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  1. Mosaic Wraps Up Archer Daniels' Fertilizer Business Buy - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Mosaic (MOS) has completed its takeover of Archer Daniels Midland's fertilizer distribution business in Brazil and Paraguay.
  2. 3 U.S. Medical Devices Stocks That Surged in 2014 - Analyst Blog

    December 17, 2014
    The prospects of the medical devices industry have improved following a Republican victory in the midterm elections.
  3. What's Weighing on Chemical Industry Stocks? - Industry Outlook

    December 16, 2014
    What's Weighing on Chemical Industry Stocks? - Industry Outlook
  4. Whirlpool (WHR) Initiates FY15 View Ahead of Investor Day - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Whirlpool Corp. (WHR) initiated its fiscal 2015 guidance and updated its fiscal 2014 outlook ahead of the investor day to ...
  5. 5 Top-Ranked Large Cap Growth Mutual Funds to Bet On - Mutual ...

    December 16, 2014
    Below we will share with you 5 top rated large cap growth mutual funds. Each has earned a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) as we ...
  6. 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. ...
  7. U.S. Banks with Growth Potential - Industry Outlook

    December 2, 2014
    U.S. Banks with Growth Potential - Industry Outlook
  8. 9 Widely Overlooked Small Banks That Offer Big Profit Potential

    November 18, 2014
    Last week we talked about riding the coat tails of bank stock activists to earn out sized profits in the stock market. A ...
  9. #PreMarket Primer: Monday, October 6: Hewlett-Packard Company ...

    October 6, 2014
    Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ) is reportedly planning to announce Monday its plans to break into two publicly traded ...
  10. 3 Nuclear Energy Projects That Could Begin Soon

    September 12, 2014
    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved a generic environmental impact statement a few weeks ago. The statement is in ...
  11. Get The Same 'Tax-Free Dividends' As Warren Buffett

    August 13, 2014
    In 2013, Warren Buffett's holding company, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-B), collected over $4 billion in "tax-free ...
  12. How to Make Double-Digit Returns on the Recovery No One Believes ...

    August 13, 2014
    Many refuse to believe in the economic recovery that has been taking place in the United States for the past four years, ...
  13. Make Double-Digit Returns on the Recovery No One Believes In

    August 13, 2014
    Many refuse to believe in the economic recovery that has been taking place in the United States for the past four years, ...
  14. Chemical Industry Recovery Stays the Course - Industry Outlook

    August 12, 2014
    Chemical Industry Recovery Stays the Course - Industry Outlook
  15. 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
  16. 5 Closed-End Funds Offering Instant Value

    July 20, 2014
    Most investors have never heard of Central Securities Corp. (NYSE:CET). The investment firm was launched on Oct. 1, 1929, ...
  17. MedTech's Partial Tax Repeal: Is It Enough? - Industry Outlook

    May 1, 2014
    MedTech's Partial Tax Repeal: Is It Enough? - Industry Outlook
  18. MedTech Industry Stock Update - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    January 7, 2014
    MedTech Industry Stock Update - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  19. Spending on luxury goods continues to surge

    For Consumer Discretionary Investors, Luxury Is Where It’s At ...

    October 4, 2013
    For the rich and growing middle classes of the world, spending on luxury goods continues to surge. That can provide a nice ...
  20. Winter Still Coming For Joy Global

    August 28, 2013
    Joy Global seems undervalued on a long-term basis, but the near term is still looking pretty scary
  21. The Market Already Convinced Colfax Will Meet Or Beat Its Goals

    August 27, 2013
    Colfax is delivering on the margin improvements management promised
  22. Are The Shippers Now A Buy?

