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  1. ACE to Boost Personal Lines for Wealthy with Fireman's Fund - ...

    December 19, 2014
    ACE Limited (ACE) has inked a deal to buy Fireman's Fund, a high net worth personal lines insurance business in the U.S. ...
  2. XL Group in Talks to Buy Catlin, Increases Alternative Capital ...

    December 18, 2014
    XL Group plc (XL) is in talk with Catlin Group Ltd. (CGL.L) to acquire the latter and form a combined entity.
  3. NPS Pharmaceuticals and Shire Up on Takeover Rumors - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    A report from Bloomberg indicated that the Shire is considering a potential acquisition of the NPS Pharma.
  4. Discover Financial Inorganic Growth Solid, Cost Woes Linger - ...

    December 18, 2014
    On Dec 18, 2014, we issued an updated research report on Discover Financial Services (DFS).
  5. PPG Industries' SOLARBAN in Los Angeles Skyscrapers - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    PPG Industries' (PPG) SOLARBAN glass has been featured in two Los Angeles landmark skyscrapers, Citigroup Center and KPMG ...
  6. Progressive to Insure Home & Auto with ARX Majority Stake - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Progressive (PGR) inked a deal to buy the majority stake in ARX Holding Corp., the parent company of American Strategic Insurance ...
  7. Should You Bet on a Chemical Industry Recovery? - Industry Outlook

    December 16, 2014
    Should You Bet on a Chemical Industry Recovery? - Industry Outlook
  8. PPG Industries (PPG) Offers New Duranar Coatings Samples - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    PPG Industries (PPG) provides 10-by-10-inch paper color samples of 10 popular DURANAR coatings on its web portal.
  9. Helen of Troy Upped to Strong Buy on Decent Q2 Earnings - Analyst ...

    December 15, 2014
    On Dec 11, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Helen of Troy Limited (HELE) to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), following decent ...
  10. Simon Property Starts Work at Tampa Premium Outlets - Analyst ...

    December 15, 2014
    Simon Property (SPG) initiated construction at its multi-million dollar project, the Tampa Premium Outlets in Wesley Chapel, ...
  11. Will MedTech Gain from Republican Promises? - Industry Outlook

    December 4, 2014
    Will MedTech Gain from Republican Promises? - Industry Outlook
  12. Will A 3D Concierge Be Coming To Your Mall Soon?

    December 3, 2014
    One of the secrets to success in the retail world is continual evolution--delivering a customer experience that meets expectations ...
  13. Here's Your Chance To Buy The Largest REIT IPO In History

    December 2, 2014
  14. Tech Stocks Underperform Following Apple's Flash Crash, Holiday ...

    December 1, 2014
    U.S. stocks were mostly lower on Monday as the holiday shopping season may have disappointed some. The National Retail Federation ...
  15. Pharma Industry Outlook: M&A, Licensing Abound - Industry Outlook

    November 18, 2014
    Pharma Industry Outlook: M&A, Licensing Abound - Industry Outlook
  16. U.S. Retail Offsets Eurozone Weakness - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 14, 2014
    The positive Retail Sales report this morning has helped improve sentiment that was earlier showing a mixed picture due to ...
  17. In the Thick of Earnings Season - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 24, 2014
    The updated Q3 earnings season scorecard now shows that we have seen results from 207 S&P 500 members that combined account ...
  18. Follow The Country's Largest Pension Fund Into This Asset

    October 23, 2014
    The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) shocked the investing world in September when it announced that ...
  19. Right Time to Build Positions in REIT Stocks? - Industry Outlook

    October 15, 2014
    Right Time to Build Positions in REIT Stocks? - Industry Outlook
  20. REITs Build Hopes on Low Interest Rate Environment - Industry ...

    October 15, 2014
    REITs Build Hopes on Low Interest Rate Environment - Industry Outlook
  21. Macroeconomic Factors Weigh on Consumer Staples Stocks - Industry ...

