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  1. Will Cintas (CTAS) Surprise This Earnings Season? - Analyst Blog

    December 17, 2014
    Cintas Corporation (CTAS) is scheduled to report its second-quarter 2015 results after the closing bell on Dec 18
  2. Would You Add Coal to Your Portfolio? - Industry Outlook

    November 14, 2014
    Would You Add Coal to Your Portfolio? - Industry Outlook
  3. The iShares MSCI Mexico Capped ETF (EWW) is one-stop shopping for your exposure to a growing Mexican economy. Here's a look.

    Want To Invest In Mexico? Start With The EWW ETF

    November 10, 2014
    The iShares MSCI Mexico Capped ETF (EWW) is one-stop shopping for your exposure to a growing Mexican economy. Here's a look.
  4. Nobel Prize Winners' Perfect Portfolio: The Secret Ingredient ...

    November 6, 2014
    Wouldn’t it be nice to know how to use data to determine the perfect investment? In 1952, Harry Markowitz published an article ...
  5. Most Banks Currently Offer Weak Dividend Yields... Except This ...

    October 2, 2014
    One of the strongest themes since the recession has been the remarkable amount of cash returned to shareholders through increased ...
  6. The Only Bank Stock Income Investors Should Own Right Now...

    October 2, 2014
    One of the strongest themes since the recession has been the remarkable amount of cash returned to shareholders through increased ...
  7. This Food Giant Is Trading At A Huge Discount

    August 22, 2014
    There is a phenomenon known as the “Icahn Lift.” This is the term used when the stock price of a company rises ...
  8. Chemical Industry Recovery Stays the Course - Industry Outlook

    August 12, 2014
    Chemical Industry Recovery Stays the Course - Industry Outlook
  9. U.S. Banks Stay Afloat - Cutting Costs or Core Business? - Industry ...

    August 5, 2014
    U.S. Banks Stay Afloat - Cutting Costs or Core Business? - Industry Outlook
  10. Income Trade On Discounted Grocer Could Earn 70% By 2015

    July 14, 2014
    It seems like nothing is ever on sale at high-end natural grocer Whole Foods Market (Nasdaq:WFM) -- but what is on sale is ...
  11. Target And Others Insiders Have Been Buying

    June 8, 2014
    Kinder Morgan, Seattle Genetics and Target are among the companies that have seen insider buying recently. Insiders may sell ...
  12. Bull of the Day: Sanderson Farms (SAFM) - Bull of the Day

    June 2, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Sanderson Farms (SAFM) - Bull of the Day
  13. The Debate Rages On - Ahead of Wall Street

    May 8, 2014
    The bond market simply doesn't see the U.S. economic growth picture improving so materially.
  14. How To Ride the Organic & Natural Products Wave

    May 6, 2014
    With consumers shopping healthier, purveyors of organic and natural foods could be great long-term buys for investors.
  15. U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Apr 2014 - Industry Outlook

    April 8, 2014
    U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Apr 2014 - Industry Outlook
  16. Bear of the Day: Whole Foods Market (WFM) - Bear of the Day

    February 26, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Whole Foods Market (WFM) - Bear of the Day
  17. With the broad market hitting new highs, stocks aren’t as cheap as they once were. That’s were GARP style investing can come in. Bridging both growth and value investing, GARP is the best way to find cheap growth in the rising stock market.

    With The Market At New Highs- It’s Time To Look Towards GARP ...

    February 20, 2014
    With the broad market hitting new highs, stocks aren’t as cheap as they once were. That’s were GARP style investing can come ...
  18. Earnings Guidance Remains Weak - Earnings Trends

    February 20, 2014
    Earnings Guidance Remains Weak - Earnings Trends
  19. Can We Trust Chinese Data? - Ahead of Wall Street

    February 12, 2014
    Positive trade data out of China and weak-looking European numbers provide the backdrop for today's market action.
  20. How To Profit From The World's Next Growth Hotspot

    February 5, 2014
    Joel Jackson dreams of becoming the next Henry Ford. The British expatriate has moved to Kenya to launch Africa's first ...
  21. In This Hard-Hit Sector, Deep Values Are Emerging

    February 4, 2014
    Five years after the economy spiraled into recession, U.S. consumers are in a very different place.#-ad_banner-#Chastened ...
  22. 3 Stocks With Deep Value In This Beaten-Down Sector

    February 4, 2014
    Five years after the economy spiraled into recession, U.S. consumers are in a very different place.#-ad_banner-#Chastened ...
  23. Make An Extra $35K A Year In The Most Misunderstood Financial ...

    February 4, 2014
    I want to let you in on a secret: Wall Street doesn't make most of its money from the stock market.#-ad_banner-#While ...
  24. Profit From The Emerging Bull Market In This Currency

    February 4, 2014
    As we all know, the goal of trading is to make money. But sometimes traders think like analysts, and being right about a ...
  25. Global X Debuts Emerging & Frontier ETF (EMFM); ASHR and DXKW ...

