MS : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Prudential An Appealing Life Insurance Play

    November 8, 2011
    Prudential Financial offers solid annual stock return potential for shareholders.
  2. 5 Video Game Stocks to Power up your Portfolio

    November 8, 2011
    Learn about some of the biggest players in this multibillion dollar industry!
  3. Qualcomm Still Adds Up

    November 8, 2011
    Qualcomm has growth, value and market leadership.
  4. 5 Hot Brazilian Stocks To Watch

    November 8, 2011
    These five Brazilian stocks are something to look out for.
  5. Other Shale Plays Advance

    November 7, 2011
    The industry worked during the third quarter to explore other shale plays that are not generally known by investors.
  6. Financial ETFs That Can Hurt Your Portfolio

    November 7, 2011
    History shows that using financial ETFs as a long-term investing strategy isn't wise.
  7. How to Trade the Smartphone Craze

    November 7, 2011
    Smartphone growth may struggle to maintain its torrid pace, but there are still several compelling stock plays in the sector, ...
  8. How to Use Technicals to Trade ETFs

    November 7, 2011
    A couple of health-care growth names are performing well after earnings, says Ken Shreve, who also shares his methodology ...
  9. Investment Grade Bonds Attractive

    November 7, 2011
    Due to high cash levels, investment grade corporate bonds are looking attractive.
  10. Kellogg's Diet Crashes

    November 7, 2011
    Always dependable Kellogg has faltered, but the stock is not a buy yet.
  11. 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 ...
  12. 5 Bond ETFs For The Masses

    November 4, 2011
    The diversification benefits alone make bond ETFs one of the best investment vehicles for both institutional and retail investors. ...
  13. HanesBrands Remains A Good Overall Fit

    November 4, 2011
    Hanes' stock is worth a look, though the investment story has a potential drawback.
  14. 6 S&P 500 Stocks With Huge Dividends

    November 4, 2011
    We combed through the S&P 500 to find 7 of the highest yielding stocks.
  15. Telecom's Holding Pattern Is A Buying Opportunity

    November 4, 2011
    Recent market volatility has opened up some portfolio opportunities. Now could be a great time to buy into the telecom sector. ...
  16. Are Triple Leveraged ETFs a Good Idea?

    November 4, 2011
    Investors who are over the leverage game should consider ETFs as a way to maximize returns and increase exposure.
  17. CVS Shows Its Resilience In Any Economy

    November 4, 2011
    A solid quarter and a forecasted better year should be the beginning of quality growth for CVS.
  18. Investors Keep Adding To NewMarket’s Share Price

    November 4, 2011
    NewMarket's stock has experienced a strong run and the multiple is now toward among the highest it has traded for historically. ...
  19. Alternatives For Gold Exposure

    November 3, 2011
    Most financial advisors recommend some allocation to gold. Here are some alternatives to the biggest ETFs.
  20. Buy Into Atmel's Doubts

    November 3, 2011
    Atmel has stumbled, but aggressive investors should be ready to pounce.
  21. Dendreon's Chinese Water Torture

    November 3, 2011
    Dendreon's Provenge continues to shape up as a major disappointment.
  22. Winn Dixie Drives Sales, Now Time For Profits

    November 2, 2011
    Coming out of a bankruptcy, Winn-Dixie seems to be doing good.
  23. American Tower Still Great, And Still Expensive

    November 2, 2011
    American Tower has more growth potential than the model may suggest.
  24. Uranium Stocks Rebounding

    November 2, 2011
    More than six months have gone by since the Japan earthquake. Uranium stocks are ready to regenerate.
  25. Seasick? Try A Low Volatility Fund

    November 2, 2011
    The market’s recent ups and downs have been stomach churning. Low volatility funds can help smooth out the ride.
  26. Biogen Idec Has Built A Valuable Franchise

    November 1, 2011
    Biogen Idec is a go-to name in MS that carries a lot of value. A credible buy for those with longer horizons.
  27. No Rattle At HUM

