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  1. AmEx Embracing EMV Technology - Analyst Blog

    AmEx Embracing EMV Technology - Analyst Blog

    July 2, 2012
    In an effort to tap the emerging contactless payments market, American Express Company (AXP) is moving to EMV (Europay, Mastercard ...
  2. NYSE Tumbles to Underperform - Analyst Blog

    NYSE Tumbles to Underperform - Analyst Blog

    July 2, 2012
    Anxious over the sustainability factor, recently we downgraded our recommendation on NYSE Euronext Inc. (NYX) to Underperform ...
  3. SunEdison Sells Solar Plant - Analyst Blog

    SunEdison Sells Solar Plant - Analyst Blog

    July 2, 2012
    The semiconductor and solar technology provider MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. (WFR) recently announced that its subsidiary ...
  4. QCRH: Partial SBLF Redemption   - Analyst Blog

    QCRH: Partial SBLF Redemption - Analyst Blog

    July 2, 2012
    QCRH: Partial SBLF Redemption   Ann Heffron, CFA QCR Holdings, Inc. (QCRH) recently announced that it has redeemed $10.2 ...
  5. ILIU Scores $3MM In New Financing, Extends Note Maturity - Analyst ...

    ILIU Scores $3MM In New Financing, Extends Note Maturity - Analyst ...

    July 2, 2012
    ILIU Scores $3MM In New Financing, Extends Note Maturity By Brian Marckx, CFA In an 8K filing this morning Interleukin Genetics ...
  6. The Five Best ETFs over the Past Five Years - ETF News And Commentary

    The Five Best ETFs over the Past Five Years - ETF News And Commentary

    July 2, 2012
    In the last five years, investors have witnessed a variety of market conditions. Stocks were relatively strong in the middle ...
  7. Oil and Gas Operations Stocks Making Big Moves on July 2, 2012

    Oil and Gas Operations Stocks Making Big Moves on July 2, 2012

    July 2, 2012
    The Nasdaq is trading down 0.3%, the S&P 500 has declined 0.3% and the Dow has fallen 0.5% on a bad morning for the market. ...
  8. 5 Dividend ETFs for the Second Half

    5 Dividend ETFs for the Second Half

    July 2, 2012
    It was a tumultuous second quarter for equities as the SPDR S&P 500 (NYSE: SPY) fell almost 3.2 percent, but dividend ...
  9. June 2012 ETF Roundup: Launches, Filings, And Closures

    June 2012 ETF Roundup: Launches, Filings, And Closures

    July 2, 2012
    June saw yet another period of strong growth in the ETF lineup, with multiple issuers rolling out new products over the past ...
  10. The Muni Market Continues To Prove Pundits Wrong

    The Muni Market Continues To Prove Pundits Wrong

    June 30, 2012
    Despite the dire predictions, the municipal bond sector continues to see great returns and investor inflows. Bonds in the ...
  11. AIG Issues Notes Worth $750M - Analyst Blog

    AIG Issues Notes Worth $750M - Analyst Blog

    June 29, 2012
    According to a report from Thomson Reuters, American International Group Inc. (AIG) recently vended off senior unsecured ...
  12. Thompson Creek Hopes Short-Term Pain Leads To Long-Term Gain

    Thompson Creek Hopes Short-Term Pain Leads To Long-Term Gain

    June 29, 2012
    Thompson Creek has been thumped by falling prices and dilutive financing, but the long-term outlook is more encouraging. ...
  13. Is There Enough Growth To Really Push Life Technologies?

    Is There Enough Growth To Really Push Life Technologies?

