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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. HSBC's Money Laundering Scandal

    January 29, 2013
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  4. 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 ...
  5. With Sluggish Windows Uptake, What Propels Microsoft?

    January 29, 2013
    Microsoft has to do more to unlock its potential and its value.
  6. 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? ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. Is Coach's Loss Michael Kors' Gain?

    January 29, 2013
    Coach's second quarter was a major disappointment.
  9. 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. ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. Could Google Actually Be Underrated?

    January 25, 2013
    Google may actually still be too cheap.
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. Pfizer Readies Zoetis For Market

    January 23, 2013
    Pfizer filed further details about its tentative spin-off of Zoetis, its animal health business.
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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. ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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. ...
  30. Sonic Bolsters Shareholder Value - Analyst Blog

    January 22, 2013
    Sonic Corp. (SONC), the largest chain of drive-in restaurants of the US, has approved an additional share repurchase, thereby ...
  31. Ultimate Guide To FM

    January 22, 2013
    Emerging markets have long been popular investment destinations, as these countries generally offer considerably greater ...
  32. CLW Authorizes Share Repurchase - Analyst Blog

    January 21, 2013
    Clearwater Paper Corporation (CLW) has recently authorized a $100 million share repurchase program to purchase its common ...
  33. Bull Vs. Bear: Apple Will Recover

    January 21, 2013
    Apple's stock will recover from its recent slide. The company has too much going right for it to stay down.
  34. Can India ETFs Continue Their Solid Run? - ETF News And Commentary

    January 21, 2013
    Over the past year, the Indian stock markets have been posting phenomenally high returns. This can be mainly attributed to ...
  35. Steady As She Goes Is Fine For U.S. Bancorp

    January 21, 2013
    U.S. Bancorp remains underappreciated for its superior quality.
  36. What Propels Bank Of America From Here?

    January 21, 2013
    Bank of America is getting better, but the long-term value seems limited from here.
  37. Take a Breather Before Earnings Deluge - Analyst Blog

    January 21, 2013
    With the markets closed today for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the earnings season takes the day off as the reporting flood ...
  38. Associated Reports In Line Results - Analyst Blog

    January 21, 2013
    Associated Banc-Corp (ASBC) reported its fourth quarter 2012 earnings of 26 cents per share, which came in line with the ...
  39. Krispy Kreme Forays into India - Analyst Blog

    January 21, 2013
    Finally, India has got its first Krispy Kreme Doughnut Inc. (KKD) franchised outlet in the city of Bangalore. The latest ...
  40. Webster Tops Estimates - Analyst Blog

    January 21, 2013
    Webster Financial Corp. (WBS) reported its fourth quarter 2012 earnings of 52 cents per share, marginally surpassing the ...
  41. ETFs For Top Currency Trends In 2013

    January 21, 2013
    With equity markets starting off the new year with a bang, investors are now looking to see which corners of the market are ...
  42. Why The Rest of the World is Pouring Billions Into the U.S. Real ...

    January 18, 2013
    Yngve Slyngstad and Peter Ballon aren't well-known names in the U.S. investment community, but their decisions are having ...
  43. Swatch Buys Harry Winston Watch Brand For $1 Billion

    January 18, 2013
    Harry Winston sells its watch brand to Swatch so it can focus on diamonds. This is a good deal for both companies.
  44. Quality, But Not Much Growth Or Value At Commerce Bancshares

    January 18, 2013
    Commerce is doing okay in an increasingly difficult environment.
  45. Why Smart Investors Are Pouring Trillions into This Type Of Stock

    January 18, 2013
    For decades, analysts have heralded small-cap stocks as the real growers in the stock market. And they're right to some extent; ...
  46. Herbalife Is Merely A Pawn In This Hedge Fund Battle Royal

    January 18, 2013
    Managers of some of the largest hedge funds are taking sides in the battle over Herbalife, arguing whether or not it's a ...
  47. Fifth Third Tops Estimates - Analyst Blog

    January 17, 2013
    Fifth Third Bancorp's (FITB) third-quarter adjusted earnings of 42 cents per share exceeded the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  48. Citi Disappoints, Strong Top Line - Analyst Blog

    January 17, 2013
    After reporting impressive results in the prior quarter, Citigroup Inc. C) reported a disappointing fourth quarter 2012. ...
  49. 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 ...
  50. 15 Underperforming Stocks to Sell Today

    January 16, 2013
    So far in 2013, we've seen the market basically tread water. After the huge fiscal cliff deal inspired buying in the first ...
  51. Comerica Beats Estimates - Analyst Blog

    January 16, 2013
    Comerica Inc. (CMA) reported third quarter 2012 adjusted earnings of 69 cents per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  52. LFL: Traffic Update Dec' 12 - Analyst Blog

