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  1. Southwest Airlines Is Becoming Disruptive Again (LUV, AAL)

    For much of its 40-plus-year history, Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) has been a disruptive force in the airline industry. ...
  2. Intel's Investing Heavily in the Internet of Things (INTC)

    Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) recently started breaking out revenue and operating profit for its Internet of Things group. This business ...
  3. Watch for Bullish MACD Crossovers in These Stocks (EBAY, AGU)

    These stocks are trending higher but recently experienced a pullback. Watch for a bullish MACD crossover to indicate upward ...
  4. Amgen Earnings Preview: 5 Questions to Ask (AMGN)

    In the biotechnology sector, few companies are more synonymous with innovation than Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN). Throughout the ...
  5. 2 Big Threats to Intel's Most Profitable Business (ARMH, IBM)

    Chip giant Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) generates most of its revenue and profit from selling the processors that power PCs, and ...
  6. 3 Ways Under Armour Won Big With Jordan Spieth (UA, CBS)

    When 21-year-old golfer Jordan Spieth won his first Masters on Sunday, Under Armour (NYSE: UA) CEO Kevin Plank called it ...
  7. Buying Opportunities on Upside Wedge Breakouts (YY, TSLA)

    Find buying opportunities in these stocks, which have seen their prices break out of long-term declining wedge patterns.
  8. Will J.C. Penney Ever Make Money Again? (JCP, M)

    The recovery in the U.S. economy has helped hundreds of companies come back from the hits they took during the recession ...
  9. How Gilead Plans to Keep Competitors in Check (GILD, ABBV)

    Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD) has plenty of experience in outmaneuvering competitors. After all, despite competitors' launching ...
  10. Is American Airlines Group's Debt Load Too High? (AAL, DAL)

    American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL) has achieved two highly prized goals over the past two months. In March, the company ...
  11. Should Biogen Be Afraid of This Upstart? (BIIB, RCPT)

    Biogen (NASDAQ: BIIB) is a biotech Goliath that is best known for its dominant leadership in the treatment of multiple sclerosis. ...
  12. Better Buy: 3D Systems or Stratasys? (DDD, SSYS)

    Although shares of 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) and Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS) had a difficult past year performance-wise, the 3D ...
  13. Was Plug Power's Ballard Breakup a Big Mistake? (BLDP, PLUG)

    The fuel-cell industry has gone through countless ups and downs over the years, as investors celebrate promising news items ...
  14. 3 Things That Might Impact Kinder Morgan's Results (KMI, DNR)

    Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI) is expected to report its first-quarter results on Wednesday April 15. For the most part, there ...
  15. Is Qualcomm's Mobile Dominance Coming to an End? (QCOM, SSNLF)

    One of the biggest winners of the mobile revolution has been Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM). The company vaulted past its semiconductor-producing ...
  16. How Sheldon Adelson Made Las Vegas Sands an Empire (LVS, WYNN)

    If you talk about Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) with people of a certain age, they'll immediately think back to the beginnings ...
  17. How NVIDIA Could Beat Its 2017 Intel Licensing Cliff (NVDA)

    When graphics-chip specialist NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) held its 2015 analyst day last month, it offered investors plenty of ...
  18. 3 Reasons Under Armour Stock Could Climb (UA, NKE)

    Last week, I took some time to explore the bear case for Under Armour (NYSE: UA). After all, shares have climbed more than ...
  19. What Zillow Really Expects From Trulia

    The rise and fall of Internet real-estate specialist Zillow Group (NASDAQ: Z) over the past year has been particularly extreme, ...
  20. Trade Europe and a Strong USD with this ETF (HEDJ, BUD)

    With ETFs is't now possible to construct a portfolio of European equities and simultaneously hedge the currency risk.
  21. InvenSense Stock Is Worth Waiting For (INVN)

    It seems an understatement to say that recent InvenSense (NYSE: INVN) investors have endured a roller coaster. Between April ...
  22. Inverse Head and Shoulders Patterns Breaking Out (SCCO, CXO)

    Watch for higher prices if these stocks complete inverse head and shoulders patterns (a bottoming pattern).
  23. 4 Triangle Breakouts Close At Hand (HTZ, UAL)

    Triangle breakouts are close at hand in these four stocks. Here's how to trade them.
  24. 3 Reasons Costco Is a Great Company

    The warehouse club model employed by Costco (NASDAQ: COST) has proven to be extremely popular in the United States. The ...
  25. Gilead's Little Tweak Could Produce Big Revenue (GILD, JNJ)

    Sometimes it's the little things companies do that can have the biggest impacts on their bottom line. Take Gilead Sciences ...
  26. Why It's Easy to Hate 3D Systems (DDD)

    DDD data by YCharts. Judging by 3D Systems' (NYSE: DDD) stock performance since the start of 2014, investors' previous love ...
  27. 1 Reason to Buy Two Harbors Investment

    If you're looking for a high-yield stock to add to your portfolio, then you might want to consider Two Harbors Investment (NYSE: ...
  28. Can FireEye Get Back to $100 per Share? (FEYE)

