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  1. 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.
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. Jacobs Drives Organic Growth on Award-Winning Contract - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (JEC) recently received the Facility of the Year Award (FOYA) for successfully delivering the ...
  7. Reinsurance Group (RGA) Securitizes Life Insurance Block - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Reinsurance Group of America Inc. (RGA) has entered a life reinsurance embedded value securitization, to recognize some ...
  8. Will BlackBerry (BBRY) Surpass Earnings Estimates? - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    We expect Canadian smartphone manufacturer, BlackBerry Limited (BBRY), to beat expectations when it reports third-quarter ...
  9. Northrop Grumman Wins $657.4M Global Hawk FMS Contract - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Northrop (NOC) has received a $657.4 million foreign military sales contract from the U.S. Air Force to supply RQ-4 Global ...
  10. Liberty Property Guides for 2014, 2015 - Analyst Blog

    December 17, 2014
    Liberty Property Trust (LPT) revealed its FFO per share outlook for both 2014 and 2015, expecting those in the range of $2.45-$2.47 ...
  11. Will Metlife Stock Gain on Pension Buyout Deal with TRW? - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    A leading provider of insurance and financial services to a broad spectrum of individual and institutional customers, MetLife, ...
  12. Cyclacel Falls on Poor Acute Myeloid Leukemia Drug Data - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    In the SEAMLESS study on sapacitabine, the DSMB found that the planned futility boundary has been crossed.
  13. CR Bard Strong on Acquisitions, FDA Nod for Lutonix DCB - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    CR Bard's initiative to introduce its products in the emerging markets is delivering accretive returns, as the company continues ...
  14. Novartis Successfully Expands Signifor Label in the U.S. - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Novartis's (NVS) Signifor long-acting release was approved in the U.S. for the acromegaly indication.
  15. EXCO Resources Axes Dividend as Falling Oil Price Takes Toll ...

    December 17, 2014
    Domestic upstream player EXCO Resources Inc. (XCO) suspended its dividend to cope with plunging crude prices.
  16. Lorillard's blu eCigs Offer blu PLUS+ Rechargeable Kits - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Following the overwhelming response to the limited pre-launch of blu PLUS+ in fall 2014, cigarette maker Lorillard, Inc.'s ...
  17. Cousins Properties Inks Deal to Sell 777 Main in Fort Worth - ...

    December 17, 2014
    Cousins Properties (CUZ) has inked a binding purchase and sale agreement with a non-refundable deposit, to sell 777 Main ...
  18. athenahealth (ATHN) Thrives on Customer Wins and Alliances - ...

    December 17, 2014
    athenahealth Inc. (ATHN) continues to grow on customer wins and strategic partnerships.
  19. AES to Divest Minority Stake in IPALCO Enterprises to CDPQ - ...

    December 17, 2014
    AES Corp (AES) decides to sell its 15% minority stake in AES US Investments Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of AES, to CDPQ ...
  20. Montpelier Premiums Improvement Initiatives Look Promising - ...

    December 17, 2014
    On Dec 16, we issued an updated research report on Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd. (MRH).
  21. Airline Stock Roundup: Delta Offers Long-Term Outlook, Southwest ...

    December 17, 2014
    We are not too perturbed by the decline in stock prices of almost all the major carriers over the past week.
  22. Northern Trust Rises on Growth Initiatives; Should We Hold? - ...

    December 17, 2014
    On Dec 10, 2014, we issued an updated research report on Northern Trust Corporation (NTRS). Shares of this major regional ...
  23. TECO Energy (TE) Expands Operations on Stable Liquidity - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    On Dec 12, we have issued an updated research report on TECO Energy, Inc. (TE).
  24. FedEx (FDX) Earnings Miss Estimates on Soft Sales in Q2 - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    FedEx (FDX) missed on earnings due to weak revenues.
  25. Play the Hot LendingClub IPO with These 3 ETFs - ETF News And ...

    December 17, 2014
    LendingClub coming soon to these ETFs.
  26. Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (CBD) Hits 52-Week Low - ...

    December 17, 2014
    Shares of Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (CBD) dropped to a 52-week low of $34.55 on Dec 16 and eventually closed at ...
  27. McDonald's Dips to 52-Week Low on Weak November Comps - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Shares of McDonald's Corp. (MCD) dropped to a 52-week low of $87.62 on Dec 16.
  28. CVS Health Up on Dividend Hike, Fresh Buyback, Outlook - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    CVS Health (CVS) will raise its quarterly cash dividend by 27% to 35 cents per share from the prior payout of 27.5 cents.
  29. Magellan Health Reiterates 2014 Outlook, Initiates for 2015 - ...

