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  1. Oil & Gas Stock Roundup: Crude Dives Again; Energy Transfer Partners-Regency ...

    January 28, 2015
    Crude prices fell to its lowest level since March 2009, while pipeline giant Energy Transfer Partners L.P. (ETP) has agreed ...
  2. AmerisourceBergen Beats on Q1 Earnings, Ups 2015 View - Analyst ...

    January 28, 2015
    AmerisourceBergen Corp. (ABC) posted earnings of $1.14 per share in the first quarter of fiscal 2015 (ended Dec 31, 2014), ...
  3. Ericsson Q4 Earnings Miss on Dismal North America Business - ...

    January 28, 2015
    Ericsson (ERIC) reported non-IFRS earnings per share (excluding restructuring) of SEK 1.71 (23 cents) in the fourth quarter ...
  4. T. Rowe Price Q4 Earnings Beat on Higher Revenues, AUM Up - Analyst ...

    January 28, 2015
    Driven by strong top-line performance, T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (TROW) reported impressive fourth-quarter 2014 results with ...
  5. Commerce Bancshares Falls on Q4 Earnings Miss, Expenses Up - ...

    January 28, 2015
    Shares of Commerce Bancshares (CBSH) declined over 2% in the full trading session following its fourth-quarter 2014 earnings ...
  6. Apple (AAPL) Tops Q1 Earnings on Solid iPhone & Mac Sales - Analyst ...

    January 28, 2015
    Apple Inc.'s (AAPL) earnings of $3.06 per share jumped 47.8% year over year on higher revenues from iPhone and Mac sales, ...
  7. International Paper Q4 Earnings Miss, Revenues Up Y/Y - Analyst ...

    January 28, 2015
    International Paper Company (IP) reported net income of $134 million or 32 cents per share in fourth-quarter 2014 compared ...
  8. Stock Market News for January 28, 2015 - Market News

    January 28, 2015
    Disappointing earnings results dragged down benchmarks on Tuesday to their biggest one-day losses in three weeks
  9. ACE Ltd Keeps Earnings Streak Alive on Solid Underwriting - Analyst ...

    January 28, 2015
    ACE Limited (ACE) delivered a positive earnings surprise yet again in fourth-quarter 2014 with operating earnings of $2.47 ...
  10. 3 Income ETFs to Watch if Rates Stay Low - ETF News And Commentary

    January 28, 2015
    These income generating ETFs should be on your radar if broad market rates remain low in the weeks ahead.
  11. Amgen Beats on Q4 Earnings & Revenues, Maintains Outlook - Analyst ...

    January 28, 2015
    Amgen continued with its strong performance in Q4 with the company surpassing expectations yet again.
  12. Apple Earnings Boost Overall Q4 Growth - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 28, 2015
    Apple's blockbuster report after the close on Tuesday has single-handedly turned around the aggregate Q4 earnings picture.
  13. Canadian National Q4 Earnings & Revenues Beat, Up Y/Y - Analyst ...

    January 28, 2015
    Canadian National Railway Company (CNI) reported fourth-quarter 2014 adjusted earnings per share of 93 Canadian cents (approximately ...
  14. Anthem Posts Strong Q4 Earnings on Increased Membership - Analyst ...

    January 28, 2015
    Anthem Inc. (ANTM) reported fourth-quarter 2014 adjusted net income of $1.73 per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  15. ADT Beats Q1 Earnings on Solid Execution of Operations - Analyst ...

    January 28, 2015
    The ADT Corporation (ADT) reported strong first quarter fiscal 2015 results on solid execution of operational plans, driven ...
  16. Juniper (JNPR) Beats on Earnings & Revenues; Shares Gain - Analyst ...

    January 28, 2015
    Shares of Juniper Networks Inc. (JNPR) gained more than 5% in yesterday's after-hours trading session following the company's ...
  17. Defense Stock Roundup: Lockheed Q4 Earnings Beat Undercut by ...

    January 28, 2015
    In the last five trading days, the defense sector kicked off the fourth-quarter earnings season on a strong note with its ...
  18. Illumina Tops Q4 Earnings on Solid Revenues, Margin Growth - ...

    January 28, 2015
    Illumina's (ILMN) full year 2014 adjusted earnings came in at $2.74 per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 3.4% ...
  19. Western Digital (WDC) Up on Q2 Earnings & Revenue Beat - Analyst ...

