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  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. 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 ...
  4. Will Defense be Hit by Weak Economies of Allied Nations? - Industry ...

    December 18, 2014
    Will Defense be Hit by Weak Economies of Allied Nations? - Industry Outlook
  5. 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).
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. Archer Daniels Sells Cocoa Business to Olam for $1.3 Billion ...

    December 16, 2014
    Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has agreed to sell its entire global cocoa business to Olam International Limited.
  11. Kroger's Customer 1st Strategy Supports Consistent Growth - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    A dominant position among the nation's largest grocery retailers enables Kroger (KR) to expand its store base and boost market ...
  12. Helen of Troy Upped to Strong Buy on Decent Q2 Earnings - Analyst ...

    December 15, 2014
    On Dec 11, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Helen of Troy Limited (HELE) to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), following decent ...
  13. How To Profit From The Insurance M&A Frenzy

    December 14, 2014
    When the directors at Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:AHL) were asked if they would sell the company to Endurance Specialty ...
  14. How To Buy Cheaper Shares With Higher Yields... Automatically

    December 1, 2014
    I recently paid $2.89 per gallon for gasoline. I didn't fill up the tank. But I did buy more gas at that price than I did ...
  15. Picking Up Where We Left Off? - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 3, 2014
    Over the hump midway through Q3 earnings season, we've now got a fairly decent read on how the S&P 500 has performed. ...
  16. 2 Types Of REITs That Could Benefit From Rising Rates

    October 13, 2014
    Investors are on edge lately as the prospect of higher interest rates threatens their investments in real estate investment ...
  17. Are Cost-Control Measures Driving Consumer Staples? - Industry ...

    October 13, 2014
    Are Cost-Control Measures Driving Consumer Staples? - Industry Outlook
  18. Bear of the Day: Campbell's Soup (CPB) - Bear of the Day

    October 7, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Campbell's Soup (CPB) - Bear of the Day
  19. Profit From 'Pandemic Killers'

    September 8, 2014
    A couple of weeks ago, we told you about our colleague Andy Obermueller's fascinating research into pandemics. We mentioned ...
  20. U.S. Insurers Still Struggling: Time to Rethink Regulation? - ...

    September 5, 2014
    U.S. Insurers Still Struggling: Time to Rethink Regulation? - Industry Outlook
  21. Defense Industry Majors Outwit the Sequester - Industry Outlook

    August 14, 2014
    Defense Industry Majors Outwit the Sequester - Industry Outlook
  22. A Backdoor Way Into The 'Millionaires Only' Market

    August 13, 2014
    It's a private stock market shared by millionaires, celebrities and double-digit dividend yields. This market is riddled ...
  23. The Thousands Of Dollars You're Probably Missing Out On

    August 12, 2014
    If you've seen the H&R Block commercial on television recently, you know that it starts with a concession worker ...
  24. How To Profit From The Historic Big Tobacco Merger

    July 18, 2014
  25. This Conservative Stock Could Be This 'Hated' Sector's Best

    July 18, 2014
    Nearly six years after the financial crisis, I think it's safe to say investors generally still don't trust the big ...
  26. Are These The Buyback Kings Of 2015?

    July 17, 2014
    You have to be impressed with the recent 30% six-month rally for chipmaker Intel (Nasdaq:INTC). For a company that was already ...
  27. REITs: Something to Build On - Industry Outlook

    June 12, 2014
    REITs: Something to Build On - Industry Outlook
  28. Can Consumer Staples Rebound? - Industry Outlook

    June 10, 2014
    Can Consumer Staples Rebound? - Industry Outlook
  29. 5 Keys To Spotting Value Stocks

    June 3, 2014
    In his book Investment Fables, Aswath Damodaran looks at what does and does not work in the stock market. He examines various ...
  30. Auto Stocks Driving Northbound - Industry Outlook

    May 29, 2014
    Auto Stocks Driving Northbound - Industry Outlook
  31. How To Ride the Organic & Natural Products Wave

    May 6, 2014
    With consumers shopping healthier, purveyors of organic and natural foods could be great long-term buys for investors.
  32. Aerospace & Defense Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook

    April 15, 2014
    Aerospace & Defense Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook
  33. Taking a cue from institutional managers, retail investors now have a sophisticated set of tools at their disposal for finding new and uncorrelated asset classes. These alternatives could do your portfolio wonders.

