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  1. LEAP Adds to Smartphone Portfolio - Analyst Blog

    LEAP Adds to Smartphone Portfolio - Analyst Blog

    June 6, 2012
    As the prepaid wireless market is getting more competitive owing to the availability of attractive wireless plans by other ...
  2. TransCanada Gets Shell Pipeline Gig - Analyst Blog

    TransCanada Gets Shell Pipeline Gig - Analyst Blog

    June 6, 2012
    Anglo-Dutch energy giant Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDS.A) and partners have selected Calgary-based TransCanada Corp. (TRP) to ...
  3. Starbucks' SBC in Coinstar Kiosk - Analyst Blog

    Starbucks' SBC in Coinstar Kiosk - Analyst Blog

    June 6, 2012
    Seattle's Best Coffee, a wholly owned subsidiary of Starbucks Corporation (SBUX), and the automated retail solutions provider ...
  4. Dunkin Donuts Expands in Colorado - Analyst Blog

    Dunkin Donuts Expands in Colorado - Analyst Blog

    June 6, 2012
    Dunkin Donuts, an operational arm of Dunkin Brands Group, Inc. (DNKN), recently entered into a multi-store development agreement ...
  5. Rating Action on Marsh & McLennan - Analyst Blog

    Rating Action on Marsh & McLennan - Analyst Blog

    June 6, 2012
    Fitch Ratings affirmed Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.'s (MMC) issuer default ratings ("IDR") of "BBB" and senior unsecured ...
  6. Oil Stocks To Fuel Your Portfolio

    Oil Stocks To Fuel Your Portfolio

    June 6, 2012
    With oil's recent momentum, it might be a good time to add oil to your portfolio.
  7. Mining Companies in Pershing County, Nevada

    Mining Companies in Pershing County, Nevada

    June 6, 2012
    Nevada's Pershing County remains a popular spot for a variety of gold and silver mining companies, including established ...
  8. Contract Award for Fiserv - Analyst Blog

    Contract Award for Fiserv - Analyst Blog

    June 6, 2012
    Recently announced, Fiserv, Inc. (FISV) was chosen for deploying its Common Origination Platform to Headland National Bank ...
  9. Indian Rupee ETFs: Is The Slide Over? - ETF News And Commentary

    Indian Rupee ETFs: Is The Slide Over? - ETF News And Commentary

    June 6, 2012
    With globalization comes the fear of economic contagion. The Indian economy has been no exception to this rule. The sovereign ...
  10. Ecolab Supports WWF and AWS - Analyst Blog

    Ecolab Supports WWF and AWS - Analyst Blog

    June 6, 2012
    Global sanitation major, Ecolab Inc. (ECL) extended its support for the Alliance for Water Stewardship ("AWS") through its ...
  11. Say Hello To Midstates Petroleum

    Say Hello To Midstates Petroleum

    June 6, 2012
    Midstates Petroleum just went public and is active in exploration and development of the Upper Gulf Coast Tertiary trend ...
  12. Vera Bradley Worth Trying On

    Vera Bradley Worth Trying On

    June 6, 2012
    Investors are valuing the stock as if Vera Bradley is a mature retailer with minimal growth prospects. If the company achieves ...
  13. Stocks That Keep You Looking Good

    Stocks That Keep You Looking Good

    June 6, 2012
    As baby boomers spend more of their disposable income to look younger and healthier, these companies will stand to profit. ...
  14. Aon  - Aggressive Growth

    Aon - Aggressive Growth

    June 6, 2012
    Aon (AON) has topped the Zacks Consensus Estimate in three of six quarters and shows excellent earnings growth making it ...
  15. 3 Reasons American Pacific Is Ready To Take Off

    3 Reasons American Pacific Is Ready To Take Off

    June 6, 2012
    Las Vegas-based American Pacific Corporation is the only producer of ammonium perchlorate in North America, it's struggled ...
  16. How Good Will The Good Times Be For Allied World Assurance?

    How Good Will The Good Times Be For Allied World Assurance?