    January 28, 2015
    Western Digital Corp. (WDC) posted non-GAAP earnings per share of $2.26, which beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $2.1 ...
  20. Corning Reports Strong 4Q Earnings, Positive for 2015 - Analyst ...

    January 28, 2015
    Corning (GLW) has reported fourth-quarter core earnings of 45 cents, ahead of the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 38 cents.
  21. Lexmark (LXK) Down on Q4 Earnings Miss, Revenues Beat - Analyst ...

    January 28, 2015
    Lexmark International Inc. (LXK) posted non-GAAP fourth-quarter 2014 earnings per share (EPS) of $1.11 per share, missing ...
  22. International Speedway (ISCA) Lags Q4 Earnings on Costs - Analyst ...

    January 28, 2015
    International Speedway Corp. (ISCA) reported adjusted earnings of 56 cents per share, which missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  23. AK Steel's (AKS) Q4 Earnings Trump Estimates, Shares Up - Analyst ...

    January 28, 2015
    AK Steel's (AKS) fourth-quarter revenues and earnings topped Zacks Consensus Estimates.
  24. U.S. Steel's (X) Q4 Earnings Top Estimates, Profit Slips - Analyst ...

    January 28, 2015
    U.S. Steel (X) beats earnings and revenues expectations in fourth-quarter 2014.
  25. Stryker Lags Q4 Earnings, Revenue Estimates - Analyst Blog

    January 28, 2015
    Stryker Corp (SYK) reported disappointing fourth-quarter 2014 financial numbers.
  26. Yahoo Q4 Earnings Tops, Shares Up on Alibaba Spin-Off Plans - ...

    January 28, 2015
    Yahoo's (YHOO) fourth-quarter adjusted earnings of 20 cents topped the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 19 cents, but shares jumped ...
  27. Yahoo to Spin Off Remaining Alibaba Stake, Shares Surge - Analyst ...

    January 28, 2015
    Shares of Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) jumped 6.7% to $51.20 in afterhours trading following the Internet search firm's announcement ...
  28. Starbucks Hits New 52-Week High on Solid Holiday Quarter - Analyst ...

    January 28, 2015
    Shares of Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) hit a 52-week high of $89.21 on Jan 27.
  29. ALPS Plans a Put Write ETF to Play Market Volatility - ETF News ...

    January 28, 2015
    For investors seeking ETFs with options strategies, ALPS may soon have an option in the space.
  30. Western Digital Corporation (WDC): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    January 28, 2015
    Western Digital reported better-than-expected second-quarter fiscal 2015 results. Although, revenues decreased on a year-over-year ...
  31. Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    January 28, 2015
    Networking solutions provider, Juniper, posted better-than-expected fourth-quarter 2014 results. However, the company's top ...
  32. Toll Brothers Inc. (TOL): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    January 28, 2015
    Toll Brothers' fourth quarter 2014 adjusted earnings of $0.71 per share missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 1.4%, possibly ...
  33. Seagate Technology Public Limited Company (STX): New Analyst ...

    January 28, 2015
    Seagate posted lower-than-expected second-quarter fiscal 2015 results wherein the top and bottom lines both fell short of ...
  34. Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    January 28, 2015
    Lockheed Martin Corp. reported higher-than-expected fourth quarter earnings on improved top-line growth buoyed by F-35 fighter ...
  35. Rock-Tenn Company (RKT): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    January 28, 2015
    Rock-Tenn's adjusted earnings increased 15.7% year over year to $0.96 per share in the first-quarter of fiscal 2015. Total ...
  36. RLI Corp. (RLI): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity Research ...

    January 28, 2015
    RLI Corp. posted fourth-quarter earnings outperforming the Zacks Consensus Estimate on better underwriting and investment ...
  37. Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    January 28, 2015
    Peabody Energy incurred a much wider-than-expected loss in the fourth quarter of 2014. As expected, the company reported ...
  38. Dover Corporation (DOV): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    January 28, 2015
    In the fourth-quarter 2014, Dover's adjusted earnings grew 2% year over year to $1.01 per share, driven by revenue growth ...
  39. NextEra Energy Inc. (NEE): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    January 28, 2015
    NextEra Energy Inc.'s earnings in the fourth quarter and 2014 missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate while revenue for the same ...
  40. Lexmark International Inc. (LXK): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    January 28, 2015
    Lexmark reported mixed results for fourth-quarter 2014 wherein its bottom line miss the Zacks Consensus Estimate but the ...
  41. Yahoo! Inc (YHOO): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity Research ...

