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  1. Herbalife Hits 52-Week Low on Ackman's Fresh Accusations - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Shares of Herbalife Ltd (HLF) hit a 52-week low of $35.45 on Dec 17 after activist investor William Bill Ackman stated that ...
  2. L.B. Foster Runs Risks on Expense Worries, Scopes Exist - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    On Dec 15, 2014, we issued an updated research report on premium railroads manufacturing firm L.B. Foster Co. (FSTR).
  3. Nucor (NUE) Unveils Fourth Quarter Earnings Guidance - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Nucor Corporation (NUE) has announced its earnings guidance for the fourth quarter of 2014 which reflects a decline on a ...
  4. L. B. Foster to Market Tracksure for Safer Railroads - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Premium railroads manufacturing company L. B. Foster Co. (FSTR) recently inked a distribution agreement with the U.K.-based ...
  5. Steel Industry Outlook: US Shows Resilience, China Lags - Industry ...

    October 22, 2014
    Steel Industry Outlook: US Shows Resilience, China Lags - Industry Outlook
  6. MedTech Defies Sequestration, M&As Steal the Show - Industry ...

    August 26, 2014
    MedTech Defies Sequestration, M&As Steal the Show - Industry Outlook
  7. Bear of the Day: Nu Skin (NUS) - Bear of the Day

    August 4, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Nu Skin (NUS) - Bear of the Day
  8. Adidas Gaining The Edge, As Nike Leaves Manchester United Behind

    July 10, 2014
    Brazil isn't the only big name getting kicked around in the soccer world. On Tuesday, Nike (NYSE: Nike has been a sponsor ...
  9. Steel Industry Showing Resilience - Industry Outlook

    June 23, 2014
    Steel Industry Showing Resilience - Industry Outlook
  10. Steel Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    February 28, 2014
    Steel Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  11. The steel sector has rebounded quite nicely over the last few months as investors have looked for value.

    Are There Still More Gains For Steel Stocks Ahead?

    January 23, 2014
    The steel sector has rebounded quite nicely over the last few months as investors have looked for value. Given the longer ...
  12. Complete List Of New 2013 ETFs

    December 9, 2013
    With 2013 nearly in the books, the ETF industry has wrapped up yet another year of impressive product development and innovation. ...
  13. As interest rate/taper and default fears have taken hold, investors have fled muni bonds in spades.

    An Unprecedented Opportunity In Municipal Bonds

    November 21, 2013
    As interest rate/taper and default fears have taken hold, investors have fled muni bonds in spades. That outflow could be ...
  14. Bear of the Day: Manchester United (MANU) - Bear of the Day

    November 14, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Manchester United (MANU) - Bear of the Day
  15. Direxion Launches Bull/Bear Junior Gold Miner ETFs (JNUG, JDST)

    October 4, 2013
    Though the U.S. government has shuttered its doors, the ETF industry has seen plenty of activity this week as ETF issuers ...
  16. Gerdau Seeing Brazil Get Better, But U.S. Ops Are Struggling

    September 4, 2013
    Gerdau has bright long-term prospects but today's valuation isn't much of a bargain.
  17. PPL Corp. Revamps Renewable Assets - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2013
    PPL Corporation announces the allotment of a new 60-megawatt powerhouse to the residents of the region.
  18. POSCO's Above-Average Quality Already In The Shares

    July 10, 2013
    POSCO is one of the best steel companies in the world, and the stock is priced accordingly.
  19. ArcelorMittal Looks Like A Good House In A Really Tough Neighborhood ...

    May 10, 2013
    ArcelorMittal looks too cheap, but it could be a long wait to see it really outperform
  20. Carl Icahn Upped His Nuance Stake--Should You?

    May 2, 2013
    Should we follow activist investor Carl Icahn? We'll have a look.
  21. Schnitzer's Results Are Better, But The Challenges Are Still ...

    April 4, 2013
    Even with a sequential improvement in volumes and margins, Schnitzer faces significant long-term challenges to its business. ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. The Next Energy Debate - Should The U.S. Pass Gas?

    February 4, 2013
    A debate is heating up over the proper use of natural gas reserves in the U.S.
  24. Investors Seem To Believe The Recovery Is Coming For CMC

    January 9, 2013
    Will hopes of a non-res construction recovery pay off this time?
  25. Coca-Cola HBC S.A and Other Consumer/Non-Cyclical Stocks Making ...

    December 31, 2012
    Currently, the Nasdaq has climbed 0.6%, the S&P 500 has increased 0.2% and the Dow has been relatively flat. The Consumer/Non-Cyclical ...
  26. Consumer/Non-Cyclical Stocks, Including Green Mountain Coffee ...

