Analysis & Opinions

  1. Bear of the Day: Rio Tinto (RIO) - Bear of the Day

    January 15, 2015
    Bear of the Day: Rio Tinto (RIO) - Bear of the Day
  2. Banks Provide Shaky Start to Earnings Season - Earnings Outlook

    January 15, 2015
    Banks Provide Shaky Start to Earnings Season - Earnings Outlook
  3. Telecom Stock Roundup, part 3 - Industry Outlook

    January 15, 2015
    Telecom Stock Roundup, part 3 - Industry Outlook
  4. Fill the Tank With These Energy Stocks - Investment Ideas

    January 15, 2015
    Fill the Tank With These Energy Stocks - Investment Ideas
  5. Banks Provide Shaky Start to Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    January 15, 2015
    Banks Provide Shaky Start to Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  6. Telecom Stock Roundup, part 2 - Industry Outlook

    January 15, 2015
    Telecom Stock Roundup, part 2 - Industry Outlook
  7. Beware: A Grim Prognosis From 'Dr. Copper'

    January 15, 2015
    Commodities have been stumbling badly. To get a sense of how badly, take a look at the Greenhaven Continuous Commodity ETF ...
  8. Oil Picks For Bulls And Bears

    January 15, 2015
    Everyone thought the biggest economic news of 2014 was going to fall somewhere between the end of quantitative easing, some ...
  9. 2015 Dividend Playbook: Safe Stocks With Yields Above 4%

    January 15, 2015
    As I noted in my preview of this multi-part look at dividend payers, few investors are pleased with the fact that 10-Year ...
  10. Northrop Wins ICBM Support Contract from U.S. Air Force - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    Northrop Grumman Corp. (NOC) secured a big award from the U.S. Air Force, worth $963.5 million, for the support of Minuteman ...
  11. Yingli Completes 10MW Solar Project in Hebei Province - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    Yingli Solar (YGE) has completed a 10 MW solar power plant in the heavily polluted Hebei province of China.
  12. Mechel Increases Coal Supply to Baosteel to 1.4M Tons - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    Steel and mining company, Mechel OAO (MTL) announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China's ...
  13. Carlos Slim Raises Stake in New York Times to 16.8% - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim is now the biggest stakeholder of The New York Times Company (NYT) after entities affiliated ...
  14. Logitech Boosts Lifesize Division on New Product Additions - ...

    January 15, 2015
    Logitech International SA's (LOGI) video conferencing segment recently unveiled their latest additions to the proven Lifesize ...
  15. Microsoft Rolls Out Most Affordable Lumia Devices to Date - ...

    January 15, 2015
    Microsoft (MSFT) has launched its two most affordable smartphones, Microsoft Lumia 435 and Lumia 532. Both the handsets will ...
  16. ArcelorMittal (MT) Issues EUR750 Million Notes Under EMTN - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    ArcelorMittal (MT) has announced the issuance of EUR750 million ($882 million) notes.
  17. Teleflex Collaborates with HealthTrust for ARROW Devices - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    Teleflex Incorporated (TFX) recently announced a strategic agreement with HealthTrust covering PICC (peripherally inserted ...
  18. Lincoln National's Capital Stable, Economic Woes a Concern - ...

    January 15, 2015
    On Jan 14, we issued an updated research report on Lincoln National Corp. (LNC), citing its opportunities and challenges.
  19. Will L Brands' (LB) Strategic Initiatives Bring Rewards? - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    We believe that L Brands' (LB) sustained focus on cost containment, inventory management, merchandise and speed-to-market ...
  20. Henry Schein Expands Dental Practice Transition in Florida - ...

