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  1. Top Performing Dow Stocks This Year

    November 12, 2010
    Hunting for stock treasures doesn't mean looking beyond the biggest, most well-known names in American industry.
  2. Is This The Dip To Buy TSMC?

    November 2, 2010
    A sequential slowdown is barely a blip on TSMC's radar.
  3. A Fistfull Of Life Sciences

    October 29, 2010
    The life sciences field is showing encouraging growth and mostly reasonable valuations.
  4. Banking On Merger Mania

    October 25, 2010
    There are opportunities to profit from this growth in acquisition activity.
  5. Johnson And Johnson Resilient Despite Recalls

    October 22, 2010
    Despite a bad quarter for Johnson and Johnson, the actual results show the competitive advantages of this company.
  6. 3 Holiday Shopping Stock Picks

    October 15, 2010
    Find out where the hot spots are going to be this holiday shopping season.
  7. Investing In Warrants

    October 15, 2010
    Because many warrants have a long time prior to expiration, they can offer an interesting way to bet on the underlying stock. ...
  8. 5 Strong Small-Cap Stocks

    October 12, 2010
    5 small-cap stocks outperforming the market in 2010.
  9. DineEquity Outlook Extremely Uncertain

    September 30, 2010
    It's extremely difficult to project out DineEquity's future sales and cash flows with any certainty.
  10. Key Developments In Air Delivery And Freight

    September 20, 2010
    Keep an eye on these industries with the Dow Jones Transportation Average.
  11. Natural Gas Overtakes Coal

    September 17, 2010
    More utilities are shifting away from coal-fired plants to those that use clean natural gas. As this shift continues, companies ...
  12. Aptar Group Outlines Strategy

    September 17, 2010
    The Aptar Group is counting on a corporate realignment and an excellent balance sheet to move past a slight pause in growth. ...
  13. Interested In The Short Interest Leaders?

    September 15, 2010
    For those with a bullish tilt, this data series can prove to be most valuable.
  14. The Collingwood Shale Gets Its Footing

    September 7, 2010
    The Collingwood Shale is drawing interest from the exploration and production industry as it searches everywhere for the ...
  15. Top 10 Shorted Stocks

    August 27, 2010
    The fragile U.S. economy seems to be headed for the inevitable double dip, as a slew of recent data raise concerns about ...
  16. 4 Reasons 'Made In The U.S.A.' Wins

    August 24, 2010
    Recent articles about rising Chinese wages and implementing wage-equalization import taxes has me thinking "Made in the U.S.A." ...
  17. Playing Alternative Energy Through The Backdoor

    August 19, 2010
    Without power inverters, renewable technologies are dead in the water. Here's how you can play this sector.
  18. Agile Agilent

    August 18, 2010
    Agilent may defy easy categorization, but its quality does not depend on labels.
  19. Lowe's Improvement Won't Last Long

    August 18, 2010
    Lowes' earnings and outlook provides a glimpse that a bumpy economy lies ahead.
  20. Middleby Stuck In The Middle For Now

    August 17, 2010
    Middleby continues to gain share in a fragmented market.
  21. 6 Smart-Grid Transmission Plays

    August 9, 2010
    As energy demand is increasing, a new smarter grid will need to be built. Investors should focus on the transmission lines ...
  22. Viasat's Hiring Out Of This World

    July 23, 2010
    These are five stocks that the Baupost Group has taken interest in. Read on to find out why.
  23. Ritchie Bros Feels The Hammer

    July 15, 2010
    Ritchie Bros spooked the market with a mid-quarter update, but the growth strategy still makes sense.
  24. Can Tanker Stocks Stay Afloat?

    July 14, 2010
    With fears of a double-dip recession growing stronger, sailing away from the shipping sector might be the best course of ...
  25. Investing In A Heat Wave

    July 9, 2010
    The heat wave hitting the Northeastern U.S. is pushing power grids to maximum capacity. Find out what opportunities this ...
  26. Battery-Powered Car Stocks Gaining Momentum

    June 30, 2010
    With Tesla's new IPO the battery-powered car is gaining hype and momentum. Should you get on board, or take a peek under ...
  27. Making Money With Regional Banks

    June 29, 2010
    Several small regional banks are poised to outperform their Wall Street counterparts.
  28. Is Cheap Chinese Labor Over?