    June 6, 2012
    Allied World has built an excellent business, and the stock reflects it.
  17. Finding An Alternative With Currency ETFs

    Finding An Alternative With Currency ETFs

    June 6, 2012
    This under-utilized asset class comes with a host of benefits outside the world of stocks and bonds.
  18. W.R. Berkley's Valuation Has Caught Up

    W.R. Berkley's Valuation Has Caught Up

    June 6, 2012
    W.R. Berkley's business is improving, but perhaps not enough to keep driving the stock. While long-term investors may wish ...
  19. Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Is Ready For Growth

    Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Is Ready For Growth

    June 6, 2012
    Pebblebrook's stock trades at the same price it did three years ago.
  20. Spicy Hot Indian Stocks

    Spicy Hot Indian Stocks

    June 5, 2012
    Don't count India out when considering investing in the BRIC markets.
  21. Talisman Energy Review

    Talisman Energy Review

    June 5, 2012
    Talisman Energy is looking to grow its crude oil and liquids production by 5% to 10% through 2015, and will generate this ...
  22. Statoil - Alaska And Canada Exploration

    Statoil - Alaska And Canada Exploration

    June 5, 2012
    Statoil will spend heavily on oil and gas exploration over the next few years to generate long-term production growth. The ...
  23. What's New At Loews?

    What's New At Loews?

    June 5, 2012
    A year ago, it looked like Loews, the New York-based holding company, would be trading above $60 by early 2012. That didn't ...
  24. Interesting Stocks Hitting New Lows

    Interesting Stocks Hitting New Lows

    June 5, 2012
    Shares in high quality businesses are finding themselves in the bargain bin as investors overreact at the first sign of bad ...
  25. XL Group Seems To Be Back On The Right Track

    XL Group Seems To Be Back On The Right Track

    June 5, 2012
    XL is a different company now, but still needs a better ROE to be a long-term winner.
  26. Quanex Is Going To Take Some Time

    Quanex Is Going To Take Some Time

    June 5, 2012
    Quanex holds the share, but the housing market is still asleep.
  27. The Growing Play In Class B Malls

    The Growing Play In Class B Malls

    June 5, 2012
    With retail sales beginning to show some positive trends, operators of second-tier and B malls are finally seeing their star ...
  28. Market-Crushing ETFs

    Market-Crushing ETFs

    June 4, 2012
    Check out which ETFs are leading the market with double-digit returns.
  29. A Healthy Growth Strategy

    A Healthy Growth Strategy

    June 4, 2012
    Despite being a $310 million business, Continucare is one of the largest medical providers in Flordia
  30. China's Auto Market Gets An Octane Boost

    China's Auto Market Gets An Octane Boost

    June 4, 2012
    With China's growth stalling, the country has begun plans for new stimulus measures. The first of which is a program to spur ...
  31. Control May Be Herbalife's Real Long-Term Problem

    Control May Be Herbalife's Real Long-Term Problem

    June 4, 2012
    Herbalife's model may not be as precarious as feared, but there are some weaknesses and the stock may only see 10% compound ...
  32. Goldman Says Now Is The Time For Energy Stocks

    Goldman Says Now Is The Time For Energy Stocks

    June 4, 2012
    With the market's steep sell-off over the last few weeks, a variety of bargains are beginning to emerge. According to investment ...
  33. Cashing In On Payment Companies

    Cashing In On Payment Companies

    June 4, 2012
    As payment processing numbers fall, there are new opportunities available.
  34. Stone Energy - Gulf of Mexico

    Stone Energy - Gulf of Mexico

    June 4, 2012
    Stone Energy plans to be active in exploring for oil and gas in the Gulf of Mexico in 2012, as the company has assembled ...
  35. Buy The Fund Managers, Not Their Funds

    Buy The Fund Managers, Not Their Funds

    June 4, 2012
    For investors, it may make more sense to bet on the ones operating the funds rather than the funds themselves.
  36. Eni Still Not Getting Much Love

    Eni Still Not Getting Much Love

    June 4, 2012
    Eni is making progress, but still carries a low valuation.
  37. Asia's Other Tigers

    Asia's Other Tigers

    June 4, 2012
    China gets all of the action, but there are other opportunities in Asia.
  38. A Refreshing Choice Of Soft Drink Stocks

    A Refreshing Choice Of Soft Drink Stocks

    June 3, 2012
    Soft drink producers can put some fizz in a flat portfolio and sweeten up the bitter taste left behind by other parts of ...
  39. Bank On Your Pets

    Bank On Your Pets

    June 3, 2012
    Even during a downturn people can't help but spoil their pets.
  40. Can You Bank on Regional Banks? - Zacks Industry Rank Analysis

