MS : Analysis & Opinions

  1. 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.
  2. Banks in Focus as Q1 Earnings Season Ramps Up - Earnings Trends

    April 10, 2014
    Banks in Focus as Q1 Earnings Season Ramps Up - Earnings Trends
  3. Are Earnings Really Bad? - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 17, 2014
    Results aren't that different from what we have been seeing in recent quarters, but many expected something better given ...
  4. Uninspiring Start to Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    January 17, 2014
    Uninspiring Start to Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  5. 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 ...
  6. Stocks Need the Earnings Catalyst - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 13, 2014
    Investors need validation of the market???s strong gains last year through an improved corporate earnings outlook.
  7. How is the Fed Like E.F. Hutton? - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 3, 2014
    Because when the Fed talks, people listen.
  8. The Uninspiring Q3 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    October 18, 2013
    The Uninspiring Q3 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  9. 20% of S&P Already Reported - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 18, 2013
    Total earnings growth for these companies is in the negative outside of the Finance sector.
  10. U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Aug. 2013 - Industry Outlook

    August 9, 2013
    U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Aug. 2013 - Industry Outlook
  11. 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 ...
  12. Worried About Rising Rates? Make This 'Hated' Sector Work For ...

    July 22, 2013
    A few years ago, bank stocks were among the most unloved investments. Many of them traded well below book value and also ...
  13. How Good is the Q2 Earnings Season? - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 18, 2013
    What we are seeing at this stage is that there is not much growth outside of Finance, with revenues and guidance on the weak ...
  14. Earnings Expectations for the Week of July 15

    July 14, 2013
    The earnings season ramps up this week, providing plenty of perspective on how the financial and technology sectors fared ...
  15. Allegheny Prices $500 Million Senior Notes - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2013
    Allegheny has announced the pricing of a public senior notes offering worth $500 million.
  16. Banks to Face Tougher Regulations - Analyst Blog

    July 10, 2013
    On Tuesday, the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Office of the Comptroller ...
  17. Brokerage ETF Battle: Plenty of Winners

    July 5, 2013
    Financial services ETFs have been stellar performers this year. An average year-to-date return of 19 percent for the Financial ...
  18. Here Comes Q2 Earnings Season - Earnings Preview

    July 5, 2013
    Here Comes Q2 Earnings Season - Earnings Preview
  19. Tough Capital Rules on the Way - Analyst Blog

    July 3, 2013
    In order to strengthen the banking sector and mitigate the threats posed by big banks to the financial system as a whole, ...
  20. Alcoa Completes 6% Notes Redemption - Analyst Blog

    July 3, 2013
    Alcoa has declared the early redemption of its entire 6% Notes due Jul 15, 2013.
  21. Taking The Contrarian Approach With European Equities

    July 2, 2013
    Investors continue to shun European equities due to the regions debt issues and economic problems. However, that’s a real ...
  22. EU Slams CDS Collusion Charge on Banks - Analyst Blog

    July 2, 2013
    Investment banks' hold over the derivatives market has come under regulatory scrutiny as the EU accused 13 large global banks ...
  23. Fed to Reclaim Spotlight - Earnings Preview

    June 28, 2013
    Fed to Reclaim Spotlight - Earnings Preview
  24. BofA to Axe Jobs, Enhance Efficiency - Analyst Blog

    June 25, 2013
    Bank of America Corporation, the second largest U.S. lender by assets, is set to reduce its workforce in order to achieve ...
  25. UBS Quits Indian Operations - Analyst Blog

    June 24, 2013
    Recently, UBS AG (UBS) surrendered its banking license in India.
  26. Post-Fed, but Pre-Earnings - Earnings Preview

    June 21, 2013
    Post-Fed, but Pre-Earnings - Earnings Preview
  27. Boston Properties Boosts Liquidity - Analyst Blog

    June 19, 2013
    Boston Properties stated that its operating partnership priced an underwritten public offering of 3.800% senior unsecured ...
  28. Ocwen to Buy MSRs Worth $78 Billion - Analyst Blog

    June 14, 2013
    Adding to Ocwen's list of acquisitions, the company announced a deal to buy MSRs from Calif.-based OneWest Bank.
  29. Looking Ahead to Q2 Earnings Season - Earnings Preview

    June 14, 2013
    Looking Ahead to Q2 Earnings Season - Earnings Preview
  30. Looking Ahead to Q2 Earnings Season (revised) - Earnings Preview

    June 14, 2013
    Looking Ahead to Q2 Earnings Season (revised) - Earnings Preview
  31. S&P Outlook on U.S. Banking Giants - Analyst Blog

    June 12, 2013
    S&P has taken various actions on the outlooks of systematically important U.S. banks. The rating agency is reassessing ...
  32. Morgan Stanley Soars to 52-Week High - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    Shares of Morgan Stanley reached a new 52-week high, touching $27.00 in the last hour of the trading session on Jun 7, 2 ...
  33. Aflac Values $700M Notes - Analyst Blog

    June 7, 2013
    Aflac Inc. announced the pricing of long-term fixed rate notes worth $750 million.
  34. So Who’s Right On Cliffs Natural Resources?

