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  1. Flowserve Corporation (FLS): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    December 19, 2014
    We are upgrading our recommendation on Flowserve to Neutral from Underperform following the company's SIHI acquisition in ...
  2. Varian Medical Systems Inc. (VAR): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    December 19, 2014
    Varian ended fiscal 2014 on a disappointing note. Both earnings per share (EPS) and revenues missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate
  3. DIRECTV (DTV): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity Research ...

    December 19, 2014
    DIRECTV reported strong financial results for the third quarter of 2014 whereby both the top and the bottom line surpassed ...
  4. Zumiez Inc. (ZUMZ): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity Research ...

    December 19, 2014
    Zumiez posted solid results for third-quarter fiscal 2014, wherein top and bottom line beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate. ...
  5. Apogee Enterprises, Inc. (APOG): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    December 19, 2014
    Apogee's third-quarter fiscal 2015 earnings improved an impressive 42% year over year to $0.47 per share. Total revenue also ...
  6. Standard Motor Products Inc. (SMP): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    December 19, 2014
    Standard Motor reported a 6.3% drop in adjusted earnings per share to $0.74 in the third quarter of 2014. Earnings also missed ...
  7. JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (JAKK): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    December 19, 2014
    JAKKS Pacific's third-quarter earnings of $1.03 per share beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 2%, primarily due to better-than-expected ...
  8. Will Defense be Hit by Weak Economies of Allied Nations? - Industry ...

    December 18, 2014
    Will Defense be Hit by Weak Economies of Allied Nations? - Industry Outlook
  9. Defense Majors Step Up Foreign Sales to Weather Sequester - Industry ...

    December 18, 2014
    Defense Majors Step Up Foreign Sales to Weather Sequester - Industry Outlook
  10. Bear of the Day: Yandex (YNDX) - Bear of the Day

    December 18, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Yandex (YNDX) - Bear of the Day
  11. Bull of the Day: Seattle Genetics (SGEN) - Bull of the Day

    December 18, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Seattle Genetics (SGEN) - Bull of the Day
  12. Will DTE Energy Prosper from Economic Revival in Michigan? - ...

    December 18, 2014
    On Dec 12, 2014, we issued an updated research report on DTE Energy Company (DTE).
  13. Raytheon in $344M-FMS Deal for Logistics Support to Canada - ...

    December 18, 2014
    Raytheon Co. (RTN) won a $344.3 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for rendering support services for the Command and ...
  14. TASER Body Cameras to be Used Widely by LA Police Force - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    TASER International (TASR) said that the Los Angeles Police Department will purchase 860 AXON body-worn video cameras and ...
  15. Pfizer's Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Drug in Phase II - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Pfizer (PFE) has moved its experimental Duchenne muscular dystrophy treatment into a phase II study.
  16. KB Home (KBH) Opens Design Studio in Centennial, Denver - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    KB Home (KBH) recently unveiled a KB Home Design Studio in Centennial, Denver, CO.
  17. Lumber Liquidators (LL) Down to Strong Sell on Dismal Q3 - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    On Dec 16, 2014, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Lumber Liquidators (LL), to a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell).
  18. Francesca's Slips to Strong Sell on Poor Q3 & FY Outlook Cut ...

    December 18, 2014
    Zacks Investment Research downgraded Francesca's Holdings Corp. (FRAN) to a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell) on Dec 16 after the ...
  19. Tesla (TSLA) Down on Target Price Cut by Morgan Stanley - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Share price of Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA) declined after Morgan Stanley (MS) decreased the sales outlook and cut the target ...
  20. Apollo Global (APO) Invests $570M in Leighton's Services Arm ...

    December 18, 2014
    Apollo Global Management, LLC (APO) is set to buy half of the services arm of Australia's biggest builder, Leighton Holdings ...
  21. XL Group in Talks to Buy Catlin, Increases Alternative Capital ...