    November 8, 2013
    Wall Street was in for several up and down sessions this week, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average posting another record ...
  26. Twitter, Tesla & Q3 Earnings - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 6, 2013
    The Twitter mania adds to investors' disappointment with the Tesla earnings release on an other
  27. Fidelity Rolls Out 10 Sector ETFs (FDIS, FSTA, FENY)

    October 25, 2013
    Wall Street was in for a mixed bag of earnings this week, with several bellwethers reporting third quarter results. 3M (MMM) ...
  28. Coca-Cola FEMSA Adds More Volume In Brazil

    September 4, 2013
    Coca-Cola FEMSA continues to build its lucrative Latin American bottling footprint.
  29. The Fresh Market Can't Put Margin Worries To Bed

    August 29, 2013
    Persistent worries about margins and an accelerated store opening plan run counter to Wall Street's wishes
  30. Frontier Market Index Secrets Revealed

    August 15, 2013
    Most passively managed ETFs are designed to track underlying indices and most ETF investors know that. How much time investors ...
  31. Tyson Foods Continues To Leverage Strong Margins In Proteins

    August 7, 2013
    Tyson goes from strength to strength with good margins, pricing, and volumes in the fiscal third quarter.
  32. Will Less Scarcity Value Harm Whole Foods?

    August 6, 2013
    Whole Foods continues to operate at a level well above other grocery retailers.
  33. Apollo Hits A Home Run With Sprouts IPO

    August 6, 2013
    Alternative asset manager Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO) took Phoenix-based Sprouts Farmers Markets (Nasdaq:SFM) public ...
  34. First Trust Rolls Out Managed Futures Fund (FMF)

    August 5, 2013
    Amid the calm trading environment, several issuers beefed up their product lineups last week, including the launch of the ...
  35. Find A Home In The Frontier

    July 12, 2013
    For investors with a long term- possibly decades- timelines, adding a dose of frontier markets make sense. These emerging ...
  36. Celanese Hikes Product Prices - Analyst Blog

    July 3, 2013
    Chemical company Celanese Corporation announced that it will raise the price of its various products.
  37. Celanese Intros Qorus Sweetener System - Analyst Blog

    June 28, 2013
    Celanese food ingredient business Nutrinova recently introduced Qorus sweetener system.
  38. Balanced View on First Horizon - Analyst Blog

    June 25, 2013
    On Jun 24, 2013, we reiterated our Neutral recommendation on First Horizon primarily based on its improved credit quality ...
  39. Darden's California Fight A Huge Mistake

    June 24, 2013
    Darden CEO Clarence Otis is fighting California's passage of Assembly Bill 880, which prevents large companies from cutting ...
  40. Finding Growth At Value Prices

    June 12, 2013
    With the markets continuing to move in an upwards manner, finding bargain is becoming harder and harder to do. In an attempt ...
  41. MSCI Reclassification Puts Spotlight on These ETFs

    June 10, 2013
    Traders have had bigger fish to fry over the past few days, but a potentially noteworthy news event is slated for the after-market ...
  42. Walmart Boosts Shareholder Return - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    The board of Walmart has authorized the repurchase of $15 million worth of shares. This new buyback program will replace ...
  43. Femsa Is A Delicate Balance Between Growth Opportunities And ...

    June 5, 2013
    Femsa's stock got a little too popular, but the long-term prospects are very good.
  44. Sanderson Farms Riding Investor Enthusiasm For Protein

    May 30, 2013
    Even with weaker margins, investors have bid the #3 poultry producer to all-time highs.
  45. Strong Growth Can Help United Natural Foods Grow Into Its Multiple

    May 29, 2013
    United Natural Foods continues to grow at a double-digit rate, but the valuation is already rich.
  46. The Fresh Market Facing Its First Real Challenge

    May 29, 2013
    If The Fresh Market can reignite its comp-store growth, momentum investors should return.
  47. Whole Foods Back On Pace

    May 8, 2013
    Whole Foods carries rich multiples, but the growth seems to justify it
  48. In A Growth-Starved Sector, Becton Dickinson Rules

    May 3, 2013
    Becton Dickinson is a great business, but investors seem to be too willing to overpay for today's relatively stronger growth. ...
  49. Fairway Group Gets The Green

    April 18, 2013
    Grocery store chain Fairway Group (Nasdaq:FWM) sold 16.7 million shares at $13 in its IPO debut April 16. In its first day ...
  50. Whole Foods Disappoints, Comes A Little Closer To Value

    February 15, 2013
    Despite another disappointing quarter, Whole Foods has the potential to produce double-digit revenue growth for the next ...
  51. Ultimate Guide To FM

    January 22, 2013
    Emerging markets have long been popular investment destinations, as these countries generally offer considerably greater ...
  52. Walmart Joins Health Care Program - Analyst Blog

    January 14, 2013
    Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) has announced its decision to join the Arkansas Payment Improvement Initiative (APII) ...
  53. Coca-Cola HBC S.A and Other Consumer/Non-Cyclical Stocks Making ...

