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  1. Ericsson-Ethio Telecom to Boost 2G/3G Network in Ethiopia - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Ericsson (ERIC) penned a framework contract with Ethio Telecom to help the latter in enhancing the performance and capacity ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. SunCoke Energy Plans to Cut Coal Mining in Weak Market - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    SunCoke Energy (SXC) decided to downsize its coal mining business and plans to trim its coal production by 50%.
  4. 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).
  5. Reinsurance Group (RGA) Securitizes Life Insurance Block - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Reinsurance Group of America Inc. (RGA) has entered a life reinsurance embedded value securitization, to recognize some ...
  6. Will BlackBerry (BBRY) Surpass Earnings Estimates? - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    We expect Canadian smartphone manufacturer, BlackBerry Limited (BBRY), to beat expectations when it reports third-quarter ...
  7. Will Metlife Stock Gain on Pension Buyout Deal with TRW? - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    A leading provider of insurance and financial services to a broad spectrum of individual and institutional customers, MetLife, ...
  8. L-3 Communications to Sell Marine Systems International - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    L-3 Communications Holdings (LLL) entered into a definitive agreement with Wartsila Corporation to sell its Marine Systems ...
  9. Cyclacel Falls on Poor Acute Myeloid Leukemia Drug Data - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    In the SEAMLESS study on sapacitabine, the DSMB found that the planned futility boundary has been crossed.
  10. CR Bard Strong on Acquisitions, FDA Nod for Lutonix DCB - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    CR Bard's initiative to introduce its products in the emerging markets is delivering accretive returns, as the company continues ...
  11. Citigroup (C) Keeps Traders' Bonus Unchanged from 2013 - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Citigroup Inc.'s (C) 2014-end bonus pool for its traders will be kept unchanged from 2013, despite declining trading revenues ...
  12. EXCO Resources Axes Dividend as Falling Oil Price Takes Toll ...

    December 17, 2014
    Domestic upstream player EXCO Resources Inc. (XCO) suspended its dividend to cope with plunging crude prices.
  13. Lorillard's blu eCigs Offer blu PLUS+ Rechargeable Kits - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Following the overwhelming response to the limited pre-launch of blu PLUS+ in fall 2014, cigarette maker Lorillard, Inc.'s ...
  14. JLL Credit Rating Upgraded to Investment Grade by S&P - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Ushering in good news for its shareholders, Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (JLL) revealed that it has received a credit ...
  15. athenahealth (ATHN) Thrives on Customer Wins and Alliances - ...

    December 17, 2014
    athenahealth Inc. (ATHN) continues to grow on customer wins and strategic partnerships.
  16. Montpelier Premiums Improvement Initiatives Look Promising - ...

    December 17, 2014
    On Dec 16, we issued an updated research report on Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd. (MRH).
  17. Airline Stock Roundup: Delta Offers Long-Term Outlook, Southwest ...

    December 17, 2014
    We are not too perturbed by the decline in stock prices of almost all the major carriers over the past week.
  18. Northern Trust Rises on Growth Initiatives; Should We Hold? - ...

    December 17, 2014
    On Dec 10, 2014, we issued an updated research report on Northern Trust Corporation (NTRS). Shares of this major regional ...
  19. O'Reilly (ORLY) to Gain on Store Expansion & Share Buyback? - ...

    December 17, 2014
    On Dec 16, 2014, we issued an updated research report on O'Reilly Automotive Inc. (ORLY).
  20. FedEx (FDX) Earnings Miss Estimates on Soft Sales in Q2 - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    FedEx (FDX) missed on earnings due to weak revenues.
  21. 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.
  22. Play the Hot LendingClub IPO with These 3 ETFs - ETF News And ...

    December 17, 2014
    LendingClub coming soon to these ETFs.
  23. Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (CBD) Hits 52-Week Low - ...

