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  1. Dominion Resources (D) to Buy Carolina Gas Transmission - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Dominion Resources, Inc. (D) has inked an agreement to acquire Carolina Gas Transmission Corporation from SCANA Corporation ...
  2. AES to Divest Minority Stake in IPALCO Enterprises to CDPQ - ...

    December 17, 2014
    AES Corp (AES) decides to sell its 15% minority stake in AES US Investments Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of AES, to CDPQ ...
  3. TECO Energy (TE) Expands Operations on Stable Liquidity - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    On Dec 12, we have issued an updated research report on TECO Energy, Inc. (TE).
  4. Will Cintas (CTAS) Surprise This Earnings Season? - Analyst Blog

    December 17, 2014
    Cintas Corporation (CTAS) is scheduled to report its second-quarter 2015 results after the closing bell on Dec 18
  5. COPEL Faces Near-term Risks, Offsets Long-term Prospects - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    On Dec 11, 2014, we issued an updated research report on Companhia Paranaense de Energia (ELP) or COPEL.
  6. Stocks with Upgraded Broker Ratings - Screen of the Week

    December 15, 2014
    Stocks with Upgraded Broker Ratings - Screen of the Week
  7. Stay Away from REITs Despite Low-Rates? - Industry Outlook

    October 17, 2014
    Stay Away from REITs Despite Low-Rates? - Industry Outlook
  8. 3 Funds Helping Fight The 'Mega-Drought'

    September 21, 2014
    California and Texas, the nation’s most populous states, with a combined population of 65 million people, share another ...
  9. In The Week Ahead -- Serious Headwinds May Put A Damper On The ...

    September 21, 2014
    All major U.S. stock indices posted gains last week except for the Russell 2000, which lost 1.2% and is also the only major ...
  10. MedTech Defies Sequestration, M&As Steal the Show - Industry ...

    August 26, 2014
    MedTech Defies Sequestration, M&As Steal the Show - Industry Outlook
  11. For investors, the unconventional drilling boom is the gift that keeps on giving. Despite the recent record production gains, more could be in store.

    Unconventional Drilling Still Has Room To Boom

    August 22, 2014
    For investors, the unconventional drilling boom is the gift that keeps on giving. Despite the recent record production gains, ...
  12. 5 Megatrends and ETFs to Play Them

    June 24, 2014
    These long-term trends in demographics, politics, and economic policy are global in nature and tremendously powerful, and ...
  13. MedTech's Partial Tax Repeal: Is It Enough? - Industry Outlook

    May 1, 2014
    MedTech's Partial Tax Repeal: Is It Enough? - Industry Outlook
  14. Natural gas vehicles are finally beginning to take off in a big way. Fleet sales and heavy duty truck demand is growing and analysts predict big things in the future.

    Playing The Growth In Natural Gas Powered Vehicles

    March 12, 2014
    Natural gas vehicles are taking off in a big way. Fleet sales and heavy duty truck demand is growing and analysts predict ...
  15. Follow the Private Equity Money, Into The Energy Sector

    March 11, 2014
    One of the best ways to identify sectors that are undervalued, with huge rebound potential over the next few years, is to ...
  16. How To Follow The Private Equity Money Into The Energy Sector

    March 11, 2014
    One of the best ways to identify sectors that are undervalued, with huge rebound potential over the next few years, is to ...
  17. Shaken by the Fed’s taper announcements, the boring word of utility stocks seem to have been turned upside down.

    Are Utilities A Value Play Right Now?

    February 3, 2014
    Shaken by the Fed’s taper announcements, the boring word of utility stocks seem to have been turned upside down. However, ...
  18. Looking Back at Our Rapid Fire ETF Ideas for 2013

    December 26, 2013
    As 2012 came to a close last year, we sat down and picked out some of the most promising ETF investments for the coming year. ...
  19. Big Value And Yields Up To 7% In This Real Estate Niche

    December 19, 2013
    For developers of campus housing, the corks are going back on the champagne bottles.​Shares of EdR (NYSE: EDR) (formerly ...
  20. With Campus REITs In Freefall, Which Holds The Best Value?

    December 19, 2013
    For developers of campus housing, the corks are going back on the champagne bottles.​Shares of EdR (NYSE: EDR) (formerly ...
  21. Production in the Marcellus Shale continues to rise, leading to plenty of profits for the firms that operate within its borders.

    The Marcellus Keeps On Paying Dividends

    November 12, 2013
    For investors, the Marcellus Shale continues to pay benefits. The region’s production continues to rise, leading to plenty ...
  22. Energy Equity ETFs: 4 Things To Consider

    October 31, 2013
    Exchange-traded funds enable investors to reach into nearly every corner of the market with a single convenient and diversified ...
  23. Obamacare Is Coming, Ready Or Not.

