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  1. In An Already Cheap Sector, 4 Standout Bargain Stocks

    February 28, 2014
    A surging stock market has given the impression that the U.S. economy has made up for lost time over the past five years. ...
  2. 4 Bargain Stocks In An Already Cheap Sector

    February 28, 2014
    A surging stock market has given the impression that the U.S. economy has made up for lost time over the past five years. ...
  3. This Simple System Could Lead To 41% Gains In Less Than 5 Months

    February 6, 2014
    The past few years have been a great time to be an investor.Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's zero interest rate ...
  4. Auto Industry Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook

    February 6, 2014
    Auto Industry Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook
  5. A Sneak Peek At The Dividend Stars Of 2014

    December 4, 2013
    Dividend yield or dividend growth?Investors are often asked to choose between one of these two types of yield plays. But ...
  6. #PreMarket Primer for November 27: Some US Retailers Fight To ...

    November 27, 2013
    With several large retail chains planning to begin their Black Friday deals on Thanksgiving, some retailers are holding ...
  7. Steel Industry Stock Outlook - Nov 2013 - Industry Outlook

    November 5, 2013
    Steel Industry Stock Outlook - Nov 2013 - Industry Outlook
  8. Steel Industry Stock Outlook - Nov 2013 - Industry Outlook

    November 5, 2013
    Steel Industry Stock Outlook - Nov 2013 - Industry Outlook
  9. The Time To Bet On Electric Vehicles Is Now

    November 4, 2013
    As transportation costs continue to rise, electric and hybrid vehicles are once again returning to the spotlight. That makes ...
  10. Into the Heart of Q3 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    October 24, 2013
    Into the Heart of Q3 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  11. Auto Industry Stock Outlook - Oct 2013 - Industry Outlook

    October 8, 2013
    Auto Industry Stock Outlook - Oct 2013 - Industry Outlook
  12. How Social Engagement Is Building The Future Of Communication

    September 24, 2013
    The gripe of baby boomers and generations past is the deconstruction of communication. Too many screens, too many devices ...
  13. Tata Motors: A Tale Of Two Businesses

    September 3, 2013
    Jaguar is doing exceptionally well, but Tata Motors struggles to replicate that success at home.
  14. Move Over, Baby Boomers -- This Group Of Consumers Wants The ...

    September 3, 2013
    In the 1980s and '90s, an investor theme emerged that likely played a role in a 20-year upward move for the stock market. ...
  15. Boeing's Strong Earnings: Time To Buy?

    July 30, 2013
    Boeing's second-quarter earnings were very strong causing it to raise its 2013 guidance. However, nagging problems continue ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. Goldman Lowers Tesla Price Target To $84--Time To Sell?

    July 18, 2013
    Goldman Sachs released a 53-page report about the car biz June 16. It lowered its price target for Tesla to $84, sending ...
  18. GM, Honda to Develop Fuel Cell Vehicles - Analyst Blog

    July 15, 2013
    Both GM and Honda have more than 1,200 fuel cell patents between them
  19. DCT's Miami Asset 100% Leased - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2013
    DCT revealed that its development project -- DCT Commerce Center at Pan American West -- in Miami is 100% leased.
  20. Stocks Market News for July 5, 2013 - Market News

    July 5, 2013
    Benchmarks eked out gains during Wednesday’s trading session following mixed domestic economic reports
  21. Stocks Market News for July 3, 2013 - Market News

    July 3, 2013
    Encouraging factory orders and impressive car sales growth pushed benchmarks higher initially on Tuesday
  22. Steel Industry Stock Outlook - July 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    July 3, 2013
    Steel Industry Stock Outlook - July 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews
  23. Steel Industry Stock Outlook - July 2013 - Industry Outlook

    July 3, 2013
    Steel Industry Stock Outlook - July 2013 - Industry Outlook
  24. General Motors Focuses on Mexico - Analyst Blog

    June 28, 2013
    General Motors operates in Mexico for 78 years
  25. GM Breaks Ground for a China Plant - Analyst Blog

    June 25, 2013
    GM had revealed plans to roll out a locally made Cadillac from the plant, each year through 2016.
  26. Bond Yields Are Rising -- Do Your Stocks Measure Up?

    June 19, 2013
    Long live the bond market bull. It started running in 1980, when a series of interest rate increases by the Federal Reserve ...
  27. Chrysler Suspends Pension Plan - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2013
    Chrysler stated that the decision has been taken mainly to comply with U.S. tax regulations.
  28. Toyota Unveils New Corolla - Analyst Blog

    June 13, 2013
    Toyota Corolla has a history of nearly 50 years
  29. Auto Industry Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    June 10, 2013
    Auto Industry Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews
  30. Auto Industry Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook

    June 10, 2013
    Auto Industry Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook
  31. General Motors Hits $33: Where To From Here?

    May 21, 2013
    While business seems reasonably strong in Detroit, there's no guarantee it will stay that way. Is GM a momentum play or should ...
  32. Tesla's Worth More Than Fiat--Time To Sell?

