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  1. Herbalife Hits 52-Week Low on Ackman's Fresh Accusations - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Shares of Herbalife Ltd (HLF) hit a 52-week low of $35.45 on Dec 17 after activist investor William Bill Ackman stated that ...
  2. BofA, U.S. Bancorp Sued by NCUA over Sale of Risky RMBS - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    NCUA has sued BofA and U.S. Bancorp for recovering losses on $5.8 billion worth of RMBS sold to five corporate credit unions.
  3. SanDisk's Strategic Initiatives to Drive Long-Term Growth - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    On Dec 12, 2014, we issued an updated research report on SanDisk Corporation (SNDK).
  4. Google Ventures-Backed Startup Wants To Change The Way You Trade

    December 18, 2014
    Robin Hood stole from the rich and gave to the poor, but Robinhood (a new Fintech startup) wants to give investors the ability ...
  5. China Solar Stocks Hit by New Tariffs & Sinking Oil Prices - ...

    December 18, 2014
    Washington is planning to impose new import duties on solar panels and other related products from China and Taiwan. Chinese ...
  6. Copa Airlines November Traffic Up on Operational Strength - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Copa Holdings SA's (CPA) business arm ??? Copa Airlines ??? posted a significant rise in air traffic in the month of November. ...
  7. Telecom Stock Roundup: FCC Slaps Cramming Charges on Sprint, ...

    December 18, 2014
    Last week has been pretty eventful for the telecom industry as pricing competition intensified.
  8. Guess? Dips to a 52-Week Low on Soft Q3 and FY View Cut - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Shares of Guess?, Inc. (GES) hit a 52-week low of $19.69 after reporting disappointing third-quarter fiscal 2015 results ...
  9. Eastman to Expand Longview Texanol Ester Alcohol Facility - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Eastman Chemical (EMN) announces expansion at its Texanol ester alcohol manufacturing facility in Longview.
  10. AngioDynamics (ANGO) Hits 52-Week High on Positive View - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Shares of AngioDynamics Inc (ANGO) reached a 52-week high of $19.20 on Dec 17, 2014.
  11. Black Hills Unit Gets KCC Approval to Hike Rates, Shares Up - ...

    December 18, 2014
    Black Hills Energy, a unit of Black Hills Corporation (BKH), has received a rate case approval from the Kansas Corporation ...
  12. Auto Stock Roundup: Ford Launches SYNC 3, Honda Announces Fresh ...

    December 18, 2014
    The launch of Ford's (F) SYNC 3 communications and entertainment system, and General Motors' (GM) decision to invest $5 billion ...
  13. UCB's Kremers Urban Sale Deal Lapses, Divestiture Plan On - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    UCB (UCBJF), Advent International and Avista Capital Partners announced their decision to mutually terminate their deal for ...
  14. Moneygram Makes Money Transfers to India Easy with NEFT - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Moneygram International Inc. (MGI), declared that during the National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) network processing ...
  15. Marsh & McLennan Expands in Chile with Denarius Buyout - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc.'s (MMC) unit Mercer, announced the acquisition of Chile-based Denarius.
  16. SunPower and Sunverge to Offer Solar Storage Solutions - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    SunPower(SPWR) to team up with Sunverge Energy, Inc. to provide fully integrated solar power systems and SIS energy storage ...
  17. Bruker Unveils bioAFM System for High Resolution Imaging - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Bruker's (BRKR) BioScope Resolve provides real-time correlation of atomic force microscopy and optical microscopy data sets
  18. Alaska Airlines Crew Approve 5-Year Labor Contract - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Flight attendants at Alaska Airlines, the wholly owned subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (ALK), have voted in favor of a five-year ...
  19. Sprint Expands 2.5 GHz LTE Coverage to 16 New US Markets - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Sprint has extended its super-fast LTE data speed service, running on 2.5 GHz spectrum, to 16 new markets, including Charlotte, ...
  20. DISH Network to Add Netflix App on Hopper Set-top Boxes - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Leading satellite TV operator ??? DISH Network Corp. (DISH) ??? has reached an agreement with Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) to integrate ...
  21. Verizon Strong on LTE, FiOS Internet; Cost Woes Prevail - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Verizon Communications Inc.'s (VZ) consistent market share gains, strong LTE sales and the rollout of FiOS Internet should ...
  22. SunEdison Grows in Chile with 350 MW Solar Power Project - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    SunEdison Inc. (SUNE) recently announced that it has been awarded a contract to supply 570 gigawatt (GW) hours every year ...
  23. Agricultural Stock Outlook Improves on Oil Price Decline - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Based on the oil price decline scenario, we have picked two agricultural stocks that are expected to beat earnings in the ...
  24. Iao Kun Group Lowered to Strong Sell on Weak Q3 Results - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    On Dec 17, 2014, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Iao Kun Group Holding Company Limited (IKGH) to a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong ...
  25. China Stock Roundup: Baidu Acquires Uber Stake, China Telecom, ...

