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Possible Ratings Suspension, First Recent Downgrade Put Damper On 2015 CMBS Outlook

After staging a remarkable resurgence over the past two years, the CMBS market got hit with a double whammy of bad news this week, which could slow its recent growth going into 2015. First, reports that the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission planned.....»»

Category: realestateSource: costarDec 16th, 2014

World Economy to End 2014 in Brittle State

The global economy is ending the year in a fragile state with factory activity shrinking in China, euro zone business growth remaining weak, and emerging market giant Russia in a spiraling currency crisis.  “These are uncertain times again and ther.....»»

Category: topSource: marketpulseDec 16th, 2014

Asian Equities Expected Lower ahead of Japan Data, Fed Decision

Asian equities are headed for further losses on Wednesday, following a poor finish in the U.S. overnight, amid prevailing weakness in the oil markets and as investors exercise caution ahead of the Federal Reserve’s monthly meeting. Australia’s.....»»

Category: topSource: marketpulseDec 16th, 2014

Eyes on Fed as U.S. Growth Picks Up

Russia’s economic crisis won’t stop the Federal Reserve from dropping a vow to keep interest rates low for a “considerable time,” economists said, even as policy makers may acknowledge global risks have intensified. Central bankers meeting today a.....»»

Category: topSource: marketpulseDec 16th, 2014

General Mills (GIS) Unveils 2015 Growth Plans

General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) stock is down about 1% today, after falling roughly 3.1% over the past five trading days. General Mills has been suffering, due to a fall in demand for cereals in the US, as more consumers prefer healthy breakfast items. G.....»»

Category: topSource: bidnessetcDec 16th, 2014

Buy Netflix (NFLX) Stock Before It Rebounds

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) stock has tumbled 27% since it reported weaker-than-expected subscriber growth for the third quarter in October. Netflix’s current valuation reflects potential for growth in the company’s stock. Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX.....»»

Category: topSource: bidnessetcDec 16th, 2014

Is FuelCell Energy (FCEL) A Better Play Than Plug Power (PLUG)?

FuelCell Energy Inc (NASDAQ:FCEL) released fourth-quarter results after the closing bell on Monday. Following the earnings release, stock of the Danbury, Connecticut-based company rose 6.5% during extended trading to $1.64. FuelCell Energy Inc (NASDAQ:F.....»»

Category: topSource: bidnessetcDec 16th, 2014

General Mills (GIS) Diversifies And Expands Portfolio Ahead Of Earnings

General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) is scheduled to report second-quarter earnings before market open tomorrow. The producer and seller of breakfast cereals has hardly shined in the past several quarters but there are a few bright spots in its vast portfolio o.....»»

Category: topSource: bidnessetcDec 16th, 2014

Tricks Public Companies Have Mastered to Lure Investors

Have companies in the key stock indices mastered the trick of luring investors into buying their stocks? On the surface, the profits at public companies seem to be rising. But when you dig deeper, you find massive financial engineering. Corporate earnings.....»»

Category: analysisSource: profitconfidentialDec 16th, 2014

More Good Earnings; Can the Momentum Last?

There are lots of earnings reports still pouring in, and many of them are pretty decent. But while we round out 2014, I wonder if the momentum in stocks can last into 2015. Tiffany & Co. (TIF) didn’t beat the Street’s consensus on either revenues or .....»»

Category: analysisSource: profitconfidentialDec 16th, 2014

Toro, LifeLock: Two Small Companies in Growth Mode

There are lots of good businesses with continued price momentum in this market. The business cycle is right for a lot of industries, but individual stock selection is key in an equity market at its high. Here are two great examples of two smaller companie.....»»

Category: analysisSource: profitconfidentialDec 16th, 2014

Italy Downgraded, German Growth Slashed, Greek Stocks Collapse; 2015 Eurozone Depression Ahead

While the mainstream was telling us last year (and well into 2014) that the eurozone economy was coming back, I held steadfast in my prediction that the eurozone’s economic problems would only worsen. Having had the luxury of visiting Europe on six diff.....»»

Category: analysisSource: profitconfidentialDec 16th, 2014

Hustle Behind The Wheel: What It"s Like To Be An Uber Driver

The ride-hailing service says it is creating 20,000 driver jobs every month. While this makes the service better for customers, drivers worry it will drive prices — and their earnings — down. The ride-hailing service says it is creating 20,000 d.....»»

Category: topSource: nprDec 16th, 2014

Trading Radar for 12/12: Quanex (NX) Reports

The Trading Radar highlights key earnings and economic announcements for the next trading session:Before Markets Open:Economics:8:30am ESTPPI - Street sees (0.1%)Core PPI - Street sees 0.1%Earnings:Quanex (NYSE: NX) - consensus EPS $0.19Intraday or Not Sp.....»»

Category: optionsSource: streetinsiderDec 16th, 2014

Trading Radar for 12/15: FuelCell (FCEL), VeriFone (PAY), RCI Hospitality (RICK) Report

The Trading Radar highlights key earnings and economic announcements for the next trading session:Before Markets Open:Economics:8:30am ESTEmpire Manufacturing - Street sees 14.09:15am ESTIndustrial Production - Street sees 0.7%Capacity Utilization - Stree.....»»

Category: optionsSource: streetinsiderDec 16th, 2014

Trading Radar for 12/16: Factset Research (FDS), Darden (DRI), CSP (CSPI), Upland Software (UPLD) Report

The Trading Radar highlights key earnings and economic announcements for the next trading session:Before Markets Open:Economics:8:30am ESTHousing Starts - Street sees 1.035MBuilding Permits - Street sees 1.060MEarnings:CSP, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSPI) - no Street.....»»

Category: optionsSource: streetinsiderDec 16th, 2014

Trading Radar for 12/17: Oracle (ORCL), FedEx (FDX), Joy Global (JOY), General Mills (GIS), Jabil (JCL) Report

The Trading Radar highlights key earnings and economic announcements for the next trading session:Before Markets Open:Economics:8:30am ESTCPI - Street sees (0.1%)Core CPI - Street sees 0.1%Current Account Balance - Street sees ($95.0B)Earnings:Eagle Pharm.....»»

Category: optionsSource: streetinsiderDec 16th, 2014

RBC Cuts GM To Hold, Sees Headwinds For Automakers Ahead

General Motors (GM) is down 1.5% in morning trading Tuesday, following a downgrade to Hold at RBC Capital Markets. Analyst Joseph Spak and his team cut the stock to Sector Perform, lowered their price target by $6 to $35, and now have earnings estimates f.....»»

Category: blogSource: barronsDec 16th, 2014

CVS Updates EPS Forecast, Ups Dividend, Buybacks, Jumps To All-Time High

It looks like quitting cigarettes is good for one’s financial health as well. Shares of CVS Health (CVS) were rising more than 4.5% in late morning trading Tuesday, after the firm updated its earnings forecast and raised its dividend and share repurcha.....»»

Category: blogSource: barronsDec 16th, 2014

U.S. Bancorp Rises on Growth Initiatives; Should We Hold? - Analyst Blog

On Dec 9, 2014, we issued an updated research report on U.S. Bancorp ( USB ). Shares of this major regional bank have recorded a year to date return of 10.8%. Further, U.S. Bancorp has outpaced the Zacks Consensus.....»»

Category: blogSource: nasdaqDec 16th, 2014