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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. 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.
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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).
  12. Will Amazon's 3-Day Strike in Germany Hit Holiday Sales? - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) is facing a three-day strike by its German employees demanding higher pay and a better work environment.
  13. Google (GOOGL) Takes Down Amazon App from Play Store - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    The official Amazon.com Inc. app (AMZN) was taken down from the Google (GOOGL) Play store, after the search giant realized ...
  14. DaVita to Merge Business Units, Advance Clinical Research - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.'s (DVA) business units ??? DaVita Clinical Research (DCR) and HealthCare Partners Clinical ...
  15. 4 Top Ranked Biotech Stocks that Beat the Market in 2014 - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Despite the sell-off in late March, the biotech sector bounced back thanks to important product approvals, mergers and acquisitions, ...
  16. Infineon and United Microelectronics to Extend Partnership - ...

    December 16, 2014
    Infineon Technologies AG (IFNNY), announced that it has extended its manufacturing partnership with United Microelectronics ...
  17. Stock Market News for December 16, 2014 - Market News

    December 16, 2014
    Markets finished a choppy session in the negative territory on Monday as yet another slide in oil prices dented investor ...
  18. Will Jabil Circuit (JBL) Surprise this Earnings Season? - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Jabil Circuit Inc. (JBL) set to release first-quarter 2015 earnings results on Dec 17, 2014.
  19. Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (AMP): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    December 16, 2014
    Ameriprise's third-quarter 2014 operating earnings surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Constant improvement in revenue ...
  20. Alexion's Soliris Receives Orphan Drug Status in Japan - Analyst ...

    December 15, 2014
    Alexion (ALXN) announced that Soliris has received orphan drug designation in Japan for the treatment of myasthenia gravis.
  21. Humana Poised on Strong Membership Gain amid Rising Costs - Analyst ...

    December 15, 2014
    On Dec 12, 2014, we issued an updated research report on Humana Inc. (HUM).
  22. Jazz Pharmaceuticals Starts Defibrotide Rolling NDA Filing - ...

    December 15, 2014
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ) has started the rolling submission of a NDA for defibrotide.
  23. Alnylam Provides Pipeline Update, Growth Strategy - Analyst Blog

    December 15, 2014
    Alnylam (ALNY) announced a strategy for developing its RNAi therapeutics in three strategic therapeutic areas (STArs): genetic ...
  24. This Tech Giant Just Doubled Down On Cloud Computing

    December 8, 2014
    Haste makes waste. That's the possible view on the corner offices at software giant Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq:ORCL), which seems ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. The Only Latin American Stock You Should Buy Now

    December 3, 2014
    As an American expat living in Colombia, I have had a first-hand view of the major economic changes taking place across South ...
  27. Will A 3D Concierge Be Coming To Your Mall Soon?

    December 3, 2014
    One of the secrets to success in the retail world is continual evolution--delivering a customer experience that meets expectations ...
  28. Tech Stocks Underperform Following Apple's Flash Crash, Holiday ...

    December 1, 2014
    U.S. stocks were mostly lower on Monday as the holiday shopping season may have disappointed some. The National Retail Federation ...
  29. Bull of the Day: Skyworks Solutions (SWKS) - Bull of the Day

    November 25, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Skyworks Solutions (SWKS) - Bull of the Day
  30. 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 ...
  31. Pharma Industry Outlook: M&A, Licensing Abound - Industry Outlook

    November 18, 2014
    Pharma Industry Outlook: M&A, Licensing Abound - Industry Outlook
  32. Will YouTube's Subscription Music Service Be Profitable?

    November 17, 2014
    On Monday, Google Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL) launched the beta version of subscription music service Music Key. How will this project ...
  33. Are You Ignoring The Indicator That Could Save Your Portfolio?

