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  1. BMO Buying Marshall & Illsley

    December 17, 2010
    BMO makes a deep-value, scratch-and-dent purchase.
  2. Novartis Brings Alcon Into The Fold

    December 16, 2010
    Novartis closes the deal for Alcon.
  3. The Curious And Complicated Case Of MannKind

    December 15, 2010
    MannKind is a classic high-risk high-reward biotech story.
  4. Merck Makes A Smart Buy

    December 3, 2010
    Merck is making an exciting bet on a possible diabetes breakthrough.
  5. Say Oui To French ADRs

    November 17, 2010
    These three French ADRs may not have been your first choice, but we promise: it doesn't make you un-American to snap them ...
  6. The Falling Dollar - The Debate Rages On

    November 16, 2010
    The long- and short-term effects of the falling dollar.
  7. 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 ...
  8. Will Gorilla Make Corning King Of The Jungle?

    November 3, 2010
    Corning has a promising new product, but its valuation seems difficult to justify.
  9. Trick Or Treat For Biodel?

    October 21, 2010
    Will Biodel's upcoming PDUFA date give investors a treat or just leave a sour taste?
  10. Beaten Down Stocks With Expected High Growth

    October 15, 2010
    These four value stocks have high expected growth, especially when compared to their peers.
  11. The Long Term Play In Healthcare Facilities

    October 6, 2010
    Healthcare related real estate will see its star rise as the population ages.
  12. Potential Takeout Targets

    October 1, 2010
    While there is no secret formula for identifying the next possible takeover targets, you can often get some worthwhile ideas ...
  13. What's Your Brand's Social Media Quotient?

    September 27, 2010
    Is there a correlation between a company's social media presence and its stock price?
  14. 4 Cheap, High-Quality Stocks

    September 23, 2010
    Stocks trading below the S&P 500 P/E average are cheap, but are they a good buy?
  15. Top-Heavy Pharmaceuticals

    August 27, 2010
    Investors should keep an eye on how much drug companies rely on its top sellers.
  16. Another Setback For Roche Is Bad News For ImmunoGen

    August 27, 2010
    Roche suffers another setback to its key cancer franchise, while ImmunoGen faces a major delay in royalty payments.
  17. 5 Stocks Generating Cash

    August 24, 2010
    Cash flow can at times be a more accurate performance measurement than reported earnings.
  18. Big Pharma's Big Problem

    August 16, 2010
    Big Pharma's best patents are expiring, but it may be able to reinvent itself through acquisitions.
  19. Big REIT Dividends

    August 6, 2010
    Thanks to low interest rates, investors are shying away from Government bonds and GICs.
  20. 3 Hearty Healthcare Investments

    August 6, 2010
    Should the broad market find its legs, look for these issues to outperform.
  21. Five Low Price-To-Book Value Stocks

    July 30, 2010
    Stocks with low price-to-book values tend to be safer, on average, than the overall market. Here's a look at five that may ...
  22. 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.
  23. 5 Companies With Cash To Spend

    July 8, 2010
    These 5 companies have tons of cash on hand, but what should they do with it?
  24. Cancer Vaccines Continue To Show Promise

    July 7, 2010
    Dendreon has put cancer vaccines back in the spotlight, but can they live up to their hype?
  25. The Book Is Thrown At Barnes & Noble

    June 30, 2010
    The decline in Barnes & Noble's traditional book business is happening faster than expected.
  26. Strength And Value In Technology

    June 23, 2010
    The technology sector has been the leader in 2010, and there are still value plays among the top performers.
  27. The World Cup 2010 Portfolio

    June 2, 2010
    Stocks that could really score during the World Cup 2010.
  28. Adding Some Steak To A Portfolio

    May 25, 2010
    Now that global demand for beef is increasing, the market sector looks like a good long-term winner.
  29. Meaty Results From Zhongpin And Tyson

    May 12, 2010
    The U.S. food market is cyclical and slow-growing, but overseas markets may still hold promise for investors.
  30. Protect On The Downside With Broadridge

    May 11, 2010
    Recent events indicate upside potential for Broadridge shareholders.
  31. Relief With Bristol-Myers Squibb

    May 6, 2010
    BMY's strong reaction after first-quarter earnings seems more like relief, as the company still has many challenges to surmount. ...
  32. The Lazy Man's ETF Portfolio

    April 30, 2010
    How will a lazy man's portfolio of four ETFs fare against four selected holdings?
  33. Kinetic Concepts Share Price To Regenerate

    April 29, 2010
    Kinetic Concepts' stocks fell due to missing analysts' expectations, so investors have the opportunity to pick them up for ...
  34. 3 Healthy Healthcare Stocks

    April 6, 2010
    Strong dividends offer additional safety to investors concerned about the bull market's sustainability.
  35. Enjoy Nature's Bounty

    March 25, 2010
    Business is booming in nutrition and healthy living. Consider adding some of these stocks to your portfolio for a boost. ...
  36. High Tech Dividends

