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  1. Merck Up on OncoEthix Acquisition Deal, Oncology in Focus - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Merck (MRK) acquired Swiss biotech privately held company, OncoEthix, and added a promising experimental early-stage candidate, ...
  2. West Elm, Kate Spade Saturday Launch New Collection - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    West Elm, one of the iconic home furnishings brands of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM), recently entered into a partnership with ...
  3. Coca-Cola Enterprises 2015 Profits to be Hit by Fx Woes - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    At a recent annual business update meeting, Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. (CCE) warned that currency headwinds will hurt its ...
  4. Tetraphase Spikes on Encouraging Data on Antibiotic - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced positive top-line data from a phase III study evaluating eravacycline for the ...
  5. Kraft Chairman Cahill to Replace Vernon as CEO; Shares Up - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Kraft Foods Group, Inc. (KRFT) announced that Chairman, John Cahill, would replace Tony Vernon as the chief executive officer ...
  6. Agenus Jumps on Positive Data from Shingles Candidate - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Shares of Agenus Inc. (AGEN) jumped after its partner GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) announced encouraging results on HZ/su.
  7. AK Steel (AKS) Rises on Q4 Outlook, Shipments to Climb - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS) has announced its guidance for the fourth quarter of 2014.
  8. Comstock Announces '15 Budget, Oil-Linked Drilling to Reduce ...

    December 19, 2014
    Comstock Resources Inc. (CRK) announced its 2015 exploration and development budget and stated that it would suspend its ...
  9. CME Group's Expense Control, Secure Capital to Drive Growth - ...

    December 19, 2014
    On Dec 18, we issued an updated research report on CME Group Inc. (CME), citing its opportunities and challenges.
  10. Video Game Stock Roundup: Candy Crush Saga for Windows Phones ...

    December 19, 2014
    Video gaming stocks seem to ride along the positive momentum created by bullish U.S. stock indices over the past five days. ...
  11. Whirlpool (WHR) Hits 52-Week High on Strong Forward Outlook ...

    December 19, 2014
    Shares of Whirlpool Corp. (WHR) touched a 52-week high of $192.44 on Dec 18, 2014 before eventually closing at $190.52 after ...
  12. Paychex Q2 Earnings Beat Estimates, Reaffirms FY15 Outlook - ...

    December 19, 2014
    Paychex Inc. (PAYX) reported better-than-expected second-quarter fiscal 2015 results wherein the top and bottom-line figures ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. Amazon's 1-Hour Delivery Service Prime Now in Manhattan - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) unveiled the One-Hour Delivery service in Manhattan only for Prime members.
  15. Oracle Hits Decade High on Q2 Earnings Beat: 3 ETFs in Focus ...

    December 19, 2014
    The smooth trading in Oracle led to the rally in these ETFs.
  16. ACE to Boost Personal Lines for Wealthy with Fireman's Fund - ...

    December 19, 2014
    ACE Limited (ACE) has inked a deal to buy Fireman's Fund, a high net worth personal lines insurance business in the U.S. ...
  17. EBay Chiefs to Quit Post PayPal Spinoff, Earn $35M on Exit - ...

    December 19, 2014
    In line with a regulatory filing, five of eBay Inc.'s (EBAY) top executives will step down following the spinoff of its payment-processing ...
  18. Deckers Expands in Canada, Opens Two More UGG Outlets - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    UGG, a unit of Deckers Outdoor Corp. (DECK), in an effort to expand its global presence, inaugurated two new retail stores ...
  19. Seattle Genetics Initiates Phase Ib Study on Leukemia Drug - ...

    December 19, 2014
    Seattle Genetics, Inc. (SGEN) has initiated a phase Ib study on SGN-CD33A for newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia.
  20. 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 ...
  21. CarMax Q3 Earnings & Revenues Beat Estimates, Rise Y/Y - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    CarMax Inc. (KMX) posted earnings per share of 60 cents in the third quarter of fiscal 2015, ended Nov 30, 2014, highlighting ...
  22. Alcatel-Lucent Gains over 8% on Possible Merger with Nokia - ...

