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  1. Bally Shuffles Its Deck

    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 ...
  2. Drugs Driving JNJ, With Slow Progress In Devices And Consumer

    Drugs Driving JNJ, With Slow Progress In Devices And Consumer

    July 17, 2013
    JNJ is getting great performance out of its drug business, but the remainder still lags.
  3. Even When Coca-Cola Stumbles, It Does Okay

    Even When Coca-Cola Stumbles, It Does Okay

    July 16, 2013
    Coca-Cola's volume shortfall isn't that big of a deal long term, but more clarity on the bottling ops would be nice.
  4. Absent Higher Rates, Comerica Has Probably Gone Far Enough

    Absent Higher Rates, Comerica Has Probably Gone Far Enough

    July 16, 2013
    Comerica's sluggish growth isn't unusual, but the value argument seems harder to make today.
  5. Get Ready For Brazil’s Consumer Explosion

    Get Ready For Brazil’s Consumer Explosion

    July 16, 2013
    With Brazilian stocks currently down in the dumps, long term investors currently have the opportunity to load up on one of ...
  6. The Curious Case of Silver ETFs

    The Curious Case of Silver ETFs

    July 16, 2013
    When it comes to commodity investing, there is little doubt that silver is among the most popular options out there. With ...
  7. 3 Seasonally Hot ETF Sector Trades

    3 Seasonally Hot ETF Sector Trades

    July 16, 2013
    Summer weather is here and you’re either smiling about it or sweating it out. Corporate earnings have taken over the ...
  8. Why It’s Time to Pay Attention to Europe Again

    Why It’s Time to Pay Attention to Europe Again

    July 15, 2013
    It has been almost a year since European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi brought temporary respite to Europe’s ...
  9. Abbott Adds Two Promising Products

    Abbott Adds Two Promising Products

    July 15, 2013
    Abbott makes two solid growth acquisitions that should address large markets.
  10. Time for This Top Ranked Energy ETF? - ETF News And Commentary

    Time for This Top Ranked Energy ETF? - ETF News And Commentary

    July 15, 2013
    Should investors consider this top ranked energy ETF for better exposure?
  11. Intermodal Growth Continues To Push J.B. Hunt Higher

    Intermodal Growth Continues To Push J.B. Hunt Higher

    July 15, 2013
    J.B. Hunt continues to build its scale and moat in the growing intermodal business, but valuation still looks steep
  12. NOV Upgraded to Neutral - Analyst Blog

    NOV Upgraded to Neutral - Analyst Blog

    July 15, 2013
    On Jul 11, we upgraded oilfield services behemoth National Oilwell Varco Inc. to Neutral from Underperform.
  13. Yara Built To Last, But Looking At A Downturn In The Cycle

    Yara Built To Last, But Looking At A Downturn In The Cycle

    July 15, 2013
    Yara is an excellent company, but facing a potentially significant decline in prices and margins.
  14. Citigroup Continues The Theme Of Decent Big Bank Earnings

    Citigroup Continues The Theme Of Decent Big Bank Earnings

    July 15, 2013
    Citi continues to fix its legacy problems, but core growth remains weak.
  15. Darden: A Step Ahead in Latin America - Analyst Blog

    Darden: A Step Ahead in Latin America - Analyst Blog

    July 15, 2013
    Darden Restaurants recently announced deals with two renowned Latin American restaurant operators to spread its presence ...
  16. Rollercoaster Revenues - Zacks Industry Rank Analysis

    Rollercoaster Revenues - Zacks Industry Rank Analysis

    July 15, 2013
    Rollercoaster Revenues - Zacks Industry Rank Analysis
  17. Terreno Realty Prices Common Shares - Analyst Blog

    Terreno Realty Prices Common Shares - Analyst Blog

    July 15, 2013
    Terreno Realty Corp. declared an underwritten public offering of 5,000,000 common shares priced at $18.25 per share.
  18. WebMD Surges On Earnings Surge--Buy Or Sell?

