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  1. Oracle Q2 Earnings In Line, Revenues Up on Cloud Business - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Oracle Corp.'s (ORCL) second-quarter fiscal 2015 earnings of 65 cents (including stock-based compensation but excluding other ...
  2. Air Methods: A Strong Sell on Weak Q3 & Estimate Revision - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    On Dec 17, 2014, Zacks Investment Research downgraded medical services provider Air Methods Corp (AIRM) to a Zacks Rank #5 ...
  3. SIRIUS XM (SIRI) Sees Strong Auto Sales, Competition Rife - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    On Dec 15, 2014, we issued an updated research report on SIRIUS XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI).
  4. Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    December 15, 2014
    Sirius XM reported mixed financial results in the third quarter of 2014, with its bottom line meeting the Zacks Consensus ...
  5. The No. 1 Threat To National Security Is Turning Obama's Hair ...

    December 15, 2014
    Talk about a lousy way to start the day. Each morning, even when he's on vacation, the President of the United States sits ...
  6. Bull of the Day: iRobot (IRBT) - Bull of the Day

    November 18, 2014
    Bull of the Day: iRobot (IRBT) - Bull of the Day
  7. How A Bank Stress Test Works

    October 30, 2014
    Recently released European Banking Authority (EBA) stress test results have many banks breathing a sigh of relief and some ...
  8. Stay Away from REITs Despite Low-Rates? - Industry Outlook

    October 17, 2014
    Stay Away from REITs Despite Low-Rates? - Industry Outlook
  9. 4 Companies To Watch As Retail Sales Rise

    September 25, 2014
    As we head into the final quarter of the year, a clear narrative has emerged. We're on track for the most robust job growth ...
  10. Equinix Inc Downgraded By Wells Fargo, But Is The Glass Actually ...

    September 24, 2014
    In the world of Wall Street, it is not uncommon for investment banks and sector analysts to have different points of view. ...
  11. Trim Your Portfolio Of These Overvalued S&P 500 Stocks

    September 16, 2014
    Investing in 2014 requires a considerable amount of faith -- the faith that future profit growth will be sufficiently strong ...
  12. This Controversial Company's Future May Get A Whole Lot Brighter

    August 18, 2014
    Over the past decade, several national radio station operators have declared bankruptcy, and those that remain are on the ...
  13. Defense Industry Majors Outwit the Sequester - Industry Outlook

    August 14, 2014
    Defense Industry Majors Outwit the Sequester - Industry Outlook
  14. Bear of the Day: Pier 1 (PIR) - Bear of the Day

    July 11, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Pier 1 (PIR) - Bear of the Day
  15. #PreMarket Primer: Tuesday, July 1: Poroshenko To End The Ceasefire ...

    July 1, 2014
    Despite growing pressure from the West and at home to extend the one week ceasefire, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ...
  16. Fed Makes Everybody Happy - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 19, 2014
    There were no surprises from the Fed, but it was still able to make everybody happy.
  17. Foreign Banks Face Tough Road to Recovery - Industry Outlook

    June 16, 2014
    Foreign Banks Face Tough Road to Recovery - Industry Outlook
  18. This Heavily Shorted Stock Could Have 71% Upside

    May 2, 2014
    If you think back to your school days, you may remember a kid or two who constantly had their hands raised and contradicted ...
  19. Aerospace & Defense Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook

    April 15, 2014
    Aerospace & Defense Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook
  20. After taking its lumps during the Great Recession, the former PIIG’S nations may just be transformed back into the

    The Celtic Tiger Roars Once Again

    March 21, 2014
    Everyone is Irish on St. Paddy’s Day. However, investors may want to keep that going with regards to their portfolios. After ...
  21. Bull of the Day: Wesco Aircraft Holdings (WAIR) - Bull of the ...

    March 18, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Wesco Aircraft Holdings (WAIR) - Bull of the Day
  22. REIT Industry Review & Stock Picks - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook

    February 25, 2014
    REIT Industry Review & Stock Picks - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook
  23. Bear of the Day: FLIR Systems (FLIR) - Bear of the Day

    February 19, 2014
    Bear of the Day: FLIR Systems (FLIR) - Bear of the Day
  24. Fresh Off A Record High, This Tech Stock Has More Upside Ahead

    February 17, 2014
    Best known by consumers for its cleaning robots, such as the Roomba vacuum cleaner, iRobot Corp. (Nasdaq: IRBT) also manufactures ...
  25. Semiconductor Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook

    January 31, 2014
    Semiconductor Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook
  26. The Best Offense In 2014 Could Be A Big Dose Of Defense

    January 24, 2014
    With the one of the major hurdles out of the way, the aerospace and defense industry continues to be one of the brightest ...
  27. Since Warren Buffett's moves are so widely followed, we’ve chosen to take the path less traveled by looking at ten influential managers that don’t quite get the same media attention.

