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  1. Qiagen Up on Enzymatics' Unit Buy, ArcherDX Partnership Deal ...

    January 14, 2015
    Qiagen (QGEN) expects this buyout to provide approximately $20 million CER (constant exchange rates) of incremental net sales
  2. Kaman to Acquire G.C. Fabrication Assets, Shares Up 0.8% - Analyst ...

    January 14, 2015
    Kaman Corporation (KAMN) recently announced that it has agreed to acquire all assets of the New Jersey-based G.C. Fabrication, ...
  3. Hologic (HOLX) Impresses with Preliminary Q1 Results - Analyst ...

    January 14, 2015
    Hologic (HOLX) has announced preliminary revenue results for first quarter of fiscal 2015.
  4. Newfield Plans to Retain Recently Marketed China Assets - Analyst ...

    January 14, 2015
    Newfield Exploration Co. (NFX) has revealed that it intends to hold onto the assets of its China business which it has completed ...
  5. CenturyLink Banks on Acquisitions for Infrastructure Growth - ...

    January 14, 2015
    CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) is likely to benefit from the acquisitions of Cognilytics and DataGardens in the future.
  6. Telephone & Data Systems' Wireless Business Drives Growth - Analyst ...

    January 14, 2015
    Telephone & Data Systems Inc.'s (TDS) wireless business is expected to develop on the back of increased handset offerings, ...
  7. Intuitive Surgical Announces Preliminary Q4 & FY14 Results - ...

    January 14, 2015
    Intuitive Surgical, Inc.'s (ISRG) estimated adjusted revenues of $601 million for the fourth quarter of 2014 are almost in ...
  8. Starwood's (HOT) Westin Brand to Open Hotel in Dallas - Analyst ...

    January 14, 2015
    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (HOT) has entered into an agreement with KFK Group to open a hotel in Dallas, ...
  9. Ecolab Introduces Restora Program for Medical Laundry Needs - ...

    January 14, 2015
    Ecolab Inc.'s (ECL) Restora Program enables healthcare laundries to reprocess linen and significantly reduce replacement ...
  10. Mohawk to Buy IVC Group for $1.2B; Boost Sheet Vinyl Suite - ...

    January 14, 2015
    Mohawk Industries Inc. (MHK) recently entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the IVC Group.
  11. Four Reasons to Buy WisdomTree ETFs - ETF News And Commentary

    January 14, 2015
    WisdomTree has a long list of successful products. Lets see why?
  12. Restaurateurs Look to Capitalize on Demand for Breakfast - Analyst ...

    January 14, 2015
    Fast food chains are geared up well to meet the breakfast demand of Americans thereby boosting their sales and profits.
  13. Equifax Rides on Strategic Initiatives: Hits a 52-Week High - ...

    January 14, 2015
    Shares of Equifax Inc. (EFX) hit a new 52-week high of $84.11 on Jan 13.
  14. Wells Fargo Q4 Earnings Meet Estimates, Revenues Up Y/Y - Analyst ...

    January 14, 2015
    Amid a challenging industry backdrop, Wells Fargo & Company's (WFC) fourth-quarter 2014 earnings met expectations.
  15. Quantum (QTM) Up 4.8% on Strong Q3 Preliminary Results - Analyst ...

    January 14, 2015
    Shares of Quantum Corporation (QTM) gained nearly 4.8% yesterday after the company announced impressive preliminary results ...
  16. Suncor Energy Cuts 2015 Capex, Plans Workforce Reduction - Analyst ...

    January 14, 2015
    Suncor Energy (SU) has followed suit of most energy sector companies, by announcing a cut in its 2015 budget owing to plummeting ...
  17. Rite Aid's Altered Credit Facility to Ease Debt Financing - Analyst ...

    January 14, 2015
    Rite Aid (RAD) declared that it has made amendments to its current senior secured credit facility.
  18. Delphi Automotive Authorizes New Share Buyback Program - Analyst ...

    January 14, 2015
    The board of Delphi Automotive (DLPH) has authorized a new share repurchase program for $1.5 billion.
  19. Sector ETFs to Avoid for Q4 Earnings Season - ETF News And Commentary

    January 14, 2015
    These three market sectors could be in trouble this earnings season.
  20. 3 Global Mutual Funds to Buy for 2015 - Mutual Fund Commentary

    January 14, 2015
    While plummeting oil prices are already a major concern for the energy and related sectors, some other sectors have been ...
  21. Albemarle (ALB) Wraps Up Rockwood Holdings Acquisition - Analyst ...

