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  1. Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    December 19, 2014
    Johnson Controls reported adjusted earnings of $1.04 per share in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014, surpassing the Zacks ...
  2. UnitedHealth: Benefitting from Diversified Portfolio - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    UnitedHealth (UNH) is one of the biggest and most-diversified health insurers in the U.S.
  3. 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 ...
  4. Rent-A-Center, Inc. (RCII): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    December 18, 2014
    Rent-A-Center delivered better-than-expected third-quarter 2014 bottom-line results, wherein earnings of $0.49 per share ...
  5. OncoGenex's Pancreatic Cancer Study Fully Enrolled - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OGXI) has completed enrolling patients in its phase II Rainier study on apatorsen for previously ...
  6. Salix Gains on Destocking Initiatives, Gives 2-Year Outlook - ...

    December 17, 2014
    Salix (SLXP) expects to resolve its inventory situation a year ahead of schedule and now expects a FDA response on Xifaxan ...
  7. The New York Times Likely to Layoff 21 Union Employees - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    As per sources, The New York Times Company (NYT) will layoff close to 21 union employees this week, exceeding its initial ...
  8. FactSet (FDS) Q1 Earnings Miss Estimates, Revenues Beat - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    FactSet Research Systems Inc. (FDS) reported first-quarter fiscal 2015 earnings per share of $1.32, which missed the Zacks ...
  9. Rent-A-Center Investors Not Too Happy with Dividend Hike - Analyst ...

    December 15, 2014
    Rent-A-Center (RCII) recent announcement of a dividend hike did not provide much impetus to this Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) stock ...
  10. Time's Ripe for Publishing Stocks: Here's Why - Industry Outlook

    December 9, 2014
    Time's Ripe for Publishing Stocks: Here's Why - Industry Outlook
  11. Will Diversification Boost Publishing Industry? - Industry Outlook

    December 8, 2014
    Will Diversification Boost Publishing Industry? - Industry Outlook
  12. This Hated Commodity Could Prove To Be A Valuable Contrarian ...

    November 28, 2014
    The first rule of contrarian investing: "Buy when there's blood in the streets." And the coal sector sure has been hemorrhaging. ...
  13. Can Coal Endure Competition, Anti-Carbon Lobby? - Industry Outlook

    November 16, 2014
    Can Coal Endure Competition, Anti-Carbon Lobby? - Industry Outlook
  14. AK Steel, Southern Copper And Others Insiders Have Been Buying

    November 10, 2014
    Huntsman and Southern Copper have seen some huge insider buying recently, even as the markets hit new highs. Insiders may ...
  15. Right Time to Invest in Health Insurance Stocks? - Industry Outlook

    October 29, 2014
    Right Time to Invest in Health Insurance Stocks? - Industry Outlook
  16. Health Insurance: Obamacare Transforming the Industry - Industry ...

    October 27, 2014
    Health Insurance: Obamacare Transforming the Industry - Industry Outlook
  17. Bull of the Day: HCI Group (HCI) - Bull of the Day

    October 17, 2014
    Bull of the Day: HCI Group (HCI) - Bull of the Day
  18. Bear of the Day: Anadarko (APC) - Bear of the Day

    October 16, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Anadarko (APC) - Bear of the Day
  19. Major Spin-Off Could Net Investors 20% Gains... Twice

    October 7, 2014
    As a financial writer, I spend many hours a week looking through newspapers, online publications and television newscasts ...
  20. One Spin-Off, Two Ways To Pocket 20% Gains

    October 7, 2014
    As a financial writer, I spend many hours a week looking through newspapers, online publications and television newscasts ...
  21. Change has finally come to India. The election of a business-friendly reformer appears to be the spark that will send Indian equities higher.

    India Remains An Emerging Market Bright Spot

    September 29, 2014
    Change has finally come to India. The election of a business-friendly reformer appears to be the spark that will send Indian ...
  22. Hedge Your Bets -- A Long And Short Play On South American Banks

    September 18, 2014
    Looking at a recent chart of share prices, you'd think shares of some Latin American companies were on fire and might ...
  23. Why This High Flying Stock Is Now A Sell

    September 4, 2014
    Although it doesn’t always hold true, the reputation of small companies for explosive growth is very often well-deserved. ...
  24. The Small-Cap Guru Bought These 3 Stocks

    August 31, 2014
    Like many cash-strapped investors just starting out, I was convinced I could “maximize” my tiny investment account ...
  25. Small-Cap Guru Chuck Royce Just Loaded Up On These 3 Stocks

    August 31, 2014
    Like many cash-strapped investors just starting out, I was convinced I could “maximize” my tiny investment account ...
  26. Bear of the Day: Loews Corp (L) - Bear of the Day

    August 6, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Loews Corp (L) - Bear of the Day
  27. Publishers Switch-Up Ad Policies - Industry Outlook

    August 6, 2014
    Publishers Switch-Up Ad Policies - Industry Outlook
  28. Coal Industry Languishes, but All Is Not Lost - Industry Outlook

    July 22, 2014
    Coal Industry Languishes, but All Is Not Lost - Industry Outlook
  29. Earnings Previews: Has Restructuring Paid Off Yet For GE And ...

