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  1. Wal-Mart to Heighten Poultry Safety Measures to Curb Risks - ...

    December 19, 2014
    In order to protect consumers against foodborne diseases, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) has decided to strengthen its poultry ...
  2. Wal-Mart Stores (WMT): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity Research ...

    December 18, 2014
    Wal-Mart's third quarter fiscal 2015 earnings of $1.15 came in line with estimates, which show that the second half of the ...
  3. Is It Safe to Buy? - Video Blog

    December 17, 2014
    It's not 1998 all over again, so you want to be buying under S&P 2000
  4. 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 ...
  5. 3 U.S. Medical Devices Stocks That Surged in 2014 - Analyst Blog

    December 17, 2014
    The prospects of the medical devices industry have improved following a Republican victory in the midterm elections.
  6. 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. ...
  7. The Amazon Enigma

    December 4, 2014
    Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: by 2016. Amazon’s revenue and share price highlights the past decade's growth.   Where Are The ...
  8. Europe Takes a Positive Step - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 2, 2014
    Stocks appear on track to reverse course in today's session following a positive market action in Europe ahead of the ECB ...
  9. Closing the Books on Q3 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    November 25, 2014
    Closing the Books on Q3 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  10. Dow, S&P 500 Little Changed Despite Upward 3Q GDP Revision

    November 25, 2014
    U.S. stocks were little changed as U.S. data showed the economy grew more than previously forecast in the third quarter. ...
  11. Dow, S&P 500 Little Changed Despite Upwards 3Q GDP Revision

    November 25, 2014
    U.S. stocks were little changed as U.S. data showed the economy grew more than previously forecast in the third quarter. ...
  12. Retail Earnings Beating Low Expectations - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 20, 2014
    There is no doubt we see some improvement in the results from these industry players, but the magnitude of positive reactions ...
  13. Q4 Estimates Keep Coming Down - Earnings Trends

    November 18, 2014
    Q4 Estimates Keep Coming Down - Earnings Trends
  14. Taking Stock of Q3 Earnings Season - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 13, 2014
    Keep in mind that the stock market's sharp rebound hasn't been concentrated in sectors that we would typically associate ...
  15. Q3 Earnings Season in Final Stretch - Earnings Trends

    November 13, 2014
    Q3 Earnings Season in Final Stretch - Earnings Trends
  16. Market to Take a Breather - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 12, 2014
    Stocks appear on track to start today's session in the red after back-to-back record finishes the last few days.
  17. Q4 Guiding Steeply Lower - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 10, 2014
    With the beleaguered retail sector getting the limelight in the coming days, the trend over lowered Q4 guidance is likely ...
  18. Retail eCommerce Eyes 2014 Holiday Season - Industry Outlook

    November 4, 2014
    Retail eCommerce Eyes 2014 Holiday Season - Industry Outlook
  19. 3 Indicators Predict a Sell-off That Could Make Traders 87%

    October 22, 2014
    The small-cap Russell 2000 is officially in a correction, falling as much as 12% from its September high. Even after this ...
  20. 5 Stocks To Watch Ahead Of Halloween

    October 21, 2014
    The upcoming holiday offers something to look forward to for candy and snack food makers such as Hershey Co (NYSE: FOXA). ...
  21. 2 ETFs to Deliver Double-Digit Gains from the Small-Cap Meltdown

    September 25, 2014
    Bigger isn't necessarily better, but over the past six months, the bigger the market capitalization, the better the investment ...
  22. Q2 Earnings Season in Rearview Mirror - Earnings Trends

    August 28, 2014
    Q2 Earnings Season in Rearview Mirror - Earnings Trends
  23. MedTech Defies Sequestration, M&As Steal the Show - Industry ...

    August 26, 2014
    MedTech Defies Sequestration, M&As Steal the Show - Industry Outlook
  24. This Food Stock Is Primed For A 30% Spike

    August 25, 2014
    As a player for the famed Brooklyn Dodgers, Eddie Stanky earned his stripes as a baseball great. His manager, Leo Durocher, ...
  25. My 3-Part Strategy For Collecting $65,000 In Dividend Checks

    August 25, 2014
    If you're a regular reader of Dividend Opportunities, you know I love getting -- and reinvesting -- dividend paychecks. ...
  26. Record Earnings & Stronger Growth in Q2 - Earnings Trends

    August 20, 2014
    Record Earnings & Stronger Growth in Q2 - Earnings Trends
  27. Wal-Mart's Woes In Attracting Clients No Different From Luxury ...

