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  1. 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.
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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. ...
  4. 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.
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. PerkinElmer (PKI) Closes Acquisition of Perten Instruments - ...

    December 16, 2014
    The completion of the acquisition is not expected to have a material impact on PerkinElmer Inc.'s (PKI) results for the fourth ...
  8. Boston Scientific's Chronic Pain Cure Solution Tests Positive ...

    December 16, 2014
    The study results are indicative of the fact that Boston Scientific's (BSX) next-generation Precision Spectra SCS System ...
  9. Will Westamerica's Revenue Concerns Abate in Near Term? - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    While prudent expense management continued to be a positive, pressure on revenue growth remained a major concern for Westamerica ...
  10. Westamerica Bancorp. (WABC): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    December 15, 2014
    Westamerica's third-quarter 2014 earnings were in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Results benefited from a fall in ...
  11. Will MedTech Gain from Republican Promises? - Industry Outlook

    December 4, 2014
    Will MedTech Gain from Republican Promises? - Industry Outlook
  12. The Amazon Enigma

    December 4, 2014
    Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: by 2016. Amazon’s revenue and share price highlights the past decade's growth.   Where Are The ...
  13. Markets End Week On Positive Note As Investors Are Encouraged ...

    November 21, 2014
    U.S. stocks ended the week higher as investors were encouraged by announcements in Europe and China. The European Central ...
  14. Pharma Industry Outlook: M&A, Licensing Abound - Industry Outlook

    November 18, 2014
    Pharma Industry Outlook: M&A, Licensing Abound - Industry Outlook
  15. The Ins And Outs Of A Potential AOL-Yahoo Merger

    November 17, 2014
    There was a time when a merger between Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: AOL) would have inspired antitrust whispers. The days when these ...
  16. All Quiet On The Market Front: Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq Virtually ...

    November 12, 2014
    U.S. stocks were little changed on Wednesday in another quiet trading session due to a lack of catalysts to move stocks. ...
  17. Forget Amazon, These 3 E-Commerce Stocks Are Better

    November 10, 2014
    Some investors probably lump all online shopping stocks together, thinking they are a waste of time and destined to be perpetual ...
  18. What We Now Know 3/4 Thru Q3 Earnings Season - Ahead of Wall ...

    November 4, 2014
    With not much on the domestic economic calendar, headlines about lowered European growth outlook and a slew of earnings reports ...
  19. Could Alibaba Be 'The Next Enron?'

    November 3, 2014
    Most U.S. investors have never heard of China Minsheng Bank Corp. Ltd or GigaMedia Ltd. (Nasdaq:GIGM). But both companies ...
  20. Could Alibaba Be The Next Enron?

    November 3, 2014
    Most U.S. investors have never heard of China Minsheng Bank Corp. Ltd or GigaMedia Ltd. (Nasdaq:GIGM). But both companies ...
  21. Foreign Banks: Geopolitics, Regulations Cloud Prospects - Industry ...

    October 20, 2014
    Foreign Banks: Geopolitics, Regulations Cloud Prospects - Industry Outlook
  22. Gold Losing Out to the Greenback. What's in Store? - Industry ...

    September 30, 2014
    Gold Losing Out to the Greenback. What's in Store? - Industry Outlook
  23. Forget Alibaba, Here's The Best Chinese Internet Stock To Own

    September 24, 2014
    The September 19 initial public offering of Chinese internet giant Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) was every bit ...
  24. Global Tensions and Fear - Ahead of Wall Street

    September 23, 2014
    The start of an expanded air campaign in the Iraq-Syria theater and weak data out of Europe provide the unsettling backdrop ...
  25. Market Watchers Get a Breather - Ahead of Wall Street

    September 22, 2014
    Today's focus seems primarily on China, though next week will bring a host of top-tier Fed-centric data.
  26. 4 Stocks Unveiled On Goldman’s Coveted Conviction Buy List

    August 28, 2014
    Last week wrapped up the final week of Q2 earnings. For many Wall Street firms, that means updating investment models, revising ...
  27. MedTech Defies Sequestration, M&As Steal the Show - Industry ...

