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  1. Should You Bet on a Chemical Industry Recovery? - Industry Outlook

    December 16, 2014
    Should You Bet on a Chemical Industry Recovery? - Industry Outlook
  2. Arthur J. Gallagher Acquires O'Gorman & Young and Affiliate - ...

    December 16, 2014
    Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG) announced the acquisition of O'Gorman & Young, Incorporated, along with its affiliate ...
  3. Willis (WSH) Strengthens Irish Base with IFG Group Buyout - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Willis Ireland, part of Willis Group Holdings plc (WSH), announced that it has completed the acquisition of a range of Irish ...
  4. 5 Top-Ranked Large Cap Growth Mutual Funds to Bet On - Mutual ...

    December 16, 2014
    Below we will share with you 5 top rated large cap growth mutual funds. Each has earned a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) as we ...
  5. The Sherwin-Williams Company (SHW): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    December 16, 2014
    We are retaining our Outperform recommendation on Sherwin-Williams. Adjusted earnings for the third quarter topped the Zacks ...
  6. Will MedTech Gain from Republican Promises? - Industry Outlook

    December 4, 2014
    Will MedTech Gain from Republican Promises? - Industry Outlook
  7. Will the ECB Finally Deliver? - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 4, 2014
    The ECB's version of quantitative easing thus far has been way too light relative to what the U.S. Fed and Bank of Japan ...
  8. Bumpy Road Ahead for U.S. Banks: Stay Away? - Industry Outlook

    December 3, 2014
    Bumpy Road Ahead for U.S. Banks: Stay Away? - Industry Outlook
  9. Tech Stocks Underperform Following Apple's Flash Crash, Holiday ...

    December 1, 2014
    U.S. stocks were mostly lower on Monday as the holiday shopping season may have disappointed some. The National Retail Federation ...
  10. Pharma Industry Outlook: M&A, Licensing Abound - Industry Outlook

    November 18, 2014
    Pharma Industry Outlook: M&A, Licensing Abound - Industry Outlook
  11. 7 Signs You Own A Terrible Investment

    October 2, 2014
    It's hard to see how an all-American company that's been in business for nearly a century could have fallen so far. I'm not ...
  12. Global Tensions and Fear - Ahead of Wall Street

    September 23, 2014
    The start of an expanded air campaign in the Iraq-Syria theater and weak data out of Europe provide the unsettling backdrop ...
  13. Run Your Portfolio Like A Hedge Fund Manager

    September 11, 2014
    As I was perusing my morning news feed, I came across an appalling amount of headlines about the ever-dreaded 'correction.' ...
  14. In Telecom, Wireless Still the Key - Industry Outlook

    September 11, 2014
    In Telecom, Wireless Still the Key - Industry Outlook
  15. U.S. Insurers Still Struggling: Time to Rethink Regulation? - ...

    September 5, 2014
    U.S. Insurers Still Struggling: Time to Rethink Regulation? - Industry Outlook
  16. 4 Kraft Divisions Ripe For Spinoff (And Some Possible Suitors)

    August 29, 2014
    BMO Capital analyst Kenneth Zaslow published a note last week suggesting Kraft (NYSE: KRFT) should consider spinning off ...
  17. Chemical Industry Recovery Stays the Course - Industry Outlook

    August 12, 2014
    Chemical Industry Recovery Stays the Course - Industry Outlook
  18. Barron's Recap: Quarterly Report On Mutual Funds

    July 6, 2014
    This weekend in Barron's online: the quarterly report on mutual funds, as well as the prospects for Dish Network, Realogy ...
  19. e-Commerce Stocks on Which to Click (pt. 1) - Industry Outlook

    July 1, 2014
    e-Commerce Stocks on Which to Click (pt. 1) - Industry Outlook
  20. #PreMarket Primer: Tuesday, July 1: Poroshenko To End The Ceasefire ...