    December 19, 2014
    Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) gained over 8% in yesterday's trading session following the news of a probable merger with the Nokia ...
  23. BlackBerry Posts Earnings in Q3, Revenues Lag Estimates - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    BlackBerry Limited (BBRY), reported third-quarter fiscal 2015 financial results wherein the bottom line outpaced the Zacks ...
  24. Stocks to Sustain Momentum - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 19, 2014
    The Fed drove stocks higher with its 'patient' posture and investors now expect the European Central Bank (ECB) to follow ...
  25. Nike Beats on Q2 Earnings, Shares Fall on Soft Future Orders ...

    December 19, 2014
    Shares of Nike (NKE) slipped 2.9% in yesterday's after-hours trading session after the company posted its second-quarter ...
  26. Cintas (CTAS) Q2 Earnings Beat, Updates Fiscal Guidance - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Cintas Corporation (CTAS) reported solid second-quarter fiscal 2015 results with adjusted earnings of 86 cents per share ...
  27. JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (JAKK): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    December 19, 2014
    JAKKS Pacific's third-quarter earnings of $1.03 per share beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 2%, primarily due to better-than-expected ...
  28. Bull of the Day: Seattle Genetics (SGEN) - Bull of the Day

    December 18, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Seattle Genetics (SGEN) - Bull of the Day
  29. Will Defense be Hit by Weak Economies of Allied Nations? - Industry ...

    December 18, 2014
    Will Defense be Hit by Weak Economies of Allied Nations? - Industry Outlook
  30. Will DTE Energy Prosper from Economic Revival in Michigan? - ...

    December 18, 2014
    On Dec 12, 2014, we issued an updated research report on DTE Energy Company (DTE).
  31. KB Home (KBH) Opens Design Studio in Centennial, Denver - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    KB Home (KBH) recently unveiled a KB Home Design Studio in Centennial, Denver, CO.
  32. Francesca's Slips to Strong Sell on Poor Q3 & FY Outlook Cut ...

    December 18, 2014
    Zacks Investment Research downgraded Francesca's Holdings Corp. (FRAN) to a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell) on Dec 16 after the ...
  33. Apollo Global (APO) Invests $570M in Leighton's Services Arm ...

    December 18, 2014
    Apollo Global Management, LLC (APO) is set to buy half of the services arm of Australia's biggest builder, Leighton Holdings ...
  34. XL Group in Talks to Buy Catlin, Increases Alternative Capital ...

    December 18, 2014
    XL Group plc (XL) is in talk with Catlin Group Ltd. (CGL.L) to acquire the latter and form a combined entity.
  35. JPMorgan Expands in Asia, Buys Aviva's Real Estate Business - ...

    December 18, 2014
    JPMorgan (JPM) expands into the Asia Pacific area by purchasing a property platform in Australia, Japan and Singapore. The ...
  36. JLL to Offer Integrated Real Estate Solutions to Spanish BBVA ...

    December 18, 2014
    JLL (JLL) has been appointed by BBVA to provide integrated real estate services.
  37. Celanese (CE) to Increase Price of Acetic Anhydride - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Celanese (CE) has decided to hike the prices of list and off-list selling prices for acetic anhydride.
  38. NPS Pharmaceuticals and Shire Up on Takeover Rumors - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    A report from Bloomberg indicated that the Shire is considering a potential acquisition of the NPS Pharma.
  39. MedAssets to Boost Advisory Solutions with New Offering - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Provider of technology-enabled products and services for hospitals, MedAssets, Inc. (MDAS), recently announced that the company's ...
  40. UBS' Appeal Against $1.4B Bail Rejected by French Court - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    After losing an initial appeal against $1.4 billion bail payment in a French tax-evasion probe in September, theUBS AG's ...
  41. Integrys Energy JV amp Trillium Opens CNG station in Ohio - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Integrys Energy Group's (TEG) joint venture amp Trillium, LLC, opened a public access compressed natural gas station in Canton, ...
  42. SanDisk's Strategic Initiatives to Drive Long-Term Growth - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    On Dec 12, 2014, we issued an updated research report on SanDisk Corporation (SNDK).
  43. China Solar Stocks Hit by New Tariffs & Sinking Oil Prices - ...