    March 28, 2013
    Iron ore and coal producer Cliffs Natural Resources has faced downgrade after downgrade in the face of fallen commodity prices ...
  35. Cullen/Frost Prices Preferred Stock - Analyst Blog

    February 13, 2013
    On Tuesday, Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. (CFR) announced the pricing of a public offering of non-cumulative perpetual preferred ...
  36. Barclays to Slash 275 Jobs in NYC - Analyst Blog

    February 7, 2013
    Barclays Investment Bank - a division of Barclays PLC (BCS) - is set to eliminate nearly 275 jobs in New York City. These ...
  37. JPMorgan to Slash Remuneration - Analyst Blog

    February 7, 2013
    According to a Bloomberg report, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) has cut down the remuneration of its investment bankers and traders ...
  38. Mitsubishi UFJ Disappoints Again - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    Last week, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. (MTU) reported net income of ¥532.5 billion ($6.7 billion) for nine months ...
  39. Finding The Best Broker For You: What Every Investor Must Know

    January 28, 2013
    Each week, one of our investing experts answers a reader's question in the Q&A column from our sister site, InvestingAnswers.com. ...
  40. China Permits Five QFIIs to Trade - Analyst Blog

    January 28, 2013
    China has allowed five foreign banks to participate in the trading of its stock-index futures. These banks are the first ...
  41. Should Too-Big-to-Fail Banks Be Carved Up? - Analyst Blog

    January 25, 2013
    Richard Fisher has once again sounded a familiar clarion call: "Too big to fail" cannot be a principle the US financial system ...
  42. Invest Like Morgan Stanley with These 5 Commodity ETFs - ETF ...

    January 25, 2013
    Although commodities are often overlooked by many investors, these natural resources are considered by many to be good diversifiers ...
  43. Stock Market News for January 22, 2013 - Market News

    January 22, 2013
    Markets were closed on Monday due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day. During the previous week, the Street had received promising ...
  44. Good News in Q4 Continues - Analyst Blog

    January 18, 2013
    Perhaps we're still a bit early in announcing this -- then again, our senior staff's earlier prediction seems to be bearing ...
  45. Ahead of Wall Street - Jan 18, 2013 - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 18, 2013
    Friday, January 18, 2013 This is Mark Vickery, substituting for Sheraz Mian while he does an early interview this morning. ...
  46. BofA Beats by a Penny, Revs Down - Analyst Blog

    January 17, 2013
    Bank of America Corporation (BAC) reported fourth-quarter 2012 earnings of 3 cents per share, which managed to beat the Zacks ...
  47. Weakness? Not at JPMorgan - Analyst Blog

    January 16, 2013
    Proving pessimists wrong, JPMorgan Chase & Company (JPM) came out with a positive earnings surprise of about 16% for the ...
  48. Goldman Outperforms, Beats Ests - Analyst Blog

    January 16, 2013
    The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) reported its fourth-quarter 2012 earnings per share of $5.60, significantly surpassing ...
  49. Morgan Stanley to Cut Jobs in Asia - Analyst Blog

    January 15, 2013
    Morgan Stanley (MS) has announced its plans to reduce its Asian workforce by 15%. As per Bloomberg, the company plans to ...
  50. What Did TARP Teach Us? - Analyst Blog

    January 11, 2013
    A new television advertisement from American International Group, Inc. (AIG) shows the company thanking America for the bailout ...
  51. Morgan Stanley to Cut 1,600 Jobs - Analyst Blog

    January 10, 2013
    On Wednesday, Morgan Stanley (MS) became the latest Wall Street biggie to announce job cuts. Starting this week, it is planning ...
  52. Another Meltdown for US Brokerages - Analyst Blog

    January 9, 2013
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the major non-governmental regulator for all securities firms having ...
  53. Ironwood Winds Up Debt Offering - Analyst Blog

    January 7, 2013
    Entrepreneurial pharmaceutical company, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (IRWD) recently announced that it has completed the ...
  54. Banks Continue Battling Legal Issues - Analyst Blog

    December 31, 2012
    Last week, DZ Bank AG, a German lender, filed a lawsuit against Citigroup Inc. C) and The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc ...
  55. ICE Quotes $8.2B for NYSE Buyout - Analyst Blog

    December 21, 2012
    Yesterday, IntercontinentalExchange Inc. (ICE) announced its intention to buy the largest stock exchange based on listings ...
  56. AIG Vends Entire Stake in AIA - Analyst Blog

    December 18, 2012
    Yesterday, American International Group Inc. (AIG) announced its plan to sell the remaining 13.69% stake in its Asian wing ...
  57. BofA Faces Another Lawsuit - Analyst Blog

    December 18, 2012
    On Monday, HSH Nordbank AG - a German lender - filed a lawsuit against Bank of America Corporation (BAC) for misrepresentation ...
  58. BofA in New Legal Tussle - Analyst Blog

    December 17, 2012
    Last week, DZ Bank AG, a German lender, filed a lawsuit against Bank of America Corporation (BAC), for misrepresentation ...
  59. AIG Vends 90% of ILFC for $5.28B - Analyst Blog

    December 10, 2012
    American International Group Inc. (AIG) confirmed the sale of about 90% of its aircraft leasing unit - International Lease ...
  60. Risk, Reward Balance BofA - Analyst Blog

    December 7, 2012
    We are maintaining our long-term Neutral recommendation on Bank of America Corporation (BAC). The affirmation is based on ...
  61. Prudential Issues $500M Junior Notes - Analyst Blog

    November 29, 2012
    On Wednesday, Prudential Financial, Inc. (PRU) issued long-term junior subordinated notes worth $500 million. The issue was ...
  62. Risk, Reward Balance JPMorgan - Analyst Blog

    November 29, 2012
    We have reiterated our long-term Neutral recommendation on JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), based on strong fundamentals and steady ...
  63. Morgan Stanley in New Legal Tussle - Analyst Blog

