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  1. What An iPad Mini Could Say About Apple's Competition

    October 23, 2012
    Apple's iPad Mini is not a concession to its competitors, but rather a challenge.
  2. Financial Stocks, Including Westpac Banking Corporation, Making ...

    October 11, 2012
    The market has been doing well after the morning's trading. The Nasdaq has climbed 0.3%; the S&P 500 has moved up 0.6%; ...
  3. WSR Continues Acquisition Binge - Analyst Blog

    October 2, 2012
    Texas-based Whitestone REIT (WSR) recently completed the acquisition of a 310,979 square foot upscale community center named ...
  4. QEP Resources Bakken Purchase - A Closer Look

    September 6, 2012
    QEP Resources announced the purchase of additional leasehold prospective for the Bakken play. This increases the company's ...
  5. Scotiabank Buys ING Direct - Analyst Blog

    August 30, 2012
    On Wednesday, The Bank Of Nova Scotia (BNS), popularly known as Scotiabank, announced a deal to purchase ING Direct Canada ...
  6. Three Best Performing Small Cap Growth ETFs - ETF News And Commentary

    August 29, 2012
    The ongoing chaos in the domestic and European markets has put pressure on the growth of the global economy, just a few short ...
  7. KB Financial Group, Inc and More Big Movers on the NYSE on August ...

    August 24, 2012
    The market is currently up, with the Nasdaq increasing 0.6%, the S&P 500 moving up 0.5%, and the Dow rising 0.6%. Formerly ...
  8. Westpac Banking Corporation Among Financial's Biggest Movers ...

    August 20, 2012
    The market has been slipping so far today. The Nasdaq has decreased 0.2%; the S&P 500 is down 0.3%; and the Dow has declined ...
  9. Glatfelter Still An Interesting Undiscovered Small-Cap

    August 16, 2012
    Glatfelter may seem dull, but there's more than meets the eye. Even modest low-to-mid single-digit free cash flow growth ...
  10. Brazil Limiting The Happy In Arcos Dorados Happy Meals

    August 8, 2012
    Arcos Dorados, one of McDonalds' larger operators in Latin America, is suffering from a weak Brazilian economy, but the growth ...
  11. Today's Major Financial Sector Movers: Westpac Banking Corporation ...

    August 8, 2012
    The market is currently up, with the Nasdaq moving up 0.1%, the S&P 500 rising 0.2% and the Dow climbing 0.3%. The financial ...
  12. Two More Reheats Heading To The IPO Market

    August 7, 2012
    CKE Restaurants and Bloomin' Brands are coming back to the public markets for a second time.
  13. Mixed 2Q at DST Systems - Analyst Blog

    August 2, 2012
    DST Systems Inc. (DST) posted second quarter 2012 adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of 77 cents, significantly missing the ...
  14. The Bank of New York Mellon Second Quarter Earnings

    July 18, 2012
    The Bank of New York Mellon (NYSE:BK) announced its results for the second quarter on July 18, 2012. The Bank of New York ...
  15. Time To Buy The Cracking BRICs

    July 3, 2012
    When Goldman Sachs came up with the acronym of BRIC, the nations were the cream of the crop. A decade later, the group has ...
  16. Investing In Your Broker

    June 28, 2012
    The market dictates the actions of the traders, and that activity translates into profits for the brokers we trade through. ...
  17. This Week's Activist Filings

    June 28, 2012
    With tens of thousands of publicly traded stocks, looking over 13D filing is an excellent way of screening for investment ...
  18. Now It's Lowe's Turn To Play Catch Up

    May 24, 2012
    Lowe's is lagging after a disappointing quarter, but the stock looks about 25% undervalued if the company can grow its free ...
  19. Should You Buy The Senior Loan ETF (BKLN)? - ETF News And Commentary

    May 2, 2012
    Should You Buy The Senior Loan ETF (BKLN)? - ETF News And Commentary
  20. Weyerhaeuser Like Watching The Grass Grow

    April 30, 2012
    Weyerhaeuser's earnings weren't great, but then nobody expected them to be. Weyerhaeuser is still muddling through a tough ...
  21. Dumb Money and Emerging Markets