    Obamacare Is Coming, Ready Or Not

    October 1, 2013
    There’s going to be plenty of money to be made in Obamacare, but investors need to be selective to find the best value. We'll ...
  24. Arch Capital Is Excellent, But No Bargain

    September 4, 2013
    Strong reserves and excellent underwriting have Arch Capital basically at fair value.
  25. Societe Generale Continues To Clean Up Its Act

    August 7, 2013
    Once left for dead, SocGen is very much alive and doing better than analyts expected
  26. Genworth Looking At A Lot Of Heavy Lifting

    July 8, 2013
    Genworth is looking at serious pressure from competition, weakening pricing, and worsening claims severity.
  27. Freeport's Grasberg Mine Operates at Full Capacity - Analyst ...

    July 8, 2013
    According to Reuters, Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc.'s PT Freeport Indonesia (PT-FI) Grasberg operations in Papua, ...
  28. Forest Fires Shuts Cliffs' Wabush Plant - Analyst Blog

    July 1, 2013
    Cliffs has temporarily shutdown its Wabush Scully mine in Wabush, Canada due to forest fires.
  29. The Eagle Ford Continues To Pay Benefits

    June 4, 2013
    The Eagle Ford shale in South Texas continues to be “where it’s at” in terms of energy production in the United States. Recent ...
  30. The “Healthy” Play In Contract Research Organizations

    April 17, 2013
    The pharmaceutical industry is under pressure to do more with less. That means it will be farming out many of is mundane ...
  31. Arch Capital Acquires CMG Insurance - Analyst Blog

    February 11, 2013
    Arch U.S. MI, the U.S. subsidiary of Arch Capital Group Ltd. (ACGL) intends to foray into the U.S. Mortgage Insurance market. ...
  32. PCG Gets Regulatory Approval - Analyst Blog

    January 25, 2013
    Californian utility, PG&E Corporation (PCG) received approval from California Public Utilities Commission to buy power from ...
  33. Why Natural Gas Could Be 50% Higher in the Next few Years

    January 17, 2013
    After surging above $13 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in 2008, natural gas prices have never recovered. They stood at $6 ...
  34. BlackRock Buys More Market Share

    January 15, 2013
    BlackRock is rumored to be buying Credit Suisse's European ETF business. While the price is unknown, BlackRock gains the ...
  35. 13 Rapid Fire ETF Ideas For 2013

    December 19, 2012
    This past year shaped out to be quite the roller coaster ride for many investors; equity marketsperseveredthroughtumultuous, ...
  36. Alexion Pharmaceuticals and More Big Movers in Healthcare on ...

    December 7, 2012
    So far today, the Nasdaq is down 0.7%, the S&P 500 is unchanged and the Dow is trading up 0.3%. The healthcare sector ...
  37. Blackstone Inks Deal with Intertrust - Analyst Blog

    December 6, 2012
    The Blackstone Group LP (BX) reached an agreement to acquire Intertrust - a trust and corporate management company - from ...
  38. Blackstone to Offload Alliant Stake - Analyst Blog

    November 27, 2012
    Last week, The Blackstone Group LP (BX) announced an agreement to divest its entire stake in Alliant Insurance Services, ...
  39. Goldman to Offload USI for $2.3B - Analyst Blog

    November 27, 2012
    On Monday, Goldman Sachs Capital Partners VI, a private equity fund of The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS), agreed to divest ...
  40. Up/Downgrades

    November 26, 2012
    New York, November 26th (TradersHuddle.com) – Following are some of the upgrades and downgrades before the market open. Aeropostale ...
  41. 4 High-Growth IPOs to Own in 2013

    November 15, 2012
    Initial public offerings (IPOs) are legendary for producing big gains for early investors. Stories about technology and pharma ...
  42. PG &E Third Quarter Earnings

    October 29, 2012
    PG &E (NYSE:PCG) announced its results for the most recent quarter on October 29, 2012. PG&E distributes electricity ...
  43. Bain Capital Reaches Into The Toolbox

    October 12, 2012
    Bain Capital is buying the Apex Tool Group for $1.6 billion.
  44. The Best Way to Invest if Obama Wins the Election

    October 2, 2012
    Unless the current polls are wrong, or unless Mitt Romney turns things around soon, Barack Obama is likely to remain as President ...
  45. Morgan Stanley's Volcker Woes - Analyst Blog

    September 18, 2012
    According to Reuters, Morgan Stanley's (MS) plans of raising global infrastructure fund may be severely hit by the proposed ...
  46. Carlyle Group Carves Itself A Future

