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  1. 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 ...
  2. Office Depot's Lucrative Deals for Last Minute Shoppers - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    With holiday shopping in full swing, Office Depot, Inc. (ODP) has announced a set of lucrative deals for the eleventh-hour ...
  3. AGCO Rises as Board Approves Share Buyback Worth $500M - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    AGCO Corporation's (AGCO) Board has sanctioned the repurchase of shares worth up to $500 million.
  4. Stifel (SF) Announces Redemption of Senior Notes Due 2022 - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Stifel Financial Corp. (SF) recently announced the hundred percent redemption of its outstanding 6.7% Senior Notes due 2 ...
  5. Should Lindsay (LNN) Stock Be in Your Portfolio Now? - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Zacks Investment Research has upgraded Lindsay (LNN) to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).
  6. CBRE Corporate Rating Raised to Investment Grade by S&P - Analyst ...

    December 15, 2014
    CBRE Group (CBG) has announced that Standard & Poor's Rating Services has raised its corporate rating to Investment Grade ...
  7. Grainger November Sales Rise 8% on Volume, Acquisitions - Analyst ...

    December 15, 2014
    W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW) reported an 8% year-over-year increase in its Nov 2014 sales.
  8. Rite Aid's (RAD) Solid November Sales Push to Strong Buy - Analyst ...

    December 15, 2014
    On Dec 9, 2014, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Rite Aid (RAD) to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).
  9. Bear of the Day: Titan International (TWI) - Bear of the Day

    November 12, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Titan International (TWI) - Bear of the Day
  10. Bear of the Day: General Cable (BGC) - Bear of the Day

    November 5, 2014
    Bear of the Day: General Cable (BGC) - Bear of the Day
  11. How A Bank Stress Test Works

    October 30, 2014
    Recently released European Banking Authority (EBA) stress test results have many banks breathing a sigh of relief and some ...
  12. Bear of the Day: AGCO (AGCO) - Bear of the Day

    October 20, 2014
    Bear of the Day: AGCO (AGCO) - Bear of the Day
  13. A Potential 30% Return From This High-Growth Food Stock

    October 16, 2014
    I’ve been in this racket a while. Every year, I can almost set my watch to the late-September/early-October seasonal market ...
  14. Play Defense With This Dividend-Paying Food Stock

    October 16, 2014
    I’ve been in this racket a while. Every year, I can almost set my watch to the late-September/early-October seasonal market ...
  15. Dividend Investors Rejoice: Falling Markets Means Rising Yields

    October 14, 2014
    In the early stages of the bull market, investors flocked to companies with steady and growing dividends. Yet, since the ...
  16. Dividend Investors Rejoice: Falling Markets Mean Rising Yields

    October 14, 2014
    In the early stages of the bull market, investors flocked to companies with steady and growing dividends. Yet, since the ...
  17. Are Cost-Control Measures Driving Consumer Staples? - Industry ...

    October 13, 2014
    Are Cost-Control Measures Driving Consumer Staples? - Industry Outlook
  18. A $3 Bank Stock Could Be Your Ticket To 65% A Year

    September 24, 2014
    For more than five years, the mantra for investing has been, "Don't fight the Fed." Despite weak revenue growth and geopolitical ...
  19. $3 Bank Stock Could Be Your Ticket To 65% A Year

    September 24, 2014
    For more than five years, the mantra for investing has been, "Don't fight the Fed." Despite weak revenue growth ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. 4 Deep-Value Stocks Uncovered By The Pullback

    August 10, 2014
    Although the major market averages remain within an arm's reach of their all-time highs, many individual stocks have ...
  22. Don't Let The Recent Rally Fool You

    August 10, 2014
    All major U.S. indices closed higher last week, led by the downtrodden small-cap Russell 2000, which was up 1.5% but is still ...
  23. REITs: Something to Build On - Industry Outlook

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

    June 10, 2014
    Can Consumer Staples Rebound? - Industry Outlook
  25. Bear of the Day: Briggs & Stratton (BGG) - Bear of the Day

    May 15, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Briggs & Stratton (BGG) - Bear of the Day
  26. Barron's Recap: The ETF Roundtable

    May 11, 2014
    This weekend in Barron's online: the Barron's ETF Roundtable, picks and pans from the Sohn Investment Conference, as well ...
  27. U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Apr 2014 - Industry Outlook

