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  1. FirstEnergy Submits Rate Info to PSC - Analyst Blog

    January 30, 2013
    FirstEnergy Corporation's (FE) business wings, Mon Power and Potomac Edison, submitted additional rate information to West ...
  2. ARIAD Closes Offering of Shares - Analyst Blog

    January 30, 2013
    ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ARIA) recently announced the closure of its previously announced public offering. ARIAD Pharma ...
  3. GE Augments TYRX Liquidity - Analyst Blog

    January 30, 2013
    GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services, an operating unit of General Electric Company (GE), recently acted as an administrative ...
  4. Corning Sees Glass Price Moderation - Analyst Blog

    January 30, 2013
    Corning's (GLW) fourth quarter 2012 earnings beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 2 cents, or 5.1%. Revenue Corning reported ...
  5. EIX to Redeem Preference Stock - Analyst Blog

    January 30, 2013
    Edison International's (EIX) wholly owned subsidiary Southern California Edison ("SCE") announced that it intends to redeem ...
  6. India ETFs after Central Bank Rate Cut - ETF News And Commentary

    January 30, 2013
    India ETFs appear to be back on track after a year of sluggish growth when its performance fell behind other emerging market ...
  7. Earnings Preview: UTI - Analyst Blog

    January 30, 2013
    Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (UTI) is set to report first quarter fiscal 2013 results on Jan 31. Last quarter, the ...
  8. JetBlue Misses on Both Lines - Analyst Blog

    January 30, 2013
    The discounted U.S. airline JetBlue Airways Corporation (JBLU) delivered a break even fourth quarter 2012 adjusted earnings, ...
  9. Honeywell Comes Through, But Valuation Isn't So Sweet

    January 30, 2013
    Honeywell's low growth outlook doesn't match a fairly robust valuation.
  10. The Market Has Priced In Weyerhaeuser's Recovery

    January 30, 2013
    Weyerhaeuser is seeing better conditions, but the market has long since priced that in.
  11. Biglari Holdings' Earnings Go Flat

    January 30, 2013
    Biglari's first quarter earnings for Steak 'n Shake were mediocre. This is the man that wants to fix Cracker Barrel.
  12. P&G Rewards Longs With Better Sales And Stronger Margins

    January 30, 2013
    Procter & Gamble is delivering on its promises for better performances.
  13. Choice Hotels Teams with Akkeron (revised) - Analyst Blog

    January 29, 2013
    In a bid to augment its European portfolio, Silver Spring, Maryland-based Choice Hotels International Inc. (CHH) recently ...
  14. Synergy Starts SP-333 Phase I Study - Analyst Blog

    January 29, 2013
    Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. (SGYP) recently initiated a phase Ib study on its inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) candidate, ...
  15. HSBC's Money Laundering Scandal

    January 29, 2013
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  16. 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 ...
  17. Zacks Top Earnings ESP Stocks - Investment Ideas

    January 29, 2013
    Zacks Top ESP for Upcoming Earnings 012913As of yesterday, total earnings for the 150 S&P 500 companies that had already ...
  18. Amazon Making Less Than $0.01 for Every Dollar of Revenue?

    January 29, 2013
    Everyone thinks that Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) is the untouchable king of online shopping, but with razor-thin margins and rising ...
  19. With Sluggish Windows Uptake, What Propels Microsoft?

    January 29, 2013
    Microsoft has to do more to unlock its potential and its value.
  20. Netflix's Got Game After All

    January 29, 2013
    Netflix's stock soared 42% Jan. 24 thanks to beating estimates on both revenue and earnings. Is its stock a buy at this point? ...
  21. Increasing Sales and Profit Margins for Big Returns - Screen ...

    January 29, 2013
    With earnings season still in full swing, I wanted to talk this week about Sales Growth and Profit Margins. Earnings always ...
  22. Group 1 to Acquire UAB Motors - Analyst Blog

    January 29, 2013
    Group 1 Automotive Inc. (GPI) announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Brazil's largest automotive retailers ...
  23. Welcome To "Peak Gold" And How To Play It

    January 29, 2013
    With ore rates and production dwindling, analysts now estimate that we have entered a Peak Gold scenario.
  24. New Products, Recovering Markets Should Help Juniper In 2013

    January 29, 2013
    With the release of new products, is Juniper finally about to see its rebound?
  25. Have Investors Gone Overboard With Halliburton?

    January 29, 2013
    Halliburton did better than expected, but North America is still dragging heavily.
  26. Is Coach's Loss Michael Kors' Gain?

