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  1. Xerox to Divest Information Technology Outsourcing Unit - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Business process and document management company Xerox Corporation (XRX) recently announced its decision to divest Information ...
  2. 3 Sectors ETFs That Should Thrive On Low Oil Prices - ETF News ...

    December 18, 2014
    Which sectors should benefit from lower oil prices?
  3. Petrobras Plummets 16%, Defers Q3 Earnings Date Again - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Petroleo Brasileiro S.A., or Petrobras (PBR) declared that it has deferred its third-quarter 2014 earnings yet again.
  4. Pitney Bowes Selects Neo4j to Develop Graph-based MDM - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Pitney Bowes Inc. (PBI) recently collaborated with Neo Technology for constructing a novel Spectrum Master Data Management ...
  5. Bear of the Day: Midcoast Energy (MEP) - Bear of the Day

    December 16, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Midcoast Energy (MEP) - Bear of the Day
  6. The Best Canadian Play On Cheap Oil

    December 9, 2014
    Crude oil prices are at three-year lows, falling more than 20% since late June on weak demand from China and abundant supply ...
  7. The Only Latin American Stock You Should Buy Now

    December 3, 2014
    As an American expat living in Colombia, I have had a first-hand view of the major economic changes taking place across South ...
  8. 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. ...
  9. 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. ...
  10. 9 Widely Overlooked Small Banks That Offer Big Profit Potential

    November 18, 2014
    Last week we talked about riding the coat tails of bank stock activists to earn out sized profits in the stock market. A ...
  11. Meet The 5 Companies Loving Obamacare

    November 4, 2014
    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) implemented many measures at the beginning of 2014. Amid these changes, stocks responded accordingly. ...
  12. Bear of the Day: Pep Boys (PBY) - Bear of the Day

    October 8, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Pep Boys (PBY) - Bear of the Day
  13. Bear of the Day: Campbell's Soup (CPB) - Bear of the Day

    October 7, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Campbell's Soup (CPB) - Bear of the Day
  14. Bear of the Day: Petrobras (PBR) - Bear of the Day

    September 24, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Petrobras (PBR) - Bear of the Day
  15. 3 Tech Stocks Immune To A Potential Tech Bubble

    August 26, 2014
    If I ever truly need to find out what's going on with mobile computing and telecom, I check my kids' phones. Both ...
  16. 3 Tech Stocks That Could Survive The Next Tech Bubble Burst

    August 26, 2014
    If I ever truly need to find out what's going on with mobile computing and telecom, I check my kids' phones. Both ...
  17. Consolidation in High-Yield MLP Sector Could Boost This Fund ...

    August 14, 2014
    There are big changes afoot in the high-yielding energy master-limited partnership (MLP) space. On Monday, we got news of ...
  18. Bull of the Day: Pep Boys (PBY) - Bull of the Day

    July 17, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Pep Boys (PBY) - Bull of the Day
  19. Low Jobless Claims Not Enough - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 10, 2014
    The international headlines that have been weighing on overnight market action in Asia and Europe pertain to soft trade out ...
  20. While it hasn’t lived up to its promise as of late, Brazil’s longer term picture is still rosy. And given its recent underperformance, now could be a perfect time to strike.

    Is There Any Samba Left In Brazil's Stocks?

    May 28, 2014
    While it hasn’t lived up to its promise as of late, Brazil’s longer term picture is still rosy. And given its recent underperformance, ...
  21. Thrift Conversions Can Lead To Better Sleep And Better Returns

    May 23, 2014
    One of the most successful investing approaches over the past 40 years has been thrift conversions. Investors from Peter ...
  22. #PreMarket Primer: Monday, May 19: DirecTV Rises On Offer From ...

    May 19, 2014
    AT&T Inc. announced a deal to acquire DirecTV for $49 billion over the weekend, as the firm attempts to adapt to a quickly ...
  23. Wednesday IPO Review & Sneak-Peek For Thursday, April 17

    April 17, 2014
    Three IPOs hit exchange floors Wednesday, Moelis & Co (NYSE: TRIV). Trading opened with mixed results, seeing Moelis ...
  24. Low-Cost Emerging Market Play Could Almost Double Traders' Money

    March 6, 2014
    The energy market has been resilient as crude oil has stabilized above $100 a barrel with another recovery from recent lows. ...
  25. Biotech And Natural Gas ETFs On A Roll

    February 16, 2014
    Shares of the following exchange traded funds are trading more than 20 percent higher than 90 days ago, and they are within ...
  26. The Best Performing ETFs of 2013

    January 1, 2014
    This year may have started off on shaky footing as our nation tiptoed near the fiscal cliff, but when we look in the rear ...
  27. 7 ETF Types To Be Thankful For

    November 28, 2013
    This year has shaped up to be quite kind to investors as major equity indexes are holding onto double-digit gains ahead of ...
  28. Horizons Expands Lineup With Financial Sector Covered Call ETF ...