    July 1, 2014
    Despite growing pressure from the West and at home to extend the one week ceasefire, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ...
  21. Did Tyson Really Win The Hillshire Takeover Battle?

    June 16, 2014
    With the merger and acquisition market really heating up as of late, the Street has been sending mixed signals to the shareholders ...
  22. Can Consumer Staples Rebound? - Industry Outlook

    June 10, 2014
    Can Consumer Staples Rebound? - Industry Outlook
  23. What Will Businesses Spend On? - Ahead of Wall Street

    May 27, 2014
    Pilgrim Pride (PPC) is now acquiring Hillshire (HSH) for roughly $5.5B following Hillshire's plans to buy out Pinnacle Foods ...
  24. Near Term Mixed, Longer Term Still OK - Ahead of Wall Street

    May 22, 2014
    Pre-open sentiment is modestly positive, pertly thanks to China. Guidance from Best Buy (BBY) and Sears (SHLD) was weaker, ...
  25. Telecom Calling on New Technology - Industry Outlook

    May 14, 2014
    Telecom Calling on New Technology - Industry Outlook
  26. Insurance Stocks Running Out of Steam - Industry Outlook

    May 8, 2014
    Insurance Stocks Running Out of Steam - Industry Outlook
  27. Bear of the Day: RadioShack (RSH) - Bear of the Day

    April 22, 2014
    Bear of the Day: RadioShack (RSH) - Bear of the Day
  28. Bear of the Day: RadioShack (RSH) - Bear of the Day

    April 22, 2014
    Bear of the Day: RadioShack (RSH) - Bear of the Day
  29. Sears And Others Insiders Have Been Buying

    April 20, 2014
    Both Sears Holdings and Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores have seen insider buying lately. So have Aircastle and Opko Health, ...
  30. This Unloved Stock Could Pay A 14% 'Dividend' In 4 Weeks

    April 16, 2014
    RadioShack's (NYSE: RSH) brand may be recognizable, but the same cannot be said for its stock. Shares of the once-popular ...
  31. U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Apr 2014 - Industry Outlook

    April 8, 2014
    U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Apr 2014 - Industry Outlook
  32. The recent groundbreaking deal between the Walt Disney cable network and the satellite TV provider Dish Network could lead to substantial changes in the way we watch television, and it could happen sooner than we think.

    Disney And Dish Look To Go "Over The Top" On Cable Providers

    April 3, 2014
    The recent groundbreaking deal between the Walt Disney cable network and the satellite TV provider Dish Network could lead ...
  33. While the specter of rising interest rates have been haunting the markets for years now, it seems that fear is finally coming true.

    The Time For Short Duration Bonds Is Now

    March 31, 2014
    While the specter of rising interest rates have been haunting the markets for years now, it seems that fear is finally coming ...
  34. 6 Energy Stocks With Heavy Insider Buying

    March 28, 2014
    Everywhere you turn these days, you'll read another story about a massive wave of insider selling taking place. For example, ...
  35. After taking its lumps during the Great Recession, the former PIIG’S nations may just be transformed back into the

    The Celtic Tiger Roars Once Again

    March 21, 2014
    Everyone is Irish on St. Paddy’s Day. However, investors may want to keep that going with regards to their portfolios. After ...
  36. After a torrid run, the stock market may finally be seeing some cracks. Recent data as well various global political events have taken much of the bull’s energy away. That means it’s time for investors to consider adding a hedge and get defensive.

    How To Get Ready For The Next Bear Market

    March 21, 2014
    After a torrid run, the stock market may finally be seeing some cracks. Recent data as well various global political events ...
  37. 3 Ways To Profit From The Inevitable Sell-Off

    March 19, 2014
    As you may have noticed, the stock market has sent investors on quite a ride already this year. #-ad_banner-#The market lost ...
  38. Foreign Banks Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook

    February 21, 2014
    Foreign Banks Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook
  39. Are Short Sellers Wrong About These 3 Stocks?