    January 16, 2013
    Latin American airlines, LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (LFL), together with its subsidiaries, came out with its air traffic update ...
  53. Weakness? Not at JPMorgan - Analyst Blog

    January 16, 2013
    Proving pessimists wrong, JPMorgan Chase & Company (JPM) came out with a positive earnings surprise of about 16% for the ...
  54. Flowers Foods Looks To Add Some Wonder

    January 16, 2013
    Flowers Foods announced January 11 that it was the stalking horse bid for six of Hostess' bread brands, offering $390 million. ...
  55. Allison Transmission - Great Share, But A Lot Of Debt And Cyclicality

    January 16, 2013
    Allison is uncommonly profitable, but also saddled with sizable debts.
  56. The 2 Most Important Numbers You Need to Know Before Investing ...

    January 16, 2013
    U.S. Investors poured a stunning $54 billion into emerging-market exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in 2012, according to research ...
  57. Can Wells Fargo Stay Ahead Of The Curve?

    January 15, 2013
    Wells Fargo posts a decent quarter, but spread compression is still a threat.
  58. First Niagara Needs To Lever Market Share Into Better Returns

    January 15, 2013
    First Niagra has share, but not a lot of value
  59. Why Was SolarCity's IPO Price Slashed?

    January 15, 2013
    Another piece of evidence that shows how the solar energy sector is struggling.
  60. Data on Novartis' Afinitor - Analyst Blog

    January 14, 2013
    As per recent data published in The Lancet, Novartis' (NVS) cancer drug, Afinitor (everolimus), helped reduce the tumor size ...
  61. High Paid Manufacturing Turns to U.S. - Analyst Blog

    January 14, 2013
    Outsourcing or offshoring has had a profound effect on the U.S. job market. Industries such as textiles, toys, shoes and ...
  62. Is it Time to Dump Bank Stocks?

    January 14, 2013
    Since the second half of 2012, bank stocks have really found their footing. Shares of Citigroup (NYSE: C) and Bank of America ...
  63. Walmart Joins Health Care Program - Analyst Blog

    January 14, 2013
    Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) has announced its decision to join the Arkansas Payment Improvement Initiative (APII) ...
  64. Short Sellers Are Loading up on Bank Stocks, Should You Follow ...

    January 14, 2013
    Since the second half of 2012, bank stocks have really found their footing. Shares of Citigroup (NYSE: C) and Bank of America ...
  65. Daily ETF Roundup: Japan Makes Bold Move

    January 11, 2013
    Now a days it looks like just about everyone’s printing money – first the ECB with its massive bailout program, then the ...
  66. Isis Pharma Updates on its Pipeline - Analyst Blog

    January 11, 2013
    Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ISIS) recently provided an update on its pipeline. Isis Pharma boasts of a robust pipeline. The ...
  67. First Republic Looks To Be A Very Different Kind Of Bank

    January 11, 2013
    Can First Republic deliver better returns with a focused model?
  68. 3 Defensive Plays For The Fiscal Cliff Fakeout

    January 11, 2013
    After what seemed like endless months of frustratingnegotiations, Congress finally signed off on a last minute deal cobbled ...
  69. Questar in Expansion Mode - Analyst Blog

    January 10, 2013
    Questar Fueling, a unit of natural gas-focused energy company Questar Corp. (STR) has entered into a contract to construct ...
  70. epay Allies with WorldPay - Analyst Blog

    January 10, 2013
    In an effort to benefit retailers, epay, a Division of Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (EEFT) has entered into a partnership with ...
  71. Hillshire Brands Upped to Strong Buy - Analyst Blog

    January 10, 2013
    On January 9, 2013, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Hillshire Brands Company (HSH) to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), on ...
  72. France Telecom in Qatar JV - Analyst Blog

    January 10, 2013
    The business affiliate of France Telecom (FTE) - Orange Business Services - has agreed to set up its operating arm in Qatar ...
  73. Straddling Earnings Season - Know Your Options

    January 10, 2013
    With earnings season having just gotten started, here's an options strategy that's perfect for a company about to report. ...
  74. Global Payments Looks Too Cheap Today

    January 10, 2013
    Global Payments looks too cheap for its growth prospects.
  75. AMD's GPU for Ultrathin Notebooks - Analyst Blog

    January 9, 2013
    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) launched its latest range of mobile and desktop graphics processing units (GPUs), AMD Radeon ...
  76. Wondering When To Sell A Stock? Use This 4-Minute Checklist

    January 9, 2013
    As an investor who loves to simply buy, hold and collect returns from my investments, I usually hate the idea of having to ...
  77. Alcoa Has Improved, But It's Still In The Aluminum Business

