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  1. Ocwen in Trouble Again: Faults in Settlement Compliance - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Ocwen (OCN) is simply not able to steer clear of troubles. Since Dec 2013, the company's share price has suffered a decline ...
  2. Manulife Forms Team for Emerging Markets Equity Investment - ...

    December 16, 2014
    Manulife Financial Corp. (MFC) formation of a new Global Emerging Markets Equity portfolio management team, reflects the ...
  3. CECO Environmental Acquires Jiangyin Zhongli in China - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    CECO Environmental Corp. (CECE) recently closed the acquisition of China-based Jiangyin Zhongli Industrial Technology Co., ...
  4. Goldman Continues Foray into the ETF Market via New ETFs - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) which jumped on the bandwagon of Wall Street banks which are targeting the fastest growing ...
  5. Banks to Pay $74M for Settling MF Global Underwriting Case - ...

    December 15, 2014
    The case filed against 7 banks, for providing misleading statements related to the presently bankrupt MF Global Holdings ...
  6. Revealed: The Most Shareholder-Friendly Companies On The Planet

    December 11, 2014
    Over the past few weeks, I've been revealing to StreetAuthority Daily readers how my research team and I honed in on "The ...
  7. The Third Trait That Helps 'Forever Stocks' Crush The Market

    December 11, 2014
    Over the past few weeks, I've been revealing to StreetAuthority.com readers how my research team and I honed in on "The 1 ...
  8. The One Bank Poised To Thrive Despite New Regulations

    December 10, 2014
    Investors have been warming up to bank stocks in a big way. The KBW Bank Index jumped 50% over the past two years, and a ...
  9. U.S. Banks Gaining Ground on Industry Challenges - Industry Outlook

    December 1, 2014
    U.S. Banks Gaining Ground on Industry Challenges - Industry Outlook
  10. How A Bank Stress Test Works

    October 30, 2014
    Recently released European Banking Authority (EBA) stress test results have many banks breathing a sigh of relief and some ...
  11. Global Growth Questions Linger - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 15, 2014
    The driver of the market slide is beyond U.S. economic data and earnings reports -- it is the all-pervading global fears ...
  12. Bring on Banks & Tech - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 14, 2014
    A favorable start to the bank sector results should help stocks overcome global growth fears, at least for today.
  13. Are Cost-Control Measures Driving Consumer Staples? - Industry ...

    October 13, 2014
    Are Cost-Control Measures Driving Consumer Staples? - Industry Outlook
  14. Can Finance Sector Surprise Q3 Earnings Season? - Industry Outlook

    October 9, 2014
    Can Finance Sector Surprise Q3 Earnings Season? - Industry Outlook
  15. Jobs Report Reassures - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 3, 2014
    The strong jobs report confirms that the U.S. economy's fundamentals are strong enough to sustain its positive momentum .
  16. JPMorgan Chase & Co., Other Financial Stocks Strong During Market ...

    September 16, 2014
    When one sector is getting the beats, more often than not the money flowing out is going into another. It has been an unique ...
  17. Ride The E-Payments 'Buyout Boom' For A Potential 185% Gain

    August 27, 2014
    The name of the game is electronic payments. Metal coins, paper money and plastic cards are increasingly becoming a thing ...
  18. Ride The E- Payments 'Buyout Boom' For A Potential 185% Gain

    August 27, 2014
    The name of the game is electronic payments. Metal coins, paper money and plastic cards are increasingly becoming a thing ...
  19. A Stock To Ride The Buyout Boom In This $1.5 Trillion Industry

    August 27, 2014
    The name of the game is electronic payments. Metal coins, paper money and plastic cards are increasingly becoming a thing ...
  20. A 16.6% Yield From One Of The Largest Cash-Hoarding Companies ...