    December 17, 2014
    Shares of Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (CBD) dropped to a 52-week low of $34.55 on Dec 16 and eventually closed at ...
  24. McDonald's Dips to 52-Week Low on Weak November Comps - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Shares of McDonald's Corp. (MCD) dropped to a 52-week low of $87.62 on Dec 16.
  25. CVS Health Up on Dividend Hike, Fresh Buyback, Outlook - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    CVS Health (CVS) will raise its quarterly cash dividend by 27% to 35 cents per share from the prior payout of 27.5 cents.
  26. Air Methods: A Strong Sell on Weak Q3 & Estimate Revision - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    On Dec 17, 2014, Zacks Investment Research downgraded medical services provider Air Methods Corp (AIRM) to a Zacks Rank #5 ...
  27. NCR, LevelUp Partner to Ease Payment for Small Businesses - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    NCR Corporation (NCR) has integrated its cloud-based point-of-sale (POS) system, NCR Silver with LevelUp in a bid to provide ...
  28. Ford India to Recall EcoSport for Fuel and Vapor Line Rusting ...

    December 17, 2014
    Ford Motor Co.'s (F) Indian unit will recall EcoSport SUVs in the nation to address the possibility of rusting in the fuel ...
  29. Spectra Energy Concludes Amendment of Revolving Facility - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Spectra Energy Corp.'s (SE) wholly owned subsidiary Spectra Energy Capital, LLC amended its $1 billion revolving amended ...
  30. Forest Oil Divests Arkoma Basin Natural Gas Assets for $185M ...

    December 17, 2014
    Forest Oil Corporation (FST) divested natural gas properties located in the Arkoma Basin to Camterra Resources Partners Ltd. ...
  31. Republic Airways to Enhance Ties with Delta Air Lines - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Under a recent extension of the Capacity Purchase Agreement ("CPA") between Republic Airways Holdings Inc. (RJET) ...
  32. Russia's Trouble with Ruble Continues: Funds in Focus - Mutual ...

    December 17, 2014
    Since the Russia-Ukraine crisis intensified, we have been suggesting investors to stay away from funds with high exposure ...
  33. Abercrombie & Fitch Inks Licensing Deal with Inter Parfums - ...

    December 17, 2014
    Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF) and Inter Parfums Inc. (IPAR) have sealed a seven-year exclusive global fragrance license ...
  34. Russia ETFs Crash: What Went Wrong in 2014? - ETF News And Commentary

    December 17, 2014
    What happened to the Russia ETF market in 2014?
  35. Office Depot's Lucrative Deals for Last Minute Shoppers - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    With holiday shopping in full swing, Office Depot, Inc. (ODP) has announced a set of lucrative deals for the eleventh-hour ...
  36. 4 Stocks Better than Las Vegas Sands in 2014 - Analyst Blog

    December 17, 2014
    Most of the gambling stocks have suffered this year with Las Vegas Sands turning out to be one of the biggest losers. However, ...
  37. Praxair (PX) Hikes Gas Prices to Counter Higher Expenses - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Praxair Inc. (PX) recently hiked the prices of industrial, specialty and medical gases for its bulk gas customers in the ...
  38. General Mills Beats Q2 Earnings, Weak Demand Hurts Sales - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    General Mills Inc.'s (GIS) beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate for earnings in the second quarter of fiscal 2015.
  39. Biotech Stock Roundup: Sophiris & Cyclacel Plunge on Data, ChemoCentryx ...

    December 17, 2014
    It has been a relatively quiet week with the holiday season coming up though a few companies came out with important pipeline ...
  40. Avis Budget's (CAR) Apex Brand Announces Global Expansion - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Avis Budget's (CAR) acquired brand, Apex Car Rentals, announced the launch of additional operations in Costa Rica and the ...
  41. Fluor Initiates Construction at Delayed Coker Unit for Exxon ...