    Can You Bank on Regional Banks? - Zacks Industry Rank Analysis

    June 2, 2012
    Don't Overlook the Local Banks J.P. Morgan's (JPM) recent $2 billion-and-counting trading loss should justifiably make you ...
  41. CNH Global N.V. - Value

    CNH Global N.V. - Value

    June 2, 2012
    The agriculture and construction equipment makers have been in the sweet spot. CNH Global N.V. (CNH) is expected to grow ...
  42. Sears Holding Corp. (SHLD) - Bull of the Day

    Sears Holding Corp. (SHLD) - Bull of the Day

    June 2, 2012
    We have upgraded our long-term recommendation on Sears Holding Corp. (SHLD) to Outperform, given its efforts to revamp its ...
  43. Ideas For Investing In Emerging Markets

    Ideas For Investing In Emerging Markets

    June 2, 2012
    The U.S. does not exist in a bubble and the same is true for investors who have the luxury of time on their hands to absorb ...
  44. Invest Abroad: Non-American Companies Worth Looking At

    Invest Abroad: Non-American Companies Worth Looking At

    June 1, 2012
    A look at five international stocks to diversify your portfolio beyond borders.
  45. 3 Brand Staples That Pay

    3 Brand Staples That Pay

    June 1, 2012
    These companies sell their wares through good times and bad. Investing in staples can give you some peace of mind.
  46. Can Aerospace Produce Enough Lift For Carpenter Technology?

    Can Aerospace Produce Enough Lift For Carpenter Technology?

    June 1, 2012
    While Carpenter Technology doesn't look like a long-term stock holding, I do believe upside in the aerospace cycle could ...
  47. The Fresh Market Needs To Be Whole Foods 2.0

    The Fresh Market Needs To Be Whole Foods 2.0

    June 1, 2012
    The Fresh Market is posting great growth, as revenue rose nearly 23% this quarter and comp-store sales rose more than 8%, ...
  48. Rise Of The Greenback

    Rise Of The Greenback

    June 1, 2012
    The U.S. Dollar is hitting a two-year high and currenices around the globe are moving.
  49. Statoil - Norwegian Continental Shelf Exploration

    Statoil - Norwegian Continental Shelf Exploration

    June 1, 2012
    Statoil has devoted a considerable amount of resources to an exploration program and is targeting the Norwegian Continental ...
  50. Premium-Price athenahealth Leaves Little Room For Error

    Premium-Price athenahealth Leaves Little Room For Error

    June 1, 2012
    athenahealth has the growth, but a nose-bleed valuation to match.
  51. How To Play Treasuries' New Low

    How To Play Treasuries' New Low

    June 1, 2012
    The 10-year treasury yield hits a new all-time low and a handful of ETFs are moving on the news.
  52.  Spain Drags Gold Lower

    Spain Drags Gold Lower

    June 1, 2012
    The third credit ratings downgrade of Spain in the past month by ratings agency Egan-Jones pressured gold futures Tuesday. ...
  53.  Signs of Life?

    Signs of Life?

    June 1, 2012
    To say the PowerShares QQQ (NASDAQ: QQQ) is an important fund within the ETF landscape is an understatement. Home to over ...
  54.  Activision Blizzard, Reversal Soon?

    Activision Blizzard, Reversal Soon?

    June 1, 2012
    New York, May 30th (TradersHuddle.com) - Shares of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) ended the trading session lower ...
  55.  Above Resistance: Ericsson

    Above Resistance: Ericsson

    June 1, 2012
    New York, May 30th (TradersHuddle.com) - Shares of LM Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) closed the session at $8.93 just above calculated ...
  56.  Target Is in a Very Tight Range

    Target Is in a Very Tight Range

    June 1, 2012
    New York, June 1st (TradersHuddle.com) - Shares of Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) closed the trading session at $57.91 with ...
  57. For Joy Global, It's No Longer

    For Joy Global, It's No Longer "If" Or "When" But, "How Long?"

