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  1. Oil Supplies Fall on Import Drop, Production Hits Record High ...

    December 19, 2014
    EIA's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles recorded a smaller-than-expected decline despite domestic production ...
  2. DeVry to Buy Faculdade Ideal; Bolster Presence in Brazil - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    DeVry Education Group, Inc.'s (DV) announced that its subsidiary, DeVry Brasil, has agreed to buy Faculdade Ideal (Faci). ...
  3. Logitech International SA (LOGI): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    December 19, 2014
    We are upgrading our recommendation on Logitech to Outperform from Neutral, post healthy upward estimates revision driven ...
  4. Halozyme Up on Collaboration and Licensing Deal with J&J - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Shares of Halozyme (HALO) jumped after announcing a worldwide collaboration and license agreement with Johnson & Johnson ...
  5. DeVry Education (DV) to Buy Damasio Educacional in Brazil - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    DeVry Education Group, Inc.'s (DV) share price rose around 1% on Dec 17, after the education company announced that its subsidiary, ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. O'Reilly (ORLY) to Gain on Store Expansion & Share Buyback? - ...

    December 17, 2014
    On Dec 16, 2014, we issued an updated research report on O'Reilly Automotive Inc. (ORLY).
  8. Treasury Bond ETFs Surge on Safe Haven Appeal - Video Blog

    December 17, 2014
    Global growth concerns and rising US dollar are positive for Treasury bonds (TLT, TLO).
  9. Ford India to Recall EcoSport for Fuel and Vapor Line Rusting ...

    December 17, 2014
    Ford Motor Co.'s (F) Indian unit will recall EcoSport SUVs in the nation to address the possibility of rusting in the fuel ...
  10. Bear of the Day: Yum Brands (YUM) - Bear of the Day

    December 15, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Yum Brands (YUM) - Bear of the Day
  11. Housing Data Broadly Mixed - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 19, 2014
    We got a mixed housing report and a couple of strong retail sector earnings reports this morning.
  12. German Business Confidence Surfaces - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 18, 2014
    Stocks aren't expected to behave much differently than they did yesterday, though sentiment on global growth should be a ...
  13. Does Home Depot Still Have Tailwinds?

    November 17, 2014
    The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE: HD) is scheduled to report its fiscal third-quarter results Tuesday before the markets open. ...
  14. Could This Small Stock Be The Next GoPro?

    November 12, 2014
    Unless you’re not much into tech, you’ve probably heard of GoPro, Inc. (Nasdaq:GRPR), a young firm gaining fame for its wearable ...
  15. Bull of the Day: Douglas Dynamics (PLOW) - Bull of the Day

    November 7, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Douglas Dynamics (PLOW) - Bull of the Day
  16. Outperform The Market Using This Value Metric

    October 24, 2014
    Since my first column for StreetAuthority nearly five years ago, I have repeatedly extolled the virtues of a favorite value ...
  17. The Only Metric Value Investors Should Watch

    October 24, 2014
    Since my first column for StreetAuthority nearly five years ago, I have repeatedly extolled the virtues of a favorite value ...
  18. Outperform The Market By Using My Favorite Value Metric

    October 24, 2014
    Since my first column for StreetAuthority nearly five years ago, I have repeatedly extolled the virtues of a favorite value ...
  19. Republican Win Could Lead To A 42% Gain From This Oil Stock

    October 23, 2014
    The market has yet to start talking much about the effect of the Republicans winning a majority in the Senate next month ...
  20. Republican Win Could Be the Ticket to Fast Profits in This Oil ...

    October 23, 2014
    The market has yet to start talking much about the effect of the Republicans winning a majority in the Senate next month ...
  21. Where I'm Looking For Value In The Oil Sector

    October 19, 2014
    The rapid meltdown in oil prices appears to have caught almost everyone off guard. When I looked at the crude oil market ...
  22. The Only Energy Stocks You Need To Own Right Now

    October 19, 2014
    The rapid meltdown in oil prices appears to have caught almost everyone off guard. When I looked at the crude oil market ...
  23. In The Week Ahead: No Clear Sign Of A Market Bottom

    October 19, 2014
    All major U.S. stock indices finished in the red again last week except for the Russell 2000, which gained 2.8%, reversing ...
  24. In The Week Ahead: No Clear Sign Of A Market Bottom In Sight

    October 19, 2014
    All major U.S. stock indices finished in the red again last week except for the Russell 2000, which gained 2.8%, reversing ...
  25. Are Cost-Control Measures Driving Consumer Staples? - Industry ...