    August 26, 2014
    MedTech Defies Sequestration, M&As Steal the Show - Industry Outlook
  28. 4 Deep-Value Stocks Uncovered By The Pullback

    August 10, 2014
    Although the major market averages remain within an arm's reach of their all-time highs, many individual stocks have ...
  29. Don't Let The Recent Rally Fool You

    August 10, 2014
    All major U.S. indices closed higher last week, led by the downtrodden small-cap Russell 2000, which was up 1.5% but is still ...
  30. 3 Stocks To Catch The Hidden Rail Boom Before It's Too Late

    August 5, 2014
    A confluence of factors -- including the heavy hand of regulators in Washington, D.C. -- is creating an unprecedented profit ...
  31. 5 Family-Friendly Employers For Working Parents

    July 31, 2014
    A family friendly employer doesn’t just make it possible for parents who work there to care for their children without ...
  32. Pharma, Biotech M&As Heat Up: Tax Inversion in Focus - Industry ...

    July 24, 2014
    Pharma, Biotech M&As Heat Up: Tax Inversion in Focus - Industry Outlook
  33. e-Commerce Stocks on Which to Click (pt. 1) - Industry Outlook

    July 1, 2014
    e-Commerce Stocks on Which to Click (pt. 1) - Industry Outlook
  34. Bull of the Day: Multi-Color Corp (LABL) - Bull of the Day

    June 26, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Multi-Color Corp (LABL) - Bull of the Day
  35. Bull of the Day: Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM) - Bull of the Day

    June 4, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM) - Bull of the Day
  36. Will Gold Regain Its Shine This Year? - Industry Outlook

    June 3, 2014
    Will Gold Regain Its Shine This Year? - Industry Outlook
  37. MedTech's Partial Tax Repeal: Is It Enough? - Industry Outlook

    May 1, 2014
    MedTech's Partial Tax Repeal: Is It Enough? - Industry Outlook
  38. Wednesday IPO Review & Sneak-Peek For Thursday, April 17

    April 17, 2014
    Three IPOs hit exchange floors Wednesday, Moelis & Co (NYSE: TRIV). Trading opened with mixed results, seeing Moelis ...
  39. Gold Miner's Rebound Could Double Traders' Money

    April 2, 2014
    The price of gold has declined below the weekly pivot at $1,300 an ounce, presenting a potentially lucrative buying opportunity. ...
  40. This Gold Miner Could Deliver 200% Gains By 2015

    April 2, 2014
    The price of gold has declined below the weekly pivot at $1,300 an ounce, presenting a potentially lucrative buying opportunity. ...
  41. Pharma & Biotech Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 25, 2014
    Pharma & Biotech Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  42. Retail Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 13, 2014
    Retail Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  43. 2 Stocks To Ride The Clean Energy Trend Higher

    February 27, 2014
    When it comes to green investing, the playbook is constantly being rewritten.#-ad_banner-#Solar and wind stocks were all ...
  44. Foreign Banks Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook

    February 21, 2014
    Foreign Banks Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook
  45. Gold Stock Update & Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook

    February 11, 2014
    Gold Stock Update & Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook
  46. For investors, there’s a wide world of cleantech ripe for the picking.

    Cleantech Is More Than Just Renewable Energy

    February 4, 2014
    Cleantech is much more than just “sexy” renewable energy like solar and wind. Covering a wide range of ideals, spending in ...
  47. Interest Rates Are... Falling? 3 Ways To Profit

    January 30, 2014
    When it comes to picking investments, stock guys like me have it easy.#-ad_banner-#Let's say we're looking for a ...
  48. This Gold Stock's Breakout Could Spark A Double-Digit Rally

    January 21, 2014
    There has been a lot of strong commentary this month about gold and gold stocks. Major firms are downgrading their outlooks ...
  49. Valuations for the gold producers have gotten so low, that many miners will undoubtedly use this weakness to cull the herd and boost their reserves. All while pushing stock prices higher.

    Are The Hated Gold Miners Finally A Buy?

    January 17, 2014
    Over the last year, the gold miners have been one of the worst performing sectors. However, falling stock prices have led ...
  50. Rising dividend payments remain one of the best ways to fight higher interest rates and inflation over the long term.

    There’s Still Room For Dividends In Your Portfolio

    January 7, 2014
    When the Fed decided to begin tapering, it sent shockwaves throughout the dividend stock sector. However, those “shockwaves” ...
  51. My Top Pick In Clean Energy Is Also One Of The Safest

    December 9, 2013
    The appeal of clean energy stocks is evident. Billions of dollars are at stake as the world tries to wean itself off fossil ...
  52. Pharma & Biotech Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook

    December 3, 2013
    Pharma & Biotech Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook
  53. Multiply Your Returns From Low-Yield Stocks With This Strategy

    November 12, 2013
    Income investors often set a minimum dividend yield as a requirement for their buy decisions. That eliminates a number of ...
  54. Mega-miner Barrick Gold’s (NYSE:ABX) recent earnings highlight the problems in the industry. The firm reported a 73% drop in earnings per share as well as the closure of its $3.45 billion Pascua-Lama project.