    WebMD Surges On Earnings Surge--Buy Or Sell?

    July 15, 2013
    Health information provider WebMD announced preliminary second quarter earnings that included a surprise profit instead of ...
  19. AFOP Continues Bull Run - Analyst Blog

    AFOP Continues Bull Run - Analyst Blog

    July 15, 2013
    Shares of fiber optic components supplier Alliance Fiber Optic have continuously been on an upswing since it announced its ...
  20. What's in Store for Yahoo!'s 2Q Earnings? - Analyst Blog

    What's in Store for Yahoo!'s 2Q Earnings? - Analyst Blog

    July 15, 2013
    Yahoo! Inc. is set to report second quarter 2013 results on Jul 16.
  21. Dividend ETFs: 3 Things To Consider

    Dividend ETFs: 3 Things To Consider

    July 15, 2013
    Almost every corner of the global financial landscape is now tradable via the over 1,400 ETFs available in the U.S. Dividends ...
  22. Bear of the Day: Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM) - Bear of the Day

    July 15, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM) - Bear of the Day
  23. SKM's LTE- A A Gets a Boosts - Analyst Blog

    SKM's LTE- A A Gets a Boosts - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    SK Telecom Co. Ltd. has already enrolled more than 150,000 subscribers for its newly launched LTE - Advanced network plan.
  24. Sprint Offers Guaranteed Plan  - Analyst Blog

    Sprint Offers Guaranteed Plan - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    Sprint Nextel recently announced the launch of guaranteed unlimited plans for voice, text and data services.
  25. Back-to-Back Contracts for EMCOR  - Analyst Blog

    Back-to-Back Contracts for EMCOR - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    EMCOR subsidiary, S.A. Comunale, was recently awarded a contract for installation of fire protection and mechanical systems ...
  26. So Long, Spreadtrum

    So Long, Spreadtrum

    July 12, 2013
    The identity of Spreadtrum's buyer is a little different, but buying the share-leader in chips for low-end smartphones is ...
  27. Infosys Hints At What It Can Do

    Infosys Hints At What It Can Do

    July 12, 2013
    A surprisingly strong quarter from Infosys may be only a glimpse of things to come.
  28. Beat Stocks at Their Own Game - Weekend Wisdom

    Beat Stocks at Their Own Game - Weekend Wisdom

    July 12, 2013
    Learn a few "secret" methods that can help you better understand the market and generate big profits this earnings ...
  29. Seadrill, Cardon IV in $222M Deal - Analyst Blog

    Seadrill, Cardon IV in $222M Deal - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    Seadrill Limited has entered into a deal with Cardon IV Venezuela, a joint venture between Eni SpA and Repsol SA.
  30. Valmont Upped to Outperform - Analyst Blog

    Valmont Upped to Outperform - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    We have upgraded Valmont Industries to Outperform.
  31. Wells Fargo Managing The Slowdown Quite Well

    Wells Fargo Managing The Slowdown Quite Well

    July 12, 2013
    This is a slow-growth environment for big banks, but Wells Fargo is mangaging the slowdown well.
  32. NatGas Exports to Rise: 2 Stocks to Buy Now - Analyst Blog

    NatGas Exports to Rise: 2 Stocks to Buy Now - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    The U.S. Department of Energy has recently approved a large facility in Texas which will be utilized to export natural gas. ...
  33. JPMorgan Seeing Strong Credit, But Iffy Growth Momentum

    JPMorgan Seeing Strong Credit, But Iffy Growth Momentum

    July 12, 2013
    JPMorgan continues to hit its marks on credit, though loan growth and NIM were both weak.
  34. Find A Home In The Frontier

    Find A Home In The Frontier

    July 12, 2013
    For investors with a long term- possibly decades- timelines, adding a dose of frontier markets make sense. These emerging ...
  35. Further Proof You're Buying The Wrong Dividend ETFs

