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  1. Merck Up on OncoEthix Acquisition Deal, Oncology in Focus - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Merck (MRK) acquired Swiss biotech privately held company, OncoEthix, and added a promising experimental early-stage candidate, ...
  2. Tetraphase Spikes on Encouraging Data on Antibiotic - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced positive top-line data from a phase III study evaluating eravacycline for the ...
  3. CME Group's Expense Control, Secure Capital to Drive Growth - ...

    December 19, 2014
    On Dec 18, we issued an updated research report on CME Group Inc. (CME), citing its opportunities and challenges.
  4. Are Amazon & Macmillan Making Peace with Multiyear Deal? - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    E-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) signed a multi-year agreement with book publisher Macmillan, effective from Jan 5, ...
  5. Xerox to Divest Information Technology Outsourcing Unit - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Business process and document management company Xerox Corporation (XRX) recently announced its decision to divest Information ...
  6. JLL to Offer Integrated Real Estate Solutions to Spanish BBVA ...

    December 18, 2014
    JLL (JLL) has been appointed by BBVA to provide integrated real estate services.
  7. NPS Pharmaceuticals and Shire Up on Takeover Rumors - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    A report from Bloomberg indicated that the Shire is considering a potential acquisition of the NPS Pharma.
  8. UCB's Kremers Urban Sale Deal Lapses, Divestiture Plan On - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    UCB (UCBJF), Advent International and Avista Capital Partners announced their decision to mutually terminate their deal for ...
  9. CBRE Group Grows With Affiliate Acquisition in Oklahoma - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    CBRE Group Inc. (CBG) announced the acquisition of an Oklahoma-based commercial real estate services firm, which has served ...
  10. JLL Credit Rating Upgraded to Investment Grade by S&P - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Ushering in good news for its shareholders, Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (JLL) revealed that it has received a credit ...
  11. Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (CBD) Hits 52-Week Low - ...

    December 17, 2014
    Shares of Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (CBD) dropped to a 52-week low of $34.55 on Dec 16 and eventually closed at ...
  12. Biotech Stock Roundup: Sophiris & Cyclacel Plunge on Data, ChemoCentryx ...

    December 17, 2014
    It has been a relatively quiet week with the holiday season coming up though a few companies came out with important pipeline ...
  13. Darden (DRI) Beats on Q2 Earnings, Revenues; View Revised - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Darden Restaurants Inc. (DRI) posted strong second quarter fiscal 2015 results with earnings and revenues beating the Zacks ...
  14. Hudson City Bancorp, Inc. (HCBK): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    December 17, 2014
    We have upgraded our long-term recommendation on Hudson City to Outperform from Neutral, following the announcement of the ...
  15. Regency Provides Guidance for 2015, Revises 2014 Outlook - ...

    December 16, 2014
    Regency (REG) has updated 2014 earnings guidance.
  16. Navient Rewards Shareholders with New Buyback Program - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Navient Corporation (NAVI) announced a new share repurchase program for up to $1.0 billion of its outstanding common stock.
  17. 4 Top Ranked Biotech Stocks that Beat the Market in 2014 - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Despite the sell-off in late March, the biotech sector bounced back thanks to important product approvals, mergers and acquisitions, ...
  18. CBRE Corporate Rating Raised to Investment Grade by S&P - Analyst ...

    December 15, 2014
    CBRE Group (CBG) has announced that Standard & Poor's Rating Services has raised its corporate rating to Investment Grade ...
  19. M&T Bank Rises on Organic Growth, High Expenses a Worry? - Analyst ...

    December 15, 2014
    On Dec 8, 2014, we issued an updated research report on M&T Bank Corporation (MTB). Shares of this major regional bank ...
  20. With an Eye Toward Early 2015 - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 9, 2014
    Given the market's unbroken positive run from the early-October lows, we should probably not read too much into this slide. ...
  21. U.S. Banks with Growth Potential - Industry Outlook

    December 2, 2014
    U.S. Banks with Growth Potential - Industry Outlook
  22. Pharma Industry Outlook: M&A, Licensing Abound - Industry Outlook

    November 18, 2014
    Pharma Industry Outlook: M&A, Licensing Abound - Industry Outlook
  23. 2 Stocks With Unrealized Upside Potential

    November 9, 2014
    It’s always wise to have spare funds whenever earnings season rolls around. Inevitably, a handful of companies will deliver ...
  24. In The Week Ahead: The One Cautionary Sign In An Otherwise Bullish ...

