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  1. Helen of Troy (HELE) & The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (GBX): ...

    December 16, 2014
    Zacks Value Stock Strategist, Tracey Ryniec, discusses Helen of Troy (HELE) and The Greenbrier Companies (GBX).
  2. 9 Widely Overlooked Small Banks That Offer Big Profit Potential

    November 18, 2014
    Last week we talked about riding the coat tails of bank stock activists to earn out sized profits in the stock market. A ...
  3. 2 Solar Energy Giants To Keep An Eye On

    November 11, 2014
    Investors in solar energy companies like industry-leader SolarCity Corp (NASDAQ: VSLR) are betting that high rates of growth ...
  4. Bull of the Day: Greenbrier (GBX) - Bull of the Day

    November 4, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Greenbrier (GBX) - Bull of the Day
  5. Tech Giants' Office Demands Driving 2 REITs To 52-Week Highs

    October 29, 2014
    While Google Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL) continues to play the role of "Ms. Pac-Man" by gobbling up prime Silicon Valley office locations ...
  6. Don't Buy Bonds, Buy These 3 Stocks Instead

    October 5, 2014
    The king is dead. Long live the king. That cheer seems appropriate in context to the recent commotion of Pimco's fixed-income ...
  7. Don't Look To Bonds For Yield -- Buy These 3 Stocks Instead

    October 5, 2014
    The king is dead. Long live the king. That cheer seems appropriate in context to the recent commotion of Pimco's fixed-income ...
  8. In The Week Ahead -- The 2 Most Important Charts To Watch

    October 5, 2014
    Despite Friday's strong rebound, fueled by much better-than-expected September employment data, all major U.S. stock indices ...
  9. Gold Losing Out to the Greenback. What's in Store? - Industry ...

    September 30, 2014
    Gold Losing Out to the Greenback. What's in Store? - Industry Outlook
  10. Bull of the Day: Greenbrier (GBX) - Bull of the Day

    August 29, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Greenbrier (GBX) - Bull of the Day
  11. 4 Stocks Unveiled On Goldman’s Coveted Conviction Buy List

    August 28, 2014
    Last week wrapped up the final week of Q2 earnings. For many Wall Street firms, that means updating investment models, revising ...
  12. MedTech Defies Sequestration, M&As Steal the Show - Industry ...

    August 26, 2014
    MedTech Defies Sequestration, M&As Steal the Show - Industry Outlook
  13. 3 Sectors Expected To Benefit From The Oil-By-Rail Surge

    August 11, 2014
    It's been just over a year since a freight train carrying crude oil from the Bakken shale fields in North Dakota derailed ...
  14. 3 Stocks To Catch The Hidden Rail Boom Before It's Too Late

    August 5, 2014
    A confluence of factors -- including the heavy hand of regulators in Washington, D.C. -- is creating an unprecedented profit ...
  15. U.S. Banks Stay Afloat - Cutting Costs or Core Business? - Industry ...

    August 5, 2014
    U.S. Banks Stay Afloat - Cutting Costs or Core Business? - Industry Outlook
  16. REITs: Something to Build On - Industry Outlook

    June 12, 2014
    REITs: Something to Build On - Industry Outlook
  17. Bull of the Day: Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM) - Bull of the Day

    June 4, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM) - Bull of the Day
  18. After spending much of 2013 in the dumps, REITs have roared this year. Investors should expect the gains to continue as long as the economy strengthens and interest rates remain low.

    How Far Can The REIT Rally Go?