    Further Proof You're Buying The Wrong Dividend ETFs

    July 12, 2013
    There are a few certainties when it comes to dividend ETFs. First, investors like these funds. A lot. Inflows data says ...
  36. Amazon Launches Jet City Comics - Analyst Blog

    Amazon Launches Jet City Comics - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    Amazon.com Inc.'s publishing division has launched Jet City Comics
  37. JPMorgan Continues Strong Earnings Run  - Analyst Blog

    JPMorgan Continues Strong Earnings Run - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    The results primarily benefited from improved net revenue and significantly lower provision for credit losses.
  38. Will The Recovery Underwhelm Linear Technology Investors?

    Will The Recovery Underwhelm Linear Technology Investors?

    July 12, 2013
    Linear could be setting up for near-term underperformance.
  39. Bank Earnings in Focus - Ahead of Wall Street

    Bank Earnings in Focus - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 12, 2013
    The earnings reports from JPM and WFC provide a solid start to bank earnings, which was
  40. 3 Things You Need To Know About Preferred Stock ETFs

    3 Things You Need To Know About Preferred Stock ETFs

    July 12, 2013
    Preferred stocks are just one popular market segment accessible through ETFs. Almost every corner of the global financial ...
  41. iShares Expands Bond Listings; State Street Launches Russell ...

    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 ...
  42. Is Now a Good Time to Buy Gold?

    Is Now a Good Time to Buy Gold?

    July 11, 2013
    Gold prices are down roughly 25% in 2013 and the precious metal has clearly lost some of its luster. But many investors are ...
  43. Hudson Pacific Leases to Uber  - Analyst Blog

    Hudson Pacific Leases to Uber - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2013
    Hudson Pacific penned a new lease agreement with Uber Technologies, Inc. for an 88,134 square feet of space at its Class ...
  44. PPL Corp. Revamps Renewable Assets - Analyst Blog

    PPL Corp. Revamps Renewable Assets - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2013
    PPL Corporation announces the allotment of a new 60-megawatt powerhouse to the residents of the region.
  45. GW Pharma's Sativex Launched in Italy - Analyst Blog

    GW Pharma's Sativex Launched in Italy - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2013
    GW Pharma announced that Sativex has been launched in Italy.
  46. Western Digital Takes over Velobit  - Analyst Blog

    Western Digital Takes over Velobit - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2013
    Western Digital Corporation continues with its merger and acquisition strategy with the addition of the privately held company,VeloBit,to ...
  47. GIS Discusses Growth Plans for 2014 - Analyst Blog

    GIS Discusses Growth Plans for 2014 - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2013
    General Mills recently discussed its outlook and growth strategies for fiscal 2014 at the New York Stock Exchange.
  48. Sprint, SoftBank Finally Unite - Analyst Blog

    Sprint, SoftBank Finally Unite - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2013
    Sprint Nextel and Japanese telecom company SoftBank have finally announced the successful completion of their merger.
  49. Noble Energy Looks Great, But Is The Valuation Too Filling?

    Noble Energy Looks Great, But Is The Valuation Too Filling?

    July 11, 2013
    Noble has an excellent production growth profile, but is the valuation already too full?
  50. Earnings Preview: Will JPMorgan Beat Again? - Analyst Blog

    Earnings Preview: Will JPMorgan Beat Again? - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2013
    Cost containment is expected to be the primary driving factor this quarter.
  51. Don't Make The Same Devastating Investing Mistake As Apple

    Don't Make The Same Devastating Investing Mistake As Apple

    July 11, 2013
    Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) has a monster of a problem. The maker of iPhones and iPads has roughly $137 billion of cash on its balance ...
  52. Oceaneering Is A Great Business, But How Much Are You Willing ...

    Oceaneering Is A Great Business, But How Much Are You Willing ...