    November 13, 2014
    With thousands of publicly traded companies out there, it can be overwhelming trying to figure out which stocks to buy. Now ...
  34. Don't Ignore The Indicator That Could Revamp Your Investments

    November 13, 2014
    With thousands of publicly traded companies out there, it can be overwhelming trying to figure out which stocks to buy. Now ...
  35. How You Can Add Retail to Your Portfolio Now - Industry Outlook

    November 12, 2014
    How You Can Add Retail to Your Portfolio Now - Industry Outlook
  36. 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 ...
  37. The iShares MSCI Mexico Capped ETF (EWW) is one-stop shopping for your exposure to a growing Mexican economy. Here's a look.

    Want To Invest In Mexico? Start With The EWW ETF

    November 10, 2014
    The iShares MSCI Mexico Capped ETF (EWW) is one-stop shopping for your exposure to a growing Mexican economy. Here's a look.
  38. Mobile Adoption Drives Online Payments, Security - Industry Outlook

    November 6, 2014
    Mobile Adoption Drives Online Payments, Security - Industry Outlook
  39. Investor's Big Mistake Is A Buying Opportunity For This Retail ...

    November 5, 2014
    If you had any doubt about the market’s manic-depressive nature and the fact that rational investors can make out-sized gains, ...
  40. Earn A Potential 33% Gain From This Stock's Irrational Sell-Off

    November 5, 2014
    If you had any doubt about the market’s manic-depressive nature and the fact that rational investors can make out-sized gains, ...
  41. Retail eCommerce Eyes 2014 Holiday Season - Industry Outlook

    November 4, 2014
    Retail eCommerce Eyes 2014 Holiday Season - Industry Outlook
  42. Will Amazon Ever Make A Profit?

    November 3, 2014
    Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: disappointed investors. Can the company ever turn things around? "The whole business model of not ...
  43. Most Investors Will Miss This Powerful Buy Signal on Amazon's ...

    October 28, 2014
    Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) may have disappointed shareholders Friday with another earnings miss, but all I see is opportunity. ...
  44. This Opportunity Could Bank A 65% Return For Investors

    October 28, 2014
    Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) may have disappointed shareholders Friday with another earnings miss, but all I see is opportunity. ...
  45. In the Thick of Earnings Season - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 24, 2014
    The updated Q3 earnings season scorecard now shows that we have seen results from 207 S&P 500 members that combined account ...
  46. Follow The Country's Largest Pension Fund Into This Asset

    October 23, 2014
    The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) shocked the investing world in September when it announced that ...
  47. Micro-Cap ETF And The Falling Greenback

    October 13, 2014
    The recent rise in the value of the U.S. dollar versus its peers could eventually hurt the large multinational companies, ...
  48. A Clean Energy Stock Poised For A 45% Rally

    October 2, 2014
    In the early months of President Obama's first term, there was a great deal of talk about the need to invest in clean energy ...
  49. Under $7 Clean Energy Stock Poised for a 45% Rally

    October 2, 2014
    In the early months of President Obama's first term, there was a great deal of talk about the need to invest in clean energy ...
  50. Jeff Bezos Versus Elon Musk: The Space Race, Amazon.com, Inc. ...

    September 23, 2014
    Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: AMZN) founder Jeff Bezos. The project has remained a mystery for several years, but Bezos has ...
  51. The Days of BABA Are Upon Us - Ahead of Wall Street

    September 19, 2014
    The start of trading for shares of Alibaba and the retail availability of the new iPhones are today's big developments.
  52. Semiconductors Remain Key for IoT - Industry Outlook

    September 17, 2014
    Semiconductors Remain Key for IoT - Industry Outlook
  53. Big Week for Fed Prognosis - Ahead of Wall Street

    September 16, 2014
    With the QE program on track to end next month, this has emerged as a key source of uncertainty for global markets.
  54. Bull of the Day: American Woodmark (AMWD) - Bull of the Day

    September 16, 2014
    Bull of the Day: American Woodmark (AMWD) - Bull of the Day
  55. Barron's Recap: Steady As She Goes

    September 7, 2014
    This weekend in Barron's online: the outlook on U.S. equities for the rest of the year, how share buybacks benefit investors, ...
  56. U.S. Insurers Still Struggling: Time to Rethink Regulation? - ...