    December 18, 2014
    XL Group plc (XL) is in talk with Catlin Group Ltd. (CGL.L) to acquire the latter and form a combined entity.
  22. Halozyme Up on Collaboration and Licensing Deal with J&J - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Shares of Halozyme (HALO) jumped after announcing a worldwide collaboration and license agreement with Johnson & Johnson ...
  23. JPMorgan Expands in Asia, Buys Aviva's Real Estate Business - ...

    December 18, 2014
    JPMorgan (JPM) expands into the Asia Pacific area by purchasing a property platform in Australia, Japan and Singapore. The ...
  24. JLL to Offer Integrated Real Estate Solutions to Spanish BBVA ...

    December 18, 2014
    JLL (JLL) has been appointed by BBVA to provide integrated real estate services.
  25. Celanese (CE) to Increase Price of Acetic Anhydride - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Celanese (CE) has decided to hike the prices of list and off-list selling prices for acetic anhydride.
  26. NPS Pharmaceuticals and Shire Up on Takeover Rumors - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    A report from Bloomberg indicated that the Shire is considering a potential acquisition of the NPS Pharma.
  27. Discover Financial Inorganic Growth Solid, Cost Woes Linger - ...

    December 18, 2014
    On Dec 18, 2014, we issued an updated research report on Discover Financial Services (DFS).
  28. Healthways-TAL to Improve Well-Being Solutions in Australia - ...

    December 18, 2014
    Healthways Inc. (HWAY) recently entered into a partnership with Australia's specialty life insurer TAL to jointly provide ...
  29. Health Net Reveals 2015 Guidance, Ups Buyback Program - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Health Net, Inc. (HNT) recently disclosed its preliminary estimates for full-year 2015.
  30. Inogen (INGN) Now a Strong Buy on Positive 2015 Outlook - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    On Dec 18, 2014, Zacks Investment Research upgraded home care oxygen therapy provider Inogen Inc (INGN) to a Zacks Rank #1 ...
  31. Visa's Sturdy Capital Signals Growth, Regulations a Risk - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    We issued an updated research report on Visa Inc. (V), citing the opportunities and challenges that the company.
  32. MedAssets to Boost Advisory Solutions with New Offering - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Provider of technology-enabled products and services for hospitals, MedAssets, Inc. (MDAS), recently announced that the company's ...
  33. UnitedHealth: Benefitting from Diversified Portfolio - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    UnitedHealth (UNH) is one of the biggest and most-diversified health insurers in the U.S.
  34. UBS' Appeal Against $1.4B Bail Rejected by French Court - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    After losing an initial appeal against $1.4 billion bail payment in a French tax-evasion probe in September, theUBS AG's ...
  35. How is the Santa Claus Rally Doing? - Video Blog

    December 18, 2014
    With Oil and Russia, Is Santa Still Coming?
  36. Emergent BioSolutions Buys EV-035 Series from Evolva - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Emergent BioSolutions Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement with Evolva Holding for acquiring the latter's ...
  37. Integrys Energy JV amp Trillium Opens CNG station in Ohio - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Integrys Energy Group's (TEG) joint venture amp Trillium, LLC, opened a public access compressed natural gas station in Canton, ...
  38. Herbalife Hits 52-Week Low on Ackman's Fresh Accusations - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Shares of Herbalife Ltd (HLF) hit a 52-week low of $35.45 on Dec 17 after activist investor William Bill Ackman stated that ...
  39. BofA, U.S. Bancorp Sued by NCUA over Sale of Risky RMBS - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    NCUA has sued BofA and U.S. Bancorp for recovering losses on $5.8 billion worth of RMBS sold to five corporate credit unions.
  40. SanDisk's Strategic Initiatives to Drive Long-Term Growth - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    On Dec 12, 2014, we issued an updated research report on SanDisk Corporation (SNDK).
  41. Google Ventures-Backed Startup Wants To Change The Way You Trade

    December 18, 2014
    Robin Hood stole from the rich and gave to the poor, but Robinhood (a new Fintech startup) wants to give investors the ability ...
  42. China Solar Stocks Hit by New Tariffs & Sinking Oil Prices - ...

