Analysis & Opinions

  1. Kona Grill (KONA) Upgraded to Strong Buy on Solid Comps - Analyst ...

    January 20, 2015
    On Jan 15, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Kona Grill Inc. (KONA) to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).
  2. Inside HACK: The Sought-After Cyber Security ETF - ETF News And ...

    January 20, 2015
    The cyber security ETF soars in popularity in just two months of debut topping $150 million in AUM.
  3. Choice Hotels (CHH) a Strong Buy on Earnings Expectation - Analyst ...

    January 20, 2015
    On Jan 17, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Choice Hotels International Inc. (CHH) to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).
  4. First Republic (FRC) Q4 Core Earnings Meet, Revs Up Y/Y (revised) ...

    January 20, 2015
    First Republic Bank (FRC) reported fourth-quarter 2014 core earnings per share of 72 cents, matching the Zacks Consensus ...
  5. CBRE Acquires UCR, Broadens Retail Services: Time to Buy? - Analyst ...

    January 20, 2015
    In sync with its efforts to strengthen its retail services offerings, CBRE Group Inc. (CBG) acquired a Dallas, Texas-based ...
  6. Hershey Hits 52-Week High as Wells Fargo Upgrades Rating - Analyst ...

    January 20, 2015
    On Jan 16, chocolate giant The Hershey Company (HSY) reached a new 52-week high of $110.75 after Wells Fargo Securities upgraded ...
  7. 3 Crude Stocks to Beat Q4 Earnings In Spite of Oil Crash - Earnings ...

    January 20, 2015
    While the weak crude pricing environment spelled trouble for many oil majors, it spared the downstream and midstream companies. ...
  8. Will ResMed (RMD) Surprise Earnings Estimates in Q2? - Analyst ...

    January 20, 2015
    ResMed (RMD) expects to launch the AirCurve 10 platform in key global markets in the coming quarters of fiscal 2015.
  9. 3 Mid Cap Growth Mutual Funds to Strengthen Your Portfolio - ...

    January 20, 2015
    We will share with you 3 top rated mid cap growth mutual funds. Each has earned a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) as we expect ...
  10. Will Verizon Communications' (VZ) Earnings Miss in Q4? - Analyst ...

    January 20, 2015
    Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) is set announce its fourth-quarter 2014 financial numbers before the opening bell on Jan ...
  11. What's in Store for Crown Castle (CCI) this Earnings Season? ...

    January 20, 2015
    Crown Castle International Corp. (CCI) is slated to release its fourth-quarter 2014 results on Jan 21, 2015, after market ...
  12. Allegheny's (ATI) Earnings Top in Q4, Revenues Trail - Analyst ...

    January 20, 2015
    Allegheny???s (ATI) fourth-quarter earnings beat expectations while its sales miss.
  13. J&J Beats on Q4 Earnings, Revenues Hit by Currency - Analyst ...

    January 20, 2015
    J&J's fourth quarter results were mixed with the company beating on earnings and missing on revenues.
  14. Regions Q4 Earnings Lag Estimates, Revenues Slump - Analyst Blog

    January 20, 2015
    Impacted by lower revenues, Regions Financial Corporation's (RF) fourth-quarter 2014 earnings from continuing operations ...
  15. M&T Bank Q4 Earnings Beat on Lower Expenses, Profits Up - Analyst ...

    January 20, 2015
    Driven by lower expenses M&T Bank Corporation (MTB) delivered a positive earnings surprise in fourth-quarter 2014.
  16. Will Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) Disappoint Earnings in Q4? - Analyst ...

    January 20, 2015
    Intuitive Surgical Inc. (ISRG) is set to report fourth-quarter 2014 results on Jan 22.
  17. Delta Air Lines (DAL) Beats Q4 Earnings on Strong Revenues - ...

    January 20, 2015
    Delta (DAL) reported higher than expected earnings on higher revenues.
  18. Will Quality Systems (QSII) Surprise Earnings this Quarter? - ...

    January 20, 2015
    Quality Systems Inc. (QSII) is set to report third-quarter 2015 results on Jan 22
  19. Can Covidien (COV) Keep Its Earnings Streak Alive? - Analyst ...

    January 20, 2015
    The combination of Covidien's (COV) Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) and ESP of 2.91% makes us confident of an earnings beat this season. ...
  20. Morgan Stanley Lags Q4 Earnings on Lower Trading Income - Analyst ...

