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  1. ASML Gets TSMC To Sign On The Dotted Line

    August 9, 2012
    As expected, Taiwan Semiconductor takes a stake in ASML.
  2. Just How Messy Will The Standard Chartered Affair Get?

    August 9, 2012
    Allegations against Standard Chartered are liable to lead to a messy and noisy couple of months.
  3. Wynn Resorts, Ltd. (WYNN) - Bear of the Day

    August 9, 2012
    Wynn Resorts' (WYNN) second quarter 2012 earnings were disappointing as its performance in Las Vegas and business at Macau ...
  4. Stryker Remains Neutral - Analyst Blog

    August 8, 2012
    We reaffirm our Neutral recommendation on Stryker Corp. (SYK). Stryker reported second quarter 2012 adjusted earnings of ...
  5. Pinnacle Loss, Morgan Stanley Sued - Analyst Blog

    August 8, 2012
    Morgan Stanley (MS) has been charged by a Singapore-based firm, Hong Leong Finance Ltd., of selling structured notes that ...
  6. Mortgage Buybacks Costing Wells Fargo? - Analyst Blog

    August 8, 2012
    Mortgage repurchase claims could prove to be costly for Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC). According to its quarterly filing with ...
  7. CIBC to Buy Wealth Management Unit - Analyst Blog

    August 8, 2012
    In order to further expand its wealth management operations, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CM) announced a deal to ...
  8. Daily ETF Roundup: CORN Soaring, Markets Still Boring

    August 8, 2012
    After a strong three-day winning streak, investors seemingly took a breather today as markets struggled to find a definitive ...
  9. Moneygram Renews Advance Contract - Analyst Blog

    August 8, 2012
    In an effort to provide its consumers a complete package of services related to money transfer, Moneygram International Inc. ...
  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. Earnings Scorecard: Aimco - Analyst Blog

    August 8, 2012
    Apartment Investment & Management Co. (AIV) or Aimco as the real estate investment trust (REIT) is popularly known, reported ...
  12. Bull Vs. Bear - Travel Stocks Not Worth The Trip

    August 8, 2012
    The risk of competition from Google and the current economic conditions could keep investors at home when it comes to investing ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. Biggest Semiconductors Sector Movers, Including MLNX

    August 8, 2012
    The market has been doing well after the morning's trading. The Nasdaq has climbed 0.1%; the S&P 500 has risen 0.2%; ...
  15. Biggest Gold and Silver Sector Movers, Including GG

    August 8, 2012
    The market is on the rise this morning. The Nasdaq has moved up 0.1%; the S&P 500 is trading up 0.2%; and the Dow has ...
  16. Scottrade Abandons ETF Lineup, Closing FocusShares - ETF News ...

    August 8, 2012
    Although as a whole the ETF industry is growing by leaps and bounds, a number of issuers are seeing some trouble in terms ...
  17. Bull vs. Bear - Now's The Time To Buy Travel Stocks

    August 8, 2012
    There is little concern among investors that online travel companies will continue to grow their sales rapidly going forward. ...
  18. Knight Capital Lives To Fight Another Day

    August 8, 2012
    Knight took a tough deal to stay in business.
  19. Standard Chartered's Iranian Woes (revised) - Analyst Blog

    August 8, 2012
    On Monday, the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) accused London-based Standard Chartered PLC (SCBFF) ...
  20. The Week Ahead In Healthcare

    August 8, 2012
    The week ahead for healthcare stocks.
  21. Ultimate Guide To “Third Generation” Commodity ETPs

    August 8, 2012
    The introduction of commodity ETPs has opened up a previously difficult to reach corners of the market to investors of all ...
  22. Macy's' Second Quarter Earnings Report

    August 8, 2012
    Macy's (NYSE:M) announced its results for the second quarter on August 8, 2012. Macy's is a retailer that sells apparel and ...
  23. Procter & Gamble (PG) - Bear of the Day

    August 8, 2012
    Procter & Gamble (PG) recently lowered its sales and earnings outlook for the final quarter of fiscal 2012, marking the ...
  24. A.M. Best Keeps AmEx Unit's Rating - Analyst Blog

    August 7, 2012
    A.M. Best Co. has kept the financial strength rating ("FSR") of A (Excellent) and issuer credit rating ("ICR") of "a+" of ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. Cepheid's MTB/RIF Test Price Falls - Analyst Blog

    August 7, 2012
    Cepheid (CPHD) has entered into agreements with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the United States President's Emergency ...
  27. Waste Management Expands CNG Fleet - Analyst Blog

    August 7, 2012
    Waste Management, Inc. (WM) recently announced the launch of a new fleet of 25 compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks and unveiled ...
  28. Standard Chartered's Iranian Woes - Analyst Blog