    September 13, 2012
    The private equity firm goes shopping for unwanted businesses of large companies. As a result, it's busier than ever buying ...
  47. The Comprehensive Guide to Natural Gas ETFs - ETF News And Commentary

    August 28, 2012
    Natural gas prices have fallen about 80% since their 2008 peak. The commodity remained under pressure as new supplies of ...
  48. How To Buy The Best Water ETF

    August 14, 2012
    Exchange-traded funds have been embraced by self-directed investors and professional money managers alike thanks to their ...
  49. Natural Gas ETFs: Futures vs. Equities - ETF News And Commentary

    August 13, 2012
    The weak macro economic situation across the globe has had significant impact on investors worldwide. Over the past six months, ...
  50. WellPoint Among Financial's Biggest Movers

    August 13, 2012
    This morning's trading has marked a bad day for the market so far. The Nasdaq has declined 0.3%; the S&P 500 has fallen ...
  51. Today's Major Financial Sector Movers: Westpac Banking Corporation ...

    August 8, 2012
    The market is currently up, with the Nasdaq moving up 0.1%, the S&P 500 rising 0.2% and the Dow climbing 0.3%. The financial ...
  52. Knight Capital Lives To Fight Another Day

    August 8, 2012
    Knight took a tough deal to stay in business.
  53. Investors Rescue Knight Capital - Analyst Blog

    August 7, 2012
    Knight Capital Group Inc. (KCG), which was on the verge of bankruptcy after recording trading losses of $440 million, was ...
  54. Biggest Healthcare Sector Movers, Including ALXN

    August 3, 2012
    On a good day for the market, the Nasdaq has climbed 2.2%, the S&P 500 has increased 2% and the Dow is up 1.8%. The healthcare ...
  55. Biggest Financial Sector Movers for July 24, 2012, Including ...

    July 24, 2012
    This morning's trading has marked a bad day for the market so far. The Nasdaq has declined 0.2%; the S&P 500 is trading ...
  56. FirstEnergy's ESP Extension OK'd - Analyst Blog

    July 20, 2012
    Ohio utilities of FirstEnergy Corporation (FE) have received approval to extend their Electric Rate Plan for two more years ...
  57. WellPoint Buys More Medicaid Exposure

    July 9, 2012
    WellPoint is paying up for a highly accretive deal in Medicaid. However, even with the market reacting well to this deal, ...
  58. 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 ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. Argo Group Is A Confounding, But Potentially Undervalued, Stock

    June 15, 2012
    Argo has operationally underperformed, but valuation may yet be too low.
  61. Piedmont's Total Return Prospects Look Middling

    June 14, 2012
    Piedmont has an attractive business, but price discipline is key.
  62. High-Quality RenRe Not A Striking Bargain

    June 13, 2012
    If RenRe can maintain low teen ROEs for the long term, the stock is about 10-15% underpriced today. That's not a bad "hold" ...
  63. Can AXA Put All Of The Pieces Together?

    June 13, 2012
    AXA looks cheap, but the company's erratic performance history shouldn't be ignored.
  64. ACE Looks Like A Card Worth Playing In The Insurance Sector

    June 8, 2012
    ACE is leveraging a balanced, less cyclical insurance business model into solid returns.
  65. NYSE's Biggest Movers for June 7, 2012

    June 7, 2012
    On a good day for the market, the Nasdaq is trading up 0.2%, the S&P 500 has increased 0.4% and the Dow has climbed ...
  66. 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.
  67. 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 ...
  68. Can BAM Add Some Punch To Your Portfolio?

    May 16, 2012
    BAM is currently trading at 1.2 times book value and offers a little bit of everything, including solid long-term asset growth ...
  69. Sustainable Utilities: A Surprisingly Profitable Investment Index

    May 3, 2012
    Here are the names on Target Rock's high-sustainability index list list, along with their dividend yield and Target Rocks ...
  70. PCG Improves Bottom Line - Analyst Blog

    May 2, 2012
    PCG Improves Bottom Line - Analyst Blog
  71. Shaw Group Still Looking For More Energy

    April 12, 2012
    Shaw is seeing slow improvements in its power business. While the large power plant maintenance business is a plus, investors ...
  72. 3 Reasons ICG Group Will Procure You Profits

    March 27, 2012
    ICG Group, formerly known as Internet Capital Group, once was valued at $60 billion. Then the dot-com crash wiped that out. ...
  73. Natural Gas Producers Are A Bargain

    March 26, 2012
    Natural gas prices have been falling by the wayside, but recent production cuts at a variety of firms may finally be working. ...
  74. Caution Is the Watchword for Utilities