    December 18, 2014
    Washington is planning to impose new import duties on solar panels and other related products from China and Taiwan. Chinese ...
  44. Copa Airlines November Traffic Up on Operational Strength - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Copa Holdings SA's (CPA) business arm ??? Copa Airlines ??? posted a significant rise in air traffic in the month of November. ...
  45. Black Hills Unit Gets KCC Approval to Hike Rates, Shares Up - ...

    December 18, 2014
    Black Hills Energy, a unit of Black Hills Corporation (BKH), has received a rate case approval from the Kansas Corporation ...
  46. Moneygram Makes Money Transfers to India Easy with NEFT - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Moneygram International Inc. (MGI), declared that during the National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) network processing ...
  47. Bruker Unveils bioAFM System for High Resolution Imaging - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Bruker's (BRKR) BioScope Resolve provides real-time correlation of atomic force microscopy and optical microscopy data sets
  48. Alaska Airlines Crew Approve 5-Year Labor Contract - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Flight attendants at Alaska Airlines, the wholly owned subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (ALK), have voted in favor of a five-year ...
  49. Verizon Strong on LTE, FiOS Internet; Cost Woes Prevail - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Verizon Communications Inc.'s (VZ) consistent market share gains, strong LTE sales and the rollout of FiOS Internet should ...
  50. Iao Kun Group Lowered to Strong Sell on Weak Q3 Results - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    On Dec 17, 2014, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Iao Kun Group Holding Company Limited (IKGH) to a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong ...
  51. China Stock Roundup: Baidu Acquires Uber Stake, China Telecom, ...

    December 18, 2014
    Markets had a largely positive week with stocks gaining significantly on every trading day but for today.
  52. Will Hershey's (HSY) Sales and Profits Improve in 2015? - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    On Dec 17, we issued an updated research report on The Hershey Company (HSY).
  53. Digital River Soars on Extended Agreement with Microsoft - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Shares of the global cloud-commerce company, Digital River Inc. (DRIV) soared 42.8% touching a high of $24.72, finally closing ...
  54. Varian Eyes MeVis to Enhance Imaging Components Portfolio - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    The acquisition of Germany-based MeVis Medical Solutions AG will add cancer screening software to Varian Medical Systems, ...
  55. Kinross Gold (KGC) Closes Fruta del Norte Project Sale - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Kinross Gold Corporation (KGC) announced that it has completed the earlier announced sale of all of its interest in Aurelian ...
  56. Archer Daniels (ADM) Sells South American Fertilizer Unit - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has successfully completed the previously announced sale of its South American fertilizer ...
  57. ConAgra Earnings In-Line, Revenues Miss; Maintains View - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Premier North American food company, ConAgra Foods, Inc. (CAG), reported results for second quarter of fiscal 2015 (ended ...
  58. Oil Prices Crashing: Will It Hurt These Chemical Plays? - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Crashing oil prices have put a spate of chemical companies at risk of losing their shale-derived feedstock cost advantage.
  59. CBRE Group Grows With Affiliate Acquisition in Oklahoma - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    CBRE Group Inc. (CBG) announced the acquisition of an Oklahoma-based commercial real estate services firm, which has served ...
  60. Affiliated Managers Raises Stake in AQR Capital, Shares Up - ...