    December 17, 2014
    Magellan Health, Inc. (MGLN) recently disclosed the preliminary estimates for 2015 wherein the company expects earnings between ...
  30. Air Methods: A Strong Sell on Weak Q3 & Estimate Revision - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    On Dec 17, 2014, Zacks Investment Research downgraded medical services provider Air Methods Corp (AIRM) to a Zacks Rank #5 ...
  31. Yahoo Completes Video Advertising Firm BrightRoll Buyout - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) recently acquired the digital video advertising service BrightRoll in a cash transaction worth $640 million. ...
  32. Short Foreign Stocks with These ETFs - ETF News And Commentary

    December 17, 2014
    These ETFs could be compelling choice for bearish investors.
  33. Encana Rises on Higher 2015 Capex and Positive Outlook - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Encana Corporation (ECA) announced an increase in its 2015 capital budget. The exploration and production company also provided ...
  34. Republic Airways to Enhance Ties with Delta Air Lines - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Under a recent extension of the Capacity Purchase Agreement ("CPA") between Republic Airways Holdings Inc. (RJET) ...
  35. Abercrombie & Fitch Inks Licensing Deal with Inter Parfums - ...

    December 17, 2014
    Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF) and Inter Parfums Inc. (IPAR) have sealed a seven-year exclusive global fragrance license ...
  36. Constellation Forms JV to Source Glass, Buys Nava Plant - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Complying with its long-term glass sourcing strategy for the beer business, Constellation Brands Inc. (STZ), yesterday entered ...
  37. The New York Times Likely to Layoff 21 Union Employees - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    As per sources, The New York Times Company (NYT) will layoff close to 21 union employees this week, exceeding its initial ...
  38. Apple's (AAPL) Online Sales in Russia Come to a Halt - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Apple Inc. (AAPL) stalled Internet sales of its products in Russia on account of the economic instability in the nation and ...
  39. Sealed Air Unveils Redone Website & Sustainability Report - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Sealed Air (SEE) announces launch of redesigned website and latest sustainability report.
  40. Office Depot's Lucrative Deals for Last Minute Shoppers - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    With holiday shopping in full swing, Office Depot, Inc. (ODP) has announced a set of lucrative deals for the eleventh-hour ...
  41. Pitney Bowes Selects Neo4j to Develop Graph-based MDM - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Pitney Bowes Inc. (PBI) recently collaborated with Neo Technology for constructing a novel Spectrum Master Data Management ...
  42. Ocwen in Trouble Again: Faults in Settlement Compliance - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Ocwen (OCN) is simply not able to steer clear of troubles. Since Dec 2013, the company's share price has suffered a decline ...
  43. Joy Global Beats on Earnings, Revenues in Q4, FY14 - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Despite beating expectations in the fourth quarter and fiscal 2014, the decline in booking at Joy Global remains a major ...
  44. Leucadia Subsidiary Jefferies Posts Weak Q4, Outlook Solid - ...

    December 17, 2014
    Leucadia National Corporation's (LUK) wholly owned subsidiary, Jefferies Group LLC, reported adjusted net earnings of $19.2 ...
  45. Biotech Stock Roundup: Sophiris & Cyclacel Plunge on Data, ChemoCentryx ...

    December 17, 2014
    It has been a relatively quiet week with the holiday season coming up though a few companies came out with important pipeline ...
  46. 3 U.S. Medical Devices Stocks That Surged in 2014 - Analyst Blog

    December 17, 2014
    The prospects of the medical devices industry have improved following a Republican victory in the midterm elections.
  47. Avis Budget's (CAR) Apex Brand Announces Global Expansion - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Avis Budget's (CAR) acquired brand, Apex Car Rentals, announced the launch of additional operations in Costa Rica and the ...
  48. Stock Market News for December 17, 2014 - Market News

    December 17, 2014
    Benchmarks ended in the red for the third-straight session after volatile trading on Tuesday
  49. Fluor Initiates Construction at Delayed Coker Unit for Exxon ...

