Analysis & Opinions

  1. Hanesbrands Inc (HBI): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity Research ...

    January 23, 2015
    We return to a Neutral recommendation from Outperform on Hanesbrands Inc. following its slightly soft third-quarter fiscal ...
  2. Cypress Semiconductor (CY): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    January 23, 2015
    Cypress develops and manufactures a broad range of digital and mixed signal ICs. The company's fourth-quarter earnings beat ...
  3. Integrys Energy Group Inc. (TEG): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    January 23, 2015
    We appreciate Integrys Energy Group's strong regulated utilities mix that provides a stable earnings base for the company. ...
  4. Range Resources Corporation (RRC): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    January 23, 2015
    We are maintaining our Neutral recommendation on Range Resources prior to its fourth-quarter 2014 earnings report. In 2014, ...
  5. Travelers Cos (TRV): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity Research ...

    January 23, 2015
    Travelers' fourth-quarter earnings as well as revenues outperformed the Zacks Consensus Estimate and improved year over year ...
  6. KLA-Tencor Corporation (KLAC): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    January 23, 2015
    KLA is one of the leading suppliers of inspection and metrology products and services. The company's fiscal second-quarter ...
  7. St. Jude Medical Inc. (STJ): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    January 23, 2015
    St. Jude's preliminary fourth-quarter 2014 results reflect strong momentum at the company's CardioMEMS technology and Atrial ...
  8. Vornado Realty Trust (VNO): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    January 23, 2015
    We are upgrading our recommendation on Vornado to Outperform from Neutral due to the positive synergies coming out from the ...
  9. Endo International plc (ENDP): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    January 23, 2015
    Endo's third-quarter 2014 earnings of $1.15 per share beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.99 but decreased 14% from the ...
  10. Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. (TMO): New Analyst Report from ...

    January 23, 2015
    Having completed another full quarter post the Life Technologies acquisition, Thermo Fisher posted a mixed third quarter ...
  11. How I Found The Best-Performing Stock In 2014

    January 23, 2015
    Two-in-five. That's the number of mutual fund managers that have actually beaten the market over the past five years, according ...
  12. Ride This Niche Stock's Steep Uptrend to Double-Digit Gains

    January 23, 2015
    With the S&P 500 oscillating around the psychologically important 2,000 level, I remain cautiously optimistic about the ...
  13. Restaurant Stock Outlook, part 3 - Industry Outlook

    January 22, 2015
    Restaurant Stock Outlook, part 3 - Industry Outlook
  14. 5 Books Investors Must Read This Year - Investment Ideas

    January 22, 2015
    5 Books Investors Must Read This Year - Investment Ideas
  15. Huntington Q4 Earnings Beat on Significant Top-Line Growth - ...

    January 22, 2015
    Driven by higher revenues, Huntington Bancshares Inc. (HBAN) reported fourth-quarter 2014 earnings per share of 21 cents, ...
  16. Day's First Trade Can Serve As Support/Resistance

    January 22, 2015
    The first trade of the day in liquid markets defines a narrow price level that can act as support or resistance for the entire ...
  17. How To Profit From These 3 Overvalued Sectors

    January 22, 2015
    Flea markets crack me up. Most of the vendors seem like they cleaned the junk from their garage and assigned an arbitrary, ...
  18. 2015 Dividend Playbook: The Only Dividend Funds To Own

    January 22, 2015
  19. UCB's New Epilepsy Drug Under Review in the U.S., EU - Analyst ...

    January 22, 2015
    UCB S.A. (UCBJF) announced that its investigational antiepileptic candidate, brivaracetam, has been accepted for review in ...
  20. Q1 Earnings Drive Starbucks (SBUX) Stock to New Highs - Stocks ...

    January 22, 2015
    Starbucks (SBUX) stock is trading at new highs after hours thanks to a solid Q1 earnings report.
  21. Goldcorp (GG) Purchases Additional Interest in Probe Mines - ...

    January 22, 2015
    Goldcorp (GG) agrees to purchase additional shares and warrants of Probes Mine from Agnico Eagle.
  22. AIG Seeks Expansion in Ireland with Laya Healthcare Buy - Analyst ...

    January 22, 2015
    American International Group Inc. (AIG) inked a deal to purchase Ireland's Laya Healthcare for undisclosed amount.
  23. Curis Up on Immuno-Oncology Agreement with Aurigene - Analyst ...