    April 27, 2012
    Sometimes it takes investors a while to figure out that things have changed—and then it takes even longer for them to alter ...
  22. Investing By The Book

    April 16, 2012
    Buying stocks at a discount to book value has a history of rewarding investors.
  23. Floating Rate Loans Look Attractive

    April 2, 2012
    The search for income continues to remain a major priority for investors, as interest rates still sit at historically low ...
  24. The Buckle Remains Fashionable

    March 22, 2012
    The Buckle continues to represent one of the most conservative ways to gain industry exposure.
  25. National Financial Partners Retrenches For Growth

    March 19, 2012
    NFP took a hit in 2009, but in the past three years its operating cash flow has consistently been between $115 million and ...
  26. Obama’s Corporate Tax Proposal: Which Companies Will Take A Hit?

    February 24, 2012
    President Obama has proposed corporate tax cuts that will lower corporate income taxes from 35% to 28%, but claims he willl ...
  27. The Rally In Small-Cap Growth Stocks

    February 13, 2012
    Small caps have been improving along with the economy. Investors should look into adding these shares to their portfolio. ...
  28. Is The Brokerage Industry On Death Watch?

    February 9, 2012
    Low trading volumes are causing big trouble for little brokerages.
  29. Tobacco Stocks Are Still Addictive

    February 7, 2012
    The tobacco industry has been one of the top performing sectors over the last decade.
  30. 4 Stocks To Contemplate Before Monday

    January 27, 2012
    Here are four companies that will be releasing their earnings on January 30th.
  31. Insider Buying Alert: Insiders Think These Stocks Will Blow Away ...

    January 10, 2012
    Analysts love to see companies with a lot of insiders snapping up stock.
  32. Buy Into Long-Term Care

    December 9, 2011
    Americans are living longer, and there are a few long-term care companines that are worth looking at. We tell you which ones ...
  33. Three Reasons To Own PennantPark's Little Sister

    November 15, 2011
    PennantPark's sister fund doesn't yield as much as, but there's still some good reasons to consider it.
  34. Rayonier Adding Capacity In Cellulose Specialties

    October 31, 2011
    Rayonier will exit the Absorbent Materials market.
  35. Amazon Still Rather Amazing

    October 27, 2011
    Amazon disappointed with guidance, but the performance is still impressive.
  36. Under The Radar Utility Stocks

    October 21, 2011
    Utilities have produced superior returns this year, and there's still value to be had in a few under-the-radar utility stocks. ...
  37. Amazon's Growth Trumps Its Spending - For Now

    August 4, 2011
    Amazon turned in massive revenue growth, but its spending initiatives dampened profit. The market approved - for now.
  38. M&T Bank In A Rare Class

    July 25, 2011
    Unlike most banks, M&T is getting full credit from the Street.
  39. BNY Mellon Looking Much Better

    July 22, 2011
    There are a number of compelling reasons to consider investing in the stock of Bank of New York Mellon.
  40. 3 Reasons To Own Liberty Interactive

    July 11, 2011
    Liberty Media's assets are a very interesting conglomeration. Investors in the interactive group will likely do well in the ...
  41. 3 Reasons To Own First Niagara Financial Group

    July 6, 2011
    First Niagara Financial Group's stock is up 4.5% thanks to a healthy dividend. Find out the details behind the gains.
  42. Big Yields In Mortgage REITS

    June 30, 2011
    As the search for income continues, the mortgage REIT sub-sector could be just what investors are looking for.
  43. Investing For Growth And Value

    June 28, 2011
    Growth at reasonable prive (GARP) allows investors an alternative to portfolio diversification in risk management.
  44. Who Has The Most Exposure To Greece?