    November 9, 2014
    All major U.S. stock indices finished in positive territory for the third consecutive week, but just barely, led by the broad ...
  25. Will Business Services Thrive on Rising GDP? - Industry Outlook

    October 30, 2014
    Will Business Services Thrive on Rising GDP? - Industry Outlook
  26. Old-Guard Media Stock Could Surprise Traders With A 39% A Year ...

    October 7, 2014
    There is a saying in the media that "content is king," meaning if you produce entertaining and useful material for your audience, ...
  27. Earn A Potential 8.1% Gain In Less Than 3 Months With This Media ...

    October 7, 2014
    There is a saying in the media that "content is king," meaning if you produce entertaining and useful material for your audience, ...
  28. U.S. Restaurants Slog Through a Weak Industry - Industry Outlook

    September 19, 2014
    U.S. Restaurants Slog Through a Weak Industry - Industry Outlook
  29. A Stock To Buy, A Stock To Short In This Fading Industry

    September 12, 2014
    If you follow the constant flux of new retailer slogans, it's apparent how much the industry is changing. From Staples, ...
  30. These 3 Stocks Have Huge Insider Buying

    August 27, 2014
    As earnings season comes to an end, so does the opportunity for a company’s officers and directors to snap up company ...
  31. Bricks and mortar stores aren’t dead or even dying. Investors would be well-served by shopping around. Here's a guide to retail REITs.

    Why 'Bricks And Mortar' Retail Remains A Solid Bet

    August 6, 2014
    Bricks and mortar stores aren’t dead or even dying. Investors would be well-served by shopping around. Here's a guide to ...
  32. U.S. Banks Stay Afloat - Cutting Costs or Core Business? - Industry ...

    August 5, 2014
    U.S. Banks Stay Afloat - Cutting Costs or Core Business? - Industry Outlook
  33. Retail Begins Picking It Up - Industry Outlook

    July 15, 2014
    Retail Begins Picking It Up - Industry Outlook
  34. Bear of the Day: DSW (DSW) - Bear of the Day

    July 1, 2014
    Bear of the Day: DSW (DSW) - Bear of the Day
  35. Foreign Banks Face Tough Road to Recovery - Industry Outlook

    June 16, 2014
    Foreign Banks Face Tough Road to Recovery - Industry Outlook
  36. REITs: Something to Build On - Industry Outlook

    June 12, 2014
    REITs: Something to Build On - Industry Outlook
  37. Costs Taking a Bite Out of Restaurant Stocks - Industry Outlook

    May 21, 2014
    Costs Taking a Bite Out of Restaurant Stocks - Industry Outlook
  38. U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Apr 2014 - Industry Outlook

    April 8, 2014
    U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Apr 2014 - Industry Outlook
  39. Pharma & Biotech Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 25, 2014
    Pharma & Biotech Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  40. The Easiest Way To Profit From The 'Options Boom'

    March 17, 2014
    One of the few certainties in the market is that investors will always search for new ways to profit. And there is one strategy ...
  41. Retail Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 13, 2014
    Retail Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  42. REIT Industry Review & Stock Picks - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook

    February 25, 2014
    REIT Industry Review & Stock Picks - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook
  43. Restaurant Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    January 28, 2014
    Restaurant Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  44. Insurance Industry Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    January 14, 2014
    Insurance Industry Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  45. Biotech Stock Roundup: Amgen Data Looks Good, CANF Tumbles - ...

    January 8, 2014
    Biotech Stock Roundup: Amgen Data Looks Good, CANF Tumbles - Industry Outlook
  46. Pharma & Biotech Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook

    December 3, 2013
    Pharma & Biotech Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook
  47. Sirius XM Radio (Nasdaq:SIRI), which investors tend to love or hate, fell into disfavor once again after a disappointing earnings report Oct. 24. This could be an opportunity to buy shares.

    It's Time To Tune In To Sirius

    November 13, 2013
    Sirius is back in Wall Street's dog house but investors willing to assume some risk should take a chance on the satellite ...
  48. atronizing Disney's theme parks and watching the company's movies and television shows has been more enjoyable than owning the company's stock.

    Disney's Earnings Were Not As Magical As Many Investors Were ...

    November 8, 2013
    Walt Disney (DIS) have "wished upon a star" for better earnings. This quarter they got them though Mickey Mouse's corporate ...
  49. What To Expect This Week? - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 4, 2013
    This week packs a number of top-tier economic reports that will give us a sense of how well the economy is doing in the fourth ...
  50. Pandora Gets A New CEO: Is It Enough?

