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  1. 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 ...
  2. Ecolab Inc. (ECL): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity Research ...

    December 19, 2014
    Ecolab reported mixed third-quarter 2014 results. While earnings per share were in line with our estimates, revenues missed ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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).
  5. Integrys Energy JV amp Trillium Opens CNG station in Ohio - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Integrys Energy Group's (TEG) joint venture amp Trillium, LLC, opened a public access compressed natural gas station in Canton, ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. Praxair (PX) Hikes Gas Prices to Counter Higher Expenses - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Praxair Inc. (PX) recently hiked the prices of industrial, specialty and medical gases for its bulk gas customers in the ...
  9. CECO Environmental Acquires Jiangyin Zhongli in China - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    CECO Environmental Corp. (CECE) recently closed the acquisition of China-based Jiangyin Zhongli Industrial Technology Co., ...
  10. Tetra Tech to Gain from Rising Federal Government Contracts - ...

    December 15, 2014
    Tetra Tech Inc. (TTEK) is gaining from improving commercial and government end markets and receiving some noteworthy contracts ...
  11. How This Activist Investor Makes 40% Gains From REITs

    December 11, 2014
    Back in my Wall Street research days, we called it "Going to the dark side." Every year, a few of our fellow research analysts ...
  12. Bear of the Day: Carmike Cinemas (CKEC) - Bear of the Day

    December 10, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Carmike Cinemas (CKEC) - Bear of the Day
  13. Bear of the Day: Cimarex Energy (XEC) - Bear of the Day

    November 25, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Cimarex Energy (XEC) - Bear of the Day
  14. Bear of the Day: Ecopetrol (EC) - Bear of the Day

    November 18, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Ecopetrol (EC) - Bear of the Day
  15. Should You Add Utilities to Your Portfolio Now? - Industry Outlook

    October 9, 2014
    Should You Add Utilities to Your Portfolio Now? - Industry Outlook
  16. Lock In A 10% Yield With This Rare Monthly Dividend Payer

    October 7, 2014
    One of my favorite things about being the Executive Editor here at StreetAuthority is that I get a front-row seat to some ...
  17. Is Canada’s Lagging Energy Sector A Good Bet?

    October 1, 2014
    Canada is sitting on an ocean of oil and gas, and these ETFs and companies play off of that very fact.
  18. Consumer Spending Keeps In Line - Ahead of Wall Street

    September 29, 2014
    Net-net, consumer spending should remain a steadily improving component of GDP growth in the coming quarters.
  19. 3 Stocks To Buy Cheaper Than The Inside Buyers Did

    September 28, 2014
    Insiders at many companies tend to take a simplistic view to their own company's stock. If the business outlook is bright ...
  20. Scoop Up These 3 Stocks For Less Than Insiders Paid

    September 28, 2014
    Insiders at many companies tend to take a simplistic view to their own company's stock. If the business outlook is bright ...
  21. In The Week Ahead -- 4 Indicators To Watch As U.S Markets Sit ...

    September 28, 2014
    All major U.S. stock indices finished in the red last week, led lower by the small-cap Russell 2000, which lost 2.4% and ...
  22. Barron's Recap: Investing Like A Tech Tycoon

    September 28, 2014
    This weekend in Barron's online: finding Silicon Valley riches, the prospects for JetBlue, Molson Coors, Beacon Roofing Supply, ...
  23. Bull of the Day: Deckers (DECK) - Bull of the Day

    September 19, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Deckers (DECK) - Bull of the Day
  24. Machinery Industry: Global Perspective, Bright Outlook - Industry ...

    September 9, 2014
    Machinery Industry: Global Perspective, Bright Outlook - Industry Outlook
  25. A Backdoor Way Into The 'Millionaires Only' Market

    August 13, 2014
    It's a private stock market shared by millionaires, celebrities and double-digit dividend yields. This market is riddled ...
  26. 5 Closed-End Funds Offering Instant Value

    July 20, 2014
    Most investors have never heard of Central Securities Corp. (NYSE:CET). The investment firm was launched on Oct. 1, 1929, ...
  27. Warning: This Popular Retail Stock Could Be Set For A Crash

    July 16, 2014
    One of the toughest parts of investing is knowing when to sell your winners, especially ones that have delivered exceptionally ...
  28. Bull of the Day: Encana (ECA) - Bull of the Day

    June 23, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Encana (ECA) - Bull of the Day
  29. Investing In South America – Watch Out For Falling Copper Prices

    Investing In South America – Watch Out For Falling Copper Prices

    April 29, 2014
    Downward pressure on copper is testing bullish metal traders and should be factored in when investing in primary export countries ...
  30. This Runaway Energy Stock Could Generate 26% Income

    April 4, 2014
    Shares of energy producer Encana (NYSE: ECA) have been moving steadily higher since January. In fact, while the S&P 5 ...
  31. As both natural gas and oil drilling activity continues to increase onshore, the land drillers will benefit. For investors, the firms doing the heavy lifting continue to see rising rig counts as well as day rates.

