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. One Drug To Rule Them All (DNA)

    Sales of Genentech's cancer drug Avistan drove the company's sales this quarter. ...
  4. PepsiCo Can't Rely On Its Currency Windfall Forever (PEP)

    PepsiCo had a solid third quarter, but much of that success came from currency fluctuations ...
  5. Mosaic Profits From Growing Fertilizer Demand (MOS)

    Global demand for fertilizer is skyrocketing. Mosaic is one of only a handful companies ...
  6. Research In Motion On The Move (RIMM)

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

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

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

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

    The software company's new earnings results erased memories of losses from a year ...
  11. RPM Posts Record-Breaking Revs (RPM)

    Chemical producer RPM nailed the consensus estimate for the quarter and turned in ...
  12. Micron Turns In A Minor Victory (MU)

    The chip maker beat estimates, but still turned in a loss for its recent quarter. ...
  13. Cognos Surviving In A Cutthroat Game (COGN)

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

    Lehman Bros. beat earnings estimates by managing its hedges and expenses; Morgan ...
  15. Looking For Income? Go North, Young Man (PGH, PWE, ERF) ...

    Canadian energy income trusts can provide a very healthy dividend and may even show ...
  16. Contract Biotech Is Booming (MDZ, CRL, CVD)

    We examine three companies that the big drug makers call on when they need a little ...
  17. Small Town Papers, Small-Time Profits (MNI, LEE, JRN)

    We examine three media companies who compete outside the big cities; can they evolve ...
  18. British Banks Mean Big Business (HBC, LYG, BCS)

    We examine three world-class banks with very different strategies. Learn which one ...
  19. Testing Generic Drug Makers (BRL, WPI, PRX)

    We examine the business models of three generic drug manufacturers to discover which ...
  20. Hoisting Heavy Returns In Heavy Equipment (CAT, TEX, CNH)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    We examine three pharmaceutical companies known as much for their ads as they are ...
  28. Second Glance At Hospital Record Keeping (PER, ECLP, TZIX)

    We explore three more IT companies looking to cash in on healthcare's conversion ...
  29. Energy MLPs Turn Up The Heat (EPD, KMP, BWP)

    We examine three master limited partnerships who are set to profit when the snow ...
  30. Setting The Gold Standard (NEM, GG, AAUK)

    Even after centuries, gold and other precious metals are sought after. We examine ...
  31. Uncovering Value In Coal (BTU, ACI, ANR)

    Coal mining isn't very glamorous, but clean coal energy could be at the forefront ...
  32. Unlocking The Secrets Of Storage (PSA,EXR,YSI)

    It's a complex business model: Step 1) Buy a warehouse; 2) Buy padlocks; 3) Fill ...
  33. Don't Forget The Dry-Land Drillers

    There are still plenty of oil and gas reserves to be found on-shore. We examine three ...
  34. Leading Healthcare's Record Keeping Revolution (CERN, MDRX, ...

    Hospitals are slowly changing over to electronic filing. We examine three companies ...
  35. Auto Dealers: Which Wins Quality Or Quantity?

    We examine three auto dealers to settle the age old debate: is it better to sell ...
  36. Canadian Bank Face-Off

    A look at three of Canada's six world-class, money center banks and how they stack ...
  37. Auto Parts Makers Replacing The Big Three (AXL,ARM,VC)

    Parts makers have depended on GM, Ford and DaimlerChrysler for too long. We examine ...
  38. Making IT Seem Simple (CDNS,SNPS,MENT)

    We examine three key players in the field of electronic design automation.
  39. Lessons In Leverage

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

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

    Shipping (legal) drugs was once a boring business; however, with 78 million aging ...
  42. Small Cap Oil: Producing Potential

    Oil and gas exploration is risky. Correct valuation in this sector is tough, but ...
  43. Steady Heart Required (EVVV, SPNC, POSS)

    We examine a trio of small-cap firms who focus on cardiovascular problems. Is it ...
  44. What's Plaguing Radio? (CDL,ETM,CXR)

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

    Treating renal failure is serious business. With so many Baby Boomers in America, ...
  46. Take A Flier On Regional Air

    There's plenty of risk (and perhaps some reward) in these small-cap airlines who ...
  47. Testing Four Electronics Testers (ATE,TER,VRGY,CMOS)

    The manufacture of semiconductors and electronics requires constant testing. We examine ...
  48. Looking Good (AVP, REV, EL)

    Door-to-door or upscale department store, what is the best way to sell cosmetics?
  49. Battle Of The Burger (BKC,WEN,SONC)

    We examine three burger pushers using McDonald's as the benchmark.
  50. Leap Of Faith Healing (MEDX, PDLI, AMLN)

    Make the leap with three pharmaceutical companies who require investor courage but ...
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