    July 17, 2014
    The earnings crunch is well underway, and industrials General Electric (NYSE: JCI) will be taking their turns in the earnings ...
  30. Health Insurance: Reinvention Through Obamacare - Industry Outlook

    July 9, 2014
    Health Insurance: Reinvention Through Obamacare - Industry Outlook
  31. Barron's Recap: 2014 Midyear Roundtable

    June 14, 2014
    This weekend in Barron's online: the 2014 Midyear Roundtable, why most investing professionals are below average, as ...
  32. #PreMarket Primer: Monday, May 19: DirecTV Rises On Offer From ...

    May 19, 2014
    AT&T Inc. announced a deal to acquire DirecTV for $49 billion over the weekend, as the firm attempts to adapt to a quickly ...
  33. Telecom Calling on New Technology - Industry Outlook

    May 14, 2014
    Telecom Calling on New Technology - Industry Outlook
  34. Publishing Industry Stock Update - April 2014 - Industry Outlook

    April 4, 2014
    Publishing Industry Stock Update - April 2014 - Industry Outlook
  35. Coal Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 24, 2014
    Coal Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  36. While the commodity super-cycle maybe slowing- or even dead- that doesn’t mean that natural resources shouldn’t be banished from your portfolio.

    Where To Look For Commodities Gains In The Year Ahead

    February 12, 2014
    While the commodity super-cycle maybe slowing- or even dead- that doesn’t mean that natural resources shouldn’t be banished ...
  37. For contrarian investors, the nation’s equities could be one of the best bargains and offer a great risk-to-reward ratio.

    While The World Watches The Olympics, Investors Should Focus ...

    February 11, 2014
    Returns for investors in Russia have been a complete disappointment over the last few years. The recent asset flight has ...
  38. 3 Micro-Cap Stocks With Triple-Digit Upside

    February 5, 2014
    Over the past few weeks, I've been chatting with my colleague Bob Bogda about the potential for home run stocks. These ...
  39. The Next Revolution In Automobile Technology Is At Hand -- Are ...

    February 5, 2014
    Someone needs to take the microphone away from Google (Nasdaq: GOOG).#-ad_banner-#The company has been courting the press ...
  40. How To Profit From The World's Next Growth Hotspot

    February 5, 2014
    Joel Jackson dreams of becoming the next Henry Ford. The British expatriate has moved to Kenya to launch Africa's first ...
  41. For investors, there’s a wide world of cleantech ripe for the picking.

    Cleantech Is More Than Just Renewable Energy

    February 4, 2014
    Cleantech is much more than just “sexy” renewable energy like solar and wind. Covering a wide range of ideals, spending in ...
  42. While the fear of rising rates has many mortgage REITs share prices singing the blues, those recent plunges do offer up some opportunities. For investors.

    Could The Mortgage REITs Be A Buy In 2014?

    January 17, 2014
    While the fear of rising rates has many mortgage REITs share prices singing the blues, those recent plunges do offer up some ...
  43. Insurance Industry Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    January 14, 2014
    Insurance Industry Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  44. Publishing Industry Stock Update - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    December 30, 2013
    Publishing Industry Stock Update - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  45. Are Short Sellers Finally Making Headway?

    December 25, 2013
    Short sellers are wrapping up another tough year, as a liquidity-fueled rally has helped to levitate even the most dubious ...
  46. A major election win could finally be the spark that will send Indian equities higher and up their potential. For investors, the time could be right to be on the merging market nation.

    Election News Is A Huge Positive For Indian Equities

    December 24, 2013
    After a few years of disappointment, change may be coming to India. A major election win could finally be the spark that ...
  47. Since Warren Buffett's moves are so widely followed, we’ve chosen to take the path less traveled by looking at ten influential managers that don’t quite get the same media attention.

    Ten Money Managers Worth Following

    December 23, 2013
    Generally speaking, most retail investors along with the media outlets tend to closely follow the moves of well-known investors ...
  48. Business Services Stock Outlook - Nov 2013 - Industry Outlook

    November 21, 2013
    Business Services Stock Outlook - Nov 2013 - Industry Outlook
  49. Hybrid vehicles are once again returning to the spotlight. That makes the sector a buy for long term investors.