    Now’s The Time To Buy The Land Drillers

    March 25, 2014
    As both natural gas and oil drilling activity continues to increase onshore, the land drillers will benefit. For investors, ...
  32. REIT Industry Review & Stock Picks - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook

    February 25, 2014
    REIT Industry Review & Stock Picks - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook
  33. Restaurant Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    January 28, 2014
    Restaurant Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  34. For investors, betting on Latin America’s rising free-market superstars could be the best way to play the region in a portfolio.

    Playing The Latin American Divide

    January 14, 2014
    While investors tend to lump all of Latin America together into one cohesive unit, the truth is there is a pretty big divide ...
  35. Business Services Stock Outlook - Nov 2013 - Industry Outlook

    November 21, 2013
    Business Services Stock Outlook - Nov 2013 - Industry Outlook
  36. Fidelity Rolls Out 10 Sector ETFs (FDIS, FSTA, FENY)

    October 25, 2013
    Wall Street was in for a mixed bag of earnings this week, with several bellwethers reporting third quarter results. 3M (MMM) ...
  37. The U.S. has an enviable energy position. We'll take a look at four picks to conisider adding to your portfolio.

    Four Stocks For America's Energy Independence

    October 21, 2013
    An all-cap look at America's energy independence.
  38. Four Top-Performing Clean Energy ETFs Under $15 (FAN, ICLN, PBD, ...

    October 7, 2013
    The top performing exchange traded funds (ETFs) over the six months that are trading for less than $15 a share (as of this ...
  39. An Interesting Year For Tech ETFs

    September 4, 2013
    On the surface, it would appear to be a disappointing year for technology sector ETFs. The Technology Select Sector SPDR ...
  40. The Market Already Convinced Colfax Will Meet Or Beat Its Goals

    August 27, 2013
    Colfax is delivering on the margin improvements management promised
  41. ECOtality Shares Plunge Over 70 Percent On Disclosure It Is Near ...

    August 12, 2013
    Shares of electric transportation and storage company ECOtality (NASDAQ: ECTY) plunged over 70 percent in Monday trade as ...
  42. These 'Hated' Stocks Have Staged A Remarkable Comeback. Can The ...

    August 8, 2013
    What do Warren Buffett and Sir John Templeton have in common? They both made billions by following one simple maxim: Find ...
  43. Illuminate Your Portfolio With LEDs

    July 19, 2013
    While new sources of supplies are helping curb the energy crisis, the truth is that we are still using more and more. That’s ...
  44. Starbucks to Expand in Malaysia - Analyst Blog

    June 27, 2013
    Starbucks plans to open 100 new stores in Malaysia over the next four years.
  45. U.S. Manufacturing Is Still Alive & Kicking

    June 27, 2013
    With durable and core capital goods orders rising, businesses are still betting on a strong U.S. economy in the months ahead. ...
  46. Cytec Selected for LEAP-1 Program - Analyst Blog

    June 21, 2013
    Cytec has been selected as advanced materials supplier for LEAP-1 engine program.
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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.
  49. Atlas Resource, EP Energy in a Deal - Analyst Blog

    June 13, 2013
    Atlas Resource Partners LP declared that it has inked a deal with EP Energy E&P Company LP.
  50. Continental Starts Exchange Offer - Analyst Blog

    June 13, 2013
    Continental Resources Inc. announced an exchange offer of up to $1.5 billion 4.5% senior notes due in 2023.
  51. Air Products Launches Hydrogen Fuel Dispenser - Analyst Blog

    June 12, 2013
    Air Products and Chemicals Inc. has introduced its advanced consumer-friendly retail hydrogen fuel dispenser.
  52. 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 ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. Finding Bond-Like Income With Utilities

    May 1, 2013
    The traditional utility sector has become a happy hunting ground for income seekers.
  55. Aixtron Is A Volatile Way To Play LED Growth

    February 15, 2013
    Aixtron will benefit from a surge in LED lighting, but it isn't known when that will happen.
  56. Why Natural Gas Could Be 50% Higher in the Next few Years

    January 17, 2013
    After surging above $13 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in 2008, natural gas prices have never recovered. They stood at $6 ...
  57. Ross Among the Nasdaq's Biggest Movers on January 3, 2013

    January 3, 2013
    The market has been quiet so far today, with the Nasdaq, S&P 500 and Dow showing little change. The Nasdaq Composite ...
  58. Alexion Pharmaceuticals and Other Nasdaq Stocks Making Big Moves ...