    November 1, 2011
    Humana's growth prospects seem much better than Wall Street gives it credit for.
  28. Budget Battle Looms Over Subclass Military Stocks

    November 1, 2011
    All defense stocks are keeping a close eye on the budget battle which may result in steep cuts.
  29. A Rock Solid Play In Construction Aggregates

    November 1, 2011
    Construction aggregate firms are poised to profit as infrastructure booms.
  30. Rayonier Adding Capacity In Cellulose Specialties

    October 31, 2011
    Rayonier will exit the Absorbent Materials market.
  31. Manitowoc Has More Room To Grow

    October 31, 2011
    Manitowoc should benefit from a double-barreled recovery.
  32. Roll The Dice With Las Vegas Sands

    October 31, 2011
    Investors willing to roll the dice on continued Asian growth may see Las Vegas Sands as a good deal.
  33. Energy Companies Raising Capex

    October 31, 2011
    Several energy companies boosted capital budgets to go after new opportunities in oil and gas.
  34. Zimmer Looking To Escape Its Value Trap

    October 31, 2011
    Zimmer continues to trade at a very reasonable forward P/E.
  35. Big Dividends, Small Risk

    October 31, 2011
    Businesses that payout nice dividends can offer reasonable substitutes for some investors.
  36. 4 ETFs On Fire Right Now

    October 31, 2011
    October has been a wild month. Here are four ETFs with the most striking gains.
  37. VCA Antech Cut Down To Value

    October 31, 2011
    Once a go-go growth stock, a more reasonable valuation may give this stock new life.
  38. 3 "Sweet Spot" Gold Miners Best Bought & Held

    October 31, 2011
    Forget the ongoing in and out dance with gold stocks. Just pick a winner and leave it alone.
  39. The Market's Bipolar Vistaprint Disorder

    October 31, 2011
    Vistaprint has a lot to prove and the stock will likely remain very volatile.
  40. Gold And Miners Back In A Familiar Groove?

    October 28, 2011
    Fears of economic collapse have gold and mining stocks brewing up a decent risk/reward ratio, again.
  41. Haynesville Shale - Third Quarter 2011 Update

    October 28, 2011
    The Haynesville Shale is helping E&P companies to profit.
  42. QEP Resources Third Quarter 2011 Review

    October 28, 2011
    QEP Resources worked towards advancing its oil and liquids program, in the third quarter.
  43. Tupperware’s Direct Growth Potential

    October 28, 2011
    Tupperware's third quarter results offered the most recent illustration that growth potential is wide open across the world. ...
  44. Can You Rest In Peace With Funeral Stocks?

    October 28, 2011
    Barring a zombie apocalypse, deathcare companies can always look forward to a healthy stream of incoming clients.
  45. McDonald's Off The Dollar Menu

    October 28, 2011
    McDonald's is gaining share and continuing to excel.
  46. The Smart Plays In Smart TV

    October 28, 2011
    Smart TV's web integration is helping televisions move beyond their old "idiot box" moniker. Learn how to play this growing ...
  47. A Heavy Bet On Heavy Construction

    October 27, 2011
    The President's recent proposals for increased infrastructure spending underscore the global trend of increasing construction. ...
  48. Autoliv Will Ride High Again

    October 27, 2011
    Fears of a slowing global economy have Autoliv's share prices down. Concerns may be unwarranted, however.
  49. Eaton – Well-Balanced, But Forever A Bridesmaid?

