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    Third-quarter earnings overall have been better than expected.

    With some 244 companies reporting, the S&P 500 Index is on pace to post earnings growth of 6%. That's up from growth projections of 5.6% at the start of the week.

    Hot stocks to watch today based on earnings focus on energy and consumer products.

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Wednesday's Hot Stocks to Watch: V, WLP, KRFT in Focus

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Third-quarter earnings overall have shown healthy growth for U.S. companies. So far 71.4% of companies in the S&P 500 Index have topped Q3 earnings forecasts, better than the long-term average of 63%.

Wednesday's hot stocks to watch include a credit card giant, a health insurer, a food and beverage manufacturer, and more.

Here's today's full list of all eight stocks to watch for earnings reports.

Tuesday's Hot Stocks to Watch Headlined by Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB)

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Almost 70% of U.S. companies that have reported Q3 earnings have beaten expectations. Earnings gains have been generally less than 10% - not outstanding, but good enough to reassure investors about the health of U.S. companies.

Tuesday's list of hot stocks to watch includes a social media giant, a pharmaceutical titan, a big biotech, a struggling luxury retailer, and more.

Here's today's full list of all seven stocks to watch for earnings reports.

Friday's Hot Stocks to Watch: F, PG, UPS, and More

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Third-quarter earnings season has been full of surprises - not all of them welcome. For example, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway's "Big Four" equity investments all disappointed Wall Street.

Friday's hot stocks to watch include another Berkshire holding, plus a key auto manufacturer, drug giant, and leading package-delivery

Here's the full list of all seven stocks that will be on the move Friday.

Thursday’s Hot Stocks to Watch Include AMZN, MSFT, GM, Airlines, and More

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Several airlines report earnings Thursday, including American Airlines, United Continental Holdings, Southwest Airlines, Alaska Air Group, and JetBlue Airways.

Today's hot stocks to watch also include a couple of tech heavyweights, a key automaker, a pair of drug giants, and more.

Here’s our full list of eight stocks that will be on the move today as earnings season continues…

Wednesday's Hot Stocks to Watch: T, BA, and More

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With some 20% of S&P 500 Index companies already reporting, Q3 earnings have so far been strong. Remaining reports will be important as a number of key industry players remain on tap to post results.

Reporting today are a telecommunications giant, an aerospace titan, two major pharmaceutical companies, a pair of social media players, and more.

Here’s our full list of all eight hot stocks to watch…

Monday's Hot Stocks to Watch: AAPL, IBM, CMG, and More

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Earnings are again in focus this week as a number of key industry players post Q3 results. Q3 estimates have come down slightly in recent weeks. Still, the U.S. economic backdrop remains solid, as reflected in robust Q3 manufacturing output data and recent job growth.

Monday's hot stocks to watch include a leading smartphone maker, a tech titan, and a boutique burrito chain.

Here’s our full list of all seven stocks that will be on the move today.

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.

Get all 10 stocks to watch right here...