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  1. 3 Top Performing Business Services Stocks of 2014 - Analyst Blog

    December 18, 2014
    Here we provide you a handful of top-performing Business Services stocks in 2014 based on solid Zacks Industry Rank, individual ...
  2. Itau Unibanco (ITUB) Plans to Expand Business in Mexico - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Brazil's largest bank Itau Unibanco (ITUB) seems keen on broadening its operational range and is seeking opportunities to ...
  3. Aerospace ETFs in Focus as Boeing (BA) Increases Dividend and ...

    December 16, 2014
    Watch these aerospace and industrial ETFs following the boost from Boeing after their dividend and buyback announcement. ...
  4. Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. ADS (ITUB): New Analyst Report from ...

    December 16, 2014
    Itau Unibanco reported impressive third-quarter 2014 results. Recurring earnings were up year over year
  5. This Could Be One Of 2015's Best Turnaround Stocks

    December 4, 2014
    In the world of investing, winners stay in the spotlight while laggards get pushed into the shadows. Often times, these stocks ...
  6. U.S. Banks with Growth Potential - Industry Outlook

    December 2, 2014
    U.S. Banks with Growth Potential - Industry Outlook
  7. These Companies Could Run Out of Cash Without Tax Reform

    November 12, 2014
    The wave of Republican victories in mid-term elections blew past everyone's expectations and sparked a rally in the markets. ...
  8. Machinery Industry: Global Perspective, Bright Outlook - Industry ...

    September 9, 2014
    Machinery Industry: Global Perspective, Bright Outlook - Industry Outlook
  9. Bull of the Day: Vipshop Holdings (VIPS) - Bull of the Day

    September 3, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Vipshop Holdings (VIPS) - Bull of the Day
  10. On Burger King, Roche, Yellen and Draghi - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 25, 2014
    Light volumes in this last week of the summer season could exaggerate even modest market moves.
  11. The trio of silver, platinum and palladium are driven more by their industrial demand than their safe-haven status. The time to buy is now.

    Forget Gold, Invest In These Precious Metals

    June 25, 2014
    Silver, platinum and palladium are driven more by their industrial demand than their safe-haven status. The time to buy is ...
  12. Global Machinery Stocks, Piece by Piece - Industry Outlook

    May 12, 2014
    Global Machinery Stocks, Piece by Piece - Industry Outlook
  13. Bull of the Day: Dangdang (DANG) - Bull of the Day

    April 24, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Dangdang (DANG) - Bull of the Day
  14. Most banks remain stuck in a “hurry up and wait” holding pattern where pressure on net interest margins and weak lending growth constrain near-term earnings growth.

    BB&T Looks For Loan Growth, Cost-Cuts To Drive Earnings

    April 22, 2014
    Most banks remain stuck in a “hurry up and wait” holding pattern where pressure on net interest margins and weak lending ...
  15. Bull of the Day: BitAuto Holdings (BITA) - Bull of the Day

    April 13, 2014
    Bull of the Day: BitAuto Holdings (BITA) - Bull of the Day
  16. Bull of the Day: Vipshop Holdings (VIPS) - Bull of the Day

    April 3, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Vipshop Holdings (VIPS) - Bull of the Day
  17. Smoking still has many of the perceived

    Still Addicted To Dividends? Satisfy Your Craving With Tobacco ...

    February 24, 2014
    While tobacco may be considered a sinful endeavor, cigarette stocks may be just what an income portfolio needs. For investors, ...
  18. 11 Stocks Delivering Surprisingly Strong Profits

    February 18, 2014
    For half a decade, investors have been waiting for the economy to start generating faster growth.#-ad_banner-#The fact that ...
  19. 11 Stocks Delivering Deceptively Strong Profits

    February 18, 2014
    For half a decade, investors have been waiting for the economy to start generating faster growth.#-ad_banner-#The fact that ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. A major election win could finally be the spark that will send Indian equities higher and up their potential. For investors, the time could be right to be on the merging market nation.

    Election News Is A Huge Positive For Indian Equities

    December 24, 2013
    After a few years of disappointment, change may be coming to India. A major election win could finally be the spark that ...
  23. The Fed’s impending actions with regards to its QE program can cause some unpleasant side effects for fixed income seekers.

