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  1. Ball Corporation (BLL) to Grow Through Capacity Addition - Analyst ...

    January 26, 2015
    On Jan 21, 2015, we issued an updated research report on Ball Corporation (BLL).
  2. Supernus Files Oxtellar XR Patent Infringement Lawsuit Again ...

    January 26, 2015
    Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (SUPN) filed a patent infringement lawsuit against TWi accusing the latter of infringement ...
  3. Time to Look at PIMCO's Total Return Fund Again?

    January 26, 2015
    It’s difficult to know which way the economy and bond market are heading, but there is an investment that has delivered through ...
  4. Suncor (SU) Expects Crude Price to Recover in 3 to 4 Years - ...

    January 26, 2015
    Suncor Energy's (SU) chief financial officer - Alister Cowan - expects oil price to recover within three to four years
  5. Vornado (VNO) Eyes Core Office Assets: Should You Hold? - Analyst ...

    January 26, 2015
    On Jan 23, 2014, we issued an updated research report on Vornado (VNO).
  6. Leggett (LEG) Appears Impressive from Earnings Perspective - ...

    January 26, 2015
    Leggett & Platt (LEG) appears strong as it embraces the earnings season with favorable stock price movement, a strong ...
  7. U.S. Crude Supplies Jump 10M Barrels, the Most in 14 Years - ...

    January 26, 2015
    EIA's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles jumped by 10.07 million barrels, the largest increase in at least ...
  8. Spectra Energy to Buy Brazoria Interconnector Gas Pipeline - ...

    January 26, 2015
    Spectra Energy Corporation (SE) and Spectra Energy Partners (SEP) announced that they have entered into an agreement with ...
  9. Four Stock Market Swing Trade Ideas

    January 26, 2015
    These four stocks are bouncing off support/resistance, or ready to break though, providing swing trading opportunities.
  10. Dai-ichi, Protective Life Merger Gets Final Nod from Agencies ...

    January 26, 2015
    The final and the most crucial step in concluding the merger between Dai-ichi and Protective (PL) has been reached, with ...
  11. EOG's Presence in Oil Rich Plays to Fuel Future Growth - Analyst ...

    January 26, 2015
    EOG Resources Inc. (EOG) is one of the best independents in the E&P sector.
  12. Sigma-Aldrich Allies with VIB to Provide Research Tools - Analyst ...

    January 26, 2015
    Sigma-Aldrich (SIAL) has partnered with VIB to enhance commercialization and supply of research tools.
  13. Expeditors (EXPD) to Benefit from Strong Air Freight Business ...

    January 26, 2015
    On Jan 21, 2015, we issued an updated research report on Expeditors International (EXPD)
  14. Praxair Wins 5-Year Hydrogen Supply Contract from NASA - Analyst ...

    January 26, 2015
    Praxair Inc. (PX) recently announced that it has been awarded a five-year hydrogen supply contract from the U.S.-based space ...
  15. L-3 Communications (LLL) Adds MITEQ Assets to its Portfolio - ...

    January 26, 2015
    L-3 Communications (LLL) has acquired the assets of MITEQ, Inc. for $41 million.
  16. Will Ametek Inc. (AME) Surprise This Earnings Season? - Analyst ...

    January 26, 2015
    Ametek Inc. (AME) is set to report fourth-quarter 2014 results on Jan 28. Last quarter, it posted a 1.6% positive surprise.
  17. Where To Get The Cheapest Airline Tickets

    January 26, 2015
    We test out a range of ways to get cheap tickets for your next flight.
  18. Global Policy Easing Puts These ETFs in Focus - ETF News And ...

    January 26, 2015
    Central banks around the globe are adopting easing policies putting these ETFs in focus.
  19. PetMed Margins Improve in Q3, New and Re-order Sales Dip - Analyst ...

    January 26, 2015
    On Jan 22, 2015, we issued an updated research report on PetMed Express (PETS).
  20. Agrium Boosts Dividend Payout on Strong Cash Flow View - Analyst ...

    January 26, 2015
    Agrium (AGU) has bumped up its target dividend payout ratio as it sees strong cash flow generation through capacity expansion. ...
  21. Zillow & Trulia Shares Spike on FTC Nod for Possible Merger - ...

