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  1. Relief At Red Hat, But The Long-Term Growth Debate Will Rage ...

    Relief At Red Hat, But The Long-Term Growth Debate Will Rage ...

    June 20, 2013
    Red Hat didn't miss, but significant growth reaccleration is still missing
  2. Finisar Perking Up On Datacom, With Telecom (Hopefully) On The ...

    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.
  3. Rising Interest Rates Could Hurt These Stocks The Most

    Rising Interest Rates Could Hurt These Stocks The Most

    June 20, 2013
    Are you looking to buy a new car? Don't pay cash. A 48-month loan for a new car is currently just 2.58%, according to ...
  4. Chevron Wins Iraq's Qara Dagh Block - Analyst Blog

    Chevron Wins Iraq's Qara Dagh Block - Analyst Blog

    June 20, 2013
    Chevron Corporation has entered into an agreement with the Kurdish regional government of Iraq.
  5. Helix to Refinance Debt  - Analyst Blog

    Helix to Refinance Debt - Analyst Blog

    June 20, 2013
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. has entered into a new credit agreement.
  6. Precious Metal ETFs Crumble in Fed Meeting Aftermath - ETF News ...

    Precious Metal ETFs Crumble in Fed Meeting Aftermath - ETF News ...

    June 20, 2013
    Precious metal ETFs are in deep trouble after the latest FOMC meeting as prices fell across the board.
  7. Last Ditch Effort to be Long China With These ETFs

    Last Ditch Effort to be Long China With These ETFs

    June 20, 2013
    With the world's second-largest flirting with a possible banking crisis, it is not surprising to see investors dumping ...
  8. Rising Interest Rates? Not A Problem For These Funds

    Rising Interest Rates? Not A Problem For These Funds

    June 20, 2013
    As the United States moves further into recovery, it's only a matter of time before the Fed begins raising interest rates. ...
  9. DIRECTV to Takeover Hulu Soon - Analyst Blog

    DIRECTV to Takeover Hulu Soon - Analyst Blog

    June 20, 2013
    DIRECTV needs to restructure its business model and the decision to bid for Hulu is one such step.
  10. ATHN Company Delivers More Content - Analyst Blog

    ATHN Company Delivers More Content - Analyst Blog

    June 20, 2013
    Athenahealth company Epocrates will deliver more content from CDC, AHRQ and NCCN (R).
  11. ABB Wins EPC Contract in Algeria - Analyst Blog

    ABB Wins EPC Contract in Algeria - Analyst Blog

    June 20, 2013
    ABB recently received an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract from Algerian oil and gas company
  12. The Craziness Is Well Underway Again At Micron

    The Craziness Is Well Underway Again At Micron

    June 20, 2013
    Micron is enjoying the upswing in memory, but history says it won't last
  13. With So Many Sluggish Markets, There's Little Jabil Can Do For ...

    With So Many Sluggish Markets, There's Little Jabil Can Do For ...

    June 20, 2013
    Jabil's time to shine is still a little ways off
  14. U.S. Bancorp Hikes Dividend (revised) - Analyst Blog

    U.S. Bancorp Hikes Dividend (revised) - Analyst Blog

    June 20, 2013
    As part of its effort to enhance shareholder value, U.S. Bancorp declared an 18% hike in its quarterly cash dividend.
  15. The Comprehensive Guide to Telecom ETFs  - ETF News And Commentary

    The Comprehensive Guide to Telecom ETFs - ETF News And Commentary

    June 20, 2013
    The growth potential for telecom sector looks good and ETFs are the best way to get a diversified exposure to this sector.
  16. June 20: Fed Provides Rosy Picture - Economic Highlights

    June 20: Fed Provides Rosy Picture - Economic Highlights

    June 20, 2013
    Fed Provides Rosy Picture
  17. Jabil Beats 3Q Earnings, Misses Rev - Analyst Blog

