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  1. Stock Market News for December 19, 2014 - Market News

    December 19, 2014
    Benchmarks experienced another day of record gains on Thursday, bettering its record surge a day earlier
  2. Actuant (ATU) Misses Q1 Earnings on High Debt, Shares Dip - ...

    December 19, 2014
    Diversified machinery firm Actuant Corporation (ATU) reported weak results for first-quarter fiscal 2015 (ended Nov 30, 2 ...
  3. JPMorgan Expands in Asia, Buys Aviva's Real Estate Business - ...

    December 18, 2014
    JPMorgan (JPM) expands into the Asia Pacific area by purchasing a property platform in Australia, Japan and Singapore. The ...
  4. Emergent BioSolutions Buys EV-035 Series from Evolva - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Emergent BioSolutions Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement with Evolva Holding for acquiring the latter's ...
  5. UCB's Kremers Urban Sale Deal Lapses, Divestiture Plan On - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    UCB (UCBJF), Advent International and Avista Capital Partners announced their decision to mutually terminate their deal for ...
  6. SunPower and Sunverge to Offer Solar Storage Solutions - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    SunPower(SPWR) to team up with Sunverge Energy, Inc. to provide fully integrated solar power systems and SIS energy storage ...
  7. Energy ETFs Jump on Lower Stockpiles, Can This Continue? - ETF ...

    December 18, 2014
    A small piece of good news has sent the global energy space into deep green.
  8. Dominion Resources (D) to Buy Carolina Gas Transmission - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Dominion Resources, Inc. (D) has inked an agreement to acquire Carolina Gas Transmission Corporation from SCANA Corporation ...
  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. 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 ...
  11. Salix Gains on Destocking Initiatives, Gives 2-Year Outlook - ...

    December 17, 2014
    Salix (SLXP) expects to resolve its inventory situation a year ahead of schedule and now expects a FDA response on Xifaxan ...
  12. Verizon, Google Sign Cross-Licensing Patent Agreement - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Verizon (VZ) and Google (GOOGL) have struck a long-term agreement pertaining to multiple patents. Per the deal, both the ...
  13. Pitney Bowes Selects Neo4j to Develop Graph-based MDM - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Pitney Bowes Inc. (PBI) recently collaborated with Neo Technology for constructing a novel Spectrum Master Data Management ...
  14. LNB Bancorp (LNBB) Hits 52-Week High on Buyout News - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Shares of LNB Bancorp Inc. (LNBB) scaled a new 52-week high of $17.6 in the very first hour of its trading session on Dec ...
  15. FactSet (FDS) Q1 Earnings Miss Estimates, Revenues Beat - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    FactSet Research Systems Inc. (FDS) reported first-quarter fiscal 2015 earnings per share of $1.32, which missed the Zacks ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. UMB Financial (UMBF) Set to Acquire Marquette for $182.5M - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    UMB Financial (UMBF) announced a definitive contract with the Pohlad family of Minneapolis to acquire the latter's privately ...
  19. 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. ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. One Stock Chart Trick You Should All Know - Investment Ideas

    December 15, 2014
    One Stock Chart Trick You Should All Know - Investment Ideas
  22. Can Gap (GPS) Continue to Hold Investors' Attention? - Analyst ...

    December 15, 2014
    The Gap Inc. (GPS), a leading player in the highly fragmented specialty retail sector, houses globally recognized brands ...
  23. M&T Bank Rises on Organic Growth, High Expenses a Worry? - Analyst ...

    December 15, 2014
    On Dec 8, 2014, we issued an updated research report on M&T Bank Corporation (MTB). Shares of this major regional bank ...
  24. Grainger November Sales Rise 8% on Volume, Acquisitions - Analyst ...

    December 15, 2014
    W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW) reported an 8% year-over-year increase in its Nov 2014 sales.
  25. ChemoCentryx Up on Positive Diabetic Nephropathy Data - Analyst ...

    December 15, 2014
    ChemoCentryx, Inc., announced positive top-line 52-week data from its phase II study on its candidate CCX140 for diabetic ...
  26. Invest Like A Modern Day Rockefeller

    December 8, 2014
    You've undoubtedly heard of the robber barons. These affluent industrialists were considered some of the wealthiest -- and ...
  27. U.S. Banks with Growth Potential - Industry Outlook

    December 2, 2014
    U.S. Banks with Growth Potential - Industry Outlook
  28. These Stocks Rose An Average Of 500% -- Is The Bubble About To ...

    December 1, 2014
    The five-year bull market, which has seen the S&P 500 rise more than 200% since the March 2009 low, boosted share prices ...
  29. Insiders At These 4 Companies Are Buying Stock -- Should You?

