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23 Apr, 2013, 08:27 ET Morning Research on Standard Pacific, Toll Brothers, Gafisa, Ryland, and MDC Holdings

A report from the National Association of Realtors released on Monday showed that existing home sales slipped in the month of March. Yesterday's...


23 Apr, 2013, 08:20 ET Before the Bell Scans of Radian Group, MBIA Inc., Progressive, Allstate, and PartnerRe

The Property & casualty insurance industry saw a significant rise in losses related to catastrophes in 2012. The industry is also under...


23 Apr, 2013, 08:19 ET MannKind, Ariad Pharma, Ziopharm Oncology, Galena Biopharma, and Novavax Under StockCall's Microscope

Following the expiration of patents on several blockbuster drugs, big pharma companies have been looking to boost their product pipeline. While...


23 Apr, 2013, 08:18 ET Today's Research on Banco Santander, Grupo Financiero Santander, Deutsche Bank, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, and Royal Bank of Canada

Major U.S. banks kicked off the earnings season for the financial sector last week. While the results reported by the five major U.S. banks were...


23 Apr, 2013, 08:01 ET Bank of New York Mellon, State Street, Legg Mason, Och-Ziff, and TICC Capital Early Briefing and Review

Equity markets had an excellent run in the first quarter of 2013. While the second quarter has been mixed so far, all three benchmark indexes are...


23 Apr, 2013, 08:00 ET StockCall Study on STMicroelectronics, Freescale Semiconductor, Vishay Intertechnology, Cavium, and AU Optronics

Mobile was the key growth driver for the semiconductor industry in 2012. With more and more users switching to smartphones and tablets from PCs,...


23 Apr, 2013, 08:00 ET StockCall Pre-Market Review on Ross Stores, Ingram Micro, Fresh Market, Copart, and Lumber Liquidators

Markets concluded the first trading session of this week by posting gains. The NASDAQ closed 0.86 percent higher at 3,233.55 while the Dow Jones...


23 Apr, 2013, 08:00 ET StockCall Scrutinizes H. J. Heinz, Kraft Foods Group, Pinnacle Foods, and Unilever

After the tumultuous past week, the markets started the current trading week by posting gains. All the major indices closed in the green on the...


23 Apr, 2013, 08:00 ET StockCall Early Morning Insight into Phillips 66, Marathon Petroleum, Murphy Oil, and Delek US

Refiners have been facing significant challenges over the last few years. A slowdown in the U.S. economy has hurt demand for refined products. In...


23 Apr, 2013, 08:00 ET Pre-Market Analysis on Petroleo Brasileiro, Cheniere Energy, Hercules Offshore, QEP Resources, and Helmerich & Payne

The shale boom in the U.S. has emerged as a major trend in the oil and gas industry in the last two years. According to the International Energy...


23 Apr, 2013, 08:00 ET Technical Briefing on JDS Uniphase, CIENA, ADTRAN, Exelis, and Harris

Indices closed higher. The technology sector also followed the broad market trend and reversed its initial losses. Our research team followed...


23 Apr, 2013, 08:00 ET Today's Technical View on Waste Management, Republic Services, EnergySolutions, and Darling Intl.

Encouraging earnings reports from major companies like Caterpillar and Halliburton helped the markets to stabilize on Monday. The first trading...


22 Apr, 2013, 08:00 ET Technical Briefing on Electronic Arts, VMware, Oi SA, DigitalGlobe, and Wave Systems

Equity markets edged higher on Friday, finishing the week on a strong note. However, all three benchmark indexes fell sharply for the week, mainly...


22 Apr, 2013, 08:00 ET Before the Bell Scans of Agilent Technologies, Thermo Fisher Scientific, PerkinElmer, Laboratory Corp. of America, and Alere

The healthcare industry is undergoing a major transformation as they adapt to President Obama's Affordable Care Act (ACA).  The ACA will...


22 Apr, 2013, 08:00 ET Before the Bell Scans of Agilent Technologies, Thermo Fisher Scientific, PerkinElmer, Laboratory Corp. of America, and Alere

The healthcare industry is undergoing a major transformation as they adapt to President Obama's Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA will result in...


22 Apr, 2013, 08:00 ET StockCall Early Morning Insight into American Axle & Manufacturing, Meritor, LKQ Corp., and Tenneco

Concerns about the global economic growth kept markets under check in the previous trading week. However, stocks showed considerable gain in the...


22 Apr, 2013, 08:00 ET StockCall Pre-Market Review on News Corp., Live Nation, Starz, and IMAX

One of the major trends to emerge in the entertainment industry in recent years has been the shift to digital. More and more entertainment...


22 Apr, 2013, 08:00 ET DreamWorks Animation, Regal Entertainment, Lions Gate Entertainment, and Cinemark Under StockCall's Microscope

According to the Motion Picture Association of America, worldwide box office for all films released in each country around the world reached $34.7...


22 Apr, 2013, 08:00 ET Today's Research on Blackstone, Apollo Investment, Valley National Bancorp, Royal Bank of Scotland, and Bank Of Nova Scotia

Markets finished their tumultuous trading week by posting gains in the Friday's trading session. However, marginal increase in jobless claims put...


22 Apr, 2013, 08:00 ET Morning Research on Suntech Power, TE Connectivity, Power-One, Plug Power, and Amphenol

The technology sector struggled last week as some weak earnings results from major tech companies weighed down sentiment. Although this sector...


22 Apr, 2013, 08:00 ET StockCall Study on Lowe's, OfficeMax, Hawaiian Holdings, Caesars Entertainment, and DeVry

2013 began on a solid note as lawmakers reached a last-minute deal on the fiscal cliff issue. The last-minute deal ended uncertainty surrounding...


22 Apr, 2013, 08:00 ET Pre-Market Analysis on Monsanto, Agrium, Scotts Miracle-Gro, Williams Partners, and Ferro

Major Indices posted robust gains to close the previous trading week. S&P500 index closed 0.88 percent higher while NASDAQ gained 1.25 percent...


22 Apr, 2013, 08:00 ET Coach, Nike, Crocs, Deckers Outdoor, and Iconix Brand Early Briefing and Review

Major indices closed the last session of the previous trading week on a positive note. The Dow Jones Index closed 0.07 percent higher on volume of...


22 Apr, 2013, 08:00 ET Today's Technical View on Mattel, Hasbro, Coca-Cola Enterprises, and Molson Coors

Emerging markets have been the key growth driver for consumer goods sector. Rising income levels in emerging economies have boosted demand for...


22 Apr, 2013, 08:00 ET StockCall Scrutinizes Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, Smith & Wesson, Rockwell Collins, and BE Aerospace

Most of the countries in the developed world are grappling with high fiscal deficits. Under pressure from rating agencies, many of these countries...