    June 3, 2014
    After spending much of 2013 in the dumps, REITs have roared back this year. But how much gas could the real estate investments ...
  19. Will Gold Regain Its Shine This Year? - Industry Outlook

    June 3, 2014
    Will Gold Regain Its Shine This Year? - Industry Outlook
  20. This Sector's Earnings Are Just Heating Up

    April 29, 2014
    We're right in the middle of earnings season, which means that most mid- and large-cap companies have reported results, with ...
  21. 7 Picks For A Sector That's Heating Up

    April 29, 2014
    We're right in the middle of earnings season, which means that most mid- and large-cap companies have reported results, with ...
  22. U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Apr 2014 - Industry Outlook

    April 8, 2014
    U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Apr 2014 - Industry Outlook
  23. Gold Miner's Rebound Could Double Traders' Money

    April 2, 2014
    The price of gold has declined below the weekly pivot at $1,300 an ounce, presenting a potentially lucrative buying opportunity. ...
  24. This Gold Miner Could Deliver 200% Gains By 2015

    April 2, 2014
    The price of gold has declined below the weekly pivot at $1,300 an ounce, presenting a potentially lucrative buying opportunity. ...
  25. The Next Big Commodities Boom Is Happening Here

    February 26, 2014
    Think about how much money you would have made had you bought property in the Bakken Shale eight years ago...As recently ...
  26. REIT Industry Review & Stock Picks - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook

    February 25, 2014
    REIT Industry Review & Stock Picks - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook
  27. Gold Stock Update & Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook

    February 11, 2014
    Gold Stock Update & Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook
  28. This Simple System Could Lead To 41% Gains In Less Than 5 Months

    February 6, 2014
    The past few years have been a great time to be an investor.Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's zero interest rate ...
  29. This Gold Stock's Breakout Could Spark A Double-Digit Rally

    January 21, 2014
    There has been a lot of strong commentary this month about gold and gold stocks. Major firms are downgrading their outlooks ...
  30. Valuations for the gold producers have gotten so low, that many miners will undoubtedly use this weakness to cull the herd and boost their reserves. All while pushing stock prices higher.

    Are The Hated Gold Miners Finally A Buy?

    January 17, 2014
    Over the last year, the gold miners have been one of the worst performing sectors. However, falling stock prices have led ...
  31. Bull of the Day: KKR & Co. (KKR) - Bull of the Day

    December 20, 2013
    Bull of the Day: KKR & Co. (KKR) - Bull of the Day
  32. The recent bullish jobs report, along with factors have made the ownership of office buildings a potential growth engine once again.

    Finally Some Bullish News For Commercial Real Estate

    December 10, 2013
    For the office REITs, the recent bullish jobs news could finally be the sign for the sectors return to glory. For investors, ...
  33. Barron's Recap: Underestimating Sirius XM

    November 23, 2013
    This weekend in Barron's online: a look at Sirius XM, the prospects for retailers this holiday shopping season, a small ...
  34. Mega-miner Barrick Gold’s (NYSE:ABX) recent earnings highlight the problems in the industry. The firm reported a 73% drop in earnings per share as well as the closure of its $3.45 billion Pascua-Lama project.

    Are The Gold Miners Finally A Buy?

    November 5, 2013
    Over the last year, gold has gone from the asset du jour to the most hated thing on the planet. That dour attitude towards ...
  35. Mining (Gold) Update & Outlook - Oct 2013 - Industry Outlook

    October 15, 2013
    Mining (Gold) Update & Outlook - Oct 2013 - Industry Outlook
  36. Short Sellers Retreat From Gold Stocks (EGO, HMY, IAG)

    October 12, 2013
    September ended with gold back under $1,300 an ounce, and short sellers fled from the leading gold stocks between the September ...
  37. Recent hot IPOs has many regular investors salivating at the chance to participate in start-ups and private equity.

    Private Equity For Retail Investors

    October 11, 2013
    Recent hot IPOs has many regular investors salivating at the chance to participate in start-ups and private equity. With ...
  38. Did India Just Hurt Gold’s Chances Even Further?

