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  1. Merck Up on OncoEthix Acquisition Deal, Oncology in Focus - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Merck (MRK) acquired Swiss biotech privately held company, OncoEthix, and added a promising experimental early-stage candidate, ...
  2. AstraZeneca's Lynparza Approved in EU for Ovarian Cancer - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    AstraZeneca's (AZN) Lynparza was approved as a monotherapy for the maintenance treatment of adults suffering from ovarian ...
  3. Will Cuba Be the New Investment Hub for US Telecom? - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Recently, President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. intends to normalize its diplomatic and economic relations with ...
  4. Oil Supplies Fall on Import Drop, Production Hits Record High ...

    December 19, 2014
    EIA's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles recorded a smaller-than-expected decline despite domestic production ...
  5. Video Game Stock Roundup: Candy Crush Saga for Windows Phones ...

    December 19, 2014
    Video gaming stocks seem to ride along the positive momentum created by bullish U.S. stock indices over the past five days. ...
  6. Arthur J. Gallagher Buys Affinity Marketing Group & iBEN - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG), an insurance brokerage and risk management services firm, announced the acquisition ...
  7. Twitter (TWTR) Targets Russia for Ad Selling Activities - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    San Francisco-based micro blogging site, Twitter Inc. (TWTR), recently started selling advertising rights in Russia in an ...
  8. Comcast Rolls Out 4K Ultra HD Content by Xfinity in UHD App ...

    December 19, 2014
    Comcast the largest cable MSO (multi service operator) in the U.S., has joined the 4K race with the launch of a new app named ...
  9. Qualcomm Boosts WiFi Chipset Business; China Woes Persist - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Qualcomm Incorporated (QCOM) is facing challenges related to its licensing business in China.
  10. Are Amazon & Macmillan Making Peace with Multiyear Deal? - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    E-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) signed a multi-year agreement with book publisher Macmillan, effective from Jan 5, ...
  11. Oracle Hits Decade High on Q2 Earnings Beat: 3 ETFs in Focus ...

    December 19, 2014
    The smooth trading in Oracle led to the rally in these ETFs.
  12. GOL Linhas November Traffic Up on Favorable Developments - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (GOL) posted a significant rise in air traffic for the month of November, this year. ...
  13. 3 Top Performing Vanguard Mutual Funds in 2014 - Mutual Fund ...

    December 19, 2014
    Vanguard is among the world's largest mutual fund companies and has a robust $2.4 trillion invested in the U.S. Last year, ...
  14. DeVry to Buy Faculdade Ideal; Bolster Presence in Brazil - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    DeVry Education Group, Inc.'s (DV) announced that its subsidiary, DeVry Brasil, has agreed to buy Faculdade Ideal (Faci). ...
  15. Barrick Gold to Suspend Operations at the Lumwana Mine - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Barrick Gold Corporation (ABX) has announced that it will suspend operations at the Lumwana copper mine in Zambia following ...
  16. Equinix (EQIX) Closes $1.5B Credit Facility; Shares Gain - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Global data center service provider, Equinix Inc. (EQIX) declared the completion of its $1.5 billion senior secured credit ...
  17. Ericsson- Telefonica to Boost Lifestyle in Peruvian Amazon - ...

    December 19, 2014
    Ericsson (ERIC) collaborated with Telefonica Peru to provide internet connectivity to the Peruvian Amazon region of Latin ...
  18. Rite Aid Soars on Robust Q3 Earnings & Raised FY15 View - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Shares of Rite Aid Corporation (RAD) soared nearly 11.9% during yesterday's trading after the company posted better-than-anticipated ...
  19. Global X Plans for an Emerging Market SuperDividend ETF - ETF ...

    December 19, 2014
    The next version of the popular Global X SuperDividend lineup looks to target high yielders in the emerging market space. ...
  20. Varian Medical Systems Inc. (VAR): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    December 19, 2014
    Varian ended fiscal 2014 on a disappointing note. Both earnings per share (EPS) and revenues missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate
  21. DIRECTV (DTV): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity Research ...

    December 19, 2014
    DIRECTV reported strong financial results for the third quarter of 2014 whereby both the top and the bottom line surpassed ...
  22. OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (OVTI): New Analyst Report from ...

