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  1. ALLETE Buys NRG Energy's Storm Lake 1 Iowa Wind Farm - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    ALLETE, Inc.'s (ALE), ALLETE Clean Energy has acquired NRG Energy, Inc.'s (NRG) 108 megawatt wind generation facility in ...
  2. Coca-Cola Enterprises 2015 Profits to be Hit by Fx Woes - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    At a recent annual business update meeting, Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. (CCE) warned that currency headwinds will hurt its ...
  3. Boeing Gets a Couple of 737-800 Orders from BOC Aviation - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Boeing (BA) received orders for two 737-800 airplanes from BOC Aviation worth $186 million.
  4. Shell to Divest Less Profitable Downstream Business in Norway ...

    December 19, 2014
    Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.A) has entered into a deal with ST1 - an energy firm in Finland.
  5. Kraft Chairman Cahill to Replace Vernon as CEO; Shares Up - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Kraft Foods Group, Inc. (KRFT) announced that Chairman, John Cahill, would replace Tony Vernon as the chief executive officer ...
  6. Comstock Announces '15 Budget, Oil-Linked Drilling to Reduce ...

    December 19, 2014
    Comstock Resources Inc. (CRK) announced its 2015 exploration and development budget and stated that it would suspend its ...
  7. Oil Supplies Fall on Import Drop, Production Hits Record High ...

    December 19, 2014
    EIA's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles recorded a smaller-than-expected decline despite domestic production ...
  8. Will Restoration of U.S., Cuba Ties Benefit Airline Stocks? - ...

    December 19, 2014
    President Obama called for the restoration of diplomatic ties with Cuba after more than 50 years.
  9. Video Game Stock Roundup: Candy Crush Saga for Windows Phones ...

    December 19, 2014
    Video gaming stocks seem to ride along the positive momentum created by bullish U.S. stock indices over the past five days. ...
  10. TJX Companies HIts 52-Week High on Strong Q3 Results - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Shares of The TJX Companies Inc (TJX) hit a new 52-week high of $67.10 on Dec 18 and eventually closed at $67.08, recording ...
  11. Paychex Q2 Earnings Beat Estimates, Reaffirms FY15 Outlook - ...

    December 19, 2014
    Paychex Inc. (PAYX) reported better-than-expected second-quarter fiscal 2015 results wherein the top and bottom-line figures ...
  12. Comcast Rolls Out 4K Ultra HD Content by Xfinity in UHD App ...

    December 19, 2014
    Comcast the largest cable MSO (multi service operator) in the U.S., has joined the 4K race with the launch of a new app named ...
  13. Carnival (CCL) Beats Q4 Earnings on Strong Revenue Yields - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Miami-based cruise company Carnival Corp. (CCL) reported better-than-expected fiscal fourth-quarter 2014 results.
  14. Qualcomm Boosts WiFi Chipset Business; China Woes Persist - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Qualcomm Incorporated (QCOM) is facing challenges related to its licensing business in China.
  15. Cardinal Health Inks Xofigo Manufacturing Deal with Bayer - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Per the agreement, Cardinal Health, Inc. (CAH) will build a state-of-the art, 64,000 square foot facility in Indianapolis, ...
  16. 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, ...
  17. 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.
  18. Andersons Hikes Quarterly Dividend by 27.3%, Shares Up - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Andersons (ANDE) has increased its regular quarterly cash dividend by 27.3%.
  19. 5 Diversified Bond Funds to Add to Your Portfolio - Mutual Fund ...

    December 19, 2014
    Diversified bond funds provide investors with a convenient and affordable option to hold a portfolio of bonds from different ...
  20. DeVry to Buy Faculdade Ideal; Bolster Presence in Brazil - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    DeVry Education Group, Inc.'s (DV) announced that its subsidiary, DeVry Brasil, has agreed to buy Faculdade Ideal (Faci). ...
  21. Deckers Expands in Canada, Opens Two More UGG Outlets - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    UGG, a unit of Deckers Outdoor Corp. (DECK), in an effort to expand its global presence, inaugurated two new retail stores ...
  22. Waddell & Reed Stock Gains 5% on Dividend Hike Announcement - ...

    December 19, 2014
    Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (WDR) gained almost 5% in yesterday's trading session after it announced a dividend hike ...
  23. Ocwen's Tryst with Regulatory Enquiries Seems Endless - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    For Ocwen (OCN), the string of regulatory investigations, which began from Dec 2013 in the form of a $2 billion foreclosure ...
  24. Ericsson- Telefonica to Boost Lifestyle in Peruvian Amazon - ...

    December 19, 2014
    Ericsson (ERIC) collaborated with Telefonica Peru to provide internet connectivity to the Peruvian Amazon region of Latin ...
  25. Actuant (ATU) Misses Q1 Earnings on High Debt, Shares Dip - ...

