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  1. Will Acquisitions Continue to Drive Iconix's Growth Story? - ...

    January 16, 2015
    On Jan 09, 2015, we issued an updated research report on Iconix Brand Group Inc. (ICON).
  2. ZIOPHARM, Intrexon Ink CAR T Deal with MD Anderson - Analyst ...

    January 16, 2015
    ZIOPHARM Oncology (ZIOP) and Intrexon (XON) inked a broad exclusive licensing agreement with the University of Texas MD Anderson ...
  3. Will the Economic Slowdown Affect Unilever (UL) Again in Q4? ...

    January 16, 2015
    Unilever Plc (UL) is set to report fourth quarter 2014 results on Jan 20. Last quarter, the company delivered revenues of ...
  4. BJ's Restaurants Reports Preliminary Q4 Results, Comps Up - Analyst ...

    January 16, 2015
    BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (BJRI) recently announced preliminary results for fourth-quarter 2014, ended on Dec 30, 2014.
  5. Boeing Gets $3.6B Air Europa Order for 787-9 Dreamliner - Analyst ...

    January 16, 2015
    Boeing (BA) received a whopping $3.6 billion order from Air Europa, a Spanish carrier, for 14 units of 787-9 Dreamliners.
  6. AECOM Wins TfL Concession Contract for FORS in UK - Analyst Blog

    January 16, 2015
    AECOM (ACM) recently received a concession contract from the Transport for London.
  7. DaVita's Inorganic Growth Initiatives Look Impressive - Analyst ...

    January 16, 2015
    On Jan 16, we issued an updated research report on DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (DVA).
  8. Amgen (AMGN) Reveals Mixed Results from Vectibix Studies - Analyst ...

    January 16, 2015
    Amgen (AMGN) announced new data from the phase II PEAK study and the phase III PRIME study on Vectibix.
  9. Best Buy (BBY) Plunges 14% on a Cautious Outlook for FY16 - Analyst ...

    January 16, 2015
    Shares of Best Buy Co., Inc. (BBY) tumbled 14% yesterday after the retailer alarmed investors by adopting a cautious stance ...
  10. Keurig Inks Deal with GE Appliances to Offer GE Cafe Series - ...

    January 16, 2015
    Specialty retailer Keurig Green Mountain Inc. (GMCR) is leaving no stone unturned to maintain its dominance in the single-serve ...
  11. The State Of 3-D Printing in 2015

    January 16, 2015
    As 3-D printing technology continues to advance, it's no longer far-fetched to imagine 3-D printers in everyday households. ...
  12. Western Union Takes Direct to Bank Remittance to Mexico - Analyst ...

    January 16, 2015
    Western Union Co. (WU), announced that it will provide its Direct to Bank service from the U.S. to Mexico
  13. Yingli Green to Add 20MW Solar Power in Xinjiang, China - Analyst ...

    January 16, 2015
    Yingli Solar (YGE) has started construction of a 20 MW solar power plant in the Xinjiang Province of China.
  14. Google Ads Vs. Facebook Ads

    January 16, 2015
    Universal access to the internet through smartphones, tablets and computers has driven the success of numerous companies. ...
  15. Chubb Corp: Now a Strong Buy on Upward Estimate Revisions - Analyst ...

    January 16, 2015
    On Jan 14, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Chubb Corp. (CB) by two notches to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy)
  16. Williams Companies' Record Natural Gas Supply by Transco - Analyst ...

    January 16, 2015
    Williams Companies Inc. (WMB) declared that it has distributed record volumes of natural gas through Transco interstate gas ...
  17. Range Resources Cuts 2015 Budget & Production Guidance - Analyst ...

    January 16, 2015
    Range Resources Corporation (RRC) revised its capital budget and production growth outlook for 2015.
  18. CME's GFI Acquisition Bid War with BGC Partners Sizzles - Analyst ...

    January 16, 2015
    CME Group Inc. (CME) has raised the offer price and is not considering to lose out on GFI Group deal.
  19. DISH's Viewers to Enjoy Fox News Channels as Dispute Ends - Analyst ...

    January 16, 2015
    Finally, DISH Network Corp. (DISH) and Fox News have managed to seal a multi-year agreement pertaining to carriage fees, ...
  20. Illumina Unveils 3 NGS Systems, Modifies Business Strategy - ...