    June 25, 2010
    "Cheap China" is increasingly becoming an anachronism. What does this mean for companies that depend on low wages?
  29. Allscripts + Eclipsys = A Deal That Makes Sense

    June 9, 2010
    Allscripts and Eclipsys complement each other well and should create a powerful force in a lucrative, but underpenetrated, ...
  30. Ode To Joy Global

    June 7, 2010
    Joy Global is a major equipment supplier leveraged to the commodity markets, but can investors tolerate the volatility?
  31. Polaris Vs Arctic Cat: Which Is The Better Ride?

    June 1, 2010
    Arctic Cat once was a quality small cap. Now it's a struggling micro cap. I'll look at it and its biggest competitor, Polaris. ...
  32. Say Hello To The Collingwood Shale

    May 18, 2010
    The exploration and production is moving in on the Collingwood Shale, yet another North American shale play.
  33. The Highest-Gaining Big Caps In The Past Week

    May 17, 2010
    Since the market's plunge on May 5 several big names have tacked on some big gains.
  34. Break Up Brunswick

    May 6, 2010
    Here's why spinning off Brunswick is good for shareholders.
  35. Companies Printing Money

    April 27, 2010
    Xerox and several other companies have turned in good earnings numbers here in the first quarter.
  36. Riding The Semiconductor Wave

    April 22, 2010
    Blow-out earnings results from some semiconductor companies signal the next wave for the tech sector. Play it with the semi ...
  37. 7 Dividend Stocks Analysts Love

    April 21, 2010
    These stocks are praised by analysts and offer sizable dividends. Take your pick!
  38. Terex Reshapes For The Future

    March 15, 2010
    These divestitures have given Terex ample liquidity to ride the current economic hurricane the company is navigating.
  39. Making Sense Of Generac's IPO

    March 2, 2010
    On February 11 Generac Power Systemsits shares began trading on Nasdaq at $13 a share, but is it a good buy?
  40. After EA's Outlook, It's Time To Think Outside The Xbox

    February 11, 2010
    The best way to play the gaming market may just be to avoid ERTS, and focus on some less-covered game-makers with concrete ...
  41. Automaker Roundup: The Good, Bad And Untold

    February 8, 2010
    The dust is starting to settle for the automaker industry. Where are all of the chips falling?
  42. Losers Today, Winners Tomorrow?

    December 30, 2009
    Following a contrarian approach of avoiding investing with the masses, and instead focusing on value, offers the best recipe ...
  43. A Final Look At Agriculture Stocks

    December 28, 2009
    Agriculture's resilience during the recession points to a strong outlook for the next several years.
  44. Weak Sales Outlook Hits Gunmakers

    December 11, 2009
    Shares tumble as gunmakers lower sales guidance.
  45. Strong Franchises Make Strong Investments

    November 24, 2009
    Dominantly entrenched companies with strong franchises offer a very sound investment strategy going forward.
  46. 5 Stocks To Play The Low Dollar Trade

    November 6, 2009
    Here are five stocks that should benefit from a lower dollar in 2010.
  47. Caterpillar Plows Through

    October 22, 2009
    Though its profits fell 53%, Caterpillar still blew away analysts' estimates.
  48. Five Mid Caps The Pros Own

    September 17, 2009
    We look at what stocks the most successful mid-cap funds have in common.
  49. Krispy Kreme Fills Holes With Cash Earnings

    September 9, 2009
    Krispy Kreme hasn't had a profitable year since 2004, but it looks like customers are coming back.
  50. There's More To Earnings Than Earnings

    August 12, 2009
    The 'rest of the story' you didn't hear about earnings from Mobile Telesystems, Zhongpin, Clear Channel Outdoor, Priceline.com, ...
  51. 3 Food Stocks Flying Under The Radar

