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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. DuPont Selling Neoprene to Denka Performance Elastomer - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    DuPont (DD) is selling its Neoprene product line for an undisclosed price.
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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.
  18. athenahealth (ATHN) Thrives on Customer Wins and Alliances - ...

    December 17, 2014
    athenahealth Inc. (ATHN) continues to grow on customer wins and strategic partnerships.
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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.
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. FedEx (FDX) Earnings Miss Estimates on Soft Sales in Q2 - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    FedEx (FDX) missed on earnings due to weak revenues.
  24. 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.
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. Short Foreign Stocks with These ETFs - ETF News And Commentary

    December 17, 2014
    These ETFs could be compelling choice for bearish investors.
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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. ...
  34. 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) ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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, ...
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. Stock Market News for December 17, 2014 - Market News

    December 17, 2014
    Benchmarks ended in the red for the third-straight session after volatile trading on Tuesday
  41. Fluor Initiates Construction at Delayed Coker Unit for Exxon ...

    December 17, 2014
    Fluor (FLR) initiated construction at the new delayed coker unit for Exxon Mobil in Antwerp, Belgian refinery.
  42. Spotlight on the Fed - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 17, 2014
    Many expect the Fed to replace 'considerable time' with a new phrase, such as "they will remain 'patient' in raising ...
  43. Invest in Japan with This Top Ranked Hedged ETF - ETF News And ...

    December 17, 2014
    If you are looking for a Japanese ETF, consider this top ranked fund for your portfolio.
  44. 3 Construction Stocks for the 2014 Housing Recovery - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    The new home construction market has recovered at a steady pace in the second half of 2014 after a slump at the beginning ...
  45. 3 Foreign Energy Giants Getting Crushed - Analyst Blog

    December 17, 2014
    Crude prices have fallen almost 50% from its 2014 highs in June.
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. Cambria Debuts U.S. ETF with Zero Management Fee - ETF News And ...

    December 17, 2014
    Cambria is the first to launch an ETF without a management fee.
  49. FactSet Research Systems Inc. (FDS): New Analyst Report from ...

    December 17, 2014
    FactSet reported mixed first-quarter fiscal 2015 results. While the company's bottom line missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate, ...
  50. HDFC Bank Ltd. - ADR (HDB): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    December 17, 2014
    HDFC Bank reported strong second-quarter (ended Sep 30) fiscal 2015 results. Higher net interest income and non-interest ...
  51. Should You Bet on a Chemical Industry Recovery? - Industry Outlook

    December 16, 2014
    Should You Bet on a Chemical Industry Recovery? - Industry Outlook
  52. What's Weighing on Chemical Industry Stocks? - Industry Outlook

    December 16, 2014
    What's Weighing on Chemical Industry Stocks? - Industry Outlook
  53. AT&T Wireline, Wireless Shows Strength; Churn Woes Linger - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    AT&T, Inc.'s (T) wireless churn rate may increase in the upcoming quarter compared to the year-ago period.
  54. Liberty Tax: Why to Not Add This Stock to Your Portfolio - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    On Dec 16, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Liberty Tax, Inc. (TAX) to a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell).
  55. ON Semiconductor Launches 2 New AC-DC Drivers - Analyst Blog

    December 16, 2014
    ON Semiconductor (ONNN) recently expanded the NCL3008x product line with the launch of two new series of power factor corrected ...
  56. Alcoa (AA) Continues Portfolio Shift with Tital Buyout - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Alcoa (AA) has agreed to buy Germany-based Tital as it looks to profitably grow its aerospace franchise.
  57. Ericsson-Orange LTE-Advanced FDD Trial Successful - Analyst Blog

