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  1. Earnings Expectations For The Week Of January 6: Alcoa And More

    January 5, 2014
    Quarterly reports from Alcoa (NASDAQ: AA) have long been considered the kickoff to a new earnings season, though its role ...
  2. Stocks Market News for July 10, 2013 - Market News

    July 10, 2013
    An encouraging start to the second quarter earnings season propelled indices higher on Tuesday
  3. Stock Market News for June 28, 2013 - Market News

    June 28, 2013
    Benchmarks bolstered gains for the third consecutive day after several Fed presidents “downplayed” the Federal ...
  4. Carnival Passes CEO Baton to Donald - Analyst Blog

    June 27, 2013
    Carnival recently announced a massive management shuffle.
  5. Stock Market News for June 25, 2013 - Market News

    June 25, 2013
    Benchmarks slumped on Monday following a sell-off in Chinese equity markets coupled with investor concerns about the Fed ...
  6. Stock Market News for June 24, 2013 - Market News

    June 24, 2013
    Benchmarks finished mixed on Friday following Bernanke’s comments on Wednesday regarding slowing and ending of the ...
  7. Earnings Expectations for the Week of June 24

    June 23, 2013
    Quarterly reports from Nike (NYSE: BBRY) will be among the highlights on the earnings front this week. Here is a quick look ...
  8. Cosan Upgraded to Neutral - Analyst Blog

    June 21, 2013
    We recently upgraded Cosan Limited, a leading sugar and ethanol producers in Brazil, from Underperform to Neutral recommendation.
  9. American Vanguard Tweaks Dividend Policy - Analyst Blog

    June 11, 2013
    American Vanguard has replaced semi-annual dividend policy with a quarterly dividend policy.
  10. DuPont's Cyclicality Seems Overpriced

    April 23, 2013
    Investors should be wary of paying a big premium for DuPont's cyclicality.
  11. A Powerful Triple Play In Irrigation

    April 15, 2013
    Water use for agriculture continues to rise at extreme levels, but which companies are the top plays for this trend?
  12. Stock Market News for February 8, 2013 - Market News

    February 8, 2013
    Investor sentiment was dampened yesterday following weak earnings and a discouraging outcome to the ECB meeting, dragging ...
  13. Cosan Posts Record 3Q13 - Analyst Blog

    February 7, 2013
    Brazilian sugar and ethanol producer, Cosan Limited (CZZ) released its fiscal third quarter of 2013 results (ended Dec 31, ...
  14. SYT Posts Impressive 2012 Results - Analyst Blog

    February 7, 2013
    Syngenta AG (SYT), an agriculture chemicals producer, reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and year 2012 ...
  15. Monsanto Acquires Assets of Agradis - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    Less than a week ago, Monsanto Company (MON), an agricultural products company, acquired a few assets of Agradis Inc.; an ...
  16. Stock Market News for February 1, 2013 - Market News

    February 1, 2013
    Investor apprehensions about Friday's non-farm payroll data dragged benchmarks lower on Thursday. Benchmarks ended in the ...
  17. DuPont Ends OK, Starts Weak

    January 25, 2013
    DuPont's fourth quarter was a little soft, and the guidance for the first half of 2013 was softer still.
  18. Guidance Vital This Earnings Season - Analyst Blog

    January 9, 2013
    The fourth quarter earnings season has started on a positive note, as this morning's report from Constellation Brands (STZ) ...
  19. Ahead of Wall Street - January 9, 2013 - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 9, 2013
    Wednesday, January 9, 2013 The fourth quarter earnings season has started on a positive note, as this morning's report ...
  20. Stock Market News for January 8, 2013 - Market News

    January 8, 2013
    Investor apprehensions surrounding fourth-quarter earnings dragged benchmarks into negative territory on Monday. Indices ...
  21. Earnings Season Starts This Week - Analyst Blog

    January 7, 2013
    With nothing much on the economic calendar this week, the market's attention will likely shift to the fourth quarter earnings ...
  22. Ahead of Wall Street - January 7, 2013 - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 7, 2013
    Monday, January 7, 2013 With nothing much on the economic calendar this week, the market's attention will likely shift ...
  23. Stock Market News for January 4, 2013 - Market News

    January 4, 2013
    Benchmarks ended their two-day rally after minutes of the Federal Reserve's December policy meeting reflected concerns over ...
  24. Stock Market News for December 28, 2012 - Market News

    December 28, 2012
    Investor fears about the Fiscal Cliff dilemma and a decline in consumer confidence dragged the benchmarks into negative territory ...
  25. Stock Market News for December 27, 2012 - Market News

    December 27, 2012
    A slump in U.S retail stocks and investor apprehensions about the Fiscal Cliff dragged the benchmarks lower on Wednesday. ...
  26. Stock Market News for December 26, 2012 - Market News

    December 26, 2012
    Monday's holiday-shortened trading session ended with losses for the benchmarks as investors remained apprehensive about ...
  27. Monsanto and Other Big Movers In Basic Materials on November ...