    January 15, 2015
    Henry Schein Inc. (HSIC), recently acquired Florida-based dental practice transition and brokerage company ADS Florida.
  21. Stratasys Adds Channel Partners to Grow in Southeast Asia - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    Stratasys Asia Pacific -- a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd. (SSYS) -- has partnered with five channel partners to cater to the ...
  22. General Electric: Good News/Bad News

    January 15, 2015
    General Electric is generous to its shareholders, but that's not the only factor to consider.
  23. eHealth Reports Q4 Preliminary Results, 2014 Outlook Cut - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    eHealth, Inc. (EHTH) recently issued preliminary results of certain metrics for fourth quarter and full year 2014.
  24. Advanced Micro's 3 Senior Executives to Step Down - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) recently declared that three of its senior executives will step down.
  25. ONEOK Hikes Q4 Dividend by 2.5% on Solid Cash Position - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    ONEOK Inc. (OKE) announced 1.5 cent hike in its quarterly cash dividend.
  26. General Motors (GM) Announces Improved Outlook for 2015 - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    General Motors Company (GM) announced that it expects total adjusted earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) and adjusted ...
  27. Facebook to Offer Free Internet in Colombia - Analyst Blog

    January 15, 2015
    Following the successful launch of Facebook's (FB) Internet.org in the African continent, it will now offer free Internet ...
  28. Delta to Connect Los Angeles-Shanghai to Boost Asia Services ...

    January 15, 2015
    Delta (DAL) plans to operate flights between Los Angeles and Shanghai.
  29. Like Clockwork, Intel Beats Again - Analyst Blog

    January 15, 2015
    Giant chip-maker Intel (INTC) posted a robust 74 cents per share in its fiscal Q4 after the market close on Thursday, beating ...
  30. Friday, the 13th-The Premiere Date for Amazon's Bosch! - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    Fresh from its Golden Globe success on Sunday, Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) has finalized the release date for the preliminary ...
  31. Regency Unveils 2014 Preliminary Results, Raises Dividend - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    Regency Centers (REG) announced preliminary results for fourth-quarter as well as full year 2014.
  32. Embraer Guides Negative Free Cash Flow on Payment Delays - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    Shares of the Brazilian plane maker Embraer SA (ERJ) fell around 6.2% after it cautioned that customer payment delays will ...
  33. Will Tesla (TSLA) Directly Sell Cars in Connecticut? - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    Connecticut is considering permitting direct selling of Tesla's electric vehicles to customers in the state.
  34. Isis Pharmaceuticals Earns Milestone Payment from Biogen - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    Isis Pharmaceuticals (ISIS) earned a milestone payment of $7 million from partner Biogen for the advancement of the ongoing ...
  35. American Express: Headwinds and Tailwinds

    January 15, 2015
    Any investors considering a position in American Express need to know these important facts.
  36. Melco Crown Downgraded to Strong Sell as Macau Worsens - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    On Jan 14, 2015, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Melco Crown Entertainment Limited (MPEL) to a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong ...
  37. MGIC Investment Upped to Strong Buy as Estimates Raise - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    On Jan 14, Zacks Investment Research upgraded MGIC Investment Corp. (MTG) by a notch to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).
  38. Crude Stockpiles Jump, Production Rockets to Record High - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles recorded a surprise build on higher imports ...
  39. Will CME Group Lose out to BGC Partners' Bid Hike for GFI? - ...

    January 15, 2015
    CME Group Inc.'s (CME) bid for GFI Group (GFIG) faces tough competition after BGC Partners (BGCP) raised its offer to $5.6 ...
  40. UnitedHealth to Serve Business Health Care Group Members - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH) has won a big southeast Wisconsin insurance contract from The Business Health Care Group.
  41. Cyberonics (CYBX) Now a Buy: Are You Considering? - Analyst Blog

    January 15, 2015
    On Jan 14, 2015, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Cyberonics Inc. (CYBX).
  42. Sarepta Starts Dosing in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Study - ...

