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  1. Hudson City Bancorp, Inc. (HCBK): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    December 17, 2014
    We have upgraded our long-term recommendation on Hudson City to Outperform from Neutral, following the announcement of the ...
  2. AGL Resources Inc. (GAS): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    December 17, 2014
    AGL Resources is a premier electric utility with relatively low risk earnings growth and an increasing dividend that yields ...
  3. Forest Oil Corporation (FST): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    December 17, 2014
    We have reiterated our Neutral recommendation on Forest Oil. The company's effort to expand its liquid production in order ...
  4. Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    December 17, 2014
    Tesla reported adjusted loss of $0.25 per share in the third quarter of 2014, deteriorating from adjusted loss of $0.04 in ...
  5. Edison International (EIX): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    December 17, 2014
    We are maintaining our Neutral recommendation on Edison International based on its strong third-quarter 2014 performance. ...
  6. ArcelorMittal (MT): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity Research ...

    December 17, 2014
    We are retaining our Neutral recommendation on ArcelorMittal. The company swung to a profit in the third quarter, aided by ...
  7. Avis Budget Group, Inc. (CAR): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    December 17, 2014
    Avis continues to focus on expansion via alliances and acquisitions, as is evident from its recent announcements of extending ...
  8. McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. (MHFI): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    December 17, 2014
    McGraw Hill Financial posted mixed third quarter results wherein adjusted earnings per share of $1.02 per share beat the ...
  9. FactSet Research Systems Inc. (FDS): New Analyst Report from ...

    December 17, 2014
    FactSet reported mixed first-quarter fiscal 2015 results. While the company's bottom line missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate, ...
  10. Synovus Financial Corporation (SNV): New Analyst Report from ...

    December 17, 2014
    Synovus' third-quarter 2014 net income came in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Higher revenues and reduction in provisions ...
  11. Hancock Holding Company (HBHC): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    December 17, 2014
    Hancock's third-quarter 2014 operating earnings outpaced the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Prudent expense management and continuous ...
  12. The Most Important Lesson I've Learned From Warren Buffett

    December 17, 2014
    Every so often we like to step outside the normal mold, and give readers something different. One of the great things about ...
  13. Forget Oil; This Commodity's Dive Could Make Traders 32%

    December 17, 2014
    As analysts debate over when oil prices will find a bottom, crude continues to plunge. While traders are chasing the sell-off ...
  14. Bull of the Day: Ambarella Inc (AMBA) - Bull of the Day

    December 16, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Ambarella Inc (AMBA) - Bull of the Day
  15. Head to the Car Lot for Xmas! - Zacks Industry Rank Analysis

    December 16, 2014
    Head to the Car Lot for Xmas! - Zacks Industry Rank Analysis
  16. Should You Bet on a Chemical Industry Recovery? - Industry Outlook

    December 16, 2014
    Should You Bet on a Chemical Industry Recovery? - Industry Outlook
  17. What's Weighing on Chemical Industry Stocks? - Industry Outlook

    December 16, 2014
    What's Weighing on Chemical Industry Stocks? - Industry Outlook
  18. Bear of the Day: Midcoast Energy (MEP) - Bear of the Day

    December 16, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Midcoast Energy (MEP) - Bear of the Day
  19. 6 Reasons To Buy This Tech Stock Today‏

    December 16, 2014
    There's an expression that goes, "the higher the risk, the higher the reward." For example, some see risky micro-caps as ...
  20. Arthur J. Gallagher Acquires O'Gorman & Young and Affiliate - ...

    December 16, 2014
    Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG) announced the acquisition of O'Gorman & Young, Incorporated, along with its affiliate ...
  21. GE Aviation's Avionics Computing Systems for Boeing 777X - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    GE Aviation, a unit of General Electric (GE), was chosen by Boeing (BA) to supply avionics computing systems for its new ...
  22. AT&T Wireline, Wireless Shows Strength; Churn Woes Linger - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    AT&T, Inc.'s (T) wireless churn rate may increase in the upcoming quarter compared to the year-ago period.
  23. Liberty Tax: Why to Not Add This Stock to Your Portfolio - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    On Dec 16, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Liberty Tax, Inc. (TAX) to a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell).
  24. First Horizon Focused on Expansion; Time to Build Position? - ...

