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  1. 5 Diversified Bond Funds to Add to Your Portfolio - Mutual Fund ...

    December 19, 2014
    Diversified bond funds provide investors with a convenient and affordable option to hold a portfolio of bonds from different ...
  2. CarMax Q3 Earnings & Revenues Beat Estimates, Rise Y/Y - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    CarMax Inc. (KMX) posted earnings per share of 60 cents in the third quarter of fiscal 2015, ended Nov 30, 2014, highlighting ...
  3. Healthways-TAL to Improve Well-Being Solutions in Australia - ...

    December 18, 2014
    Healthways Inc. (HWAY) recently entered into a partnership with Australia's specialty life insurer TAL to jointly provide ...
  4. 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).
  5. FedEx (FDX) Earnings Miss Estimates on Soft Sales in Q2 - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    FedEx (FDX) missed on earnings due to weak revenues.
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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.
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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. ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. Honeywell Tweaks Q4 & 2014 Guidance, Offers 2015 Outlook - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Honeywell International Inc. (HON) recently made some minor adjustments to its guidance for fourth-quarter and full-year ...
  12. O'Reilly Automotive Inc. (ORLY): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    December 15, 2014
    O'Reilly posted a 22% increase in earnings to $2.06 per share in the third quarter of 2014, exceeding the Zacks Consensus ...
  13. Bear of the Day: Invacare Corp (IVC) - Bear of the Day

    November 23, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Invacare Corp (IVC) - Bear of the Day
  14. This Bargain Stock Sports An 18.5% Yield

    November 13, 2014
    We all like to see rising dividend yields. And that only happens for one of two reasons: either the quarterly payout increases ...
  15. Coal Weakened by Greening U.S. Economy - Industry Outlook

    November 13, 2014
    Coal Weakened by Greening U.S. Economy - Industry Outlook
  16. How You Can Add Retail to Your Portfolio Now - Industry Outlook

    November 12, 2014
    How You Can Add Retail to Your Portfolio Now - Industry Outlook
  17. R.I.P. QE: 2008 - 2014? - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 29, 2014
    Stocks aren't expected to do much ahead of the Fed announcement later this afternoon that is expected to end the QE program ...
  18. 3 Stocks Thriving In A Delicate Market

    October 21, 2014
    One smart way to screen for stocks is to find the ones that are still going up when most other stocks are going down. These ...
  19. 3 Companies Thriving Amid Turmoil

    October 21, 2014
    One smart way to screen for stocks is to find the ones that are still going up when most other stocks are going down. These ...
  20. Right Time to Build Positions in REIT Stocks? - Industry Outlook

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

    October 15, 2014
    REITs Build Hopes on Low Interest Rate Environment - Industry Outlook
  22. Dividend Aristocrat Offers Double-Digit Return Potential

    October 3, 2014
    I love stocks that are trading at or near all-time highs. Since they have no overhead resistance, they often continue their ...
  23. U.S. Restaurants Slog Through a Weak Industry - Industry Outlook

    September 19, 2014
    U.S. Restaurants Slog Through a Weak Industry - Industry Outlook
  24. Bull of the Day: Burlington Stores (BURL) - Bull of the Day

    September 10, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Burlington Stores (BURL) - Bull of the Day
  25. Warning: The Feds May Kill This Company -- Short It Now

    September 8, 2014
    Still reeling from the financial crisis of 2008, many low-income Americans are still struggling to gain traction and rebuild ...
  26. Bear of the Day: Target Corporation (TGT) - Bear of the Day

    August 15, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Target Corporation (TGT) - Bear of the Day
  27. Eurozone Remains in Question - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 6, 2014
    Hard to tell whether the Russia-Ukraine situation could come in the way of the improving European narrative, but that certainly ...
  28. Dollar Tree Deal, Q2 Earnings on Deck - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 28, 2014
    Family Dollar (FDO) is being bought by rival Dollar Tree (DLTR), and FDO shares in the pre-market are up over 24%.
  29. Coal Industry Languishes, but All Is Not Lost - Industry Outlook

