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  1. Helen Of Troy Needs To Exploit Distracted Competitors

    January 14, 2013
    Helen of Troy's weak organic performance is a little troubling
  2. Finally Some Good News for H-P - Analyst Blog

    January 2, 2013
    Despite the tumultuous situation surrounding the Autonomy issue (H-P's Autonomy Buy: A Blame Game), the PC giant Hewlett-Packard ...
  3. Recap Of 2012 Large-Cap Tech

    December 27, 2012
    Throughout 2012, the large-cap players proved why they are dominate forces in technology.
  4. Elan Hives Off Prothena - Analyst Blog

    December 27, 2012
    Elan Corporation, plc (ELN), a neuroscience-based biotechnology company, recently completed the separation of a significant ...
  5. Winner ETFs To Watch For In 2013

    December 24, 2012
    With 2012 coming to a close, investors are eager to begin strategizing for the new year. One thing to keep on shorts lists ...
  6. Avnet's Acquisition of USI - Analyst Blog

    December 14, 2012
    Avnet, Inc. (AVT), a world-leading supplier of electronic components and computer products, recently came up with an acquisition ...
  7. BMY/ABT Present Oncology Data - Analyst Blog

    December 12, 2012
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY) and partner Abbott Laboratories (ABT) recently presented data on their oncology candidate ...
  8. PDLI Guides Q4 Royalty Rev to $86M - Analyst Blog

    December 7, 2012
    PDL BioPharma Inc. (PDLI) recently announced that it expects to generate fourth quarter 2012 royalty revenues of $86 million, ...
  9. Get Rid Of Your Emerging Market ETF Volatility Problem Once And ...

    December 5, 2012
    Emerging markets offer the potential for stellar returns during times of prosperity, however, they can also fall victim to ...
  10. CPFL Energia S.A and Other Utilities Stocks Making Big Moves ...

    December 4, 2012
    The Nasdaq is down 0.5%, the S&P 500 has fallen 0.3% and the Dow has moved little after the morning's trading. The utilities ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. H-P's Autonomy Act Attracts Lawsuit - Analyst Blog

    November 27, 2012
    Over the past two years, Hewlett-Packard Company (HPQ) has seen continued challenges in the form of the departure of its ...
  13. Hewlett-Packard Hits Bottom, Finds A Shovel

    November 27, 2012
    Ongoing share losses and an embarrassing writedown just keep the bad news flowing for HP.
  14. Sun Communities Closes Acquisition - Analyst Blog

    November 26, 2012
    Sun Communities, Inc. (SUI), a real estate investment trust (REIT), has recently closed the acquisition of four manufactured ...
  15. Salesforce.com Still Seeing Good Growth, Weak Margin Leverage

    November 22, 2012
    Salesforce.com met expectations, but the growth-versus-value debate goes on.
  16. H-P Extends Service for Veterans - Analyst Blog

    November 21, 2012
    Hewlett-Packard Company (HPQ) recently announced that it has been awarded a service deal extension by the U.S. Department ...
  17. Can Brocade Get Any Benefit Of The Doubt?

    November 20, 2012
    Brocade's execution has improved, but the valuation has not. And despite its sustained long-term revenue growth, the company ...
  18. Dell Proves To Be A Laggard In A Weak Market

    November 19, 2012
    Dell continues to see its business erode and Wall Street is noticing.
  19. Can Facebook Get Through Another Lock-up Expiration Quietly?

    November 16, 2012
    Another huge slug of shares will expand Facebook's public float. But this stock has been volatile and controversial from ...
  20. Dell's Third Quarter Earnings Report

    November 15, 2012
    Dell (Nasdaq:DELL) announced its results for the most recent quarter on November 15, 2012. Dell is a technology company that ...
  21. ELP Beats Est, Net Declines Y/Y - Analyst Blog

    November 15, 2012
    Companhia Paranaense de Energia (ELP), also known as COPEL, continued reporting its year-over-year net income decline with ...
  22. Corning Closes BD Labware Unit Buy - Analyst Blog

    November 2, 2012
    Corning Inc. (GLW) recently completed its acquisition of the majority portion of the Discovery Labware unit from Becton, ...
  23. 3 Actively Managed Bond ETFs for Stability and Income - ETF News ...

