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  1. Brinker International, Inc. - Growth & Income

    Brinker International, Inc. - Growth & Income

    June 25, 2012
    Shares of Brinker International, Inc. (EAT) have been steadily moving higher since mid-2010, driven by seven consecutive ...
  2. Alaska Air Group Inc. - Value

    Alaska Air Group Inc. - Value

    June 25, 2012
    Unlike most airlines, Alaska Air Group Inc. (ALK) has a solid balance sheet, has been consistently profitable the last several ...
  3. ING - The Destination Is Known, But The Path Is Murky At Best

    ING - The Destination Is Known, But The Path Is Murky At Best

    June 23, 2012
    ING is probably worth more, but the unknowns weigh heavily. The capital that ING can reap from its divestitures will have ...
  4.  A Better Way To Dividends?

    A Better Way To Dividends?

    June 22, 2012
    More than three years removed from the darkest days of the global financial crisis, major bank stocks still face an array ...
  5.  A New MLP ETF

    A New MLP ETF

    June 22, 2012
    Master limited partnerships (MLPs) have soared in popularity among investors over the past five to seven years and it's easy ...
  6.  Lululemon Bearish Signs

    Lululemon Bearish Signs

    June 22, 2012
    New York, June 22nd (TradersHuddle.com) - Shares of Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ:LULU) ended the trading session lower ...
  7. Hershey Grows Cocoa with Ecom - Analyst Blog

    Hershey Grows Cocoa with Ecom - Analyst Blog

    June 22, 2012
    The Hershey Company (HSY) along with cocoa supplier, Agroindustrias Unidas de Cacao SA de CV 'AMCO,' a member of the Ecom ...
  8. ADS to Buy Bon-Ton Portfolio - Analyst Blog

    ADS to Buy Bon-Ton Portfolio - Analyst Blog

    June 22, 2012
    The retail service business of Alliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS) will acquire the private label credit card portfolio ...
  9. CME Seeks New Growth Opportunities - Analyst Blog

    CME Seeks New Growth Opportunities - Analyst Blog

    June 22, 2012
    In an effort to extend the services of ferrous derivatives contracts, CME Group Inc. (CME) plans to launch a U.S. steel scrap ...
  10. NASDAQ Reinforces European Presence - Analyst Blog

    NASDAQ Reinforces European Presence - Analyst Blog

    June 22, 2012
    Expanding its derivative index in Europe, NASDAQ OMX Group Inc. (NDAQ) yesterday announced its plan to build a new interest ...
  11. AMCC's Design Center in Bangalore - Analyst Blog

    AMCC's Design Center in Bangalore - Analyst Blog

    June 22, 2012
    Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC) recently announced the opening of its new design center in Bangalore, India. The ...
  12. Navistar Avoids Possible Takeover - Analyst Blog

    Navistar Avoids Possible Takeover - Analyst Blog

    June 22, 2012
    Navistar International Corp. (NAV) has adopted a stockholder rights plan in order to prevent a hostile takeover by a few ...
  13. Emerging Market Guru Looking Towards Africa

    Emerging Market Guru Looking Towards Africa

    June 22, 2012
    Guru Mark Mobius, the leading pundit on emerging markets, is trying to bring attention to Africa's unheralded growth story. ...
  14. Bio-Reference Labs Taking Advantage Of Esoteric Opportunities

    Bio-Reference Labs Taking Advantage Of Esoteric Opportunities

    June 22, 2012
    The decision of whether to buy Bio-Reference really comes down to an investor's confidence in the growth prospects for the ...
  15. ABM's BES Program to Save $2M  - Analyst Blog

    ABM's BES Program to Save $2M - Analyst Blog

    June 22, 2012
    The ABM Building Solutions division of ABM Industries Incorporated (ABM) has partnered with Chipley, Florida-based Washington-Holmes ...
  16. iRobot Is Priced To Move

    iRobot Is Priced To Move

    June 22, 2012
    iRobot stock has gradually moved down to the $20 level, below its 2005 IPO price of $24. Despite this drop, now is the time ...
  17. Biggest Services Sector Movers for June 22, 2012