    September 23, 2013
    With tapering talk and better economic conditions facing the global economy, investor sentiment for gold is fading. That ...
  39. Much Ado About Cannabis Stocks

    September 5, 2013
    The marijuana movement has been prominently progressing, and started from the bottom in the U.S. with overhauling disapproval ...
  40. Walter Energy, SouFun and Other Top Performers in August

    September 3, 2013
    Three basic materials companies -- Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (NYSE: WLT) -- were among the top-performing dividend-paying ...
  41. How To Build The Ultimate 'Doomsday Portfolio'

    August 21, 2013
    We've managed to avoid the great Mayan prediction of the end of the world in 2012, along with countless doomsday prognostications ...
  42. Are The Shippers Now A Buy?

    August 15, 2013
    Investors looking for values among the beaten down market may want to give the shippers a go. Several bullish catalysts are ...
  43. SeaWorld Sinks On Soft Earnings--Time To Get Out Of The Pool?

    August 15, 2013
    SeaWorld reported second quarter earnings August 13 after the markets closed. The theme park operator missed badly in its ...
  44. The 10 Best Financial Tweets For Thursday, July 25

    July 25, 2013
    There are millions of tweets written every day. Benzinga sifts through the maelstrom of information to find the ten best ...
  45. If Mining Rally is Legitimate, Don't Forget These ETFs

    July 24, 2013
    Traders appear to be taking some profits in gold miners and the corresponding ETFs Wednesday and that is not surprising. ...
  46. 5 Highest Yielding Zacks #1 Ranked International Bond Mutual ...

    July 11, 2013
    In this article we will share with you the 5 highest yielding Zacks #1 ranked international bond mutual funds. Each has earned ...
  47. It Keeps Getting Worse For The Gold Miners

    July 9, 2013
    With gold’s recent price drop and lowered future price targets, the miners are in a world of hurt. Cash costs for the sector ...
  48. Greenbrier Comes Up Short Again

    July 3, 2013
    Greenbrier has an opportunity in tank cars, but they must profitably ramp up production from here.
  49. TIBCO Stabilizes, But Needs Growth

    June 21, 2013
    TIBCO didn't miss, but the company needs to start showing better growth and expanding margins
  50. Onex or Nielsen: Which is the Better Buy?

    June 19, 2013
    Toronto-based Onex (OTC:ONEXF) completed its acquisition of Nielsen Holdings' (NYSE:NLSN) exhibition business June 18 for ...
  51. JPMorgan to Shed Private Equity Unit - Analyst Blog

    June 17, 2013
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. is set to divest its private equity arm, One Equity Partners.
  52. Mining (Gold) Update & Outlook - June 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    June 13, 2013
    Mining (Gold) Update & Outlook - June 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews
  53. Mining (Gold) Update & Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook

    June 13, 2013
    Mining (Gold) Update & Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook
  54. Top 5 Zacks #1 Ranked Government Bond Mutual Funds - Best of ...

    June 12, 2013
    Conservative investors prefer debt instruments not only because they safeguard the capital invested but also for the regular ...
  55. Splunk Delivering When Other Techs Are Not

    May 31, 2013
    Splunk's price is white-hot, but the company's performance is very strong as well.
  56. Are These 3 Retailers Ready To Go Private?

    April 30, 2013
    Bloomberg ran an article April 29 speculating that Rue 21, Abercrombie & Fitch and Aeropostale are all possible private equity ...
  57. Crime Pays For REIT Investors

    April 23, 2013
    While it’s not a glamorous business, operating for-profit prisons is quite a money maker. Especially for those firms now ...
  58. Three Ways To Short Gold

    April 18, 2013
    Investor enthusiasm for gold has been falling by the wayside. For portfolios, that could mean it's time to short the metal. ...
  59. Bank Of The Ozarks Continues To Build Value

    April 12, 2013
    Bank of the Ozarks deserves its premium, as it continues to demonstrate a rare combo of growth and quality.
  60. SeaWorld IPO Looks To Raise $500 Million: Should You Buy?

    April 10, 2013
    On April 8 Blackstone filed an IPO registration statement amendment that ups the original $100 million amount to as much ...
  61. A Thick Order Book Is Only Part Of The Story For Greenbrier

    April 4, 2013
    Good order flow at Greenbrier doesn't answer long-term margin and economic return questions.
  62. Pinnacle Foods Gains 11% In IPO Debut--Now What?