    October 14, 2014
    Macroeconomic Factors Weigh on Consumer Staples Stocks - Industry Outlook
  22. Are Cost-Control Measures Driving Consumer Staples? - Industry ...

    October 13, 2014
    Are Cost-Control Measures Driving Consumer Staples? - Industry Outlook
  23. Consumer Staples Outlook: Will Weakness Persist? - Industry Outlook

    October 10, 2014
    Consumer Staples Outlook: Will Weakness Persist? - Industry Outlook
  24. Global Tensions and Fear - Ahead of Wall Street

    September 23, 2014
    The start of an expanded air campaign in the Iraq-Syria theater and weak data out of Europe provide the unsettling backdrop ...
  25. The Key Metric Used By The Best Money Manager You've Never Heard ...

    August 19, 2014
    Although the hedge fund industry attracts the best and the brightest, few fund managers are considered to be a “genius.” ...
  26. Chemical Industry Recovery Stays the Course - Industry Outlook

    August 12, 2014
    Chemical Industry Recovery Stays the Course - Industry Outlook
  27. Bricks and mortar stores aren’t dead or even dying. Investors would be well-served by shopping around. Here's a guide to retail REITs.

    Why 'Bricks And Mortar' Retail Remains A Solid Bet

    August 6, 2014
    Bricks and mortar stores aren’t dead or even dying. Investors would be well-served by shopping around. Here's a guide to ...
  28. 5 Family-Friendly Employers For Working Parents

    July 31, 2014
    A family friendly employer doesn’t just make it possible for parents who work there to care for their children without ...
  29. Barron's Recap: 2014 Midyear Roundtable

    June 14, 2014
    This weekend in Barron's online: the 2014 Midyear Roundtable, why most investing professionals are below average, as ...
  30. After spending much of 2013 in the dumps, REITs have roared this year. Investors should expect the gains to continue as long as the economy strengthens and interest rates remain low.

    How Far Can The REIT Rally Go?

    June 3, 2014
    After spending much of 2013 in the dumps, REITs have roared back this year. But how much gas could the real estate investments ...
  31. Where To Find The World's Best REITs

    May 1, 2014
    Investors who were gutsy enough to buy real estate investment trusts (REITs) at the height of the economic crisis in 2008 ...
  32. How Procter & Gamble Found Itself in Everyone's Cupboard

    How Procter & Gamble Found Itself in Everyone's Cupboard

    April 22, 2014
    Out of necessity, some giant corporations have narrow product lines. A bank, for instance, can package loans in only so many ...
  33. The consumer is back. With March retail sales hitting multiyear highs, spending is back in style

    A Much-Needed Gift For Retailers

    April 16, 2014
    The consumer is back. With March retail sales hitting multiyear highs, spending is back in style.
  34. After taking its lumps during the Great Recession, the former PIIG’S nations may just be transformed back into the

    The Celtic Tiger Roars Once Again

    March 21, 2014
    Everyone is Irish on St. Paddy’s Day. However, investors may want to keep that going with regards to their portfolios. After ...
  35. Where Buffett Is Finding The Market's Best Yields

    March 7, 2014
    In today's world of high-frequency, short-term trading, many funds have sprung up that take positions based purely on ...
  36. REIT Industry Review & Stock Picks - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook

    February 25, 2014
    REIT Industry Review & Stock Picks - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook
  37. Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook

    February 18, 2014
    Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook
  38. Interest Rates Are... Falling? 3 Ways To Profit

    January 30, 2014
    When it comes to picking investments, stock guys like me have it easy.#-ad_banner-#Let's say we're looking for a ...
  39. These Unique Investments Could Be Big Winners In 2014

    January 20, 2014
    Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have changed the face of investing.#-ad_banner-#​First launched in 1993, the ETF industry has ...
  40. These 'Crazy' ETFs Could Be Big Winners In 2014

    January 20, 2014
    Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have changed the face of investing.#-ad_banner-#​First launched in 1993, the ETF industry has ...
  41. George Soros And John Paulson Own This Stock. Should You?

