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  1. Restoration Hardware: Has It Come Too Far Too Fast?

    June 18, 2013
    Restoration Hardware is the fifth best performing IPO over the last 12 months, up 185% since November 2, 2012. On June 14 ...
  2. Ariad's Iclusig in GIST Phase II Study - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2013
    The study will evaluate Iclusig's efficacy and safety in patients who have failed at least one tyrosine kinase inhibitor ...
  3. Why Did Google Want Waze so Badly?

    June 18, 2013
    Google acquired Waze on June 11. Why does the company want this single app so badly?
  4. Natural Gas Supplies Up by 95 Bcf - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2013
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that natural gas stockpiles held in underground storage rose ...
  5. Valuation Is Finally Reasonable At FactSet, But Growth Is Now ...

    June 18, 2013
    FactSet's valuation is more reasonable today, but the growth issues are greater.
  6. Netflix Surges on DreamWorks Deal - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2013
    Netflix has entered into a multi-year deal with DreamWorks Animation.
  7. Zacks#1 Ranked Fidelity Mutual Funds - Best of Funds

    June 18, 2013
    In this article the Zacks Investment Research team shares with you the 5 top rated Fidelity mutual funds. Each has earned ...
  8. SE to Transfer Assets to MLP - Analyst Blog

    June 17, 2013
    Spectra Energy Corporation plans to transfer all of its remaining U.S. Transmission and Storage assets to Spectra Energy ...
  9. US Launch of Forest's Namenda XR - Analyst Blog

    June 17, 2013
    Namenda XR is a once-daily extended-release version of the company's immediate release formulation of Namenda.
  10. FNB to Acquire BCSB Bancorp - Analyst Blog

    June 17, 2013
    FNB is moving forward with its strategy to grow through acquisitions. The company announced a deal to acquire BCSB Bancorp ...
  11. Winning ETF Strategies For the Second Half - ETF News And Commentary

    June 17, 2013
    Investors should prepare for the eventual tapering of the Fed's massive support.
  12. Does AT&T Have Global Ambitions?

    June 17, 2013
    Rumors are swirling that AT&T approached Telefonica with a buyout bid
  13. Monster Slumps on Possible AMA Ban Endorsement - Analyst Blog

    June 17, 2013
    Shares of Monster Beverage slumped recently on news that the American Medical Association may impose a ban on marketing of ...
  14. Benzinga Market Primer: Monday, June 17

    June 17, 2013
    Futures Gain On Fed HopesU.S. equity futures advanced in early pre-market trade ahead of the much anticipated FOMC meeting ...
  15. Goldman Invests In Green Energy - Analyst Blog

    June 14, 2013
    Following its announcement to invest about Y50.0 billion in solar power generation in Japan over the next 5 years, Goldman ...
  16. Top 5 Zacks #1 Ranked Small-Cap Mutual Funds - Best of Funds

    June 14, 2013
    For investors looking for diversification across different sectors and companies, small-cap funds would be a good choice.
  17. Ball Completes Senior Secured Credit Facility - Analyst Blog

    June 14, 2013
    Ball Corp. has completed its senior secured credit facility.
  18. Vodafone Launches LTE in Australia - Analyst Blog

    June 14, 2013
    Vodafone Hutchison Australia recently announced the commercial launch of 4G LTE services in Australia.
  19. Can National Oilwell Varco Win Back The Love?

    June 14, 2013
    The Street seems to have forgotten its love of this leading energy equipment company.
  20. Strong Buy on Kearny Financial - Analyst Blog

    June 14, 2013
    Zacks Investment Research upgraded Kearny Financial Corp. to a Zacks Rank #1 on June 12, 2013.
  21. With Freeport McMoRan, It's Time To Get Over It And Move On

    June 14, 2013
    With the oil and gas deals done, Freeport McMoRan looks undervalued even on conservative copper assumptions
  22. 3 Top Ranked Financial ETFs to Buy Now - ETF News And Commentary

    June 14, 2013
    The financial sector is expected to continue to outperform in the coming months.
  23. HCA Unit to Buy ClearLight's Subsidiary - Analyst Blog

    June 14, 2013
    Parallon Business Solutions - a wholly owned subsidiary of HCA - signed a definitive agreement to buy The Outsource Group ...
  24. Top 5 Zacks #1 Ranked Precious Metals Funds - Best of Funds

    June 13, 2013
    Precious metals have always been a solid investment choice, especially in times of economic uncertainty
  25. Vodafone Approaches Kabel Deutschland - Analyst Blog

    June 13, 2013
    Vodafone Group has finally confirmed its preliminary approach to Germany's largest cable network company, Kabel Deutschland ...
  26. Challenging Conditions And Conservatism Keeping U.S. Bancorp ...

