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Goldman (GS) Settles Mortgage Lawsuit For $27.5 Million

Analyst Blog

On Thursday, The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit for $27.5 million under which the plaintiffs claimed Goldman deceptively sold the sub-prime mortgage-linked securities that gradually failed.

JPM MTB C GS

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ITT Corp. Q4 Earnings and Revenues Beat, Dividend Up

Analyst Blog

ITT Corp. (ITT) came up with adjusted earnings from continuing operations of 58 cents per share, which surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 55 cents by 5.5% but fell 1.7% year over year.

ITT LXU MIC NOBGY

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Kimberly-Clark Hikes Dividend; Boosts Shareholder Value

Analyst Blog

The board of directors of leading health care chain Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB) approved yet another dividend increase. With the hike of 4.5%, the company will now pay 92 cents to its shareholders every quarter, up from 88 cents per share. However, the hike was below the previous hike of 4.8%.

KMB ENR WDFC OLLI

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Novartis Filing for Neulasta Biosimilar Accepted in the EU

Analyst Blog

Novartis AG (NVS) announced that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has accepted its generic arm, Sandoz's Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) for a proposed biosimilar of Amgen's (AMGN) Neulasta (pegfilgrastim).

NVS PFE GILD AMGN

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Plains All American Pipeline (PAA) Continues to Struggle

Analyst Blog

Plains All American Pipeline (PAA) faces substantial challenges from volatility in commodity prices, stringent government regulations, delay in completion of ongoing growth projects and increasing competition in the midstream business

PAA SEP BWP SHLX

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Solid Growth Clears the Way for the Fed to Lift Rates

Economic Outlook

Solid growth has driven employment gains that lowered the unemployment rate and helped to raise confidence that as labor and product markets continued to tighten, inflation would move toward target.

Eric Chamberlain

A Simple Screen for Call Options

Option Ideas

All option traders get overwhelmed from time to time. Don't panic! Get started with a trading approach.

Jared Levy

Another GDP Miss; Blip or Trend?

Macro View

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?

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Aircastle Limited

Value

This aircraft rental and leasing company has surprised by almost 50% over the past 4 quarters and has an impressive valuation.

AYR

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Equifax Inc.

Momentum

This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) information solutions provider has delivered 6 straight quarters with positive earnings surprises.

EFX

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Nautilus

Aggressive Growth

Strong preliminary numbers for the fourth quarter led this fitness products company to a 52-week high.

NLS

Steve Reitmeister

5 Limitations of the Zacks Rank

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.

Michael Vodicka

Screening with Market Cap

Screening Education

Market cap is an underappreciated metric for evaluating stocks.

Bill Wilton

Last Day of Zacks Elite

Closing Market Commentary

Today is the final update for Zacks Elite as well as special updates on AAPL, COH, CRR and LZ.