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  1. Integrys Files for Gas Rate Hike - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    Integrys Energy files for an increase in natural gas distribution rates.
  2. Balanced View on DaVita - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    We have reiterated our Neutral recommendation on DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.
  3. 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.
  4. Warning: The Rebound May Be Over For Big Pharma

    June 10, 2013
    As investors were picking up the pieces after the dot-com implosion, they came across another troubled sector. A series of ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. AstraZeneca Pays Up To Patch Up Another Key Area

    June 10, 2013
    In buying Pearl, AstraZeneca is taking some of the risk out of its valuable COPD franchise.
  7. Increasing Regulatory Burdens Depressing America Movil's Growth

    June 10, 2013
    Increasing competition is going to cost America Movil margins and growth
  8. Google Goes A Waze To Stay Strong In Maps

    June 10, 2013
    Waze looks like a logical deal for shoring up the value of Google's mapping technology
  9. Google to Acquire Waze for $1.1B - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    Google Inc. is set to acquire mobile mapping and navigation company Waze Inc.
  10. Equinix Opens Phase-I of ZH5 - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    Equinix Inc. recently announced the opening of the first phase of its fifth data center in Zurich, Switzerland.
  11. The Bar Is Rising For Atmel Again

    June 10, 2013
    With the prospect of improving operating leverage and new product opportunities on the way, Atmel shares have started to ...
  12. Walmart Boosts Shareholder Return - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    The board of Walmart has authorized the repurchase of $15 million worth of shares. This new buyback program will replace ...
  13. 10 Picks from 2 Strong Sectors

    June 10, 2013
    As we enter the bumpy summer months, large-cap US domestic stocks and health-care names are on Louis Navellier's list, and ...
  14. A New 52-Week High for Goldman - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    Shares of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) crafted a new 52-week high, touching $166.17 at the end of the trading session ...
  15. Nasdaq Dips to Underperform - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    On Jun 7, we downgraded Nasdaq OMX Group to Underperform based on its risky debt profile amid faltering fundamentals.
  16. Top 5 Highest Yielding Zacks #1 Ranked High Yield Bond Mutual ...

    June 7, 2013
    For the average investor, high yield mutual funds are the best method to invest in bonds rated below investment grade, popularly ...
  17. Energy CAPEX Spending Surges

    June 7, 2013
    As global energy demand continues to trend higher, more pressure is being placed on finding new sources of supply. That fact ...
  18. Pepsi Buying Sodastream: I Don't Think So

    June 7, 2013
    The latest rumor on the street has Sodastream being acquired by Pepsico for $95 per share. There are so many reasons why ...
  19. Will Chatter Around Samsung Shipments Spook Components Stocks?

    June 7, 2013
    Weaker sales of the Galaxy S4 could put a few potholes in the road for Samsung's suppliers.
  20. Honeywell Is Popular, But Built To Perform Well

    June 7, 2013
    Honeywell has the growth and margin drivers to be a solid stock for the long term.
  21. Smucker Does Alright, But The Street Goes Away Disappointed

    June 7, 2013
    Smucker's solid quarter is overshadowed by softer sales, particularly in K-cup coffee.
  22. 3 Markets on the Stampede

    June 7, 2013
    Successful Investing's Doug Fabian points out three markets that appear to have started new bull runs.Doug, there are some ...
  23. UTi Worldwide Still A “Hurry Up And Wait” Story

    June 7, 2013
    UTi Worldwide's success from here really does rely on successfully executing a long-anticipated operational improvement plan.
  24. ETF Bear Call Spread Options Strategy Explained

    June 7, 2013
    Exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) provide investors with an easy way to reach nearly every corner of the stock market. Those ...
  25. ProShares Files For Credit Default Swap ETFs, iShares Expands ...