    January 22, 2015
    Curis (CRIS) inked an exclusive collaboration agreement with Aurigene Discovery Technologies Limited, an independent, wholly ...
  24. Eni Boosts Norway Exploration Activity with 2 New Licenses - ...

    January 22, 2015
    EniSpA (E) has been awarded two exploration licenses in the Barents Sea and in the North Sea by the Ministry of Petroleum ...
  25. The Economic Fundamentals Of The Sharing Economy

    January 22, 2015
    The sharing economy is reshaping how businesses and consumers interact with each other by lowering costs and increasing operational ...
  26. PVH's Tommy Hilfiger Embarks Digital Sales to Woo Clients - Analyst ...

    January 22, 2015
    PVH Corp's (PVH) Tommy Hilfiger brand announced the launch of a digital sales showroom.
  27. CareFusion Shareholders OK Merger with Becton, Dickinson - Analyst ...

    January 22, 2015
    At the meeting, held on Jan 21, 2015, CareFusion Corporation (CFN) stockholders approved the definitive merger agreement ...
  28. SABESP: Solid Long-Term Growth Prospects, Risks Prevail - Analyst ...

    January 22, 2015
    On Jan 20, 2015, we issued an updated research report on Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo (SBS) or SABESP.
  29. ACE Ltd Set to Beat on Q4 Earnings as Underwriting Improves - ...

    January 22, 2015
    We expect property and casualty insurer ACE Limited (ACE) to beat expectations when it reports fourth-quarter and full-year ...
  30. Bed Bath & Beyond Riding on Growth Initiatives: Sustainable? ...

    January 22, 2015
    Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) has been riding on its strategic initiatives.
  31. BioMarin to Raise Funds to Finance Prosensa Acquisition - Analyst ...

    January 22, 2015
    BioMarin (BMRN) will be raising approximately $792.6 million through the issuance of the shares in order to finance the Prosensa ...
  32. UK to Allow Only Plain Packaging for Cigarettes from 2016 - Analyst ...

    January 22, 2015
    U.K. Public Health Minister Jane Ellison announced on Jan 21 that the British government announced its intention to start ...
  33. Illumina Launches MiSeq FGx for Forensic DNA Analysis - Analyst ...

    January 22, 2015
    Illumina's (ILMN) MiSeq FGx system will not only play a crucial role in solving criminal caseworks but also hold immense ...
  34. Lowe's Corp. (LOW) to Hire 30K Temps - Analyst Blog

    January 22, 2015
    Lowe's Companies Inc. (LOW) will be hiring 30,000 seasonal staff to manage traffic over the spring season.
  35. Nordstrom Expands Store Base, Plans 3 New Rack Outlets - Analyst ...

    January 22, 2015
    In another move to expand its store base, Nordstrom (JWN) announced the opening of three new Rack outlets.
  36. Novartis' Psoriasis Drug Cosentyx Gets FDA Approval - Analyst ...

    January 22, 2015
    Novartis (NVS) announced that the FDA has approved Cosentyx for the treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis in adult ...
  37. U.S. Steel (X) Ups Layoff Tally, More Bad News for Workers - ...

    January 22, 2015
    U.S. Steel (X) is planning to idle two plants in Illinois and Indiana and lay off 545 more people.
  38. State Auto Financial Enhances Reserves; Shares Down - Analyst ...

    January 22, 2015
    State Auto Financial Corp. (STFC) announced that it will add pre-tax reserves worth $72 million.
  39. Alibaba to Work on China's Railway Website for Lunar Year? - ...

    January 22, 2015
    Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) will reportedly start booking railway tickets during China's Lunar New Year celebration. ...
  40. Cintas (CTAS) Strives to Improve Workplace Environment - Analyst ...

    January 22, 2015
    Leading business service provider Cintas Corporation (CTAS) recently offered tips for fighting workplace illness
  41. Vornado Lowers Dividend by 13.7% on Urban Edge Spin-Off - Analyst ...

    January 22, 2015
    Vornado Realty Trust (VNO) has decreased its dividend by 13.7% to 63 cents per share from 73 cents paid earlier, as a result ...
  42. Endo Prices $1.2B Senior Notes Offering for Auxilium Deal - Analyst ...