    December 18, 2014
    Washington is planning to impose new import duties on solar panels and other related products from China and Taiwan. Chinese ...
  43. Copa Airlines November Traffic Up on Operational Strength - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Copa Holdings SA's (CPA) business arm ??? Copa Airlines ??? posted a significant rise in air traffic in the month of November. ...
  44. Telecom Stock Roundup: FCC Slaps Cramming Charges on Sprint, ...

    December 18, 2014
    Last week has been pretty eventful for the telecom industry as pricing competition intensified.
  45. Guess? Dips to a 52-Week Low on Soft Q3 and FY View Cut - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Shares of Guess?, Inc. (GES) hit a 52-week low of $19.69 after reporting disappointing third-quarter fiscal 2015 results ...
  46. Eastman to Expand Longview Texanol Ester Alcohol Facility - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Eastman Chemical (EMN) announces expansion at its Texanol ester alcohol manufacturing facility in Longview.
  47. AngioDynamics (ANGO) Hits 52-Week High on Positive View - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Shares of AngioDynamics Inc (ANGO) reached a 52-week high of $19.20 on Dec 17, 2014.
  48. Black Hills Unit Gets KCC Approval to Hike Rates, Shares Up - ...

    December 18, 2014
    Black Hills Energy, a unit of Black Hills Corporation (BKH), has received a rate case approval from the Kansas Corporation ...
  49. Auto Stock Roundup: Ford Launches SYNC 3, Honda Announces Fresh ...

    December 18, 2014
    The launch of Ford's (F) SYNC 3 communications and entertainment system, and General Motors' (GM) decision to invest $5 billion ...
  50. UCB's Kremers Urban Sale Deal Lapses, Divestiture Plan On - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    UCB (UCBJF), Advent International and Avista Capital Partners announced their decision to mutually terminate their deal for ...
  51. Moneygram Makes Money Transfers to India Easy with NEFT - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Moneygram International Inc. (MGI), declared that during the National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) network processing ...
  52. Marsh & McLennan Expands in Chile with Denarius Buyout - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc.'s (MMC) unit Mercer, announced the acquisition of Chile-based Denarius.
  53. SunPower and Sunverge to Offer Solar Storage Solutions - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    SunPower(SPWR) to team up with Sunverge Energy, Inc. to provide fully integrated solar power systems and SIS energy storage ...
  54. Bruker Unveils bioAFM System for High Resolution Imaging - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Bruker's (BRKR) BioScope Resolve provides real-time correlation of atomic force microscopy and optical microscopy data sets
  55. Alaska Airlines Crew Approve 5-Year Labor Contract - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Flight attendants at Alaska Airlines, the wholly owned subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (ALK), have voted in favor of a five-year ...
  56. Sprint Expands 2.5 GHz LTE Coverage to 16 New US Markets - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Sprint has extended its super-fast LTE data speed service, running on 2.5 GHz spectrum, to 16 new markets, including Charlotte, ...
  57. DISH Network to Add Netflix App on Hopper Set-top Boxes - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Leading satellite TV operator ??? DISH Network Corp. (DISH) ??? has reached an agreement with Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) to integrate ...
  58. Verizon Strong on LTE, FiOS Internet; Cost Woes Prevail - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Verizon Communications Inc.'s (VZ) consistent market share gains, strong LTE sales and the rollout of FiOS Internet should ...
  59. SunEdison Grows in Chile with 350 MW Solar Power Project - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    SunEdison Inc. (SUNE) recently announced that it has been awarded a contract to supply 570 gigawatt (GW) hours every year ...
  60. Agricultural Stock Outlook Improves on Oil Price Decline - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Based on the oil price decline scenario, we have picked two agricultural stocks that are expected to beat earnings in the ...
  61. Iao Kun Group Lowered to Strong Sell on Weak Q3 Results - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    On Dec 17, 2014, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Iao Kun Group Holding Company Limited (IKGH) to a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong ...
  62. China Stock Roundup: Baidu Acquires Uber Stake, China Telecom, ...

