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  1. 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.
  2. SunCoke Energy Plans to Cut Coal Mining in Weak Market - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    SunCoke Energy (SXC) decided to downsize its coal mining business and plans to trim its coal production by 50%.
  3. L.B. Foster Runs Risks on Expense Worries, Scopes Exist - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    On Dec 15, 2014, we issued an updated research report on premium railroads manufacturing firm L.B. Foster Co. (FSTR).
  4. Nucor (NUE) Unveils Fourth Quarter Earnings Guidance - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Nucor Corporation (NUE) has announced its earnings guidance for the fourth quarter of 2014 which reflects a decline on a ...
  5. L-3 Communications to Sell Marine Systems International - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    L-3 Communications Holdings (LLL) entered into a definitive agreement with Wartsila Corporation to sell its Marine Systems ...
  6. 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.
  7. CR Bard Strong on Acquisitions, FDA Nod for Lutonix DCB - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    CR Bard's initiative to introduce its products in the emerging markets is delivering accretive returns, as the company continues ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. EXCO Resources Axes Dividend as Falling Oil Price Takes Toll ...

    December 17, 2014
    Domestic upstream player EXCO Resources Inc. (XCO) suspended its dividend to cope with plunging crude prices.
  10. Cousins Properties Inks Deal to Sell 777 Main in Fort Worth - ...

    December 17, 2014
    Cousins Properties (CUZ) has inked a binding purchase and sale agreement with a non-refundable deposit, to sell 777 Main ...
  11. athenahealth (ATHN) Thrives on Customer Wins and Alliances - ...

    December 17, 2014
    athenahealth Inc. (ATHN) continues to grow on customer wins and strategic partnerships.
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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.
  14. 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 ...
  15. O'Reilly (ORLY) to Gain on Store Expansion & Share Buyback? - ...

    December 17, 2014
    On Dec 16, 2014, we issued an updated research report on O'Reilly Automotive Inc. (ORLY).
  16. 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 ...
  17. FedEx (FDX) Earnings Miss Estimates on Soft Sales in Q2 - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    FedEx (FDX) missed on earnings due to weak revenues.
  18. Ford India to Recall EcoSport for Fuel and Vapor Line Rusting ...

    December 17, 2014
    Ford Motor Co.'s (F) Indian unit will recall EcoSport SUVs in the nation to address the possibility of rusting in the fuel ...
  19. Russia's Trouble with Ruble Continues: Funds in Focus - Mutual ...

    December 17, 2014
    Since the Russia-Ukraine crisis intensified, we have been suggesting investors to stay away from funds with high exposure ...
  20. Russia ETFs Crash: What Went Wrong in 2014? - ETF News And Commentary

    December 17, 2014
    What happened to the Russia ETF market in 2014?
  21. The New York Times Likely to Layoff 21 Union Employees - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    As per sources, The New York Times Company (NYT) will layoff close to 21 union employees this week, exceeding its initial ...
  22. Joy Global Beats on Earnings, Revenues in Q4, FY14 - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Despite beating expectations in the fourth quarter and fiscal 2014, the decline in booking at Joy Global remains a major ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. Biotech Stock Roundup: Sophiris & Cyclacel Plunge on Data, ChemoCentryx ...

    December 17, 2014
    It has been a relatively quiet week with the holiday season coming up though a few companies came out with important pipeline ...
  25. 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
  26. Fluor Initiates Construction at Delayed Coker Unit for Exxon ...

    December 17, 2014
    Fluor (FLR) initiated construction at the new delayed coker unit for Exxon Mobil in Antwerp, Belgian refinery.
  27. Spotlight on the Fed - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 17, 2014
    Many expect the Fed to replace 'considerable time' with a new phrase, such as "they will remain 'patient' in raising ...
  28. Invest in Japan with This Top Ranked Hedged ETF - ETF News And ...