    January 22, 2015
    Endo International has priced $1.2 billion aggregate principal amount of 6.00% senior notes due Feb 2025 at par with a face ...
  43. Echo Therapeutics Restores Pact with MTIA, Issues Patent - Analyst ...

    January 22, 2015
    Echo Therapeutics Inc. (ECTE), a firm engaged in the development of transdermal skin permeation and diagnostic medical devices, ...
  44. Trending Stocks - Blackberry (BBRY) Rumors, LG Merger - Video ...

    January 22, 2015
    David Bartosiak, Momentum Strategist with Zacks, discusses the Blackberry rumors.
  45. Avista Reaches an Agreement in the Oregon Rate Hike Appeal - ...

    January 22, 2015
    Avista (AVA) has reached a settlement agreement with all parties involved in the company's natural gas general rate filing.
  46. Dean Foods Declares Management Change, Appoints New EVP - Analyst ...

    January 22, 2015
    Dean Foods Company (DF) has appointed Marc L. Kesselman as Executive Vice President (EVP), General Counsel, Corporate Secretary ...
  47. Royal Gold Gives Updates on Mount Milligan, Penasquito - Analyst ...

    January 22, 2015
    Royal Gold Inc. (RGLD) said that the operators of the Mount Milligan and Penasquito properties have released preliminary ...
  48. Trending Stocks - Harman (HAR) Buys Two Car Connectivity Companies ...

    January 22, 2015
    David Bartosiak, Momentum Strategist with Zacks, discusses Harman's purchase of Syphony Teleca and Red Bend Software.
  49. Huntington Ingalls Combines Two Companies to Create SN3 - Analyst ...

    January 22, 2015
    Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (HII) announced the formation of a new company, Stoller Newport News Nuclear or SN3, ...
  50. Is Google Set to Sell Wireless Plans with T-Mobile, Sprint? - ...

    January 22, 2015
    Google Inc. (GOOGL) is planning to sell wireless phone service directly to consumers in alliance with Sprint (S) and T-Mobile ...
  51. How to Choose a Robo-advisor? Follow the Money

    January 22, 2015
    Which of the many robo-advisors will still be around in a decade? Here's an informal look at who might thrive and who might ...
  52. Western Union Expands in Europe Through UAE Exchange - Analyst ...

    January 22, 2015
    Western Union (WU), has announced the expansion of its relationship with UAE Exchange, in an effort to strengthen its presence ...
  53. FirstEnergy Made Electric System Investments in 2014 - Analyst ...

    January 22, 2015
    FirstEnergy Corporation (FE) through three of its subsidiaries has collectively invested approximately $1,078 million in ...
  54. Keryx to Raise $110 Million Through Issuance of Shares - Analyst ...

    January 22, 2015
    Keryx (KERX) will be raising $110 million through the issuance of the shares with plans to invest the funds on the ongoing ...
  55. Arena Pharmaceuticals to Raise Fund Via Share Issuance - Analyst ...

    January 22, 2015
    Arena Pharmaceuticals (ARNA) announced that it will be selling 21 million shares in an underwritten public offering of common ...
  56. Buy Stocks With Momentum Using the CCI - Video Blog

    January 22, 2015
    David Bartosiak describes how to use the Commodity Channel Index to find momentum ideas like Century Aluminum Company (CENX). ...
  57. PG&E Corporation Unit Replaces Cast Iron Pipes in California ...

    January 22, 2015
    A PG&E Corporation (PCG) unit, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, has replaced its cast iron gas pipelines in California.
  58. Apply the Zacks Method to Fend Off Overseas Turmoil - Analyst ...

    January 22, 2015
    Although the U.S. economy looks quite stable, the year 2015 started on a cautious note with investors skeptical about tensions ...
  59. MarkWest Energy Ups Quarterly Distribution by 4.7% Y/Y - Analyst ...

    January 22, 2015
    MarkWest Energy Partners LP (MWE) announced an increase in its quarterly distribution payout to 90 cents per unit, up 4.7% ...
  60. Spike in eBay Shares on Q4 Earnings Puts These ETFs in Focus ...

    January 22, 2015
    Shares of eBay are in focus following their Q4 results and their Paypal plans, putting these ETFs in focus.
  61. Union Pacific's (UNP) Q4 Earnings Grow, Beats Estimates - Analyst ...