    Biggest Services Sector Movers for June 22, 2012

    June 22, 2012
    The market is currently up, with the Nasdaq up 0.5%, the S&P 500 rising 0.3% and the Dow climbing 0.5%. The Services ...
  18. Integra's New PIP Fixation Device - Analyst Blog

    Integra's New PIP Fixation Device - Analyst Blog

    June 22, 2012
    Medical products company, Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (IART) unveiled its latest device for fixing proximal ...
  19. Allianz In Relatively Good Shape

    Allianz In Relatively Good Shape

    June 22, 2012
    Allianz is stuck with low investment returns, but the company is one of the strongest in the sector and is doing relatively ...
  20. Oracle Brings The Good News A Little Early

    Oracle Brings The Good News A Little Early

    June 22, 2012
    Despite some noise and turbulence, Oracle still seems undervalued.
  21. 3M Set to Acquire FSTech - Analyst Blog

    3M Set to Acquire FSTech - Analyst Blog

    June 22, 2012
    3M Company (MMM) is all set to acquire business of Federal Signal Technologies Group (FSTech), a provider of electronic toll ...
  22. Apache Builds Up Operations In The Permian

    Apache Builds Up Operations In The Permian

    June 22, 2012
    Apache has a large position in the Permian Basin, and plans to aggressively develop these assets through 2016.
  23. 4 Breakout Stocks

    4 Breakout Stocks

    June 22, 2012
    Four stocks breaking out to new highs and outpacing the market.
  24. Buffett’s Continued Bet On Real Estate

    Buffett’s Continued Bet On Real Estate

    June 22, 2012
    Warren Buffett's latest big value bet is on the housing and real estate sector. For retail investors, his bullish stance ...
  25. Large-Cap Value Stocks Are Exactly That ... A Value

    Large-Cap Value Stocks Are Exactly That ... A Value

    June 22, 2012
    These monster blue chips offer advantages to portfolios in an uncertain economic environment and are currently trading for ...
  26. ETFs For QE3

    ETFs For QE3

    June 22, 2012
    Here are ETFs that should outperform if another round of quantitative easing is introduced.
  27. Apple Fined for Misleading Aussie Ads - Analyst Blog

    Apple Fined for Misleading Aussie Ads - Analyst Blog

    June 21, 2012
    Federal Court Justice Mordy Bromberg fined Apple Inc. (AAPL) A$2.25 million ($2.29 million) judging that the tech giant misled ...
  28. ETF Trading Report: Large Cap Blend, Oil ETFs In Focus - ETF ...

    ETF Trading Report: Large Cap Blend, Oil ETFs In Focus - ETF ...

    June 21, 2012
    U.S stocks plunged across the board in Thursday trading as weak data from around the world led to a major sell-off. Investors ...
  29. Can Boeing Outfly Airbus? - Analyst Blog

    Can Boeing Outfly Airbus? - Analyst Blog

    June 21, 2012
    As per a media report The Boeing Company (BA) might get a big order for its 747-8 model from the Turkish airlines, Turk Hava ...
  30. AllianceBernstein Could Be Looking At A Long Turnaround

    AllianceBernstein Could Be Looking At A Long Turnaround

    June 21, 2012
    Poor fund performance has led clients to pull assets from AllianceBernstein and the fact that unit holders have minimal say ...
  31. Profiting During a Moderately Bullish Market - Option Ideas

    Profiting During a Moderately Bullish Market - Option Ideas

    June 21, 2012
    The Bull Call Spread is an options strategy that can be used when you are expecting the market to rise moderately over the ...
  32. Aviva In The Wrong Place At The Wrong Time

    Aviva In The Wrong Place At The Wrong Time

    June 21, 2012
    Aviva was forced to sell assets and raise capital at a time when its assets carry tough values and share capital costs dearly. ...
  33. JPMorgan Trims Derivative Positions - Analyst Blog