    October 27, 2011
    Eaton gets relatively less respect than it should, but that could make it a value for patient investors.
  50. Smart Balance's Healthy Returns

    October 27, 2011
    Smart Balance just bought Glutino. We look at the reasons why it's a buy.
  51. Amazon Still Rather Amazing

    October 27, 2011
    Amazon disappointed with guidance, but the performance is still impressive.
  52. The Contrarian Play In Europe

    October 26, 2011
    Nothing could be bolder than adding European stocks to a portfolio. Europe offers a fertile ground for contrarian investors. ...
  53. Say Hello To Atlas Resource Partners

    October 26, 2011
    Atlas Energy will be transferring assets to their new entity, Atlas Resource Partners.
  54. GE Still On A Road To Recovery

    October 26, 2011
    GE still looks attractive, after rebuilding over the past few years. Patient investors can expect solid dividend growth. ...
  55. Johnson Controls Sets Up For 2012

    October 26, 2011
    Johnson Controls estimates that the company can grow earnings by 20% in fiscal 2012, as it still sees underlying strength ...
  56. Altera's Growth Story In A Pause

    October 25, 2011
    Altera's growth is lagging now, but the stock is undervalued. There's good long-term growth potential here.
  57. Is It Time To Think Small?

    October 25, 2011
    The small-cap sector seems ripe for the picking. Learn which opportunities could have big returns.
  58. Microsoft – Little Expected, Little Delivered

    October 25, 2011
    Microsoft's ho-hum income growth isn't enough to change the Street's opinion of this stagnant stock.
  59. Retailers Closing Despite Record Retail Sales

    October 24, 2011
    Retailing is good again, but not for every sector.
  60. 3 Reasons To Own Estee Lauder Now

    October 24, 2011
    Estee Lauder may have regained most of its ground since a recent price drop, but there are three good reasons EL is still ...
  61. Abbott Labs Joins The Separation Movement

    October 24, 2011
    Abbott is joining the separation movement that is sweeping across corporate America. The company plans to break into a medical ...
  62. ETFs to Hedge Another Sell-Off

    October 24, 2011
    When the market is down, look for a way to get up. Here are four ETFs to hedge against another market sell-off.
  63. Argentina Is A Resource Investors Dream

    October 24, 2011
    Brazil is getting all the attention but Argentina is quickly becoming an investors dream. We look at the reasons why.
  64. Stryker Scraping By

    October 24, 2011
    Stryker's growth is modest, but the stock potential is surprising.
  65. LVMH: 3 Ways To Own

    October 24, 2011
    Many people have heard of Louis Vuitton, but there's a lot more to LVMH's operations than just luxury handbags.
  66. El Paso's E & P Assets On The Block

    October 21, 2011
    El Paso has an attractive set of production assets. Expect a lot of interest from larger players, on this one.
  67. Say Hello To Platinum Energy Solutions

    October 21, 2011
    Platinum Energy Solutions has filed for an initial public offering as it seeks to take advantage of strong demand for fracturing ...
  68. Under The Radar Utility Stocks

    October 21, 2011
    Utilities have produced superior returns this year, and there's still value to be had in a few under-the-radar utility stocks. ...
  69. Investors Blindly Selling Out Of Citigroup

    October 21, 2011
    Citigroup's stock appears to be discounting investors' worse fears over its future.
  70. Protect On The Downside With J&J

    October 21, 2011
    J&J trades at a reasonable forward P/E and offers investors downside protection.
  71. Big Dividends In The Semiconductors

    October 21, 2011
    Many of the semiconductor firms offer strong dividend payments and can provide a great income opportunity at current levels. ...
  72. 4 Energy Stocks To Watch

    October 21, 2011
    Many energy stocks are in freefall as investors assume a worst-case liquidity scenario for many of these companies.
  73. Coca-Cola: A Great Company, An Iffy Stock

    October 21, 2011
    Coca-Cola may be a safe play, but overpaying will erode that benefit.
  74. It's Time To Invest In Pipelines

    October 21, 2011
    Pipeline firms' slow and steady nature makes them ideal picks in this volatile market.
  75. EMC - The Best Company In The Best Business

    October 21, 2011
    EMC is a best of breed trading at mutt prices.
  76. David Einhorn's New Target: Green Mountain

    October 21, 2011
    Einhorn's case doesn't hinge on valuation alone but rather accounting and other issues about the future growth of this company. ...
  77. BJ's Restaurants: Expensive But Worth It

