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  1. The New York Times Likely to Layoff 21 Union Employees - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    As per sources, The New York Times Company (NYT) will layoff close to 21 union employees this week, exceeding its initial ...
  2. Apple's (AAPL) Online Sales in Russia Come to a Halt - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Apple Inc. (AAPL) stalled Internet sales of its products in Russia on account of the economic instability in the nation and ...
  3. Sealed Air Unveils Redone Website & Sustainability Report - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Sealed Air (SEE) announces launch of redesigned website and latest sustainability report.
  4. Office Depot's Lucrative Deals for Last Minute Shoppers - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    With holiday shopping in full swing, Office Depot, Inc. (ODP) has announced a set of lucrative deals for the eleventh-hour ...
  5. Pitney Bowes Selects Neo4j to Develop Graph-based MDM - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Pitney Bowes Inc. (PBI) recently collaborated with Neo Technology for constructing a novel Spectrum Master Data Management ...
  6. Ocwen in Trouble Again: Faults in Settlement Compliance - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Ocwen (OCN) is simply not able to steer clear of troubles. Since Dec 2013, the company's share price has suffered a decline ...
  7. Joy Global Beats on Earnings, Revenues in Q4, FY14 - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Despite beating expectations in the fourth quarter and fiscal 2014, the decline in booking at Joy Global remains a major ...
  8. LNB Bancorp (LNBB) Hits 52-Week High on Buyout News - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Shares of LNB Bancorp Inc. (LNBB) scaled a new 52-week high of $17.6 in the very first hour of its trading session on Dec ...
  9. 4 Stocks Better than Las Vegas Sands in 2014 - Analyst Blog

    December 17, 2014
    Most of the gambling stocks have suffered this year with Las Vegas Sands turning out to be one of the biggest losers. However, ...
  10. Praxair (PX) Hikes Gas Prices to Counter Higher Expenses - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Praxair Inc. (PX) recently hiked the prices of industrial, specialty and medical gases for its bulk gas customers in the ...
  11. Leucadia Subsidiary Jefferies Posts Weak Q4, Outlook Solid - ...

    December 17, 2014
    Leucadia National Corporation's (LUK) wholly owned subsidiary, Jefferies Group LLC, reported adjusted net earnings of $19.2 ...
  12. General Mills Beats Q2 Earnings, Weak Demand Hurts Sales - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    General Mills Inc.'s (GIS) beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate for earnings in the second quarter of fiscal 2015.
  13. 3M Retains Long-Term View, Guides '15 EPS & Hikes Dividend - ...

    December 17, 2014
    3M Company (MMM) recently reiterated its long-term outlook in an investor presentation, based on healthy productivity gains ...
  14. Biotech Stock Roundup: Sophiris & Cyclacel Plunge on Data, ChemoCentryx ...

    December 17, 2014
    It has been a relatively quiet week with the holiday season coming up though a few companies came out with important pipeline ...
  15. Investors Are Focussing On Fed - Economic Highlights

    December 17, 2014
    Investors Are Focussing On Fed
  16. 3 U.S. Medical Devices Stocks That Surged in 2014 - Analyst Blog

    December 17, 2014
    The prospects of the medical devices industry have improved following a Republican victory in the midterm elections.
  17. Avis Budget's (CAR) Apex Brand Announces Global Expansion - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Avis Budget's (CAR) acquired brand, Apex Car Rentals, announced the launch of additional operations in Costa Rica and the ...
  18. Stock Market News for December 17, 2014 - Market News

    December 17, 2014
    Benchmarks ended in the red for the third-straight session after volatile trading on Tuesday
  19. Fluor Initiates Construction at Delayed Coker Unit for Exxon ...

    December 17, 2014
    Fluor (FLR) initiated construction at the new delayed coker unit for Exxon Mobil in Antwerp, Belgian refinery.
  20. Spotlight on the Fed - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 17, 2014
    Many expect the Fed to replace 'considerable time' with a new phrase, such as "they will remain 'patient' in raising ...
  21. Invest in Japan with This Top Ranked Hedged ETF - ETF News And ...