    November 19, 2012
    The morning has been good for the market. The Nasdaq has moved up 1.7%; the S&P 500 has climbed 1.5%; and the Dow has risen ...
  28. The Winners And Losers Of QE3

    November 15, 2012
    The market is a mix of winners and losers. When one side profits, the other side suffers.
  29. Stock Market News for November 2, 2012 - Market News

    November 2, 2012
    Benchmarks finished in the green on the first trading day of November banking on positive consumer confidence and private ...
  30. Mixed Bag from FMC Corp. - Analyst Blog

    November 1, 2012
    Chemical company FMC Corporation's (FMC) third-quarter 2012 adjusted earnings (excluding one-time items) came in at 79 cents ...
  31. Weak Volumes Knock The Wind Out Of DuPont

    October 25, 2012
    DuPont's third quarter rattled investors, with a big shortfall in volume, revenue and earnings.
  32. Monsanto and Other Big Movers In Basic Materials on October 3, ...

    October 3, 2012
    The market is currently up, with the Nasdaq increasing 0.7%, the S&P 500 climbing 0.5% and the Dow up 0.3%. The basic materials ...
  33. FMC Corp. Collaborates With Isagro - Analyst Blog

    October 1, 2012
    In a bid to expand its fungicide portfolio, FMC Corporation (FMC) has inked a research and development deal with Italian ...
  34. Monsanto and Other Big Movers on the NYSE on September 19, 2 ...

    September 19, 2012
    So far today, the market has been on the rise. The Nasdaq is trading up 0.1%; the S&P 500 is up 0.2%; and the Dow has increased ...
  35. Monsanto and More Big Movers in Basic Materials on September ...

    September 19, 2012
    The market is currently up, with the Nasdaq increasing 0.1%, the S&P 500 climbing 0.2% and the Dow up 0.3%. The basic materials ...
  36. Mixed 2Q for FMC Corp. - Analyst Blog

    August 8, 2012
    Chemical company  FMC Corporation's (FMC) adjusted earnings (excluding one-time items) came in at 92 cents per share in the ...
  37. Will Hot, Dry Weather Shrivel These Sectors?

    July 5, 2012
    While a bad crop may be good news for Monsanto if its drought-tolerant trait delivers the goods in large-scale testing, the ...
  38. Company News for June 28, 2012 - Corporate Summary

    June 28, 2012
    "    Shares of H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB) rose 3.8% a day after it posted fourth quarter earnings per share of $2.01, beating ...
  39. Basic Materials Stocks Making Big Moves on June 27, 2012

    June 27, 2012
    The Nasdaq is trading up 0.7%, the S&P 500 has climbed 0.7% and the Dow has increased 0.6% on a good day for the market so ...
  40. Eurozone Pieces Going Into Place? - Analyst Blog

    June 27, 2012
    Expectations remain low for the two-day Euro-zone summit, but the Brussels gathering getting underway tomorrow is still the ...
  41. Ahead of Wall Street - June 27, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 27, 2012
    Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Expectations remain low for the two-day Euro-zone summit, but the Brussels gathering getting underway ...
  42. The Grains Thrive In The Hot Weather

    June 25, 2012
    With weather and supply problems facing the grains complex once again, this summer could see a repeat of higher prices. For ...
  43. Earnings Preview: Monsanto Company - Analyst Blog

    June 25, 2012
    Monsanto Company (MON) will be reporting its third-quarter 2012 financial result on Wednesday, June 27, 2012. The current ...
  44. 7 Ways to Eat, Drink, and Be Profitable

    May 1, 2012
    These picks from the food and beverage world are taking advantage of undeniable global and domestic growth trends, says Jon ...
  45. DuPont On The Upswing

    April 24, 2012
    Over the past three years, DuPont's sales are up less than 7% annually, but profits have jumped at a nearly 19% annual average ...
  46. The Insider's Guide to Food Investing-Including 38 Picks!