    April 2, 2013
    Blackstone Group brought Pinnacle Foods (NYSE:PF) to market March 28. The maker of Vlasic pickles and other well known brands ...
  63. Neutral on Amerisafe - Analyst Blog

    February 14, 2013
    We have retained our recommendation on Amerisafe Inc. (AMSF) at Neutral based on the current sustainability factors, which ...
  64. The Top 5 Inverse-Bond ETFs

    February 4, 2013
    These inverse Bond-ETF offerings should give investors a good overview of some of the options out there.
  65. Choice Hotels Teams with Akkeron (revised) - Analyst Blog

    January 29, 2013
    In a bid to augment its European portfolio, Silver Spring, Maryland-based Choice Hotels International Inc. (CHH) recently ...
  66. Welcome To "Peak Gold" And How To Play It

    January 29, 2013
    With ore rates and production dwindling, analysts now estimate that we have entered a Peak Gold scenario.
  67. How to Build the Ultimate 'Doomsday Portfolio'

    January 24, 2013
    We've managed to avoid the great Mayan prediction of the end of the world along with countless doomsday prognostications ...
  68. Intuitive Beats Zacks Estimates - Analyst Blog

    January 23, 2013
    Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) reported fourth quarter and 2012 earnings per share of $4.25 and $15.98, respectively, beating ...
  69. Why The Rest of the World is Pouring Billions Into the U.S. Real ...

    January 18, 2013
    Yngve Slyngstad and Peter Ballon aren't well-known names in the U.S. investment community, but their decisions are having ...
  70. Gains of 27%, 56%, and even 183%... What's Next?

    January 2, 2013
    It's every investor's dream. And this one came true... For lucky shareholders in this formerly tiny maker of automated medicine ...
  71. Kinross Denies Southridge JV - Analyst Blog

    December 31, 2012
    Kinross Gold Corporation (KGC) recently came out with a denial statement regarding a joint venture (JV) agreement between ...
  72. The Blackstone Group LP - Value

    December 24, 2012
    Earnings momentum for The Blackstone Group LP (BX) has been rising since this asset management company reported solid third ...
  73. What Will Happen To Gold Stocks In 2013

    December 13, 2012
    This year was brutal for some gold miners. We'll take a look at what could happen for 2013.
  74. Your Stock's Earnings Yield - Screen of the Week

    December 11, 2012
    A stock's Earnings Yield measures just that, the anticipated yield (or return) an investment in a stock could give you based ...
  75. Is TIBCO's Stumble An Early Christmas Gift?

    December 6, 2012
    TIBCO's rare miss sends shares skidding, but has this news created a good opportunity for investors?
  76. Blackstone Inks Deal with Intertrust - Analyst Blog

    December 6, 2012
    The Blackstone Group LP (BX) reached an agreement to acquire Intertrust - a trust and corporate management company - from ...
  77. Western Digital and Other Nasdaq Stocks Making Big Moves on December ...

    December 5, 2012
    After this morning's trading, the Nasdaq has declined 1%, the S&P 500 is down 0.1% and the Dow has risen 0.2%. The Nasdaq ...
  78. Blackstone to Offload Alliant Stake - Analyst Blog

    November 27, 2012
    Last week, The Blackstone Group LP (BX) announced an agreement to divest its entire stake in Alliant Insurance Services, ...
  79. Blackstone Initiated at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    November 27, 2012
    We have initiating our coverage on The Blackstone Group LP (BX) with a long-term 'Neutral' recommendation. The company's ...
  80. Goldman to Offload USI for $2.3B - Analyst Blog

    November 27, 2012
    On Monday, Goldman Sachs Capital Partners VI, a private equity fund of The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS), agreed to divest ...
  81. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and More Big Movers on the Nasdaq on ...

