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  1. 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.
  2. Should You Bet on a Chemical Industry Recovery? - Industry Outlook

    December 16, 2014
    Should You Bet on a Chemical Industry Recovery? - Industry Outlook
  3. Chemical Industry Looking Up Amid a Few Worries - Zacks Analyst ...

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

    December 15, 2014
    Chemical Industry Looking Up Amid a Few Worries - Industry Outlook
  5. Markets End Week On Positive Note As Investors Are Encouraged ...

    November 21, 2014
    U.S. stocks ended the week higher as investors were encouraged by announcements in Europe and China. The European Central ...
  6. All Quiet On The Market Front: Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq Virtually ...

    November 12, 2014
    U.S. stocks were little changed on Wednesday in another quiet trading session due to a lack of catalysts to move stocks. ...
  7. Q3 Earnings Scorecard - Earnings Trends

    October 28, 2014
    Q3 Earnings Scorecard - Earnings Trends
  8. Q3 Earnings: Not Great, But Not Bad Either - Earnings Trends

    October 22, 2014
    Q3 Earnings: Not Great, But Not Bad Either - Earnings Trends
  9. Investors Buying the Dips - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 22, 2014
    Stocks appear on track to start today's session modestly in the red after strong gains the last few days.
  10. Stay Away from REITs Despite Low-Rates? - Industry Outlook

    October 17, 2014
    Stay Away from REITs Despite Low-Rates? - Industry Outlook
  11. Run Your Portfolio Like A Hedge Fund Manager

    September 11, 2014
    As I was perusing my morning news feed, I came across an appalling amount of headlines about the ever-dreaded 'correction.' ...
  12. Wal-Mart's Woes In Attracting Clients No Different From Luxury ...

    August 19, 2014
    When asked to comment on how the retailer's core customer is adapting to the challenging economy, Wal-Mart's (NYSE: ...
  13. Are Thin Volumes Overstating the Case? - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 18, 2014
    Seasonally thin volumes have a way of exaggerating market moves, and today and the rest of this week will be no different ...
  14. Chemical Industry Recovery Stays the Course - Industry Outlook

    August 12, 2014
    Chemical Industry Recovery Stays the Course - Industry Outlook
  15. 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
  16. Dollar Tree Deal, Q2 Earnings on Deck - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 28, 2014
    Family Dollar (FDO) is being bought by rival Dollar Tree (DLTR), and FDO shares in the pre-market are up over 24%.
  17. Strength in Q2 Earnings Buoys Market - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 23, 2014
    A few pockets of weakness aside, the overall picture emerging from this earnings season is one of strength and resilience. ...
  18. Low Jobless Claims Not Enough - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 10, 2014
    The international headlines that have been weighing on overnight market action in Asia and Europe pertain to soft trade out ...
  19. Auto Stocks Driving Northbound - Industry Outlook

    May 29, 2014
    Auto Stocks Driving Northbound - Industry Outlook
  20. Forget Wal-Mart -- 3 Discount Retailers On Sale Now

    May 2, 2014
    Despite new market highs and a rebound in corporate profits, post-recession job growth has been uneven at best. Falling unemployment ...
  21. Make A Play For Asia’s Frontier

    Make A Play For Asia’s Frontier

    April 29, 2014
    With economic growth slowing in China and India it may be time to look towards Asia’s up-and-comers. Favorable demographics ...
  22. A Flood of Mediocre Earnings Reports - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 23, 2014
    Unless earnings fundamentals have stopped meaning anything in this "new normal," the market's gains appear to be on shaky ...
  23. Aerospace & Defense Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook

    April 15, 2014
    Aerospace & Defense Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook
  24. 6 Energy Stocks With Heavy Insider Buying

    March 28, 2014
    Everywhere you turn these days, you'll read another story about a massive wave of insider selling taking place. For example, ...
  25. After a torrid run, the stock market may finally be seeing some cracks. Recent data as well various global political events have taken much of the bull’s energy away. That means it’s time for investors to consider adding a hedge and get defensive.