    July 29, 2009
    Food may not be a sexy stock pick, but these three companies seem to offer steady dividends and stable growth.
  52. Not Too Late To Participate In The Surging Market

    July 29, 2009
    A surprising number of stocks missed last weeks market rally due mostly to earnings misses. Are there some opportuntities ...
  53. What's New On The Net

    July 28, 2009
    Bankrate just announced it is selling out to APAX Partners for $571 million. Why, and what else is happening on the net? ...
  54. Exxon Mobil Takes The Plunge Into Biofuels

    July 21, 2009
    Exxon Mobil committed $600 million to a joint veture to research biofuels made from Algae. This illustrates the importance ...
  55. Dividend Divas For July 14

    July 14, 2009
    Companies that pay a high dividend show their commitment to returning money to shareholders. Here we drill down into the ...
  56. Silgan Holdings' Success Is Uncanny

    July 6, 2009
    Many industry experts thought Silgan Holdings would sink, but it has actually flourished recently - here's why.
  57. Transformers: Revenge Of The Once Fallen Stocks

    July 1, 2009
    The success of the "Transformers" sequel has also meant success for these stocks.
  58. Hathor Exploration Delivering World-Class Results

    June 29, 2009
    Strong results from Hathor Exploration's recent drilling program still hasn't interested investors enough to move the stock. ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. Semiconductors Conduct A Comeback

    May 15, 2009
    Bottom may be at hand for semiconductor and semiconductor capital equipment companies.
  61. Stock Splits Worth A Look

    May 11, 2009
    What does the decline in stock splits mean for investors?
  62. Stuffing Knocked Out Of Build-A-Bear

    May 7, 2009
    Disappointing earnings results prompted a 20% share price plunge. Is the picnic over for this retailer of customized teddy ...
  63. Shale Plays Gone Wild - The Antrim Shale

    April 9, 2009
    The Antrim shale is arguably the least-known of the shale plays, despite its age. Its low-cost drilling and shallow zones ...
  64. Size Matters In Shipping

    April 9, 2009
    Commodities ranging from coal and steel to grain and fertilizers are shipped all over the world on large dry-bulk shipping ...
  65. Insider Buying? Buyers Beware

    March 16, 2009
    Insider buying can be useful in stock selection, but investors should be aware of false signals.
  66. Spinoffs Revisited

    March 13, 2009
    Spinoffs are touted as a cure for a lack of shareholder value, but sometimes the opposite is true.
  67. Insiders Cruising For Royal Caribbean Stocks

    March 10, 2009
    This cruise line's recent insider buys make it a company worth further consideration.
  68. Assessing Risk In The Energy Sector

    February 18, 2009
    With oil prices declining, energy investors use myriad tools, including the debt to total capitalization ratio, to determine ...
  69. Big Banks Sold Short

    February 13, 2009
    With four of the biggest banks being sold short, is this an area of investing you should be getting into during this bearish ...
  70. Bristol-Myers Pays Healthy Dividends

    February 12, 2009
    Bristol-Myers is among five companies with a great forward annual dividend yield.
  71. Darden Restaurants Cultivates Its Olive Garden

    January 29, 2009
    This chain's heaping portions of Italian comfort food continue to satisfy cash-strapped diners.
  72. Executives Take Pay Cuts For The Team

    January 15, 2009
    Upper management salary cuts do not guarantee future performance, but they do indicate how the right team can add value during ...
  73. Benjamin Graham's Recession-Resistant Valuation Metric

    December 10, 2008
    Should near-term earnings be taken seriously?
  74. Can Lumber Liquidators Pass The IPO Litmus Test?