    December 19, 2014
    OmniVision is an OEM of CMOS image sensors and support circuitry used within handsets, notebooks and other mass markets. ...
  23. KB Home (KBH) Opens Design Studio in Centennial, Denver - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    KB Home (KBH) recently unveiled a KB Home Design Studio in Centennial, Denver, CO.
  24. 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 ...
  25. Celanese (CE) to Increase Price of Acetic Anhydride - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Celanese (CE) has decided to hike the prices of list and off-list selling prices for acetic anhydride.
  26. NPS Pharmaceuticals and Shire Up on Takeover Rumors - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    A report from Bloomberg indicated that the Shire is considering a potential acquisition of the NPS Pharma.
  27. Discover Financial Inorganic Growth Solid, Cost Woes Linger - ...

    December 18, 2014
    On Dec 18, 2014, we issued an updated research report on Discover Financial Services (DFS).
  28. 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 ...
  29. Inogen (INGN) Now a Strong Buy on Positive 2015 Outlook - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    On Dec 18, 2014, Zacks Investment Research upgraded home care oxygen therapy provider Inogen Inc (INGN) to a Zacks Rank #1 ...
  30. Visa's Sturdy Capital Signals Growth, Regulations a Risk - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    We issued an updated research report on Visa Inc. (V), citing the opportunities and challenges that the company.
  31. 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 ...
  32. Herbalife Hits 52-Week Low on Ackman's Fresh Accusations - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Shares of Herbalife Ltd (HLF) hit a 52-week low of $35.45 on Dec 17 after activist investor William Bill Ackman stated that ...
  33. Copa Airlines November Traffic Up on Operational Strength - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Copa Holdings SA's (CPA) business arm ??? Copa Airlines ??? posted a significant rise in air traffic in the month of November. ...
  34. Telecom Stock Roundup: FCC Slaps Cramming Charges on Sprint, ...

    December 18, 2014
    Last week has been pretty eventful for the telecom industry as pricing competition intensified.
  35. Eastman to Expand Longview Texanol Ester Alcohol Facility - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Eastman Chemical (EMN) announces expansion at its Texanol ester alcohol manufacturing facility in Longview.
  36. 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 ...
  37. Alaska Airlines Crew Approve 5-Year Labor Contract - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Flight attendants at Alaska Airlines, the wholly owned subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (ALK), have voted in favor of a five-year ...
  38. Sprint Expands 2.5 GHz LTE Coverage to 16 New US Markets - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Sprint has extended its super-fast LTE data speed service, running on 2.5 GHz spectrum, to 16 new markets, including Charlotte, ...
  39. Verizon Strong on LTE, FiOS Internet; Cost Woes Prevail - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Verizon Communications Inc.'s (VZ) consistent market share gains, strong LTE sales and the rollout of FiOS Internet should ...
  40. Digital River Soars on Extended Agreement with Microsoft - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Shares of the global cloud-commerce company, Digital River Inc. (DRIV) soared 42.8% touching a high of $24.72, finally closing ...
  41. Hedge Volatility in Your Portfolio with These Alternative ETFs ...

    December 18, 2014
    These ETFs provide dynamic exposure according to the level of market volatility and could prove beneficial amid market turbulence.
  42. Varian Eyes MeVis to Enhance Imaging Components Portfolio - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    The acquisition of Germany-based MeVis Medical Solutions AG will add cancer screening software to Varian Medical Systems, ...
  43. PPG Industries' SOLARBAN in Los Angeles Skyscrapers - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    PPG Industries' (PPG) SOLARBAN glass has been featured in two Los Angeles landmark skyscrapers, Citigroup Center and KPMG ...
  44. Chevron Cancels Arctic Drilling Project, Ukraine to Suffer - ...

    December 18, 2014
    Big energy players pulling investments out of Ukraine is dimming the nation's hopes of gaining energy independence from Russian ...
  45. Kinross Gold (KGC) Closes Fruta del Norte Project Sale - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Kinross Gold Corporation (KGC) announced that it has completed the earlier announced sale of all of its interest in Aurelian ...
  46. TE Connectivity (TEL) Announces a 14% Dividend Increase - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    In an effort to enhance its shareholders' value, TE Connectivity Ltd. (TEL) declared a 14% increase in its quarterly dividend ...
  47. Oil Prices Crashing: Will It Hurt These Chemical Plays? - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Crashing oil prices have put a spate of chemical companies at risk of losing their shale-derived feedstock cost advantage.
  48. DeVry Education (DV) to Buy Damasio Educacional in Brazil - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    DeVry Education Group, Inc.'s (DV) share price rose around 1% on Dec 17, after the education company announced that its subsidiary, ...
  49. Baidu Confirms Making an Investment in Uber Technologies - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Baidu (BIDU) announced that it is purchasing a stake in car-hailing app Uber Technologies Inc. in a bid to extend its penetration ...
  50. Stock Market News for December 18, 2014 - Market News

    December 18, 2014
    Benchmarks enjoyed their best day this year on Wednesday as the Fed issued encouraging statements regarding economic growth ...
  51. Microsoft Azure to Offer IronWorker Application Service - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) has partnered with cloud application services provider Iron.io per which Iron.io will now allow ...
  52. Macau Anti-Corruption Drive to Intensify, Casino Stocks Dip - ...

