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Retail Sales Rise: 2 Pharmacy Stocks in Focus - Analyst Blog

An encouraging increase in retail sales was among the major positives the market received last week. While auto sales continue to dominate these numbers, strength was seen in other areas as well.... Read >>

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Vantiv Up to Strong Buy, Strong Alliances Raise Outlook - Analyst Blog

On Sep 13, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Vantiv Inc. ( VNTV ) by a notch to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). Why the Upgrade? Earnings estimates of Vantiv witnessed accretion on the back of... Read >>

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DICK'S Sporting (DKS) Opens a New Store in Washington - Analyst Blog

DICK'S Sporting Goods Inc. ( DKS ), moving forward with its aggressive store expansion strategy, is set to unveil a new store in Washington. The new Washington store will be located at 200 S.... Read >>

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Global Payments to Expand in Asia Pacific via Ezidebit Buy - Analyst Blog

Global Payments Inc. ( GPN ), a global service provider of electronic payments, entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Ezi Holdings Pty Ltd (Ezidebit), a dominant integrated payments... Read >>

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EnPro Repuchases $51 Million Convertible Senior Debentures - Analyst Blog

EnPro Industries ( NPO ) recently announced that roughly $51.3 million worth of its 3.9375% Convertible Senior Debentures due 2015 has been validly tendered till the expiration of the offer on Sep... Read >>

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Will Infosys Regain its Premier Position in IT Industry? - Analyst Blog

On Sep 15, 2014, we issued an updated research report on Infosys Technologies Ltd (INFY), a leading provider of business consulting, technology, engineering and outsourcing services.  Infosys... Read >>

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CIT Group Grows Inorganically: Right Time to Buy the Stock? - Analyst Blog

On Sep 9, 2014, we issued an updated research report on CIT Group Inc. ( CIT ). Backed by its strong liquidity position and stabilizing balance sheet, the company has been expanding through... Read >>

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Defense Stock Roundup: Boeing Strikes Deal with Alcoa, Wins Defense Contacts; Northrop to Boost its RQ-4 Global Hawk Fleet - Analyst Blog

Over the last five trading sessions, defense biggies received significant deals in an otherwise anemic budget environment. Among last week's important updates, The Boeing Co. ( BA ) has been able... Read >>

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Nasdaq OMX Extends EGX Contract, Launches SMARTS - Analyst Blog

Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. ( NDAQ ) has announced the extension of its contract with the Egyptian Exchange (EGX) for five more years. The company will continue to offer its globally leading X stream... Read >>

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BP Alaska Follows North Slope Asset Sale with 275 Layoffs - Analyst Blog

Oil giant BP plc 's ( BP ) subsidiary BP Alaska announced plans to lay off 275 employees and direct contractors in early 2015. The layoff is owing to the previously announced divestment of its... Read >>