    A Dose Of Alternatives May Do Your Portfolio Some Good

    April 7, 2014
    Taking a cue from institutional managers, retail investors now have a sophisticated set of tools at their disposal for finding ...
  34. Bull of the Day: Wesco Aircraft Holdings (WAIR) - Bull of the ...

    March 18, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Wesco Aircraft Holdings (WAIR) - Bull of the Day
  35. Profit From A Unique Setup In This 'Hated' Industry

    March 11, 2014
    Big Tobacco is among the most hated and controversial industries on earth.It has been vilified as the leading cause of cancer, ...
  36. How To Legally 'Steal' Thousands Of Dollars From Wall Street

    March 11, 2014
    Let's be frank for a minute. After the pain and suffering caused by the global financial crisis, not to mention the losses ...
  37. Smoking still has many of the perceived

    Still Addicted To Dividends? Satisfy Your Craving With Tobacco ...

    February 24, 2014
    While tobacco may be considered a sinful endeavor, cigarette stocks may be just what an income portfolio needs. For investors, ...
  38. Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook

    February 18, 2014
    Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook
  39. Covered Calls 101: How To Check Your Potential Return

    February 11, 2014
    When setting up a covered call trade, it is important to estimate ahead of time what that trade is likely to return. Not ...
  40. Auto Industry Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook

    February 6, 2014
    Auto Industry Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook
  41. The Best Offense In 2014 Could Be A Big Dose Of Defense

    January 24, 2014
    With the one of the major hurdles out of the way, the aerospace and defense industry continues to be one of the brightest ...
  42. Insurance Industry Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    January 14, 2014
    Insurance Industry Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  43. The Best Performing ETFs of 2013

    January 1, 2014
    This year may have started off on shaky footing as our nation tiptoed near the fiscal cliff, but when we look in the rear ...
  44. Since Warren Buffett's moves are so widely followed, we’ve chosen to take the path less traveled by looking at ten influential managers that don’t quite get the same media attention.

    Ten Money Managers Worth Following

    December 23, 2013
    Generally speaking, most retail investors along with the media outlets tend to closely follow the moves of well-known investors ...
  45. 7 ETF Types To Be Thankful For

    November 28, 2013
    This year has shaped up to be quite kind to investors as major equity indexes are holding onto double-digit gains ahead of ...
  46. Insurance Industry Stock Outlook - Sept 2013 - Industry Outlook

    September 17, 2013
    Insurance Industry Stock Outlook - Sept 2013 - Industry Outlook
  47. Drone Technology In Everyday Applications: Not Just For The Military ...

    September 4, 2013
    Drones are no longer a technology of the future. They are being manufactured and used in a variety of applications, but ...
  48. Can LEDs Brighten Investor Portfolios?

    August 29, 2013
    LED lighting may be disruptive, but that doesn't mean that the stocks haven't already been moved in anticipation.
  49. Hain Celestial's Valuation Already Incorporates Strong Expectations

    August 22, 2013
    Hain Celestial has strong top-line growth, but margins continue to lag more traditional food rivals
  50. Illuminate Your Portfolio With LEDs

    July 19, 2013
    While new sources of supplies are helping curb the energy crisis, the truth is that we are still using more and more. That’s ...
  51. Top ETFs of the First Half of the Year - ETF News And Commentary

    July 8, 2013
    These 3 ETFs have been solid performers to begin 2013, easily beating out the market.
  52. Assured Guaranty Raised to Strong Buy - Analyst Blog

    July 5, 2013
    On Jul 3, 2013, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Assured Guaranty Ltd. to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).
  53. AIZ Outlines 2013 CAT Reinsurance Program - Analyst Blog

    July 2, 2013
    Assurant finalises its 2013 catastrophe reinsurance program.
  54. 5 Chinese Stocks to Buy Now - Analyst Blog

    June 28, 2013
    After suffering losses over seven consecutive trading days, Chinese shares have finally rebounded.
  55. EU Makes Tougher Smoking Rules - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2013
    According to media reports, the European Union has passed stricter rules for the tobacco biggies as part of the anti tobacco ...
  56. U.S. Insurers Turn A Major Corner

    June 25, 2013
    After suffering, the property and casualty insurance industry is back. The group has reported their first underwriting profit ...
  57. Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook

    June 21, 2013
    Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook
  58. WAIR, Precision Extend Relationship - Analyst Blog

    June 14, 2013
    Wesco Aircraft extends contract with long-standing associate Precision Castparts Corp.
  59. SAIC Gets Plum Contract from Navy - Analyst Blog

    June 13, 2013
    SAIC Inc. recently announced that it received a prime indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract from the U.S. ...
  60. Time to Avoid Business Development Company ETFs? - ETF News And ...

