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  1. Sabra Acquires Stoney River - Analyst Blog

    Sabra Acquires Stoney River - Analyst Blog

    December 21, 2012
    Irvine-based Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc. (SBRA) recently acquired a property named Stoney River Marshfield in Wisconsin ...
  2. DiamondRock Closes Financing - Analyst Blog

    DiamondRock Closes Financing - Analyst Blog

    December 21, 2012
    In an effort to reduce its interest costs and extend its debt maturity, DiamondRock Hospitality Co. (DRH), a real estate ...
  3. Defensive Stocks For 2013

    Defensive Stocks For 2013

    December 21, 2012
    Here is our pick for defensive stocks for 2013.
  4. NRP Buys Major Stake in Marcellus - Analyst Blog

    NRP Buys Major Stake in Marcellus - Analyst Blog

    December 21, 2012
    Coal and mineral partnership, Natural Resource Partners L.P. (NRP) announced its purchase of an overriding royalty interest ...
  5. CBRE Group and Other Big Movers In Real Estate Operations on ...

    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 ...
  6. Retail Stocks To Watch In 2013

    Retail Stocks To Watch In 2013

    December 21, 2012
    Here's a list of retail stocks to watch for 2013.
  7. Jabil Likely Still In A Holding Pattern

    Jabil Likely Still In A Holding Pattern

    December 21, 2012
    Jabil is doing okay, but weak OEM demand is a concern.
  8. NIKE and More Big Movers on the NYSE on December 21, 2012

    NIKE and More Big Movers on the NYSE on December 21, 2012

    December 21, 2012
    This morning has been rocky for the market. The Nasdaq has fallen 2%; the S&P 500 has slipped 1.9%; and the Dow has fallen ...
  9. SPDR S&P 500 and Other Financial Stocks Making Big Moves on December ...

    SPDR S&P 500 and Other Financial Stocks Making Big Moves on December ...

    December 21, 2012
    It's been a bad day for the market after the morning's trading. The Nasdaq has decreased 2%; the S&P 500 has declined ...
  10. Capital Goods Stocks, Including Caterpillar, Making Big Moves ...

    Capital Goods Stocks, Including Caterpillar, Making Big Moves ...

    December 21, 2012
    On a bad day for the market, the Nasdaq has fallen 2%, the S&P 500 has slipped 1.9% and the Dow has declined 1.4%. The ...
  11. Healthcare Stocks, Including Thermo Fisher, Making Big Moves ...

    Healthcare Stocks, Including Thermo Fisher, Making Big Moves ...

    December 21, 2012
    On a bad day for the market, the Nasdaq has slipped 2%, the S&P 500 is trading down 1.9% and the Dow is down 1.4%. The ...
  12. ConAgra Improving Margins, But Elasticity Is A Challenge

    ConAgra Improving Margins, But Elasticity Is A Challenge

    December 21, 2012
    ConAgra's margin improvements seem real.
  13. RNR Estimates Loss from Sandy  - Analyst Blog

    RNR Estimates Loss from Sandy - Analyst Blog

    December 21, 2012
    RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (RNR) announced its initial estimate of a net negative impact of $130 million on its fourth quarter ...
  14. FBIZ: Common Stock Offering  - Analyst Blog

    FBIZ: Common Stock Offering - Analyst Blog

    December 21, 2012
    FBIZ: Common Stock Offering  By Ann Heffron, CFA First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NasdaqGM:FBIZ) recently completed ...
  15. Hillshire to Sell Australian Biz - Analyst Blog

    Hillshire to Sell Australian Biz - Analyst Blog

    December 21, 2012
    Chicago-based meat company,The Hillshire Brands Company (HSH) recently announced that it has entered into an agreement to ...
  16. 3 ETF Sectors Facing Tax Uncertainty

    3 ETF Sectors Facing Tax Uncertainty

    December 21, 2012
    For investors, the last few months have been dominated by two words: fiscal cliff. The combination of automatic expiring ...
  17. BMC Wins Two More Deals  - Analyst Blog

    BMC Wins Two More Deals - Analyst Blog

    December 20, 2012
    The CyrusOne deal is the latest in a string of deals that BMC Software (BMC) has won in recent times. The global enterprise ...
  18. Knight Capital to Merge with Getco - Analyst Blog