    January 15, 2015
    Sarepta Therapeutics Inc. (SRPT) announced that it has initiated dosing its first patient in a phase I/II study on SRP-4 ...
  43. Special Cash Dividend from Pilgrim's Pride in the Offing - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    Renowned consumer goods firm Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (PPC) has taken a step forward to increase its shareholders' value ...
  44. SolarCity to Launch $200M Financing Facility under MyPower - ...

    January 15, 2015
    SolarCity Corporation (SCTY) has tied up with Credit Suisse to launch a new non-recourse solar financing facility worth $2 ...
  45. Dunkin' Plans Baskin-Robbins Franchisee Units in Kentucky - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    Baskin-Robbins, a unit of Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (DNKN), recently announced its plan to expand in the state of Kentucky.
  46. Rite Aid (RAD) Looks Good on Strategic Growth Initiatives - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    Drug store operator, Rite Aid Corp. (RAD) remains focused on increasing return on investment by persistently enhancing its ...
  47. Omega Announces 10th Dividend Hike, Stock Hits New High - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    Ushering in good news for its shareholders, Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. (OHI) announced a 2% hike in its quarterly dividend ...
  48. 3 Transportation Stocks Riding High! - Analyst Blog

    January 15, 2015
    The declining price of oil is the major driver behind the Transportation sector's growth and expected future growth.
  49. Apache Cutting 5% Global Workforce to Weather Low Oil Price ...

    January 15, 2015
    Apache Corporation (APA) will lay off nearly 5% of its global workforce this week, as per a company spokesperson.
  50. Why Are Investors Turning Down The Volume?

    January 15, 2015
    Many U.S. investors are choosing to turn down the volume over the holidays, perhaps saving their song for when volatility ...
  51. Oceaneering Enters Vessel Charter Agreement with Shell - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    Oceaneering International Inc. (OII) announced that it has entered into a charter agreement with Shell Offshore Inc., for ...
  52. Telecom Stock Roundup: Sprint & T-Mobile US Gain Subscribers ...

    January 15, 2015
    Though last week hasn't been to eventful for telecom companies, Sprint Corp. (S) and T-Mobile US Inc. (TMUS) revealed impressive ...
  53. Williams Companies' Midstream Assets Bode Well; Debt High - ...

    January 15, 2015
    On Jan 14, 2015, we issued an updated research report on North American energy firm, Williams Companies Inc. (WMB).
  54. Silver Standard Posts FY14 Results, Provides FY15 View - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    Silver Standard (SSRI) reports full-year 2014 production results and provides guidance for 2015.
  55. Statoil (STO) Returns 3 Exploration Licenses in Greenland - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    Statoil ASA (STO) has returned three out of its four Greenland offshore oil and gas exploration licenses due the relentless ...
  56. Dr Pepper (DPS) Hits 52-Week High on Keurig Deal - Analyst Blog

    January 15, 2015
    On Jan 14, shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (DPS) reached a 52-week high of $74.87, eventually closing at $74.81.
  57. DDR Corp. Scales a New 52-Week High on Flurry of News - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    Shares of DDR Corp. (DDR) scaled a new 52-week high of $19.55 on Jan 14. The stock closed at $19.52, reflecting a solid return ...
  58. The Economic Impact of Better US-Cuba Relations

    January 15, 2015
    We examine what the normalization of relations between the US and Cuba will mean for the two countries' economies.
  59. Is 'Big Blue' Now Black And Blue?

    January 15, 2015
    IBM once dominated the technology sector. Those days are long gone, but does IBM still present a good value play? Are dividends ...
  60. Is Goldman Sachs Still A Winner?

