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  1. Tesla (TSLA) Down on Target Price Cut by Morgan Stanley - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Share price of Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA) declined after Morgan Stanley (MS) decreased the sales outlook and cut the target ...
  2. BofA, U.S. Bancorp Sued by NCUA over Sale of Risky RMBS - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    NCUA has sued BofA and U.S. Bancorp for recovering losses on $5.8 billion worth of RMBS sold to five corporate credit unions.
  3. AngioDynamics (ANGO) Hits 52-Week High on Positive View - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Shares of AngioDynamics Inc (ANGO) reached a 52-week high of $19.20 on Dec 17, 2014.
  4. Marsh & McLennan Expands in Chile with Denarius Buyout - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc.'s (MMC) unit Mercer, announced the acquisition of Chile-based Denarius.
  5. Digital River Soars on Extended Agreement with Microsoft - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Shares of the global cloud-commerce company, Digital River Inc. (DRIV) soared 42.8% touching a high of $24.72, finally closing ...
  6. Microsoft Azure to Offer IronWorker Application Service - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) has partnered with cloud application services provider Iron.io per which Iron.io will now allow ...
  7. Unum Group Shares Operational & Capital Plan with Investors - ...

    December 17, 2014
    Unum Group (UNM) reaffirmed its 2014 outlook and unveiled its 2015 outlook at its meeting of investors and analysts.
  8. Stock Market News for December 17, 2014 - Market News

    December 17, 2014
    Benchmarks ended in the red for the third-straight session after volatile trading on Tuesday
  9. FactSet (FDS) Q1 Earnings Miss Estimates, Revenues Beat - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    FactSet Research Systems Inc. (FDS) reported first-quarter fiscal 2015 earnings per share of $1.32, which missed the Zacks ...
  10. 6 Reasons To Buy This Tech Stock Today‏

    December 16, 2014
    There's an expression that goes, "the higher the risk, the higher the reward." For example, some see risky micro-caps as ...
  11. Microsoft to Open Source Project Orleans Early Next Year - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) plans to make the cloud computing development platform Project Orleans open source.
  12. Can Red Hat (RHT) Continue the Earnings Streak in Q3FY15? - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Red Hat Inc. (RHT) is set to report third-quarter fiscal 2015 results on Dec 18, 2014.
  13. Merit Medical Wins FDA Approval for Multiple Devices - Analyst ...

    December 15, 2014
    Developer of medical devices, Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (MMSI), recently announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ...
  14. This Tech Giant Just Doubled Down On Cloud Computing

    December 8, 2014
    Haste makes waste. That's the possible view on the corner offices at software giant Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq:ORCL), which seems ...
  15. Invest Like A Modern Day Rockefeller

    December 8, 2014
    You've undoubtedly heard of the robber barons. These affluent industrialists were considered some of the wealthiest -- and ...
  16. The Simple Way to Earn Thousands From Your Portfolio Starting ...

    December 8, 2014
    "Residential housing is a tough business." These were the words told to me by two extremely wealthy real estate moguls from ...
  17. Are You Making This Huge Trading Mistake?

    December 5, 2014
    Today, I want to show you the right way to sell put options. Whether you're an investment veteran or just opening your first ...
  18. Short This High-Flying Tech Stock

    December 2, 2014
    You can often find a direct correlation between earnings estimate revisions and share prices. As analysts boost profit forecasts, ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. Dow, S&P 500 Little Changed Despite Upwards 3Q GDP Revision

    November 25, 2014
    U.S. stocks were little changed as U.S. data showed the economy grew more than previously forecast in the third quarter. ...
  21. Dow, S&P 500 Little Changed Despite Upward 3Q GDP Revision

    November 25, 2014
    U.S. stocks were little changed as U.S. data showed the economy grew more than previously forecast in the third quarter. ...
  22. Bear of the Day: Invacare Corp (IVC) - Bear of the Day

    November 23, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Invacare Corp (IVC) - Bear of the Day
  23. Mobile Adoption Drives Online Payments, Security - Industry Outlook

    November 6, 2014
    Mobile Adoption Drives Online Payments, Security - Industry Outlook
  24. Q3: Not Amazing Nor Disappointing - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 17, 2014
    Market sentiment remains fragile and at risk of further deterioration despite an overall reassuring start to the Q3 earnings ...
  25. Q3 Earnings Scorecard as of October 16, 2014 - Earnings Trends

    October 16, 2014
    Q3 Earnings Scorecard as of October 16, 2014 - Earnings Trends
  26. Can Finance Sector Surprise Q3 Earnings Season? - Industry Outlook

    October 9, 2014
    Can Finance Sector Surprise Q3 Earnings Season? - Industry Outlook
  27. 5 More Ways 3D Printing Is Taking Over The World: 3D Systems ...