    January 20, 2014
    There's nothing like not getting your package delivered in time for Christmas.#-ad_banner-#​This happened to a number ...
  42. Dividend Investors: Follow This 1 Easy Step To Turbocharge Your ...

    January 20, 2014
    The covered call strategy can be a very lucrative approach to investing, especially during periods of uncertainty, when most ...
  43. Forget The Headlines, This Stock Is A Long-Term Buy

    January 17, 2014
    There are overreactions in the stock market all the time, leading to mispriced securities. This happens as investors tend ...
  44. 14% Yields From A Country Where Dividends Are Required By Law

    January 17, 2014
    It's a country that rarely gets any mention by the mainstream financial media.Sure, you hear about India, China, Russia, ...
  45. My Favorite Pharma Stock Is Stronger Than Ever

    January 17, 2014
    What do you call 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day for the next 20 years? If you're a big pharmaceutical company, ...
  46. The Simple Win-Win Strategy For Taming Risk In Your Portfolio

    January 17, 2014
    Risk is a fundamental part of investing. It might be easiest to understand by using bonds as an example.#-ad_banner-#​With ...
  47. 13 Wild ETF Charts from 2013

    January 7, 2014
    2013 was largely dominated by a relentless bull market that saw the S&P 500 notch a gain of more than 30%, its best year ...
  48. 14 Rapid Fire ETF Ideas for 2014

    December 30, 2013
    Major equity indexes kicked off 2013 with a bang as politicians on Capitol Hill steered the nation away from the fiscal cliff ...
  49. 2 Dividend Payers To Buy In A 'Left For Dead' Sector

    December 13, 2013
    It's interesting how movies can be strangely prescient.​For example, take George Romero's campy 1978 horror thriller, "Dawn ...
  50. 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. ...
  51. Pharma & Biotech Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook

    December 3, 2013
    Pharma & Biotech Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook
  52. The recent precious metals rout has unearthed plenty of bargains. One of the biggest could be in platinum

    The Bullish Set-Up In Platinum

    November 20, 2013
    The recent precious metals rout has unearthed plenty of bargains. One of the biggest could be in platinum. Analysts predict ...
  53. Consumer staples could still be a value based on historical data. Investors may not want to abandon the producers of toilet paper, cereals and cigarettes just yet.

    Now Is The Time To Buy Consumer Staples Stocks

    November 20, 2013
    As the markets have swooned, so have many boring sectors. That includes consumer staples stocks. Still, the sector could ...
  54. Global X Launches First Portugal ETF (PGAL)

    November 15, 2013
    Wall Street saw several record highs this week, as investors’ hopes for continued central bank stimulus efforts rose. ...
  55. #PreMarket Primer: Friday, November 15: Markets Higher Due To ...

    November 15, 2013
    Markets across the world improved after Janet Yellen was approved as the new Federal Reserve Chairwoman on Thursday. Yellen’s ...
  56. Earnings Season Past the Halfway Mark - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 25, 2013
    The Q3 scorecard has bloomed lately, with growth rates and beat ratios now outpacing Q2 and the last few quarters.
  57. For those investors looking at the long term, ignore the taper talk and focus on dividends.

    Dividend Stocks Still Matter

    October 24, 2013
    For those investors looking at the long term, ignore the taper talk and focus on dividends. The pay-outs from equities have ...
  58. Twitter's IPO seems assured of being a success. We'll take a look at a few reasons why investors should proceed with cautious.

    Twitter's Got A Revenue Conundrum

    October 7, 2013
    Twitter's IPO seems assured of being a success. Less convincing is its revenue growth. Advertisers aren't sold on its advertising ...
  59. Unspoken communication from the CEO can offer clues into whether one should invest or not.