    May 15, 2013
    While Tesla is an amazing story its valuation has gotten frothy to say the least. Is now the time for shareholders to sell?
  33. The U.S. Auto Industry Is Back

    May 14, 2013
    For investors, betting on the U.S. auto sector could lead to plenty of profits.
  34. Auto Industry Outlook and Review - Feb 2013 - Industry Outlook

    February 11, 2013
    The auto industry is highly concentrated. The top 10 global automakers account for roughly 80% of the worldwide production ...
  35. Auto Industry Stock Outlook - Feb 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    February 11, 2013
    The auto industry is highly concentrated. The top 10 global automakers account for roughly 80% of the worldwide production ...
  36. Auto Industry Stock Outlook - Feb 2013 - Industry Outlook

    February 11, 2013
    The auto industry is highly concentrated. The top 10 global automakers account for roughly 80% of the worldwide production ...
  37. AutoNation Sales Up 22% in January - Analyst Blog

    February 6, 2013
    The Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based automotive retailer AutoNation Inc. (AN) posted a 22% year-over-year increase in retail ...
  38. TRW's New Tech in Chrysler Trucks - Analyst Blog

    January 17, 2013
    TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (TRW) has introduced the Passive Entry system in Chrysler's new 2013 Ram trucks. This system ...
  39. Allison Transmission - Great Share, But A Lot Of Debt And Cyclicality

    January 16, 2013
    Allison is uncommonly profitable, but also saddled with sizable debts.
  40. Profits: A Dirty Word

    January 14, 2013
    Every three months, publicly traded companies report their earnings—their profits, or losses. And this quarter, the ...
  41. GM Opel to Sell Six Facilities - Analyst Blog

    January 8, 2013
    The luxury automaker Opel plans to sell six facilities in Europe to its U.S. parent General Motors Company (GM) in order ...
  42. General Motors Stays Neutral - Analyst Blog

    January 7, 2013
    On January 3, we maintained our Neutral recommendation on General Motors Company (GM) despite its lower earnings in 2012 ...
  43. The Treasury Bails On General Motors

    December 24, 2012
    GM announced December 19 that it's selling its remaining 500 million shares of GM within 15 months. The government's loss ...
  44. This Stock Could Get DESTROYED by Ford, GM and Volkswagen

    December 12, 2012
    In part one of my look at Tesla Motors (Nasdaq: TSLA), I took note of the company's award-winning new sedan, impressive engineering ...
  45. Navistar Shuttering Garland Plant - Analyst Blog

    November 16, 2012
    In a bid to reduce costs and better utilize its manufacturing resources, Navistar International Corporation (NAV) has announced ...
  46. Steel Industry Stock Outlook - Nov. 2012 - Industry Outlook

    November 15, 2012
    Steel industry in today's world can well be termed as the backbone of the economy, given its varied usage, be it in construction, ...
  47. Steel Industry Stock Outlook - Nov. 2012 - Investment Ideas

    November 15, 2012
    Steel industry in today's world can well be termed as the backbone of the economy, given its varied usage, be it in construction, ...
  48. Steel Industry Stock Outlook - Nov. 2012 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    November 15, 2012
    Steel industry in today's world can well be termed as the backbone of the economy, given its varied usage, be it in construction, ...
  49. BorgWarner Expects More Asian Sales - Analyst Blog

    November 13, 2012
    BorgWarner Inc. (BWA) revealed that it expects Asia to account for half of its $2.3 billion in new business from 2013 to ...
  50. Should You Invest In Starbucks Or Arkansas Best?

    November 2, 2012
    As long as its management continues to stay solid, and its employers remember to treat its employees right and deliver a ...
  51. BorgWarner Meets Expectations - Analyst Blog

    November 1, 2012
    BorgWarner Inc. (BWA) posted a 3.5% increase in profits to $1.19 per share (excluding non-recurring items) in the third quarter ...
  52. The Market's Next BIG Turnaround Story

    November 1, 2012
    If you've ever wanted to invest in the early stages of a corporate turnaround, read on. Three of the companies below ...
  53. Stock Market News for November 1, 2012 - Market News

    November 1, 2012
    It was business as usual for markets on Wednesday following two days of closure due to Hurricane Sandy and it ended almost ...
  54. Stock Market News for October 31, 2012 - Market News

    October 31, 2012
    Markets remained closed for the second-straight day as hurricane Sandy threatened to affect 60 million lives. While many ...
  55. Markets Stay Closed, Some Earnings Delays - Analyst Blog

    October 30, 2012
    Markets remain closed for a second day on Tuesday due to Hurricane Sandy, with published accounts putting the preliminary ...
  56. AutoNation Misses Estimates - Analyst Blog

    October 25, 2012
    AutoNation Inc. (AN) witnessed a 37.5% increase in earnings per share to 66 cents in the third quarter of 2012 from 48 cents ...
  57. Auto Industry Outlook and Review - October 2012 - Industry Outlook

    October 16, 2012
    The automotive industry is highly concentrated, with the top-10 global automakers accounting for roughly 80% of worldwide ...
  58. Auto Industry Stock Outlook - Oct. 2012 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    October 16, 2012
    The automotive industry is highly concentrated, with the top-10 global automakers accounting for roughly 80% of worldwide ...
  59. Auto Industry Stock Outlook - Oct. 2012 - Industry Outlook

    October 16, 2012
    The automotive industry is highly concentrated, with the top-10 global automakers accounting for roughly 80% of worldwide ...
  60. AutoNation Sales Climb 23% in Sept. - Analyst Blog