    April 8, 2014
    U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Apr 2014 - Industry Outlook
  28. 3 Ways To Profit From The Inevitable Sell-Off

    March 19, 2014
    As you may have noticed, the stock market has sent investors on quite a ride already this year. #-ad_banner-#The market lost ...
  29. Retail Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 13, 2014
    Retail Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  30. REIT Industry Review & Stock Picks - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook

    February 25, 2014
    REIT Industry Review & Stock Picks - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook
  31. My Top Pick In Clean Energy Is Also One Of The Safest

    December 9, 2013
    The appeal of clean energy stocks is evident. Billions of dollars are at stake as the world tries to wean itself off fossil ...
  32. After years of struggling, Europe may finally be turning a corner. We'll take a look at how you can profit from the turnaround.

    Believe It Or Not, European Stocks Are Heating Up

    October 24, 2013
    After years of struggling, Europe may finally be turning a corner. Critical pieces of economic data are all pointing towards ...
  33. The Time For Retail Real Estate Is Now

    September 11, 2013
    Driven by cost-cutting consumers and high unemployment, firms operating the shopping and strip mall space have been left ...
  34. ADM Offsetting Weak Volume With Strong Ethanol

    August 7, 2013
    Investors are already looking to 2014, and taking ADM's shares with them.
  35. Intermodal Growth Continues To Push J.B. Hunt Higher

    July 15, 2013
    J.B. Hunt continues to build its scale and moat in the growing intermodal business, but valuation still looks steep
  36. GIS Discusses Growth Plans for 2014 - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2013
    General Mills recently discussed its outlook and growth strategies for fiscal 2014 at the New York Stock Exchange.
  37. Briggs & Stratton's Ethanol-free Fuel - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2013
    Briggs & Stratton has introduced Ethanol-free Fuel to promote good engine health.
  38. Gold ETFs Continue to Plunge - ETF News And Commentary

    June 26, 2013
    What is behind the latest slump in gold ETFs?
  39. Alexander McQueen Fragrances from P&G - Analyst Blog

    June 21, 2013
    The Procter & Gamble Company recently entered into an agreement with Alexander McQueen to manufacture and sell fragrance ...
  40. Top 5 Zacks #1 Ranked Precious Metals Funds - Best of Funds

    June 13, 2013
    Precious metals have always been a solid investment choice, especially in times of economic uncertainty
  41. After A Strong Recovery, What Moves ADM From Here?

    June 12, 2013
    ADM is in better shape these days, but it will likely take a strong harvest to move the shares higher in the short term.
  42. 4 Retailers on the Rise - Investment Ideas

    June 6, 2013
    4 Retailers on the Rise - Investment Ideas
  43. Joh. A Benckiser Looks To Corner The Coffee Market

    April 17, 2013
    Joh. A Benckiser is paying a huge price for the European coffee maker. What does this mean for the rest of the world's coffee ...
  44. Sinclair Broadcast Buying Binge Continues

    April 16, 2013
    Sinclair Broadcast Group strenghtened its bench in the Pacific Northwest April 11 with the announcement of its $373 million ...
  45. Omnicom Hikes Dividend Payout - Analyst Blog

    February 13, 2013
    Global marketing and corporate communications company Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC) recently increased its dividend payout by ...
  46. Increasing Sales and Profit Margins for Big Returns - Screen ...

    January 29, 2013
    With earnings season still in full swing, I wanted to talk this week about Sales Growth and Profit Margins. Earnings always ...
  47. Unilever Sales Soar in 4Q, FY12 - Analyst Blog

    January 24, 2013
    Unilever N.V. (UN) posted solid fourth quarter and full year 2012 results. The company recorded underlying (excluding the ...
  48. CBRE Group and Other Big Movers In Real Estate Operations on ...

    December 21, 2012
    The morning has been bad for the market. The Nasdaq is trading down 2%; the S&P 500 has slipped 1.9%; and the Dow has ...
  49. Newfield Exploration and Other Big Movers In Oil and Gas Operations ...

    December 17, 2012
    The market has been doing well after the morning's trading. The Nasdaq is trading up 0.5%; the S&P 500 has increased ...
  50. BASF's Deal For Pronova Shows The Importance Of Good Nutrition

    November 23, 2012
    BASF ties up another high-grade fish oil company in Pronovna, adding to the recent rise in popularity for the fish oil space. ...
  51. Schiff Creates A Bidding War

    November 19, 2012
    Two weeks after Bayer offered to buy Schiff for $34 a share, Reckitt Benckiser is offering $42 a share. A bidding war has ...
  52. Election Implications for Stock Investing - Investment Ideas

    November 9, 2012
    The presidential election just ended and, regardless of how your choice fared, it's now time to comprehend what an Obama ...
  53. Can Emerson Build On Some Positive Momentum?