    Jabil Beats 3Q Earnings, Misses Rev - Analyst Blog

    June 20, 2013
    Jabil Circuit Inc. reported mixed third-quarter 2013 results
  18. 3 Currency ETFs Hit Hard By Taper Talk - ETF News And Commentary

    3 Currency ETFs Hit Hard By Taper Talk - ETF News And Commentary

    June 20, 2013
    These three currency ETFs were crushed by the FOMC meeting.
  19. Bull of the Day: Synchronoss (SNCR) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Synchronoss (SNCR) - Bull of the Day

    June 20, 2013
    Bull of the Day: Synchronoss (SNCR) - Bull of the Day
  20. Buying Puts to Protect Profits and Hedge Risk - Know Your Options

    Buying Puts to Protect Profits and Hedge Risk - Know Your Options

    June 20, 2013
    Buying Puts to Protect Profits and Hedge Risk - Know Your Options
  21. 3 Stocks To Keep You Out of the Sun - Investment Ideas

    3 Stocks To Keep You Out of the Sun - Investment Ideas

    June 19, 2013
    3 Stocks To Keep You Out of the Sun - Investment Ideas
  22. Weyerhaeuser Offers Shares - Analyst Blog

    Weyerhaeuser Offers Shares - Analyst Blog

    June 19, 2013
    Weyerhaeuser Company recently announced the public offering of its common shares and convertible preference shares. The offering ...
  23. Brown & Brown Upgraded to Strong Buy - Analyst Blog

    Brown & Brown Upgraded to Strong Buy - Analyst Blog

    June 19, 2013
    On Jun 18, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Brown & Brown to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).
  24. Daily ETF Roundup: Fed Hints At Future Taper, XLU And IBB Tumble

    Daily ETF Roundup: Fed Hints At Future Taper, XLU And IBB Tumble

    June 19, 2013
    U.S. equities slid into the red today as investors digested the highly anticipated FOMC press conference. Contrary to expectations, ...
  25. Orange Looks for Partner in Myanmar - Analyst Blog

    Orange Looks for Partner in Myanmar - Analyst Blog

    June 19, 2013
    Orange, a subsidiary of France Telecom is looking for additional partners to set up its operations in Myanmar.
  26. Glaxo Gets Offer for Thrombosis Drugs - Analyst Blog

    Glaxo Gets Offer for Thrombosis Drugs - Analyst Blog

    June 19, 2013
    GlaxoSmithKline announced that Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Limited has offered to buy Glaxo's thrombosis brands
  27. Actuant Still Working Through A Lull

    Actuant Still Working Through A Lull

    June 19, 2013
    Actuant is seeing a significant demand lull in heavy industrial and energy market demand.
  28. FedEx Not Particularly Expensive, But Analysts Still Too Positive

    FedEx Not Particularly Expensive, But Analysts Still Too Positive

    June 19, 2013
    FedEx is doing better with margins and free cash flow, but expectations may yet be too demanding.
  29. Will A New Alcatel-Lucent Plan Lead To Better Results?

    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.
  30. Onex or Nielsen: Which is the Better Buy?

    Onex or Nielsen: Which is the Better Buy?

    June 19, 2013
    Toronto-based Onex (OTC:ONEXF) completed its acquisition of Nielsen Holdings' (NYSE:NLSN) exhibition business June 18 for ...
  31. Don't Sell A Single Stock Before Checking These 5 Signs

    Don't Sell A Single Stock Before Checking These 5 Signs

    June 19, 2013
    The S&P 500 is on fire. The index is on track for its ninth consecutive month of gains. And chances are any stock you've ...
  32. Wall Street Has Converted To Adobe's New Model; Will Customers?

    Wall Street Has Converted To Adobe's New Model; Will Customers?

    June 19, 2013
    Adobe has finally sold the Street on its new plans, and the stock has done well as a result
  33. Bond Yields Are Rising -- Do Your Stocks Measure Up?

    Bond Yields Are Rising -- Do Your Stocks Measure Up?