    Knight Capital to Merge with Getco - Analyst Blog

    December 20, 2012
    The Global Electronic Trading Company or Getco LLC is all set to acquire the troubled automated trading firm Knight Capital ...
  19. PS Business Parks Acquires in Austin - Analyst Blog

    PS Business Parks Acquires in Austin - Analyst Blog

    December 20, 2012
    PS Business Parks, Inc. (PSB), a real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns and operates commercial real estate properties ...
  20. Nike Second Quarter Earnings

    Nike Second Quarter Earnings

    December 20, 2012
    Nike (NYSE:NKE) announced its results for the most recent quarter on December 20, 2012. Nike designs and markets high-quality ...
  21. Discover Financial Services' Fourth Quarter Earnings Report

    Discover Financial Services' Fourth Quarter Earnings Report

    December 20, 2012
    Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) announced its results for the most recent quarter on December 20, 2012. Discover Financial ...
  22. CPKF: Raising Estimates Following Strong Third Quarter - Analyst ...

    CPKF: Raising Estimates Following Strong Third Quarter - Analyst ...

    December 20, 2012
    CPKF: Raising Estimates Following Strong Third Quarter By Ann Heffron, CFA We are raising our diluted EPS estimates on Chesapeake ...
  23. Chemical Industry Stock Outlook - Dec 2012 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    Chemical Industry Stock Outlook - Dec 2012 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    December 20, 2012
    The September quarter essentially mirrored the conditions witnessed in the first two quarters of the year. A feeble economic ...
  24. FTI Consulting Remains Neutral - Analyst Blog

    FTI Consulting Remains Neutral - Analyst Blog

    December 20, 2012
    We have reaffirmed our long-term Neutral recommendation on FTI Consulting Inc. (FCN). Our recommendation is based on the ...
  25. FlexShares Releases Three New Dividend ETFs - ETF News And Commentary

    FlexShares Releases Three New Dividend ETFs - ETF News And Commentary

    December 20, 2012
    Even with the Fiscal Cliff and the dividend tax hike debate, high yielding securities remain popular. These securities offer ...
  26. CarMax Beats Estimates - Analyst Blog

    CarMax Beats Estimates - Analyst Blog

    December 20, 2012
    CarMax Inc. (KMX) reported a 13.9% growth in earnings per share to 41 cents in the third quarter of fiscal 2013 (ended on ...
  27. Arris Snaps Up Google Unit - Analyst Blog

    Arris Snaps Up Google Unit - Analyst Blog

    December 20, 2012
    Arris Group Inc. (ARRS), a cable equipment manufacturer, has agreed to purchase Motorola Mobility's set top box ('STB') business ...
  28. Agree Realty Acquires Assets - Analyst Blog

    Agree Realty Acquires Assets - Analyst Blog

    December 20, 2012
    Agree Realty Corporation (ADC), a real estate investment trust (REIT), has recently acquired three premium assets - a Family ...
  29. Carnival Matches EPS, Revs up - Analyst Blog

    Carnival Matches EPS, Revs up - Analyst Blog

    December 20, 2012
    Carnival Corporation (CCL) reported fourth quarter 2012 adjusted earnings of 13 cents per share, in line with the Zacks Consensus ...
  30. Google Transforms ARRIS

    Google Transforms ARRIS

    December 20, 2012
    In buying Motorla Home, ARRIS will never be the same again.
  31. LMT Gets GEO Contract Modification - Analyst Blog

    LMT Gets GEO Contract Modification - Analyst Blog

    December 20, 2012
    Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT) was awarded a $66.6 million contract modification for initial non-recurring engineering ...
  32. Best Latin America ETFs for 2013 (Part II): Colombia - ETF News ...

    Best Latin America ETFs for 2013 (Part II): Colombia - ETF News ...

    December 20, 2012
    Impressive social and economic turnaround Colombia, which was once known for its political instability, guerilla wars, high ...
  33. FedEx Still Getting The Benefit Of The Doubt

    FedEx Still Getting The Benefit Of The Doubt

    December 20, 2012
    FedEx continues to lack long-term appeal.
  34. Textron Gets Saudi Contract - Analyst Blog

    Textron Gets Saudi Contract - Analyst Blog

    December 20, 2012
    Diversified U.S. conglomerate, Textron Inc. (TXT) was awarded a $79.9 million contract for Foreign Military Sales to Saudi ...
  35. McDonald's Opens For Christmas: A Sure Sign Business Is Maxed ...