    December 31, 2012
    Currently, the Nasdaq has climbed 0.6%, the S&P 500 has increased 0.2% and the Dow has been relatively flat. The Consumer/Non-Cyclical ...
  54. Mondelez International Among Consumer/Non-Cyclical's Biggest ...

    December 10, 2012
    The market has been doing well after the morning's trading. The Nasdaq has risen 0.6%; the S&P 500 is up 0.2%; and the ...
  55. Foreign-Owned American Companies

    December 10, 2012
    Buying American, or investing in American companies, is not as easy as it once was, especially when American companies aren't ...
  56. Big Valuation/Small Miss Wrong Combo For The Fresh Market

    November 29, 2012
    The Fresh Market trips over its own valuation.
  57. Nasdaq Stocks, Including Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Making ...

    November 28, 2012
    The Nasdaq has remained steady, the S&P 500 is up 0.1% and the Dow has increased 0.2% so far today. Most stocks on the ...
  58. Earnings Preview: Kroger - Analyst Blog

    November 26, 2012
    The Kroger Company (KR), one of the largest grocery retailers and an S&P 500 company, is slated to report its first-quarter ...
  59. Will Baxter Go For Gambro?

    November 26, 2012
    Baxter may be about to conclude its long pursuit of Gambro
  60. Herbalife and Other Big Movers In Consumer/Non-Cyclical on November ...

    November 21, 2012
    Currently, the Nasdaq has been relatively flat, the S&P 500 has climbed 0.1% and the Dow has increased 0.2%. The biggest ...
  61. Whole Foods Market Fourth Quarter Earnings Preview

    November 2, 2012
    Whole Foods Market (Nasdaq:WFM) will release its fourth quarter results on Wednesday, November 7, 2012. Analysts are expecting ...
  62. Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co and Other Big Movers In Healthcare ...

    November 1, 2012
    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 ...
  63. Semiconductors Stocks, Including ARM Holdings plc, Making Big ...

    October 24, 2012
    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 ...
  64. Everything You Need To Know About Frontier ETFs

    September 26, 2012
    With the ETF industry expanding at its rapid pace, issuers have gradually began venturing into more unconventional markets ...
  65. iShares Debuts Frontier Markets ETF (FM)

    September 17, 2012
    iShares added to its lineup of more than 200 exchange-traded products last week with the launch of its first fund targeting ...
  66. iShares Launches Frontier Markets ETF (FM) - ETF News And Commentary

    September 14, 2012
    iShares, the San Francisco-based ETF giant, is looking to expand its lead in the foreign fund space with the launch of its ...
  67. United Natural Foods Has To Spend Money To Make Money

    September 13, 2012
    United Natural is gaining share, but likely needs to add capacity.
  68. Stocks with Increasing Sales and Profit Margins - Screen of the ...

    September 11, 2012
    This week I want to focus on Sales Growth and Profit Margins. While everybody understands sales, margins might bring up a ...
  69. Kroger Has The Quality, But Value Is Less Certain

    September 10, 2012
    Kroger's low margins impair its long-term value.
  70. ETFs For Consistent Dividend Payers

    August 28, 2012
    The global economic slowdown has certainly affected how investors choose to allocate their assets, as many sectors of the ...
  71. New Short Sale Guidelines from GSEs - Analyst Blog

    August 23, 2012
    Homeowners of underwater properties have a reason to rejoice thanks to the introduction of new guidelines from the two government-sponsored ...
  72. FDIC Files Lawsuit Related to MBS - Analyst Blog

    August 13, 2012
    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) has filed a lawsuit against major banks over the alleged sale of $388 million ...
  73. Sysco and Other Big Movers In Services

    August 13, 2012
    The market has been slipping so far today. The Nasdaq has fallen 0.3%; the S&P 500 has fallen 0.4%; and the Dow has declined ...
  74. SXC Health Solutions Corp. (USA) Among the Nasdaq's Biggest Movers

    August 13, 2012
    The market is having a bad day so far: the Nasdaq is trading down 0.3%; the S&P 500 has declined 0.4%; and the Dow has ...
  75. Scottrade Abandons ETF Lineup, Closing FocusShares - ETF News ...

