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Some Analysts Are Overlooking Intercept Pharma’s (ICPT) Earnings Miss

Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ICPT) released its full-year 2016 financial results yesterday, missing estimates with its adjusted earnings – but surprising Wall Street with a...

NVIDIA (NVDA) Stock Price Plunges, More Downside is Ahead

NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) stock fumbled massively in Thursday’s trading after BMO analysts downgraded their price target for the company from $100 to $80 a share....

Consider Corning (GLW) Stock after a Double-Digit Dividend Increase

Corning (NYSE:GLW) stock price soared to the highest level in more than ten years during Thursday’s trade, supported by its capital allocation and growth...
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With A Strong Pipeline, Plenty Of Catalysts Lie Ahead For Spark Therapeutics (ONCE)

Spark Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ONCE) announced its 2016 financial results yesterday, which were pretty timid (for the most part). Since the press release was made...

Aurinia Pharmaceuticals (AUPH) On Road To Lupus Drug Approval

Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:AUPH) has gained 22 percent in the past month, and – after steadily declining about seven percent since last Thursday –...

Could Jumping In On Lockheed Martin’s (LMT) Unstoppable Rally Result in Higher Profits?

Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) shares rallied considerably in the last five years on the heels of its innovative technologies and a strong penetration in the...

Exxon Mobil (XOM) Stock Offers a Perfect Entry Point

Exxon Mobil’s (NYSE:XOM) stock price started fumbling since peaking around $92 a share in mid-December last year. XOM shares declined almost 11% in more...
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Does Cara Therapeutics (CARA) Have More Room To Grow?

Cara Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:CARA) has grown about 55 percent since the beginning of the calendar year, and – with a few catalysts on the...
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Depomed (DEPO) Spikes on Fourth-Quarter Earnings Beat

After the market close yesterday, specialty pharmaceutical company Depomed Inc (NASDAQ:DEPO) announced its fourth-quarter and full-year financial results – posting both revenue and adjusted...

Owning a stock is like owning a part or a share of a company. Before the technological revolution, shareholders would be issued a certificate proclaiming them as an owner of X amount of shares. Today, share ownership is verified digitally and the vast majority of stock trading is done online. Before computers, to sell stock you would have to physically take your certificate and sell it. Today, a few clicks on your computer is all it takes to buy and sell shares. Moreover, many brokers offer relatively inexpensive flat fees to make a trade.

Stocks also come in different types. The most common is the aptly named common stock. This is basic stock in a company with a claim to dividends. When people discuss stocks without mentioning which type, the majority of the time they are taking about common stock.

Going higher up the ladder, one gets to preferred stock. This is a share of ownership in the company with special rights, such as guaranteed dividends, more voting power (depending on the company), and if the company is liquidated, preferred shareholders get paid before common shareholders.

Stocks are very flexible and different companies have various classes of stock that they define. One benefit of earning income on stocks in the United States is the capital gains tax, which may be less than regular income tax.

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