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Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) Stock Crashed 17.8% Today – And Will Drop Even More

Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) stock plunged 17.8% in trading today (Tuesday) to a new all-time low when its lock-up period expired.

The six-month lock-up prevented insiders from selling approximately 500 million shares of TWTR stock following the company's Nov. 8, 2013, initial public offering (IPO). The first, much smaller chunk of shares (around 9.87 million) exited the lock-up period on Feb. 19, but this had little effect on share price.

That’s not the case right now, and here’s why…

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AstraZeneca Deal Is the Boost Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) Stock Needs

British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca Plc (NYSE: AZN) once again rebuffed a takeover bid from rival Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today (Tuesday) when the company announced its forward strategy and revenue projections.

But the Pfizer AstraZeneca deal is too important for Pfizer to give up on. Because of AZN's huge upcoming pipeline, it could help PFE stock regain the momentum that it's been missing.

But an expanded drug pipeline isn’t the only reason this deal makes sense for Pfizer and for PFE stock…

Investing Tips

This One Factor Will Isolate Huge Winners… Quickly

If you're a do-it-yourself type of investor, you might be overwhelmed trying to make heads or tails of all the information at your disposal.

And that's totally understandable.

Sifting through the information bombarding us every day is like being a five-year-old in a candy store with only enough money to buy one thing.

One of the quickest ways to filter out the noise and drill down to a short list of investment winners is to use a stock screen.

It used to be that only professionals had access to anything beyond just basic screens – but that's all changed. With the explosion of information products on the Internet, individual investors now have access to many of the same screening tools that the pros use.

I want to take a moment to demystify how to use a stock screen – and then we'll finish up with something I like to refer to as the cherry on the top.

It's an additional input that will take you quickly to tremendous gains…

Hot Stocks

Best Stocks to Buy Now: A Topical Version of Botox, Cash In on High Rent, and More

The newest investment picks from Money Morning experts are some of the most fascinating plays so far this year.
Two stocks that take advantage of rising rent costs and inflation will let investors profit like a real estate mogul – without actually buying property. A Canadian small-cap venture company taps into the "Holy Grail" of energy investing…

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Dividend Stocks: 25 New Increases for Yield Seekers

As markets enter a seasonal period with a reputation as being sluggish for equities, dividend stocks can add some oomph to portfolios.

Providing income and stability, dividend-paying stocks help buffer market volatility, deliver yield, and offer potential for capital appreciation.

Some 68 companies hiked dividends last week, including three Dow Jones components and four notable financial firms.

Here are 25 of the best dividend increases from the week ending May 2.

IPOS

IPO Calendar: 9 New Stocks to Hit the Market This Week

It's another loaded week on the IPO calendar as nine companies make their public debuts.

So far this year, 97 companies have held initial public offerings and a total of 142 companies have filed for an IPO. That makes 2014 the busiest year for IPOs since the "Dot-Com" era of 1999 through 2001.

Here’s this week’s full list of upcoming IPOs and the financial details behind them…

Stock Market Today

Wall Street News: 5 Things to Know Before the Market Opens

Wall Street news today, May 5, 2014: U.S. futures were in the red on Monday morning after new data indicated that Chinese manufacturing decreased for the fourth consecutive month in April. On Friday, all three major indices slipped after April's jobs report indicated erosions in the workforce participation rate.

Here’s the other news moving markets in the stock market today.

Five Solar Energy Mutual Funds With Potential To Shine

With green energy technology becoming increasingly popular around the world, solar energy mutual funds are a profitable investment option. Solar, wind, and geothermal production are expected to double over the next 25 years, according to the Energy Information Administration. Clean energy will account for 33% of all U.S. electricity generation by 2016 – up from […]

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Top Canadian Oil and Gas Stocks That Will Ride The Upcoming Boom

Canadian oil and gas stocks are setting up for a long-term boom. It’s true that over the last five years, Canadian energy stocks have underperformed against their southern rivals. The S&P Oil & Gas Exploration and Production Select Index has risen approximately 150% since 2009, while Canada's S&P Capped Energy Index is up a modest […]

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Best Gold Mining Stocks To Buy Right Now

The best gold mining stocks have a few advantages over buying physical gold. For instance, stock certificates are cheaper and easier to store than is physical bullion. Additionally, gold mining stocks have a higher upside potential than does the actual metal. When gold prices rise, a company's stock can realize gains well past the jump […]

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