    December 17, 2014
    Fluor (FLR) initiated construction at the new delayed coker unit for Exxon Mobil in Antwerp, Belgian refinery.
  42. Stock Market News for December 17, 2014 - Market News

    December 17, 2014
    Benchmarks ended in the red for the third-straight session after volatile trading on Tuesday
  43. 3 Construction Stocks for the 2014 Housing Recovery - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    The new home construction market has recovered at a steady pace in the second half of 2014 after a slump at the beginning ...
  44. Will Higher Costs Hurt Carnival's (CCL) Earnings this Season? ...

    December 17, 2014
    Florida-based cruiser Carnival Corporation (CCL) is set to report fourth-quarter 2014 results on Dec 19, 2014, before the ...
  45. Navistar (NAV) Reports Narrower Q4 Loss, Misses Estimates - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Navistar International Corporation (NAV) reported fourth-quarter fiscal 2014 adjusted net loss from continuing operations ...
  46. 3 Foreign Energy Giants Getting Crushed - Analyst Blog

    December 17, 2014
    Crude prices have fallen almost 50% from its 2014 highs in June.
  47. Darden (DRI) Beats on Q2 Earnings, Revenues; View Revised - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Darden Restaurants Inc. (DRI) posted strong second quarter fiscal 2015 results with earnings and revenues beating the Zacks ...
  48. Cambria Debuts U.S. ETF with Zero Management Fee - ETF News And ...

    December 17, 2014
    Cambria is the first to launch an ETF without a management fee.
  49. RBC Bearings Inc. (ROLL): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    December 17, 2014
    RBC Bearings' reported strong second-quarter fiscal 2015 results. Earnings came in at $0.70 per share, up 9.4% year over ...
  50. Avis Budget Group, Inc. (CAR): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    December 17, 2014
    Avis continues to focus on expansion via alliances and acquisitions, as is evident from its recent announcements of extending ...
  51. Raytheon Company (RTN): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    December 17, 2014
    In third-quarter 2014, the company missed both the top- and bottom-line estimates. Revenues took a beating year over year ...
  52. Head to the Car Lot for Xmas! - Zacks Industry Rank Analysis

    December 16, 2014
    Head to the Car Lot for Xmas! - Zacks Industry Rank Analysis
  53. Should You Bet on a Chemical Industry Recovery? - Industry Outlook

    December 16, 2014
    Should You Bet on a Chemical Industry Recovery? - Industry Outlook
  54. 6 Reasons To Buy This Tech Stock Today‏

    December 16, 2014
    There's an expression that goes, "the higher the risk, the higher the reward." For example, some see risky micro-caps as ...
  55. Arthur J. Gallagher Acquires O'Gorman & Young and Affiliate - ...

    December 16, 2014
    Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG) announced the acquisition of O'Gorman & Young, Incorporated, along with its affiliate ...
  56. Liberty Tax: Why to Not Add This Stock to Your Portfolio - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    On Dec 16, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Liberty Tax, Inc. (TAX) to a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell).
  57. First Horizon Focused on Expansion; Time to Build Position? - ...

    December 16, 2014
    On Dec 11, 2014, we issued an updated research report on First Horizon National Corporation (FHN)
  58. Do Massive Buybacks Spur Major Upside?

    December 16, 2014
    Judging by the numbers, buyback plans remain extremely popular. In the S&P 500, 374 companies, or 75% of the index, bought ...
  59. Alexion Announces New Share Repurchase Program of $500M - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALXN) announced that a new share repurchase program of up to $500 million have been authorized ...
  60. United Airlines to Add More Flights to China for Summer 2015 ...