    December 18, 2014
    Markets had a largely positive week with stocks gaining significantly on every trading day but for today.
  26. Will Hershey's (HSY) Sales and Profits Improve in 2015? - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    On Dec 17, we issued an updated research report on The Hershey Company (HSY).
  27. Panera's Food Policy on Track: To Offer Additive-Free Food - ...

    December 18, 2014
    Panera Bread Company (PNRA) has recently provided details on its comprehensive Food Policy, introduced in June, regarding ...
  28. Digital River Soars on Extended Agreement with Microsoft - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Shares of the global cloud-commerce company, Digital River Inc. (DRIV) soared 42.8% touching a high of $24.72, finally closing ...
  29. Hedge Volatility in Your Portfolio with These Alternative ETFs ...

    December 18, 2014
    These ETFs provide dynamic exposure according to the level of market volatility and could prove beneficial amid market turbulence.
  30. Southern Company to Power Georgia with 131MW Solar Plant - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Southern Company (SO) declared that it will construct a solar facility spreading roughly 911 acres of land in Georgia.
  31. Varian Eyes MeVis to Enhance Imaging Components Portfolio - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    The acquisition of Germany-based MeVis Medical Solutions AG will add cancer screening software to Varian Medical Systems, ...
  32. PPG Industries' SOLARBAN in Los Angeles Skyscrapers - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    PPG Industries' (PPG) SOLARBAN glass has been featured in two Los Angeles landmark skyscrapers, Citigroup Center and KPMG ...
  33. Chevron Cancels Arctic Drilling Project, Ukraine to Suffer - ...

    December 18, 2014
    Big energy players pulling investments out of Ukraine is dimming the nation's hopes of gaining energy independence from Russian ...
  34. Marathon Oil Lowers Capex by 20% Year over Year for 2015 - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Plummeting Crude prices for more than six months this year have compelled oil and natural gas exploration and production ...
  35. Teradata Buys RainStor, Boosts Hadoop Solutions Portfolio - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Big data analytics and marketing applications company, Teradata Corp. (TDC) recently acquired privately-held RainStor for ...
  36. 5 Real Estate Mutual Funds for Steady Returns - Mutual Fund ...

    December 18, 2014
    Real Estate mutual funds offer a convenient method to invest in real estate because of low initial investment requirements ...
  37. 3 Sectors ETFs That Should Thrive On Low Oil Prices - ETF News ...

    December 18, 2014
    Which sectors should benefit from lower oil prices?
  38. Kinross Gold (KGC) Closes Fruta del Norte Project Sale - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Kinross Gold Corporation (KGC) announced that it has completed the earlier announced sale of all of its interest in Aurelian ...
  39. Archer Daniels (ADM) Sells South American Fertilizer Unit - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has successfully completed the previously announced sale of its South American fertilizer ...
  40. Avis Budget Group (CAR) to Acquire Scandinavian Licensees - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Avis Budget Group Inc. (CAR) inked a deal to acquire its licensee for the Avis and Budget brands in the three kingdoms of ...
  41. Pentair Provides 2015 Financial Outlook, Confirms 2014 View - ...

