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  1. Digital River Soars on Extended Agreement with Microsoft - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Shares of the global cloud-commerce company, Digital River Inc. (DRIV) soared 42.8% touching a high of $24.72, finally closing ...
  2. TE Connectivity (TEL) Announces a 14% Dividend Increase - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    In an effort to enhance its shareholders' value, TE Connectivity Ltd. (TEL) declared a 14% increase in its quarterly dividend ...
  3. WESCO International Reiterates 2014 Outlook, Guides 2015 - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    WESCO International Inc. (WCC) recently reaffirmed its 2014 earnings per share (EPS) and sales outlook, provided its financial ...
  4. Macau Anti-Corruption Drive to Intensify, Casino Stocks Dip - ...

    December 18, 2014
    China is again reportedly set to launch a major crackdown to restrict illegal money transfers. This lowered the share price ...
  5. Amazon to the Rescue of Xmas Procrastinators - Analyst Blog

    December 18, 2014
    The world's largest online retailer, Amazon.com (AMZN) is extending its free shipping deadline for Christmas Eve to Friday, ...
  6. SunCoke Energy Plans to Cut Coal Mining in Weak Market - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    SunCoke Energy (SXC) decided to downsize its coal mining business and plans to trim its coal production by 50%.
  7. Qihoo 360 Technology Inks Strategic Deal with Coolpad - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    China's second-largest online search engine, Qihoo 360 Technology Co. (QIHU) announced that it will form a joint venture ...
  8. Priceline Downgraded by Goldman, Stock Down 3% - Analyst Blog

    December 17, 2014
    Shares of Priceline (PCLN) fell a little over 3% after it was was pulled out from the "Americas Conviction Buy List" ...
  9. 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, ...
  10. Biotech Stock Roundup: Sophiris & Cyclacel Plunge on Data, ChemoCentryx ...

    December 17, 2014
    It has been a relatively quiet week with the holiday season coming up though a few companies came out with important pipeline ...
  11. Corning Inc. (GLW) to Acquire TR Manufacturing - Analyst Blog

    December 16, 2014
    Corning Incorporated (GLW) recently revealed that it is set to acquire TR Manufacturing, Inc. The terms of the agreement, ...
  12. Roche Submitted NDA for Melanoma Combination Drug - Analyst Blog

    December 16, 2014
    Roche's (RHHBY) subsidiary Genentech and Exelixis announced the submission of NDA for cobimetinib/Zelboraf combination for ...
  13. 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.
  14. Will Amazon's 3-Day Strike in Germany Hit Holiday Sales? - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) is facing a three-day strike by its German employees demanding higher pay and a better work environment.
  15. Google (GOOGL) Takes Down Amazon App from Play Store - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    The official Amazon.com Inc. app (AMZN) was taken down from the Google (GOOGL) Play store, after the search giant realized ...
  16. Helen of Troy (HELE) & The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (GBX): ...

    December 16, 2014
    Zacks Value Stock Strategist, Tracey Ryniec, discusses Helen of Troy (HELE) and The Greenbrier Companies (GBX).
  17. 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, ...
  18. 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.
  19. 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 ...
  20. Helen of Troy Upped to Strong Buy on Decent Q2 Earnings - Analyst ...

    December 15, 2014
    On Dec 11, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Helen of Troy Limited (HELE) to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), following decent ...
  21. Hotel Industry Strengthens, Risks Lower: Time to Invest? - Industry ...

    November 20, 2014
    Hotel Industry Strengthens, Risks Lower: Time to Invest? - Industry Outlook
  22. Short Sellers Are Liking Facebook And Twitter

    November 13, 2014
    Among the leading social media companies based in the United States, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: short interest in late October. ...
  23. Forget Amazon, These 3 E-Commerce Stocks Are Better

    November 10, 2014
    Some investors probably lump all online shopping stocks together, thinking they are a waste of time and destined to be perpetual ...
  24. Q4 Earnings Estimates Are Coming Down - Earnings Trends

    November 5, 2014
    Q4 Earnings Estimates Are Coming Down - Earnings Trends
  25. The Largest Chinese Casino Stock Is Now On Sale

    October 30, 2014
    It was a good party while it lasted. Investors were swept up in "Macau fever," bidding up any and all investments that profited ...
  26. Discounted Chinese Casino Titan Could Surge Nearly 40%

    October 30, 2014
    It was a good party while it lasted. Investors were swept up in "Macau fever," bidding up any and all investments that profited ...
  27. Utilities Maintain Safe-Haven Status - Industry Outlook