    September 5, 2014
    U.S. Insurers Still Struggling: Time to Rethink Regulation? - Industry Outlook
  57. Amazon.com, Inc.'s Recent Bounce: A Dead Cat Bounce Or Something ...

    September 2, 2014
    Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has rebounded nicely after taking it on the chin following the most recent earnings report. ...
  58. Amazon Inc.'s Recent Bounce: A Dead Cat Bounce Or Something Longer ...

    September 2, 2014
    Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has rebounded nicely after taking it on the chin following the most recent earnings report. Should ...
  59. This Bargain-Priced Tech Star Might Have The Key To Alternative ...

    September 1, 2014
    There is likely nothing that has done more to shape the modern world than energy – both for good and evil. It created ...
  60. This Tech Star Might Have The Key To Alternative Energy

    September 1, 2014
    There is likely nothing that has done more to shape the modern world than energy – both for good and evil. It created ...
  61. Why I'm Shorting Amazon Today

    August 26, 2014
    Amazon.com (Nasdaq:AMZN) has been one of Wall Street's darlings for some time. From its 2008 lows to its early 2014 highs, ...
  62. What's Keeping Oil Prices Below $100 a Barrel? - Industry Outlook

    August 21, 2014
    What's Keeping Oil Prices Below $100 a Barrel? - Industry Outlook
  63. Is The Best Canadian Oil Sands Play In The U.S.?

    August 20, 2014
    In ten years, the most profitable oil sands development could very well be in the United States in the state of Utah. The ...
  64. This Style of Investing Is Delivering 9 Times the Performance ...

    August 18, 2014
    There's a group of stocks currently trouncing the S&P 500. In just a few months, they've generated 44.8%, 58.1%, ...
  65. 3 Stocks Challenging Amazon's Online Retail Deathgrip

    August 14, 2014
    In the board rooms of Best Buy (NYSE:BBY), Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS), Bed, Bath & Beyond (Nasdaq:BBBY) and many other ...
  66. Consolidation in High-Yield MLP Sector Could Boost This Fund ...

    August 14, 2014
    There are big changes afoot in the high-yielding energy master-limited partnership (MLP) space. On Monday, we got news of ...
  67. Bricks and mortar stores aren’t dead or even dying. Investors would be well-served by shopping around. Here's a guide to retail REITs.

    Why 'Bricks And Mortar' Retail Remains A Solid Bet

    August 6, 2014
    Bricks and mortar stores aren’t dead or even dying. Investors would be well-served by shopping around. Here's a guide to ...
  68. S&P Down 3% - What's on Sale? - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 4, 2014
    Solid Q2 earnings across most sectors this season justified the long run-up in the stock market, and we had been expecting ...
  69. Half-way Through the S&P 500 - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 25, 2014
    We now have Q2 results from 226 S&P 500 members that combined account for 53% of the index's total market capitalization.
  70. 3 Ways To Profit From Latin America's Rising Middle Class

    July 16, 2014
  71. How I Found One Of The Best-Performing Stocks Of 2014

    July 15, 2014
    Two-in-five. That's the number of mutual fund managers that have actually beaten the market over the past five years, ...
  72. Earnings Previews: AMD And Intel

    July 15, 2014
    The new earnings season gears up this week. Among those stepping into the earnings spotlight are rival semiconductor companies ...
  73. Business Services - The Shift Is On - Industry Outlook

    July 11, 2014
    Business Services - The Shift Is On - Industry Outlook
  74. e-Commerce Stocks on Which to Click (pt. 2) - Industry Outlook

    July 2, 2014
    e-Commerce Stocks on Which to Click (pt. 2) - Industry Outlook
  75. 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
  76. Bull of the Day: Qihoo 360 (QIHU) - Bull of the Day

    June 24, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Qihoo 360 (QIHU) - Bull of the Day
  77. Underlying Tech And Pricing Concerns Scorch Amazon's Fire Phone