    October 13, 2014
    Are Cost-Control Measures Driving Consumer Staples? - Industry Outlook
  26. Interest Rate Hikes Are Coming... Here's How To Profit Safely

    September 8, 2014
    There’s no doubt about it, interest rates are rising. Now, they’re obviously not soaring and their upward journey ...
  27. A Chance To Earn 12% Before 2015 From America's Top Home Improvement ...

    September 3, 2014
    The S&P 500 finally managed to close above the psychologically important round number of 2,000 last week. However, on ...
  28. The No. 1 Home Improvement Retailer To Buy Based On The Charts

    September 3, 2014
    The S&P 500 finally managed to close above the psychologically important round number of 2,000 last week. However, on ...
  29. Back on the Cusp of All-Time Highs - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 20, 2014
    The Fed remains in the spotlight today, with minutes of its last meeting coming out later this afternoon and the annual Jackson ...
  30. Primed for a Positive Open - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 19, 2014
    Positive housing data, benign inflation readings and a less worrisome geopolitical backdrop will contribute to a positive ...
  31. Get The Same 'Tax-Free Dividends' As Warren Buffett

    August 13, 2014
    In 2013, Warren Buffett's holding company, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-B), collected over $4 billion in "tax-free ...
  32. How to Make Double-Digit Returns on the Recovery No One Believes ...

    August 13, 2014
    Many refuse to believe in the economic recovery that has been taking place in the United States for the past four years, ...
  33. Make Double-Digit Returns on the Recovery No One Believes In

    August 13, 2014
    Many refuse to believe in the economic recovery that has been taking place in the United States for the past four years, ...
  34. Two Compelling Ways To Invest In Sin

    August 12, 2014
    Marijuana needs to be legalized... At least that's what the editorial board at the New York Times thinks. On July 27, ...
  35. Is This Hot New Stock The Next Chipotle?

    July 29, 2014
    Of all the IPOs that have taken place since 2007, the consumer sector has accounted for the least. And small wonder: An environment ...
  36. How To Profit From The Historic Big Tobacco Merger

    July 18, 2014
  37. This Conservative Stock Could Be This 'Hated' Sector's Best

    July 18, 2014
    Nearly six years after the financial crisis, I think it's safe to say investors generally still don't trust the big ...
  38. This Revolutionary Product Will Transform America's Oldest Industry

    July 16, 2014
    Sometimes it's easy to recognize when "the future" is on its way. For example, think back to the time you received ...
  39. Can Consumer Staples Rebound? - Industry Outlook

    June 10, 2014
    Can Consumer Staples Rebound? - Industry Outlook
  40. Housing May Hold Some Keys - Ahead of Wall Street

    May 20, 2014
    Housing's health is crucial to the overall U.S. economy, and Home Depot (HD) and Lowe's (LOW) earnings reports may help articulate ...
  41. These Former Tech High-Fliers Are Now Bargains

    April 22, 2014
    When assessing a stock's value, investors often apply a PEG ratio (price-to-earnings divided by the earnings growth rate). ...
  42. Markets Falling? Get Your Defense Ready

    April 14, 2014
    The stock market is getting whacked. The question now for many investors is, what to do about it. The first thing to do ...
  43. Forget Google -- This Is The Best Stock For The Internet's Next ...

    March 13, 2014
    You have to have some sympathy for the executives at San Jose, Calif.-based Echelon Corp. (Nasdaq: ELON). They've been ...
  44. 3 Absolute Must-Own Dividend Aristocrats

    March 11, 2014
    For investors that count on dividend payments to cover their living expenses, the prospect of a dividend cut can create real ...
  45. Profit From A Unique Setup In This 'Hated' Industry

    March 11, 2014
    Big Tobacco is among the most hated and controversial industries on earth.It has been vilified as the leading cause of cancer, ...
  46. How To Legally 'Steal' Thousands Of Dollars From Wall Street

    March 11, 2014
    Let's be frank for a minute. After the pain and suffering caused by the global financial crisis, not to mention the losses ...
  47. 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, ...
  48. Forget 'Falling Knives': 16 Unloved Stocks Due To Rebound

    February 20, 2014
    Throughout the first seven weeks of 2014, the stock market has shown a wide range of emotions.#-ad_banner-#Fear-based selling ...
  49. Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook

    February 18, 2014
    Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook
  50. Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    January 2, 2014
    Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  51. Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    January 2, 2014
    Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  52. Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    January 2, 2014
    Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  53. 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 ...
  54. The Best and Worst Performing Dividend ETFs of 2013

    December 19, 2013
    2013 was another year full of record-low interest rates, prompting income investors to turn their attention elsewhere. For ...
  55. Profit From ID Theft -- Legally -- With This Stock

    November 14, 2013
    In the world of identity theft, it doesn't pay to assume "it won't happen to me."In fact, with an average of a new victim ...
  56. 5 ETF Alternatives to Troubled Treasuries

    November 5, 2013
    Today’s fixed income environment seems to be turned on its head. It used to be that U.S. Treasuries were thought of ...
  57. Spot Big Dividend Hikes With This Value Metric

    October 25, 2013
    Individual investors and private equity firms often target companies with great yields. But they are talking about two different ...
  58. For those investors looking at the long term, ignore the taper talk and focus on dividends.

    Dividend Stocks Still Matter

    October 24, 2013
    For those investors looking at the long term, ignore the taper talk and focus on dividends. The pay-outs from equities have ...
  59. Investments in the energy sector have become popular choices for investors. Specifically, we'll take a look at the companies that refine diesel products.

    The Refiners See Diesel Fueled Gains Ahead

    October 22, 2013
    While it’s often ignored, diesel is quickly becoming a very important piece of the global energy pie. Demand continues to ...
  60. Volatility in the markets has spiked over the past few weeks. Here are a few options that might help settle your portfolio's volatility.

    Is It Time For Low Volatility Funds?

    October 14, 2013
    The recent government shutdown, potential debt ceiling breach as well as dour global economic news has once again caused ...
  61. 14 Companies That Have Raised Their Dividends For 50 Years Or ...

    September 10, 2013
    Imagine if you had bought these stocks 20 years ago.If you had, then right now you'd be earning dividend yields of... ...
  62. How To Build The Ultimate 'Doomsday Portfolio'

    August 21, 2013
    We've managed to avoid the great Mayan prediction of the end of the world in 2012, along with countless doomsday prognostications ...
  63. A Solid Beat-And-Raise As Lowe's Closes Some Of The Gap

    August 21, 2013
    Lowe's closes the gap with Home Depot on strong comp sales improvement.
  64. Home Depot Moves From Good To Great

    August 20, 2013
    Home Depot continues to see a strong tailwind of improving renovation/remodeling demand
  65. With Scale, Flowers Foods Has Built A New Future For Itself

    August 14, 2013
    Flowers is building a strong business, though the shares have run a great distance already
  66. Why The Market Is Wrong About Oil -- And How You Can Profit

    August 12, 2013
    The duck-billed platypus defies all scientific reason.This beaver-tailed, otter-footed, semi-aquatic creature is the only ...
  67. These 'Hated' Stocks Have Staged A Remarkable Comeback. Can The ...

    August 8, 2013
    What do Warren Buffett and Sir John Templeton have in common? They both made billions by following one simple maxim: Find ...
  68. ADM Offsetting Weak Volume With Strong Ethanol

    August 7, 2013
    Investors are already looking to 2014, and taking ADM's shares with them.
  69. Wall Street Largely Shrugs Off Weak Refining At Exxon Mobil

    August 1, 2013
    Exxon misses big on refining, but the market isn't likely to care very much about that.
  70. Which Is The Best Emerging Market ETF For You?

    July 30, 2013
    Emerging markets have captivated investors for almost a decade, from back when developed markets became a yield-barren investment. ...
  71. Dividend ETFs: 3 Things To Consider

    July 15, 2013
    Almost every corner of the global financial landscape is now tradable via the over 1,400 ETFs available in the U.S. Dividends ...
  72. Valmont Upped to Outperform - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    We have upgraded Valmont Industries to Outperform.
  73. GIS Discusses Growth Plans for 2014 - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2013
    General Mills recently discussed its outlook and growth strategies for fiscal 2014 at the New York Stock Exchange.
  74. Bull of the Day: Flower Foods (FLO) - Bull of the Day

    July 11, 2013
    Bull of the Day: Flower Foods (FLO) - Bull of the Day
  75. Diageo to Buy More United Spirits - Analyst Blog

    July 9, 2013
    Leading brewer, Diageo Plc. has increased its ownership in United Spirits Limited by a further 14.98% for a cash consideration ...
  76. Windstream, Mitel Collaborate - Analyst Blog

    July 1, 2013
    Windstream Corporationhas collaborated with Mitel for the popular MiVoice and MiCollab technologies for Windstream's business ...
  77. Briggs & Stratton's Ethanol-free Fuel - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2013
    Briggs & Stratton has introduced Ethanol-free Fuel to promote good engine health.
  78. The Short Ratio - Screen of the Week

    June 24, 2013
    The Short Ratio - Screen of the Week
  79. Protect Against Rising Rates with Floating Rate ETFs - ETF News ...