    January 16, 2015
    llumina's (ILMN) NextSeq 550 System is the first next generation sequencer that allows array scanning.
  21. Disrupting the Disruptors: Technology vs. the Law

    January 16, 2015
    Tech companies that are leaders in the sharing economy, like Airbnb and Uber, face legal issues.
  22. Arena Pharmaceuticals Doses for Cardiovascular Study - Analyst ...

    January 16, 2015
    Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ARNA) recently announced that it has initiated patient dosing in a phase II clinical trial on ...
  23. Sigma-Aldrich's SAFC Validates Dry Powder Media Unit - Analyst ...

    January 16, 2015
    Sigma-Aldrich's (SIAL) business unit SAFC Commercial has verified powder cell culture media manufacturing unit in Irvine, ...
  24. Despite Healthy Draw Natural Gas Supplies Still Plentiful - Analyst ...

    January 16, 2015
    Despite the larger-than-expected withdrawal in natural gas supplies, the commodity's stockpiles still remain plentiful.
  25. BlackBerry Brushes Off Sellout Rumor, Shares Nosedive - Analyst ...

    January 16, 2015
    As per the latest market buzz, BlackBerry Limited (BBRY) shrugged off the rumor concerning the sale of its entire business ...
  26. Government Bond ETFs: Pros and Cons

    January 16, 2015
    A look at the pros and cons of government bond ETFs.
  27. Video Game Stock Roundup: Activision Collaborates, Vintage Game ...

    January 16, 2015
    Over the last five trading sessions, Video Game stocks have mostly been trending downward despite the absence of any major ...
  28. Toyota's Sales in Europe Rise 4.6% in 2014, Surpass Target - ...

    January 16, 2015
    Toyota Motor Corporation (TM) reported sales of 888,000 Toyota and Lexus vehicles in Europe in 2014.
  29. OncoMed Starts Expansion Stage Study for Solid Tumor Drug - Analyst ...

    January 16, 2015
    OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OMED) has enrolled the first biomarker-selected patient in the expansion stage of a phase ...
  30. Bank Stock Roundup: Q4 Earnings Rule Headlines, JPMorgan & BofA ...

    January 16, 2015
    Fourth-quarter results dominated the headlines for banking stocks in the last five trading days.
  31. Mechel Extends Maturity of Credit Bank of Moscow Loans - Analyst ...

    January 16, 2015
    Mechel OAO (MTL) announced that its enterprise, Mechel Service OOO, has inked an agreement with Credit Bank of Moscow to ...
  32. Homebuilders Lose on Lennar, KB Home Weak Q4 Margins - Analyst ...

    January 16, 2015
    KB Home (KBH) and Lennar Corp. (LEN) - in the fourth quarter of 2014 took a hit due to increasing construction cost.
  33. Netflix to Grow on Overseas Expansion: Are You Considering? - ...

    January 16, 2015
    On Jan 15, we issued an updated research report on Netflix Inc. (NFLX) following its third-quarter 2014 results.
  34. Constellation Brands Hits 52-Week High on Strong Q3 Results - ...

    January 16, 2015
    Shares of Constellation Brands Inc. (STZ) hit a new 52-week high of $109.38 on Jan 15, 2015, before eventually closing at ...
  35. Vornado Closes Urban Edge Properties Spin-Off: Is it a Buy? - ...

    January 16, 2015
    Vornado Realty Trust (VNO) has finally accomplished the spin-off of Urban Edge Properties ("UE"). The move comes ...
  36. Target Ends Canada Operations, Is TGT Stock Still a Buy? - Stocks ...

    January 16, 2015
    Target looks to take a hit thanks to ending its Canada division. Does this change the outlook for the stock?
  37. Microsoft (MSFT) Cuts Xbox One Price Again, to Cost $349 - Analyst ...

    January 16, 2015
    Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) slashed the price of its gaming console, Xbox One, again by $50. The console is now back to ...
  38. Switzerland ETFs Rocket on Swiss Bank Surprise - ETF News And ...

    January 16, 2015
    Switzerland ETFs rallied the most in two-and-half years on Swiss bank surprise move.
  39. Is Myriad Genetics (MYGN) Worth Adding to Your Portfolio? - Analyst ...