    January 28, 2015
    Yahoo! Inc. is one of the leading providers of web-based services and advertisements
  42. Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (CP): New Analyst Report from ...

    January 28, 2015
    Canadian Pacific Railway reported lower than expected earnings in the fourth quarter of 2014. Adjusted earnings per share ...
  43. Pfizer Inc. (PFE): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity Research ...

    January 28, 2015
    Pfizer's fourth quarter 2014 earnings of $0.54 per share were a penny above the Zacks Consensus Estimate but 4% below the ...
  44. Caterpillar Inc. (CAT): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    January 28, 2015
    Caterpillar's fourth-quarter earnings per share declined 20% to $1.35 due to a muted mining environment, and lower prices ...
  45. EI DuPont de Nemours & Company (DD): New Analyst Report from ...

    January 28, 2015
    We are retaining our Neutral recommendation on DuPont. Adjusted earnings for fourth-quarter 2014 matched the Zacks Consensus ...
  46. The High-Yield 'Sweet Spot' That Led Me To A 10.5% Yielder

    January 28, 2015
    As many of my long-time readers know, I generally like to have my portfolio holdings equally split among three types of dividend ...
  47. This May be the Best Trade Earnings Season Has to Offer

    January 28, 2015
    From a quick glance at AutoNation's (NYSE:AN) recent price action, you'd probably have no idea that the company has been ...
  48. 2 Tech ETFs to Rally on Yahoo Earnings, Alibaba Spin-off - ETF ...

    January 28, 2015
    Though Yahoo results were lackluster, the Alibaba stake spin-off announcement had a positive response from investors.
  49. Q4 Earnings Season: The Apple Effect - Earnings Trends

    January 27, 2015
    Q4 Earnings Season: The Apple Effect - Earnings Trends
  50. Bull of the Day: Wabash National (WNC) - Bull of the Day

    January 27, 2015
    Bull of the Day: Wabash National (WNC) - Bull of the Day
  51. Bear of the Day: Schlumberger (SLB) - Bear of the Day

    January 27, 2015
    Bear of the Day: Schlumberger (SLB) - Bear of the Day
  52. Q4 Earnings Season: The Apple Effect - Earnings Outlook

    January 27, 2015
    Q4 Earnings Season: The Apple Effect - Earnings Outlook
  53. Will Plunging Oil Prices Hurt Renewables? - Industry Outlook

    January 27, 2015
    Will Plunging Oil Prices Hurt Renewables? - Industry Outlook
  54. WWE Stock Soars 20% on Crossing 1 Million Network Subscriber ...

    January 27, 2015
    Shares of World Wrestling Entertainment rose 20 percent in Tuesday trading as the company crossed the one million subscriber ...
  55. The End Of BRICs... Here's How To Profit

    January 27, 2015
    The days of dartboard investing in emerging markets are over. Over the two years ended April 2008, a basket of these markets, ...
  56. The Only Homebuilders To Own Right Now

    January 27, 2015
    Now is the time to invest in the housing market, but you must be selective. As my colleague Ian Floyd recently noted, the ...
  57. DICK'S Expands Further with New Santa Rosa Store - Analyst Blog

    January 27, 2015
    DICK'S Sporting Goods Inc. (DKS), moving forward with its aggressive store expansion strategy, is set to unveil a new store ...
  58. Nordstrom Plans to Open Another Rack Store in California - Analyst ...

    January 27, 2015
    Taking its store-expansion strategy another step forward, Nordstrom Inc. (JWN) announced its plan to open a new Rack store ...
  59. Gilead Includes Pan-Genotypic Agent in HCV Licensing Deals - ...

    January 27, 2015
    Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD) expanded HCV licensing agreements with India-based partners to include an investigational pan-genotypic ...
  60. Energy Transfer Partners, Regency Enter $18B Merger Deal - Analyst ...

    January 27, 2015
    Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (ETP) announced that it has entered into a merger agreement with Regency Energy Partners LP ...
  61. Cablevision Forays into Mobile Business with Freewheel - Analyst ...

    January 27, 2015
    Leading cable MSO (multi service operator) Cablevision System Corp. (CVC) yesterday unveiled an innovative wireless service ...
  62. Regeneron/Sanofi's PCSK9 Drug Gets FDA Priority Review - Analyst ...