    December 18, 2014
    Pentair (PNR) provided financial outlook for 2015 and reaffirmed full year 2014 guidance.
  42. DXP Enterprises to Buy Back 0.4 Million Shares, Price Rises - ...

    December 18, 2014
    DXP Enterprises, Inc. (DXPE) recently announced a new share buyback program, involving roughly 0.4 million common shares. ...
  43. ConAgra Earnings In-Line, Revenues Miss; Maintains View - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Premier North American food company, ConAgra Foods, Inc. (CAG), reported results for second quarter of fiscal 2015 (ended ...
  44. TE Connectivity (TEL) Announces a 14% Dividend Increase - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    In an effort to enhance its shareholders' value, TE Connectivity Ltd. (TEL) declared a 14% increase in its quarterly dividend ...
  45. Oil Prices Crashing: Will It Hurt These Chemical Plays? - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Crashing oil prices have put a spate of chemical companies at risk of losing their shale-derived feedstock cost advantage.
  46. Energy ETFs Jump on Lower Stockpiles, Can This Continue? - ETF ...

    December 18, 2014
    A small piece of good news has sent the global energy space into deep green.
  47. CBRE Group Grows With Affiliate Acquisition in Oklahoma - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    CBRE Group Inc. (CBG) announced the acquisition of an Oklahoma-based commercial real estate services firm, which has served ...
  48. DeVry Education (DV) to Buy Damasio Educacional in Brazil - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    DeVry Education Group, Inc.'s (DV) share price rose around 1% on Dec 17, after the education company announced that its subsidiary, ...
  49. Synopsys Appoints Janice D. Chaffin as New Board Member - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Synopsys Inc. (SNPS) recently announced changes in its management, as per which it has appointed Janice D. Chaffin to its ...
  50. GE to Acquire Oceaneering Product Line, Shares Gain Slightly ...

    December 18, 2014
    Diversified business conglomerate General Electric Company (GE) recently decided to acquire the Subsea Electric Actuator ...
  51. Affiliated Managers Raises Stake in AQR Capital, Shares Up - ...

    December 18, 2014
    Affiliated Managers (AMG) yesterday announced that it entered an agreement with AQR Capital Management, LLC, facilitating ...
  52. Accenture Beats on Q1 Earnings & Revenues, Guides Well - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Accenture plc (ACN) reported first-quarter fiscal 2015 earnings per share of $1.29, which surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  53. Baidu Confirms Making an Investment in Uber Technologies - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Baidu (BIDU) announced that it is purchasing a stake in car-hailing app Uber Technologies Inc. in a bid to extend its penetration ...
  54. Stock Market News for December 18, 2014 - Market News

    December 18, 2014
    Benchmarks enjoyed their best day this year on Wednesday as the Fed issued encouraging statements regarding economic growth ...
  55. Fed Factor Is Likely To Remain - Economic Highlights

    December 18, 2014
    Fed Factor Is Likely To Remain
  56. Oil Crash Hits These European ETFs Hard - ETF News And Commentary

    December 18, 2014
    Norway ETFs are among the worst performers in developed Europe thanks to the oil crash.
  57. Newell (NWL) Completes Baby Jogger Acquisition for $210M - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Newell (NWL) recently announced that it has closed the purchase of Baby Jogger Holdings.
  58. Sony Scraps "The Interview" Release on Hackers' Threat - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Sony Corporation's (SNE) tribulations seem far from over since the cyber attack on the company's corporate website last month. ...
  59. Markets Cheering the Fed - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 18, 2014
    Market participants like the fact that there will be no early rate hikes and that the central bank will remain cautious and ...
  60. Microsoft Azure to Offer IronWorker Application Service - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) has partnered with cloud application services provider Iron.io per which Iron.io will now allow ...
  61. WESCO International Reiterates 2014 Outlook, Guides 2015 - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    WESCO International Inc. (WCC) recently reaffirmed its 2014 earnings per share (EPS) and sales outlook, provided its financial ...
  62. Macau Anti-Corruption Drive to Intensify, Casino Stocks Dip - ...