    December 18, 2014
    Markets had a largely positive week with stocks gaining significantly on every trading day but for today.
  63. Will Hershey's (HSY) Sales and Profits Improve in 2015? - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    On Dec 17, we issued an updated research report on The Hershey Company (HSY).
  64. Panera's Food Policy on Track: To Offer Additive-Free Food - ...

    December 18, 2014
    Panera Bread Company (PNRA) has recently provided details on its comprehensive Food Policy, introduced in June, regarding ...
  65. Digital River Soars on Extended Agreement with Microsoft - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Shares of the global cloud-commerce company, Digital River Inc. (DRIV) soared 42.8% touching a high of $24.72, finally closing ...
  66. Hedge Volatility in Your Portfolio with These Alternative ETFs ...

    December 18, 2014
    These ETFs provide dynamic exposure according to the level of market volatility and could prove beneficial amid market turbulence.
  67. Southern Company to Power Georgia with 131MW Solar Plant - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Southern Company (SO) declared that it will construct a solar facility spreading roughly 911 acres of land in Georgia.
  68. Varian Eyes MeVis to Enhance Imaging Components Portfolio - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    The acquisition of Germany-based MeVis Medical Solutions AG will add cancer screening software to Varian Medical Systems, ...
  69. PPG Industries' SOLARBAN in Los Angeles Skyscrapers - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    PPG Industries' (PPG) SOLARBAN glass has been featured in two Los Angeles landmark skyscrapers, Citigroup Center and KPMG ...
  70. Chevron Cancels Arctic Drilling Project, Ukraine to Suffer - ...

    December 18, 2014
    Big energy players pulling investments out of Ukraine is dimming the nation's hopes of gaining energy independence from Russian ...
  71. Marathon Oil Lowers Capex by 20% Year over Year for 2015 - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Plummeting Crude prices for more than six months this year have compelled oil and natural gas exploration and production ...
  72. Teradata Buys RainStor, Boosts Hadoop Solutions Portfolio - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Big data analytics and marketing applications company, Teradata Corp. (TDC) recently acquired privately-held RainStor for ...
  73. 5 Real Estate Mutual Funds for Steady Returns - Mutual Fund ...

    December 18, 2014
    Real Estate mutual funds offer a convenient method to invest in real estate because of low initial investment requirements ...
  74. 3 Sectors ETFs That Should Thrive On Low Oil Prices - ETF News ...

    December 18, 2014
    Which sectors should benefit from lower oil prices?
  75. Kinross Gold (KGC) Closes Fruta del Norte Project Sale - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Kinross Gold Corporation (KGC) announced that it has completed the earlier announced sale of all of its interest in Aurelian ...
  76. Archer Daniels (ADM) Sells South American Fertilizer Unit - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has successfully completed the previously announced sale of its South American fertilizer ...
  77. Avis Budget Group (CAR) to Acquire Scandinavian Licensees - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Avis Budget Group Inc. (CAR) inked a deal to acquire its licensee for the Avis and Budget brands in the three kingdoms of ...
  78. Pentair Provides 2015 Financial Outlook, Confirms 2014 View - ...

    December 18, 2014
    Pentair (PNR) provided financial outlook for 2015 and reaffirmed full year 2014 guidance.
  79. DXP Enterprises to Buy Back 0.4 Million Shares, Price Rises - ...

    December 18, 2014
    DXP Enterprises, Inc. (DXPE) recently announced a new share buyback program, involving roughly 0.4 million common shares. ...
  80. ConAgra Earnings In-Line, Revenues Miss; Maintains View - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Premier North American food company, ConAgra Foods, Inc. (CAG), reported results for second quarter of fiscal 2015 (ended ...
  81. TE Connectivity (TEL) Announces a 14% Dividend Increase - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    In an effort to enhance its shareholders' value, TE Connectivity Ltd. (TEL) declared a 14% increase in its quarterly dividend ...
  82. Oil Prices Crashing: Will It Hurt These Chemical Plays? - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Crashing oil prices have put a spate of chemical companies at risk of losing their shale-derived feedstock cost advantage.
  83. Energy ETFs Jump on Lower Stockpiles, Can This Continue? - ETF ...