    Ten Money Managers Worth Following

    December 23, 2013
    Generally speaking, most retail investors along with the media outlets tend to closely follow the moves of well-known investors ...
  28. Bear of the Day: Express (EXPR) - Bear of the Day

    December 17, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Express (EXPR) - Bear of the Day
  29. How's Your Black Friday Portfolio? - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 29, 2013
    Starting the retail holiday shopping season on Thanksgiving was an unmitigated success.
  30. Barron's Recap: Underestimating Sirius XM

    November 23, 2013
    This weekend in Barron's online: a look at Sirius XM, the prospects for retailers this holiday shopping season, a small ...
  31. Profit From The Shale Boom With 2 REITs Yielding Up To 7.6%

    November 21, 2013
    One of the boldest energy predictions of the past 10 years is about to become reality.According to the International Energy ...
  32. Sirius XM Radio (Nasdaq:SIRI), which investors tend to love or hate, fell into disfavor once again after a disappointing earnings report Oct. 24. This could be an opportunity to buy shares.

    It's Time To Tune In To Sirius

    November 13, 2013
    Sirius is back in Wall Street's dog house but investors willing to assume some risk should take a chance on the satellite ...
  33. Are The Short Sellers Right About This Telecom?

    September 27, 2013
    When you're looking for key emerging trends, it's always a smart idea to scrutinize the bi-monthly short-seller data.When ...
  34. International Rectifier Recovering, But Margins Need To Pick ...

    August 20, 2013
    IRF is seeing demand recover, but driving better cash flow production is critical
  35. 3-Year Review: Best & Worst ETFs Across The Globe

    August 7, 2013
    In recent years, bullish momentum has been an undeniable force on Wall Street. Across the globe, however, this has not necessarily ...
  36. United Technologies Still Has Plenty Of Runway

    July 23, 2013
    Defense drags down UTX, but its Otis and CCS that look like the bigger concerns for the long term.
  37. Ingersoll-Rand Outperforming As Management Hits Its Marks

    July 22, 2013
    Ingersoll-Rand's restructuring seems to be working, but the stock has already moved in expectation of strong results.
  38. Stanley Black & Decker Offers Leverage To Construction And Internal ...

    July 8, 2013
    Have the changes at Stanley Black & Decker neutralized its leverage to an eventual construction recovery?
  39. Liberty Media Slips to Underperform - Analyst Blog

    June 28, 2013
    We downgrade our recommendation on Liberty Media to Underperform.
  40. What's in Store for Accenture this Earnings? - Analyst Blog

    June 25, 2013
    Accenture plc is set to report third quarter 2013 results on Jun 27, after market closes.
  41. 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 ...
  42. WAIR, Precision Extend Relationship - Analyst Blog

    June 14, 2013
    Wesco Aircraft extends contract with long-standing associate Precision Castparts Corp.
  43. 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 ...
  44. Strategically-Challenged Websense Gets A Fair Deal

    May 21, 2013
    Websense gets a fair deal, given its ongoing growth problems.
  45. Ingersoll-Rand Improving, But Are Investors Already Too Optimistic?

    May 7, 2013
    WIthout stronger construction markets, Ingersoll-Rand's turnaround could bog down
  46. Check Point Software Could Be A Second-Half Rebounder

    May 6, 2013
    If Check Point can reignite growth, the stock is much too cheap.
  47. Lockheed Gets Apache Contracts - Analyst Blog

    February 14, 2013
    Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT) has received two production contracts totaling $161.7 million from the U.S. Army to continue ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. Is Research in Motion's Impressive Surge About to End Badly?

    January 25, 2013
    Since bottoming out at just $6.50 a share in September, Research in Motion (Nasdaq: RIMM) has surged more than 150%. The ...
  50. Earnings Acceleration Can Forecast Big Moves Ahead - Screen of ...

    January 22, 2013
    In good markets or bad, earnings are one of the most important things that influence stock prices. But instead of just looking ...
  51. Impax Launches Opana ER Generic - Analyst Blog

    January 7, 2013
    Global Pharmaceuticals, the generic division of Impax Laboratories, Inc. (IPXL), a specialty pharmaceutical company, recently ...
  52. 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; ...
  53. CAE Issues Senior Unsecured Notes - Analyst Blog

    January 2, 2013
    CAE Inc. (CAE), a provider of simulation equipment announced an issue of senior unsecured notes. The notes are worth roughly ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. Huntington Ingalls Industries and Other Transportation Stocks ...