    October 21, 2011
    BJ's Restaurants is a top-performing stock in the restaurant industry in 2011. The stock is expensive but there's good reason ...
  78. A Leveraged Energy Bet With Russia

    October 21, 2011
    A weak economy has energy prices way down. Take advantage of a great opportunity to invest in Russia.
  79. High Yielding Equities

    October 21, 2011
    Despite the market volatility, there are still some stocks and ETFs that pay above-average dividend yields.
  80. The Hidden Value Of McClatchy Newspapers

    October 20, 2011
    McClatchy trades under $2 for a reason. However, that doesn't mean it doesn't have some hidden value.
  81. 5 Must-Know Stocks For Friday

    October 20, 2011
    Here are five companies that will be releasing their earnings on October 21.
  82. Safeguard Your Way To Profits

    October 20, 2011
    For 58 years Safeguard Scientifics has been making bets on technology and healthcare companies. We show investors how to ...
  83. Rayonier Loves Fibers And Trees

    October 20, 2011
    Rayonier will focus energy and make substantial investments in the Forest Resources and Performance Fibers business as it ...
  84. 5 Dividend Darlings

    October 20, 2011
    Strong dividend payers could form the best defense in an unsure market.
  85. It's Time To Invest In India

    October 20, 2011
    Despite its inflationary pressures, India's strength and investment potential continues to grow.
  86. J.B. Hunt - Doing More With Less Trucking

    October 20, 2011
    J.B. Hunt is reaping the benefits of a long-term strategic shift in transport.
  87. Statoil Buys Into Bakken

    October 19, 2011
    Statoil makes a smart move in buying an emerging Bakken player.
  88. 5 Oversold Stocks To Watch

    October 19, 2011
    Let's take a look at a few stocks that have recently entered oversold territory because these could be candidates for a short-term ...
  89. It's Time To Invest In Switzerland

    October 19, 2011
    Swiss stocks may offer a more conservative hiding place.
  90. Diesel Fuel Offers An Interesting Play

    October 19, 2011
    Use the increased demand for diesel to your advantage. Check out these picks for some good side bets in the energy sector. ...
  91. Mattel – Steady, But Not On Sale

    October 19, 2011
    Mattel is a steady company with quality brands, but lacking in growth. The question for shareholders is whether there's enough ...
  92. Digging Into Cenovus Energy

    October 19, 2011
    Cenovus is a good oil sands play with high growth and dividends. Find out of it's worth your investment.
  93. Buying Natural Resources At A Discount

    October 19, 2011
    Recent investor enthusiasm has pushed prices for many assets into bubble territory. By using closed ended funds, investors ...
  94. Small Size With Big Potential

    October 18, 2011
    Good things come in small packages. Here are a few small cap businesses that offer investors some intriguing opportunities. ...
  95. CARZ or VROM: Which Is The Better ETF?

    October 18, 2011
    There are currently two auto exchange-traded funds avaialble for investors, but the soft auto market creates concerns over ...
  96. Banks Battle Higher Capital Standards

    October 18, 2011
    Many U.S. banks are fighting the higher capital requirements under Basel III and argue that these rules will reduce economic ...
  97. Contrarian Stocks to Watch

    October 18, 2011
    A contrarian bet can have a substantial payoff. Here are some stocks worth a little risk.
  98. 3 Reasons To Own Ecolab

    October 18, 2011
    Smart investors looke beyond the numbers. Here are three reasons you should invest in Ecolab.
  99. A Portfolio Cup Of Joe

    October 18, 2011
    With global demand for coffee continuing to rise and poor weather threatening supplies, coffee prices have nowhere to go ...
  100. 3 Reasons To Own Iamgold

    October 18, 2011
    Iamgold is more than a gold producer. Learn three reasons why investors should own this mid-cap mining company.
  101. Farming Profits

    October 17, 2011
    Food production is a guaranteed winner as population and consumption increase. Agricultural related stock valuations should ...
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