    November 26, 2012
    Last week, German lender DZ Bank AG filed a lawsuit against Morgan Stanley (MS), for misrepresentation of documents while ...
  64. Prudential Raise $1.5B from Notes - Analyst Blog

    November 21, 2012
    Early this week, Prudential Financial Inc. (PRU) vended long-term callable notes worth $1.5 billion. The net proceeds are ...
  65. Court Approves Ocwen's ResCap Bid - Analyst Blog

    November 20, 2012
    On Monday, U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan approved Ocwen Financial Corp's. (OCN) bid to acquire Residential Capital's ...
  66. 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 ...
  67. The Bizarre Merger Of Jefferies And Leucadia

    November 14, 2012
    Leucadia's bid for Jefferies is curious on many levels. Find out why.
  68. Invesco Prices $600M Senior Notes - Analyst Blog

    November 6, 2012
    On Monday, Invesco Ltd. (IVZ) announced the pricing of $600 million worth of 3.125% senior notes, having maturity dates in ...
  69. Blackstone Closes GCA Acquisition - Analyst Blog

    November 5, 2012
    On Friday, Blackstone Capital Partners V, L.P - a private equity fund managed by The Blackstone Group LP (BX) - announced ...
  70. Could The iPhone 5 Boost GDP?

    November 1, 2012
    Even though the iPhone 5 failed to meet analysts' sales expectations, it will likely have a positive influence on the U.S. ...
  71. Stock Market News for October 29, 2012 - Market News

    October 29, 2012
    Apple's dismal earnings juxtaposed against a marginally better-than-expected GDP rate left the benchmarks struggling for ...
  72. Ocwen Wins Bid to Buy ResCap - Analyst Blog

    October 25, 2012
    Recently, Ocwen Financial Corp. (OCN) won a bid to acquire Residential Capital's (ResCap) mortgage-servicing rights (MSRs) ...
  73. Stock Market News for October 19, 2012 - Market News

    October 19, 2012
    Disappointing quarterly results from Google combined with mixed economic reports dragged the benchmarks into negative territory. ...
  74. Ahead of Wall Street - October 18, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 18, 2012
    Thursday, October 18, 2012 There is a lot going on this big day for data, ranging from a flood of third quarter earnings ...
  75. Stock Market News for October 18, 2012 - Market News

    October 18, 2012
    Benchmarks closed in the green yesterday propelled by better-than-expected housing data. This was the third-consecutive trading ...
  76. Stock Market News for October 17, 2012 - Market News

    October 17, 2012
    Better-than expected quarterly results combined with a couple of positive domestic reports guided the benchmarks into the ...
  77. Stock Market News for October 16, 2012 - Market News

    October 16, 2012
    Strong September retail sales data coupled with better-than-expected quarterly results by Citigroup drove the benchmarks ...
  78. ILFC Announces New Credit Facility - Analyst Blog

    October 15, 2012
    To enhance the size as well as terms of its unsecured revolving credit facility, International Lease Finance Corporation ...
  79. AIG's AIA to Buy ING Malaysia - Analyst Blog

    October 12, 2012
    Earlier this week, American International Group Inc.'s (AIG) Asian wing - AIA Group Limited (AIA) - announced its pact with ...
  80. JPMorgan's Winning Ways Bring Hope - Analyst Blog

    October 12, 2012
    Maintaining its track record, JPMorgan Chase & Company (JPM) reported third quarter earnings per share of $1.40, way ahead ...
  81. Earnings Preview: JPMorgan - Analyst Blog

    October 11, 2012
    All eyes will be on JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s (JPM) second quarter earnings release this Friday, July 13 as the company is expected ...
  82. Fitch Affirms Ratings of 12 GTUBs - Analyst Blog

    October 11, 2012
    Providing great relief to the financial sector, Fitch Ratings has reiterated the long and short term Issuer Default Rating ...
  83. Bank Stress Test Process Expands - Analyst Blog

    October 10, 2012
    Bank regulating authorities have finally approved the new stress test rules under the purview of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street ...
  84. Fitch Puts Ocwen on Negative Watch - Analyst Blog

    October 9, 2012
    Ocwen Financial Corp.'s (OCN) long-term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) has been placed on Rating Watch Negative by Fitch Ratings ...
  85. Stock Market News for October 5, 2012 - Market News

    October 5, 2012
    A lower-than-expected increase in initial claims coupled with encouraging same store sale numbers from bellwether retailers ...
  86. Ocwen to Enter Mortgage Lending Biz - Analyst Blog

    October 4, 2012
    In a bid to expand its operations, Ocwen Financial Corp. (OCN) is preparing to foray into mortgage origination business. ...
  87. BNY Mellon Buys WestLB JV - Analyst Blog

    October 3, 2012
    The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BK) has recently purchased the remaining 50% stake of its WestLB Mellon Asset Management ...
  88. RBS Prices Direct Line Offering - Analyst Blog

    October 1, 2012
    In an effort to attract investors, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (RBS) has priced the initial public offering (IPO) ...
  89. MetLife Vends $1B Notes - Analyst Blog

    September 28, 2012
    Yesterday, MetLife Inc. (MET) sold callable notes worth approximately $1.0 billion in a two-part offering that were scheduled ...
  90. Aflac Raises $450M from Notes - Analyst Blog

    September 26, 2012
    Recently, Aflac Inc. (AFL) announced the sale of long-term subordinated notes worth $450 million, thereby inflating it from ...
  91. Merrill Penalized by FINRA, Again - Analyst Blog