    JPMorgan Trims Derivative Positions - Analyst Blog

    June 21, 2012
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) has offloaded majority of its derivative positions that were the culprit behind its trading ...
  34. ETFs For Playing The Surge In Unconventional Energy

    ETFs For Playing The Surge In Unconventional Energy

    June 21, 2012
    Production from assets such as shale rock, oil sands and natural gas liquids plays is set to explode upwards over the next ...
  35. Neutral on TAM - Analyst Blog

    Neutral on TAM - Analyst Blog

    June 21, 2012
    We are maintaining our Neutral recommendation on TAM S.A. (TAM) We are optimistic on the continued increase in the domestic ...
  36. Hong Kong ETF Investing 101 - ETF News And Commentary

    Hong Kong ETF Investing 101 - ETF News And Commentary

    June 21, 2012
    The uncertainties regarding the sovereign debt crisis in Europe has many investors shifting their focus from the region to ...
  37. How Much Better Can It Get At Discover?

    How Much Better Can It Get At Discover?

    June 21, 2012
    Discover is reaping excellent returns, but are they at a peak?
  38. Petrobras Sets 5-Year Capital Plan

    Petrobras Sets 5-Year Capital Plan

    June 21, 2012
    Petrobras has approved a five-year capital investment plan that will cost the company hundreds of billions from 2012 to 2 ...
  39. Angola LNG Almost Here

    Angola LNG Almost Here

    June 21, 2012
    Chevron is about to start up commerical operations at a liquefied natural gas facility in Angola.
  40. Fiserv Launches E-bill Introduction - Analyst Blog

    Fiserv Launches E-bill Introduction - Analyst Blog

    June 21, 2012
    Recently, Fiserv Inc (FISV) launched E-bill Introduction, a new feature within the company's widely used CheckFreeRXP payment ...
  41. Huntington Jumps Into ETF Game With “EcoLogical” ETF

    Huntington Jumps Into ETF Game With “EcoLogical” ETF

    June 21, 2012
    Huntington, a Columbus-based bank, made the jump into the ETF industry this week with the debut of an actively-managed ETF ...
  42. Oil States International, Inc. - Value

    Oil States International, Inc. - Value

    June 21, 2012
    The oil services companies still have mojo. Oil States International, Inc. (OIS) had a record first quarter as drilling demand ...
  43. ETF Trading Report: European, Currency ETFs In Focus - ETF News ...

    ETF Trading Report: European, Currency ETFs In Focus - ETF News ...

    June 20, 2012
    Stocks were choppy in Wednesday's session as the end of the Fed meeting dominated the headlines. Bernanke and Co. offered ...
  44. Schwab Downgraded to Neutral - Analyst Blog

    Schwab Downgraded to Neutral - Analyst Blog

    June 20, 2012
    We have downgraded our long-term recommendation on The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW) to Neutral from Outperform. The ...
  45. 4 Rules of Dividend Investing - Investment Ideas

    4 Rules of Dividend Investing - Investment Ideas

    June 20, 2012
    You've probably heard the story of how Warren Buffett picked up shares of Coca Cola (KO) in the late 1980s through Berkshire ...
  46. CA to Assist Tata Steel  - Analyst Blog

    CA to Assist Tata Steel - Analyst Blog

    June 20, 2012
    CA Technologies (CA) was recently selected by Tata Steel for streamlining the process of innovation of new steel solutions. ...
  47. Problems Persist for RIMM Tablets - Analyst Blog

    Problems Persist for RIMM Tablets - Analyst Blog

    June 20, 2012
    Research In Motion Ltd's.,(RIMM) failure to integrate its BlackBerry Messenger service on PlayBook tablets will continue ...
  48. Verizon Or Vodafone: Which Is The Better Stock?

    Verizon Or Vodafone: Which Is The Better Stock?

    June 20, 2012
    While both Verizon and Vodafone both have excellent dividend yields, Verizon has performed better in recent years.
  49. Can Pier 1 Rekindle The Fire?