    June 24, 2011
    Standard & Poor's cut Greece's debt rating to one notch above default. Find out who has the most to lose.
  45. Best Buy Has A Number Of Profit Levers To Pull

    June 15, 2011
    Best Buy appears to have a number of levers to pull in order to keep overall profitability moving forward.
  46. More Options For Income

    June 8, 2011
    With replacing lost income on the minds of many retiring Baby Boomers, the options for dividend focused investing continue ...
  47. American Eagle's Down But Not Out

    May 31, 2011
    American Eagle is struggling, but this stock is still worth a gamble. Find out why.
  48. 3 Reasons To Own Ares Capital

    May 19, 2011
    Business development company Ares Capital is a great investment for income investors interested in an equity kicker. Here ...
  49. Investments With Low Interest Rate Risk And High Yields

    April 21, 2011
    Find out what stocks can help you stem interest rate risks, while receiving great yields.
  50. Bank Of The Ozarks Making The Best Of Things

    April 18, 2011
    Bank of the Ozarks has used FDIC-assisted acquisitions to build a platform for growth.
  51. Don't Read Too Much Into Schwab's Acquisition

    March 23, 2011
    Did Schwab find a bargain, or overpay, for optionsXpress? Moreover, is this actually an omen of what's to come?
  52. 6 Bank Stocks With Big Dividends

    March 17, 2011
    Several international banks are delivering a nice yield, but Australia's oldest bank is a dividend super star.
  53. Barnes & Noble: The Road Ahead

    March 15, 2011
    Now that Borders has filed for bankruptcy, the spotlight is on its former rival Barnes & Noble.
  54. Gap Needs More International

    March 1, 2011
    International could bring sales out of the doldrums, but it isn't likely to make a meaningful impact on the overall company ...
  55. Playing The Latin American Pullback

    February 16, 2011
    Latin America represents a great long-term opportunity and the current asset redemptions make an ideal time to add the sector ...
  56. Aeropostale Or American Eagle: Which Is The Better Buy?

    January 14, 2011
    Aeropostale and American Eagle are both rumored to be private equity takeover candidates. This might be so, but which is ...
  57. Buy Into Long-Term Care

    December 28, 2010
    The long-term care industry continues to grow. Here's a look at how some of these healthcare companies and stocks performed ...
  58. The Stock-Split Portfolio

    December 6, 2010
    Many investors debate the merits of a stock split, but the bottom line doesn't lie. Find out how companies who split their ...
  59. 4 Small Caps For Value Investors

    November 30, 2010
    If you prefer slightly more risk than a conservative investor, these small caps are worth a look.
  60. Shortcuts To The Z-Score

    November 29, 2010
    The Z-Score can successfully determine a company's volatility by using five distinct calculations, and these three are the ...
  61. Cashing In On Retail Dividends

    November 26, 2010
    Investors looking for income from the retail sector would be wise to take a closer look at these 3 stocks.
  62. An ETF Permanent Portfolio

    November 2, 2010
    Recent economic instability has put an increased value on creating a balanced portfolio. Safeguard your investments with ...
  63. Turning Dimes Into Dollars

    October 29, 2010
    We examine five stocks from apparel stores and specialty retail industries, looking for the most efficent companies at turning ...
  64. Amazon's Growth Prospects

    October 15, 2010
    Many fundamental investors feel the stock is overvalued, but the question is: how well will Amazon keep growing its business? ...
  65. Rising Meat Prices And The Fast Food Industry

    October 15, 2010
    Meat prices surged this year and continue to rise, accompanied by the lowest per-capita beef supply since 1952.
  66. The Vikings Are Coming - With Fashion

    October 1, 2010
    H&M isn't very popular in the U.S. just yet, but it should be.
  67. This Month's Biggest Gainers

    September 29, 2010
    A month may be a short period in the world of stock trading, but it's plenty of time to make a tidy sum.
  68. Banks To Bank On For Next Year

    September 21, 2010
    These four financial stocks are a mixed bag, but some value can be found in their 2010 performance.
  69. VF Corp Could Return To Acquisition Mode

    September 1, 2010
    Management could likely pick up the pace on acquisitions, such as for True Religion or Joe's Jeans, to further augment organic ...
  70. 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 ...
  71. Burger King Offers Affordable Overseas Growth

    August 25, 2010
    Burger King has its sights firmly set on international growth opportunities.
  72. India's Economic Boom

    August 23, 2010
    As the middle child in the BRIC, India often gets passed over in favor of China or Brazil. However, fortunes may be shifting ...
  73. 5-Star Dividend Stocks

    July 22, 2010
    Stocks that consistently pay sizable dividends offer important advantages to individual investors. Here are five worth a ...
  74. Bank Of New York Marking Time

    July 21, 2010
    Custody is not an exciting business, but investors should not overlook this toll collector in financial services.
  75. How's Your State Pension Fund These Days?