    November 2, 2012
    ETFs as an investment avenue are often associated with passive fund management style which enables them to be more cost effective ...
  24. Manpower Upgraded to Neutral - Analyst Blog

    October 31, 2012
    We adopted a Neutral stance on ManpowerGroup (MAN), a global leader in the employment services industry, with a price target ...
  25. This Week's Technology Events

    October 30, 2012
    Tech news for the week of October 29.
  26. Helen Of Troy Wilting Into The Fall

    October 25, 2012
    Weak organic growth and scant margin leverage are causes for concern today, but Helen of Troy could recover in 2013.
  27. Is There Hope For HP?

    October 25, 2012
    HP is trying another turnaround, but can they do it in time and properly?
  28. Earnings Preview: PEG - Analyst Blog

    October 22, 2012
    Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PEG), a regulated electric and natural gas distributor, is expected to release its ...
  29. More Contracts for Accenture - Analyst Blog

    October 19, 2012
    Accenture Plc. (ACN) recently won a three-year deal from Italian Medicines Agency (AIFA) for the development, building and ...
  30. Amgen and Other Healthcare Stocks Making Big Moves on October ...

    October 19, 2012
    The market is having a bad day so far: the Nasdaq has slipped 1.6%; the S&P 500 is trading down 1%; and the Dow is down ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. IBM's Soft Sales Bring A Chill To Tech

    October 18, 2012
    IBM's sluggish sales performance will worry tech investors.
  33. Costco and Other Big Movers on the Nasdaq on October 10, 2012

    October 10, 2012
    The Nasdaq has been relatively flat, the S&P 500 has declined 0.2% and the Dow has fallen 0.5% so far today. The recent ...
  34. Is Telecom The Next Squabbling Ground For The U.S. And China?

    October 9, 2012
    Are the U.S. government's worries about security fair or just a way of stirring up the voters?
  35. New Ratings

    October 9, 2012
    New York, May 23rd (TradersHuddle.com) - These are the research analyst new ratings before the market open. Travelers (NYSE:TRV) ...
  36. Utilities Stocks, Including Enbridge Inc, Making Big Moves on ...

    October 4, 2012
    After the morning's trading, the Nasdaq has been relatively flat, the S&P 500 is trading up 0.4% and the Dow has increased ...
  37. Genesis Energy L.P. - Growth & Income

    October 2, 2012
    With a juicy distribution yield of 5.9%, a business model focused on operational efficiencies and attractive acquisitions/growth ...
  38. Bed Bath & Beyond and Other Services Stocks Making Big Moves ...

    September 20, 2012
    On a bad day for the market, the Nasdaq has fallen 0.3%, the S&P 500 has slipped 0.3% and the Dow has declined 0.1%. ...
  39. Does BMC Software Offer Durable Value?

    September 17, 2012
    BMC seems undervalued, but that doesn't mean it's cheap.
  40. Avago and More Big Movers in Semiconductors on September 13, ...

    September 13, 2012
    The Nasdaq has moved up 0.3%, the S&P 500 has risen 0.1% and the Dow has increased 0.2% on a good day for the market ...
  41. Exelon and Other Utilities Stocks Making Big Moves on September ...

    September 12, 2012
    The market is currently up, with the Nasdaq increasing 0.1%, the S&P 500 climbing 0.3% and the Dow up 0.4%. The utilities ...
  42. Lenovo's Margins Are Slim, But The Stock Looks Cheap

    September 12, 2012
    Lenovo continues to build share in PCs and smartphones.
  43. For Palo Alto Networks, Valuation Is Secondary Today

    September 11, 2012
    Palo Alto is a great growth story in security, but valuation is already steep.
  44. Bull Vs. Bear - Apple's Industry Dominance Won't Last Forever

    August 30, 2012
    There are already plenty of tablet and smartphone offerings that basically perform the same tasks as Apple devices for a ...
  45. Dell Disappoints

    August 27, 2012
    There is potential for Dell to see a pop when the next version of Windows is released, but it will take a lot for investors ...
  46. Eli Lilly Among Healthcare's Biggest Movers on August 27, 2012

    August 27, 2012
    The market is on the rise this morning. The Nasdaq is up 0.5%; the S&P 500 has risen 0.3%; and the Dow has climbed 0.1%. ...
  47. Insiders are Dumping this Stock Before Apple and Google Make ...