    August 15, 2013
    Investors looking for values among the beaten down market may want to give the shippers a go. Several bullish catalysts are ...
  23. 3-Year Review: Best & Worst ETFs In Each Sector

    July 31, 2013
    In the last few years, investors have slowly found their way back to equity markets as more lucrative opportunities continue ...
  24. Yara Built To Last, But Looking At A Downturn In The Cycle

    July 15, 2013
    Yara is an excellent company, but facing a potentially significant decline in prices and margins.
  25. Real Estate ETFs: 3 Things To Consider

    July 8, 2013
    For retail investors, the exchange traded fund boom has opened up a plethora of opportunities for portfolio construction. ...
  26. U.S. Real Estate ETFs Battle For Inflows: IYR vs. ICF vs. RWR

    June 12, 2013
    With the economic turnaround in the U.S. gaining momentum, real estate investments were among the first to come back. They ...
  27. Don’t Miss The Upcoming Bull Market In Uranium

    May 29, 2013
    While nuclear energy and uranium has remained in the doghouse for several years now, that could be changing. As the U.S.-Russian ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. SAI to Help Reduce Deluge of Data - Analyst Blog

    January 28, 2013
    SAIC Inc. (SAI) recently introduced an innovative data management and analytics solution to empower diverse organizations ...
  31. Basic Materials Stocks, Including Mosaic, Making Big Moves on ...

    January 4, 2013
    The Nasdaq has slipped 0.4%, the S&P 500 has risen 0.2% and the Dow is unchanged so far today. The basic materials sector ...
  32. Culp - Value

    December 26, 2012
    Culp Inc. (CFI) has been moving higher since reporting solid fiscal second quarter results last month, which included an ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. Synovus Offloads Distressed Assets - Analyst Blog

    December 14, 2012
    Synovus Financial Corp. (SNV) completed the bulk sale of its distressed assets. The selling process was initiated on Dec ...
  35. 4 Cheap Fertilizer Stocks - Investment Ideas

    December 10, 2012
    In the winter months in the northern hemisphere it's easy to forget about the agriculture sector because everything goes ...
  36. Financial Stocks, Including ICICI Bank Limited, Making Big Moves ...

    November 30, 2012
    On a bad day for the market, the Nasdaq has decreased 0.4%, the S&P 500 is down 0.2% and the Dow has fallen 0.2%. The ...
  37. How To Protect Yourself From The Market's Biggest Threat

    October 3, 2012
    The time has come to protect yourself.  On Sept. 13, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke pledged to unleash a third wave ...
  38. Basic Materials Stocks, Including BHP Billiton, Making Big Moves ...

    September 20, 2012
    The market is having a bad day so far: the Nasdaq is down 0.3%; the S&P 500 has declined 0.3%; and the Dow has decreased ...
  39. Credit Suisse Group and Other Big Movers In Financial on September ...

    September 17, 2012
    It's been a bad day for the market after the morning's trading. The Nasdaq is down 0.2%; the S&P 500 has decreased 0.2%; ...
  40. The Introductory Guide to Real Estate ETF Investing - ETF News ...

    September 12, 2012
    The U.S. Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) industry has managed to surge so far in 2012, driven by strengthening fundamentals ...
  41. Teleflex and Novation Team Up - Analyst Blog

    September 10, 2012
    Teleflex Incorporated (TFX), a global leader in medical devices used in critical care and surgery, was recently awarded an ...
  42. Bank Of The Ozarks Hitting Accelerator In A Low-Growth Environment

    July 17, 2012
    Although a great bank growth story, Bank of the Ozarks is no bargain. Even with the assumption of high-teens return on equity ...
  43. Capital Goods Stocks Making Big Moves on July 9, 2012

    July 9, 2012
    The market is having a bad day so far. The Nasdaq has fallen 0.3%; the S&P 500 has declined 0.3%; and the Dow is trading ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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.
  46. Forget T-Bonds, Invest in These Top Corporate Bond ETFs - Investment ...

    June 25, 2012
    Treasury bond yields are now near their all-time lows as the fears over global economic slowdown continue to push the investors ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. Becton Dickinson Safe And Steady

    June 13, 2012
    Becton stands out for having one of the clearest growth strategies in its field as well as a solid track record of delivering ...
  49. Colfax Getting More And More Interesting

    May 12, 2012
    Colfax is delivering good growth and may be a value today.
  50. Undervalued Companies With Encouraging DuPont Trends

    May 7, 2012
    Here is a list of stocks that are rated highly based on the Dupont formula, which is a common way for determining growth ...
  51. CareFusion: Is It Still Cheap?