    July 11, 2013
    Oceaneering is a great way to play the growth in offshore energy, but the market already expects big things.
  53. Prestige Brands Gets Upgraded: Should You Be Buying?

    Prestige Brands Gets Upgraded: Should You Be Buying?

    July 11, 2013
    At least two investment firms upgraded Prestige Brands' (NYSE:PBH) stock July 9 on news it had acquired a small Australian ...
  54. Komatsu Looks Like A Winner, But Valuation Is Tricky

    Komatsu Looks Like A Winner, But Valuation Is Tricky

    July 11, 2013
    Komatsu is still waiting for the recovery in construction, but valuation looks appealing for a technology/automation leader.
  55. Weyerhaeuser Down to Neutral - Analyst Blog

    Weyerhaeuser Down to Neutral - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2013
    We recently downgraded Weyerhaeuser Company from Outperform to a Neutral recommendation, anticipating that the company will ...
  56. Zynga Upgraded to Strong Buy - Analyst Blog

    Zynga Upgraded to Strong Buy - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2013
    On Jul 10, 2013, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Zynga Inc to a Zacks Rank #1
  57. 5 Highest Yielding Zacks #1 Ranked International Bond Mutual ...

    5 Highest Yielding Zacks #1 Ranked International Bond Mutual ...

    July 11, 2013
    In this article we will share with you the 5 highest yielding Zacks #1 ranked international bond mutual funds. Each has earned ...
  58. 7 Articles ETF Investors Must Read: 7/11

    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 ...
  59. Bull of the Day: Flower Foods (FLO) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Flower Foods (FLO) - Bull of the Day

    July 11, 2013
    Bull of the Day: Flower Foods (FLO) - Bull of the Day
  60. e-Commerce Stock Update - July 2013 (pt. 2) - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    e-Commerce Stock Update - July 2013 (pt. 2) - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    July 11, 2013
    e-Commerce Stock Update - July 2013 (pt. 2) - Zacks Analyst Interviews
  61. Option Premiums are Made of Only These Two Things - Know Your ...

    Option Premiums are Made of Only These Two Things - Know Your ...

    July 11, 2013
    Option Premiums are Made of Only These Two Things - Know Your Options
  62. Tesla Motors Joins NASDAQ-100 - Analyst Blog

    Tesla Motors Joins NASDAQ-100 - Analyst Blog

    July 10, 2013
    Tesla will replace technology giant Oracle Corporation on the NASDAQ-100.
  63. Fastenal Still Growing, But Still Highly Valued

    Fastenal Still Growing, But Still Highly Valued

    July 10, 2013
    Fastenal is navigating this industrial slowdown quite well, but the valuation is extreme.
  64. REITs Still Hold Long Term Value

    REITs Still Hold Long Term Value

    July 10, 2013
    The Fed’s taper talk recent squashed some of the euphoria for the commercial real estate world. However, REITs have historically ...
  65. Best-Of-Breed Status Keeping Helmerich & Payne Near Fair Value

    Best-Of-Breed Status Keeping Helmerich & Payne Near Fair Value

    July 10, 2013
    The only real problem with Helmerich & Payne is that it's a little too popular on the Street.
  66. Strong Buy on Black Hills Corp. - Analyst Blog

    Strong Buy on Black Hills Corp. - Analyst Blog

    July 10, 2013
    Black Hills Corporation has been upgraded to Strong Buy on Jul 9.
  67. POSCO's Above-Average Quality Already In The Shares

    POSCO's Above-Average Quality Already In The Shares

    July 10, 2013
    POSCO is one of the best steel companies in the world, and the stock is priced accordingly.
  68. Can Apache Regain Its Reputation?

    Can Apache Regain Its Reputation?