    September 25, 2012
    For the second time in the last few months, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. - a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank ...
  92. Stock Market News for September 21, 2012 - Market News

    September 21, 2012
    A number of weak economic readings, both on the domestic and international fronts, left most of the benchmarks languishing ...
  93. Digital Realty to Offer Notes - Analyst Blog

    September 20, 2012
    Digital Realty Trust, L.P. - the operating partnership entity of Digital  Realty Trust, Inc. (DLR), a real estate investment ...
  94. CME Unveils New IRS Futures - Analyst Blog

    September 19, 2012
    CME Group Inc. (CME) introduced a new genre of futures contracts that will be linked with deliverable interest rate swaps ...
  95. Health Care to Offer Shares - Analyst Blog

    September 19, 2012
    Health Care REIT, Inc. (HCN), a real estate investment trust (REIT), recently announced that it has priced its underwritten ...
  96. RBS Initiates IPO of Direct Line - Analyst Blog

    September 17, 2012
    On Friday, as part of the commitment made to the European Union (EU) regulators, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (RBS) ...
  97. Duke Realty to Offer Senior Notes - Analyst Blog

    September 17, 2012
    Duke Realty Limited Partnership - the operating partnership entity of Duke Realty Corp. (DRE), a real estate investment trust ...
  98. Stock Market News for September 12, 2012 - Market News

    September 12, 2012
    Markets added modest gains yesterday as investors were buoyed by a possible favorable outcome of the Fed policy meet and ...
  99. Treasury Puts $18B AIG Stock for Sale - Analyst Blog

    September 11, 2012
    Following American International Group Inc.'s (AIG) decision to buy back shares worth $5.0 billion in the next U.S. Treasury ...
  100. Goldman Lands in New Legal Tussle - Analyst Blog

    September 10, 2012
    On Friday, DZ Bank AG, a German lender, jumped the bandwagon of other German lenders and filed a lawsuit against The Goldman ...
  101. MS Increases Investment in Zhaoheng - Analyst Blog

    September 7, 2012
    On Wednesday, Reuters reported that Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners - the global infrastructure fund of Morgan Stanley ...
  102. Stock Market News for September 7, 2012 - Market News

    September 7, 2012
    Benchmarks soared to new multi-year highs on Thursday following news that the ECB had agreed on a bond purchase plan that ...
  103. Goldman, Citi & UBS Hauled to Court - Analyst Blog

    September 6, 2012
    On Wednesday, IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG (IKB), a German lender, filed a lawsuit against The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. ...
  104. Blackstone to Buy GCA Services - Analyst Blog

    September 6, 2012
    On Wednesday, Blackstone Capital Partners V, L.P - a private equity fund managed by The Blackstone Group LP (BX) - announced ...
  105. Nomura Holdings to Cut Jobs - Analyst Blog

    August 28, 2012
    According to Reuters, Japan's largest brokerage house -- Nomura Holdings Inc. (NMR) -- is moving ahead with the implementation ...
  106. Stock Market News for August 27, 2012 - Market News

    August 27, 2012
    Hopes of further economic stimulus helped benchmarks post gains once again on Friday. Not only did the U.S. Federal Reserve ...
  107. Fed Sells Last AIG Assets - Analyst Blog

    August 24, 2012
    The residual portion of American International Group's (AIG) mortgage-backed securities in the Maiden Lane III LLC portfolio, ...
  108. Banks to Abide by Volcker Rule - Analyst Blog

    August 22, 2012
    In order to avert yet another financial crisis, the final version of the Volcker rule is expected to be released by U.S. ...
  109. Stock Market News for August 22, 2012 - Market News

    August 22, 2012
    Markets lost out on their initial gains and the S&P 500 dropped from its four-year high as investors chose to book profits ...
  110. AIG Sells $250M Notes - Analyst Blog

    August 21, 2012
    Yesterday, American International Group Inc. (AIG) announced the sale of unsecured senior notes worth $250 million. The proceeds ...
  111. HPT Prices Senior Notes - Analyst Blog

    August 14, 2012
    In order to reduce its existing indebtedness and redeem the outstanding preferred shares Hospitality Properties Trust (HPT), ...
  112. HCN Completes Equity Offering - Analyst Blog

    August 13, 2012
    Health Care REIT Inc. (HCN), a leading health care real estate investment trust (REIT) that operates senior housing and health ...
  113. Treasury to Offload AIG Stock - Analyst Blog

    August 6, 2012
    Basking after a good second-quarter performance, late last week American International Group Inc. (AIG) announced that the ...
  114. Barclays Sued for Selling Risky MBS - Analyst Blog

    August 6, 2012
    German-based Bayerische Landesbank (BayernLB) has sued Barclays PLC (BCS) over the losses that it incurred from investments ...
  115. Ocwen Reports in Line, Revenue Up - Analyst Blog

    August 3, 2012
    Ocwen Financial Corporation's (OCN) second quarter 2012 earnings of 32 cents per share were in line with the Zacks Consensus ...
  116. Aflac Prices Notes Worth $250M - Analyst Blog

    July 31, 2012
    In a concerted effort to fortify its financials, AFLAC Inc. (AFL) has increased the size of its debt issuance. The company ...
  117. Wells Fargo Adding Jobs - Analyst Blog

    July 30, 2012
    In an effort to expand its business and augment its top line, Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) is adding jobs both in the U.S. ...
  118. The Week Ahead: Did The ECB Put a Floor Under Stock Prices?