    January 16, 2015
    On Jan 14, 2015, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Myriad Genetics Inc. (MYGN) to a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
  40. ChartAdvisor for January 16 2015

    January 16, 2015
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  41. SunTrust (STI) Q4 Earnings Beat on Loan & Deposits Growth - Analyst ...

    January 16, 2015
    SunTrust's (STI) fourth-quarter 2014 adjusted earnings of 88 cents per share surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 8 ...
  42. PNC Financial Posts Solid Q4: Earnings, Revenue Beat - Analyst ...

    January 16, 2015
    The PNC Financial (PNC) reported another impressive quarter with an earnings surprise of 5.7%.
  43. India ETFs Surge After Surprise Rate Cut - ETF News And Commentary

    January 16, 2015
    The rate cut is widely seen as a change in monetary policy stance and is likely to boost growth
  44. Russia ETFs Slumping After Fitch Downgrade, More Oil Weakness ...

    January 16, 2015
    Russia ETFs are in focus following the Fitch dowgrade and continued oil price weakness.
  45. Juniper to Grow on Strategic Initiatives: Are You Considering? ...

    January 16, 2015
    On Jan 15, we issued an updated research report on Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR).
  46. Schwab Beats Q4 Earnings on Higher Revenues, Expenses Up - Analyst ...

    January 16, 2015
    Schwab's fourth-quarter earnings of 25 cents per share beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a penny driven by revenue growth. ...
  47. Amazon Ups Video Content with Original TV Pilot Releases - Analyst ...

    January 16, 2015
    Amazon.com Inc.'s (AMZN) film production division, Amazon Studios, released 13 original TV series pilots on its streaming ...
  48. Comerica (CMA) Beats Q4 Earnings on Lower Expenses - Analyst ...

    January 16, 2015
    Comerica Incorporated's (CMA) fourth-quarter adjusted earnings per share of 82 cents outpaced the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  49. Stratasys Appoints Hamilton as Senior VP Global Operations - ...

    January 16, 2015
    Stratasys Ltd. (SSYS) recently announced the appointment of Jerome Hamilton as its Senior Vice President of Global Operations.
  50. Transocean Fleet Status: Out-of-Service Time Decreases - Analyst ...

    January 16, 2015
    Transocean Ltd. (RIG) has provided its fleet status report for the period commencing Dec 18, 2014 to date. The value of all ...
  51. Ventas Nears American Realty Merger, Stockholders Okay - Analyst ...

    January 16, 2015
    The proposed merger of American Realty Capital (HCT), with and into a wholly owned subsidiary of Ventas (VTR) has got shareholders' ...
  52. Goldman Dips on Lower Q4 Profits, Earnings Beat Estimates - ...

    January 16, 2015
    Shares of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.'s (GS) slipped over 2% in the beginning of the trading session following its fourth-quarter ...
  53. Diamond Foods' Growth Plans Drive Recovery; Will it Sustain? ...

    January 16, 2015
    We are encouraged by Diamond Foods Inc's (DMND) ongoing cost containment efforts and its focus on improving operational efficiencies ...
  54. Delphi Automotive (DLPH) Benefits from Strong Financials - Analyst ...

    January 16, 2015
    On Jan 15, 2015, we initiated coverage on Delphi Automotive PLC (DLPH).
  55. Trinseo SA Downgraded to Strong Sell on Weak Performance - Analyst ...

    January 16, 2015
    Zacks Investment Research downgraded Trinseo SA (TSE) to a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell) on Jan 14, 2015.
  56. 3 Defense Stock Picks Poised to Beat Q4 Earnings Estimates - ...

    January 16, 2015
    The case for investing in defense stocks looks good.
  57. 3 Stocks to Gain from Copper Meltdown - Analyst Blog

    January 16, 2015
    While falling copper prices have hit mining stocks hard, it is expected to benefit certain industries in the form of lower ...
  58. Universal Forest Strengthens Inorganic Growth, Runs Risks - ...