    McDonald's Opens For Christmas: A Sure Sign Business Is Maxed ...

    December 20, 2012
    McDonald's urges franchisees to open Christmas Day.
  36. Disco and Other Financial Stocks Making Big Moves on December ...

    Disco and Other Financial Stocks Making Big Moves on December ...

    December 20, 2012
    After the morning's trading, the Nasdaq has declined 0.4%, the S&P 500 has been relatively flat and the Dow has decreased ...
  37. Survive the Mayan Apocalypse with These ETFs - Investment Ideas

    Survive the Mayan Apocalypse with These ETFs - Investment Ideas

    December 20, 2012
    The end is near! Well, sort of. The coming Mayan Apocalypse, which begins on December 21st, is by many accounts just the ...
  38. Mixed 2013 Guidance from Health Net - Analyst Blog

    Mixed 2013 Guidance from Health Net - Analyst Blog

    December 20, 2012
    Yesterday, Health Net Inc. (HNT) revealed its financial guidance for 2013. The company expects reported net income in the ...
  39. Is Apple Finally Losing?

    Is Apple Finally Losing?

    December 20, 2012
    Is Apple Losing it? It'll take a lot of "wow factor" to impress fickle consumers.
  40. OOIL: Independent study group shows that the Algae Appliance ...

    OOIL: Independent study group shows that the Algae Appliance ...

    December 20, 2012
    OOIL: Independent study group shows that the Algae Appliance reduces bacteria in algae production systems by 99% By Ian Gilson, ...
  41. Mixed Bag from Accenture in 1Q - Analyst Blog

    Mixed Bag from Accenture in 1Q - Analyst Blog

    December 20, 2012
    Accenture plc (ACN) reported first quarter fiscal 2013 earnings per share (EPS) of $1.06, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  42. Trade Like An Insider With The KNOW ETF

    Trade Like An Insider With The KNOW ETF

    December 20, 2012
    Ed Egilinsky is the Head of Alternative Investments atDirexion, a Boston-based ETF issuer best knownproviding inverse and ...
  43. G-III Apparel Group - Value

    G-III Apparel Group - Value

    December 20, 2012
    G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. (GIII) raised its earnings outlook for the fiscal year during its quarterly report, which led to ...
  44. 3 ETFs For The End Of The World

    3 ETFs For The End Of The World

    December 20, 2012
    This could be it, the beginning of the end. One of the most popular folklore tales in recent years, the world is scheduled ...
  45. Understanding Delta is the Key to Option Profitability - Know ...

    Understanding Delta is the Key to Option Profitability - Know ...

    December 20, 2012
    One of the most important things to understand in options trading is delta. Too many people focus on cost when selecting ...
  46. Timber ETFs for Housing Recovery - Exchange Traded Fund (ETF)

    Timber ETFs for Housing Recovery - Exchange Traded Fund (ETF)

    December 19, 2012
    These two ETFs are a great way to play the housing recovery.
  47. Top 5 Best Performing Utilities Mutual Funds Year to Date  - ...

    Top 5 Best Performing Utilities Mutual Funds Year to Date - ...

    December 19, 2012
    Even during difficult economic conditions, the demand for essential services such as utilities remains more or less constant. ...
  48. PNC Financial Downgraded by Moody's - Analyst Blog

    PNC Financial Downgraded by Moody's - Analyst Blog

    December 19, 2012
    Moody's Investors Service, a rating arm of Moody's Corp. (MCO), downgraded the rating outlook of PNC Financial Services Group ...
  49. Treasury to Exit Banks' TARP in 2013 - Analyst Blog

    Treasury to Exit Banks' TARP in 2013 - Analyst Blog

    December 19, 2012
    On Tuesday, the Treasury Department released an update on its strategy initiated early this year of exiting its remaining ...
  50. Accenture plc First Quarter Earnings

    Accenture plc First Quarter Earnings

    December 19, 2012
    Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) announced its results for the most recent quarter on December 19, 2012. Accenture is a global management ...
  51. The Top 10 Stocks for 2013

    The Top 10 Stocks for 2013

    December 19, 2012
    I told you a few days ago that it's our most popular piece of annual research. Literally hundreds of thousands of investors ...
  52. Silver in 2013: A Pair of Catalysts Could Boost Prices