    Three Ways To Play Bonds In 2014

    December 12, 2013
    The New Year promises one certainty in the bond market and that’s the Fed will finally begin its taper and end its bond-buying ...
  24. Bull of the Day: SouFun (SFUN) - Bull of the Day

    December 12, 2013
    Bull of the Day: SouFun (SFUN) - Bull of the Day
  25. Bull of the Day: BitAuto Holdings (BITA) - Bull of the Day

    November 25, 2013
    Bull of the Day: BitAuto Holdings (BITA) - Bull of the Day
  26. Hybrid vehicles are once again returning to the spotlight. That makes the sector a buy for long term investors.

    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 ...
  27. ETFs That Gained 75% In A Single Year

    October 29, 2013
    In the 20+ years that ETFs have been around, we have seen a number of economic shifts all over the world. Among those have ...
  28. 3M reported better than expected earnings and raised its guidance

    How 3M Got Back Into Wall Street’s Good Book

    October 24, 2013
    3M reported better than expected earnings and raised its guidance. We'll take a closer look at the news and decipher if now ...
  29. As we increasingly turn towards technology, demand for rare earth metals will continue to surge.

    Rare Earths Offer A Volatile, Yet Profitable Long Term Play

    October 9, 2013
    The commodities space is full of opportunities for investors willing to go off the beaten path. One such long term opportunity ...
  30. Has Santander Made It Through The Worst?

    September 3, 2013
    Santander has yet to find the bottom with its bad credits.
  31. For BBVA, Does More Spain Mean More Pain?

    September 3, 2013
    BBVA still faces serious risks in Spain, but management's approach appears undervalued
  32. Akorn Scores A Rare Win-Win Acquisition

    August 27, 2013
    Akorn builds value by buying Hi-Tech
  33. The Market Already Convinced Colfax Will Meet Or Beat Its Goals

    August 27, 2013
    Colfax is delivering on the margin improvements management promised
  34. ETFs That Lost 50% In a Single Year

    August 27, 2013
    Since ETFs were introduced in 1993, the investing world has endured numerous recessions and a number of groundbreaking events ...
  35. Sysco's Benefit Of The Doubt Looking A Little Fuzzy

    August 12, 2013
    Sysco's weak organic growth and even weaker margins ought to be eroding the stock's premium more than they have.
  36. The Big Play In Big Data

    August 6, 2013
    Given just how technology oriented our lives are becoming, the amount of data we are creating is staggering. But in that ...
  37. 3-Year Review: Best & Worst ETFs In Each Sector

    July 31, 2013
    In the last few years, investors have slowly found their way back to equity markets as more lucrative opportunities continue ...
  38. 3M Okay On Growth, But Margins A Growing Worry

    July 25, 2013
    Another margin miss should make investors question 3M's valuation .
  39. Bill Gross Is Still Bullish On Treasuries

    July 23, 2013
    Given his impressive track record, when PIMCO’s Bill Gross speaks, investors should listen. The Bond King knows what he is ...
  40. Illinois Tool Works Comes Up Short On Growth

    July 23, 2013
    Underwhelming growth overshadows ongoing progress with margins.
  41. Get Ready For Brazil’s Consumer Explosion

    July 16, 2013
    With Brazilian stocks currently down in the dumps, long term investors currently have the opportunity to load up on one of ...
  42. Earnings Preview: Will JPMorgan Beat Again? - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2013
    Cost containment is expected to be the primary driving factor this quarter.
  43. Fastenal Still Growing, But Still Highly Valued

    July 10, 2013
    Fastenal is navigating this industrial slowdown quite well, but the valuation is extreme.
  44. The Rupee's Plunge: An Opportunity? - Analyst Blog

    July 10, 2013
    The Indian Rupee hit a new record low against the dollar this Monday.
  45. 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?
  46. 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 ...
  47. 5 Chinese Stocks to Buy Now - Analyst Blog

    June 28, 2013
    After suffering losses over seven consecutive trading days, Chinese shares have finally rebounded.
  48. U.S. Manufacturing Is Still Alive & Kicking