    February 13, 2014
    Professional short sellers often like to work alone -- at least until they've built a sizable short position in a stock. ...
  40. 13 Stock Buyback Kings: Should You Buy Them?

    February 12, 2014
    Over the past few years, I've been conducting quarterly reviews of companies that are aggressive repurchasers of their ...
  41. The One Department Store Stock You Can Trust

    January 27, 2014
    Now that the busy holiday shopping season is behind us, it's time to look at which department store retailers are set ...
  42. Protect Your MLP Profits From The Tax Man -- Here's How

    January 27, 2014
    Over the past decade, we've spent a considerable amount of time researching master limited partnerships (MLPs). They've ...
  43. A major election win could finally be the spark that will send Indian equities higher and up their potential. For investors, the time could be right to be on the merging market nation.

    Election News Is A Huge Positive For Indian Equities

    December 24, 2013
    After a few years of disappointment, change may be coming to India. A major election win could finally be the spark that ...
  44. With a new year approaching, things may be turning around for Asia’s dominant economic force.

    Load Up On Chinese Stocks For 2014

    December 16, 2013
    China hasn’t exactly lived up to its promise over the past few years. However, recent economic data is pointing in the right ...
  45. The Fed’s impending actions with regards to its QE program can cause some unpleasant side effects for fixed income seekers.

    Three Ways To Play Bonds In 2014

    December 12, 2013
    The New Year promises one certainty in the bond market and that’s the Fed will finally begin its taper and end its bond-buying ...
  46. The Most Successful New ETFs of 2013

    December 10, 2013
    The big story for 2013 has been the relentless bull market that has pushed markets to continually hit new highs. The positive ...
  47. Pharma & Biotech Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook

    December 3, 2013
    Pharma & Biotech Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook
  48. Inside the Harvest CSI 300 China A-Shares Fund (ASHR): A Better ...

    November 14, 2013
    Investors continue to embrace exchange-traded funds as the preferred means of tapping into emerging markets due to their ...
  49. 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 ...
  50. Bear of the Day: QlikTech (QLIK) - Bear of the Day

    November 1, 2013
    Bear of the Day: QlikTech (QLIK) - Bear of the Day
  51. WisdomTree Adds To Currency Hedged Lineup; iShares Launches New ...

    October 18, 2013
    Looming uncertainties on Wall Street were finally eased on Wednesday, after Washington announced that it has come to a short-term ...
  52. For investors, hotel REITs could be some of the best real estate plays going into 2014. We'll take a look at a few of the top names.

    At Long Last, The Hotel Market Shows Signs Of Life

    October 16, 2013
    The hotel operators are finally breathing a sigh of relief as several key metrics are now showing positive growth for the ...
  53. Barnes & Noble, J.C. Penney See Short Interest Rise (BKS, JCP, ...

    October 13, 2013
    The back-to-school shopping season was underwhelming, and economic confidence is plummeting ahead of the holiday shopping ...
  54. Wal-Mart CEO pledges to spend $50 billion more on buying American over the next decade.

    Wal-Mart Is Helping U.S. Manufacturers By Helping Itself

    October 9, 2013
    Wal-Mart Stores has pledged to spend $50 billion more on buying American over the next decade.
  55. A low interest rate environment for a very very long time.

    Low Interest Rates May Remain In Place For Decades

    October 8, 2013
    According to Bond King Bill Gross, investors may be in for a low interest rate environment for a very very long time. Point ...
  56. Wild Short Interest Swings In Barnes & Noble and Rite Aid (BKS, ...

    September 12, 2013
    Overall, the short interest moves in troubled retail companies were mixed again during the latter weeks of August. However, ...
  57. A Little-Known Indicator Says We're Headed For A Pullback

    September 9, 2013
    Last week's gains in the stock market highlight the increasing bullishness of traders. But one little-known indicator ...
  58. Has The Street Finally Overshot Brown Shoe?