    January 20, 2015
    A decline in trading revenues led Morgan Stanley's fourth-quarter 2014 earnings from continuing operations (excluding one-time ...
  21. Will Kansas City Southern (KSU) Beat Earnings in Q4? - Analyst ...

    January 20, 2015
    Kansas City Southern (KSU) is scheduled to report its fourth-quarter 2014 financial numbers before the opening bell on Jan ...
  22. 5 Dividend ETFs to Buy for Income in 2015 - ETF News And Commentary

    January 20, 2015
    If you are looking for dividends in excess of five percent, these five income ETFs are worth a closer look for your portfolio. ...
  23. Halliburton Defies Oil Price Free Fall to Beat Q4 Earnings - ...

    January 20, 2015
    Halliburton Company (HAL) reported strong fourth-quarter 2014 results although oil price plummeted throughout the quarter.
  24. Will United Rentals (URI) Miss Earnings Estimates in Q4? - Analyst ...

    January 20, 2015
    United Rentals, Inc. (URI) is set to release fourth-quarter and fiscal 2014 results after the market closes on Jan 21.
  25. Baker Hughes Beats Q4 Earnings & Revenues, Grows Y/Y - Analyst ...

    January 20, 2015
    Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI) reported fourth-quarter 2014 adjusted earnings from continuing operations of $1.44 a share, which ...
  26. Will Discover Financial (DFS) Surprise Earnings in Q4? - Analyst ...

    January 20, 2015
    Discover Financial Services (DFS) is set to report fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 earnings results on Jan 21, 2015.
  27. Will KeyCorp Miss Q4 Earnings on Subdued Top-Line Growth? - Analyst ...

    January 20, 2015
    KeyCorp (KEY) is scheduled to report its fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 results on Jan 22, before the opening bell.
  28. Travelers (TRV): Will it Spring a Surprise with Q4 Earnings? ...

    January 20, 2015
    We expect property and casualty insurer The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) to beat expectations when it reports fourth-quarter ...
  29. Can BB&T Beat Q4 Earnings on Effective Cost Management? - Analyst ...

    January 20, 2015
    We expect BB&T (BBT) to beat earnings expectations when it reports fourth-quarter and full year 2014 results before the ...
  30. Will Lower Costs Support Capital One's Q4 Earnings Beat? - Analyst ...

    January 20, 2015
    We expect Capital One (COF) to beat expectations when it reports fourth-quarter and full year 2014 results on Jan 21 after ...
  31. Will Northern Trust (NTRS) Q4 Earnings Disappoint? - Analyst ...

    January 20, 2015
    Northern Trust Corporation (NTRS) is scheduled to report its fourth-quarter 2014 results on Wednesday, Jan 21.
  32. Stock Market News for January 20, 2015 - Market News

    January 20, 2015
    Markets were closed on Monday due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday
  33. China ETFs to Watch on Margin Trade Ban and GDP Data - ETF News ...

    January 20, 2015
    China ETFs could be worth watching following the trade margin suspension and GDP data.
  34. Will Johnson Controls (JCI) Miss Q1 Earnings Estimates? - Analyst ...

    January 20, 2015
    Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI) is set to report first-quarter fiscal 2015 results on Jan 22
  35. IMF Cuts, Q4 Earnings Mixed - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 20, 2015
    This morning, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) lowered its global growth forecast by 30 basis points, while big players ...
  36. Will Briggs & Stratton (BGG) Earnings Disappoint in Q2? - Analyst ...

    January 20, 2015
    Briggs & Stratton Corp. (BGG) is scheduled to report its second-quarter fiscal 2015 results on Wednesday, Jan 21, after ...
  37. Will Cypress Semiconductor (CY) Surprise Q4 Earnings? - Analyst ...

    January 20, 2015
    Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (CY) is set to report the fourth-quarter 2014 results on Jan 22. Last quarter, it posted ...
  38. Will eBay (EBAY) Disappoint Earnings Estimates in Q4? - Analyst ...

    January 20, 2015
    eBay Inc. (EBAY) is set to report its fourth-quarter 2014 results on Jan 21. Last quarter, the company reported a positive ...
  39. 3 Retail Stocks to Beat Despite Subdued December Sales - Analyst ...

