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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. Pentair Provides 2015 Financial Outlook, Confirms 2014 View - ...

    December 18, 2014
    Pentair (PNR) provided financial outlook for 2015 and reaffirmed full year 2014 guidance.
  4. 3 U.S. Medical Devices Stocks That Surged in 2014 - Analyst Blog

    December 17, 2014
    The prospects of the medical devices industry have improved following a Republican victory in the midterm elections.
  5. Orange Enters Exclusive Talks with BT Group Over EE Deal - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Yesterday, BT Group Plc. (BT) conveyed its interest in taking over U.K.-based wireless operator EE, which is jointly held ...
  6. Russian Stocks in Focus on Massive Rate Hike - Analyst Blog

    December 16, 2014
    The Central Bank of Russia hiked the benchmark interest rate from 10.5% to 17% to halt 'increased ruble depreciation risks ...
  7. Charter Communications Pins Hopes on $20B Comcast Deal - Analyst ...

    December 15, 2014
    Charter Communications, Inc.'s (CHTR) agreement to take over cable TV customers from Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) should significantly ...
  8. Vodafone Plans T-Mobile US Tie-Up to Re-enter U.S. Market - Analyst ...

    December 15, 2014
    Vodafone Group Plc. (VOD) has announced its intensions to launch a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) service utilizing ...
  9. Will MedTech Gain from Republican Promises? - Industry Outlook

    December 4, 2014
    Will MedTech Gain from Republican Promises? - Industry Outlook
  10. Bumpy Road Ahead for U.S. Banks: Stay Away? - Industry Outlook

    December 3, 2014
    Bumpy Road Ahead for U.S. Banks: Stay Away? - Industry Outlook
  11. This Hated Commodity Could Prove To Be A Valuable Contrarian ...

    November 28, 2014
    The first rule of contrarian investing: "Buy when there's blood in the streets." And the coal sector sure has been hemorrhaging. ...
  12. Feeling Brave? Get 47% Upside Potential From This Russian Telecom

    November 20, 2014
    Baron Rothschild’s advice to, “Buy when there’s blood in the streets,” is not thought to be a literal recommendation. The ...
  13. This High-Risk Telecom Offers 47% Upside -- And A Great Yield

    November 20, 2014
    Baron Rothschild’s advice to, “Buy when there’s blood in the streets,” is not thought to be a literal recommendation. The ...
  14. Pharma Industry Outlook: M&A, Licensing Abound - Industry Outlook

    November 18, 2014
    Pharma Industry Outlook: M&A, Licensing Abound - Industry Outlook
  15. Bull of the Day: iRobot (IRBT) - Bull of the Day

    November 18, 2014
    Bull of the Day: iRobot (IRBT) - Bull of the Day
  16. Would You Add Coal to Your Portfolio? - Industry Outlook

    November 14, 2014
    Would You Add Coal to Your Portfolio? - Industry Outlook
  17. One Billionaire Investor Is Poised To Buy These Deep Value Stocks

    October 28, 2014
    I've found that one of the best ways to reduce my chance of making an investment mistake is to follow the lead of great investors ...
  18. Why One Investing Guru Is Looking To Buy These Deep Value Stocks

    October 28, 2014
    I've found that one of the best ways to reduce my chance of making an investment mistake is to follow the lead of great investors ...
  19. Follow A Guru Into This Hated, But Profitable Sector

    October 28, 2014
    I've found that one of the best ways to reduce my chance of making an investment mistake is to follow the lead of great investors ...
  20. Relief Rally in This $10 Stock Could Double Traders' Money

    October 28, 2014
    Energy prices have plummeted across the board in recent months. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude has fallen to its lowest ...
  21. 6 Stocks Loved By 'The Billionaires' Club'

    September 23, 2014
    Every quarter, I sift through a list of thirty billionaire asset managers and their holdings, uncovering the biggest similarities ...
  22. 6 Stocks Loved By "The Billionaires' Club"

    September 23, 2014
    Every quarter, I sift through a list of thirty billionaire asset managers and their holdings, uncovering the biggest similarities ...
  23. In Telecom, Wireless Still the Key - Industry Outlook

    September 11, 2014
    In Telecom, Wireless Still the Key - Industry Outlook
  24. MedTech Defies Sequestration, M&As Steal the Show - Industry ...

    August 26, 2014
    MedTech Defies Sequestration, M&As Steal the Show - Industry Outlook
  25. 5 Family-Friendly Employers For Working Parents

    July 31, 2014
    A family friendly employer doesn’t just make it possible for parents who work there to care for their children without ...
  26. Pharma, Biotech M&As Heat Up: Tax Inversion in Focus - Industry ...