    January 27, 2015
    Regeneron (REGN) and Sanofi's (SNY) PCSK9 antibody, Praluent is under priority review in the U.S. for the treatment of patients ...
  63. Kroger (KR) Looks Impressive Going into Earnings Season - Analyst ...

    January 27, 2015
    Kroger (KR) appears strong as it embraces the earnings season with favorable stock price movement, a strong earnings surprise ...
  64. ALLETE (ALE) Rises on Quarterly Dividend Rate Hike of 3.1% - ...

    January 27, 2015
    ALLETE, Inc.'s (ALE) shares rose on a 3.1% sequential hike in its quarterly dividend rate.
  65. Is Google Fiber Set to Venture into North Carolina Next? - Analyst ...

    January 27, 2015
    Google Inc. (GOOGL) is set to expand its high-speed Internet service through its fiber-optic network to four new metro areas ...
  66. Post Holdings to Buy MOM Brands, Boost Cereal Category - Analyst ...

    January 27, 2015
    Post Holdings Inc. (POST) entered into a $1.15 billion agreement to acquire for privately-owned MOM Brands Company, sending ...
  67. The Medicines Co. Gets CHMP Recommendation for 3 Drugs - Analyst ...

    January 27, 2015
    The Medicines Company (MDCO) announced that the CHMP has issued positive opinions regarding the marketing authorization for ...
  68. How American Express Counts on Your Profligacy

    January 27, 2015
    Consumers like novelty, reliability, variety, and other subjective qualities. But what really keeps them coming back to American ...
  69. Will StanCorp Financial (SFG) Q4 Earnings Beat Estimates? - ...

    January 27, 2015
    StanCorp Financial Group Inc.(SFG) is set to report fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 results on Jan 29.
  70. United Parcel Service (UPS) Falls on Lackluster Guidance - Analyst ...

    January 27, 2015
    UPS shares have been on the decline following the announcement of disappointing fourth quarter and full year 2014 guidance.
  71. Can St. Jude Medical (STJ) Keep Earnings Streak Alive? - Analyst ...

    January 27, 2015
    Our proven model shows that St. Jude Medical Inc. (STJ) is likely to beat earnings because it has the right combination of ...
  72. Will Cardinal Health (CAH) Surprise Earnings This Season? - Analyst ...

    January 27, 2015
    Our proven model does not conclusively show that Cardinal Health, Inc. (CAH) is likely to beat earnings this quarter.
  73. GoPro-NHL Brings New Camera Angle to Boost Game Experience - ...

    January 27, 2015
    GoPro, Inc. (GPRO) inked a deal with NHL and NHLPA on Jan 23, to enhance viewers' experience of the game by introducing cameras ...
  74. Will Legal Issues Impact Deutsche Bank (DB) Q4 Earnings? - Analyst ...

    January 27, 2015
    Deutsche Bank AG (DB) is scheduled to report its fourth-quarter 2014 results on Thursday, Jan 29.
  75. Actavis to Buy Auden Mckenzie, Boost Generic Portfolio - Analyst ...

    January 27, 2015
    Actavis' (ACT) upcoming acquisition of Auden Mckenzie will vault its position to #1 in UK generics.
  76. A Look at the 5 Richest People in the World

    January 27, 2015
    Who are the five richest people in the world and how did they manage that feat?
  77. Dow Chemical Gears Up for Q4: Will It Beat Earnings Again? - ...

    January 27, 2015
    Dow Chemical (DOW) is set to release its fourth-quarter 2014 results ahead of the bell on Jan 29.
  78. Will Leggett (LEG) Sustain its Earnings Beat Trend in Q4? - Analyst ...

    January 27, 2015
    Leggett & Platt Inc. (LEG), leading engineered products manufacturer, is slated to report its fourth-quarter 2014 results ...
  79. Is Colgate-Palmolive (CL) Likely to Miss Earnings in Q4? - Analyst ...

    January 27, 2015
    Colgate-Palmolive Co. (CL), a global dealer in consumer goods, is scheduled to report its fourth-quarter fiscal 2014 results ...
  80. What's in Store for Check Point (CHKP) this Earnings? - Analyst ...

    January 27, 2015
    Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (CHKP) is set to report fourth-quarter fiscal 2014 results on Jan 29.
  81. Will Sherwin-Williams' (SHW) Earnings Surprise in Q4? - Analyst ...

    January 27, 2015
    Sherwin-Williams (SHW) is set to release its fourth-quarter 2014 results before the opening bell on Jan 29, 2015.
  82. Will Cameron (CAM) Q4 Earnings Miss on Low Crude Prices? - Analyst ...

