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  1. Australia ETF Investing 101 - ETF News And Commentary

    September 20, 2012
    With a robust record of strong growth rates, above par capital market performance and strong macro-economic fundamentals ...
  2. Lazard Acquires O'Sullivan - Analyst Blog

    September 11, 2012
    As part of its strategy to strengthen investment banking business, Lazard Australia - the Australian division of Lazard Ltd. ...
  3. Kroger Has The Quality, But Value Is Less Certain

    September 10, 2012
    Kroger's low margins impair its long-term value.
  4. Kroger Second Quarter Earnings Preview

    September 4, 2012
    Kroger (NYSE:KR) will release its second quarter results on Friday, September 7, 2012. Analysts are expecting the company ...
  5. Citi to Invest in Indian Firm - Analyst Blog

    August 28, 2012
    Citi Venture Capital International (CVCI) - a private equity wing of Citigroup, Inc. C) - is expected to make an investment ...
  6. Earnings ESP for the Coming Week - Investment Ideas

    August 7, 2012
    ESP 071912 The second week of earnings season continues to give me mixed emotions.  On one hand you have cautious outlooks ...
  7. RMKR - Rainmaker Systems Transforms its Business Model - Analyst ...

    August 3, 2012
    Rainmaker Systems Transforms its Business Model Ken Nagy, CFA   Rainmaker Systems (RMKR), provides business-to-business (B2B) ...
  8. Supervalu Fires CEO, Hires Chairman

    August 1, 2012
    Supervalu fired its CEO replacing the Walmart veteran with Chairman Wayne Sales.
  9. Allergan and Other NYSE Stocks Making Big Moves

    August 1, 2012
    After this morning's trading, the market is looking good. The Nasdaq has increased 0.1%; the S&P 500 is trading up 0.5%; ...
  10. Australia ETFs: 9 Ways To Play

    July 31, 2012
    As the economies of the Europe, the United States and Japan have struggled to overcome a variety of challenges in recent ...
  11. 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%. ...
  12. Biggest Basic Materials Sector Movers for July 9, 2012

    July 9, 2012
    The morning has been bad for the market. The Nasdaq is trading down 0.3%; the S&P 500 has slipped 0.3%; and the Dow has ...
  13. Biggest Real Estate Operations Sector Movers for July 3, 2012

    July 3, 2012
    The market is on the rise this morning. The Nasdaq has climbed 0.7%; the S&P 500 has increased 0.7%; and the Dow is trading ...
  14. Investing In Your Broker

    June 28, 2012
    The market dictates the actions of the traders, and that activity translates into profits for the brokers we trade through. ...
  15. Kroger Treads Neutral Path - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2012
    The Kroger Company (KR) holds a significant position among the nation's largest grocery retailers, and remains committed ...
  16. The Growing Play In Class B Malls

    June 5, 2012
    With retail sales beginning to show some positive trends, operators of second-tier and B malls are finally seeing their star ...
  17. The Fresh Market Needs To Be Whole Foods 2.0

    June 1, 2012
    The Fresh Market is posting great growth, as revenue rose nearly 23% this quarter and comp-store sales rose more than 8%, ...
  18. Can BAM Add Some Punch To Your Portfolio?

    May 16, 2012
    BAM is currently trading at 1.2 times book value and offers a little bit of everything, including solid long-term asset growth ...
  19. Investing In Regional Banks

    April 13, 2012
    If you're planning on investing in regional banks with ETFs and stocks then you should be aware of the financial troubles ...
  20. McCormick Looking Overcooked

    April 2, 2012
    McCormick looks expensive at the earnings multiple, but does have a very solid track record of leveraging mid-single-digit ...
  21. 3 Reasons ICG Group Will Procure You Profits

    March 27, 2012
    ICG Group, formerly known as Internet Capital Group, once was valued at $60 billion. Then the dot-com crash wiped that out. ...
  22. Food Plays: Go To The Source

    February 28, 2012
    Aside from grocery stores, there are excellent investment considerations for investors to think about to take advantage of ...
  23. Wal-Mart Rolls On

    February 24, 2012
    Wal-Mart executes again.
  24. Wal-Mart Laboring From Its Size

    February 24, 2012
    Wal-Mart announced financial results on Feb. 21. Sales growth was robust, but cash flow trends were discouraging.
  25. Is The Brokerage Industry On Death Watch?

    February 9, 2012
    Low trading volumes are causing big trouble for little brokerages.
  26. Coinstar Crushes It

    February 8, 2012
    2012 is set to be a marquee year for Coinstar thanks to strategic investments.
  27. Insider Buying Alert: Insiders Think These Stocks Will Blow Away ...

