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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. You Should Cheer Freeport-McMoRan's Dividend Cut (FCX)

    Investors in Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (NYSE: FCX) received unwelcome news last week, as the mining and energy ...
  8. A Close Look at Cisco's Dividend Potential (CSCO)

    Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) has been regarded as an excellent dividend stock holding for investors looking for income. ...
  9. Read This Before You Sell Southwest Airlines Stock (LUV)

    Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) continues to defy expectations. Driven by operational excellence and better-than-expected ...
  10. Is Chesapeake Energy a Bargain Worth Buying? (CHK)

    Any time I go shopping with my wife she's almost immediately drawn to the rack that has a big 50% off sign above it. She, ...
  11. 3 (Rough) Dates Exelixis Shareholders Need to Know

    EXEL data by YCharts. It's incredible what a difference the simple tick of a calendar can bring for shareholders in Exelixis ...
  12. Zynga's Costs Are Out Of Control (ZNGA)

    Casual-game maker Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) hit it big in 2009, launching the popular FarmVille on Facebook. For a while, the ...
  13. Are Banks Running Scared of Medallion Loans? (NYCB, TAXI)

    It's no secret that Medallion Financial (NASDAQ: TAXI) is one of the largest taxi medallion lenders in the country. Even ...
  14. 3 Under-the-Radar Risks for Gilead Sciences (GILD, ACHN)

    Put mildly, biotechnology company Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD) is nothing short of a cash flow behemoth. Over the past ...
  15. The Biggest Risks Windstream Sees to Its Business

    Many dividend investors have counted on rural telecom specialist Windstream Holdings (NASDAQ: WIN) to provide reliable income, ...
  16. 3 Numbers Every Cheniere Energy Investor Must Know (LNG)

    A lot of companies have very visible growth plans. But few have plans to go from virtually no market share to becoming one ...
  17. Don't Fear Delta Air Lines' Hedging Losses (DAL)

    Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) has actively hedged its fuel costs in recent years in order to guard against the risk of oil ...
  18. 3 Big Risks for Rite Aid Shareholders (RAD)

    I freely admit that I didn't believe drugstore Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD) had a shot at turning its business around. In late 2 ...
  19. Seadrill: Smart Bargain or Value Trap? (SDRL)

    Most value investors look longingly at stocks that trade at rock-bottom multiples to their earnings, and even in the hard-hit ...
  20. 3 Major Problems Facing Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)

    Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ: AMD) has fallen hard over the past decade. The stock peaked in early 2006, trading in excess ...
  21. These ETFs are Breaking Out of Chart Patterns Now (XOP, IEFA)

    Three buys and one sell; here are four ETFs breaking out of chart patterns right now.
  22. 1 Biotech Stock I Wish Would Go On Sale (CELG)

    Everyone likes a great deal, and there's no biotech stock I'd love to see go on sale more than Celgene (NASDAQ: CELG). Celgene's ...
  23. Is It Time to Give Up on SandRidge Energy? (SD)

    When oil was over $90 a barrel, there was a lot to like about SandRidge Energy (NYSE: SD). The company had a prime position ...
  24. Plug Power: 3 Keys to a True Turnaround

    Shares of fuel-cell company Plug Power (NASDAQ: PLUG) have fallen sharply from their best levels last year, as hopes for ...
  25. Is It Time to Consider Selling Biogen? (BIIB)

    Is it hot in here, or is it just Biogen (NASDAQ: BIIB)? Fresh off an official name change to "just" Biogen (from Biogen ...
  26. 3 Reasons to Consider Buying Cisco Stock (CSCO)

    With shares of networking giant Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) up 30% over the past year, it may seem the opportunity to invest ...
  27. Energy Transfer Sends More Gas Stations to Sunoco (ETP, SUN)

    Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE: ETP) is sending a second helping of its retail gasoline business to affiliate Sunoco L.P. ...
  28. How Lockheed Martin Could Fly Even Higher (LMT)

    The defense industry has been a scary place to invest in recent years, as threats of military budget cuts have constantly ...
  29. Sarepta Therapeutics' 3 Biggest Risks (SRPT)

    There are arguably few diagnoses as frightening for children and their parents as Duchenne muscular dystrophy, or DMD. Based ...
  30. Read This Before You Sell Costco Stock

    Costco (NASDAQ: COST) stock continues to handily outperform the S&P 500, serving up investors a 35% gain in the past ...
  31. 10 Broker Deals That Pay You To Open An Account

