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  1. Republic Services to Acquire Tervita to Boost US Presence - Analyst ...

    December 22, 2014
    Republic Services, Inc. (RSG) recently entered into an agreement to acquire Tervita, LLC - an environmental waste solutions ...
  2. GE Hikes Borrowing Capacity of Van-Rob Credit Facility - Analyst ...

    December 22, 2014
    GE Capital Canada recently augmented the borrowing capacity of the senior secured credit facility of Van-Rob Inc. to $91 ...
  3. 3 Best Performing Defense Stocks of 2014 - Analyst Blog

    December 22, 2014
    The year 2014 has been a dynamic one for the defense sector -- sequestration and cancellation of big ticket items did not ...
  4. Citigroup (C) and Scotiabank (BNS) Ink Business Deal - Analyst ...

    December 22, 2014
    In furtherance of its strategy to reduce costs through streamlining and enhancing returns to serve its clients better, Wall ...
  5. Stock Market News for December 22, 2014 - Market News

    December 22, 2014
    Benchmarks ended a turbulent week on a positive note as investors continued to welcome Fed’s decision to remain ‘patient’ ...
  6. NextEra at 52-Week High on Renewables and Updated Plants - ...

    December 22, 2014
    NextEra Energy (NEE) touched a 52-week high of $106.43 per share on Dec 19, 2014.
  7. Santa Rally Coming to Market: List of Nice ETFs & Stocks - ETF ...

    December 22, 2014
    With the positive momentum overall, these ETFs and stocks could be excellent plays to tap the Santa Claus rally.
  8. Shares of Quanta Services Rise on Canadian Project Win - Analyst ...

    December 22, 2014
    Shares of Quanta Services (PWR) rose 1.8% during the regular trading session on NYSE on Dec 19, 2014.
  9. 3 Restaurant Stocks That Surged in 2014 - Analyst Blog

    December 22, 2014
    Falling oil prices, lower food inflation and an improving labor market have combined to create an environment which is favorable ...
  10. 3M Hits 52-Week High on Solid 2015 Outlook & Dividend Hike - ...

    December 22, 2014
    Shares of diversified conglomerate 3M Company (MMM) hit a new 52-week high of $166.09 on Dec 19, 2014.
  11. Iron Mountain (IRM) Settles Issues with DOJ for $44.5M - Analyst ...

    December 22, 2014
    Storage and information management firm, Iron Mountain Inc. (IRM) recently reached a settlement with the U.S. Department ...
  12. Hewlett-Packard's (HPQ) Plea Rejected in Autonomy Case - Analyst ...

    December 22, 2014
    According to Reuters, Hewlett-Packard Company's (HPQ) request to a federal judge to settle a lawsuit related to the acquisition ...
  13. Masco Hits 52-Week High on Strong Sales & Margin Trends - Analyst ...

    December 22, 2014
    Share price of Masco Corporation (MAS) reached a new 52-week high of $25.43 on Dec 19.
  14. Some New Looks for Xmas Week - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 22, 2014
    Stocks appear on track to sustain the positive Fed-inspired momentum from last week, though volumes are expected to be relatively ...
  15. Will Walgreens (WAG) Surprise Earnings Estimates in Q1? - Analyst ...

    December 22, 2014
    Management at Walgreens (WAG) expects to continue to drive sales and margin growth on the front-end, offering the best standards ...
  16. Neogen Q2 Earnings & Revenues Lag Estimates, Rise Y/Y - Analyst ...

    December 22, 2014
    Since the earnings announcement, shares of Neogen Corp. (NEOG) rose about 1.2% to close at $48.28 in the last trading session.
  17. 5 Best Performing S&P 500 Stocks of 2014 - Analyst Blog

    December 22, 2014
    The S&P 500 has so far hit record highs on 49 occasions this year and boasts year-to-date return of 12%
  18. This New Emerging Market ETF Avoids State-Owned Firms - ETF News ...

