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  1. Stock Analysis

    PPL and Other Utilities Stocks Making Big Moves on November ...

    The market is currently down, with the Nasdaq decreasing 0.5%, the S&P 500 falling 0.2% and the Dow declining 0.2%. The utilities sector is a category of stocks for utilities such as gas and power. ...
  2. Stock Analysis

    PPL Third Quarter Earnings

    PPL (NYSE:PPL) announced its results for the third quarter on November 8, 2012. PPL Corporation is an energy and utility holding company that generates and markets electricity in the northeastern and ... ...
  3. Stock Analysis

    Kohls Third Quarter Earnings

    Kohls (NYSE:KSS) announced its results for the most recent quarter on November 8, 2012. Kohl's operates department stores that offer apparel, footwear and accessories as well as home products and hous ...
  4. Stock Analysis

    Prudential Financial's Third Quarter Earnings Report

    Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU) announced its results for the most recent quarter on November 7, 2012. Prudential Financial offers a wide range of financial products and services, including life insur ...
  5. Stock Analysis

    CBS Third Quarter Earnings

    CBS (NYSE:CBS) announced its results for the third quarter on November 7, 2012. CBS is a mass media company with operations in entertainment, cable networks, publishing, local broadcasting, and radio. ...
  6. Stock Analysis

    Lockheed Martin Among Capital Goods' Biggest Movers on November ...

    On a bad day for the market, the Nasdaq has declined 2.7%, the S&P 500 is down 2.6% and the Dow has fallen 2.5%. The capital goods sector is the category of stocks related to the manufacture or distri ...
  7. Stock Analysis

    Devon Energy's Third Quarter Earnings Report

    Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN) announced its results for the most recent quarter on November 7, 2012. Devon Energy explores, develops and transports oil, gas, and NGLs. In most situations, when earnings do n ...
  8. Personal Finance

    Top 4 Frugal Billionaires

    These billionaires choose to live way below their means.
  9. Stock Analysis

    Novo Nordisk A/S and More Big Movers in Healthcare on November ...

    The Nasdaq remains relatively unchanged, the S&P 500 has climbed 0.4% and the Dow is trading up 0.6% so far today. The healthcare sector is the category of stocks relating to medical and healthcare ...
  10. Stock Analysis

    Walt Disney Fourth Quarter Earnings Preview

    Disney (NYSE:DIS) will release its fourth quarter results on Thursday, November 8, 2012. Analysts are expecting the company to report a profit of 68 cents a share, up from 59 cents a year ago. A busin ...
  11. Stock Analysis

    McGraw-Hill Companies' Third Quarter Earnings Report

    McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE:MHP) announced its results for the third quarter on November 2, 2012. McGraw-Hill produces a range of information products and services for the education, financial service ...
  12. Stock Analysis

    Whole Foods Market Fourth Quarter Earnings Preview

    Whole Foods Market (Nasdaq:WFM) will release its fourth quarter results on Wednesday, November 7, 2012. Analysts are expecting the company to report a profit of 60 cents a share, up from 42 cents a ye ...
  13. Stock Analysis

    Priceline.com Third Quarter Earnings

    Priceline.com Incorporated (Nasdaq:PCLN) announced its results for the third quarter on November 1, 2012. Priceline.com is an online travel company that offers travel services, including hotel rooms, ... ...
  14. Stock Analysis

    Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co and Other Big Movers In Healthcare ...

    The Nasdaq has moved up 1.5%, the S&P 500 is trading up 1.1% and the Dow has risen 1.1%, marking a bad morning for the market. The healthcare sector is the category of stocks relating to medical and ...
  15. Stock Analysis

    Pfizer's Third Quarter Earnings Report

    Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) announced its results for the most recent quarter on November 1, 2012. Pfizer is a global pharmaceutical company which develops and manufactures prescription medications for humans a ...
  16. Stock Analysis

    Automatic Data Processing First Quarter Earnings

    Automatic Data Processing (Nasdaq:ADP) announced its results for the first quarter on November 1, 2012. Automatic Data Processing offers human resource, payroll, tax, and benefits administration solut ...
  17. Investing Basics

    Understanding Order Execution

    Find out the various ways in which a broker can fill an order, which can affect costs.
  18. Stock Analysis