    June 19, 2013
    Long live the bond market bull. It started running in 1980, when a series of interest rate increases by the Federal Reserve ...
  34. Fight This Summer's Volatility With Infrastructure

    Fight This Summer's Volatility With Infrastructure

    June 19, 2013
    With the markets returning to their up and down patterns, investors are getting nervous. Luckily, infrastructure assets can ...
  35. Brazil Falling Back: Is It Time To Buy?

    Brazil Falling Back: Is It Time To Buy?

    June 19, 2013
    For the last decade, Brazil has been an emerging super power, building in infrastructure and opportunities for nearly 40 ...
  36. How to Invest in QE's Twilight - Investment Ideas

    How to Invest in QE's Twilight - Investment Ideas

    June 19, 2013
    How to Invest in QE's Twilight - Investment Ideas
  37. Microsemi Launches New Design Tool - Analyst Blog

    Microsemi Launches New Design Tool - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2013
    Microsemi Corporation has introduced a new design tool, System Builder, in support of the SmartFusion2 SoC field programmable ...
  38. Dow's JV Finances Sadara Project - Analyst Blog

    Dow's JV Finances Sadara Project - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2013
    Dow Chemical announced that Sadara Chemical Company, its joint venture with Saudi Arabian Oil Company, has secured main financing ...
  39. EXR to Buy 20 Self-Storage Facilities - Analyst Blog

    EXR to Buy 20 Self-Storage Facilities - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2013
    Extra Space's operating partnership auxiliary entered into a contribution deal to buy 20 self-storage facilities in California. ...
  40. Restoration Hardware: Has It Come Too Far Too Fast?

    Restoration Hardware: Has It Come Too Far Too Fast?

    June 18, 2013
    Restoration Hardware is the fifth best performing IPO over the last 12 months, up 185% since November 2, 2012. On June 14 ...
  41. Ariad's Iclusig in GIST Phase II Study - Analyst Blog

    Ariad's Iclusig in GIST Phase II Study - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2013
    The study will evaluate Iclusig's efficacy and safety in patients who have failed at least one tyrosine kinase inhibitor ...
  42. Why Did Google Want Waze so Badly?

    Why Did Google Want Waze so Badly?

    June 18, 2013
    Google acquired Waze on June 11. Why does the company want this single app so badly?
  43. Natural Gas Supplies Up by 95 Bcf - Analyst Blog

    Natural Gas Supplies Up by 95 Bcf - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2013
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that natural gas stockpiles held in underground storage rose ...
  44. Amdocs A Good Value As Is, But With Growth Upside

    Amdocs A Good Value As Is, But With Growth Upside

    June 18, 2013
    Amdocs needs to generate better growth, but even without it the valuation is pretty interesting.
  45. Valuation Is Finally Reasonable At FactSet, But Growth Is Now ...

    Valuation Is Finally Reasonable At FactSet, But Growth Is Now ...

    June 18, 2013
    FactSet's valuation is more reasonable today, but the growth issues are greater.
  46. Alliant Inks Deal with Rolls-Royce - Analyst Blog

    Alliant Inks Deal with Rolls-Royce - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2013
    Alliant Techsystems Inc. enters into a contract, worth over $50 million, with United Kingdom-based Rolls-Royce plc.
  47. W.R. Grace – Maybe The Most Valuable Bankrupt Company Going

    W.R. Grace – Maybe The Most Valuable Bankrupt Company Going

    June 18, 2013
    Grace will emerge from bankruptcy as a great specialty chemicals company, but not a cheap one.
  48. A.M. Best Avows Ratings for RLI - Analyst Blog

    A.M. Best Avows Ratings for RLI - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2013
    A.M. Best Co. reiterated the ICR of ???a??? of RLI Corp.
  49. Enthusiasm Over SK Telecom Has Gone Far Enough

    Enthusiasm Over SK Telecom Has Gone Far Enough

    June 18, 2013
    After a big rally, SK Telecom looks fully valued now and with questionable growth prospects
  50. Credit Suisse Says Not To Give Up On MLPs Just Yet