    September 16, 2013
    Pandora announced September 12 that it had hired Brian McAndrews as its new CEO replacing long-time boss Joe Kennedy who ...
  51. The Time For Retail Real Estate Is Now

    September 11, 2013
    Driven by cost-cutting consumers and high unemployment, firms operating the shopping and strip mall space have been left ...
  52. Much Ado About Cannabis Stocks

    September 5, 2013
    The marijuana movement has been prominently progressing, and started from the bottom in the U.S. with overhauling disapproval ...
  53. Absent Higher Rates, Comerica Has Probably Gone Far Enough

    July 16, 2013
    Comerica's sluggish growth isn't unusual, but the value argument seems harder to make today.
  54. Get Ready For Brazil’s Consumer Explosion

    July 16, 2013
    With Brazilian stocks currently down in the dumps, long term investors currently have the opportunity to load up on one of ...
  55. Back-to-Back Contracts for EMCOR - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    EMCOR subsidiary, S.A. Comunale, was recently awarded a contract for installation of fire protection and mechanical systems ...
  56. Tutor Perini Gets Amtrak Contract - Analyst Blog

    July 9, 2013
    Tutor Perini has secured $133 million concrete casing contract from Amtrak.
  57. Prosperity to Acquire FVNB - Analyst Blog

    July 2, 2013
    Continuing with its legacy of acquisitions, Prosperity Bancshares Inc. recently signed a definitive merger deal with Victoria, ...
  58. China to Allow Mutual Fund Sale - Analyst Blog

    June 27, 2013
    In the further opening up of its financial markets, China's securities regulator sanctioned introduction of domestic mutual ...
  59. ICE-NYSE in the Final Leg of Merger - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2013
    With the unconditional approval from the European Union Commission (EUC), the NYSE- IntercontinentalExchange merger is heading ...
  60. Balanced View on First Horizon - Analyst Blog

    June 25, 2013
    On Jun 24, 2013, we reiterated our Neutral recommendation on First Horizon primarily based on its improved credit quality ...
  61. ViroPharma and Other Biotech Stocks Recommended by Oppenheimer ...

    June 24, 2013
    Oppenheimer has a new team of analysts focused on biotechnology and specialty pharmaceuticals. And, research from the new ...
  62. FNB to Acquire BCSB Bancorp - Analyst Blog

    June 17, 2013
    FNB is moving forward with its strategy to grow through acquisitions. The company announced a deal to acquire BCSB Bancorp ...
  63. Credit Suisse Expands Its Commodity ETN Line-Up

    June 14, 2013
    With equity markets dropping returns left and right, Credit Suisse’s new launches in the commodity sector are a bright ...
  64. More Commodity ETFs: Credit Suisse Releases New ETNs - ETF News ...

    June 13, 2013
    Investors now have new commodity ETNs from Credit Suisse, giving broad exposure to the space.
  65. CME to Launch European Futures - Analyst Blog

    June 12, 2013
    CME Group announced an agreement to introduce European futures market.
  66. Pandora Ups The Stakes In A Brewing Royal(ty) Battle

    June 12, 2013
    Pandora buys a radio station to increase its bargaining power. What does this mean for shareholders?
  67. Sallie Mae Suspends Credit Facility - Analyst Blog

    June 11, 2013
    Sallie Mae, declared the closure of a $6.8 billion credit facility, which used to aid term securitization of its federally ...
  68. Pepsi Buying Sodastream: I Don't Think So

    June 7, 2013
    The latest rumor on the street has Sodastream being acquired by Pepsico for $95 per share. There are so many reasons why ...
  69. Pandora Goes To Up To 11

    May 24, 2013
    Pandora is showing that it can deliver on its model and its goals.
  70. Playing The Big Winners In U.S. LNG

    May 24, 2013
    For U.S. producers of natural gas, exporting that bounty is seen a necessary way to profit from higher demand overseas as ...
  71. Sinclair Broadcast Buying Binge Continues

    April 16, 2013
    Sinclair Broadcast Group strenghtened its bench in the Pacific Northwest April 11 with the announcement of its $373 million ...
  72. Comerica Looks Like A Slow-Coiling Spring

    April 16, 2013
    With interest rates so low, loan demand pretty sluggish, and regulations chewing into once-lucrative sources of income, most ...
  73. U.S. Bancorp Is Strong But Needs Growth

    April 16, 2013
    As is the case at other regional/super-regional banks like Wells Fargo, U.S. Bancorp looks undervalued today provided you're ...
  74. The Top 5 Actively-Managed ETFs

    February 27, 2013
    We got over some of the more popular actively-managed ETFs that are currently out there.
  75. Fitch Reviews Regional Banks - Analyst Blog

