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  1. Visa's Sturdy Capital Signals Growth, Regulations a Risk - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    We issued an updated research report on Visa Inc. (V), citing the opportunities and challenges that the company.
  2. Masimo's Multigas Monitoring Module Gets 510(k), CE Mark - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Masimo Corporation's (MASI) ISA OR+ multigas monitoring is a Masimo Open Connect (MOC-9) Module for the Root patient monitoring ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. Regency Provides Guidance for 2015, Revises 2014 Outlook - ...

    December 16, 2014
    Regency (REG) has updated 2014 earnings guidance.
  5. Simon Property Starts Work at Tampa Premium Outlets - Analyst ...

    December 15, 2014
    Simon Property (SPG) initiated construction at its multi-million dollar project, the Tampa Premium Outlets in Wesley Chapel, ...
  6. Will A 3D Concierge Be Coming To Your Mall Soon?

    December 3, 2014
    One of the secrets to success in the retail world is continual evolution--delivering a customer experience that meets expectations ...
  7. Tech Stocks Underperform Following Apple's Flash Crash, Holiday ...

    December 1, 2014
    U.S. stocks were mostly lower on Monday as the holiday shopping season may have disappointed some. The National Retail Federation ...
  8. How To Buy Cheaper Shares With Higher Yields... Automatically

    December 1, 2014
    I recently paid $2.89 per gallon for gasoline. I didn't fill up the tank. But I did buy more gas at that price than I did ...
  9. Hotel Industry Strengthens, Risks Lower: Time to Invest? - Industry ...

    November 20, 2014
    Hotel Industry Strengthens, Risks Lower: Time to Invest? - Industry Outlook
  10. Better Times Ahead for Hotels, Tourism - Industry Outlook

    November 19, 2014
    Better Times Ahead for Hotels, Tourism - Industry Outlook
  11. Mobile Adoption Drives Online Payments, Security - Industry Outlook

    November 6, 2014
    Mobile Adoption Drives Online Payments, Security - Industry Outlook
  12. GDP Numbers Bear Out Fed Decision - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 30, 2014
    The Q3 GDP report came in better than expected -- up +3.5% vs. estimates of +3.1%.
  13. More To Come In A Record Year For Spin-Offs

    October 16, 2014
    What do Wonder Bread, Avis Rent-A-Car, Sheraton Hotels and Hartford Insurance Group have in common? They were all held under ...
  14. Early Q3 Earnings Not Driving the Market - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 16, 2014
    This morning's solid jobless claims report and a slew of earnings announcements will likely have no bearing on the overall ...
  15. Right Time to Build Positions in REIT Stocks? - Industry Outlook

    October 15, 2014
    Right Time to Build Positions in REIT Stocks? - Industry Outlook
  16. Dividend Investors Rejoice: Falling Markets Means Rising Yields

    October 14, 2014
    In the early stages of the bull market, investors flocked to companies with steady and growing dividends. Yet, since the ...
  17. Dividend Investors Rejoice: Falling Markets Mean Rising Yields

    October 14, 2014
    In the early stages of the bull market, investors flocked to companies with steady and growing dividends. Yet, since the ...
  18. The 'Forever Stock' Poised To Win The Consumer-Spending War

    September 25, 2014
    If you haven't noticed, consumers are spending a lot. In fact, they're spending at a record rate. In Q2 2014 alone, domestic ...
  19. Semiconductors Remain Key for IoT - Industry Outlook

    September 17, 2014
    Semiconductors Remain Key for IoT - Industry Outlook
  20. This Tech Star Might Have The Key To Alternative Energy

    September 1, 2014
    There is likely nothing that has done more to shape the modern world than energy – both for good and evil. It created ...
  21. This Bargain-Priced Tech Star Might Have The Key To Alternative ...

    September 1, 2014
    There is likely nothing that has done more to shape the modern world than energy – both for good and evil. It created ...
  22. MedTech Defies Sequestration, M&As Steal the Show - Industry ...

    August 26, 2014
    MedTech Defies Sequestration, M&As Steal the Show - Industry Outlook
  23. An Investing Legend Predicts A Major M&A Boom -- Here's How To ...

    August 7, 2014
    Some high-profile buyout deals have been falling apart lately. For instance, the third largest U.S. wireless carrier Sprint ...
  24. Bricks and mortar stores aren’t dead or even dying. Investors would be well-served by shopping around. Here's a guide to retail REITs.

    Why 'Bricks And Mortar' Retail Remains A Solid Bet

    August 6, 2014
    Bricks and mortar stores aren’t dead or even dying. Investors would be well-served by shopping around. Here's a guide to ...
  25. U.S. Banks Stay Afloat - Cutting Costs or Core Business? - Industry ...

