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  1. Hormel Can't Escape The Retail Tarpits

    November 22, 2012
    It may be best to continue to wait on the sidelines until a market pullback or a Hormel-specific freakout gives investors ...
  2. Seadrill, Husky in Rig Deal - Analyst Blog

    November 14, 2012
    Norwegian oilfield service firm Seadrill Limited (SDRL) received a contract for newbuild rig West Mira from Husky Energy ...
  3. Stocks to Buy During End-of-Year Tax Selling - Screen of the ...

    November 13, 2012
    The post-election sell-off in the market has acutely reminded everyone of the impending Fiscal that Cliff the US faces in ...
  4. LPL Investment Holdings and Other Nasdaq Stocks Making Big Moves ...

    November 13, 2012
    The market is having a good day so far. The Nasdaq is up 0.2%; the S&P 500 has risen 0.6%; and the Dow has climbed 0.5%. ...
  5. Sandy to Hurt Insurers' 4Q Margins - Analyst Blog

    November 13, 2012
    While the U.S. property and casualty insurers had reported favorable earnings in the first nine months of 2012, superstorm ...
  6. Market Vectors Files for Innovative Bond ETF - ETF News And Commentary

    November 8, 2012
    Market Vectors, the ETF arm of Van Eck Global, has been at the forefront of bond product innovation over the past few months. ...
  7. Improving Utilization And Efficiency Should Shrink Transocean's ...

    November 7, 2012
    Transocean could be an undervalued energy play for 2013.
  8. Uniting CK Should Pay Off For PVH Corp

    November 5, 2012
    PVH is paying a lot for Warnaco, but it's a unique opportunity for PVH to grow and leverage its margins.
  9. Earnings Preview: V. F. Corp - Analyst Blog

    October 18, 2012
    Based in Greensboro, North Carolina, V. F. Corporation (VFC), one of the world's largest apparel companies, is scheduled ...
  10. UBS Launches Mortgage REIT ETN With A 24.8% Yield

    October 18, 2012
    UBS continued to expand its suite of income-oriented products this week by debuting an ETN that will offer monthly leveraged ...
  11. Stocks over $100: Love 'Em or Hate 'Em? - Analyst Blog

    October 13, 2012
    In stock investing, $100 a share used to be a magic number. Before electronic trading and low-priced Internet trades, $1 ...
  12. Realogy Holdings IPO Strikes Gold

    October 12, 2012
    Realogy Holdings goes public today, up 26.7% from its IPO price of $27. What to do now?
  13. Costco and Other Big Movers on the Nasdaq on October 10, 2012

    October 10, 2012
    The Nasdaq has been relatively flat, the S&P 500 has declined 0.2% and the Dow has fallen 0.5% so far today. The recent ...
  14. Consumer Cyclical Stocks, Including Tata Motors Limited, Making ...

    October 8, 2012
    On a bad day for the market, the Nasdaq is trading down 1%, the S&P 500 is down 0.4% and the Dow has slipped 0.3%. The ...
  15. Problems In The Luxury Market?

    October 4, 2012
    Investors know that the luxury goods market is a cyclical industry, but this time may be different.
  16. Does A Shake-Up At Seadrill Really Change Anything?

    October 3, 2012
    Seadrill's changes sound bigger than they likely are. The nature of Seadrill's management structure should mitigate some ...
  17. Is Fresh Pork Eclipsing The Value Of Smithfield's Packaged Foods?

    September 7, 2012
    Smithfield's fresh pork business looks vulnerable, but is the packaged business undervalued?
  18. World Acceptance Corp. - Value

    August 31, 2012
    Earnings momentum for World Acceptance Corporation (WRLD) has been advancing since this consumer finance company reported ...
  19. Seadrill Has What Big Oil Badly Needs

    August 30, 2012
    Seadrill continues to leverage a tight market for drilling rigs.
  20. NIKE and Other Consumer Cyclical Stocks Making Big Moves on August ...