    Can Pier 1 Rekindle The Fire?

    June 20, 2012
    Pier 1's growth is still good, but Wall Street seems worried about where the next chunk of growth will be.
  50. Forget European Woes with These Three Country ETFs - ETF News ...

    Forget European Woes with These Three Country ETFs - ETF News ...

    June 20, 2012
    European events continue to dominate the headlines despite the relatively successful Greek election. As the small country ...
  51. War In Syria, Crisis In Europe: Short Russia ETFs

    War In Syria, Crisis In Europe: Short Russia ETFs

    June 20, 2012
    Commodity prices across the board have endured a dismal decline over the past few months as grim global economic growth expectations ...
  52. Leveraged Dividend ETFs: Too Good To Be True?

    Leveraged Dividend ETFs: Too Good To Be True?

    June 20, 2012
    Investor interest in dividend-paying stocks has generally surged over the past two years, as the combination of climbing ...
  53. Top Bond ETFs

    Top Bond ETFs

    June 20, 2012
    The diversification benefits alone make bond ETFs one of the best investment vehicles for both institutional and retail investors. ...
  54. Cheap Oil

    Cheap Oil

    June 20, 2012
    Despite a push towards non-oil-based energy sources, oil prices will trend higher in the long run, as finding new reserves ...
  55. Is It A Good Idea To Invest In Triple Leveraged ETF?

    Is It A Good Idea To Invest In Triple Leveraged ETF?

    June 20, 2012
    Investors who are over the leverage game should consider ETFs as a way to maximize returns and increase exposure.
  56. Dell Jumps On Dividend Train

    Dell Jumps On Dividend Train

    June 20, 2012
    Perhaps in a few years, tech stocks will be known as some of the highest dividend payers in the market.
  57. Want A High-Yield Healthcare Stock? Look To Canada

    Want A High-Yield Healthcare Stock? Look To Canada

    June 20, 2012
    CML HealthCare isn't flashy, but it's a reliable dividend payer.
  58. ETFs To Hedge China

    ETFs To Hedge China

    June 20, 2012
    Chinese economic growth is expected to continue in 2012, but investors should approach this market with extreme caution. ...
  59. FedEx Still Getting A Pass

    FedEx Still Getting A Pass

    June 20, 2012
    FedEx gets a lot of benefit of the doubt, but low asset yields are still a problem.
  60. Look Abroad For Strong Income

    Look Abroad For Strong Income

    June 20, 2012
    For those still looking for dividend opportunities, the best bets lie overseas.
  61. How Much Worse Will Itau Unibanco Get Before It Gets Better?

    How Much Worse Will Itau Unibanco Get Before It Gets Better?

    June 20, 2012
    Itau Unibanco is likely undervalued, but the slowdown in Brazil could get worse before it gets better.
  62. Loews Closes Renaissance Buy - Analyst Blog

    Loews Closes Renaissance Buy - Analyst Blog

    June 19, 2012
    Loews Hotels & Resorts, a wholly owned subsidiary of Loews Corporation L) closed the purchase of Renaissance Hotel & ...
  63. Air Products at ALD 2012 - Analyst Blog

    Air Products at ALD 2012 - Analyst Blog

    June 19, 2012
    Leading industrial gas company Air Products and Chemicals Inc. (APD) recently said that it will feature its chemistry and ...
  64. Bank Failures: 31 So Far in 2012 - Analyst Blog

    Bank Failures: 31 So Far in 2012 - Analyst Blog

    June 19, 2012
    Bank failures continue unabated as the U.S. regulators closed down three more banks -- one each in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee. ...
  65. Invest In Pet Stocks

    Invest In Pet Stocks

    June 19, 2012
    Even during a downturn people can't help but spoil their pets.
  66. Update on Amylin's Metreleptin - Analyst Blog

    Update on Amylin's Metreleptin - Analyst Blog

    June 19, 2012
    Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AMLN) recently provided an update on its regulatory status for metreleptin. In an 8K filing ...
  67. Where Are Inex Funds Now?