    July 28, 2012
    All it took was a few words from Europe's top banker to turn stocks around, but can the momentum last? MoneyShow's Tom ...
  119. Stock Market News for July 24, 2012 - Market News

    July 24, 2012
    Possibilities that Spain would have to seek a sovereign bailout and a record jump in the nation's borrowing costs dragged ...
  120. Stock Market News for July 23, 2012 - Market News

    July 23, 2012
    European debt concerns returned to haunt the markets and overshadowed strong corporate results to end the benchmarks' three-day ...
  121. BlackRock Beats Ests, Revenue Down - Analyst Blog

    July 18, 2012
    BlackRock Inc.'s (BLK) second quarter 2012 adjusted earnings came in at $3.10 per share, substantially ahead of the Zacks ...
  122. Goldman Tops Estimate, Revenue Down - Analyst Blog

    July 17, 2012
    The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) reported its second-quarter 2012 earnings per share of $1.78, significantly surpassing ...
  123. Stock Market News for July 16, 2012 - Market News

    July 16, 2012
    Markets finally snapped their six day losing streak on Friday after better-than-expected quarterly figures from financial ...
  124. Lucky Friday the 13th for JPMorgan - Analyst Blog

    July 13, 2012
    Proving pessimists wrong, JPMorgan Chase & Company (JPM) reported second quarter earnings per share of $1.21, way ahead of ...
  125. JPMorgan Puts Its Interests Ahead Of Clients

    July 4, 2012
    Brokers at the bank sold underperforming JPMorgan mutual funds to customers despite better choices being available.
  126. AmEx Embracing EMV Technology - Analyst Blog

    July 2, 2012
    In an effort to tap the emerging contactless payments market, American Express Company (AXP) is moving to EMV (Europay, Mastercard ...
  127. Stock Market News for July 2, 2012 - Market News

    July 2, 2012
    Markets jumped to post record gains on Friday after the European Union summit reached a "breakthrough" deal promising to ...
  128. JPMorgan Trading Losses May Surge - Analyst Blog

    June 29, 2012
    After reviewing an internal report related to JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s (JPM) controversial hedging strategy, The New York Times ...
  129. Preferred Stock ETFs With Huge Dividends

    June 27, 2012
    If you prefer huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  130. JPMorgan Bails Out Junius Fund - Analyst Blog

    June 27, 2012
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) is set to bail out its cash-strapped Junius Real Estate Partners Fund by investing $110 million ...
  131. Europe Remains a Wet Blanket - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2012
    Today's housing and consumer confidence reports on the home front will likely not be enough to offset the market's Europe-centric ...
  132. Stock Market News for June 26, 2012 - Market News

    June 26, 2012
    Spain' request for a bailout package sparked off fresh uncertainty, eventually dragging domestic markets down yesterday. ...
  133. Ahead of Wall Street - June 26, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 26, 2012
    Tuesday, June 26, 2012 Today's housing and consumer confidence reports on the home front will likely not be enough to ...
  134. BofA to Buy Back $3.9B TruPS - Analyst Blog

    June 25, 2012
    On Friday, Bank of America Corporation (BAC) jumped on the bandwagon of redeeming trust preferred securities (TruPS) and ...
  135. Gen-Probe-Hologic Deal Moves Ahead - Analyst Blog

    June 22, 2012
    In relation to its acquisition by Hologic Inc. (HOLX), Gen-Probe Inc. (GPRO) revealed that the federally required 30-day ...
  136. Moody's Downgrades Major Banks - Analyst Blog

    June 22, 2012
    Moody's Investor Services has finally announced the much-anticipated credit ratings revisions for major global banks, dealing ...
  137. Moody's Bank Downgrades Not So Bad - Analyst Blog

    June 22, 2012
    Relief at the lower-than-expected downgrades of major banks by a rating agency is expected to be a key factor in today's ...
  138. Ahead of Wall Street - June 22, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 22, 2012
    Friday, June 22, 2012 Relief at the lower than expected downgrades of major banks by a rating agency is expected to be ...
  139. Aimco to Offer Common Shares - Analyst Blog

    June 21, 2012
    Apartment Investment and Management Company (AIV), or Aimco, as the real estate investment trust (REIT) is popularly known, ...
  140. Keeping a Balanced View on JPMorgan - Analyst Blog

    June 20, 2012
    We are retaining our long-term 'Neutral' recommendation on JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) despite the announcement of a huge ...
  141. TCF Financial Offers Preferred Stock - Analyst Blog

    June 19, 2012
    On Monday, TCF Financial Corporation (TCB) offered 6 million depositary shares to general public at an offer price of $25 ...
  142. Stock Market News for June 19, 2012 - Market News

    June 19, 2012
    Favorable results from the Greek elections failed to boost the markets through Monday's session, as concerns over Spain's ...
  143. Stock Market News for June 18, 2012 - Market News

    June 18, 2012
    Markets enjoyed back-to-back gains as hopes of coordinated action by central banks boosted investor sentiment all through ...
  144. Legg Mason Cuts CEO Package - Analyst Blog

    June 15, 2012
    According to a regulatory filing on Wednesday, Legg Mason Inc.'s (LM) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mr. Mark ...
  145. PNC Ups Mortgage Buyback Reserves - Analyst Blog

    June 13, 2012
    PNC Financial Services Group Inc. (PNC) plans to boost its residential mortgage repurchase reserves by around $350 million ...
  146. Symantec Issues $1B Notes - Analyst Blog

    June 13, 2012
    Information technology (IT) security solutions provider Symantec Inc. (SYMC) recently commenced a public offering of senior ...
  147. Stock Market News for June 13, 2012 - Market News