    December 22, 2014
    If you are looking to avoid state-owned firms in your emerging market investment consider this new product from WisdomTree. ...
  19. Bear of the Day: PHH Corp (PHH) - Bear of the Day

    December 21, 2014
    Bear of the Day: PHH Corp (PHH) - Bear of the Day
  20. Bull of the Day: Rite Aid (RAD) - Bull of the Day

    December 21, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Rite Aid (RAD) - Bull of the Day
  21. Merck Up on OncoEthix Acquisition Deal, Oncology in Focus - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Merck (MRK) acquired Swiss biotech privately held company, OncoEthix, and added a promising experimental early-stage candidate, ...
  22. ALLETE Buys NRG Energy's Storm Lake 1 Iowa Wind Farm - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    ALLETE, Inc.'s (ALE), ALLETE Clean Energy has acquired NRG Energy, Inc.'s (NRG) 108 megawatt wind generation facility in ...
  23. Starwood Expands in Colombia with Four Points by Sheraton - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (HOT) announced the opening of two hotels in Colombia, at Bogota and Barranquilla, ...
  24. U.S. Bancorp to Pay $6M to Settle Trustee Role Related Suit - ...

    December 19, 2014
    U.S. Bancorp (USB) is set to shell out $6 million to settle a complaint filed as a class-action by Oklahoma Police Pension ...
  25. Wells Fargo Brokerage Units Fined by FINRA for AML Failures - ...

    December 19, 2014
    Two brokerage divisions of Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) has been penalized with a joint fine of $1.5 million by FINRA ...
  26. West Elm, Kate Spade Saturday Launch New Collection - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    West Elm, one of the iconic home furnishings brands of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM), recently entered into a partnership with ...
  27. General Motors (GM) Halts Deliveries to Dealers in Russia - ...

    December 19, 2014
    General Motors Company (GM) announced that it has halted the delivery of vehicles to dealerships in Russia.
  28. AstraZeneca's Lynparza Approved in EU for Ovarian Cancer - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    AstraZeneca's (AZN) Lynparza was approved as a monotherapy for the maintenance treatment of adults suffering from ovarian ...
  29. Coca-Cola Enterprises 2015 Profits to be Hit by Fx Woes - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    At a recent annual business update meeting, Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. (CCE) warned that currency headwinds will hurt its ...
  30. Boeing Gets a Couple of 737-800 Orders from BOC Aviation - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Boeing (BA) received orders for two 737-800 airplanes from BOC Aviation worth $186 million.
  31. Smith & Nephew Up on Post-Operative Wound Therapy Data - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Smith & Nephew's (SNN) PICO Single Use NPWT is a revolutionary canister-free system that has been designed to promote ...
  32. Shell to Divest Less Profitable Downstream Business in Norway ...

    December 19, 2014
    Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.A) has entered into a deal with ST1 - an energy firm in Finland.
  33. Tetraphase Spikes on Encouraging Data on Antibiotic - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced positive top-line data from a phase III study evaluating eravacycline for the ...
  34. Kraft Chairman Cahill to Replace Vernon as CEO; Shares Up - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Kraft Foods Group, Inc. (KRFT) announced that Chairman, John Cahill, would replace Tony Vernon as the chief executive officer ...
  35. Agenus Jumps on Positive Data from Shingles Candidate - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Shares of Agenus Inc. (AGEN) jumped after its partner GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) announced encouraging results on HZ/su.
  36. Will Cuba Be the New Investment Hub for US Telecom? - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Recently, President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. intends to normalize its diplomatic and economic relations with ...
  37. AK Steel (AKS) Rises on Q4 Outlook, Shipments to Climb - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS) has announced its guidance for the fourth quarter of 2014.
  38. Liberty Sells 4 Orlando Office Properties for $116.8 Million ...

    December 19, 2014
    Liberty Property (LPT) announced the completion of the disposition of 588,678 square feet office properties at Maitland Center ...
  39. Comstock Announces '15 Budget, Oil-Linked Drilling to Reduce ...

    December 19, 2014
    Comstock Resources Inc. (CRK) announced its 2015 exploration and development budget and stated that it would suspend its ...
  40. Oil Supplies Fall on Import Drop, Production Hits Record High ...

    December 19, 2014
    EIA's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles recorded a smaller-than-expected decline despite domestic production ...
  41. CME Group's Expense Control, Secure Capital to Drive Growth - ...