    August 7, 2012
    On Monday, the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) accused London-based Standard Chartered PLC (SCBFF) ...
  29. Retail Industry Stock Outlook - Aug. 2012 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    August 7, 2012
    Retailers procure goods in large quantities directly from manufacturers or wholesalers and sell them in small quantities ...
  30. Fossil Beats Estimates - Analyst Blog

    August 7, 2012
    Fossil Inc. (FOSL) reported second quarter 2012 earnings of 92 cents per share, which exceeded both the year-ago earnings ...
  31. Upcoming Week In The Energy Sector

    August 7, 2012
    Here's a look at upcoming events in the Energy Sector for the week starting August 6, 2012, as well as a review of important ...
  32. Nexen And CNOOC Deal Under Political Fire

    August 7, 2012
    The purchase of Nexen by an oil company controlled by the Chinese government has generated vocal opposition from U.S politicians. ...
  33. 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.
  34. Fossil, Inc. and Other Nasdaq Stocks Making Big Moves

    August 7, 2012
    This morning has been good for the market, with the Nasdaq increasing 0.8%, the S&P 500 moving up 0.7% and the Dow rising ...
  35. Basic Materials Sector's Biggest Movers: Parker-Hannifin and ...

    August 7, 2012
    The market is doing well so far today. The Nasdaq is trading up 0.8%; the S&P 500 has risen 0.7%; and the Dow has increased ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. Everyone Hates Stocks: Is That Bullish? - Real Time Insight

    August 6, 2012
    Everyone hates stocks, especially U.S. stocks. Since the Great Recession, investors have been taking money out of domestic ...
  38. FX Alliance Beats Est, Lags Y/Y - Analyst Blog

    August 6, 2012
    FX Alliance Inc. (FX) reported second quarter earnings of 23 cents per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 21 ...
  39. Health Care REIT Beats Estimates - Analyst Blog

    August 6, 2012
    Health Care REIT Inc. (HCN), a real estate investment trust (REIT) that operates senior housing and health care real estate, ...
  40. Platinum ETF Investing 101 - ETF News And Commentary

    August 6, 2012
    Platinum is one of the most popular niche commodities and can be considered an extremely lucrative investment avenue. This ...
  41. Biggest Transportation Sector Movers, Including CEA

    August 6, 2012
    The Nasdaq has moved up 1%, the S&P 500 has moved up 0.5% and the Dow has risen 0.6%, marking a bad morning for the market. ...
  42. Big Movers on the Technology Sector Today, Including BIDU

    August 6, 2012
    The morning has been good for the market. The Nasdaq is trading up 1%; the S&P 500 is up 0.5%; and the Dow has increased ...
  43. Healthcare Sector's Biggest Movers: HCA Holdings and More

    August 6, 2012
    The market is currently up, with the Nasdaq climbing 1%, the S&P 500 rising 0.5% and the Dow up 0.6%. The healthcare ...
  44. Bears taking over CSX?

    August 6, 2012
    New York, August 6th (TradersHuddle.com) - CSX Corporation (NYSE:CSX) (NYSE:CSX) closed the trading session higher by $0.59 ...
  45. Trading Idea: Key levels for JP Morgan

    August 6, 2012
    New York, August 6th (TradersHuddle.com) - Shares of JP Morgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) ended the trading session close ...
  46. 5 Equity ETFs In Steady Uptrends

    August 6, 2012
    Unresolved eurozone debt drama and mixed economic data releases on the homefront continue to drive markets, showcasing how ...
  47. Cognizant Technology Second Quarter Earnings

    August 6, 2012
    Cognizant Technology Solutions (Nasdaq:CTSH) announced its results for the second quarter on August 6, 2012. Cognizant Technology ...
  48. 10 Questions About ETFs You've Been Afraid To Ask

    August 6, 2012
    Exchange-traded funds have found their way into countless portfolios as investors of all walks and styles have embraced the ...
  49. Treasury Yields Can Still Go Lower

    August 4, 2012
    Investor distrust of equities and fear of another recession has caused a steady flow of funds to the Treasury market, despite ...
  50. Red Flags Warn of Weak Rally

    August 3, 2012
    Although the market is susceptible to news from Europe or the Fed that could still push the major averages higher, not enough ...
  51. Synopsys Closes Ciranova Acquisition - Analyst Blog

    August 3, 2012
    Synopsys Inc. (SNPS) recently announced the completion of the acquisition of a privately-held electronic design automation ...
  52. CME Launches CME Direct Messenger - Analyst Blog

