Analysis & Opinions

  1. Bioanalytical Systems Q4 Loss Widens, Revenues Rise Y/Y - Analyst ...

    December 24, 2014
    Bioanalytical Systems, Inc. (BASI) reported fourth quarter fiscal 2014 loss of 2 cents per share, which doubled from the ...
  2. Badger Meter Hits 52-Week High on Strong Municipal Channel - ...

    December 24, 2014
    Shares of Badger Meter reached a new 52-week high of $59.21 on Dec 23.
  3. Carnival Hits a 52-Week High on Strong Q4 Results & Outlook - ...

    December 24, 2014
    Shares of Carnival Corporation (CCL) hit a 52-week high of $45.52 in the trading session on Dec 23 based on the company's ...
  4. AutoZone Hits 52-Week High on Store Expansion & Buybacks - Analyst ...

    December 24, 2014
    On Dec 23, 2014, shares of AutoZone, Inc. (AZO) reached a 52-week high of $626.19, before eventually closing at $621.30.
  5. Constellation Brands Expands Capacity, Hits 52-Week High - Analyst ...

    December 24, 2014
    Shares of Constellation Brands Inc. (STZ) hit a 52-week high of $99.26 on Dec 23, 2014, before eventually closing at $99.14.
  6. Direxion to Shut Down BARS, the 3x Gold Bear ETF - ETF News And ...

    December 24, 2014
    Direxion is removing its 3x gold bear ETF from the market.
  7. Masco Corporation (MAS): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    December 24, 2014
    Masco's adjusted earnings of $0.31 per share in the third quarter of 2014 came in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate. ...
  8. DeVry Education Group Inc. (DV): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    December 24, 2014
    DeVry's first-quarter 2015 earnings of $0.47 surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 51.6% and soared 113.6% year over ...
  9. Abercrombie & Fitch Company (ANF): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    December 24, 2014
    We are downgrading our recommendation on Abercrombie & Fitch to Underperform based on its dismal third-quarter fiscal 2014 ...
  10. Cardinal Health, Inc. (CAH): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    December 24, 2014
    Cardinal Health reported mixed first-quarter fiscal 2015 results. While EPS and revenues beat our estimates, both declined ...
  11. Campbell Soup Company (CPB): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    December 24, 2014
    Campbell made a robust start to fiscal 2015 with both top and bottom lines improving year over year and coming ahead of the ...
  12. Cintas Corporation (CTAS): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    December 24, 2014
    Cintas reported solid second-quarter fiscal 2015 results with nearly 25% year-over-year increase in earnings, surpassing ...
  13. Bull of the Day: Cross Country (CCRN) - Bull of the Day

    December 23, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Cross Country (CCRN) - Bull of the Day
  14. Bear of the Day: Macquarie (MIC) - Bear of the Day

    December 23, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Macquarie (MIC) - Bear of the Day
  15. Loews' Diamond Offshore Remains Soft, Hotels on Track - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    On Dec 18, 2014, we issued an update research report on Loews Corporation (L).
  16. Qualcomm May Face Strict Patent and Royalty Rule in China - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) may need to accept lower royalty payment for its technology licensing in China.
  17. Steel Dynamics Announces Q4 Earnings Guidance & Dividend - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    Steel Dynamics (STLD) projects earnings guidance for fourth quarter 2014 & announces quarterly cash dividends.
  18. Transocean Fleet Status: 2014 Out-of-Service Time Increases ...

    December 23, 2014
    Transocean Ltd. (RIG) has provided a fleet status report for the period commencing Nov 18, 2014, to date.
  19. Pharmacyclics Reveals FDA Action Date for Imbruvica sNDA - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    Pharmacyclics, Inc. (PCYC) announced that the FDA is expected to render a final opinion on the supplemental New Drug Application ...
  20. Boston Beer's (SAM) Growth Initiatives Push It to Strong Buy ...