    July 10, 2013
    Apache needs to repair its reputation, but the valuation is appealing
  69. The Rupee's Plunge: An Opportunity? - Analyst Blog

    The Rupee's Plunge: An Opportunity? - Analyst Blog

    July 10, 2013
    The Indian Rupee hit a new record low against the dollar this Monday.
  70. Techtronic Industries: Unknown ADR Worth A Second Look

    Techtronic Industries: Unknown ADR Worth A Second Look

    July 10, 2013
    Nashville's Tennessean newspaper reported July 9 that Hong Kong-based Techtronic Industries had successfully purchased the ...
  71. DuPont Boosts Technology Center Capabilities - Analyst Blog

    DuPont Boosts Technology Center Capabilities - Analyst Blog

    July 10, 2013
    DuPont announced that it is expanding capabilities within its Silicon Valley Technology Center to usher in new innovations ...
  72. 5 Best Performing Growth Mutual Funds Year to Date - Best Performing ...

    5 Best Performing Growth Mutual Funds Year to Date - Best Performing ...

    July 10, 2013
    In this article we will share with you the 5 best performing growth mutual funds year to date.
  73. Accenture Completes Acquity Buy - Analyst Blog

    Accenture Completes Acquity Buy - Analyst Blog

    July 10, 2013
    Accenture plc recently completed the previously announced acquisition of Hong Kong-based online marketing consultant, Acquity ...
  74. Realty Income Prices Senior Notes - Analyst Blog

    Realty Income Prices Senior Notes - Analyst Blog

    July 10, 2013
    Realty Income Corp., the monthly dividend company, announced that it has priced a public offering of unsecured senior notes ...
  75. Banks to Face Tougher Regulations - Analyst Blog

    Banks to Face Tougher Regulations - Analyst Blog

    July 10, 2013
    On Tuesday, the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Office of the Comptroller ...
  76. Tesla Motors to Replace Oracle in Nasdaq 100, QQQ ETF Next? - ...

    Tesla Motors to Replace Oracle in Nasdaq 100, QQQ ETF Next? - ...

    July 10, 2013
    Oracle is switching to the NYSE and that is leaving a spot open for Tesla Motors (TSLA) in the Nasdaq 100 Index.
  77. 3 Simple Momentum ETF Trading Strategies

    3 Simple Momentum ETF Trading Strategies

    July 10, 2013
    Momentum traders who look for strong price movements to jump in on have embraced ETFs for their ease-of-use, cost efficiency, ...
  78. Tutor Perini Gets Amtrak Contract - Analyst Blog

    Tutor Perini Gets Amtrak Contract - Analyst Blog

    July 9, 2013
    Tutor Perini has secured $133 million concrete casing contract from Amtrak.
  79. Diageo to Buy More United Spirits - Analyst Blog

    Diageo to Buy More United Spirits - Analyst Blog

    July 9, 2013
    Leading brewer, Diageo Plc. has increased its ownership in United Spirits Limited by a further 14.98% for a cash consideration ...
  80. ACE Fortifies Contractors Insurance  - Analyst Blog

    ACE Fortifies Contractors Insurance - Analyst Blog

    July 9, 2013
    Recently, the U.S. based retail facility of ACE Limited, ACE USA introduced new services through its risk management services ...
  81. Wolverine Surpassing Its Marks, But Not Cheap

    Wolverine Surpassing Its Marks, But Not Cheap

    July 9, 2013
    Wolverine continues to execute well, but the value looks stretched, particular with the Performance group underperforming
  82. Kroger Leverages Its Strength To Get Even Stronger

    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.
  83. Alcoa Running Hard To Go Nowhere

    Alcoa Running Hard To Go Nowhere

    July 9, 2013
    Alcoa can't get ahead of eroding aluminum prices.
  84. Cemex Looking For U.S. Prices To Get Firmer

    Cemex Looking For U.S. Prices To Get Firmer

    July 9, 2013
    Cemex could have room to run as housing and construction picks up in the U.S.
  85. Intuitive Surgical's Miss Looks Systemic And Company-Specific

