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Holiday Season In The Crosshairs: Is It Time To Buy Logistics Companies ?

By Nicholas Gentile: Summary: September is already half over. The holidays are in the crosshairs. UPS just announced their seasonal hiring plans. Everything seems to be moving so quickly. Is now a good time to buy logistics companies...Show More Summary

More iPhones, Fewer Sonys Mean More Deficits for Japan

As Sony struggles with its smartphone business, Apple will release the iPhone 6 Friday for eager Japanese fans. The contrast between the two companies explains some of the pressing problems Tokyo policy makers face.

Zillow balks at taking ‘intentionally degraded’ listings from MLS

A Nashville-area multiple listing service says it’s been told by Zillow that the search portal doesn’t want the stripped-down listing feed that the MLS plans to start providing to all public portals later this month. RealTracs Solutions CEO Stuart White...

Successful Retirement: Don’t Spend Too Much

When we think of a successful retirement, we often think about how much we are saving up. While it’s important to plan ahead and figure out how much to save for the future, part of the equation, when it comes to a successful retirement, is how much you spend during retirement. As part of The Retiree [...]Show More Summary

Symmetry Medical: Surgical Maneuver Sets Up A Very Attractive Asymmetric Trade

By Eight Diamonds Advisors: Background and investment thesis On August 4, 2014, Symmetry Medical Inc. (NYSE:SMA) announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to sell its OEM Solutions business to Tecomet, a private company...Show More Summary

General Mills - Well Deserved Sell-Off Following A Very Weak Quarter

By The Value Investor: Investors in General Mills (NYSE:GIS) were not pleased at all with a soft first quarter earnings report which was released on Wednesday before the market open. The results were quite soft, not just in my eyes but analyst have been disappointed as well. Show More Summary

Today In SA PRO: Wednesday, September 17

By SA PRO Top Ideas: Top Idea: inTest Corporation by BuyTheDip SellTheRip: Long / Micro-Cap / Semiconductor Equipment / GARP / Cyclical Swing / 100%+ Upside Top Idea: Symmetry Medical by Eight Diamond Advisors: Long / Small-Cap / Medical...Show More Summary

Cramer's Mad Money - Nelson Peltz Makes Dupont A Buy (9/17/14)

By SA Editor Miriam Metzinger: Stocks discussed on the in-depth session of Jim Cramer's Mad Money TV Program, Wednesday September 17. Nelson Peltz Makes Dupont (NYSE:DD) a Buy. Other stocks mentioned: Kraft (NASDAQ:KRFT), Mondelez (NASDAQ:MDLZ),...Show More Summary

World Bank’s Jim Kim to World: Keep Me Honest

Jim Kim is trying to keep the World Bank honest. That’s why the World Bank president this week said he’s launching a new website that allows the public to track the development institution’s daily progress on a range of key prioriti...

inTest: A Big Winner In A Semiconductor Capital Equipment Upcycle

By BuyTheDip SellTheRip: Overview inTest Corporation (INTT) designs and manufactures capital equipment for semiconductor manufacturers, a notoriously cyclical and "feast or famine" industry where demand can materialize or dissipate very quickly (capital equipment producers benefit when chip volumes grow and capacity tightens). Show More Summary

Aided By The Fed, The U.S. Dollar Will Maintain A Clear Runway For A Considerable Time

By Dr. Duru: "There is no mechanical interpretation of what the term 'considerable time' means. And as I have said repeatedly, the decisions that the committee makes…will be data dependent…I again emphasize something I've said previously...Show More Summary

3 Value Companies With Excellent Fundamentals And Margins Of Safety

By Marwood Capital: In previous articles on Seeking Alpha I have spoken of my preference for taking a quantitative approach to investing that involves the use of stock screens to drive investment decisions. These screens form the basis of my approach, allowing me to discard thousands of companies that do not meet my criteria for value. Show More Summary

Wellgreen Platinum: More Lipstick Coming Off

By Itinerant: In our latest piece on Wellgreen Nickel...err Platinum (OTCQX:WGPLF) we commented that "Wellgreen Platinum has a certain way of presenting information that some would call creatively promotional, and others would perceive...Show More Summary

HDFC Bank: Stage Set For The Next Rally

By Street Smart Investor: Re-Initiation Summary I had initiated HDFC Bank (NYSE:HDB) on August 20, 2013 when the stock was trading at $30.52. Significant macro-economic headwinds followed by a sharp correction in the stock during that time were the primary basis of the initiation and the recommendation of "Strong Buy". Show More Summary

The Big Picture: Jeff Bezos unveils Blue Origin rocket engine

Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos today showed off the new rocket engine his space company, Blue Origin, will be develop for the United Launch Alliance. The engine, called the BE-4, is designed to replace the Russian-built RS-180 engine and will likely carry the space station capsules that Boeing will be building for NASA. Show More Summary

Cramer's Lightning Round - People Need H&R Block More Than Ever (9/17/14)

By SA Editor Miriam Metzinger: Stocks discussed on the Lightning Round segment of Jim Cramer's Mad Money Program, Wednesday September 17. Bullish Calls: H&R Block (NYSE:HRB): "It's good, but it is getting rid of that bank designation and is becoming a straight income tax play. Show More Summary

Uplinks: Bootlegged pumpkin spice, MacArthur geniuses and your stoned colleagues

H ere comes Alibaba. With the Chinese e-commerce giant's hotly anticipated IPO fast approaching, here's a look at the wit and wisdom of founder Jack Ma. Here are nine other stories that caught our interest today. ”My kingdom for a helmet!”...Show More Summary

NetApp: Any Value Left In This Cash Machine?

By Marshall Hargrave: NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) managed to post fiscal 1Q earnings of $0.60 a share (besting consensus of $0.57) and revenues of $1.48 billion, marginally beating consensus. Shares are up 9% over the last month thanks to the earnings beat. Show More Summary

VA watchdog: Maybe VA hospital wait times did contribute to veterans' deaths

In late August, the Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general released a report on the long wait times at the VA hospital in Phoenix, saying it couldn't "conclusively assert" that the lengthy, "clinically significant" waits caused the deaths of six or more veterans, as whistle-blowers alleged. Show More Summary

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