    June 13, 2012
    Investors grew hopeful once again about fresh economic stimulus after Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans ...
  148. Stock Market News for June 12, 2012 - Market News

    June 12, 2012
    Investors ignored news of Spain receiving a bailout soon after the morning's rally, and the markets thereafter reversed course ...
  149. Goldman to Vend Hedge Fund Unit - Analyst Blog

    June 11, 2012
    According to Financial Times, The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) is on the verge of selling its hedge fund administration ...
  150. Stock Market News for June 11, 2012 - Market News

    June 11, 2012
    Reports that Spain would ask for a bailout to save its troubled banks guided the benchmarks higher on Friday. Benchmarks ...
  151. A Trader's Guide to Ancestry.com (ACOM)

    June 7, 2012
    Online family history and genealogy resource Ancestry.com (NASDAQ: ACOM) popped on Wednesday as news came through of the ...
  152. BofA to Sell MSRs to Nationstar - Analyst Blog

    June 6, 2012
    In an effort to scale down its non-core operations and further strengthen the balance sheet, Bank of America Corporation ...
  153. Stock Market News for June 6, 2012 - Market News

    June 6, 2012
    Investors finally had something to cheer about yesterday as all the benchmarks ended in the green for the first time in five ...
  154. Facebook Day 2: Another Dud

    May 22, 2012
    Facebook (NASDAQ: FB), the largest social media company, is now two days into life as a public company and things aren't ...
  155. Facebook IPO A Dud On Day One

    May 21, 2012
    From the moment U.S. markets opened on Friday, it was an ominous start as a public company for social media darling Facebook ...
  156. The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Moody's, Wells Fargo & Company, ...

    May 9, 2012
    For Immediate Release Chicago, IL - May 9, 2012 - Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. ...
  157. The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Colgate-Palmolive, Procter ...

    May 8, 2012
    For Immediate Release Chicago, IL - May 8, 2012 - Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. ...
  158. Stock Market News for May 8, 2012 - Market News

    May 8, 2012
    Markets ignored apprehensions arising out of political changes in Greece and France, and but for the Dow, the benchmarks ...
  159. Wells-Merlin Deal Raises Concern - Analyst Blog

    May 8, 2012
    Credit rating agency Moody's Investors Service, a division of Moody's Corp. (MCO) has raised concerns about Wells Fargo & ...
  160. Treasury to Sell AIG Stock - Analyst Blog

    May 7, 2012
    Basking after a good first-quarter performance, yesterday American International Group Inc. (AIG) announced the US Treasury ...
  161. Colgate Notes at Lowest Coupon Rate - Analyst Blog

    May 7, 2012
    In an effort to enhance its financial flexibility and focus on future growth prospects, one of the leading global consumer ...
  162. The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: CIT Group, Barclays PLC, Credit ...

    May 3, 2012
    The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: CIT Group, Barclays PLC, Credit Suisse Group, Morgan Stanley and UBS AG - Press Releases
  163. The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, ...

    May 3, 2012
    The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, UBS AG, Wells Fargo and Accenture plc - Press Releases
  164. Stock Market News for May 2, 2012 - Market News

    May 2, 2012
    Stock Market News for May 2, 2012 - Market News
  165. ETF Sales Cost Firms Millions - Analyst Blog

    May 2, 2012
    ETF Sales Cost Firms Millions - Analyst Blog
  166. CIT Issues $2B Senior Notes - Analyst Blog

    May 2, 2012
    CIT Issues $2B Senior Notes - Analyst Blog
  167. Big 6 Banks Still a Work in Progress

    April 26, 2012
    There are still some systemic problems for the big banks, but it seems things are improving, albeit slower than hoped, ...
  168. 5 Stocks To Analyze Before Thursday

    April 17, 2012
    Here are five companies that will be releasing their earnings on January 19th.
  169. 3 Preferred Stock ETFs with Huge Dividends

    March 19, 2012
    If you prefer huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  170. 3 Preferred Stock ETFs with Huge Dividends

    February 13, 2012
    If you prefer huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  171. The Home Run In HR Software

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    Cloud applications for human resources are a natural extension of the movement. For investors, adding exposure to the tech ...
  172. 3 Preferred Stock ETFs with Huge Dividends

    December 20, 2011
    If you prefer huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  173. 7 Financial Stocks To Contemplate Before Wednesday

    October 18, 2011
    Here are seven companies that will be releasing their earnings on October 19.
  174. Here We Go Again – Markets Continue To Move On Governments

    September 27, 2011
    Government actions continue to dominate market moves.
  175. 15 Growth Stocks Outpacing The Market

    September 2, 2011
    Agriculture, auto repair, and health care are some of the industries that Edward Hornstein sees showing unusual strength ...
  176. 4 Banks That Aren't Busted

    August 31, 2011
    A number of babies were thrown out with the bath water during the financial crisis, and represent solid contrarian buys now, ...
  177. Four Stocks Insiders Are Buying Right Now

    August 10, 2011
    Learn more about four stocks that saw heavy insider buying last week.
  178. Japan Still Rising

    August 3, 2011
    In months following Japan's massive earthquake and disaster, the nation is a beacon of strength.
  179. Earnings Preview for July 21

    July 20, 2011
    Here are four companies that will be releasing their earnings on July 21.
  180. 3 Preferred Stock ETFs with Huge Dividends

    April 14, 2011
    If you prefer huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  181. BJ's Results Overshadowed By Possible Sale

    March 8, 2011
    The company has good prospects in a still difficult economy, and may be an attractive buyout candidate.
  182. Groupon Moves Towards Likely IPO

    January 19, 2011
    Momentum and buzz continue to heat up for a likely Groupon IPO this spring.
  183. JPMorgan Chase Returns To 2006

    January 17, 2011
    Investing in JPMorgan Chase is a relatively safe way to gain exposure to the financial services industry as it recovers from ...
  184. Is The Facebook IPO Just Speculation?

