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  1. L-3 Communications to Sell Marine Systems International - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    L-3 Communications Holdings (LLL) entered into a definitive agreement with Wartsila Corporation to sell its Marine Systems ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. Sealed Air Unveils Redone Website & Sustainability Report - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Sealed Air (SEE) announces launch of redesigned website and latest sustainability report.
  4. 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, ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. RBC Bearings Inc. (ROLL): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    December 17, 2014
    RBC Bearings' reported strong second-quarter fiscal 2015 results. Earnings came in at $0.70 per share, up 9.4% year over ...
  7. 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.
  8. Defense Stock Roundup: Lockheed, Rockwell Steal Deals; Boeing ...

    December 16, 2014
    The shares of all big defense contractors suffered across the board in the last week though there was no dearth of contracts ...
  9. CBRE Corporate Rating Raised to Investment Grade by S&P - Analyst ...

    December 15, 2014
    CBRE Group (CBG) has announced that Standard & Poor's Rating Services has raised its corporate rating to Investment Grade ...
  10. Pharma Industry Outlook: M&A, Licensing Abound - Industry Outlook

    November 18, 2014
    Pharma Industry Outlook: M&A, Licensing Abound - Industry Outlook
  11. 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. ...
  12. Bear of the Day: Lumber Liquidators (LL) - Bear of the Day

    November 6, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Lumber Liquidators (LL) - Bear of the Day
  13. Bear of the Day: Axiall (AXLL) - Bear of the Day

    October 21, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Axiall (AXLL) - Bear of the Day
  14. How Oil Is Tanking the Market - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 10, 2014
    Hard to tell whether this pullback has the potential to morph into the long-feared correction, but the sharp slide in the ...
  15. Pfizer, Inc. is one of the world's largest and most profitable pharmaceutical companies, and not just because of that little blue pill.

    Why There's Far More To Pfizer Than Viagra

    July 30, 2014
    Pfizer, Inc. is one of the world's largest and most profitable pharmaceutical companies, and not just because of that little ...
  16. Pharma, Biotech M&As Heat Up: Tax Inversion in Focus - Industry ...

    July 24, 2014
    Pharma, Biotech M&As Heat Up: Tax Inversion in Focus - Industry Outlook
  17. Bear of the Day: Lumber Liquidators (LL) - Bear of the Day

    July 15, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Lumber Liquidators (LL) - Bear of the Day
  18. Low Jobless Claims Not Enough - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 10, 2014
    The international headlines that have been weighing on overnight market action in Asia and Europe pertain to soft trade out ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. Is Now The Time To Buy Gold?

    May 14, 2014
    Gold could sag further this year. Will that lead to the best buying opportuity in years? And if you believe so, is now the ...
  21. Insurance Stocks Running Out of Steam - Industry Outlook

    May 8, 2014
    Insurance Stocks Running Out of Steam - Industry Outlook
  22. Oil & Gas Stocks May 'Feel the Heat' - Industry Outlook

    April 29, 2014
    Oil & Gas Stocks May 'Feel the Heat' - Industry Outlook
  23. Aerospace & Defense Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook

    April 15, 2014
    Aerospace & Defense Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook
  24. Pharma & Biotech Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 25, 2014
    Pharma & Biotech Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  25. For investors, there’s a wide world of cleantech ripe for the picking.

    Cleantech Is More Than Just Renewable Energy

    February 4, 2014
    Cleantech is much more than just “sexy” renewable energy like solar and wind. Covering a wide range of ideals, spending in ...
  26. My Favorite Pharma Stock Is Stronger Than Ever

    January 17, 2014
    What do you call 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day for the next 20 years? If you're a big pharmaceutical company, ...
  27. The Simple Win-Win Strategy For Taming Risk In Your Portfolio

    January 17, 2014
    Risk is a fundamental part of investing. It might be easiest to understand by using bonds as an example.#-ad_banner-#​With ...
  28. Looking Back at Our Rapid Fire ETF Ideas for 2013

    December 26, 2013
    As 2012 came to a close last year, we sat down and picked out some of the most promising ETF investments for the coming year. ...
  29. Aerospace & Defense Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook

    December 19, 2013
    Aerospace & Defense Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook
  30. Pharma & Biotech Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook

    December 3, 2013
    Pharma & Biotech Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook
  31. 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 ...
  32. The Single Most Important Attribute A Business Can Have

    November 4, 2013
    The notion of a wide moat around your castle has been around for centuries. The early moats were designed to repel rivals ...
  33. For investors, hotel REITs could be some of the best real estate plays going into 2014. We'll take a look at a few of the top names.

