Posts by Breakout Staff

  • Apple's amazing quarter, MannKind rebounds, Zillow zipping higher

    Breakout Staff at Breakout 5 mths ago

    Time for your daily dose of trending tickers, the stocks that you're tracking as measured by Yahoo Finance ticker searches:

    After getting mashed on Friday, MannKind (MNKD) shares soaring today after the FDA finally approved its inhaled insulin drug Affreza. The drug is a powder that is inhaled through the lungs and is reportedly faster acting than injected insulin treatments. It's been a long road for Affrezza, after eight years of trials and obstacles, and two prior FDA rejections. Affreza will be used to treat type one and type two diabetes, but will carry the strongest advisory on its box warning due to pulmonary risks.

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  • Kroger surges, Pier 1 sinks and Blackberry may be back from the dead

    Breakout Staff at Breakout 5 mths ago

    Time for your daily dose of Trending Tickers, the stocks that you're tracking as measured by Yahoo Finance ticker searches. Making the list today are:

    Kroger (KR) - The super market giant is up more than five percent on an earnings beat. We've said it a hundred times - grocery is the most unforgiving business on the planet. Kroger shares have doubled in the last two years and the company has a net margin of 1.5%. Staying alive gets you into the grocery Hall of Fame. Thanks to its purchase of Harris Teeter and successful roll-out of in-house organics, Krogers was able to boost its earnings forecast to a range of $3.19 to $3.27 versus prior outlook of $3.14 to $3.25. At Facebook that'll get you fired but for Kroger it's good for a 5% gain.

    Those are your trending tickers today -- tell us what stocks you're watching on Twitter using the hashtag #TrendingTickers

  • FedEx delivers, GW Pharma rides high and La-Z-Boy takes a seat

    Breakout Staff at Breakout 5 mths ago

    Here are your trending tickers for today:

    Up first is FedEx (FDX), they're up about 4.5% after reporting strong fourth-quarter growth. The company saw growth across the board, with particularly strong revenue in its ground segment which saw an 8% jump. Total revenue rose 3.5% and a share buyback pushed EPS over the top versus analyst expectations. For the full year Fed Ex sees $8.50 to $9, more or less in-line with what Wall Street was looking for but "in-line" is the new "better than expectations" for companies with heavy consumer exposure after last winter.

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  • Buffett won't take out Coke, SolarCity Soaring, AT&T eyeing Amazon exclusive

    Breakout Staff at Breakout 5 mths ago

    Time for your daily dose of trending tickers, the stocks that you're tracking as measured by Yahoo Finance ticker searches:

    Coke (KO): The world's largest beverage company initially popping on speculation the company was going private. Activist David Winters of Wintergreen Advisors told Fox Business that Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-B), Coke's largest shareholder was thinking of buying the 91% of the company it doesn't already own. Only a few problems. First, Coke's market cap is $180 billion making it 8x as large as Berkshire's Heinz purchase. Second, Berkshire isn't known for getting involved in activist situations, which works against Winter's turnaround theory. Finally Winters forgot to ask Buffett himself. CNBC's Becky Quick is lucky enough to be one of the chosen few to have Buffett on her speed dial. Becky called the Oracle himself and Warren told her "there's absolutely no chance" of Berkshire making a run for the whole company. Buffett is a cagey old gambler, but no one lies to Becky Quick.

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  • Dreamworks burned by Dragon 2, Buyer's remorse hits Yelp, Tesla driving higher

    Breakout Staff at Breakout 5 mths ago

    Time for your daily dose of trending tickers, the stocks that you're tracking as measured by Yahoo finance ticker searches. Making the list today are:

    Tesla Motors (TSLA): The electric car maker is up more than 3% today after announcing it would open its patents to the world on Friday. Adding to the continued interest in the company are reported talks between Tesla executives and their BMW counterparts. As mentioned last week, there's speculation that Telsa and BMW will discuss ways to standardize charging station technology. The biggest barrier to mass adoption of electric cars on a national level remains distance phobia for drivers in rural areas. Tesla bulls are betting the company will be able to hold its own with competitors if and when Tesla's proposed Supercharger network of stations becomes the standard for all electric cars.