    August 19, 2014
    December 2, 2004 was a pretty good day for Steve Ballmer. On that day, the 49-year-old CEO of Microsoft received a dividend ...
  21. Two Compelling Ways To Invest In Sin

    August 12, 2014
    Marijuana needs to be legalized... At least that's what the editorial board at the New York Times thinks. On July 27, ...
  22. Jobless Claims & More Create Good Backdrop - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 7, 2014
    Interest rate decisions out of Europe, a favorable U.S. Jobless Claims report, and reports of a huge bank settlement provide ...
  23. A Good Start to Q2 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    July 16, 2014
    A Good Start to Q2 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  24. Positive Start to Q2 Earnings - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 16, 2014
    Earnings remain front and center in today's session, with the finance-heavy results thus far largely in the "positive ...
  25. More Good News to Backstop Market - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 15, 2014
    Stocks today will likely maintain the positive momentum of the last few sessions, and Janet Yellen's Senate testimony comes ...
  26. Citi Beat Leads Markets to Green - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 14, 2014
    Stocks appear on track to start today's session in the green, maintaining the overnight action out of global markets.
  27. Wells Fargo & a Return to Normalcy - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 11, 2014
    The reassuring earnings report from Wells Fargo (WFC) and easing of Portugal-related fears should result in a normal trading ...
  28. 15 Companies That Are Killing It With Equal Rights

    July 2, 2014
    The Supreme Court's decision on Monday, in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, exempted some companies from offering contraceptive ...
  29. Good News from ADP - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 2, 2014
    June employment numbers from private-sector payroll firm ADP (ADP) came in better than expected this morning, with 281K new ...
  30. Can Consumer Staples Rebound? - Industry Outlook

    June 10, 2014
    Can Consumer Staples Rebound? - Industry Outlook
  31. Bear of the Day: JPMorgan Chase (JPM) - Bear of the Day

    May 28, 2014
    Bear of the Day: JPMorgan Chase (JPM) - Bear of the Day
  32. Bear of the Day: PennyMac Mortgage (PMT) - Bear of the Day

    May 27, 2014
    Bear of the Day: PennyMac Mortgage (PMT) - Bear of the Day
  33. Ronnie Moas' Latest Update On Blacklisted Stocks

    May 16, 2014
    Ronnie Moas, founder and director of research at Standpoint Research, was a guest on Benzinga's #PreMarket Prep this ...
  34. Q1 Earnings Season in Final Stretch - Earnings Trends

    May 7, 2014
    Q1 Earnings Season in Final Stretch - Earnings Trends
  35. What First Horizon's FHFA Settlement Means For RBS and Goldman

    April 30, 2014
    The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has settled the smallest securities fraud suit that remained of the 18 it had ...
  36. One of the real positives to the Wells Fargo story is that this is a fairly diverse business with a strong core franchise and a good capital position.

    Wells Fargo In Good Shape, But The Street Knows It

    April 17, 2014
    There are worse things than owning a quality well-run business that Wall Street knows is well-run, but it isn't often a source ...
  37. Ginnie Mae To Big Banks: Show Us Your Mortgages. But Can They?

    April 17, 2014
    The Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) recently discovered that Bank of America (NYSE: National Mortgage ...
  38. 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. ...
  39. J.P. Morgan is also among the leading credit card companies in the country, it is the largest Visa issuer in the country and one of the largest merchant acquirers as well.

    Earnings Paper Cuts Impeding J.P. Morgan's Value

    April 16, 2014
    J.P. Morgan is also among the leading credit card companies in the country, it is the largest Visa issuer in the country ...
  40. The Earnings Parade Accelerates - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 16, 2014
    More than positive earnings surprises, we need some improvement on the guidance front.
  41. Q1 Earnings in Focus - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 14, 2014
    A lot is riding on the Q1 earnings season which ramps up this week, with more than 50 S&P 500 companies reporting results. ...
  42. How To 'Putin-Proof' Your Portfolio

    April 11, 2014
    In one classic "Seinfeld" episode, Kramer and Newman are embroiled in an epic game of Risk -- in which they actually carry ...
  43. Momentum Stocks or a Momentum Market? - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 8, 2014
    It's not just a few stocks that are in momentum, the entire mar
  44. U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Apr 2014 - Industry Outlook

    April 8, 2014
    U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Apr 2014 - Industry Outlook
  45. The Most Shareholder-Friendly Company On Earth

    March 18, 2014
    It's one of the most controversial stocks we cover... And any time we mention it, you can be sure we'll get a couple ...
  46. While traditionally not a glamorous business, propane processing and distribution is quickly turning into a major growth sector.