    June 7, 2013
    During a down week in the market, ETF issuers iShares and ProShares both filed paperwork with the SEC to add more funds to ...
  26. Alternative Energy Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook

    June 7, 2013
    Alternative Energy Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook
  27. 4 Retailers on the Rise - Investment Ideas

    June 6, 2013
    4 Retailers on the Rise - Investment Ideas
  28. 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.
  29. Even With Steady Guidance, Titan Machinery Has A Lot To Prove

    June 6, 2013
    Titan needs to come through with a strong second quarter after this weak start to the year.
  30. Mattress Firm Delivers Strong Q1--Time To Sleep On It?

    June 6, 2013
    Mattress Firm's first quarter was a strong one with adjusted earnings per share up 23% to $0.38 with 32% revenue growth to ...
  31. Growing Pains For Francesca's Holdings

    June 6, 2013
    Francesca's misses on growth and margins, but could still be a successful growth stock
  32. Wall Street Clearly Underestimating VeriFone's Struggles

    June 6, 2013
    VeriFone continues to see its once-solid payments business erode under competitive pressure.
  33. Bear Call Credit Spreads for a Sideways to Bearish Outlook - ...

    June 6, 2013
    Bear Call Credit Spreads for a Sideways to Bearish Outlook - Know Your Options
  34. Daily ETF Roundup: VXX Spikes On Fed Concerns, XLB Tumbles

    June 5, 2013
    Wall Street endured a steep sell-off today, as another round of disappointing economic reports and concerns over when the ...
  35. Post-Barnes, MSC Industrial Has Multiple Growth Opportunities

    June 5, 2013
    The economy is a short-term threat, but MSC's long-term prospects have never been better
  36. AmazonFresh: Good Or Bad Move For The Stock?

    June 5, 2013
    AmazonFresh, Amazon's online grocery business, is moving out of the testing phase and into Los Angeles, and then San Francisco ...
  37. Femsa Is A Delicate Balance Between Growth Opportunities And ...

    June 5, 2013
    Femsa's stock got a little too popular, but the long-term prospects are very good.
  38. Cameron – Come For The Orders, But Should You Stay For The Delivery?

    June 5, 2013
    Orders continue to accumulate for this leading energy equipment company.
  39. Big News For U.S. Wind Energy

    June 5, 2013
    The recent Dept. of Interior decision to begin auctioning off blocks of federal waterways for offshore wind development does ...
  40. IBM Spends $2 Billion To Improve Its Offense … And Defense

    June 5, 2013
    IBM pays up to build out its cloud service offerings.
  41. 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 ...
  42. Make Money From Spinoffs

    June 4, 2013
    According to Barrons, 15 spinoffs have taken place in 2013 through the end of May, 50% more than last year. It seems all ...
  43. Pandora Drops 10% On Apple News: Time To Buy?

    June 4, 2013
    Apple is set to release iRadio, its own internet radio station, as early as next week. This has sent Pandora's stock tumbling ...
  44. Statoil's Turnaround Proceeding Much Too Slowly

    June 4, 2013
    Statoil continues to struggle, and the valuation reflects it
  45. Fifth Third Is One Of The Few Banks With Positive Levers To Pull

    June 4, 2013
    Fifth Third's capital return capabilities make it a relative standout in the sector.
  46. Apple Hopes iRadio Keeps Users Tuned In

    June 4, 2013
    Apple's gearing up to launch its own internet radio service, but how much will this really affect its stock?
  47. Explosive Stocks Under $10 - Screen of the Week

    June 4, 2013
    Explosive Stocks Under $10 - Screen of the Week
  48. LSI Looks Too Cheap, But Only If You're A Believer

    June 3, 2013
    LSI has the opportunity to leverage flash technology into a higher stock price
  49. Riverbed Technology Waiting On Synergies And Performance Management ...