    January 2, 2013
    After this morning's trading, the market is looking good. The Nasdaq is trading up 2.3%; the S&P 500 is up 1.8%; and ...
  59. Will New Management Breathe New Life Into Sealed Air?

    January 2, 2013
    Sealed Air badly needs change, but is there still value left?
  60. Apple Among the Nasdaq's Biggest Movers on December 31, 2012

    December 31, 2012
    Currently, the Nasdaq has moved up 0.6%, the S&P 500 has climbed 0.2% and the Dow has moved little. The Nasdaq Composite ...
  61. HollyFrontier and Other Big Movers In Energy on December 31, ...

    December 31, 2012
    Currently, the Nasdaq is up 0.6%, the S&P 500 has moved up 0.2% and the Dow has moved little. The energy sector is the ...
  62. Try Small Cap ETFs to Gain from Chinese Domestic Demand - ETF ...

    December 28, 2012
    The Chinese economy slowed down in 2012 in the wake of a global economic crisis. S than expected recovery in the U.S. and ...
  63. Freescale Semiconductor Holdings and More Big Movers in Semiconductors ...

    December 28, 2012
    The market is having a bad day so far: the Nasdaq has declined 0.3%; the S&P 500 has fallen 0.5%; and the Dow has slipped ...
  64. Ecolab Collaborates with ARAMARK - Analyst Blog

    December 21, 2012
    Leading cleaning and sanitation products maker, Ecolab Inc. (ECL) recently entered into a collaboration agreement with Philadelphia-based ...
  65. An Unseasonal Natural Gas Injection - Analyst Blog

    December 17, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed a surprise increase in natural gas supplies on account of warmer-than-normal ...
  66. Oil and Gas Operations Stocks, Including EnCana Corporation, ...

    December 14, 2012
    The Nasdaq is down 0.8%, the S&P 500 has decreased 0.2% and the Dow has declined 0.1%, marking a bad morning for the ...
  67. Alliant Energy Hives Renewable Asset - Analyst Blog

    December 13, 2012
    Alliant Energy Corporation (LNT) finally entered into an agreement to hive off its renewable energy services subsidiary RMT, ...
  68. Ecolab Beefs Dividend by 15% - Analyst Blog

    December 7, 2012
    Leading cleaning and sanitation products maker Ecolab Inc. (ECL) has increased its quarterly cash dividend to 23 cents from ...
  69. Bull Vs. Bear: It's Time To Buy Canadian Oil

    November 30, 2012
    The answer to the world's energy needs and investor profits could lie to our neighbors to the north.
  70. Nasdaq Stocks, Including Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Making ...

    November 28, 2012
    The Nasdaq has remained steady, the S&P 500 is up 0.1% and the Dow has increased 0.2% so far today. Most stocks on the ...
  71. Workday Among Technology's Biggest Movers on November 28, 2012

    November 28, 2012
    After the morning's trading, the Nasdaq has been relatively flat, the S&P 500 has climbed 0.1% and the Dow has increased ...
  72. Early Research Calls

    November 28, 2012
    New York, May 10th (TradersHuddle.com) - Research Analyst's early calls ahead of the bell. Prudential (NYSE:PRU) was upgraded ...
  73. NXP and Other Semiconductors Stocks Making Big Moves on November ...

    November 15, 2012
    The morning has been bad for the market. The Nasdaq has decreased 0.4%; the S&P 500 has fallen 0.3%; and the Dow is down ...
  74. The Wheel Keeps Turning In the Energy Sector

    November 14, 2012
    Earnings season for the Energy Sector is over and companies got busy last week with the hunt for more oil and gas resources ...
  75. Stocks to Buy During End-of-Year Tax Selling - Screen of the ...

    November 13, 2012
    The post-election sell-off in the market has acutely reminded everyone of the impending Fiscal that Cliff the US faces in ...
  76. SPX and Other Capital Goods Stocks Making Big Moves on November ...

    November 9, 2012
    The market is currently up, with the Nasdaq climbing 0.9%, the S&P 500 up 0.5% and the Dow increasing 0.2%. The capital ...
  77. Forget China, Buy These Emerging Market ETFs Instead - ETF News ...

    November 8, 2012
    China remains an economic behemoth that dominates the broad emerging market discussion. For good reason too, as the nation ...
  78. Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co and Other Big Movers In Healthcare ...

