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  1. Merck Up on OncoEthix Acquisition Deal, Oncology in Focus - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Merck (MRK) acquired Swiss biotech privately held company, OncoEthix, and added a promising experimental early-stage candidate, ...
  2. U.S. Bancorp to Pay $6M to Settle Trustee Role Related Suit - ...

    December 19, 2014
    U.S. Bancorp (USB) is set to shell out $6 million to settle a complaint filed as a class-action by Oklahoma Police Pension ...
  3. Wells Fargo Brokerage Units Fined by FINRA for AML Failures - ...

    December 19, 2014
    Two brokerage divisions of Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) has been penalized with a joint fine of $1.5 million by FINRA ...
  4. AstraZeneca's Lynparza Approved in EU for Ovarian Cancer - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    AstraZeneca's (AZN) Lynparza was approved as a monotherapy for the maintenance treatment of adults suffering from ovarian ...
  5. Boeing Gets a Couple of 737-800 Orders from BOC Aviation - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Boeing (BA) received orders for two 737-800 airplanes from BOC Aviation worth $186 million.
  6. Smith & Nephew Up on Post-Operative Wound Therapy Data - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Smith & Nephew's (SNN) PICO Single Use NPWT is a revolutionary canister-free system that has been designed to promote ...
  7. Tetraphase Spikes on Encouraging Data on Antibiotic - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced positive top-line data from a phase III study evaluating eravacycline for the ...
  8. Agenus Jumps on Positive Data from Shingles Candidate - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Shares of Agenus Inc. (AGEN) jumped after its partner GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) announced encouraging results on HZ/su.
  9. AK Steel (AKS) Rises on Q4 Outlook, Shipments to Climb - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS) has announced its guidance for the fourth quarter of 2014.
  10. Liberty Sells 4 Orlando Office Properties for $116.8 Million ...

    December 19, 2014
    Liberty Property (LPT) announced the completion of the disposition of 588,678 square feet office properties at Maitland Center ...
  11. CME Group's Expense Control, Secure Capital to Drive Growth - ...

    December 19, 2014
    On Dec 18, we issued an updated research report on CME Group Inc. (CME), citing its opportunities and challenges.
  12. Merit Medical Hits 52-Week High on Product Pipeline Strength ...

    December 19, 2014
    Strong third-quarter results, a string of FDA approvals for its new products along with a robust product pipeline, all contribute ...
  13. Will Restoration of U.S., Cuba Ties Benefit Airline Stocks? - ...

    December 19, 2014
    President Obama called for the restoration of diplomatic ties with Cuba after more than 50 years.
  14. Falling Oil Prices: A Boon for Plastic Packaging - Analyst Blog

    December 19, 2014
    Falling oil prices will benefit the plastic packaging industry by lowering cost and boost demand due to the increasing disposable ...
  15. Bank Stock Roundup: Fines, Legal Issues Rule Headlines; Citi, ...

    December 19, 2014
    Over the last five trading days, performance of banking stocks remained bullish on the back of their efforts to move past ...
  16. Whirlpool (WHR) Hits 52-Week High on Strong Forward Outlook ...

    December 19, 2014
    Shares of Whirlpool Corp. (WHR) touched a 52-week high of $192.44 on Dec 18, 2014 before eventually closing at $190.52 after ...
  17. Calgon Carbon Receives 400th Order for Hyde GUARDIAN - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Calgon Carbon (CCC) has registered 400th order for its Hyde GUARDIAN Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS).
  18. Cardinal Health Inks Xofigo Manufacturing Deal with Bayer - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Per the agreement, Cardinal Health, Inc. (CAH) will build a state-of-the art, 64,000 square foot facility in Indianapolis, ...
  19. Integra Lifesciences Up on Launch of Bilayer Skin Product - ...