    December 23, 2014
    On Dec 23, 2014, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Boston Beer (SAM) to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).
  21. Brown & Brown (BRO) Buys Global Benefit Strategies' Assets - ...

    December 23, 2014
    Brown & Brown Inc. (BRO) recently announced that its subsidiary Brown & Brown Metro, Inc. has acquired certain assets ...
  22. Boeing Gets Commitment for 60 737s from Air China - Analyst Blog

    December 23, 2014
    Boeing (BA) received a commitment from Air China for the purchase of 60 737 airplanes, worth $6 billion.
  23. Bristol-Myers Oncology Drug Opdivo Receives FDA Approval - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company announced that the FDA has cleared its intravenous human programmed death receptor-1 blocking ...
  24. Sands China Gets Nod for Parisian Macao Casino Completion - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    Sands China Ltd. -- the majority owned subsidiary of Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) -- has received permission from the Macao ...
  25. Actelion Submits New Drug Application for Uptravi in the U.S. ...

    December 23, 2014
    Actelion Ltd. (ALIOF) announced the submission of a new drug application to the FDA for its pulmonary arterial hypertension ...
  26. Hess' Australian Arm Inks LOI with North West Shelf - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    Hess Corporation's (HES) Australian subsidiary, Hess Exploration Australia Pty Ltd, has inked a non-binding Letter of Intent ...
  27. Will Roger Family's Code-Break Claim Affect Keurig Sales? - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    Keurig Green Mountain Inc.'s (GMCR) new brewer Keurig 2.0 has been a bone of contention among coffee makers for quite some ...
  28. FirstEnergy Steps Up Transmission Projects on Shale Boom - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    FirstEnergy Corp. (FE) is undertaking new transmission projects worth $100 million and assessing the upgrade of additional ...
  29. Atmel-Fingerprint Collaborate for Touch-Sensing Solutions - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    Atmel Corporation (ATML) recently entered into a strategic partnership with Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC) to bring cutting-edge ...
  30. SunCoke Energy Unit to Sell Harold Keene Assets for $9.5M - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    A SunCoke Energy (SXC) unit has entered into a firm agreement to sell its 100% interest in Harold Keene coal companies to ...
  31. Questar (STR) Now a Buy: Is It Part of Your Portfolio? - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    On Dec 23, Zacks Investment Research upgraded natural gas-focused energy company, Questar Corporation (STR), to a Zacks Rank ...
  32. Achillion Gains on Positive Results from its HCV Candidates - ...

    December 23, 2014
    Achillion Pharmaceuticals (ACHN) gained more than 9% after announcing encouraging results from its HCV candidates.
  33. Wal-Mart Shuffles Management in Mexico Amid Bribery Charges - ...

    December 23, 2014
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) has always remained under media scrutiny due to food scandals, labor disputes, regulatory violations ...
  34. Express Scripts (ESRX) Picks AbbVie's Hepatitis C Drug - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    Pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts (ESRX) announced an update to its National Preferred Formulary, which will now include ...
  35. Public Service Enterprise to Acquire 12.9 MW Solar Facility - ...

    December 23, 2014
    Public Service Enterprise Group's (PEG) subsidiary, PSEG Solar Source will acquire a solar energy facility from juwi solar ...
  36. P&G Divests Camay and Zest Soap Brands to Unilever - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) recently announced the sale of its Camay and Zest soap brands to Unilever, plc (UL) ...
  37. Lockheed Martin Receives Contracts Worth $276.5M - Analyst Blog