    October 6, 2014
    Utilities Maintain Safe-Haven Status - Industry Outlook
  28. How I Used M&A Activity To Find An Undervalued Acquisition Target

    September 23, 2014
    As investors scan the business news each morning, they often gloss past major acquisition announcements. Most deals don't ...
  29. 2 Companies Alibaba Might Buy With Its Mountain Of Cash

    September 22, 2014
    All the world is abuzz over the Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) initial public offering last Friday. The company came to the market with ...
  30. Bull of the Day: Epizyme (EPZM) - Bull of the Day

    August 21, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Epizyme (EPZM) - Bull of the Day
  31. Here Is The Best Casino Stock Around... At A Huge Bargain

    August 14, 2014
    By now, many investors have heard about the massive gambling mecca in the Chinese protectorate of Macau. Billions of dollars ...
  32. Bear of the Day: Melco Crown (MPEL) - Bear of the Day

    August 13, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Melco Crown (MPEL) - Bear of the Day
  33. These New Dividend Payers Yield Up To 9.4%

    August 11, 2014
    Companies that have recently declared their first-ever dividend may be one of the best investing barometers in existence. ...
  34. These New Dividend Payers Yield Up To 7%

    August 11, 2014
    Companies that have recently declared their first-ever dividend may be one of the best investing barometers in existence. ...
  35. A Billionaire Activist Could Spark This Bargain Stock To 30% ...

    August 4, 2014
    Today, one of the best places for value investors is technology. This comes as the share prices of some dot-com-era companies ...
  36. Mexico is quickly becoming a leading manufacturer. That means better wages, a growing middle class and more investment opportunities. Here's a quick look.

    Why Your Next Dollar Should Go To Mexican Stocks

    June 26, 2014
    Mexico is quickly becoming a leading manufacturer. That means better wages, a growing middle class and more investment opportunities. ...
  37. Bear of the Day: Quidel (QDEL) - Bear of the Day

    June 26, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Quidel (QDEL) - Bear of the Day
  38. REITs: Something to Build On - Industry Outlook

    June 12, 2014
    REITs: Something to Build On - Industry Outlook
  39. Utility Stocks - The Shift Is On - Industry Outlook

    June 5, 2014
    Utility Stocks - The Shift Is On - Industry Outlook
  40. The Better Bet: Emerging Market Debt Or Equity?

    May 15, 2014
    Want the returns of emerging markets with less of the volatility and risk? Have a close look at corporate and sovereign debt ...
  41. Will Macau Remain The Best Bet For Casino Investors?

    May 8, 2014
    China's newfound consumer wealth is spilling over into areas of entertainment - namely gambling. As gaming revenues continue ...
  42. Billionaires Are Jumping On This Niche Investment -- Should You?

    May 1, 2014
    "Are you going to retire after you sell your company?" I once asked the chief financial officer of a company about to be ...
  43. While natural gas production continues to break production records, so does renewable energy source wind.

    Wind Energy Blows Through Records

    April 10, 2014
    While natural gas production continues to break production records, so does renewable energy source wind. Across the U.S., ...
  44. Bear of the Day: Endologix (ELGX) - Bear of the Day

    March 26, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Endologix (ELGX) - Bear of the Day
  45. Pharma & Biotech Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 25, 2014
    Pharma & Biotech Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  46. If There's A Bubble, It's In These Stocks

    March 14, 2014
    Bull market critics have long said stocks are soaring mainly because of the Federal Reserve's stimulus program known ...
  47. Forget Google -- This Is The Best Stock For The Internet's Next ...

    March 13, 2014
    You have to have some sympathy for the executives at San Jose, Calif.-based Echelon Corp. (Nasdaq: ELON). They've been ...
  48. Why This Small-Cap Energy Stock Could Double... Again

    March 7, 2014
    Successful short-term trading is a learnable skill. It takes a combination of a keen eye to identify changing fundamentals ...
  49. These Clean Energy Stocks Are Surging -- Should You Buy Them?

    February 14, 2014
    For a brief moment in 2006, the hallways at Ballard Power (Nasdaq: BLDP) were filled with good cheer.President George W. ...
  50. These Companies Know The Future Before It Happens

    February 13, 2014
    Wouldn't it be great to have a crystal ball to see into the future?You could know when the next market crash will be, ...
  51. While Turkey and several other emerging markets- such as South Africa, Russia and Indonesia- aren’t completely out of the woods yet, the recent rates hikes do signal that several of them are prepared to fight this issue.

