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  1. Synopsys Appoints Janice D. Chaffin as New Board Member - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Synopsys Inc. (SNPS) recently announced changes in its management, as per which it has appointed Janice D. Chaffin to its ...
  2. Apple's (AAPL) Online Sales in Russia Come to a Halt - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Apple Inc. (AAPL) stalled Internet sales of its products in Russia on account of the economic instability in the nation and ...
  3. 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. ...
  4. 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. ...
  5. A Feast of Data This Week - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 24, 2014
    There is no shortage of U.S. data in this holiday-shortened week, with the calendar for the next two days full of market-moving ...
  6. The Corporate 'Trick' Helping Investors Beat The Market 4-To-1

    October 23, 2014
    Corporate America has been deploying some interesting financial "tricks" lately as they look to pad their bottom line in ...
  7. Bull of the Day: Avago (AVGO) - Bull of the Day

    October 22, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Avago (AVGO) - Bull of the Day
  8. Foreign Banks: Geopolitics, Regulations Cloud Prospects - Industry ...

    October 20, 2014
    Foreign Banks: Geopolitics, Regulations Cloud Prospects - Industry Outlook
  9. #PreMarket Primer: Monday, October 6: Hewlett-Packard Company ...

    October 6, 2014
    Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ) is reportedly planning to announce Monday its plans to break into two publicly traded ...
  10. 5 Stocks To Watch During Back-To-School Season

    September 2, 2014
    Back-to-school season, which begins in July and hits a peak in mid-September, is an important time for retailers. It gives ...
  11. Back on the Cusp of All-Time Highs - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 20, 2014
    The Fed remains in the spotlight today, with minutes of its last meeting coming out later this afternoon and the annual Jackson ...
  12. Bull of the Day: Avago (AVGO) - Bull of the Day

    August 3, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Avago (AVGO) - Bull of the Day
  13. 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 ...
  14. Foreign Banks Face Tough Road to Recovery - Industry Outlook

    June 16, 2014
    Foreign Banks Face Tough Road to Recovery - Industry Outlook
  15. 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 ...
  16. Do Weak Growth And New Challenges Make Cisco A Value Trap?

    May 7, 2014
    A frustrating reality of tech investing is that there's really no competition between growth and value. Absent growth, value ...
  17. Which Dow 'Dogs' Are Poised To Beat The Pack In 2014?

    December 20, 2013
    It's been a good year for stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average, as 28 of the 30 components have risen in ...
  18. While it may seem like something out of a Star Trek or Jetsons’ episode, the concept of pressing a button and getting an object out a machine is quickly becoming science fact. 3-D printing is here and it’s getting quite popular with manufacturing firms and soon it will be in our homes.

    The 3-D Printers Are Just Getting Started

    December 13, 2013
    3-D printing could be one of the most game changing technological advanced in a long time. For early investors, that could ...
  19. Though it faces many challenges, shares of Hewlett-Packard are too cheap to ignore.

    The Time Is Right To Buy Hewlett-Packard

    November 28, 2013
    Though it faces many challenges, shares of Hewlett-Packard are too cheap to ignore.
  20. #PreMarket Primer for November 27: Some US Retailers Fight To ...

    November 27, 2013
    With several large retail chains planning to begin their Black Friday deals on Thanksgiving, some retailers are holding ...
  21. How To Benefit When CEOs Step Down

    September 17, 2013
    We’ve picked five examples of recent (last five years) CEO retirements that caused an unusually large move - up or down - ...
  22. HP Still Looks Cheap, But Execution Issues Are Part Of The Reason ...

    August 22, 2013
    HP still has some significant competitive and strategic problems to sort out
  23. NetApp Underwhelms, But Still Looks Undervalued

    August 15, 2013
    NetApp may have disappointed the Street, but the underlying value is sitll pretty interesting.
  24. Men's Wearhouse Fires Co-Founder: Should You Fire Its Stock?