    Silver in 2013: A Pair of Catalysts Could Boost Prices

    December 19, 2012
    Gold versus Silver. It's a long-standing debate among precious-metal investors as to which commodity is a wiser investment. ...
  53. What is the Big Picture in 2013?  - Investment Ideas

    What is the Big Picture in 2013? - Investment Ideas

    December 19, 2012
    It would be nice to know exactly what the world will look like in 2013. That would certainly help us make the most profitable ...
  54. AdvisorShares Debuts New Business Cycle ETF - ETF News And Commentary

    AdvisorShares Debuts New Business Cycle ETF - ETF News And Commentary

    December 19, 2012
    Although there have been a rash of index-based ETF closures as of late, companies still appear to be plowing ahead when it ...
  55. CME Launches INR FX Futures - Analyst Blog

    CME Launches INR FX Futures - Analyst Blog

    December 19, 2012
    Yesterday, CME Group Inc. (CME) unveiled new foreign exchange (FX) futures contracts in Indian Rupee (INR) on its Globex ...
  56. Spotlight on Oil Services Stocks (BHI, HAL, NOV, SLB)

    Spotlight on Oil Services Stocks (BHI, HAL, NOV, SLB)

    December 19, 2012
    Early Wednesday, Barclays (NYSE: BCS) analysts commented on oil service stocks in a note: We remain bullish on the oil-services, ...
  57. Varian's TrueBeam in South America - Analyst Blog

    Varian's TrueBeam in South America - Analyst Blog

    December 19, 2012
    Oncology and X-Ray products company Varian Medical Systems (VAR) recently revealed that the Clínicas Oncológicas Integradas ...
  58. Finding a Holiday Season Stock - Investment Ideas

    Finding a Holiday Season Stock - Investment Ideas

    December 19, 2012
    One thing I have always enjoyed about being both an economist and a strategist is the chance to cross-pollinate my ideas.  ...
  59. Dominion Hikes 2013 Dividend Rate  - Analyst Blog

    Dominion Hikes 2013 Dividend Rate - Analyst Blog

    December 19, 2012
    Virginia utility Dominion Resources Inc.'s D) board of directors announced a fresh dividend outlook which includes the achievement ...
  60. Healthcare Stocks, Including Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Making ...

    Healthcare Stocks, Including Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Making ...

    December 19, 2012
    So far today, the Nasdaq is up 0.1%, the S&P 500 has slipped 0.1% and the Dow has remained steady. The healthcare sector ...
  61. Homebuilder Confidence Edging Up  - Analyst Blog

    Homebuilder Confidence Edging Up - Analyst Blog

    December 19, 2012
    On Tuesday, fresh data released by the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), which ...
  62. Merck Ties Up with GE Healthcare - Analyst Blog

    Merck Ties Up with GE Healthcare - Analyst Blog

    December 19, 2012
    Merck (MRK) is collaborating with GE Healthcare for the use of an investigational positron emission tomography (PET) imaging ...
  63. CCE Guides for Fiscal 2012, 2013 - Analyst Blog

    CCE Guides for Fiscal 2012, 2013 - Analyst Blog

    December 19, 2012
    Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. (CCE), one of the largest Coca-Cola bottlers in the world, recently discussed its expectations ...
  64. Fiscal Cliff Worries Just 'Window Dressing'? - Analyst Blog

    Fiscal Cliff Worries Just 'Window Dressing'? - Analyst Blog

    December 19, 2012
    The market seems to have decided that the 'Fiscal Cliff' was a done deal, notwithstanding the continued bickering from both ...
  65. Stock Market News for December 19, 2012 - Market News

    Stock Market News for December 19, 2012 - Market News

    December 19, 2012
    Benchmarks moved higher for the second consecutive day banking on optimism that Congress will find a solution to the Fiscal ...
  66. Wells Fargo Buys Rock Creek Stake - Analyst Blog

    Wells Fargo Buys Rock Creek Stake - Analyst Blog

    December 19, 2012
    In an effort to build its hedge fund offering and leverage on the fund-of-funds market consolidation, Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) ...
  67. Billionaires Are Buying Gold, Should You?

    Billionaires Are Buying Gold, Should You?