    April 19, 2012
    It’s time to be bullish on everything related to food—restaurants, food producers, fertilizers, equipment makers, ...
  47. Choosing An Agriculture ETF

    April 6, 2012
    Each of three ag-related ETFs offers exposure to specific areas the others do not.
  48. 8 Ways to Grab Emerging-Market Growth

    March 31, 2012
    RDM Financial CEO Ron Weiner explains why he advises individuals to use ETFs and mutual funds for emerging-world exposure. ...
  49. 3 Ways To Play Kubota

    February 29, 2012
    The appreciation of the yen has hurt Japanese exporters, but Kubota is one company taking steps to deal with this issue.
  50. Fertilizer Industry Will Yield Super Gains

    January 3, 2012
    Good economy or bad, the world will need more food, and, thus, more fertilizer.
  51. Companies Not Seeing A Recession

    December 28, 2011
    Although the conventional wisdom seems to indicate that another recession is inevitable, many companies are not experiencing ...
  52. 5 Agriculture Stocks That Pay Dividends

    November 4, 2011
    Food prices will likely continue to rise as our population grows and biofuel development gains popularity. As a result, the ...
  53. Companies Not Seeing A Recession

    October 21, 2011
    Although the conventional wisdom seems to indicate that another recession is inevitable, many companies are not experiencing ...
  54. Farming Profits

    October 17, 2011
    Food production is a guaranteed winner as population and consumption increase. Agricultural related stock valuations should ...
  55. Companies Not Seeing A Recession

    October 13, 2011
    Although the conventional wisdom seems to indicate that another recession is inevitable, many companies are not experiencing ...
  56. Don't Dismiss Fertilizer

    October 6, 2011
    No matter how hard times get in this economy, society needs food and food needs fertilizer. This demand is helping to keep ...
  57. How To Profit From Fear In Today's Market

    August 31, 2011
    Investor panic leads to profits for the opportunistic investor
  58. 5 Agriculture Stocks That Pay Dividends

    August 30, 2011
    Food prices will likely continue to rise as our population grows and biofuel development gains popularity. As a result, the ...
  59. Robust Demand For Deere Equipment

    August 19, 2011
    Farm equipment maker Deere turned in a strong earnings report for its recent fiscal third quarter. But the market is concerned ...
  60. 7 Great Income Investments

    August 19, 2011
    There are some great harbors in these storms for investors counting on steady streams of solid income, writes Neil George ...
  61. Rising Dividends Point to Opportunity

    August 12, 2011
    Corporations are still making money and sharing the wealth with investors, writes John Heinzl, reporter and columnist for ...
  62. 6 Agricultural Names to Feed the World

    July 30, 2011
    Ramesh Gulati is eyeing companies equipped to meet infrastructure needs in the agricultural sector. In today's interview, ...
  63. Follow Growth Trends With These 9 Stocks

    July 29, 2011
    Fund and asset manager Quint Tatro says industries poised for growth include natural gas and medical devices. In today’s ...
  64. A Lot To Like About Fertilizer Companies

    July 4, 2011
    Agriculture stocks are long-term plays that are becoming more attractive during the market selloff.
  65. Four Stocks To Watch Next Week

    June 23, 2011
    Check out four stocks worth watching as we head into the upcoming Q2 earnings season.
  66. Agriculture ETFs For Everyone

    June 15, 2011
    Whatever turn the economy takes, the demand for food may be the most certain aspect of an otherwise uncertain global economy.
  67. Deere Rolls To Big Gains

    May 20, 2011
    Deere rode the robust farm wave to record profits in its second quarter.
  68. Agri-Tech Heats Up

    May 4, 2011
    Just as technology has revolutionized the healthcare industry, agriculture is undergoing its own tech renaissance.
  69. 5 Agriculture Stocks That Pay Dividends

    April 15, 2011
    Food prices will likely continue to rise as our population grows and biofuel development gains popularity. As a result, the ...
  70. 4 Important Earnings Announcements For April 6

    April 5, 2011
    Earnings reports are significant events for every stock. Here are 4 earnings announcement for April 6 to check out.
  71. Potash Harvest Profits

    January 31, 2011
    Potash Corp's strong earnings and even stronger outlook indicate a healthy multi-year cycle ahead for the fertilizer business.
  72. Soros' Top Picks

    January 12, 2011
    We take a peek at some of Soros Fund Management's top holdings to see what stocks George Soros has selected.
  73. There's Value In Bunge

    January 4, 2011
    Agricultural commodity company Bunge, like many of the ag stocks, is rebounding from its cyclical lows.
  74. Big Gains In Grains