    November 30, 2014
    As earnings season closed, the window for insiders opened. And they took great advantage of this opportunity, with dozens ...
  30. Can Coal Endure Competition, Anti-Carbon Lobby? - Industry Outlook

    November 16, 2014
    Can Coal Endure Competition, Anti-Carbon Lobby? - Industry Outlook
  31. In The Week Ahead: This Stock's Breakout Signals More Gains Ahead ...

    November 16, 2014
    All major U.S. stock indices finished in positive territory for the fourth consecutive week, led by the tech-heavy Nasdaq ...
  32. All Quiet On The Market Front: Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq Virtually ...

    November 12, 2014
    U.S. stocks were little changed on Wednesday in another quiet trading session due to a lack of catalysts to move stocks. ...
  33. Bull of the Day: Sucampo Pharma (SCMP) - Bull of the Day

    November 12, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Sucampo Pharma (SCMP) - Bull of the Day
  34. 2 Solar Energy Giants To Keep An Eye On

    November 11, 2014
    Investors in solar energy companies like industry-leader SolarCity Corp (NASDAQ: VSLR) are betting that high rates of growth ...
  35. AK Steel, Southern Copper And Others Insiders Have Been Buying

    November 10, 2014
    Huntsman and Southern Copper have seen some huge insider buying recently, even as the markets hit new highs. Insiders may ...
  36. The iShares MSCI All Peru Capped ETF (EPU) is heavy in mining and minerals stocks, but it's top holding may surprise you. Here's a look.

    The Best ETF For Investing In Peru

    November 6, 2014
    The iShares MSCI All Peru Capped ETF (EPU) is heavy in mining and minerals stocks, but it's top holding may surprise you. ...
  37. Mobile Adoption Drives Online Payments, Security - Industry Outlook

    November 6, 2014
    Mobile Adoption Drives Online Payments, Security - Industry Outlook
  38. What's Driving the Business Services Sector? - Industry Outlook

    November 3, 2014
    What's Driving the Business Services Sector? - Industry Outlook
  39. Has Copper’s Time Come?

    October 31, 2014
    Copper hasn’t had much shine over the last few years, but recent data is supporting a major move by the metal. The time to ...
  40. Buy These Solar Stocks Before They Snapback

    October 22, 2014
  41. Buy These Solar Stocks Before They Snap Back

    October 22, 2014
  42. 3 Solar Stocks See Surge In Short Interest

    October 13, 2014
    Among the leading U.S. solar-related stocks, short interest in Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCTY) jumped again ...
  43. Change has finally come to India. The election of a business-friendly reformer appears to be the spark that will send Indian equities higher.

    India Remains An Emerging Market Bright Spot

    September 29, 2014
    Change has finally come to India. The election of a business-friendly reformer appears to be the spark that will send Indian ...
  44. Bear of the Day: Tesco (TSCDY) - Bear of the Day

    September 24, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Tesco (TSCDY) - Bear of the Day
  45. Alt-Energy Up on Emerging Markets - Industry Outlook

    September 22, 2014
    Alt-Energy Up on Emerging Markets - Industry Outlook
  46. This Multi-Billionaire Just Invested $25 Million In This Unloved ...

    September 14, 2014
    The super-rich are not like the rest of us. People like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates take on mythic status. As they build ...
  47. Profit From This Multi-Billionaire's Bet On An Unloved Commodity

    September 14, 2014
    The super-rich are not like the rest of us. People like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates take on mythic status. As they build ...
  48. Could These Buyback Powerhouses Soar By Triple-Digits Again?

    September 2, 2014
    Corporate America has been getting creative with how they reward shareholders. It's something that will keep happening ...
  49. 4 Stocks With The Fastest Dividend Growth On The Market

    August 26, 2014
    Once upon a time, high dividend yields were plentiful... so much so that they may have been taken for granted. And now, the ...
  50. How To Profit From The 'Frugal Nation' Phenomenon

    August 20, 2014
    Last month, I looked in disbelief at how quickly the media was to trumpet the "great" news of the job report for ...
  51. A 16.6% Yield From One Of The Largest Cash-Hoarding Companies ...

    August 19, 2014
    December 2, 2004 was a pretty good day for Steve Ballmer. On that day, the 49-year-old CEO of Microsoft received a dividend ...
  52. Railroad Industry Poised for Improvement - Industry Outlook

    August 19, 2014
    Railroad Industry Poised for Improvement - Industry Outlook
  53. U.S. Banks Stay Afloat - Cutting Costs or Core Business? - Industry ...