    July 22, 2014
    Coal Industry Languishes, but All Is Not Lost - Industry Outlook
  30. Retail Begins Picking It Up - Industry Outlook

    July 15, 2014
    Retail Begins Picking It Up - Industry Outlook
  31. Barron's Recap: Quarterly Report On Mutual Funds

    July 6, 2014
    This weekend in Barron's online: the quarterly report on mutual funds, as well as the prospects for Dish Network, Realogy ...
  32. Bull of the Day: Michael Kors (KORS) - Bull of the Day

    July 3, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Michael Kors (KORS) - Bull of the Day
  33. Bear of the Day: Ralph Lauren (RL) - Bear of the Day

    June 13, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Ralph Lauren (RL) - Bear of the Day
  34. Can Consumer Staples Rebound? - Industry Outlook

    June 10, 2014
    Can Consumer Staples Rebound? - Industry Outlook
  35. Costs Taking a Bite Out of Restaurant Stocks - Industry Outlook

    May 21, 2014
    Costs Taking a Bite Out of Restaurant Stocks - Industry Outlook
  36. Economic Growth: Foggy - Ahead of Wall Street

    May 21, 2014
    Following Target (TGT), Tiffany (TIF) and Hormel (HRL) earnings, the overall tone of today's session is unlikely to be any ...
  37. Add Some Bacon To Make Your Portfolio Sizzle

    Add Some Bacon To Make Your Portfolio Sizzle

    April 25, 2014
    A combination of factors is pushing up beef and pork prices and could continue doing so for the foreseeable future.
  38. Are Your Stocks Heading For A Plunge? This One Number Could Tell ...

    April 15, 2014
    As the market surged ever higher over the past five years, short sellers were knocked off their game. #-ad_banner-#Every ...
  39. 3 Heavily Shorted Stocks That Could Plunge

    April 15, 2014
    As the market surged ever higher over the past five years, short sellers were knocked off their game. #-ad_banner-#Every ...
  40. Taking a cue from institutional managers, retail investors now have a sophisticated set of tools at their disposal for finding new and uncorrelated asset classes. These alternatives could do your portfolio wonders.

    A Dose Of Alternatives May Do Your Portfolio Some Good

    April 7, 2014
    Taking a cue from institutional managers, retail investors now have a sophisticated set of tools at their disposal for finding ...
  41. Coal Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 24, 2014
    Coal Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  42. 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 ...
  43. Retail Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 13, 2014
    Retail Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  44. REIT Industry Review & Stock Picks - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook

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

    February 18, 2014
    Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook
  46. Restaurant Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    January 28, 2014
    Restaurant Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  47. Insurance Industry Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    January 14, 2014
    Insurance Industry Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  48. The Fed’s impending actions with regards to its QE program can cause some unpleasant side effects for fixed income seekers.

    Three Ways To Play Bonds In 2014

    December 12, 2013
    The New Year promises one certainty in the bond market and that’s the Fed will finally begin its taper and end its bond-buying ...
  49. The Most Successful New ETFs of 2013

    December 10, 2013
    The big story for 2013 has been the relentless bull market that has pushed markets to continually hit new highs. The positive ...
  50. #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 ...
  51. Twitter, Tesla & Q3 Earnings - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 6, 2013
    The Twitter mania adds to investors' disappointment with the Tesla earnings release on an other
  52. Market Wrap: New Highs for Airlines, Boeing Boost Stocks

    November 4, 2013
    Stocks moved modestly higher on Monday for a second day in a row. The gains came despite a steep losses suffered by shares ...
  53. Spot Big Dividend Hikes With This Value Metric

    October 25, 2013
    Individual investors and private equity firms often target companies with great yields. But they are talking about two different ...
  54. The Mystery of The 'Hidden' Yields -- Solved

    October 22, 2013
    Call it "The Mystery of the Secret Payout."When I was young, Frank and Joe Hardy -- the Hardy Boys -- were my heroes.There ...
  55. Waiting For Hormel To Get Cheaper Isn't Getting Any Easier

    August 22, 2013
    Even with margin underperformance, the Street is staying in Hormel's corner
  56. Zillow Pays $50 Million For StreetEasy: Time To Buy?