    January 9, 2013
    Although undervalued, Alcoa is still an aluminum company.
  78. What To Consider Before Buying A Dividend ETF

    January 9, 2013
    For those outside of 401(k) and other employer-sponsored retirement accounts, exchange-traded funds are rapidly taking the ...
  79. BNY Mellon Launches CSD in Europe - Analyst Blog

    January 8, 2013
    The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BK) has launched a new Issuer Central Securities Depository (CSD) unit in Europe ...
  80. Revealed: StreetAuthority's Best Stock Picks of 2012

    January 7, 2013
    Last Monday, I asked each of the StreetAuthority stock market strategists to put into writing their assessments of the year ...
  81. New Year Spur for Global Banks - Analyst Blog

    January 7, 2013
    The oversight body of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision - The Group of Governors and Heads of Supervision (GHOS) ...
  82. Sector Relativity - Cook`s Kitchen

    January 7, 2013
    As the economy rolls through its much-anticipated waves of expansion and contraction, portfolio managers tend to rotate money ...
  83. Has Roche Said "Nein" To Illumina's Asking Price Once More?

    January 7, 2013
    Roche may have walked away from Illumina for good.
  84. TI to Partner SoftKinetic - Analyst Blog

    January 7, 2013
    Texas Instruments (TXN) or "TI" will collaborate with SoftKinetic to develop 3D sensor and gesture recognition solutions ...
  85. RenaissanceRe Creates Insurance SPV - Analyst Blog

    January 7, 2013
    Recently, RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (RNR) announced that it has created a new special purpose insurance vehicle - Upsilon ...
  86. Ford to Redeem 7.50% Notes - Analyst Blog

    January 7, 2013
    Ford Motor Co. F) announced that it will start redeeming all the 7.50% outstanding notes due June 10, 2043 from February ...
  87. Basic Materials Stocks, Including Mosaic, Making Big Moves on ...

    January 4, 2013
    The Nasdaq has slipped 0.4%, the S&P 500 has risen 0.2% and the Dow is unchanged so far today. The basic materials sector ...
  88. CIT Group to Buy Loan Portfolio - Analyst Blog

    January 4, 2013
    On Wednesday, CIT Group Inc. (CIT) announced an agreement to acquire a commercial loan portfolio worth $1.3 billion from ...
  89. D&B Jumps to Strong Buy - Analyst Blog

    January 4, 2013
    On January 3, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Dun & Bradstreet Corp (DNB) to a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy). Why the Upgrade? ...
  90. Bill Ackman's New Target? Herbalife

    January 3, 2013
    Herbalife vows to answer to Bill Ackman's charges, but if we are to pick a winner of round one of this fight, it's Ackman. ...
  91. 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 ...
  92. Transocean and Other Big Movers In Energy on January 3, 2013

    January 3, 2013
    There has been little movement in the market so far this morning. The Nasdaq is unchanged; the S&P 500 has moved little; ...
  93. First Solar and More Big Movers in Semiconductors on January ...

    January 3, 2013
    This morning, the market has been relatively quiet. The Nasdaq has moved little; the S&P 500 has been relatively flat; ...
  94. This Could be the Major Investment Theme of 2013

    January 2, 2013
    As investors stepped away from their computers during the holidays, they may have failed to notice an absolutely stunning ...
  95. Berkshire Hathaway and More Big Movers in Financial on January ...

    January 2, 2013
    The market is on the rise this morning. The Nasdaq has climbed 2.3%; the S&P 500 has risen 1.8%; and the Dow is up 1.9%. ...
  96. Greif Looks Set Up For An Interesting 2013

    January 1, 2013
    Greif could do well if investors start feeling better about industrial companies in 2013.
  97. Pipeline Progress at Synergy Pharma - Analyst Blog

    December 31, 2012
    Synergy Pharmaceuticals (SGYP) recently initiated a phase IIb study with plecanatide for the treatment of patients suffering ...
  98. 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 ...
  99. A.F.P Provida SA and More Big Movers in Financial on December ...

    December 31, 2012
    After the morning's trading, the Nasdaq is trading up 0.6%, the S&P 500 is up 0.2% and the Dow is unchanged. The financial ...
  100. Coca-Cola HBC S.A and Other Consumer/Non-Cyclical Stocks Making ...

    December 31, 2012
    Currently, the Nasdaq has climbed 0.6%, the S&P 500 has increased 0.2% and the Dow has been relatively flat. The Consumer/Non-Cyclical ...
  101. Telefonica Brasil Climbs to Neutral - Analyst Blog

    December 28, 2012
    We are upgrading our recommendation on Telefonica Brasil SA (VIV) to Neutral from Underperform. Based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, ...
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