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  1. Wal-Mart to Heighten Poultry Safety Measures to Curb Risks - ...

    December 19, 2014
    In order to protect consumers against foodborne diseases, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) has decided to strengthen its poultry ...
  2. Is General Growth Buying NYC Crown Building with Sutton? - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Industry rumors hint that General Growth Properties Inc. (GGP) is mulling over a possible acquisition of New York City's ...
  3. Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (CBD) Hits 52-Week Low - ...

    December 17, 2014
    Shares of Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (CBD) dropped to a 52-week low of $34.55 on Dec 16 and eventually closed at ...
  4. Will Nasdaq-100 Index Gain Traction from the Reshuffling? - ...

    December 16, 2014
    The annual reshuffle in Nasdaq-100 index portfolio of Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. (NDAQ) is likely to boost returns.
  5. Mexico is quickly becoming a leading manufacturer. That means better wages, a growing middle class and more investment opportunities. Here's a quick look.

    Why Your Next Dollar Should Go To Mexican Stocks

    June 26, 2014
    Mexico is quickly becoming a leading manufacturer. That means better wages, a growing middle class and more investment opportunities. ...
  6. These Former Tech High-Fliers Are Now Bargains

    April 22, 2014
    When assessing a stock's value, investors often apply a PEG ratio (price-to-earnings divided by the earnings growth rate). ...
  7. Top Trending Tickers On StockTwits For March 25

    March 25, 2014
    Here's a look at the top tickers trending on StockTwits.com. Himax Technologies: Downgraded at Bank of America Analysts ...
  8. The 3 Best Growth Stocks To Buy On A Pullback

    February 13, 2014
    Nothing feels worse for investors than missing the boat, and I'm sure there's plenty of regret to go around these ...
  9. These Companies Know The Future Before It Happens

    February 13, 2014
    Wouldn't it be great to have a crystal ball to see into the future?You could know when the next market crash will be, ...
  10. While the fear of rising rates has many mortgage REITs share prices singing the blues, those recent plunges do offer up some opportunities. For investors.

    Could The Mortgage REITs Be A Buy In 2014?

    January 17, 2014
    While the fear of rising rates has many mortgage REITs share prices singing the blues, those recent plunges do offer up some ...
  11. Google Has A Stake In This High-Tech Partner -- Should You?

    December 23, 2013
    I was one of the lucky few to be chosen by Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) to be a beta tester for the revolutionary Google Glass product.​Glass ...
  12. The recent precious metals rout has unearthed plenty of bargains. One of the biggest could be in platinum

    The Bullish Set-Up In Platinum

    November 20, 2013
    The recent precious metals rout has unearthed plenty of bargains. One of the biggest could be in platinum. Analysts predict ...
  13. The Time For Retail Real Estate Is Now

    September 11, 2013
    Driven by cost-cutting consumers and high unemployment, firms operating the shopping and strip mall space have been left ...
  14. Bear of the Day: Orion Marine (ORN) - Bear of the Day

    August 14, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Orion Marine (ORN) - Bear of the Day
  15. Seven Dividend-Paying Financial Stocks Analysts Are Bullish On

    August 4, 2013
    Markets have been hitting new highs and the unemployment rate has ticked down. Despite the uncertainty about when the Fed&# ...
  16. CDW's First Day Return Up 7.8%: Should You Buy?

    June 28, 2013
    Value-added IT reseller CDW (Nasdaq:CDW) went public June 27, up 7.8% to $18.33 in its first day of trading. Getting off ...
  17. Should Investors Dividend Shop At Weingarten Realty Investors?

    June 26, 2013
    Weingarten has solid assets, but REIT valuations are looking riskier these days
  18. Walmart Installs Solar Panels in 10 Stores - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2013
    Walmart has completed solar installations at 8 Walmart stores and 2 Sam's Clubs stores in Maryland.
  19. The Bullish Trend For Muni Bonds

    June 14, 2013
    For investors looking for tax-free income, the municipal bond sector continues to get stronger. It seems that states have ...
  20. Impala Platinum Trying To Survive Multiple Challenges

    June 12, 2013
    Impala has been pummeled by weaker prices, higher costs, adverse geology, and political aggrevations.
  21. 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 ...
  22. Place Your Chips On The Chip Makers

    May 10, 2013
    By adding the semiconductor producers, investors have a chance to play the backbone of technology and right now they are ...
  23. Yorkville Debuts High Income Infrastructure MLP ETF - ETF News ...