    Pioneer Natural Third Quarter Earnings

    Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD) announced its results for the most recent quarter on October 31, 2012. Pioneer Natural Resources is an oil and gas exploration and production company opera ...
  19. Stock Analysis

    American Tower's Third Quarter Earnings Report

    American Tower (NYSE:AMT) announced its results for the most recent quarter on October 31, 2012. American Tower develops, owns, and operates communications sites throughout the country. Among its hold ...
  20. Stock Analysis

    Allergan Third Quarter Earnings

    Allergan (NYSE:AGN) announced its results for the most recent quarter on October 30, 2012. Allergan is a global specialty health care company. It discovers, develops, and commercializes innovative pha ...
  21. Stock Analysis

    Ford Third Quarter Earnings

    Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) announced its results for the most recent quarter on October 30, 2012. Ford is an automaker that sells its cars and trucks throughout the world. A business' earnings are th ...
  22. Stock Analysis

    Cardinal Health's First Quarter Earnings Report

    Cardinal Health (NYSE:CAH) announced its results for the first quarter on October 30, 2012. Cardinal Health offers products and services that improve the safety and productivity of healthcare provider ...
  23. Stock Analysis

    Starbucks Fourth Quarter Earnings Preview

    Starbucks (Nasdaq:SBUX) is expected to report increased earnings when it releases its fourth quarter results on Thursday, November 1, 2012. The consensus estimate is anticipating a profit of 45 cents ... ...
  24. Stock Analysis

    ExxonMobil Third Quarter Earnings Preview

    On Thursday, November 1, 2012, ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) will release its third quarter earnings. In the past month, expectations have risen for the upcoming results. The consensus analyst estimate has ri ...
  25. Stock Analysis

    PG &E Third Quarter Earnings

    PG &E (NYSE:PCG) announced its results for the most recent quarter on October 29, 2012. PG&E distributes electricity and natural gas, generates electricity, and procures natural gas through Pacific ...
  26. Professionals

    If I am looking to get an Investment Banking job. What education ...

    If you are looking specifically for an investment banking position, an MBA may be marginally preferable over the CFA. The caveat here is that the MBA would most probably need to be from a Top-20 B-School.The ...
  27. Stock Analysis

    Energy Stocks, Including Magellan Midstream Partners, Making ...

    The morning has been bad for the market. The Nasdaq is trading down 0.1%; the S&P 500 has slipped 0.2%; and the Dow has slipped 0.1%. The energy sector is the category of stocks that relate to produci ...
  28. Stock Analysis

    Consumer/Non-Cyclical Stocks, Including Mead Johnson, Making ...

    This morning's trading has marked a bad day for the market so far. The Nasdaq has declined 0.1%; the S&P 500 is trading down 0.2%; and the Dow has fallen 0.1%. The Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector (XLP) ...
  29. Stock Analysis

    Pfizer Third Quarter Earnings Preview

    When Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) releases its third quarter earnings on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, analysts are expecting a 16.1% drop in earnings from a year ago. The consensus estimate is 52 cents per share, ... ...
  30. Stock Analysis

    The Hershey's Third Quarter Earnings Report

    The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) announced its results for the third quarter on October 25, 2012. Hershey manufactures chocolate and confectionery products, food and beverage enhancers and gum and mint ... ...
  31. Stock Analysis

    Procter & Gamble's First Quarter Earnings Report

    Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) announced its results for the most recent quarter on October 25, 2012. Procter & Gamble sells and markets consumer products such as pharmaceuticals, cleaning supplies, ...
  32. Active Trading

    Introduction To The Arms Index

    Developed in 1967 by Richard Arms, this volume-based breadth indicator can be applied over various time periods.
  33. Fundamental Analysis

    Understanding Pro-Forma Earnings

    These figures can either shed light on a company's performance or skew it. Find out why.
  34. Stock Analysis

    Healthcare Stocks, Including Gilead, Making Big Moves on ...

    So far today, the Nasdaq remains relatively unchanged, the S&P 500 has risen 0.1% and the Dow has climbed 0.3%. The healthcare sector is the category of stocks relating to medical and healthcare goods ...
  35. Stock Analysis

    Semiconductors Stocks, Including ARM Holdings plc, Making ...

