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  1. 3 Stocks That Can Really Clean up

    April 26, 2012
    Economic expansion in the US and globally means more output and more waste, and these three waste management stocks look ...
  2. Microsoft Looking A Little More Dynamic

    April 20, 2012
    Microsoft isn't going to be a multi-bagger, but investors looking for a stock that could see a slow-and-steady appreciation ...
  3. TIBCO Building Its Big Data Niche

    April 5, 2012
    TIBCO is building a very attractive middleware business. On the assumption of nearly 13% in compound free cash flow growth ...
  4. More Recession-Proof Stocks

    March 30, 2012
    Before searching for bulletproof consumer staples, take a look at some reliable alternatives.
  5. Teradata On A Tear

    March 28, 2012
    Teradata is delivering torrid growth. But it's going to have to grow its free cash flow at an average clip of 15% or better ...
  6. Adobe Has To Deliver The Growth To Unlock The Value

    March 21, 2012
    Adobe's earnings highlight some of the growth challenges.
  7. Life Is A Carnival - Take Another Look

    March 6, 2012
    Carnival's shares are trading near a 52-week low. History suggests that investors should buy the stock before its price goes ...
  8. Archipelago Learning In Detention, But Still On Course To Graduate

    February 29, 2012
    Archipelago has seen growth pause, but the long-term picture is appealing.
  9. HealthStream Already In The Rapids

    February 27, 2012
    HealthStream offers a simple but essential service to a large market.
  10. More Recession-Proof Stocks

    February 27, 2012
    Before searching for bulletproof consumer staples, take a look at some reliable alternatives.
  11. The Rally In Small-Cap Growth Stocks

    February 13, 2012
    Small caps have been improving along with the economy. Investors should look into adding these shares to their portfolio. ...
  12. 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.
  13. Carnival Shares Shipwrecked

    January 18, 2012
    staying above of water for Carnival and other cruise lines will be more about the strength of the economy and confidence ...
  14. Germany Could Be A Value Play In 2012

    January 17, 2012
    Analysts predict that Germany's exports and internal consumption will allow the nation to sustain economic growth and escape ...
  15. A Guaranteed Zero

    January 4, 2012
    Canadian investors would have done better by buying a conventional guaranteed investment certificate than BMO's "market-linked" ...
  16. Carnival's Profit Rut

    January 2, 2012
    A fuel hedging program could help Carnival get out if its multi-year profit rut.
  17. 2011 In Review - Software Stagnates

    December 30, 2011
    Software had a down year, but many stocks outperformed.
  18. More Recession-Proof Stocks

    December 28, 2011
    Before searching for bulletproof consumer staples, take a look at some reliable alternatives.
  19. The Home Run In HR Software

    December 20, 2011
    Cloud applications for human resources are a natural extension of the movement. For investors, adding exposure to the tech ...
  20. IBM Shows Its Demand For Analytics

    December 12, 2011
    IBM makes a logical tuck-in acquisition.
  21. Small-Cap Stocks Are Cheap

    November 16, 2011
    Valuations of small-cap stocks are particularly attractive, finds Jim Oberweis, editor of The Oberweis Report, who shares ...
  22. Microsoft – Little Expected, Little Delivered

    October 25, 2011
    Microsoft's ho-hum income growth isn't enough to change the Street's opinion of this stagnant stock.
  23. EMC - The Best Company In The Best Business

    October 21, 2011
    EMC is a best of breed trading at mutt prices.
  24. Oracle's Impressive Organic Growth

    September 28, 2011
    Strong growth, impressive cash flow generation and a reasonable valuation make Oracle stand out from rivals.
  25. 2 Key Reasons Carnival Remains Submerged

    September 26, 2011
    There are two primary drivers to Carnival’s business, and investors may want to wait for clearer indications that they are ...
  26. 3 Reasons To Own Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines

    September 15, 2011
    Despite a global economy that is still sick, I'll look at three reasons Royal Caribbean is worth buying right now.
  27. Casella Waste – Even The Environmental Sector Has Challenges

    September 1, 2011
    Casella Waste has neither the momentum nor the capital structure to excite investors.
  28. Microsoft Anything But Soft

    July 27, 2011
    Microsoft may not dominate like it used to, but the cash flow is undervalued.
  29. Harley-Davidson Looking A Little Over-Revved