    The Time To Bet On Electric Vehicles Is Now

    November 4, 2013
    As transportation costs continue to rise, electric and hybrid vehicles are once again returning to the spotlight. That makes ...
  50. The Mystery of The 'Hidden' Yields -- Solved

    October 22, 2013
    Call it "The Mystery of the Secret Payout."When I was young, Frank and Joe Hardy -- the Hardy Boys -- were my heroes.There ...
  51. 3 Sectors ETF Investors Should Buy And Hold For The Mid-Cycle ...

    October 16, 2013
    The seemingly endless tug of war between the bulls and bears on Wall Street can be frustrating for even the most patient ...
  52. Uncertainties over pricing and the turnover in its management is putting pressure on the shares of Angie’s List

    Why Angie’s List Doesn’t Rate Well With Shareholders

    October 7, 2013
    In this article we'll examine several factors that are putting pressure on the stock price of Angie's List.
  53. 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 ...
  54. The News About Newspaper Publishers Is Surprisingly Good

    September 18, 2013
    The news about newspaper stocks is surprisingly good. Indeed, the sector that every investing pundit loves to hate has been ...
  55. Biggest Contrarian Opportunities in ETFs

    September 17, 2013
    Contrarian investing is a well-known strategy in which an investor takes a position contrary to the majority of the investing ...
  56. Insurance Industry Stock Outlook - Sept 2013 - Industry Outlook

    September 17, 2013
    Insurance Industry Stock Outlook - Sept 2013 - Industry Outlook
  57. 14 Companies That Have Raised Their Dividends For 50 Years Or ...

    September 10, 2013
    Imagine if you had bought these stocks 20 years ago.If you had, then right now you'd be earning dividend yields of... ...
  58. Ciena On A Roll With Carrier Spending Picking Up

    September 4, 2013
    100G deployments are starting to drive the equipment market, putting Ciena back on a growth trajectory.
  59. Pall Always Gets The Benefit Of The Doubt

    August 29, 2013
    Pall's performance was just okay, but the Street likely won't mind.
  60. Can E.On Maintain Its Fat Dividend Through A Difficult Restructuring? ...

    August 23, 2013
    Economics and politics are forcing a difficult transformation at E.On.
  61. Frontier Market Index Secrets Revealed

    August 15, 2013
    Most passively managed ETFs are designed to track underlying indices and most ETF investors know that. How much time investors ...
  62. JDSU's Results Highlight The Volatility Of The Telco Capex Recovery

    August 15, 2013
    JDSU's quarter was okay, but the stock could have room to rise as the telco recovery becomes more real.
  63. Making A Play With Currency ETFs

    August 7, 2013
    For investors looking for alternatives for their portfolios, currency remains a compelling addition. The exchange-traded ...
  64. If Alcatel Can Keep This Up, The Turnaround Can Work

    July 31, 2013
    Alcatel's latest turnaround is off to a good start, and stronger edge routing and 100G should help.
  65. Ingersoll-Rand Outperforming As Management Hits Its Marks

    July 22, 2013
    Ingersoll-Rand's restructuring seems to be working, but the stock has already moved in expectation of strong results.
  66. Avery Strikes New 52-Week High - Analyst Blog

    July 9, 2013
    Shares of Avery reached a new 52-week high of $45.02 on July 8.
  67. Bull of the Day: Belo Corp (BLC) - Bull of the Day

    July 7, 2013
    Bull of the Day: Belo Corp (BLC) - Bull of the Day
  68. Rates Are A Risk, But PVR Partners Still An Interesting Distribution ...

    July 3, 2013
    PVR is a little stretched at the moment, but looks like a quality long-term income play
  69. CEMIG Not The Cheap Dividend Stock It Appears To Be

    July 2, 2013
    CEMIG is likely to find it hard to maintain, let alone raise, its dividend in the current regulatory environment.
  70. Magna Issues 'Plan' for Repurchase - Analyst Blog

    July 2, 2013
    Magna International introduced a pre-defined automatic securities purchase plan that lays out the instructions and strict ...
  71. Natural Gas Vehicle Sales Set to Zoom - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2013
    A recent report by Navigant Research suggests that the number of natural gas vehicles (NGVs) on roads worldwide will reach ...
  72. The Short Ratio - Screen of the Week

    June 24, 2013
    The Short Ratio - Screen of the Week
  73. Could Alcatel-Lucent's Restructuring Boost Ericsson Further?