    June 24, 2013
    These ETFs are much less sensitive to interest rate hikes compared with traditional bond ETFs.
  80. AK Steel Prices $30Million Senior Notes - Analyst Blog

    June 24, 2013
    AK Steel Holding Corporation's unit has announced the pricing of a private senior notes offering worth $30 million.
  81. Alexander McQueen Fragrances from P&G - Analyst Blog

    June 21, 2013
    The Procter & Gamble Company recently entered into an agreement with Alexander McQueen to manufacture and sell fragrance ...
  82. Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook

    June 21, 2013
    Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook
  83. Winning ETF Strategies For the Second Half - ETF News And Commentary

    June 17, 2013
    Investors should prepare for the eventual tapering of the Fed's massive support.
  84. Monster Slumps on Possible AMA Ban Endorsement - Analyst Blog

    June 17, 2013
    Shares of Monster Beverage slumped recently on news that the American Medical Association may impose a ban on marketing of ...
  85. Top 5 Zacks #1 Ranked Small-Cap Mutual Funds - Best of Funds

    June 14, 2013
    For investors looking for diversification across different sectors and companies, small-cap funds would be a good choice.
  86. New Nespresso Compatible Pods from MDLZ - Analyst Blog

    June 12, 2013
    Mondelez International recently announced the introduction of a new range of espresso capsules which will be compatible with ...
  87. Windstream-Avaya Ink UC Deal - Analyst Blog

    June 11, 2013
    Windstream has announced a partnership with Avaya to expand its managed Unified Communications (UC).
  88. Lowe's Had Better Start Improving

    May 22, 2013
    Lowe's is lagging Home Depot to an extent that just the weather can't explain
  89. Campbell Soup Shows That Shoppers More Price-Sensitive Than Investors

    May 21, 2013
    Campbell Soup remains volatile, but investors haven't minded
  90. Flowers Foods Beats On Revenue and Earnings--Should You Buy?

    May 16, 2013
    Delivering earnings that were three cents better than analyst expectations along with revenue that was $40 million higher ...
  91. Waiting For Housing To Recover, Valspar's Recovery Already Arrived

    May 15, 2013
    Valspar's market share and performance suggest the stock has recovered far enough.
  92. Alliant Techsystems Looks To Guns For Growth

    May 14, 2013
    Norwest Equity Partners agreed May 13 to sell gun maker Savage Arms to Alliant Techsystems (NYSE:ATK) for $315 million. While ...
  93. 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 ...
  94. Valero Stockholders: Should You Keep The Spin-Off Shares?

    April 8, 2013
    Spin-off's have a history of performing well in the first months of going public, but will this be the case for Valero?
  95. Strayer Beats, but Down Y/Y - Analyst Blog

    February 15, 2013
    Strayer Education Inc. (STRA) recently posted fourth quarter 2012 earnings of $1.47 per share, beating the Zacks Consensus ...
  96. Mondelez Misses in 4Q, EPS View Up - Analyst Blog

    February 14, 2013
    Mondelez International Inc. (MDLZ) missed on both the top and bottom lines in its fourth quarter 2012 mainly due to currency ...
  97. Lorillard Exceeds, Ups Dividend - Analyst Blog

    February 13, 2013
    Cigarette maker Lorillard Inc. (LO) delivered fourth quarter 2012 adjusted earnings of 79 cents per share, which exceeded ...
  98. New iPad Cover from Logitech - Analyst Blog

    February 6, 2013
    Logitech International (LOGI) announced the launch of a slim, protective keyboard cover called Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard ...
  99. Exxon Mobil Looking Steady, But Not Spectacular

    February 6, 2013
    Exxon is doing OK, but is OK good enough?
  100. Heinz Reaches 52-Week High - Analyst Blog

    February 4, 2013
    H. J. Heinz Company (HNZ), maker of major brands like Heinz Ketchup and Master soya sauces, recently reached a 52-week high ...
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