    January 10, 2012
    Analysts love to see companies with a lot of insiders snapping up stock.
  28. 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 ...
  29. 3 Reasons To Own DuPont

    January 6, 2012
    In mid-December, DuPont trimmed its earnings per share. No matter, there's still reason to own its stock.
  30. 4 ETFs On Fire Right Now

    January 2, 2012
    A number of index funds that had been on hot streaks coming into December have continued to push higher.
  31. Winn-Dixie Gets An Early Gift

    December 23, 2011
    Winn-Dixie gets a sizable premium to sell out.
  32. The Fresh Market Is A Breath Of Fresh Growth

    December 1, 2011
    The Fresh Market is a legit growth concept, but an expensive one.
  33. Say Hello To LRR Energy

    November 17, 2011
    LRR Energy L.P. is the latest energy company to access the capital markets through an initial public offering.
  34. Winn Dixie Drives Sales, Now Time For Profits

    November 2, 2011
    Coming out of a bankruptcy, Winn-Dixie seems to be doing good.
  35. 4 ETFs On Fire Right Now

    October 31, 2011
    October has been a wild month. Here are four ETFs with the most striking gains.
  36. Smart Balance's Healthy Returns

    October 27, 2011
    Smart Balance just bought Glutino. We look at the reasons why it's a buy.
  37. Does The Fresh Market Have A Real Chance?

    September 2, 2011
    This emerging food retailer is growing well, but the valuation seems overripe.
  38. Winn-Dixie Needs An Identity

    August 31, 2011
    Winn-Dixie lacks an identity and operating leverage, but the market's valuation is rock-bottom.
  39. Heed the Wisdom of Crowds

    August 17, 2011
    Paul Winkler, an advisor, coach, and TV and radio host in Nashville, says things usually end badly for investors who try ...
  40. Weis Markets Takes A Different Approach

    July 21, 2011
    Weis Markets posted a second quarter with essentially flat earnings, though revenue increased. The grocery chain has again ...
  41. NCR Buys Its Way Into Another Vertical

    July 13, 2011
    NCR has had a decent run this year, and as such, the stock is not notably cheap.
  42. 3 Reasons To Own First Niagara Financial Group

    July 6, 2011
    First Niagara Financial Group's stock is up 4.5% thanks to a healthy dividend. Find out the details behind the gains.
  43. Finding High Growth In Chemicals

    June 21, 2011
    Although many industrial stocks have lost some luster in the face of a slowing global economy, the chemicals industry is ...
  44. Rockwood Holdings Or PolyOne: Which Is The Better Stock?

    May 26, 2011
    KKR recently sold half of its remaining stake of Rockwood Holdings, the chemical company it bought in 2000. Is PolyOne the ...
  45. Timken Combines Value And Momentum

    April 11, 2011
    Timken produced a 74% return for investors over the last year, but the best may be yet to come.
  46. GNC's Solid IPO

    April 7, 2011
    Vitamin and nutritional supplement retailer took a long, strange trip to finally arrive at its IPO last week.
  47. Don't Read Too Much Into Schwab's Acquisition

    March 23, 2011
    Did Schwab find a bargain, or overpay, for optionsXpress? Moreover, is this actually an omen of what's to come?
  48. PetSmart A Model Of Consistency

    March 9, 2011
    Judging by its sales record, PetSmart didn't miss a beat during the credit crisis.
  49. Family Dollar Says No To Trian Buyout

    March 8, 2011
    Family Dollar rejected Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund buyout offer and enacted a poison pill provision.
  50. Big Lots New Stores Drive Growth Outlook

    March 8, 2011
    Big Lots produced record earnings for its quarter despite flat same store sales. New stores are driving its growth.
  51. Sealy's Sleep Struggles

    January 18, 2011
    Mattress maker Sealy had a mixed fourth quarter with essentially flat earnings and revenue, but does the future hold anything ...
  52. SUPERVALU's Struggles

    January 14, 2011
    SUPERVALU's stock could rise sharply if operating trends improve, but for now it remains in freefall.
  53. Looking Back At M&A In 2010

    December 27, 2010
    Thanks to record low interest rates, an easier corporate lending environment and corporate cash coffers swelling, M&A ...
  54. Private Equity Kills Balance Sheets

    December 24, 2010
    We'll use the Z-Score to illustrate how private equity is hurting the financial footing of acquired companies.
  55. Has Ingenico Done VeriFone A Favor?

    December 23, 2010
    By rebuffing Danaher, Ingencio may be helping VeriFone.
  56. Should Investors Pay Any Price For VeriFone?

    December 6, 2010
    VeriFone has solid growth prospects but an incredibly demanding valuation.
  57. KKR Feasts On Del Monte Foods

    November 29, 2010
    The KKR-led buyout of Del Monte Foods is likely a function of cheap credit and a decent valuation.
  58. Basic Materials Stocks with Triple Digit Returns

    November 19, 2010
    Basic Materials Stock have been hot this year. Here are 6 that have returned triple digit returns this year.
  59. Store Improvements Driving Target's Upside

    November 18, 2010
    Target's stock is currently bumping up against its highs for the year, but there is reason to believe it could go higher. ...
  60. Is GE About To Stir Up The Medical Arena?

