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  1. Trending Stocks - Why Silicon Motion (SIMO) is Up Big Today ...

    January 21, 2015
    David Bartosiak of Zacks talks about hedge fund Point 72 adding to its holding in Silicon Motion (SIMO)
  2. Trending Stocks - Samsung Quits Qualcomm (QCOM) - Video Blog

    January 21, 2015
    David Bartosiak of Zacks talks about Samsung ditching Qualcomm chips in the new Galaxy S6
  3. Northeast Utilities Continues to Boost Sensor Technology - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    Northeast Utilities (NU) inked a supplemental agreement with Micromem Applied Sensor Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Micromem ...
  4. Discover Financial, Logic Group Pen Partnership Deal - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    Diners Club International, Ltd. a business unit of Discover Financial Services (DFS) and part of the Discover Global Network ...
  5. Smith & Wesson (SWHC) Ups Q3 FY15 Outlook, Shares Surge - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    Smith & Wesson (SWHC) announced revised guidance for the third-quarter and fiscal 2015.
  6. ONE Gas (OGS) Increases Quarterly Dividend Rate by 7.1% - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    ONE Gas, Inc. (OGS) increased the quarterly dividend rate 7.1% sequentially to 30 cents per share.
  7. Great Plains Energy Unit Shuns Coal at Three Power Plants - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    Great Plains Energy Incorporated (GXP) will lower greenhouse gas emissions by stopping the use of coal at three power plants.
  8. Amazon (AMZN) Set to Chase Hollywood Dream - Analyst Blog

    January 21, 2015
    Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) recently announced that its Amazon Studios division will begin to "produce and acquire original ...
  9. CytRx Relieved as FDA Lifts Partial Hold on Oncology Drug - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    CytRx Corporation (CYTR) received good news when the FDA removed the partial clinical hold on its oncology candidate aldoxorubicin.
  10. Exelon Unit to Acquire 7 Fuelling Stations from CNG Fuel - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    Exelon Corporation's (EXC) subsidiary Constellation Energy Resources, LLC. signed an agreement to acquire seven fueling stations ...
  11. Immunomedics Reports Data on Oncology Candidate - Analyst Blog

    January 21, 2015
    Immunomedics, Inc., (IMMU) announced data from its lead investigational antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) sacituzumab govitecan ...
  12. Teva Up on Positive Copaxone Supreme Court Ruling - Analyst Blog

    January 21, 2015
    Teva (TEVA) received a favorable Supreme Court ruling in its patent infringement lawsuit for Copaxone 20 mg/ml.
  13. Microsoft's (MSFT) D-Day is Here, Set to Unveil Windows 10 - ...

    January 21, 2015
    Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) is set to reveal its first major Windows update under new CEO Satya Nadella today.
  14. Toyota: Leading Vehicle Seller in 2014, Expects 1% Fall in 2 ...

    January 21, 2015
    Toyota (TM) reported global sales of 10.23 million units in 2014, surpassing Volkswagen and General Motors to become the ...
  15. Eni's Exploration Period in Block 15/06 Extended by 3 Years - ...

    January 21, 2015
    EniSpA (E) announced that it has received a three-year extension to the exploration period from the Angolan authorities for ...
  16. How Investors Can Play Europe ETFs Now - Video Blog

    January 21, 2015
    Here are some ideas for investing in European ETFs after Swiss Bank action and ahead of ECB (HEDJ, DBEU, HEZU).
  17. Stone Energy (SGY) Presents Operational Update for 2014 - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    Stone Energy Corporation (SGY) has released its operational and capital spending update.
  18. Do Good Buys Remain Among Beaten-Down Financials?

    January 21, 2015
    The financial sector performed the worst last month (besides energy, of course). Here's a look at some financial stocks that ...
  19. Cameron International Hits 52-Week Low on Crude Slump - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    Shares of Cameron International Corp. (CAM) fell to a 52-week low last week as a result of the ongoing crude price slump ...
  20. TASER (TASR) Shares Rise on New Body Camera Orders - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    TASER International Inc.'s (TASR) shares climbed 6.11% yesterday after it disclosed new orders for its Axon cameras from ...
  21. Will RLI Corp. (RLI) Earnings Surprise Again This Season? - ...