    June 29, 2012
    Life Technologies isn't the growth stock people think it is, but at the right price it's a good holding.
  14. Natural Gas Bulls Still Out There

    Natural Gas Bulls Still Out There

    June 29, 2012
    While natural gas may be out of favor in a market dominated by short term investors, many long term bulls are predicting ...
  15. General Mills May Be Making A Mistake With Its Spending

    General Mills May Be Making A Mistake With Its Spending

    June 29, 2012
    Underspending on advertising could put sales growth at risk in fiscal 2013. That aside, General Mills is an OK option in ...
  16. European Crisis Dents Bank Revenue - Analyst Blog

    European Crisis Dents Bank Revenue - Analyst Blog

    June 29, 2012
    According to Reuters, global investment banks are facing declining investment banking fee income, bearing the brunt of the ...
  17. 4 Strong Stocks You Might Want To Buy

    4 Strong Stocks You Might Want To Buy

    June 29, 2012
    These promising plays would be a great addition to any investor's portfolio.
  18. Be Successful With Index

    Be Successful With Index

    June 29, 2012
    The strategy of investing in indexes is one of the most successful investment strategies for the vast majority of investors ...
  19. Seek Commodities to Hedge Against Inflation

    Seek Commodities to Hedge Against Inflation

    June 29, 2012
    As the U.S. Treasury continues to print money, inflation seems imminent. Commodity stocks can help protect your cash value. ...
  20. Commodity Stocks For Inflation Protection

    Commodity Stocks For Inflation Protection

    June 29, 2012
    As the U.S. Treasury continues to print money, inflation seems imminent. Commodity stocks can help protect your cash value. ...
  21. Transportation Sector's Biggest Movers for June 29, 2012

    Transportation Sector's Biggest Movers for June 29, 2012

    June 29, 2012
    The Nasdaq has risen 2.4%, the S&P 500 has moved up 1.9% and the Dow is trading up 1.7% on a good day for the market ...
  22. 5 Gold Stocks To Consider

    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.
  23. Be Socially Responsible And Be Wealthy

    Be Socially Responsible And Be Wealthy

    June 29, 2012
    Making money in the market shouldn't prevent you from sleeping at night. Find out how to keep your conscience clean and bank ...
  24. Apache Corporation And The Midcontinent

    Apache Corporation And The Midcontinent

    June 29, 2012
    This development will help the company meet production growth goals over the next five years.
  25. 5 Gold Stock Plays

    5 Gold Stock Plays

    June 29, 2012
    Gold prices have risen by more than $1,000 per ounce since the 1970s. Find out how to put some shine into your portoflio. ...
  26. 5 Agriculture Stocks With Dividends

    5 Agriculture Stocks With Dividends

    June 29, 2012
    Food prices will likely continue to rise as our population grows and biofuel development gains popularity. As a result, the ...
  27. Stable Volumes Support Premium Valuation For McCormick

    Stable Volumes Support Premium Valuation For McCormick

    June 29, 2012
    McCormick is one of the best-performing food companies, and the stock reflects that
  28. Can Body Sculpting Bulk Up Solta Medical?

    Can Body Sculpting Bulk Up Solta Medical?

    June 29, 2012
    Overlooked Solta could rebound on improving demand for elective aesthetics procedures.
  29. Alternatives For MLP Exposure

    Alternatives For MLP Exposure

    June 29, 2012
    With interest rates continuing to hover around zero, investors have looked to alternatives to find yield.
  30. InfoSpace Plus TaxAct Equals Success

    InfoSpace Plus TaxAct Equals Success

    June 29, 2012
    InfoSpace acquired TaxAct in January 2012 for $287.5 million. Now it changed its name to Blucora.
  31. Research In Motion Sinks in 1Q - Analyst Blog

    Research In Motion Sinks in 1Q - Analyst Blog

    June 29, 2012
    The beleaguered BlackBerry handset manufacturer Research In Motion Ltd. (RIMM) remains in dire strait as the company reported ...
  32. Talisman Energy Has More Charm Than The Market Thinks

    Talisman Energy Has More Charm Than The Market Thinks

    June 29, 2012
    Talisman seems unfairly maligned.
  33. Total Has More To Lose With Falling Oil Prices

    Total Has More To Lose With Falling Oil Prices

    June 29, 2012
    Total's dividend yield is impressive, but the company's vulnerability to sub-$90 oil is worrisome.
  34. The Upside On Shipping UPS