    December 17, 2014
    If you are looking for a Japanese ETF, consider this top ranked fund for your portfolio.
  29. 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 ...
  30. Itau Unibanco (ITUB) Plans to Expand Business in Mexico - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Brazil's largest bank Itau Unibanco (ITUB) seems keen on broadening its operational range and is seeking opportunities to ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. Edison International (EIX): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    December 17, 2014
    We are maintaining our Neutral recommendation on Edison International based on its strong third-quarter 2014 performance. ...
  33. Liberty Tax: Why to Not Add This Stock to Your Portfolio - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    On Dec 16, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Liberty Tax, Inc. (TAX) to a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell).
  34. 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 ...
  35. Alcoa (AA) Continues Portfolio Shift with Tital Buyout - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Alcoa (AA) has agreed to buy Germany-based Tital as it looks to profitably grow its aerospace franchise.
  36. Roche Submitted NDA for Melanoma Combination Drug - Analyst Blog

    December 16, 2014
    Roche's (RHHBY) subsidiary Genentech and Exelixis announced the submission of NDA for cobimetinib/Zelboraf combination for ...
  37. Actavis to Appeal Ruling Regarding Namenda IR Sales - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Actavis plc (ACT) announced its decision to file an emergency appeal for an immediate overturn of the lower court ruling ...
  38. Baxter to Vend Vero Cell Vaccine Platform to Nanotherapeutics ...

    December 16, 2014
    Baxter International Inc (BAX) is set to divest its Vero cell technology and related assets to Nanotherapeutics, Inc for ...
  39. H&R Block Downgraded to Sell After Disappointing Q2 Results ...

    December 16, 2014
    On Dec 13, Zacks Investment Research downgraded H&R Block Inc. (HRB) to a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell).
  40. Is Illumina (ILMN) Worth Adding to Your Portfolio? - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    On Dec 10, 2014, we issued an updated research report on Illumina Inc. (ILMN).
  41. Navistar (NAV) to Close Foundry Operations in Indianapolis - ...

    December 16, 2014
    Navistar International Corporation (NAV) announced that it will be closing its foundry operations in Indianapolis, IN.
  42. Patterson Companies (PDCO) to Buy Holt Dental Supply - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Distributor of dental, veterinary and rehabilitation supplies, Patterson Companies, Inc. (PDCO), recently announced an agreement ...
  43. Prologis Leases 346K Sq Ft in Sao Paulo - Analyst Blog

    December 16, 2014
    Prologis (PLD) has inked two lease deals totaling 346,000 square feet at Prologis CCP Cajamar II in Sao Paulo.
  44. Stifel (SF) Announces Redemption of Senior Notes Due 2022 - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Stifel Financial Corp. (SF) recently announced the hundred percent redemption of its outstanding 6.7% Senior Notes due 2 ...
  45. PerkinElmer (PKI) Closes Acquisition of Perten Instruments - ...

    December 16, 2014
    The completion of the acquisition is not expected to have a material impact on PerkinElmer Inc.'s (PKI) results for the fourth ...
  46. Boston Scientific's Chronic Pain Cure Solution Tests Positive ...

    December 16, 2014
    The study results are indicative of the fact that Boston Scientific's (BSX) next-generation Precision Spectra SCS System ...
  47. Will Nasdaq-100 Index Gain Traction from the Reshuffling? - ...

    December 16, 2014
    The annual reshuffle in Nasdaq-100 index portfolio of Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. (NDAQ) is likely to boost returns.
  48. Aerospace ETFs in Focus as Boeing (BA) Increases Dividend and ...

    December 16, 2014
    Watch these aerospace and industrial ETFs following the boost from Boeing after their dividend and buyback announcement. ...
  49. Genomic Health's Breast Cancer Test Yields Positive Results - ...

    December 16, 2014
    Oncotype DX breast cancer test ??? as Genomic Health's (GHDX) first product ??? has been an important contributor to U.S. ...
  50. Helen of Troy (HELE) & The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (GBX): ...

    December 16, 2014
    Zacks Value Stock Strategist, Tracey Ryniec, discusses Helen of Troy (HELE) and The Greenbrier Companies (GBX).
  51. 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. ...
  52. Western Digital to Buy Skyera, Boost SSD Storage Portfolio - ...

    December 16, 2014
    Western Digital Corp. (WDC) and its subsidiary Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (HGST) recently entered into an all cash ...
  53. Apache to Exit 2 International LNG Projects for $2.75 Billion ...