    June 12, 2013
    Should investors be worried about BDC ETFs in today's uncertain environment?
  61. Post-Barnes, MSC Industrial Has Multiple Growth Opportunities

    June 5, 2013
    The economy is a short-term threat, but MSC's long-term prospects have never been better
  62. Goldman Sachs Gets Into The Loan Business

    April 12, 2013
    Goldman Sachs’ decides to list a piece of Liberty Harbor Capital subsidiary as a BDC.
  63. A Thick Order Book Is Only Part Of The Story For Greenbrier

    April 4, 2013
    Good order flow at Greenbrier doesn't answer long-term margin and economic return questions.
  64. Whole Foods Disappoints, Comes A Little Closer To Value

    February 15, 2013
    Despite another disappointing quarter, Whole Foods has the potential to produce double-digit revenue growth for the next ...
  65. Aixtron Is A Volatile Way To Play LED Growth

    February 15, 2013
    Aixtron will benefit from a surge in LED lighting, but it isn't known when that will happen.
  66. A Relative Price Strength Screen for Beating the Market - Screen ...

    February 12, 2013
    Kevin Matras goes over a Relative Price Change screen to help you find top performers no matter what the market is doing. ...
  67. Auto Industry Stock Outlook - Feb 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    February 11, 2013
    The auto industry is highly concentrated. The top 10 global automakers account for roughly 80% of the worldwide production ...
  68. CIGNA Sheds Run-Off Biz - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    In an effort to reduce risk and strengthen financial flexibility the U.S. health insurer CIGNA Corp. (CI), has announced ...
  69. Fitch Avows MetLife's Debt - Analyst Blog

    January 30, 2013
    On Tuesday, Fitch Ratings affirmed all the debt and credit ratings of MetLife Inc. (MET) and its operating subsidiaries, ...
  70. SAI to Help Reduce Deluge of Data - Analyst Blog

    January 28, 2013
    SAIC Inc. (SAI) recently introduced an innovative data management and analytics solution to empower diverse organizations ...
  71. Sun Life Expands ASEAN Footprint - Analyst Blog

    January 23, 2013
    In an effort to expand its international operations, the Canadian life insurer Sun Life Financial Inc. (SLF) has announced ...
  72. Neutral on Terex - Analyst Blog

    January 21, 2013
    On Jan 18, we maintained our Neutral recommendation on global equipment manufacturer Terex Corp. (TEX) following a decent ...
  73. First Solar and More Big Movers in Semiconductors on January ...

    January 3, 2013
    This morning, the market has been relatively quiet. The Nasdaq has moved little; the S&P 500 has been relatively flat; ...
  74. CAE Issues Senior Unsecured Notes - Analyst Blog

    January 2, 2013
    CAE Inc. (CAE), a provider of simulation equipment announced an issue of senior unsecured notes. The notes are worth roughly ...
  75. Tower Stays Neutral - Analyst Blog

    January 2, 2013
    We are reiterating our Neutral recommendation on the shares of Tower Group Inc. (TWGP). The benefits of organic growth, acquisitions ...
  76. Gains of 27%, 56%, and even 183%... What's Next?

    January 2, 2013
    It's every investor's dream. And this one came true... For lucky shareholders in this formerly tiny maker of automated medicine ...
  77. Huntington Ingalls Industries and Other Transportation Stocks ...

    December 28, 2012
    The market is currently down, with the Nasdaq slipping 0.3%, the S&P 500 declining 0.5% and the Dow falling 0.5%. The ...
  78. Consumer/Non-Cyclical Stocks, Including Green Mountain Coffee ...