    August 5, 2014
    U.S. Banks Stay Afloat - Cutting Costs or Core Business? - Industry Outlook
  26. Hotel & Lodging Stocks: Future Looking Up - Industry Outlook

    July 29, 2014
    Hotel & Lodging Stocks: Future Looking Up - Industry Outlook
  27. Hotel & Lodging Stocks: Future Looking Up - Industry Outlook

    July 29, 2014
    Hotel & Lodging Stocks: Future Looking Up - Industry Outlook
  28. Bear of the Day: Mattel (MAT) - Bear of the Day

    July 28, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Mattel (MAT) - Bear of the Day
  29. How To Earn 10 Times More Income From The Stocks You Own

    July 14, 2014
    Imagine yourself teeing up at the 18th hole of TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Verde Beach, Florida. A slight breeze rustles the trees ...
  30. Adidas Gaining The Edge, As Nike Leaves Manchester United Behind

    July 10, 2014
    Brazil isn't the only big name getting kicked around in the soccer world. On Tuesday, Nike (NYSE: Nike has been a sponsor ...
  31. Bear of the Day: Masco (MAS) - Bear of the Day

    June 2, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Masco (MAS) - Bear of the Day
  32. Semi Plays for the Internet of Things - Industry Outlook

    May 19, 2014
    Semi Plays for the Internet of Things - Industry Outlook
  33. This Blue-Chip Stock May Be Close To A Breakout

    May 6, 2014
    Here are two important facts if you're a trader: #-ad_banner-#First, research firm Nielsen just reported that global consumer ...
  34. Tentative Markets Reflect Earnings Doubts - Ahead of Wall Street

    May 1, 2014
    One of the reasons for the market???s tentative behavior is the uncertain corporate earnings growth outlook, as reflected ...
  35. Homebuilding Stocks: Has Spring Sprung? - Industry Outlook

    April 22, 2014
    Homebuilding Stocks: Has Spring Sprung? - Industry Outlook
  36. One of the real positives to the Wells Fargo story is that this is a fairly diverse business with a strong core franchise and a good capital position.

    Wells Fargo In Good Shape, But The Street Knows It

    April 17, 2014
    There are worse things than owning a quality well-run business that Wall Street knows is well-run, but it isn't often a source ...
  37. U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Apr 2014 - Industry Outlook

    April 8, 2014
    U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Apr 2014 - Industry Outlook
  38. 2 Stocks For The Ultimate Pairs Trade

    April 2, 2014
    Since the 1980s, one of the most well-known and heavily used strategies among hedge funds and portfolio managers has been ...
  39. 2 Stocks More Profitable Than Apple

    April 1, 2014
    Although Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) is widely lauded for its ability to crank out great new products, its management team deserves ...
  40. Hotels & Lodging Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 31, 2014
    Hotels & Lodging Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook
  41. Barron's Recap: Detroit Will Rise Again

    March 16, 2014
    This weekend in Barron's online: how to fix Detroit, an ETF special report, the annual ranking of online brokers, as ...
  42. The Deal Boom Is Back With A Vengeance

    The Deal Boom Is Back With A Vengeance

    March 6, 2014
    With cheap available debt and large cash hordes, IPO and M&A activity is way up. Luckily for retail investors there are ways ...
  43. REIT Industry Review & Stock Picks - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook

    February 25, 2014
    REIT Industry Review & Stock Picks - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook
  44. With the broad market hitting new highs, stocks aren’t as cheap as they once were. That’s were GARP style investing can come in. Bridging both growth and value investing, GARP is the best way to find cheap growth in the rising stock market.

    With The Market At New Highs- It’s Time To Look Towards GARP ...

    February 20, 2014
    With the broad market hitting new highs, stocks aren’t as cheap as they once were. That’s were GARP style investing can come ...
  45. The 18.9% Yield Most Investors Are Missing

    February 19, 2014
    Most people think investing success is a matter of finding good stocks and buying them when the odds favor a rise in the ...
  46. How To Earn Double-Digit Income From A 1% Yielder

    February 19, 2014
    Most people think investing success is a matter of finding good stocks and buying them when the odds favor a rise in the ...
  47. Goldman Sachs Is Wrong About This Well-Known Company

    January 31, 2014
    Whether this industry's products are in a mansion owned by the wealthiest 1% or a poverty-stricken housing project, it ...
  48. Dividends, Options And You: What You Must Know

    January 31, 2014
    There are a number of strategies available to investors that use option contracts to generate attractive levels of income. ...
  49. MedTech Industry Stock Update - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    January 7, 2014
    MedTech Industry Stock Update - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  50. MasterCard Split Entices New Shareholders

    December 12, 2013
    MasterCard has been on a tear this year with a 49.65% run-up in its share price before it announced after trading hours Tuesday ...
  51. Market Vectors Completes Fund Conversion: EM Aggregate Bond ETF ...