    July 20, 2010
    Find out what the stock holdings of the largest pension funds can teach investors.
  76. Short Interest Falls, But Not For Everyone

    July 14, 2010
    Investors have reduced overall short positions slightly over the last two weeks, but several major stocks saw large increases ...
  77. 3 Stocks With Great Growth And High Yields

    July 9, 2010
    Some of the best market performers hail from the most conservative sectors.
  78. The Book Is Thrown At Barnes & Noble

    June 30, 2010
    The decline in Barnes & Noble's traditional book business is happening faster than expected.
  79. Who Will Win The Coffee War?

    June 17, 2010
    With many companies competing for your morning coffee, it can be hard to pick a leader.
  80. 401k And Stock Performance

    June 11, 2010
    There's a correlation between the net buying/selling of company stock in the 401(k) and the performance of its stock.
  81. 4 Reasons Why Book Value Growth Matters

    June 8, 2010
    We look at four stocks and why their book value growth is an excellent way to tell if a company is doing a good job.
  82. 5 Reasons Lululemon's Stock Is Overstretched

    May 27, 2010
    Find out why Lululemon may have problems justifying its rich valuation.
  83. 5 Business-Development Companies Worth A Look

    May 20, 2010
    If you can live with the higher risk, these are an excellent way for investors to generate a little additional income.
  84. Wendy's Up, Arby's Down

    May 19, 2010
    The Wendy's side of Wendy's/Arby's continues to perform well, while the Arby's side holds the company back.
  85. High Insider Ownership Equals Excellent Shareholder Returns

    May 17, 2010
    These companies turned insider ownership into excellent returns.
  86. 3 Great But Misunderstood Stocks

    May 4, 2010
    Is a lack of understanding of these 3 stocks causing some investors to miss the boat?
  87. Playing The Growth-Stocks Comeback

    April 29, 2010
    As investors turn away from emerging markets and other high flying asset classes, a return to quality growth stocks is almost ...
  88. McDonald's Delivers Extra Value

    April 23, 2010
    The uncertain economy currently facing consumers today will likely create favorable headwinds for McDonald's going forward. ...
  89. Little Banks Showing Big Promise

    April 16, 2010
    In the banking world, slow and steady is often a good thing.
  90. Online Retail: Blogging For Profits

    March 18, 2010
    Only 44 out of the top 100 internet retailers maintain a blog. Here's why that's a mistake.
  91. Wendy's/Arby's Continues To Struggle

    March 9, 2010
    Wendy's/Arby's delivered better earnings in its recent quarterly report, but is still plagued by the lagging business in ...
  92. The Customer Counts

    February 18, 2010
    Discover how the best customer service is reflected in stock returns of the top companies versus the S&P 500 benchmark. ...
  93. 5 Stocks With Unusually High Volume

    February 4, 2010
    For various reasons, these stocks have unusually-high volume.
  94. Acquisitions: The Good And The Bad

    February 3, 2010
    Cadbury bought Snapple in 2000 for $1.45 billion. Ten years later, it's hard to tell if the deal was worth it.
  95. Retail's Adjusted Book Value

    January 22, 2010
    Let Christopher H. Browne's "The Little Book of Value Investing" be your guide.
  96. CEOs' Retirement Savings Are Safe: Are Yours?

    January 21, 2010
    CEOs make huges salaries, yet corporate boards still feel compelled to guarantee huge retirement packages.
  97. Fast Food Players Look Unappetizing

    January 15, 2010
    Sonic's struggles are not uncommon in the fast-food industry.
  98. Good Stocks Vs. Good Businesses

    January 11, 2010
    Contrary to popular belief, it's better to pay a fair price for a great company than a great price for a fair one. We'll ...
  99. Fast Food Stocks In Review

    December 24, 2009
    Although fast food companies were a mixed bag in 2009, there are still several strong players to choose from.
  100. 5 Stocks That Short Sellers Desire

    December 11, 2009
    Short-sellers may have been scared straight in recent months, but will that trend continue?
  101. Value Investing In The Banking Sector

    November 24, 2009
    Some healthy banks are using the distressed environment in the banking sector to buy into coveted markets at cheap prices. ...
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