    January 20, 2015
    Here the Zacks formula of a profitable mix comes into play, helping investors in identifying stocks that have the potential ...
  40. What's in Store for Maxim Integrated (MXIM) this Earnings? - ...

    January 20, 2015
    Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (MXIM) is set to report second-quarter fiscal 2015 results on Jan 22.
  41. What is the average price-to-book ratio in the oil & gas drilling ...

    January 20, 2015
    Calculating the price to book ratio for oil and gas drilling companies can provide insight for investors interested in understanding ...
  42. What is the average price-to-earnings ratio in the oil & gas ...

    January 20, 2015
    Investing in the energy sector provides an opportunity for value investors, but it is necessary to understand metrics such ...
  43. What is the average return on equity for a company in the oil ...

    January 20, 2015
    Investing in the oil and gas drilling sector can be a profitable endeavor for some investors, but it is first necessary to ...
  44. What is the average debt/equity ratio of companies in the forest ...

    January 20, 2015
    Calculating a company's debt to equity ratio is beneficial to investors when analyzing a company's liquidity and overall ...
  45. Will Starbucks (SBUX) Surprise Q1 Earnings Estimates? - Analyst ...

    January 20, 2015
    Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) is set to report first-quarter fiscal 2015 results on Jan 22, after the market closes.
  46. SAP Q4 Earnings and Revenues Beat on SAP HANA Momentum - Analyst ...

    January 20, 2015
    SAP SE (SAP) reported another strong quarterly results riding on the SAP HANA growth platform.
  47. 2 ADRs to Sell on Global Growth Worries - Analyst Blog

    January 20, 2015
    IMF has made the sharpest cut to its global growth forecast in three years, and sees global growth at 3.5% in 2015.
  48. Can China Turn Around? 2 Stock Picks - Analyst Blog

    January 20, 2015
    China's economy expanded at its slowest pace in 24 years in 2014.
  49. Vanguard Set to Move into Muni Bond ETF Space - ETF News And ...

    January 20, 2015
    Vanguard is looking to steal share in the municipal bond ETF market with its latest filing.
  50. Frontier Communications Corporation (FTR): New Analyst Report ...

    January 20, 2015
    Frontier Communications reported third-quarter 2014 results with the top line meeting the Zacks Consensus Estimate and the ...
  51. MasTec, Inc. (MTZ): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity Research ...

    January 20, 2015
    MasTec's adjusted earnings declined 10% year over year to $0.53 per share in third-quarter 2014. For 2014, MasTec projects ...
  52. Orange (ORAN): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity Research ...

    January 20, 2015
    Orange reported year-over-year deterioration in revenues and EBITDA in the third quarter of 2014. While management's efforts ...
  53. Perrigo Company plc (PRGO): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    January 20, 2015
    Perrigo Company's first-quarter fiscal 2015 earnings of $1.40 per share missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.45. Net ...
  54. Intercontinental Exchange Inc. (ICE): New Analyst Report from ...

    January 20, 2015
    We are downgrading our recommendation on ICE to Neutral based on significant volumes reduction throughout 2014. Stiff competition, ...
  55. GlaxoSmithKline, plc (GSK): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    January 20, 2015
    Glaxo's third quarter 2014 earnings were up 5% (CER) to $0.93 per ADS, above the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.79. Revenues ...
  56. SurModics, Inc. (SRDX): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    January 20, 2015
    SurModics, Inc.'s fourth-quarter fiscal 2014 adjusted earnings of $0.26 per share beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a ...
  57. The New York Times Company (NYT): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    January 20, 2015
    The New York Times Company witnessed an increase in its digital subscription packages and rise in both circulation and digital ...
  58. Companhia de Saneamento Basico (SBS): New Analyst Report from ...

    January 20, 2015
    We find the long-term growth prospects of SABESP very compelling. With population in Brazil increasing, the demand for better ...
  59. Portfolio Recovery Associates Inc. (PRAA): New Analyst Report ...

    January 20, 2015
    Portfolio Recovery's focus on quality, profitability, diversified portfolios and strong cash collections position it to generate ...
  60. The Secret Behind Apple's $11 Trillion Opportunity... And How ...