    The Upside On Shipping UPS

    June 29, 2012
    UPS has interesting prospects that are worth talking about.
  35. ALPS Launches Dividend Dog ETF (SDOG)

    ALPS Launches Dividend Dog ETF (SDOG)

    June 29, 2012
    ALPS, the firm behind the Equal Sector Weight ETF (EQL), is debuting a new fund that combines aspects of equal sector weighting ...
  36. AIG to Divest Runoff Businesses - Analyst Blog

    AIG to Divest Runoff Businesses - Analyst Blog

    June 28, 2012
    Going along with its asset-divestment strategy, American International Group Inc. (AIG) has agreed to vend two of its sub-units ...
  37. Alternative Energy Stock Outlook - June 2012 - Industry Outlook

    Alternative Energy Stock Outlook - June 2012 - Industry Outlook

    June 28, 2012
    According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), the U.S. generated about 13% of its electricity from renewable ...
  38. QVC Plans to Offer Senior Notes - Analyst Blog

    QVC Plans to Offer Senior Notes - Analyst Blog

    June 28, 2012
    QVC Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation (LINTA), has announced to offer senior secured debts ...
  39. MasterCard Makes Ties with Shopkick - Analyst Blog

    MasterCard Makes Ties with Shopkick - Analyst Blog

    June 28, 2012
    MasterCard Incorporated (MA) entered into a partnership with shopkick, a major shopping application, to enhance benefits ...
  40. Alt-Energy Stock Outlook - June 2012 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    Alt-Energy Stock Outlook - June 2012 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    June 28, 2012
    According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), the U.S. generated about 13% of its electricity from renewable ...
  41. Medicine Gets Personalized

    Medicine Gets Personalized

    June 28, 2012
    With our population continuing to age and grow, innovation in the healthcare sector will need to move just as fast. One such ...
  42. Nike Fourth Quarter Earnings

    Nike Fourth Quarter Earnings

    June 28, 2012
    Nike (NYSE:NKE) announced its results for the most recent quarter on June 28, 2012. Nike designs and markets high-quality ...
  43. Investors Should Probably Delay A Trip To Forest City

    Investors Should Probably Delay A Trip To Forest City

    June 28, 2012
    Forest City isn't cheap enough to compensate investors for its drawbacks.
  44. Forget the BRIC ETFs, Focus on the PICKs - ETF News And Commentary

    Forget the BRIC ETFs, Focus on the PICKs - ETF News And Commentary

    June 28, 2012
    Emerging Markets are expected to be increasingly large contributors to the global growth in the coming years. Usually the ...
  45. Tight Oil To The Rescue?

    Tight Oil To The Rescue?

    June 28, 2012
    The Energy Information Administration(EIA) recently released the 2012 Annual Energy Outlook and predicts significant growth ...
  46. Arena Pharmaceuticals – One Huge Step Forward, But Many More ...

    Arena Pharmaceuticals – One Huge Step Forward, But Many More ...

    June 28, 2012
    ARNA shareholders got some major validation on June 27, 2012, when the company announced that the FDA had formally approved ...
  47. Exxon, SABIC in Al-Jubail JV  - Analyst Blog

    Exxon, SABIC in Al-Jubail JV - Analyst Blog

    June 28, 2012
    U.S.energy behemoth, ExxonMobil Corporation's (XOM) Saudi Arabia unit - Exxon Chemical Arabia Inc. - in partnership with ...
  48. HSBC to Shed Stake in Indian Banks - Analyst Blog

    HSBC to Shed Stake in Indian Banks - Analyst Blog

    June 28, 2012
    As a part of its long-term strategy to divest non-core assets in order to improve overall efficiency, HSBC Holdings plc (HBC) ...
  49. Federated Buys Assets Worth $903M - Analyst Blog

    Federated Buys Assets Worth $903M - Analyst Blog

    June 28, 2012
    On Wednesday, Federated Investors Inc. (FII) and Trustmark Corporation (TRMK) entered into a deal under which, Federated ...
  50. Back To The Future With ArcelorMittal