    January 26, 2015
    Shares of Zillow Inc. (Z) and Trulia Inc. (TRLA) gained over 8.2% and 9.8%, respectively, on Jan 23 on reports that the Federal ...
  22. NY Times Lowers Dependence on Traditional Advertising - Analyst ...

    January 26, 2015
    The New York Times Company (NYT) has been adding diverse revenue streams, which include a pay-and-read model to make it less ...
  23. Seagate (STX) Q2 Earnings, Revenues Fall Short of Estimates - ...

    January 26, 2015
    Seagate Technology plc (STX) reported second-quarter fiscal 2015 non-GAAP earnings per share of $1.35, which missed the Zacks ...
  24. Wal-Mart's (WMT) Sam's Club Expands Further to Cape Coral - Analyst ...

    January 26, 2015
    Sam's Club, a subsidiary of retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), is gaining significance gradually.
  25. Grainger's Q4 Earnings Trail Estimates, Revenues Beat - Analyst ...

    January 26, 2015
    Grainger's (GWW) fourth-quarter 2014 earnings missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate.
  26. Beat the Market with High Quality ETFs - ETF News And Commentary

    January 26, 2015
    Stocks with solid fundamentals deliver better risk adjusted returns than the broader market over long term.
  27. Tootsie Roll CEO Passes Away, Speculations of a Merger Rife - ...

    January 26, 2015
    Shares of Chicago-based Tootsie Roll Industries Inc. (TR) ??? a seller of chewy chocolates and confectionery products in ...
  28. DreamWorks to Restructure Film Business with Job Cuts - Analyst ...

    January 26, 2015
    DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. (DWA) is set to lay off around one-fifth of its workforce as it plans to slash around 500 jobs ...
  29. Syngenta Encounters Margin Loss Woes, Scopes Exist - Analyst ...

    January 26, 2015
    On Jan 22, 2015, we issued an updated research report on the premium agricultural chemical company, Syngenta AG (SYT).
  30. Family Dollar-Dollar Tree Union Promises a Bright Future - Analyst ...

    January 26, 2015
    Shareholders of Family Dollar Stores Inc. (FDO) have voted in favor of merger with Dollar Tree, Inc. (DLTR) in spite of Dollar ...
  31. How is General Mills (GIS) Poised for Second-Half FY15? - Analyst ...

    January 26, 2015
    On Jan 23, we issued an updated research report on General Mills, Inc. (GIS).
  32. BCE Poised to Grow on Wireless Strength, Competition Rife - Analyst ...

    January 26, 2015
    BCE Inc.'s (BCE) wireless segment is poised to benefit from solid subscriber additions at the postpaid segment along with ...
  33. CareFusion Banks on Pipeline Strength, Pricing Woes Remain - ...

    January 26, 2015
    We note that CareFusion Corp (CFN) highly relies on innovation to develop new and differentiated products.
  34. TrovaGene Partners with Leading Cancer Research Institutes - ...

    January 26, 2015
    TrovaGene Inc. (TROV) recently announced a number of collaborations with eminent research institutes around the world.
  35. Progressive Issues 3.70% $400 Million Notes Due 2045 - Analyst ...

    January 26, 2015
    Progressive Corp. (PGR) has recently issued 3.70% senior notes worth $400 million.
  36. Clorox (CLX) Looks Strong from Earnings Growth Perspective - ...

    January 26, 2015
    Global consumer product giant, The Clorox Company (CLX) has been performing remarkably well as evident from its strong quarterly ...
  37. 3 Mutual Funds to Capitalize on Emerging Markets Headway - ...

    January 26, 2015
    We will pick the 3 top-ranked Emerging Market mutual funds that also have low expense ratios and decent performance record.
  38. Comstock Resources Declares Production, Reserves for 2014 - Analyst ...

    January 26, 2015
    On Jan 22, Comstock Resources Inc. (CRK) provided an update on its production and proved reserves for the year ended Dec ...
  39. American Axle (AXL) Grows on Expansion and Diversification - ...

    January 26, 2015
    On Jan 22, 2015, we issued an updated research report on American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (AXL).
  40. 5 Best-Ranked Healthcare Mutual Funds to Invest In - Mutual Fund ...

    January 26, 2015
    The healthcare sector is an excellent area to invest in due to demand for healthcare services which usually remains unchanged ...
  41. IAMGOLD (IAG) Concludes Niobec Mine Sale for $530M - Analyst ...