    January 21, 2015
    RLI Corp. (RLI) is set to report fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 results on Jan 26. Let's see how things are shaping up ...
  22. Cigna (CI) Touches 52-Week High of $109.24 on ACO Deals - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    The shares of Cigna Corp. (CI) scaled a 52-week high of $109.24 on Jan 20, 2015.
  23. Talisman Energy JV to Lay Off 300 to Cope With Oil Slump - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    Due to the unfavorable business scenario, Talisman Sinopec Energy UK - a joint venture (JV) between Talisman Energy Inc (TLM) ...
  24. Chevron Inks Gorgon LNG Supply Deal with SK LNG Trading - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    Chevron Corp. (CVX) reported today that its Australian affiliate has entered into a deal with South Korea's SK LNG Trading ...
  25. Orange Banks on 4G Rollout, Rigid Regulatory Norms a Strain ...

    January 21, 2015
    Increased 4G network rollout, new service launches and successful divestiture goals continue to propel growth for Orange ...
  26. Oceaneering Gets Contract from Hess for Stampede Project - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    Oceaneering International Inc. (OII) announced receipt of a contract, last month, from Hess Corporation (HES).
  27. Cantel Medical's MINNCARE HD Disinfectant Wins FDA Nod - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    Mar Cor Purification, Inc., a subsidiary of Cantel Medical Corp. (CMN), recently received approval from the FDA for its MINNCARE ...
  28. ARIAD's Iclusig Endorsed by EC for All Approved Indications - ...

    January 21, 2015
    ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ARIA) announced that the European Commission endorsed the CHMP's recommendation on the use of ...
  29. Abaxis' (ABAX) VetScan Feline Test Wins USDA Approval - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    Abaxis' novel test kit is used to identify the presence of FeLV antigen and FIV antibodies in blood samples of cats.
  30. MasTec Hurt by Lower Wireless Spending and Oil Prices - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    On Jan 20, 2015, we issued an updated research report on MasTec, Inc. (MTZ).
  31. Exactech Acquires Surgical Technology Partner BlueOrtho - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    Producer of bone and joint restoration products, Exactech Inc. (EXAC) recently announced that it has acquired BlueOrtho SAS ...
  32. NextGen Practice Management Wins EHNAC Accreditation - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc. (QSII), recently ...
  33. Will Ciena & Cisco Power Verizon (VZ) Metro 100G Rollout? - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) is on track to roll out its metro 100 Gigabit Ethernet business and reportedly, Ciena and ...
  34. Homebuilder Confidence Dips, Builders Still Optimistic - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    Homebuilders' confidence, as indicated by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo housing market index, ...
  35. Fifth Third Bancorp Q4 Earnings Beat on Lower Expenses - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    Fifth Third Bancorp's (FITB) fourth-quarter 2014 earnings per share came in at 43 cents, marginally beating the Zacks Consensus ...
  36. Healthcare ETFs in Focus on Mixed JNJ Results - ETF News And ...

    January 21, 2015
    Healthcare ETFs are worth look following Johnson & Johnson mixed fourth quarter results.
  37. IRadimed (IRMD) Now a Strong Buy on Positive 2015 Outlook - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    On Jan 21, 2015, Zacks Investment Research raised MRI compatible IV infusion pump systems provider IRadimed Corp (IRMD) to ...
  38. U.S. Bancorp Reports Solid Q4 Earnings on High Revenues - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    U.S. Bancorp's (USB) fourth-quarter 2014 earnings per share of 78 cents beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a penny. Moreover, ...
  39. Affymetrix Hits 52-Week High on Strong Top-Line Growth - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    Shares of Affymetrix Inc. (AFFX) scaled a new 52-week high of $11.89 on Jan 20, eventually closing at $11.65.
  40. Community Health Systems Reports Preliminary Q4 Results - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    Community Health Systems, Inc. (CYH) anticipates fourth-quarter net operating revenues of around $4.9 billion, in line with ...
  41. Will CME & BGC Partner Price Bid War Benefit GFI Group? - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    CME Group Inc. (CME) and BGC Partner Inc. (BGCP) to acquire the fifth-largest global interdealer broker ??? GFI Group Inc. ...
  42. Baxter's (BAX) PHOXILLUM Solutions Get FDA Nod for CRRT - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    Baxter International Inc. (BAX) expects the PHOXILLUM phosphate-containing solutions to be available in the U.S. from the ...
  43. Funds to Buy & Sell on IMF, World Bank Global Growth Estimates ...

