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  1. Biogen Idec Has Built A Valuable Franchise

    November 1, 2011
    Biogen Idec is a go-to name in MS that carries a lot of value. A credible buy for those with longer horizons.
  2. Roll The Dice With Las Vegas Sands

    October 31, 2011
    Investors willing to roll the dice on continued Asian growth may see Las Vegas Sands as a good deal.
  3. Tupperware’s Direct Growth Potential

    October 28, 2011
    Tupperware's third quarter results offered the most recent illustration that growth potential is wide open across the world. ...
  4. 3 Reasons To Own Estee Lauder Now

    October 24, 2011
    Estee Lauder may have regained most of its ground since a recent price drop, but there are three good reasons EL is still ...
  5. EMC - The Best Company In The Best Business

    October 21, 2011
    EMC is a best of breed trading at mutt prices.
  6. Small Size With Big Potential

    October 18, 2011
    Good things come in small packages. Here are a few small cap businesses that offer investors some intriguing opportunities. ...
  7. Micron's Persistence Of Memory

    October 4, 2011
    Micron has been here before and investors may want to look here for a long-term bargain.
  8. Does The Market Expect Trouble At Accenture?

    October 3, 2011
    Accenture seems too cheap even in a recessionary economy.
  9. Spice Up A Bond Portfolio By Going Global

    September 30, 2011
    In order to get extra income, investors may want to open their portfolios up to international bonds.
  10. Oracle's Impressive Organic Growth

    September 28, 2011
    Strong growth, impressive cash flow generation and a reasonable valuation make Oracle stand out from rivals.
  11. MELA Gets A Surprising "Yes"

    September 26, 2011
    MELA gets a stunning approvable letter for MelaFind.
  12. Nu Skin Shedding Market's Troubles

    September 22, 2011
    Nu Skin is fattening up on high growth Asian markets to shed the global slowdown.
  13. FuelCell Energy – Is The Corner In Sight?

    September 14, 2011
    FuelCell makes its first ever gross profit, but real success is still far away.
  14. BlackRock's Bold ETF Play

    September 9, 2011
    BlackRock looks to launch ETFs that do not have to make daily disclosures.
  15. XOMA Rearranges The Deck Chairs One More Time

    September 2, 2011
    XOMA changes management again, but should anybody care?
  16. Are Buybacks A Bad Sign?

    August 24, 2011
    Investors celebrate buybacks, but there is a cost to every decision.
  17. The Smart Grid Goes Global

    August 22, 2011
    With energy use skyrocketing, a variety of policy makers have turned towards the smart grid as a way to control this demand. ...
  18. Apple Is Just Absurd

    July 21, 2011
    Apple continues to boggle the mind with its impossible profits.
  19. NCR Buys Its Way Into Another Vertical

    July 13, 2011
    NCR has had a decent run this year, and as such, the stock is not notably cheap.
  20. Helen Of Troy Still Looking Fetching

    July 8, 2011
    Helen of Troy isn't especially popular, but the quality is there.
  21. Should Biotech Investors Go Where Institutions Won't?

    July 7, 2011
    A lack of institutional ownership should be a warning sign for biotech investors.
  22. 2 Income Funds Worth Buying Now

    July 1, 2011
    Younger investors would do well to put their risk with this stock-heavy managed fund, while older, more conservative types ...
  23. 3 Things You Need To Know About Groupon

    June 7, 2011
    Although Groupon uses humor to brand itself as an unconventional company, the reality is that it isn't very different from ...
  24. A Dull ASCO And The Usual Sell-Off

    June 7, 2011
    Investors shouldn't be spooked by the normal post-ASCO sell-off
  25. Clouds Mean Bright Days For NetApp

    June 1, 2011
    NetApp is seeing strong demand for its mid- and high-range storage products as of late.
  26. Asia's Top Dividend-Paying Companies

    May 12, 2011
    One way many investors are de-risking their exposure to the U.S. economy has been through international diversification. ...
  27. VimpelCom Looking To Join The Big Leagues