    March 6, 2012
    There is a lot of action happening in the utilities sectors in the coming weeks and months, but now isn't the time to get ...
  75. Water Stocks Worth Watching In 2012

    December 22, 2011
    Going into 2012, stocks within the water sector offer a unique investment that should pay off in spades.
  76. The Push For Natural Gas Cars Is On

    November 15, 2011
    Natural gas as a transportation fuel hasn’t been so great, but could change with new by state and national governments.
  77. Prime Picks In Pipelines

    October 17, 2011
    Pipeline firms' slow and steady nature makes them ideal picks in this volatile market.
  78. 3 Reasons To Own Lincare Holdings

    October 6, 2011
    Lincare stock is down almost 20% YTD. While many fear the worst for LNCR, there are three reasons why its stocks are a 'buy.' ...
  79. Pico Holdings: 5 Reasons To Own This Little Known Company

    October 3, 2011
    Pico Holdings hasn't traded near $20 very often in the past 10 years. Find out why now is the time to buy its stock.
  80. Get More Than An Education In Student Housing REITs

    September 22, 2011
    With college enrollment continuing to rise and inadequate on-campus student housing affecting many universities, long-term ...
  81. Playing Pennsylvania's Natural Gas Boom

    September 9, 2011
    Tapping natural gas in the Marcellus Shale rock formation has just recently begun, and for investors it represents one of ...
  82. Berkshire Hathaway Makes An Unusual Bid For Transatlantic

    August 10, 2011
    Berkshire makes an odd bid for an in-play reinsurance giant.
  83. 4 Stocks That Will Grow in This Market

    August 6, 2011
    What a lot of investors don’t realize is that while investing is difficult, it doesn’t have to be complicated, and Joel Greenblatt ...
  84. Citi Says To Stay Thirsty

    July 29, 2011
    With its supply and demand imbalance in place, water could be one of the best long-term plays for a portfolio. Citigroup’s ...
  85. Building Out A Natural Gas Future

    July 12, 2011
    America’s love affair with natural gas is just beginning. However, without the proper infrastructure in place, much of the ...
  86. Canada's New Dividend Growth Stars

    June 30, 2011
    Fewer companies make the Canadian A-list, but Rob Carrick, reporter and columnist for The Globe and Mail, does a checkup ...
  87. Who Has The Most Exposure To Greece?

    June 24, 2011
    Standard & Poor's cut Greece's debt rating to one notch above default. Find out who has the most to lose.
  88. Top Performing Mid-Cap Stocks

    May 27, 2011
    These four top-performing stocks in the S&P MidCap 400 Index in 2011 are an interesting - and unexpected - mix.
  89. Tomorrow's Great Dividend Companies

    May 4, 2011
    Though not major dividend companies today, these names could become bigger payers in the future.
  90. Berkley Looking Unloved

    April 27, 2011
    Berkley isn't getting much love, but investors shouldn't forget the solid operating history here.
  91. Water Investments: Rising With The Tide

    February 23, 2011
    While water is currently ignored, it won’t be for long. The impending water crisis will result in major investments in the ...
  92. 5 Bearish MACD Crossovers

    February 14, 2011
    Knowing when trends are about to reverse is tricky business, but the MACD can help.
  93. Year Of The Chinese Food Stocks?

    February 4, 2011
    With the dawn of the Chinese New Year, investors may wish to consider these opportunities.
  94. Plays For BP's 2030 Energy Outlook

    January 27, 2011
    BP’s recent global power projections highlight the growing demand traditional and alternative energy.
  95. Aeropostale Or American Eagle: Which Is The Better Buy?

    January 14, 2011
    Aeropostale and American Eagle are both rumored to be private equity takeover candidates. This might be so, but which is ...
  96. EV Tech Moves Ahead

    January 11, 2011
    Ford unveiled its new fully-electric Focus. Will the new EV have much impact on the auto industry?
  97. Quenching A Thirst With Desalination Plays

    January 7, 2011
    As our planet's population continues to expand at its rapid pace, more pressure is being placed on our water resources.
  98. Jo-Ann Stores Bought Out By Private Equity

    January 4, 2011
    This leading crafts and fabrics retailer has agreed to a buyout from Leonard Green & Partners LP, marking another private ...
  99. 6 Stocks That Will Profit From Gulf Infrastructure Upgrades

    January 4, 2011
    With its thousands of aging drilling platforms and miles of corroding undersea pipelines, the energy infrastructure in the ...
  100. Oil Service Stocks For Rising Oil Prices

    December 29, 2010
    Here are five oil service stocks to play while oil climsb to $100.
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