    The Powerful Play In Propane (APU, EPD, NGLS, SPH, FGP, SXL)

    February 26, 2014
    While traditionally not a glamorous business, propane processing and distribution is quickly turning into a major growth ...
  47. Markets Search for New Narrative - Ahead of Wall Street

    February 25, 2014
    Futures are down pre-Tuesday trading following another strong day overall in the markets to start the week.
  48. Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook

    February 18, 2014
    Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook
  49. For contrarian investors, the nation’s equities could be one of the best bargains and offer a great risk-to-reward ratio.

    While The World Watches The Olympics, Investors Should Focus ...

    February 11, 2014
    Returns for investors in Russia have been a complete disappointment over the last few years. The recent asset flight has ...
  50. Some Cracks in the Q4 Armor? - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 16, 2014
    The earnings backdrop for today's trading action is a little less reassuring than was the case the last few trading sessions.
  51. To Taper or Not To Taper... - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 9, 2013
    We may be beginning to embark on a new, somewhat dangerous, period of "newslessness."
  52. JPMorgan settles the legal issues surrounding Wall Street’s largest bank, investors were not put off in the least

    Jamie Dimon Steers JPMorgan Through Rough Waters

    October 22, 2013
    JPMorgan Settles a $13 billion legal battle that address the myriad of issues surrounding Wall Street’s largest bank, investors ...
  53. DC Worries & the Q3 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    October 9, 2013
    DC Worries & the Q3 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  54. Autodesk A Little Undervalued, But Uncertainty Is Rising

    August 23, 2013
    Autodesk's base business is still weak, but greater emphasis on SaaS pleases investors
  55. How To Build The Ultimate 'Doomsday Portfolio'

    August 21, 2013
    We've managed to avoid the great Mayan prediction of the end of the world in 2012, along with countless doomsday prognostications ...
  56. Home Depot Moves From Good To Great

    August 20, 2013
    Home Depot continues to see a strong tailwind of improving renovation/remodeling demand
  57. Seven Dividend-Paying Financial Stocks Analysts Are Bullish On

    August 4, 2013
    Markets have been hitting new highs and the unemployment rate has ticked down. Despite the uncertainty about when the Fed&# ...
  58. 3-Year Review: Best & Worst ETFs In Each Sector

    July 31, 2013
    In the last few years, investors have slowly found their way back to equity markets as more lucrative opportunities continue ...
  59. Bank Of America Brings The Growth

    July 17, 2013
    Effective expensive reduction and lower credit costs continue to drive the story at Bank of America.
  60. Citigroup Continues The Theme Of Decent Big Bank Earnings

    July 15, 2013
    Citi continues to fix its legacy problems, but core growth remains weak.
  61. Wells Fargo Managing The Slowdown Quite Well

    July 12, 2013
    This is a slow-growth environment for big banks, but Wells Fargo is mangaging the slowdown well.
  62. JPMorgan Seeing Strong Credit, But Iffy Growth Momentum

    July 12, 2013
    JPMorgan continues to hit its marks on credit, though loan growth and NIM were both weak.
  63. Find A Home In The Frontier

    July 12, 2013
    For investors with a long term- possibly decades- timelines, adding a dose of frontier markets make sense. These emerging ...
  64. JPMorgan Continues Strong Earnings Run - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    The results primarily benefited from improved net revenue and significantly lower provision for credit losses.
  65. Bank Earnings in Focus - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 12, 2013
    The earnings reports from JPM and WFC provide a solid start to bank earnings, which was
  66. Earnings Preview: Will JPMorgan Beat Again? - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2013
    Cost containment is expected to be the primary driving factor this quarter.
  67. 5 Best Performing Growth Mutual Funds Year to Date - Best Performing ...

    July 10, 2013
    In this article we will share with you the 5 best performing growth mutual funds year to date.
  68. 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 ...
  69. Watsco Amends Credit Facility - Analyst Blog

    July 8, 2013
    Watsco has amended existing credit facility worth $500 million.
  70. 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, ...
  71. Profiting With Straddles This Earnings Season - Know Your Options

    July 2, 2013
    Profiting With Straddles This Earnings Season - Know Your Options
  72. Banks Down-Under Looking Up - Analyst Blog

    July 1, 2013
    The banking sector was historically the darling of investors, with stocks offering steady income and high secured yields ...
  73. Astellas/Vical Start TransVax Phase III Study - Analyst Blog

    June 27, 2013
    Astellas Pharma and its partner Vical commenced a multinational phase III registration study of TransVax to control cytomegalovirus ...
  74. EU Makes Tougher Smoking Rules - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2013
    According to media reports, the European Union has passed stricter rules for the tobacco biggies as part of the anti tobacco ...
  75. Zacks#1 Ranked Precious Metals Funds - Best of Funds

    June 25, 2013
    In this article we share with you 5 top rated precious metals mutual funds. Each has earned a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) ...
  76. Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook

    June 21, 2013
    Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook
  77. Bond Yields Are Rising -- Do Your Stocks Measure Up?