    Where Are Inex Funds Now?

    June 19, 2012
    Take a news break to understand how major indexes have performed since the beginning of the year.
  68. Consider Investing In H20

    Consider Investing In H20

    June 19, 2012
    An increase in population and pollution has made water a fragile resource.
  69. Increasing Volume to Uncover Institutional Buying - Screen of ...

    Increasing Volume to Uncover Institutional Buying - Screen of ...

    June 19, 2012
    One of the best ways to find stocks on the move that are grabbing investors' attention is to screen for stocks with increasing ...
  70. Neuralstem Pioneering Efforts In ALS - Analyst Blog

    Neuralstem Pioneering Efforts In ALS - Analyst Blog

    June 19, 2012
    By Jason Napodano, CFA Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT:CUR) has developed a technology that allows large-scale expansion of human ...
  71. Hit And A Miss In The Gulf Of Mexico

    Hit And A Miss In The Gulf Of Mexico

    June 19, 2012
    The Gulf of Mexico has paid off for some operators, as many oil and gas discoveries have been reported here over the last ...
  72. Playing The Lipstick Effect

    Playing The Lipstick Effect

    June 19, 2012
    Analysts predict that the lipstick effect will come back with a vengeance. That means loading up on aspirational or near-luxury ...
  73. Apache Goes For A Million Barrels Per Day

    Apache Goes For A Million Barrels Per Day

    June 19, 2012
    Apache Corporation is bullish on the U.S. and plans to aggressively develop its acreage here to get oil and gas production ...
  74. Gabon Oil And Gas Review

    Gabon Oil And Gas Review

    June 19, 2012
    Gabon's oil and gas production peaked several years ago but should start moving higher, as many operators are exploring and ...
  75. Alliance Grain Traders Needs To Make Better Use Of Its Assets

    Alliance Grain Traders Needs To Make Better Use Of Its Assets

    June 19, 2012
    Alliance Grain has the potential to do better, but potential won't move the stock.
  76. Aspen Doesn't Really Stand Out

    Aspen Doesn't Really Stand Out

    June 19, 2012
    Aspen looks like a middling option for investors considering insurance stocks.
  77. Caterpillar Hikes Dividend  - Analyst Blog

    Caterpillar Hikes Dividend - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2012
    Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) upped its quarterly dividend by 6 cents to 52 cents to boost shareholder value.  The hike translates ...
  78. Hartford's Transformation Is A Multi-Year Proposition

    Hartford's Transformation Is A Multi-Year Proposition

    June 18, 2012
    Hartford is exiting life insurance, but retirement and annuities should both improve and stabilize returns over the long ...
  79. AmerisourceBergen Looks Very Healthy

    AmerisourceBergen Looks Very Healthy

    June 18, 2012
    The drug distribution industry has great growth prospects and the leading players, including AmerisourceBergen, are trading ...
  80. Teradyne (TER) - Bull of the Day

    Teradyne (TER) - Bull of the Day

    June 18, 2012
    Teradyne (TER) was upgraded from Neutral to Outperform based on the recent positive earnings surprise. Earnings estimates ...
  81. Harley-Davidson - Aggressive Growth

    Harley-Davidson - Aggressive Growth

    June 18, 2012
    Harley-Davidson, Inc. (HOG), an American icon and a company loved by every two-wheeler aficionado across the planet, has ...
  82. Service Corporation International - Growth & Income

    Service Corporation International - Growth & Income

    June 18, 2012
    Estimates have been rising for Service Corporation International (SCI) after the company delivered better than expected first ...
  83. Ghana Oil And Gas Review

    Ghana Oil And Gas Review

    June 18, 2012
    The oil and gas industry has reported a number of discoveries in offshore Ghana over the last few years and now the African ...
  84. Bull Vs. Bear: Apple Set To Soon Hit $1,000