    June 27, 2013
    With durable and core capital goods orders rising, businesses are still betting on a strong U.S. economy in the months ahead. ...
  49. GE Helps MB Real Estate to Buy MOB - Analyst Blog

    June 25, 2013
    GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services recently provided a debt financing of $89 million to full-service commercial real ...
  50. Rising Interest Rates? Not A Problem For These Funds

    June 20, 2013
    As the United States moves further into recovery, it's only a matter of time before the Fed begins raising interest rates. ...
  51. U.S. Bancorp Hikes Dividend (revised) - Analyst Blog

    June 20, 2013
    As part of its effort to enhance shareholder value, U.S. Bancorp declared an 18% hike in its quarterly cash dividend.
  52. Schwab's May DATs Improve - Analyst Blog

    June 17, 2013
    In its monthly market activity report for May 2013, The Charles Schwab Corporation reported Daily Average Trades of 505,4 ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. GE Healthcare Plans $2B Investment - Analyst Blog

    June 12, 2013
    GE Healthcare, a division of General Electric Company , is planning a $2 billion-worth investment over the next five years ...
  56. 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.
  57. 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 ...
  58. Nasdaq Dips to Underperform - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    On Jun 7, we downgraded Nasdaq OMX Group to Underperform based on its risky debt profile amid faltering fundamentals.
  59. Even With Steady Guidance, Titan Machinery Has A Lot To Prove

    June 6, 2013
    Titan needs to come through with a strong second quarter after this weak start to the year.
  60. 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
  61. 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.
  62. 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 ...
  63. Roper A Little Short On Growth, But A Proven Builder Of Value

    May 14, 2013
    Roper's organic growth isn't great now, but the market's love for this M&A frequent flyer is unlikely to dim
  64. BorgWarner Still In A Long-Term Growth Lane

    May 13, 2013
    BorgWarner has intriguing growth prospects, but the shares have already recovered quite a bit of ground.
  65. It Should Be Up From Here For Eaton

    May 13, 2013
    Eaton should see very solid growth from here, but the market is already expecting quite a bit of that.
  66. Middleby Keeps Sticking To A Successful Recipe

    May 10, 2013
    Middleby continues to gain share and expand its market opportunities in an under-innovative industry.
  67. Johnson Controls Has A Lot Of Improving Left To Do

    May 7, 2013
    Analysts are projecting a big turnaround in Johnson Controls' margins, but that the downside risks are meaningful
  68. Simpler Looks Better For First Horizon

    May 6, 2013
    Deprioritizing non-strategic lending and refocusing on regional banking should be good for First Horizon in the long-term. ...
  69. 3M Ends Up In The Same Industrial Tar Pit As Everybody Else

    April 25, 2013
    Disappointing margins dent 3M's all-weather credentials.
  70. Mediocre Performance Clouding BB&T's Long-Term Value

    April 18, 2013
    I remain quite positive on BB&T shares, though I am more bullish than most sell-side analysts.
  71. Dover May Be Bottoming, But The Street's Already Thinking Recovery

    April 18, 2013
    Dover management is continuing to make the case that results will improve in the second half of 2013. Remember that while ...
  72. Infosys Struggling To Make The Changes

    April 15, 2013
    The unsatisfying results that Infosys has reported recently, combined with pretty non-specific guidance, has created a pretty ...
  73. Titan Machinery's Margin Problem

    April 12, 2013
    Revenue growth is still great, but Titan's margin issues threaten the long-term model
  74. Will Japan Be A Ray Of Sunshine For The Solar Industry?

