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  1. Smith & Nephew Up on Post-Operative Wound Therapy Data - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Smith & Nephew's (SNN) PICO Single Use NPWT is a revolutionary canister-free system that has been designed to promote ...
  2. AK Steel (AKS) Rises on Q4 Outlook, Shipments to Climb - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS) has announced its guidance for the fourth quarter of 2014.
  3. Liberty Sells 4 Orlando Office Properties for $116.8 Million ...

    December 19, 2014
    Liberty Property (LPT) announced the completion of the disposition of 588,678 square feet office properties at Maitland Center ...
  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. Merit Medical Hits 52-Week High on Product Pipeline Strength ...

    December 19, 2014
    Strong third-quarter results, a string of FDA approvals for its new products along with a robust product pipeline, all contribute ...
  6. Murphy Oil Concludes Partial Malaysian Asset Divestment - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) has completed the first phase of its Malaysian asset monetization program.
  7. TJX Companies HIts 52-Week High on Strong Q3 Results - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Shares of The TJX Companies Inc (TJX) hit a new 52-week high of $67.10 on Dec 18 and eventually closed at $67.08, recording ...
  8. Paychex Q2 Earnings Beat Estimates, Reaffirms FY15 Outlook - ...

    December 19, 2014
    Paychex Inc. (PAYX) reported better-than-expected second-quarter fiscal 2015 results wherein the top and bottom-line figures ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. Integra Lifesciences Up on Launch of Bilayer Skin Product - ...

    December 19, 2014
    This latest single-use skin product of Integra (IART) is at present the only pre-meshed bilayer matrix that has been approved ...
  11. ACE to Boost Personal Lines for Wealthy with Fireman's Fund - ...

    December 19, 2014
    ACE Limited (ACE) has inked a deal to buy Fireman's Fund, a high net worth personal lines insurance business in the U.S. ...
  12. 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, ...
  13. QQQ ETF in Focus as Nasdaq Announces Changes to the Index - ETF ...

    December 19, 2014
    The Nasdaq 100 ETF, QQQ, will see some changes thanks to an annual rebalancing.
  14. 5 Diversified Bond Funds to Add to Your Portfolio - Mutual Fund ...

    December 19, 2014
    Diversified bond funds provide investors with a convenient and affordable option to hold a portfolio of bonds from different ...
  15. 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). ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. CarMax Q3 Earnings & Revenues Beat Estimates, Rise Y/Y - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    CarMax Inc. (KMX) posted earnings per share of 60 cents in the third quarter of fiscal 2015, ended Nov 30, 2014, highlighting ...
  19. Xerox to Divest Information Technology Outsourcing Unit - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Business process and document management company Xerox Corporation (XRX) recently announced its decision to divest Information ...
  20. Nike Beats on Q2 Earnings, Shares Fall on Soft Future Orders ...

    December 19, 2014
    Shares of Nike (NKE) slipped 2.9% in yesterday's after-hours trading session after the company posted its second-quarter ...
  21. AAR Beats on Q2 Earnings, Sees Growth in Aviation Services - ...

    December 19, 2014
    AAR Corp. (AIR) reported fiscal second quarter 2015 (ending Nov 30, 2014) earnings of 38 cents per share, beating the Zacks ...
  22. Cintas (CTAS) Q2 Earnings Beat, Updates Fiscal Guidance - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Cintas Corporation (CTAS) reported solid second-quarter fiscal 2015 results with adjusted earnings of 86 cents per share ...
  23. Will Defense be Hit by Weak Economies of Allied Nations? - Industry ...

    December 18, 2014
    Will Defense be Hit by Weak Economies of Allied Nations? - Industry Outlook
  24. Defense Majors Step Up Foreign Sales to Weather Sequester - Industry ...

    December 18, 2014
    Defense Majors Step Up Foreign Sales to Weather Sequester - Industry Outlook
  25. Bear of the Day: Yandex (YNDX) - Bear of the Day

    December 18, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Yandex (YNDX) - Bear of the Day
  26. Tesla (TSLA) Down on Target Price Cut by Morgan Stanley - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Share price of Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA) declined after Morgan Stanley (MS) decreased the sales outlook and cut the target ...
  27. Apollo Global (APO) Invests $570M in Leighton's Services Arm ...