    January 14, 2015
    Albemarle (ALB) has closed its $6.2 billion acquisition of Rockwood Holdings, Inc.
  22. ADTRAN: Network Upgrades Raise Hope, Competition Rife - Analyst ...

    January 14, 2015
    On Jan 13, 2015, we issued an updated research report on ADTRAN Inc. (ADTN).
  23. Natural Gas Drops Below $3 on Record Output, Stocks Suffer - ...

    January 14, 2015
    With natural gas now trading below $3, the commodity's near-to-medium term fundamentals remain rather lukewarm.
  24. Hertz Equipment Expands Further with New Sanford Facility - Analyst ...

    January 14, 2015
    Equipment Rental Corporation ('HERC'), a wing of Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (HTZ), announced the opening of a new facility ...
  25. 3 Auto Parts Stocks Set to Gain in 2015 - Analyst Blog

    January 14, 2015
    Longer lived cars, low gas prices and harsh winter weather boosts auto parts stocks.
  26. 5 Best-Ranked Diversified Bond Funds to Bet On - Mutual Fund ...

    January 14, 2015
    Fixed-income securities are the preferred choice of investors who are ready to forgo capital growth for regular income flows. ...
  27. Tesla Targets 0.5M Sales by 2020; Losses to Persist till Then? ...

    January 14, 2015
    Tesla Motors, Inc.'s (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk revealed the company may not achieve net profits until the yet-to-be-launched Model ...
  28. JPMorgan Braves Industry Challenges, Beats on Q4 Earnings ...

    January 14, 2015
    Overall industry weaknesses failed to dampen JPMorgan's earnings strength in fourth-quarter 2014.
  29. GE Extends Debt Financing to GenMark to Spur Growth - Analyst ...

    January 14, 2015
    GE Capital's Healtcare Financial Services, a division of General Electric Company (GE), recently augmented the liquidity ...
  30. Kroger Hits New 52-Week High on Strong Fundamentals - Analyst ...

    January 14, 2015
    Shares of The Kroger Co. (KR) touched a 52-week high of $66.69 on Jan 13, 2015 before eventually closing at $66.
  31. Ocwen Facing License Suspension Risk: Is This the End? - Analyst ...

    January 14, 2015
    Shares of Ocwen (OCN) fell 36.2% after the news of the California regulators considering suspension of the company's mortgage ...
  32. Philips' Cleveland Operations Delay to Hurt 2014 Results - Analyst ...

    January 14, 2015
    Philips (PHG) disclosed the recommencement of shipments of its Brilliance ICT systems from the Cleveland production facility, ...
  33. Cintas Enhances Share Buyback Plan by Additional $500M - Analyst ...

    January 14, 2015
    The board of directors of leading business services provider Cintas Corporation (CTAS) recently approved a plan to increase ...
  34. Amazon Prime Gets Woody Allen to Write & Direct TV Series - Analyst ...

    January 14, 2015
    Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) recently declared that it has entered into an agreement with legendary film maker Woody Allen to make ...
  35. Will Schwab Beat Q4 Earnings on Higher Trading Revenue? - Analyst ...

    January 14, 2015
    Schwab(SCHW) is scheduled to report its fourth-quarter and full year 2014 earnings results on Jan 16, before the market opens.
  36. Stock Market News for January 14, 2015 - Market News

    January 14, 2015
    Benchmarks ended in negative territory for the third-straight session on Tuesday erasing solid initial gains as another slump ...
  37. Stryker's (SYK) Preliminary Earnings Results Raise Concern - ...

    January 14, 2015
    Stryker Corporation's (SYK) fourth-quarter and full-year projections compare unfavorably with their corresponding Zacks Consensus ...
  38. 2015 Outlook for Oil & Gas ETFs - ETF News And Commentary

    January 14, 2015
    Unfavorable demand and supply situation may continue to weigh on Oil and Gas ETFs in 2015.
  39. Chipotle Halts Pork Sales after Quality Issues with Supplier ...