    December 28, 2012
    The market is currently down, with the Nasdaq slipping 0.3%, the S&P 500 declining 0.5% and the Dow falling 0.5%. The ...
  56. Freescale Semiconductor Holdings and More Big Movers in Semiconductors ...

    December 28, 2012
    The market is having a bad day so far: the Nasdaq has declined 0.3%; the S&P 500 has fallen 0.5%; and the Dow has slipped ...
  57. Aerospace & Defense Stock Outlook - Dec 2012 - Industry Outlook

    December 26, 2012
    The U.S. is the world's largest aerospace and defense market, and also home to the world's largest military budget. The industry ...
  58. Aerospace & Defense Stock Overview - Dec 2012 - Industry Outlook

    December 26, 2012
    The U.S. is the world's largest aerospace and defense market, and also home to the world's largest military budget. The industry ...
  59. SIRIUS XM Stays Neutral - Analyst Blog

    December 21, 2012
    We reaffirm our long-term Neutral recommendation on SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. (SIRI) - the leading broadcast radio service provider ...
  60. Pier 1 Continues To Perform At A High Level

    December 14, 2012
    Pier 1 continues to deliver strong sales, but valuation has expanded.
  61. Is A Deal For Gardner Denver What SPX Really Needs?

    December 13, 2012
    SPX's rumored interest in Gardner Denver is bold and risky.
  62. IRM Strengthens Storage Business - Analyst Blog

    December 12, 2012
    In a bid to strengthen its storage business, Iron Mountain Inc. (IRM) has acquired three companies - IG2 Data Security Inc., ...
  63. AAR to Sell 10 Aircraft to MAS - Analyst Blog

    November 30, 2012
    AAR Corp. (AIR) has agreed to sell 10 of its 737-400 aircraft to Malaysian Airline System, Berhad (MAS). The deal will be ...
  64. Sierra Wireless - Value

    November 19, 2012
    Sierra Wireless Inc. (SWIR) reported double-digit growth in both the top and bottom lines during its third quarter, leading ...
  65. China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd and Other Big Movers In Transportation ...

    November 9, 2012
    The market is currently up, with the Nasdaq climbing 0.9%, the S&P 500 increasing 0.5% and the Dow up 0.2%. The transportation ...
  66. Can Emerson Build On Some Positive Momentum?

    November 8, 2012
    Emerson may be putting a bad run behind it. the company also stacks up reasonably well to other industrial conglomerates ...
  67. Ingersoll-Rand Short term Bullish Reversal

    November 2, 2012
    New York, November 1st ( - Shares of Ingersoll-Rand Plc (NYSE:IR) ended the trading session higher by $ ...
  68. ABB's Third Quarter Keeps The Uncertainty High

    October 29, 2012
    ABB delivered another mixed quarter in an uncertain and nervous market.
  69. Growth Investors Turn Insecure About Fortinet's Growth

    October 17, 2012
    Fortinet's only real failure was that the company did not exceed expectations as much as it did before.
  70. FEI and Other Semiconductors Stocks Making Big Moves on October ...

    October 2, 2012
    So far today, the Nasdaq has remained steady, the S&P 500 has declined 0.1% and the Dow has slipped 0.5%. On a quiet ...
  71. Opacity Doesn't Help The Cause At Bed Bath & Beyond

    September 20, 2012
    Not only is Bed Bath & Beyond seeing slower comp growth and uncertain margins, but the company is doing a disservice ...
  72. Danaher Does Another Typical Danaher Deal

    September 19, 2012
    Danaher announced Monday that it had reached an agreement with small-cap diagnostics company IRIS to acquire the company ...
  73. Does Blount Offer Investors A Small-Cap Recovery Play On Housing?

    September 13, 2012
    Blount is an interesting small-cap industrial company with a solid niche that is flying well below the radar.
  74. For Palo Alto Networks, Valuation Is Secondary Today

    September 11, 2012
    Palo Alto is a great growth story in security, but valuation is already steep.
  75. Aerospace & Defense Stock Overview - Aug. 2012 - Industry Outlook

    August 30, 2012
    The growth of the Aerospace and Defense industry depends largely on the spending outlook of government departments, with ...
  76. American Capital and Other Real Estate Operations Stocks Making ...