    June 13, 2013
    The banking market hasn't gotten much better so far this summer, but U.S. Bancorp is still attractively priced for the long ...
  27. Krispy Kreme's Franchise Deal in Dallas - Analyst Blog

    June 13, 2013
    Krispy Kreme sold three company-owned shops to an affiliate of Sun Holdings for refranchising purpose.
  28. Delisting Threat to TranSwitch - Analyst Blog

    June 13, 2013
    TranSwitch recently announced that it has received a delisting notice from The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC that threaten to suspend ...
  29. Top 5 Zacks #1 Ranked Government Bond Mutual Funds - Best of ...

    June 12, 2013
    Conservative investors prefer debt instruments not only because they safeguard the capital invested but also for the regular ...
  30. V.F. Corp. Outlines 5-Year Growth Plan - Analyst Blog

    June 12, 2013
    V.F. Corporation revealed its major initiatives and strategies to boost shareholder returns at an investor meeting held in ...
  31. WAG-DEA Settlement to Hurt 3Q Earnings - Analyst Blog

    June 12, 2013
    Walgreens inks agreement with DEA.
  32. Finding Growth At Value Prices

    June 12, 2013
    With the markets continuing to move in an upwards manner, finding bargain is becoming harder and harder to do. In an attempt ...
  33. MGI Boosts MoneyTransfer Biz - Analyst Blog

    June 12, 2013
    MoneyGram International announced a strategic alliance with China's leading Shanghai Rural Commercial Bank.
  34. New Nespresso Compatible Pods from MDLZ - Analyst Blog

    June 12, 2013
    Mondelez International recently announced the introduction of a new range of espresso capsules which will be compatible with ...
  35. ExxonMobil, Rosneft Team Up - Analyst Blog

    June 12, 2013
    ExxonMobil Corporation and Rosneft have agreed to establish a joint Arctic Research Center in Russia.
  36. U.S. Real Estate ETFs Battle For Inflows: IYR vs. ICF vs. RWR

    June 12, 2013
    With the economic turnaround in the U.S. gaining momentum, real estate investments were among the first to come back. They ...
  37. Windstream-Avaya Ink UC Deal - Analyst Blog

    June 11, 2013
    Windstream has announced a partnership with Avaya to expand its managed Unified Communications (UC).
  38. UDR Amends & Re-Prices Credit Revolvers - Analyst Blog

    June 11, 2013
    UDR amended and re-priced revolving credit facility worth $900 Million and term loans worth $350 Million, respectively.
  39. FedEx Raises Rates - Analyst Blog

    June 11, 2013
    FedEx Freight - an affiliate of FedEx Corp. - has increased its shipping rates for certain regions.
  40. EOG Retains Neutral Tag - Analyst Blog

    June 11, 2013
    We maintained our recommendation on EOG Resources, Inc. at Neutral on May 30, 2013.
  41. Annie's Still A High Growth-High Multiple Proposition

    June 11, 2013
    Annie's continues its rapid growth, but the valuation already baked this in
  42. Sallie Mae Suspends Credit Facility - Analyst Blog

    June 11, 2013
    Sallie Mae, declared the closure of a $6.8 billion credit facility, which used to aid term securitization of its federally ...
  43. Building A Portfolio BRIC By BRIC

    June 11, 2013
    When Jim O'Neil first came up with the acronym of BRIC, the four nations were the cream of the emerging market crop. A decade ...
  44. 3 Impressive Biotech ETFs Crushing the Market - ETF News And ...

