Drones appear to be the next big thing and three major internet companies are looking at ways to make them a useful part of life. More » Google, Facebook, Amazon and the Future of Drones
US home building up in March, led by 6 percent gain in single-family home construction. More » US home building up in March, led by 6 percent gain in single-family home construction
Schlumberger Limited is set to report first-quarter 2014 results on Apr 17. More » Will Schlumberger (SLB) Miss This Earnings Season?
Author's Note: PART 2 of this article is a continuation from PART 1 which was discussed in a previous publication. Please see PART 1 of this article for a detailed projection of American Capital Agency ... More » American Capital Agency's Upcoming Q1 2014 Income Statement Projection - Part 2
Although Chinese growth numbers were slightly disappointing, Standard Chartered (LON: STAN) shouldn’t be concerned. More » 3 Reasons Why A Chinese Slowdown Shouldn’t Worry Standard Chartered PLC
Once every three years The FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) presents an outstanding buying opportunity. More » Why NOW Is The Time To Invest In The FTSE 100
In Venezuela, protests that began over shortages have broadened into an expression of popular frustration over the country’s mismanaged economy and heavy-handed strategy of dealing with opponents. While Venezuela’s embattled president Nicolas Maduro is working to negotiate with opposition leaders, demonstrations continue to rage in the streets. Venezuela’s economy continues to [...] More » Coca-Cola, Brink's And DirecTV Face Difficulties In Venezuela
U.S. and Canadian companies see the Asian natural gas market as a lucrative prize. Looks like the Americans just might win the race for first exports and the advantages that come with it. More » Can the U.S. Beat Canada in the LNG Export Race?
Ford's ( F ) stock recently popped based on an outsized March sales beat. Of course it was unjustified due to the fact it was merely snapback sales from the January and February months delayed due to weather. ... More » Ford Offers 33% Upside And Just Flashed The Buy Sign
First-quarter earnings at Yahoo! didn't exactly blow the barn doors off, but for CEO Marissa Mayer and CFO Ken Goldman, they were good enough. For Wall Street, that's what matters, especially as Alibaba ... More » Marissa Mayer Has Done Enough, For Now
France's prime minister has announced plans to cut 21 billion euros ($29 billion) from pensions, social care and health care as a part of a 50-billion-euro effort to rein in the country's debt and deficit. ... More » France targets welfare for big spending cuts
Bank of America said Wednesday that it swung to a loss in the first quarter, hurt by $6 billion in legal expenses. The Charlotte, N.C., bank reported a loss applicable to common shareholders of $514 million. ... More » Bank of America posts loss, hurt by legal expenses
I was hoping and praying that Ford ( F ) didn't make its move until I had more money to put into the company. Yesterday, as soon as the bell opened, I bought some more Ford calls (as well as some GM calls).... More » Why I Bought More Ford Yesterday
World stocks markets made broad gains on Wednesday after China reported economic growth a touch above forecasts and another low euro zone inflation reading spurred speculation about the European Central Bank's policy options. China's economy grew 7.4 percent in the first quarter, from a year earlier, pipping forecasts of 7.3 percent and dashing speculation beforehand that growth would be nearer 7 percent after a string of recent soft numbers. The relief rippled through Asian markets, with Japan's Nikkei ending up 3 percent - its biggest gain since February. "Our basic view is that it will be a gradual slowdown (in China) rather than a hard landing," Rabobank emerging market economist Christian Lawrence said. More » World stocks up on China relief, Ukraine strains remain
SYNNEX, ICU Medical, Intuit, H&R Block and Baidu highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day More » SYNNEX, ICU Medical, Intuit, H&R Block and Baidu highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day
European shares were higher in afternoon trade as better-than-expected Chinese growth data buoyed sentiment as well as a slew of earnings releases. More » Europe rallies on China data, earnings; UK data beats
Shares of Motorola Solutions (MSI) were downgraded today to 'neutral' from 'buy' at Nomura (NMR). More » Will This Downgrade Hurt Motorola Solutions (MSI) Stock Today?
Facebook’s co-founder and chief executive explains the company’s plan to stay innovative in the mobile age. More » Can Facebook Innovate? A Conversation With Mark Zuckerberg
The price of oil approached $105 a barrel Wednesday as concerns grew over the crisis in Ukraine, which took military action against separatists in its east. Gains were temporarily tempered by slower Chinese ... More » Oil nears $105 as conflict in east Ukraine deepens
Washington Federal's second-quarter fiscal 2014 earnings (ended Mar 31) of 38 cents per share was in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Moreover, the reported figure was up 11.8% from 34 cents in ... More » Washington Federal Q2 Earnings in Line
Lyxumia (lixisenatide) for the treatment of type 2 diabetes is once-daily GLP-1 from Sanofi's ( SAN ) stable. It is a potential head to head competitor to Novo Nordisk's ( NVO ) Victoza ($2.1b - 2013 annual ... More » Can Once Daily GLP-1 Lyxumia Be The Next Major Growth Driver For Sanofi?