    January 16, 2015
    On Jan 14, 2015, we issued an updated research report on Universal Forest Products Inc. (UFPI).
  59. 3 China Mutual Funds to Buy for 2015 - Mutual Fund Commentary

    January 16, 2015
    China braved loads of dismal economic data last year to clock significant gains for the benchmarks. In late 2014, the benchmark ...
  60. Humana (HUM) Inks ACO Deal with Boulder Community Health - Analyst ...

    January 16, 2015
    Humana Inc. (HUM) recently inked an Accountable Care agreement with Boulder Community Health
  61. Hospira Submits Retacrit Regulatory Application to the FDA - ...

    January 16, 2015
    Hospira, Inc. (HSP) announced that it has submitted a Biologics License Application looking to get Retacrit approved in the ...
  62. 5 Zacks #1 Rank Real Estate Mutual Funds - Mutual Fund Commentary

    January 16, 2015
    Even though real estate has been through tough times recently, securities from this sector should continue to be an integral ...
  63. 3 Oil Stocks to Dump in the North Sea this Earnings Season - ...

    January 16, 2015
    Major oil players are planning headcount reduction in North Sea to quickly cope with falling prices.
  64. Xilinx (XLNX) Shows Momentum: Is it Part of Your Portfolio? - ...

    January 16, 2015
    Shares of Xilinx Inc. (XLNX) have generated a return of 6.6% over the last three months.
  65. Wisconsin Energy Hikes Dividend 8.3%; is it Sustainable? - Analyst ...

    January 16, 2015
    Wisconsin Energy (WEC) announced 8.3% hike in its quarterly cash dividend to 42.25 cents.
  66. 3M Offers Improved Air Purifying Respirator TR-600 - Analyst ...

    January 16, 2015
    3M Company (MMM) recently introduced the Versaflo Powered Air Purifying Respirator TR-600, which is a solution designed to ...
  67. United Technologies to Revamp Aerospace Unit In & Out - Analyst ...

    January 16, 2015
    United Technologies Corp. (UTX) recently made some startling announcements to revamp its aerospace unit.
  68. Philips-Indica (PHG) to Aid Advanced Cancer Research - Analyst ...

    January 16, 2015
    Koninklijke Philips N.V (PHG) united with Indica Labs, Inc. to assist oncology researchers in their cancer treatment research. ...
  69. Can Delta Air Lines (DAL) Retain its Earnings Streak in Q4? - ...

    January 16, 2015
    We expect Delta (DAL) to report better-than-expected earnings on Jan 20.
  70. Stock Market News for January 16, 2015 - Market News

    January 16, 2015
    Benchmarks ended in negative territory for the fifth-straight session on Thursday following the Swiss National Bank’s ...
  71. Industrial Metals ETFs Investing 101 - ETF News And Commentary

    January 16, 2015
    A revival in the Chinese economy would be crucial for growth in this industry.
  72. Caesars Entertainment's (CZR) Subsidiary Files Bankruptcy - Analyst ...

    January 16, 2015
    Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc., a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment Corporation (CZR) has filed for reorganization ...
  73. Putting a Dismal Week Behind Us - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 16, 2015
    The S&P 500, which had been hovering around the 2030 mark to begin the week has now slipped to levels just under 200 ...
  74. What's in Store for CA Inc. (CA) this Earnings Season? - Analyst ...

    January 16, 2015
    CA Inc. (CA) is set to report third-quarter fiscal 2015 results on Jan 20.
  75. WNS Up on Q3 Earnings Beat & Buyback Nod; Tightens View - Analyst ...

    January 16, 2015
    Operating net earnings of WNS (Holdings) (WNS) came in at 42 cents per share for the quarter ended Dec 31, 2014, surpassing ...
  76. People's United Q4 Earnings Beat, Loan & Deposits Grow - Analyst ...

    January 16, 2015
    People's United's (PBCT) fourth-quarter 2014 operating earnings of 22 cents per share slivered past the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  77. Westamerica Reports In-Line Q4 Earnings, Shares Down 1.7% - Analyst ...

    January 16, 2015
    Lower operating expenses drove Westamerica Bancorp's fourth-quarter 2014 earnings of 58 cents per share. The figure came ...
  78. Dow 30 Stock Roundup: JPM Results Disappoint, Microsoft Launches ...