    October 3, 2014
    By now, there is almost no segment of society that hasn’t at least explored the use of 3D printing technology in some way. ...
  28. JPMorgan Chase & Co., Other Financial Stocks Strong During Market ...

    September 16, 2014
    When one sector is getting the beats, more often than not the money flowing out is going into another. It has been an unique ...
  29. Fed to Play 'Kick the Can'? - Ahead of Wall Street

    September 10, 2014
    Many in the market don't view the last jobs report as a trend reversal in the economic outlook, and expect the Fed to start ...
  30. U.S. Insurers Still Struggling: Time to Rethink Regulation? - ...

    September 5, 2014
    U.S. Insurers Still Struggling: Time to Rethink Regulation? - Industry Outlook
  31. 5 Insider Tips To Multiply Your Income Like A Wall Street Pro

    August 22, 2014
    In all my years in the market, I've never heard of such an incredible track record. The IPO prospectus from high-frequency ...
  32. Is The Best Canadian Oil Sands Play In The U.S.?

    August 20, 2014
    In ten years, the most profitable oil sands development could very well be in the United States in the state of Utah. The ...
  33. This Controversial Company's Future May Get A Whole Lot Brighter

    August 18, 2014
    Over the past decade, several national radio station operators have declared bankruptcy, and those that remain are on the ...
  34. The Thousands Of Dollars You're Probably Missing Out On

    August 12, 2014
    If you've seen the H&R Block commercial on television recently, you know that it starts with a concession worker ...
  35. Publishers Switch-Up Ad Policies - Industry Outlook

    August 6, 2014
    Publishers Switch-Up Ad Policies - Industry Outlook
  36. With 1/3 of the S&P 500 Having Reported Earnings… - Ahead ...

    July 22, 2014
    Hard to tell at this stage if we are at the starting point of a favorable shift in the aggregate earnings picture, but the ...
  37. A 24.2% Yield From Microsoft?!

    July 21, 2014
    Editor's Note: This article is one of our favorite "hall of fame" articles, originally published January 13, ...
  38. e-Commerce Stocks on Which to Click (pt. 2) - Industry Outlook

    July 2, 2014
    e-Commerce Stocks on Which to Click (pt. 2) - Industry Outlook
  39. e-Commerce Stocks on Which to Click (pt. 1) - Industry Outlook

    July 1, 2014
    e-Commerce Stocks on Which to Click (pt. 1) - Industry Outlook
  40. Barron's Recap: 2014 Midyear Roundtable

    June 14, 2014
    This weekend in Barron's online: the 2014 Midyear Roundtable, why most investing professionals are below average, as ...
  41. Bull of the Day: MidSouth Bancorp (MSL) - Bull of the Day

    May 30, 2014
    Bull of the Day: MidSouth Bancorp (MSL) - Bull of the Day
  42. Telecom Calling on New Technology - Industry Outlook

    May 14, 2014
    Telecom Calling on New Technology - Industry Outlook
  43. When to Favor Options Over Stocks

    May 14, 2014
    Traders choose options over stocks for their versatility and limited risk, but there are certain drawbacks as well, and these ...
  44. How Oracle Will Face Its Coming Challenges

    May 9, 2014
    Very few tech companies can do what Oracle Corp. has done, having grown revenue nearly 15% a year for the past decade, and ...
  45. Bear of the Day: LinkedIn (LNKD) - Bear of the Day

    May 4, 2014
    Bear of the Day: LinkedIn (LNKD) - Bear of the Day
  46. What First Horizon's FHFA Settlement Means For RBS and Goldman

    April 30, 2014
    The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has settled the smallest securities fraud suit that remained of the 18 it had ...
  47. What Propels Microsoft From Here?

    What Propels Microsoft From Here?

    April 29, 2014
    Having beaten the market over the past year (and up more than 22%), Microsoft is no longer priced as though the company will ...
  48. Grasping a Good Sense About Q1 Earnings - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 25, 2014
    The key takeaway, including morning reports from Ford (F) and Moody's (MCO) is that there is not much growth and the outlook ...
  49. Earnings Reflect a Frigid Q1 - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 17, 2014
    It's looking more and more like we???re going to have to wait yet another quarter for real earnings growth to take hold. ...
  50. Publishing Industry Stock Update - April 2014 - Industry Outlook

    April 4, 2014
    Publishing Industry Stock Update - April 2014 - Industry Outlook
  51. The Real Secret To Microsoft's Success

    The Real Secret To Microsoft's Success

    March 20, 2014
    Microsoft is no longer in the raw experimentation stage common to young and growing companies. Rather, its main goal is to ...
  52. Historically, the technology sector hasn’t been known for its dividend prowess. However, that is rapidly changing. For investors, the sector offers some of the best and quickest growing yields around.