    October 8, 2012
    AutoNation Inc. (AN) has registered outstanding new vehicles sales in September 2012. Sales in the month rose 23% year over ...
  61. TRW to Invest in Camera Technology - Analyst Blog

    September 21, 2012
    TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (TRW) showcased its advanced video camera technology 'S-CAM' at an event in Locke Township, ...
  62. New Electronic Horn System from TRW - Analyst Blog

    September 17, 2012
    TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (TRW) is making a new Electronic Horn System (EHS) which can be used by touching the conductive ...
  63. Nissan Unveils Cheaper R50 in China - Analyst Blog

    September 13, 2012
    Nissan Motor Co. (NSANY) has launched the second model from its low-priced lineup Venucia in China in order to gain a strong ...
  64. AutoNation's Sales Soar in August - Analyst Blog

    September 7, 2012
    AutoNation Inc. (AN) recorded an outstanding performance in new vehicle sales in August. Sales in the month rose 28% year ...
  65. The Top 10 Most Profitable Companies in America

    August 27, 2012
    Take your mind to 2003. The United States has just sent troops into Iraq, Alex Rodriguez has just swatted 47 home runs for ...
  66. Navistar to Reduce Headcount - Analyst Blog

    August 17, 2012
    According to Reuters, Navistar International Corporation (NAV) is planning to reduce headcount through a voluntary separation ...
  67. TRW Beats but EPS Down 14% - Analyst Blog

    August 2, 2012
    TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (TRW) witnessed a 14% fall in adjusted earnings per share to $1.72 in the second quarter of ...
  68. Automotive Industry ETFs in Focus - ETF News And Commentary

    July 30, 2012
    Unlike consumer staples, the consumer discretionary industry is highly sensitive to economic cycles (The Comprehensive Guide ...
  69. BorgWarner Misses by a Penny - Analyst Blog

    July 26, 2012
    BorgWarner Inc. (BWA) reported a 21% boost in adjusted earnings per share to $1.36 in the second quarter of 2012 compared ...
  70. Company News for July 26, 2012 - Corporate Summary

    July 26, 2012
    "    ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) reported second quarter earnings per share of $1.22, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  71. AutoNation Beats Estimates - Analyst Blog

    July 19, 2012
    AutoNation Inc. (AN) witnessed a 35% boost in adjusted earnings per share to 66 cents in the second quarter of 2012 compared ...
  72. A Very Weak Start to Q2 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    July 13, 2012
    Summary We have results from only 32 S&P 500 companies at this stage, but what we have seen thus far -- in terms of ...
  73. AutoNation's June Sales Climb 38% - Analyst Blog

    July 9, 2012
    AutoNation Inc. (AN) witnessed an outstanding performance in new vehicle sales in June 2012 compared with the corresponding ...
  74. Bull Vs. Bear: The Future Is Looking Up For Major Automakers

    July 9, 2012
    Now is a great time to invest in the major automakers.
  75. Company News for July 2, 2012 - Corporate Summary

    July 2, 2012
    "    BlackBerry manufacturer Research In Motion Limited's (NASDAQ:RIMM) shares slumped 19.1% on Friday after it reported ...
  76. PHEV's Get Plugged In

    June 28, 2012
    As transportation costs continue to rise, electric and hybrid vehicles are once again returning to the spotlight. For investors, ...
  77. Auto Industry Stock Outlook - June 2012 - Industry Outlook

    June 26, 2012
    The auto industry is highly concentrated. The top-10 global automakers account for roughly 80% of the worldwide production ...
  78. Auto Industry Stock Outlook - June 2012 - Bull of the Day

    June 26, 2012
    The auto industry is highly concentrated. The top-10 global automakers account for roughly 80% of the worldwide production ...
  79. Auto Industry Stock Outlook - June 2012 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    June 26, 2012
    The auto industry is highly concentrated. The top-10 global automakers account for roughly 80% of the worldwide production ...
  80. Is Toyota Ready to Recover? - Analyst Blog

    June 21, 2012
    Toyota Motor Corp. (TM) has decided to trim its production capacity in Japan by 10% to 3.1 million units by 2014 in order ...
  81. BorgWarner's Innovative Technology - Analyst Blog

    June 19, 2012
    Recently, BorgWarner Inc. (BWA) introduced a cutting-edge friction plate technology for the ZF 8-speed automatic transmission. ...
  82. GM Scales Back Output in Brazil - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2012
    General Motors Company (GM) has closed down a shift at its Brazilian facility in Sao Jose dos Campos that manufactures Corsa, ...
  83. Nissan Building New Facility in China - Analyst Blog

    June 15, 2012
    According to Reuters, Nissan Motor Co. (NSANY) has revealed its plans to construct a ¥5 billion ($785 million) plant in the ...
  84. Honda to Launch Electric Fit - Analyst Blog

    June 8, 2012
    Honda Motor Co. (HMC) announced the launch of the most fuel-efficient vehicle Honda Fit in the United States.  The small, ...
  85. China's Auto Market Gets An Octane Boost

    June 4, 2012
    With China's growth stalling, the country has begun plans for new stimulus measures. The first of which is a program to spur ...
  86. Salesforce Splashes Out $689 Million on Buddy Media

    June 4, 2012
    It was revealed on Monday that Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) has agreed to buy Buddy Media for $689 million. The deal will be ...
  87. A Refreshing Choice Of Soft Drink Stocks