    January 15, 2015
    Goldman Sachs might not be the best dividend play out there, but there are other reasons you might want to consider it as ...
  61. Time to Add Travelers Companies (TRV) to Your Portfolio? - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    On Jan 15, Zacks Investment Research upgraded The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) to a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
  62. American Equity Ratings and Outlook Retained by A.M. Best - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    A.M. Best reiterated ICR of American Equity (AEL), FSR of A- and ICR of "a-" of American Equity Investment Life ...
  63. Illumina Declares Impressive Q4, 2014 Preliminary Results - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    Illumina (ILMN) estimates total revenue of $512 million for the yet to-be-reported fourth quarter, which reflects a massive ...
  64. 6 Stocks Riding the Swiss Franc Surge - Stocks in the News

    January 15, 2015
    The Swiss franc is soaring after the SNB ended its cap against the euro. How did this impact Swiss stocks traded in the U.S.?
  65. China Stock Roundup: JD, Tencent to Invest $1.55B in Bitauto, ...

    January 15, 2015
    Markets had a volatile week, gaining and losing on alternate trading days.
  66. The Biggest Biotech Companies

    January 15, 2015
    These biotech firms want to revolutionize medicine. If successful, they may see high profits, but investing in these companies ...
  67. Regado Biosciences to Merge with Tobira Therapeutics - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    Regado Biosciences announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with privately-held Tobira Therapeutics, ...
  68. Is Wells Fargo The Ideal Dividend Investment?

    January 15, 2015
    Wells Fargo has been rewarding its shareholders for years via stock appreciation and dividend payments. But are those rewards ...
  69. Interval Leisure Boosts Caribbean Base with Divi Resorts - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    Interval Leisure Group, Inc.'s (IILG) principle business, Interval International, which is a leading vacation services provider, ...
  70. Auto Stock Roundup: Spotlight on North American International ...

    January 15, 2015
    The 2015 North American International Auto Show dominated headlines over the week with spectacular events and exciting announcements. ...
  71. Qiagen Up on CE-IVD Mark for New Liquid Biopsy Test Kit - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    Qiagen (QGEN) currently offers the therascreen EGFR test as a tissue-based companion diagnostic for lung cancer patients ...
  72. Will Long Term Treasury ETFs Continue to Soar in 2015? - ETF ...

    January 15, 2015
    Long term Treasury ETFs enjoyed the strongest 2014 annual rally in three years and are continuing their winning streak in ...
  73. BioCryst's BCX4161 Recommended for Orphan Drug in EU - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BCRX) received a positive opinion regarding its application for orphan drug status for BCX4161 ...
  74. RadioShack May Plan Bankruptcy Filing; Difficult Times Ahead ...

    January 15, 2015
    As reported by The Wall Street Journal, beleaguered electronic and mobile products retailer, RadioShack Corp. (RSH), may ...
  75. Raytheon's (RTN) Standard Missile-6 Gets U.S. Navy's Nod - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    Raytheon's (RTN) SM-6 has been approved by the U.S. Navy to be carried by ships in the Aegis Combat Weapon System baselines ...
  76. Garmin Buys Assets of South African Radar Startup, iKubu - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    Garmin Ltd. (GRMN) revealed that it has purchased the assets of iKubu Ltd., a privately-held Stellenbosch (South Africa)-based ...
  77. Google Rolls Out Beta Version of Cloud Monitoring Services - ...

    January 15, 2015
    Google Inc. (GOOGL) recently rolled out the beta version of Google Cloud Monitoring for its cloud platform.
  78. Jefferies 2015 Outlook On Shopping Center REITs

    January 15, 2015
    Although Jefferies is positive regarding the REIT sector in general for 2015, it is less optimistic regarding the performance ...
  79. United Parcel Opens 3 Logistic Support Facilities in Europe ...

    January 15, 2015
    United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) inaugurated three new logistic facility centers in Europe. Notably, the facilities are ...
  80. Mining ETFs Crumble on Copper Collapse - ETF News And Commentary

    January 15, 2015
    Mining ETFs slipped to multi-year lows and could see steeper falls in the days ahead.
  81. Kennametal's Outlook Weakens on Oil Market Uncertainties - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    On Jan 14, 2015, we issued an updated research report on Kennametal Inc. (KMT). The outlook seems gloomy for this machinery ...
  82. How is Mondelez (MDLZ) Poised for 2015; Will Sales Improve? - ...