    December 16, 2014
    On Dec 11, 2014, we issued an updated research report on First Horizon National Corporation (FHN)
  25. Do Massive Buybacks Spur Major Upside?

    December 16, 2014
    Judging by the numbers, buyback plans remain extremely popular. In the S&P 500, 374 companies, or 75% of the index, bought ...
  26. Corning Inc. (GLW) to Acquire TR Manufacturing - Analyst Blog

    December 16, 2014
    Corning Incorporated (GLW) recently revealed that it is set to acquire TR Manufacturing, Inc. The terms of the agreement, ...
  27. ON Semiconductor Launches 2 New AC-DC Drivers - Analyst Blog

    December 16, 2014
    ON Semiconductor (ONNN) recently expanded the NCL3008x product line with the launch of two new series of power factor corrected ...
  28. Alexion Announces New Share Repurchase Program of $500M - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALXN) announced that a new share repurchase program of up to $500 million have been authorized ...
  29. PPG Industries (PPG) Offers New Duranar Coatings Samples - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    PPG Industries (PPG) provides 10-by-10-inch paper color samples of 10 popular DURANAR coatings on its web portal.
  30. Alcoa (AA) Continues Portfolio Shift with Tital Buyout - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Alcoa (AA) has agreed to buy Germany-based Tital as it looks to profitably grow its aerospace franchise.
  31. United Airlines to Add More Flights to China for Summer 2015 ...

    December 16, 2014
    United Airlines,the wholly owned subsidiary of United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL), intends to launch additional flights ...
  32. Ericsson-Orange LTE-Advanced FDD Trial Successful - Analyst Blog

    December 16, 2014
    Ericsson (ERIC) in collaboration with Orange declared the successful testing of 3.4-3.6 GHz (3.5 GHz) frequencies in Bordeaux, ...
  33. Roche Submitted NDA for Melanoma Combination Drug - Analyst Blog

    December 16, 2014
    Roche's (RHHBY) subsidiary Genentech and Exelixis announced the submission of NDA for cobimetinib/Zelboraf combination for ...
  34. U.S. Bancorp Rises on Growth Initiatives; Should We Hold? - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    On Dec 9, 2014, we issued an updated research report on U.S. Bancorp (USB). Shares of this major regional bank have recorded ...
  35. Actavis to Appeal Ruling Regarding Namenda IR Sales - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Actavis plc (ACT) announced its decision to file an emergency appeal for an immediate overturn of the lower court ruling ...
  36. Regency Provides Guidance for 2015, Revises 2014 Outlook - ...

    December 16, 2014
    Regency (REG) has updated 2014 earnings guidance.
  37. Baxter to Vend Vero Cell Vaccine Platform to Nanotherapeutics ...

    December 16, 2014
    Baxter International Inc (BAX) is set to divest its Vero cell technology and related assets to Nanotherapeutics, Inc for ...
  38. Callaway Ups FY14 Guidance, Cautious on FY15 Fx Woes - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Callaway Golf Company (ELY) -- the golf club and accessories maker -- raised its fiscal 2014 earnings guidance.
  39. Alkermes Starts Phase I Study on Schizophrenia Candidate - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Alkermes (ALKS) announced the commencement of a phase I extended dosing study on aripiprazole lauroxil for the treatment ...
  40. ICON (ICLR) Now a Strong Buy: Should It Be in Your Portfolio? ...