    December 19, 2012
    With billionaires like Soros, Paulson and Rogers moving into gold again, the question for us regular Joes is if we follow. ...
  68. Caribou Coffee to Come Under JAB - Analyst Blog

    Caribou Coffee to Come Under JAB - Analyst Blog

    December 19, 2012
    Caribou Coffee Company Inc. (CBOU) inked a definitive merger agreement with German private equity company, Joh. A. Benckiser ...
  69. Aggressive Growth Stock Picks-Dec. 19, 2012 - Zacks Rank Buys

    Aggressive Growth Stock Picks-Dec. 19, 2012 - Zacks Rank Buys

    December 19, 2012
    A chemical company with a lot of upside and a drug company with a lot of drama are featured.
  70. 13 Rapid Fire ETF Ideas For 2013

    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, ...
  71. AIG Vends Entire Stake in AIA - Analyst Blog

    AIG Vends Entire Stake in AIA - Analyst Blog

    December 18, 2012
    Yesterday, American International Group Inc. (AIG) announced its plan to sell the remaining 13.69% stake in its Asian wing ...
  72. Top 5 Zacks #1 Ranked Energy Mutual Funds - Best of Funds

    Top 5 Zacks #1 Ranked Energy Mutual Funds - Best of Funds

    December 18, 2012
    Top 5 Zacks #1 Ranked Energy Mutual Funds - Best of Funds
  73. Actelion Drug Accepted for Review - Analyst Blog

    Actelion Drug Accepted for Review - Analyst Blog

    December 18, 2012
    Switzerland-based Actelion (ALIOF) recently announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted its New Drug ...
  74. Fifth Third to Buyback Shares - Analyst Blog

    Fifth Third to Buyback Shares - Analyst Blog

    December 18, 2012
    Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) recently inked a deal to repurchase about $100 million of its outstanding common stock. The share ...
  75. U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Dec 2012 - Industry Outlook

    U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Dec 2012 - Industry Outlook

    December 18, 2012
    What's in Store for U.S. Banks in 2013? U.S. banks look ready for 2013 with uninterrupted expense control, sound balance ...
  76. U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Dec 2012 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Dec 2012 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    December 18, 2012
    What's in Store for U.S. Banks in 2013? U.S. banks look ready for 2013 with uninterrupted expense control, sound balance ...
  77. PPG to Buy AkzoNobel's Coatings Biz - Analyst Blog

    PPG to Buy AkzoNobel's Coatings Biz - Analyst Blog

    December 18, 2012
    PPG Industries Inc. (PPG) announced that it has struck a deal with AkzoNobel, N.V., Amsterdam to buy the latter's North American ...
  78. Pipeline To Profits - Investment Ideas

    Pipeline To Profits - Investment Ideas

    December 18, 2012
    Is it Time to Hit the Pipe? The idea that oil production in the United States is growing is not something that is new to ...
  79. Spotlight on Hospital Stocks (CYH, HCA, THC, UHS)

    Spotlight on Hospital Stocks (CYH, HCA, THC, UHS)

    December 18, 2012
    The hospital stocks featured here have seen some large gains, but a research call from J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: ...
  80. Covidien Expands U.S. Kangaroo Biz - Analyst Blog

    Covidien Expands U.S. Kangaroo Biz - Analyst Blog

    December 18, 2012
    Large-cap medical technologies company, Covidien plc. (COV) is expanding the production of its Kangaroo ePump and the Kangaroo ...
  81. Luminex Retained at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    Luminex Retained at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    December 18, 2012
    Luminex Corporation's (LMNX) third quarter 2012 adjusted earnings of $0.04 per share missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  82. Yamana Gold Inc and Other Gold and Silver Stocks Making Big Moves ...

    Yamana Gold Inc and Other Gold and Silver Stocks Making Big Moves ...

    December 18, 2012
    The Nasdaq has risen 1.1%, the S&P 500 has increased 0.8% and the Dow has moved up 0.6% on a good day for the market ...
  83. Devon Energy and Other Oil and Gas Operations Stocks Making Big ...

    Devon Energy and Other Oil and Gas Operations Stocks Making Big ...

    December 18, 2012
    On a good day for the market, the Nasdaq is trading up 1.1%, the S&P 500 has increased 0.8% and the Dow has climbed ...
  84. The Short Ratio as a Stock Sentiment Indicator - Screen of the ...

    The Short Ratio as a Stock Sentiment Indicator - Screen of the ...

