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Bear of the Day
Impairments and the bankruptcy of a major client are weighing on this container company.
Bull of the Day
In Q3 management was able to improve revenues, cut costs, make strategic acquisitions, and maintained a robust share repurchase program.
We ran a screen to select the top 5 stocks with solid relative price strength you want to have.
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If properly implemented, such a strategy could deliver impressive returns.
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It's the right time to add a few banking stocks to your portfolio. Today, we bring one such stock, Community Bank System, Inc. (CBU) that continues to depict strong fundamentals and improving prospects.
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The auto sector rejoiced last week as U.S. sales figures finally improved after falling for three months.
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In a bid to impress investors, Capella Education Company's (CPLA) board of directors approved 5.1% hike in its quarterly cash dividend to 41 cents per share.
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U.S. energy behemoth Chevron Corporation (CVX) announced its 2017 capital spending plans on Dec 7, 2016.
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Tale of the Tape
Computer Task Group, Incorporated (CTG) was a big mover last session, as the company saw its shares rise over 6% on the day.
Alphabet (GOOGL) isn't exactly giving up the cloud space. To make Google cloud services more attractive to all its customers, the company has expanded its partnership with enterprise chat platform, Slack.
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Moody's Investors Service, the rating arm of Moody's Corporation (MCO) affirmed Mack-Cali Realty Corporation's (CLI) Baa3 senior unsecured debt rating.
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Nasdaq (NDAQ) reported improved trading volumes for Nov 2016. We believe the enhanced volume reflect a rise in trading activities subsequent to the U.S. election.
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We issued an updated research report on Rexnord Corporation (RXN) on Dec 8, 2016.
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Low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) recently announced impressive traffic numbers for Nov 2016.
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The telecom industry experienced a good run on the bourse last week as most of the key stocks traded in the green. Although the space lacked excitement, a few events were worth noting.
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Zacks #1 Rank Additions
Here are four stocks with buy rank and strong income characteristics for investors to consider today, December 8th:
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Despite the best efforts, Danaher???s shares have plunged 23.3% in the past six months, in stark contrast to the Zacks categorized Diversified Operations industry average positive return of 2.1%.
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The ongoing 600 MHz low-band wireless spectrum auction, popularly known as -- Incentive Auction -- conducted by the FCC, has so far seen lukewarm response from bidders.
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Value stocks are outperforming growth ones this year.
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Majority of the stocks have witnessed a post-election rally, but the biggest winners seem to be the small-cap companies whose financial performance is largely tied with the domestic economy.
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It seems that a major deal is round the corner in the airline space.
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With continued focus on fraud prevention in e-commerce, American Express Company (AXP) acquired Boston, MA-based mobile device authentication and intelligence solutions provider, InAuth, Inc.
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The operating environment has not been favorable since the beginning of 2016, but the finance sector has proved its mettle and stayed afloat. Though investment management (part of the broader Finance sector) has been performing decently over the last couple of years, the trend doesn't look very promising of late.
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Johnson Controls has made strong projections for fiscal 2017.
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Natural gas is seeing increased demand with the advent of winter, leading to increase in prices. It goes without saying that it is time for natural gas exploration and production players to celebrate.
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PACCAR Inc. (PCAR) announced an extra cash dividend of 60 cents per share.
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Koninklijke Philips NV (PHG) recently strengthened its collaboration with premier academic institution, New York Medical College (NYMC), for co-creation of its digitally advanced oncology genomics solution, Philips IntelliSpace.
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Regions Financial Corporation (RF), is likely to witness a rise in revenue in 2016, as inferred from its revised outlook for this year, presented at the Goldman Sachs U.S. Financial Services Conference.
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Markets ended in positive territory for the second consecutive sessions on Tuesday as Trump induced financials rally continued to have a positive impact on stocks.
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Synopsys Inc. (SNPS) recently announced that it is going to buy back $100 million worth of its common stock under an accelerated share repurchase (ASR) agreement with Wells Fargo Bank NA.
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Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: Diamondback Energy, Matador Resources, TC PipeLines, Chevron and Eni SpA
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Screen of the Week
Kevin Matras goes over the Filtered Zacks Rank 5 strategy. Learn how it can help you pick the best of the Zacks #1 Rank stocks. Highlighted stocks include BGFV, CBM and PLCE.
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The positive earnings growth from the Q3 earnings season is expected to continue in the current period as well.
It all boils down to 3 key lessons that will help you find stocks with the highest potential returns.
Know Your Options
Kevin Matras goes over three common mistakes of options traders and their foolproof solutions.
Assuming no tariff increases or mass deportation of illegal aliens, we expect in future forecasts to lean toward higher near-term growth, inflation, interest rates and the dollar.
Zacks Industry Rank Analysis
The Aerospace-Defense industry has been bid up in recent trading, thanks to the widely covered Trump rally as well as the ETF industry.
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The Retail sector's Q3 results reconfirm the struggles of traditional brick-and-mortar operators.
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One underlying force holding U.S. growth back is the attrition of women in the active labor force. Imagine that!
Why, and where, the relief rally will end very soon.
Zacks Rank Buys
FB and HCA are growing stocks with strong Zacks Ranks
Strong Q3 results and a bullish growth projection has TG trading back to its 52-week high.
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.
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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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Banking on Second Half Recovery, Again
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.
Strong preliminary numbers for the fourth quarter led this fitness products company to a 52-week high.
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
Growth & Income stock strategist, Todd Bunton, discusses Ameristar Casinos (ASCA) and Lorillard, Inc. (LO).
Find out what Zacks' experts think about the latest jobs report and oil's continued price rise and what each means to the stock market. Plus Top Stock Picks.
This off-price retailer continues to see positive same-store sales growth even with the economy improving.
Closing Market Commentary
The S&P finished higher for the 20th time in the last 25 weeks. Can the rally continue? Also, updates on AGP, BG, CAT, CHKP, DD, MIG, MOS and TKR.
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