    August 19, 2014
    When asked to comment on how the retailer's core customer is adapting to the challenging economy, Wal-Mart's (NYSE: ...
  28. Q2 Earnings Success - Will It Stick Around? - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 15, 2014
    No reason to think that the positive follow-through can't continue, given the favorable momentum in the U.S. economy and ...
  29. 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
  30. Eurozone, Retail Earnings Continue to Deflate - Ahead of Wall ...

    August 14, 2014
    The weak GDP report out of Europe and more soft retail sector earnings reports are today's major developments. But stocks ...
  31. Data Informs Retail Earnings Season - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 13, 2014
    Stocks are indicated to open in the positive, bucking the overwhelmingly negative tone of this morning's data -- ranging ...
  32. Entering the August Dial-Down - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 12, 2014
    Q2 earnings season is almost over, with results from 91% of the S&P 500 members already. The Retail sector is the only ...
  33. This Company Turns Garbage Into Energy... And Could Pop 12% Soon

    July 17, 2014
    My 3-year-old son is obsessed with big, loud trucks -- and garbage trucks are his absolute favorite. So you can imagine the ...
  34. Get A 3.4% Yield With This Surprising Green Energy Leader

    July 17, 2014
    My 3-year-old son is obsessed with big, loud trucks -- and garbage trucks are his absolute favorite. So you can imagine the ...
  35. 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
  36. Closing the Books on Q1 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    June 10, 2014
    Closing the Books on Q1 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  37. Small-cap stocks have taken a beating at the hands of jittery investors, but there are opportunities if you focus on dividends.

    Playing Small-Caps In This Market? The Key Is Dividends

    May 30, 2014
    Small-cap stocks have taken a beating at the hands of jittery investors, but there are opportunities if you focus on dividends. ...
  38. Are Small Caps Predicting Volatility? - Ahead of Wall Street

    May 23, 2014
    Unlike the calm in the broad large-cap indexes, the world of small-cap stocks is anything but.
  39. Another Weak Earnings Season Coming to an End - Earnings Trends

    May 21, 2014
    Another Weak Earnings Season Coming to an End - Earnings Trends
  40. Bear of the Day: GNC Holdings (GNC) - Bear of the Day

    May 18, 2014
    Bear of the Day: GNC Holdings (GNC) - Bear of the Day
  41. 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 ...
  42. Q1 Earnings Season Coming to an End - Earnings Trends

    May 14, 2014
    Q1 Earnings Season Coming to an End - Earnings Trends
  43. A Tale of Two Markets - Ahead of Wall Street

    May 12, 2014
    Can the large-cap stock indexes remain immune from the ongoing sell-off in the small-cap space?
  44. How To Ride the Organic & Natural Products Wave

    May 6, 2014
    With consumers shopping healthier, purveyors of organic and natural foods could be great long-term buys for investors.
  45. Forget Wal-Mart -- 3 Discount Retailers On Sale Now

    May 2, 2014
    Despite new market highs and a rebound in corporate profits, post-recession job growth has been uneven at best. Falling unemployment ...
  46. MedTech's Partial Tax Repeal: Is It Enough? - Industry Outlook

    May 1, 2014
    MedTech's Partial Tax Repeal: Is It Enough? - Industry Outlook
  47. Why Wal-Mart Needs To Expand Into Financial Services

    Why Wal-Mart Needs To Expand Into Financial Services

    April 28, 2014
    Wal-Mart's slow but steady push into the financial services sector could help jumpstart the chain's moribund U.S. sales. ...
  48. 3 Stocks The Country's Largest Pension Fund Is Buying

    April 23, 2014
    As we enter earnings season for the first quarter of 2014, we are also seeing a number of 13F filings roll out ahead of the ...
  49. The Country's Largest Pension Fund Is Buying These 3 Stocks

    April 23, 2014
    As we enter earnings season for the first quarter of 2014, we are also seeing a number of 13F filings roll out ahead of the ...
  50. How Procter & Gamble Found Itself in Everyone's Cupboard

    How Procter & Gamble Found Itself in Everyone's Cupboard

    April 22, 2014
    Out of necessity, some giant corporations have narrow product lines. A bank, for instance, can package loans in only so many ...
  51. Wal-Mart was founded by a 44-year-old merchant who looked at the business model shared by the foremost retailers of the day – Woolworth, Sears – and found inefficiencies to exploit.

    How Wal-Mart Makes its Money

    April 16, 2014
    While convention dictates that it’s impossible to write about Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) without saying at least something ...
  52. Wal-Mart Vs. Amazon: Which Should You Buy?