    June 19, 2013
    Long live the bond market bull. It started running in 1980, when a series of interest rate increases by the Federal Reserve ...
  78. W.R. Grace – Maybe The Most Valuable Bankrupt Company Going

    June 18, 2013
    Grace will emerge from bankruptcy as a great specialty chemicals company, but not a cheap one.
  79. JPMorgan to Shed Private Equity Unit - Analyst Blog

    June 17, 2013
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. is set to divest its private equity arm, One Equity Partners.
  80. EPR Prices Notes to Repay Debt - Analyst Blog

    June 14, 2013
    In order to pay off the outstanding debts, EPR priced an underwritten equity offering of 5.250% Senior Notes worth $275 million.
  81. UDR Amends & Re-Prices Credit Revolvers - Analyst Blog

    June 11, 2013
    UDR amended and re-priced revolving credit facility worth $900 Million and term loans worth $350 Million, respectively.
  82. A New 52-Week High for Goldman - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    Shares of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) crafted a new 52-week high, touching $166.17 at the end of the trading session ...
  83. How Much Further Can Value Carry Autodesk?

    May 17, 2013
    Autodesk comes up short again as the macro environment stays soft.
  84. The “Healthy” Play In Contract Research Organizations

    April 17, 2013
    The pharmaceutical industry is under pressure to do more with less. That means it will be farming out many of is mundane ...
  85. U.S. Bancorp Is Strong But Needs Growth

    April 16, 2013
    As is the case at other regional/super-regional banks like Wells Fargo, U.S. Bancorp looks undervalued today provided you're ...
  86. Citigroup Looking More Like A Normal Big Bank These Days

    April 15, 2013
    With its first full quarter with new CEO Michael Corbat in charge now in the books, Citigroup (NYSE:C) continues to make ...
  87. Core Growth At Wells Fargo Is Weak, But The Multiple Doesn't ...

    April 12, 2013
    Wells Fargo is growth-challenged today, but that's creating a long-term buying opportunity in the shares.
  88. 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.
  89. Banks Sued over LIBOR Manipulations - Analyst Blog

    February 15, 2013
    At the time when several  banks are already facing regulatory probes for involvement in manipulating LIBOR rates, a  N.Y.-based ...
  90. How to Build the Ultimate 'Doomsday Portfolio'

    January 24, 2013
    We've managed to avoid the great Mayan prediction of the end of the world along with countless doomsday prognostications ...
  91. Ultimate Guide To FM

    January 22, 2013
    Emerging markets have long been popular investment destinations, as these countries generally offer considerably greater ...
  92. What Propels Bank Of America From Here?

    January 21, 2013
    Bank of America is getting better, but the long-term value seems limited from here.
  93. Has Citigroup Cleared The Decks, Or Found New Problems?

    January 21, 2013
    Citi's surprising provision raises new questions.
  94. Forget Mutual Funds -- Try This Simple, Low-Cost Alternative ...

    January 17, 2013
    As the stock market surged ever higher in the 1990s, many investors were content to let mutual fund managers find the right ...
  95. Comerica Beats Estimates - Analyst Blog

    January 16, 2013
    Comerica Inc. (CMA) reported third quarter 2012 adjusted earnings of 69 cents per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  96. 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 ...
  97. Is it Time to Dump Bank Stocks?

    January 14, 2013
    Since the second half of 2012, bank stocks have really found their footing. Shares of Citigroup (NYSE: C) and Bank of America ...
  98. Short Sellers Are Loading up on Bank Stocks, Should You Follow ...

    January 14, 2013
    Since the second half of 2012, bank stocks have really found their footing. Shares of Citigroup (NYSE: C) and Bank of America ...
  99. 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.
  100. New Year Spur for Global Banks - Analyst Blog

    January 7, 2013
    The oversight body of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision - The Group of Governors and Heads of Supervision (GHOS) ...
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