    December 18, 2014
    Affiliated Managers (AMG) yesterday announced that it entered an agreement with AQR Capital Management, LLC, facilitating ...
  61. Stock Market News for December 18, 2014 - Market News

    December 18, 2014
    Benchmarks enjoyed their best day this year on Wednesday as the Fed issued encouraging statements regarding economic growth ...
  62. Newell (NWL) Completes Baby Jogger Acquisition for $210M - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Newell (NWL) recently announced that it has closed the purchase of Baby Jogger Holdings.
  63. Sony Scraps "The Interview" Release on Hackers' Threat - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Sony Corporation's (SNE) tribulations seem far from over since the cyber attack on the company's corporate website last month. ...
  64. Markets Cheering the Fed - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 18, 2014
    Market participants like the fact that there will be no early rate hikes and that the central bank will remain cautious and ...
  65. WESCO International Reiterates 2014 Outlook, Guides 2015 - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    WESCO International Inc. (WCC) recently reaffirmed its 2014 earnings per share (EPS) and sales outlook, provided its financial ...
  66. Amazon to the Rescue of Xmas Procrastinators - Analyst Blog

    December 18, 2014
    The world's largest online retailer, Amazon.com (AMZN) is extending its free shipping deadline for Christmas Eve to Friday, ...
  67. November Housing Starts & Permits Dip, 2015 Outlook Stable - ...

    December 18, 2014
    Though housing starts and permits declined in the month of November, the broader housing trends remained stable to slightly ...
  68. Progressive to Insure Home & Auto with ARX Majority Stake - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Progressive (PGR) inked a deal to buy the majority stake in ARX Holding Corp., the parent company of American Strategic Insurance ...
  69. L.B. Foster Runs Risks on Expense Worries, Scopes Exist - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    On Dec 15, 2014, we issued an updated research report on premium railroads manufacturing firm L.B. Foster Co. (FSTR).
  70. Nucor (NUE) Unveils Fourth Quarter Earnings Guidance - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Nucor Corporation (NUE) has announced its earnings guidance for the fourth quarter of 2014 which reflects a decline on a ...
  71. Will BlackBerry (BBRY) Surpass Earnings Estimates? - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    We expect Canadian smartphone manufacturer, BlackBerry Limited (BBRY), to beat expectations when it reports third-quarter ...
  72. Citigroup (C) Keeps Traders' Bonus Unchanged from 2013 - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Citigroup Inc.'s (C) 2014-end bonus pool for its traders will be kept unchanged from 2013, despite declining trading revenues ...
  73. Lorillard's blu eCigs Offer blu PLUS+ Rechargeable Kits - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Following the overwhelming response to the limited pre-launch of blu PLUS+ in fall 2014, cigarette maker Lorillard, Inc.'s ...
  74. Qihoo 360 Technology Inks Strategic Deal with Coolpad - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    China's second-largest online search engine, Qihoo 360 Technology Co. (QIHU) announced that it will form a joint venture ...
  75. JLL Credit Rating Upgraded to Investment Grade by S&P - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Ushering in good news for its shareholders, Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (JLL) revealed that it has received a credit ...
  76. AES to Divest Minority Stake in IPALCO Enterprises to CDPQ - ...

    December 17, 2014
    AES Corp (AES) decides to sell its 15% minority stake in AES US Investments Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of AES, to CDPQ ...
  77. Airline Stock Roundup: Delta Offers Long-Term Outlook, Southwest ...

    December 17, 2014
    We are not too perturbed by the decline in stock prices of almost all the major carriers over the past week.
  78. Northern Trust Rises on Growth Initiatives; Should We Hold? - ...

    December 17, 2014
    On Dec 10, 2014, we issued an updated research report on Northern Trust Corporation (NTRS). Shares of this major regional ...
  79. TECO Energy (TE) Expands Operations on Stable Liquidity - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    On Dec 12, we have issued an updated research report on TECO Energy, Inc. (TE).
  80. Priceline Downgraded by Goldman, Stock Down 3% - Analyst Blog

    December 17, 2014
    Shares of Priceline (PCLN) fell a little over 3% after it was was pulled out from the "Americas Conviction Buy List" ...
  81. Play the Hot LendingClub IPO with These 3 ETFs - ETF News And ...