    August 29, 2012
    The Nasdaq has decreased 0.2%, the S&P 500 has moved little and the Dow has been relatively flat after the morning's ...
  77. The Market Has More Than Caught Up With Williams-Sonoma

    August 23, 2012
    The Street seems a little too enthusiastic regarding Williams-Sonoma's turnaround. However, so long as the financial momentum ...
  78. Eaton Wins Bombardier Learjet Order - Analyst Blog

    August 20, 2012
    Eaton Corporation (ETN) received a contract to supply the fuel tank inerting system for the new Bombardier Learjet 85 business ...
  79. Biggest Healthcare Sector Movers, Including ALXN

    August 3, 2012
    On a good day for the market, the Nasdaq has climbed 2.2%, the S&P 500 has increased 2% and the Dow is up 1.8%. The healthcare ...
  80. Big Movers on the Nasdaq Today: NFLX and More

    July 25, 2012
    After this morning's trading, the Nasdaq has slipped 0.8%, the S&P 500 is trading down 0.2% and the Dow has risen 0.4%. ...
  81. Check Point Is In Its Competitors' Crosshairs, But May Be Too ...

    July 23, 2012
    Check Point has ample competition and a philosophy that seems more oriented towards maintaining profits than growing them. ...
  82. Today's Major Consumer Cyclical Sector Movers

    July 17, 2012
    The market is doing well so far today. The Nasdaq is up 0.5%; the S&P 500 is trading up 0.3%; and the Dow has increased ...
  83. 46 Amusing ETF Ticker Symbols

    July 17, 2012
    Over the last few years, issuers have been waging their own little war in the ETF industry: the battle of the ticker symbol. ...
  84. Select Income REIT - Momentum

    July 16, 2012
    Shares of Select Income REIT (SIR) are currently trading at an all-time high of $24.70, driven by an earnings surprise of ...
  85. Wells Fargo Performs As Expected - Analyst Blog

    July 13, 2012
    Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) has achieved the tenth consecutive quarter of growth in earnings per share by reporting earnings ...
  86. Biggest Technology Sector Movers for July 11, 2012

    July 11, 2012
    The Nasdaq is trading down 0.5%, the S&P 500 has moved little and the Dow has decreased 0.2% so far today. The technology ...
  87. Biggest Nasdaq Movers for July 9, 2012

    July 9, 2012
    It's been a bad morning for the market, with the Nasdaq down 0.3%, the S&P 500 falling 0.3% and the Dow decreasing 0.4%. ...
  88. Transportation Sector's Biggest Movers for June 29, 2012

    June 29, 2012
    The Nasdaq has risen 2.4%, the S&P 500 has moved up 1.9% and the Dow is trading up 1.7% on a good day for the market ...
  89. Q1 Results Highlight The Risks At Bed Bath & Beyond

    June 26, 2012
    While Bed Bath & Beyond is in a better position than bears believe, the stock isn't exactly cheap. If the company can ...
  90. 3 Reasons To Roll The Dice On LoJack

    June 25, 2012
    Lojack's stock's are near an all-time low. The maker of car security systems isn't on anyone's radar, and that's exactly ...
  91. iRobot Is Priced To Move

    June 22, 2012
    iRobot stock has gradually moved down to the $20 level, below its 2005 IPO price of $24. Despite this drop, now is the time ...
  92. Can Pier 1 Rekindle The Fire?

    June 20, 2012
    Pier 1's growth is still good, but Wall Street seems worried about where the next chunk of growth will be.
  93. Best Buy's Problems Can't Be Fixed With A Good Quarter

    May 24, 2012
    Investors should approach Best Buy's "outperformance" in Q1 with skepticism. Not only are the fundamentals pretty dodgy, ...
  94. The Window For Sears Holdings Seems To Be Closing Fast

    May 23, 2012
    Although Eddie Lampert's team is working hard to fix what ails Sears Holdings, it is increasingly looking like an uphill ...
  95. Triumph Posts Solid 4Q - Analyst Blog

    May 3, 2012
    Triumph Posts Solid 4Q - Analyst Blog
  96. 3 Reasons To Own Ingersoll Rand

    April 27, 2012
    Ingersoll Rand is a serial underperformer. Here are three reasons you should own its stock, despite its checkered past.
  97. Has Pier 1's Recovery Overshot The Mark?

    April 10, 2012
    Not only has Pier 1 found a way to survive, but in many respects it's stronger than it has ever been. That said, the stock ...
  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. Five Basic Materials Stocks With Solid Valuations

    March 20, 2012
    The basic materials, like every other group, have to be sifted carefully to uncover value. Institutions have managed to do ...
  100. Cavities In Toddlers On The Rise: Time To Invest In Dentistry?

    March 8, 2012
    The New York Times recently reported on the significant rise of surgical dental work in toddlers.
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