    June 3, 2012
    Soft drink producers can put some fizz in a flat portfolio and sweeten up the bitter taste left behind by other parts of ...
  88. General Motors' New Lease On Life

    May 29, 2012
    GM’s recapitalization at the height of the credit crisis gave it a new lease on life.
  89. Auto Sales Slow Down in April - Analyst Blog

    May 7, 2012
    U.S. saw sluggish 2.3% growth in light vehicle sales in April 2012, to 1.18 million units from 1.16 million units in the ...
  90. Harman Looks To Carry A Tune

    May 2, 2012
    Harman is seeing solid OEM growth as car sales rebound in the developed world and grow rapidly in emerging markets. This ...
  91. Tenneco Misses, Profits Rise Modestly - Analyst Blog

    May 1, 2012
    Tenneco Misses, Profits Rise Modestly - Analyst Blog
  92. Could BorgWarner's High-Quality Miss Be An Opportunity?

    May 1, 2012
    BorgWarner has broadened its customer base and may be the most promising seller of passenger vehicle parts, but the undervaluation ...
  93. OnShoring And The Industrial REIT Win

    April 23, 2012
    With manufacturing returning to U.S. shores, the industrial real estate sector could finally be turning a corner. Betting ...
  94. Buy Emerging or Developed Markets?

    April 19, 2012
    Jim Lowell, editor of Fidelity Investor, shares his view on where in the world to invest, suggesting investors not forget ...
  95. 7 Winners of a Pollyanna Earnings Season

    April 18, 2012
    Well, first-quarter earnings season is upon us, and the bellwethers that have reported so far are looking for a pretty bright ...
  96. 3 False Set-Ups Where Patience Paid Off

    April 13, 2012
    The lack of real trend confirmation helped Jeff White stay on the sidelines for these three stock set-ups gone bad, but traders ...
  97. 2 Comeback Stories with Good Yields

    March 31, 2012
    One company is coming back in the tough retail sector and another is making its name in the fiercely competitive automotive ...
  98. Own The Barron's 30

    March 30, 2012
    On March 24, Barron's profiled 30 of the world's best CEOs. To invest in all of the Barron's 30, it's almost easier to buy ...
  99. Auto Stocks: Will Electric Cars Ever Gain Traction?

    March 22, 2012
    The Obama administration has been pushing to get 1 million battery-powered vehicles on the road by 2015.
  100. The "Sleep at Night" High-Yield Strategy

    March 14, 2012
    A high-yield bond portfolio doesn’t have to keep you awake at night worrying, says advisor and fund manager Eric Scholl ...
  101. Quite a Coup for the New ITT

    March 3, 2012
    Addition by subtractions is paying off for the refocused industrial specialist, writes MoneyShow.com senior editor Igor Greenwald. ...
  102. This Small Cap is Printing Gains

    March 2, 2012
    Asset manager George Young describes his fund’s approach to investing in equities and fixed income. He also shares ...
  103. Citizens Republic On The Road Back

    February 28, 2012
    Citizens Republic was almost buried, but the balance sheet is cleaner and the business is growing again.
  104. Obama’s Corporate Tax Proposal: Which Companies Will Take A Hit?

    February 24, 2012
    President Obama has proposed corporate tax cuts that will lower corporate income taxes from 35% to 28%, but claims he willl ...
  105. General Motors Roaring Its Engines

    February 22, 2012
    An investment in General Motors could end up being quite lucrative for its shareholders.
  106. Mitt Romney, Strapped to a Car Roof

    February 17, 2012
    The former presidential frontrunner is on the defensive in his native state as a result of a policy stance that simply can’t ...
  107. 2 Comeback Corporate Bonds

    February 8, 2012
    In this kind of environment, there are some great bond bargains out there…if you know where to look for them, writes ...
  108. Strattec Security Looks To Lock-In Potential

    February 7, 2012
    While Strattec's margins have dropped significantly since its height in 2004, the company is showing signs of growth.
  109. The Week Ahead: Stocks Need Some Bad News

    January 30, 2012
    Markets are due for a bull-scaring correction that would open more opportunities, but until then investors should stick with ...
  110. 4 Stocks To Analyze Before Friday

    January 24, 2012
    Here are four companies that will be releasing their earnings on January 27th.
  111. Companies Not Seeing A Recession

    December 28, 2011
    Although the conventional wisdom seems to indicate that another recession is inevitable, many companies are not experiencing ...
  112. 2011 In Review - Industrials Show Some Rust

    December 22, 2011
    Economic fears have pushed many industrials firmly into the red for 2011.
  113. 2 Solid Plays on India's Growth

    December 22, 2011
    One of the most exciting markets of the next several decades is still one of the most inaccessible, at least by Western terms, ...
  114. 4 Buys as We Repatriate Assets

    December 20, 2011
    The global picture remains fuzzy, so it's time to reel in the growth stocks and start to consolidate strong domestic positions ...
  115. End Times for Omega Man

    December 2, 2011
    A top hedge-fund manager venting his angst at President Obama is deeply conflicted and possibly delusional, writes MoneyShow.com ...
  116. 4 Hot Picks from a Small-Cap Manager

    November 16, 2011
    Villere Balanced Fund (VILLX) has amassed an outstanding track record of returns within the Morningstar Moderate Allocation ...
  117. Soft Drink Stocks: A Refreshing Choice

    November 15, 2011
    Soft drink producers can put some fizz in a flat portfolio and sweeten up the bitter taste left behind by other parts of ...
  118. Companies Not Seeing A Recession

    October 21, 2011
    Although the conventional wisdom seems to indicate that another recession is inevitable, many companies are not experiencing ...
  119. CARZ or VROM: Which Is The Better ETF?