    December 16, 2014
    ICON has been witnessing rising earnings estimates on the back of a new FDA project and an increased guidance for fiscal ...
  41. UMB Financial (UMBF) Set to Acquire Marquette for $182.5M - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    UMB Financial (UMBF) announced a definitive contract with the Pohlad family of Minneapolis to acquire the latter's privately ...
  42. 3M Sells Static Control Business to Offload Non-Core Unit - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    3M Company (MMM) recently announced its decision to sell static control business to Desco Industries, Inc., a global provider ...
  43. Orange Enters Exclusive Talks with BT Group Over EE Deal - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Yesterday, BT Group Plc. (BT) conveyed its interest in taking over U.K.-based wireless operator EE, which is jointly held ...
  44. Ventas Moves Closer to American Realty Healthcare Merger - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Ventas (VTR) moved a step closer to its merger with American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust (HCT), with the Securities and ...
  45. Regal Beloit to Acquire Emerson Business for $1.4B - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Regal Beloit Corporation (RBC) recently inked a definitive agreement to acquire the Power Transmission Solutions business ...
  46. Navient Rewards Shareholders with New Buyback Program - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Navient Corporation (NAVI) announced a new share repurchase program for up to $1.0 billion of its outstanding common stock.
  47. Avis (CAR) to Combine Operating Areas, Alters Management - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Avis Budget (CAR) declared plans to alter its operational as well as management structure.
  48. Social App Momo Shines on U.S. Debut with Alibaba Support - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA)-backed Chinese social media firm Momo Inc.'s initial public offering on Thursday was ...
  49. Microsoft to Open Source Project Orleans Early Next Year - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) plans to make the cloud computing development platform Project Orleans open source.
  50. Acorda's Ampyra in Phase III for Post-Stroke Walking Deficit ...

    December 16, 2014
    Acorda (ACOR) has commenced a phase III study on Ampyra for the treatment of post-stroke walking deficits.
  51. H&R Block Downgraded to Sell After Disappointing Q2 Results ...

    December 16, 2014
    On Dec 13, Zacks Investment Research downgraded H&R Block Inc. (HRB) to a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell).
  52. Hasbro Strives to Improve Performance, Headwinds Remain - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    On Dec 12, 2014, we issued an updated research report on Hasbro Inc. (HAS).
  53. Is Illumina (ILMN) Worth Adding to Your Portfolio? - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    On Dec 10, 2014, we issued an updated research report on Illumina Inc. (ILMN).
  54. Navistar (NAV) to Close Foundry Operations in Indianapolis - ...

    December 16, 2014
    Navistar International Corporation (NAV) announced that it will be closing its foundry operations in Indianapolis, IN.
  55. Patterson Companies (PDCO) to Buy Holt Dental Supply - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Distributor of dental, veterinary and rehabilitation supplies, Patterson Companies, Inc. (PDCO), recently announced an agreement ...
  56. CNH Industrial, Evogene Subsidiary Extend Collaboration - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    CNH Industrial (CNHI) extended its Latin American unit's collaboration with Evofuel, a wholly-owned subsidiary of leading ...
  57. Community Health (CYH) to Sell Harris Hospital in Arkansas - ...

    December 16, 2014
    Community Health Systems Inc (CYH) continues to divest small hospital assets, which will help it to focus more on large hospitals ...
  58. Willis (WSH) Strengthens Irish Base with IFG Group Buyout - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Willis Ireland, part of Willis Group Holdings plc (WSH), announced that it has completed the acquisition of a range of Irish ...
  59. Prologis Leases 346K Sq Ft in Sao Paulo - Analyst Blog

    December 16, 2014
    Prologis (PLD) has inked two lease deals totaling 346,000 square feet at Prologis CCP Cajamar II in Sao Paulo.
  60. AGCO Rises as Board Approves Share Buyback Worth $500M - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    AGCO Corporation's (AGCO) Board has sanctioned the repurchase of shares worth up to $500 million.
  61. Torchmark Maintains Niche Position in Middle Income Market ...

    December 16, 2014
    Torchmark (TMK) is one of the few companies in the U.S. with a niche presence in the middle-income market.
  62. Stifel (SF) Announces Redemption of Senior Notes Due 2022 - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Stifel Financial Corp. (SF) recently announced the hundred percent redemption of its outstanding 6.7% Senior Notes due 2 ...
  63. Manulife Forms Team for Emerging Markets Equity Investment - ...