    July 24, 2014
    Pharma, Biotech M&As Heat Up: Tax Inversion in Focus - Industry Outlook
  27. Coal Industry Languishes, but All Is Not Lost - Industry Outlook

    July 22, 2014
    Coal Industry Languishes, but All Is Not Lost - Industry Outlook
  28. 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
  29. Why Bad News May Not Be So Bad? - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 26, 2014
    Another day, another weak read from the economy.
  30. What's Holding Housing Back? - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 17, 2014
    Today's housing data came on weak side, with both Starts and Permits coming modestly shy of expectations.
  31. Making A Case For Long Bonds

    May 12, 2014
    The rising rates everyone expects this year have yet to arrive. In fact, some evidence points to low rates for a longer time ...
  32. Has the Spring Bounce Arrived? - Ahead of Wall Street

    May 2, 2014
    The bond market???s muted reaction to today???s report notwithstanding, this is an all around positive development.
  33. MedTech's Partial Tax Repeal: Is It Enough? - Industry Outlook

    May 1, 2014
    MedTech's Partial Tax Repeal: Is It Enough? - Industry Outlook
  34. The fifth-largest U.S. bank by deposits and among the very best in terms of return on capital, U.S. Bancorp (USB) has been finding it more and more challenging to surpass expectations.

    U.S. Bancorp Finds It Harder To Top Itself

    April 25, 2014
    The fifth-largest U.S. bank by deposits and among the very best in terms of return on capital, U.S. Bancorp (USB) has been ...
  35. Most banks remain stuck in a “hurry up and wait” holding pattern where pressure on net interest margins and weak lending growth constrain near-term earnings growth.

    BB&T Looks For Loan Growth, Cost-Cuts To Drive Earnings

    April 22, 2014
    Most banks remain stuck in a “hurry up and wait” holding pattern where pressure on net interest margins and weak lending ...
  36. This Forgotten Income Stock Yields A Safe 4.1%

    April 4, 2014
    Love 'em or hate 'em, there's no denying tobacco stocks are among the best and most reliable dividend payers ...
  37. Pharma & Biotech Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 25, 2014
    Pharma & Biotech Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  38. Coal Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 24, 2014
    Coal Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  39. Market Willing to Wait, for Now - Ahead of Wall Street

    March 13, 2014
    The market appears to be fairly accommodating at this stage, but may not be as patient if the trend doesn???t improve going ...
  40. Smoking still has many of the perceived

    Still Addicted To Dividends? Satisfy Your Craving With Tobacco ...

    February 24, 2014
    While tobacco may be considered a sinful endeavor, cigarette stocks may be just what an income portfolio needs. For investors, ...
  41. Fresh Off A Record High, This Tech Stock Has More Upside Ahead

    February 17, 2014
    Best known by consumers for its cleaning robots, such as the Roomba vacuum cleaner, iRobot Corp. (Nasdaq: IRBT) also manufactures ...
  42. Biotech And Natural Gas ETFs On A Roll

    February 16, 2014
    Shares of the following exchange traded funds are trading more than 20 percent higher than 90 days ago, and they are within ...
  43. Will These 3 Laggard Stocks Outperform In 2014?

    January 14, 2014
    The best performing stocks in the S&P 500 in the past year have been Netflix, Micron Technology, Best Buy, Delta Airlines ...
  44. 4 Contrarian ETF Plays for 2014

    January 14, 2014
    After broad markets put in a phenomenal 2013, bullish sentiment prevailed on Wall Street and with investors. With that bull ...
  45. Rising dividend payments remain one of the best ways to fight higher interest rates and inflation over the long term.

    There’s Still Room For Dividends In Your Portfolio

    January 7, 2014
    When the Fed decided to begin tapering, it sent shockwaves throughout the dividend stock sector. However, those “shockwaves” ...
  46. Looking Back at Our Rapid Fire ETF Ideas for 2013

    December 26, 2013
    As 2012 came to a close last year, we sat down and picked out some of the most promising ETF investments for the coming year. ...
  47. Taper: Will They or Wouldn't They? - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 18, 2013
    It???s all about the Fed today, with the central bank???s Taper decision expected to be a close one.
  48. Despite having the most to gain in the year ahead, British equities are still trading for cheap metrics when compared to the rest of Europe.