    January 12, 2011
    It's been the subject of much discussion throughout 2010, but recent events indicate that it's likely to gain traction this ...
  185. Earn Huge Dividends with Preferred Stock ETFs

    January 5, 2011
    If you are looking for huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  186. Preferred Stock ETFs with High Dividend Yields

    November 9, 2010
    We examine a group of preferred stock ETFs that have market beating dividend yields.
  187. What Drives A Bank of America Recovery?

    October 20, 2010
    Bank of America looks cheap, but valuations won't improve until new sources of growth are in sight.
  188. JPMorgan Chase Less Risky Below Book Value

    October 14, 2010
    During its third quarter, JPMorgan remained solidly profitable even though considerable risk remains in its mortgage and ...
  189. Jefferies Group Feels Trading Pain

    September 24, 2010
    Just how long the capital markets will remain in a funk is a key for Jefferies and other financial companies.
  190. Bank Of New York Marking Time

    July 21, 2010
    Custody is not an exciting business, but investors should not overlook this toll collector in financial services.
  191. Iron-Clad Swaps

    July 9, 2010
    The iron ore market is becoming increasingly open, but at the cost of more volatility.
  192. AgBank Of China IPO Not As Easy As ABC

    June 30, 2010
    Should investors really base their decisions on the reception of a single IPO?
  193. Making Money With Regional Banks

    June 29, 2010
    Several small regional banks are poised to outperform their Wall Street counterparts.
  194. Protect On The Downside With Broadridge

    May 11, 2010
    Recent events indicate upside potential for Broadridge shareholders.
  195. Momentum Rules

    May 4, 2010
    Momentum off the bottom back in March 2009 has moved and will continue to move the market higher.
  196. JPMorgan Strong On Investment Profits

    April 21, 2010
    JP Morgan Chase reported strong earnings, mostly from its investment banking segment.
  197. Nuclear Power Moves Slowly Forward

    April 16, 2010
    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has received license application to construct 28 new reactors in the United States.
  198. Gaming Stocks Have An Expiration Date

    April 12, 2010
    Gaming revenues have been growing like crazy overseas, but not so much in the U.S. All of that growth, however, could be ...
  199. Was It Really A Bailout?

    March 23, 2010
    Although Americans are convinced that the TARP program was a waste of taxpayer money, the latest report indicates that most ...
  200. Here The Banks Go Again

    February 16, 2010
    Banks, both large and small , are still in for a rough ride in 2010, despite the perception that the worst is past.
  201. Invest To Help Haiti

    January 25, 2010
    You can your portfolio based on companies and regions of the world that give to those in need.
  202. The "I" In BRIC Stands For IT

    November 26, 2009
    India's hot IT stocks could go even higher.
  203. Solid Financial Company, Questionable Stock

    September 30, 2009
    FactSet is a solid financial services company but has an unappealing stock price given its recent run.
  204. Banks Turn To Investors For Handout

    September 23, 2009
    The first round of the bank bailout was provided by the U.S. government; round two is coming from the investing public.
  205. Government Bank Bailouts Paying Off

    September 2, 2009
    The Capital Purchase Plan was ridiculed as a bailout, but it just might turn out to be a great investment for the taxpayer.
  206. Don't Buy The Index, Buy The Name

    August 28, 2009
    The Dow Jones indexes are up for bid. Here's a look at two of the potential winners.
  207. 3 Stocks Insiders Love

    August 21, 2009
    If a financial officer is buying up stocks, chances are that the company's prognosis is good.
  208. Will Curbs On Futures Hurt ETFs?

    July 14, 2009
    The CFTC has indicated it will try to limit positions in commodity futures markets to reign in speculators.
  209. Three Stocks To Know For Next Week

    July 10, 2009
    Four big stocks to research before their earnings anouncements on Tuesday, July 14.
  210. Big Banks Doling Out Big Salaries

    June 29, 2009
    On Wednesday, Citigroup joined Morgan Stanley and UBS in announcing that they will be increasing employee and executive salaries.
  211. The 5 Best Financial Stocks Of 2009

    June 19, 2009
    Financial stocks tanked in 2008, but 2009 has seen them rebound. We look at the five most promising.
  212. The Fed's Flimsy Quarter

    June 18, 2009
    Not everyone agrees with the Federal Reserve's and the Treasury's recent involvement in the financial markets. Still, Q1 ...
  213. The Race To Escape The TARP

    June 9, 2009
    Banks must demonstrate they can raise money from private investors without government assistance before they will be allowed ...
  214. Earnings 'Big Guns' Batting 600

    April 24, 2009
    A look at this week's most important earnings news from McDonald's, Morgan Stanley, Apple, eBay and Tupperware.
  215. Buybacks Slowing At Just The Wrong Time

    April 2, 2009
    Stock buybacks slowed in 2008, exactly when they should have increased. Despite stock prices at historical lows, CEOs chose ...
  216. Get Small To Go Big

    March 13, 2009
    A small-cap Vanguard ETF offers investors diversification and low expenses along with positive returns above mid- and large-cap ...
  217. Caterpillar Rising With The Tide