    December 18, 2014
    Apollo Global Management, LLC (APO) is set to buy half of the services arm of Australia's biggest builder, Leighton Holdings ...
  28. XL Group in Talks to Buy Catlin, Increases Alternative Capital ...

    December 18, 2014
    XL Group plc (XL) is in talk with Catlin Group Ltd. (CGL.L) to acquire the latter and form a combined entity.
  29. 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 ...
  30. AngioDynamics (ANGO) Hits 52-Week High on Positive View - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Shares of AngioDynamics Inc (ANGO) reached a 52-week high of $19.20 on Dec 17, 2014.
  31. 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 ...
  32. Bruker Unveils bioAFM System for High Resolution Imaging - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Bruker's (BRKR) BioScope Resolve provides real-time correlation of atomic force microscopy and optical microscopy data sets
  33. DISH Network to Add Netflix App on Hopper Set-top Boxes - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Leading satellite TV operator ??? DISH Network Corp. (DISH) ??? has reached an agreement with Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) to integrate ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. 5 Real Estate Mutual Funds for Steady Returns - Mutual Fund ...

    December 18, 2014
    Real Estate mutual funds offer a convenient method to invest in real estate because of low initial investment requirements ...
  36. 3 Sectors ETFs That Should Thrive On Low Oil Prices - ETF News ...

    December 18, 2014
    Which sectors should benefit from lower oil prices?
  37. DXP Enterprises to Buy Back 0.4 Million Shares, Price Rises - ...

    December 18, 2014
    DXP Enterprises, Inc. (DXPE) recently announced a new share buyback program, involving roughly 0.4 million common shares. ...
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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.
  40. Energy ETFs Jump on Lower Stockpiles, Can This Continue? - ETF ...

    December 18, 2014
    A small piece of good news has sent the global energy space into deep green.
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. Jabil (JBL) Up on Q1 Earnings & Revenue Beat; Guides Well - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Jabil Circuit Inc. (JBL) reported first-quarter fiscal 2015 earnings (including share-based compensation) of 46 cents per ...
  44. 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.
  45. Genomic Health, Inc. (GHDX): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    December 18, 2014
    Genomic Health reported a loss of $0.20 per share in the third quarter of 2014, which deteriorated substantially from the ...
  46. Handicapping the Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Outlook

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

    December 17, 2014
    Handicapping the Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  48. 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%.
  49. 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).
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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.
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. 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.
  56. 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 ...
  57. athenahealth (ATHN) Thrives on Customer Wins and Alliances - ...

    December 17, 2014
    athenahealth Inc. (ATHN) continues to grow on customer wins and strategic partnerships.
  58. 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 ...
  59. 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.
  60. 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 ...
  61. 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).
  62. 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 ...
  63. FedEx (FDX) Earnings Miss Estimates on Soft Sales in Q2 - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    FedEx (FDX) missed on earnings due to weak revenues.
  64. 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 ...
  65. 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 ...
  66. Russia ETFs Crash: What Went Wrong in 2014? - ETF News And Commentary

    December 17, 2014
    What happened to the Russia ETF market in 2014?
  67. 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 ...
  68. 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 ...
  69. 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 ...
  70. 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 ...
  71. 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
  72. 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.
  73. 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 ...
  74. 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.
  75. 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 ...
  76. 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 ...
  77. 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 ...
  78. 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. ...
  79. 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).
  80. 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 ...
  81. 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.
  82. 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 ...
  83. 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 ...
  84. 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 ...
  85. 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).
  86. 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).
  87. 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.
  88. 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 ...
  89. 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.
  90. 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 ...
  91. 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 ...
  92. 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 ...
  93. 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.
  94. 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. ...
  95. 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. ...
  96. 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).
  97. 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. ...
  98. 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 ...
  99. 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 ...
  100. 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.
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