    December 16, 2014
    Apache Corporation (APA) announced that it has entered into an agreement with the Australian oil and gas producer, Woodside ...
  54. Volatility ETFs in Focus on Oil Upheaval - ETF News And Commentary

    December 16, 2014
    With oil prices crashing to multi year lows, these volatility ETFs have been interesting investments.
  55. 5 Top-Ranked Large Cap Growth Mutual Funds to Bet On - Mutual ...

    December 16, 2014
    Below we will share with you 5 top rated large cap growth mutual funds. Each has earned a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) as we ...
  56. 4 Top Ranked Biotech Stocks that Beat the Market in 2014 - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Despite the sell-off in late March, the biotech sector bounced back thanks to important product approvals, mergers and acquisitions, ...
  57. 3 International Stocks Beating U.S. Markets - Analyst Blog

    December 16, 2014
    The rest of the world has faced troublesome economic conditions.
  58. L. B. Foster to Market Tracksure for Safer Railroads - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Premium railroads manufacturing company L. B. Foster Co. (FSTR) recently inked a distribution agreement with the U.K.-based ...
  59. Infineon and United Microelectronics to Extend Partnership - ...

    December 16, 2014
    Infineon Technologies AG (IFNNY), announced that it has extended its manufacturing partnership with United Microelectronics ...
  60. Stock Market News for December 16, 2014 - Market News

    December 16, 2014
    Markets finished a choppy session in the negative territory on Monday as yet another slide in oil prices dented investor ...
  61. Will Rite Aid (RAD) Post a Surprise this Earnings Season? - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Rite Aid (RAD) is slated to report its third-quarter fiscal 2015 results on Dec 18.
  62. Is Paychex (PAYX) Likely to Beat Q2 Earnings Estimates? - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Paychex Inc. (PAYX) is set to report second-quarter fiscal 2015 results on Dec 19.
  63. Stocks with Upgraded Broker Ratings - Screen of the Week

    December 15, 2014
    Stocks with Upgraded Broker Ratings - Screen of the Week
  64. A 'Forgotten' Dividend Aristocrat That Combines Income And Growth

    December 15, 2014
    Among his many investing maxims, Warren Buffett makes ample sense when he says "only buy something you'd be perfectly happy ...
  65. Merit Medical Wins FDA Approval for Multiple Devices - Analyst ...

    December 15, 2014
    Developer of medical devices, Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (MMSI), recently announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ...
  66. 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 ...
  67. Alexion's Soliris Receives Orphan Drug Status in Japan - Analyst ...

    December 15, 2014
    Alexion (ALXN) announced that Soliris has received orphan drug designation in Japan for the treatment of myasthenia gravis.
  68. Tata Motors' Nov 2014 Global Wholesales Nearly Hit 84K - Analyst ...

    December 15, 2014
    Tata Motors Limited (TTM) announced that its global wholesales, together with Jaguar Land Rover global wholesales stood at ...
  69. Jazz Pharmaceuticals Starts Defibrotide Rolling NDA Filing - ...

    December 15, 2014
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ) has started the rolling submission of a NDA for defibrotide.
  70. ExxonMobil Corporation (XOM): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    December 15, 2014
    We are maintaining our Neutral recommendation on ExxonMobil following its third-quarter 2014 release. The world's largest ...
  71. The No. 1 Threat To National Security Is Turning Obama's Hair ...

    December 15, 2014
    Talk about a lousy way to start the day. Each morning, even when he's on vacation, the President of the United States sits ...
  72. In The Week Ahead: Bears Are In Charge, But Gold Offers A Bright ...

    December 14, 2014
    In last week's Market Outlook, I cautioned readers that a 57-year pattern of seasonal weakness in the S&P 500 warned ...
  73. Where I'm Looking For One-Time Special Dividends

    December 12, 2014
    October 17th was a good day for investors. The Dow, reeling from a six-day slide, rebounded with a powerful 250-point gain. ...
  74. Bull of the Day: MiMedx (MDXG) - Bull of the Day

    December 11, 2014
    Bull of the Day: MiMedx (MDXG) - Bull of the Day
  75. Missed out on the Alibaba IPO? No problem. These ETFs offer investors easy access to the Chinese e-commerce giant.