    Credit Suisse Says Not To Give Up On MLPs Just Yet

    June 18, 2013
    Interest in MLP has waned over the last few weeks as the Fed has hinted at winding down its QE programs. However, according ...
  51. Netflix Surges on DreamWorks Deal - Analyst Blog

    Netflix Surges on DreamWorks Deal - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2013
    Netflix has entered into a multi-year deal with DreamWorks Animation.
  52. Marriott, American Airlines Tie Up  - Analyst Blog

    Marriott, American Airlines Tie Up - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2013
    Marriott and American Airlines recently formed a pact to bolster their loyalty programs.
  53. Zacks#1 Ranked Fidelity Mutual Funds - Best of Funds

    Zacks#1 Ranked Fidelity Mutual Funds - Best of Funds

    June 18, 2013
    In this article the Zacks Investment Research team shares with you the 5 top rated Fidelity mutual funds. Each has earned ...
  54. Perrigo in Expansion Mode - Analyst Blog

    Perrigo in Expansion Mode - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2013
    Perrigo has purchased Fera's eye-care portfolio.
  55. Franklin Closes Pelagos Acqusition - Analyst Blog

    Franklin Closes Pelagos Acqusition - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2013
    On Monday, Franklin Resources, Inc., operating as Franklin Templeton Investments, announced the completion of the purchase ...
  56. Rambus Narrows View, Settles with STM - Analyst Blog

    Rambus Narrows View, Settles with STM - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2013
    Rambus Inc. shares soared 3.85% in after-hours trading after it announced a two-way patent licensing agreement with STMicroelectronics ...
  57. Utility Industry Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    Utility Industry Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    June 18, 2013
    Utility Industry Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews
  58. How To Read An Options Table

    How To Read An Options Table

    June 18, 2013
    With more information available and the ability to quickly trade options online, investors are becoming savvier with using ...
  59. Your Next Stock Should Be Making New Highs - Screen of the Week

    Your Next Stock Should Be Making New Highs - Screen of the Week

    June 17, 2013
    Your Next Stock Should Be Making New Highs - Screen of the Week
  60. Avery Enhances BOPP Films Range - Analyst Blog

    Avery Enhances BOPP Films Range - Analyst Blog

    June 17, 2013
    Avery has expanded its Biaxially-Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) films range for rigid containers.
  61. SE to Transfer Assets to MLP - Analyst Blog

    SE to Transfer Assets to MLP - Analyst Blog

    June 17, 2013
    Spectra Energy Corporation plans to transfer all of its remaining U.S. Transmission and Storage assets to Spectra Energy ...
  62. US Launch of Forest's Namenda XR  - Analyst Blog

    US Launch of Forest's Namenda XR - Analyst Blog

    June 17, 2013
    Namenda XR is a once-daily extended-release version of the company's immediate release formulation of Namenda.
  63. FNB to Acquire BCSB Bancorp - Analyst Blog

    FNB to Acquire BCSB Bancorp - Analyst Blog

    June 17, 2013
    FNB is moving forward with its strategy to grow through acquisitions. The company announced a deal to acquire BCSB Bancorp ...
  64. A.M. Best Rates Berkshire Subsidiaries - Analyst Blog

    A.M. Best Rates Berkshire Subsidiaries - Analyst Blog

    June 17, 2013
    A.M. Best takes rating actions on Berkshire's subsidiaries.
  65. CenturyLink Acquires AppFog - Analyst Blog

    CenturyLink Acquires AppFog - Analyst Blog

    June 17, 2013
    CenturyLink announced plans to take over a Platform-as-a-Service provider - AppFog, Inc. - for an undisclosed figure.
  66. Winning ETF Strategies For the Second Half - ETF News And Commentary

    Winning ETF Strategies For the Second Half - ETF News And Commentary

    June 17, 2013
    Investors should prepare for the eventual tapering of the Fed's massive support.
  67. Elan Shareholders Bring Management To Heel

    Elan Shareholders Bring Management To Heel

    June 17, 2013
    The rejection of Elan management's proposed transactions ought to accelerate the sale of the company.
  68. Does AT&T Have Global Ambitions?