    August 24, 2012
    The market is doing well so far today. The Nasdaq has increased 0.6%; the S&P 500 has risen 0.5%; and the Dow has moved ...
  21. TOTAL S.A. (ADR) and Other Energy Stocks Making Big Moves

    July 27, 2012
    On a good day for the market, the Nasdaq is up 1.4%, the S&P 500 has risen 1.1% and the Dow has climbed 0.8%. The energy ...
  22. Big Movers on the Financial Sector Today, Including ACTG

    July 20, 2012
    It's been a bad day for the market after the morning's trading. The Nasdaq has fallen 0.7%; the S&P 500 has slipped ...
  23. Today's Major Services Sector Movers

    July 19, 2012
    On a good day for the market, the Nasdaq is up 2.4%, the S&P 500 has risen 1.9% and the Dow has moved up 1.7%. The Services ...
  24. Abercrombie Looks To Buyback In Earnest

    July 13, 2012
    ANF is going to increase its share repurchase program substantially while simultaneously scaling back European expansion. ...
  25. Biggest Technology Sector Movers for July 11, 2012

    July 11, 2012
    The Nasdaq is trading down 0.5%, the S&P 500 has moved little and the Dow has decreased 0.2% so far today. The technology ...
  26. Auto Parts Stocks Looking Attractive

    July 3, 2012
    Auto parts retailers haven't sold off this much since 2008.
  27. Big Movers on the Technology Sector Today

    July 3, 2012
    So far today, the Nasdaq is trading up 0.2%, the S&P 500 has risen 0.1% and the Dow has slipped 0.1%. The technology ...
  28. Total Has More To Lose With Falling Oil Prices

    June 29, 2012
    Total's dividend yield is impressive, but the company's vulnerability to sub-$90 oil is worrisome.
  29. Biggest Services Sector Movers for June 27, 2012

    June 27, 2012
    On a good day for the market, the Nasdaq has risen 0.7%, the S&P 500 has increased 0.7% and the Dow is trading up 0.6%. ...
  30. Bio-Reference Labs Taking Advantage Of Esoteric Opportunities

    June 22, 2012
    The decision of whether to buy Bio-Reference really comes down to an investor's confidence in the growth prospects for the ...
  31. Increasing Volume to Uncover Institutional Buying - Screen of ...

    June 19, 2012
    One of the best ways to find stocks on the move that are grabbing investors' attention is to screen for stocks with increasing ...
  32. Smithfield's Miss May Be An Opportunity

    June 15, 2012
    Smithfield's meaningful miss reflects worsening pork margins. This isn't a stock to be bought and held for the long term, ...
  33. Hotel Real Estate Rebounds Amid M&A

    June 7, 2012
    The lodging industry is quickly becoming a hotbed of acquisition activity in the commercial real estate space. Increasing ...
  34. Caution On Sanderson Farms Isn't Being Chicken

    May 31, 2012
    While Sanderson's expected recovery in chicken margins seems to be materializing, the valuation is higher and the stock is ...
  35. Obagi Puts Its Problems Behind It

    May 25, 2012
    A year ago, Obagi Medical Products faced some problems in Texas that presented an investment opportunity. One year later ...
  36. Advance Auto Parts Still Top Notch

    May 22, 2012
    The sell-off has made shares in Advance Auto very attractive again. Even assuming the company's guidance is accurate at $68 ...
  37. VF Corp Is Priced To Move

    May 22, 2012
    Good businesses like VF Corp always rebound quickly. Sitting more than $20 below its 52-week high, now is the time to be ...
  38. Will Seadrill's Aggressiveness Pay Off?

    May 16, 2012
    Seadrill is banking heavily on a multi-year boom in deepwater drilling.
  39. 3 Cheap Stocks Under $10

    May 8, 2012
    Quality businesses can be hiding under $10 shares because the majority of the investment community is designed to avoid businesses ...
  40. Boston Pizza: A Canadian Success Story

    April 25, 2012
    One of the best-performing small cap value funds in the U.S. owns Boston Pizza. Find out why the Canadian casual dining chain ...
  41. LabCorp Fighting Industry Headwinds

    April 24, 2012
    LabCorp is feeling pressures from large health insurers and the government, but the company remains firmly profitable and ...
  42. Should Investors Brake For SORL Auto Parts?