    July 25, 2011
    Harley-Davidson had a great quarter, but investors should be skeptical.
  30. Rich Get Richer, Poor Get Blamed

    July 15, 2011
    It’s a complete fallacy to fault the increasingly powerless unemployed and working classes for costly health care and cozy ...
  31. TIBCO May Be At A Tipping Point

    June 27, 2011
    TIBCO may close to a point where it can thrive on its own.
  32. Clouds Mean Bright Days For NetApp

    June 1, 2011
    NetApp is seeing strong demand for its mid- and high-range storage products as of late.
  33. Embracing Tech With Israel

    April 13, 2011
    Israel is an emerging tech giant that could give the U.S. a run for its money, in the near future.
  34. 4 Down Stocks Ready To Rebound

    March 31, 2011
    It takes guts to buy a falling stock, but when it's the right stock, the reward is more than worth it.
  35. Is eBay Looking At GSI Commerce As Another PayPal?

    March 29, 2011
    eBay is paying a high multiple for GSI Commerce, but the similarities to the PayPal deal are encouraging.
  36. What's Beneath The Red Hat?

    March 25, 2011
    Red Hat is cruising on the top line, but where is the operating leverage?
  37. Salesforce.com - High-Octane Growth With A Price To Match

    February 28, 2011
    Salesforce.com continues to make its valuation moot with excellent growth.
  38. Cedar Fair Gets Better

    February 23, 2011
    Amusement park operator Cedar Fair finished up a rough year with a strong fourth quarter and full year results.
  39. Disney And The Rich Getting Richer

    February 11, 2011
    Disney is riding an improving tide of consumer and ad spending.
  40. IBM: Big, Blue, And Kinda Cheap

    January 20, 2011
    IBM is big and old, but hardly past the point of relevance.
  41. Full Speed Ahead For Carnival Cruise

    December 30, 2010
    Carnival Cruise reported an encouraging fourth quarter and full-year earnings, suggesting that the cruise industry is steering ...
  42. Oracle Delivers Again

    December 20, 2010
    Oracle has seen its valuation multiple shrink over time. Although it will never be a Buffett pick, there may be some value ...
  43. Is Salesforce.com's P/E Ratio Justified?

    December 16, 2010
    Salesforce.com is a leader in its field - but is the company really worth what the numbers would have you believe?
  44. The Data Storage Gold Rush - Who's Left?

    December 15, 2010
    Scarcity may spell the end of the M&A mania in storage technology.
  45. Where The M&A Action Is, And What's Next

    November 15, 2010
    Which sector will be the M&A hotbed in 2011?
  46. Archipelago Learning - Not All 'For Profit' Education Is The ...

    November 15, 2010
    Archipelago may be involved in education and profits, but it is a totally different type of company.
  47. 5 Software Stocks Worth A Closer Look

    October 13, 2010
    These five software companies could all offer above-average performance to risk-tolerant shareholders.
  48. Off The Beaten Path, But Blazing A Trail

    September 15, 2010
    If you're looking for winning stocks, don't be afraid to look in obscure places. Internet connectivity and communications ...
  49. Finding Gold In Garbage

    August 19, 2010
    While it is a dirty job, the waste management industry could be exactly what a portfolio needs in this time uncertainty. ...
  50. A Very Sharp Little Company

    August 19, 2010
    As a micro cap, Sharps Compliance goes unnoticed by many investors. With a cash-rich balance sheet and a very stable business, ...
  51. Bets For A Strong Germany

    August 18, 2010
    As one of the top exporters of capital and industrial goods, Germany should be on investors' radars. Here's how to play it. ...
  52. VMWare's Vaporous Valuation

    July 22, 2010
    The growth is great, but can any company grow enough to justify VMWare's valuation?
  53. The S&P's Second-Quarter Stars

    July 12, 2010
    Despite brutal market conditions, the S&P produced some winners during the second quarter of 2010.
  54. Finding Airline Alternatives

    June 17, 2010
    We check in with United and see if there are better ways to invest in the American travel industry.
  55. Allscripts + Eclipsys = A Deal That Makes Sense

    June 9, 2010
    Allscripts and Eclipsys complement each other well and should create a powerful force in a lucrative, but underpenetrated, ...
  56. What SAP Is Actually Getting For $5.8 Billion