    Back To The Future With ArcelorMittal

    June 28, 2012
    Prices in the steel market are 20% lower than a year ago, but they're roughly 65% higher than the lows of the past five years. ...
  51. Investing In Your Broker

    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. ...
  52. Aastrom Cleans Up Capital Structure - Analyst Blog

    Aastrom Cleans Up Capital Structure - Analyst Blog

    June 28, 2012
    Aastrom Cleans Up Capital Structure By Jason Napodano, CFA On June 27, 2012, Aastrom Biosciences (ASTM) issued a release ...
  53. Consumer/Non-Cyclical Stocks Making Big Moves on June 28, 2012

    Consumer/Non-Cyclical Stocks Making Big Moves on June 28, 2012

    June 28, 2012
    On a bad day for the market, the Nasdaq has fallen 1.5%, the S&P 500 is down 0.9% and the Dow has declined 1%. The Consumer/Non-Cyclical ...
  54. Kurdistan Oil And Gas Gains Momentum

    Kurdistan Oil And Gas Gains Momentum

    June 28, 2012
    The Kurdistan region of Iraq has seen an increase in oil and gas exploration as the industry looks to find sources of future ...
  55. Apollo Still Searching Out The New Normal

    Apollo Still Searching Out The New Normal

    June 28, 2012
    Apollo Group continues to report relatively poor results as prospective students stay away.
  56. With SL Green Realty, Focus Is Clearly Not An Issue

    With SL Green Realty, Focus Is Clearly Not An Issue

    June 28, 2012
    SL Green is keenly focused, but not especialy cheap.
  57. 3 Reasons To Bite Into Fidelity National

    3 Reasons To Bite Into Fidelity National

    June 28, 2012
    The title insurance company announced June 25 that it's buying J Alexander's for $72 million. This is just one of the reasons ...
  58. Fighting Inflation Beyond TIPS

    Fighting Inflation Beyond TIPS

    June 28, 2012
    In light of TIPS continued negative yields, investors may want to explore other options for inflation fighting. Here are ...
  59. This Week's Activist Filings

    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 ...
  60. Obamacare & Health Care ETFs: What You Need To Know

    Obamacare & Health Care ETFs: What You Need To Know

    June 28, 2012
    After a slew of announcements early Monday prompted speculation that a decision on health care legislation was imminent, ...
  61.  Intercontinental Exchange Short term Bullish Reversal

    Intercontinental Exchange Short term Bullish Reversal

    June 27, 2012
    New York, June 27th (TradersHuddle.com) - Shares of Intercontinental Exchange Inc. (NYSE:ICE) ended the trading session higher ...
  62. SNY Gets Positive Opinion on Hexaxim - Analyst Blog

    SNY Gets Positive Opinion on Hexaxim - Analyst Blog

    June 27, 2012
    Sanofi's (SNY) vaccines division, Sanofi Pasteur recently announced that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has given a ...
  63. Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. - Zacks #1 Rank Top Performers

    Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. - Zacks #1 Rank Top Performers

    June 27, 2012
    Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. (HPY) was one of the top-performing Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks on Wednesday with a ...
  64. UK's Global Footprint Stocks

    UK's Global Footprint Stocks

    June 27, 2012
    Looking across the pond at the UK, one can't help but be attracted to some of the opportunities.
  65. Preferred Stock ETFs With Huge Dividends

    Preferred Stock ETFs With Huge Dividends

    June 27, 2012
    If you prefer huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  66. Time To Invest In Railroad Stocks

    Time To Invest In Railroad Stocks

    June 27, 2012
    Short-term traders may not want to look at the rails. But the long-term picture remains solid due to the economic advantages ...
  67. High Yielding Canadian Stocks

    High Yielding Canadian Stocks

    June 27, 2012
    Take a look at some of Canada's highest-yielding dividend stocks.
  68. Lithium May Be The Next Big Trend