    December 19, 2014
    Diversified machinery firm Actuant Corporation (ATU) reported weak results for first-quarter fiscal 2015 (ended Nov 30, 2 ...
  26. AAR Beats on Q2 Earnings, Sees Growth in Aviation Services - ...

    December 19, 2014
    AAR Corp. (AIR) reported fiscal second quarter 2015 (ending Nov 30, 2014) earnings of 38 cents per share, beating the Zacks ...
  27. Rite Aid Soars on Robust Q3 Earnings & Raised FY15 View - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Shares of Rite Aid Corporation (RAD) soared nearly 11.9% during yesterday's trading after the company posted better-than-anticipated ...
  28. Global X Plans for an Emerging Market SuperDividend ETF - ETF ...

    December 19, 2014
    The next version of the popular Global X SuperDividend lineup looks to target high yielders in the emerging market space. ...
  29. D.R. Horton Inc. (DHI): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    December 19, 2014
    D.R. Horton's adjusted earnings of $0.45 per share in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  30. DIRECTV (DTV): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity Research ...

    December 19, 2014
    DIRECTV reported strong financial results for the third quarter of 2014 whereby both the top and the bottom line surpassed ...
  31. Will Defense be Hit by Weak Economies of Allied Nations? - Industry ...

    December 18, 2014
    Will Defense be Hit by Weak Economies of Allied Nations? - Industry Outlook
  32. Defense Majors Step Up Foreign Sales to Weather Sequester - Industry ...

    December 18, 2014
    Defense Majors Step Up Foreign Sales to Weather Sequester - Industry Outlook
  33. Bear of the Day: Yandex (YNDX) - Bear of the Day

    December 18, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Yandex (YNDX) - Bear of the Day
  34. Will DTE Energy Prosper from Economic Revival in Michigan? - ...

    December 18, 2014
    On Dec 12, 2014, we issued an updated research report on DTE Energy Company (DTE).
  35. Raytheon in $344M-FMS Deal for Logistics Support to Canada - ...

    December 18, 2014
    Raytheon Co. (RTN) won a $344.3 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for rendering support services for the Command and ...
  36. Francesca's Slips to Strong Sell on Poor Q3 & FY Outlook Cut ...

    December 18, 2014
    Zacks Investment Research downgraded Francesca's Holdings Corp. (FRAN) to a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell) on Dec 16 after the ...
  37. Discover Financial Inorganic Growth Solid, Cost Woes Linger - ...

    December 18, 2014
    On Dec 18, 2014, we issued an updated research report on Discover Financial Services (DFS).
  38. MedAssets to Boost Advisory Solutions with New Offering - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Provider of technology-enabled products and services for hospitals, MedAssets, Inc. (MDAS), recently announced that the company's ...
  39. SanDisk's Strategic Initiatives to Drive Long-Term Growth - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    On Dec 12, 2014, we issued an updated research report on SanDisk Corporation (SNDK).
  40. Telecom Stock Roundup: FCC Slaps Cramming Charges on Sprint, ...

    December 18, 2014
    Last week has been pretty eventful for the telecom industry as pricing competition intensified.
  41. Marsh & McLennan Expands in Chile with Denarius Buyout - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc.'s (MMC) unit Mercer, announced the acquisition of Chile-based Denarius.
  42. Alaska Airlines Crew Approve 5-Year Labor Contract - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Flight attendants at Alaska Airlines, the wholly owned subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (ALK), have voted in favor of a five-year ...
  43. DISH Network to Add Netflix App on Hopper Set-top Boxes - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Leading satellite TV operator ??? DISH Network Corp. (DISH) ??? has reached an agreement with Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) to integrate ...
  44. China Stock Roundup: Baidu Acquires Uber Stake, China Telecom, ...

    December 18, 2014
    Markets had a largely positive week with stocks gaining significantly on every trading day but for today.
  45. Panera's Food Policy on Track: To Offer Additive-Free Food - ...

    December 18, 2014
    Panera Bread Company (PNRA) has recently provided details on its comprehensive Food Policy, introduced in June, regarding ...
  46. Digital River Soars on Extended Agreement with Microsoft - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Shares of the global cloud-commerce company, Digital River Inc. (DRIV) soared 42.8% touching a high of $24.72, finally closing ...
  47. Hedge Volatility in Your Portfolio with These Alternative ETFs ...

    December 18, 2014
    These ETFs provide dynamic exposure according to the level of market volatility and could prove beneficial amid market turbulence.
  48. Southern Company to Power Georgia with 131MW Solar Plant - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Southern Company (SO) declared that it will construct a solar facility spreading roughly 911 acres of land in Georgia.
  49. Chevron Cancels Arctic Drilling Project, Ukraine to Suffer - ...