    Open an account with one of these brokers and you will get a bonus. Just be sure it's the right account for your needs.
  32. Caterpillar Faces These 3 Major Threats

    Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) is well known for its construction machinery and other heavy equipment, and it enjoyed huge success ...
  33. 3 Keys to Success for Peregrine Pharmaceuticals (PPHM)

    Buying small-cap pharmaceutical companies might be for investors the equivalent of placing a bet at a Las Vegas roulette ...
  34. What NXP Semiconductors' Big Merger Means for You (NXPI, FSL)

    The rise of the Internet of Things has brought money-making opportunities to a host of new players in the technology industry, ...
  35. Is Biogen Worth Owning for the Long Haul? (BIIB)

    Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) is one of the planet's largest biotechnology companies and a key player in this industry that ...
  36. DISH Network's Sling TV Has Competition

    It was cool to be a rebel, but Sling TV now finds itself going from a pioneer to a player in a potentially crowded digital ...
  37. Gilead Sciences' Drugs: Worth $136 Billion? (GILD)

    Doctors and patients are cheering new advances in treating hepatitis C, a common disease that affects millions of people ...
  38. 3 Key Areas of Business Growth for Under Armour (UA)

    Under Armour (NYSE: UA) stock continues to take the athletic apparel industry by storm. And in the last five years, the ...
  39. Is This Why MannKind Investors Are Bullish? (MNKD)

    Although MannKind (NASDAQ: MNKD) stumbled along the way toward the launch of its inhaled-insulin drug, Afrezza, many believe ...
  40. 4 Big Stock Gainers: Hold or Sell? (MGM, QUNR, JMEI, RAD)

    These four stocks saw big moves higher on March 17. Is it time to take profits or hold out for more. Here's what the charts ...
  41. Analyzing The Current Bulk Shipping Market

    The "soft" dry bulk shipping market that confronts shipping companies is a result of lower demand from China, and an excessive ...
  42. The Biggest Risks for Zillow Stock

    Interested in Zillow (NASDAQ: Z) stock? A great place to start your research is with an examination of the company's biggest ...
  43. How Under Armour Stands Up to Its Huge Rivals (UA)

    Breaking into an industry with well-established players is never an easy thing, and for Under Armour (NYSE: UA), the challenge ...
  44. Dividend Cut or Not, American Capital May Be a Buy (AGNC)

    AGNC data by YCharts. American Capital Agency vs. S&P 500 over the trailing-five-year period. The stock market might ...
  45. A Beginner's Guide to Annaly Capital Management (NLY)

    It's easy to see why investors love Annaly Capital Management . With an 11.6% dividend yield, it's one of the highest yielding ...
  46. Philip Morris International Faces a New Threat (PM)

    After decades of litigation and regulatory challenges in the U.S., investors initially believed Philip Morris International ...
  47. Best 2015 IRA Promotions

    Move your IRA to (or open a new one at) one of these retirement-fund custodians and you could get a cash reward – 401(k) ...
  48. 3 Mid Cap Oil And Gas Stocks To Watch (WLL, WPX)

    As the bull market celebrates its six-year anniversary, it's not easy to find companies that are flying below the radar of ...
  49. Investing In Social Media Startups? Read This First

    Several new social media startups are attracting large amounts of funding, based on their prospects of retaining a large ...
  50. Traders Look To Dividend Funds (VIG)

    When uncertainty creeps into the mind of an active trader it is not uncommon for this type of person to turn toward the safety ...
Stock Analysis
  1. Do I have to complete all exams within a certain period of time to receive the CFA charter?

    According to the CFA Institute, a candidate can take as much time as necessary to complete all three levels of the CFA program.
  2. How Does Gross Margin and Net Margin Differ?

    Gross margin or gross profit margin and net profit margin are both profitability ratios used in determining the financial ...
  3. What is the difference between iShares, Vanguard ETFs and Spiders?

    iShares, Vanguard ETFs and SPDRs, or spiders, represent different exchange-traded fund families.
  4. How Does Gross Margin and Profit Margin Differ?

    Gross margin and profit margin are profitability ratios used in evaluating a company's financial health but have distinct ...
  5. What is the difference between closed-end credit and a line of credit?

    Understand the difference between closed-end credit, open-end credit, and lines of credit. Then find out how each are used ...
  6. Why is social responsibility important to a business?

    Socially responsible companies improve their brand, attract and retain top talent, and improve relationships with their customers ...
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