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Is Oracle's Stock a Bargain by the Numbers?

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6 Stocks to Buy Before Netflix

 Normally in this series, I give you a few companies to consider before buying a popular stock. The idea is to show these other possibilities to combat the problem of getting too excited about a stock and buying on emotion. Frequently, the featured stock is one I like.

 

A Fool Looks Back

 I love the smell of index rebalancing in the morning. The iconic S&P 500 announced a change to its components, replacing four of its laggards with four ascending stocks.

 

Tenet Healthcare Shares Skyrocketed: What You Need to Know

 Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis.


Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Shares Dropped: What You Need to Know

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How Himax Technologies May Be Failing You

Margins matter. The more Himax Technologies (Nasdaq: HIMX) keeps of each buck it earns in revenue, the more money it has to invest in growth, fund new strategic plans, or (gasp!) distribute to shareholders. Healthy margins often separate pretenders from the best stocks in the market.  That's why I check on my holdings' margins at least once a quarter. I'm looking for the absolute numbers, comparisons to sector peers and competitors, and any trend that may tell me how strong Himax Technologies' competitive position could be.

This Week's 5 Dumbest Stock Moves

 Stupidity is contagious. It gets us all from time to time. Even respectable companies can catch it. As I do every week, let's take a look at five dumb financial events this week that may make your head spin.

 

Arbitron Shares Popped: What You Need to Know

 Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis.


Compellent Technologies Shares Plunged: What You Need to Know

 Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis.


3 Winners to Watch and 1 to Buy Now

 What companies are tomorrow's big winners? In our ongoing series, I'm chatting with Fool analysts and advisors to discover the stocks they're watching and the catalysts that would signal it's time to buy.

 

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