    December 28, 2012
    The market is having a bad day so far. The Nasdaq is down 0.3%; the S&P 500 has declined 0.5%; and the Dow has decreased ...
  79. 5 Of The Largest Corporate Annual Losses Of All Time

    December 27, 2012
    These firms were some of the biggest casualties and reported losses that easily qualify as among the largest of all time. ...
  80. Aerospace & Defense Stock Outlook - Dec 2012 - Industry Outlook

    December 26, 2012
    The U.S. is the world's largest aerospace and defense market, and also home to the world's largest military budget. The industry ...
  81. Aerospace & Defense Stock Overview - Dec 2012 - Industry Outlook

    December 26, 2012
    The U.S. is the world's largest aerospace and defense market, and also home to the world's largest military budget. The industry ...
  82. Lithia Increases Credit Facility - Analyst Blog

    December 24, 2012
    Lithia Motors Inc. (LAD) announced that it has increased its five-year revolving syndicated credit facility by $150 million ...
  83. MET Wary of 2013, Shelves Buyback - Analyst Blog

    December 17, 2012
    Yesterday, MetLife Inc. (MET) announced its projected operating earnings growth to falter in 2013 on an annual basis, which ...
  84. The Absolute Highest Yields You'll Find... in 8 Major Sectors

    December 13, 2012
    Readers of my articles should know by now that I'm always on the lookout for good dividend-paying ideas. There's no better ...
  85. ETF Defenses For The Fiscal Cliff And Beyond

    December 11, 2012
    Adam Patti is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of IndexIQ, a New York-based ETF issuer behind several of the most ...
  86. Food Stocks To Watch In 2013

    December 10, 2012
    This article discusses food stocks investors should pay attention to in 2013.
  87. A.M. Best Affirms Assurant Ratings - Analyst Blog

    December 4, 2012
    Following a periodic review, rating agency A.M Best affirmed Assurant Inc.'s (AIZ) issuer credit ratings ("ICR") at 'bbb'. ...
  88. AAR to Sell 10 Aircraft to MAS - Analyst Blog

    November 30, 2012
    AAR Corp. (AIR) has agreed to sell 10 of its 737-400 aircraft to Malaysian Airline System, Berhad (MAS). The deal will be ...
  89. China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd and Other Big Movers In Transportation ...

    November 9, 2012
    The market is currently up, with the Nasdaq climbing 0.9%, the S&P 500 increasing 0.5% and the Dow up 0.2%. The transportation ...
  90. Loss Widens at Tesla Motors - Analyst Blog

    November 8, 2012
    Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA) reported a wider adjusted loss of $109.6 million or $1.04 per share in the third quarter of 2012 ...
  91. Three Hedge Fund ETFs for Uncorrelated Returns - ETF News And ...

    October 31, 2012
    With markets clearly entering a 'muddle through' phase in which low growth and uncertainty are the norm, many investors are ...
  92. The Biggest One-Day Gains In Popular Commodities

    October 31, 2012
    Commodities can be a volatile bunch. Here are some of the biggest one-day leaps for oil, gold and corn.
  93. Semiconductors Stocks, Including ARM Holdings plc, Making Big ...

    October 24, 2012
    So far today, the Nasdaq has moved little, the S&P 500 is trading up 0.1% and the Dow has climbed 0.3%. The Semiconductors ...
  94. Battle Of The Hedge Fund Clones: GURU Vs. ALFA

    October 23, 2012
    The proliferation of exchange-traded products has opened up previously difficult-to-reach corners of the investing landscape, ...
  95. Ultimate Guide To IndexIQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETF (QAI)

    October 22, 2012
    Even though the definition of "hedge fund" has changed over time, morphing from largely market-neutral strategies to a much ...
  96. Dean Foods To Spin Off White Wave

    October 18, 2012
    The pricing of Dean Foods put a fire under its stock price, sending it up more than 10% for the day. Its theoretical value ...
  97. Auto Industry Stock Outlook - Oct. 2012 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    October 16, 2012
    The automotive industry is highly concentrated, with the top-10 global automakers accounting for roughly 80% of worldwide ...
  98. Checklist for Picking Winning Stocks - Screen of the Week

    October 16, 2012
    I'm regularly asked how I go about picking winning stocks, especially now with the market's recent pullback. The short answer ...
  99. Tesla Receives $10M Grant - Analyst Blog

    October 12, 2012
    California Energy Commission has granted $10 million to Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA) to help the latter purchase assembly equipments ...
  100. U.S. Auto Sales Best Since March '08 - Analyst Blog

    October 3, 2012
    In September, U.S. auto sales reached its highest monthly seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 14.9 million vehicles ...
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