    February 15, 2013
    Recently, Fitch Ratings concluded the peer review of 16 mid-tier regional banks. The group includes banks with total assets ...
  76. Westamerica Remains Underperform - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    On Feb 4, 2013, we reiterated our long-term recommendation on Westamerica Bancorp. (WABC) at 'Underperform'. This reflects ...
  77. Biglari Holdings' Earnings Go Flat

    January 30, 2013
    Biglari's first quarter earnings for Steak 'n Shake were mediocre. This is the man that wants to fix Cracker Barrel.
  78. HSBC's Money Laundering Scandal

    January 29, 2013
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  79. TCF Financial Penalized $10M - Analyst Blog

    January 28, 2013
    On Friday, TCF National Bank, the primary subsidiary of TCF Financial Corporation (TCB) consented to pay a $10 million federal ...
  80. CBS' Outdoor Business Converting To REIT

    January 23, 2013
    CBS announced that it was seeking to convert its Outdoors Americas business to a REIT. In addition, it will sell its Outdoor ...
  81. Steady As She Goes Is Fine For U.S. Bancorp

    January 21, 2013
    U.S. Bancorp remains underappreciated for its superior quality.
  82. CBOE Holdings - Growth & Income

    January 21, 2013
    CBOE Holdings Inc. (CBOE) has been gaining traction with an annual dividend yield of 3.95% and a long-term growth rate of ...
  83. Quality, But Not Much Growth Or Value At Commerce Bancshares

    January 18, 2013
    Commerce is doing okay in an increasingly difficult environment.
  84. Emerging Markets Bonds ETF Cheat Sheet

    January 17, 2013
    As the U.S. market slowly wanders towards the road to recovery, many investors who had avoided the short term effects of ...
  85. MeadWestvaco's Sum Of The Parts Doesn't Seem To Add Up To Value

    January 8, 2013
    MeadWestvaco has multiple growth drivers, but ample valuation.
  86. Has Roche Said "Nein" To Illumina's Asking Price Once More?

    January 7, 2013
    Roche may have walked away from Illumina for good.
  87. Tower Stays Neutral - Analyst Blog

    January 2, 2013
    We are reiterating our Neutral recommendation on the shares of Tower Group Inc. (TWGP). The benefits of organic growth, acquisitions ...
  88. Bridge Capital: A Strong Buy - Analyst Blog

    December 26, 2012
    Rising earnings estimates on the back of solid third quarter results - including a 38.1% earnings surprise - helped Bridge ...
  89. 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 ...
  90. 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 ...
  91. 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 ...
  92. Nasdaq Stocks, Including Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Making ...

    November 28, 2012
    The Nasdaq has remained steady, the S&P 500 is up 0.1% and the Dow has increased 0.2% so far today. Most stocks on the ...
  93. Fitch Affirms CINF, Holds It Stable - Analyst Blog

    November 23, 2012
    Earlier this week, leading rating agency Fitch ratings, took a rating action on the U.S. property and casualty insurer Cincinnati ...
  94. Ultimate Guide To iShares Investment Grade Corporate Bond Fund ...

    November 15, 2012
    Fixed income securities have long been a major part of investor portfolios; corporate bonds in particular often hold a key ...
  95. Sandy to Hurt Insurers' 4Q Margins - Analyst Blog

    November 13, 2012
    While the U.S. property and casualty insurers had reported favorable earnings in the first nine months of 2012, superstorm ...
  96. CBS Third Quarter Earnings

    November 7, 2012
    CBS (NYSE:CBS) announced its results for the third quarter on November 7, 2012. CBS is a mass media company with operations ...
  97. TCF Financial Beats, Revs Up - Analyst Blog

    October 29, 2012
    TCF Financial Corporation (TCB) reported third quarter 2012 net income of 19 cents per share, marginally beating the Zacks ...
  98. Cabot - Higher Risk, But Greater Opportunities

    October 25, 2012
    Analysts seem down on Cabot's valuation, but the potential for better returns is worthwhile.
  99. Bank of Hawaii Beats Estimates - Analyst Blog

    October 23, 2012
    Bank of Hawaii Corporation (BOH) reported its third-quarter 2012 earnings of 92 cents per share, beating the Zacks Consensus ...
  100. Amgen and Other Healthcare Stocks Making Big Moves on October ...

    October 19, 2012
    The market is having a bad day so far: the Nasdaq has slipped 1.6%; the S&P 500 is trading down 1%; and the Dow is down ...
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