Stock Analysis

  1. Consulting The Consultants (FCN, NCI, HURN)

    We examine three consulting firms to see which offers the best returns, and which ...
  2. There's No Crying In Investment Banking (BAC)

    Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis wants to take his ball and go home after a 32% decline ...
  3. Research In Motion On The Move (RIMM)

    Research In Motion beat expectations for the quarter and looks strong, but will its ...
  4. Monsanto Building Momentum (MON)

    The seed producer had a tough quater but a great year - Monsanto just keeps getting ...
  5. A Wolverine In The Hen House (WWW)

    The shoe business may seem sedate, but Wolverine is proof that agressive companies ...
  6. Subprime Separates The Weak From The Strong (GS, BSC)

    Goldman Sachs recently beat estimates, while Bear Stearns substantially missed. Risk ...
  7. Lawson Turnaround Fails To Impress (LWSN)

    The software company's new earnings results erased memories of losses from a year ...
  8. Cognos Surviving In A Cutthroat Game (COGN)

    Cognos slipped from the shadows to beat EPS estimates by a penny - are more surprises ...
  9. Sometimes Hedging Isn't Enough (LEH, MER)

    Lehman Bros. beat earnings estimates by managing its hedges and expenses; Morgan ...
  10. Hoisting Heavy Returns In Heavy Equipment (CAT, TEX, CNH)

    Big cranes and big tractors are impressive, but when it comes to the equipment makers, ...
  11. Stocking The Shelves In America's Labs (ILMN, AFFX, BEC)

    We measure the potential in three companies who supply equipment to genetics labs. ...
  12. Steel Of A Deal (X, NUE, MT)

    Steel production has become an oligopoly. We examine steel's "big three" to see which ...
  13. 'High Touch' Equals High Return (MON, MMM, ECL)

    We examine three companies responding to the backlash against hi-tech, computer-driven ...
  14. Hunting The Headhunters (HSII, KFY, MAN, KELYA)

    From the executive suite to temps in the typing pool, these firms have it covered. ...
  15. IT's All About The Outsourcing (EDS,INFY)

    We examine two firms to see where the future of IT outsourcing is headed.
  16. Can You Bank On European Banking? (DB, UBS, CS)

    We examine three giants of European investment banking as they attempt to move beyond ...
  17. Medicine's Marketing Machines (CEPH, FRX, SHPGY)

    We examine three pharmaceutical companies known as much for their ads as they are ...
  18. Energy MLPs Turn Up The Heat (EPD, KMP, BWP)

    We examine three master limited partnerships who are set to profit when the snow ...
  19. Uncovering Value In Coal (BTU, ACI, ANR)

    Coal mining isn't very glamorous, but clean coal energy could be at the forefront ...
  20. Auto Parts Makers Replacing The Big Three (AXL,ARM,VC)

    Parts makers have depended on GM, Ford and DaimlerChrysler for too long. We examine ...
  21. Lessons In Leverage

    Greed is alive and well and living in subprime mortgages.
  22. Feeding Our Offshore Addiction (TDW, HOS, CKH)

    We need offshore oil, and offshore drillers need supplies – we examine three shipping ...
  23. Delivering Our Meds (CAH, MCK, ABC)

    Shipping (legal) drugs was once a boring business; however, with 78 million aging ...
  24. What's Plaguing Radio? (CDL,ETM,CXR)

    Radio listeners seem to be tuning out; learn if investors should follow.
  25. Making A Difference In Dialysis (FMS,DVA,NXTM)

    Treating renal failure is serious business. With so many Baby Boomers in America, ...
  26. Looking Good (AVP, REV, EL)

    Door-to-door or upscale department store, what is the best way to sell cosmetics? ...
  27. Oil Industry Winners And Losers (COG,XEC,PPP)

    An examination of three oil and gas frims who are the same size, drill in the same ...
  28. Stay Smart With Business Intelligence (SPSS, BOBJ, COGN)

    To stay competitive, organizations must know what their competitors are doing - a ...
  29. Warming To Solar Power (STP, SWPR, ENER)

    Complaints at the pump and rising utility bills mean that solar energy's future is ...
  30. Capitalizing On Our Candy Cravings (NSRGY, CSG, HSY)

    Not all chocolate investments are a sweet deal. We taste test three of the major ...
  31. Small Caps For Big Cures (VRTX, VRX, MLNM)

    These three companies are on the cutting edge, but can they carve out big returns ...
  32. Profit From For-Profit Education (APOL, STRA, CECO)

    A look at three for-profit educators cashing in on the adult-education boom.
  33. Investigating A Corny Subject (ADM, CPO, CAG)

    A look at three corn producers who use innovation to differentiate themselves in ...
  34. Land Of Rising Sales (TM, NSANY, HMC)

    Can you get your portfolio rolling with one of these firms?
  35. Computer-Aided Success (PMTC, DASTY, CTXS)

    Research and development is the key to success in the highly competitive enterprise-software ...
  36. Finding Black Gold In The Deep (ESV, NE, GSF)

    Shallow-water drilling rates are dropping, but there is still money to be made in ...
  37. Foil The Market With Aluminum (AA, AL, ACH)

    The Aluminum market is are red hot. Global demand has out-paced supply for the past ...
  38. Gritty Profit Found In Oil Sands (IMO, SU, MRO)

    A look at three mid-sized integrated oil companies that have plenty to offer.
  39. Locate Profit With GPS Technology (TRMB, GRMN, HON)

    It seems global positioning technology is everywhere; which companies are cashing ...
  40. The Eyes Have It (EYE, BOL, ACL)

    A look at three big players in the eye-care business.
  41. Something To Build On (OC, USG, ASD)

    A little patience could reward investors in these three housing-industry stocks. ...
  42. Innovation + Commercialization = Success (AMIS, FCS, ISIL)

    The little-known analog-semiconductor business is a fierce market where you either ...
  43. A Necessary Evil (WLP, AET, CI)

    HMOs play an increasingly important part in our lives as we all get older. How well ...
  44. Outsource Your Data (FIS, FISV, CSC)

    A peek at the returns of three very different data-processing firms.
  45. Making Change At The Bank

    A look at three institutions who are pushing the standard definition of regional ...
  46. The REIT Stuff (RYN, PCL, WY)

    A look at three potential asset plays in the lucrative timberland game.
  47. Making A Market (GS, MS, MER)

    A comparative look at three of Wall Street's pure investment banking powerhouses. ...
  48. Upstream Oil: Gauging The Risk (OXY, EOG, APC)

    Finding and extracting oil is an uncertain business, here's a look at three companies ...
  49. A Lucrative Enterprise (ORCL, SAP, ADBE)

    The enterprise software market is exploding, and competition is fierce. A look at ...
  50. Pack It Up (ATR, BMS, SEE)

    Nearly everything you buy comes in a package, here are three companies who are cashing ...
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