    January 21, 2015
    The International Monetary Fund has made the sharpest cut to its global economic growth estimate in three years. However, ...
  44. Nordstrom to Open Relocated Ala Moana Center Store in 2016 - ...

    January 21, 2015
    As recently revealed by a market source, apparel store chain Nordstrom Inc. (JWN) is now set to relocate to its newly renovated ...
  45. Albemarle Realigns Business Units after Rockwood Buyout - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    Albemarle (ALB) is realigning its global business units following the recent closure of its takeover of Rockwood Holdings.
  46. Amphenol Beats on Q4 Earnings, Revenues Increase Y/Y - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    Amphenol Corporation (APH) reported impressive fourth quarter 2014 results with record earnings and revenues on the back ...
  47. Restoration Hardware Looks Firm from Earnings Perspective - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    Restoration Hardware (RH) plans to continue focusing on transforming its retail outlets, adopting multi-channel platforms ...
  48. Boston Beer (SAM) Hits 52-Week High on Fundamental Strength - ...

    January 21, 2015
    Shares of the largest craft brewer of the United States, Boston Beer Co. Inc. (SAM), hit a new 52-week high of $309.81 on ...
  49. 2 Storage Solution Providers to Outperform this Earnings - Earnings ...

    January 21, 2015
    The ever-evolving technology sector has been witnessing a number of new trends over the past couple of years.
  50. Airline Stock Roundup: Delta Q4 Earnings Impress, Southwest Faces ...

    January 21, 2015
    The past week saw airline behemoth Delta (DAL) kickstarting the fourth quarter earnings season in the airline space.
  51. Will Rockwell Collins (COL) Keep Its Earnings Streak Alive? - ...

    January 21, 2015
    Rockwell Collins (COL) will likely beat earnings when it reports its first-quarter FY15 results on Jan 23.
  52. 3 Large Blend Mutual Funds Poised for a Surge - Mutual Fund Commentary

    January 21, 2015
    We will share with you 3 potential large cap blend mutual funds. Each has earned either a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) or Zacks ...
  53. Hess' Growth Prospects Shadowed by Industry Challenges - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    On Jan 14, 2015, we issued an updated research report on Hess Corporation (HES).
  54. Graco (GGG) Closes High Pressure Equipment Acquisition - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    Graco Inc. (GGG) recently completed the acquisition of Pennsylvania-based High Pressure Equipment company for $160 million. ...
  55. Beating the Greece Scare: 3 Stock Picks - Analyst Blog

    January 21, 2015
    The political situation in Greece has put forward another challenge for the region's economy.
  56. Northern Trust Reports Solid Q4 Earnings on High Revenues - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    Driven by strong top-line growth, Northern Trust Corporation (NTRS) posted a positive earnings surprise of 16% in the fourth ...
  57. Biotech Stock Roundup: EU Approvals for AbbVie & Celgene Drugs, ...

    January 21, 2015
    The hepatitis C virus (HCV) pricing battle is heating up with Gilead (GILD) signing on with quite a few PBMs and health care ...
  58. Will Elevated Costs Weigh on BNY Mellon (BK) Q4 Earnings? - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    BNY Mellon (BK) is scheduled to report its fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 results on Jan 23, before the market opens.
  59. Netflix Beats Q4 Earnings on Rise in International Streaming ...

