Buy to Underperform, and lowered its price target from $28.00 to $16.00.

BofA Merrill Lynch noted, “We are downgrading Finish Line to Underperform, as Finish Line continues to lag growth

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<![CDATA[UPDATE: Monness Crespi Hardt Downgrades Finish Line to Neutral, Removes PT]]> In a report published Friday, Monness Crespi Hardt downgraded its rating on Finish Line (NASDAQ: FINL) from Buy to Neutral, and removed its price target.

Monness Crespi noted, “We are downgrading FINL shares to Neutral (from Buy) and suspending our price target. The running footwear cycle has peaked for

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<![CDATA[Mid-Day Market Update: Markets Rise, Shippers Rally]]> Mid-way through trading Friday, the Dow traded up 0.16 percent to 13,412.18 while the NASDAQ rose 0.09 percent to 3,103.24. The S&P also rose, increasing 0.31 percent to 1,463.02.

Top Headline At the top of the headlines today, the U.S. unemployment numbers were released, coming in at 7.8 percent, edging slightly higher

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<![CDATA[US Stock Futures Flat Ahead Of Jobs Data]]> US stock futures are mostly flat this morning, as investors are awaiting jobs data. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 4 points to 13,315.00 and S&P 500 index futures rose 0.30 points to 1,454.00. Nasdaq 100 futures gained 2.75 points to 2,728.25.

US stocks closed lower on Thursday, with

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<![CDATA[Earnings Scheduled For January 4, 2013]]> Finish Line (NASDAQ: FINL) is estimated to report its Q3 earnings at $0.10 per share on revenue of $296.09 million.

The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS) is projected to report its Q2 earnings at $0.98 per share.

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<![CDATA[Stocks To Watch For January 4, 2013]]> Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

Wall Street expects Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS) to report its Q2 earnings at $0.98 per share. Mosaic shares dropped 0.30% to $56.60 in after-hours trading.

Sonic (NASDAQ: SONC) reported a 12% rise in its fiscal first-quarter profit.

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<![CDATA[Morgan Stanley Reiterates Equal-Weight Rating on Finish Line]]> In a report published Wednesday, Morgan Stanley reiterated its Equal-Weight rating on Finish Line (NASDAQ: FINL).

Morgan Stanley noted, “We believe this will be a key quarter for Finish Line as it will show investors the company's ability to manage SG&A spend while its comp is like slowing. Bears

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<![CDATA[Earnings Expectations for the Week of December 31]]> Things will be pretty quiet again on the earnings front this week, as the calendar year turns over. Family Dollar Stores (NYSE: FDO) and Mosaic (NYSE: MOS) are scheduled to share their fiscal quarter's results late in the week. But fourth-quarter 2012 earnings reports do not

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<![CDATA[The Week Ahead: Back to Work, Jobs Report]]> After a sluggish week of market activity, the first few days of 2013 might bring life back to the markets.

Most Western exchanges will be closed on Tuesday for New Year's Day. A fair amount will also be closed on Monday, for New Year's Eve, while others will close early. U.S.

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<![CDATA[UPDATE: Canaccord Genuity Downgrades Finish Line to Hold on Headwinds]]> Canaccord Genuity reduced its rating on Finish Line (NASDAQ: FINL) from Buy to Hold and lowered its price target from $28 to $20.

Canaccord Genuity noted, "We are downgrading FINL to HOLD from Buy based on a confluence of issues that are likely to pressure comp growth and

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