    Interested In Alibaba? Eye These ETFs

    December 11, 2014
    Missed out on the Alibaba IPO? No problem. These ETFs offer investors easy access to the Chinese e-commerce giant.
  76. Bull of the Day: Acadia Healthcare (ACHC) - Bull of the Day

    December 8, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Acadia Healthcare (ACHC) - Bull of the Day
  77. In The Week Ahead: The Sector (and Breakout Stock) to Watch as ...

    December 7, 2014
    All major U.S. stock indices finished in positive territory last week except for the Nasdaq 100, which lost 0.6%. Technology ...
  78. In The Week Ahead: The Breakout Stock To Watch As We Ring In ...

    December 7, 2014
    All major U.S. stock indices finished in positive territory last week except for the Nasdaq 100, which lost 0.6%. Technology ...
  79. Bear of the Day: Louisiana Pacific (LPX) - Bear of the Day

    December 4, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Louisiana Pacific (LPX) - Bear of the Day
  80. Will MedTech Gain from Republican Promises? - Industry Outlook

    December 4, 2014
    Will MedTech Gain from Republican Promises? - Industry Outlook
  81. Bumpy Road Ahead for U.S. Banks: Stay Away? - Industry Outlook

    December 3, 2014
    Bumpy Road Ahead for U.S. Banks: Stay Away? - Industry Outlook
  82. The Only Latin American Stock You Should Buy Now

    December 3, 2014
    As an American expat living in Colombia, I have had a first-hand view of the major economic changes taking place across South ...
  83. Bull of the Day: Dice Holdings - Bull of the Day

    December 1, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Dice Holdings - Bull of the Day
  84. Bull of the Day: Dice Holdings (DHX) - Bull of the Day

    December 1, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Dice Holdings (DHX) - Bull of the Day
  85. 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 ...
  86. In the Week Ahead: Technicals Suggest Early December Weakness ...

    November 30, 2014
    All major U.S. stock indices finished in positive territory last week, led by the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100, which gained 2% ...
  87. In the Week Ahead: Technicals Suggest Early December Weakness ...

    November 30, 2014
    All major U.S. stock indices finished in positive territory last week, led by the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100, which gained 2% ...
  88. The iShares FTSE China 25 Index Fund etf has become popular with investors seeking China exposure. Here's why.

    This ETF Offers Easy Access To China's Big Hitters

    November 26, 2014
    The iShares FTSE China 25 Index Fund etf has become popular with investors seeking China exposure. Here's why.
  89. Bear of the Day: Cimarex Energy (XEC) - Bear of the Day

    November 25, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Cimarex Energy (XEC) - Bear of the Day
  90. 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. ...
  91. 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. ...
  92. Why Most Americans are Missing This Ridiculously Undervalued ...

    November 24, 2014
    As an American living in Colombia, I have seen firsthand how watching the U.S.-based news feed can skew investor perspectives ...
  93. A Game-Changing Company Fighting One Of America's Most Expensive ...

    November 20, 2014
    Today's essay is a little personal for me. The opportunity I'm about to tell you about stems from a condition I suffer from, ...
  94. Pharma Industry Outlook: M&A, Licensing Abound - Industry Outlook

    November 18, 2014
    Pharma Industry Outlook: M&A, Licensing Abound - Industry Outlook
  95. 9 Widely Overlooked Small Banks That Offer Big Profit Potential

    November 18, 2014
    Last week we talked about riding the coat tails of bank stock activists to earn out sized profits in the stock market. A ...
  96. The Biggest Surprise On Monday Wasn't Japan, Bank of England's ...

    November 18, 2014
    Perhaps the biggest surprise of the day Monday wasn't the fact that Japan suddenly finds itself back in a recession. Nor ...
  97. Why I'm Betting Against This Hedge Fund Guru

    November 18, 2014
    One book that comes up over and over again when I talk to technical analysts is Edwin Lefevre's "Reminisces of a Stock Operator," ...
  98. Can Coal Endure Competition, Anti-Carbon Lobby? - Industry Outlook

    November 16, 2014
    Can Coal Endure Competition, Anti-Carbon Lobby? - Industry Outlook
  99. Coal Weakened by Greening U.S. Economy - Industry Outlook

    November 13, 2014
    Coal Weakened by Greening U.S. Economy - Industry Outlook
  100. 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 ...
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