    August 23, 2012
    While working on the road this week, I brought along my two-year-old GPS device to help navigate unfamiliar roads. Trouble ...
  48. Facebook Not The Worst IPO Ever

    August 23, 2012
    Facebook isn't the worst IPO ... yet.
  49. Cemig Downgraded to Neutral - Analyst Blog

    August 21, 2012
    Brazilian electric utility, Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais (CIG), also known as CEMIG, was recently downgraded by us ...
  50. NetApp And The Difference Between Value And Cheapness

    August 18, 2012
    NetApp may be flawed, but isn't it better than this?
  51. Google Acquires Frommer's - Looks To Compete With Trip Advisor

    August 16, 2012
    Google announced August 13 it was buying Frommer's, the well-known travel guide. It's another move into the travel space ...
  52. Estee Lauder Continues To Make Over Its Business

    August 16, 2012
    Estee Lauder delivered excellent full-year earnings August 14 as its major brands continued to see growth across the U.S. ...
  53. Growing Pains Bedeviling Groupon

    August 14, 2012
    Groupon's disappointments are souring the Street, but patient bulls may have the last laugh.
  54. Business Services Stock Outlook - Aug. 2012 - Industry Outlook

    July 31, 2012
    To Begin With In today's world, companies strive to remain focused on functions and activities that are close to their core ...
  55. Las Vegas Sands Worth A Gamble

    July 27, 2012
    Las Vegas Sands trades at a reasonable valuation and has plenty of growth opportunities. The stock also offers a quarterly ...
  56. Check Point Is In Its Competitors' Crosshairs, But May Be Too ...

    July 23, 2012
    Check Point has ample competition and a philosophy that seems more oriented towards maintaining profits than growing them. ...
  57. Dell Launches Multiple Solutions - Analyst Blog

    July 17, 2012
    In line with its new strategy, PC maker Dell Inc. (DELL) is rapidly expanding into other areas. The company recently came ...
  58. Today's Major Consumer Cyclical Sector Movers

    July 17, 2012
    The market is doing well so far today. The Nasdaq is up 0.5%; the S&P 500 is trading up 0.3%; and the Dow has increased ...
  59. Dell Using Big Blue's Play Book

    July 9, 2012
    Dell is on the right path as it looks to gain exposure to faster-growing, more profitable businesses in the technology sector. ...
  60. Arrow Expands Product Line - Analyst Blog

    July 6, 2012
    New York-based Arrow Electronics Inc.'s (ARW) operating unit, Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions, has recently announced ...
  61. Big Movers on the Technology Sector Today

    July 3, 2012
    So far today, the Nasdaq is trading up 0.2%, the S&P 500 has risen 0.1% and the Dow has slipped 0.1%. The technology ...
  62. Can Body Sculpting Bulk Up Solta Medical?

    June 29, 2012
    Overlooked Solta could rebound on improving demand for elective aesthetics procedures.
  63. Consumer/Non-Cyclical Stocks Making Big Moves on June 28, 2012

    June 28, 2012
    On a bad day for the market, the Nasdaq has fallen 1.5%, the S&P 500 is down 0.9% and the Dow has declined 1%. The Consumer/Non-Cyclical ...
  64. Dell Jumps On Dividend Train

    June 20, 2012
    Perhaps in a few years, tech stocks will be known as some of the highest dividend payers in the market.
  65. A Trader's Guide to Ancestry.com (ACOM)

    June 7, 2012
    Online family history and genealogy resource Ancestry.com (NASDAQ: ACOM) popped on Wednesday as news came through of the ...
  66. Without Better Execution, Dell's Supposed Value Is Moot

    May 25, 2012
    While Dell still posts a double-digit return on capital, the stock is cheap for some very good reasons.
  67. Is It Demand Or Competition Troubling NetApp?

    May 25, 2012
    NetApp's surprising negative guidance raises a host of questions.
  68. HP Has A Major Challenge Building From This Quarter

    May 25, 2012
    HP took a small step forward, but there's still a long road ahead
  69. Golfsmith Deal Par For The Course

    May 16, 2012
    Golfsmith recently agreed to sell itself to Golf Town. For $6.10 a share, Golfsmith shares are being valued at 1.5 times ...
  70. Manpower Hikes Dividend - Analyst Blog

    May 3, 2012
    Manpower Hikes Dividend - Analyst Blog
  71. Can Helen Of Troy Be Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts?

    April 30, 2012
    Helen Of Troy needs to show better leverage for the growth-by-acquisition strategy to add value.
  72. Not Your Grandma's Trailer Park

    April 24, 2012
    For investors, the sleepy world of manufactured home real estate could be a hidden gem in the sector.
  73. Seagate - How Much, For How Long?