    January 14, 2015
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (CMG) has reportedly suspended the sale of pork at one-third of its restaurants in the U.S.
  40. Retail Sales, Earnings Disappoint - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 14, 2015
    Disappointing retail sales data has sent stock futures shooting downward, especially in the Dow.
  41. Alibaba to Enter India with $575M Investment in Paytm - Analyst ...

    January 14, 2015
    According to the Wall Street Journal, in its first strategic investment in India, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) and its ...
  42. PNC Financial Q4 Earnings to Keep the Winning Streak Alive? - ...

    January 14, 2015
    We expect The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (PNC) to beat earnings expectations when it reports fourth-quarter and full ...
  43. Will SunTrust Lag Q4 Earnings on Higher Legal Charges? - Analyst ...

    January 14, 2015
    Will SunTrust be able to sustain its profitability this quarter? Or will it disappoint this time? Let us see how things have ...
  44. Airline Stock Roundup: Traffic Data for Southwest, JetBlue and ...

    January 14, 2015
    The NYSE ARCA Airline index gained moderately over the past 5 trading days.
  45. KB Home Down 12% on Q4 Earnings Miss, 2015 View Bleak - Analyst ...

    January 14, 2015
    KB Home's adjusted earnings of 27 cents per share in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 lagged the Zacks Consensus Estimate.
  46. Will Global Concerns Hurt Schlumberger (SLB) Q4 Earnings? - Analyst ...

    January 14, 2015
    Schlumberger Limited (SLB) is set to report fourth-quarter 2014 results on Jan 15, 2015 after the market closes.
  47. 3 Stocks to Gain If Oil Slides to $40 - Analyst Blog

    January 14, 2015
    Societe Generale SA, Bank of America Corporation (BAC) and The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) say that prices need to remain ...
  48. CSX Corp. Q4 Earnings Meet, Revenues Up on High Volumes - Analyst ...

    January 14, 2015
    CSX Corporation's (CSX) fourth-quarter 2014 earnings of 49 cents per share was in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  49. As Oil Prices Drop, Traders Look To Lumber

    January 14, 2015
    While much attention is being given to declining energy prices, it may prove strategic for active traders to shift their ...
  50. Linear Technology (LLTC) Beats Q2 Earnings, Misses Sales - Analyst ...

    January 14, 2015
    Linear Technology Corp. (LLTC) reported second-quarter fiscal 2015 earnings of 51 cents, which beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  51. ALPS Puts Twist on Biotech Investing with Medical Breakthrough ...

    January 14, 2015
    This new ETF only focuses on companies that have at least one drug that is in Phase II or Phase III FDA clinical trials.
  52. Universal Forest Products Inc. (UFPI): New Analyst Report from ...

    January 14, 2015
    Universal Forest Products acquired certain assets of Packnet, Ltd. and Bigs Packaging and Lumber, LLC in fourth-quarter 2 ...
  53. Mondelez International (MDLZ): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    January 14, 2015
    Mondelez's third-quarter adjusted earnings of $0.50 per share beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.39 by 28%. Earnings ...
  54. TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (TRW): New Analyst Report from ...

    January 14, 2015
    TRW Automotive reported a 15.1% increase in its third-quarter 2014 earnings to $1.75 per share that exceeded the Zacks Consensus ...
  55. Cablevision Systems Corporation. (CVC): New Analyst Report from ...

    January 14, 2015
    Cablevision reported strong financial results for the third quarter of 2014 with both the top and the bottom line surpassing ...
  56. Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    January 14, 2015
    We are upgrading our investment thesis on Williams Companies to Neutral from Underperform. The midstream assets of the company ...
  57. Lincoln National Corp. (LNC): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    January 14, 2015
    Lincoln National holds a secure capital position, fair liquidity and improved financial leverage that aid incremental capital ...
  58. PS Business Parks Inc. (PSB): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    January 14, 2015
    PS Business Parks' third-quarter 2014 FFO, as adjusted, grew 1.6% from the year-ago quarter figure. While growth in rental ...
  59. Abbott Laboratories (ABT): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    January 14, 2015
    Abbott Laboratories reported third-quarter 2014 earnings of $0.54 per share, up 22.7% from the year-ago quarter. Abbott agreed ...
  60. Alcoa Inc. (AA): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity Research ...

