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Bear of the Day
The beer market has evolved and it's tougher to brew up profits
Bull of the Day
The gold rush is back on
New highs are close at hand, but there are several reasons for grave concern.
Fracking sand player and fuel processor Emerge Energy Services LP (EMES) is expected to release first-quarter 2016 results on May 2.
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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG) reported first-quarter 2016 adjusted net earnings of 34 cents per share that surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 29 cents by 17.2%. The bottom line also improved 25.9% year over year.
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For the most part, the more widespread positive surprises are a function of low estimates.
Companies in the News are:
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Club together other relevant parameters in your game plan to get optimum return on your investment.
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In the last five trading sessions, the euphoria of Q1 earnings beat was replaced by the continued fundamental weaknesses in banks and a challenging operating scenario.
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We expect multiline insurer CNA Financial Corporation (CNA) to beat expectations when it reports first-quarter results on Apr 28 before market opens.
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Reportedly, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (CMG) is going to leave no stone unturned to lure back customers to its restaurants.
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Tale of the Tape
U.S. oil giant Chevron Corp. (CVX) reported dismal Q1 earnings as the oil market slump continue to deepen.
Church & Dwight Co. Inc. (CHD) is slated to report first-quarter 2016 results on May 5, before the opening bell.
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Cummins Inc. (CMI) is set to report first-quarter 2016 results on May 3.
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Encana Corporation (ECA) is set to report first-quarter 2016 results on Tuesday, May 3, before the market opens.
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PEG is in fact one of the most important ratios to judge the fair value of a stock.
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In the last reported quarter, Frontier Communication's earnings missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a huge 266.67%
Emerson Electric Co. (EMR) is slated to report second-quarter fiscal 2016 results before the opening bell on May 3.
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We expect The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) to beat expectations when it reports first-quarter 2016 results on May 4, after the market closes.
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We expect Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (MLM) to beat expectations when it reports first-quarter 2016 results on May 5, before the market opens.
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Potbelly Corporation (PBPB) is set to report first-quarter 2016 results on May 3, after the market closes.
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Scripps Networks (SNI) is scheduled to release first-quarter 2016 financial numbers on May 5.
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Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (SPR) posted first-quarter 2016 adjusted earnings of $1.29per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.06 by 21.7%.
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Companies in the News are:
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Sturm, Ruger & Company (RGR) is scheduled to release first-quarter 2016 financial results on May 2.
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TECO Energy, Inc. (TE) is scheduled to report first-quarter 2016 results on May 5, before the market opens.
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The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Broadcom, Kellogg, Altria Group, Gilead Sciences and Braskem
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Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (FOXA) is slated to report third-quarter fiscal 2016 results on May 4, after the closing bell.
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Eversource Energy, Inc. (ES) is scheduled to report first-quarter 2016 results on May 5, before the market opens.
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Black Diamond, Inc. (BDE) is set to report first-quarter 2016 results on May 2, after the market closes.
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Noble Energy (NBL) will release first-quarter 2016 financial results before the market opens on May 4, 2016.
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Kellogg Company (K) is set to report first-quarter 2016 results on May 5, before the market opens. Last quarter, the company delivered a positive earnings surprise of 5.33%.
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Xylem Inc. (XYL) is scheduled to report first-quarter 2016 results before the opening bell on May 3, 2016.
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Know Your Options
There are many different ways to protect profits and hedge risk in a winning stock.
Beating the estimate 5 years in a row and shares at all time highs? No problem.
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Screen of the Week
Kevin Matras goes over a screen that's crushing the market this year. It's called TA and FA Winners. See how it works and how you can use it too. Highlighted stocks include DST, KCG, MCEP, OMN and SBS.
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In total, earnings growth is expected to be negative for 10 of the 16 Zacks sectors in Q1.
Zacks Industry Rank Analysis
What happens to the risk ladder in asset-based investing with negative rates? It lights a fire under stable-growth, dividend-paying defensive stocks!
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This month, I guide asset allocations outside the USA from a core idea. As I write on April 7th, the latest one-week 'risk-off' episode in non-US markets has reversed.
The global tumble in equity prices, a widening of corporate credit spreads and further jump in the dollar led us to sharply mark-down our forecast for growth and inflation.
Why, and where, the relief rally will end very soon.
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FB and HCA are growing stocks with strong Zacks Ranks
Watch Zacks Live to find out how earnings season is playing out, who will report next and what stocks are hot.
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With the market at record highs but calls for a correction growing louder, it's time to start thinking outside of the box in your trading.
All option traders get overwhelmed from time to time. Don't panic! Get started with a trading approach.
Growth & Income
Growth & Income Stock Strategist, Todd Bunton, highlights 3M (MMM) and Maiden Holdings (MHLD) on March 13, 2014.
The market was down big today, but the sell-off was measured and not panicky.
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GDP rose from Q4 2012 to 2.5%, but internals didn't look all that great and the reading missed the mark. Do you think the trend continues or are other data saying something different?
We can safely say that despite all the hurdles, this industry is essential to business operations going forward.
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This aircraft rental and leasing company has surprised by almost 50% over the past 4 quarters and has an impressive valuation.
This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) information solutions provider has delivered 6 straight quarters with positive earnings surprises.
Strong preliminary numbers for the fourth quarter led this fitness products company to a 52-week high.
Zacks #1 Rank Top Performers
Stocks sold off for a second straight day, but there were several Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks firmly in the green.
Investing the Zacks Way
Yes the Zacks #1 Ranked stocks produce a 30% annualized return.
But it's not all magic. Learn the 5 limitations of the Zacks Rank to employ it successfully in the future.
Video of the Week
Value stock strategist, Tracey Ryniec, discusses Mitcham Industries (MIND) and Gardner Denver, Inc. (GDI).
Market cap is an underappreciated metric for evaluating stocks.
Despite two positive reports out this week, FED Chief Bernanke was downbeat in his economic remarks. Our experts weigh in plus give top picks.
Closing Market Commentary
Today is the final update for Zacks Elite as well as special updates on AAPL, COH, CRR and LZ.
Berkshare Hathaway is buying Lubrizol for a 28% premium.