    March 18, 2010
    After a banner year in 2009, many tech investors are worried about their holdings. Instead of selling, investors should take ...
  37. 3D Television Reality Check

    March 17, 2010
    Panasonic and Samsung are gung-ho about 3D television, but is the average consumer? Investors shouldn't get too excited just ...
  38. Pharmaceutical Profits That Aren't For The Dogs

    March 15, 2010
    Merck and Sanofi-Aventis recently combined their animal health businesses, lending further evidence to the notion that this ...
  39. Stocks Over $100

    March 11, 2010
    Stocks selling over $100 per share have an appeal that can't be explained by any conventional financial theory.
  40. Sardar Biglari's Big Idea

    March 8, 2010
    Controversial CEO of Steak N Shake, Sardar Biglari, is moving forward with his plan to convert the company into a Buffett-style ...
  41. Banks Get Sunburned In Florida

    February 16, 2010
    Florida's sunny weather created a real estate bubble that has left some banks burned.
  42. High Flying IPOs Five Years Later

    January 27, 2010
    The best performing IPOs of 2004 have all done poorly since. Will the top performers from 2009 do the same?
  43. Is Finance Ruining Movies?

    January 19, 2010
    Is the financial industry ruining movies? That depends on whom you ask.
  44. Steak 'N Shake Serves Up New Directions

    December 18, 2009
    Steak 'N Shake reported excellent earnings, but the real story is Chairman Sardar Biglari's plan to turn the company into ...
  45. Four Healthcare Stocks On Fire

    November 18, 2009
    Fourth healthcare stocks that have brushed aside any potential adversity that could arise from future legislation for the ...
  46. Why Amazon Wants The iPhone To Win

    November 9, 2009
    The iPhone as an e-book reader is assumed to be the beginning of the end for Amazon's Kindle.
  47. 4 Chinese Stocks With A Future

    October 20, 2009
    Not all Chinese stocks are reliant on exports for continued growth.
  48. Marvel-Disney's Magical Kingdom

    October 8, 2009
    Many in the investment community are wondering whether the Marvel-Disney merger is a good deal after all.
  49. Banks Turn To Investors For Handout

    September 23, 2009
    The first round of the bank bailout was provided by the U.S. government; round two is coming from the investing public.
  50. Finding Deep Value In The Meat Department

    September 18, 2009
    A deep value look at five meat products companies.
  51. IAC Interactive Spinoff's One-Year Review

    September 8, 2009
    The IAC Interactive spinoff is just over a year old, and investors are still waiting for the promised increase in shareholder ...
  52. Exotic Telecoms With Dividend Appeal

    September 3, 2009
    The biggest names in telecom stocks aren't the only belles at the ball.
  53. Banking Sector Still Dealing With Problem Loan Issue

    September 2, 2009
    The Banking sector has passed the worst of the crisis, but still has billions in bad loans that need to be dealt with. This ...
  54. Cramer's Four Horsemen Still In The Saddle

    August 20, 2009
    Cramer's "must have" tech stock picks should continue to outperform.
  55. Enjoy Nature's Bounty

    July 31, 2009
    Nutrition supplements company NBTY announced Q3 earnings on July 27 and it beat estimates by 80%. Can NBTY keep it up?
  56. The 5 Most Important Drugs In America

    July 28, 2009
    A look at the top-selling drugs finds that a few that make more of a difference to the company's bottom line than others. ...
  57. No Spice Left At Chipotle

    July 28, 2009
    We look at whether Chipotle has already peaked as an investment.
  58. Swine Flu Vaccine: Quantity Over Quality

    July 20, 2009
    The swine flu vaccine race appears to have multiple winners.
  59. Four Stocks Seeking A Rebound

    July 17, 2009
    Four stocks coming off of new 52-week lows and looking to bounce back.
  60. International Large Cap Bets

    July 9, 2009
    Often, investors exchange growth for additional safety by investing in the largest and safest blue chip names.
  61. Smithfield Foods Not Hogging All The Losses

    June 25, 2009
    Smithfield Foods had a tough year, with rising feed prices along with swine flu concerns, and sees another difficult year ...
  62. Are the Pros Buying? Is it Important?

    June 22, 2009
    Institutional investment numbers are not always indicative of a stock’s profit potential.
  63. Can Nokia Get Smart?