    January 14, 2015
    We are retaining our Neutral recommendation on Alcoa. The company ended 2014 on a strong note with both revenues and earnings ...
  61. StanCorp Financial Group Inc. (SFG): New Analyst Report from ...

    January 14, 2015
    We are upgrading StanCorp Financial to Outperform from Neutral given its recent capital deployment initiative that enhances ...
  62. Office Depot, Inc. (ODP): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    January 14, 2015
    Merging with OfficeMax has been a shot in the arm for Office Depot resulting in higher synergies. After grappling with soft ...
  63. Honeywell International Inc. (HON): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    January 14, 2015
    Honeywell reported year-over-year increases in both revenues and earnings in third quarter 2014. With a diversified business ...
  64. General Electric Company (GE): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    January 14, 2015
    General Electric reported strong third quarter 2014 results as revenues increased year over year and operating earnings beat ...
  65. Regency Centers Corporation (REG): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    January 14, 2015
    Regency is scheduled to release fourth-quarter 2014 results on Feb 2. Keeping its winning streak alive, the company came ...
  66. Hess Corporation (HES): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    January 14, 2015
    We are downgrading our recommendation on Hess shares to Underperform from Neutral prior to its fourth-quarter 2014 results. ...
  67. Transocean Ltd. (RIG): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity Research ...

    January 14, 2015
    We are maintaining our Neutral recommendation on Transocean shares, despite the dismal commodity pricing scenario, operational ...
  68. Pall Corporation (PLL): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    January 14, 2015
    Pall Corporation reported robust first-quarter results with growth across both top and bottom lines. The company benefited ...
  69. Masimo Corporation (MASI): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    January 14, 2015
    Masimo reported impressive third-quarter 2014 results wherein both earnings and revenues beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate. ...
  70. Groupon Inc. (GRPN): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity Research ...

    January 14, 2015
    Groupon reported decent third-quarter 2014 results with both earnings and revenues surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate. ...
  71. Apple's Latest Revelation Could Make This Little-Known Tech Stock ...

    January 14, 2015
    Chalk up another correct prediction for our resident growth stock expert, Andy Obermueller. In case you missed Apple's big ...
  72. 72% Profits by Summer? This Trade Looks Like a Shoo-In

    January 14, 2015
    Crude oil's 58% drop from its June high is estimated to have shifted about $2.2 trillion from oil producers' pockets into ...
  73. Industry Rank: Invest in a New Uniform - Zacks Industry Rank ...

    January 13, 2015
    Industry Rank: Invest in a New Uniform - Zacks Industry Rank Analysis
  74. Bear of the Day: Sprint (S) - Bear of the Day

    January 13, 2015
    Bear of the Day: Sprint (S) - Bear of the Day
  75. Ocwen Financial Crashes on Possible California License Suspension ...

    January 13, 2015
    Shares of Ocwen Financial were off more than 35 percent today as OCN could possibly lose its California license.
  76. How To Profit From These Retailers' War With Apple

    January 13, 2015
    $15 billion. That’s how much identity fraud costs the credit card industry each year. Sadly, more than half of that fraud ...
  77. DTE Energy Boosts Agricultural Energy Efficiency Program - Analyst ...

    January 13, 2015
    DTE Energy (DTE) announced that it has undertaken additional initiatives for enhancing agricultural energy-efficiency program.
  78. Investment Banks' Bonus Pools Fall on Currency-Cost Woes - ...

    January 13, 2015
    Premium financial service providing companies like HSBC Holdings plc (HSBC) and The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (RBS) ...
  79. Celgene's Preliminary Results & 2015 Outlook Encouraging - Analyst ...

    January 13, 2015
    Celgene Corporation (CELG) provided encouraging guidance for 2015.
  80. General Mills' Fiber One Brand Offers 3 Healthy Treats - Analyst ...

    January 13, 2015
    General Mills Inc. (GIS) recently introduced three new healthy treats under the brand, Fiber One.
  81. Pharmacyclics Reports Preliminary Results and 2015 Outlook - ...

    January 13, 2015
    Pharmacyclics, Inc. (PCYC) provided preliminary 2014 U.S. net product revenue results and 2015 U.S. net product revenue outlook ...
  82. Goldcorp Posts FY14 Production Results, Provides FY15 View - ...