    November 1, 2012
    The Nasdaq has moved up 1.5%, the S&P 500 is trading up 1.1% and the Dow has risen 1.1%, marking a bad morning for the ...
  79. Clean Harbors Goes Back To Its Roots In A Big Way

    October 30, 2012
    Clean Harbors' deal for Safety-Kleen is logical and reasonably priced.
  80. Ultimate Guide To iShares Latin America 40 Index Fund (ILF)

    October 30, 2012
    While the correlations of various asset classes have increased significantly over the past decade, emerging market investing ...
  81. Ecolab Continues A Switch From Defense To Offense

    October 25, 2012
    Ecolab is taking on some risk but improving its growth prospects with a deal for Champion.
  82. 3 Deep Value Stocks - Investment Ideas

    October 18, 2012
    There are many ways to value a company. One of the most conservative ways is to take the value of a company's assets and ...
  83. Fluor to Serve 1st CCS Project - Analyst Blog

    October 11, 2012
    Recently, Fluor Corporation (FLR) won an engineering, procurement and construction contract from Shell. Fluor will be working ...
  84. Should You Be Wary Of Chinese Small-Cap Funds?

    October 9, 2012
    Over the long term, small caps in China should provide plenty of upside, as they represent the real domestic Chinese economy. ...
  85. Semiconductors Stocks, Including Mellanox, Making Big Moves on ...

    September 24, 2012
    The Nasdaq has fallen 0.7%, the S&P 500 has slipped 0.2% and the Dow has declined 0.2%, marking a bad morning for the ...
  86. Invest Like a Machine! - Investment Ideas

    September 21, 2012
    Last week, the Chicago Quantitative Alliance (CQA) held its annual fall conference. As a member, I was able to attend this ...
  87. Sony Corporation and More Big Movers in Consumer Cyclical on ...

    September 17, 2012
    The market is having a bad day so far. The Nasdaq is trading down 0.2%; the S&P 500 is down 0.2%; and the Dow has slipped ...
  88. Consumer Cyclical Stocks, Including NIKE, Making Big Moves on ...

    September 13, 2012
    The market is on the rise this morning. The Nasdaq is up 0.3%; the S&P 500 is trading up 0.1%; and the Dow has increased ...
  89. 5 Leveraged ETFs With Huge 52 Week Returns

    September 10, 2012
    Thus far,2012 has proven to be a rather rocky year, with equities exhibiting up and down performances and struggling to find ...
  90. Nasdaq Stocks, Including Baidu, Making Big Moves on August 21, ...

    August 21, 2012
    After this morning's trading, the Nasdaq remains relatively unchanged, the S&P 500 has moved up 0.3% and the Dow has ...
  91. Sony Corporation (ADR) Among Consumer Cyclical's Biggest Movers

    August 15, 2012
    After the morning's trading, the Nasdaq is up 0.2%, the S&P 500 remains relatively unchanged and the Dow is unchanged. ...
  92. SXC Health Solutions Corp. (USA) Among the Nasdaq's Biggest Movers

    August 13, 2012
    The market is having a bad day so far: the Nasdaq is trading down 0.3%; the S&P 500 has declined 0.4%; and the Dow has ...
  93. Today's Major Financial Sector Movers: Westpac Banking Corporation ...

    August 8, 2012
    The market is currently up, with the Nasdaq moving up 0.1%, the S&P 500 rising 0.2% and the Dow climbing 0.3%. The financial ...
  94. Services Sector's Biggest Movers: Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. ...

    August 3, 2012
    It's been a good morning for the market. The Nasdaq has climbed 2.2%; the S&P 500 has moved up 2%; and the Dow is up ...
  95. CB&I's Acquisition Of Shaw Is Shocking And Awesome

    July 30, 2012
    CB&I makes a bold bid for an underperforming E&C peer in what's a transformative but risky deal for the company. ...
  96. Mohawk Industries, Inc. and Other Consumer Cyclical Stocks Making ...

    July 30, 2012
    The Nasdaq has fallen 0.2%, the S&P 500 has declined 0.1% and the Dow is trading down 0.1%, marking a bad morning for ...
  97. Huntington Launches Sector Rotation ETF (HUSE)

    July 30, 2012
    Huntington, fresh off its initial foray into the ETF industry in June, has doubled the size of its lineup with the launch ...
  98. Huntington Bank Launches Second ETF (HUSE) - ETF News And Commentary

    July 26, 2012
    Huntington Bank, a regional bank based in Ohio, is continuing its expansion in the ETF world with a brand new fund just about ...
  99. Integrys-AMP Americas in CNG JV - Analyst Blog

    July 24, 2012
    Trillium CNG, a business wing of diversified energy holding company Integrys Energy Group (TEG), entered into a joint venture ...
  100. Portfolio Recovery Kept at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    July 17, 2012
    We retain our Neutral recommendation on Portfolio Recovery Associates Inc. (PRAA). Its strong top-line growth, increased ...
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