    February 13, 2013
    With the fiscal cliff resolved, investors once again starting buying high yielding products in droves. MLPs were no exception ...
  24. New iPad Cover from Logitech - Analyst Blog

    February 6, 2013
    Logitech International (LOGI) announced the launch of a slim, protective keyboard cover called Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard ...
  25. Exxon Mobil Looking Steady, But Not Spectacular

    February 6, 2013
    Exxon is doing OK, but is OK good enough?
  26. One Bad Apple Could Spoil A Whole ETF Bushel

    February 5, 2013
    While you may not directly own Apple stock, odds are that your ETF has some Apple exposure in it.
  27. BlackBerry Needed "Wow" - Delivered "Pretty Good"

    February 1, 2013
    Research In Motion released the Blackberry 10, but the biggest news was the company changing its name to Blackberry.
  28. 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 ...
  29. Neutral on Terex - Analyst Blog

    January 21, 2013
    On Jan 18, we maintained our Neutral recommendation on global equipment manufacturer Terex Corp. (TEX) following a decent ...
  30. 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 ...
  31. Citrix Completes Zenprise Acquisition - Analyst Blog

    January 3, 2013
    Citrix Systems Inc. (CTXS), a leading provider of virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions has completed ...
  32. Maxim Divests IP-Based Video Unit - Analyst Blog

    December 13, 2012
    Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (MXIM) is planning to sell its digital video processing business to GEO Semiconductor for ...
  33. Upgrades & Downgrades

    November 29, 2012
    New York, November 29th (TradersHuddle.com) – Following are some of the upgrades and downgrades before the market open. Activision ...
  34. Up/Downgrades

    November 26, 2012
    New York, November 26th (TradersHuddle.com) – Following are some of the upgrades and downgrades before the market open. Aeropostale ...
  35. The Negotiator Makes A Buy, RIMM Trys To Save Itself And Your ...

    November 14, 2012
    With President Obama winning a second term, analysts expect big things out of the tech sector.
  36. Does Maxim Offer Something For Everybody?

    October 26, 2012
    Maxim is gaining share in mobile, but the next few quarters could be tricky.
  37. How Apple's Fortunes Affect Other Stocks

    October 25, 2012
    For better or worse, the health of Apple shapes the fortunes of a large number of stocks and to some extent, the markets ...
  38. Will The Windows-Based Lumia Save Nokia?

    October 23, 2012
    Based on the specs, Nokia's Lumia smartphone is a jewel in the sector, but can it save the former mobility tech king?
  39. Roche Oncology Candidate Progresses - Analyst Blog

    October 2, 2012
    Roche Holdings Ltd. (RHHBY) recently announced additional results from its phase III EMILIA study, which was conducted with ...
  40. Upcoming Technology Events You Should Know This Week

    October 1, 2012
    In about two weeks, a large number of technology firms will report their third quarter results.
  41. For Jabil, The Price Is Right, But The Timing Is Uncertain

    September 27, 2012
    Jabil's value looks appealing, but the end markets are shaky and the industry is brutal. If investors believe in the new ...
  42. Bull Vs. Bear - iPhone 5 Lacks Features To Stave Off Competitors

    September 18, 2012
    While Apple has a history of being an innovator, its latest products are falling short in terms of a "wow" factor and its ...
  43. DDR Declares Quarterly Dividend - Analyst Blog

    August 30, 2012
    DDR Corp. (DDR), a real estate investment trust (REIT), has recently declared a quarterly dividend of 12 cents per share ...
  44. Bull Vs. Bear - Apple's Industry Dominance Won't Last Forever

    August 30, 2012
    There are already plenty of tablet and smartphone offerings that basically perform the same tasks as Apple devices for a ...
  45. Eli Lilly Among Healthcare's Biggest Movers on August 27, 2012

    August 27, 2012
    The market is on the rise this morning. The Nasdaq is up 0.5%; the S&P 500 has risen 0.3%; and the Dow has climbed 0.1%. ...
  46. Analog Devices Still Crawling Along

    August 24, 2012
    Analog Devices is still in the doldrums.
  47. Insiders are Dumping this Stock Before Apple and Google Make ...

    August 23, 2012
    While working on the road this week, I brought along my two-year-old GPS device to help navigate unfamiliar roads. Trouble ...
  48. Technology Stocks, Including Open Text Corporation (USA), Making ...