    December 19, 2014
    On Dec 18, we issued an updated research report on CME Group Inc. (CME), citing its opportunities and challenges.
  42. Obamacare Medicaid Expansion: 2 Health Insurers to Benefit - ...

    December 19, 2014
    The managed care plans have benefited from Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion which went into effect in Jan 2014.
  43. Merit Medical Hits 52-Week High on Product Pipeline Strength ...

    December 19, 2014
    Strong third-quarter results, a string of FDA approvals for its new products along with a robust product pipeline, all contribute ...
  44. ChartAdvisor for December 19 2014

    December 19, 2014
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  45. Will Restoration of U.S., Cuba Ties Benefit Airline Stocks? - ...

    December 19, 2014
    President Obama called for the restoration of diplomatic ties with Cuba after more than 50 years.
  46. Primerica Hits 52-Week High on Core Fundamental Growth - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Shares of Primerica Inc. (PRI) have scaled a new 52-week high of $54.53 on Dec 18.
  47. Falling Oil Prices: A Boon for Plastic Packaging - Analyst Blog

    December 19, 2014
    Falling oil prices will benefit the plastic packaging industry by lowering cost and boost demand due to the increasing disposable ...
  48. Humana (HUM) Scales a 52-Week High on Strategic Alliances - ...

    December 19, 2014
    On Dec 18, 2014, shares of Humana Inc. (HUM) scaled a new 52-week high of $149.09 supported by a slew of positives.
  49. Murphy Oil Concludes Partial Malaysian Asset Divestment - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) has completed the first phase of its Malaysian asset monetization program.
  50. Video Game Stock Roundup: Candy Crush Saga for Windows Phones ...

    December 19, 2014
    Video gaming stocks seem to ride along the positive momentum created by bullish U.S. stock indices over the past five days. ...
  51. TJX Companies HIts 52-Week High on Strong Q3 Results - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Shares of The TJX Companies Inc (TJX) hit a new 52-week high of $67.10 on Dec 18 and eventually closed at $67.08, recording ...
  52. MetLife Tagged as SIFI: What it Means for Your Portfolio? - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    MetLife Inc. (MET) has finally been acknowledged as a non-bank systemically important financial institution (SIFI).
  53. Bank Stock Roundup: Fines, Legal Issues Rule Headlines; Citi, ...

    December 19, 2014
    Over the last five trading days, performance of banking stocks remained bullish on the back of their efforts to move past ...
  54. Arthur J. Gallagher Buys Affinity Marketing Group & iBEN - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG), an insurance brokerage and risk management services firm, announced the acquisition ...
  55. Whirlpool (WHR) Hits 52-Week High on Strong Forward Outlook ...

    December 19, 2014
    Shares of Whirlpool Corp. (WHR) touched a 52-week high of $192.44 on Dec 18, 2014 before eventually closing at $190.52 after ...
  56. Twitter (TWTR) Targets Russia for Ad Selling Activities - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    San Francisco-based micro blogging site, Twitter Inc. (TWTR), recently started selling advertising rights in Russia in an ...
  57. Paychex Q2 Earnings Beat Estimates, Reaffirms FY15 Outlook - ...

    December 19, 2014
    Paychex Inc. (PAYX) reported better-than-expected second-quarter fiscal 2015 results wherein the top and bottom-line figures ...
  58. Calgon Carbon Receives 400th Order for Hyde GUARDIAN - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Calgon Carbon (CCC) has registered 400th order for its Hyde GUARDIAN Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS).
  59. Comcast Rolls Out 4K Ultra HD Content by Xfinity in UHD App ...

    December 19, 2014
    Comcast the largest cable MSO (multi service operator) in the U.S., has joined the 4K race with the launch of a new app named ...
  60. Carnival (CCL) Beats Q4 Earnings on Strong Revenue Yields - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Miami-based cruise company Carnival Corp. (CCL) reported better-than-expected fiscal fourth-quarter 2014 results.
  61. Qualcomm Boosts WiFi Chipset Business; China Woes Persist - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Qualcomm Incorporated (QCOM) is facing challenges related to its licensing business in China.
  62. Cardinal Health Inks Xofigo Manufacturing Deal with Bayer - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Per the agreement, Cardinal Health, Inc. (CAH) will build a state-of-the art, 64,000 square foot facility in Indianapolis, ...
  63. Integra Lifesciences Up on Launch of Bilayer Skin Product - ...