    January 26, 2015
    IAMGOLD Corporation (IAG) announced that it has completed the sale of its Niobec mine to a group of companies led by Magris ...
  42. Group 1 Automotive (GPI) to Grow on Capital Deployment - Analyst ...

    January 26, 2015
    On Jan 22, 2015, we initiated coverage on Group 1 Automotive Inc. (GPI).
  43. AstraZeneca's Regulatory Filing for Lesinurad Accepted - Analyst ...

    January 26, 2015
    AstraZeneca (AZN) announced that its Marketing Authorisation Application for the approval of lesinurad was accepted by the ...
  44. Roper Q4 Earnings Beat on Sales Rise Across Segments - Analyst ...

    January 26, 2015
    Roper Industries Inc. (ROP) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 results before the opening bell on Jan 26.
  45. Norfolk Southern Q4 Earnings Unchanged Y/Y, as Expected - Analyst ...

    January 26, 2015
    Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) reported fourth-quarter 2014 earnings of $1.64 per share, flat year over year and in line with ...
  46. MasterCard Collaborates With African Development Bank - Analyst ...

    January 26, 2015
    With the view to enhance its global footprint, payment processing giant MasterCard Incorporated (MA) has recently collaborated ...
  47. D.R. Horton Beats on Q1 Earnings & Revenues, Order Strong - ...

    January 26, 2015
    D.R. Horton, Inc.'s (DHI) adjusted earnings of 39 cents per share in the first quarter of fiscal 2015 beats the Zacks Consensus ...
  48. Will Tetra Tech Benefit from Government Contracts Win? - Analyst ...

    January 26, 2015
    Tetra Tech Inc. (TTEK) won an environmental remediation contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District ...
  49. Technology Stock Roundup: Apple, Google and Yahoo Rally - Analyst ...

    January 26, 2015
    Tech stocks rallied nicely last week after a bad spell and companies like Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOGL) and Yahoo (YHOO) all ...
  50. 2 Airline Stocks to Fly on ECB's QE Initiative - Analyst Blog

    January 26, 2015
    ECB said it will buy bonds worth 60 billion euros a month through a quantitative easing. If the ECB succeeds in increasing ...
  51. Stericycle Retains Scope for Growth, Runs Risks as Well - Analyst ...

    January 26, 2015
    Stericycle, Inc. (SRCL) is a leading provider of regulated medical waste management and product recall and return services ...
  52. 3 Income Stocks to Repel Volatility in 2015 - Analyst Blog

    January 26, 2015
    Should auld troubles be forgot, then the beginning of this New Year would have truly been a happy one. But there seems no ...
  53. Stock Market News for January 26, 2015 - Market News

    January 26, 2015
    Benchmarks ended mostly in the red after gaining for four consecutive days as materials stocks finished in the negative territory
  54. Ingersoll Selected as Official Tool Partner of NASCAR - Analyst ...

    January 26, 2015
    Ingersoll-Rand Plc (IR) and The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR),recently announced a multi-year ...
  55. Can Corning (GLW) Earnings Surprise Estimates this Season? - ...

    January 26, 2015
    Corning (GLW) is set to report fourth-quarter 2014 results on Jan 27. Last quarter, the company posted a 5.3% positive surprise. ...
  56. QuantShares Rolls Out a High Yield Hedged ETF (DIVA) - ETF News ...

    January 26, 2015
    This dividend ETF takes yield investing to a new level by shorting low yield stocks in addition to buying big income producing ...
  57. Greek Election Colors Eurozone - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 26, 2015
    The high victory margin for the anti-austerity party in the Greek elections over the weekend has added an element of uncertainty ...
  58. What's in Store for Cirrus Logic (CRUS) this Earnings? - Analyst ...

    January 26, 2015
    Cirrus Logic Inc. (CRUS) is set to report third-quarter fiscal 2015 results on Jan 28.
  59. Can Lam Research (LRCX) Surprise this Earnings Season? - Analyst ...

    January 26, 2015
    Lam Research Corporation (LRCX) is set to report second-quarter fiscal 2015 results on Jan 28.
  60. Kohl's Stable on Fundamentals; Sluggish Comps a Concern - Analyst ...

    January 26, 2015
    On Jan 23, 2014, we issued an updated research report on Kohl's Corp (KSS).
  61. Wynn Resorts' Everett Plan Progresses; Presents Redesign - Analyst ...