    May 3, 2012
    The biggest concern investors have with CareFusion is its low return on invested capital. Until it creates higher free cash ...
  52. Big Value In Fertilizer

    May 1, 2012
    The fertilizer sector will continue to see great gains as the world requires greater crop yields from less arable land.
  53. DuPont On The Upswing

    April 24, 2012
    Over the past three years, DuPont's sales are up less than 7% annually, but profits have jumped at a nearly 19% annual average ...
  54. Rallying Small Caps Undervalued According To Their Graham Number

    April 2, 2012
    We screened for stocks that appear undervalued relative to the Graham Number, a measure of a stock's maximum fair value. ...
  55. 4 Hot Real Estate REIT ETFs

    March 20, 2012
    Go take advantage of the weakness in the housing sector. There is value to be had in owning a REIT ETF.
  56. Good Growth Low P/E Stocks

    March 13, 2012
    Investors need not pay nosebleed prices for growth companies.
  57. Profit From Agriculture

    February 28, 2012
    The agricultural industry hasn't experienced the full effects of the market surge, and its long-term fundamentals look stronger ...
  58. Ag Still Looks Bullish Long Term

    February 22, 2012
    With food prices rising due to an increase in global demand, investors should look into adding these Ag stocks to their porfolio. ...
  59. A Pending Problem With Commercial Real Estate

    January 30, 2012
    REIT investors could be in for a bumpy ride in 2012, when billions of dollars worth of commercial real estate loans come ...
  60. 4 Stocks To Contemplate Before Monday

    January 27, 2012
    Here are four companies that will be releasing their earnings on January 30th.
  61. Money Is Tight At Rock Mountain Chocolate Factory

    January 24, 2012
    Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory likely won't see much share price appreciation.
  62. Ag Stocks Gaining Momentum In 2012

    January 20, 2012
    Ag stocks had an up-and-down 2011 and in the first two weeks of 2012 have been one of the strongest sectors.
  63. 4 Hot Real Estate REIT ETFs

    January 16, 2012
    Go take advantage of the weakness in the housing sector. There is value to be had in owning a REIT ETF.
  64. Can Investors Grow Wealth With Mosaic?

    January 6, 2012
    Mosaic is looking for crop prices to feed stronger fertilizer demand.
  65. Fertilizer Industry Will Yield Super Gains

    January 3, 2012
    Good economy or bad, the world will need more food, and, thus, more fertilizer.
  66. 2011's Most Innovative ETFs

    December 30, 2011
    The ETF industry experienced tremendous growth throughout 2011, and many issuers added new and exciting products to the mix. ...
  67. LEEDing REITs See Green

    November 22, 2011
    REITs that embrace sustainability will ultimately be the leaders in future Class A space.
  68. Store Your Cash In Public Storage REITs

    November 17, 2011
    Investors have flocked to apartment REITs, but a better choice could be in the self storage sector.
  69. Restlessness Awaits Mattress Stocks

    November 11, 2011
    Think about the beleagured consumer before going to the mattresses for a potential investment.
  70. If CareFusion Can Execute, This Is A Major Bargain

    November 9, 2011
    CareFusion has to make some improvements, but it could really reward investors.
  71. It's Time To Invest In Pipelines

    October 21, 2011
    Pipeline firms' slow and steady nature makes them ideal picks in this volatile market.
  72. Buying Natural Resources At A Discount

    October 19, 2011
    Recent investor enthusiasm has pushed prices for many assets into bubble territory. By using closed ended funds, investors ...
  73. Prime Picks In Pipelines

    October 17, 2011
    Pipeline firms' slow and steady nature makes them ideal picks in this volatile market.
  74. An Even Outlook On Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

    October 14, 2011
    Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory's sales grew in the double digits. The company is standing out from the competition for ...
  75. Don't Dismiss Fertilizer

    October 6, 2011
    No matter how hard times get in this economy, society needs food and food needs fertilizer. This demand is helping to keep ...
  76. Colfax Makes A Bold Bid