    June 17, 2009
    Even Nokia's soon-to-be-launched iPhone killer, the N97, won't solve Nokia's problems.
  64. Tool Franchisers Fight For Financing

    June 10, 2009
    Snap-on and Matco Tools are competing for franchisees, but less available financing makes it a tough go.
  65. Reassessing the IAC/Interactive Spinoff

    April 15, 2009
    We reassess IAC/Interactive's 2008 spinoff and look at stocks that look like value plays and which companies to avoid.
  66. TARP Returns Start To Snowball

    April 6, 2009
    Four more banks have returned "bailout" money. If this trend continues, it will run contary to the stated goal of stimulating ...
  67. ADP Analyst Meeting: A Review

    March 31, 2009
    ADP seeks to calm weary investors. The company's diverse sectors are promising, even with some tough competition.
  68. Scripps Network Interactive Worth A Look

    March 11, 2009
    Is Scripps Network Interactive an attractive stock in this advertising slowdown.
  69. Waiting For 'Watchmen'

    February 26, 2009
    The DC Comics-based Warner Bros. film "Watchmen" is due for release March 6. We look at its background and the comics-to-movie ...
  70. John Bean Plants The Seed For Growth

    January 22, 2009
    The ever-increasing demand for convenience food is a golden egg for profit-hungry investors.
  71. Is Sony Doomed?

    December 10, 2008
    Layoffs may help today, but that isn't the company's biggest problem.
  72. Making Your Investments Pay: Equity Income ETFs

    December 4, 2008
    The flight to extreme quality has reduced treasury yields to non-inflation beating instruments. Income ETFs are now ripe ...
  73. Dean Foods Pitches Lowball 2009 Guidance

    November 6, 2008
    Dean Foods admitted didn't put the full impact of declining commodity costs for it main raw materials.
  74. Snack On The Inventure Group

    October 30, 2008
    Micro-cap snack food producer Inventure Group is back from the dead. I'll examine why it might be a good time to bite into ...
  75. Aging Population Feeds Global Healthcare Demand

    October 30, 2008
    Investing in foreign-based healthcare providers is as important as investing in healthcare providers with a global reach. ...
  76. Earnings Roundup: Texas Instruments, SanDisk, Netflix

    October 23, 2008
    Third-quarter earnings can foretell prospects for Texas Instruments, SanDisk and Netflix.
  77. Cypress Semiconductor Spinoff Confuses Investors

    October 2, 2008
    Cypress Semiconductor spun off SunPower confusing many in the market who thought the shares dropped 70%.
  78. Two Indicators Are Better Than One

    September 22, 2008
    The MACD and Stochastic are an ideal pairing. The bullish crossovers that have occurred on these charts should catch the ...
  79. Food Companies Prepared To Pass The Buck

    August 4, 2008
    Rising input costs are hurting Tyson Foods, Pilgrim's Pride and others that can't absorb these increases.
  80. Priced To Sell

    June 24, 2008
    Find out how you can use the price-to-sales ratio to uncover true value and increase your returns.
  81. Truth Or Scare? Recall Hurts Beef Producers

    February 20, 2008
    Hidden video of abuse at a slaughterhouse triggered the largest beef recall in U.S. history. Learn which meat producers could ...
  82. Motorola Walking The Razr's Edge

    September 19, 2007
    The Razr handset is getting old. The Krzr, Pebl and Slvr have failed to impress. Perhaps Motorola should add more vowels. ...
  83. Locate Profit With GPS Technology (TRMB, GRMN, HON)

    July 3, 2007
    It seems global positioning technology is everywhere; which companies are cashing in?
  84. Is Micron Finally Bottoming Out? (MU)

    June 7, 2007
    Micron has been testing recent lows for most of 2007. Is it finally time to look at this leading tech indicator?
  85. The Nuts And Bolts Of Tool Making

    May 23, 2007
    The tool business is a good business to be in right now. Here are three companies with a grip on the industry.
  86. Carving A Niche In A Crowded Market (SNE, MC, HAR)

    May 9, 2007
    A look at three companies who use a variety of strategies to compete in the fierce consumer-electronics game.
  87. DreamWorks Stops The Show (DWA)

    February 7, 2007
    While short-term concerns are likely to dominate trading in DreamWorks shares, the company's excellent entertainment franchise ...
  88. Get Your Game On (ERTS)

    January 25, 2007
    Game maker Electronic Arts should benefit from a pick-up in PS3 game console sales later this year.
  89. Bristol-Myers Hurt By Plavix, Saved By Demographics (BMY)

    November 16, 2006
    Despite BMY's recent struggles with its Plavix sales, favorable demographics make the stock a good investment to consider. ...
  90. The Heat Is On (SNE)

    October 6, 2006
    A spate of bad news has prompted a sell-off in Sony. Is it time to buy?
  91. Are Video Games A Good Play?

    June 8, 2006
    A look at the early stages of the new wave of video game consoles.
  92. A Look at Economic Moats - Part 1

    November 15, 2005
    Part one of a two part piece on the Buffett- coined concept of "economic moat".
  93. The Little Things That Matter

    October 26, 2005
    Everybody's talking about it but how exactly do you invest in nanotechnology? Let David Harper shed some light on the subject. ...
  94. AAPL Rotten to the Core?

    September 12, 2005
    We all love our iPods, but does this make Apple a good investment? Learn more as the Investopedia Advisor looks into AAPL's ...
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