The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Intel, Yahoo, Rite Aid, Walgreen and CVS Caremark More » The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Intel, Yahoo, Rite Aid, Walgreen and CVS Caremark
Family Dollar Stores (FDO) has been upgraded to "neutral" from "underperform," Sterne Agee said Wednesday. The firm said the revision was a valuation call based on a $55 price target.... More » Will This Upgrade Help Family Dollar Stores (FDO) Stock Today?
The company’s strategy includes unbundling its mammoth social network into discrete and nimble components. More » The Future of Facebook May Not Say ‘Facebook’
Shares of Intel (INTC) were downgraded to "neutral" from "buy" at B. Riley as the firm said there was a lack of second half 2014 catalysts following the company's "mixed" ... More » Will This Downgrade Hurt Intel (INTC) Stock Today?
Jack Albin, BMO Private Bank and Stephen Roach, Yale School of Management, discuss the market's resilience and the outlook on the economy. More » [video] Markets bounce back despite headwinds
Bank of America, the second-largest U.S. bank, reports a first-quarter loss as the company deals with litigation expenses for residual faulty mortgage products from the financial crisis. More » Bank of America Swings to Loss on Mortgage Settlement
ObamaCare's long shadow is expected to fall on UnitedHealth Group (UNH) as the nation's largest health insurer is expected to see first-quarter earnings fall as the industry at large adjusts to a new regulatory ... More » UnitedHealth Deals With ObamaCare As Q1 Earnings Loom
Young companies such as GasLog (GLOG) and discount airline Spirit Airlines (SAVE) usually grow faster than mature ones and provide investors with higher returns. Today's Screen Of The Day is Young Guns, ... More » GasLog, Spirit Airlines Top 5 Young Guns Stocks List
Ex-Galleon trader Turney Duff offers an insider's view of how learned about Wall Street's dirty little secret: insider trading. More » The truth about insider trading: Ex-Galleon trader
USD/JPY Morning Star Pattern Supports Continued Recovery More » USD/JPY Morning Star Pattern Supports Continued Recovery
I am really pleased by our first quarter performance, marking our best Q1 revenue ex-TAC since 2010. Buoyed by our 9th consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth in Search revenue ex-TAC and our first ... More » Alibaba Is Kicking Yahoo Into High Gear
Russia's economy slowed sharply in the first three months of the year as uncertainty over the crisis in Ukraine spooked investors into pulling money out of the country, a government minister said Wednesday. ... More » Russian economy hit by Ukraine turmoil
Bank of America swung to a first-quarter loss of $276 million, or a loss of 5 cents a share, as litigation costs increased to $6 billion in the quarter. More » Bank of America Swings to Quarterly Loss on Legal Costs
Energy boards will need more strategic agility than ever and directors with extraordinary talent to mandate high-quality governance. The time to prepare is now. More » Energy Companies Need To Remake Their Boards, Before Activists Force Them To
Tickets for nearly two-thirds of the World Cup matches sold out within hours of FIFA opening the final phase of online sales. Five hours after sales opened Tuesday on FIFA's website, tickets were available ... More » Tickets for two-thirds of World Cup games sold out
The NCAA's Legislative Council approved a proposal Tuesday to expand the meal allowance for all athletes. The move occurred eight days after Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier complained during the Final ... More » NCAA committee approves expanded meal allowance
A panel of college administrators agree the NCAA business model has to change to survive. Three administrators participated in a discussion Tuesday on integrity and the commercialization of college athletics ... More » Panel of administrators: NCAA system must change
The Darden Restaurants ( DRI ) Soap Opera Continues. One would be hard pressed to find a company management stumbling more with activist shareholders than this one. More » Darden Restaurants Fiasco Continues As Lawsuit Is Filed And Shareholders Demand Vote
Another group of former NHL players has joined the fight for compensation for head injuries they say they incurred while playing, while at the same time targeting the violence of the game that they believe ... More » More former players sue NHL regarding concussions
Stock futures are pointing higher Wednesday after better-than-expected Chinese growth. More » Market Hustle: Stock Futures Rise Ahead of Yellen; Chinese GDP Beats Estimates
Six years after saying they wanted to explore alternative sites to downtown St. Petersburg for a new ballpark, the Tampa Bay Rays still are in search of a location. "Tampa is obviously very, very ... More » Sternberg calls Tampa 'very, very attractive'
Brazilian club Corinthians says it has scheduled at least three test events at the stadium that will host the World Cup opener in less than two months. The club in charge of the Itaquerao said Tuesday ... More » Tests games scheduled at stadium of WCup opener
Back in October (2013) HCP, Inc. ( HCP ) announced that its Chairman and CEO, James "Jay" Flaherty III, was terminated after the company's board said that "it had lost confidence in leadership". ... More » HCP Is Climbing Back Up, Should I Get Back In The Game?