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Usually the Friday after Thanksgiving is a quiet one for the market. No such luck this year thanks to the news about Dubai delaying debt payments that prompted a sharp sell off in world markets. Dig in deeper on this important story: Dubai-ous Loans...
This time of year always brings a fresh focus on retail stocks. Here are two such articles to consider:
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Executive VP, Zacks Investment Research
Today's Top Stories: Monday- November 30, 2009
ZACKS RANK BUY STOCKS
- Aggressive Growth - CNinsure, Inc. (CISG) Zacks Consensus Estimate for this year is now 88 cents, up from 82 cents over the past 2 months. Next year's forecasts are averaging $1.04, up from 95 cents. After the revisions, the year-over-year growth rates are expected to be 45% this year, followed by 18% in 2010. Read More...
Growth & Income - Nordstrom, Inc. (JWN) recently declared a quarterly dividend of 16 cents per share, which translates into an industry-leading yield of 2%. The company continues to outperform the market as shares trade near a 52-week high. Read More...
Momentum - KongZhong CP ADS (KONG) third-quarter sales were up 40% from last year to $35.1 million. Earnings also came in strong at 12 cents per share, 2 cents ahead of the Zacks Consensus Estimate. The company has beat in each of the last three quarters by an average of 76%. Read More...
Value - Hormel Foods Corporation (HRL) surprised on the fourth quarter Zacks Consensus Estimate by 13.24%. Earnings per share rose 54% to 77 cents from 50 cents in the year ago period. The Zacks Consensus called for 68 cents. For fiscal 2009, earnings per share climbed 22% to $2.53 from $2.08 per share. Read More...
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Losing Stock Guy: Why He Went Wrong
By Kevin Matras
Several years ago, I had a conversation with someone who was tethered to a losing stock. He said something out loud that was, to me, both a remarkable statement and a revelation. In a flash, it showed not only where most investors go wrong, but also what they can do to fix it. More >>
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INDUSTRY RANK: Avoid Regional Domestic Banks
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