    At Long Last, The Hotel Market Shows Signs Of Life

    October 16, 2013
    The hotel operators are finally breathing a sigh of relief as several key metrics are now showing positive growth for the ...
  34. Recent hot IPOs has many regular investors salivating at the chance to participate in start-ups and private equity.

    Private Equity For Retail Investors

    October 11, 2013
    Recent hot IPOs has many regular investors salivating at the chance to participate in start-ups and private equity. With ...
  35. Given the uncertainties created by the federal raid and its customer service issue, investors should find other places to invest their money.

    The Shine Is Off Lumber Liquidators

    October 2, 2013
    Lumber Liquidators (NYSE:LL) last week made headlines after federal authorities raided the company’s Virginia headquarters
  36. Did India Just Hurt Gold’s Chances Even Further?

    September 23, 2013
    With tapering talk and better economic conditions facing the global economy, investor sentiment for gold is fading. That ...
  37. MedTech Industry Stock Update - Sept 2013 - Industry Outlook

    September 10, 2013
    MedTech Industry Stock Update - Sept 2013 - Industry Outlook
  38. Move Over, Baby Boomers -- This Group Of Consumers Wants The ...

    September 3, 2013
    In the 1980s and '90s, an investor theme emerged that likely played a role in a 20-year upward move for the stock market. ...
  39. Pall Always Gets The Benefit Of The Doubt

    August 29, 2013
    Pall's performance was just okay, but the Street likely won't mind.
  40. HP Still Looks Cheap, But Execution Issues Are Part Of The Reason ...

    August 22, 2013
    HP still has some significant competitive and strategic problems to sort out
  41. Novo Nordisk Getting Its Trial By Fire

    August 8, 2013
    Novo Nordisk is facing more challenges than it has in a while, but the growth remains strong.
  42. Short Sellers Still Like Real Goods Solar (FSLR, RSOL, SUNE)

    July 26, 2013
    Among U.S. solar-related stocks, First Solar (NASDAQ: SUNE) saw the most significant swings in short interest in the most ...
  43. The 10 Best Financial Tweets For Thursday, July 25

    July 25, 2013
    There are millions of tweets written every day. Benzinga sifts through the maelstrom of information to find the ten best ...
  44. Texas Instruments Just Out Of The Starting Blocks

    July 23, 2013
    The recovery is only starting, but TI seems to have significant margin leverage on the way.
  45. Will The Recovery Underwhelm Linear Technology Investors?

    July 12, 2013
    Linear could be setting up for near-term underperformance.
  46. DFC Global in Neutral Lane - Analyst Blog

    June 25, 2013
    On Jun 25, 2013, we upgraded our recommendation on DFC Global Corp. to Neutral from Underperform given its continued efforts ...
  47. U.S. Insurers Turn A Major Corner

    June 25, 2013
    After suffering, the property and casualty insurance industry is back. The group has reported their first underwriting profit ...
  48. Positive Phase III Data on Sanofi's U300 - Analyst Blog

    June 24, 2013
    Sanofi announced encouraging data from two phase III studies evaluating U300.
  49. Rising Interest Rates Could Hurt These Stocks The Most

    June 20, 2013
    Are you looking to buy a new car? Don't pay cash. A 48-month loan for a new car is currently just 2.58%, according to ...
  50. Precious Metal ETFs Crumble in Fed Meeting Aftermath - ETF News ...