    June 21, 2013
    Men's Wearhouse (NYSE:MW) unceremoniously fired George Zimmer as its Executive Chairman June 19. The co-founder is well known ...
  25. Stratasys to Merge with MakerBot - Analyst Blog

    June 20, 2013
    Stratasys Ltd., a 3D printing company, has entered into a merger agreement with a desktop 3D printing company MakerBot Industries ...
  26. Insourcing: A Silver Lining Ahead? - Analyst Blog

    June 12, 2013
    If statistics indeed are reliable yardsticks to gauge the performance of the U.S. economy, a startling data is sure to catch ...
  27. Splunk Delivering When Other Techs Are Not

    May 31, 2013
    Splunk's price is white-hot, but the company's performance is very strong as well.
  28. Lenovo Still Far From Getting Its Due

    May 24, 2013
    Lenovo's leading share in emerging market IT seems undervalued.
  29. Cost Improvements Are Good, But Hewlett-Packard Needs Revenue ...

    May 23, 2013
    Restructuring seems to be helping margins, but HP needs revenue growth to really turn around
  30. Fear Of Cisco Leads The Market To Abandon Aruba Networks

    May 17, 2013
    The spectre of share loss to Cisco has become real.
  31. After The Hurricane, Is It Safe To Visit Aruba Networks?

    May 9, 2013
    After a big quarterly miss, can investors afford to trust the long-term opportunity at Aruba?
  32. IBM Makes It Official – Tech Has Some Troubles

    April 19, 2013
    IBM sees a broad miss and the valuation is still too high.
  33. Thirst For Data Drives This Stock

    April 11, 2013
    The rising need for more and faster data processing technology is propelling a potential resurgence in a sought-after company.
  34. Goldman Sachs Cuts Hewlett-Packard to $16: Time To Jump Ship?

    April 3, 2013
    Goldman Sachs issued a target price of $16 on Hewlett-Packard's stock April 2. At the same time it cut its rating on the ...
  35. NetApp Seems Stupid-Cheap

    February 15, 2013
    NetApp's valuation seems to expect a disastrous future. Fair value on NetApp shares seems to be in the mid-$50s.
  36. Why Would Microsoft Want To Purchase A Piece Of Dell?

    January 31, 2013
    Although there are reasons Microsoft would want to put money behind Dell, none of them seem very sound.
  37. New Products, Recovering Markets Should Help Juniper In 2013

    January 29, 2013
    With the release of new products, is Juniper finally about to see its rebound?
  38. Layoffs And The Stock Market

    January 23, 2013
    Layoffs may indicate a company's failings, but they can also lead to an increase in the company's stock price.
  39. 15 Underperforming Stocks to Sell Today

    January 16, 2013
    So far in 2013, we've seen the market basically tread water. After the huge fiscal cliff deal inspired buying in the first ...
  40. Finally Some Good News for H-P - Analyst Blog

    January 2, 2013
    Despite the tumultuous situation surrounding the Autonomy issue (H-P's Autonomy Buy: A Blame Game), the PC giant Hewlett-Packard ...
  41. New Products Could Spark Aruba Networks In 2013

    January 2, 2013
    Can new products give Aruba a bigger piece of the growing WLAN market?
  42. Cisco Closes Meraki Buyout - Analyst Blog

    December 26, 2012
    Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) recently completed its acquisition of privately-held Meraki Inc. for $1.2 billion in cash. The ...
  43. The Three Play In 3-D Printing

    December 6, 2012
    What used to be science fiction is quickly becoming science fact. Learn how to capitalize on the potential of the 3-D printing ...
  44. H-P's Autonomy Act Attracts Lawsuit - Analyst Blog

    November 27, 2012
    Over the past two years, Hewlett-Packard Company (HPQ) has seen continued challenges in the form of the departure of its ...
  45. Hewlett-Packard Hits Bottom, Finds A Shovel

    November 27, 2012
    Ongoing share losses and an embarrassing writedown just keep the bad news flowing for HP.
  46. H-P Extends Service for Veterans - Analyst Blog

    November 21, 2012
    Hewlett-Packard Company (HPQ) recently announced that it has been awarded a service deal extension by the U.S. Department ...
  47. The Erosion Of Best Buy Continues

    November 21, 2012
    Best Buy continues to struggle to turn sales around.
  48. Hudson's Bay Company: Canada's Largest IPO Of 2012

    November 21, 2012
    Canada's oldest company reentered the public markets Nov. 20 with an IPO at $17 per share.
  49. Can Brocade Get Any Benefit Of The Doubt?