    Are The Gold Miners Finally A Buy?

    November 5, 2013
    Over the last year, gold has gone from the asset du jour to the most hated thing on the planet. That dour attitude towards ...
  55. DC Hijinx Cloud Earnings Season - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 16, 2013
    Oh yeah, almost forgot -- earnings season is hitting full throttle this week.
  56. Mining (Gold) Update & Outlook - Oct 2013 - Industry Outlook

    October 15, 2013
    Mining (Gold) Update & Outlook - Oct 2013 - Industry Outlook
  57. Short Sellers Retreat From Gold Stocks (EGO, HMY, IAG)

    October 12, 2013
    September ended with gold back under $1,300 an ounce, and short sellers fled from the leading gold stocks between the September ...
  58. The Fed Gives The OK To Load Up On Emerging Markets

    September 24, 2013
    Continued quantitative easing by the Fed suggests emerging markets may still be a buy. Here are some ETFs to consider.
  59. Did India Just Hurt Gold’s Chances Even Further?

    September 23, 2013
    With tapering talk and better economic conditions facing the global economy, investor sentiment for gold is fading. That ...
  60. MedTech Industry Stock Update - Sept 2013 - Industry Outlook

    September 10, 2013
    MedTech Industry Stock Update - Sept 2013 - Industry Outlook
  61. Walter Energy, SouFun and Other Top Performers in August

    September 3, 2013
    Three basic materials companies -- Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (NYSE: WLT) -- were among the top-performing dividend-paying ...
  62. How To Build The Ultimate 'Doomsday Portfolio'

    August 21, 2013
    We've managed to avoid the great Mayan prediction of the end of the world in 2012, along with countless doomsday prognostications ...
  63. Expectations Seem To Be A Bigger Problem For Emerson

    August 7, 2013
    Emerson's performance continues to run against the high expectations for the company.
  64. Seven Dividend-Paying Financial Stocks Analysts Are Bullish On

    August 4, 2013
    Markets have been hitting new highs and the unemployment rate has ticked down. Despite the uncertainty about when the Fed&# ...
  65. The Street Has Caught Covidien

    August 1, 2013
    Covidien's quality isn't the issue, but Wall Street's love for it may be.
  66. Pfizer Looking A Little Tired

    July 30, 2013
    Pfizer gets a boost from better margins, but the growth outlook is pretty feeble.
  67. Roche Delivering Leverage, But Still Needs Diversification

    July 29, 2013
    If Roche can balance out its sales mix, the long-term value could be quite compelling at present prices.
  68. Wall Street Happy To Hum La AbbVie En Rose

    July 26, 2013
    AbbVie's pipeline is better than some think, but valuation is no particular bargain right now.
  69. Celgene Only Getting Started, But The Street's Already Looking ...

    July 26, 2013
    Biotech valuations are into the nose-bleed zone, but Celgene continues to execute very well.
  70. If Mining Rally is Legitimate, Don't Forget These ETFs

    July 24, 2013
    Traders appear to be taking some profits in gold miners and the corresponding ETFs Wednesday and that is not surprising. ...
  71. Abbott Labs Making Progress On Margins, Now It Needs More Growth

    July 17, 2013
    Abbott's results were just so-so, as both margins and growth need more momentum.
  72. Get Ready For Brazil’s Consumer Explosion

    July 16, 2013
    With Brazilian stocks currently down in the dumps, long term investors currently have the opportunity to load up on one of ...
  73. Abbott Adds Two Promising Products

    July 15, 2013
    Abbott makes two solid growth acquisitions that should address large markets.
  74. It Keeps Getting Worse For The Gold Miners

    July 9, 2013
    With gold’s recent price drop and lowered future price targets, the miners are in a world of hurt. Cash costs for the sector ...
  75. ABB to Automate Sadara Project - Analyst Blog

    July 8, 2013
    Foster Wheeler AG awarded ABB Ltd. an order for the automation of inventory operations management of a chemical complex
  76. Siemens Definitely Slimming Down, But Execution Is The Big Unknown