    December 19, 2014
    This latest single-use skin product of Integra (IART) is at present the only pre-meshed bilayer matrix that has been approved ...
  64. Are Amazon & Macmillan Making Peace with Multiyear Deal? - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    E-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) signed a multi-year agreement with book publisher Macmillan, effective from Jan 5, ...
  65. Wal-Mart to Heighten Poultry Safety Measures to Curb Risks - ...

    December 19, 2014
    In order to protect consumers against foodborne diseases, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) has decided to strengthen its poultry ...
  66. Amazon's 1-Hour Delivery Service Prime Now in Manhattan - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) unveiled the One-Hour Delivery service in Manhattan only for Prime members.
  67. Oracle Hits Decade High on Q2 Earnings Beat: 3 ETFs in Focus ...

    December 19, 2014
    The smooth trading in Oracle led to the rally in these ETFs.
  68. ACE to Boost Personal Lines for Wealthy with Fireman's Fund - ...

    December 19, 2014
    ACE Limited (ACE) has inked a deal to buy Fireman's Fund, a high net worth personal lines insurance business in the U.S. ...
  69. GOL Linhas November Traffic Up on Favorable Developments - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (GOL) posted a significant rise in air traffic for the month of November, this year. ...
  70. Ford (F) Expands Recall for Takata-made Driver-Side Airbags - ...

    December 19, 2014
    Ford (F) has expanded its recall of vehicles with faulty Takata-made driver-side airbag inflators to 502,489 vehicles.
  71. 3 Top Performing Vanguard Mutual Funds in 2014 - Mutual Fund ...

    December 19, 2014
    Vanguard is among the world's largest mutual fund companies and has a robust $2.4 trillion invested in the U.S. Last year, ...
  72. EBay Chiefs to Quit Post PayPal Spinoff, Earn $35M on Exit - ...

    December 19, 2014
    In line with a regulatory filing, five of eBay Inc.'s (EBAY) top executives will step down following the spinoff of its payment-processing ...
  73. Mosaic Wraps Up Archer Daniels' Fertilizer Business Buy - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Mosaic (MOS) has completed its takeover of Archer Daniels Midland's fertilizer distribution business in Brazil and Paraguay.
  74. Andersons Hikes Quarterly Dividend by 27.3%, Shares Up - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Andersons (ANDE) has increased its regular quarterly cash dividend by 27.3%.
  75. QQQ ETF in Focus as Nasdaq Announces Changes to the Index - ETF ...

    December 19, 2014
    The Nasdaq 100 ETF, QQQ, will see some changes thanks to an annual rebalancing.
  76. Caterpillar November Sales Dip, Marks Two Years of Decline - ...

    December 19, 2014
    Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) reported a 10% decline in its global retail sales for the three months ending Nov 2014.
  77. 5 Diversified Bond Funds to Add to Your Portfolio - Mutual Fund ...

    December 19, 2014
    Diversified bond funds provide investors with a convenient and affordable option to hold a portfolio of bonds from different ...
  78. DeVry to Buy Faculdade Ideal; Bolster Presence in Brazil - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    DeVry Education Group, Inc.'s (DV) announced that its subsidiary, DeVry Brasil, has agreed to buy Faculdade Ideal (Faci). ...
  79. Barrick Gold to Suspend Operations at the Lumwana Mine - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Barrick Gold Corporation (ABX) has announced that it will suspend operations at the Lumwana copper mine in Zambia following ...
  80. New Cuba Policy: A Boon for U.S. Banks? - Analyst Blog

    December 19, 2014
    Will opening up of Cuban economy act as a boon for the U.S. banks? Let us delve into the details to understand the possibilities.
  81. Deckers Expands in Canada, Opens Two More UGG Outlets - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    UGG, a unit of Deckers Outdoor Corp. (DECK), in an effort to expand its global presence, inaugurated two new retail stores ...
  82. Seattle Genetics Initiates Phase Ib Study on Leukemia Drug - ...