    December 17, 2014
    LendingClub coming soon to these ETFs.
  82. 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 ...
  83. Office Depot's Lucrative Deals for Last Minute Shoppers - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    With holiday shopping in full swing, Office Depot, Inc. (ODP) has announced a set of lucrative deals for the eleventh-hour ...
  84. Joy Global Beats on Earnings, Revenues in Q4, FY14 - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Despite beating expectations in the fourth quarter and fiscal 2014, the decline in booking at Joy Global remains a major ...
  85. LNB Bancorp (LNBB) Hits 52-Week High on Buyout News - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Shares of LNB Bancorp Inc. (LNBB) scaled a new 52-week high of $17.6 in the very first hour of its trading session on Dec ...
  86. 4 Stocks Better than Las Vegas Sands in 2014 - Analyst Blog

    December 17, 2014
    Most of the gambling stocks have suffered this year with Las Vegas Sands turning out to be one of the biggest losers. However, ...
  87. Leucadia Subsidiary Jefferies Posts Weak Q4, Outlook Solid - ...

    December 17, 2014
    Leucadia National Corporation's (LUK) wholly owned subsidiary, Jefferies Group LLC, reported adjusted net earnings of $19.2 ...
  88. Stock Market News for December 17, 2014 - Market News

    December 17, 2014
    Benchmarks ended in the red for the third-straight session after volatile trading on Tuesday
  89. 3 Construction Stocks for the 2014 Housing Recovery - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    The new home construction market has recovered at a steady pace in the second half of 2014 after a slump at the beginning ...
  90. Hudson City Bancorp, Inc. (HCBK): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    December 17, 2014
    We have upgraded our long-term recommendation on Hudson City to Outperform from Neutral, following the announcement of the ...
  91. AT&T Wireline, Wireless Shows Strength; Churn Woes Linger - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    AT&T, Inc.'s (T) wireless churn rate may increase in the upcoming quarter compared to the year-ago period.
  92. Corning Inc. (GLW) to Acquire TR Manufacturing - Analyst Blog

    December 16, 2014
    Corning Incorporated (GLW) recently revealed that it is set to acquire TR Manufacturing, Inc. The terms of the agreement, ...
  93. Roche Submitted NDA for Melanoma Combination Drug - Analyst Blog

    December 16, 2014
    Roche's (RHHBY) subsidiary Genentech and Exelixis announced the submission of NDA for cobimetinib/Zelboraf combination for ...
  94. U.S. Bancorp Rises on Growth Initiatives; Should We Hold? - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    On Dec 9, 2014, we issued an updated research report on U.S. Bancorp (USB). Shares of this major regional bank have recorded ...
  95. Actavis to Appeal Ruling Regarding Namenda IR Sales - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Actavis plc (ACT) announced its decision to file an emergency appeal for an immediate overturn of the lower court ruling ...
  96. Alkermes Starts Phase I Study on Schizophrenia Candidate - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Alkermes (ALKS) announced the commencement of a phase I extended dosing study on aripiprazole lauroxil for the treatment ...
  97. UMB Financial (UMBF) Set to Acquire Marquette for $182.5M - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    UMB Financial (UMBF) announced a definitive contract with the Pohlad family of Minneapolis to acquire the latter's privately ...
  98. Navient Rewards Shareholders with New Buyback Program - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Navient Corporation (NAVI) announced a new share repurchase program for up to $1.0 billion of its outstanding common stock.
  99. Hasbro Strives to Improve Performance, Headwinds Remain - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    On Dec 12, 2014, we issued an updated research report on Hasbro Inc. (HAS).
  100. Torchmark Maintains Niche Position in Middle Income Market ...

    December 16, 2014
    Torchmark (TMK) is one of the few companies in the U.S. with a niche presence in the middle-income market.
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