    The United Kingdom Is Ripe For Stock Pickers

    December 6, 2013
    With the situation in Europe finally moving ahead, investors may want to focus on the United Kingdom. Stocks within the nation ...
  49. Pharma & Biotech Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook

    December 3, 2013
    Pharma & Biotech Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook
  50. DC Hijinx Cloud Earnings Season - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 16, 2013
    Oh yeah, almost forgot -- earnings season is hitting full throttle this week.
  51. How To Invest In 2013′s Breakthrough Technologies

    October 14, 2013
    For Wall Street, the technology sector has been one of the most rewarding–yet frustrating–industries to invest ...
  52. How To Invest In 2013′s Breakthrough Technologies

    October 14, 2013
    For Wall Street, the technology sector has been one of the most rewarding–yet frustrating–industries to invest ...
  53. MedTech Industry Stock Update - Sept 2013 - Industry Outlook

    September 10, 2013
    MedTech Industry Stock Update - Sept 2013 - Industry Outlook
  54. Easy To Like Everything About Kubota Except The Price

    August 22, 2013
    Kubota's growth prospects are alluring, but the valuation is unsettling.
  55. The Street Has Caught Covidien

    August 1, 2013
    Covidien's quality isn't the issue, but Wall Street's love for it may be.
  56. Saks Accepts $16 - Is That Enough?

    July 31, 2013
    Saks announced July 29 that it was accepting the Hudson's Bay Company's $2.9 billion dollar acquisition offer. Bringing Saks ...
  57. Roche Delivering Leverage, But Still Needs Diversification

    July 29, 2013
    If Roche can balance out its sales mix, the long-term value could be quite compelling at present prices.
  58. Tentative Market Ahead of the Fed, GDP, and Jobs - Ahead of Wall ...

    July 29, 2013
    The market is expected to remain tentative ahead of the Fed meeting, GDP report and jobs reading this week.
  59. Morgan Stanley's Buying Its Stock--Should You?

    July 19, 2013
    Morgan Stanley delivered second-quarter earnings July 18 that beat analyst estimates. As part of its announcement it indicated ...
  60. BB&T In Good Shape With Credit, But Growth Is Iffy

    July 18, 2013
    Higher expenses mitigate the benefits of significantly better credit.
  61. Abbott Labs Making Progress On Margins, Now It Needs More Growth

    July 17, 2013
    Abbott's results were just so-so, as both margins and growth need more momentum.
  62. Abbott Adds Two Promising Products

    July 15, 2013
    Abbott makes two solid growth acquisitions that should address large markets.
  63. Fed to Reclaim Spotlight - Earnings Preview

    June 28, 2013
    Fed to Reclaim Spotlight - Earnings Preview
  64. EU Makes Tougher Smoking Rules - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2013
    According to media reports, the European Union has passed stricter rules for the tobacco biggies as part of the anti tobacco ...
  65. Coming Soon: Rising Rates ETF - ETF News And Commentary

    June 25, 2013
    On the horizon is a new actively managed ETF from AdvisorShares that looks to benefit from rising interest rates.
  66. QE Tapering Could Make These Bond ETFs Winners - ETF News And ...

    June 21, 2013
    Why investors may want to look to inverse bond ETFs if rates continue to rise.
  67. Vodafone Launches LTE in Australia - Analyst Blog

    June 14, 2013
    Vodafone Hutchison Australia recently announced the commercial launch of 4G LTE services in Australia.
  68. Peabody Energy Carries Higher Expectations, But Solid Value

    June 14, 2013
    Peabody gets more benefit of the doubt than most, but still looks attractively priced for a global coal recovery
  69. Cloud Peak Energy May Have A Steeper Road To Recovery

    June 14, 2013
    Cloud Peak has high-quality thermal coal assets, but the recovery hasn't materialized yet.
  70. Vodafone Approaches Kabel Deutschland - Analyst Blog

    June 13, 2013
    Vodafone Group has finally confirmed its preliminary approach to Germany's largest cable network company, Kabel Deutschland ...
  71. What Goldman's Bearish Call On Bonds Means For Your Portfolio

    June 13, 2013
    Bonds are supposed to be safe investments. But what most fixed-income investors don't realize is that bonds have rarely ...
  72. 3 Impressive Biotech ETFs Crushing the Market - ETF News And ...

    June 11, 2013
    Rotate into the outperforming biotech sector with these three ETFs.
  73. Will Improving Thermal Coal Markets Boost Arch Coal?