    December 28, 2012
    The market is having a bad day so far. The Nasdaq is down 0.3%; the S&P 500 has declined 0.5%; and the Dow has decreased ...
  27. The Best Businesses to Own - Investment Ideas

    December 4, 2012
    In his Annual Letter to Shareholders in 1992, legendary investor Warren Buffett stated the following: "Leaving the question ...
  28. Northeast Expands Wind Portfolio - Analyst Blog

    November 27, 2012
    Northeast Utilities' (NU) subsidiary NSTAR has entered into a 15-year purchase power agreement ("PPA") with Cape Wind Associates ...
  29. Herbalife and Other Big Movers In Consumer/Non-Cyclical on November ...

    November 21, 2012
    Currently, the Nasdaq has been relatively flat, the S&P 500 has climbed 0.1% and the Dow has increased 0.2%. The biggest ...
  30. Schiff Creates A Bidding War

    November 19, 2012
    Two weeks after Bayer offered to buy Schiff for $34 a share, Reckitt Benckiser is offering $42 a share. A bidding war has ...
  31. ABB's Third Quarter Keeps The Uncertainty High

    October 29, 2012
    ABB delivered another mixed quarter in an uncertain and nervous market.
  32. Healthcare Stocks, Including Gilead, Making Big Moves on October ...

    October 24, 2012
    So far today, the Nasdaq remains relatively unchanged, the S&P 500 has risen 0.1% and the Dow has climbed 0.3%. The healthcare ...
  33. Metals & Mining Stock Outlook - Oct. 2012 - Industry Outlook

    October 11, 2012
    The Metals & Mining industry encompasses the extraction (mining) as well as primary and secondary processing of metals ...
  34. Bull Vs. Bear - iPhone 5 Lacks Features To Stave Off Competitors

    September 18, 2012
    While Apple has a history of being an innovator, its latest products are falling short in terms of a "wow" factor and its ...
  35. Daily ETF Roundup: Markets Move As Bernanke Delivers QE3

    September 13, 2012
    Euphoria hit Wall Street as the Federal Reserve announced its third round of quantitative easing to bolster the sluggish ...
  36. Another Quarter, Another Warning From Steel Dynamics

    September 13, 2012
    Soft demand hurts this mini-mill yet again.
  37. Nucor Sells Wire Products Facility - Analyst Blog

    August 27, 2012
    Steel giant Nucor Corporation (NUE) announced that the company will divest its Wire Products facility in New Salem, Pennsylvania, ...
  38. Calpers Throws Cold Water On IPO Market

    August 22, 2012
    Calpers announced August 20 that it would boycott the stock of companies with dual class structures. Find out why the organization ...
  39. Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V. (ADR) Among Consumer/Non-Cyclical's ...

    August 16, 2012
    It's been a good morning for the market. The Nasdaq has moved up 0.8%; the S&P 500 is trading up 0.3%; and the Dow has ...
  40. Earnings Scorecard: Nucor - Analyst Blog

    August 2, 2012
    Earnings Scorecard: Nucor - Analyst Blog
  41. Gold ETFs In 2012: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

    July 31, 2012
    This year has proven to be somewhatof a difficult year for gold, as this precious metal has struggled to maintain its footing ...
  42. Metal Fatigue At Steel Dynamics

    July 25, 2012
    Things just keep managing to get a little worse for Steel Dynamics.
  43. The Muni Market Continues To Prove Pundits Wrong

    June 30, 2012
    Despite the dire predictions, the municipal bond sector continues to see great returns and investor inflows. Bonds in the ...
  44. Back To The Future With ArcelorMittal

    June 28, 2012
    Prices in the steel market are 20% lower than a year ago, but they're roughly 65% higher than the lows of the past five years. ...
  45. Stocks That Keep You Looking Good

    June 6, 2012
    As baby boomers spend more of their disposable income to look younger and healthier, these companies will stand to profit. ...
  46. A Healthy Growth Strategy

    June 4, 2012
    Despite being a $310 million business, Continucare is one of the largest medical providers in Flordia
  47. Nuclear Energy Is In The Bargain Bin

    May 30, 2012
    While the Fukushima disaster changed the nuclear energy landscape in the short term, demand and power plant construction ...
  48. Another Challenging Quarter At Steel Dynamics

    April 20, 2012
    Steel Dynamics managed to deliver results that were on the high end of the lowered range. Prices look too low right now and ...
  49. Transcend Services: A Physician's Best Friend

    February 10, 2012
    Transcend Services profits are flying high. I'll look at why you should be buying its stock.
  50. Strength In Steel

    February 6, 2012
    The steel sector suffered in 2011, due to fears about the slowing global economy and lower Chinese demand. That said, many ...
  51. 4 ETFs On Fire Right Now

    February 3, 2012
    The commodities market had some of the best-performing ETFs of January.
  52. Muni's Are Still Attractive

    February 2, 2012
    Municipal bonds continue to offer value for those investors in higher tax brackets.
  53. Packaging Corp Thinks Outside The Box

    January 25, 2012
    Packaging Corp is the best in its field, but not priced that way.
  54. 4 ETFs To Play 4 "Left For Dead" Sectors

    January 19, 2012
    For patient portfolios and investors, going against the herd can mean long term profits.
  55. The Market May Have Already Given Steel Dynamics Its Due