    August 5, 2014
    U.S. Banks Stay Afloat - Cutting Costs or Core Business? - Industry Outlook
  54. A Billionaire Activist Could Spark This Bargain Stock To 30% ...

    August 4, 2014
    Today, one of the best places for value investors is technology. This comes as the share prices of some dot-com-era companies ...
  55. Hotel & Lodging Stocks: Future Looking Up - Industry Outlook

    July 29, 2014
    Hotel & Lodging Stocks: Future Looking Up - Industry Outlook
  56. Hotel & Lodging Stocks: Future Looking Up - Industry Outlook

    July 29, 2014
    Hotel & Lodging Stocks: Future Looking Up - Industry Outlook
  57. Retail Begins Picking It Up - Industry Outlook

    July 15, 2014
    Retail Begins Picking It Up - Industry Outlook
  58. e-Commerce Stocks on Which to Click (pt. 2) - Industry Outlook

    July 2, 2014
    e-Commerce Stocks on Which to Click (pt. 2) - Industry Outlook
  59. e-Commerce Stocks on Which to Click (pt. 1) - Industry Outlook

    July 1, 2014
    e-Commerce Stocks on Which to Click (pt. 1) - Industry Outlook
  60. Inflation hasn’t been a problem for a while now, but with both key measures of inflation on the rise, now could be the time for investors to buy TIPS.

    Is It Finally Time For TIPS?

    July 1, 2014
    Inflation hasn’t been a problem for a while now, but with both key measures of inflation on the rise, now could be the time ...
  61. How Good is the Rebound? - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 25, 2014
    This morning's soft Durable Goods report didn't provide much solace
  62. Foreign Banks Face Tough Road to Recovery - Industry Outlook

    June 16, 2014
    Foreign Banks Face Tough Road to Recovery - Industry Outlook
  63. Bear of the Day: Palo Alto Networks (PANW) - Bear of the Day

    June 4, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Palo Alto Networks (PANW) - Bear of the Day
  64. Alt-Energy Shines on Emerging Market Demand - Industry Outlook

    May 26, 2014
    Alt-Energy Shines on Emerging Market Demand - Industry Outlook
  65. Soft in Europe, Stronger at Home - Ahead of Wall Street

    May 15, 2014
    Aside from earnings reports from Wal-Mart (WMT) and Cisco (CSCO), the U.S. picture looks brighter than the Eurozone does ...
  66. Can Margins Remain Strong? - Ahead of Wall Street

    May 14, 2014
    Margins have historically tended to revert to the mean and expecting them to continue expanding may not be reasonable.
  67. 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 ...
  68. Industrial Metals Stock Outlook - May 2014 - Industry Outlook

    May 6, 2014
    Industrial Metals Stock Outlook - May 2014 - Industry Outlook
  69. The Only Tech Stocks Worth Buying Today

    May 2, 2014
    The second "dot-com" bubble is collapsing. Here's what you need to know... Unless you were living under a rock in 2001, you ...
  70. Investing In South America – Watch Out For Falling Copper Prices

    Investing In South America – Watch Out For Falling Copper Prices

    April 29, 2014
    Downward pressure on copper is testing bullish metal traders and should be factored in when investing in primary export countries ...
  71. Railroad Stocks Navigate a Choppy Track - Industry Outlook

    April 25, 2014
    Railroad Stocks Navigate a Choppy Track - Industry Outlook
  72. As the market has swooned, so has stocks' valuations.

    The Time To Focus On Value ETFs Is Now

    April 10, 2014
    As the market has swooned, so has stocks' valuations. That’s making many investors nervous. The key to navigating this environment ...
  73. While the specter of rising interest rates have been haunting the markets for years now, it seems that fear is finally coming true.

    The Time For Short Duration Bonds Is Now

    March 31, 2014
    While the specter of rising interest rates have been haunting the markets for years now, it seems that fear is finally coming ...
  74. Hotels & Lodging Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 31, 2014
    Hotels & Lodging Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook
  75. Bull of the Day: Canadian Solar (CSIQ) - Bull of the Day

    March 25, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Canadian Solar (CSIQ) - Bull of the Day
  76. This Well-Known Company Could Pay A 40% Dividend Yield

    March 14, 2014
    Just a few years ago, a select group of companies started doing something extraordinary... They created a "Dividend ...
  77. If There's A Bubble, It's In These Stocks

    March 14, 2014
    Bull market critics have long said stocks are soaring mainly because of the Federal Reserve's stimulus program known ...
  78. Forget Google -- This Is The Best Stock For The Internet's Next ...