    Lithium May Be The Next Big Trend

    June 27, 2012
    The first-ever lithium ETF began trading in 2010 to much fanfare. The ETF has opened the door to new investment options for ...
  69. Four S&P Stocks With A P/E Ratio Under 12

    Four S&P Stocks With A P/E Ratio Under 12

    June 27, 2012
    Using the P/E ratio of a stock can be a great step to finding value.
  70. RockTenn Closes Assets Buyout - Analyst Blog

    RockTenn Closes Assets Buyout - Analyst Blog

    June 27, 2012
    RockTenn Co. (RKT) has wrapped up the purchase of the assets of specialty corrugated packaging manufacturer Mid South Packaging ...
  71. Four Easy Ways to Play Beta and Volatility with ETFs - ETF News ...

    Four Easy Ways to Play Beta and Volatility with ETFs - ETF News ...

    June 27, 2012
    Volatility in the equity market in recent years resulted in investors becoming overly vigilant while constructing their portfolios. ...
  72. Waiting For A Better Price On Wright Express

    Waiting For A Better Price On Wright Express

    June 27, 2012
    Wright Express does well by many metrics, but its valuation is not very attractive.
  73. Darden Hits A Dry Patch

    Darden Hits A Dry Patch

    June 27, 2012
    Even with healthy forward cash flow growth assumptions, it's difficult to see Darden's shares as significantly undervalued. ...
  74. BP 2012 Statistical Review Of Energy

    BP 2012 Statistical Review Of Energy

    June 27, 2012
    BP just released the 2012 Statistical Review of Energy, a gold mine of information on the supply and demand of all forms ...
  75. Biggest Services Sector Movers for June 27, 2012

    Biggest Services Sector Movers for June 27, 2012

    June 27, 2012
    On a good day for the market, the Nasdaq has risen 0.7%, the S&P 500 has increased 0.7% and the Dow is trading up 0.6%. ...
  76. Biggest Consumer/Non-Cyclical Sector Movers for June 27, 2012

    Biggest Consumer/Non-Cyclical Sector Movers for June 27, 2012

    June 27, 2012
    The market is doing well so far today. The Nasdaq is trading up 0.7%; the S&P 500 is up 0.7%; and the Dow has increased ...
  77. Basic Materials Stocks Making Big Moves on June 27, 2012

    Basic Materials Stocks Making Big Moves on June 27, 2012

    June 27, 2012
    The Nasdaq is trading up 0.7%, the S&P 500 has climbed 0.7% and the Dow has increased 0.6% on a good day for the market ...
  78. Harsco Could Be Troughing

    Harsco Could Be Troughing

    June 27, 2012
    Investors buying Harsco today are buying a troubled and historically unimpressive company on the basis of its potential. ...
  79. JPMorgan Bails Out Junius Fund - Analyst Blog

    JPMorgan Bails Out Junius Fund - Analyst Blog

    June 27, 2012
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) is set to bail out its cash-strapped Junius Real Estate Partners Fund by investing $110 million ...
  80. Apache Hits It Big In Western Canada

    Apache Hits It Big In Western Canada

    June 27, 2012
    Apache Corporation has found a large natural gas resource base in Western Canada and plans to develop these resources slowly ...
  81. Cote d'Ivoire Oil And Gas Review

    Cote d'Ivoire Oil And Gas Review

    June 27, 2012
    The oil and gas industry is active in Cote d’Ivoire as it explores for resources across the globe.
  82. Apache Moves Forward With LNG

    Apache Moves Forward With LNG

    June 27, 2012
    Apache is involved with several large liquefied natural gas projects, and will rely on these operations as part of its production ...
  83. REIT Pay Outs Are On The Rise

    REIT Pay Outs Are On The Rise

    June 27, 2012
    Improving economic conditions and rising rent rates are helping push high dividends even higher.
  84. Guide To MLP ETFs (And ETNs)

    Guide To MLP ETFs (And ETNs)

