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Friday’s Hot Stocks to Watch: GE, MS, HON, and More

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The Q3 earnings parade on Wall Street continues Friday. This week brought a barrage of earnings. The financial industry was heavily represented, along with a number of key bellwethers in several sectors.

Today's hot stocks to watch include a couple of major global infrastructure companies, a key investment bank, a freight rail transporter, and more.

Get the full list of all 7 stocks to watch here…

These Shipping Stocks Are Practically Guaranteed Gains by an Obscure Maritime Law

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Bill Smith, a Delaware fuel trader, calls it "the most stupid law ever on the books" - yet for a number of shipping stocks, it means essentially built-in share-price gains.

It's called the Jones Act and it's nothing less than a sweetheart deal for the handful of U.S. energy companies whose profits are practically "guaranteed" by law.

It’s also one of the best “hidden” investment opportunities you’ll ever come across…

Hot Stock of the Day: Athlon Energy (NYSE: ATHL)

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Shares of Athlon Energy Inc. (NYSE: ATHL) soared 25% to a 52-week high of $58.30 Monday morning after agreeing to be bought by Encana Corp. (NYSE: ECA) for $5.93 billion in cash.

Encana, Canada's second-largest natural gas producer, is paying $58.50 a share for the Fort Worth, Texas-based independent oil exploration and production company.

Here’s everything investors need to know about today’s hot stock…

Stocks to Watch: The 10 Fastest-Growing U.S. Retailers

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Despite an overall slump in retail sales this year, some thriving stocks to watch have popped up - retailers that are growing sales, many in the double digits.

These retailers have done a better job of adapting to both the shift toward more online shopping as well as the aftermath of a recession that has left many Americans with less money to spend.

Here are the 10 retailers with the fastest-growing sales in 2013…

Hot Stocks to Watch Today Led by TIF, WSM, and BYI

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The S&P 500 topped 2,000 for the first time Monday, driven in part by robust second-quarter earnings.

While the majority of companies have already posted results, a number of key sector players report Wednesday, including a handful of major retailers, a leading luxury jeweler, a spirits giant, the world's largest offshore driller, and more.

Get all 10 of our hot stocks to watch today here…

BBY, SWHC, TSL Top Tuesday's Hot Stocks to Watch

The S&P 500 Index is on track to finish second-quarter earnings season at historic highs, with just a handful of the benchmarks' members still set to report earnings.

Tuesday's hot stocks to watch list is a hodgepodge of companies posting quarterly results, including a major electronics retailer, a firearms manufacturer, a semiconductor company, and more.

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BBY, TIF, ANF Top This Week's Hot Stocks to Watch List

Second-quarter earnings season is winding down, with 480 S&P 500 components already reported. Total earnings for members that have turned in results are up 8.2% from the same period last year, with 66% beating expectations.

A number of key industry players are still on tap to report earnings.

Hot stocks to watch this week include a leading electronics retailer, a luxury jeweler, a discount chain merchant, and more...

Why Home Depot (NYSE: HD) Stock Is Up Today, and Where It's Headed Now

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Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) stock was up 6.1% this morning (Tuesday) from yesterday's close, and touched a 52-week high of $88.72 after the company's second-quarter profits and earnings per share (EPS) topped analysts' estimates.

HD announced EPS of $1.52 on revenue of $23.81 billion. That beat consensus estimates of $1.45 per share on revenue of $23.61 billion.

HD stock may be trading at 52-week highs, but it hasn't reached its peak.

This huge market condition will drive the HD stock price now...

Retailers Are Top Stocks to Watch Today as WMT, JCP, and More Follow Macy's Miss

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A bad year to date for retailers doesn't appear to be getting any better.

Macy's Inc. (NYSE: M) stock swooned 5% to $56 Wednesday after reporting Q2 earnings shy of estimates and trimming its sales outlook for the full year.

That's why the earnings reports of these four big retailers make them the stocks to watch today - can they beat the retail slump?