    June 1, 2012
    With the slowdown in mining equipment, Joy Global may lag for a while.
  58. 3 International Stocks To Diversify Your Portfolio

    3 International Stocks To Diversify Your Portfolio

    June 1, 2012
    For investors who want to diversify their portfolios by participating in the long-term growth some international countries ...
  59. Warren Buffett Picks To Coattail

    Warren Buffett Picks To Coattail

    June 1, 2012
    We take a peek at some of Berkshire Hathaway's top holdings to see what Warren Buffett sees.
  60. Invest In Consumer Staples

    Invest In Consumer Staples

    June 1, 2012
    Utility wins over extras as consumers refocus spending habits
  61. Dow 30 Stocks With High Dividends

    Dow 30 Stocks With High Dividends

    June 1, 2012
    We combed through the Dow 30 to find some of its highest-yielding stocks.
  62. Growth Stocks To Watch

    Growth Stocks To Watch

    June 1, 2012
    When a company achieves quality growth, it will almost always create value. The key for an investor is to not overpay for ...
  63. Premium Spirits Drive A Premium Valuation For Beam

    Premium Spirits Drive A Premium Valuation For Beam

    May 31, 2012
    Beam has legitimate growth opportunity, but high growth expectations in the price.
  64. Brookfield Infastructure An Interesting Play On Long-Term Assets

    Brookfield Infastructure An Interesting Play On Long-Term Assets

    May 31, 2012
    BIP's collection of assets are relatively uncommon on North American equity markets, and at nearly 5%, BIP's valuation is ...
  65. Hasbro Shifts Breathing New Life Into Its Toys

    Hasbro Shifts Breathing New Life Into Its Toys

    May 31, 2012
    Hasbro investors have solid potential for double-digit annual shareholder gains going forward.
  66. Tupperware A Superior Alternative To Avon

    Tupperware A Superior Alternative To Avon

    May 31, 2012
    Avon's years of mismanagement have resulted in the sacking of the CEO and a takeover bid from an industry peer. In contrast ...
  67. Rockwood Has Its Risks, But Also Some Apparent Value

    Rockwood Has Its Risks, But Also Some Apparent Value

    May 31, 2012
    Rockwood has economic risks, but offers real growth opporunities in higher-value lithium and ceramics.
  68. Defensive ETFs For Tough Markets

    Defensive ETFs For Tough Markets

    May 31, 2012
    Rather than having to bet against one stock, ETFs allow investors to make broader bets on industries, commodities and sectors. ...
  69. Recession-Proof Stocks

    Recession-Proof Stocks

    May 31, 2012
    Before searching for bulletproof consumer staples, take a look at some reliable alternatives.
  70. Is Water The Next Big Commodity?

    Is Water The Next Big Commodity?

    May 31, 2012
    An increase in both population and pollution has made water a very fragile and important resource. Learn the key players. ...
  71. It's Time To Invest In Rare Earth Metals

    It's Time To Invest In Rare Earth Metals

    May 31, 2012
    The tragedy in Japan has created some interesting opportunities. One such prospect exists in the rare earth and strategic ...
  72. Smoking-Hot Dividend Stocks

    Smoking-Hot Dividend Stocks

    May 31, 2012
    Cigarettes are bad for your health, but they're great for your portoflio.
  73. Invest In Coal

    Invest In Coal

    May 31, 2012
    Demand for coal is predicted to rise as energy demands increase and new infrastructure is created.
  74. Stocks Pay Huge Dividends

    Stocks Pay Huge Dividends

    May 31, 2012
    Stocks that consistently pay sizable dividends offer important advantages to individual investors. Here are five worth a ...
  75. Caution On Sanderson Farms Isn't Being Chicken

    Caution On Sanderson Farms Isn't Being Chicken

    May 31, 2012
    While Sanderson's expected recovery in chicken margins seems to be materializing, the valuation is higher and the stock is ...
  76. 5 Agriculture Stocks To Buy

    5 Agriculture Stocks To Buy

    May 31, 2012
    Food prices will likely continue to rise as our population grows and biofuel development gains popularity. As a result, the ...
  77. Occidental Petroleum Has Taken A Different Path

    Occidental Petroleum Has Taken A Different Path

    May 31, 2012
    Occidental runs itself a little differently, and that's a good thing for shareholders. The compnay looks like a quality name ...
  78. Devon Energy A Relatively Safe Natural Gas Play

    Devon Energy A Relatively Safe Natural Gas Play

    May 31, 2012
    Devon's domestic focus is proving a liability.
  79. Be Greedy In Europe

    Be Greedy In Europe

    May 31, 2012
    The debt crisis in Europe makes it understandable why investors have ignored it. But the region’s current valuations make ...
  80. Stone Energy - Marcellus Shale Review