    November 20, 2012
    Brocade's execution has improved, but the valuation has not. And despite its sustained long-term revenue growth, the company ...
  50. Dell Proves To Be A Laggard In A Weak Market

    November 19, 2012
    Dell continues to see its business erode and Wall Street is noticing.
  51. Hewlett-Packard Fourth Quarter Earnings Preview

    November 15, 2012
    When Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) releases its fourth quarter earnings on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, analysts are expecting ...
  52. Earnings Preview: Cisco Systems - Analyst Blog

    November 12, 2012
    Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) is scheduled to announce its first quarter fiscal 2013 results after the closing bell on November ...
  53. Quantum Continues to Incur Loss - Analyst Blog

    October 31, 2012
    Quantum Corp. (QTM) reported second quarter fiscal 2013 adjusted loss per share of 3 cents, which is slightly better than ...
  54. Is There Hope For HP?

    October 25, 2012
    HP is trying another turnaround, but can they do it in time and properly?
  55. More Contracts for Accenture - Analyst Blog

    October 19, 2012
    Accenture Plc. (ACN) recently won a three-year deal from Italian Medicines Agency (AIFA) for the development, building and ...
  56. IBM's Soft Sales Bring A Chill To Tech

    October 18, 2012
    IBM's sluggish sales performance will worry tech investors.
  57. Continental Resources Presents Monster Growth Plan

    October 15, 2012
    Continental Resources plans to triple oil and gas production and proved reserves by 2017, dependent on the Bakken and Woodford ...
  58. For Jabil, The Price Is Right, But The Timing Is Uncertain

    September 27, 2012
    Jabil's value looks appealing, but the end markets are shaky and the industry is brutal. If investors believe in the new ...
  59. Red Hat Keeps Booking The Deals, But Is It Growing Enough?

    September 25, 2012
    Red Hat's revenue growth is solid, but profitability is still a concern. I'd be inclined to wait on Red Hat in the hopes ...
  60. For Oracle, Mixed Progress Is Still Progress

    September 24, 2012
    Oracle has to prove it's still a growth story.
  61. IBM Expands in Turkey and Poland - Analyst Blog

    September 14, 2012
    In accordance with its expansionary policy, IT major International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) recently opened a couple ...
  62. CSC Issues Bonds Worth $700mn - Analyst Blog

    September 14, 2012
    Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) recently raised $700 million through the sale of bonds. The company issued bonds after ...
  63. Lenovo's Margins Are Slim, But The Stock Looks Cheap

    September 12, 2012
    Lenovo continues to build share in PCs and smartphones.
  64. Verint Watches You, Should You Watch It?

    September 10, 2012
    Verint is an under-followed play on emerging data analysis capabilities.
  65. HP's APM Software Benefits Biz - Analyst Blog

    September 5, 2012
    Hewlett-Packard Company (HPQ) claimed that its Application Performance Management (APM) software has helped different companies ...
  66. The Silver Lining In The Struggling Printing Industry

    September 4, 2012
    It remains to be seen if current industry struggles are merely a short-term blip or indicative of an overall trend that is ...
  67. Bull Vs. Bear - Apple's Industry Dominance Won't Last Forever

    August 30, 2012
    There are already plenty of tablet and smartphone offerings that basically perform the same tasks as Apple devices for a ...
  68. Dell Disappoints

    August 27, 2012
    There is potential for Dell to see a pop when the next version of Windows is released, but it will take a lot for investors ...
  69. Insiders are Dumping this Stock Before Apple and Google Make ...

    August 23, 2012
    While working on the road this week, I brought along my two-year-old GPS device to help navigate unfamiliar roads. Trouble ...
  70. CSC Offers Insurance Suite to Aviva - Analyst Blog

    August 21, 2012
    Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) recently licensed its Integral insurance suite to Aviva India. Aviva India, an arm of ...
  71. NetApp And The Difference Between Value And Cheapness

    August 18, 2012
    NetApp may be flawed, but isn't it better than this?
  72. Cisco Orders Driving Shares - Analyst Blog

    August 16, 2012
    Cisco Systems' (CSCO) fourth quarter 2012 earnings (excluding one-time items and including stock based compensation) beat ...
  73. Western Digital Looks Like A Trader's Dream

    July 26, 2012
    Western Digital's surprise highlights the volatility of the sector. The good news for investors is that Western Digital can ...
  74. IBM Reports Mixed 2Q, Outlook Up - Analyst Blog

    July 19, 2012
    International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) reported earnings of $3.51 per share in the second quarter of 2012, striding ...
  75. CSC Selected by Alstom - Analyst Blog

