Allergan and Celgene Are in Peak Health

It is hard to believe, but first-quarter earnings reports are about to get under way. After nice rises for the S&P 500, DJIA and the Nasdaq in the first quarter, we are going to need a solid quarter of profit reports to move the market significantly higher.

Fortunately, the first quarter is projected to deliver the strongest growth for any quarter in many years. Profits are projected by Factset to rise over 9% on a year-over-year basis on a mid-digit increase in revenues. Technology is slated to provide a third of the overall growth in the quarter and energy should deliver much better results than the same period a year ago, when natural gas and crude prices were in the dumper....411 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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