    December 18, 2014
    China is again reportedly set to launch a major crackdown to restrict illegal money transfers. This lowered the share price ...
  63. Amazon to the Rescue of Xmas Procrastinators - Analyst Blog

    December 18, 2014
    The world's largest online retailer, Amazon.com (AMZN) is extending its free shipping deadline for Christmas Eve to Friday, ...
  64. Apogee Q3 Earnings Rise Y/Y but Miss Estimates, Shares Up - ...

    December 18, 2014
    Apogee's (APOG) third quarter earnings were up year over year but lagged the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a penny.
  65. Jabil (JBL) Up on Q1 Earnings & Revenue Beat; Guides Well - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Jabil Circuit Inc. (JBL) reported first-quarter fiscal 2015 earnings (including share-based compensation) of 46 cents per ...
  66. Oracle Q2 Earnings In Line, Revenues Up on Cloud Business - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Oracle Corp.'s (ORCL) second-quarter fiscal 2015 earnings of 65 cents (including stock-based compensation but excluding other ...
  67. November Housing Starts & Permits Dip, 2015 Outlook Stable - ...

    December 18, 2014
    Though housing starts and permits declined in the month of November, the broader housing trends remained stable to slightly ...
  68. 3 Top Performing Business Services Stocks of 2014 - Analyst Blog

    December 18, 2014
    Here we provide you a handful of top-performing Business Services stocks in 2014 based on solid Zacks Industry Rank, individual ...
  69. Amazon Break-Up Hype Continues, But Analysts Don't Buy It

    December 18, 2014
    Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: picking up steam. "I think Amazon has got to be all in on these types of supporting businesses ...
  70. Yet Another ETF to Follow Stock Market Legends Debuts - ETF News ...

    December 18, 2014
    The latest ETF to track Wall Street titans hit the market, this time with an actively managed strategy.
  71. Quality Systems Inc. (QSII): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    December 18, 2014
    Quality Systems reported a mixed second quarter of fiscal 2015. Although earnings plunged 43% to $0.12 and missed the Zacks ...
  72. Haemonetics Corporation (HAE): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    December 18, 2014
    Haemonetics reported a disappointing second quarter fiscal 2015 with adjusted EPS of $0.47, which although surpassed the ...
  73. Loews Corporation (L): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity Research ...

    December 18, 2014
    Loews' earnings in the third quarter missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate and also lagged year over year. The quarter witnessed ...
  74. Intuitive Surgical Inc. (ISRG): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    December 18, 2014
    Intuitive Surgical reported better-than-expected third-quarter results, wherein both earnings and revenues beat the Zacks ...
  75. Integra LifeSciences (IART): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    December 18, 2014
    Integra LifeSciences reported adjusted EPS of $0.76 in the third quarter of 2014, up a significant 15.2%. Adjusted EPS also ...
  76. General Mills Inc. (GIS): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    December 18, 2014
    General Mills' adjusted earnings of $0.80 per share in the second quarter of fiscal 2015 beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  77. Rockwell Collins Inc. (COL): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    December 18, 2014
    Rockwell Collins, Inc. reported impressive results in the final quarter of fiscal 2014 as both earnings and revenues beat ...
  78. Wal-Mart Stores (WMT): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity Research ...

    December 18, 2014
    Wal-Mart's third quarter fiscal 2015 earnings of $1.15 came in line with estimates, which show that the second half of the ...
  79. Affiliated Managers Group Inc. (AMG): New Analyst Report from ...