    October 18, 2011
    There are currently two auto exchange-traded funds avaialble for investors, but the soft auto market creates concerns over ...
  120. Companies Not Seeing A Recession

    October 13, 2011
    Although the conventional wisdom seems to indicate that another recession is inevitable, many companies are not experiencing ...
  121. Why GM's Not A Value Trap

    September 28, 2011
    GM's P/E ratio is less than five right now. That's value trap territory. I'll look at why it's not.
  122. Navistar Gets More Than The Benefit Of The Doubt

    September 8, 2011
    Navistar is undervalued, but only if it executes better than it has.
  123. Bonds That Look Better Than Treasuries

    August 14, 2011
    Instability in the political and economic spheres has meant a shift from Treasuries to corporate bonds in recent weeks, writes ...
  124. 4 Corporate Bonds for an Uneasy Market

    August 6, 2011
    Marilyn Cohen, the editor of Bond Smart Investor, says she’s cautious about interest-rate risk in the current environment. ...
  125. Earnings Say Consumers Are Tapped Out

    August 5, 2011
    All seems fairly nominal on the Q2 earnings front, but take a closer look at the consumer discretionary group's results.
  126. BorgWarner Is In A Sweet Spot

    August 5, 2011
    BorgWarner is gaining significant share with its turbocharger components.
  127. Cummins Keeps It Coming

    August 2, 2011
    Cummins continues to see incredible demand for diesel engines.
  128. Good Reasons To Own Goodyear

    July 19, 2011
    Goodyear's business is recovering and its stock has done well in the past year.
  129. Tata Motors Is Ready To Drive Off

    July 18, 2011
    India's Tata Motors appears to have snagged a great buy in Jaguar/Land Rover and now is poised to take global market share.
  130. Things Should Get Better For Alcoa

    July 13, 2011
    Alcoa is in the middle of a tug-of-war between costs and pricing power.
  131. Some Needed Perspective on June's Slow Auto Sales

    July 6, 2011
    News coverage of June's auto sales once again reminds us that perspective is everything, and there's always more to the story.
  132. Soft Drink Stocks: A Refreshing Choice

    July 6, 2011
    Soft drink producers can put some fizz in a flat portfolio and sweeten up the bitter taste left behind by other parts of ...
  133. CarMax Drives On

    June 27, 2011
    Used car chain CarMax had a tremendous quarter despite the weak consumer and the problems with the economy.
  134. Industrial Softness Spreading Out

    June 21, 2011
    Guidance among the companies that feed heavy industry confirms a slowdown. Are naysaysers of the U.S economy right?
  135. George Soros Bets On Visteon

    June 9, 2011
    Learn why investors should join in on George Soros' $133 million investment in Visteon.
  136. 4 Stocks Insiders Can't Resist

    June 1, 2011
    These stocks have recently sparked insider interest, even despite price declines.
  137. 3 Reasons Why GM Is Better Than Ford

    May 16, 2011
    GM CEO Daniel Akerson bought $1 million in stock on the open market May 11. That's just one of three reasons why GM is a ...
  138. GM Cruzes

    May 10, 2011
    GM's Q1 sales and profits soared, but analyst reaction was blasé. Concerns over vehicle pricing and headwinds leave many ...
  139. Superior Industries Is A Superior Buy

    May 4, 2011
    Although Superior Industries stock is up 49% in the past year, its best days lie ahead.
  140. CarMax Stays In The Fast Lane

    April 1, 2011
    CarMax still isn't cheap, but the company keeps delivering on its growth potential.
  141. Can China Yuchai Rev Up Your Portfolio?

    April 1, 2011
    China Yuchai is risky, but maybe too cheap to ignore as a play on China's industrial expansion.
  142. Japan's Automakers Stalled By Quake

    March 18, 2011
    Japan's automakers have shut down production in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake. We examine the coming uncertainty.
  143. Automakers Bask In Warm Glow Of February Sales

    March 10, 2011
    Automakers had a stirring February with U.S. sales, led by rises from GM and a resurgent Toyota.
  144. New GM Steers To Landmark Year (GM, F, TM, HMC, NSANY)

    February 28, 2011
    GM posted a full-year profit, its first since its predecessor company did so in 2004. Though the automaker has made plenty ...
  145. Lincoln: Electric A Quality Niche Industrial

    February 24, 2011
    With the rebound in industrial activity, welding has come back strong, and Lincoln Electric is in place to benefit.
  146. Toyota Profit Falls, Outlook Rises

    February 11, 2011
    Toyota had a rough third quarter where sales and profits fell, but investors liked the improved outlook for the automaker.
  147. Advance Auto Creates Value

    February 11, 2011
    Advance Auto Parts showed it was capable of creating value in 2010.
  148. 5 Important Earnings Announcements For January 28