    December 16, 2014
    United Airlines,the wholly owned subsidiary of United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL), intends to launch additional flights ...
  61. Ericsson-Orange LTE-Advanced FDD Trial Successful - Analyst Blog

    December 16, 2014
    Ericsson (ERIC) in collaboration with Orange declared the successful testing of 3.4-3.6 GHz (3.5 GHz) frequencies in Bordeaux, ...
  62. Roche Submitted NDA for Melanoma Combination Drug - Analyst Blog

    December 16, 2014
    Roche's (RHHBY) subsidiary Genentech and Exelixis announced the submission of NDA for cobimetinib/Zelboraf combination for ...
  63. U.S. Bancorp Rises on Growth Initiatives; Should We Hold? - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    On Dec 9, 2014, we issued an updated research report on U.S. Bancorp (USB). Shares of this major regional bank have recorded ...
  64. Actavis to Appeal Ruling Regarding Namenda IR Sales - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Actavis plc (ACT) announced its decision to file an emergency appeal for an immediate overturn of the lower court ruling ...
  65. Regency Provides Guidance for 2015, Revises 2014 Outlook - ...

    December 16, 2014
    Regency (REG) has updated 2014 earnings guidance.
  66. Baxter to Vend Vero Cell Vaccine Platform to Nanotherapeutics ...

    December 16, 2014
    Baxter International Inc (BAX) is set to divest its Vero cell technology and related assets to Nanotherapeutics, Inc for ...
  67. ICON (ICLR) Now a Strong Buy: Should It Be in Your Portfolio? ...

    December 16, 2014
    ICON has been witnessing rising earnings estimates on the back of a new FDA project and an increased guidance for fiscal ...
  68. Orange Enters Exclusive Talks with BT Group Over EE Deal - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Yesterday, BT Group Plc. (BT) conveyed its interest in taking over U.K.-based wireless operator EE, which is jointly held ...
  69. Ventas Moves Closer to American Realty Healthcare Merger - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Ventas (VTR) moved a step closer to its merger with American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust (HCT), with the Securities and ...
  70. Regal Beloit to Acquire Emerson Business for $1.4B - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Regal Beloit Corporation (RBC) recently inked a definitive agreement to acquire the Power Transmission Solutions business ...
  71. Social App Momo Shines on U.S. Debut with Alibaba Support - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA)-backed Chinese social media firm Momo Inc.'s initial public offering on Thursday was ...
  72. Avis (CAR) to Combine Operating Areas, Alters Management - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Avis Budget (CAR) declared plans to alter its operational as well as management structure.
  73. Acorda's Ampyra in Phase III for Post-Stroke Walking Deficit ...

    December 16, 2014
    Acorda (ACOR) has commenced a phase III study on Ampyra for the treatment of post-stroke walking deficits.
  74. H&R Block Downgraded to Sell After Disappointing Q2 Results ...

    December 16, 2014
    On Dec 13, Zacks Investment Research downgraded H&R Block Inc. (HRB) to a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell).
  75. Navistar (NAV) to Close Foundry Operations in Indianapolis - ...

    December 16, 2014
    Navistar International Corporation (NAV) announced that it will be closing its foundry operations in Indianapolis, IN.
  76. Patterson Companies (PDCO) to Buy Holt Dental Supply - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Distributor of dental, veterinary and rehabilitation supplies, Patterson Companies, Inc. (PDCO), recently announced an agreement ...
  77. CNH Industrial, Evogene Subsidiary Extend Collaboration - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    CNH Industrial (CNHI) extended its Latin American unit's collaboration with Evofuel, a wholly-owned subsidiary of leading ...
  78. Torchmark Maintains Niche Position in Middle Income Market ...

    December 16, 2014
    Torchmark (TMK) is one of the few companies in the U.S. with a niche presence in the middle-income market.
  79. PerkinElmer (PKI) Closes Acquisition of Perten Instruments - ...

    December 16, 2014
    The completion of the acquisition is not expected to have a material impact on PerkinElmer Inc.'s (PKI) results for the fourth ...
  80. SIRIUS XM (SIRI) Sees Strong Auto Sales, Competition Rife - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    On Dec 15, 2014, we issued an updated research report on SIRIUS XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI).
  81. Boston Scientific's Chronic Pain Cure Solution Tests Positive ...