    August 10, 2012
    The market is having a bad day so far: the Nasdaq has declined 0.2%; the S&P 500 is trading down 0.2%; and the Dow has ...
  49. Microsoft Recognizes A Multi-Billion Dollar Error

    July 4, 2012
    Microsoft's large goodwill writedown is a reminder of the cost of overpaying in mergers and acquisitions.
  50. Research In Motion Sinks in 1Q - Analyst Blog

    June 29, 2012
    The beleaguered BlackBerry handset manufacturer Research In Motion Ltd. (RIMM) remains in dire strait as the company reported ...
  51. Buffett’s Continued Bet On Real Estate

    June 22, 2012
    Warren Buffett's latest big value bet is on the housing and real estate sector. For retail investors, his bullish stance ...
  52. Problems Persist for RIMM Tablets - Analyst Blog

    June 20, 2012
    Research In Motion Ltd's.,(RIMM) failure to integrate its BlackBerry Messenger service on PlayBook tablets will continue ...
  53. Bull Vs. Bear: Apple Set To Soon Hit $1,000

    June 18, 2012
    Read the bullish take on whether or not Apple's stock is a smart buy at today's price.
  54. Look South Of The Border For Gains

    June 14, 2012
    While many investors look towards Brazil for their Latin America exposure, Mexico could be a better bet. The nation is quickly ...
  55. TI Narrows 2Q Guidance Range - Analyst Blog

    June 12, 2012
    Recently, Texas Instruments (TXN), or "TI," narrowed its revenue and earnings expectations for the second quarter of 2012. ...
  56. Oil Stocks To Fuel Your Portfolio

    June 6, 2012
    With oil's recent momentum, it might be a good time to add oil to your portfolio.
  57. Is It Finally Retail REITs Turn?

    May 24, 2012
    As commercial real estate rebounded from the depths of Great Recession, the retail sub-sector was left behind. However, the ...
  58. The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Nokia, Research in Motion, ...

    May 4, 2012
    The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Nokia, Research in Motion, Apple, Google and The Andersons - Press Releases
  59. RIMM Unveils BB10 OS - Analyst Blog

    May 2, 2012
    RIMM Unveils BB10 OS - Analyst Blog
  60. Apple Hits Another Grand Slam

    April 26, 2012
    Thanks to record iPhone and iPad sales, Apple's first quarter results were again a smashing success. Apple's phenomenal quarter ...
  61. Silicon Labs Still Searching For The Right Mix

    April 26, 2012
    Although SLAB's current results aren't all that bad, the uncertainty about growth and margins is likely to weigh on the shares. ...
  62. 4 Heavy Construction Stocks With Encouraging Trends

    April 17, 2012
    A great way to search among the companies in this sector is to take a look at the accounting trends.
  63. Can Surveillance Save Vimicro?

    April 11, 2012
    Vimicro is a tiny chip company looking for big growth from Chinese surveillance. Trading below 70% of tangible book value, ...
  64. What You Need to Know About Price Targets

    March 31, 2012
    Analysts’ predictions of a stock’s future value can be hit and miss, which may not be surprising, but the foundation beneath ...
  65. The Good, Bad, and Ugly of 3 Chip Stocks

    March 29, 2012
    The chip sector as a whole is being dragged down by some laggards, but some of the better performers have charts worth reviewing. ...
  66. Maxim Integrated Hoping To Drive A Hybrid Model

    March 27, 2012
    Maxim is trying a hybrid model to drive revenue and profit growth.
  67. The Market Is Loving "The Hunger Games"

    March 27, 2012
    These companies are benefiting from "The Hunger Games" box office numbers.
  68. 5 Myths About Dividend Growth Investing

    March 22, 2012
    Like most investing, you’re not protected from market meltdowns…and there’s always the risk of missing out on a non-dividend-paying ...
  69. As A Change Of Pace, Apple Does The Expected

    March 19, 2012
    Apple announces a long-expected dividend and buyback.
  70. The Hunger Games’ Stock Index

    March 16, 2012
    The highly acclaimed young-adult book series helped push up the share price of Scholastic Corp to 13.8% on Thursday.
  71. Exxon Mobil - North American Portfolio Review

    March 14, 2012
    Exxon Mobil plans to spend approximately $37 billion per year from 2012 to 2016, for a total five-year spending program of ...
  72. Mid-Cap ETFs Are Still A Buy