    December 12, 2013
    Equity markets continue to oscillate this week as an upward bias mixed with uncertainty ahead of the highly anticipated FOMC ...
  52. Pharma & Biotech Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook

    December 3, 2013
    Pharma & Biotech Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook
  53. Bear of the Day: Manchester United (MANU) - Bear of the Day

    November 14, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Manchester United (MANU) - Bear of the Day
  54. On Earnings & Reading Fed Tea-Leaves - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 31, 2013
    The market had started pricing no Taper at least through April 2014, but the Wednesday statement appeared to run counter.
  55. Short Sellers Pile On Applied Materials and STMicroelectronics ...

    October 26, 2013
    Among the leading semiconductor stocks, Applied Materials (NASDAQ: STM) saw the most significant rises in short interest ...
  56. Fidelity Rolls Out 10 Sector ETFs (FDIS, FSTA, FENY)

    October 25, 2013
    Wall Street was in for a mixed bag of earnings this week, with several bellwethers reporting third quarter results. 3M (MMM) ...
  57. Solar energy is growing again and it could be time to invest.

    It's Finally Time To Bet On Solar

    September 30, 2013
    After experiencing some of the worst years in its history, the solar energy sector could be having one of its best. New installed ...
  58. Semiconductor Stock Outlook - Sep/Oct 2013 - Industry Outlook

    September 26, 2013
    Semiconductor Stock Outlook - Sep/Oct 2013 - Industry Outlook
  59. McDonald's And Other Restaurant Stocks To Sell Now (DRI, MCD, ...

    September 24, 2013
    New research from Oppenheimer suggests that many leisure stocks may be overpriced now. The analysts suggest that investors ...
  60. Auto-Trading Programs Give Peace Of Mind While On Vacation

    September 19, 2013
    Investors need to have around-the-clock access to market information and be able to make trades no matter where they are ...
  61. Three Diversified EM ETFs Your Broker Forgot to Mention

    September 11, 2013
    Among diversified, multi-country emerging markets ETFs, the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSE: EEM) reign supreme. ...
  62. Applied Materials Still Waiting For Orders To Materialize

    August 19, 2013
    Applied Materials seems to be well-positioned for the next big cycle in equipment demand, but the timing is still highly ...
  63. The Street Has Caught Covidien

    August 1, 2013
    Covidien's quality isn't the issue, but Wall Street's love for it may be.
  64. Absent Higher Rates, Comerica Has Probably Gone Far Enough

    July 16, 2013
    Comerica's sluggish growth isn't unusual, but the value argument seems harder to make today.
  65. 5 Highest Yielding Zacks #1 Ranked International Bond Mutual ...

    July 11, 2013
    In this article we will share with you the 5 highest yielding Zacks #1 ranked international bond mutual funds. Each has earned ...
  66. Zacks #1 Ranked Growth Mutual Funds - Best of Funds

    July 1, 2013
    In this article we share with you 5 top rated growth mutual funds. Each has earned a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) as we expect ...
  67. Short Sellers Jump on ARM Holdings, Broadcom (AMAT, ARMH, BRCM)

    June 26, 2013
    Among the semiconductor stocks, Applied Materials (NASDAQ: BRCM) saw the most significant rise in short interest between ...
  68. Accenture Hospitality Service for Marriott - Analyst Blog

    June 24, 2013
    Accenture plc signed an outsourcing deal with bellwether hotelier, Marriott International Inc. for an undisclosed amount.
  69. Marriott, American Airlines Tie Up - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2013
    Marriott and American Airlines recently formed a pact to bolster their loyalty programs.
  70. InterContinental Enters Grand Cayman - Analyst Blog

    June 14, 2013
    InterContinental debuts Holiday Inn Resort branded property in Grand Cayman.
  71. Finding Growth At Value Prices

    June 12, 2013
    With the markets continuing to move in an upwards manner, finding bargain is becoming harder and harder to do. In an attempt ...
  72. 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.
  73. Death Industry Consolidates-Time To Buy Service Corporation's ...

    May 30, 2013
    Service Corporation, the largest funeral company in America, announced May 29 that it was buying Stewart Enterprises, the ...
  74. Ultratech Knocked Back, Not Knocked Out

    May 23, 2013
    Expectations for market growth are aggressive, but Ultratech could be a major winner over the next three to five years.
  75. 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
  76. Home Depot Continues To Rack Up Impressive Numbers

    May 21, 2013
    Top-notch execution is letting Home Depot thrive
  77. Should Investors Hang Around For More From Applied Materials?

