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FirstMerit to Redeem Trust Preferred Securities, Shares Fall - Analyst Blog

Shares of FirstMerit Corporation ( FMER ) declined 0.54% following the redemption notices to two property trustees Citizens Funding Trust I and Citizens Michigan Statutory Trust I. Redemption... Read >>

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Hibbett Downgraded to Strong Sell on Bleak Preliminary Sales - Analyst Blog

Zacks Investment Research downgraded Hibbett Sports Inc. ( HIBB ) to a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell) on Aug 13, 2014.Why the Downgrade? Hibbett Sports has witnessed sharp downward estimate revisions... Read >>

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Royal Caribbean Up to Strong Buy on Solid Earnings Prospects - Analyst Blog

Zacks Investment Research upgraded Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. ( RCL ) to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) on Aug 13, 2014 on the back of decent second quarter results coupled with an increase in... Read >>

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What Makes FMC Corporation (FMC) a Strong Sell Stock? - Analyst Blog

On Aug 13, Zacks Investment Research downgraded chemical maker FMC Corporation ( FMC ) to a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell).  Why the Downgrade? FMC Corp. saw its profit slip in second quarter 2014,... Read >>

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Will Estee Lauder Inc. (EL) Surprise this Earnings Season? - Analyst Blog

Estee Lauder Inc. ( EL ) is set to report fourth quarter and full year fiscal 2014 results on Aug 15. Last quarter, the company posted a negative surprise of 2%. Let's see how things are shaping... Read >>

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Will Walmart (WMT) Earnings Disappoint Investors Yet Again? - Analyst Blog

Wal Mart Stores Inc ( WMT ) is set to report second quarter fiscal 2015 results before the opening bell on Aug 14. Last quarter, this retail giant posted a negative surprise of 1.74%. Let's see... Read >>

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Will Buckle (BKE) Miss Q2 Earnings on Slower Revenue Growth? - Analyst Blog

The Buckle, Inc. ( BKE ), retailer of casual apparel, footwear and accessories for men and women, is set to report its second quarter fiscal results on Aug 21, 2014. Last quarter, it posted in... Read >>

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Kate Spade's (KATE) Shares Fall despite Robust Q2 Earnings - Analyst Blog

Yesterday, Kate Spade & Company ( KATE ) reported yet another quarter of better than expected financial results wherein it's top and bottom lines for second quarter 2014 came ahead of the... Read >>

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Prudential to Insure Longevity Risk for Rothesay Life (Revised) - Analyst Blog

Prudential Retirement, a unit of Prudential Financial Inc. ( PRU ) has agreed to provide longevity risk reinsurance to Rothesay Life Limited and its affiliates for the fourth time, after having... Read >>

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Valspar (VAL) Beats Earnings & Revenue Estimates, Ups View - Analyst Blog

Valspar 's ( VAL ) saw higher profits in third quarter fiscal 2014 (ended Jul 25, 2014) on continued momentum across its coatings businesses, higher volumes and strong performance from China and... Read >>