    December 18, 2014
    Affiliated Managers' third-quarter 2014 economic net income (ENI) surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Strong revenue ...
  80. CME Group Inc. (CME): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity Research ...

    December 18, 2014
    CME Group's tightened expense guidance raise optimism. The company's efforts to promote, expand and cross-sell its core exchange-traded ...
  81. Wynn Resorts Ltd. (WYNN): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    December 18, 2014
    Wynn Resorts' third quarter 2014 adjusted earnings of $1.95 per share beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.82 by 7.1% ...
  82. UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    December 18, 2014
    UnitedHealth's third-quarter earnings of $1.63 per share beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by $0.10. Earnings also grew 6.5% ...
  83. Rent-A-Center, Inc. (RCII): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    December 18, 2014
    Rent-A-Center delivered better-than-expected third-quarter 2014 bottom-line results, wherein earnings of $0.49 per share ...
  84. ICICI Bank Limited - ADR (IBN): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    December 18, 2014
    We are downgrading our recommendation on ICICI Bank to Neutral owing to a continued deterioration in its asset quality. Nonetheless, ...
  85. Discover Financial Services (DFS): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    December 18, 2014
    Discover Financial's strength lies in its strong inorganic growth story and solid cash position that also enables efficient ...
  86. Chart Says This Retailer's Comeback Isn't Finished

    December 18, 2014
    One of the surprises, at least on the surface, of the market's recent swoon was the outperformance of consumer discretionary ...
  87. Rebounding US Economy to Breathe New Life into Defense? - Industry ...

    December 17, 2014
    Rebounding US Economy to Breathe New Life into Defense? - Industry Outlook
  88. Handicapping the Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Outlook

    December 17, 2014
    Handicapping the Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Outlook
  89. Handicapping the Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    December 17, 2014
    Handicapping the Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  90. Ratio Back Call Spreads for Big Moves - Know Your Options

    December 17, 2014
    Ratio Back Call Spreads for Big Moves - Know Your Options
  91. Rebounding US Economy to Breathe New Life into Defense? - Zacks ...

    December 17, 2014
    Rebounding US Economy to Breathe New Life into Defense? - Zacks Analyst Interviews
  92. T-Mobile US Unveils Data Rollover Plan, Upgrades Network - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    T-Mobile US Inc. (TMUS) introduced a new data plan named "Data Stash," which will allow the company's wireless ...
  93. Ericsson-Ethio Telecom to Boost 2G/3G Network in Ethiopia - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Ericsson (ERIC) penned a framework contract with Ethio Telecom to help the latter in enhancing the performance and capacity ...
  94. Unum Group Shares Operational & Capital Plan with Investors - ...

    December 17, 2014
    Unum Group (UNM) reaffirmed its 2014 outlook and unveiled its 2015 outlook at its meeting of investors and analysts.
  95. DuPont Selling Neoprene to Denka Performance Elastomer - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    DuPont (DD) is selling its Neoprene product line for an undisclosed price.
  96. Progressive to Insure Home & Auto with ARX Majority Stake - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Progressive (PGR) inked a deal to buy the majority stake in ARX Holding Corp., the parent company of American Strategic Insurance ...
  97. VeriFone, First Data Partner for Payment Data Security - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Recently, VeriFone Systems, Inc. (PAY) announced its collaboration with First Data Corporation to prevent consumer payment ...
  98. Inogen (INGN) Reiterates 2014 Guidance, Initiates for 2015 - ...

    December 17, 2014
    For 2015, Inogen, Inc. (INGN) projects total revenue in the range of $130-$135 million, representing 20%-25% growth over ...
  99. Masimo's Multigas Monitoring Module Gets 510(k), CE Mark - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Masimo Corporation's (MASI) ISA OR+ multigas monitoring is a Masimo Open Connect (MOC-9) Module for the Root patient monitoring ...
  100. Lockheed Martin Secures $308M Foreign Military Sales Deal - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    A Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) unit won a modification to the previously awarded contract of the U.S. Air Force to provide ...
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