    December 16, 2014
    Ericsson (ERIC) in collaboration with Orange declared the successful testing of 3.4-3.6 GHz (3.5 GHz) frequencies in Bordeaux, ...
  58. Callaway Ups FY14 Guidance, Cautious on FY15 Fx Woes - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Callaway Golf Company (ELY) -- the golf club and accessories maker -- raised its fiscal 2014 earnings guidance.
  59. Orange Enters Exclusive Talks with BT Group Over EE Deal - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Yesterday, BT Group Plc. (BT) conveyed its interest in taking over U.K.-based wireless operator EE, which is jointly held ...
  60. Ventas Moves Closer to American Realty Healthcare Merger - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Ventas (VTR) moved a step closer to its merger with American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust (HCT), with the Securities and ...
  61. Microsoft to Open Source Project Orleans Early Next Year - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) plans to make the cloud computing development platform Project Orleans open source.
  62. Patterson Companies (PDCO) to Buy Holt Dental Supply - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Distributor of dental, veterinary and rehabilitation supplies, Patterson Companies, Inc. (PDCO), recently announced an agreement ...
  63. Community Health (CYH) to Sell Harris Hospital in Arkansas - ...

    December 16, 2014
    Community Health Systems Inc (CYH) continues to divest small hospital assets, which will help it to focus more on large hospitals ...
  64. Prologis Leases 346K Sq Ft in Sao Paulo - Analyst Blog

    December 16, 2014
    Prologis (PLD) has inked two lease deals totaling 346,000 square feet at Prologis CCP Cajamar II in Sao Paulo.
  65. Archer Daniels Sells Cocoa Business to Olam for $1.3 Billion ...

    December 16, 2014
    Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has agreed to sell its entire global cocoa business to Olam International Limited.
  66. Will Nasdaq-100 Index Gain Traction from the Reshuffling? - ...

    December 16, 2014
    The annual reshuffle in Nasdaq-100 index portfolio of Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. (NDAQ) is likely to boost returns.
  67. Air Products Launches Microsite to Promote Safety Spirit - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Air Products (APD) has launched a new microsite to promote safety through various applications of nitrogen.
  68. Genomic Health's Breast Cancer Test Yields Positive Results - ...

    December 16, 2014
    Oncotype DX breast cancer test ??? as Genomic Health's (GHDX) first product ??? has been an important contributor to U.S. ...
  69. Defense Stock Roundup: Lockheed, Rockwell Steal Deals; Boeing ...

    December 16, 2014
    The shares of all big defense contractors suffered across the board in the last week though there was no dearth of contracts ...
  70. PetroChina: Low Crude Price to Hamper Operations, Oil Output ...

    December 16, 2014
    On Dec 12, 2014, we issued an updated research report on PetroChina Co. Ltd. (PTR) ??? China's largest integrated oil company.
  71. Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 to Add LTE Category 9 Support - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) has expanded its LTE capabilities in Snapdragon 810 with the processor now offering support for LTE ...
  72. Magellan Midstream Saddlehorn Open Season Till January - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Magellan Midstream Partners LP (MMP) declared that it has decided to extend the open season of the Saddlehorn Pipeline yet ...
  73. Vornado Expects Spin-Off Unit to Start Trade in January - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Vornado Realty Trust (VNO) expects its shopping centers spin-off unit to commence trading in January, as per a filing with ...
  74. DaVita to Merge Business Units, Advance Clinical Research - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.'s (DVA) business units ??? DaVita Clinical Research (DCR) and HealthCare Partners Clinical ...
  75. Arrow to Reward Shareholders with $200M Buyback Program - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Arrow Electronics Inc.'s (ARW) board of directors recently approved a new share repurchase program.
  76. Coca-Cola's 2015 EPS Outlook Short of Long-Term Target - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    The Coca-Cola Company (KO) stated on Dec 15, that earnings growth will fall short of the long-term target in both 2014 and ...
  77. Buy This Top Ranked Retail ETF to Enjoy Strong Christmas Sales ...

    December 16, 2014
    This retail ETF could see huge gains from surging consumer spending and better job markets in the days ahead for Christmas. ...
  78. Western Digital to Buy Skyera, Boost SSD Storage Portfolio - ...

