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  • Monsanto matched market expectations with its earnings results on Thursday and reaffirmed its financial goal for the full year. But Kevin Kirkeby of Standard & Poor’s said he still has a “hold” rating on the stock.

  • 2011 is going to be a better year for the economy than current consensus numbers indicate, said Byron Wien, vice chairman of Blackstone Advisory Partners.

  • How would you like to get paid to underperform? You don't have to be some professional athlete, or even some overpaid CEO of a major corporation. You just need to be a mutual fund manager in 2010. What do I mean?

  • First they nibbled but then the bulls started chomping on Best Buy yesterday, betting that the electronics chain will fight its way back from a major selloff last month.

  • With the increase in advanced-tech smart phone devices, firms focusing on Internet security are going to be the big winners over the next decade, said Adam Holt, global head of software equity research at Morgan Stanley.

  • The McDonalds Corporation’s introduction of ancillary products, such as lattes, smoothies and oatmeal, will hurt profits in the long run, Howard Penney, a restaurant analyst at Hedgeye Risk Management, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • With the private sector creating 297,000 jobs from November to December, Jeff Silber of BMO Capital Markets and Gary Bisbee at Barclays Capital said investors should be prepping to play the jobs recovery.

  • Look to invest in the highest-quality and high-yielding stocks, recommended Channing Smith, vice president and co-manager at Capital Advisors, and Oliver Pursche, president of Gary Goldberg Financial Services.

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    It is the brass-tacks question every stock investor asks: What is this company really worth? But in the rarefied realm of private equity investing, the answer to that question is often hard to find, if it can be found at all, the New York Times reports.

  • When you think about water in terms of the Dow Jones Water Index, which is lower than it was five years ago, investing in the liquid doesn’t sound promising. But Neil Berlant, a partner at Crowell, Weedon & Co., and John Quealy, a managing director and analyst at Canaccord Genuity, told CNBC that investing in water is a growth move.

  • While stocks have the potential to go higher, Scott Redler, chief strategic officer at T3live.com, and Mike Rubino, CEO of Rubino Financial, differed on when the rally will stop.

  • General Motors posted a stronger-than-expected U.S. sales report in December, but Dave Whiston, auto analyst at Morningstar and David Silver, equity research analyst at Wall Street Strategies posed opposing views on the automaker’s stock.

  • With commodities such as gold, silver and palladium hitting record highs in the last few years, investors should continue to be focused in the space, said Dan Denbow, co-portfolio manager of USAA Precious Metals & Minerals Fund.

  • Richard Bernstein, CEO of Richard Bernstein Advisors, tells CNBC he is the most optimistic he has been since 1995 when it comes to the US stock market.

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    What I learned on safari is that soft commodities—you know, crops—are the key to what could be the next great secular growth story.

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    Faced with growing budget deficits and restive taxpayers, elected officials from Maine to Alabama, Ohio to Arizona, are pushing new legislation to limit the power of labor unions, particularly those representing government workers, in collective bargaining and politics, the New York Times reports.

  • Coming off a year when its stock was up 25 percent, Weight Watchers Intenational CEO and President David Kirchoff told CNBC Monday that the company’s biggest competitor has been the recession.

  • As we kick off a New Year and new decade of trading, Philip Gotthelf, president and commodities analyst at Equidex, David Katz, CIO of Matrix Asset Advisors and James Moffett, portfolio manager at Scout International Fund said they see new opportunities in commodities, domestic and international stocks.

  • The growth trade in the U.S. is going to be dependent on the emerging markets, said Ronald Weiner, founder and CEO of RDM Financial Group.

  • The surprise this year will be how much stronger the U.S. economy is compared to what most people might have thought, said Dennis Gartman, founder of the Gartman Letter.