    February 10, 2009
    Caterpillar is improving sales during tough economic times.
  218. Betting On Job Losses

    February 5, 2009
    The current job losses aren't pretty. As investors, we have ways to play this.
  219. Trading Losses Hurt Jefferies

    January 22, 2009
    For Jefferies, being small appears to have its disadvantages.
  220. Thomson-Reuters Feel-Good Story Full Of Holes

    November 19, 2008
    With additional financial industry staff cuts on deck for next year, Thomson Reuters is still a very risky bet.
  221. Not A Good Time To Bid On Ebay Stock

    October 16, 2008
    Ebay's Q3 EPS was solid. But the company's revenue was an issue, and going forward it's a concern.
  222. Frankencapitalism At Your Local Bank

    October 15, 2008
    Bernanke and Paulson cook up a scheme to save the banks. It looks ugly, but it should help.
  223. Refocusing on Deposits

    September 24, 2008
    Investment banking is in search of new profits and liquidity under commercial banking rules.
  224. Research Alert: The George Costanza Solution

    September 23, 2008
    Analyst accuracy is at its lowest level in 16 years. So, if every instinct the analysts have is wrong, then the opposite ...
  225. Top 5 Volume Stocks For September 18

    September 18, 2008
    A look at five of the most active stocks in the market by midday, with a focus on beleaguered Goldman Sachs.
  226. Top 5 Volume Stocks For September 17

    September 17, 2008
    A look at five of the most active stocks in the market by midday, with a focus on the possible takeover target Constellation ...
  227. Are Sovereign Wealth Funds A Threat?

    September 9, 2008
    Sovereign wealth funds are increasing their holdings of major U.S. and European companies. That has some governments worried.
  228. Merrill Lynch Fails To Impress

    July 23, 2008
    Some banking stocks are showing short-term gains, but MER failed to surprise on the positive side.
  229. American Express Is Everywhere You Don't Want To Be

    July 23, 2008
    Earnings dropped to $653 million from over $1 billion for American Express as we learned that wealthy Americans are struggling, ...
  230. Fed Enabling Investment Banks' Addiction

    July 18, 2008
    Constant incentives from the Fed are making the U.S. investment banks untouchable. Shouldn't they be punished for bad behavior?
  231. Broker Downgrades A Contrarian Indicator?

    June 3, 2008
    U.S. banks continue to see weakness from subprime. Investors are likely wondering if this is the tip of a new iceberg, or ...
  232. Five Must-Ask Questions Before Taking The IPO Bait

    May 16, 2008
    IPOs often make great discussion but lousy investments. Learn how to avoid getting burned.
  233. Citigroup Sheds $12 billion In Risky Loans

    April 9, 2008
    Frozen credit markets may be beginning to thaw. Citi managed to sell $12 billion in leveraged loans, and other sales could ...
  234. Clear Channel And Banks Play Tug Of War

    March 28, 2008
    The long-awaited private equity buyout of Clear Channel has hit a roadblock. The banks are now balking at financing the deal.
  235. Look Who's Firing Now

    February 1, 2008
    The market largely ignored last week's rising unemployment stats, but it can't ignore the headlines. Corporate America is ...
  236. Profit From Commodity Risk With FCStone (FCSX)

    November 26, 2007
    Want to benefit from volatile and rising commodity prices? Invest in a company that helps others manage their exposure.
  237. Micron Turns In A Minor Victory (MU)

    October 12, 2007
    The chip maker beat estimates, but still turned in a loss for its recent quarter. Without a new plan the pain will continue.
  238. Bargain Hunting At The Millionaire's Club (LEH)

    September 27, 2007
    With the subprime fiasco depressing prices of Lehman Brothers and other investment banks, investors should comb the sector ...
  239. Subprime Casualty List

    August 30, 2007
    A look at some of the major victims of the subprime fallout, and the possible opportunities within them.
  240. Goldman's Cash Infusion Not A Bailout (GS)

    August 15, 2007
    Goldman is pumping $3 billion into its hedge fund. It seems like a bail out, but is this actually a wise investment in the ...
  241. Who's King Of The Brokerage Firms?

    June 21, 2007
    The earnings for Bear Stearns, Lehman Bros., Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs are in. It's time to pick a winner.
  242. Merrill Lynch's Good Q1 (MER)

    April 30, 2007
    Merrill Lynch's new earnings report could mean good things for the entire investment-banking sector.
  243. Swim With The Sharks

    April 23, 2007
    The Blackstone IPO is coming. Should you be buying in?
  244. Junk Bonds All Over Again

    March 26, 2007
    An interesting look into the root cause and underlying theme of the subprime mortgage market fallout.
  245. TXU's Private Equity Deal on the Table (TXU)

    March 19, 2007
    A look inside the $45 billion private equity bid for the high-profile utility company.
  246. Paying Steep CEO Salaries For Flat Share Price Performance

    January 22, 2007
    Are the lucrative pay packages of today's prominent executives really worth the high price tag?
  247. Will Merrill's Bleeding Stop At $15 Billion? (MER)

    January 14, 2007
    If news of the increased Merrill Lynch write down is correct, the financials still need time to sift through the subprime ...
  248. Goldman's Chinese Relations (GS)

    November 21, 2006
    Goldman Sachs is nearing an all-time high of $200 per share, but with strong prospects in emerging markets, GS shares could ...
  249. Winners and Losers - August 7th - 11th (BN, SAX, IMAX, ECLG)

    August 11, 2006
    A look at the winners and losers for the week of August 7th.
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