    Look To Tech For Big Dividend Potential

    March 18, 2014
    Historically, the technology sector hasn’t been known for its dividend prowess. However, that is rapidly changing. For investors, ...
  53. e-Commerce Stock Update - March 2014 (pt. 2) - Industry Outlook

    March 6, 2014
    e-Commerce Stock Update - March 2014 (pt. 2) - Industry Outlook
  54. This Tech Stock Is Just Pennies Away From A Breakout

    February 26, 2014
    Software giant Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) is reportedly cutting the price of its Windows 8.1 operating system for manufacturers ...
  55. Profit From This Stock's Catch-Up Rally

    February 26, 2014
    Banks as a group have had a great couple of years with super-low interest rates and the essentially zero cost of money. The ...
  56. Make Up To 70% From This Stock's Catch-Up Rally

    February 26, 2014
    Banks as a group have had a great couple of years with super-low interest rates and the essentially zero cost of money. The ...
  57. 11 Stocks Delivering Surprisingly Strong Profits

    February 18, 2014
    For half a decade, investors have been waiting for the economy to start generating faster growth.#-ad_banner-#The fact that ...
  58. 11 Stocks Delivering Deceptively Strong Profits

    February 18, 2014
    For half a decade, investors have been waiting for the economy to start generating faster growth.#-ad_banner-#The fact that ...
  59. For contrarian investors, the nation’s equities could be one of the best bargains and offer a great risk-to-reward ratio.

    While The World Watches The Olympics, Investors Should Focus ...

    February 11, 2014
    Returns for investors in Russia have been a complete disappointment over the last few years. The recent asset flight has ...
  60. How To Earn 30% A Year From Microsoft -- Without Buying A Single ...

    January 22, 2014
    It costs about five times as much to insure a Ferrari than a regular car. That's partly because with top speeds above ...
  61. Earnings in Focus This Week - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 20, 2014
    The focus this week will be on corporate earnings as the 2013 Q4 reporting cycle ramps up, with 69 S&P 500 members are ...
  62. Uninspiring Start to Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    January 17, 2014
    Uninspiring Start to Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  63. For investors, betting on Latin America’s rising free-market superstars could be the best way to play the region in a portfolio.

    Playing The Latin American Divide

    January 14, 2014
    While investors tend to lump all of Latin America together into one cohesive unit, the truth is there is a pretty big divide ...
  64. Insurance Industry Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    January 14, 2014
    Insurance Industry Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  65. Bull of the Day: Synaptics (SYNA) - Bull of the Day

    January 9, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Synaptics (SYNA) - Bull of the Day
  66. How is the Fed Like E.F. Hutton? - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 3, 2014
    Because when the Fed talks, people listen.
  67. 2014 - One Trading Day at a Time - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 2, 2014
    Time to start slowly, and ratchet in our focus.
  68. Publishing Industry Stock Update - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    December 30, 2013
    Publishing Industry Stock Update - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  69. 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 ...
  70. Which Dow 'Dogs' Are Poised To Beat The Pack In 2014?

    December 20, 2013
    It's been a good year for stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average, as 28 of the 30 components have risen in ...
  71. Warning: That Share Buyback Might Be Hiding This Strategy

    December 3, 2013
    This is a great time to be running a public company.​The surging stock market has created billions in wealth for the leading ...
  72. Though it faces many challenges, shares of Hewlett-Packard are too cheap to ignore.

    The Time Is Right To Buy Hewlett-Packard

    November 28, 2013
    Though it faces many challenges, shares of Hewlett-Packard are too cheap to ignore.
  73. Convertible bonds are a perfect way to potentially hedge the downside risk as well as play the upside from continued swooning markets.

    The Convertible Way To Play This Market

    November 8, 2013
    Investors are certainly facing a quandary. The broad market has gone up by leaps and bounds since the end of the recession. ...
  74. Twitter, Tesla & Q3 Earnings - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 6, 2013
    The Twitter mania adds to investors' disappointment with the Tesla earnings release on an other
  75. Microsoft beat analyst expecations and the stock price responded with a 6% jump.