    January 29, 2013
    Coach's second quarter was a major disappointment.
  27. Zions Beats on EPS, Revenues Fall - Analyst Blog

    January 29, 2013
    Zions Bancorp. (ZION) reported adjusted fourth quarter 2012 earnings of 44 cents per share. This was 10.0% ahead of the Zacks ...
  28. Earnings Preview: Murphy Oil - Analyst Blog

    January 28, 2013
    We expect global oil and gas exploration and production company Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) to beat expectations when it ...
  29. Thermo Fisher: Preview - Analyst Blog

    January 28, 2013
    Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO) is scheduled to report its fourth-quarter and full-year 2012 results before the market opens ...
  30. Finding The Best Broker For You: What Every Investor Must Know

    January 28, 2013
    Each week, one of our investing experts answers a reader's question in the Q&A column from our sister site, InvestingAnswers.com. ...
  31. BofA Transferring Derivatives to UK - Analyst Blog

    January 28, 2013
    According to a Financial Times report, Bank of America Corporation (BAC) has started transferring its derivatives operation ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. SAI to Help Reduce Deluge of Data - Analyst Blog

    January 28, 2013
    SAIC Inc. (SAI) recently introduced an innovative data management and analytics solution to empower diverse organizations ...
  34. TCF Financial Penalized $10M - Analyst Blog

    January 28, 2013
    On Friday, TCF National Bank, the primary subsidiary of TCF Financial Corporation (TCB) consented to pay a $10 million federal ...
  35. Apple Has Room To Get Worse Before Getting Better

    January 28, 2013
    Apple could take additional bruises before recovering.
  36. Shabby Reporting And Questionable Prospects At Abbott Labs

    January 28, 2013
    Poor reporting and weak margins undermine the potential of Abbott.
  37. Taking A Long Shot At Tech Acquisitions

    January 28, 2013
    Buying shares in potential takeover targets is risky, but it can really pay off for investors.
  38. McDonald's Seems Back On Track, But Not Cheap

    January 28, 2013
    McDonald's continues to deliver, but valuation is no bargain.
  39. Opening Range Breakout: A System That Offers Signals for Quick ...

    January 28, 2013
    The opening range breakout strategy is one of the first day trading strategies explained in detail for individual traders. ...
  40. Top 5 Zacks #1 Ranked Technology Mutual Funds - Best of Funds

    January 25, 2013
    Investors seeking long-term aggressive holdings need not look beyond mutual funds betting on the technology sector. Even ...
  41. Daily ETF Roundup: S&P 500 Tops 1500

    January 25, 2013
    After yesterday’s Apple(AAPL) upset, investors sentiment picked up after a round of better-than-expected earnings report. ...
  42. SGEN/Takeda's Adcetris Progresses - Analyst Blog

    January 25, 2013
    Seattle Genetics Inc. (SGEN) and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TKPYY) recently announced the commencement of a global ...
  43. PCG Gets Regulatory Approval - Analyst Blog

    January 25, 2013
    Californian utility, PG&E Corporation (PCG) received approval from California Public Utilities Commission to buy power from ...
  44. Sunoco Logistics Ups Distribution - Analyst Blog

    January 25, 2013
    Energy pipelines and terminals operator Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (SXL) declared that its general partner Sunoco Partners ...
  45. United Disappoints at 2012 End - Analyst Blog

    January 25, 2013
    United Continental Holdings Inc. (UAL) - the largest U.S. airline - reported lackluster performance in the fourth quarter ...
  46. Mack-Cali's New Project in Boston - Analyst Blog

    January 25, 2013
    Yesterday, Mack-Cali Realty Corp. (CLI) stated that its Roseland subsidiary has initiated the construction of "Portside at ...
  47. Cliffs to Record Charges in 4Q - Analyst Blog

    January 25, 2013
    Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF) announced that it will incur a $1 billion charge in the fourth quarter of 2012 related ...
  48. Find Bargain Stocks Like Buffett With These 4 Value Ratios

    January 25, 2013
    "Price is what you pay. Value is what you get." -- Warren Buffett Putting his finger on this difference between price and ...
  49. Is Research in Motion's Impressive Surge About to End Badly?

    January 25, 2013
    Since bottoming out at just $6.50 a share in September, Research in Motion (Nasdaq: RIMM) has surged more than 150%. The ...
  50. Could Google Actually Be Underrated?

    January 25, 2013
    Google may actually still be too cheap.
  51. Boeing's Dreamliner Is Grounded, But Is The Stock A Buy?

    January 25, 2013
    Boeing is having problems with its new Dreamliner, after battery issues grounded planes. The stock may not be a buy at this ...
  52. SVB Financial Beats Ests, Revs Up - Analyst Blog

    January 25, 2013
    SVB Financial Group (SIVB) reported its fourth quarter 2012 adjusted earnings of $1.12 per share, significantly surpassing ...
  53. Equifax Inc. - Momentum

    January 25, 2013
    Equifax Inc. (EFX) is a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) information solutions provider that has delivered 6 straight quarters ...
  54. Tenet Raised to Outperform - Analyst Blog

    January 24, 2013
    We are upgrading our recommendation on Tenet Healthcare Corporation (THC) to Outperform based on its consistent revenue growth ...
  55. Top 5 Best Performing Healthcare Mutual Funds Year to Date - ...