    December 19, 2014
    This latest single-use skin product of Integra (IART) is at present the only pre-meshed bilayer matrix that has been approved ...
  20. Are Amazon & Macmillan Making Peace with Multiyear Deal? - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    E-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) signed a multi-year agreement with book publisher Macmillan, effective from Jan 5, ...
  21. EBay Chiefs to Quit Post PayPal Spinoff, Earn $35M on Exit - ...

    December 19, 2014
    In line with a regulatory filing, five of eBay Inc.'s (EBAY) top executives will step down following the spinoff of its payment-processing ...
  22. Andersons Hikes Quarterly Dividend by 27.3%, Shares Up - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Andersons (ANDE) has increased its regular quarterly cash dividend by 27.3%.
  23. 5 Diversified Bond Funds to Add to Your Portfolio - Mutual Fund ...

    December 19, 2014
    Diversified bond funds provide investors with a convenient and affordable option to hold a portfolio of bonds from different ...
  24. Barrick Gold to Suspend Operations at the Lumwana Mine - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Barrick Gold Corporation (ABX) has announced that it will suspend operations at the Lumwana copper mine in Zambia following ...
  25. New Cuba Policy: A Boon for U.S. Banks? - Analyst Blog

    December 19, 2014
    Will opening up of Cuban economy act as a boon for the U.S. banks? Let us delve into the details to understand the possibilities.
  26. Deckers Expands in Canada, Opens Two More UGG Outlets - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    UGG, a unit of Deckers Outdoor Corp. (DECK), in an effort to expand its global presence, inaugurated two new retail stores ...
  27. Seattle Genetics Initiates Phase Ib Study on Leukemia Drug - ...

    December 19, 2014
    Seattle Genetics, Inc. (SGEN) has initiated a phase Ib study on SGN-CD33A for newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia.
  28. Waddell & Reed Stock Gains 5% on Dividend Hike Announcement - ...

    December 19, 2014
    Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (WDR) gained almost 5% in yesterday's trading session after it announced a dividend hike ...
  29. Equinix (EQIX) Closes $1.5B Credit Facility; Shares Gain - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Global data center service provider, Equinix Inc. (EQIX) declared the completion of its $1.5 billion senior secured credit ...
  30. BlackBerry Posts Earnings in Q3, Revenues Lag Estimates - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    BlackBerry Limited (BBRY), reported third-quarter fiscal 2015 financial results wherein the bottom line outpaced the Zacks ...
  31. Xerox to Divest Information Technology Outsourcing Unit - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Business process and document management company Xerox Corporation (XRX) recently announced its decision to divest Information ...
  32. Stock Market News for December 19, 2014 - Market News

    December 19, 2014
    Benchmarks experienced another day of record gains on Thursday, bettering its record surge a day earlier
  33. Actuant (ATU) Misses Q1 Earnings on High Debt, Shares Dip - ...

    December 19, 2014
    Diversified machinery firm Actuant Corporation (ATU) reported weak results for first-quarter fiscal 2015 (ended Nov 30, 2 ...
  34. Red Hat Beats on Q3 Earnings and Revenues; Guides Well - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Red Hat Inc. (RHT) reported third-quarter 2015 earnings of 30 cents per share (including stock-based compensation but excluding ...
  35. Nike Beats on Q2 Earnings, Shares Fall on Soft Future Orders ...

    December 19, 2014
    Shares of Nike (NKE) slipped 2.9% in yesterday's after-hours trading session after the company posted its second-quarter ...
  36. Defense Majors Step Up Foreign Sales to Weather Sequester - Industry ...

    December 18, 2014
    Defense Majors Step Up Foreign Sales to Weather Sequester - Industry Outlook
  37. Bull of the Day: Seattle Genetics (SGEN) - Bull of the Day

    December 18, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Seattle Genetics (SGEN) - Bull of the Day
  38. Will DTE Energy Prosper from Economic Revival in Michigan? - ...

    December 18, 2014
    On Dec 12, 2014, we issued an updated research report on DTE Energy Company (DTE).
  39. Raytheon in $344M-FMS Deal for Logistics Support to Canada - ...