    Did Turkey Just Save Emerging Market Stocks?

    January 29, 2014
    The rate hike in Turkey was certainly a welcome sign for emerging markets. It also highlights so of the major issues in the ...
  52. State Street Launches 3 New Active Equity ETFs (SYG, SYE, SYV)

    January 10, 2014
    This week has seen plenty of activity on the ETF front, with issuers lining up to make a splash in 2014. Earlier, EGShares ...
  53. Biotech Stock Roundup: Amgen Data Looks Good, CANF Tumbles - ...

    January 8, 2014
    Biotech Stock Roundup: Amgen Data Looks Good, CANF Tumbles - Industry Outlook
  54. Market Vectors Completes Fund Conversion: EM Aggregate Bond ETF ...

    December 12, 2013
    Equity markets continue to oscillate this week as an upward bias mixed with uncertainty ahead of the highly anticipated FOMC ...
  55. Pharma & Biotech Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook

    December 3, 2013
    Pharma & Biotech Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook
  56. Gilead Sciences Leads In Rising Short Interest Among Biotechs

    November 12, 2013
    Among leading biotech and emerging pharmaceutical companies, the number of shares sold short in Alexion Pharmaceuticals ...
  57. Twitter Mania Dominates All Else - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 7, 2013
    The excitement surrounding the Twitter IPO is dominating everything else, including the ECB and GDP announcements.
  58. Short Interest In Facebook Falls, In Groupon Rises (FB, GRPN, ...

    October 25, 2013
    Among the social media companies based in the United States, Facebook (NASDAQ: ZNGA) saw significant swings in short interest ...
  59. Bull of the Day: Yelp (YELP) - Bull of the Day

    October 22, 2013
    Bull of the Day: Yelp (YELP) - Bull of the Day
  60. Recent hot IPOs has many regular investors salivating at the chance to participate in start-ups and private equity.

    Private Equity For Retail Investors

    October 11, 2013
    Recent hot IPOs has many regular investors salivating at the chance to participate in start-ups and private equity. With ...
  61. Short Sellers Pile On Facebook and Google (FB, GOOG, ZNGA)

    October 10, 2013
    Among the social media companies based in the United States, Facebook (NASDAQ: ZNGA) saw significant upswings in short interest ...
  62. Uncertainties over pricing and the turnover in its management is putting pressure on the shares of Angie’s List

    Why Angie’s List Doesn’t Rate Well With Shareholders

    October 7, 2013
    In this article we'll examine several factors that are putting pressure on the stock price of Angie's List.
  63. The Fed Gives The OK To Load Up On Emerging Markets

    September 24, 2013
    Continued quantitative easing by the Fed suggests emerging markets may still be a buy. Here are some ETFs to consider.
  64. The Tweet Heard Around The (Social Media) World

    September 19, 2013
    Twitter announced it had filed its S-1 registration statement with the SEC, an indication it's ready to go public. What's ...
  65. Alexion, Pharmacyclics Buck Trend in Biotech Short Interest (ALXN, ...

    September 14, 2013
    Declining short interest in Alexion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: PCYC) bucked the trend among leading biotech and emerging pharmaceutical ...
  66. Is Jarden Burning The Candle From Both Ends?

    September 10, 2013
    On September 3 Jarden (NYSE:JAH) announced it was acquiring Yankee Candle Company for $1.75 billion. Almost all the media ...
  67. Amgen Sweetens The Bid And Secures Onyx

    August 26, 2013
    Amgen finalizes a value-additive deal for Onyx
  68. HP Still Looks Cheap, But Execution Issues Are Part Of The Reason ...

    August 22, 2013
    HP still has some significant competitive and strategic problems to sort out
  69. Estee Lauder Delivers A Beautiful Q4: Should You Buy?

    August 20, 2013
    Estee Lauder (EL) delivered beautiful Q4 earnings August 15 on a day when the Dow lost 225 points due to Wal-Mart's (WMT) ...
  70. Pfizer Looking A Little Tired

    July 30, 2013
    Pfizer gets a boost from better margins, but the growth outlook is pretty feeble.
  71. Celgene Only Getting Started, But The Street's Already Looking ...