    Stone Energy - Marcellus Shale Review

    May 31, 2012
    Stone Energy is active in developing the Marcellus Shale in 2012, despite the drop in natural gas prices. The company is ...
  81. 5 Gold Stocks To Consider

    5 Gold Stocks To Consider

    May 30, 2012
    Investors seeking to stabilize a shaky portfolio often look to gold. We examine a pair of the industry's top players.
  82. Be Socially Responsible And Be Wealthy

    Be Socially Responsible And Be Wealthy

    May 30, 2012
    Making money in the market shouldn't prevent you from sleeping at night. Find out how to keep your conscience clean and bank ...
  83. Apache Remains Balanced

    Apache Remains Balanced

    May 30, 2012
    Apache has a diversified revenue stream, but its forward P/E ratios are well below both the industry and market averages ...
  84. High Times In High-Yield Ahead

    High Times In High-Yield Ahead

    May 30, 2012
    Already a hit with those looking for income, the high yield bond sector could be the place to find equity-like returns.
  85. Own The Business, Not The Stock

    Own The Business, Not The Stock

    May 30, 2012
    Understanding the fundamental difference between owning a business and speculating on a stock is essential to creating long-term ...
  86. United Continental Remains Affordable

    United Continental Remains Affordable

    May 30, 2012
    Industry consolidation has improved the profit prospects for major airlines, including United Continental, which has stock ...
  87. Enerplus - Williston Basin Review

    Enerplus - Williston Basin Review

    May 30, 2012
    Enerplus plans rapid development of acreage in the Williston Basin as it looks to increase crude oil production at the expense ...
  88. Nuclear Energy Is In The Bargain Bin

    Nuclear Energy Is In The Bargain Bin

    May 30, 2012
    While the Fukushima disaster changed the nuclear energy landscape in the short term, demand and power plant construction ...
  89. A Chance To Add China

    A Chance To Add China

    May 30, 2012
    Various economic indicators in the Asian dragon are beginning to show signs of decay. However, low inflationary pressures ...
  90. 5 Simple Silver Stock Plays

    5 Simple Silver Stock Plays

    May 30, 2012
    Forget gold, find out how to put some shine into your portfolio with some Silver.
  91. Macquarie Infrastructure Looks Like A Tricky Play

    Macquarie Infrastructure Looks Like A Tricky Play

    May 30, 2012
    Macquarie Infrastructure's mix of assets is less than ideal, but conditions are improving.
  92. Diversify Your Portfolio With Currency ETFs

    Diversify Your Portfolio With Currency ETFs

    May 30, 2012
    Using currency ETFs can help investors diversify and hedge their portfolios.
  93. After A Reality Check, Cavium Looks Interesting Again

    After A Reality Check, Cavium Looks Interesting Again

    May 30, 2012
    Cavium is in a lull, but the long-term growth potential seems real.
  94. Long Term Oil ETFs

    Long Term Oil ETFs

    May 29, 2012
    Investors with a longer term view of things may want to check out an Oil ETF for their portfolio.
  95. Popular Commodity ETFs

    Popular Commodity ETFs

    May 29, 2012
    The Great Recession shows why commodity ETFs are a great way to add diversity to your portfolio.
  96. Caring More For Caribou

    Caring More For Caribou

    May 29, 2012
    Slowing trends from a key customer and negative overall stock market sentiment have pushed the share price of Caribou Coffee ...
  97. A Sizable Miss Probably Won't Keep Tiffany Down For Long

    A Sizable Miss Probably Won't Keep Tiffany Down For Long

    May 29, 2012
    Tiffany posted a sizable miss and more bad news could be on the way. While the company does produce a good return on invested ...
  98. VeriFone Turning Into A Noisy Growth Story

    VeriFone Turning Into A Noisy Growth Story

    May 29, 2012
    VeriFone has a very real growth opportunity in the ongoing migration towards credit and debit card usage in emerging markets, ...
  99. Heinz's Growth Doesn't Seem To Merit This Kind Of Premium

    Heinz's Growth Doesn't Seem To Merit This Kind Of Premium

    May 29, 2012
    While Heinz has solid non-U.S. exposure and growth potential, the potential isn't large enough to justify a premium valuation, ...
  100. No Hurry On Staples

    No Hurry On Staples

    May 29, 2012
    Though Staples competes with very successful rivals online, and goes up against weaker rivals in the physical store realm, ...
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