    July 18, 2012
    Banking on its innovative solutions, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) intends to expand further in the data center market.  ...
  76. CA Launches Ecosoftware - Analyst Blog

    July 9, 2012
    CA Technologies (CA) recently announced the availability of CA ecoGovernance, a suite that can be used to enhance energy ...
  77. Microsoft Recognizes A Multi-Billion Dollar Error

    July 4, 2012
    Microsoft's large goodwill writedown is a reminder of the cost of overpaying in mergers and acquisitions.
  78. Oracle Brings The Good News A Little Early

    June 22, 2012
    Despite some noise and turbulence, Oracle still seems undervalued.
  79. CA to Assist Tata Steel - Analyst Blog

    June 20, 2012
    CA Technologies (CA) was recently selected by Tata Steel for streamlining the process of innovation of new steel solutions. ...
  80. Apache Goes For A Million Barrels Per Day

    June 19, 2012
    Apache Corporation is bullish on the U.S. and plans to aggressively develop its acreage here to get oil and gas production ...
  81. Without Better Execution, Dell's Supposed Value Is Moot

    May 25, 2012
    While Dell still posts a double-digit return on capital, the stock is cheap for some very good reasons.
  82. HP Has A Major Challenge Building From This Quarter

    May 25, 2012
    HP took a small step forward, but there's still a long road ahead
  83. Build Diversity Through Beta

    May 2, 2012
    In conjunction with stock valuation ratios like the price-to-earnings ratio and the price-to-earnings-growth ratio, a stock's ...
  84. Accenture Bolsters Saudi Connection - Analyst Blog

    May 2, 2012
    Accenture Bolsters Saudi Connection - Analyst Blog
  85. Seagate - How Much, For How Long?

    April 20, 2012
    Seagate margins trounced expectations and fueled a much better per-share number, but the stock may not have legs as a long-term ...
  86. 2 Tip-Top Tech Stocks

    April 13, 2012
    Many investors look to commodities and industrials to gauge the health of the economy, and thus the markets, but perhaps ...
  87. Can Surveillance Save Vimicro?

    April 11, 2012
    Vimicro is a tiny chip company looking for big growth from Chinese surveillance. Trading below 70% of tangible book value, ...
  88. Lenovo Looking To Combine HP And Apple Models

    March 14, 2012
    Lenovo is an overlooked and undervalued global leader.
  89. Mellanox Hanging Out In The Right Places

    March 12, 2012
    Mellanox has substantial growth potential, but the stock is hardly undervalued given its high EV/revenue multiple.
  90. Female CEOs: Women Leaving Workforce Over Past 20 Years

    March 9, 2012
    There's a growing trend of well-educated women exiting the workforce, and the reason seems related to the faster-growing ...
  91. 4 Techs to Watch for Buy Points

    March 1, 2012
    Technology stocks were showing strength in Tuesday’s session. Here are some sector names that aren’t always in the spotlight, ...
  92. SandRidge Energy Looks To Double Oil Production

    March 1, 2012
    SandRidge Energy moved quicker than many of its competitors, establishing large positions in the Permian Basin and Mid Continent ...
  93. Hewlett-Packard Profit Tumbles, Looking Ahead

    February 28, 2012
    This is the company's first full quarter under new CEO Meg Whitman. So it's certainly too early to judge HP's future at this ...
  94. NetApp Puts Some Fears To Rest

    February 22, 2012
    NetApp is an undervalued growing No. 2 player in storage.
  95. Rackspace Has Already Racked Up A Demanding Valuation

    February 16, 2012
    Rackspace's services are in demand, but so too is the stock.
  96. EMC's Steady Growth Still Undervalued

    January 26, 2012
    EMC continues to produce undervalued growth.
  97. IBM's Mix Is Appealing, But The Valuation Isn't

    January 23, 2012
    IBM is not a bargain stock, but its quality and consistency still make it a sound investment.
  98. Can Fusion-IO Outrun The Tiger?

    January 17, 2012
    Fusion-IO stock may seem expensive, but it won't matter if the growth is there.
  99. Cisco Not Dead Yet

    January 13, 2012
    Cisco is another once-great tech stock left for dead.
  100. Will The Personal Computer Industry Ever Rebound? (DELL,HPQ,INTC)

    January 12, 2012
    Flooding in Thailand disrupted disk-drive factories which ultimately impacted PC production. The hiccup came at a fragile ...
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