    November 21, 2013
    The stock market bulls have eased their foot off the gas pedal this week as a flurry of data and Fed minutes have reignited ...
  29. With exponentially rising energy demand facing Asia’s Dragon, China has gotten serious about expanding its generation capacity of renewable sources.

    China Is Winning The Renewable Energy Crown

    November 13, 2013
    With exponentially rising energy demand facing Asia’s Dragon, China has gotten serious about expanding its generation capacity ...
  30. Energy Equity ETFs: 4 Things To Consider

    October 31, 2013
    Exchange-traded funds enable investors to reach into nearly every corner of the market with a single convenient and diversified ...
  31. 5 ETF Underdogs Beating The Market

    October 30, 2013
    Though the ETF industry has certainly come a long way since SPY‘s debut in 1993, there are still only a small percentage ...
  32. How To Invest In 2013′s Breakthrough Technologies

    October 14, 2013
    For Wall Street, the technology sector has been one of the most rewarding–yet frustrating–industries to invest ...
  33. How To Invest In 2013′s Breakthrough Technologies

    October 14, 2013
    For Wall Street, the technology sector has been one of the most rewarding–yet frustrating–industries to invest ...
  34. Recent hot IPOs has many regular investors salivating at the chance to participate in start-ups and private equity.

    Private Equity For Retail Investors

    October 11, 2013
    Recent hot IPOs has many regular investors salivating at the chance to participate in start-ups and private equity. With ...
  35. Four Top-Performing Clean Energy ETFs Under $15 (FAN, ICLN, PBD, ...

    October 7, 2013
    The top performing exchange traded funds (ETFs) over the six months that are trading for less than $15 a share (as of this ...
  36. Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Sept 2013 - Industry Outlook

    September 11, 2013
    Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Sept 2013 - Industry Outlook
  37. Campbell Soup Doesn't Seem To Be Prioritizing The Right Things

    August 29, 2013
    Campbell Soup continues to make iffy strategic moves and the stock is no bargain
  38. With Scale, Flowers Foods Has Built A New Future For Itself

    August 14, 2013
    Flowers is building a strong business, though the shares have run a great distance already
  39. Why The Market Is Wrong About Oil -- And How You Can Profit

    August 12, 2013
    The duck-billed platypus defies all scientific reason.This beaver-tailed, otter-footed, semi-aquatic creature is the only ...
  40. GIS Discusses Growth Plans for 2014 - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2013
    General Mills recently discussed its outlook and growth strategies for fiscal 2014 at the New York Stock Exchange.
  41. Prestige Brands Gets Upgraded: Should You Be Buying?

    July 11, 2013
    At least two investment firms upgraded Prestige Brands' (NYSE:PBH) stock July 9 on news it had acquired a small Australian ...
  42. New Gas Prices Help PetroChina, But Multiple Challenges Remain ...

    July 3, 2013
    A recent natural gas price hike will help PetroChina, but the company still needs to upgrade its reserve base
  43. Prosperity to Acquire FVNB - Analyst Blog

    July 2, 2013
    Continuing with its legacy of acquisitions, Prosperity Bancshares Inc. recently signed a definitive merger deal with Victoria, ...
  44. Petrobras Will Grow, But Will It Be Profitable Growth?

    July 2, 2013
    Petrobras is looking at tremendous production growth, but also huge capital outlays.
  45. Biotech ETFs Surge as Onyx Rejects Amgen Offer - ETF News And ...

    July 1, 2013
    Biotechnlogy ETFs are moving higher as Onyx had rejected a takeover bid by Amgen, pushing securities up across the board. ...
  46. Rising Interest Rates? Not A Problem For These Funds

    June 20, 2013
    As the United States moves further into recovery, it's only a matter of time before the Fed begins raising interest rates. ...
  47. Annie's Still A High Growth-High Multiple Proposition

    June 11, 2013
    Annie's continues its rapid growth, but the valuation already baked this in
  48. Diamond Foods Making Better Moves, But Large Uncertainties Remain

    June 11, 2013
    Diamond Foods' turnaround continues, but the company cannot afford to slip against large rivals.
  49. Energy CAPEX Spending Surges

    June 7, 2013
    As global energy demand continues to trend higher, more pressure is being placed on finding new sources of supply. That fact ...
  50. 3 Markets on the Stampede

    June 7, 2013
    Successful Investing's Doug Fabian points out three markets that appear to have started new bull runs.Doug, there are some ...
  51. Campbell Soup Shows That Shoppers More Price-Sensitive Than Investors

    May 21, 2013
    Campbell Soup remains volatile, but investors haven't minded
  52. Flowers Foods Beats On Revenue and Earnings--Should You Buy?