    December 16, 2014
    Manulife Financial Corp. (MFC) formation of a new Global Emerging Markets Equity portfolio management team, reflects the ...
  64. PerkinElmer (PKI) Closes Acquisition of Perten Instruments - ...

    December 16, 2014
    The completion of the acquisition is not expected to have a material impact on PerkinElmer Inc.'s (PKI) results for the fourth ...
  65. SIRIUS XM (SIRI) Sees Strong Auto Sales, Competition Rife - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    On Dec 15, 2014, we issued an updated research report on SIRIUS XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI).
  66. Boston Scientific's Chronic Pain Cure Solution Tests Positive ...

    December 16, 2014
    The study results are indicative of the fact that Boston Scientific's (BSX) next-generation Precision Spectra SCS System ...
  67. Will Amazon's 3-Day Strike in Germany Hit Holiday Sales? - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) is facing a three-day strike by its German employees demanding higher pay and a better work environment.
  68. Archer Daniels Sells Cocoa Business to Olam for $1.3 Billion ...

    December 16, 2014
    Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has agreed to sell its entire global cocoa business to Olam International Limited.
  69. Will Nasdaq-100 Index Gain Traction from the Reshuffling? - ...

    December 16, 2014
    The annual reshuffle in Nasdaq-100 index portfolio of Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. (NDAQ) is likely to boost returns.
  70. Aerospace ETFs in Focus as Boeing (BA) Increases Dividend and ...

    December 16, 2014
    Watch these aerospace and industrial ETFs following the boost from Boeing after their dividend and buyback announcement. ...
  71. American Water (AWK) Unveils Earnings Guidance for 2015 - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    American Water Works Company, Inc. (AWK) has provided its 2015 earnings guidance.
  72. Rockwell Collins Receives $420M Contract for ARC-210 SDR - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Rockwell Collins (COL) has received a four-year contract worth $420 million from the Naval Air Systems Command for the ARC-21 ...
  73. Air Products Launches Microsite to Promote Safety Spirit - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Air Products (APD) has launched a new microsite to promote safety through various applications of nitrogen.
  74. Google (GOOGL) Takes Down Amazon App from Play Store - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    The official Amazon.com Inc. app (AMZN) was taken down from the Google (GOOGL) Play store, after the search giant realized ...
  75. Genomic Health's Breast Cancer Test Yields Positive Results - ...

    December 16, 2014
    Oncotype DX breast cancer test ??? as Genomic Health's (GHDX) first product ??? has been an important contributor to U.S. ...
  76. Defense Stock Roundup: Lockheed, Rockwell Steal Deals; Boeing ...

    December 16, 2014
    The shares of all big defense contractors suffered across the board in the last week though there was no dearth of contracts ...
  77. PetroChina: Low Crude Price to Hamper Operations, Oil Output ...

    December 16, 2014
    On Dec 12, 2014, we issued an updated research report on PetroChina Co. Ltd. (PTR) ??? China's largest integrated oil company.
  78. Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 to Add LTE Category 9 Support - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) has expanded its LTE capabilities in Snapdragon 810 with the processor now offering support for LTE ...
  79. Magellan Midstream Saddlehorn Open Season Till January - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Magellan Midstream Partners LP (MMP) declared that it has decided to extend the open season of the Saddlehorn Pipeline yet ...
  80. Vornado Expects Spin-Off Unit to Start Trade in January - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Vornado Realty Trust (VNO) expects its shopping centers spin-off unit to commence trading in January, as per a filing with ...
  81. Helen of Troy (HELE) & The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (GBX): ...