    January 16, 2015
    The Dow suffered a dismal week due to a continual slump in oil prices as well as external headwinds.
  79. Intel Q4 Earnings: Another Cloud-First Mobile-First Story? - ...

    January 16, 2015
    Intel's fourth-quarter results beat estimates, but guidance disappointed.
  80. Schlumberger Beats Q4 & Full-Year Earnings, Revenues Miss - Analyst ...

    January 16, 2015
    Schlumberger Ltd. (SLB) reported adjusted fourth-quarter 2014 earnings of $1.50 per share (excluding special items), beating ...
  81. First Republic (FRC) Q4 Core Earnings Miss, Revenues Up Y/Y ...

    January 16, 2015
    First Republic Bank (FRC) reported fourth-quarter 2014 core earnings per share of 67 cents, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  82. 3 Stocks to Gain Even Without January Effect - Analyst Blog

    January 16, 2015
    Investors can look beyond the failure of the January Effect so far, and pick top Zacks Rank stocks for profit.
  83. Commodities Are Pulling Chile And Brazil Lower

    January 16, 2015
    Strategic investors should not only keep an eye on charts of falling commodity prices, but they should also watch the impact ...
  84. Citigroup Inc. (C): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity Research ...

    January 16, 2015
    Higher legal and repositioning costs weighed results of Citigroup as its adjusted earnings for fourth-quarter 2014 missed ...
  85. Infosys Ltd. (INFY): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity Research ...

    January 16, 2015
    Infosys came up with decent third-quarter 2015 results with earnings exceeding both the Zacks Consensus Estimate and year ...
  86. TELUS Corporation (TU): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    January 16, 2015
    Telus has strong prospects in the Wireless segment backed by technology upgrades, extensive rollout of smartphones, attractive ...
  87. Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK): New Analyst Report from ...

    January 16, 2015
    We are downgrading our recommendation on Chesapeake Energy shares to Underperform from Neutral. The company reported weak ...
  88. Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    January 16, 2015
    Based on the number of near-term challenges, we are lowering our recommendation for Cabot Oil & Gas to Underperform from ...
  89. Viacom Inc. (VIAB): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity Research ...

    January 16, 2015
    Viacom reported impressive financial results in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 with both the top and the bottom line surpassing ...
  90. RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (RNR): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    January 16, 2015
    RenaissanceRe's strength lies in its core operating strength, strong financial position, disciplined underwriting and efficient ...
  91. Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (PCRX): New Analyst Report from ...

    January 16, 2015
    Pacira's third-quarter 2014 loss of $0.05 per share was wider than the Zacks Consensus Estimate of a loss of a penny but ...
  92. Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX): New Analyst Report from ...

    January 16, 2015
    Express Scripts Holding Company posted third-quarter 2014 earnings per share (excluding special items) of $1.29, in line ...
  93. Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    January 16, 2015
    Darden Restaurants' second quarter fiscal 2015 earnings and revenues beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Earnings from continuing ...
  94. Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. (OREX): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    January 16, 2015
    Orexigen swung to a profit in the third quarter of 2014 with earnings coming in at $0.09 per share, beating the Zacks Consensus ...
  95. DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (DVA): New Analyst Report from ...

    January 16, 2015
    DaVita Healthcare's incessant efforts to upgrade services, global expansion initiatives and active acquisitions are supported ...
  96. Williams-Sonoma Inc. (WSM): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    January 16, 2015
    Williams-Sonoma's third-quarter 2014 adjusted earnings of $0.68 per share beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 7.9% and increased ...
  97. BorgWarner Inc. (BWA): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity Research ...

    January 16, 2015
    BorgWarner posted a 13% increase in adjusted earnings to $0.79 per share in the third quarter of 2014, in line with the Zacks ...
  98. Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    January 16, 2015
    The company's stable financial position and disciplined investments in infrastructure projects are expected to boost future ...
  99. Sysco Corp. (SYY): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity Research ...

    January 16, 2015
    Sysco beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate for both earnings and revenues in the first quarter of fiscal 2015. Earnings of $ ...
  100. Monsanto Company (MON): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    January 16, 2015
    Monsanto reported adjusted earnings of $0.47 per share in first-quarter fiscal 2015. Earnings surpassed the Zacks Consensus ...
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