    January 15, 2015
    On Jan 14, we issued an updated research report on Mondelez International, Inc. (MDLZ).
  83. Mohawk Industries (MHK) Hits a 52-Week High on IVC Deal - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    Shares of Mohawk Industries Inc. (MHK) reached a new 52-week high of $167.64 on Jan 14, a day after it announced a definitive ...
  84. Agilent Arm/Cell Signaling Tie for Companion Diagnostics - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    Agilent Technologies (A) subsidiary, recently entered into a strategic partnership with Cell Signaling Technology to develop ...
  85. Eni Expands Its Portfolio in Egypt with Two More Blocks - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    EniSpA (E) has further strengthened its Egyptian presence after signing new concession agreements permitting it to explore ...
  86. Shell Shuts Al Karaana Project due to High Capital Costs - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.A) announced that it will not move ahead with the Al Karaana petrochemicals project and will suspend ...
  87. Watch These Europe ETFs If the ECB Prints Money - ETF News And ...

    January 15, 2015
    With the European Central Bank ready to embark on QE, investors should watch these European ETFs closely.
  88. St. Jude Medical (STJ) Announces Preliminary Q4 Results - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    St. Jude Medical, Inc.'s (STJ) fourth-quarter revenues are estimated to grow 1% year over year to around $1.44 billion, which ...
  89. CONMED Announces Preliminary FY14 Results, Guides FY15 - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    CONMED Corporation (CNMD) estimates full-year 2014 revenues in the range of $739-$741 million while adjusted earnings are ...
  90. BlackRock Q4 Earnings Beat on Solid Inflows, Dividend Hiked - ...

    January 15, 2015
    BlackRock (BLK) reported fourth-quarter adjusted earnings of $4.82 per share, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of ...
  91. Citigroup (C) Slips on Dismal Q4 Earnings, Profits Down - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    Citigroup Inc.'s (C) adjusted earnings per share for fourth-quarter 2014 came in at 6 cents, missing the Zacks Consensus ...
  92. Symantec Inks Deal with Boeing's Narus Security Division - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    According to a Bloomberg report, Symantec Corporation (SYMC) has entered into an agreement with The Boeing Company (BA). ...
  93. PPG Industries (PPG) Q4 Earnings Trump, Charges Dent Net - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    PPG Industries (PPG) topped revenues and earnings expectations in the fourth quarter of 2014.
  94. 5 Top Large Cap Growth Mutual Funds to Outperform Peers - Mutual ...

    January 15, 2015
    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 ...
  95. Worthington Industries (WOR) Snaps Up Rome Strip Steel - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    Worthington Industries (WOR) has agreed to buy Rome Strip Steel for an undisclosed price.
  96. GoPro Ties Up with Vislink, Marriott to Boost HERO4 Camera - ...

    January 15, 2015
    GoPro, Inc. (GPRO), announced a two strategic partnerships as part of its efforts to enhance its offerings and expand global ...
  97. 3 Airline Stocks Poised for Earnings Beats this Season - Earnings ...

    January 15, 2015
    The continuous fall in oil prices has turned out to be a huge boon for the airline industry.
  98. BofA Q4 Earnings Hit by Lower Trading Income, Expenses Down - ...

    January 15, 2015
    Higher provision for credit losses and lower revenues (owing to lower mortgage banking income and trading income) were the ...
  99. Nordstrom to Open New Rack Stores in New York and Colorado - ...

    January 15, 2015
    Taking its store-expansion strategy to the next level, Nordstrom Inc. (JWN) has announced its plans to introduce two new ...
  100. Will Infineon Gain from the International Rectifier Buyout? - ...

    January 15, 2015
    Shares of German chipmaker Infineon Technologies AG (IFNNY) rose around 2% on Jan 14 during the trading session on the NYSE, ...
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