    April 20, 2012
    Seagate margins trounced expectations and fueled a much better per-share number, but the stock may not have legs as a long-term ...
  74. When Are Rates Going Up?

    April 17, 2012
    So far, the annual inflation rate has stayed near the Fed's goal of 2%.
  75. Investing By The Book

    April 16, 2012
    Buying stocks at a discount to book value has a history of rewarding investors.
  76. Growing A Fortune With Timber

    April 6, 2012
    Timber could be one of the best long-term values around.
  77. Can Xyratex Change With The Times?

    April 5, 2012
    Xyratex is arguably underpriced if management can limit the ongoing sales erosion and continue to drive better profitability ...
  78. Clean Energy Stocks Being Bought Up By Insiders

    March 28, 2012
    Look at trends in insider purchases, which indicates how employees feel about their company's prospects.
  79. Golf Industry Ripe For Consolidation

    March 23, 2012
    Golf is coming out of a multi-year slump with a bright outlook.
  80. Big Value In Old Tech Titans

    March 22, 2012
    Mainline large-cap tech is as cheap as it can be. For investors, that could be a huge opportunity.
  81. Mispriced Stocks To Watch

    March 22, 2012
    The long-term value of a company is rarely reflected in the current price of its stock.
  82. Germany Rolls Out The Renewable Energy Big Guns

    March 21, 2012
    Germany's decision to ban nuclear energy and replace that capacity with renewables could ignite alternative energy stocks. ...
  83. Lenovo Looking To Combine HP And Apple Models

    March 14, 2012
    Lenovo is an overlooked and undervalued global leader.
  84. Investing 101: Mega-Cap Stocks Undervalued By Free Cash Flows ...

    March 14, 2012
    Here are the 200 largest U.S.-traded stocks by market cap, referred to as mega-cap stocks, for those with high ratios of ...
  85. 4 Techs to Watch for Buy Points

    March 1, 2012
    Technology stocks were showing strength in Tuesday’s session. Here are some sector names that aren’t always in the spotlight, ...
  86. Hewlett-Packard Profit Tumbles, Looking Ahead

    February 28, 2012
    This is the company's first full quarter under new CEO Meg Whitman. So it's certainly too early to judge HP's future at this ...
  87. Dell Profitable But Stagnant

    February 28, 2012
    Dell will eventually need to return to consistent top-line growth.
  88. Rackspace Has Already Racked Up A Demanding Valuation

    February 16, 2012
    Rackspace's services are in demand, but so too is the stock.
  89. Playing A Biotech Breakout

    February 15, 2012
    Strong pipelines for the biotech sector as well as a wave of merger activity, have investors flocking to the stocks.
  90. PMC-Sierra May Have More Growth In Store

    February 9, 2012
    PMC-Sierra's guidance is a disappointment, but the recovery potential looks good.
  91. Cascade Microtech - An Obscure Chip Recovery Play

    January 13, 2012
    Cascade is an overlooked way to play a semi rebound.
  92. Will The Personal Computer Industry Ever Rebound? (DELL,HPQ,INTC)

    January 12, 2012
    Flooding in Thailand disrupted disk-drive factories which ultimately impacted PC production. The hiccup came at a fragile ...
  93. The Attractive Play In Emerging Market Bonds

    January 10, 2012
    The strong fiscal conservatism of emerging market bonds makes them an ideal candidate for a fixed income portfolio.
  94. Computer Giants Worth Looking at

    January 10, 2012
    Take a look at leading the computing giants.
  95. Resources Connection – Abundant Opportunity And Uncertainty

    January 6, 2012
    Resources Connection is cash-rich, but operating volatility is a concern.
  96. Apple May Yet Be Unreasonably Cheap

    January 5, 2012
    Even with conservative expectations, Apple looks like a bargain.
  97. Flavors & Fragrances Growing Stale

    January 5, 2012
    A foul wind is making shares of International Flavors & Fragrances hard to digest.
  98. Tyco Split Set For 2012

    January 3, 2012
    2012 will see Tyco split into another three separate companies.
  99. The War Against Alzheimer's Requires Thinking Small

    January 2, 2012
    A meaningful treatment for Alzheimer's is no longer out of reach. Find out which companies are in the race to find a cure. ...
  100. A Game-Changing Technology For Restaurants

    December 19, 2011
    Restaurants that figure out how to make this new technology work stand to gain a fortune. Restaurants that don't figure it ...
  101. Bet On Macau

    December 15, 2011
    China’s new found wealth is transforming Macau into an entertainment mecca.
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