    December 18, 2012
    This week's Screen looks at a market sentiment indicator called the short ratio to find new stock picks. The short ratio ...
  85. Do Corrupt Countries Make for Great ETFs? - ETF News And Commentary

    Do Corrupt Countries Make for Great ETFs? - ETF News And Commentary

    December 18, 2012
    Corruption has unfortunately risen by leaps and bounds and has become an undeniable reality today. In some countries, it ...
  86. F5 Networks and Other Nasdaq Stocks Making Big Moves on December ...

    F5 Networks and Other Nasdaq Stocks Making Big Moves on December ...

    December 18, 2012
    This morning has been good for the market, with the Nasdaq moving up 1.1%, the S&P 500 up 0.8% and the Dow increasing ...
  87. Rackspace Hosting and More Big Movers in Technology on December ...

    Rackspace Hosting and More Big Movers in Technology on December ...

    December 18, 2012
    The Nasdaq has climbed 1.1%, the S&P 500 has climbed 0.8% and the Dow has moved up 0.6%, marking a bad morning for the ...
  88. Consumer Cyclical Stocks, Including Toyota Motor Corporation, ...

    Consumer Cyclical Stocks, Including Toyota Motor Corporation, ...

    December 18, 2012
    The Nasdaq has risen 1.1%, the S&P 500 has moved up 0.8% and the Dow is trading up 0.6% on a good day for the market ...
  89. Direxion Shutting Down Three ETFs - ETF News And Commentary

    Direxion Shutting Down Three ETFs - ETF News And Commentary

    December 18, 2012
    Although 2012 has been another banner year for the quickly growing ETF industry, nearly 100 funds have closed their doors ...
  90. Regions Upgraded by Moody's - Analyst Blog

    Regions Upgraded by Moody's - Analyst Blog

    December 18, 2012
    On Monday, Moody's Investors Service, a rating arm of Moody's Corp. (MCO), completed the review for the upgrade in ratings ...
  91. FMC Subsea Equipment in Demand  - Analyst Blog

    FMC Subsea Equipment in Demand - Analyst Blog

    December 18, 2012
    Oil drilling equipment maker FMC Technologies Inc. (FTI) entered into a deal with Jakarta, Indonesia-based PT Rajawali Swiber ...
  92. JASO to Help Chinese Solar Project  - Analyst Blog

    JASO to Help Chinese Solar Project - Analyst Blog

    December 18, 2012
    JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (JASO) has announced the beginning of shipment of the solar modules to China Three Gorges New ...
  93. Sprint Buys Some Spectrum, Video Streaming Gets Bigger And Your ...

    Sprint Buys Some Spectrum, Video Streaming Gets Bigger And Your ...

    December 18, 2012
    Once again, the tech sector has proven itself as the go-to place for portfolio growth.
  94. Bear of the Day: Cliffs Natural Resources - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Cliffs Natural Resources - Bear of the Day

    December 18, 2012
    We are downgrading our rating on Cliffs Natural Resources (BMI) to Underperform following its lackluster third-quarter 2 ...
  95. First Community Bancshares - Value

    First Community Bancshares - Value

    December 18, 2012
    Earnings momentum for First Community Bancshares, Inc. (Bluefield) (FCBC) has advanced since this regional bank posted strong ...
  96. Aqua America - Growth & Income

    Aqua America - Growth & Income

    December 18, 2012
    Aqua America Inc. (WTR) is a premier water utility with relatively low risk earnings growth and an expanding dividend that ...
  97. Exxon Chooses Technip for Balder  - Analyst Blog

    Exxon Chooses Technip for Balder - Analyst Blog

    December 17, 2012
    U.S. supermajor ExxonMobil Corporation (XOM) has selected France's Technip for its Balder Phase III development in the Norwegian ...
  98. Earnings Preview: Nike Inc. - Analyst Blog

    Earnings Preview: Nike Inc. - Analyst Blog

    December 17, 2012
    Nike Inc. (NKE), a global leader in sports equipment and apparel is expected to report its fourth quarter and fiscal 2012 ...
  99. Barclays Announces Layoffs at IB - Analyst Blog

    Barclays Announces Layoffs at IB - Analyst Blog

    December 17, 2012
    As part of its effort to streamline operations and enhance profitability, Barclays PLC (BCS) plans to layoff almost 2,00 ...
  100. Imported Vehicles Drive AutoNation  - Analyst Blog

    Imported Vehicles Drive AutoNation - Analyst Blog

    December 17, 2012
    AutoNation Inc. (AN) posted a 21% rise in new vehicle sales in November mainly driven by strong sales growth in its Import ...
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