    May 16, 2013
    Delivering earnings that were three cents better than analyst expectations along with revenue that was $40 million higher ...
  53. Bank Of The Ozarks Continues To Build Value

    April 12, 2013
    Bank of the Ozarks deserves its premium, as it continues to demonstrate a rare combo of growth and quality.
  54. Higher Petrobras CAPEX Spending Is Great News For FMC Technologies

    March 25, 2013
    At current prices, oil service stock FMC Technologies isn’t necessarily cheap. But as the number one supplier for the energy ...
  55. Fitch Reviews Regional Banks - Analyst Blog

    February 15, 2013
    Recently, Fitch Ratings concluded the peer review of 16 mid-tier regional banks. The group includes banks with total assets ...
  56. Annie's Surfing A Rising Tide In Food

    February 14, 2013
    Annie's is expensive, but that won't necessarily preclude more gains.
  57. ETFs To Invest Like Warren Buffett

    February 7, 2013
    Warren Buffett hasn't shown much of an interest in ETFs. However, for retail investors, ETFs remove some of the risk of stock ...
  58. Explosive Stocks Under $10 - Screen of the Week

    February 5, 2013
    This screen is a bit of a departure from my normal stock screens. Usually I require my screens to have a minimum price of ...
  59. Kinder Morgan Misses EPS, Hikes Div - Analyst Blog

    January 17, 2013
    Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) reported fourth quarter 2012 earnings of 32 cents a share from continuing operations, failing to ...
  60. Flowers Foods Looks To Add Some Wonder

    January 16, 2013
    Flowers Foods announced January 11 that it was the stalking horse bid for six of Hostess' bread brands, offering $390 million. ...
  61. Core Labs Hikes Dividend by 14.2% - Analyst Blog

    January 14, 2013
    Oilfield service company Core Laboratories N.V. (CLB) increased its quarterly common stock dividend by 14.2% to 32 cents ...
  62. Can People's United Get Ahead Of The Curve?

    January 14, 2013
    Conservative capital management comes at the cost of growth.
  63. Statoil Buys 25% in Espirito Santo - Analyst Blog

    December 31, 2012
    Norwegian energy major Statoil ASA (STO) has purchased a 25% participating interest from Brazilian metals and mining firm ...
  64. Anheuser-Busch InBev NV and Other Consumer/Non-Cyclical Stocks ...

    December 17, 2012
    The market is on the rise this morning. The Nasdaq has increased 0.5%; the S&P 500 has risen 0.6%; and the Dow has moved ...
  65. The Absolute Highest Yields You'll Find... in 8 Major Sectors

    December 13, 2012
    Readers of my articles should know by now that I'm always on the lookout for good dividend-paying ideas. There's no better ...
  66. Alexion Pharmaceuticals and More Big Movers in Healthcare on ...

    December 7, 2012
    So far today, the Nasdaq is down 0.7%, the S&P 500 is unchanged and the Dow is trading up 0.3%. The healthcare sector ...
  67. Will Pep Boys Ever Show Real Growth Again?

    December 5, 2012
    Pep Boys continues to stumble along with an unworkable model.
  68. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Among Healthcare's Biggest Movers on ...

    November 30, 2012
    This morning's trading has marked a bad day for the market so far. The Nasdaq has decreased 0.4%; the S&P 500 has slipped ...
  69. Pressure BioSciences (PBIO), One of the Most Undervalued Biotech ...

    November 29, 2012
    Pressure BioSciences (PBIO), One of the Most Undervalued Biotech Companies By Grant Zeng, CFA   Pressure BioSciences (PBIO) ...
  70. If You're Going To Overpay For A Food Stock, Why Not Heinz?

    November 22, 2012
    Heinz continues to deliver better growth than its peers.
  71. Unlike Twinkies, Hostess Proves Very Perishable

    November 16, 2012
    Unable to get its union on board, Hostess chooses to liquidate.
  72. Ultimate Guide To iShares Investment Grade Corporate Bond Fund ...

    November 15, 2012
    Fixed income securities have long been a major part of investor portfolios; corporate bonds in particular often hold a key ...
  73. 5 Moves Every Investor Should Make to Prepare for the Fiscal ...

    November 14, 2012
    The presidential election is over, but another day of reckoning approaches. A "fiscal cliff" consisting of major tax increases ...
  74. Prestige Brands Holdings - Aggressive Growth

    November 13, 2012
    Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (PBH) shares have been on an uptrend since the beginning of the year, reaching a 52-week high ...
  75. 6 Ways to Profit from the "New Saudi Arabia of Energy"

    November 12, 2012
    Anyone searching for long-term gains in natural gas has been through an epic journey in the past year or so. From January ...
  76. Pringles Already Paying Off For Kellogg

    November 2, 2012
    Kellogg is doing better, but long-term growth still looks like a challenge.
  77. Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co and Other Big Movers In Healthcare ...