    So far today, the Nasdaq has moved little, the S&P 500 is trading up 0.1% and the Dow has climbed 0.3%. The Semiconductors sector (XLK) has moved up 0.3% so far today and here are its biggest movers: ...
  36. Stock Analysis

    AFLAC Third Quarter Earnings

    AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) announced its results for the most recent quarter on October 23, 2012. Aflac, a general business holding company, provides supplemental health and life insurance through ... ...
  37. Stock Analysis

    3M Third Quarter Earnings

    3M Company (NYSE:MMM) announced its results for the third quarter on October 23, 2012. 3M is a global manufacturer, technology innovator, and marketer of a variety of products. In most situations, whe ...
  38. Stock Analysis

    Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV and Other Big Movers ...

    So far today, the Nasdaq has moved up 0.5%, the S&P 500 has been relatively flat and the Dow is unchanged. The consumer cyclical sector is a category of stocks that relies heavily on the business cycl ...
  39. Stock Analysis

    Dow Chemical Third Quarter Earnings Preview

    On Thursday, October 25, 2012, Dow Chemical (NYSE:DOW) will announce its third quarter earnings. The consensus analyst estimate has dropped from 39 cents a share to the current estimate of earnings of ...
  40. Stock Analysis

    Apple Fourth Quarter Earnings Preview

    On Thursday, October 25, 2012, Apple (Nasdaq:AAPL) will release its fourth quarter earnings. In the past month, expectations have risen for the upcoming results. The consensus analyst estimate has ris ...
  41. Stock Analysis

    Procter & Gamble First Quarter Earnings Preview

    When Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) releases its first quarter earnings on Thursday, October 25, 2012, analysts are expecting a 6.8% drop in earnings from a year ago. The consensus estimate is 96 cents ...
  42. Stock Analysis

    Raytheon Third Quarter Earnings Preview

    When Raytheon (NYSE:RTN) releases its third quarter earnings on Thursday, October 25, 2012, analysts are expecting a 8.6% drop in earnings from a year ago. The consensus estimate is $1.27 per share, d ...
  43. Stock Analysis

    Caterpillar's Third Quarter Earnings Report

    Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) announced its results for the most recent quarter on October 22, 2012. Caterpillar offers construction and mining equipment as well as diesel and natural gas engines and industr ...
  44. Professionals

    Can I still pass the CFA Level I if I do poorly in the ethics ...

    You may still pass the Chartered Financial Analysis (CFA) Level I even if you fare poorly in the ethics section, but don't count on it. The CFA Institute has long emphasized that ethics is a particular ...
  45. Stock Analysis

    McDonald's and Other Services Stocks Making Big Moves on ...

    The Nasdaq has fallen 1.6%, the S&P 500 has fallen 1% and the Dow has declined 1.1% on a bad morning for the market. The Services sector (IYC) is down 1.1%, outperforming the market overall. Currently ...
  46. Stock Analysis

    Amgen and Other Healthcare Stocks Making Big Moves on October ...

    The market is having a bad day so far: the Nasdaq has slipped 1.6%; the S&P 500 is trading down 1%; and the Dow is down 1.1%. The healthcare sector is the category of stocks relating to medical and ...
  47. Stock Analysis

    McDonald's' Third Quarter Earnings Report

    McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) announced its results for the third quarter on October 19, 2012. McDonald's franchises and operates fast food restaurants worldwide. Earnings season is important to investors bec ...
  48. Stock Analysis

    Honeywell International's Third Quarter Earnings Report

    Honeywell International (NYSE:HON) announced its results for the most recent quarter on October 19, 2012. Honeywell International is a technology and manufacturing company which offers aerospace produ ...
  49. Stock Analysis

    Praxair Third Quarter Earnings Preview

    Analysts are expecting a drop in profit for Praxair (NYSE:PX) when it reports its results for the third quarter on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. The company reported profit of $1.40 a year ago, but the ...
  50. Stock Analysis

    T Rowe Price Third Quarter Earnings Preview

    When T Rowe Price (Nasdaq:TROW) releases its third quarter earnings on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, it is expected to report earnings that are up 16.9% from a year ago. The consensus estimate is 83 ce ...
  51. Stock Analysis

    PPG Third Quarter Earnings

    PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) announced its results for the most recent quarter on October 18, 2012. PPG Industries makes coatings, glass, and chemical products. Earnings are perhaps the single most studi ...
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