    August 3, 2012
    CME Group Inc. (CME) has launched an instant messaging ("IM") platform called the CME Direct Messenger. The new service will ...
  53. Japanese Bond ETF Investing 101 - ETF News And Commentary

    August 3, 2012
    The European crisis is raising concerns and the threats of yet another recession is looming large in the U.S. even with better-than-expected ...
  54. MGIC Posts Loss Yet Again - Analyst Blog

    August 3, 2012
    Mortgage insurer, MGIC Investment Corp. (MTG) suffered an operating loss of $1.49 per share owing to higher claim costs and ...
  55. 5 Familiar Stocks to Sell (or Short)! - Investment Ideas

    August 3, 2012
    Like so many people around the planet, I tuned into some Olympic action over the weekend. Ever since childhood, I have enjoyed ...
  56. Ocwen Reports in Line, Revenue Up - Analyst Blog

    August 3, 2012
    Ocwen Financial Corporation's (OCN) second quarter 2012 earnings of 32 cents per share were in line with the Zacks Consensus ...
  57. AIG Profit Rockets in 2Q - Analyst Blog

    August 3, 2012
    American International Group Inc. (AIG) reported second-quarter 2012 operating earnings per share of $1.06, outshining the ...
  58. Three Resilient European ETFs Still Going Strong - ETF News And ...

    August 3, 2012
    With the ECB president, Mario Draghi, failing to announce more stimulus measures or similarly accommodative moves for the ...
  59. RMKR - Rainmaker Systems Transforms its Business Model - Analyst ...

    August 3, 2012
    Rainmaker Systems Transforms its Business Model Ken Nagy, CFA   Rainmaker Systems (RMKR), provides business-to-business (B2B) ...
  60. Harley-Davidson Already Priced For Improvement

    August 3, 2012
    Harley-Davidson has recovered nicely, but investors may be expecting too much now. While demographics may favor the company, ...
  61. Services Sector's Biggest Movers: Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. ...

    August 3, 2012
    It's been a good morning for the market. The Nasdaq has climbed 2.2%; the S&P 500 has moved up 2%; and the Dow is up ...
  62. Biggest Healthcare Sector Movers, Including ALXN

    August 3, 2012
    On a good day for the market, the Nasdaq has climbed 2.2%, the S&P 500 has increased 2% and the Dow is up 1.8%. The healthcare ...
  63. HanesBrands On Hold

    August 3, 2012
    Prospective HanesBrands investors may be best served waiting on the sidelines. But at least cotton price volatility looks ...
  64. MetLife Keeps On Keeping On

    August 3, 2012
    Despite some regulatory challenges, MetLife seems too cheap to ignore today.
  65. ED Beats Bottom-line, Lags Top-line - Analyst Blog

    August 3, 2012
    Consolidated Edison Inc. (ED) reported second-quarter 2012 results after the market close with earnings from continuing operations ...
  66. Is It Time To Hitch Up The Coach?

    August 3, 2012
    Coach has slowed, but China could fuel years of respectable and undervalued growth.
  67. LSI Corp. Declares Share Repurchase - Analyst Blog

    August 3, 2012
    California based LSI Corporation (LSI), a manufacturer and provider of complex high-performance semiconductors and storage ...
  68. Discovery Communications Short term Bullish Reversal

    August 3, 2012
    New York, August 3rd (TradersHuddle.com) - Shares of Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) ended the trading session ...
  69. Visa Bullish Signs

    August 3, 2012
    New York, August 3rd (TradersHuddle.com) - Shares of Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) ended the trading session higher by $0.79 or 0.62% ...
  70. Procter & Gamble's Fourth Quarter Earnings Report

    August 3, 2012
    Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) announced its results for the fourth quarter on August 3, 2012. Procter & Gamble sells ...
  71. Earnings Scorecard: Nucor - Analyst Blog

    August 2, 2012
    Earnings Scorecard: Nucor - Analyst Blog
  72. US Ecology Beats, Ups Guidance - Analyst Blog

    August 2, 2012
    US Ecology, Inc. (ECOL) reported earnings per share (EPS) of 39 cents (excluding special items) in its fiscal first quarter, ...
  73. Profit Moves Up at BOK Financial - Analyst Blog

    August 2, 2012
    Aided by growth in mortgage banking revenue as well as expansion in all other categories of non-interest revenues, BOK Financial ...
  74. Two Bullish Strategies to Make Money With Options - Know Your ...