    January 24, 2013
    Top 5 Best Performing Healthcare Mutual Funds Year to Date - Best Performing Funds Year To Date
  56. Unilever Sales Soar in 4Q, FY12 - Analyst Blog

    January 24, 2013
    Unilever N.V. (UN) posted solid fourth quarter and full year 2012 results. The company recorded underlying (excluding the ...
  57. Stronger Won Hurts Hyundai Earnings - Analyst Blog

    January 24, 2013
    Earnings of South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Co. (HYMLF) dipped to nearly two-year low of 1.89 trillion won ($1.77 billion) ...
  58. Krispy Kreme Opens In India

    January 24, 2013
    Krispy Kreme opens in Bangalore with its partners expected to deliver up to 80 outlets. The future continues to look bright. ...
  59. Rio Tinto Looks To Make A Fresh Start

    January 24, 2013
    Rio Tinto looks to move on from a serious of bad deals.
  60. Nike Maintained at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    January 24, 2013
    We have retained our Neutral stance on Nike Inc. (NKE), as we remain impressed by its quarterly performances, robust future ...
  61. Confidence And Relief Will Take General Electric Only So Far

    January 24, 2013
    GE's performance was decent, but not spectacular.
  62. Parker Hannifin's Recent Run Has Taken Away The Value

    January 24, 2013
    Parker Hannifin is a decent enough industrial play, but it's had its rebound.
  63. Buy or Sell: Norwegian Cruise Line's IPO Up 31% On First Day ...

    January 24, 2013
    NCLH gained 31% on November 17, its first day of trading. Does this mean it is a buy, sell or hold?
  64. Noble 4Q Misses on Higher Downtime - Analyst Blog

    January 24, 2013
    Leading contract drilling company, Noble Corporation (NE) reported fourth quarter 2012 earnings of 50 cents per share. The ...
  65. Raymond James Beats on High Rev - Analyst Blog

    January 24, 2013
    Raymond James Financial Inc.'s (RJF) fiscal first-quarter 2013 (ended Dec 31) earnings per share came in at 69 cents, beating ...
  66. How to Build the Ultimate 'Doomsday Portfolio'

    January 24, 2013
    We've managed to avoid the great Mayan prediction of the end of the world along with countless doomsday prognostications ...
  67. Fixed Income ETFs: A Bright Spot in 2013

    January 24, 2013
    As economic uncertainty continues to plague investors’ confidence in the new year, many have remained understandably leery ...
  68. Options Strategies and the Zacks Rank - Know Your Options

    January 24, 2013
    One question I get asked all the time is: what's the best way to use the Zacks Rank with options? The answer is to know which ...
  69. STR to Lose Biggest Customer - Analyst Blog

    January 23, 2013
    STR Holdings, Inc. (STRI), a worldwide leader in Solar Panel Encapsulation, believes that its largest customer First Solar, ...
  70. Ventas Expects Higher NOI - Analyst Blog

    January 23, 2013
    Ventas, Inc. (VTR) has hiked its net operating income (NOI) expectations for 2012. The company now anticipates its NOI after ...
  71. Strong Buy on Smith & Wesson - Analyst Blog

    January 23, 2013
    On Jan 22, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (SWHC)  to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). ...
  72. Sun Life Expands ASEAN Footprint - Analyst Blog

    January 23, 2013
    In an effort to expand its international operations, the Canadian life insurer Sun Life Financial Inc. (SLF) has announced ...
  73. BorgWarner Down to Underperform - Analyst Blog

    January 23, 2013
    On January 22, we have downgraded the automotive powertrain products manufacturer BorgWarner Inc. (BWA) to Underperform based ...
  74. Top Ranked Philippines ETF in Focus: EPHE - ETF News And Commentary

    January 23, 2013
    The Philippines is one nation which has been able to outperform other emerging markets in the recent past. This strength ...
  75. 3 Ways to Play the S&P 500 Rally with ETFs - ETF News And Commentary

    January 23, 2013
    With nearly 72% of corporate earnings beating estimates and the decision of Republicans to vote on a four-month extension ...
  76. Earnings Preview: Procter & Gamble - Analyst Blog

    January 23, 2013
    We expect consumer giant, The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) to beat expectations when it reports second quarter fiscal 2 ...
  77. CBS' Outdoor Business Converting To REIT

    January 23, 2013
    CBS announced that it was seeking to convert its Outdoors Americas business to a REIT. In addition, it will sell its Outdoor ...
  78. Get Your Portfolio Wired With The Wireless Sector