    July 8, 2013
    For Siemens to produce value, it all comes down to better operating margins and cash flow.
  77. ABB Wins $20M Chinese Shipyard Deal - Analyst Blog

    July 3, 2013
    ABB Ltd. recently received a $20 million oil & gas contract from the Chinese shipyard COSCO Nantong.
  78. Prosperity to Acquire FVNB - Analyst Blog

    July 2, 2013
    Continuing with its legacy of acquisitions, Prosperity Bancshares Inc. recently signed a definitive merger deal with Victoria, ...
  79. Banks Down-Under Looking Up - Analyst Blog

    July 1, 2013
    The banking sector was historically the darling of investors, with stocks offering steady income and high secured yields ...
  80. ANGO Wins Twin Approval - Analyst Blog

    June 28, 2013
    AngioDynamics has won regulatory approval for two of its port offerings, which came in as a major boost to its vascular access ...
  81. McKesson CEO's $159 Million Pension: Should Shareholders Be Concerned?

    June 27, 2013
    Drug distribution company McKesson (NYSE:MCK) revealed in a June 21 regulatory filing that had CEO John Hammergren retired ...
  82. Balanced View on First Horizon - Analyst Blog

    June 25, 2013
    On Jun 24, 2013, we reiterated our Neutral recommendation on First Horizon primarily based on its improved credit quality ...
  83. Edwards' Sapien XT Now in Japan - Analyst Blog

    June 25, 2013
    Edwards receives regulatory approval for Sapien XT in Japan.
  84. AO Smith Upped to Strong Buy - Analyst Blog

    June 24, 2013
    Zacks Investment Research upgraded AO Smith Corp. to a Zacks Rank #1 on Jun 22, 2013.
  85. ABB Wins EPC Contract in Algeria - Analyst Blog

    June 20, 2013
    ABB recently received an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract from Algerian oil and gas company
  86. Fight This Summer's Volatility With Infrastructure

    June 19, 2013
    With the markets returning to their up and down patterns, investors are getting nervous. Luckily, infrastructure assets can ...
  87. Netflix Surges on DreamWorks Deal - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2013
    Netflix has entered into a multi-year deal with DreamWorks Animation.
  88. FNB to Acquire BCSB Bancorp - Analyst Blog

    June 17, 2013
    FNB is moving forward with its strategy to grow through acquisitions. The company announced a deal to acquire BCSB Bancorp ...
  89. Mining (Gold) Update & Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook

    June 13, 2013
    Mining (Gold) Update & Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook
  90. Mining (Gold) Update & Outlook - June 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    June 13, 2013
    Mining (Gold) Update & Outlook - June 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews
  91. Warning: The Rebound May Be Over For Big Pharma

    June 10, 2013
    As investors were picking up the pieces after the dot-com implosion, they came across another troubled sector. A series of ...
  92. 4 Retailers on the Rise - Investment Ideas

    June 6, 2013
    4 Retailers on the Rise - Investment Ideas
  93. ABB Performing Well, But A Big Change Is Coming

    May 13, 2013
    ABB is executing well in a tough environment, but losing CEO Hogan is a big blow
  94. It Should Be Up From Here For Eaton

    May 13, 2013
    Eaton should see very solid growth from here, but the market is already expecting quite a bit of that.
  95. Keep Your Portfolio Truckin’ With The Transports

    May 9, 2013
    With the U.S. really beginning to move forward, investors may want to focus on another main Dow index- The Dow Transports. ...
  96. Amgen Chased By The Bubble

    May 8, 2013
    Amgen really needs the pipeline to come through to support this valuation.
  97. It Gets A Little Harder From Here For Covidien

    April 29, 2013
    Expectations are the bigger issue for Covidien, as underlying growth is still pretty good on a relative basis.
  98. Three Ways To Short Gold

    April 18, 2013
    Investor enthusiasm for gold has been falling by the wayside. For portfolios, that could mean it's time to short the metal. ...
  99. Pharma Is Doing All The Pulling For Johnson & Johnson

    April 17, 2013
    Although JNJ reported decent earnings and has some major new drugs lined up - downside risk is definitely still present.
  100. A Slimmed Down Vestas Hopes For More Than Just Survival

    April 2, 2013
    Vestas is clearly struggling, but may just manage to do more than survive.
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