    January 22, 2015
    Union Pacific (UNP) reported higher than expected earnings in the quarter.
  62. Will Alliance Resource (ARLP) Earnings Disappoint this Q4? - ...

    January 22, 2015
    Alliance Resource Partners (ARLP) is set to report fourth quarter 2014 results before the opening bell on Jan 28.
  63. GATX 's (GMT) Q4 Earnings Grow, Guidance Encourages - Analyst ...

    January 22, 2015
    GATX (GTX) reported higher-than expected revenues in the quarter.
  64. Microsoft Unveils Windows 10, Upgrade Free for Many Users - ...

    January 22, 2015
    Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) took a giant step toward the release of Windows 10 as it revealed that it will be free for many ...
  65. Merrimack Reveals Additional Data from Oncology Candidate - Analyst ...

    January 22, 2015
    Merrimack (MACK) announced additional analyses from the phase III NAPOLI-1 study on MM-398 .
  66. China Stock Roundup: Baidu Partners Intel to Enhance Video Platform, ...

    January 22, 2015
    Markets experienced another volatile week, plunging on Monday before gaining on all subsequent days.
  67. Celgene to Use Zymeworks' Azymetric Platform for New Drugs - ...

    January 22, 2015
    Celgene (CELG) inked a deal with Zymeworks for the research, development and commercialization of bi-specific antibody therapeutics.
  68. Sunoco Logistics Winds Up Delaware Basin Open Season - Analyst ...

    January 22, 2015
    Sunoco Logistics Partners LP (SXL) declared that it has completed the open season for its Delaware Basin Extension development ...
  69. UnitedHealth Hits 52-Week High on Strong Q4 Earnings - Analyst ...

    January 22, 2015
    Shares of UnitedHealth (UNH) scaled an all-time new 52-week high, led by better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings.
  70. Antero Resources Presents 2015 Capital Budget & Guidance - Analyst ...

    January 22, 2015
    Antero Midstream Partners LP (AM) has released its capital budget and guidance for 2015.
  71. Can Roper Industries (ROP) Keep the Earnings Streak Alive? - ...

    January 22, 2015
    Roper Industries Inc. (ROP) is set to report fourth-quarter 2014 results on Jan 26. Last quarter, it posted a 1.31% positive ...
  72. Alaska Air Group Q4 Earnings Beat, Revs Nearly in Line - Analyst ...

    January 22, 2015
    Alaska Air Group, Inc. (ALK) reported fourth-quarter 2014 financial numbers with earnings per share of 94 cents surpassing ...
  73. How the S&P 500 and Russell 2000 Indexes Differ

    January 22, 2015
    The S&P 500 and Russell 2000 are used as benchmarks for broader segments of the U.S. stock market. Each index has its own ...
  74. Will Norfolk Southern (NSC) Earnings Surprise This Season? - ...

    January 22, 2015
    Norfolk Southern Inc. (NSC) is scheduled to release its fourth-quarter 2014 financial numbers before the opening bell on ...
  75. 5 Impressive Value Mutual Funds to Add to Your Portfolio - Mutual ...

    January 22, 2015
    Investors looking for bargain, i.e., stocks at a discount, are mostly interested in investing in value stocks. Value stocks ...
  76. Will D.R. Horton Inc. (DHI) Disappoint this Earnings Season? ...

    January 22, 2015
    D.R. Horton Inc. (DHI) is set to report first-quarter fiscal 2015 results on Jan 26, before the market opens.
  77. City National (CYN) Stock Soars 18% on RBC Buyout - Stocks in ...

    January 22, 2015
    Shares of City National (CYN) are up nearly 20 percent today on news that Royal Bank of Canada is buying the company for ...
  78. Southwest Airlines Q4 Earnings, Revs Top Estimates - Analyst ...

    January 22, 2015
    Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) reported impressive fourth-quarter 2014 financial numbers. The company reported earnings of ...
  79. Will Peabody (BTU) Miss Q4 Earnings on Bleak Coal Demand? - ...

    January 22, 2015
    Peabody Energy (BTU) is scheduled to release fourth quarter earnings before the market opens on Jan 27, 2015.
  80. The Most Successful App Companies

    January 22, 2015
    The rapidly expanding mobile-app industry is worth billions of dollars. Its growth has led to huge success for some firms ...
  81. MLP ETFs to Watch on Kinder Morgan Results and Acquisition - ...