    January 23, 2013
    Rising data consumption and smartphone adoption is providing a hefty dose of growth, while the sectors big dividends churn ...
  79. Coach Misses Zacks' Expectations - Analyst Blog

    January 23, 2013
    Coach, Inc. (COH) posted lower-than-expected second-quarter fiscal 2013 results. The quarterly earnings of $1.23 per share ...
  80. Pfizer Readies Zoetis For Market

    January 23, 2013
    Pfizer filed further details about its tentative spin-off of Zoetis, its animal health business.
  81. Intuitive Beats Zacks Estimates - Analyst Blog

    January 23, 2013
    Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) reported fourth quarter and 2012 earnings per share of $4.25 and $15.98, respectively, beating ...
  82. Layoffs And The Stock Market

    January 23, 2013
    Layoffs may indicate a company's failings, but they can also lead to an increase in the company's stock price.
  83. Differentiating Dividend ETFs

    January 23, 2013
    With Treasury interest rates expected to stay at near-zero levels for the foreseeable future, many investors have found it ...
  84. Advance-Decline Line: Simple Breadth Indicator Can Be Used to ...

    January 23, 2013
    Market breadth indicators are based on the number of stocks going up or down and the Advance-Decline (A-D) Line is the simplest ...
  85. The 5 Most Popular Leveraged Commodity ETFs

    January 23, 2013
    Commodity ETFs give investors the chance to play the natural resources market like they were never able to before, as now ...
  86. Bull of the Day: Simon Property Group - Bull of the Day

    January 23, 2013
    Simon Property Group (SPG) is scheduled to release its fourth quarter 2012 earnings on February 4, before the market opens. ...
  87. Protective Launches Product Line - Analyst Blog

    January 22, 2013
    Last week, Protective Life Insurance Company (PL) came up with a new range of universal life insurance products. These can ...
  88. Insurance Stock Overview - Jan 2013 - Industry Outlook

    January 22, 2013
    The U.S. insurance industry entered 2013 facing the ravages of Hurricane Sandy, which resulted in billions of insured losses. ...
  89. Top 5 Zacks #1 Ranked American Century Mutual Funds - Best of ...

    January 22, 2013
    With more than $121 billion in assets under management and 200 institutional clients, American Century Investments is one ...
  90. 3 Basket ETFs Your Broker Forgot to Mention

    January 22, 2013
    Equity-based ETFs can be described as baskets of various stocks. Whether it is a broader market domestic fund, a sector ETF ...
  91. How Natural Gas Will Change the U.S. Economy -- and Make a Fortune ...

    January 22, 2013
    Let me share with you three disparate items from my news clip file that, taken together, point to game-changing opportunities ...
  92. Earnings Acceleration Can Forecast Big Moves Ahead - Screen of ...

    January 22, 2013
    In good markets or bad, earnings are one of the most important things that influence stock prices. But instead of just looking ...
  93. AGG vs. BND: Which Bond ETF Do You Choose? - ETF News And Commentary

    January 22, 2013
    While corporate bonds are increasingly popular among investors - along with junk securities due to their outsized yield - ...
  94. PX-JSW Steel: Bonds Grow Stronger - Analyst Blog

    January 22, 2013
    A couple of days after announcing a supply contract with Usha Martin, Praxair Inc's (PX) subsidiary in India, Praxair India ...
  95. 2 Bullish Charts You Need to See - Cook`s Kitchen

    January 22, 2013
    For several months, I've been watching two indexes that I like to call "the other 2,400 stocks." One is the Russell 2000 ...
  96. 4 Excellent Dividend ETFs for Income and Stability - Investment ...

    January 22, 2013
    2012 was not a great year for the dividend ETFs as many investors avoided them in the last quarter of the year due to risk ...
  97. iShares Files for Risk and Value Weighted ETFs - ETF News And ...

    January 22, 2013
    iShares, the San Francisco-based global leader in ETFs, has long had a dominant position in the ETF world. The company was ...
  98. Verizon Lags Bottom Line, Meets Rev - Analyst Blog

    January 22, 2013
    The largest U.S. mobile service provider Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) reported fourth quarter 2012 adjusted earnings ...
  99. Brazil's Growing, But That May Not Help Banco Bradesco Enough

    January 22, 2013
    Bradesco is performing well today, but spread compression could hurt the stock.
  100. Stryker Follows Its Rivals With A Big Investment In China

    January 22, 2013
    Stryker's acquisition of Trauson is the right deal at the right time.
  101. Crimson Exploration Looks Undervalued, But Mind The Well Economics

    January 22, 2013
    Crimson Exploration looks too cheap, but the Eagle Ford may be less economical than thought.
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