    December 18, 2014
    Big energy players pulling investments out of Ukraine is dimming the nation's hopes of gaining energy independence from Russian ...
  50. Marathon Oil Lowers Capex by 20% Year over Year for 2015 - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Plummeting Crude prices for more than six months this year have compelled oil and natural gas exploration and production ...
  51. Teradata Buys RainStor, Boosts Hadoop Solutions Portfolio - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Big data analytics and marketing applications company, Teradata Corp. (TDC) recently acquired privately-held RainStor for ...
  52. 5 Real Estate Mutual Funds for Steady Returns - Mutual Fund ...

    December 18, 2014
    Real Estate mutual funds offer a convenient method to invest in real estate because of low initial investment requirements ...
  53. Archer Daniels (ADM) Sells South American Fertilizer Unit - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has successfully completed the previously announced sale of its South American fertilizer ...
  54. DXP Enterprises to Buy Back 0.4 Million Shares, Price Rises - ...

    December 18, 2014
    DXP Enterprises, Inc. (DXPE) recently announced a new share buyback program, involving roughly 0.4 million common shares. ...
  55. Oil Prices Crashing: Will It Hurt These Chemical Plays? - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Crashing oil prices have put a spate of chemical companies at risk of losing their shale-derived feedstock cost advantage.
  56. DeVry Education (DV) to Buy Damasio Educacional in Brazil - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    DeVry Education Group, Inc.'s (DV) share price rose around 1% on Dec 17, after the education company announced that its subsidiary, ...
  57. Synopsys Appoints Janice D. Chaffin as New Board Member - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Synopsys Inc. (SNPS) recently announced changes in its management, as per which it has appointed Janice D. Chaffin to its ...
  58. Baidu Confirms Making an Investment in Uber Technologies - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Baidu (BIDU) announced that it is purchasing a stake in car-hailing app Uber Technologies Inc. in a bid to extend its penetration ...
  59. Stock Market News for December 18, 2014 - Market News

    December 18, 2014
    Benchmarks enjoyed their best day this year on Wednesday as the Fed issued encouraging statements regarding economic growth ...
  60. Oil Crash Hits These European ETFs Hard - ETF News And Commentary

    December 18, 2014
    Norway ETFs are among the worst performers in developed Europe thanks to the oil crash.
  61. Newell (NWL) Completes Baby Jogger Acquisition for $210M - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Newell (NWL) recently announced that it has closed the purchase of Baby Jogger Holdings.
  62. Microsoft Azure to Offer IronWorker Application Service - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) has partnered with cloud application services provider Iron.io per which Iron.io will now allow ...
  63. Oracle Q2 Earnings In Line, Revenues Up on Cloud Business - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Oracle Corp.'s (ORCL) second-quarter fiscal 2015 earnings of 65 cents (including stock-based compensation but excluding other ...
  64. November Housing Starts & Permits Dip, 2015 Outlook Stable - ...

    December 18, 2014
    Though housing starts and permits declined in the month of November, the broader housing trends remained stable to slightly ...
  65. Discover Financial Services (DFS): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    December 18, 2014
    Discover Financial's strength lies in its strong inorganic growth story and solid cash position that also enables efficient ...
  66. Genomic Health, Inc. (GHDX): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    December 18, 2014
    Genomic Health reported a loss of $0.20 per share in the third quarter of 2014, which deteriorated substantially from the ...
  67. Rebounding US Economy to Breathe New Life into Defense? - Zacks ...

    December 17, 2014
    Rebounding US Economy to Breathe New Life into Defense? - Zacks Analyst Interviews
  68. Rebounding US Economy to Breathe New Life into Defense? - Industry ...

    December 17, 2014
    Rebounding US Economy to Breathe New Life into Defense? - Industry Outlook
  69. Ericsson-Ethio Telecom to Boost 2G/3G Network in Ethiopia - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Ericsson (ERIC) penned a framework contract with Ethio Telecom to help the latter in enhancing the performance and capacity ...
  70. DuPont Selling Neoprene to Denka Performance Elastomer - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    DuPont (DD) is selling its Neoprene product line for an undisclosed price.
  71. Masimo's Multigas Monitoring Module Gets 510(k), CE Mark - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Masimo Corporation's (MASI) ISA OR+ multigas monitoring is a Masimo Open Connect (MOC-9) Module for the Root patient monitoring ...
  72. Lockheed Martin Secures $308M Foreign Military Sales Deal - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    A Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) unit won a modification to the previously awarded contract of the U.S. Air Force to provide ...
  73. Jacobs Drives Organic Growth on Award-Winning Contract - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (JEC) recently received the Facility of the Year Award (FOYA) for successfully delivering the ...
  74. 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 ...
  75. Northrop Grumman Wins $657.4M Global Hawk FMS Contract - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Northrop (NOC) has received a $657.4 million foreign military sales contract from the U.S. Air Force to supply RQ-4 Global ...
  76. L-3 Communications to Sell Marine Systems International - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    L-3 Communications Holdings (LLL) entered into a definitive agreement with Wartsila Corporation to sell its Marine Systems ...
  77. Genomic Health's Oncotype DX Positive in Multiple Studies - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Developer of genomic-based clinical laboratory services, Genomic Health Inc. (GHDX) recently announced positive feedback ...
  78. EXCO Resources Axes Dividend as Falling Oil Price Takes Toll ...