    January 22, 2015
    Kinder Morgan's earnings miss, a solid dividend outlook and acquisition announcement put MLP ETFs on the watch list.
  82. Can Rambus (RMBS) Keep the Earnings Streak Alive in Q4? - Analyst ...

    January 22, 2015
    Rambus Inc. (RMBS) is set to report fourth-quarter fiscal 2014 results on Jan 26.
  83. Will Microsoft's (MSFT) Q2 Earnings Surprise on Cloud & IoT? ...

    January 22, 2015
    Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) is set to report the second-quarter fiscal 2015 results on Jan 26.
  84. Will Texas Instruments (TXN) Earnings Surprise this Season? - ...

    January 22, 2015
    Texas Instruments (TXN), or 'TI', is set to report fourth-quarter 2014 results on Jan 26.
  85. Greatbatch (GB) Rides High on Strategic Investments - Analyst ...

    January 22, 2015
    On Jan 21, we issued an updated research report on Greatbatch, Inc. (GB). We feel Greatbatch remains focused on growth via ...
  86. Medtronic Unveils MiniMed 640G Advanced Glucose Sensor - Analyst ...

    January 22, 2015
    Medtronic's (MDT) MiniMed 640G System acts like an artificial pancreas by managing hypoglycemia and rebound hyperglycemia
  87. Canadian Pacific (CP) Q4 Earnings Miss, Revenues Beat - Analyst ...

    January 22, 2015
    Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (CP) reported earnings per share of C$2.63 (approximately $2.32) in the fourth quarter of ...
  88. Undervalued Franchises: The Best Choice?

    January 22, 2015
    Searching for an undervalued franchise? Here's a quick guide to what's hot and what's a good bet.
  89. Will Weak IBM Revenues Spell More Trouble for These ETFs? - ...

    January 22, 2015
    IBM reported another anemic quarter of revenue growth. Lets take a look to the ETFs that could hit by these weak numbers. ...
  90. Natus Medical's a Strong Buy on Expanding Product Portfolio - ...

    January 22, 2015
    On Jan 22, 2015, Zacks Investment Research raised Natus Medical Inc. (BABY) to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).
  91. Verizon (VZ) Q4 Earnings in Line, Revenues Beat Estimates - ...

    January 22, 2015
    Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) reported better-than-expected financial results in the fourth quarter of 2014.
  92. Is Infinera (INFN) Poised for Strong Earnings in Q4? - Analyst ...

    January 22, 2015
    Digital optical networking systems provider, Infinera Corporation (INFN) is slated to release its fourth-quarter 2014 financial ...
  93. Top 3 MedTech Stocks Poised to Gain this Earnings Season - Earnings ...

    January 22, 2015
    A bipartisan group of ten senators signed on a bill to repeal the 2.3% federal excise tax on medical device makers.
  94. Travelers Earnings Beat on Underwriting Gain; Revenues Rise - ...

    January 22, 2015
    Travelers' (TRV) operating earnings of $3.07 per share in the fourth quarter of 2014 outperformed the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  95. Can Electronic Arts Surprise Earnings Estimates this Season? ...

    January 22, 2015
    Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) is set to report third-quarter fiscal 2015 results on Jan 27.
  96. Can Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) Surprise this Earnings Season? - Analyst ...

    January 22, 2015
    Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) is slated to report fourth-quarter 2014 results on Jan 27, 2015.
  97. A Weak Start to 2015 for MLP ETFs: Buy on the Dip? - ETF News ...

    January 22, 2015
    MLP ETFs have struggled to begin 2015, can they turn things around as the year progresses?
  98. Covidien Q1 Earnings Beat Estimates on Expanding Margins - Analyst ...

    January 22, 2015
    Covidien plc (COV) reported first-quarter fiscal 2015 earnings of $1.11 per share, which beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  99. KeyCorp Tops Q4 Earnings on Higher Revenues, Costs Fall - Analyst ...

    January 22, 2015
    Lower expenses drove KeyCorp.'s (KEY) fourth-quarter 2014 adjusted earnings from continuing operations of 29 cents per share, ...
  100. F5 Networks Tops Q1 Earnings, Shares Fall on Soft Guidance - ...

    January 22, 2015
    F5 Networks Inc. (FFIV) reported mixed first-quarter fiscal 2015 results and provided tepid second-quarter revenue guidance.
Trading Center