    September 19, 2011
    Colfax makes an almost unbelievable bid for Charter International.
  77. Profit From Agriculture

    August 30, 2011
    The agricultural industry hasn't experienced the full effects of the market surge, and its long-term fundamentals look stronger ...
  78. 11 Stocks to Watch for the Next Uptrend

    August 26, 2011
    As he awaits the next broad market rally...whenever it arrives...Fred Richards is eyeing a number of names that he sees as ...
  79. Finding Big Yields In Small Cap Real Estate

    July 26, 2011
    While large-cap commercial real estate has continued its gains throughout 2011, smaller firms seem to be stuck in the mud. ...
  80. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory's Profit Struggles

    July 12, 2011
    Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory has a number of near-term investment negatives, but strong growth potential over the long ...
  81. A Lot To Like About Fertilizer Companies

    July 4, 2011
    Agriculture stocks are long-term plays that are becoming more attractive during the market selloff.
  82. Are U.S.-Listed Chinese Companies All Bad?

    June 24, 2011
    Clearly, short sellers have been valuable in revealing dishonest companies, but their goods may be great values today as ...
  83. PNC Acquires Another Fixer-Up Bank Chain

    June 21, 2011
    PNC makes a widely-expected move to expand its banking operations into the Southeast.
  84. Higher Fertilizer Prices On The Horizon

    June 16, 2011
    As world populations continue to grow, the need for more food will grow as well. For investors, adding the backbone of the ...
  85. The First Small-Cap REIT ETF

    June 16, 2011
    Investors now have an opportunity to invest in the small-cap REIT sector with this new ETF.
  86. Today's Timely Stocks

    June 7, 2011
    Those who buy purely on momentum or timeliness may experience an unpleasant result. But absent nosebleed valuations, the ...
  87. Rocky Road Ahead For Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

    May 13, 2011
    The investment appeal of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is not overly appetizing.
  88. Potash Profits Growing Like A Weed

    May 3, 2011
    As the largest company in the space and largest producer of the most valuable nutrient potash,, PotashCorp is well suited ...
  89. Betting On America's Underbanked

    April 27, 2011
    With the effects of the "Great Recession" still lingering, the number of unbanked and underbanked Americans continues to ...
  90. BOK Financial Branches Out

    April 27, 2011
    Outside of Oklahoma, very few have heard of George Kaiser, America's 29th richest person.
  91. 5 Bullish Macd Crossovers

    March 31, 2011
    Knowing when trends are about to reverse is tricky business, but the MACD can help.
  92. Prospects In Strategic Metals

    March 18, 2011
    Fears that the tsunami will eradicate demand in Japan have created a long term opportunity for investors in rare earth metals. ...
  93. Four Bullish MACD Crossovers

    February 14, 2011
    A MACD cross above the signal line tends to predict that the bulls are gaining control of the direction and it generally ...
  94. Comerica Gets Bigger - But "Better" Has To Wait

    January 19, 2011
    Comerica is paying a premium to expand its Texas footprint, while earnings growth is being driven by reserve releases.
  95. Apartment REITs Shine

    January 14, 2011
    As renting becomes more popular, REITs that focus on apartments will be winners.
  96. 4 Real Estate REIT ETFs For 2011

    January 6, 2011
    Go take advantage of the housing sector's crisis. There is value to be had in owning a REIT ETF.
  97. Looking Back At M&A In 2010

    December 27, 2010
    Thanks to record low interest rates, an easier corporate lending environment and corporate cash coffers swelling, M&A ...
  98. Inflation Insurance Stocks

    November 29, 2010
    Believe it or not, there are inflation-beating businesses that can sustain return on equity and exceed the inflation rate. ...
  99. The Falling Dollar - The Debate Rages On

    November 16, 2010
    The long- and short-term effects of the falling dollar.
  100. Greek Investments Hits The Beach

    November 12, 2010
    Greek Investments is back at it, accumulating a 13.6% position in Newport Beach retailer, Pacific Sun.
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