    January 26, 2015
    Wynn Resorts Ltd. (WYNN) recently came up with redesign of the casino it plans to build on the Everett waterfront in Massachusetts.
  62. Meridian Bioscience: In-line Earnings, Revenue Beat in Q1 - Analyst ...

    January 26, 2015
    Diagnostic test-kit maker Meridian Bioscience, Inc. (VIVO) reported first-quarter fiscal 2015 (ended Dec 31, 2014) EPS of ...
  63. ResMed (RMD) Beats Q2 Earnings & Revenues, Margin Falls - Analyst ...

    January 26, 2015
    Currently, ResMed (RMD) is engaged in executing its three horizons growth strategy of improving patient quality-of-life, ...
  64. JP Morgan Rolls Out New Emerging Market ETF - ETF News And Commentary

    January 26, 2015
    JP Morgan is looking to get in on the emerging market ETF world with a product tracking the FTSE Emerging Diversified Factor ...
  65. Novartis AG ADR (NVS): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity Research ...

    January 26, 2015
    Novartis reported third-quarter 2014 earnings per share of $1.33, up 48% from the year-ago period. Core earnings per share ...
  66. MGIC Investment Corp. (MTG): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    January 26, 2015
    MGIC Investment Corp. reported fourth-quarter 2014 earnings per share of $0.19 per share beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  67. A Rare Chance To Buy Disney At A 13% Discount

    January 26, 2015
    Sometimes as analysts we're so focused on finding the next "big thing" that we overlook a great opportunity that's sitting ...
  68. This Retail Stock's Price Is Set To Double

    January 26, 2015
    Although legendary stock picker Peter Lynch hasn't been in the spotlight for many years now, his insights and experience ...
  69. Forget Nike, Buy This Stock Instead

    January 26, 2015
    Although legendary stock picker Peter Lynch hasn't been in the spotlight for many years now, his insights and experience ...
  70. Bear of the Day: EOG Resources (EOG) - Bear of the Day

    January 25, 2015
    Bear of the Day: EOG Resources (EOG) - Bear of the Day
  71. 3 Stocks With 100% Upside

    January 25, 2015
    Biotech stocks had a banner year in 2014. Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:AGIO), Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:AVNR) ...
  72. In The Week Ahead: 2 Strong Investments In A Sideways Market

    January 25, 2015
    All major U.S. indices closed in positive territory last week, led by the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100, which gained 3.3%. However, ...
  73. What Is Happening To The BRIC Economies?

    January 24, 2015
    Ten years ago, it was about the BRIC countries –Brazil, Russia, India, and China, and it was thought that capitalizing their ...
  74. Options -- Accessing Stakes In Apple At Less Cost

    January 23, 2015
    Finding Apple stock costly to trade? Here are multiple ways to trade it through low-cost Apple options.
  75. Risk Management Techniques For Shorting Call Options

    January 23, 2015
    Shorting covered calls is a popular options trade strategy. Here are the methods to mitigate the risk/loss and enhance profits ...
  76. A.M. Best Rates W.R. Berkley Corp. with a Stable Outlook - Analyst ...

    January 23, 2015
    W.R. Berkley Corp. (WRB) gets its investment grade rating affirmed by A.M. Best, with a stable outlook.
  77. BP and Synchrony Financial Agree on Credit Program Launch - Analyst ...

    January 23, 2015
    BP plc (BP) announced a definitive, multi-year agreement with Synchrony Financial (SYF) for the launch of a private label ...
  78. Enterprise Products' Panola Pipeline Expansion on Track - Analyst ...

    January 23, 2015
    Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (EPD) announced that shipper commitments will support its proposed expansion of the Panola ...
  79. Will 3M Co. Beat Q4 Earnings on Sustainable Organic Growth? - ...

    January 23, 2015
    3M Company (MMM) is scheduled to report its fourth-quarter 2014 results before the opening bell on Jan 27.
  80. Will Amgen (AMGN) Keep the Earnings Streak Alive in 4Q? - Analyst ...

    January 23, 2015
    Amgen (AMGN) has consistently surpassed earnings expectations. However, it looks like the company could miss in the fourth ...
  81. Exelon Unit Inks Energy Efficiency Deal with Port Authority - ...

    January 23, 2015
    Exelon Corporation (EXC) inked the phase 2 of an energy efficiency agreement with The Port Authority of New York and New ...
  82. Toyota to Boost Mirai Production to Meet Expected Demand - Analyst ...