    November 8, 2012
    Emerson may be putting a bad run behind it. the company also stacks up reasonably well to other industrial conglomerates ...
  54. Stock Market News for October 26, 2012 - Market News

    October 26, 2012
    Benchmarks added paltry gains following a batch of mixed earnings releases and positive domestic and international economic ...
  55. Hub Group Could Deliver Value, But Mind The Margins

    October 25, 2012
    Hub Group's volumes were good, but margins showed some stress.
  56. Bonanza Creek Energy Moves Forward In Wattenberg Field

    October 25, 2012
    Bonanza Creek Energy is planning a major development program targeting the Niobrara play in the Wattenberg Field as the company ...
  57. Investors Still Paying Up For J.B. Hunt's Uncommon Growth Prospects

    October 12, 2012
    J.B. Hunt's growth thesis is sound, but the valuation is demanding.
  58. Stock Winners & Economic Policies - Investment Ideas

    October 5, 2012
    I followed some of the discussions on a few blogs related to my last article and my highlight of H&R Block (HRB). Fellow ...
  59. B&G Foods Offers Common Stock - Analyst Blog

    October 3, 2012
    B&G Foods, Inc. (BGS) recently announced that it will commence a public offering of 3,629,165 shares of its common stock. ...
  60. The Right Way to Find Growth and Value Stocks - Screen of the ...

    September 4, 2012
    Looking for growth and value is a winning combination. Especially now, with concerns over slowing growth and rich valuations. ...
  61. Transportation Stocks, Including Ryanair Holdings plc, Making ...

    August 21, 2012
    The Nasdaq has been relatively flat, the S&P 500 is up 0.3% and the Dow has risen 0.2% after the morning's trading. The ...
  62. Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V. (ADR) Among Consumer/Non-Cyclical's ...

    August 16, 2012
    It's been a good morning for the market. The Nasdaq has moved up 0.8%; the S&P 500 is trading up 0.3%; and the Dow has ...
  63. Earnings ESP for the Coming Week - Investment Ideas

    August 7, 2012
    ESP 071912 The second week of earnings season continues to give me mixed emotions.  On one hand you have cautious outlooks ...
  64. Today's Major Oil and Gas Operations Sector Movers: Apache and ...

    August 2, 2012
    The Nasdaq has slipped 0.4%, the S&P 500 has fallen 0.8% and the Dow has declined 0.8% on a bad morning for the market. ...
  65. Expectations, Not Performance, The Biggest Issue At J.B. Hunt

    July 19, 2012
    Business is solid at J.B. Hunt, but expectations are red-hot.
  66. Today's Major NYSE Movers

    July 12, 2012
    The Nasdaq is up 0.1%, the S&P 500 has fallen 0.1% and the Dow has moved little so far today. Also known as the "Big ...
  67. Increasing Volume to Uncover Institutional Buying - Screen of ...

    June 19, 2012
    One of the best ways to find stocks on the move that are grabbing investors' attention is to screen for stocks with increasing ...
  68. Alliance Grain Traders Needs To Make Better Use Of Its Assets

    June 19, 2012
    Alliance Grain has the potential to do better, but potential won't move the stock.
  69. The Greece ETF And Its Neighbors

    May 25, 2012
    Based on the risk associated with Greece and the surrounding region, and the potential reward for the countries, the best ...
  70. 5 South African Stocks To Consider For 2012

    April 27, 2012
    These South African stocks have been down over the last 52 weeks, which could be a buying opportunity of the newest member ...
  71. U.S. Manufacturing Starts To Boom

    April 12, 2012
    With the Institute for Supply Management's PMI index rising for the 32nd month in a row, it's safe to say that the U.S. is ...
  72. The Long-Term Play In Palm Oil

    April 5, 2012
    Often ignored palm oil is great way to play our planets continued natural resource demand.
  73. PDC Energy - A Look At 2012

    March 20, 2012
    PDC Energy estimates that production will grow by a double-digit percentage in 2012, as the company ramps up its investment ...
  74. Anadarko Petroleum - A Closer Look At The Onshore United States