    December 23, 2014
    Lockheed Martin (LMT) received multiple contracts from the Pentagon worth a total of $276.5 million on Dec 22.
  38. Manulife's Asset Management Unit Sees Strong Growth - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    Manulife Financial's (MFC) asset management unit has performed impressively so far in 2014, reflected by an increase in global ...
  39. Keryx (KERX) Launches Renal Drug Auryxia in the U.S. - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (KERX) announced it has begun to ship Auryxia (ferric citrate) tablets to wholesalers in the ...
  40. Standard Motor Poised to Grow on Buyouts & Dividend Hike - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    On Dec 19, 2014, we issued an updated research report on Standard Motor Products Inc. (SMP)
  41. Medivation Licenses CureTech's Cancer Drug Pidilizumab - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    Medivation (MDVN) exercised its option for pidilizumab (CT-011) from CureTech, Ltd. under the terms of the license agreement ...
  42. Ocwen's $150M Settlement: A Clean Slate or a New Burden? - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    Shares of Ocwen (OCN) hit a 52-week low of $15.04 after the company announced the resignation of its executive chairman as ...
  43. KB Home Unveils Homes at Southgate Community in Florida - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    KB Home (KBH) recently unveiled new homes at the Southgate community in Gibsonton, FL. KB Home plans to construct 85 single-family ...
  44. Will Zumiez's Growth Initiatives Continue to Yield Results? - ...

    December 23, 2014
    Zumiez Inc. (ZUMZ) has created a distinct niche for itself in the market by offering action sports merchandise to young adults ...
  45. Middleby Rides Inorganic Growth Trajectory on Desmon Buy - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    Premium diversified machinery firm Middleby Corporation (MIDD) has recently acquired Italy-based Desmon Food Service Equipment ...
  46. EnPro Buys Fabrico and Sells GRT business, Shares Up 1.1% - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    EnPro Industries Inc. (NPO), abiding by its portfolio realignment policy, recently announced the acquisition of Fabrico, ...
  47. Auxilium's Xiapex Gets CHMP Nod for Peyronie's Disease - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    Auxilium Pharmaceuticals (AUXL) and partner Sobi's Xiapex is a step closer to EU approval with the CHMP giving a favorable ...
  48. Statoil Awards Mariner Drilling Contract to Schlumberger - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    Statoil ASA (STO) has awarded the contract for integrated drilling and well services on the Mariner field to Schlumberger ...
  49. Terex Completes Formation of Joint Venture with Manitex - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    Terex (TEX) has entered into a joint venture and sold 51% ownership of ASV to Manitex.
  50. LTC Sells 16 Assisted Living Properties to Enlivant - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    LTC Properties (LTC) announced completion of the divestiture of 16 assisted living properties to senior living provider, ...
  51. Baxter Seeks FDA Approval of BAX111 to Advance VWD Cure - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    Baxter International Inc. (BAX) filed a BLA with the FDA for the approval of BAX 111 - an investigational drug for the treatment ...
  52. Stryker & Osiris Team Up to Market Viable Bone Matrix - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    Under the partnership, Stryker Corporation (SYK) will attain exclusive, worldwide rights to Osiris' viable bone matrix under ...
  53. Windstream (WIN) Nails National Weather Service Contract - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    Windstream Holdings, Inc. (WIN) ??? one of the largest rural local exchange carriers (RLEC) in the U.S. ??? has been rewarded ...
  54. PPL Corp.'s Stable Financial Profile Backs Growth Projects - ...

    December 23, 2014
    On Dec 19, we have issued an updated research report on PPL Corporation (PPL).
  55. Allstate's Capital Secure; CAT Loss & Investments a Concern - ...

    December 23, 2014
    On Dec 23, we issued an updated research report on The Allstate Corp. (ALL) citing its opportunities and challenges.
  56. Bank Stocks That Outperformed the S&P 500 in 2014 - Analyst Blog

    December 23, 2014
    Since the beginning of 2014, the overall operating environment for banks had been quite tough. Nevertheless, banking stocks ...
  57. Raytheon (RTN) Wins $491.5M FMS Contract for AMRAAM - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    Raytheon (RTN) won a $491.5 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to continue with the production of the Advanced Medium ...
  58. MacroGenics Inks Deal with J&J for Blood Cancer Therapy - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    MacroGenics, Inc. (MGNX) entered into a collaboration and license agreement with Johnson & Johnson for the development ...
  59. Packaging Stocks Continue Soaring on Falling Oil Prices - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    Falling oil prices will not only provide the packaging companies with a cost tailwind but will also boost demand due to the ...
  60. American Water Works Unit Acquires Anna Meadows Assets - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    American Water Works Company, Inc.'s (AWK) subsidiary, Missouri American Water, acquired water and sewer systems from the ...
  61. Encana to Sell Certain Midstream Assets for C$412 Million - ...

