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The Worst 5 Stocks for Free Cash Flow and Debt-to-Cash Ratio

After finding out which companies had the most cash on hand in Follow the Money: 5 Extremely Cash-Rich Stocks, Bristol Voss of Minyanville decided to invert the process and find out which names are deeply, deeply in debt with little cash on hand to do anything about it.

Why You Need to Be Your Own Stock Analyst

Sell-side analysts are often criticized for acting too slowly when it come to downgrading companies and lowering estimates. That means if you rely on the experts, you'll be reacting late too.

CVS Grows Insurance-Claims Processing Biz

CVS Caremark is best known for its drugstore busines. But it's also finding its way into the business of managing prescription-drug insurance claims. After taking some heat in the last few quarters, it is starting to see revenue from some big contracts in this segment.

For Las Vegas Sands, the House Edge Is Global Reach

Las Vegas Sands benefits from being more geographically diversified than its major competitors. With a casino resort presence that spans the U.S., Macau and Singapore, LVS is a strong player that can ride out local downturns, and Trefis thinks its stock is undervalued by 10% to 15%.

How the Media and Wall Street Create Fake Stock Gurus

The financial media loves to pluck struggling analysts from obscurity and propel them to fame on the backs of a few good calls, then shoot them full of arrows at them when their predictions start to fail. And inevitably, those so-called gurus will fail. Here's why.

McGraw-Hill Faces a Tough Fourth Quarter

McGraw-Hill is coming off a tumultuous year that saw the sale of BusinessWeek to Bloomberg, a major corporate reorganization and its Standard & Poor unit slowly coming out of a funk, thanks to small improvements in debt markets.