    August 8, 2012
    Although as a whole the ETF industry is growing by leaps and bounds, a number of issuers are seeing some trouble in terms ...
  76. Whole Foods Market Third Quarter Earnings

    July 25, 2012
    Whole Foods Market (Nasdaq:WFM) announced its results for the most recent quarter on July 25, 2012. Whole Foods Market owns ...
  77. Big Movers on the Semiconductors Sector Today, Including INVN

    July 25, 2012
    So far today, the Nasdaq has fallen 0.8%, the S&P 500 is down 0.2% and the Dow is trading up 0.4%. The Semiconductors ...
  78. Big Movers on the Services Sector Today

    July 11, 2012
    The market is having a bad day so far: the Nasdaq has slipped 0.2%; the S&P 500 is down 0.3%; and the Dow is trading ...
  79. FEMSA Stays Neutral - Analyst Blog

    July 5, 2012
    We have maintained our long-term Neutral recommendation on Fomento Economico Mexicano S.A. (FMX) or FEMSA with a target price ...
  80. Constellation Makes A Big Bet On The U.S. Beer Business

    July 4, 2012
    Constellation's $1.85 billion acquisition of Grupo Modelo's 50% interest in Crown Imports indicates a big commitment to the ...
  81. Consumer/Non-Cyclical Stocks Making Big Moves on June 28, 2012

    June 28, 2012
    On a bad day for the market, the Nasdaq has fallen 1.5%, the S&P 500 is down 0.9% and the Dow has declined 1%. The Consumer/Non-Cyclical ...
  82. Lithium May Be The Next Big Trend

    June 27, 2012
    The first-ever lithium ETF began trading in 2010 to much fanfare. The ETF has opened the door to new investment options for ...
  83. Biggest Consumer/Non-Cyclical Sector Movers for June 27, 2012

    June 27, 2012
    The market is doing well so far today. The Nasdaq is trading up 0.7%; the S&P 500 is up 0.7%; and the Dow has increased ...
  84. FMC Adds Phytone to Portfolio - Analyst Blog

    June 15, 2012
    Given the rising demand for natural colors in most food and personal care products, FMC Corp. (FMC) has acquired U.K-based ...
  85. Can You Bank on Regional Banks? - Zacks Industry Rank Analysis

    June 2, 2012
    Don't Overlook the Local Banks J.P. Morgan's (JPM) recent $2 billion-and-counting trading loss should justifiably make you ...
  86. The Fresh Market Needs To Be Whole Foods 2.0

    June 1, 2012
    The Fresh Market is posting great growth, as revenue rose nearly 23% this quarter and comp-store sales rose more than 8%, ...
  87. Caution On Sanderson Farms Isn't Being Chicken

    May 31, 2012
    While Sanderson's expected recovery in chicken margins seems to be materializing, the valuation is higher and the stock is ...
  88. Avago Still Looking Like A Solid GARP Idea

    May 25, 2012
    Avago is executing well and the shares don't fully reflect it.
  89. Time To Cash In After Whole Foods Stock Sale

    May 15, 2012
    Whole Foods remains an excellent company with a phenomenal future ahead of it.
  90. RF Micro and SLAB Team Up - Analyst Blog

    May 8, 2012
    Earlier this week, RF Micro Devices, Inc. (RFMD) announced its decision to come together with Silicon Laboratories, Inc. ...
  91. 4 Stocks for Health Food Fans

    April 27, 2012
    Organic and natural foods aren't just for hippies and nutrition fanatics anymore. As healthy eating goes mainstream, several ...
  92. Amazon's Earnings Don't Justify Price

    April 27, 2012
    Amazon will have to continue delivering the goods, but more importantly, start showing improving profitability margins. Otherwise, ...
  93. 12 Stocks Riding Today's Power Trends

    April 18, 2012
    Track the intersection of demographics, economics, and psychographics to follow global changes, advises Chris Versace, editor ...
  94. When Are Rates Going Up?

    April 17, 2012
    So far, the annual inflation rate has stayed near the Fed's goal of 2%.
  95. Femsa Keeps Chugging Along

    April 17, 2012
    This past year was another good one for the producer of Coca-Cola and operator of OXXO convenience stores. Up 35.6% in the ...
  96. Nokia Knocked Down Again

    April 13, 2012
    Nokia warned the Street on Wednesday that its financial results for the first and second quarters were going to be dismal. ...
  97. Potential Short Squeeze Candidates

    April 9, 2012
    There are a large number of stocks that trade with high short positions even as the market is at highs. Here are four stocks ...
  98. Emerging Market Consumers

    February 22, 2012
    The growth prospects are strong for emerging market countries, which should boost the value of these stocks and ETFs.
  99. Is Lithium The Next Big Trend?

    February 16, 2012
    The first-ever lithium ETF began trading in 2010 to much fanfare. The ETF has opened the door to new investment options for ...
  100. 3 Ways To Play Your Thirst For Heineken

    January 25, 2012
    Heineken's continued push into emerging markets makes it an attractive long-term buy.
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