    January 27, 2011
    Earnings reports are significant events for every stock. Here are 5 earnings announcement for January 28 that you should ...
  149. Lear Takes Avenue Capital For A Ride

    January 18, 2011
    Billionaire hedge fund mananger Marc Lasry's Avenue Capital is the largest shareholder in Lear, a mid-cap seat manufacturer. ...
  150. Electric Vehicles' Dirty Little Secret

    December 23, 2010
    These cars present a cool concept, but the reality is much less seductive.
  151. A CEO Who Changed The Face Of Technology

    December 13, 2010
    Steve Jobs has managed to continue propelling Apple to new heights in terms of stock price and technological innovation.
  152. Retailers Fall Short On Creating Shopping "Experience"

    December 9, 2010
    Successful experiential retail should provide consumers with something fresh and new, but this seems to be lost on many companies.
  153. Soft Drink Stocks: A Refreshing Choice

    December 8, 2010
    Soft drink producers can put some fizz in a flat portfolio and sweeten up the bitter taste left behind by other parts of ...
  154. After The GM IPO

    November 30, 2010
    Now that the General Motors IPO buzz has settled, investors might want to take a deeper look at the new GM.
  155. Are Auto Parts Makers Really Back In Business?

    November 19, 2010
    Did the auto parts maker stocks really deserve to rally side-by-side with auto manufacturers? Conventional wisdom says yes, ...
  156. 4 Actively Managed ETFs To Watch

    November 16, 2010
    Investors will watch these ETFs to see if the fund managers new roles in managing ETFs can yield consistent index beating ...
  157. Is Rockwell's Growth Automatic?

    November 12, 2010
    Rockwell has benefited from the industrial recovery, but investors have to wonder how much gain is left in the stock.
  158. Toyota Earnings Rise, Problems Remain

    November 9, 2010
    Toyota's problems remain as slowing US sales highlight the damage done by the automaker's year of recalls.
  159. October And YTD Auto Sales Superlatives

    November 9, 2010
    There's more to the auto sales rebound story than just October's numbers. Learn the automotive industry's big picture and ...
  160. Honda Sales And Profits Surge

    November 3, 2010
    Honda's sales and profits soared in its second quarter, and the company raised its full-year outlook.
  161. Eyeing The Exchanges

    November 3, 2010
    Exchanges offer investors a chance to benefit from transaction fees and additional insight into market trading activity.
  162. Rails Roll On Into The Fall

    October 14, 2010
    Rail traffic stayed strong in September, but is slower manufacturing growth a threat?
  163. 4 Stocks With Impressive Earnings Yields

    October 6, 2010
    An in-depth look at four caps with impressive earnings yields.
  164. Is The New General Motors Really New?

    August 26, 2010
    Although General Motors is in better financial shape, it will still have to come out with car models that the public wants ...
  165. WPP Group And The Real Mad Men

    August 26, 2010
    A cautious outlook from a major advertising agency does not help fears of another slowdown.
  166. Advance Auto Parts Continues A Winning Formula

    August 16, 2010
    In a sketchy retail environment, Advance Auto keeps finding paths to profitable growth
  167. Toyota's Serial Troubles

    July 9, 2010
    The latest global recall by Toyota due to engine defects is yet another in a series of self-inflicted troubles.
  168. IPO Market Steady Despite Correction

    June 18, 2010
    The market for initial public offerings has done well over the last few months despite the sizable market correction.
  169. Executive Compensation Gone Mad

    June 16, 2010
    S&P 500 companies now pay millions to CEOs for supplemental executive retirement plans.
  170. Keep An Eye On Biobutanol

    May 18, 2010
    Could biobutanol ultimately supplant ethanol as the biorenewable fuel of choice?
  171. Which Stocks Have Made The Biggest Gains?

    April 13, 2010
    Only a handful of S&P 500 issues are up over 100% since the market last sat at this elevated level.
  172. One Year After The Market Hit Its Low

    March 10, 2010
    Has the economic/financial environment changed enough to justify the recent returns? Probably not.
  173. Cash Heavy Companies

    March 8, 2010
    Large cash holdings and strong balance sheets means these companies could lead the way to recovery.
  174. 4 Overlooked Utilities Offering Great Value

    March 4, 2010
    Look for the best in this sector to shine as economic numbers prove more optimistic.
  175. Systems Check At Automotive Safety Providers

    February 19, 2010
    Automotive safety suppliers can benefit from the shadow cast by Toyota's recalls.
  176. Toyota's Recall Isn't ACompany Killer

    February 3, 2010
    Is the news media over-hyping the long-term impact of Toyota's recall? History and the numbers say yes.
  177. January's Surprising Leaders

    February 1, 2010
    We take a look at the top-performing industries in January 2010.
  178. Amazon Making It Rain

    January 26, 2010
    This Thursday is an important day for the markets as Amazon and a number of other companies report earnings.
  179. The Best Stocks Of 2009

    January 4, 2010
    Investors who owned the best performing S&P 500 stocks were richly rewarded in 2009.
  180. 2009's Most Stunning Winners

    December 21, 2009
    Throughout all the turmoil and strife of 2009, the auto-maker stocks managed to do the unthinkable: outperform every other ...
  181. Top Large Cap Stocks In November

    December 4, 2009
    A review of the best performing large-cap stocks in the S&P 500 during November.
  182. Four Interesting Minority Investments

    November 16, 2009
    Minority interests can be great investments, but you have to do a little digging to find ones worth looking at.
  183. Are Automakers Getting In Gear?