    December 19, 2014
    Seattle Genetics, Inc. (SGEN) has initiated a phase Ib study on SGN-CD33A for newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia.
  83. Is General Growth Buying NYC Crown Building with Sutton? - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Industry rumors hint that General Growth Properties Inc. (GGP) is mulling over a possible acquisition of New York City's ...
  84. Waddell & Reed Stock Gains 5% on Dividend Hike Announcement - ...

    December 19, 2014
    Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (WDR) gained almost 5% in yesterday's trading session after it announced a dividend hike ...
  85. Equinix (EQIX) Closes $1.5B Credit Facility; Shares Gain - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Global data center service provider, Equinix Inc. (EQIX) declared the completion of its $1.5 billion senior secured credit ...
  86. CarMax Q3 Earnings & Revenues Beat Estimates, Rise Y/Y - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    CarMax Inc. (KMX) posted earnings per share of 60 cents in the third quarter of fiscal 2015, ended Nov 30, 2014, highlighting ...
  87. Alcatel-Lucent Gains over 8% on Possible Merger with Nokia - ...

    December 19, 2014
    Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) gained over 8% in yesterday's trading session following the news of a probable merger with the Nokia ...
  88. BlackBerry Posts Earnings in Q3, Revenues Lag Estimates - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    BlackBerry Limited (BBRY), reported third-quarter fiscal 2015 financial results wherein the bottom line outpaced the Zacks ...
  89. Xerox to Divest Information Technology Outsourcing Unit - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Business process and document management company Xerox Corporation (XRX) recently announced its decision to divest Information ...
  90. Stocks to Sustain Momentum - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 19, 2014
    The Fed drove stocks higher with its 'patient' posture and investors now expect the European Central Bank (ECB) to follow ...
  91. Ocwen's Tryst with Regulatory Enquiries Seems Endless - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    For Ocwen (OCN), the string of regulatory investigations, which began from Dec 2013 in the form of a $2 billion foreclosure ...
  92. Stock Market News for December 19, 2014 - Market News

    December 19, 2014
    Benchmarks experienced another day of record gains on Thursday, bettering its record surge a day earlier
  93. Ericsson- Telefonica to Boost Lifestyle in Peruvian Amazon - ...

    December 19, 2014
    Ericsson (ERIC) collaborated with Telefonica Peru to provide internet connectivity to the Peruvian Amazon region of Latin ...
  94. Top Performing ETFs of 2014 and 3 Great Picks for Next Year - ...

    December 19, 2014
    The best ETFs of 2014 and three possible funds that could lead the way next year.
  95. Actuant (ATU) Misses Q1 Earnings on High Debt, Shares Dip - ...

    December 19, 2014
    Diversified machinery firm Actuant Corporation (ATU) reported weak results for first-quarter fiscal 2015 (ended Nov 30, 2 ...
  96. 3 Best Performing Dow Stocks in 2014 - Analyst Blog

    December 19, 2014
    The Dow has experienced a good year, gaining 7.3% to date.
  97. Red Hat Beats on Q3 Earnings and Revenues; Guides Well - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Red Hat Inc. (RHT) reported third-quarter 2015 earnings of 30 cents per share (including stock-based compensation but excluding ...
  98. Nike Beats on Q2 Earnings, Shares Fall on Soft Future Orders ...

    December 19, 2014
    Shares of Nike (NKE) slipped 2.9% in yesterday's after-hours trading session after the company posted its second-quarter ...
  99. AAR Beats on Q2 Earnings, Sees Growth in Aviation Services - ...

    December 19, 2014
    AAR Corp. (AIR) reported fiscal second quarter 2015 (ending Nov 30, 2014) earnings of 38 cents per share, beating the Zacks ...
  100. Rite Aid Soars on Robust Q3 Earnings & Raised FY15 View - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Shares of Rite Aid Corporation (RAD) soared nearly 11.9% during yesterday's trading after the company posted better-than-anticipated ...
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