    Does AT&T Have Global Ambitions?

    June 17, 2013
    Rumors are swirling that AT&T approached Telefonica with a buyout bid
  69. Rockwood Gets Its Deal For CeramTec

    Rockwood Gets Its Deal For CeramTec

    June 17, 2013
    Rockwood gets a solid multiple for its high-margin, growing CeramTec business.
  70. Technical Analysis: What Can This Advanced System Do For You?

    Technical Analysis: What Can This Advanced System Do For You?

    June 17, 2013
    It was September 2008, and the stock market was in chaos.The Dow Jones industrial average experienced its largest point decline, ...
  71. Schwab's May DATs Improve - Analyst Blog

    Schwab's May DATs Improve - Analyst Blog

    June 17, 2013
    In its monthly market activity report for May 2013, The Charles Schwab Corporation reported Daily Average Trades of 505,4 ...
  72. JPMorgan to Shed Private Equity Unit - Analyst Blog

    JPMorgan to Shed Private Equity Unit - Analyst Blog

    June 17, 2013
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. is set to divest its private equity arm, One Equity Partners.
  73. Monster Slumps on Possible AMA Ban Endorsement  - Analyst Blog

    Monster Slumps on Possible AMA Ban Endorsement - Analyst Blog

    June 17, 2013
    Shares of Monster Beverage slumped recently on news that the American Medical Association may impose a ban on marketing of ...
  74. Benzinga Market Primer: Monday, June 17

    Benzinga Market Primer: Monday, June 17

    June 17, 2013
    Futures Gain On Fed HopesU.S. equity futures advanced in early pre-market trade ahead of the much anticipated FOMC meeting ...
  75. Goldman Invests In Green Energy - Analyst Blog

    Goldman Invests In Green Energy - Analyst Blog

    June 14, 2013
    Following its announcement to invest about Y50.0 billion in solar power generation in Japan over the next 5 years, Goldman ...
  76. InterContinental Enters Grand Cayman - Analyst Blog

    InterContinental Enters Grand Cayman - Analyst Blog

    June 14, 2013
    InterContinental debuts Holiday Inn Resort branded property in Grand Cayman.
  77. Top 5 Zacks #1 Ranked Small-Cap Mutual Funds - Best of Funds

    Top 5 Zacks #1 Ranked Small-Cap Mutual Funds - Best of Funds

    June 14, 2013
    For investors looking for diversification across different sectors and companies, small-cap funds would be a good choice.
  78. Toyota Recalls Prius and Lexus - Analyst Blog

    Toyota Recalls Prius and Lexus - Analyst Blog

    June 14, 2013
    Toyota decided to recall the vehicles after receiving 90 complaints from the drivers
  79. EPR Prices Notes to Repay Debt - Analyst Blog

    EPR Prices Notes to Repay Debt - Analyst Blog

    June 14, 2013
    In order to pay off the outstanding debts, EPR priced an underwritten equity offering of 5.250% Senior Notes worth $275 million.
  80. Ball Completes Senior Secured Credit Facility - Analyst Blog

    Ball Completes Senior Secured Credit Facility - Analyst Blog

    June 14, 2013
    Ball Corp. has completed its senior secured credit facility.
  81. The Bullish Trend For Muni Bonds

    The Bullish Trend For Muni Bonds

    June 14, 2013
    For investors looking for tax-free income, the municipal bond sector continues to get stronger. It seems that states have ...
  82. Vodafone Launches LTE in Australia - Analyst Blog

    Vodafone Launches LTE in Australia - Analyst Blog

    June 14, 2013
    Vodafone Hutchison Australia recently announced the commercial launch of 4G LTE services in Australia.
  83. Even Near A 52-Week High, MetLife Seems Undervalued

    Even Near A 52-Week High, MetLife Seems Undervalued

    June 14, 2013
    MetLife has rebounded nicely, but should outperform as rates move up again.
  84. WAIR, Precision Extend Relationship - Analyst Blog

    WAIR, Precision Extend Relationship - Analyst Blog

    June 14, 2013
    Wesco Aircraft extends contract with long-standing associate Precision Castparts Corp.
  85. Can National Oilwell Varco Win Back The Love?