    December 18, 2014
    Raytheon Co. (RTN) won a $344.3 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for rendering support services for the Command and ...
  40. TASER Body Cameras to be Used Widely by LA Police Force - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    TASER International (TASR) said that the Los Angeles Police Department will purchase 860 AXON body-worn video cameras and ...
  41. KB Home (KBH) Opens Design Studio in Centennial, Denver - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    KB Home (KBH) recently unveiled a KB Home Design Studio in Centennial, Denver, CO.
  42. Lumber Liquidators (LL) Down to Strong Sell on Dismal Q3 - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    On Dec 16, 2014, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Lumber Liquidators (LL), to a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell).
  43. Francesca's Slips to Strong Sell on Poor Q3 & FY Outlook Cut ...

    December 18, 2014
    Zacks Investment Research downgraded Francesca's Holdings Corp. (FRAN) to a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell) on Dec 16 after the ...
  44. JPMorgan Expands in Asia, Buys Aviva's Real Estate Business - ...

    December 18, 2014
    JPMorgan (JPM) expands into the Asia Pacific area by purchasing a property platform in Australia, Japan and Singapore. The ...
  45. JLL to Offer Integrated Real Estate Solutions to Spanish BBVA ...

    December 18, 2014
    JLL (JLL) has been appointed by BBVA to provide integrated real estate services.
  46. NPS Pharmaceuticals and Shire Up on Takeover Rumors - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    A report from Bloomberg indicated that the Shire is considering a potential acquisition of the NPS Pharma.
  47. UBS' Appeal Against $1.4B Bail Rejected by French Court - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    After losing an initial appeal against $1.4 billion bail payment in a French tax-evasion probe in September, theUBS AG's ...
  48. Emergent BioSolutions Buys EV-035 Series from Evolva - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Emergent BioSolutions Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement with Evolva Holding for acquiring the latter's ...
  49. Integrys Energy JV amp Trillium Opens CNG station in Ohio - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Integrys Energy Group's (TEG) joint venture amp Trillium, LLC, opened a public access compressed natural gas station in Canton, ...
  50. BofA, U.S. Bancorp Sued by NCUA over Sale of Risky RMBS - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    NCUA has sued BofA and U.S. Bancorp for recovering losses on $5.8 billion worth of RMBS sold to five corporate credit unions.
  51. SanDisk's Strategic Initiatives to Drive Long-Term Growth - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    On Dec 12, 2014, we issued an updated research report on SanDisk Corporation (SNDK).
  52. Telecom Stock Roundup: FCC Slaps Cramming Charges on Sprint, ...

    December 18, 2014
    Last week has been pretty eventful for the telecom industry as pricing competition intensified.
  53. Guess? Dips to a 52-Week Low on Soft Q3 and FY View Cut - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Shares of Guess?, Inc. (GES) hit a 52-week low of $19.69 after reporting disappointing third-quarter fiscal 2015 results ...
  54. AngioDynamics (ANGO) Hits 52-Week High on Positive View - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Shares of AngioDynamics Inc (ANGO) reached a 52-week high of $19.20 on Dec 17, 2014.
  55. Black Hills Unit Gets KCC Approval to Hike Rates, Shares Up - ...

    December 18, 2014
    Black Hills Energy, a unit of Black Hills Corporation (BKH), has received a rate case approval from the Kansas Corporation ...
  56. UCB's Kremers Urban Sale Deal Lapses, Divestiture Plan On - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    UCB (UCBJF), Advent International and Avista Capital Partners announced their decision to mutually terminate their deal for ...
  57. Moneygram Makes Money Transfers to India Easy with NEFT - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Moneygram International Inc. (MGI), declared that during the National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) network processing ...
  58. Bruker Unveils bioAFM System for High Resolution Imaging - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Bruker's (BRKR) BioScope Resolve provides real-time correlation of atomic force microscopy and optical microscopy data sets
  59. DISH Network to Add Netflix App on Hopper Set-top Boxes - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Leading satellite TV operator ??? DISH Network Corp. (DISH) ??? has reached an agreement with Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) to integrate ...
  60. Agricultural Stock Outlook Improves on Oil Price Decline - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Based on the oil price decline scenario, we have picked two agricultural stocks that are expected to beat earnings in the ...
  61. China Stock Roundup: Baidu Acquires Uber Stake, China Telecom, ...

