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Twitter and LinkedIn Social Media Reality Checks

US Markets - Sat, 02/08/2014 - 11:57

Last week saw fourth-quarter earnings results from two of the premier players in the social media sector: Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) and LinkedIn Corp. (NYSE: LNKD). Neither company’s results proved encouraging ...

How Cowen Analysts Nailed Twitter and Glu Mobile

US Markets - Sat, 02/08/2014 - 10:20

Sometimes analysts have to take heat for making bad calls. It is not uncommon for an analyst to make a pre-earnings call that simply misses the mark. Other times they make calls that would have made major ...

Fairway Slices and Hooks Its Future for Investors

US Markets - Sat, 02/08/2014 - 10:01

Fairway Group Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: FWM) managed to crush its prospects, and now the grocery store and food retailer is going to have to somehow convince shareholders that it is a value stock of sorts. ...

AT&T or Verizon: Does Valuation Favor One or the Other?

US Markets - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 11:15

This year promises to be at least a very interesting one in the mobile wireless business. It is probably safe to say that by the end of this year, the mobile carrier business in the United States will ...

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AOL, Echelon, Fairway Group, LinkedIn, Lululemon, More

US Markets - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:30

These are the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen from Wall Street research firms on is Friday, February 7, 2014. They include AOL, Echelon, Fairway, LinkedIn and Lululemon.

Can Harley-Davidson Truly Afford Its Dividend Hike and Buyback?

US Markets - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 14:37

Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) is one of those truly iconic American brands. It was iconic enough that Warren Buffett even did a preferred financing deal with the company during the recession. The company ...

What Analysts Predict for Twitter Now

US Markets - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 13:00

24/7 Wall St. is offering a new analyst call montage now that Twitter's earnings have been seen by so many analysts. The long and short of the matter is that analysts who were bullish are becoming less ...

The Return of the NFL Player IPOs — Really

US Markets - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 17:05

The athlete IPO talk is back. In fact, they may be back in business. Two issues are driving the chatter here, and it is not that the Super Bowl was a crowd killer. News was out this week that the Vernon ...

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Arch Coal, ADM, Citigroup, Myriad, Sirius and More

US Markets - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 09:55

These are the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen from Wall Street research firms on Wednesday, February 5, 2014. They include Arch Coal, ADM, Citigroup, Myriad Genetics and Sirius.

Merrill Lynch’s Top Dividend and Yield Stocks to Buy During the Pullback

US Markets - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 10:20

The top equity strategist at Merrill Lynch has updated the High Quality and Dividend Yield screen of stocks to buy, adding some names that may provide investors solid 2014 returns.

Options Strategy: Exploit the Correlation Crush

US Markets - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 09:31

Dispersion strategies can bring big profits to those with superior stock picking skills.

Stocks With High Emerging Market Exposure That Could Have Big Upside

US Markets - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 09:50

The equity strategy team at J.P. Morgan presented a new research report that actually makes a very solid case not only for equities, but for equities with higher emerging market exposure. Here are 10 picks ...

Report: Online Storage Startup Box Secretly Files for IPO

US Markets - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 14:58

Box, which counts Dropbox among its rivals, has reportedly filed to go public.

Six IPOs Debut on Friday as January Effect Signals Rough Waters

US Markets - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 11:55

Friday is a strange day in the markets. The month of January is closing out with the first monthly January loss in three years, after a huge 2013 of course. Yet there were six initial public offerings ...

Three Biotech IPOs Hit on Friday, After Major IPO on Thursday

US Markets - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 11:35

Six IPOs hit the market Friday , and three of them were biotechs. What stands out is that these emerging pharma deals came on the heels of a wildly successful biotech IPO on Thursday.

The 4 Stocks That Dominated the Market on Wednesday

US Markets - Wed, 01/29/2014 - 17:14

January 29, 2014: Markets opened lower on Wednesday following Tuesday’s late policy rate hike by the Turkish government. The announcement that the Fed will again reduce its asset purchases added more volatility ...

Short Interest in Chip Stocks Points Higher

US Markets - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 13:10

As of January 15, short interest in several semiconductor stocks increased as investors continued to bet against PC processors and memory chips in favor of mobile devices. With only a couple of exceptions, ...

Short Interest in 3D Printing Sector Rises Even as Stock Prices Slip

US Markets - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 09:50

We continue to track the short interest changes in the primary 3D printer and services companies. The following information is based on data reported for the period ended January 15, 2014. Short interest ...

Jefferies Quality Stocks to Buy That Are Down but Not Out

US Markets - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 09:45

The equity research team at Jefferies has come out with a list of their stocks to buy that have been ambushed hard, not only the past two trading days, but since the beginning of the year.

Paired Trades: Using Options to Reduce Risk

US Markets - Mon, 01/27/2014 - 16:30

Paired trades can be extremely lucrative with the smart use of options.

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