    November 1, 2012
    The Nasdaq has moved up 1.5%, the S&P 500 is trading up 1.1% and the Dow has risen 1.1%, marking a bad morning for the ...
  78. Beaten Down Brazil Offers Opportunities

    October 31, 2012
    The recent market swings have opened up opportunities to add emerging market exposure and Brazil is a choice destination. ...
  79. Stanley Black & Decker And Spectrum Brands Both Get What They ...

    October 25, 2012
    Stanley Black & Decker and Spectrum Brands reach a deal that serves both parties well.
  80. Energy Sector Recap Week Ending Sept. 21, 2012

    September 24, 2012
    A summary of the major events in the Energy Sector impacting investors for the week ending Sept. 21, 2012.
  81. Petrobras Starts Up More Production At Deepwater Gulf Of Mexico ...

    September 24, 2012
    Petrobras has initiated production from the Chinook oil and gas field in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico. This field and another ...
  82. The Market Is Already Expecting Big Things At Dril-Quip

    September 24, 2012
    Dril-Quip has an exciting order outlook, but valuations are already high.
  83. Spectrum Brands Pays $1 Special Dividend: A Harbinger Of Things ...

    September 20, 2012
    Spectrum Brands paid a $1 special dividend September 18 and announced a quarterly dividend of 25 cents a share starting in ...
  84. General Mills Seeing Good OUS Growth, But Yoplait Needs Help

    September 20, 2012
    General Mills is doing OK, but the yogurt business needs to be better.
  85. Energy Sector Recap Week Ending September 14, 2012

    September 18, 2012
    The oil and gas industry has resumed most of the Gulf of Mexico production shut-in by Hurricane Isaac and renewed its search ...
  86. New “BuyWrite ETF” Hits The Market

    September 18, 2012
    AdvisorShares added another actively-managed ETF to its lineup this week, rolling out a fund that employs a “covered call” ...
  87. Credit Suisse Group and Other Big Movers In Financial on September ...

    September 17, 2012
    It's been a bad day for the market after the morning's trading. The Nasdaq is down 0.2%; the S&P 500 has decreased 0.2%; ...
  88. Utilities Stocks, Including CPFL Energia S.A, Making Big Moves ...

    September 11, 2012
    The market is doing well so far today. The Nasdaq is up 0.3%; the S&P 500 has risen 0.6%; and the Dow has climbed 0.7%. ...
  89. Oil And Gas Spending To Exceed $1 Trillion In 2012

    September 7, 2012
    Spending is projected to exceed $1 Trillion in 2012 as the industry scours the globe to find more resources for energy consumers. ...
  90. Petrobras S.A. - ADR (PBR) - Bear of the Day

    August 30, 2012
    Following the dismal second quarter showing from Petrobras S.A. - ADR (PBR), we are downgrading the Brazilian state-run energy ...
  91. Petrobras Strikes It Rich

    August 27, 2012
    Petrobras has made additional discoveries of crude oil and natural gas in offshore Brazil, extending and confirming the huge ...
  92. Cabot Oil & Gas and Other Big Movers In Oil and Gas Operations ...

    August 24, 2012
    It's been a good morning for the market. The Nasdaq has risen 0.6%; the S&P 500 has climbed 0.5%; and the Dow has moved ...
  93. Energy Sector Recap

    August 23, 2012
    A recap of events in the Energy Sector for the week ending August 17, 2012.
  94. Westpac Banking Corporation Among Financial's Biggest Movers ...

    August 20, 2012
    The market has been slipping so far today. The Nasdaq has decreased 0.2%; the S&P 500 is down 0.3%; and the Dow has declined ...
  95. Upcoming Energy Events You Should Know This Week

    July 17, 2012
    This will be an interesting week for investors as the earning season starts with two large oil service companies.
  96. 46 Amusing ETF Ticker Symbols

    July 17, 2012
    Over the last few years, issuers have been waging their own little war in the ETF industry: the battle of the ticker symbol. ...
  97. PBIO continues to move in a positive direction - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2012
    Grant Zeng, CFA Another Favorable Financing For PBIO The Deal On July 3, 2012, Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (PBIO) announced ...
  98. Campbell Soup Quenches Thirst With Bolthouse Purchase

    July 10, 2012
    Campbell Soup announced on July 9 that it's buying Bolthouse juices for $1.55 billion. Here's why this looks like a win/win ...
  99. General Mills May Be Making A Mistake With Its Spending

    June 29, 2012
    Underspending on advertising could put sales growth at risk in fiscal 2013. That aside, General Mills is an OK option in ...
  100. 4 Strong Stocks You Might Want To Buy

    June 29, 2012
    These promising plays would be a great addition to any investor's portfolio.
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