    January 21, 2015
    Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) reported fourth-quarter 2014 non-GAAP earnings of 72 cents per share that comfortably surpassed the ...
  60. Will Restructuring Initiatives Drag Q4 Earnings of GE? - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    General Electric Company (GE) is scheduled to report its fourth-quarter 2014 results before the opening bell on Jan 23.
  61. IBM Beats on Q4 Earnings, Profits Down on Lower Revenues - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) reported fourth-quarter 2014 results. Non-GAAP earnings (including acquisition ...
  62. Will Honeywell (HON) Q4 Earnings Beat on Organic Growth? - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    Honeywell International Inc (HON) is scheduled to report its fourth-quarter 2014 results before the opening bell on Jan 23
  63. Is E*TRADE Financial (ETFC) Likely to Miss on Q4 Earnings? - ...

    January 21, 2015
    E*TRADE Financial (ETFC) is scheduled to report fourth-quarter 2014 results after the market closes on Jan 22.
  64. 3 Tech ETFs to Ride on Netflix Growth Story - ETF News And Commentary

    January 21, 2015
    Investors seeking to capitalize Netflix solid growth could consider these ETFs.
  65. Finance Dragging on Q4 Earnings - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 21, 2015
    Excluding Finance from early Q4 data, the picture improves quite a bit with total earnings for the S&P 500 up +8.7 percent ...
  66. UnitedHealth Beats on Q4 Earnings, Issues 2015 Guidance - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH) fourth-quarter earnings surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate, earnings grew year over year.
  67. Unilever (UN) Q4 Organic Sales Remain Flat Sequentially - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    Shares of Unilever N.V. (UN) declined 0.34% on Jan 20 after the company reported sluggish fourth quarter and full year 2 ...
  68. Will State Street Q4 Earnings Disappoint on Rising Costs? - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    State Street (STT) is scheduled to release fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 results on Jan 23, before the market opens.
  69. Stock Market News for January 21, 2015 - Market News

    January 21, 2015
    Benchmarks ended Tuesday’s choppy trading session in the green led by gains from technology shares
  70. Woodward Beats Q1 Earnings Estimates on Higher Margins - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    Woodward, Inc. (WWD) reported fiscal first-quarter 2015 (ending Dec 31, 2014) adjusted earnings of 58 cents per share, surpassing ...
  71. MGIC Beats Earnings Estimates in Q4 on Premium Growth - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    MGIC Investment (MTG) beat fourth quarter earnings led by higher new insurance written coupled with a decline in delinquent ...
  72. ADTRAN Tops Q4 Earnings, Revenues on Segmental Strength - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    ADTRAN Inc. (ADTN), reported fourth-quarter 2014 financial results wherein both the top and the bottom line surpassed the ...
  73. CA Tops Q3 Earnings, Misses Revenues; Updates FY15 View - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    CA Inc. (CA) reported strong third quarter fiscal 2015 earnings that beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate.
  74. Advanced Micro Breaks Even as Expected in Q4; Guides Low - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) reported breakeven results in the fourth quarter of 2014, in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate.
  75. PetMed (PETS) Earnings Miss, Revenues Top Estimates in Q3 - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    PetMed Express (PETS), reported adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of 24 cents in the third quarter of fiscal 2015.
  76. Interactive Brokers Beats Q4 Earnings on Lower Expenses - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    Interactive Brokers' fourth-quarter 2014 adjusted earnings per share of 12 cents beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 5 cents, ...
  77. Can India ETFs Continue to Soar After the Rate Cut? - ETF News ...

    January 21, 2015
    With falling rates in India, can Indian ETFs lead the market higher again in 2015?
  78. Ultra Petroleum Corp. (UPL): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    January 21, 2015
    Concerned by the current demand-supply imbalance for natural gas, we are maintaining our Underperform recommendation on Ultra ...
  79. BCE Inc. (BCE): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity Research ...