    January 23, 2015
    Toyota (TM) has decided to increase the production of its fuel cell vehicle, Mirai, over the next couple of years to meet ...
  83. Will Seagate Technology (STX) Beat Q2 Earnings Estimates? - Analyst ...

    January 23, 2015
    Seagate Technology Public Limited Company (STX) is slated to report second-quarter fiscal 2015 results on Jan 26, before ...
  84. Apache's (APA) Prospects Appear Weak Amid Low Oil Prices - Analyst ...

    January 23, 2015
    On Jan 22, 2015, we issued an updated research report on U.S. energy firm Apache Corp (APA).
  85. Will Novartis' (NVS) Earnings Disappoint Expectations in Q4? ...

    January 23, 2015
    Switzerland-based Novartis AG (NVS), one of the leading players in the healthcare solutions, will be reporting its fourth-quarter ...
  86. Is Coach (COH) Likely to Surprise This Earnings Season? - Analyst ...

    January 23, 2015
    Coach Inc. (COH), the designer and marketer of fine accessories and gifts, is slated to report second-quarter fiscal 2015 ...
  87. Will Accuray (ARAY) Disappoint Earnings Estimates in Q2? - Analyst ...

    January 23, 2015
    Accuray Inc. (ARAY) is set to report second-quarter 2015 results on Jan 27.
  88. DuPont (DD) Warms Up for Q4: Will It Beat Earnings Again? - Analyst ...

    January 23, 2015
    DuPont (DD) is set to release its fourth-quarter 2014 results ahead of the bell on Jan 27.
  89. Will Lexmark (LXK) Disappoint Earnings Estimates in Q4? - Analyst ...

    January 23, 2015
    Lexmark International Inc. (LXK) is set to report fourth-quarter 2014 results on Jan 27.
  90. Expedia (EXPE) Stock Rises on Purchase of Travelocity from Sabre ...

    January 23, 2015
    Expedia is consolidating the travel industry with a purchase of Travelocity from Sabre for 280 million dollars in cash.
  91. J. C. Penney Upgraded to Strong Buy on Robust Holiday Sales - ...

    January 23, 2015
    On Jan 23, 2015, Zacks Investment Research upgraded J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).
  92. Will Higher Expenses Hurt Affiliated Managers' Q4 Earnings? - ...

    January 23, 2015
    Will Affiliated Managers be able to keep its earnings streak alive this quarter? Or it will disappoint? Let us see how things ...
  93. Minerva Neurosciences Gains on Positive Data on MIN-202 - Analyst ...

    January 23, 2015
    Minerva Neurosciences, Inc. announced encouraging preliminary results from a phase I study on its sleep disorder candidate, ...
  94. Wal-Mart to Open 11 Canada Units, Complete Expansion - Analyst ...

    January 23, 2015
    Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) announced that it will open 11 supercenters by Jan 29 across Canada.
  95. Reynolds-Lorillard Merger Vote Confirmed for Jan 28 - Analyst ...

    January 23, 2015
    The much-hyped merger between tobacco majors Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) and Lorillard Inc. (LO) has been facing several ...
  96. GM's Cadillac to Build the CT6 with Mixed-Material Technique ...

    January 23, 2015
    General Motors Company's (GM) Cadillac brand will utilize the most comprehensive and advanced mixed-material manufacturing ...
  97. Diamondback Energy Fixes Share Offering Price Tag - Analyst Blog

    January 23, 2015
    Midland, TX-based Diamondback Energy Inc. (FANG) has priced a public offering of 1,750,000 common shares.
  98. PartnerRe's Capital Modest; Expenses Hurt Underwriting - Analyst ...

    January 23, 2015
    On Jan 22, 2015, we issued an updated research report on PartnerRe Ltd. (PRE), citing its opportunities and challenges.
  99. Apple (AAPL) Readies for Q1 Earnings: What's in Store? - Analyst ...

    January 23, 2015
    We expect Apple, Inc. (AAPL) to beat expectations when it reports first quarter fiscal 2015 results on Jan 27.
  100. Will VMware (VMW) Disappoint Earnings Estimates in Q4? - Analyst ...

    January 23, 2015
    VMware, Inc. (VMW) is set to report fourth-quarter 2014 results on Jan 27. Last quarter, the company posted a 12.96% positive ...
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