    November 16, 2012
    The market has been slipping so far today: the Nasdaq is trading down 1%; the S&P 500 is down 0.6%; and the Dow has slipped ...
  82. Stocks to Buy During End-of-Year Tax Selling - Screen of the ...

    November 13, 2012
    The post-election sell-off in the market has acutely reminded everyone of the impending Fiscal that Cliff the US faces in ...
  83. Higher Gold Prices Ahead? Buy The Miners

    November 9, 2012
    President Obama's re-election could be the necessary catalyst to propel gold prices much higher over the next few years. ...
  84. Ultimate Guide To Van Eck Market Vectors TR Gold Miners (GDX)

    November 1, 2012
    Gold ETFs have become exceptionally popular as these instruments mitigate many of the most pressing drawbacks to gold ownership ...
  85. The Blackstone Group LP - Growth & Income

    October 26, 2012
    Earnings momentum for The Blackstone Group LP (BX) has been rising since the asset management company reported solid third ...
  86. Metals & Mining Stock Outlook - Oct. 2012 - Industry Outlook

    October 11, 2012
    The Metals & Mining industry encompasses the extraction (mining) as well as primary and secondary processing of metals ...
  87. How To Protect Yourself From The Market's Biggest Threat

    October 3, 2012
    The time has come to protect yourself.  On Sept. 13, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke pledged to unleash a third wave ...
  88. Blackstone to Buy Vivint for $2B - Analyst Blog

    September 19, 2012
    The Blackstone Group LP (BX) has agreed to buy Vivint Inc - a security provider, which offers home automation and technology ...
  89. Morgan Stanley's Volcker Woes - Analyst Blog

    September 18, 2012
    According to Reuters, Morgan Stanley's (MS) plans of raising global infrastructure fund may be severely hit by the proposed ...
  90. Nasdaq Stocks, Including Tibco Software, Making Big Moves on ...

    September 11, 2012
    After this morning's trading, the market is looking good. The Nasdaq has risen 0.3%; the S&P 500 has increased 0.6%; ...
  91. Invest like Mitt Romney with These Three ETFs - Investment Ideas

    August 30, 2012
    Love him or hate him, it is hard to argue that Mitt Romney has been an incredible investor over the years. With the one billion ...
  92. Citi to Invest in Indian Firm - Analyst Blog

    August 28, 2012
    Citi Venture Capital International (CVCI) - a private equity wing of Citigroup, Inc. C) - is expected to make an investment ...
  93. IAMGOLD Beats by a Penny - Analyst Blog

    August 17, 2012
    IAMGOLD Corp. (IAG) reported second quarter adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of 20 cents, ahead of the year-ago level by ...
  94. Knight Capital Lives To Fight Another Day

    August 8, 2012
    Knight took a tough deal to stay in business.
  95. Investors Rescue Knight Capital - Analyst Blog

    August 7, 2012
    Knight Capital Group Inc. (KCG), which was on the verge of bankruptcy after recording trading losses of $440 million, was ...
  96. Big Movers on the Basic Materials Sector Today, Including CLF

    July 26, 2012
    The market is currently up, with the Nasdaq up 1.1%, the S&P 500 increasing 1.3% and the Dow climbing 1.4%. The basic ...
  97. Big Movers on the Financial Sector Today, Including ACTG

    July 20, 2012
    It's been a bad day for the market after the morning's trading. The Nasdaq has fallen 0.7%; the S&P 500 has slipped ...
  98. Today's Major Gold and Silver Sector Movers

    July 17, 2012
    The morning has been good for the market. The Nasdaq is trading up 0.5%; the S&P 500 has risen 0.3%; and the Dow has ...
  99. Biggest Real Estate Operations Sector Movers for July 9, 2012

    July 9, 2012
    The market is having a bad day so far: the Nasdaq is down 0.3%; the S&P 500 has fallen 0.3%; and the Dow has decreased ...
  100. 5 Gold Stocks To Consider

    June 29, 2012
    Investors seeking to stabilize a shaky portfolio often look to gold. We examine a pair of the industry's top players.
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