    January 20, 2015
    Have you ever heard the expression, "The straw that broke the camel's back?" It describes the point when a small or ordinary ...
  61. My Top Contrarian Play Offers 40%-a-Year Potential

    January 20, 2015
    As we kicked off the fourth-quarter earnings season this week, one sector got rocked on disappointing results. The market ...
  62. Weak Start to Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Preview

    January 19, 2015
    Weak Start to Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Preview
  63. Earn A Potential 20% From The Craft Beer Revolution

    January 19, 2015
    Momentum, the tendency for rising stocks to soar higher and slumping ones to keep dropping, is a market anomaly investing ...
  64. The New Industry That Could Change Banking Forever

    January 19, 2015
    I highlighted LendingClub Corp.'s (NYSE:LC) successful initial public offering in December, but warned investors that enthusiasm ...
  65. Avis Fortifies Presence in Singapore with 12th Location - Analyst ...

    January 19, 2015
    As a part of its ongoing global expansion strategy, Avis Car Rental, a unit of Avis Budget Group Inc. (CAR), opened its 12th ...
  66. AbbVie Gains EU Approval for Hepatitis C Virus Treatment - Analyst ...

    January 19, 2015
    Approval was expected as the CHMP had provided a positive opinion late last year.
  67. Kroger (KR) Looks Attractive from Earnings Beat Perspective - ...

    January 19, 2015
    We believe Kroger (KR) has enormous opportunities to augment identical supermarket sales, alleviate gross margin pressure, ...
  68. Praxair's New Rate for Venezuelan Results Hurts Outlook - Analyst ...

    January 19, 2015
    Praxair Inc. (PX) announced the replacement of Venezuelan government's official exchange rate with the SICAD II currency ...
  69. TRW Automotive to Grow on Share Repurchase, Expansion - Analyst ...

    January 19, 2015
    On Jan 14, 2015, we issued an updated research report on TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (TRW).
  70. ArcelorMittal Invests EUR4.65M in Coil Production Facility - ...

    January 19, 2015
    ArcelorMittal (MT) announced that its unit ArcelorMittal Zenica is investing EUR4.65 million (around $5.4 million) to further ...
  71. Roche to Acquire French Biotechnology Company Trophos - Analyst ...

    January 19, 2015
    Roche (RHHBY) announced today that will acquire privately-held French biotechnology company Trophos.
  72. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Wins $23M Construction Contract - ...

    January 19, 2015
    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (GLDD) has won $23.4 million construction contract at Fire Island.
  73. RenaissanceRe's Divestitures, Capital Actions Look Good - Analyst ...

    January 19, 2015
    On Jan 16, 2015, we issued an updated research report on RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (RNR).
  74. Constellation Brands Strong on Earnings Beat Perspective - Analyst ...

    January 19, 2015
    Is Constellation Brands Inc. (STZ) part of your portfolio? If not, then this is the right time to add the stock as it looks ...
  75. Ford (F) to Raise Production of Top-Selling Cars in Germany - ...

    January 19, 2015
    Ford Motor Co. (F) announced that it is increasing the production of its top-selling vehicles at the Saarlouis and Cologne ...
  76. Sysco (SYY) Grows on Acquisitions Despite Margin Pressure - ...

    January 19, 2015
    On Jan 16, 2014, we issued an updated research report on Sysco Corporation (SYY). This global food products maker and distributor ...
  77. TELUS Banks on Wireless Segment, Rising Debt a Concern - Analyst ...

    January 19, 2015
    TELUS Corporation's (TU) prospects in the Wireless segment are backed by technology upgrades, extensive rollout of smartphones, ...
  78. Universal Forest Grows on Integra Packaging Buy in Australia ...

    January 19, 2015
    Universal Forest Products, Inc. (UFPI) recently announced the acquisition of majority interests in the Australia-based Integra ...
  79. Monsanto Eyes Higher Liquidity on $365M Debt Offering - Analyst ...

    January 19, 2015
    Premium agro-chemical producing firm, Monsanto Company (MON), has decided to boost its corporate operations with a $365 million ...
  80. Valspar (VAL) Prices Debt Offering Worth $500M - Analyst Blog

    January 19, 2015
    Valspar (VAL) has priced its unwritten public offering worth $500 million aggregate principal amount.
  81. ExxonMobil Progresses with P'nyang LNG Field Development - Analyst ...