    January 27, 2015
    Cameron International Corporation (CAM) is set to release fourth-quarter 2014 financial results before the opening bell on ...
  83. Will Gigamon (GIMO) Surprise this Earnings Season? - Analyst ...

    January 27, 2015
    Network traffic management software provider Gigamon Inc. (GIMO) is set to report fourth-quarter 2014 results on Jan 29.
  84. Will ITT Educational Services (ESI) Q4 Earnings Disappoint? - ...

    January 27, 2015
    ITT Educational Services Inc. (ESI) is set to report fourth-quarter and full year 2014 results later this month.
  85. Universal Display Soars on New OLED Deal with LG Display - Analyst ...

    January 27, 2015
    Universal Display Corp. (OLED) recently augmented its strategic relationship with LG Display Co., Ltd. (LPL) by forging a ...
  86. Will Chubb Corp (CB) Beat Q4 Earnings on Top-Line Growth? - ...

    January 27, 2015
    We expect Chubb (CB) to beat expectations when it reports fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 results on Jan 29.
  87. What's in Store for PulteGroup (PHM) this Earnings Season? - ...

    January 27, 2015
    PulteGroup Inc. (PHM) is set to report fourth-quarter and full year 2014 results on Jan 29, before the market opens.
  88. Will Steel Dynamics (STLD) Beat Q4 Earnings Estimates? - Analyst ...

    January 27, 2015
    Steel Dynamics (STLD) is set to release its fourth-quarter 2014 results after the bell on Jan 28.
  89. Will Northrop (NOC) Beat Earnings Estimates This Quarter? - Analyst ...

    January 27, 2015
    Northrop (NOC) is slated to report its fourth-quarter 2014 results on Jan 29, 2015 before the opening bell.
  90. Will PerkinElmer's (PKI) Earnings Disappoint This Season? - Analyst ...

    January 27, 2015
    Our proven model does not conclusively show that PerkinElmer (PKI) is likely to beat earnings this quarter.
  91. Apple Crushes Q4 Earnings, Yahoo Reports with Surprise Spinoff ...

    January 27, 2015
    While Apple (AAPL) provided a huge beat on both the top and bottom lines, Yahoo (YHOO) followed its modest earnings beat ...
  92. Will Low Crude Price Drive Valero (VLO) Q4 Earnings Beat? - Analyst ...

    January 27, 2015
    Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) is set to report fourth-quarter 2014 results on Jan 29.
  93. Can Hanesbrands (HBI) Surprise Earnings this Season? - Analyst ...

    January 27, 2015
    Hanesbrands Inc. (HBI) is set to report fourth-quarter 2014 results on Jan 29. Last quarter, it posted a positive earnings ...
  94. Will Invesco's (IVZ) Q4 Earnings be Hit by Rising Expenses? - ...

    January 27, 2015
    Will Invesco be able to keep its earnings streak alive? Or will it disappoint this time? Let us see how things have shaped ...
  95. AT&T to Strengthen Mexican Foothold, Eying Nextel Mexico - Analyst ...

    January 27, 2015
    AT&T has decided to acquire the Mexican operations (popularly known as Nextel de Mexico) of currently bankrupt wireless ...
  96. Is Textron (TXT) Poised to Beat Earnings Estimates in 4Q14? - ...

    January 27, 2015
    Textron (TXT) is slated to report its fourth-quarter 2014 results on Jan 28, 2015.
  97. What is in Store for Hubbell (HUB-B) this Earnings? - Analyst ...

    January 27, 2015
    Hubbell Inc. (HUB.B) is set to report fourth-quarter fiscal 2015 results on Jan 29.
  98. NPS Pharmaceuticals' Natpara Approved with Boxed Warning - Analyst ...

    January 27, 2015
    NPS Pharmaceuticals' (NPSP) Natpara gained FDA approval as an adjunct treatment to calcium and vitamin D to control hypocalcemia ...
  99. Can Synaptics (SYNA) Surprise This Earnings Season? - Analyst ...

    January 27, 2015
    Synaptics Inc. (SYNA) is set to report second-quarter fiscal 2015 results on Jan 29.
  100. Will Anthem (ANTM) Be Able to Beat Q4 Earnings Estimates? - Analyst ...

    January 27, 2015
    We expect health maintenance organization, Anthem, Inc. (ANTM) to beat expectations when it reports fourth-quarter 2014 earnings ...
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