    December 17, 2014
    Fluor (FLR) initiated construction at the new delayed coker unit for Exxon Mobil in Antwerp, Belgian refinery.
  50. GE Offers 2015 Outlook with Continued Industrial Focus - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    General Electric Company (GE) recently presented its first specific earnings guidance in five years when it offered its outlook ...
  51. 3 Construction Stocks for the 2014 Housing Recovery - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    The new home construction market has recovered at a steady pace in the second half of 2014 after a slump at the beginning ...
  52. Itau Unibanco (ITUB) Plans to Expand Business in Mexico - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Brazil's largest bank Itau Unibanco (ITUB) seems keen on broadening its operational range and is seeking opportunities to ...
  53. Will Cintas (CTAS) Surprise This Earnings Season? - Analyst Blog

    December 17, 2014
    Cintas Corporation (CTAS) is scheduled to report its second-quarter 2015 results after the closing bell on Dec 18
  54. Navistar (NAV) Reports Narrower Q4 Loss, Misses Estimates - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Navistar International Corporation (NAV) reported fourth-quarter fiscal 2014 adjusted net loss from continuing operations ...
  55. 3 Foreign Energy Giants Getting Crushed - Analyst Blog

    December 17, 2014
    Crude prices have fallen almost 50% from its 2014 highs in June.
  56. FactSet (FDS) Q1 Earnings Miss Estimates, Revenues Beat - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    FactSet Research Systems Inc. (FDS) reported first-quarter fiscal 2015 earnings per share of $1.32, which missed the Zacks ...
  57. Cambria Debuts U.S. ETF with Zero Management Fee - ETF News And ...

    December 17, 2014
    Cambria is the first to launch an ETF without a management fee.
  58. American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (AEO): New Analyst Report from ...

    December 17, 2014
    American Eagle's initiatives to strengthen its product assortments, store rationalization plans, diligent inventory management ...
  59. AGL Resources Inc. (GAS): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    December 17, 2014
    AGL Resources is a premier electric utility with relatively low risk earnings growth and an increasing dividend that yields ...
  60. Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    December 17, 2014
    Tesla reported adjusted loss of $0.25 per share in the third quarter of 2014, deteriorating from adjusted loss of $0.04 in ...
  61. Avis Budget Group, Inc. (CAR): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    December 17, 2014
    Avis continues to focus on expansion via alliances and acquisitions, as is evident from its recent announcements of extending ...
  62. Should You Bet on a Chemical Industry Recovery? - Industry Outlook

    December 16, 2014
    Should You Bet on a Chemical Industry Recovery? - Industry Outlook
  63. What's Weighing on Chemical Industry Stocks? - Industry Outlook

    December 16, 2014
    What's Weighing on Chemical Industry Stocks? - Industry Outlook
  64. Bear of the Day: Midcoast Energy (MEP) - Bear of the Day

    December 16, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Midcoast Energy (MEP) - Bear of the Day
  65. Bull of the Day: Ambarella Inc (AMBA) - Bull of the Day

    December 16, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Ambarella Inc (AMBA) - Bull of the Day
  66. Head to the Car Lot for Xmas! - Zacks Industry Rank Analysis

    December 16, 2014
    Head to the Car Lot for Xmas! - Zacks Industry Rank Analysis
  67. 6 Reasons To Buy This Tech Stock Today‏

    December 16, 2014
    There's an expression that goes, "the higher the risk, the higher the reward." For example, some see risky micro-caps as ...
  68. Arthur J. Gallagher Acquires O'Gorman & Young and Affiliate - ...

    December 16, 2014
    Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG) announced the acquisition of O'Gorman & Young, Incorporated, along with its affiliate ...
  69. GE Aviation's Avionics Computing Systems for Boeing 777X - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    GE Aviation, a unit of General Electric (GE), was chosen by Boeing (BA) to supply avionics computing systems for its new ...
  70. Liberty Tax: Why to Not Add This Stock to Your Portfolio - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    On Dec 16, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Liberty Tax, Inc. (TAX) to a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell).
  71. First Horizon Focused on Expansion; Time to Build Position? - ...

    December 16, 2014
    On Dec 11, 2014, we issued an updated research report on First Horizon National Corporation (FHN)
  72. ON Semiconductor Launches 2 New AC-DC Drivers - Analyst Blog

    December 16, 2014
    ON Semiconductor (ONNN) recently expanded the NCL3008x product line with the launch of two new series of power factor corrected ...
  73. Do Massive Buybacks Spur Major Upside?

    December 16, 2014
    Judging by the numbers, buyback plans remain extremely popular. In the S&P 500, 374 companies, or 75% of the index, bought ...
  74. Alexion Announces New Share Repurchase Program of $500M - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALXN) announced that a new share repurchase program of up to $500 million have been authorized ...
  75. Alcoa (AA) Continues Portfolio Shift with Tital Buyout - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Alcoa (AA) has agreed to buy Germany-based Tital as it looks to profitably grow its aerospace franchise.
  76. United Airlines to Add More Flights to China for Summer 2015 ...