    August 27, 2013
    Brown Shoe had a decent quarter, but Wall Street wants more
  59. Watch For This Signal Of A Significant Reversal

    August 26, 2013
    Classic chart analysis pinpointed last week's market reversal. This week, the chart says we should see a trend develop.SPDR ...
  60. This Legendary Retailer Might Be The Worst Investment You Can ...

    August 23, 2013
    The business of retailing is quite simple. You have a large base of fixed costs tied up in real estate, inventory and personnel, ...
  61. Waiting For Hormel To Get Cheaper Isn't Getting Any Easier

    August 22, 2013
    Even with margin underperformance, the Street is staying in Hormel's corner
  62. Are The Shippers Now A Buy?

    August 15, 2013
    Investors looking for values among the beaten down market may want to give the shippers a go. Several bullish catalysts are ...
  63. Can Sanofi Investors Just Blame It On Rio?

    August 6, 2013
    Can Sanofi Investors Just Blame It On Rio? By Stephen D. Simpson, CFA Sanofi (NYSE: SNY) was supposed to be a relatively ...
  64. Earnings Expectations For The Week Of August 5

    August 4, 2013
    The earnings season is beginning to wind down, and much of the focus this week will turn to central bank meetings and economic ...
  65. Bally Shuffles Its Deck

    July 17, 2013
    Bally Technologies announced July 16 that it was buying its competitor--SHFL Entertainment--for $1.3 billion. On paper, the ...
  66. Absent Higher Rates, Comerica Has Probably Gone Far Enough

    July 16, 2013
    Comerica's sluggish growth isn't unusual, but the value argument seems harder to make today.
  67. Infosys Hints At What It Can Do

    July 12, 2013
    A surprisingly strong quarter from Infosys may be only a glimpse of things to come.
  68. Valmont Upped to Outperform - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    We have upgraded Valmont Industries to Outperform.
  69. Sprint, SoftBank Finally Unite - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2013
    Sprint Nextel and Japanese telecom company SoftBank have finally announced the successful completion of their merger.
  70. Wet Seal Upped to Strong Buy - Analyst Blog

    July 5, 2013
    On Jul 2, 2013, Zacks Investment Research upgraded The Wet Seal Inc. to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy)
  71. Will Microsoft Lure Cable Giants to Xbox One Before PlayStation ...

    July 3, 2013
    When consumers look at the $200 starting price of Xbox 360, they may ask themselves, "What am I paying for?"The answer to ...
  72. Weak Consulting Stings Accenture, But The Valuation Is Interesting

    June 28, 2013
    A softening IT spending environment is a real challenge, but Accenture's long-term value looks intriguing.
  73. Money Market ETFs Battle For Inflows: SHV vs. MINT

    June 26, 2013
    While the majority of exchange-traded products are used for long-term investments that can potentially pay off big over time, ...
  74. Ericsson, Swisscom Partner for 4G/LTE - Analyst Blog

    June 24, 2013
    Swisscom has recently partnered with Ericsson to provide 4G/LTE roaming services to countries in Asia and America
  75. AK Steel Prices $30Million Senior Notes - Analyst Blog

    June 24, 2013
    AK Steel Holding Corporation's unit has announced the pricing of a private senior notes offering worth $30 million.
  76. The SoftBank-Sprint-Clearwire-Dish Network Game Of Musical Chairs ...

    June 21, 2013
    It looks like the wrangling for Sprint and Clearwire is over, with Dish Network once again left out.
  77. Cytec Selected for LEAP-1 Program - Analyst Blog

    June 21, 2013
    Cytec has been selected as advanced materials supplier for LEAP-1 engine program.
  78. Brown & Brown Upgraded to Strong Buy - Analyst Blog

    June 19, 2013
    On Jun 18, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Brown & Brown to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).
  79. Dow's JV Finances Sadara Project - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2013
    Dow Chemical announced that Sadara Chemical Company, its joint venture with Saudi Arabian Oil Company, has secured main financing ...
  80. The Bullish Trend For Muni Bonds