    June 20, 2013
    Precious metal ETFs are in deep trouble after the latest FOMC meeting as prices fell across the board.
  51. Ball Completes Senior Secured Credit Facility - Analyst Blog

    June 14, 2013
    Ball Corp. has completed its senior secured credit facility.
  52. 4 Retailers on the Rise - Investment Ideas

    June 6, 2013
    4 Retailers on the Rise - Investment Ideas
  53. Investing For The Global Diabetes Epidemic

    May 31, 2013
    Sadly, diabetes is quickly becoming a global epidemic. Within these grim statistics, investors can find opportunities with ...
  54. Lenovo Still Far From Getting Its Due

    May 24, 2013
    Lenovo's leading share in emerging market IT seems undervalued.
  55. NetApp Is Probably Cheap, But The Headwinds Aren't Going Away

    May 22, 2013
    NetApp is suffering from the wider tech malaise, but the company appears to have established itself as the clear #2 player ...
  56. 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 ...
  57. Adasuve Deal Is Very Good For Alexza, But What About Teva?

    May 9, 2013
    Teva's partnership with Alexza looks like an expensive gamble.
  58. Mobile Mini Earnings Double: Is It Time To Buy?

    May 7, 2013
    Mobile Mini reported first quarter earnings May 6 that were impressive to say the least. With its stock sitting near an all-time ...
  59. Lumber Liquidators-A Stock Without A Ceiling?

    April 26, 2013
    Flooring retailer Lumber Liquidators (NYSE:LL) reported strong earnings April 24. By every financial metric it was a big ...
  60. Texas Instruments Not Quite In The Clear Yet

    April 23, 2013
    TI's outlook is improving, but core market growth is still lagging.
  61. Three Ways To Short Gold

    April 18, 2013
    Investor enthusiasm for gold has been falling by the wayside. For portfolios, that could mean it's time to short the metal. ...
  62. Progressive Improving Quality At The Expense Of Growth

    April 11, 2013
    Progressive is still a fine insurance company, but the growth premium seems overdone today.
  63. L-3 Comm Kept at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    February 15, 2013
    We maintain a Neutral recommendation on L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. (LLL) reflecting our concerns regarding the loss ...
  64. The Top 5 Bear-Market ETFs

    February 11, 2013
    Bearish investors have the opportunity to gain from betting against a market rise, and the following ETFs can help them do ...
  65. Why Would Microsoft Want To Purchase A Piece Of Dell?

    January 31, 2013
    Although there are reasons Microsoft would want to put money behind Dell, none of them seem very sound.
  66. MedTech Industry Stock Outlook - Jan 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    January 29, 2013
    We are in the midst of the fourth quarter earnings season and it is once again time to review the players in the worldwide ...
  67. Are LBO's making a comeback? - Investment Ideas

    January 28, 2013
    Are LBO's coming back when the broader market is about to hit new all-time highs? Leveraged buyouts (LBO's) occur when management ...
  68. Pfizer Readies Zoetis For Market

    January 23, 2013
    Pfizer filed further details about its tentative spin-off of Zoetis, its animal health business.
  69. Insurance Stock Overview - Jan 2013 - Industry Outlook

    January 22, 2013
    The U.S. insurance industry entered 2013 facing the ravages of Hurricane Sandy, which resulted in billions of insured losses. ...
  70. Is Dell Going Private?

    January 21, 2013
    Dell's buyout could help it reorganize with a new strategy to compete in a tough market that's moving away from the PC.
  71. Linear Technology May Not Be The Best Rebound Play

    January 18, 2013
    Linear is a high-quality company, but maybe not a great stock for today's market.
  72. The Smart Money Loves These 10 Stocks

    January 14, 2013
    During the past 10 years, the best hedge funds have consistently produced market-beating returns, driving huge capital inflows ...
  73. With Ball Corp, Quality Doesn't Come Cheap

    January 4, 2013
    Ball is a top-notch company, but the stock price reflects that.
  74. Ross Among the Nasdaq's Biggest Movers on January 3, 2013

    January 3, 2013
    The market has been quiet so far today, with the Nasdaq, S&P 500 and Dow showing little change. The Nasdaq Composite ...
  75. Finally Some Good News for H-P - Analyst Blog

    January 2, 2013
    Despite the tumultuous situation surrounding the Autonomy issue (H-P's Autonomy Buy: A Blame Game), the PC giant Hewlett-Packard ...
  76. ON Semiconductor Still Looking For Leverage

    January 2, 2013
    Margin leverage will be rewarded, but ONNN needs to deliver.
  77. Can Silgan Balance Ongoing Returns Of Capital With Building For ...