    March 12, 2014
    Toiling in the shadows of Google (Nasdaq: GOOG), Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) and many other tech stars in California's Silicon ...
  53. 3 Steps For Finding The Best Dividend Stocks To Hold Forever

    March 12, 2014
    There is no question that one of the safest and surest ways to build long-term wealth in the stock market is through dividend ...
  54. How To Follow The Private Equity Money Into The Energy Sector

    March 11, 2014
    One of the best ways to identify sectors that are undervalued, with huge rebound potential over the next few years, is to ...
  55. Follow the Private Equity Money, Into The Energy Sector

    March 11, 2014
    One of the best ways to identify sectors that are undervalued, with huge rebound potential over the next few years, is to ...
  56. A Long Wait for Clean Data - Ahead of Wall Street

    March 6, 2014
    We will likely have to wait till May or even longer to get data that is undistorted by weather.
  57. How Can Stocks Build on This? - Ahead of Wall Street

    February 26, 2014
    The market simply doesn't seem to have the fuel to push stocks higher.
  58. Can the Gains Continue? - Ahead of Wall Street

    February 24, 2014
    The absence of answers to economic questions at least through April will limit the market's ability to build on recent gains. ...
  59. Earnings Guidance Remains Weak - Earnings Trends

    February 20, 2014
    Earnings Guidance Remains Weak - Earnings Trends
  60. 11 Stocks Delivering Deceptively Strong Profits

    February 18, 2014
    For half a decade, investors have been waiting for the economy to start generating faster growth.#-ad_banner-#The fact that ...
  61. 11 Stocks Delivering Surprisingly Strong Profits

    February 18, 2014
    For half a decade, investors have been waiting for the economy to start generating faster growth.#-ad_banner-#The fact that ...
  62. MedTech Industry Stock Update - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    January 7, 2014
    MedTech Industry Stock Update - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  63. Forget Wal-Mart: This Is The Only Clothing Retailer I'd Own Right ...

    November 29, 2013
    For investors looking to buy stock in a clothing retailer, it would normally be a no-brainer to consider stalwarts like Wal-Mart ...
  64. How's Your Black Friday Portfolio? - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 29, 2013
    Starting the retail holiday shopping season on Thanksgiving was an unmitigated success.
  65. Bernanke's Forward Guidance Emphasis - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 20, 2013
    Bernanke and other Fed officials are trying to sell the 'tapering-is-not-tightening' theme.
  66. #PreMarket Primer: Friday, November 15: Markets Higher Due To ...

    November 15, 2013
    Markets across the world improved after Janet Yellen was approved as the new Federal Reserve Chairwoman on Thursday. Yellen’s ...
  67. IPO ETFs (FPX, IPO): A Better Way To Ride The Bull

    November 13, 2013
    The bull market rages on as optimism levels remain elevated thanks to the latest upbeat GDP and employment reports coupled ...
  68. ETFs That Gained 75% In A Single Year

    October 29, 2013
    In the 20+ years that ETFs have been around, we have seen a number of economic shifts all over the world. Among those have ...
  69. Amazon share's surged on better-than-expected earnings.

    Amazon’s Profitless Triumph

    October 25, 2013
    Amazon.com (Nasdaq:AMZN) shares are trading near an all-time high even though the company hasn’t earned big profits since ...
  70. Small caps may finally be getting expensive. We'll take a look at a couple ways to protect your portfolio from future declines.

    Are Small Caps Getting Too Expensive

    October 22, 2013
    Given their torrid run, small caps may finally be getting expensive. That could signal some down days in the months ahead. ...
  71. Grocery chains have been holding up remarkably well and it might be time to take a closer look at Safeway.

    It's Time To Check Out Supermarket Stocks

    October 16, 2013
    Grocery chains have been holding up remarkably well, much better that the companies that were supposedly going to eat their ...
  72. Barnes & Noble, J.C. Penney See Short Interest Rise (BKS, JCP, ...

    October 13, 2013
    The back-to-school shopping season was underwhelming, and economic confidence is plummeting ahead of the holiday shopping ...
  73. Wal-Mart CEO pledges to spend $50 billion more on buying American over the next decade.

    Wal-Mart Is Helping U.S. Manufacturers By Helping Itself

    October 9, 2013
    Wal-Mart Stores has pledged to spend $50 billion more on buying American over the next decade.
  74. If consumers feel financial stress, they will find Wal-Mart’s low prices attractive.

    Why Wal-Mart’s Hiring Plans May Be Good News For Investors

    September 25, 2013
    Stung by complaints of bare shelves and poor customer service, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT), is hiring 70,000 part-time ...
  75. Wild Short Interest Swings In Barnes & Noble and Rite Aid (BKS, ...