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  • Dreamworks burned by Dragon 2, Buyer's remorse hits Yelp, Tesla driving higher -- Trending Tickers

    Breakout Staff at Yahoo Finance 5 mths ago

    Time for your daily dose of trending tickers, the stocks that you're tracking as measured by Yahoo finance ticker searches. Making the list today are:

    Tesla Motors (TSLA): The electric car maker is up more than 3% today after announcing it would open its patents to the world on Friday. Adding to the continued interest in the company are reported talks between Tesla executives and their BMW counterparts. As mentioned last week, there's speculation that Telsa and BMW will discuss ways to standardize charging station technology. The biggest barrier to mass adoption of electric cars on a national level remains distance phobia for drivers in rural areas. Tesla bulls are betting the company will be able to hold its own with competitors if and when Tesla's proposed Supercharger network of stations becomes the standard for all electric cars.

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  • Intel surging, Express jumping on stake, Yelp investors betting on sale

    Breakout Staff at Breakout 5 mths ago

    Time for your daily dose of trending tickers, the stocks that you're tracking as measured by Yahoo finance ticker searches:

    Intel (INTC): The world's largest chipmaker surges to a new ten-year high, up over six percent today. Powering the move is a lift to the company's second-quarter revenue forecast, leading to annual sales that will increase for the first time since 2011. The company says 2014 is finally the year that corporate America spends money on long overdue upgrades to PCs and servers. Nothing is impossible. There has been a demonstrable rise in corporate spending on things other than share buybacks this year. Capex growth would certainly help Intel. As for the stock it hasn't seen these levels in more than a decade. Looking at the 15-year chart it's pretty clear the stock has built a pretty good base technically. Hats off to shareholders.

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  • Intel surging, Express jumping on stake, Yelp investors betting on sale - Trending Tickers

    5 mths ago

    Time for your daily dose of trending tickers, the stocks that you're tracking as measured by Yahoo finance ticker searches:

    Intel (INTC): The world's largest chipmaker surges to a new ten-year high, up over six percent today. Powering the move is a lift to the company's second-quarter revenue forecast, leading to annual sales that will increase for the first time since 2011. The company says 2014 is finally the year that corporate America spends money on long overdue upgrades to PCs and servers. Nothing is impossible. There has been a demonstrable rise in corporate spending on things other than share buybacks this year. Capex growth would certainly help Intel. As for the stock it hasn't seen these levels in more than a decade. Looking at the 15-year chart it's pretty clear the stock has built a pretty good base technically. Hats off to shareholders.

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  • Restoration Hardware nails it, Lands End grows up and Twitter axes COO

    Breakout Staff at Breakout 5 mths ago

    Here are your trending tickers for today:

    Restoration Hardware (RH), the mid-priced furniture store where you can get new things that look really old, is up nearly 14% today after reporting an explosive first quarter. Earnings per share were up 200% to 18 cents vs. analysts predictions of 11,  and revenue rose 22%. The company has been applauded for its turnaround in recent years, after pouring money into new products and showroom expansions.

    Sears cast Lands' End (LE) out on its own in April and the company has shown that it's grown up and can make it on its own. The stock is up nearly 12% after reporting a great first quarter. Net income jumped 48%, same store sales also grew about 4%. "The biggest adjustment to life away from Sears has been all the strangers constantly walking through our inventory-holding-places" Lands' End's results implied, "Finally it dawned on us: those strangers are called 'customers' and what they're doing is shopping."

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  • Amazon on fire, CBS climbing, Lulu founder turns on board

    Breakout Staff at Breakout 5 mths ago

    It's a hump day edition of trending tickers. Here's what's hot according to your yahoo finance ticker searches:

    Amazon.com (AMZN): The world's largest online retailer popping today as Goldman (GS) adds the company to its much-tracked Conviction Buy List. Goldman claims "the ongoing investment in fulfillment and infrastructure will widen Amazon's competitive lead through initiatives such as Fresh, AWS, digital media, and faster fulfillment and product availability." The thing is, you have question Goldman's 'conviction' when the same analyst CUT the price target from $430 to $400. Publish or perish has apparently spread from academia to Wall Street's research departments.

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