    Bull Vs. Bear: Apple Set To Soon Hit $1,000

    June 18, 2012
    Read the bullish take on whether or not Apple's stock is a smart buy at today's price.
  85. The Gold Miners Start To Shine

    The Gold Miners Start To Shine

    June 18, 2012
    As gold prices continue to rise, gold miners could start to shine once again.
  86. Kroger Treads Neutral Path - Analyst Blog

    Kroger Treads Neutral Path - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2012
    The Kroger Company (KR) holds a significant position among the nation's largest grocery retailers, and remains committed ...
  87. NY Fed Ends AIG's Bad Asset Sale - Analyst Blog

    NY Fed Ends AIG's Bad Asset Sale - Analyst Blog

    June 15, 2012
    The Federal Reserve Bank of New York ("Fed") recently announced the sale of American International Group's (AIG) remaining ...
  88. FMC Adds Phytone to Portfolio - Analyst Blog

    FMC Adds Phytone to Portfolio - Analyst Blog

    June 15, 2012
    Given the rising demand for natural colors in most food and personal care products, FMC Corp. (FMC) has acquired U.K-based ...
  89. CSP Optimism is Boon to Cloud Players  - Analyst Blog

    CSP Optimism is Boon to Cloud Players - Analyst Blog

    June 15, 2012
    In the latest survey conducted by CA Technologies (CA), the North American cloud service providers (CSPs) surveyed revealed ...
  90. Europe Car Sales Continue to Dip - Analyst Blog

    Europe Car Sales Continue to Dip - Analyst Blog

    June 15, 2012
    Car sales in Europe continued to be low owing to weak consumer confidence on the back of a weak economy triggered by the ...
  91. JASO to Boost Shareholder Value - Analyst Blog

    JASO to Boost Shareholder Value - Analyst Blog

    June 15, 2012
    Solar product manufacturer JA Solar Holdings Co. Ltd (JASO) announced that its board of directors has authorized an aggregate ...
  92. Smithfield's Miss May Be An Opportunity

    Smithfield's Miss May Be An Opportunity

    June 15, 2012
    Smithfield's meaningful miss reflects worsening pork margins. This isn't a stock to be bought and held for the long term, ...
  93. 3 Reasons to Love

    3 Reasons to Love "EER" Investing - Weekend Wisdom

    June 15, 2012
    I wasn't always a good investor. Over the past 30 years I've made just about every mistake imaginable. Jumped in at the peak ...
  94. Invest In Quality Not Quantity

    Invest In Quality Not Quantity

    June 15, 2012
    The painful reality is that by choosing quantity over quality, the lack of quality increases the risk assumed, leading investors ...
  95. Everest Re Trying To Balance Risk And Opportunity

    Everest Re Trying To Balance Risk And Opportunity

    June 15, 2012
    Everest Re falls between stocks like Arch Capital and Allied World, which look fairly priced today and those like ACE and ...
  96. American Realty Prices Shares  - Analyst Blog

    American Realty Prices Shares - Analyst Blog

    June 15, 2012
    New York-based American Realty Capital Properties Inc. (ARCP) recently announced that it has priced its underwritten public ...
  97. Uncovering Hidden Value In Small Caps

    Uncovering Hidden Value In Small Caps

    June 15, 2012
    Today's biggest companies were once smaller versions of themselves. The biggest returns comes from hunting in the small cap ...
  98. Would the Volcker Rule Even Work? - Real Time Insight

    Would the Volcker Rule Even Work? - Real Time Insight

    June 15, 2012
    Watching Jamie Dimon earlier this week, part of me couldn't help but feel frustrated with the commentary (from both sides), ...
  99. Argo Group Is A Confounding, But Potentially Undervalued, Stock

    Argo Group Is A Confounding, But Potentially Undervalued, Stock

    June 15, 2012
    Argo has operationally underperformed, but valuation may yet be too low.
  100. Nordstrom On The Sales Rack

    Nordstrom On The Sales Rack

    June 15, 2012
    Nordstrom remains on track to continue to leverage high single digit annual sales growth into double digit annual profit ...
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