    March 30, 2011
    VimpelCom is moving aggressively to build a global network of emerging markets.
  28. Nautilus Finally Weighs In

    March 14, 2011
    Nautilus shares have been in the dumpster for a long time, but the company appears to be taking strides to return to the ...
  29. Irish Stocks Present Possible Value Play

    March 9, 2011
    Despite its fiscal woes, Ireland' tech story could ultimately become its saving grace.
  30. A Deal At Last For Sanofi And Genzyme

    February 18, 2011
    Though Sanofi finally got its way in acquiring Genzyme, time will determine if stockholders will truly benefit.
  31. Energy Efficient Stock Picks

    February 16, 2011
    A recent Jones LaSalle survey shows that corporate America is willing to pay more for energy-efficient office space.
  32. Is Poland The Best European Investment?

    January 25, 2011
    While much of Europe is still mired in crisis, Poland stands out as a strong prospect for investors.
  33. Exploring Israel's Energy Potential

    January 7, 2011
    Israel recently made a major natural gas discovery. Find out how it will affect the industry.
  34. This Week's Activist Filings

    December 30, 2010
    With valuations becoming less and less attractive, it appears that temporarily impaired or distressed companies are showing ...
  35. Powering Up With Fuel Cells

    December 22, 2010
    Moving past the hype of finding cleaner and renewable sources of energy, fuel cells are once again returning to the forefront ...
  36. Compellent Takes A Tough Bid

    December 13, 2010
    Dell's bid may be a blow for Compellent's shareholders, but it's still a fair price for the stock.
  37. Breakup Key For Fortune Brands?

    December 9, 2010
    The break-up of Fortune Brands comes as very little surprise.
  38. Fortune Brands' Lucky Split

    December 8, 2010
    Fortune's three distinct divisions may be worth more if they are separated.
  39. Genesis Energy Gains Power

    December 1, 2010
    Genesis Energy is a player in the transport, storage and refining of oil and natural gas, and it's producing a high yield. ...
  40. HP Is Cheap - But Does Anybody Care?

    November 24, 2010
    HP seems far too cheap relative to even conservative expectations.
  41. FDA Locked And Loaded For MELA Sciences

    November 16, 2010
    A harsh FDA review sends MELA down sharply before a pivotal panel meeting.
  42. Will Gorilla Make Corning King Of The Jungle?

    November 3, 2010
    Corning has a promising new product, but its valuation seems difficult to justify.
  43. 4 Reasons Not To Gamble On Casino Stocks

    November 1, 2010
    Casino stocks are popular right now, but we'll look at some reasons why they may not be worth the hype.
  44. The Next Cloud-Computing Takeovers

    September 20, 2010
    The mergers in the cloud-computing sector could just be starting. These stocks may be next the next takeover targets.
  45. Natural Gas Overtakes Coal

    September 17, 2010
    More utilities are shifting away from coal-fired plants to those that use clean natural gas. As this shift continues, companies ...
  46. Casino Stocks Not Playing Games

    September 9, 2010
    The casino stocks with exposure to China have been strong, but domestic operators are struggling.
  47. 4 Companies That Should Have Sold Out

    September 9, 2010
    When company management gets unreasonably stubborn and refuses a merger or buyout, shareholders often pay the price.
  48. A Look At The Smart-Meter Makers

    September 7, 2010
    Our aging electric grid in need of a major overhaul, and the smart-meter makers are in a unique position to profit from this ...
  49. Own Apple For Less Than Market Price

    August 30, 2010
    There are ways to purchase Apple stock for less than the current price. Read on to find out how.
  50. Great Dividend Yield Payouts

    August 26, 2010
    In good times more risk can be taken. But for now, let's look at a couple of companies paying shareholders a healthy dividend. ...
  51. 3Par Suddenly A Hot Property