    July 26, 2013
    Biotech valuations are into the nose-bleed zone, but Celgene continues to execute very well.
  72. The 10 Best Financial Tweets For Thursday, July 25

    July 25, 2013
    There are millions of tweets written every day. Benzinga sifts through the maelstrom of information to find the ten best ...
  73. Get Ready For Brazil’s Consumer Explosion

    July 16, 2013
    With Brazilian stocks currently down in the dumps, long term investors currently have the opportunity to load up on one of ...
  74. Strong Buy on Black Hills Corp. - Analyst Blog

    July 10, 2013
    Black Hills Corporation has been upgraded to Strong Buy on Jul 9.
  75. CEMIG Not The Cheap Dividend Stock It Appears To Be

    July 2, 2013
    CEMIG is likely to find it hard to maintain, let alone raise, its dividend in the current regulatory environment.
  76. Amgen Puts Onyx Pharmaceuticals In Play

    July 2, 2013
    An unsolicited $120/share bid has sent Onyx soaring and rival bidders circling.
  77. CHMP Positive on Dendreon's Provenge - Analyst Blog

    July 1, 2013
    The CHMP provided a positive opinion on Dendreon's marketing application for Provenge.
  78. Short Interest in Biogen Idec and Vertex Shrinks (BIIB, CELG, ...

    June 26, 2013
    Among biotech and emerging pharmaceutical companies, Celgene (NASDAQ: CELG) and saw the most significant rise in short interest ...
  79. OPTT to Employ PDS for Seabed Survey - Analyst Blog

    June 25, 2013
    Ocean Power engages Victoria-based Professional Diving Services to carry out seabed surveys for its proposed wave energy ...
  80. 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 ...
  81. 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.
  82. 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 ...
  83. Lenovo Still Far From Getting Its Due

    May 24, 2013
    Lenovo's leading share in emerging market IT seems undervalued.
  84. 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 ...
  85. 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 ...
  86. Elan Continues To Make Baffling Strategic Decision

    May 21, 2013
    Elan seems to be set on wasting the Tysabri windfall instead of returning it to shareholders
  87. Amgen Chased By The Bubble

    May 8, 2013
    Amgen really needs the pipeline to come through to support this valuation.
  88. For Casino Stocks- Macau Is Still Where It’s At

    May 7, 2013
    China’s growing consumer class isn’t just spending their hard earned money of fast food, TVs and designer handbags. It seems ...
  89. Find Income and Growth In Emerging Market Bonds

    April 10, 2013
    Offering both growth and income potential, emerging market debt could be one of the best plays for your portfolio.
  90. Rent-A-Center's Expansion Strategy - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    To further strengthen its foothold in Canada, Rent-A-Center Inc. (RCII) announced its plans to franchise Canadian Stores ...
  91. Uncertainty Over Facebook's Emerging Model Will Keep Things Interesting

    February 1, 2013
    Facebook's ad growth looks solid, but the huge range of possible outcomes suggests high volatility.
  92. Why Would Microsoft Want To Purchase A Piece Of Dell?

    January 31, 2013
    Although there are reasons Microsoft would want to put money behind Dell, none of them seem very sound.
  93. MedTech Industry Stock Outlook - Jan 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    January 29, 2013
    We are in the midst of the fourth quarter earnings season and it is once again time to review the players in the worldwide ...
  94. Are LBO's making a comeback? - Investment Ideas

    January 28, 2013
    Are LBO's coming back when the broader market is about to hit new all-time highs? Leveraged buyouts (LBO's) occur when management ...
  95. Hey Facebook - What's A Graph Search?

    January 22, 2013
    Facebook announced its graph search in underwhelming fashion. It might look to Apple for tips on making its next announcement. ...
  96. Is Dell Going Private?

    January 21, 2013
    Dell's buyout could help it reorganize with a new strategy to compete in a tough market that's moving away from the PC.
  97. Pipeline Advances at Exelixis - Analyst Blog

    January 18, 2013
    Exelixis, Inc. (EXEL) recently announced that it has received a notice from its partner, Roche Holding (RHHBY), regarding ...
  98. Melco Crown Entertainment - Aggressive Growth

    January 18, 2013
    The gaming industry in Macau is hot, which is great news for Melco Crown Entertainment Limited (MPEL). This developer and ...
  99. Emerging Markets Bonds ETF Cheat Sheet

    January 17, 2013
    As the U.S. market slowly wanders towards the road to recovery, many investors who had avoided the short term effects of ...
  100. Helen Of Troy Needs To Exploit Distracted Competitors

    January 14, 2013
    Helen of Troy's weak organic performance is a little troubling
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