    January 13, 2015
    Goldcorp (GG) has announced gold production and costs for 2014 and provided outlook for 2015.
  83. Ascena Holiday Comps Up 2%, Shares Drop on Lowered View - Analyst ...

    January 13, 2015
    Ascena (ASNA) posted sales data for the holiday period.
  84. Weak December Traffic Hurts Southwest, American Airlines - Analyst ...

    January 13, 2015
    Shares of American Airlines (AAL) and Southwest Airlines (LUV) declined following the disclosure of their individual traffic ...
  85. Should You Forget About The 'B' & 'R' In 'BRIC?'

    January 13, 2015
    While the BRICs had great promise, the time may have come to part with Russia and Brazil. The good times continue to roll ...
  86. PC Market Trackers See Improving Trend: Is It Sustainable? - ...

    January 13, 2015
    It seems that the PC market is moving toward stabilization as is evident from the recent worldwide PC shipment preliminary ...
  87. Akamai to Offer Cloud Security Services to Bangkok Bank - Analyst ...

    January 13, 2015
    Akamai Technologies, Inc. (AKAM) recently announced its collaboration with the largest commercial bank in Thailand -- Bangkok ...
  88. Illumina Partners Lockheed Martin for Genomics Solutions - Analyst ...

    January 13, 2015
    Illumina Inc. (ILMN) recently formed a strategic alliance with Lockheed Martin (LMT).
  89. Invesco's December AUM Declines 1.4% on Net Outflows - Analyst ...

    January 13, 2015
    Invesco Ltd.'s (IVZ) preliminary month-end assets under management ("AUM") witnessed a decline for the month of ...
  90. MasTec (MTZ) Down to Strong Sell on Lower Oil Prices - Analyst ...

    January 13, 2015
    Zacks Investment Research has downgraded MasTec (MTZ) to a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell).
  91. Perrigo/Ferrara Candy Ink Supply Deal for Gummy Products - Analyst ...

    January 13, 2015
    The Nutritionals unit at Perrigo Company (PRGO) has inked a five-year supply agreement with Ferrara Candy Company.
  92. Global Indemnity Completes Buy, Acquiree's Rating Affirmed - ...

    January 13, 2015
    Global Indemnity Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Global Indemnity plc (GBLI), recently acquired American Reliable Insurance ...
  93. Fresh Market CEO Retires, FY14 Guidance Reiterated - Analyst ...

    January 13, 2015
    The Fresh Market, Inc. (TFM) recently announced the retirement of Craig Carlock, the president and chief executive officer ...
  94. Francesca's (FRAN) Ups Q4 Outlook on Holiday Sales Spurt - Analyst ...

    January 13, 2015
    Shares of Fashion and accessories retailer Francesca's Holdings Corporation (FRAN) rose and the Zacks Rank moved a notch ...
  95. Robert Half Upped to Strong Buy on Rising Staffing Demand - Analyst ...

    January 13, 2015
    Zacks Investment Research upgraded Robert Half International Inc (RHI) to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) on Jan 07 on the back ...
  96. Fred's' New President & COO Takes Office - Analyst Blog

    January 13, 2015
    Discount retailer Fred's Inc. (FRED) recently appointed Michael K. Bloom as its new President and Chief Operating Officer ...
  97. DDR Corp Prices $500M in Senior Unsecured Notes - Analyst Blog

    January 13, 2015
    On Monday, DDR Corp. (DDR) priced $500 million of senior unsecured notes in an underwritten public offering.
  98. Virgin America's December Traffic Up on Route Expansion, Higher ...

    January 13, 2015
    Virgin America Inc. (VA) witnessed a significant increase in air traffic in the month of December.
  99. Biogen to Acquire Convergence, Expand Pain Pipeline - Analyst ...

    January 13, 2015
    Biogen's (BIIB) upcoming acquisition of Convergence should strengthen its pain pipeline.
  100. Accenture's Duck Creek Policy Adopted by UK's Zurich Group - ...

    January 13, 2015
    Accenture Plc. (ACN) has been winning several major deals of late. Recently, insurance company Zurich Insurance Group selected ...
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