    June 27, 2012
    Interest in Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) has climbed significantly over the past few years as the evolution of the ...
  85.  New Ratings (ACE, AIG, RATE, MM, MOVE, SLW, XRTX, ZMH)

    New Ratings (ACE, AIG, RATE, MM, MOVE, SLW, XRTX, ZMH)

    June 26, 2012
    New York, June 26th (TradersHuddle.com) - Following are some of the new analyst ratings before the market open. Research ...
  86.  Brent Surge Leads Oil Higher

    Brent Surge Leads Oil Higher

    June 26, 2012
    On the back of a sharp increase in Brent futures, oil climbed higher on Tuesday. NYMEX-traded crude for August delivery added ...
  87. CSX Issues Comprehensive Report - Analyst Blog

    CSX Issues Comprehensive Report - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2012
    Leading rail transportation company CSX Corporation (CSX) has come out with its 2011 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) ...
  88. S&P 500 Stocks With Huge Dividends

    S&P 500 Stocks With Huge Dividends

    June 26, 2012
    S&P 500 Stocks With Huge Dividends
  89. 4 Socially Responsible Stocks To Watch

    4 Socially Responsible Stocks To Watch

    June 26, 2012
    Making money in the market shouldn't prevent you from sleeping at night. Find out how to keep your conscience clean and bank ...
  90. 4 Dividend Darlings

    4 Dividend Darlings

    June 26, 2012
    Dividends do matter but only when they can be counted on to be paid consistently.
  91. Q1 Results Highlight The Risks At Bed Bath & Beyond

    Q1 Results Highlight The Risks At Bed Bath & Beyond

    June 26, 2012
    While Bed Bath & Beyond is in a better position than bears believe, the stock isn't exactly cheap. If the company can ...
  92. Stocks And Their RSIs To Watch (DRC, GOLD, GPN, IOC)

    Stocks And Their RSIs To Watch (DRC, GOLD, GPN, IOC)

    June 26, 2012
    Let's take a look at a few stocks that have recently entered oversold territory because these could be candidates for a short-term ...
  93. USAG In Focus As Agricultural Commodity ETFs Soar - ETF News ...

    USAG In Focus As Agricultural Commodity ETFs Soar - ETF News ...

    June 26, 2012
    One of the most well-received results of the ETF boom has been the incredible number of options now available to investors ...
  94. ConAgra Doing Better, But Can It Last?

    ConAgra Doing Better, But Can It Last?

    June 26, 2012
    ConAgra's lower returns on invested capital and weaker brand values suggest that its discount is appropriate. The good news ...
  95. Adding Income To Your Portfolio With Infrastructure

    Adding Income To Your Portfolio With Infrastructure

    June 26, 2012
    While most investors go for capital gains when investing in infrastructure companies, income seekers have a lot to gain from ...
  96. Is Clarcor's Business Slipping Away?

    Is Clarcor's Business Slipping Away?

    June 26, 2012
    Clarcor is a well-run business and the filtration business is a good one to be in, but the growth potential doesn't seem ...
  97. Biggest NYSE Movers for June 26, 2012

    Biggest NYSE Movers for June 26, 2012

    June 26, 2012
    This morning, the Nasdaq has risen 0.2%, the S&P 500 has climbed 0.1% and the Dow has declined 0.1%. The NYSE is a stock ...
  98. Undervalued Education Stocks?

    Undervalued Education Stocks?

    June 26, 2012
    Battered down stocks left for dead can come back to life very quickly if the tide turns.
  99. Is MFLA The Worst ETF In The World? - ETF News And Commentary

    Is MFLA The Worst ETF In The World? - ETF News And Commentary

    June 26, 2012
    The ETF industry has been booming over the past few years. Now, there are close to 1,500 exchange-traded products in the ...
  100. 4 Really Hot Real Estate REIT ETFs

    4 Really Hot Real Estate REIT ETFs

    June 26, 2012
    Go take advantage of the weakness in the housing sector. There is value to be had in owning a REIT ETF.
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