    March 13, 2014
    You have to have some sympathy for the executives at San Jose, Calif.-based Echelon Corp. (Nasdaq: ELON). They've been ...
  79. e-Commerce Stock Update - March 2014 (pt. 2) - Industry Outlook

    March 6, 2014
    e-Commerce Stock Update - March 2014 (pt. 2) - Industry Outlook
  80. Can We Trust Chinese Data? - Ahead of Wall Street

    February 12, 2014
    Positive trade data out of China and weak-looking European numbers provide the backdrop for today's market action.
  81. For contrarian investors, the nation’s equities could be one of the best bargains and offer a great risk-to-reward ratio.

    While The World Watches The Olympics, Investors Should Focus ...

    February 11, 2014
    Returns for investors in Russia have been a complete disappointment over the last few years. The recent asset flight has ...
  82. 3 Micro-Cap Stocks With Triple-Digit Upside

    February 5, 2014
    Over the past few weeks, I've been chatting with my colleague Bob Bogda about the potential for home run stocks. These ...
  83. Alternative Energy Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook

    February 4, 2014
    Alternative Energy Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook
  84. Bull of the Day: Finisar (FNSR) - Bull of the Day

    January 17, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Finisar (FNSR) - Bull of the Day
  85. 14 Rapid Fire ETF Ideas for 2014

    December 30, 2013
    Major equity indexes kicked off 2013 with a bang as politicians on Capitol Hill steered the nation away from the fiscal cliff ...
  86. Railroad Industry Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook

    December 27, 2013
    Railroad Industry Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook
  87. A major election win could finally be the spark that will send Indian equities higher and up their potential. For investors, the time could be right to be on the merging market nation.

    Election News Is A Huge Positive For Indian Equities

    December 24, 2013
    After a few years of disappointment, change may be coming to India. A major election win could finally be the spark that ...
  88. Since Warren Buffett's moves are so widely followed, we’ve chosen to take the path less traveled by looking at ten influential managers that don’t quite get the same media attention.

    Ten Money Managers Worth Following

    December 23, 2013
    Generally speaking, most retail investors along with the media outlets tend to closely follow the moves of well-known investors ...
  89. The Best and Worst Performing Dividend ETFs of 2013

    December 19, 2013
    2013 was another year full of record-low interest rates, prompting income investors to turn their attention elsewhere. For ...
  90. Best and Worst Sector ETFs of 2013

    December 18, 2013
    This year shaped up to be quite kind to investors, as bullish forces prevailed despite a number of bumps in the road. 2013 ...
  91. 7 ETF Types To Be Thankful For

    November 28, 2013
    This year has shaped up to be quite kind to investors as major equity indexes are holding onto double-digit gains ahead of ...
  92. Business Services Stock Outlook - Nov 2013 - Industry Outlook

    November 21, 2013
    Business Services Stock Outlook - Nov 2013 - Industry Outlook
  93. 3 Stocks To Sell Before The Next Meltdown

    November 19, 2013
    The major indices keep hitting new all-time highs, and as a trader, that makes life pretty easy. Basically, you have a bullish ...
  94. This Simple Tool Could Save Your Portfolio

    November 18, 2013
    Last week, stock prices reacted to the news. Stock picking could become more important as the market reaches new highs, and ...
  95. The 10 Most Popular Dividend ETFs: What You Need to Know

    November 18, 2013
    With interest rates looking to stay near zero for some time yet, yield-hungry investors have taken to equity markets for ...
  96. Short Sellers Pile On Applied Materials and STMicroelectronics ...

    October 26, 2013
    Among the leading semiconductor stocks, Applied Materials (NASDAQ: STM) saw the most significant rises in short interest ...
  97. For those investors looking at the long term, ignore the taper talk and focus on dividends.

    Dividend Stocks Still Matter

    October 24, 2013
    For those investors looking at the long term, ignore the taper talk and focus on dividends. The pay-outs from equities have ...
  98. These Companies Are Ready To Profit From Rising Interest Rates

    October 23, 2013
    The finance department at Charles Schwab (Nasdaq: SCHW) has a very large problem.The firm has been so successful at attracting ...
  99. Microsemi’s $7.18-a-share offer represents a premium of 50% over Symmetrom’s closing stock price on Monday.

    Time Is On Symmetricom’s Side

    October 22, 2013
    The atomic clock equipment maker Symmetricom Inc.’s (Nasdaq:SYMM) stock exploded on Tuesday after the power-management chipmaker ...
  100. 3 Sectors ETF Investors Should Buy And Hold For The Mid-Cycle ...

    October 16, 2013
    The seemingly endless tug of war between the bulls and bears on Wall Street can be frustrating for even the most patient ...
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