    November 27, 2008
    One year out from Lumber Liquidators going public, we examine the deal to see if this was a successful IPO or yet another ...
  75. Infrastructure Substitutes For Bechtel

    November 13, 2008
    It's too bad you can't buy stock in privately held Bechtel, but we've come up with a few solid alternatives that should also ...
  76. The Best IPOs Of 2008

    November 11, 2008
    Three top IPOs in 2008 prove that some companies can do well in a weak market and recession, at least for now.
  77. The King Of Comps

    November 4, 2008
    Burger King increased comps by 3.6% and reaffirmed guidance. Can this success continue?
  78. No Butterfly In Sight For Caterpillar

    October 29, 2008
    Falling commodity prices and a moribund housing market will make it hard for Caterpillar to grow until the recession lifts. ...
  79. Declare War On CEO Pay

    October 21, 2008
    Is there a way to keep CEO compensation reasonable while still providing incentives for performance?
  80. CNH Global Makes Its Case

    October 6, 2008
    Tractor manufacturer CNH Global is the top agricultural value play right now, bar none.
  81. Getting Technical With Biotech

    July 11, 2008
    Watch as a blend of technical and fundamental analysis reveals hidden gems in this unpredictable sector.
  82. Caterpillar Digs Emerging Markets

    June 30, 2008
    Caterpillar has made a big push into China and the Middle East. The move paid off and allowed the company to bury losses ...
  83. Bidding Frenzy Hits Genetic Testing Stocks

    June 13, 2008
    Genetic testing to assess future disease risk is about to go mainstream. This promted a take-over free-for-all in the sector. ...
  84. Transformers Rescue Hasbro From Recession

    April 21, 2008
    Contrary to conventional wisdom one toy maker looks recession proof. Strong branding and nagging kids trump logic every time. ...
  85. Hoisting Heavy Returns In Heavy Equipment (CAT, TEX, CNH)

    September 26, 2007
    Big cranes and big tractors are impressive, but when it comes to the equipment makers, lean and mean is the key to success. ...
  86. Lam Research Has Memory Problems (LRCX)

    July 13, 2007
    The memory sector is wavering. Lam Research could falter right along with it, despite strong the fundamentals.
  87. Wild Oats A Good Play: Deal, Or No Deal (OATS)

    July 9, 2007
    FTC opposition to the Wild Oats buyout has pushed shares down. This is a risk-arbitrage play now worth entering.
  88. Build A Foundation For Your Portfolio (PKB)

    June 19, 2007
    Commercial and international building continues to surge, and there is an ETF that offers exposure to this growth sector. ...
  89. Specialty Steel: A Captive Market (CRS, ATI, AKS)

    May 24, 2007
    Specialty steel may be "flat rolled", but the profits and share performance of these three companies certainly aren’t flat. ...
  90. Getting Technical With New ETF (PDP)

    April 26, 2007
    PowerShares offers investors the first ETF based on technical analysis.
  91. Locking On (ATK, BA, UTX)

    April 17, 2007
    A trio of defense contractors that are leading military one-up-manship into the 21st century.
  92. The Generation That Doesn't Cook (EAT)

    April 9, 2007
    A taste of Brinker International (EAT) - parent of Chili’s, On the Border, Maggiano’s, and Macaroni Grill.
  93. The Effects of the Altria-Kraft Spin-Off (MO, KFT)

    March 26, 2007
    An interesting look at the effects the Altria-Kraft spin-off could bring to the major stock market indices.
  94. You Gotta Know When To Bail

    February 22, 2007
    When your stock's prospects take a turn for the worse, bailing out can be the best possible option.
  95. Get Your Game On (ERTS)

    January 25, 2007
    Game maker Electronic Arts should benefit from a pick-up in PS3 game console sales later this year.
  96. Paying Steep CEO Salaries For Flat Share Price Performance

    January 22, 2007
    Are the lucrative pay packages of today's prominent executives really worth the high price tag?
  97. Winners and Losers - September 11th - 15th (NSS, EMBT, MATK)

    September 15, 2006
    A look at the winners and losers for the week of September 11th.
  98. Are Video Games A Good Play?

    June 8, 2006
    A look at the early stages of the new wave of video game consoles.
  99. Super Tankers Deliver

    March 9, 2006
    Just how super are the prospects of oil tanker companies?
  100. Semiconductors Show Strength but Watch the Valuations

    January 31, 2006
    Taking a peek inside the semiconductor industry.
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