    December 16, 2014
    Western Digital Corp. (WDC) and its subsidiary Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (HGST) recently entered into an all cash ...
  79. DuPont (DD) Clinches Defense Contract for Nomex Fibers - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    DuPont (DD) announced that its DuPont Protection Technologies unit has won a contract worth $1.8 million with the Defense ...
  80. 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 ...
  81. 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, ...
  82. 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.
  83. Time for This Top Ranked Large Cap Dividend ETF? - ETF News And ...

    December 16, 2014
    If investors are looking for both income and stability, consider this large cap fund from WisdomTree.
  84. Will Rite Aid (RAD) Post a Surprise this Earnings Season? - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Rite Aid (RAD) is slated to report its third-quarter fiscal 2015 results on Dec 18.
  85. Is Paychex (PAYX) Likely to Beat Q2 Earnings Estimates? - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Paychex Inc. (PAYX) is set to report second-quarter fiscal 2015 results on Dec 19.
  86. FuelCell Energy's Q4 & FY14 Loss Narrower than Expected - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    FuelCell Energy's (FCEL) fourth-quarter fiscal 2014 loss was narrower than the Zacks Consensus Estimate and revenues surpassed ...
  87. Play Market Volatility with This New UBS ETF (VQTS) - ETF News ...

    December 16, 2014
    This new UBS exchange traded product is similar to VQT and looks to hedge against some downside risks in the market.
  88. DDR Corp. (DDR): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity Research ...

    December 16, 2014
    DDR is slated to report fourth-quarter 2014 earnings on Feb 11, 2015, after the closing bell. The company's third-quarter ...
  89. Washington Federal Inc. (WAFD): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    December 16, 2014
    Washington Federal's fourth-quarter fiscal 2014 (ended Sep 30) earnings outpaced the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Sustained ...
  90. Chemical Industry Looking Up Amid a Few Worries - Industry Outlook

    December 15, 2014
    Chemical Industry Looking Up Amid a Few Worries - Industry Outlook
  91. Chemical Industry Looking Up Amid a Few Worries - Zacks Analyst ...

    December 15, 2014
    Chemical Industry Looking Up Amid a Few Worries - Zacks Analyst Interviews
  92. Stocks with Upgraded Broker Ratings - Screen of the Week

    December 15, 2014
    Stocks with Upgraded Broker Ratings - Screen of the Week
  93. Will Homebuilding Be Hit by a 2015 Rate Hike? - Industry Outlook

    December 15, 2014
    Will Homebuilding Be Hit by a 2015 Rate Hike? - Industry Outlook
  94. Cheniere Energy to Raise $11.5B for LNG Export Facility - Analyst ...

    December 15, 2014
    Cheniere Energy, Inc. (LNG) plans to raise $11.5 billion in debt for its Corpus Christi export facility and has engaged 18 ...
  95. Rite Aid's (RAD) Solid November Sales Push to Strong Buy - Analyst ...

    December 15, 2014
    On Dec 9, 2014, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Rite Aid (RAD) to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).
  96. Banks to Pay $74M for Settling MF Global Underwriting Case - ...

    December 15, 2014
    The case filed against 7 banks, for providing misleading statements related to the presently bankrupt MF Global Holdings ...
  97. 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 ...
  98. Simon Property Starts Work at Tampa Premium Outlets - Analyst ...

    December 15, 2014
    Simon Property (SPG) initiated construction at its multi-million dollar project, the Tampa Premium Outlets in Wesley Chapel, ...
  99. U.S. Cellular Divests Non-Strategic Mobile Towers - Analyst Blog

    December 15, 2014
    United States Cellular Corp. (USM) recently entered into a definitive agreement with Vertical Bridge Holdings, LLC to sell ...
  100. Vodafone Plans T-Mobile US Tie-Up to Re-enter U.S. Market - Analyst ...

    December 15, 2014
    Vodafone Group Plc. (VOD) has announced its intensions to launch a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) service utilizing ...
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