    December 10, 2010
    The recent weather and supply problems within the wheat sector highlight the need for adding agriculture to a portfolio.
  75. Rural America Keeps Rolling Along

    November 3, 2010
    The Yonder 40 stock index continues to better the major indexes. We look at a few of the performers so far in 2010.
  76. A Close Look At Mosaic

    October 29, 2010
    Mosaic share value has increased, but there may still be room to grow.
  77. Worst Stocks In September 2010

    October 5, 2010
    Despite September's strong performance, not all stocks were winners.
  78. September's Worst Performers And Why

    October 4, 2010
    Fertilizer stocks were September's worst performers, and things could get worse before they're better again.
  79. Scotts Miracle-Gro "Gros" Earnings

    August 17, 2010
    Scotts Miracle-Gro earnings surged in its third quarter, but it still has lots of growth potential.
  80. Turnaround Story Underway For Fertilizer Stocks?

    July 19, 2010
    Fertilizer and ag chemical stocks have been on fire for the last few days. Is this a fluke, or the beginning of a real recovery?
  81. Getting Into Grains

    July 14, 2010
    While over the short term, grain pricing is affected by numerous factors such as weather; over the long term demand from ...
  82. Mosaic Shares: The Price Is Right

    June 14, 2010
    The market pullback has made Mosaic shares look tempting, especially when combined with Mosaic's fertile future.
  83. Hard Assets Still Make Sense

    May 24, 2010
    The current Euro Crisis has given investors a chance to add commodity producers to their portfolios at cheap prices. Here ...
  84. 4 Top-Down Stocks For Your Portfolio

    February 17, 2010
    These four stocks anticipate growing and lasting trends in the global economy.
  85. Top Large Cap Stocks In November

    December 4, 2009
    A review of the best performing large-cap stocks in the S&P 500 during November.
  86. Large-Cap Losers In September

    October 6, 2009
    The list of the worst performing large cap stocks in September 2009 in the S&P 500 were dominated by stocks usually thought ...
  87. Multibaggers For The Patient Investor

    July 16, 2009
    A fragile economy and rising unemployment will continue to pressure equity market returns. That’s why the best investment ...
  88. Q2 Large Cap Stocks We Wished We Didn’t Own

    July 8, 2009
    Although the overall market did well in the second quarter of 2009, this list of large cap names proves that stock picking ...
  89. Five Stocks To Know For Wednesday

    June 24, 2009
    Five stocks of which investors should be aware for Wednesday.
  90. The Agriculture Infrastructure Double Play

    June 5, 2009
    When looking at the water sector, investors tend to focus of availability of fresh drinking water. However, the agriculture ...
  91. Label Maker Facing Sticky Times

    March 4, 2009
    Despite immediate difficulties on the earnings front, Avery Dennison has a lot of staying power.
  92. Investing In Small Towns Can Beat Major Indexes

    January 14, 2009
    The Yonder 40 Stock Index invests in companies that operate in rural America. The returns are remarkably solid.
  93. Companies That Beat The Odds

    December 19, 2008
    Investors like to know what to expect, but earnings surprises are always a good thing.
  94. DuPont - Better Investing Through Chemistry

    October 27, 2008
    DuPont is more than just a commodity company, but investors can profit from the misperception.
  95. 5 Active Stocks To Watch On October 3

    October 3, 2008
    With economic woes spilling into agriculture, we look at the heavy volume seen in seed producer Syngenta AG.
  96. 5 Active Stocks To Watch On October 2

    October 2, 2008
    The liquidity crunch is creating opportunity for investors with an eye to the future. We explore Warren Buffett's GE stake.
  97. General Mills Still The Invesment Of Champions?

    September 19, 2008
    Investors who bought General Mills as a recession/depression/cataclysm hedge have been rewarded, but the run could be over.
  98. Growing Agricultural Stocks For September 5

    September 5, 2008
    As world population grows, so does the demand for food. Companies correctly planted in this industry could reap the rewards ...
  99. Reaping Returns In Agriculture On July 10

    July 10, 2008
    Agricultural stocks have seen double-digit losses this month. We focus on rebound candidate Fresh Del Monte Produce.
  100. Landec's Got It In The Bag

    July 7, 2008
    Landec makes packaging for food products that adjusts to heat and cold. We'll look at the business and its future.
  101. Taking a Closer Look at Chemical Companies

    December 6, 2005
    The chemical sector may be painted with an outdated brush there might be a lot more opportunity here than many investors ...
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