    December 16, 2014
    Zacks Value Stock Strategist, Tracey Ryniec, discusses Helen of Troy (HELE) and The Greenbrier Companies (GBX).
  82. DaVita to Merge Business Units, Advance Clinical Research - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.'s (DVA) business units ??? DaVita Clinical Research (DCR) and HealthCare Partners Clinical ...
  83. Arrow to Reward Shareholders with $200M Buyback Program - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Arrow Electronics Inc.'s (ARW) board of directors recently approved a new share repurchase program.
  84. Coca-Cola's 2015 EPS Outlook Short of Long-Term Target - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    The Coca-Cola Company (KO) stated on Dec 15, that earnings growth will fall short of the long-term target in both 2014 and ...
  85. Buy This Top Ranked Retail ETF to Enjoy Strong Christmas Sales ...

    December 16, 2014
    This retail ETF could see huge gains from surging consumer spending and better job markets in the days ahead for Christmas. ...
  86. Western Digital to Buy Skyera, Boost SSD Storage Portfolio - ...

    December 16, 2014
    Western Digital Corp. (WDC) and its subsidiary Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (HGST) recently entered into an all cash ...
  87. Kroger's Customer 1st Strategy Supports Consistent Growth - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    A dominant position among the nation's largest grocery retailers enables Kroger (KR) to expand its store base and boost market ...
  88. Costco's (COST) Consistent Comps Growth Its Primary Driver - ...

    December 16, 2014
    Having delivered consistent comparable-store sales growth, Costco (COST) is well positioned in the warehouse club industry. ...
  89. Talisman Energy Soars on $13 Billion Acquisition by Repsol - ...

    December 16, 2014
    Shares of Talisman Energy (TLM) jumped nearly 47% in the pre-market trading session following its confirmation of being acquired ...
  90. Apache to Exit 2 International LNG Projects for $2.75 Billion ...

    December 16, 2014
    Apache Corporation (APA) announced that it has entered into an agreement with the Australian oil and gas producer, Woodside ...
  91. Whirlpool (WHR) Initiates FY15 View Ahead of Investor Day - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Whirlpool Corp. (WHR) initiated its fiscal 2015 guidance and updated its fiscal 2014 outlook ahead of the investor day to ...
  92. Volatility ETFs in Focus on Oil Upheaval - ETF News And Commentary

    December 16, 2014
    With oil prices crashing to multi year lows, these volatility ETFs have been interesting investments.
  93. Harmony Gold's (HMY) Golpu Project Moves to Feasibility - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (HMY) announced that its board has approved the updated prefeasibility study of the Golpu ...
  94. Should Lindsay (LNN) Stock Be in Your Portfolio Now? - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Zacks Investment Research has upgraded Lindsay (LNN) to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).
  95. DuPont (DD) Clinches Defense Contract for Nomex Fibers - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    DuPont (DD) announced that its DuPont Protection Technologies unit has won a contract worth $1.8 million with the Defense ...
  96. 5 Top-Ranked Large Cap Growth Mutual Funds to Bet On - Mutual ...

    December 16, 2014
    Below we will share with you 5 top rated large cap growth mutual funds. Each has earned a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) as we ...
  97. Bebe Upholds Jim Wiggett to the Position of Permanent CEO - ...

    December 16, 2014
    Bebe Stores Inc. (BEBE), on Monday named Jim Wiggett as its permanent chief executive officer (CEO), while also appointing ...
  98. 4 Top Ranked Biotech Stocks that Beat the Market in 2014 - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Despite the sell-off in late March, the biotech sector bounced back thanks to important product approvals, mergers and acquisitions, ...
  99. Russian Stocks in Focus on Massive Rate Hike - Analyst Blog

    December 16, 2014
    The Central Bank of Russia hiked the benchmark interest rate from 10.5% to 17% to halt 'increased ruble depreciation risks ...
  100. Will Westamerica's Revenue Concerns Abate in Near Term? - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    While prudent expense management continued to be a positive, pressure on revenue growth remained a major concern for Westamerica ...
  101. CECO Environmental Acquires Jiangyin Zhongli in China - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    CECO Environmental Corp. (CECE) recently closed the acquisition of China-based Jiangyin Zhongli Industrial Technology Co., ...
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