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    Stock Market Today:
    February 08, 2016
     CurrentToday's Change
    S&P 5001,835.64-44.41-2.36%
    Russell 2000959.75-75.63-7.30%
    All data as of 11:13 AM Feb 08, 2016. Delayed at least 15 minutes
    Featured Commentaries
    Republic Services: A Short SWOT Analysis
    Justin Hellman  |  02/08/2016
    Shares of environmental services Republic Services (RSG) have been standouts over the past couple of years. The sector is not exactly sexy, to be sure, catering to society’s needs rather than wants. But it’s fundamentally sound, with long-term contracts typically supporting strong free cash flow and good operating leverage. Should individual investors accumulate shares of this best-of-breed waste hauler? Or is the valuation too rich relative to the firm’s growth prospects at present, suggesting that greener pastures can be found elsewhere? In this brief article, we will attempt to address these questions and more by taking a look at Republic’s operations and performing an easy-to-follow SWOT analysis of the company, evaluating its Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats.
    Market Daily Updates
    Stock Market Today: February 8, 2016
    William G. Ferguson  |  02/08/2016
    The first trading week of February on Wall Street was no different than what took place in January. Indeed, it was another volatile five-day stretch that, for the most part, was dominated by the bears. A good deal of last week’s damage took place on Friday, as the wary bulls did not get any support from the latest job creation report, which prompted some major selling. The prominent U.S. equity indexes were lower at the start of trading on Friday and never recovered, with selling heavy throughout the session. At the closing bell, the total damage were respective losses of 212, 146, and 35 for the Dow Jones Industrials, the NASDAQ, and the S&P 500 Index.
    Market Daily Updates
    Stock Market Today: February 5, 2016
    William G. Ferguson, Harvey S. Katz, Adam Rosner  |  02/05/2016
    The stock market opened lower this morning, and continued to deteriorate throughout the day. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was lower by 212 points; the S&P 500 Index was off 35 points; and the NASDAQ, which lost about 3%, finished down 146 points. The vast majority of stocks suffered losses, as decliners outnumbered advancers by about 3 to 1 on the NYSE.
    Market Commentaries
    Employment Growth Slows In January; Unemployment Ticks Lower
    Harvey S. Katz  |  02/05/2016
    The U.S. Labor Department has reported mixed employment numbers for January. Specifically, the government intoned that the nation added 151,000 jobs last month; that was some 35,000 fewer than the consensus forecast of 186,000 new positions for the latest month. Meanwhile gains for November were revised from 252,000 to 280,000. However, the non-farm payroll increase for December was pared back from 292,000 to 262,000.
    Market Daily Updates
    Stock Market Today: February 4, 2016
    Harvey S. Katz, Simon E. Shnayder, Adam Rosner  |  02/04/2016
    Stocks moved higher early in the day, but pulled back around noon, with the session ending on a mixed-to-slightly higher note. At the close of the trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead 80 points; the S&P 500 Index was up three points; and the technology heavy NASDAQ finished ahead five points.
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