    October 19, 2010
    If GE is serious about building its healthcare business through acquisitions, several companies could be in line for a bid. ...
  61. Cash Flow Improving At Kroger

    September 20, 2010
    Kroger completed another quarter of respectable, yet unspectacular growth.
  62. Finding Nuggets In The Alaska Permanent Fund

    September 16, 2010
    Check out some the top picks from the Alaska Permanent Fund. Will they pay off or are they just fool's gold?
  63. Dollar General's Strong Growth Continues

    September 3, 2010
    Dollar General posted another strong quarter, with substantial revenue and earnings increases.
  64. Deep Discount-To-Book Value Stocks

    August 31, 2010
    With the right company, buying at a discount-to-book value could prove fruitful.
  65. Weis Markets Earns Its Way Among The Grocery Titans

    July 15, 2010
    Overlooked grocery store operator Weis Markets delivered another strong earnings quarter.
  66. Margin Of Safety Stocks

    July 9, 2010
    Investors will inevitably make mistakes, but whether these will sink their porfolios depends on their margin of safety.
  67. Continue Making Money From RFID

    March 25, 2010
    RFID technology seems to be the future for many businesses, but is now the best time to buy into this innovative advancement? ...
  68. Regional Banks With Great Dividends

    March 18, 2010
    Although the big banks have been leading the share price gains, these regional banks offer appreciation and a dividend.
  69. Sysco Delivers The Goods

    February 3, 2010
    Sysco's valuable assets and excellent future growth potential comes at a reasonable price, despite shares currently trading ...
  70. Sell Off at Kroger Overdone

    December 10, 2009
    Kroger's low valuation makes its investment drawbacks less worrisome,
  71. Playing The Recovery With Consumer Discretionary

    October 29, 2009
    If the economy is coming back these ETFs will do well.
  72. Defined-Contribution Plans And The 11-K

    October 8, 2009
    Defined contribution plans are an important part of American retirement savings.
  73. A Grocer For Hungry Investors

    September 21, 2009
    Kroger recently missed earnings estimates, which might provide a great buying opportunity for investors.
  74. Whole Foods: The Business Vs. The Stock

    May 25, 2009
    Liking a company and liking their stock are two very different things. This simple fact can help you make smart stock decisions. ...
  75. Golden Dollars: A Look At Junior Miners

    May 6, 2009
    With future inflation rearing is ugly head; investors may want to turn their attention to gold stocks. Junior miners offer, ...
  76. Make Money From RFID

    April 2, 2009
    Radio frequency identification (RFID) is a new technology that will save retailers a fortune. We take a look at the manufacturers ...
  77. Grocery Stocks On Or Off The Shelf?

    March 3, 2009
    A look at the how some supermarkets/food companies are doing in light of a potential price war in the grocery store industry. ...
  78. IberiaBank Kicks Off TARP Backlash

    March 2, 2009
    A growing number of banks that received TARP money are facing increasing government scrutiny.
  79. Four Companies Buying Its Own Debt

    February 18, 2009
    During the current crisis the proper action to take is to buy back debt, reduce interest expense and leverage.
  80. Making Sense Of Cash And Shorts

    September 29, 2008
    We examine a group of mutual funds that have large cash positions either from short selling or from asset allocation.
  81. Storm Brewing For Online Brokers

    September 22, 2008
    On top of slumping trading volumes, the online brokers now face significant client withdrawals. That's a storm of trouble. ...
  82. 5 Insider Ownership Plays For September 2

    September 2, 2008
    Insider ownership can be a hidden signal that a stock is headed higher. We track five companies with high insider ownership, ...
  83. Schiff Nutrition Looks Healthy

    July 29, 2008
    Nutritional products are big business lately. We'll look at a small-cap with a lot of cash that could be a bargain right ...
  84. Scanning For Supermarket Stocks

    July 11, 2008
    We examine a Southern California grocery chain that's doing just fine in this economy, but it's not who you think.
  85. PEGY With A Value Twist

    July 2, 2008
    Add a margin of safety to your PEG calculations by using price/sales and dividend yield. We'll look at a ten-stock portfolio. ...
  86. Return Of The REITs

    April 24, 2008
    Many REITs are still trading at depressed levels; now is the time to scoop up the best of the bunch on the cheap.
  87. Safeway A Safe Play (SWY)

    October 19, 2007
    Safeway is coming off a solid third quarter, and management has provided an encouraging outlook for the remainder of the ...
  88. Weakness At Target A Reason For Concern (TGT)

    July 18, 2006
    With an economic slowdown in the mix, Target may feel the pinch more than investors expect.
  89. Semiconductors Show Strength but Watch the Valuations

    January 31, 2006
    Taking a peek inside the semiconductor industry.
  90. The Little Things That Matter

    October 26, 2005
    Everybody's talking about it but how exactly do you invest in nanotechnology? Let David Harper shed some light on the subject. ...
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