    April 9, 2013
    There may be a ray of sunshine for the beleaguered sector. Japan’s search for alternatives to nuclear energy has helped boost ...
  75. With Fracking It’s All About Water Management

    April 5, 2013
    It takes an awfully large amount of water to frack an oil and gas well these days. Given the growth projections for production ...
  76. A Big Bet On Cyber Security

    April 3, 2013
    As computers, cloud computing and data networks continue to be a part of our everyday lives, protecting them is quickly becoming ...
  77. The Best ETFs You've Never Heard Of

    February 14, 2013
    There are many unheralded ETFs out there just waiting to earn you strong returns.
  78. Entergy Posts Higher Profits - Analyst Blog

    February 8, 2013
    Before the bell, Entergy Corporation (ETR) reported its fourth quarter and full year 2012 results. In the reported quarter, ...
  79. Citi to Spin-off Hedge Fund Unit - Analyst Blog

    February 8, 2013
    In accordance with the Volcker Rule, Citigroup Inc. C) is in the final stages of spinning off an internal hedge fund unit, ...
  80. Top 5 Bond ETFs

    February 7, 2013
    These ETF options should offer broad appeal for a number of different angles.
  81. ETR Investigating SuperBowl Blackout - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    Entergy Corporation (ETR) along with SMG, the management company of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, is investigating the partial ...
  82. Illinois Tool Works Still Has Work To Do

    February 5, 2013
    Illinois Tool Works is already getting a lot of hype for saying and doing the right things.
  83. Defensive ETFs And Budget Talks

    February 5, 2013
    Though the fiscal cliff ordeal was somewhatsuccessfullyavoided, Washington has yet another hurdle to face in the coming months: ...
  84. GE Augments TYRX Liquidity - Analyst Blog

    January 30, 2013
    GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services, an operating unit of General Electric Company (GE), recently acted as an administrative ...
  85. Parker Hannifin's Recent Run Has Taken Away The Value

    January 24, 2013
    Parker Hannifin is a decent enough industrial play, but it's had its rebound.
  86. Brazil's Growing, But That May Not Help Banco Bradesco Enough

    January 22, 2013
    Bradesco is performing well today, but spread compression could hurt the stock.
  87. Fifth Third Tops Estimates - Analyst Blog

    January 17, 2013
    Fifth Third Bancorp's (FITB) third-quarter adjusted earnings of 42 cents per share exceeded the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  88. Thursday's ETF Chart To Watch: Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction ...

    January 17, 2013
    Major equity indexes traded sideways with an upward bias on Wednesday as corporate earnings collided with a reduced global ...
  89. Can Wells Fargo Stay Ahead Of The Curve?

    January 15, 2013
    Wells Fargo posts a decent quarter, but spread compression is still a threat.
  90. Daily ETF Roundup: Japan Makes Bold Move

    January 11, 2013
    Now a days it looks like just about everyone’s printing money – first the ECB with its massive bailout program, then the ...
  91. Accenture Wins Two Navy Contracts - Analyst Blog

    January 10, 2013
    Accenture plc (ACN) recently won two three-year contracts from the U.S. Department of Navy at an aggregate value of $30. ...
  92. CIT Group to Buy Loan Portfolio - Analyst Blog

    January 4, 2013
    On Wednesday, CIT Group Inc. (CIT) announced an agreement to acquire a commercial loan portfolio worth $1.3 billion from ...
  93. Middleby Launches A Viking Raid

    January 3, 2013
    Middleby's move into high-end consumer goods is a risky move.
  94. Itochu - It's Not Easy, But It Might Be A Good Value

    January 3, 2013
    Itochu is a hugely complicated company, but the value equation is easier to understand.
  95. Favorite ETF Positions For 5 Super Investors

    December 28, 2012
    The ETF boom has made it easier for regular retail investors to add various new asset classes, sectors and markets to their ...
  96. A Look Back At The Best Performing ETFs In 2012

    December 27, 2012
    These funds returned stellar results. Hopefully, the new year will bring equal successes to the market.
  97. 3 ETF Sectors Facing Tax Uncertainty

    December 21, 2012
    For investors, the last few months have been dominated by two words: fiscal cliff. The combination of automatic expiring ...
  98. 3 ETFs For The End Of The World

    December 20, 2012
    This could be it, the beginning of the end. One of the most popular folklore tales in recent years, the world is scheduled ...
  99. CSC Offloads IT Staffing Unit - Analyst Blog

    December 14, 2012
    Information technology (IT) services provider Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC) seems to be well on track to achieve excellence ...
  100. Titan Machinery's Model Is Still Risky, But The Growth Is There ...

    December 10, 2012
    Titan Machinery is pursuing a higher-risk model, but the stock could still be undervalued.
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