    August 24, 2010
    3Par went nowhere fast during the recession, but this storage company is now the prize in a bidding war.
  52. 5 Runaway Stocks With More Room To Run

    August 23, 2010
    If these top performers hit weakness, it'll be time to buy.
  53. M&A Activity Heats Up

    August 23, 2010
    The energy sector has had a banner year for mergers and acquisitions. Find out which companies are getting in on the action. ...
  54. 5 Stocks Scraping Bottom

    August 23, 2010
    Here are five stocks near their 52-week lows that have a chance to rebound and go from being losers to winners.
  55. Stock Picks From Big Value Investors

    August 17, 2010
    Some famous value investors are using a stagnant market to load up on these stocks.
  56. 4 Stocks For The All-Cap Sports Portfolio

    August 16, 2010
    These four sports-related stocks make up the beginnings of a strong sports portfolio.
  57. If HP Suffers, These Tech Titans Could Benefit

    August 11, 2010
    Has the recent departure of HP's CEO opened a gap for the company's competitors?
  58. Does The Entertainment Industry Depend On A Strong Economy?

    August 9, 2010
    In a stronger economy, would customers be as picky about spending money on entertainment as they seemed to be in the second ...
  59. Helen Of Troy's Winning Acquisitions

    July 6, 2010
    Helen of Troy's current price makes it a steal for a company with a lot of future potential and value.
  60. Is Cheap Chinese Labor Over?

    June 25, 2010
    "Cheap China" is increasingly becoming an anachronism. What does this mean for companies that depend on low wages?
  61. Strength And Value In Technology

    June 23, 2010
    The technology sector has been the leader in 2010, and there are still value plays among the top performers.
  62. There Is Life After Death, At Least In Biotech

    June 22, 2010
    Clinical failure is not the end of the story for all biotechs. How do some survive while others disappear?
  63. Green Energy's Siren Call

    June 21, 2010
    So far, investing in America's clean energy future has been a loosing proposition.
  64. Four Gaming Companies With Intriguing Shareholders

    June 17, 2010
    I'm not a big gambler, but these four companies are intriguing because of their major investors.
  65. ADRs Worth Consideration

    June 11, 2010
    The best way to avoid the inherent problems with U.S. stocks and the U.S. economy is to invest in stocks that have nothing ...
  66. Following The Pros For Big Dividends

    May 31, 2010
    Following the pros can lead to sone big earnings in the long run.
  67. Latin American Utilities For Growth And Income

    May 11, 2010
    Adding a dash of South American utilities to a portfolio can keep investors in that region, while cutting risk.
  68. Pfizer Delivers A Healthy Quarter

    May 6, 2010
    Despite forecasting adjusted earnings of over $2 a share for 2010, Pfizer shares remain at $17.
  69. Big Dividends In Technology

    April 29, 2010
    To find high yields, you have to venture into riskier securities such as stocks, and one sector that has some potential is ...
  70. 3 Tech Stocks That Pay Dividends

    April 26, 2010
    Although most technology stocks are growth oriented, these three pay investors a great dividend.
  71. Best IPOs In First Quarter Of 2010

    April 22, 2010
    The best performing IPOs in 2010's first quarter of 2010 was composed of Chinese companies and American financial companies. ...
  72. If You Can't Beat 'Em, Buy 'Em

    April 15, 2010
    Are a few deals the herald for a wave of M&A activity in energy?
  73. Continue Making Money From RFID

    March 25, 2010
    RFID technology seems to be the future for many businesses, but is now the best time to buy into this innovative advancement? ...
  74. Tech's 10-Year Turnaround

    March 15, 2010
    Tech has went from an overvalued bubble to one of the most undervalued sectors in the last ten years.
  75. Fuel Cells In Bloom

    March 5, 2010
    Fuel cells are getting some attention, and we look at a number of ways (including Bloom Energy) that investors can play. ...
  76. Covidien Happy With Tyco Split

    March 3, 2010
    Projections for double-digit profit increases at Covidien would easily take care of any valuation concerns at current levels. ...
  77. Are Temp Workers Benefiting From The Jobless Rate?