    September 12, 2013
    Overall, the short interest moves in troubled retail companies were mixed again during the latter weeks of August. However, ...
  76. Urban Outfitters Plunges, Five Below Soars: Which Is The Better ...

    September 11, 2013
    The two retailers went in opposite directions September 10 after both made earnings-related announcements. Mr. Market felt ...
  77. The Fresh Market Can't Put Margin Worries To Bed

    August 29, 2013
    Persistent worries about margins and an accelerated store opening plan run counter to Wall Street's wishes
  78. ETFs That Lost 50% In a Single Year

    August 27, 2013
    Since ETFs were introduced in 1993, the investing world has endured numerous recessions and a number of groundbreaking events ...
  79. Canadian Dilution And Sluggish U.S. Shopping Bring Target A Little ...

    August 21, 2013
    Target is seeing significant dilution from its expansion into Canada, as well as a tough U.S. retailling environment.
  80. Veolia Offers A Decent Dividend, But Both Uncertainty And Upside

    August 20, 2013
    Veolia has more self-improvement work ahead, but leverage to an improving Europe could create upside
  81. How A Group Of 13-Year-Olds Beat The Brightest Minds On Wall ...

    August 19, 2013
    In 1990, in a suburb outside of Boston, something unusual happened...As part of their schoolwork, seventh graders at the ...
  82. Consumer Spending Looking Bleaker For Wal-Mart

    August 15, 2013
    Shoppers are pulling back around the globe, leaving Wal-Mart with few levers to pull to drive better results.
  83. 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 ...
  84. Will Less Scarcity Value Harm Whole Foods?

    August 6, 2013
    Whole Foods continues to operate at a level well above other grocery retailers.
  85. The Big Play In Big Data

    August 6, 2013
    Given just how technology oriented our lives are becoming, the amount of data we are creating is staggering. But in that ...
  86. 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 ...
  87. Williams Companies And Other MLPs Favored by Credit Suisse

    August 2, 2013
    A new report from Credit Suisse not only recommends buying shares, but also increased the firm's price targets on some ...
  88. WisdomTree U.S. SmallCap Dividend Growth Fund (DGRS) Starts Trading

    July 26, 2013
    Profit-taking pressures have begun to creep onto Wall Street as earnings euphoria has bolstered major equity indexes to all-time ...
  89. Bally Shuffles Its Deck

    July 17, 2013
    Bally Technologies announced July 16 that it was buying its competitor--SHFL Entertainment--for $1.3 billion. On paper, the ...
  90. iShares Expands Bond Listings; State Street Launches Russell ...

    July 12, 2013
    Stocks rallied this week after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke quelled fears of the Fed scaling back its massive bond-buying ...
  91. 7 Articles ETF Investors Must Read: 7/11

    July 11, 2013
    Wall Street started off the week in high spirits after aluminum giant Alcoa (AA) kicked off the unofficial start of the Q2 ...
  92. The Rupee's Plunge: An Opportunity? - Analyst Blog

    July 10, 2013
    The Indian Rupee hit a new record low against the dollar this Monday.
  93. Kroger Leverages Its Strength To Get Even Stronger

    July 9, 2013
    Buying Harris Teeter could be a very savvy long-term move, but only if Kroger leaves it alone.
  94. SPDR Launches Cheapest Russell 2000 ETF - ETF News And Commentary

    July 9, 2013
    For investors looking for a cheaper small cap ETF option, TWOK from State Street could be a new way to go.
  95. e-Commerce Stock Update - July 2013 (pt. 1) - Industry Outlook

    July 8, 2013
    e-Commerce Stock Update - July 2013 (pt. 1) - Industry Outlook
  96. Walmart Installs Solar Panels in 10 Stores - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2013
    Walmart has completed solar installations at 8 Walmart stores and 2 Sam's Clubs stores in Maryland.
  97. GameStop Retained at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2013
    We have maintained our long-term Neutral recommendation on GameStop.
  98. Time to Focus on Small Cap ETFs? - ETF News And Commentary

    June 13, 2013
    Why investors may want to tilt their portfolios to small cap ETFs at this time.
  99. Walmart Boosts Shareholder Return - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    The board of Walmart has authorized the repurchase of $15 million worth of shares. This new buyback program will replace ...
  100. 10 Picks from 2 Strong Sectors

    June 10, 2013
    As we enter the bumpy summer months, large-cap US domestic stocks and health-care names are on Louis Navellier's list, and ...
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