    How To Get Ready For The Next Bear Market

    March 21, 2014
    After a torrid run, the stock market may finally be seeing some cracks. Recent data as well various global political events ...
  26. 3 Ways To Profit From The Inevitable Sell-Off

    March 19, 2014
    As you may have noticed, the stock market has sent investors on quite a ride already this year. #-ad_banner-#The market lost ...
  27. Retail Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 13, 2014
    Retail Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  28. This Simple System Could Lead To 41% Gains In Less Than 5 Months

    February 6, 2014
    The past few years have been a great time to be an investor.Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's zero interest rate ...
  29. Auto Industry Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook

    February 6, 2014
    Auto Industry Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook
  30. The Best and Worst Performing Dividend ETFs of 2013

    December 19, 2013
    2013 was another year full of record-low interest rates, prompting income investors to turn their attention elsewhere. For ...
  31. Business Services Stock Outlook - Nov 2013 - Industry Outlook

    November 21, 2013
    Business Services Stock Outlook - Nov 2013 - Industry Outlook
  32. Wal-Mart CEO pledges to spend $50 billion more on buying American over the next decade.

    Wal-Mart Is Helping U.S. Manufacturers By Helping Itself

    October 9, 2013
    Wal-Mart Stores has pledged to spend $50 billion more on buying American over the next decade.
  33. Will Yellen's Ascension Help, Near-Term? - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 9, 2013
    The bigger source of uncertainty for the market is the budget fight in Washington.
  34. DC Worries & the Q3 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    October 9, 2013
    DC Worries & the Q3 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  35. China's Video Game Approval Could Be Worth Billions To Sony, ...

    September 27, 2013
    In January, China Daily USA reported that China might lift its ban on the sale of video games."We are reviewing the policy ...
  36. 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... ...
  37. Danaher Could Be Loading Up For A Bigger 2014

    August 14, 2013
    Danaher has the resources to make some major purchases, but prices and expectations may be a little high.
  38. Weatherford Burning Through Its Benefits Of The Doubt

    August 1, 2013
    Weatherford posts a significant operating miss, and needs to get better soon
  39. Illinois Tool Works Comes Up Short On Growth

    July 23, 2013
    Underwhelming growth overshadows ongoing progress with margins.
  40. Investing In The International “Dividend Dogs” (IDOG)

    July 22, 2013
    Since the beginning of the Fed’s QE policies, many investors have found it challenging to secure meaningful yields ...
  41. NatGas Exports to Rise: 2 Stocks to Buy Now - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    The U.S. Department of Energy has recently approved a large facility in Texas which will be utilized to export natural gas. ...
  42. Zacks #1 Ranked Global Mutual Funds - Best of Funds

    July 8, 2013
    In this article we share with you 5 top rated global mutual funds. Each has earned a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) as we expect ...
  43. Profiting With Straddles This Earnings Season - Know Your Options

    July 2, 2013
    Profiting With Straddles This Earnings Season - Know Your Options
  44. Inside the New International Sector Dividend ETF - ETF News And ...

    July 1, 2013
    ALPS has just launched the International Sector Dividend Dogs ETF (IDOG), could this be a better choice for income investors? ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. 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.
  47. 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. Dover's Opportunities Matched Only By Wall Street's Enthusiasm ...

    June 13, 2013
    Dover is increasingly focused on solid long-term markets where it can create a sustainable advantage.
  49. 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 ...
  50. Middleby Keeps Sticking To A Successful Recipe

    May 10, 2013
    Middleby continues to gain share and expand its market opportunities in an under-innovative industry.
  51. 3M Ends Up In The Same Industrial Tar Pit As Everybody Else

    April 25, 2013
    Disappointing margins dent 3M's all-weather credentials.
  52. DuPont's Cyclicality Seems Overpriced

    April 23, 2013
    Investors should be wary of paying a big premium for DuPont's cyclicality.
  53. Halliburton Has Gotten Interesting Again

    April 22, 2013
    If oilfield activity has bottomed, Halliburton would be a good pick here.
  54. Dover May Be Bottoming, But The Street's Already Thinking Recovery

    April 18, 2013
    Dover management is continuing to make the case that results will improve in the second half of 2013. Remember that while ...
  55. GE Pays Up To Get Into Another Attractive Energy Business

    April 9, 2013
    GE is taking a deep dive into artificial lifts with a high-priced acquisition of Lufkin Industries.
  56. The Top 5 Bear-Market ETFs

    February 11, 2013
    Bearish investors have the opportunity to gain from betting against a market rise, and the following ETFs can help them do ...
  57. Pricey Today, IDEX Deserves A Spot On Watchlists

    February 7, 2013
    IDEX runs an interesting conglomerate, but valuation already anticipates a recovery.
  58. The Next Energy Debate - Should The U.S. Pass Gas?