    With the rise of cloud computing, data analytics, and e-commerce, cybersecurity has become an essential part of keeping ...
  29. Can Splunk Regain Its Momentum? (SPLK)

    San Francisco-based Splunk (NASDAQ: SPLK) has little problem finding customers for its analytics software, which helps corporations ...
  30. Japan's Strategy To Fix Its Deflation Problem

    Japan's government and the Bank of Japan are buying large amounts of government bonds in an effort to spark economic activity, ...
  31. Delta Air Line's Potential Pitfalls (DAL)

    During Delta Airline's (NYSE: DAL) fourth-quarter 2014 earnings call in late January, CEO Richard Anderson rattled off the ...
  32. 2 Huge Growth Opportunities for NVIDIA (NVDA)

    Graphics chip company NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) is best known for its powerful graphics processing units used to drive the most ...
  33. 3 Moves Pfizer Should Make for Its Shareholders (PFE, JAZZ)

    PFE data by YCharts. Big pharmaceutical giant Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) isn't often thought of as a substantial growth driver of ...
  34. 3 Long-Tail Growth Drivers for Johnson & Johnson (JNJ, GERN)

    For the most part, Wall Street and investors love the Big Pharma sector. Large pharmaceutical companies often have diverse ...
  35. 4 Key Growth Areas for ExOne

    During ExOne's (NASDAQ: XONE) latest quarterly conference call, CEO Kent Rockwell reaffirmed his conviction that the company's ...
  36. 1 Big Catalyst for Chesapeake Energy (CHK, RRC)

    For years the natural gas market in the U.S. was based on seasonal needs. A long and cold winter meant that Americans would ...
  37. What Is Intel's Flash Memory Strategy? (INTC, MU)

    There has been a lot of talk about Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) participating in the market for flash-based solid-state storage. ...
  38. Tight Consolidations Poised for a Breakout

    Watch for breakouts from these tightly-wound stocks to signal bigger moves.
  39. Read This Before You Sell Your Whole Foods Stock (WFM)

    While Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) stock may have pulled back about 9% in the past month, shares are still up a nice ...
  40. Why You'll Probably Own Realty Income Stock Soon

    Among real estate investment trusts, Realty Income (NYSE: O) has a strong reputation for giving dividend investors a consistent ...
  41. 3 Ways Arena Can Boost Shareholder Value (ARNA, IMGN)

    Following the approval of weight control management drug Belviq by the Food and Drug Administration in 2012, Arena Pharmaceuticals ...
  42. This Is J.C. Penney's Biggest Problem (JCP)

    In late 2007, shares of department store J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) reached $80. Today, after a failed makeover by former CEO ...
  43. FireEye Shows Evidence That Profits Are Possible (FEYE)

    "Once you're public, Wall Street wants to see earnings," FireEye (NASDAQ: FEYE) CEO David DeWalt told The Wall Street Journal ...
  44. When Will Celgene's Key Patents Expire?

    Drug developers like Celgene (NASDAQ: CELG) are constantly innovating new medicine to offset the risk of sliding sales tied ...
  45. Why Do Investors Want Intel to Get Bigger? (INTC)

    For decades, Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) has been a colossus in the semiconductor world, with a dominant position in the chips ...
  46. Micron Technology: Big Bargain or Value Trap? (MU)

    Value investors are trained to look for stocks that appear to be trading at discounts to prevailing market conditions, and ...
  47. 3 Reasons Under Armour Stock Could Fall (UA)

    Without a doubt, few companies have rewarded patient investors in recent years more than Under Armour (NYSE: UA). As of ...
  48. 4 Ways Galena Biopharma Could Disappoint Investors

    When it comes to investing in small-cap biotech stocks, the chips are firmly stacked in favor of the pessimists. Although ...
  49. DIRECTV's 3 Biggest Risks (DTV)

    One of the most valuable sections of the annual 10-K filings companies are required to file with the Securities and Exchange ...
  50. Amgen's Dividend Could Double in 5 Years (AMGN)

    Amgen's (NASDAQ: AMGN) dividend yield of 1.9% may not look very enticing to investors looking for income today. But a close ...
Stock Analysis
  1. What do the numbers that follow the bid and ask numbers in stock quotes represent?

    These numbers are called the bid and ask sizes, and represent the aggregate number of pending trades at the given bid and ...
  2. What is the Exponential Moving Average (EMA) formula and how is the EMA calculated?

    Learn the formula for calculating both simple moving averages and exponential moving averages, indicators that are frequently ...
  3. I placed a limit order to buy a stock after the market closed, but the stock's price gapped above the entry price and my order never got filled. How can I prevent this from happening?

    You can minimize the chances of this situation happening if you understand two types of orders: the buy-stop order and the ...
  4. China vs Hong Kong stock: Is H-shares and A-shares the same?

    Learn what the difference between A-shares and H-shares of publicly listed companies in China and Hong Kong stock exchange. ...
  5. Why does time value of money (TVM) assume that a dollar today is worth more than a dollar tomorrow?

    Learn about time value of money, or TVM, and how a present value calculator is used to determine the value of money received ...
  6. Is a private company required to show financial information?

    Understand whether a private company is required to disclose financial information to the public. Learn what is required ...
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