    August 20, 2013
    Fifty million isn't a lot for a company with a $3 billiion market cap. However, Zillow (Nasdaq:Z) sees this acquisition as ...
  57. 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) ...
  58. Transocean Still Has Plenty To Prove, But The Valuation Isn't ...

    August 8, 2013
    Today's Transocean isn't the Transocean of years past, but it still looks undervalued on its own merits.
  59. 3-Year Review: Best & Worst ETFs Across The Globe

    August 7, 2013
    In recent years, bullish momentum has been an undeniable force on Wall Street. Across the globe, however, this has not necessarily ...
  60. Earnings Expectations For The Week Of August 5

    August 4, 2013
    The earnings season is beginning to wind down, and much of the focus this week will turn to central bank meetings and economic ...
  61. BRF S.A. Serves Up A Feast For Investors

    July 30, 2013
    Strong margin improvements boost results even as domestic demand comes under pressure.
  62. Watch Out For Monthly Dividend ETFs

    July 23, 2013
    Dividend investing has been a major theme in the ETF world for several years as investors have escaped near zero interest ...
  63. Seadrill, Cardon IV in $222M Deal - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    Seadrill Limited has entered into a deal with Cardon IV Venezuela, a joint venture between Eni SpA and Repsol SA.
  64. Discover Financial Stays at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    July 8, 2013
    We have retained our Neutral recommendation on Discover Financial Services based on the company???s fundamental strength, ...
  65. ConAgra Does Appear To Be On A Better Path

    June 27, 2013
    ConAgra hasn't answered every question, but signs of progress are evident.
  66. Rising Interest Rates? Not A Problem For These Funds

    June 20, 2013
    As the United States moves further into recovery, it's only a matter of time before the Fed begins raising interest rates. ...
  67. A.M. Best Avows Ratings for RLI - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2013
    A.M. Best Co. reiterated the ICR of ???a??? of RLI Corp.
  68. Winning ETF Strategies For the Second Half - ETF News And Commentary

    June 17, 2013
    Investors should prepare for the eventual tapering of the Fed's massive support.
  69. Smucker Does Alright, But The Street Goes Away Disappointed

    June 7, 2013
    Smucker's solid quarter is overshadowed by softer sales, particularly in K-cup coffee.
  70. Seadrill Still In Motion, But Delivering Better Utilization And ...

    May 28, 2013
    Still an aggressively-run company, Seadrill offers highly leveraged exposure to the growing offshore drilling market.
  71. Coty Readies IPO

    May 28, 2013
    Fragrance maker Coty filed a registration statement amendment May 28 that sees it raising as much as $1.2 billion from its ...
  72. Ralph Lauren Q4 Earnings Up 35%: Buy or Sell?

    May 24, 2013
    Ralph Lauren announced Q4 earnings that were 35% ahead of last year. Unfortunately, it also was very cautious on its 2014 ...
  73. Hormel Transforming, But Valuation Already Ahead Of It

    May 23, 2013
    Hormel is very well-run and has above-average growth prospects, but investors have already bid the shares up accordingly
  74. 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 ...
  75. 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.
  76. Schulze Plus Joly Equals Success?

    March 26, 2013
    Best Buy founder Richard Schulze announced March 25 that he was dropping his bid for the company and rejoining the board ...
  77. Fifth & Pacific's Bill McComb Looks To Kate Spade For Ultimate ...