    December 18, 2014
    China is again reportedly set to launch a major crackdown to restrict illegal money transfers. This lowered the share price ...
  53. Oracle Q2 Earnings In Line, Revenues Up on Cloud Business - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Oracle Corp.'s (ORCL) second-quarter fiscal 2015 earnings of 65 cents (including stock-based compensation but excluding other ...
  54. Yet Another ETF to Follow Stock Market Legends Debuts - ETF News ...

    December 18, 2014
    The latest ETF to track Wall Street titans hit the market, this time with an actively managed strategy.
  55. Handicapping the Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Outlook

    December 17, 2014
    Handicapping the Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Outlook
  56. Handicapping the Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    December 17, 2014
    Handicapping the Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  57. T-Mobile US Unveils Data Rollover Plan, Upgrades Network - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    T-Mobile US Inc. (TMUS) introduced a new data plan named "Data Stash," which will allow the company's wireless ...
  58. Ericsson-Ethio Telecom to Boost 2G/3G Network in Ethiopia - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Ericsson (ERIC) penned a framework contract with Ethio Telecom to help the latter in enhancing the performance and capacity ...
  59. DuPont Selling Neoprene to Denka Performance Elastomer - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    DuPont (DD) is selling its Neoprene product line for an undisclosed price.
  60. VeriFone, First Data Partner for Payment Data Security - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Recently, VeriFone Systems, Inc. (PAY) announced its collaboration with First Data Corporation to prevent consumer payment ...
  61. Inogen (INGN) Reiterates 2014 Guidance, Initiates for 2015 - ...

    December 17, 2014
    For 2015, Inogen, Inc. (INGN) projects total revenue in the range of $130-$135 million, representing 20%-25% growth over ...
  62. Masimo's Multigas Monitoring Module Gets 510(k), CE Mark - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Masimo Corporation's (MASI) ISA OR+ multigas monitoring is a Masimo Open Connect (MOC-9) Module for the Root patient monitoring ...
  63. Will BlackBerry (BBRY) Surpass Earnings Estimates? - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    We expect Canadian smartphone manufacturer, BlackBerry Limited (BBRY), to beat expectations when it reports third-quarter ...
  64. 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.
  65. Genomic Health's Oncotype DX Positive in Multiple Studies - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Developer of genomic-based clinical laboratory services, Genomic Health Inc. (GHDX) recently announced positive feedback ...
  66. Novartis Successfully Expands Signifor Label in the U.S. - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Novartis's (NVS) Signifor long-acting release was approved in the U.S. for the acromegaly indication.
  67. Sprint Faces FCC Spat for Forged Billing, Shares Tank 6% - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Sprint Corporation (S) seems to have landed itself in hot waters with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) planning ...
  68. Montpelier Premiums Improvement Initiatives Look Promising - ...

    December 17, 2014
    On Dec 16, we issued an updated research report on Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd. (MRH).
  69. OncoGenex's Pancreatic Cancer Study Fully Enrolled - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OGXI) has completed enrolling patients in its phase II Rainier study on apatorsen for previously ...
  70. Airline Stock Roundup: Delta Offers Long-Term Outlook, Southwest ...

    December 17, 2014
    We are not too perturbed by the decline in stock prices of almost all the major carriers over the past week.
  71. Volcano Agrees for Sellout to Philips to Aid Global Expansion ...