    June 19, 2014
    On Wednesday, Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced its first smartphone design with Dynamic Perspective and Firefly technologies. ...
  78. Handicapping the Fed - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 18, 2014
    Markets are expected to remain in a tentative mood today.
  79. 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 ...
  80. Barron's Recap: Top 10 Takeover Targets

    May 26, 2014
    This weekend in Barron's online: how to play the merger boom, as well as the prospects for Time Inc., Global Brass & ...
  81. Semi Plays for the Internet of Things - Industry Outlook

    May 19, 2014
    Semi Plays for the Internet of Things - Industry Outlook
  82. Ronnie Moas' Latest Update On Blacklisted Stocks

    May 16, 2014
    Ronnie Moas, founder and director of research at Standpoint Research, was a guest on Benzinga's #PreMarket Prep this ...
  83. Will New Orders Help National Oilwell Varco Change Course?

    May 9, 2014
    Drilling for oil without products made by National Oilwell Varco would be like computing without the aid of an Intel or AMD ...
  84. 16 Classic Growth Stocks Too Good To Ignore

    April 30, 2014
    In terms of revenues, Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) is the classic growth stock. #-ad_banner-#Its sales have grown at least 2 ...
  85. What Propels Microsoft From Here?

    What Propels Microsoft From Here?

    April 29, 2014
    Having beaten the market over the past year (and up more than 22%), Microsoft is no longer priced as though the company will ...
  86. Oil & Gas Stocks May 'Feel the Heat' - Industry Outlook

    April 29, 2014
    Oil & Gas Stocks May 'Feel the Heat' - Industry Outlook
  87. Are High Yields Enough To Keep You In These 'Sin Stocks'?

    April 28, 2014
    Whoever said drinking, smoking and gambling were habits of poor men got it all wrong. #-ad_banner-#So-called sin stocks have ...
  88. EMC Still Sluggish Amid A Tough Hardware Market

    EMC Still Sluggish Amid A Tough Hardware Market

    April 25, 2014
    Between lower guidance after the fourth quarter and the weak hardware results reported by IBM about a week ago, there was ...
  89. Grasping a Good Sense About Q1 Earnings - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 25, 2014
    The key takeaway, including morning reports from Ford (F) and Moody's (MCO) is that there is not much growth and the outlook ...
  90. Bear of the Day: Groupon (GRPN) - Bear of the Day

    April 24, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Groupon (GRPN) - Bear of the Day
  91. Bull of the Day: Dangdang (DANG) - Bull of the Day

    April 24, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Dangdang (DANG) - Bull of the Day
  92. A Big Earnings Week Ahead - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 21, 2014
    Earnings will be front and center this week and will determine whether stocks sustain or lose last week's momentum.
  93. Wal-Mart was founded by a 44-year-old merchant who looked at the business model shared by the foremost retailers of the day – Woolworth, Sears – and found inefficiencies to exploit.

    How Wal-Mart Makes its Money

    April 16, 2014
    While convention dictates that it’s impossible to write about Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) without saying at least something ...
  94. Markets Falling? Get Your Defense Ready

    April 14, 2014
    The stock market is getting whacked. The question now for many investors is, what to do about it. The first thing to do ...
  95. Bull of the Day: Amgen (AMGN) - Bull of the Day

    March 31, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Amgen (AMGN) - Bull of the Day
  96. Pharma & Biotech Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 25, 2014
    Pharma & Biotech Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  97. Business Services Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 19, 2014
    Business Services Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  98. These Income 'Heists' Are Creating Life-Changing Returns

    March 17, 2014
    Recently, we told you a story about a select group of traders who have effectively "stolen" thousands of dollars ...
  99. Amazon Never Makes Money But No One Cares

    Amazon Never Makes Money But No One Cares

    March 14, 2014
    Despite struggling to turn a consistent profit, Amazon continues to be a favourite among investors and consumers. Why are ...
  100. Should Investors Brace For Another Dot-Com Bubble?

    March 14, 2014
    In recent days, the financial press has been filled with stories regarding the fifth anniversary of the current bull market. ...
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