    January 21, 2015
    We are maintaining our Neutral recommendation on BCE Inc. The successful execution of management's six strategic initiatives ...
  80. TripAdvisor Inc. (TRIP): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    January 21, 2015
    TripAdvisor is one of the largest online travel research companies in the world. TripAdvisor's third quarter earnings missed ...
  81. Family Dollar Stores Inc. (FDO): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    January 21, 2015
    Family Dollar decided to stick to Dollar Tree and rejected Dollar General's buyout offer on grounds of antitrust concerns. ...
  82. M&T Bank Corporation (MTB): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    January 21, 2015
    M&T Bank's fourth-quarter 2014 operating earnings came ahead of the Zacks Consensus Estimate and the prior-year quarter figure ...
  83. Morgan Stanley (MS): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity Research ...

    January 21, 2015
    Morgan Stanley's fourth-quarter 2014 earnings from continuing operations missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Lower-than-expected ...
  84. Ball Corporation (BLL): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    January 21, 2015
    We are maintaining our Neutral recommendation on Ball Corporation with a target price of $68. In the third-quarter 2014, ...
  85. Expeditors International of Washington Inc. (EXPD): New Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    Expeditors International performed impressively in the third quarter of 2014 reporting higher-than-expected revenues as well ...
  86. Ingersoll Rand Plc (IR): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    January 21, 2015
    Ingersoll reported strong third quarter 2014 results with adjusted earnings exceeding the Zacks Consensus Estimate by $0. ...
  87. Greatbatch Inc. (GB): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity Research ...

    January 21, 2015
    Greatbatch reported mixed third-quarter 2014 results. Although earnings comfortably surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate, ...
  88. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc (AMD): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    January 21, 2015
    AMD is the second-largest producer of microprocessors, GPUs and chipsets in the world. Its fourth-quarter earnings were in-line ...
  89. Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    January 21, 2015
    Bed Bath & Beyond posted solid third-quarter fiscal 2014 results, wherein both sales and earnings increased year over year. ...
  90. Interpublic Group of Companies Inc. (IPG): New Analyst Report ...

    January 21, 2015
    Interpublic reported strong third quarter 2014 results with reported earnings and revenues both increasing year over year. ...
  91. Target Corporation (TGT): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    January 21, 2015
    After a brief stint, Target has decided to shut down its Canadian operations as the company struggled to attain profitability ...
  92. Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA): New Analyst Report from ...

    January 21, 2015
    Alibaba Group is a Chinese e-Commerce giant which caters mainly to its native market. Alibaba Group's fiscal second quarter ...
  93. Following These Overlooked Rules Led Me To Triple-Digit Gains ...

    January 21, 2015
    It was an interesting year in the financial world in 2014, and nothing short of a spectacular year for readers of my premium ...
  94. The Overlooked Rules That Led Me To Triple-Digit Gains In 2014

    January 21, 2015
    It was an interesting year in the financial world in 2014, and nothing short of a spectacular year for readers of my premium ...
  95. ETF Securities Launches Funds Based on Zacks Earnings Analysis ...

    January 21, 2015
    These new ETFs are based on two of Zacks’ well-known models, Zacks Rank and Zacks Quality.
  96. Restaurant Stock Outlook - Jan. 2015 - Industry Outlook

    January 20, 2015
    Restaurant Stock Outlook - Jan. 2015 - Industry Outlook
  97. Bear of the Day: Manitowoc (MTW) - Bear of the Day

    January 20, 2015
    Bear of the Day: Manitowoc (MTW) - Bear of the Day
  98. Restaurant Stock Outlook - Jan. 2015 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    January 20, 2015
    Restaurant Stock Outlook - Jan. 2015 - Zacks Analyst Interviews
  99. Trend-Range Alternation Spawns Trading Styles

    January 20, 2015
    Markets cycle continuously between directional trends and compressed ranges in all time frames.
  100. How The Oil Market Could Crush These Homebuilders

    January 20, 2015
    Texas is the nation's largest oil-producing state. In fact, it is the world's sixth-largest oil market, dwarfing many countries. ...
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