    Microsoft Surprises The Street With Good Earnings

    October 25, 2013
    Microsoft released better-than-expected earnings. Even with the recent run-up, it remains too cheap for investors to ignore. ...
  76. Earnings Season Past the Halfway Mark - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 25, 2013
    The Q3 scorecard has bloomed lately, with growth rates and beat ratios now outpacing Q2 and the last few quarters.
  77. 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 ...
  78. JPMorgan settles the legal issues surrounding Wall Street’s largest bank, investors were not put off in the least

    Jamie Dimon Steers JPMorgan Through Rough Waters

    October 22, 2013
    JPMorgan Settles a $13 billion legal battle that address the myriad of issues surrounding Wall Street’s largest bank, investors ...
  79. Microsemi’s $7.18-a-share offer represents a premium of 50% over Symmetrom’s closing stock price on Monday.

    Time Is On Symmetricom’s Side

    October 22, 2013
    The atomic clock equipment maker Symmetricom Inc.’s (Nasdaq:SYMM) stock exploded on Tuesday after the power-management chipmaker ...
  80. Small caps may finally be getting expensive. We'll take a look at a couple ways to protect your portfolio from future declines.

    Are Small Caps Getting Too Expensive

    October 22, 2013
    Given their torrid run, small caps may finally be getting expensive. That could signal some down days in the months ahead. ...
  81. IBM's sixth straight quarter where sales failed to meet expectation. Is now the time to buy shares?

    Why 'Big Blue' Is Singing The Blues

    October 18, 2013
    International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM), long considered by investors to be a calm port in the often-stormy seas of technology, ...
  82. Bear of the Day: Uni-Pixel (UNXL) - Bear of the Day

    October 14, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Uni-Pixel (UNXL) - Bear of the Day
  83. Activist investors are feeling that Microsoft is increasingly irrelevant in the modern world, which is why it's imperative for the board to bring in new leadership.

    Activist Investors Set Their Sights On Bill Gates

    October 4, 2013
    Activist investors are setting their sites on Bill Gates and want him off of Microsoft's board. Many feel that he hold an ...
  84. China's Video Game Approval Could Be Worth Billions To Sony, ...

    September 27, 2013
    In January, China Daily USA reported that China might lift its ban on the sale of video games."We are reviewing the policy ...
  85. Unspoken communication from the CEO can offer clues into whether one should invest or not.

    5 Ways to Profit From a CEO's Body Language

    September 25, 2013
    Investors can gain insight into companies by studying the chief executive officers’ body language, specifically examining ...
  86. How To Benefit When CEOs Step Down

    September 17, 2013
    We’ve picked five examples of recent (last five years) CEO retirements that caused an unusually large move - up or down - ...
  87. Bear of the Day: Microsoft (MSFT) - Bear of the Day

    September 11, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Microsoft (MSFT) - Bear of the Day
  88. Nokia Sells Its Handset Business To Microsoft And Remakes Its ...

    September 4, 2013
    Nokia metamorphisizes again with the sale of its handset business to Microsoft.
  89. An Interesting Year For Tech ETFs

    September 4, 2013
    On the surface, it would appear to be a disappointing year for technology sector ETFs. The Technology Select Sector SPDR ...
  90. Workday Surfing The SaaS Wave

    August 28, 2013
    Workday beats the Street's growth targets, but valuation is still crazy
  91. Yahoo! Reclaims Traffic Leadership, But Can It Turn It Into Cash?

    August 23, 2013
    What does Yahoo!'s sudden rise to the top of internet traffic mean for its business?
  92. Microsoft Critics Get Their Way, As Ballmer Announces Impending ...

    August 23, 2013
    Ballmer's impending retirement as CEO sets off a long-awaited celebration in Microsoft shares
  93. Workday Working Some Major Market Mojo

    August 20, 2013
    Workday may be about to radically change enterprise software, but the market has already gone crazy with valuation.
  94. Frontier Market Index Secrets Revealed

    August 15, 2013
    Most passively managed ETFs are designed to track underlying indices and most ETF investors know that. How much time investors ...
  95. BlackBerry Finally Looking For A Bidder, But Will A Real Buyer ...

    August 14, 2013
    Can BlackBerry sell itself to a company willing to take on the challenge of turning it around?
  96. Jive Software Worth A Closer Look?

    August 13, 2013
    An execution stumble has slashed Jive's value, but the opportunity is still worthwhile if the company can turn sentiment ...
  97. 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. ...
  98. Time To Get Defensive With ETFs

    July 26, 2013
    With some storm clouds beginning to form over the global economy, investors may want to consider thinking about moving some ...
  99. Weak Earnings Growth Outside Finance - Earnings Trends

    July 25, 2013
    Weak Earnings Growth Outside Finance - Earnings Trends
  100. RetailMeNot Jumps 34% In IPO Debut--Should You Buy?

    July 23, 2013
    RetailMeNot (Nasdaq:SALE) went public July 18 at $21 per share. In its first day of trading its stock gained 32%. Is the ...
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