    January 1, 2013
    Can Silgan continue to find new avenues to grow?
  78. Recap Of 2012 Large-Cap Tech

    December 27, 2012
    Throughout 2012, the large-cap players proved why they are dominate forces in technology.
  79. 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 ...
  80. 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 ...
  81. CBRE Group and Other Big Movers In Real Estate Operations on ...

    December 21, 2012
    The morning has been bad for the market. The Nasdaq is trading down 2%; the S&P 500 has slipped 1.9%; and the Dow has ...
  82. RNR Estimates Loss from Sandy - Analyst Blog

    December 21, 2012
    RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (RNR) announced its initial estimate of a net negative impact of $130 million on its fourth quarter ...
  83. 13 Rapid Fire ETF Ideas For 2013

    December 19, 2012
    This past year shaped out to be quite the roller coaster ride for many investors; equity marketsperseveredthroughtumultuous, ...
  84. Avnet's Acquisition of USI - Analyst Blog

    December 14, 2012
    Avnet, Inc. (AVT), a world-leading supplier of electronic components and computer products, recently came up with an acquisition ...
  85. Should You Invest In Insurance Stocks?

    December 11, 2012
    Don't judge insurance stocks by looking at the latest catastrophe. Washington lawmakers can change the fate of insurance ...
  86. The Best (and Worst) Sectors to Invest in 2013

    November 30, 2012
    In his book "How to Make Money in Stocks," famed investor and founder of the Investor's Business Daily publication William ...
  87. Oil and Gas Operations Stocks, Including PetroChina Company Limited, ...

    November 30, 2012
    The market is currently down, with the Nasdaq decreasing 0.4%, the S&P 500 slipping 0.2% and the Dow down 0.2%. The Oil ...
  88. H-P's Autonomy Act Attracts Lawsuit - Analyst Blog

    November 27, 2012
    Over the past two years, Hewlett-Packard Company (HPQ) has seen continued challenges in the form of the departure of its ...
  89. Hewlett-Packard Hits Bottom, Finds A Shovel

    November 27, 2012
    Ongoing share losses and an embarrassing writedown just keep the bad news flowing for HP.
  90. Up/Downgrades

    November 26, 2012
    New York, November 26th (TradersHuddle.com) – Following are some of the upgrades and downgrades before the market open. Aeropostale ...
  91. Salesforce.com Still Seeing Good Growth, Weak Margin Leverage

    November 22, 2012
    Salesforce.com met expectations, but the growth-versus-value debate goes on.
  92. H-P Extends Service for Veterans - Analyst Blog

    November 21, 2012
    Hewlett-Packard Company (HPQ) recently announced that it has been awarded a service deal extension by the U.S. Department ...
  93. Pfizer's Lyrica Scores in Study - Analyst Blog

    November 21, 2012
    Pfizer Inc. (PFE) recently announced positive top-line data on its once-daily formulation of Lyrica (pregabalin). Results ...
  94. Can Brocade Get Any Benefit Of The Doubt?

    November 20, 2012
    Brocade's execution has improved, but the valuation has not. And despite its sustained long-term revenue growth, the company ...
  95. Dell Proves To Be A Laggard In A Weak Market

    November 19, 2012
    Dell continues to see its business erode and Wall Street is noticing.
  96. Dell's Third Quarter Earnings Report

    November 15, 2012
    Dell (Nasdaq:DELL) announced its results for the most recent quarter on November 15, 2012. Dell is a technology company that ...
  97. Sandy to Hurt Insurers' 4Q Margins - Analyst Blog

    November 13, 2012
    While the U.S. property and casualty insurers had reported favorable earnings in the first nine months of 2012, superstorm ...
  98. Lockheed Martin Among Capital Goods' Biggest Movers on November ...

    November 7, 2012
    On a bad day for the market, the Nasdaq has declined 2.7%, the S&P 500 is down 2.6% and the Dow has fallen 2.5%. The ...
  99. Teva Likely To Tread Water Ahead Of New Strategy

    November 5, 2012
    Teva has restructuring and growth opportunities, but the risk is still elevated.
  100. Anadarko Petroleum Ups Oil And Gas Resource Estimates

    November 5, 2012
    Anadarko Petroleum has increased the resource potential of the company's properties in offshore Mozambique and the Wattenberg ...
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