    April 4, 2012
    American investors' indiscriminate obsession with all things China is long past. SORL has been all but left for dead, but ...
  43. Own The Barron's 30

    March 30, 2012
    On March 24, Barron's profiled 30 of the world's best CEOs. To invest in all of the Barron's 30, it's almost easier to buy ...
  44. Smart Stocks To Rally With

    March 28, 2012
    As the market advances, investing risk naturally increases but seeking out quality companies where you can pay below a reasonable ...
  45. 3 Promising Stocks You May Not Know

    March 16, 2012
    If you're interested in looking beyond blue-chip growth stocks, consider these sector leaders that pack a lot of value in ...
  46. Ship Finance Has The Hatches Battened Down

    March 16, 2012
    Ship Finance will survive, but the risk/reward doesn't look so promising.
  47. AutoZone Speeds Ahead

    February 29, 2012
    AutoZone's strong business and prudent share buyback program has allowed it to create enormous wealth for its investors. ...
  48. Popular An Interesting Risk-Reward Trade

    February 24, 2012
    Popular is an overlooked champion outside the mainland U.S. banking market.
  49. The Tyson Foods Story Still All About Optimism

    February 8, 2012
    A lot of optimism seems baked into the Tyson story today.
  50. Bullish Chart And High Dividend Yield

    February 2, 2012
    These are four stocks with bullish charts that pay above-average dividends.
  51. Investing Long-Term? Start with These 4

    February 1, 2012
    The US economy is showing more green shoots, and while a mild winter may be giving us false hope of an early thaw in the ...
  52. 3 Reasons Cracker Barrel Is Worth Another Look

    January 27, 2012
    Cracker Barrell's fight with shareholder Biglari Holdings is well documented. We tell you three reasons to look beyond the ...
  53. Take A Bite Out Of Counsel Corporation

    January 16, 2012
    Some micro caps, such as Counsel, fly under the radar but offer the potential for big returns.
  54. The Long-Term Play In Lab Work

    January 16, 2012
    As drugmakers beef up their pipelines in this world of rising costs, the contract research sector should profit.
  55. Investing 101: How To Trade High Volume Breakouts

    January 10, 2012
    Using high trading volume to confirm the validity of trends is important, but these stocks can look even more attractive ...
  56. Home Shopping Network Still A Good Deal

    December 21, 2011
    Despite hitting an all-time high recently, The Home Shopping Network is still a good buy.
  57. Sanofi's Investment Prospects

    December 21, 2011
    Sanofi has emerged as an unheralded value in pharmaceuticals.
  58. O'Reilly Automotive's Growth Story Continues

    December 14, 2011
    O'Reilly Automotive continues to grow. Discover what makes it tick.
  59. The Truth About The Stock Market

    November 30, 2011
    Buying at favorable prices often requires buying stocks that are out of favor.
  60. Hope For Hormel To Get Cheaper

    November 28, 2011
    Hormel did better than it seems, but the stock is no bargain.
  61. Breaking Down European ETFs

    November 10, 2011
    Looking at the European ETFs in 2011.
  62. 4 Undervalued Value Stocks

    November 10, 2011
    Four NASDAQ stocks that trade with PEG ratios under 1.0, and have strong growth stories.
  63. A Heavy Bet On Heavy Construction

    October 27, 2011
    The President's recent proposals for increased infrastructure spending underscore the global trend of increasing construction. ...
  64. Small Size With Big Potential

    October 18, 2011
    Good things come in small packages. Here are a few small cap businesses that offer investors some intriguing opportunities. ...
  65. Time To Buy The Land Drillers

    October 12, 2011
    Land drillers are benefiting as both natural gas and oil drilling activity continues to increase. The market’s recent rout ...
  66. PPD Goes Private

    October 6, 2011
    PPD's acceptance of a low buyout bid raises questions about the CRO industry.
  67. Darden Restaurants Cooks Up Consistency

    September 30, 2011
    Despite tough first quarter profit trends, Darden Restaurants' consistent long-term track record remains fully intact.
  68. AutoZone's Successful Drive Continues

    September 26, 2011
    AutoZone posted yet another outstanding quarter and full fiscal year results. The company and the stock both continue their ...
  69. Lululemon – Does Success Have To Make Sense?

    September 9, 2011
    Lululemon just continues to put up the numbers.
  70. Buybacks To Create Value

    August 16, 2011
    Buybacks will generate tremendous value for shareholders who are patient enough to let the leverage created take effect. ...
  71. Tyson Almost Ready To Serve

    August 11, 2011
    Tyson is oh-so close to being an interesting buy candidate.
  72. Penn Virginia Still A Solid Resource Income Play

    August 5, 2011
    Penn Virginia is a good resource income play, but not a terribly cheap one.
  73. Genuine Parts Quietly Succeeds

    July 20, 2011
    Automotive and industrial company Genuine Parts reported a fine second quarter. More investors might want to take notice ...
  74. Luxury Retailers Holding Strong

    June 17, 2011
    The luxury retailers continue to hold up even as the U.S. consumer is slowing.
  75. A Business Review Of Rowan Companies