    January 19, 2015
    ExxonMobil Corporation's (XOM) affiliate ExxonMobil PNG Limited has inked an agreement with the government of Papua New Guinea ...
  82. Worthington Industries (WOR) Closes Rome Strip Steel Buy - Analyst ...

    January 19, 2015
    Worthington Industries (WOR) has wrapped up its acquisition of Rome Strip Steel Company.
  83. Is China Telecom Mulling an Investment in Mexico? - Analyst Blog

    January 19, 2015
    China Telecom Corp. Ltd. (CHA), the third-largest telecom carrier of China, is mulling over a possible investment opportunity ...
  84. AT&T Incurs Massive $10B Charge - Analyst Blog

    January 19, 2015
    AT&T Inc. (T) completed the acquisition of Iusacell in Mexico. In a separate development, AT&T recently announced ...
  85. America Movil Grows in Latin America, Regulatory Woes Stay - ...

    January 19, 2015
    America Movil S.A.B. de C.V.'s (AMX) significant subscriber gain, healthy wireless data service demand and strong momentum ...
  86. Is Google Set to Acquire Mobile Payments Service Softcard? - ...

    January 19, 2015
    Rumor has it that search giant Google (GOOGL) is in talks to acquire Softcard, a mobile-payments service, in a bid to boost ...
  87. Ryland Group (RYL) Unveils 5 New Communities in Austin - Analyst ...

    January 19, 2015
    Recently, Ryland Group Inc. (RYL) unveiled five new Texas communities: Saratoga Hills in Austin, Rancho Sienna and Santa ...
  88. Alliance Data Boosts AIR MILES Program with Metro & Sobeys - ...

    January 19, 2015
    Alliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS) has declared that its Canadian coalition loyalty business, LoyaltyOne, has inked ...
  89. Apogee (APOG) Rewards Shareholders with 10% Dividend Hike - Analyst ...

    January 19, 2015
    Apogee Enterprises, Inc. (APOG) approved a 10% increase in its quarterly dividend to 11 cents.
  90. What sectors are most similar to railroads?

    January 19, 2015
    Learn about sectors most similar to the railroad sector. Explore airlines, bus lines, truckers and shippers that compete ...
  91. NCI Building Gains on Conclusion of CENTRIA Acquisition - Analyst ...

    January 19, 2015
    NCI Building (NCS) has completed the acquisition of CENTRIA for $245 million.
  92. IAMGOLD Receives Regulatory Approvals to Sell Niobec Mine - Analyst ...

    January 19, 2015
    IAMGOLD Corporation (IAG) announced that it has secured regulatory approvals to close the sale of its Niobec mine to a group ...
  93. Will Infosys' (INFY) Business Strategies Drive Growth? - Analyst ...

    January 19, 2015
    Infosys Ltd. (INFY) has been reaping the benefits of holding a premier position in the IT and consulting industry.
  94. Disney's Iger to Receive $46.5M in Total Remuneration - Analyst ...

    January 19, 2015
    The Walt Disney Company (DIS) has decided to handsomely reward its CEO Bob Iger after a year of robust profits.
  95. Will Patterson Companies' Safety Measures Hold? - Analyst Blog

    January 19, 2015
    Distributor of dental, veterinary, and rehabilitation supplies, Patterson Companies, Inc. (PDCO) has declared that it is ...
  96. Xcel Energy to Thrive on Organic Expansion and Renewables - Analyst ...

    January 19, 2015
    On Jan 16, 2014, we have updated the research report on Xcel Energy (XEL)
  97. Teleflex's Protected Catheters Potent in Infection Reduction ...

    January 19, 2015
    A newly published research has confirmed that catheters of Teleflex Inc (TFX), which are protected with ARROWg+ard Technology, ...
  98. Target to Close Canadian Operations with $5.4B in Losses - Analyst ...

    January 19, 2015
    Target Corp. (TGT) has decided to wind up its unprofitable Canadian operations less than 24 months after its foray in the ...
  99. Celgene Up as Otezla Gains EU Approval for Two Indications - ...

    January 19, 2015
    Celgene Corporation announced that the European Commission has granted approval to Otezla for two therapeutic indications.
  100. Wynn Resorts (WYNN) Down to Strong Sell on Macau Issues - Analyst ...

    January 19, 2015
    On Jan 17, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Wynn Resorts Ltd. (WYNN) to a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell).
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