    December 17, 2014
    If you are looking for a Japanese ETF, consider this top ranked fund for your portfolio.
  22. GE Offers 2015 Outlook with Continued Industrial Focus - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    General Electric Company (GE) recently presented its first specific earnings guidance in five years when it offered its outlook ...
  23. 3 Construction Stocks for the 2014 Housing Recovery - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    The new home construction market has recovered at a steady pace in the second half of 2014 after a slump at the beginning ...
  24. Itau Unibanco (ITUB) Plans to Expand Business in Mexico - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Brazil's largest bank Itau Unibanco (ITUB) seems keen on broadening its operational range and is seeking opportunities to ...
  25. Will Cintas (CTAS) Surprise This Earnings Season? - Analyst Blog

    December 17, 2014
    Cintas Corporation (CTAS) is scheduled to report its second-quarter 2015 results after the closing bell on Dec 18
  26. Will Higher Costs Hurt Carnival's (CCL) Earnings this Season? ...

    December 17, 2014
    Florida-based cruiser Carnival Corporation (CCL) is set to report fourth-quarter 2014 results on Dec 19, 2014, before the ...
  27. Navistar (NAV) Reports Narrower Q4 Loss, Misses Estimates - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Navistar International Corporation (NAV) reported fourth-quarter fiscal 2014 adjusted net loss from continuing operations ...
  28. 3 Foreign Energy Giants Getting Crushed - Analyst Blog

    December 17, 2014
    Crude prices have fallen almost 50% from its 2014 highs in June.
  29. Darden (DRI) Beats on Q2 Earnings, Revenues; View Revised - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Darden Restaurants Inc. (DRI) posted strong second quarter fiscal 2015 results with earnings and revenues beating the Zacks ...
  30. FactSet (FDS) Q1 Earnings Miss Estimates, Revenues Beat - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    FactSet Research Systems Inc. (FDS) reported first-quarter fiscal 2015 earnings per share of $1.32, which missed the Zacks ...
  31. Cambria Debuts U.S. ETF with Zero Management Fee - ETF News And ...

    December 17, 2014
    Cambria is the first to launch an ETF without a management fee.
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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, ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. The Hershey Company (HSY): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    December 17, 2014
    Hershey reported dismal third-quarter 2014 results following a weak first-half performance. Third-quarter adjusted earnings ...
  37. Raytheon Company (RTN): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    December 17, 2014
    In third-quarter 2014, the company missed both the top- and bottom-line estimates. Revenues took a beating year over year ...
  38. Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (HP): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    December 17, 2014
    We are lowering our recommendation for Helmerich & Payne to Neutral from Outperform. The company is a leading drilling contractor ...
  39. RBC Bearings Inc. (ROLL): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    December 17, 2014
    RBC Bearings' reported strong second-quarter fiscal 2015 results. Earnings came in at $0.70 per share, up 9.4% year over ...
  40. HDFC Bank Ltd. - ADR (HDB): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    December 17, 2014
    HDFC Bank reported strong second-quarter (ended Sep 30) fiscal 2015 results. Higher net interest income and non-interest ...
  41. Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity Research ...

    December 17, 2014
    Qualcomm reported dismal financial results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014. Both the top and the bottom came in below ...
  42. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    December 17, 2014
    We maintain our Neutral recommendation on Verizon Communications. Consistent market share gains, strong LTE (Long Term Evolution) ...
  43. Central Garden & Pet Company (CENT): New Analyst Report from ...

    December 17, 2014
    Central Garden & Pet is revamping both its Pet and Garden segments. The company intends to have a balanced approach that ...
  44. American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (AEO): New Analyst Report from ...

    December 17, 2014
    American Eagle's initiatives to strengthen its product assortments, store rationalization plans, diligent inventory management ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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. ...
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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 ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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
  55. 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
  56. 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
  57. Should You Bet on a Chemical Industry Recovery? - Industry Outlook

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

    December 16, 2014
    What's Weighing on Chemical Industry Stocks? - Industry Outlook
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. 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 ...
  62. 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.
  63. 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).
  64. 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)
  65. 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 ...
  66. 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 ...
  67. 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, ...
  68. 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 ...
  69. 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.
  70. 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.
  71. 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 ...
  72. 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, ...
  73. 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 ...
  74. 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 ...
  75. 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 ...
  76. Regency Provides Guidance for 2015, Revises 2014 Outlook - ...

    December 16, 2014
    Regency (REG) has updated 2014 earnings guidance.
  77. 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 ...
  78. 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.
  79. 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 ...
  80. 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 ...
  81. 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 ...
  82. 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 ...
  83. 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 ...
  84. 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 ...
  85. 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 ...
  86. 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.
  87. 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 ...
  88. 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.
  89. 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.
  90. 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.
  91. 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).
  92. 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).
  93. 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).
  94. 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.
  95. 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 ...
  96. 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 ...
  97. 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 ...
  98. 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 ...
  99. 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.
  100. 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.
  101. 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.
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