    June 17, 2011
    Rowan Companies is in the process of a transformation as the company moves to shed its noncore oil service businesses and ...
  76. More Options For Income

    June 8, 2011
    With replacing lost income on the minds of many retiring Baby Boomers, the options for dividend focused investing continue ...
  77. Pep Boys Falls Behind

    June 8, 2011
    Pep Boys' essentially-flat quarter in the highly competitive auto repair and service space isn't good enough to keep up. ...
  78. Transocean's Lull Creates Buying Opportunity

    May 9, 2011
    Transocean isn't doing well now, which probably means it's time to consider buying this oil and gas stock.
  79. Coal-Fired Portfolio Still A Good Bet

    May 4, 2011
    Demand for coal is predicted to rise as energy demands increase and new infrastructure is created.
  80. Ralph Lauren: Avoiding The Cotton Blues

    April 13, 2011
    High cotton prices are giving some apparel companies fits, but Ralph Lauren isn't one of them.
  81. 3 Reasons To Get True Religion

    April 11, 2011
    Find out why this stock is poised to test its 52-week high by year's end.
  82. Heavily Shorted Stocks Near Their Highs

    March 21, 2011
    When hot stocks have high short interest, investors should pause and reexamine their thesis.
  83. Source Capital: A Small Cap You Can Count On

    March 14, 2011
    Investors looking for a stable small-cap investment should have a look at this closed-end fund.
  84. Irish Stocks Present Possible Value Play

    March 9, 2011
    Despite its fiscal woes, Ireland' tech story could ultimately become its saving grace.
  85. Can Chico's Be Chic Again?

    February 28, 2011
    Chico's won't impress anybody with trailing same-store sales growth of 1%, but the future looks brighter.
  86. Hormel Packages Food Profits

    February 25, 2011
    Food producer Hormel capitalized on rising commodity costs and increased sales to pack in the profits for its fiscal first ...
  87. Oxford Industries Trades Up

    February 3, 2011
    We look at Oxford Industries' latest move, and discuss why it was the right move to make.
  88. Novartis Building Itself Into A One-Stop Shop

    January 26, 2011
    Novartis takes another step into molecular diagnostics.
  89. Ruby Tuesday's Dubious Diversification Strategy

    January 7, 2011
    Ruby Tuesday's near-term prospects have improved markedly, but ambitions to diversify into other restaurant concepts are ...
  90. 5 Reasons To Fear GSI Commerce

    December 23, 2010
    Despite its rise from under $9 to $22, GSIC is hiding some serious flaws.
  91. Aeropostale Vs. Dress Barn: Which Is The Better Stock?

    November 23, 2010
    Both companies are expanding their businesses, but their stocks are far from identical.
  92. Cadbury Makes Kraft’s Quarter

    November 8, 2010
    Kraft posted lower earnings year-over-year for its third quarter, though organic net revenue increased slightly. Can the ...
  93. Four Small Caps From The Perkins Portfolio

    November 4, 2010
    Perkins' small-cap value fund's three- and five-year performance is excellent, and investors should take note.
  94. DineEquity Outlook Extremely Uncertain

    September 30, 2010
    It's extremely difficult to project out DineEquity's future sales and cash flows with any certainty.
  95. 7 Companies Using Pricing For Profits

    September 23, 2010
    A 1% increase in prices improves your profits by 12.5% according to the National Post.
  96. Pep Boys' Earnings Edge Up

    September 13, 2010
    Pep Boys had another successful quarter with improved sales and profits, continuing a trend.
  97. Cash Conversion Cycle Sends Misleading Message

    September 3, 2010
    The cash conversion cycle can be a tricky metric, especially when you dig deeper.
  98. VF Corp Could Return To Acquisition Mode

    September 1, 2010
    Management could likely pick up the pace on acquisitions, such as for True Religion or Joe's Jeans, to further augment organic ...
  99. Looking For Safer Stocks? Check Your Pantry

    August 25, 2010
    If the economy takes another dip, consumer staples can provide strong-and-steady growth to any portfolio.
  100. 3 Country-Specific ETFs To Avoid

    August 24, 2010
    ETFs allow investors access to global markets, but that doesn't mean these ETFs are worth investing in.
  101. 4 Reasons 'Made In The U.S.A.' Wins

    August 24, 2010
    Recent articles about rising Chinese wages and implementing wage-equalization import taxes has me thinking "Made in the U.S.A." ...
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