    June 3, 2013
    Riverbed's efforts to expand its addressable market hold significant promise relative to today's valuation.
  50. F5 Networks On Its Heels, But Hasn't Fallen Down Yet

    June 3, 2013
    F5 has work to do in convincing the Street that it can be a real growth company again
  51. 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.
  52. OmniVision Showing Much-Needed Signs Of Improvement

    May 31, 2013
    Always-volatile OmniVision is moving in a positive direction again.
  53. Investing For The Global Diabetes Epidemic

    May 31, 2013
    Sadly, diabetes is quickly becoming a global epidemic. Within these grim statistics, investors can find opportunities with ...
  54. Express Rides Fashion Star To Online Success

    May 31, 2013
    Specialty retailer Express announced first quarter earnings May 30 that beat the consensus estimate. Not only that but it ...
  55. Splunk Delivering When Other Techs Are Not

    May 31, 2013
    Splunk's price is white-hot, but the company's performance is very strong as well.
  56. Sanderson Farms Riding Investor Enthusiasm For Protein

    May 30, 2013
    Even with weaker margins, investors have bid the #3 poultry producer to all-time highs.
  57. 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 ...
  58. 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.
  59. Costco's Third Quarter Is A Mixed Assortment

    May 30, 2013
    Although Costco's earnings in the third quarter were up 20%, its revenues missed analyst expectations. The warehouse club ...
  60. EMC Opening Its Wallet And Bracing For The Next Evolution Of ...

    May 30, 2013
    Facing a slowdown in storage demand, EMC looks to the future.
  61. Avago's Beat-And-Raise Speaks To A Strong Story

    May 30, 2013
    Avago's strong market share and multiple product opportunities make it an appealing stock today.
  62. 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?
  63. Don’t Miss The Upcoming Bull Market In Uranium

    May 29, 2013
    While nuclear energy and uranium has remained in the doghouse for several years now, that could be changing. As the U.S.-Russian ...
  64. Familiar Challenges, Familiar Opportunities At Chico's

    May 29, 2013
    Chico's is seeing the same weak business conditions as other retailers, but there could be value in these shares
  65. Smithfield Get It's Deal, But From A Surprising Bidder

    May 29, 2013
    Smithfield gets a lucrative bid from a Chinese buyer, but will the deal go through?
  66. TIPs Still Make Sense For Portfolios

    May 29, 2013
    Despite their recent rout and the persisting negative yields, there’s still plenty to like about TIPS bonds for investors’ ...
  67. Strong Growth Can Help United Natural Foods Grow Into Its Multiple

    May 29, 2013
    United Natural Foods continues to grow at a double-digit rate, but the valuation is already rich.
  68. Brown Shoe Continues Its Turnaround With Sharper Execution

    May 29, 2013
    Brown Shoe delivers another strong quarter in its turnaround.
  69. Short Interest in Southwest Airlines Nearly Doubles

    May 29, 2013
    Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LCC) increased more modestly. Take a closer look at these three below.Short interest in Alaska ...
  70. The Fresh Market Facing Its First Real Challenge

    May 29, 2013
    If The Fresh Market can reignite its comp-store growth, momentum investors should return.
  71. A Summer Window Of Opportunity For Altera

    May 28, 2013
    Altera has lagged and languished a bit, but that could be setting up an attractive long-term opportunity
  72. Alnylam Basking In Orphan Drug Attention

    May 28, 2013
    Alnylam has already seen a big run, but clinical success could bring even more gains.
  73. Scotiabank's Balanced Model Continues To Deliver

    May 28, 2013
    Scotiabank looks undervalued on the prospects for balanced long-term global growth potential.
  74. Tiffany Logs A Big Beat, But Fiscal 2014 Still A Work In Progress

    May 28, 2013
    Tiffany still needs to work out its silver strategy, but a strong rebound in comps is a good sign.
  75. Seadrill Still In Motion, But Delivering Better Utilization And ...

    May 28, 2013
    Still an aggressively-run company, Seadrill offers highly leveraged exposure to the growing offshore drilling market.
  76. AstraZeneca Looks To Fish Oil To Round Out Its Cardio Portfolio

    May 28, 2013
    AstraZeneca validates the purified fish oil concept, but not at an especially high price.
  77. Cost Discipline Driving The Story At PNC Financial

    May 28, 2013
    If PNC can execute on it cost-cutting initiatves, the value creation could be meaningful
  78. Valeant Eyes Bausch & Lomb

    May 28, 2013
    Canadian pharmaceutical company Valeant has made a name for itself through acquisitions. On May 27 it announced that it was ...
  79. Coty Readies IPO

    May 28, 2013
    Fragrance maker Coty filed a registration statement amendment May 28 that sees it raising as much as $1.2 billion from its ...
  80. Sears' Losses Widen In Q1 - Time To Merge With JC Penney?