    May 29, 2013
    Arch Coal has been through the wringer, but are better days on the horizon?
  74. Amgen Chased By The Bubble

    May 8, 2013
    Amgen really needs the pipeline to come through to support this valuation.
  75. It Gets A Little Harder From Here For Covidien

    April 29, 2013
    Expectations are the bigger issue for Covidien, as underlying growth is still pretty good on a relative basis.
  76. Mediocre Performance Clouding BB&T's Long-Term Value

    April 18, 2013
    I remain quite positive on BB&T shares, though I am more bullish than most sell-side analysts.
  77. Pharma Is Doing All The Pulling For Johnson & Johnson

    April 17, 2013
    Although JNJ reported decent earnings and has some major new drugs lined up - downside risk is definitely still present.
  78. Russian Stocks Are Cheap- But They Won’t Stay That Way

    April 16, 2013
    Russia has been a disappointment over the last few years, but the nation’s equities could be one of the best bargains right ...
  79. ANR Incurs Loss as Coal Price Falls - Analyst Blog

    February 14, 2013
    Coal producer Alpha Natural Resources (ANR) reported a loss of 19 cents per share for the fourth quarter of 2012, much narrower ...
  80. Mead Johnson Nutrition's Valuation Looks Bloated

    February 5, 2013
    Mead Johnson seems overvalued for its above-average growth prospects.
  81. MedTech Industry Stock Outlook - Jan 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    January 29, 2013
    We are in the midst of the fourth quarter earnings season and it is once again time to review the players in the worldwide ...
  82. Shabby Reporting And Questionable Prospects At Abbott Labs

    January 28, 2013
    Poor reporting and weak margins undermine the potential of Abbott.
  83. Boeing's Dreamliner Is Grounded, But Is The Stock A Buy?

    January 25, 2013
    Boeing is having problems with its new Dreamliner, after battery issues grounded planes. The stock may not be a buy at this ...
  84. Keep Your Eye on Treasury Rates

    January 21, 2013
    Could a near-term rise in yields finally break the bond bull and send money flowing into stocks? MoneyShow's Tom Aspray shares ...
  85. 3 Defensive Plays For The Fiscal Cliff Fakeout

    January 11, 2013
    After what seemed like endless months of frustratingnegotiations, Congress finally signed off on a last minute deal cobbled ...
  86. MeadWestvaco's Sum Of The Parts Doesn't Seem To Add Up To Value

    January 8, 2013
    MeadWestvaco has multiple growth drivers, but ample valuation.
  87. Abbott Labs Spins Off AbbVie: Which Is The Better Buy?

    January 4, 2013
    January 2 was the first day of trading for the pharmaceutical spin-off.
  88. Abbott Spins Off Pharma Business - Analyst Blog

    January 3, 2013
    Abbott Laboratories (ABT) recently announced that the company has separated its research-based pharmaceuticals business by ...
  89. BB&T Reiterated at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    December 31, 2012
    We are maintaining our 'Neutral' recommendation on BB&T Corporation (BBT) based on its sound organic growth strategy and ...
  90. Top Ranked Biotech ETF: FBT - ETF News And Commentary

    December 24, 2012
    With the economy poised to jump over the fiscal cliff in just a few days, investors are becoming all the more cautious as ...
  91. What Could Happen To The Banking Sector In 2013

    December 24, 2012
    It looks like 2013 is going to be a very exciting year for banks.
  92. 13 Rapid Fire ETF Ideas For 2013

    December 19, 2012
    This past year shaped out to be quite the roller coaster ride for many investors; equity marketsperseveredthroughtumultuous, ...
  93. BMY/ABT Present Oncology Data - Analyst Blog

    December 12, 2012
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY) and partner Abbott Laboratories (ABT) recently presented data on their oncology candidate ...
  94. Gilead Plans to Split Stock 2-for-1 - Analyst Blog

    December 11, 2012
    Recently, the board of directors at Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD) authorized a two-for-one stock split. The action, which will ...
  95. Guide to the 10 Most Popular Leveraged Inverse ETFs - ETF News ...

    December 3, 2012
    The ETF world is gaining immense popularity as evidenced by the roughly $1.3 trillion invested in the space. At least part ...
  96. 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. ...
  97. Investing In Unethical Stocks: The Pros And Cons For Traders

    November 16, 2012
    This article assesses the concept of unethical investment, paying attention to its changeable definition and the pros and ...
  98. Cabot - Higher Risk, But Greater Opportunities

    October 25, 2012
    Analysts seem down on Cabot's valuation, but the potential for better returns is worthwhile.
  99. BB&T Takes A Disappointing Step Backwards

    October 19, 2012
    BB&T's disappointing cost growth and forecasted NIM compression hurts the stock.
  100. Drugs Have Moved J&J On To A New Phase

    October 17, 2012
    J&J is back on a growth track, but the device business needs fixing.
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