    December 18, 2014
    Markets had a largely positive week with stocks gaining significantly on every trading day but for today.
  62. Panera's Food Policy on Track: To Offer Additive-Free Food - ...

    December 18, 2014
    Panera Bread Company (PNRA) has recently provided details on its comprehensive Food Policy, introduced in June, regarding ...
  63. Teradata Buys RainStor, Boosts Hadoop Solutions Portfolio - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Big data analytics and marketing applications company, Teradata Corp. (TDC) recently acquired privately-held RainStor for ...
  64. 3 Sectors ETFs That Should Thrive On Low Oil Prices - ETF News ...

    December 18, 2014
    Which sectors should benefit from lower oil prices?
  65. Kinross Gold (KGC) Closes Fruta del Norte Project Sale - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Kinross Gold Corporation (KGC) announced that it has completed the earlier announced sale of all of its interest in Aurelian ...
  66. Archer Daniels (ADM) Sells South American Fertilizer Unit - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has successfully completed the previously announced sale of its South American fertilizer ...
  67. Pentair Provides 2015 Financial Outlook, Confirms 2014 View - ...

    December 18, 2014
    Pentair (PNR) provided financial outlook for 2015 and reaffirmed full year 2014 guidance.
  68. DXP Enterprises to Buy Back 0.4 Million Shares, Price Rises - ...

    December 18, 2014
    DXP Enterprises, Inc. (DXPE) recently announced a new share buyback program, involving roughly 0.4 million common shares. ...
  69. Oil Prices Crashing: Will It Hurt These Chemical Plays? - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Crashing oil prices have put a spate of chemical companies at risk of losing their shale-derived feedstock cost advantage.
  70. CBRE Group Grows With Affiliate Acquisition in Oklahoma - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    CBRE Group Inc. (CBG) announced the acquisition of an Oklahoma-based commercial real estate services firm, which has served ...
  71. Affiliated Managers Raises Stake in AQR Capital, Shares Up - ...

    December 18, 2014
    Affiliated Managers (AMG) yesterday announced that it entered an agreement with AQR Capital Management, LLC, facilitating ...
  72. Accenture Beats on Q1 Earnings & Revenues, Guides Well - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Accenture plc (ACN) reported first-quarter fiscal 2015 earnings per share of $1.29, which surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  73. Baidu Confirms Making an Investment in Uber Technologies - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Baidu (BIDU) announced that it is purchasing a stake in car-hailing app Uber Technologies Inc. in a bid to extend its penetration ...
  74. Markets Cheering the Fed - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 18, 2014
    Market participants like the fact that there will be no early rate hikes and that the central bank will remain cautious and ...
  75. Apogee Q3 Earnings Rise Y/Y but Miss Estimates, Shares Up - ...

    December 18, 2014
    Apogee's (APOG) third quarter earnings were up year over year but lagged the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a penny.
  76. Jabil (JBL) Up on Q1 Earnings & Revenue Beat; Guides Well - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Jabil Circuit Inc. (JBL) reported first-quarter fiscal 2015 earnings (including share-based compensation) of 46 cents per ...
  77. Oracle Q2 Earnings In Line, Revenues Up on Cloud Business - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Oracle Corp.'s (ORCL) second-quarter fiscal 2015 earnings of 65 cents (including stock-based compensation but excluding other ...
  78. November Housing Starts & Permits Dip, 2015 Outlook Stable - ...