    March 2, 2010
    Not all workers are suffering in this high unemployment period. Temp workers seem to be doing especially well.
  78. Job-Search Companies With Potential

    February 8, 2010
    Companies that help people find work are a strong investment in a recovering economy.
  79. Google Looms Large As Next Telecom Giant

    November 25, 2009
    Google's quiet acquisition of Gizmo5 could make the search giant a serious threat to telecom service providers like Verizon ...
  80. Count The Cash At Dell

    November 24, 2009
    Cash matters, and Dell produces tons of it. Successful execution of its strategic initiatives should lead to more cash generation ...
  81. Four Healthcare Stocks On Fire

    November 18, 2009
    Fourth healthcare stocks that have brushed aside any potential adversity that could arise from future legislation for the ...
  82. Five Dividend Stocks With Growth Potential

    November 16, 2009
    There is an upside to the effect of the bear market. It drove the price of some great dividend-paying stocks lower, driving ...
  83. Five Firms With Fantastic Fundamentals

    November 10, 2009
    Even after seven straight months of rising markets, there are still pockets of value to be found.
  84. Services Anyone?

    September 30, 2009
    The plethora of hardware companies buying IT services companies raises the question of who might be next.
  85. Did Dell Make A Mistake?

    September 28, 2009
    Dell is attempting diversification, but was buying Perot the right move?
  86. The Preferred Way To Play

    September 25, 2009
    Preferred stocks have been on fire lately. Using ETFs to play them.
  87. Wait For The Winter Smartphone Bargains

    September 3, 2009
    Investors can afford to wait for better smartphone stock prices to come along.
  88. Cramer's Four Horsemen Still In The Saddle

    August 20, 2009
    Cramer's "must have" tech stock picks should continue to outperform.
  89. Hidden Gems For 2010

    July 1, 2009
    These hidden gems might just be the perfect fit for your portfolio in 2010.
  90. The Best Performing Stocks Of The Decade

    June 9, 2009
    Investors who were able to see past the losses and volatility that some of these companies had in the beginning were amply ...
  91. Play The Cash-On-Cash Game

    May 14, 2009
    We compare the cash return on capital invested and return on invested capital of the top five personal products businesses. ...
  92. Time To Swing Into Golf Stocks?

    May 5, 2009
    Golf-related stocks could put investors right out of the current rough patch.
  93. Don't Answer Avon's Call

    April 14, 2009
    Though some think that Avon's stock could double in the next year, there are a number of problems that might make you not ...
  94. Companies With Inside Ownership Over 10%

    March 17, 2009
    Learn about companies with insiders who collectively own 10% or more of the stock.
  95. Subliminal Marketing Mavericks

    February 18, 2009
    A look at how undercover marketing techniques correlate to stock potential and performance.
  96. More To Murphy Oil Than Malaysia

    February 13, 2009
    Solid exploration and development prospects, plus a profitable downstream segment, make this company an inviting investment ...
  97. Is Sony Doomed?

    December 10, 2008
    Layoffs may help today, but that isn't the company's biggest problem.
  98. Cosmetics Companies Face New Consumer Reality

    November 6, 2008
    Old notions of cosmetics stocks being defensive are out the window as evidence mounts of a significant slump in global demand. ...
  99. The Importance Of The Cash Conversion Cycle

    October 10, 2008
    Follow these examples to add cash conversion cycle to your stock analysis toolkit.
  100. Biotech ETFs Under The Microscope

    July 24, 2008
    Biotech ETFs have been immune to the falling stock market. We examine three top performing funds to find a surprising long-term ...
  101. Helen Of Troy Conquers The Kitchen

    July 14, 2008
    Hairdryer maker Helen of Troy bought a kitchenware firm called OXO in 2004. Many scoffed, but now OXO is a major part of ...
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