    December 16, 2014
    United Airlines,the wholly owned subsidiary of United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL), intends to launch additional flights ...
  77. Ericsson-Orange LTE-Advanced FDD Trial Successful - Analyst Blog

    December 16, 2014
    Ericsson (ERIC) in collaboration with Orange declared the successful testing of 3.4-3.6 GHz (3.5 GHz) frequencies in Bordeaux, ...
  78. Actavis to Appeal Ruling Regarding Namenda IR Sales - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Actavis plc (ACT) announced its decision to file an emergency appeal for an immediate overturn of the lower court ruling ...
  79. Regency Provides Guidance for 2015, Revises 2014 Outlook - ...

    December 16, 2014
    Regency (REG) has updated 2014 earnings guidance.
  80. Baxter to Vend Vero Cell Vaccine Platform to Nanotherapeutics ...

    December 16, 2014
    Baxter International Inc (BAX) is set to divest its Vero cell technology and related assets to Nanotherapeutics, Inc for ...
  81. Alkermes Starts Phase I Study on Schizophrenia Candidate - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Alkermes (ALKS) announced the commencement of a phase I extended dosing study on aripiprazole lauroxil for the treatment ...
  82. UMB Financial (UMBF) Set to Acquire Marquette for $182.5M - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    UMB Financial (UMBF) announced a definitive contract with the Pohlad family of Minneapolis to acquire the latter's privately ...
  83. Orange Enters Exclusive Talks with BT Group Over EE Deal - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Yesterday, BT Group Plc. (BT) conveyed its interest in taking over U.K.-based wireless operator EE, which is jointly held ...
  84. Ventas Moves Closer to American Realty Healthcare Merger - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Ventas (VTR) moved a step closer to its merger with American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust (HCT), with the Securities and ...
  85. Regal Beloit to Acquire Emerson Business for $1.4B - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Regal Beloit Corporation (RBC) recently inked a definitive agreement to acquire the Power Transmission Solutions business ...
  86. Navient Rewards Shareholders with New Buyback Program - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Navient Corporation (NAVI) announced a new share repurchase program for up to $1.0 billion of its outstanding common stock.
  87. Avis (CAR) to Combine Operating Areas, Alters Management - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Avis Budget (CAR) declared plans to alter its operational as well as management structure.
  88. Social App Momo Shines on U.S. Debut with Alibaba Support - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA)-backed Chinese social media firm Momo Inc.'s initial public offering on Thursday was ...
  89. Microsoft to Open Source Project Orleans Early Next Year - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) plans to make the cloud computing development platform Project Orleans open source.
  90. Acorda's Ampyra in Phase III for Post-Stroke Walking Deficit ...

    December 16, 2014
    Acorda (ACOR) has commenced a phase III study on Ampyra for the treatment of post-stroke walking deficits.
  91. H&R Block Downgraded to Sell After Disappointing Q2 Results ...

    December 16, 2014
    On Dec 13, Zacks Investment Research downgraded H&R Block Inc. (HRB) to a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell).
  92. Hasbro Strives to Improve Performance, Headwinds Remain - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    On Dec 12, 2014, we issued an updated research report on Hasbro Inc. (HAS).
  93. Is Illumina (ILMN) Worth Adding to Your Portfolio? - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    On Dec 10, 2014, we issued an updated research report on Illumina Inc. (ILMN).
  94. Navistar (NAV) to Close Foundry Operations in Indianapolis - ...

    December 16, 2014
    Navistar International Corporation (NAV) announced that it will be closing its foundry operations in Indianapolis, IN.
  95. Patterson Companies (PDCO) to Buy Holt Dental Supply - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Distributor of dental, veterinary and rehabilitation supplies, Patterson Companies, Inc. (PDCO), recently announced an agreement ...
  96. Community Health (CYH) to Sell Harris Hospital in Arkansas - ...

    December 16, 2014
    Community Health Systems Inc (CYH) continues to divest small hospital assets, which will help it to focus more on large hospitals ...
  97. Willis (WSH) Strengthens Irish Base with IFG Group Buyout - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Willis Ireland, part of Willis Group Holdings plc (WSH), announced that it has completed the acquisition of a range of Irish ...
  98. Prologis Leases 346K Sq Ft in Sao Paulo - Analyst Blog

    December 16, 2014
    Prologis (PLD) has inked two lease deals totaling 346,000 square feet at Prologis CCP Cajamar II in Sao Paulo.
  99. AGCO Rises as Board Approves Share Buyback Worth $500M - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    AGCO Corporation's (AGCO) Board has sanctioned the repurchase of shares worth up to $500 million.
  100. Torchmark Maintains Niche Position in Middle Income Market ...

    December 16, 2014
    Torchmark (TMK) is one of the few companies in the U.S. with a niche presence in the middle-income market.
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