    December 18, 2014
    Though housing starts and permits declined in the month of November, the broader housing trends remained stable to slightly ...
  79. Amazon Break-Up Hype Continues, But Analysts Don't Buy It

    December 18, 2014
    Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: picking up steam. "I think Amazon has got to be all in on these types of supporting businesses ...
  80. Yet Another ETF to Follow Stock Market Legends Debuts - ETF News ...

    December 18, 2014
    The latest ETF to track Wall Street titans hit the market, this time with an actively managed strategy.
  81. ICICI Bank Limited - ADR (IBN): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    December 18, 2014
    We are downgrading our recommendation on ICICI Bank to Neutral owing to a continued deterioration in its asset quality. Nonetheless, ...
  82. Chart Says This Retailer's Comeback Isn't Finished

    December 18, 2014
    One of the surprises, at least on the surface, of the market's recent swoon was the outperformance of consumer discretionary ...
  83. Lockheed Martin Secures $308M Foreign Military Sales Deal - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    A Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) unit won a modification to the previously awarded contract of the U.S. Air Force to provide ...
  84. L.B. Foster Runs Risks on Expense Worries, Scopes Exist - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    On Dec 15, 2014, we issued an updated research report on premium railroads manufacturing firm L.B. Foster Co. (FSTR).
  85. Nucor (NUE) Unveils Fourth Quarter Earnings Guidance - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Nucor Corporation (NUE) has announced its earnings guidance for the fourth quarter of 2014 which reflects a decline on a ...
  86. Will BlackBerry (BBRY) Surpass Earnings Estimates? - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    We expect Canadian smartphone manufacturer, BlackBerry Limited (BBRY), to beat expectations when it reports third-quarter ...
  87. Northrop Grumman Wins $657.4M Global Hawk FMS Contract - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Northrop (NOC) has received a $657.4 million foreign military sales contract from the U.S. Air Force to supply RQ-4 Global ...
  88. CR Bard Strong on Acquisitions, FDA Nod for Lutonix DCB - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    CR Bard's initiative to introduce its products in the emerging markets is delivering accretive returns, as the company continues ...
  89. Citigroup (C) Keeps Traders' Bonus Unchanged from 2013 - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Citigroup Inc.'s (C) 2014-end bonus pool for its traders will be kept unchanged from 2013, despite declining trading revenues ...
  90. 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.
  91. JLL Credit Rating Upgraded to Investment Grade by S&P - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Ushering in good news for its shareholders, Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (JLL) revealed that it has received a credit ...
  92. AES to Divest Minority Stake in IPALCO Enterprises to CDPQ - ...

    December 17, 2014
    AES Corp (AES) decides to sell its 15% minority stake in AES US Investments Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of AES, to CDPQ ...
  93. 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 ...
  94. TECO Energy (TE) Expands Operations on Stable Liquidity - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    On Dec 12, we have issued an updated research report on TECO Energy, Inc. (TE).
  95. Salix Gains on Destocking Initiatives, Gives 2-Year Outlook - ...

    December 17, 2014
    Salix (SLXP) expects to resolve its inventory situation a year ahead of schedule and now expects a FDA response on Xifaxan ...
  96. Petrobras Plummets 16%, Defers Q3 Earnings Date Again - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Petroleo Brasileiro S.A., or Petrobras (PBR) declared that it has deferred its third-quarter 2014 earnings yet again.
  97. LyondellBasell Poised to Gain from Ethylene Expansion - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    We have issued an updated research report on chemical giant LyondellBasell Industries NV (LYB).
  98. Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (CBD) Hits 52-Week Low - ...

    December 17, 2014
    Shares of Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (CBD) dropped to a 52-week low of $34.55 on Dec 16 and eventually closed at ...
  99. McDonald's Dips to 52-Week Low on Weak November Comps - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Shares of McDonald's Corp. (MCD) dropped to a 52-week low of $87.62 on Dec 16.
  100. 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. ...
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