    Can National Oilwell Varco Win Back The Love?

    June 14, 2013
    The Street seems to have forgotten its love of this leading energy equipment company.
  86. Strong Buy on Kearny Financial - Analyst Blog

    Strong Buy on Kearny Financial - Analyst Blog

    June 14, 2013
    Zacks Investment Research upgraded Kearny Financial Corp. to a Zacks Rank #1 on June 12, 2013.
  87. Peabody Energy Carries Higher Expectations, But Solid Value

    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
  88. With Freeport McMoRan, It's Time To Get Over It And Move On

    With Freeport McMoRan, It's Time To Get Over It And Move On

    June 14, 2013
    With the oil and gas deals done, Freeport McMoRan looks undervalued even on conservative copper assumptions
  89. 3 Top Ranked Financial ETFs to Buy Now - ETF News And Commentary

    3 Top Ranked Financial ETFs to Buy Now - ETF News And Commentary

    June 14, 2013
    The financial sector is expected to continue to outperform in the coming months.
  90. The Hindenburg Omen Is Flashing: Is It Time To Sell?

    The Hindenburg Omen Is Flashing: Is It Time To Sell?

    June 14, 2013
    I learned the hard way not to rely purely on technical analysis to make investing decisions. In the early 1990s, I had built ...
  91. Cloud Peak Energy May Have A Steeper Road To Recovery

    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.
  92. HCA Unit to Buy ClearLight's Subsidiary - Analyst Blog

    HCA Unit to Buy ClearLight's Subsidiary - Analyst Blog

    June 14, 2013
    Parallon Business Solutions - a wholly owned subsidiary of HCA - signed a definitive agreement to buy The Outsource Group ...
  93. Credit Suisse Expands Its Commodity ETN Line-Up

    Credit Suisse Expands Its Commodity ETN Line-Up

    June 14, 2013
    With equity markets dropping returns left and right, Credit Suisse’s new launches in the commodity sector are a bright ...
  94. Bull of the Day: Biogen (BIIB) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Biogen (BIIB) - Bull of the Day

    June 14, 2013
    Bull of the Day: Biogen (BIIB) - Bull of the Day
  95. ETFs and ETNs: What Investors Need to Know - ETF Education

    ETFs and ETNs: What Investors Need to Know - ETF Education

    June 13, 2013
    The key facts you need to know about an ETN investment.
  96. Top 5 Zacks #1 Ranked Precious Metals Funds - Best of Funds

    Top 5 Zacks #1 Ranked Precious Metals Funds - Best of Funds

    June 13, 2013
    Precious metals have always been a solid investment choice, especially in times of economic uncertainty
  97. Vodafone Approaches Kabel Deutschland - Analyst Blog

    Vodafone Approaches Kabel Deutschland - Analyst Blog

    June 13, 2013
    Vodafone Group has finally confirmed its preliminary approach to Germany's largest cable network company, Kabel Deutschland ...
  98. What Goldman's Bearish Call On Bonds Means For Your Portfolio

    What Goldman's Bearish Call On Bonds Means For Your Portfolio

    June 13, 2013
    Bonds are supposed to be safe investments. But what most fixed-income investors don't realize is that bonds have rarely ...
  99. Rating Action on RenaissanceRe - Analyst Blog

    Rating Action on RenaissanceRe - Analyst Blog

    June 13, 2013
    A. M. Best Co. affirmed the issuer credit rating and debt ratings of RenaissanceRe.
  100. Challenging Conditions And Conservatism Keeping U.S. Bancorp ...

    Challenging Conditions And Conservatism Keeping U.S. Bancorp ...

    June 13, 2013
    The banking market hasn't gotten much better so far this summer, but U.S. Bancorp is still attractively priced for the long ...
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