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    Shares of energy companies have been punished because of plummeting prices of WTI crude oil. The recovery in SeaDrill stock, which has skyrocketed roughly 50% since April, has been swift. Why has SeaDrill stock done so well? Despite recent gains in SeaDrill stock, however, investors that have held these shares over the past year are still down more than 60% on their position.

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    Workday had a "very depressing" earnings call Tuesday night and is feeling pressure from rival Oracle, said TheStreet's Jim Cramer on CNBC's "Mad Dash" segment Wednesday. "When you're dancing, occasionally the music stops, and it stopped for Workday," said Cramer, who manages the Action Alerts PLUS portfolio. Workday develops cloud-based apps that help companies manage human resources.

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    Shares of luxury handbag, clothing, shoes and accessories retailer Michael Kors  and jewelry and accessories retailer Tiffany & Co  are moving in opposite directions this morning after reporting quarterly earnings. Michael Kors (KORS): Michael Kors (KORS) reported fourth quarter earnings per share of 90c, missing analysts' consensus estimates by 1c, on revenue of $1.08B, in line with estimates.

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    McDonald's (MCD)  is leaving no fry unturned in its efforts to engineer a turnaround in the U.S. "Clearly, the U.S. is a burning priority," said McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook at Sanford C. Bernstein's Strategic Decisions Conference in New York on Wednesday.

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    June has historically been one of the weakest months for equities. The stock market in June has averaged a 1.32% decline over the past 10 years, Jonathan Krinsky, the chief market technician at MKM Partners, wrote in a technical strategy report published Tuesday. "June will be here quickly, and it has been by far the worst month for stocks over the last 10 years," Krinsky wrote.

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    A bull market is like a relay race: One or two sectors take a leadership role and set the pace. CMG has also broken through a long-term trend line that has supported the stock for more than two years, and has broken beneath its 50-week moving average for the first time since early 2013. Unfortunately, Chipotle is not alone.

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    Viacom Class B shares are attractive on a longer-term basis as this is a strong franchise at a great price. The biggest force driving Viacom's (VIA) shares lower, along with the rest of the media industry, is the heightened fears of consumers using alternative distribution technologies to view entertainment programs. Investors would be wise to use this weakness to bring VIAB up to a full position.

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    June has historically been one of the weakest months for equities. The stock market in June has averaged a 1.32% decline over the past 10 years, Jonathan Krinsky, the chief market technician at MKM Partners, wrote in a technical strategy report published Tuesday. "June will be here quickly, and it has been by far the worst month for stocks over the last 10 years," Krinsky wrote.

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    The asset management and investor services sub-sector of the financial services sector is actually growing at a faster rate than the rest of the financial services industry. Why? So what are the best asset management and custody banks investors should be buying? TheStreet Ratings projects a stock's total return potential over a 12-month period including both price appreciation and dividends.

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    Investment-grade corporate bonds yield more than Treasuries of comparable maturity but carry only slightly more risk. What could go wrong: Although the default rate on high-quality corporate bonds is low, companies can--and do--go bankrupt.

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    Delayed happy May everyone! Actually, happy May is somewhat of an oxymoron on Wall Street. I've made it a personal rule never to take a side without looking at the evidence. Below is a simple S&P 500 seasonality chart. What exactly is S&P 500 seasonality? This is the path carved out by 54 years of price action. May weakness is for real.

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    It was a bad day for the Dow Jones Industrial Average  but the CNBC "Fast Money" panel wasn't worried Tuesday. "I don't think this is a panic," said Pete Najarian, co-founder of optionmonster.com andtrademonster.com. "Volumes are fairly light." "I'm not selling any of my longs," said Karen Fireman, president of Metropolitan Capital Advisors.

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    An open organization trumps the traditional corporate structure because it is about putting innovation first, said Jim Whitehurst, author of The Open Organization as well as the CEO of software company Red Hat (RHT), "The hierarchical organization is outdated because it is geared for doing rote tasks on assembly line," Whitehurst said, adding that "hierarchy and innovation rarely go together."