    June 11, 2013
    Rotate into the outperforming biotech sector with these three ETFs.
  45. Visual Risk Analysis Of The MSCI BRIC Index Fund (BKF)

    June 11, 2013
    When it comes to emerging market exposure, no region is more popular than BRIC, as this corner of the market is home to the ...
  46. CIT Group Reaffirmed at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    On Jun 6, 2013, we reaffirmed our long-term recommendation on CIT Group at Neutral.
  47. MSCI Reclassification Puts Spotlight on These ETFs

    June 10, 2013
    Traders have had bigger fish to fry over the past few days, but a potentially noteworthy news event is slated for the after-market ...
  48. AstraZeneca Pays Up To Patch Up Another Key Area

    June 10, 2013
    In buying Pearl, AstraZeneca is taking some of the risk out of its valuable COPD franchise.
  49. Increasing Regulatory Burdens Depressing America Movil's Growth

    June 10, 2013
    Increasing competition is going to cost America Movil margins and growth
  50. Google Goes A Waze To Stay Strong In Maps

    June 10, 2013
    Waze looks like a logical deal for shoring up the value of Google's mapping technology
  51. Google to Acquire Waze for $1.1B - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    Google Inc. is set to acquire mobile mapping and navigation company Waze Inc.
  52. The Bar Is Rising For Atmel Again

    June 10, 2013
    With the prospect of improving operating leverage and new product opportunities on the way, Atmel shares have started to ...
  53. Walmart Boosts Shareholder Return - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    The board of Walmart has authorized the repurchase of $15 million worth of shares. This new buyback program will replace ...
  54. A New 52-Week High for Goldman - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    Shares of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) crafted a new 52-week high, touching $166.17 at the end of the trading session ...
  55. Top 5 Highest Yielding Zacks #1 Ranked High Yield Bond Mutual ...

    June 7, 2013
    For the average investor, high yield mutual funds are the best method to invest in bonds rated below investment grade, popularly ...
  56. Smucker Does Alright, But The Street Goes Away Disappointed

    June 7, 2013
    Smucker's solid quarter is overshadowed by softer sales, particularly in K-cup coffee.
  57. UTi Worldwide Still A “Hurry Up And Wait” Story

    June 7, 2013
    UTi Worldwide's success from here really does rely on successfully executing a long-anticipated operational improvement plan.
  58. Alternative Energy Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook

    June 7, 2013
    Alternative Energy Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook
  59. 4 Retailers on the Rise - Investment Ideas

    June 6, 2013
    4 Retailers on the Rise - Investment Ideas
  60. Ciena And Carrier Spending – They're Baaa-aaack

    June 6, 2013
    Ciena's strong revenue and margin numbers for the quarter may be the beginning of a major new cycle.
  61. Mattress Firm Delivers Strong Q1--Time To Sleep On It?

    June 6, 2013
    Mattress Firm's first quarter was a strong one with adjusted earnings per share up 23% to $0.38 with 32% revenue growth to ...
  62. Growing Pains For Francesca's Holdings

    June 6, 2013
    Francesca's misses on growth and margins, but could still be a successful growth stock
  63. Post-Barnes, MSC Industrial Has Multiple Growth Opportunities

    June 5, 2013
    The economy is a short-term threat, but MSC's long-term prospects have never been better
  64. Femsa Is A Delicate Balance Between Growth Opportunities And ...

    June 5, 2013
    Femsa's stock got a little too popular, but the long-term prospects are very good.
  65. Cameron – Come For The Orders, But Should You Stay For The Delivery?

    June 5, 2013
    Orders continue to accumulate for this leading energy equipment company.
  66. Big News For U.S. Wind Energy

    June 5, 2013
    The recent Dept. of Interior decision to begin auctioning off blocks of federal waterways for offshore wind development does ...
  67. The Eagle Ford Continues To Pay Benefits

    June 4, 2013
    The Eagle Ford shale in South Texas continues to be “where it’s at” in terms of energy production in the United States. Recent ...
  68. Make Money From Spinoffs

    June 4, 2013
    According to Barrons, 15 spinoffs have taken place in 2013 through the end of May, 50% more than last year. It seems all ...
  69. Pandora Drops 10% On Apple News: Time To Buy?

    June 4, 2013
    Apple is set to release iRadio, its own internet radio station, as early as next week. This has sent Pandora's stock tumbling ...
  70. Fifth Third Is One Of The Few Banks With Positive Levers To Pull

    June 4, 2013
    Fifth Third's capital return capabilities make it a relative standout in the sector.
  71. Explosive Stocks Under $10 - Screen of the Week

    June 4, 2013
    Explosive Stocks Under $10 - Screen of the Week
  72. LSI Looks Too Cheap, But Only If You're A Believer

    June 3, 2013
    LSI has the opportunity to leverage flash technology into a higher stock price
  73. Riverbed Technology Waiting On Synergies And Performance Management ...