    December 16, 2014
    The study results are indicative of the fact that Boston Scientific's (BSX) next-generation Precision Spectra SCS System ...
  82. Archer Daniels Sells Cocoa Business to Olam for $1.3 Billion ...

    December 16, 2014
    Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has agreed to sell its entire global cocoa business to Olam International Limited.
  83. Will Nasdaq-100 Index Gain Traction from the Reshuffling? - ...

    December 16, 2014
    The annual reshuffle in Nasdaq-100 index portfolio of Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. (NDAQ) is likely to boost returns.
  84. American Water (AWK) Unveils Earnings Guidance for 2015 - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    American Water Works Company, Inc. (AWK) has provided its 2015 earnings guidance.
  85. Rockwell Collins Receives $420M Contract for ARC-210 SDR - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Rockwell Collins (COL) has received a four-year contract worth $420 million from the Naval Air Systems Command for the ARC-21 ...
  86. PetroChina: Low Crude Price to Hamper Operations, Oil Output ...

    December 16, 2014
    On Dec 12, 2014, we issued an updated research report on PetroChina Co. Ltd. (PTR) ??? China's largest integrated oil company.
  87. Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 to Add LTE Category 9 Support - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) has expanded its LTE capabilities in Snapdragon 810 with the processor now offering support for LTE ...
  88. Magellan Midstream Saddlehorn Open Season Till January - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Magellan Midstream Partners LP (MMP) declared that it has decided to extend the open season of the Saddlehorn Pipeline yet ...
  89. Arrow to Reward Shareholders with $200M Buyback Program - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Arrow Electronics Inc.'s (ARW) board of directors recently approved a new share repurchase program.
  90. Coca-Cola's 2015 EPS Outlook Short of Long-Term Target - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    The Coca-Cola Company (KO) stated on Dec 15, that earnings growth will fall short of the long-term target in both 2014 and ...
  91. Buy This Top Ranked Retail ETF to Enjoy Strong Christmas Sales ...

    December 16, 2014
    This retail ETF could see huge gains from surging consumer spending and better job markets in the days ahead for Christmas. ...
  92. Kroger's Customer 1st Strategy Supports Consistent Growth - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    A dominant position among the nation's largest grocery retailers enables Kroger (KR) to expand its store base and boost market ...
  93. Costco's (COST) Consistent Comps Growth Its Primary Driver - ...

    December 16, 2014
    Having delivered consistent comparable-store sales growth, Costco (COST) is well positioned in the warehouse club industry. ...
  94. Talisman Energy Soars on $13 Billion Acquisition by Repsol - ...

    December 16, 2014
    Shares of Talisman Energy (TLM) jumped nearly 47% in the pre-market trading session following its confirmation of being acquired ...
  95. Apache to Exit 2 International LNG Projects for $2.75 Billion ...

    December 16, 2014
    Apache Corporation (APA) announced that it has entered into an agreement with the Australian oil and gas producer, Woodside ...
  96. Whirlpool (WHR) Initiates FY15 View Ahead of Investor Day - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Whirlpool Corp. (WHR) initiated its fiscal 2015 guidance and updated its fiscal 2014 outlook ahead of the investor day to ...
  97. Should Lindsay (LNN) Stock Be in Your Portfolio Now? - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Zacks Investment Research has upgraded Lindsay (LNN) to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).
  98. DuPont (DD) Clinches Defense Contract for Nomex Fibers - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    DuPont (DD) announced that its DuPont Protection Technologies unit has won a contract worth $1.8 million with the Defense ...
  99. 5 Top-Ranked Large Cap Growth Mutual Funds to Bet On - Mutual ...

    December 16, 2014
    Below we will share with you 5 top rated large cap growth mutual funds. Each has earned a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) as we ...
  100. 4 Top Ranked Biotech Stocks that Beat the Market in 2014 - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Despite the sell-off in late March, the biotech sector bounced back thanks to important product approvals, mergers and acquisitions, ...
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