    February 15, 2013
    Recent rumors suggest that FNP will sell Juicy Couture and Lucky Brand Jeans. The company's best hope lies in its Kate Spade ...
  78. Arch Capital Acquires CMG Insurance - Analyst Blog

    February 11, 2013
    Arch U.S. MI, the U.S. subsidiary of Arch Capital Group Ltd. (ACGL) intends to foray into the U.S. Mortgage Insurance market. ...
  79. Icahn Looks For More From Transocean

    February 7, 2013
    Fresh off a big win on Netflix, Carl Icahn is looking for a $4 dividend from Transocean as well as potential board representation. ...
  80. Biglari Holdings' Earnings Go Flat

    January 30, 2013
    Biglari's first quarter earnings for Steak 'n Shake were mediocre. This is the man that wants to fix Cracker Barrel.
  81. Unilever Sales Soar in 4Q, FY12 - Analyst Blog

    January 24, 2013
    Unilever N.V. (UN) posted solid fourth quarter and full year 2012 results. The company recorded underlying (excluding the ...
  82. Coach Misses Zacks' Expectations - Analyst Blog

    January 23, 2013
    Coach, Inc. (COH) posted lower-than-expected second-quarter fiscal 2013 results. The quarterly earnings of $1.23 per share ...
  83. Sneak Peek of RM's 4Q Results - Analyst Blog

    January 16, 2013
    Regional Management Corp. (RM) recently declared some of its preliminary financial results for the fourth quarter of 2012. ...
  84. Global X Debuts Small Cap MLP ETF - ETF News And Commentary

    January 15, 2013
    MLP ETF investing has surged in popularity in recent years as a host of new products hit the space. Funds now exist that ...
  85. Hillshire Brands Upped to Strong Buy - Analyst Blog

    January 10, 2013
    On January 9, 2013, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Hillshire Brands Company (HSH) to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), on ...
  86. Quiksilver Looks To Disney For Help

    January 9, 2013
    Quiksilver announced Jan. 3 it had hired former Disney exec Andy Mooney as CEO. The news sent its stock up 17% in the subsequent ...
  87. A Favorable Settlement Should Open The Door For Transocean To ...

    January 7, 2013
    A settlement with the DOJ is a big step forward.
  88. General Growth Properties and Other Big Movers In Real Estate ...

    January 3, 2013
    It's been a quiet morning for the market. The Nasdaq is unchanged; the S&P 500 remains relatively unchanged; and the ...
  89. Transocean and Other Big Movers In Energy on January 3, 2013

    January 3, 2013
    There has been little movement in the market so far this morning. The Nasdaq is unchanged; the S&P 500 has moved little; ...
  90. Inside the S&P 500 High Quality ETF (SPHQ) - ETF News And Commentary

    January 2, 2013
    With the strength of the market in question looking ahead, many investors are looking beyond broad S&P 500 investments and ...
  91. A.F.P Provida SA and More Big Movers in Financial on December ...

    December 31, 2012
    After the morning's trading, the Nasdaq is trading up 0.6%, the S&P 500 is up 0.2% and the Dow is unchanged. The financial ...
  92. A 9% Yield from our Newest Expert Analyst

    December 28, 2012
    This week's investment idea comes with a 9% yield, and a deep contract backlog to fund its payouts. More on that in a minute. ...
  93. 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 ...
  94. How to Profit from the $2 Trillion Crisis (Part 2)

    December 14, 2012
    There's a battle raging for the nation's soul, with half our citizens staunchly defending a basic level of government support ...
  95. Your Stock's Earnings Yield - Screen of the Week

    December 11, 2012
    A stock's Earnings Yield measures just that, the anticipated yield (or return) an investment in a stock could give you based ...
  96. Volatile Smithfield Delivers A Good Quarter

    December 10, 2012
    Smithfield surprises the Street with better margins.
  97. Oxford Industries Experiencing Some Growing Pains

    December 6, 2012
    Oxford has a bold growth plan, but the numbers don't necessarily add up.
  98. 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 ...
  99. Coal Industry Stock Review - Dec 2012 - Industry Outlook

    December 5, 2012
    Coal is burned as fuel or gasified to create a synthetic gas (syngas) that can then be used as feedstock for the production ...
  100. Banco de Chile and Other Big Movers In Financial on December ...

    December 3, 2012
    The Nasdaq is up 0.2%, the S&P 500 is trading down 0.1% and the Dow has declined 0.2% so far today. The financial sector ...
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