    June 3, 2013
    Riverbed's efforts to expand its addressable market hold significant promise relative to today's valuation.
  74. F5 Networks On Its Heels, But Hasn't Fallen Down Yet

    June 3, 2013
    F5 has work to do in convincing the Street that it can be a real growth company again
  75. Sanderson Farms Riding Investor Enthusiasm For Protein

    May 30, 2013
    Even with weaker margins, investors have bid the #3 poultry producer to all-time highs.
  76. Don’t Miss The Upcoming Bull Market In Uranium

    May 29, 2013
    While nuclear energy and uranium has remained in the doghouse for several years now, that could be changing. As the U.S.-Russian ...
  77. Smithfield Get It's Deal, But From A Surprising Bidder

    May 29, 2013
    Smithfield gets a lucrative bid from a Chinese buyer, but will the deal go through?
  78. Strong Growth Can Help United Natural Foods Grow Into Its Multiple

    May 29, 2013
    United Natural Foods continues to grow at a double-digit rate, but the valuation is already rich.
  79. Brown Shoe Continues Its Turnaround With Sharper Execution

    May 29, 2013
    Brown Shoe delivers another strong quarter in its turnaround.
  80. The Fresh Market Facing Its First Real Challenge

    May 29, 2013
    If The Fresh Market can reignite its comp-store growth, momentum investors should return.
  81. Alnylam Basking In Orphan Drug Attention

    May 28, 2013
    Alnylam has already seen a big run, but clinical success could bring even more gains.
  82. Tiffany Logs A Big Beat, But Fiscal 2014 Still A Work In Progress

    May 28, 2013
    Tiffany still needs to work out its silver strategy, but a strong rebound in comps is a good sign.
  83. Cost Discipline Driving The Story At PNC Financial

    May 28, 2013
    If PNC can execute on it cost-cutting initiatves, the value creation could be meaningful
  84. Valeant Eyes Bausch & Lomb

    May 28, 2013
    Canadian pharmaceutical company Valeant has made a name for itself through acquisitions. On May 27 it announced that it was ...
  85. Coty Readies IPO

    May 28, 2013
    Fragrance maker Coty filed a registration statement amendment May 28 that sees it raising as much as $1.2 billion from its ...
  86. Ralph Lauren Q4 Earnings Up 35%: Buy or Sell?

    May 24, 2013
    Ralph Lauren announced Q4 earnings that were 35% ahead of last year. Unfortunately, it also was very cautious on its 2014 ...
  87. Playing The Big Winners In U.S. LNG

    May 24, 2013
    For U.S. producers of natural gas, exporting that bounty is seen a necessary way to profit from higher demand overseas as ...
  88. After Some Preening, American Eagle Could Fly Again

    May 23, 2013
    Management has to reinvest in the business, but the market seems to be undervaluing American Eagle's cash flow prospects.
  89. Ski-Doo IPO Raises $254 Million: Should You Buy?

    May 23, 2013
    Read on and I'll look into if you should buy Ski-Doo's stock once it becomes available.
  90. Look Towards Small-Caps For Big Dividends

    May 22, 2013
    Small-caps can be a fruitful place to gain high yields.
  91. 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 ...
  92. Strategically-Challenged Websense Gets A Fair Deal

    May 21, 2013
    Websense gets a fair deal, given its ongoing growth problems.
  93. Campbell Soup Shows That Shoppers More Price-Sensitive Than Investors

    May 21, 2013
    Campbell Soup remains volatile, but investors haven't minded
  94. After A Big Rally, Pfizer Might Need Some Rest

    May 21, 2013
    A big rally has brought Pfizer back to fair value.
  95. Yahoo! Adds Tumblr, But Is This Another Underpants Gnome Deal?

    May 21, 2013
    Tumblr is a high-potential asset, but Yahoo! absolutely must execute.
  96. The Time To Buy Italy Is Now

    May 17, 2013
    Investors are getting more comfortable with owning European stocks once again. For bold investors willing to go against the ...
  97. Flowers Foods Beats On Revenue and Earnings--Should You Buy?

    May 16, 2013
    Delivering earnings that were three cents better than analyst expectations along with revenue that was $40 million higher ...
  98. Five ETFs To Cash In On Japan’s Rise

    May 15, 2013
    With the election of Shinzo Abe and birth of “Abenomics”, things are looking up for Japan's exporting dependent nation. For ...
  99. 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?
  100. 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.
  101. Claire's: Should You Accessorize With Its IPO?

    May 13, 2013
    Apollo Global Management is taking accessories retailer Claire's public. Should you get in on this IPO? I'll take a look.
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