ABC : Analysis & Opinions

  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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, ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. Westamerica Remains Underperform - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    On Feb 4, 2013, we reiterated our long-term recommendation on Westamerica Bancorp. (WABC) at 'Underperform'. This reflects ...
  9. 3 ETFs For Dividend-Seeking Commodity Bulls

    December 10, 2012
    In the current environment, there are many investors who are seeking out dividend-paying stocks to be core holdings within ...
  10. McKesson to Buy Emendo - Analyst Blog

    November 7, 2012
    McKesson Corporation (MCK) recently announced that it has inked a deal with Emendo Ltd. to acquire the latter. Emendo has ...
  11. Love Or Hate - Wall Street Will Hate A Republican Win

    November 5, 2012
    History has shown that Wall Street does best with democrats in power, especially incumbents. Wall Street would sour quickly ...
  12. 8 Dividend ETFs Yielding 5% (And More)

    September 25, 2012
    Interest in dividend-paying stocks has surged over the past several years with this asset sub-class emerging as a popular ...
  13. Biggest Healthcare Sector Movers, Including SHPG

    July 31, 2012
    After the morning's trading, the Nasdaq is trading up 0.4%, the S&P 500 remains relatively unchanged and the Dow is unchanged. ...
  14. ETFs For Commodity Centric Countries

    June 26, 2012
    The evolution of the ETF industry has brought forth previously difficult-to-reach corners of the market to the fingertips ...
  15. Highlighting Seven Unique Dividend ETFs

    June 25, 2012
    Dividend-paying stocks continue to be a popular investment theme in the low rate, high volatility environment. With expectations ...
  16. AmerisourceBergen Looks Very Healthy

    June 18, 2012
    The drug distribution industry has great growth prospects and the leading players, including AmerisourceBergen, are trading ...
  17. Archipelago Learning In Detention, But Still On Course To Graduate

    February 29, 2012
    Archipelago has seen growth pause, but the long-term picture is appealing.
  18. HealthStream Already In The Rapids

    February 27, 2012
    HealthStream offers a simple but essential service to a large market.
  19. Jack Henry Impressively Stable And Profitable

    August 26, 2011
    Jack Henry’s business is performing admirably in the face of volatile financial industry trends.
  20. Big Energy Dividend Aristocrats

    July 6, 2011
    These energy companies have shown consistency in paying dividends that should appeal to most investors.
  21. Bank Of The Ozarks Making The Best Of Things

    April 18, 2011
    Bank of the Ozarks has used FDIC-assisted acquisitions to build a platform for growth.
  22. 5 Stocks At 52-Week Highs

    March 31, 2011
    Five stocks in five different industries at different points in their business cycle. These stocks are hitting highs in their ...
  23. Not All Banks Are Bad

    March 2, 2011
    Quality regional banks have well-capitalized balance sheets, and are trading cheaply, in relation to their bigger brothers. ...
  24. The Stock-Split Portfolio

    December 6, 2010
    Many investors debate the merits of a stock split, but the bottom line doesn't lie. Find out how companies who split their ...
  25. McKesson Valuation Overly Pessimistic

    September 14, 2010
    McKesson's operations continue to grow and health care reform efforts will add millions of new patients into the industry. ...
  26. Exploit Market Inefficiencies With Pair Trades

    August 6, 2010
    Although in the long run the market is efficient, in the short term there are market inefficiencies that can be exploited. ...
  27. A Busy Week For Drug Distributors

    January 28, 2010
    These two big drug distributors are profitable, but are they a good buy?
  28. California Banks Looking Good

    July 22, 2009
    California regional bank CVB Financial beat analyst expectations by 70% even though the state government is essentially bankrupt. ...
  29. Remember Net Interest Margins?

    May 25, 2009
    The market is obsessed with asset quality, and with good reason. However, once the crisis passes, investors will examine ...
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