    February 4, 2013
    A debate is heating up over the proper use of natural gas reserves in the U.S.
  59. 15 Underperforming Stocks to Sell Today

    January 16, 2013
    So far in 2013, we've seen the market basically tread water. After the huge fiscal cliff deal inspired buying in the first ...
  60. Middleby Launches A Viking Raid

    January 3, 2013
    Middleby's move into high-end consumer goods is a risky move.
  61. Itochu - It's Not Easy, But It Might Be A Good Value

    January 3, 2013
    Itochu is a hugely complicated company, but the value equation is easier to understand.
  62. Bull Vs. Bear - A Deal For The Fiscal Cliff Can Happen

    December 13, 2012
    A deal should get done, if only a temporary fix, so a more permanent solution can be found in 2013.
  63. Energy Stocks To Watch In 2013

    December 12, 2012
    Investors might want to focus on energy producers right here in the United States for 2013.
  64. Family Dollar Among Services' Biggest Movers on December 11, ...

    December 11, 2012
    The market is on the rise this morning. The Nasdaq has moved up 1.7%; the S&P 500 is trading up 1%; and the Dow has risen ...
  65. AMD Partners Ubisoft for Far Cry 3 - Analyst Blog

    December 6, 2012
    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) is collaborating with Ubisoft to provide support to Far Cry 3 in the U.S. The latest chapter ...
  66. 101 High Yielding ETFs For Every Dividend Investor

    December 6, 2012
    With interest expected to stay at near-zero levels for the foreseeable future, many investors have found it challenging to ...
  67. Kirby Continues To Consolidate

    November 30, 2012
    Kirby continues to consolidate the fragmented barge and coastal transportation market.
  68. Upgrades & Downgrades

    November 29, 2012
    New York, May 14th (TradersHuddle.com) - The following are top upgrades and downgrades before the market opens. Nokia (NYSE:NOK) ...
  69. Retail Industry Stock Outlook - Nov. 2012 - Industry Outlook

    November 21, 2012
    As consumer spending is the key to the viability of any economy, the health of the retail industry is an important economic ...
  70. Nintendo Introduces Wii U - Analyst Blog

    November 20, 2012
    Nintendo Co. Ltd (NTDOY) has launched Wii U, its first console upgrade in six years since the release of Wii. The Wii U is ...
  71. Agilent's Grim Guidance Obscures Long-Term Value

    November 20, 2012
    Agilent's guidance points to another tough year.
  72. Seadrill, Husky in Rig Deal - Analyst Blog

    November 14, 2012
    Norwegian oilfield service firm Seadrill Limited (SDRL) received a contract for newbuild rig West Mira from Husky Energy ...
  73. Earnings Scorecard: DuPont - Analyst Blog

    November 7, 2012
    Chemical and industrial products behemoth E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company's (DD) second-quarter 2012 adjusted earnings ...
  74. ABB's Third Quarter Keeps The Uncertainty High

    October 29, 2012
    ABB delivered another mixed quarter in an uncertain and nervous market.
  75. Weak Volumes Knock The Wind Out Of DuPont

    October 25, 2012
    DuPont's third quarter rattled investors, with a big shortfall in volume, revenue and earnings.
  76. 3M Stuck In The Same Macro Mire

    October 25, 2012
    3M is doing better than many conglomerates, but a miss at the revenue and operating lines is not encouraging.
  77. GE's Results Reflect An Industrial Slowdown, But Valuation Isn't ...

    October 23, 2012
    GE may have disappointed, but the company and its stock are both in good shape today.
  78. An Unusual Miss (And Sobering Guidance) From Danaher

    October 22, 2012
    Gloominess from Danaher should give industrial investors a reason for pause.
  79. Dow Chemical Third Quarter Earnings Preview

    October 22, 2012
    On Thursday, October 25, 2012, Dow Chemical (NYSE:DOW) will announce its third quarter earnings. The consensus analyst estimate ...
  80. These Companies Have Raised Their Dividends for 50 Consecutive ...