    January 13, 2012
    Steel Dynamics has rebounded sharply but remains a quality name.
  56. Stryker Scraping By

    October 24, 2011
    Stryker's growth is modest, but the stock potential is surprising.
  57. Worthington Industries Slowly Forges Ahead

    October 5, 2011
    Steelmaker Worthington Industries has been changing its business mix in a difficult industry. It forged ahead with a quarterly ...
  58. Nu Skin Shedding Market's Troubles

    September 22, 2011
    Nu Skin is fattening up on high growth Asian markets to shed the global slowdown.
  59. Herbalife, Tupperware Win the Future

    July 28, 2011
    Direct-selling stocks are red hot, riding consumer booms overseas while benefiting from the economic hardships on home soil, ...
  60. Industrial Softness Spreading Out

    June 21, 2011
    Guidance among the companies that feed heavy industry confirms a slowdown. Are naysaysers of the U.S economy right?
  61. Medtronic Still Muddling Through

    May 27, 2011
    Medtronic is going nowhere fast, but the quality hasn't left.
  62. Mergers In Orthopedics Could Heat Up Stocks

    May 18, 2011
    Major med-tech players have picked up where they left off before the recession and credit crisis.
  63. 7 Companies With Big Dividends

    April 5, 2011
    Learn about seven stocks that are in position to offer high-yield dividends for years to come.
  64. Medtronic's Midlife Crisis

    February 24, 2011
    Medtronic lacks growth, but quality is still in place.
  65. Plays For BP's 2030 Energy Outlook

    January 27, 2011
    BP’s recent global power projections highlight the growing demand traditional and alternative energy.
  66. Alcoa: It's All About China Now

    January 12, 2011
    Alcoa is facing high inventories and stagnant major users, but could still prosper from a strong recovery.
  67. Steel Cycle Looks Good

    January 10, 2011
    Buying cyclical stocks at the right time can be a great investment strategy, but it requires more than just trying to time ...
  68. Commercial Metals – A Tough Market, May Be Getting Better

    December 23, 2010
    High input costs are a challenge, but 2011 could be a better year for demand.
  69. Big Dividends In Large Caps

    December 17, 2010
    These five stocks pay good dividends and can help balance an otherwise unstable portfolio.
  70. Joy Global A Mix Of Performance And Scarcity

    December 16, 2010
    Joy Global is coupling a rosy outlook with scarcity into a richly-valued stock.
  71. The Nuance Story Is Not All That Subtle

    November 24, 2010
    Nuance Communications is growing well enough, but red flags may deem it off-limits to some investors.
  72. Where The M&A Action Is, And What's Next

    November 15, 2010
    Which sector will be the M&A hotbed in 2011?
  73. Is Now The Time To Invest In Steel?

    October 25, 2010
    Recent price drops present long-term opportunities, while many stable ETFs remain attractive. Learn your best options for ...
  74. How's Your State Pension Fund These Days?

    July 20, 2010
    Find out what the stock holdings of the largest pension funds can teach investors.
  75. 7 Hot Medical Device Ideas

    July 7, 2010
    These seven med-tech stocks are blazing a growth trail through their markets.
  76. Healthy Nutritional Stocks

    June 30, 2010
    Americans are always looking for new ways to improve their health, and investors can use this to improve their portfolios. ...
  77. Finding Cramer's Accidental High-Yielders

    May 26, 2010
    We check out good companies that now have supersized dividends due to depressed stock prices.
  78. Steel Market Is Firming Up

    April 26, 2010
    Steelmakers are seeing an uptick in sales as the economy continues to improve.
  79. A Careful Growth Strategy

    March 29, 2010
    Despite being a $230 million business, Continucare is one of the largest medical providers in Flordia
  80. Bottom Of Cycle Stocks Require Patience

    January 12, 2010
    There are no guarantees in any investment, but its seems logical that the best way to profit from a cyclical business is ...
  81. Consider Puts Selling To Nibble Back In The Market

    September 25, 2009
    Only sell put options if you are 100% comfortable owning the stock. If that’s the case, then selling puts can lower your ...
  82. Ternium Steel: Cash Cow

    June 11, 2009
    Ternium Steel has just reached an agreement with Venezuela. That and their strong operating margins make the company an attractice ...
  83. The Stealth Rally In Steel

    March 18, 2008
    Boring old steel companies have been market darlings as of late, but will steel prices and stocks be able to hold on to their ...
  84. Nuance Offers Unrecognized Potential (NUAN)

    December 6, 2007
    Nuance is still showing losses, but shouldn't be for long. Despite a large run up, the shares look good going forward.
  85. Steel Of A Deal (X, NUE, MT)

    September 24, 2007
    Steel production has become an oligopoly. We examine steel's "big three" to see which one has the best potential.
  86. Specialty Steel: A Captive Market (CRS, ATI, AKS)

    May 24, 2007
    Specialty steel may be "flat rolled", but the profits and share performance of these three companies certainly aren’t flat. ...
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