    March 20, 2012
    Anadarko Petroleum is planning to invest billions in 2012 to develop various onshore unconventional plays in the United States. ...
  75. Bill Barrett Corporation Revises 2012 Capital Program

    March 6, 2012
    The company is attempting to deal with lower natural gas prices by reducing and reallocating 2012 capital spending.
  76. Natural Gas Impairment Charges Pile Up

    March 2, 2012
    More exploration and production companies are recording impairment charges to reflect the lower value of U.S. natural gas ...
  77. Profit From Agriculture

    February 28, 2012
    The agricultural industry hasn't experienced the full effects of the market surge, and its long-term fundamentals look stronger ...
  78. Technology Infrastructure Stocks To Watch

    February 28, 2012
    Technology infrastructure in the United States continues to suffer from a lack of investment. With much spending and work ...
  79. Invest Globally, Think Contrarily

    February 17, 2012
    Panic sales in emerging markets will often create bargains, like the four shared here by Benj Gallander, who explains the ...
  80. Will Europe's Bailout Lead To The Next Banking Crisis?

    February 14, 2012
    The European Central Bank's cheap loan bailout in December could have set EU banks on course to become insolvent.
  81. 5 South African Stocks To Consider For 2012

    February 13, 2012
    These South African stocks have been down over the last 52 weeks, which could be a buying opportunity of the newest member ...
  82. Is The Brokerage Industry On Death Watch?

    February 9, 2012
    Low trading volumes are causing big trouble for little brokerages.
  83. Strattec Security Looks To Lock-In Potential

    February 7, 2012
    While Strattec's margins have dropped significantly since its height in 2004, the company is showing signs of growth.
  84. 3 Reasons Toro's Going For The Green

    January 23, 2012
    There's more in Toro than meets the eye.
  85. Europe Won't Kill Siemens

    January 11, 2012
    Siemens may have ambitious goals, but valuation is not demanding.
  86. Cosan Could Look A Little Sweeter In 2012

    January 4, 2012
    Cosan could be looking at renewed interest in ethanol in 2012.
  87. CarMax's Potential Remains Wide Open

    January 2, 2012
    Find out how well the leader in used car sales has been performing and why they could double their store count over the next ...
  88. Slow Growth? No Problem For Mid-Caps

    December 26, 2011
    With many analysts predicting slow growth for the new year, investors may want to consider mid-cap stocks for their portfolios. ...
  89. 5 South African Stocks To Consider For 2012

    December 22, 2011
    Some of these South African stocks have returned 50%+ over the last 52 weeks, which shows the growth potential of newest ...
  90. Bill Gross Bets Big On Mortgage Bonds

    December 8, 2011
    Bond King, Bill Gross’ recent return to the MBS market could signal a revival in the bond type.
  91. How Green Are The Acres At Adecoagro?

    November 21, 2011
    Adecoagro's results are volatile, but the company owns valuable land.
  92. Solazyme May Pay Off On Green Dreams

    November 10, 2011
    Solazyme may have an early lead in the biofuel race.
  93. Alternatives For Gold Exposure

    November 3, 2011
    Most financial advisors recommend some allocation to gold. Here are some alternatives to the biggest ETFs.
  94. J.B. Hunt - Doing More With Less Trucking

    October 20, 2011
    J.B. Hunt is reaping the benefits of a long-term strategic shift in transport.
  95. Buying Natural Resources At A Discount

    October 19, 2011
    Recent investor enthusiasm has pushed prices for many assets into bubble territory. By using closed ended funds, investors ...
  96. Say Hello To Laredo Petroleum Holdings

    September 9, 2011
    Laredo Petroleum Holdings will soon be the newest public exploration and production company via a recently announced initial ...
  97. This Week's Activist Filings

    September 1, 2011
    With quality names like Deere and seemingly cheap retailers like Big 5 Sporting Goods on the list, some value-creating potential ...
  98. Profit From Agriculture

    August 30, 2011
    The agricultural industry hasn't experienced the full effects of the market surge, and its long-term fundamentals look stronger ...
  99. Big 5 Sporting Goods Is Risky But Rewarding

    August 24, 2011
    Investing in this micro-cap is risky but ultimately should be rewarding. Here's why.
  100. Interpublic Group Cashes In On Facebook

    August 23, 2011
    Interpublic sold half its Facebook stake on August 15 for $133 million. The cash will come in handy as it continues to rebuild. ...
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