    October 18, 2012
    Imagine if you had bought these stocks 20 years ago. If you had, then right now you'd be earning dividend yields of... 27%... ...
  81. Buy These Emerging Asia ETFs to Beat China, India - ETF News ...

    October 15, 2012
    During the last decade, the two emerging giants within the 'BRIC' club delivered blazing growth and increased their influence ...
  82. Transformation Has Paid Off For Ashland

    October 12, 2012
    Ashland's specialty businesses could reverse historically weak cash flow margins.
  83. Should Oshkosh Investors Take Icahn's Money And Run?

    October 12, 2012
    Icahn's offer for Oshkosh looks mostly reasonable. Shareholders and the board of directors should at least consider the offer. ...
  84. Dow Chemical Joins Bend Research - Analyst Blog

    October 11, 2012
    U.S. chemical giant Dow Chemical (DOW) has joined forces with leading pharmaceutical drug-delivery research company, Bend ...
  85. 4 Dividend Stocks That Could Wreck Your Retirement

    October 5, 2012
    With interest rates at historic lows, retirees and other income investors are more likely than ever to fall into a dangerous ...
  86. DuPont Products Show More Yield - Analyst Blog

    October 4, 2012
    Chemical and industrial products behemoth E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company's (DD) Optimum AQUAmax products displayed ...
  87. U.S. Drilling Rig Count Dips Further - Analyst Blog

    October 3, 2012
    In its weekly release, Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI) reported a dip in the U.S. rig count ...
  88. Should Huntsman Really Be Trading At Such A Discount?

    October 3, 2012
    Huntsman is still transitioning, but the stock seems too cheap.
  89. Chemical Industry Stock Outlook - May 2012 - Industry Outlook

    September 6, 2012
    June quarter results mostly reflect a slow economic recovery in the U.S. and persistent recessionary conditions in Europe, ...
  90. Eastman's Saflex Gets Seal of Reco - Analyst Blog

    September 5, 2012
    Eastman Chemical Company (EMN) announced that its Saflex S-series solar absorbing polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayer has ...
  91. Michael Kors and More Big Movers in Consumer Cyclical on August ...

    August 31, 2012
    On a good day for the market, the Nasdaq has increased 0.8%, the S&P 500 has risen 0.8% and the Dow has moved up 0.9%. ...
  92. Seadrill Has What Big Oil Badly Needs

    August 30, 2012
    Seadrill continues to leverage a tight market for drilling rigs.
  93. Consumer Cyclical Stocks, Including Tata Motors Limited, Making ...

    August 27, 2012
    The market is currently up, with the Nasdaq increasing 0.5%, the S&P 500 up 0.3% and the Dow climbing 0.1%. The consumer ...
  94. Middleby Not On The Value Menu

    August 14, 2012
    Middleby is a legitimate growth story, but an expensive one. It's probably best to wait for a pullback before buying into ...
  95. Huntsman Boosts MDI Capacity - Analyst Blog

    August 13, 2012
    Huntsman Corporation (HUN) recently announced that it has conducted engineering studies to expand the Polyurethanes' methylene ...
  96. Retail Industry Stock Outlook - Aug. 2012 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    August 7, 2012
    Retailers procure goods in large quantities directly from manufacturers or wholesalers and sell them in small quantities ...
  97. Dow Chemical Second Quarter Earnings

    July 26, 2012
    Dow Chemical (NYSE:DOW) announced its results for the most recent quarter on July 26, 2012. Dow Chemical produces chemicals, ...
  98. Biggest Technology Sector Movers for July 11, 2012

    July 11, 2012
    The Nasdaq is trading down 0.5%, the S&P 500 has moved little and the Dow has decreased 0.2% so far today. The technology ...
  99. Monsanto Has Bloomed, But Summer Won't Last Forever

    July 3, 2012
    Monsanto is thriving today, but the harvest can't last forever and long-term holders ought to go over the numbers carefully ...
  100. Auto Parts Stocks Looking Attractive

    July 3, 2012
    Auto parts retailers haven't sold off this much since 2008.
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