    June 14, 2013
    For investors looking for tax-free income, the municipal bond sector continues to get stronger. It seems that states have ...
  81. Air Products Launches Hydrogen Fuel Dispenser - Analyst Blog

    June 12, 2013
    Air Products and Chemicals Inc. has introduced its advanced consumer-friendly retail hydrogen fuel dispenser.
  82. Insourcing: A Silver Lining Ahead? - Analyst Blog

    June 12, 2013
    If statistics indeed are reliable yardsticks to gauge the performance of the U.S. economy, a startling data is sure to catch ...
  83. Costco's Third Quarter Is A Mixed Assortment

    May 30, 2013
    Although Costco's earnings in the third quarter were up 20%, its revenues missed analyst expectations. The warehouse club ...
  84. Sears' Losses Widen In Q1 - Time To Merge With JC Penney?

    May 27, 2013
    Sears Holdings delivered another brutal quarter May 23. CEO and majority owner Edward Lampert has his hands full trying to ...
  85. Lowe's Had Better Start Improving

    May 22, 2013
    Lowe's is lagging Home Depot to an extent that just the weather can't explain
  86. Five ETFs To Cash In On Japan’s Rise

    May 15, 2013
    With the election of Shinzo Abe and birth of “Abenomics”, things are looking up for Japan's exporting dependent nation. For ...
  87. Waiting For Housing To Recover, Valspar's Recovery Already Arrived

    May 15, 2013
    Valspar's market share and performance suggest the stock has recovered far enough.
  88. Claire's: Should You Accessorize With Its IPO?

    May 13, 2013
    Apollo Global Management is taking accessories retailer Claire's public. Should you get in on this IPO? I'll take a look.
  89. For Casino Stocks- Macau Is Still Where It’s At

    May 7, 2013
    China’s growing consumer class isn’t just spending their hard earned money of fast food, TVs and designer handbags. It seems ...
  90. Comerica Looks Like A Slow-Coiling Spring

    April 16, 2013
    With interest rates so low, loan demand pretty sluggish, and regulations chewing into once-lucrative sources of income, most ...
  91. U.S. Bancorp Is Strong But Needs Growth

    April 16, 2013
    As is the case at other regional/super-regional banks like Wells Fargo, U.S. Bancorp looks undervalued today provided you're ...
  92. Infosys Struggling To Make The Changes

    April 15, 2013
    The unsatisfying results that Infosys has reported recently, combined with pretty non-specific guidance, has created a pretty ...
  93. Will Japan Be A Ray Of Sunshine For The Solar Industry?

    April 9, 2013
    There may be a ray of sunshine for the beleaguered sector. Japan’s search for alternatives to nuclear energy has helped boost ...
  94. RPM's Performance Isn't Perfect, But Continues To Generate Cash ...

    April 5, 2013
    RPM's performance was okay, but the valuation seems to be ahead of the stock.
  95. The Top 5 Bear-Market ETFs

    February 11, 2013
    Bearish investors have the opportunity to gain from betting against a market rise, and the following ETFs can help them do ...
  96. hhgregg Guarantees Lowest Prices - Analyst Blog

    February 7, 2013
    Appliance and electronics retailer hhgregg, Inc (HGG) has launched a Price Match Guarantee policy where the company guarantees ...
  97. Reshoring Bringing Back Jobs to USA - Analyst Blog

    February 4, 2013
    The 'offshoring' movement had a profound deleterious effect on the U.S. job market. Entire industries such as electronics, ...
  98. Nike Maintained at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    January 24, 2013
    We have retained our Neutral stance on Nike Inc. (NKE), as we remain impressed by its quarterly performances, robust future ...
  99. Steady As She Goes Is Fine For U.S. Bancorp

    January 21, 2013
    U.S. Bancorp remains underappreciated for its superior quality.
  100. Quality, But Not Much Growth Or Value At Commerce Bancshares

    January 18, 2013
    Commerce is doing okay in an increasingly difficult environment.
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