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First Community Bancshares Up to Strong Buy on Impressive Q2 - Analyst Blog

On Aug 27, Zacks Investment Research upgraded First Community Bancshares, Inc. ( FCBC ) to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).Why the Upgrade? The rank upgrade of this Virginia based bank was primarily... Read >>

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7 Lessons about Banking from 200 Years of History

The scene on Wall Street during the Panic of 1907. Source Wikimedia Commons The history of finance is dominated by the fact that banks are innately unstable. Even the most conservative... Read >>

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Why Gamers Dumped the Xbox 360 and Wii for Sony’s PS4

For a while, Sony was confused about the PS4's massive success. When asked why Sony sold 10 million units so quickly hitting that milestone faster than any previous PlayStation Sony... Read >>

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Baidu, Inc. Wants to Become a Leader in Artificial Intelligence

"Chinese companies are starting to dream," said early investor in Baidu and managing partner at GGV Capital Jixun Foo. Foo's proclamation was made in an in depth article by MIT... Read >>

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Can This Apple, Inc. Supplier Deliver in 2015?

Apple has, for quite a while now, designed its own applications processors for its iDevices. Samsung , a longtime supplier and competitor to Apple, has been the sole manufacturer of these chips.... Read >>

Iron Mountain (IRM) Upped to Strong Buy on Positive Outlook - Analyst Blog

On Aug 26, 2014, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Iron Mountain ( IRM ) to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). With a strong return of 33.3% over the past year and a positive estimate revision trend,... Read >>

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Embraer SA Comes Out With Flying Colors Once Again

Regional jet maker Embraer recently released its second quarter numbers that swept past analysts' estimates. The company scored well on most of the key operating metrics like sales, deliveries,... Read >>

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Why EA Investors Should Be Paying Attention to These 3 Blockbuster Video Games

To the disappointment of gamers and investors, Electronic Arts ' announced last month that its Battlefield Hardline game won't be released in late October as originally planned. Instead, the... Read >>

Valspar's (VAL) Growth Initiatives Should Yield Results - Analyst Blog

On Aug 25, we issued an updated research report on paints and coatings maker The Valspar Corporation ( VAL ). While the company should benefit from its investments in growth initiatives, new... Read >>

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Is It Time to Buy Anadarko Petroleum Stock?

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation is setting records, which isn't necessarily a surprise given the fact that oil and gas production in the United States is hitting levels not seen in many years. In... Read >>