    December 23, 2014
    Encana Corporation (ECA) has entered into an agreement with Veresen Midstream LP to sell certain midstream assets that it ...
  62. Top 3 Industries Ready to Take Off in 2015 - Analyst Blog

    December 23, 2014
    The best way to narrow down your search for "big game" stocks in a volatile market is to resort to some expert ...
  63. Will myRisk Cancer Test Work Wonders for Myriad Genetics? - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    During the reported quarter,Myriad Genetics (MYGN) experienced heightened physician demand for the myRisk test.
  64. C.H. Robinson's 3PL Services, Dividend Hike Hold Promise - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    C.H. Robinson (CHRW) is considered to be among the first-in-class 3PL companies.
  65. 5 Best Performing Russell 2000 Stocks of 2014 - Analyst Blog

    December 23, 2014
    The Russell 2000 Index has lagged all the major benchmarks for most part of this year but has managed to post modest year-to-date ...
  66. AXIS Capital (AXS) Poised for Growth on Strategic Initiatives ...

    December 23, 2014
    On Dec 22, 2014, we issued an updated research report on AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (AXS).
  67. Walgreens Beats Q1 Earnings, Alliance Boots Deal Bears Fruit ...

    December 23, 2014
    Walgreens reported an impressive first quarter fiscal 2015 with both the top and bottom line comfortably beating the Zacks ...
  68. Can Ecolab's Global Strength Counter Adverse Market Trends? - ...

    December 23, 2014
    We are impressed with the fact that Ecolab (ECL) is consistently delivering double-digit earnings growth despite the current ...
  69. Amazon Cuts Fire TV Price by $20 to Boost Holiday Sales - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    To drive holiday season sales, e-Commerce giant Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) slashed the prices of its Fire TV by $20.
  70. The Hartford's Divestitures, Capital Deployment Look Good - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    On Dec 22, 2014, we issued an updated research report on The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (HIG).
  71. Humana's Latest ACO Targets Kenosha County MA Members - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    Humana Inc. (HUM) has inked yet another Accountable Care agreement, this time with United Hospital System.
  72. Caesars Entertainment to Merge with Caesars Acquisition - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    Shares of Caesars Entertainment Corporation (CZR) surged more than 11% in the trading session on Monday after the Las Vegas-based ...
  73. Equifax Wins Multi-Million Dollar UK Government Contract - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    Equifax Inc. (EFX) recently received a significant multi-year, multi-million dollar contract from the UK government.
  74. 3 Commodity ETFs Holding Up in Q4 - ETF News And Commentary

    December 23, 2014
    These ETFs emerged as a strong winner in the fourth quarter amid weak commodity trends.
  75. Meredith is Now Strong Buy: Is MDP Part of your Portfolio? - ...

    December 23, 2014
    On Dec 19, 2014, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Meredith (MDP), one of the leading media and marketing companies in the ...
  76. Tesla Benefits from Rising Production & International Expansion ...

    December 23, 2014
    On Dec 17, 2014, we issued an updated research report on Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA).
  77. United Airlines to Connect Chicago-Rome for Summer 2015 - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    United Airlines ??? the wholly owned subsidiary of United Continental Holdings Inc. (UAL) ??? announced its plans to initiate ...
  78. Chesapeake (CHK) Divests Assets, Announces Stock Buyback - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK) has closed the sale of its assets in the Southern Marcellus Shale and a portion of the ...
  79. ExxonMobil Faces Clean Water Act Violation Penalty of $2.3M - ...

    December 23, 2014
    Following a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency, ExxonMobil Corporation ...
  80. Should You Dump Owens-Illinois on Strengthening U.S. Dollar? ...