    November 13, 2009
    Toyota and Ford recently reported encouraging earnings news, along with better outlooks. Are these improvements sustainable?
  184. Vehicle Rentals Race To The Lead

    October 26, 2009
    Global recessions and market turmoil don’t affect all companies equally.
  185. Defined-Contribution Plans And The 11-K

    October 8, 2009
    Defined contribution plans are an important part of American retirement savings.
  186. Soft Drink Stocks: A Refreshing Alternative

    September 11, 2009
    Soft drink producers can put some fizz in a flat portfolio and sweeten up the bitter taste left behind by financial and automotive ...
  187. 4 Stocks The Money Managers Love

    September 7, 2009
    Now that mutual funds have filed their holdings with the SEC, we take a look at some money-manager favorites.
  188. Natural Gas Vehicle Are The Answer To Our Energy Woes

    September 3, 2009
    The U.S must convert its transportation energy needs to natural gas from oil to help break our dependence on imported oil, ...
  189. Cash For ... Refrigerators?

    August 26, 2009
    Beginning this fall, consumers will be offered rebates of up to $200 when purchasing high-efficiency household appliances.
  190. One Auto Play That Hasn't Stalled

    August 13, 2009
    Tata's stock has recently rebounded. Is the price warrented given the global auto outlook?
  191. Alternative Energy Winners

    August 11, 2009
    The recipients of alternative energy grants may prove to be stimulating investments.
  192. Monthly Review: July Wrap Up

    July 30, 2009
    A look back at the last month's headlines in the financial world.
  193. The 5 Best Large Caps In The First Half Of 2009

    June 30, 2009
    Five top stocks through the first-half of '09 from any sector with market caps greater than $10 billion.
  194. It Pays To Advertise

    June 29, 2009
    During hard times, some companies reduce advertising while others increase it. Which method is the most effective?
  195. Automotive Buyouts: Kissing Skilled Workers Goodbye

    June 24, 2009
    Voluntary buyout packages encourage good workers to leave, which could make climbing back to success even harder for GM.
  196. Forget Peak Oil, What About Peak Demand?

    June 1, 2009
    The world is fixated on peak oil but looking at peak demand may be even more important.
  197. Daimler Joins The Auto Horror Show

    May 4, 2009
    Daimler reported a massive loss for the quarter, joining in the parade of the automakers' earnings carnage.
  198. 4 Red-Hot Consumer Goods Stocks

    May 1, 2009
    The consumer goods sector had an uninspiring 2008, but these four hot stocks indicate that the sector may be poised for a ...
  199. Finding Dividend Darlings In ETFs

    April 30, 2009
    In this article we mine an ETF fund for gems and come up with two promising companies, especially given the current economic ...
  200. Toyota Adds To Auto Woes

    March 30, 2009
    With Toyota about to announce its first annual loss, investors are wondering when the auto industry will turn itself around. ...
  201. 5 Cheap Stocks Based On Price-To-Sales

    March 24, 2009
    P/S can be a better valuation tool than P/E during a recession, but it's not a sure thing.
  202. Banking On Customer Service

    March 13, 2009
    Follow customer recommendations while building your investment portfolio.
  203. Will GM's Tune-Up Work?

    February 19, 2009
    The restructuring plan offered by General Motors is a good start to survive the recession and credit crisis, but equity holders ...
  204. CEO Showdown: Tony Dungy Vs. Carol Bartz

    February 4, 2009
    CEOs adopt many different styles, but is it better to be nasty or nice?
  205. Driving Away From Auto

    January 21, 2009
    Diversification is a step in the right direction, but it may not be enough to pull JCI up in the near term.
  206. Goodyear Poised For A Great Year

    November 5, 2008
    Goodyear's punishment may be at an end. It crushed Q3 estimates and now looks undervalued.
  207. DuPont - Better Investing Through Chemistry

    October 27, 2008
    DuPont is more than just a commodity company, but investors can profit from the misperception.
  208. Can Aluminum (And Alcoa) Shine Again?

    October 14, 2008
    Aluminum is down big time, but brighter days should be ahead - someday - for this key industrial metal.
  209. General Motors Leads The Dow Down

    October 10, 2008
    GM looks out of the darkness to emerging markets for salvation.
  210. Back To The Future On Wall Street

    October 10, 2008
    Inspired by time traveling cop drama "Life on Mars" we draw some interesting parallels between 1973 and the present financial ...
  211. The NFL's Potentially Potent Portfolio

    October 6, 2008
    Twelve NFL statiums offer naming rights held by publicly traded companies. I'll determine what kind of portfolio these names ...
  212. Hirsch International A Good Pick In A Recovery

    October 2, 2008
    Hirsch International's strong balance sheet and low valuation may make it a good way to play a rebound in the industrial ...
  213. Dollar Thrifty Plunges On Covenant Warning

    September 23, 2008
    Dollar Thrifty warned again that weakening operations, led by volatile vehicle depreciation expenses, would require it to ...
  214. GM Stall Creates Industry Bottleneck

    September 3, 2008
    As GM goes so too goes the auto parts industry. Learn which auto part suppliers could feel the brunt of GM's pain.
  215. No Problems At U.S. Steel