    May 17, 2013
    Applied Materials is showing progress, but has the 50% recovery already anticipated these improvements?
  78. Kohl's Could Work For A Trade, But It's In A Brutal Business

    May 16, 2013
    Kohl's did okay by the analysts, but core operating trends here certainly aren't strong.
  79. Trip Advisor Continues Its Buying Binge

    May 10, 2013
    Trip Advisor's buying binge continued May 7 announcing it was buying Niumba.com, a Spanish vacation rental site.
  80. Is Controversy About Robot-Assisted Surgery Showing In Intuitive ...

    April 19, 2013
    Uncertainty about procedure growth may be opening a window in these often-expensive shares
  81. Investors Seem To Be Overrating Bank Of America

    April 17, 2013
    In any case, I think U.S. Bancorp and Wells Fargo offer more upside from today's levels than Bank of America.
  82. Comerica Looks Like A Slow-Coiling Spring

    April 16, 2013
    With interest rates so low, loan demand pretty sluggish, and regulations chewing into once-lucrative sources of income, most ...
  83. U.S. Bancorp Is Strong But Needs Growth

    April 16, 2013
    As is the case at other regional/super-regional banks like Wells Fargo, U.S. Bancorp looks undervalued today provided you're ...
  84. The Lodging Sector Finally Rebounds

    March 27, 2013
    After being commercial real estate’s whipping boy since the Great Recession, the lodging sector is finally beginning to bounce ...
  85. A Closer Look At Merger Arbitrage ETPs

    February 4, 2013
    For investors, the growth of the ETF industry has certainly been a blessing. Aside from accessing equities and bonds for ...
  86. Comerica Beats Estimates - Analyst Blog

    January 16, 2013
    Comerica Inc. (CMA) reported third quarter 2012 adjusted earnings of 69 cents per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  87. AXP Reports Strong Prelim Results - Analyst Blog

    January 11, 2013
    Yesterday, American Express Company (AXP) announced its preliminary results for the fourth quarter of 2012. According to ...
  88. epay Allies with WorldPay - Analyst Blog

    January 10, 2013
    In an effort to benefit retailers, epay, a Division of Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (EEFT) has entered into a partnership with ...
  89. General Growth Properties and Other Big Movers In Real Estate ...

    January 3, 2013
    It's been a quiet morning for the market. The Nasdaq is unchanged; the S&P 500 remains relatively unchanged; and the ...
  90. Berkshire Hathaway and More Big Movers in Financial on January ...

    January 2, 2013
    The market is on the rise this morning. The Nasdaq has climbed 2.3%; the S&P 500 has risen 1.8%; and the Dow is up 1.9%. ...
  91. Gains of 27%, 56%, and even 183%... What's Next?

    January 2, 2013
    It's every investor's dream. And this one came true... For lucky shareholders in this formerly tiny maker of automated medicine ...
  92. New Home Sales Edge Up - Analyst Blog

    December 28, 2012
    New Home Sales rose by 4.4% in November from October, to a total of about 377,000. Relative to a year ago, sales are up a ...
  93. SINA Partners AutoNavi - Analyst Blog

    December 11, 2012
    SINA Corp. (SINA) recently announced a partnership with Beijing-based AutoNavi Holdings Limited (AMAP). SINA is a leading ...
  94. FedEx Among Transportation's Biggest Movers on November 30, 2 ...

    November 30, 2012
    The market has been slipping so far today. The Nasdaq has fallen 0.4%; the S&P 500 has declined 0.2%; and the Dow is ...
  95. CACI Secures One More Contract - Analyst Blog

    November 29, 2012
    Recently, CACI International Inc. (CACI) announced securing a prime position at the Solutions for Intelligence Analysis (SIA) ...
  96. VeriFone to Upgrade PayLife System - Analyst Blog

    November 16, 2012
    VeriFone Systems, Inc. (PAY) recently inked an agreement with Austrian company PayLife to install new VeriFone VX 680 wireless ...
  97. Banks to Face Tougher Stress Test - Analyst Blog

    November 16, 2012
    Major American banks will have to undergo yet another round of stress tests early next year to prove their financial mettle ...
  98. Sherwin-Williams Heads South Of The Rio Grande

    November 15, 2012
    Sherwin-Williams is acquiring Comex for $2.34B. I'll look at why the deal looks good.
  99. Orient-Express Hotels Rejects Tata Bid - Looks To Go It Alone

    November 13, 2012
    Orient-Express Hotels rejects $1.2 billion bid by the Tata Group's Indian Hotels division. It hires a new CEO and stocks ...
  100. LeapFrog Inexplicably Leaps Backward

    November 9, 2012
    LeapFrog's stock drop of 15% provides investors with a good entry point.
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