    December 17, 2014
    Domestic upstream player EXCO Resources Inc. (XCO) suspended its dividend to cope with plunging crude prices.
  79. athenahealth (ATHN) Thrives on Customer Wins and Alliances - ...

    December 17, 2014
    athenahealth Inc. (ATHN) continues to grow on customer wins and strategic partnerships.
  80. 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 ...
  81. Airline Stock Roundup: Delta Offers Long-Term Outlook, Southwest ...

    December 17, 2014
    We are not too perturbed by the decline in stock prices of almost all the major carriers over the past week.
  82. Volcano Agrees for Sellout to Philips to Aid Global Expansion ...

    December 17, 2014
    Volcano Corporation (VOLC) recently entered into a definitive merger agreement with the Netherlands-based electronics major ...
  83. 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 ...
  84. FedEx (FDX) Earnings Miss Estimates on Soft Sales in Q2 - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    FedEx (FDX) missed on earnings due to weak revenues.
  85. Petrobras Plummets 16%, Defers Q3 Earnings Date Again - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Petroleo Brasileiro S.A., or Petrobras (PBR) declared that it has deferred its third-quarter 2014 earnings yet again.
  86. 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 ...
  87. McDonald's Dips to 52-Week Low on Weak November Comps - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Shares of McDonald's Corp. (MCD) dropped to a 52-week low of $87.62 on Dec 16.
  88. CVS Health Up on Dividend Hike, Fresh Buyback, Outlook - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    CVS Health (CVS) will raise its quarterly cash dividend by 27% to 35 cents per share from the prior payout of 27.5 cents.
  89. Dr. Pepper Snapple (DPS) & DineEquity (DIN): This Week's Growth ...

    December 17, 2014
    Growth & Income Stock Strategist, Todd Bunton, CFA, highlights Dr. Pepper Snapple (DPS) and DineEquity (DIN) on December ...
  90. NCR, LevelUp Partner to Ease Payment for Small Businesses - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    NCR Corporation (NCR) has integrated its cloud-based point-of-sale (POS) system, NCR Silver with LevelUp in a bid to provide ...
  91. Short Foreign Stocks with These ETFs - ETF News And Commentary

    December 17, 2014
    These ETFs could be compelling choice for bearish investors.
  92. Encana Rises on Higher 2015 Capex and Positive Outlook - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Encana Corporation (ECA) announced an increase in its 2015 capital budget. The exploration and production company also provided ...
  93. Spectra Energy Concludes Amendment of Revolving Facility - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Spectra Energy Corp.'s (SE) wholly owned subsidiary Spectra Energy Capital, LLC amended its $1 billion revolving amended ...
  94. Forest Oil Divests Arkoma Basin Natural Gas Assets for $185M ...

    December 17, 2014
    Forest Oil Corporation (FST) divested natural gas properties located in the Arkoma Basin to Camterra Resources Partners Ltd. ...
  95. Republic Airways to Enhance Ties with Delta Air Lines - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Under a recent extension of the Capacity Purchase Agreement ("CPA") between Republic Airways Holdings Inc. (RJET) ...
  96. Constellation Forms JV to Source Glass, Buys Nava Plant - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Complying with its long-term glass sourcing strategy for the beer business, Constellation Brands Inc. (STZ), yesterday entered ...
  97. Office Depot's Lucrative Deals for Last Minute Shoppers - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    With holiday shopping in full swing, Office Depot, Inc. (ODP) has announced a set of lucrative deals for the eleventh-hour ...
  98. 4 Stocks Better than Las Vegas Sands in 2014 - Analyst Blog

    December 17, 2014
    Most of the gambling stocks have suffered this year with Las Vegas Sands turning out to be one of the biggest losers. However, ...
  99. General Mills Beats Q2 Earnings, Weak Demand Hurts Sales - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    General Mills Inc.'s (GIS) beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate for earnings in the second quarter of fiscal 2015.
  100. 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.
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