    December 23, 2014
    Owens-Illinois' (OI) declining estimates along with a strong U.S. dollar confirms weakness in the stock.
  81. Gilead Falls on AbbVie and Express Scripts Deal: 3 Biotech ETFs ...

    December 23, 2014
    Gilead shares fell more than 10 percent in Monday trading following news that AbbVie and Express Scripts signed an exclusive ...
  82. PPG Industries (PPG) Touches New 52-Week High at $230.03 - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    Shares of chemical company, PPG Industries Inc. (PPG) hit a new 52-week high of $230.03 on Dec 22 and eventually closed at ...
  83. Pacific Sunwear Now Strong Buy: Are You Considering PSUN? - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    On Dec 20, 2014, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc. (PSUN) to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong ...
  84. 3 Best-Rated Utilities Mutual Funds to Invest - Mutual Fund Commentary

    December 23, 2014
    Even during a market downturn, the demand for essential services such as those provided by utilities, remains virtually unchanged. ...
  85. Treehouse Foods Attains 52-Week High on Strong Q3 Results - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    Shares of Treehouse Foods Inc (THS) reached a 52-week high of $88.52 on Dec 22 and eventually closed at $87.65. Shares have ...
  86. Google's New Android Software Can Shoot Raw Images - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    Google's (GOOGL) new Android software is now equipped to attract photography buffs with its ability to capture raw images. ...
  87. General Cable Divests 60% Stake in PDP Business for $67M - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    General Cable Corp. (BGC) recently divested its interest in Phelps Dodge International Philippines, Inc. ("PDP") ...
  88. KBR Wins FEED Contract to Expand Mosaic Ammonia Plant - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    KBR, Inc. (KBR) received licensing and engineering design awards from the Minnesota-based The Mosaic Company (MOS).
  89. Kaman Announces Sale of Mexican Distribution Unit to RYASA - ...

    December 23, 2014
    Kaman Corporation (KAMN) recently sold its distribution business unit Delamac de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. to Rodamientos y Accesorios ...
  90. Morgan Stanley-Rosneft Deal Fails over Russian Sanctions - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    Morgan Stanley's deal to divest its Global Oil Merchanting unit to Russia-based Rosneft Oil Company has been terminated, ...
  91. Whiting Petroleum Updates on Available Proved Reserves - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL) provided an update on its available proved reserves and financial position following ...
  92. Oil & Gas Stock Roundup: Exxon Strikes in Argentina, Shell Divests ...

    December 23, 2014
    Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) announced new shale oil/gas discovery in southwestern Argentina and Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.A) ...
  93. Franklin Resources Reflects AUM Growth; Should You Hold? - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    On Dec 16, 2014, we issued an updated research report on Franklin Resources Inc. (BEN). The California-based global investment ...
  94. 5 Stock Losers of 2014 That Could Soar Next Year - Analyst Blog

    December 23, 2014
    The year was not without its headwinds.
  95. Strong GDP, Strong Markets - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 23, 2014
    This is the highest GDP growth rate that we have seen since the third quarter of 2003.
  96. Does Ameriprise's Revenue Growth Indicate Better Future? - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    On Dec 16, 2014, we issued an updated research report on Ameriprise (AMP).
  97. Lexmark International Signs David Reeder as New CFO - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    Lexmark International Inc. (LXK) recently announced the appointment of David Reeder as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) ...
  98. Stock Market News for December 23, 2014 - Market News

    December 23, 2014
    Benchmarks settled in the green for the fourth-straight session boosted by gains made by large-cap technology stocks
  99. Technology in 2014, Part 1: Collaborations Rule the Day - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    Technology companies seem to have woken up to the fact that collaboration is an effective way to get more competitive.
  100. 3 Emerging Market ETFs That Soared in 2014 - ETF News And Commentary

    December 23, 2014
    Although 2014 was a difficult year for many emerging markets, these 3 developing nation ETFs soared on the year.
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