    December 17, 2014
    Volcano Corporation (VOLC) recently entered into a definitive merger agreement with the Netherlands-based electronics major ...
  72. 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 ...
  73. LyondellBasell Poised to Gain from Ethylene Expansion - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    We have issued an updated research report on chemical giant LyondellBasell Industries NV (LYB).
  74. CVS Health Up on Dividend Hike, Fresh Buyback, Outlook - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    CVS Health (CVS) will raise its quarterly cash dividend by 27% to 35 cents per share from the prior payout of 27.5 cents.
  75. Air Methods: A Strong Sell on Weak Q3 & Estimate Revision - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    On Dec 17, 2014, Zacks Investment Research downgraded medical services provider Air Methods Corp (AIRM) to a Zacks Rank #5 ...
  76. Short Foreign Stocks with These ETFs - ETF News And Commentary

    December 17, 2014
    These ETFs could be compelling choice for bearish investors.
  77. Sealed Air Unveils Redone Website & Sustainability Report - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Sealed Air (SEE) announces launch of redesigned website and latest sustainability report.
  78. Office Depot's Lucrative Deals for Last Minute Shoppers - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    With holiday shopping in full swing, Office Depot, Inc. (ODP) has announced a set of lucrative deals for the eleventh-hour ...
  79. Praxair (PX) Hikes Gas Prices to Counter Higher Expenses - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Praxair Inc. (PX) recently hiked the prices of industrial, specialty and medical gases for its bulk gas customers in the ...
  80. 4 Stocks Better than Las Vegas Sands in 2014 - Analyst Blog

    December 17, 2014
    Most of the gambling stocks have suffered this year with Las Vegas Sands turning out to be one of the biggest losers. However, ...
  81. Leucadia Subsidiary Jefferies Posts Weak Q4, Outlook Solid - ...

    December 17, 2014
    Leucadia National Corporation's (LUK) wholly owned subsidiary, Jefferies Group LLC, reported adjusted net earnings of $19.2 ...
  82. Stock Market News for December 17, 2014 - Market News

    December 17, 2014
    Benchmarks ended in the red for the third-straight session after volatile trading on Tuesday
  83. 3 Construction Stocks for the 2014 Housing Recovery - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    The new home construction market has recovered at a steady pace in the second half of 2014 after a slump at the beginning ...
  84. Navistar (NAV) Reports Narrower Q4 Loss, Misses Estimates - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Navistar International Corporation (NAV) reported fourth-quarter fiscal 2014 adjusted net loss from continuing operations ...
  85. 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 ...
  86. 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.
  87. Synovus Financial Corporation (SNV): New Analyst Report from ...

    December 17, 2014
    Synovus' third-quarter 2014 net income came in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Higher revenues and reduction in provisions ...
  88. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    December 17, 2014
    We maintain our Neutral recommendation on Verizon Communications. Consistent market share gains, strong LTE (Long Term Evolution) ...
  89. Forget Oil; This Commodity's Dive Could Make Traders 32%

    December 17, 2014
    As analysts debate over when oil prices will find a bottom, crude continues to plunge. While traders are chasing the sell-off ...
  90. Arthur J. Gallagher Acquires O'Gorman & Young and Affiliate - ...

    December 16, 2014
    Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG) announced the acquisition of O'Gorman & Young, Incorporated, along with its affiliate ...
  91. AT&T Wireline, Wireless Shows Strength; Churn Woes Linger - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    AT&T, Inc.'s (T) wireless churn rate may increase in the upcoming quarter compared to the year-ago period.
  92. ON Semiconductor Launches 2 New AC-DC Drivers - Analyst Blog

    December 16, 2014
    ON Semiconductor (ONNN) recently expanded the NCL3008x product line with the launch of two new series of power factor corrected ...
  93. 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 ...
  94. PPG Industries (PPG) Offers New Duranar Coatings Samples - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    PPG Industries (PPG) provides 10-by-10-inch paper color samples of 10 popular DURANAR coatings on its web portal.
  95. United Airlines to Add More Flights to China for Summer 2015 ...

    December 16, 2014
    United Airlines,the wholly owned subsidiary of United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL), intends to launch additional flights ...
  96. Ericsson-Orange LTE-Advanced FDD Trial Successful - Analyst Blog

    December 16, 2014
    Ericsson (ERIC) in collaboration with Orange declared the successful testing of 3.4-3.6 GHz (3.5 GHz) frequencies in Bordeaux, ...
  97. 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 ...
  98. Orange Enters Exclusive Talks with BT Group Over EE Deal - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Yesterday, BT Group Plc. (BT) conveyed its interest in taking over U.K.-based wireless operator EE, which is jointly held ...
  99. Ventas Moves Closer to American Realty Healthcare Merger - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Ventas (VTR) moved a step closer to its merger with American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust (HCT), with the Securities and ...
  100. Navient Rewards Shareholders with New Buyback Program - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Navient Corporation (NAVI) announced a new share repurchase program for up to $1.0 billion of its outstanding common stock.
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