    August 1, 2008
    Recent earnings for steelmakers confirm strong pricing trends.
  216. XM, Sirius Team Up To Lose Money

    July 31, 2008
    The union of XM Satellite Radio and Sirius Radio should save $400 million in costs. Too bad they lost a combined $1.2 billion ...
  217. Winners Of The Oil Pullback

    July 30, 2008
    Oil has lost $20 of its value in two weeks. Find out which sectors have been the big winners of oil's demise.
  218. GM Restructuring Just The Beginning

    July 16, 2008
    General Motors is firing workers, cutting truck production and axing its dividend. Is this a new beginning, or the beginning ...
  219. Speed Bumps For Tata

    July 10, 2008
    Learn why Tata's Nano could struggle to win over India's motorcycle-driven society despite the $2,500 price tag.
  220. GM Woes A Warning To All Automakers

    July 8, 2008
    Tough times have befallen General Motors; will the company be able to survive? The only certainty in the auto sector is that ...
  221. Harley-Davidson Downshifts

    April 23, 2008
    Harley put the brakes on its 2008 forecast and announced layoffs. Investors are left with little to hope for from the stock. ...
  222. Picking Through The GM Wreckage (GM)

    February 14, 2008
    General Motors reported its worst annual loss ever. A few positives came, but the company is in deep trouble.
  223. Look Who's Firing Now

    February 1, 2008
    The market largely ignored last week's rising unemployment stats, but it can't ignore the headlines. Corporate America is ...
  224. Ballard Powers Down (BLDP)

    November 9, 2007
    After years of leading automotive fuel cell charge, Ballard Power has pulled out of the business - bleak news for the company ...
  225. Banking On India's Continued Growth (IBN)

    October 9, 2007
    India's booming economy should keep loan growth strong for its second largest bank, ICICI.
  226. One Thousand Reasons To Reconsider GM?

    September 5, 2007
    The U.S. auto maker's $1,000 incentive plan sparked sales. However, gimmicks aside, it's quality that drives long-term success.
  227. Making IT Seem Simple (CDNS,SNPS,MENT)

    August 31, 2007
    We examine three key players in the field of electronic design automation.
  228. Auto Parts Makers Replacing The Big Three (AXL,ARM,VC)

    August 31, 2007
    Parts makers have depended on GM, Ford and DaimlerChrysler for too long. We examine three companies trying to get out of ...
  229. Online News Key For Media Giants (NYT, TRB, WPO)

    July 24, 2007
    Media conglomerates today have to do more than just publish newspapers. With stock prices falling it's time to embrace the ...
  230. Weak Doesn't Always Mean Bleak for Auto Sales

    April 11, 2007
    Vehicle sales for March wern't pretty -- is there any hope?
  231. Biodiesel Runs Clean and Green (ADM, BG)

    April 11, 2007
    Biodiesel: a clean fuel alternative getting attention from home growers, oil companies and venture capitalists alike.
  232. Indian Reservations (TTM)

    April 3, 2007
    Despite the hype, there are few Indian companies worthy of investment consideration. Tata Motors might be one of them. ...
  233. Stocks to Avoid Following the Sell-Off

    March 1, 2007
    In the wake of the market's sell-off last Tuesday, what stocks do investors need to avoid going forward?
  234. Guard Your Portfolio Against the Possibility of War in Iran

    February 23, 2007
    Nobody wants a war in Iran, but investors need to protect their portfolios in case the worst case scenario does occur.
  235. Tomkins' Parts Worth More Than The Whole? (TKS)

    October 11, 2006
    Tomkins PLC, an industrial conglomerate, is feeling pressure to divest its many businesses.
  236. Hot Wheels (TM)

    July 25, 2006
    Despite some recent obstacles, Toyota continues to outperform its rivals.
  237. General Motors: For The Long Haul

    July 10, 2006
    Is GM ready to drive over the competition?
  238. Back To The Future

    June 26, 2006
    Energy Conversion Devices may have a futuristic advantage in alternative fuel markets.
  239. A Look at First Quarter U.S. Auto Sales

    April 4, 2006
    With industry sales numbers reported for the first quarter, who's in the driver's seat now?
  240. More Telecom Merger Mania

    March 27, 2006
    Investors should ask themselves whether an Alcatel-Lucent merger makes sense.
  241. GM Back on the Road with New Labor Deal?

    March 23, 2006
    With a new labor buy-out agreement in the mix, what does the road ahead have in store for the troubled automaker?
  242. A Peek into the Business Model of the Future

    March 14, 2006
    Does the classic Value vs Growth paradigm hold up in today's market?
  243. The Buzz Around Ethanol

    February 8, 2006
    A look at investment opportunities in the energizing ethanol marketplace.
  244. A+ or F? What Makes for a Good Value Stock Pick...

    January 17, 2006
    Trading near 20-year lows, is Ford a good value stock pick?
  245. GM Rebuilds at Home and Abroad

    December 14, 2005
    Granted GM is battered and bruised, but are their any positives?
  246. SIRIUS Gets Serious

    December 7, 2005
    Taking a closer look at the heated battle for satellite radio subscribers.
  247. Our View on Stock Options

    August 11, 2005
    In this piece, David Harper wades deep into the option expensing ruling and what this really means to investors.
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