    May 27, 2013
    Sears Holdings delivered another brutal quarter May 23. CEO and majority owner Edward Lampert has his hands full trying to ...
  81. Lenovo Still Far From Getting Its Due

    May 24, 2013
    Lenovo's leading share in emerging market IT seems undervalued.
  82. Ralph Lauren Q4 Earnings Up 35%: Buy or Sell?

    May 24, 2013
    Ralph Lauren announced Q4 earnings that were 35% ahead of last year. Unfortunately, it also was very cautious on its 2014 ...
  83. Pandora Goes To Up To 11

    May 24, 2013
    Pandora is showing that it can deliver on its model and its goals.
  84. Playing The Big Winners In U.S. LNG

    May 24, 2013
    For U.S. producers of natural gas, exporting that bounty is seen a necessary way to profit from higher demand overseas as ...
  85. Salesforce.com Still Growing And Still Expensive

    May 24, 2013
    Cloud software and services continues to take share in the enterprise IT market, and Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) remains a ...
  86. Marvell Unloved, But Does That Mean Undervalued?

    May 24, 2013
    Marvell has a lot of doubters, but also a history of building solid market share in multiple markets.
  87. If Investors Won't Buy Retailers, Private Equity Will!

    May 24, 2013
    Private equity seems to think the apparel retailing sector is on sale
  88. Hormel Transforming, But Valuation Already Ahead Of It

    May 23, 2013
    Hormel is very well-run and has above-average growth prospects, but investors have already bid the shares up accordingly
  89. It's Still Miller Time In The Emerging Markets

    May 23, 2013
    SABMiller is expensive, but the company's long-term growth potential in emerging markets is enormous.
  90. After Some Preening, American Eagle Could Fly Again

    May 23, 2013
    Management has to reinvest in the business, but the market seems to be undervaluing American Eagle's cash flow prospects.
  91. Cost Improvements Are Good, But Hewlett-Packard Needs Revenue ...

    May 23, 2013
    Restructuring seems to be helping margins, but HP needs revenue growth to really turn around
  92. Ski-Doo IPO Raises $254 Million: Should You Buy?

    May 23, 2013
    Read on and I'll look into if you should buy Ski-Doo's stock once it becomes available.
  93. Ultratech Knocked Back, Not Knocked Out

    May 23, 2013
    Expectations for market growth are aggressive, but Ultratech could be a major winner over the next three to five years.
  94. Lowe's Had Better Start Improving

    May 22, 2013
    Lowe's is lagging Home Depot to an extent that just the weather can't explain
  95. Can Intuit Get Back Into Wall Street's Good Graces?

    May 22, 2013
    Uneven performance, particularly in tax software, has weighed on the shares of a former growth darling.
  96. Williams Companies and Other Energy Stocks Worth a Look Now

    May 22, 2013
    The National Association of Publicly Traded Partnerships (NAPTP) is holding its investor conference this week. And there ...
  97. NetApp Is Probably Cheap, But The Headwinds Aren't Going Away

    May 22, 2013
    NetApp is suffering from the wider tech malaise, but the company appears to have established itself as the clear #2 player ...
  98. Look Towards Small-Caps For Big Dividends

    May 22, 2013
    Small-caps can be a fruitful place to gain high yields.
  99. After A Big Recovery Rally, It's Up To Renew Blue For Best Buy

    May 22, 2013
    Investors have bought Best Buy's story, but this quarter shows that a lot of work remains to be done
  100. Home Depot Continues To Rack Up Impressive Numbers

    May 21, 2013
    Top-notch execution is letting Home Depot thrive
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