    June 21, 2013
    Alcatel-Lucent's latest restructuring plan could ultimately boost the fortunes of rival Ericsson
  74. Finisar Perking Up On Datacom, With Telecom (Hopefully) On The ...

    June 20, 2013
    Finisar is seeing a solid datacom upgrade cycle, and a telecom recovery should boost sales further.
  75. Will A New Alcatel-Lucent Plan Lead To Better Results?

    June 19, 2013
    Alcatel-Lucent's new plan sounds good, but the planning will be the easy part.
  76. A.M. Best Avows Ratings for RLI - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2013
    A.M. Best Co. reiterated the ICR of ???a??? of RLI Corp.
  77. Avery Enhances BOPP Films Range - Analyst Blog

    June 17, 2013
    Avery has expanded its Biaxially-Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) films range for rigid containers.
  78. Peabody Energy Carries Higher Expectations, But Solid Value

    June 14, 2013
    Peabody gets more benefit of the doubt than most, but still looks attractively priced for a global coal recovery
  79. Cloud Peak Energy May Have A Steeper Road To Recovery

    June 14, 2013
    Cloud Peak has high-quality thermal coal assets, but the recovery hasn't materialized yet.
  80. 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.
  81. CIT Group Reaffirmed at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    On Jun 6, 2013, we reaffirmed our long-term recommendation on CIT Group at Neutral.
  82. MSCI Reclassification Puts Spotlight on These ETFs

    June 10, 2013
    Traders have had bigger fish to fry over the past few days, but a potentially noteworthy news event is slated for the after-market ...
  83. Ciena And Carrier Spending – They're Baaa-aaack

    June 6, 2013
    Ciena's strong revenue and margin numbers for the quarter may be the beginning of a major new cycle.
  84. WellPoint Cheaper Than UnitedHealth, But The Risks Are Higher

    June 3, 2013
    WellPoint may deserve a discount, but the shares look cheap even on modest expectations.
  85. Death Industry Consolidates-Time To Buy Service Corporation's ...

    May 30, 2013
    Service Corporation, the largest funeral company in America, announced May 29 that it was buying Stewart Enterprises, the ...
  86. Joy Global's Quality Not The Issue, But The Mining Capex Recovery ...

    May 30, 2013
    Joy Global is holding up well in this cyclical rough patch.
  87. Will Improving Thermal Coal Markets Boost Arch Coal?

    May 29, 2013
    Arch Coal has been through the wringer, but are better days on the horizon?
  88. Yahoo! Adds Tumblr, But Is This Another Underpants Gnome Deal?

    May 21, 2013
    Tumblr is a high-potential asset, but Yahoo! absolutely must execute.
  89. Johnson Controls Has A Lot Of Improving Left To Do

    May 7, 2013
    Analysts are projecting a big turnaround in Johnson Controls' margins, but that the downside risks are meaningful
  90. Ingersoll-Rand Improving, But Are Investors Already Too Optimistic?

    May 7, 2013
    WIthout stronger construction markets, Ingersoll-Rand's turnaround could bog down
  91. Alcatel-Lucent Looking At A Long Road, But Not Starting From ...

    April 29, 2013
    Alcatel-Lucent has a long road back, but the IP keeps the company in the game.
  92. Good Long-Term Trends, But Softer Conditions Today At United ...

    April 24, 2013
    UTX's focused business mix isn't delivering any better results than the average industrial conglomerate
  93. 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 ...
  94. CONMED Beats 4Q Estimates - Analyst Blog

    February 15, 2013
    CONMED Corporation (CNMD), a medical technologies and surgical devices company, reported fourth-quarter 2012 adjusted earnings ...
  95. Cloud Peak Beats EPS, Sales Trail - Analyst Blog

    February 14, 2013
    Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (CLD) reported earnings of 54 cents per share in the fourth quarter 2012 compared with 70 cents per ...
  96. ANR Incurs Loss as Coal Price Falls - Analyst Blog

    February 14, 2013
    Coal producer Alpha Natural Resources (ANR) reported a loss of 19 cents per share for the fourth quarter of 2012, much narrower ...
  97. 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. ...
  98. Lannett Beats, Ups Guidance - Analyst Blog

    February 11, 2013
    Lannett Company, Inc. (LCI) reported second quarter fiscal 2013 earnings of 10 cents per share, above the Zacks Consensus ...
  99. Top 5 Bond ETFs

    February 7, 2013
    These ETF options should offer broad appeal for a number of different angles.
  100. CIGNA Sheds Run-Off Biz - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    In an effort to reduce risk and strengthen financial flexibility the U.S. health insurer CIGNA Corp. (CI), has announced ...
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