    December 18, 2014
    A small piece of good news has sent the global energy space into deep green.
  84. CBRE Group Grows With Affiliate Acquisition in Oklahoma - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    CBRE Group Inc. (CBG) announced the acquisition of an Oklahoma-based commercial real estate services firm, which has served ...
  85. DeVry Education (DV) to Buy Damasio Educacional in Brazil - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    DeVry Education Group, Inc.'s (DV) share price rose around 1% on Dec 17, after the education company announced that its subsidiary, ...
  86. Synopsys Appoints Janice D. Chaffin as New Board Member - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Synopsys Inc. (SNPS) recently announced changes in its management, as per which it has appointed Janice D. Chaffin to its ...
  87. GE to Acquire Oceaneering Product Line, Shares Gain Slightly ...

    December 18, 2014
    Diversified business conglomerate General Electric Company (GE) recently decided to acquire the Subsea Electric Actuator ...
  88. Affiliated Managers Raises Stake in AQR Capital, Shares Up - ...

    December 18, 2014
    Affiliated Managers (AMG) yesterday announced that it entered an agreement with AQR Capital Management, LLC, facilitating ...
  89. Accenture Beats on Q1 Earnings & Revenues, Guides Well - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Accenture plc (ACN) reported first-quarter fiscal 2015 earnings per share of $1.29, which surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  90. Baidu Confirms Making an Investment in Uber Technologies - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Baidu (BIDU) announced that it is purchasing a stake in car-hailing app Uber Technologies Inc. in a bid to extend its penetration ...
  91. Stock Market News for December 18, 2014 - Market News

    December 18, 2014
    Benchmarks enjoyed their best day this year on Wednesday as the Fed issued encouraging statements regarding economic growth ...
  92. Fed Factor Is Likely To Remain - Economic Highlights

    December 18, 2014
    Fed Factor Is Likely To Remain
  93. Oil Crash Hits These European ETFs Hard - ETF News And Commentary

    December 18, 2014
    Norway ETFs are among the worst performers in developed Europe thanks to the oil crash.
  94. Newell (NWL) Completes Baby Jogger Acquisition for $210M - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Newell (NWL) recently announced that it has closed the purchase of Baby Jogger Holdings.
  95. Sony Scraps "The Interview" Release on Hackers' Threat - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Sony Corporation's (SNE) tribulations seem far from over since the cyber attack on the company's corporate website last month. ...
  96. Markets Cheering the Fed - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 18, 2014
    Market participants like the fact that there will be no early rate hikes and that the central bank will remain cautious and ...
  97. Microsoft Azure to Offer IronWorker Application Service - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) has partnered with cloud application services provider Iron.io per which Iron.io will now allow ...
  98. WESCO International Reiterates 2014 Outlook, Guides 2015 - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    WESCO International Inc. (WCC) recently reaffirmed its 2014 earnings per share (EPS) and sales outlook, provided its financial ...
  99. Macau Anti-Corruption Drive to Intensify, Casino Stocks Dip - ...

    December 18, 2014
    China is again reportedly set to launch a major crackdown to restrict illegal money transfers. This lowered the share price ...
  100. Amazon to the Rescue of Xmas Procrastinators - Analyst Blog

    December 18, 2014
    The world's largest online retailer, Amazon.com (AMZN) is extending its free shipping deadline for Christmas Eve to Friday, ...
  101. Apogee Q3 Earnings Rise Y/Y but Miss Estimates, Shares Up - ...

    December 18, 2014
    Apogee's (APOG) third quarter earnings were up year over year but lagged the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a penny.
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