    Intuitive Surgical's Miss Looks Systemic And Company-Specific

    July 9, 2013
    A surprising drop in U.S. system placements is going to put Intuitive Surgical in the penalty box.
  86. It Keeps Getting Worse For The Gold Miners

    It Keeps Getting Worse For The Gold Miners

    July 9, 2013
    With gold’s recent price drop and lowered future price targets, the miners are in a world of hurt. Cash costs for the sector ...
  87. SPDR Launches Cheapest Russell 2000 ETF - ETF News And Commentary

    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.
  88. Zacks #1 Ranked Government Bond Mutual Funds - Best of Funds

    Zacks #1 Ranked Government Bond Mutual Funds - Best of Funds

    July 9, 2013
    In this article we share with you 5 top rated government bond mutual funds. Each has earned a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) ...
  89. Hasbro Buys Stake in Backflip Studios - Analyst Blog

    Hasbro Buys Stake in Backflip Studios - Analyst Blog

    July 9, 2013
    Toy maker Hasbro acquired a 70% stake in Boulder, Colo.-based Backflip Studios for $112 million in an all-cash deal.
  90. Avery Strikes New 52-Week High - Analyst Blog

    Avery Strikes New 52-Week High - Analyst Blog

    July 9, 2013
    Shares of Avery reached a new 52-week high of $45.02 on July 8.
  91. Santarus Achieves New 52-Week High - Analyst Blog

    Santarus Achieves New 52-Week High - Analyst Blog

    July 9, 2013
    Share price of Santarus reached a new 52-week high on Jul 8, 2013.
  92. Apple's Latest Hire Suggests A Future In Wearable Technology

    Apple's Latest Hire Suggests A Future In Wearable Technology

    July 9, 2013
    Apple (Nasdaq:AAPL) announced the hiring of former Yves St. Laurent CEO Paul Deneve July 3. Why would a fashion executive ...
  93. Inside the Surging China Technology ETFs - ETF News And Commentary

    Inside the Surging China Technology ETFs - ETF News And Commentary

    July 9, 2013
    Not all China ETFs are in a slump; ones focusing on technology have held up better than most.
  94. e-Commerce Stock Update - July 2013 (pt. 1) - Industry Outlook

    e-Commerce Stock Update - July 2013 (pt. 1) - Industry Outlook

    July 8, 2013
    e-Commerce Stock Update - July 2013 (pt. 1) - Industry Outlook
  95. Moody's Puts RBS Under Review - Analyst Blog

    Moody's Puts RBS Under Review - Analyst Blog

    July 8, 2013
    Moody's Investors Service kept the long-term ratings on The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc and its subsidiaries under review ...
  96. ABB to Automate Sadara Project - Analyst Blog

    ABB to Automate Sadara Project - Analyst Blog

    July 8, 2013
    Foster Wheeler AG awarded ABB Ltd. an order for the automation of inventory operations management of a chemical complex
  97. Glaxo Initiates Phase III Study - Analyst Blog

    Glaxo Initiates Phase III Study - Analyst Blog

    July 8, 2013
    GlaxoSmithKline has initiated a phase III study on a subcutaneous formulation of Arzerra
  98. Watsco Amends Credit Facility - Analyst Blog

    Watsco Amends Credit Facility - Analyst Blog

    July 8, 2013
    Watsco has amended existing credit facility worth $500 million.
  99. NSN Buy Hurts Nokia's Credit Rating - Analyst Blog

    NSN Buy Hurts Nokia's Credit Rating - Analyst Blog

    July 8, 2013
    Nokia Corporation's rating has been impacted following its proposed acquisition of Siemens AG's stake
  100. Top ETFs of the First Half of the Year - ETF News And Commentary

    Top ETFs of the First Half of the Year - ETF News And Commentary

    July 8, 2013
    These 3 ETFs have been solid performers to begin 2013, easily beating out the market.
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