    March 13, 2012
    The often overlooked mid-cap space could exactly what a portfolio needs. The best way to gain exposure is through ETFs.
  73. 4 Techs to Watch for Buy Points

    March 1, 2012
    Technology stocks were showing strength in Tuesday’s session. Here are some sector names that aren’t always in the spotlight, ...
  74. Dell Profitable But Stagnant

    February 28, 2012
    Dell will eventually need to return to consistent top-line growth.
  75. Strength In Steel

    February 6, 2012
    The steel sector suffered in 2011, due to fears about the slowing global economy and lower Chinese demand. That said, many ...
  76. Stocks Cheap By The Numbers

    February 6, 2012
    Statistically cheap stocks can be a fertile hunting ground for deep value investors.
  77. Bond Superstar Says Skip The Dollar And Euro

    February 3, 2012
    With all the problems facing the developed world, Michael Hasenstab recommends looking towards Asia for gains in the New ...
  78. Nokia Still Has Miles To Go

    January 27, 2012
    Nokia rallies on less-terrible results.
  79. Research In Motion – New CEO, Same Problem?

    January 24, 2012
    Too little, too late at RIMM.
  80. Atmel's Investment Case Is Touch And Go

    January 18, 2012
    Atmel is in the doldrums, but could see a sharp rebound in 2012.
  81. Cash-Rich Small Caps

    January 12, 2012
    Cash-rich small caps could be great bargains, but watch out for value traps.
  82. SYNNEX – A Rising Player In A Brutal Business

    January 12, 2012
    Synnex is doing well in a tough industry and its value-added services should allow the company to keep growing.
  83. Can Best Buy Find A Relevant Model?

    January 12, 2012
    Best Buy isn't doomed, but the future will be different.
  84. Canada's Gurus, Make Your Stock Picks

    January 9, 2012
    The Globe and Mail asked 13 of Canada's best money minds to choose one investment they see soaring in 2012. Nicolas Johnson ...
  85. Apple May Yet Be Unreasonably Cheap

    January 5, 2012
    Even with conservative expectations, Apple looks like a bargain.
  86. 3 Reasons To Own Regal Entertainment

    January 4, 2012
    With or without a good year, Regal Entertainment is a good place to invest right now.
  87. Slow Growth? No Problem For Mid-Caps

    December 26, 2011
    With many analysts predicting slow growth for the new year, investors may want to consider mid-cap stocks for their portfolios. ...
  88. Get Exposure To Canadian Oil Sands With These Stocks

    December 12, 2011
    Get exposure to the Canadian oil sands with these stocks.
  89. A Snapshot Of Canadian Natural Resources Limited

    December 7, 2011
    With the increase in oil prices this year, Canadian Natural Resources Limited might be worth adding to your portfolio.
  90. The Investment Prospects For Nokia

    November 29, 2011
    Confident investors who believe that this once-king can be among the future's royalty could be looking at significant multi-year ...
  91. Ingram Micro: Owned By The Best

    November 25, 2011
    The Artisan mid-cap value fund, one of the best mid-cap funds ever owns Ingram Micro. In fact, it's the fourth largest holding. ...
  92. How to Trade the Smartphone Craze

    November 7, 2011
    Smartphone growth may struggle to maintain its torrid pace, but there are still several compelling stock plays in the sector, ...
  93. Buy Into Atmel's Doubts

    November 3, 2011
    Atmel has stumbled, but aggressive investors should be ready to pounce.
  94. Digging Into Cenovus Energy

    October 19, 2011
    Cenovus is a good oil sands play with high growth and dividends. Find out of it's worth your investment.
  95. Micron's Persistence Of Memory

    October 4, 2011
    Micron has been here before and investors may want to look here for a long-term bargain.
  96. Statistically Interesting Stocks

    October 4, 2011
    Canvasing the market, some stocks show up with interesting numbers of intrigue to investors.
  97. Is Jabil Quietly Loading Both Barrels?

    September 30, 2011
    Jabil's revenue is holding up better than its customers.
  98. Could Platinum Be Better Than Gold?

    September 27, 2011
    As gold has risen and reached parity with platinum, the white metal could be one of the best values in the precious metals ...
  99. Can Apple Be Apple Without Jobs?

    August 25, 2011
    The long-awaited transition is here at last for Apple.
  100. Are Buybacks A Bad Sign?

    August 24, 2011
    Investors celebrate buybacks, but there is a cost to every decision.
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