    May 17, 2010
    We look at whether SAP's $5.8 billion purchase of Sybase is a ripoff or a bargain.
  57. Vacation Stocks Worth A Visit

    May 14, 2010
    Here are some companies in the travel space that are poised to do well as the economy recovers.
  58. Cash Heavy Companies

    March 8, 2010
    Large cash holdings and strong balance sheets means these companies could lead the way to recovery.
  59. Four Price-To-Sales Bargains

    February 5, 2010
    Keeping an eye out for companies that trade at discounts to sales can provide investors with opportunities for nice profits. ...
  60. Live Nation Goes Vertical

    January 29, 2010
    Live Nation's merger leaves unanswered questions for concertgoers and shareholders.
  61. Cloud Peak Energy Latest IPO To Hit Market

    November 25, 2009
    Cloud Peak Energy didn't have such a spectacular splash in the market, but this and other IPOs are evidence of a return to ...
  62. New Accounting Rules To Accelerate Revenue Recognition

    November 9, 2009
    An FASB accounting standards change will lead to accelerated revenue recognition for many companies, providing a much-needed ...
  63. 4 Reasons To Avoid Taleo

    October 29, 2009
    Taleo was named one of Deloitte LLP's 500 fastest growing technology companies in North America. Here's why you shouldn't ...
  64. Stocks At Or Near Bull Market Highs

    October 23, 2009
    The DJIA is more than 4,000 points from its bull market high, but many stocks are already there.
  65. Industrial Sector Beckons

    August 25, 2009
    The stock market has surged higher but not all stocks have moved as much providing opportunities for some investors.
  66. The Best Performing Stocks Of The Decade

    June 9, 2009
    Investors who were able to see past the losses and volatility that some of these companies had in the beginning were amply ...
  67. Today's Students, Tomorrow's Money Managers

    May 27, 2009
    Student Managed Investment Funds are fairly common in MBA programs today. And many of these students are beating the pros. ...
  68. Oak Value Fund Still A Winner

    May 20, 2009
    The Oak Value Fund is holding strong through the recession. Find out how.
  69. A Quick Read On Gannett

    April 1, 2009
    Learn about stocks trading under $10 and under book value that are expected to be profitable (sourcing data from Zacks and ...
  70. Insiders Cruising For Royal Caribbean Stocks

    March 10, 2009
    This cruise line's recent insider buys make it a company worth further consideration.
  71. College Dropouts Who Made It Big

    October 8, 2008
    These dreamers who couldn't wait for a college diploma built companies that are outpacing the S&P 500.
  72. The Hurricane Cleanup Crew

    August 29, 2008
    Meet the companies that were called in after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, then learn how to hedge a portfolio against another ...
  73. Cognos Surviving In A Cutthroat Game (COGN)

    October 11, 2007
    Cognos slipped from the shadows to beat EPS estimates by a penny - are more surprises on the way?
  74. Oracle's Vision Paying Off (ORCL)

    September 28, 2007
    Oracle's earnings provide a positive omen for the company and the technology industry as a whole.
  75. Stay Smart With Business Intelligence (SPSS, BOBJ, COGN)

    August 7, 2007
    To stay competitive, organizations must know what their competitors are doing - a look at three firms helping companies stay ...
  76. A Lucrative Enterprise (ORCL, SAP, ADBE)

    June 4, 2007
    The enterprise software market is exploding, and competition is fierce. A look at three firms in the battle.
  77. Business Intelligence for Dummies

    April 10, 2007
    An overview of the Business Intelligence industry and what opportunities it presents for investors.
  78. Progress Software Not in Regress (PRGS)

    March 22, 2007
    Investors would do well to educate themselves about Progress Software's interesting opportunities.
  79. Winners and Losers - Feb. 26th to March 2nd (HYSL, SPY, DIA, ...

    March 2, 2007
    A look at some of the market's big winners and losers for the week of February 26th.
  80. Corporate Computer Security Steps Up (VDSI)

    January 24, 2007
    Security firm VDSI looks to be well-positioned to lead its market niche to further growth and its shareholders to strong ...
  81. Surveying the Business Intelligence Space

    November 9, 2005
    Decision makers always want real-time information to make better decisions but often can't get it - can these firms make ...
  82. Two Keys to Avoiding Disaster - Part 2

    June 28, 2005
    What does the Investopedia Advisor consider 'strong governance'? Let the Advisor's editor in chief explain.
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