    August 2, 2012
    Bullish on stocks? Here are two ways to play it with options: 1. Buy a Call. 2. Write a Put. How bullish you are will help ...
  75. Tariff Cut Hits SK Telecom 2Q - Analyst Blog

    August 2, 2012
    The leading provider of wireless communication services in South Korea, SK Telecom Corp. (SKM) has reported second quarter ...
  76. Lowe's Looks To Rona For Growth

    August 2, 2012
    Lowe's has offered C$14.50 a share for Canada's Rona Inc. The largest Canadian-owned home improvement chain has rejected ...
  77. Touch Just Keeps Softening For Atmel

    August 2, 2012
    Atmel's touch business continues to weaken. For Atmel to work as a stock, it needs to regain its momentum at Samsung.
  78. Strong Quarter at Shire - Analyst Blog

    August 2, 2012
    Shire plc (SHPG) posted second-quarter 2012 earnings (excluding special items) of $1.68 per American Depositary Share (ADS), ...
  79. Three Currency ETFs Outperforming The Dollar - ETF News And Commentary

    August 2, 2012
    The global economic uncertainties revolving around the European debt crisis and the general slowdown in most economies have ...
  80. 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 ...
  81. Water May Be Essential, But That Doesn't Make Aqua America Cheap

    August 2, 2012
    Aqua America looks too pricey as a regulated water utility. The company has posted positive free cash flow exactly once in ...
  82. Big Movers on the Utilities Sector Today, Including SE

    August 2, 2012
    The market is having a bad day so far: the Nasdaq has slipped 0.4%; the S&P 500 is trading down 0.8%; and the Dow is ...
  83. ANSYS, Inc. and Other Technology Stocks Making Big Moves

    August 2, 2012
    The market has been slipping so far today. The Nasdaq is trading down 0.4%; the S&P 500 has slipped 0.8%; and the Dow ...
  84. 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. ...
  85. Today's Major Real Estate Operations Sector Movers: HCP and More

    August 2, 2012
    This morning's trading has marked a bad day for the market so far. The Nasdaq is trading down 0.4%; the S&P 500 is down ...
  86. Incyte Corporation and Other Nasdaq Stocks Making Big Moves

    August 2, 2012
    The market is off to a rough start. After this morning's trading, the Nasdaq is down 0.4%, the S&P 500 has decreased ...
  87. Walt Disney Third Quarter Earnings Preview

    August 2, 2012
    Disney (NYSE:DIS) is expected to report increased earnings when it releases its third quarter results on Tuesday, August ...
  88. 5 Appealing, High-Yielding Tech Stocks

    August 2, 2012
    There are solid options for investors in the technology industry.
  89. Better Volumes, But Not Better Value, At Plum Creek

    August 2, 2012
    Plum Creek is seeing improving conditions, but at the cost of margin.
  90. Texas Roadhouse Still Looks Appetizing

    August 2, 2012
    Texas Roadhouse is among the fastest growing restaurant concepts.
  91. Duke Energy Second Quarter Earnings

    August 2, 2012
    Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) announced its results for the most recent quarter on August 2, 2012. Duke Energy offers electric power ...
  92. McDonald's Corp. (MCD) - Bear of the Day

    August 2, 2012
    McDonald's Corp. (MCD) enjoyed increased global same-store sales and moderate growth prospects with its exposure to faster-growing ...
  93. Schwab to Redeem TruPS - Analyst Blog

    August 1, 2012
    On Tuesday, The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW) became the latest bank to announce the redemption of trust preferred securities ...
  94. Mixed 2Q for Edison, Profits Dip - Analyst Blog

    August 1, 2012
    Edison International (EIX) reported adjusted earnings of 32 cents per share for the second quarter of 2012, missing both ...
  95. ICE Sustains Momentum in 2Q - Analyst Blog

    August 1, 2012
    IntercontinentalExchange Inc.'s (ICE) second-quarter 2012 operating earnings of $1.95 per share came a couple of pennies ...
  96. 5 Secrets of Wall Street - Investment Ideas

    August 1, 2012
    Investing can be a jungle, a battlefield, even a nightmare if you don't follow sound principles of diversification and risk ...
  97. Supervalu Fires CEO, Hires Chairman

    August 1, 2012
    Supervalu fired its CEO replacing the Walmart veteran with Chairman Wayne Sales.
  98. Preferred Stock ETFs Explained - Exchange Traded Fund (ETF)

    August 1, 2012
    Eric Dutram takes a closer look at the preferred stock ETF market and two new funds that recently hit the space including: ...
  99. ADP Meets Earnings, Misses Revenue - Analyst Blog

    August 1, 2012
    Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP) reported fourth quarter 2012 earnings of 53 cents per share, which came in line with ...
  100. Five Minute Guide to Philippines ETF Investing - ETF News And ...

    August 1, 2012
    Despite uncertainty in the global economic environment, the Philippines has continued to strive to improve its economy and ...
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