    5 Ways to Profit From a CEO's Body Language

    September 25, 2013
    Investors can gain insight into companies by studying the chief executive officers’ body language, specifically examining ...
  60. Domtar Jumps 16% On Plant Closing: Time To Buy?

    September 12, 2013
    Domtar (NYSE:UFS) jumped the most in four years on news International Paper (NYSE:IP) is closing a mill in Alabama reducing ...
  61. The Time For Retail Real Estate Is Now

    September 11, 2013
    Driven by cost-cutting consumers and high unemployment, firms operating the shopping and strip mall space have been left ...
  62. 14 Companies That Have Raised Their Dividends For 50 Years Or ...

    September 10, 2013
    Imagine if you had bought these stocks 20 years ago.If you had, then right now you'd be earning dividend yields of... ...
  63. Estee Lauder Delivers A Beautiful Q4: Should You Buy?

    August 20, 2013
    Estee Lauder (EL) delivered beautiful Q4 earnings August 15 on a day when the Dow lost 225 points due to Wal-Mart's (WMT) ...
  64. Frontier Market Index Secrets Revealed

    August 15, 2013
    Most passively managed ETFs are designed to track underlying indices and most ETF investors know that. How much time investors ...
  65. Can Sanofi Investors Just Blame It On Rio?

    August 6, 2013
    Can Sanofi Investors Just Blame It On Rio? By Stephen D. Simpson, CFA Sanofi (NYSE: SNY) was supposed to be a relatively ...
  66. 3-Year Review: Best & Worst ETFs In Each Asset Class

    July 24, 2013
    Over the last three years, Wall Street has witnessed a tremendous shift in the investment environment. Investors are slowly ...
  67. 3 Things You Need To Know About Preferred Stock ETFs

    July 12, 2013
    Preferred stocks are just one popular market segment accessible through ETFs. Almost every corner of the global financial ...
  68. REITs Still Hold Long Term Value

    July 10, 2013
    The Fed’s taper talk recent squashed some of the euphoria for the commercial real estate world. However, REITs have historically ...
  69. DuPont Boosts Technology Center Capabilities - Analyst Blog

    July 10, 2013
    DuPont announced that it is expanding capabilities within its Silicon Valley Technology Center to usher in new innovations ...
  70. Accenture Completes Acquity Buy - Analyst Blog

    July 10, 2013
    Accenture plc recently completed the previously announced acquisition of Hong Kong-based online marketing consultant, Acquity ...
  71. Hartford's Transformation Continuing To Unlock Value

    July 8, 2013
    Hartford's transformation is going better than expected, and the shares could still be cheap.
  72. Praxair Expands Russian Footprints - Analyst Blog

    June 25, 2013
    Praxair Inc. announced the acquisition of Russia-based industrial gas producer and supplier, Volgograd Oxygen Factor. Financial ...
  73. China ETFs Tumbling on Fears of Credit Crunch - ETF News And ...

    June 24, 2013
    Investors looking at China ETFs should be pretty concerned based on recent worries coming from the nation.
  74. Rising 10-Year Yields Could Crush Popular Dividend ETFs

    June 21, 2013
    Seduced by backward-looking dividend increase streaks, investors have fallen in love with dividend ETFs such as the Vanguard ...
  75. Alexander McQueen Fragrances from P&G - Analyst Blog

    June 21, 2013
    The Procter & Gamble Company recently entered into an agreement with Alexander McQueen to manufacture and sell fragrance ...
  76. Cytec Selected for LEAP-1 Program - Analyst Blog

    June 21, 2013
    Cytec has been selected as advanced materials supplier for LEAP-1 engine program.
  77. Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook

    June 21, 2013
    Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook
  78. Look Towards Small-Caps For Big Dividends

    May 22, 2013
    Small-caps can be a fruitful place to gain high yields.
  79. Waiting For Housing To Recover, Valspar's Recovery Already Arrived

    May 15, 2013
    Valspar's market share and performance suggest the stock has recovered far enough.
  80. Investors Can't Seem To Get Enough Of Hershey

    April 25, 2013
    With strong volume and improving margins, Hershey continues to outperform a hot sector.
  81. Given Procter & Gamble's Performance, Should The Weak Volumes ...

    April 25, 2013
    P&G looks like an increasingly expensive margin improvement play in consumer staples.
  82. Crime Pays For REIT Investors

    April 23, 2013
    While it’s not a glamorous business, operating for-profit prisons is quite a money maker. Especially for those firms now ...
  83. Kimberly-Clark Looks Way Too Expensive For What It Is

    April 22, 2013
    Kimberly-Clark's growth prospects make today's valuation hard to justify.
  84. Goldman Sachs Gets Into The Loan Business

    April 12, 2013
    Goldman Sachs’ decides to list a piece of Liberty Harbor Capital subsidiary as a BDC.
  85. Progressive Improving Quality At The Expense Of Growth

    April 11, 2013
    Progressive is still a fine insurance company, but the growth premium seems overdone today.
  86. RPM's Performance Isn't Perfect, But Continues To Generate Cash ...

    April 5, 2013
    RPM's performance was okay, but the valuation seems to be ahead of the stock.
  87. Visual Guide To Investing In Preferred Stock ETFs

    March 14, 2013
    Preferred stock ETFs have become a big hit with some investors. Find out why!
  88. Inside First Trust's New Preferred Securities ETF (FPE) - ETF ...

    February 14, 2013
    Although markets continue to perform well, income-paying choices remain favorites of many investors. Considering that many ...
  89. Stock Market News for February 11, 2013 - Market News

    February 11, 2013
    Benchmarks finished in the green in the wake of better-than-expected earnings and encouraging domestic & international economic ...
  90. EQR's FFO Meets, Revenues Lag - Analyst Blog

    February 6, 2013
    Equity Residential's (EQR) core funds from operations (FFO) per share in the fourth quarter of 2012 reached 75 cents, in ...
  91. P&G Rewards Longs With Better Sales And Stronger Margins

    January 30, 2013
    Procter & Gamble is delivering on its promises for better performances.
  92. Earnings Preview: Procter & Gamble - Analyst Blog

    January 23, 2013
    We expect consumer giant, The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) to beat expectations when it reports second quarter fiscal 2 ...
  93. Bull of the Day: Simon Property Group - Bull of the Day

    January 23, 2013
    Simon Property Group (SPG) is scheduled to release its fourth quarter 2012 earnings on February 4, before the market opens. ...
  94. 4 Ways Income Investors Can Protect Against Inflation

    January 21, 2013
    "The cult of inflation may only have just begun."  That was a bold and eye-opening sentiment legendary bond fund manager ...
  95. Helen Of Troy Needs To Exploit Distracted Competitors

    January 14, 2013
    Helen of Troy's weak organic performance is a little troubling
  96. Look To Commercial Real Estate In 2013

    January 14, 2013
    The commercial real estate sector continues to outperform the broad stock market. 2013 should bring more of the same.
  97. P&G Appoints New Board of Director - Analyst Blog

    January 9, 2013
    Consumer giant The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) recently announced the appointment of Terry Lundgren to its board of directors. ...
  98. Can RPM Play Catch Up On The Housing Trade?

    January 9, 2013
    RPM International may have more growth ahead of it, but the valuation assumes that.
  99. New Home Sales Edge Up - Analyst Blog

    December 28, 2012
    New Home Sales rose by 4.4% in November from October, to a total of about 377,000. Relative to a year ago, sales are up a ...
  100. RNR Estimates Loss from Sandy - Analyst Blog

    December 21, 2012
    RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (RNR) announced its initial estimate of a net negative impact of $130 million on its fourth quarter ...
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