Suspicious timing to say the least .
Not to mention Barron's stating [ quite clearly ] , " This document is nothing new. "
" NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Alibaba (BABA) surged Wednesday, following confirmation the e-commerce giant is considering injecting some of its entertainment operations into its struggling Alibaba Pictures unit. "
richlawrence6912 , you must think this is some new plan
Excerpt from N.Y. Post - September 18th , 2014
"Alibaba’s Ma is interested in creating the “Netflix of China” by acquiring streaming rights to shows and films, in particular in geographic territories where Netflix doesn’t have much of a foothold...."
Alibaba (BABA) surged Wednesday, following confirmation the e-commerce giant is considering injecting some of its entertainment operations into its struggling Alibaba Pictures unit. "
"Alibaba Pictures reported a loss at the end of March of $53 million and had also noted that it expected a loss of $77 million for fiscal 2014, according to the Financial Times."
After all , SBUX is an international corporation
Netherlands , France , Australia , Germany ,Austria , Singapore ,
Brazil , Switzerland , Canada , Thailand , Chile ,UK and Ireland and
(Reuters) - Starbucks Corp on Thursday said foreign exchange will take a bigger bite out of revenue and earnings this year than it had forecast.
The world's biggest coffee chain now expects a full-year foreign exchange hit of 2 percentage points on both earnings and revenue. Previously, Starbucks had expected foreign exchange to reduce earnings and revenue by 1 percentage point, Chief Financial Officer Scott Maw told Reuters.
Strength across Starbucks' businesses is offsetting that drag, Maw said.
As a result, the company on Thursday stood by its fiscal 2015 revenue growth forecast of 16 percent to 18 percent and its call for full-year earnings, excluding items, of $1.55 to $1.57 per share.
We'll see if Mr. Maw is correct in his assertion .
An excerpt from IBD -
In spite of stiff currency headwinds that are hammering sales at other top U.S. companies, Starbucks (SBUX) poured out its highest quarterly sales growth in more than four years. Fiscal second-quarter earnings rose 18% to 33 cents a share, matching views. Revenue grew 18% to $4.56 billion, edging past expectations for $4.53 billion.
" The investigation also covers Herbalife’s marketing practices and is ongoing, said the person familiar with the matter, who asked not to be identified because it isn’t public. "
Excerpt from Barron's
" Examples of defamatory statements are virtually limitless . "
" Only an "investment moron" would NOT be in BAC now! "
[ A communication that suggests that an individual suffers from a mental defect ]
Not a headline I care to see prior to earnings .
This “ white paper ” article has been in the news for over a month .
However , I think most of us agree with your , " Is this CORRUPT or what? " statement .
It is , in fact , absolutely corrupt .
" China’s eFinance is getting Beijing’s support and can provide a sizable boost to Alibaba and Tencent’s stocks. "
Excerpt - BARRON'S ASIA
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese regulators accused e-commerce giant Alibaba of permitting sales of fake goods and hurting consumers in a report that was withheld until now to avoid disrupting the company's U.S. stock market debut.
[ that was withheld until now to avoid disrupting the company's U.S. stock market debut. ]
The potentially damaging investigation indicates that the company’s size, success and central position in the consumer economy — which China is trying to promote — do not give immunity from regulatory oversight. Alibaba is big, and important, but it is not inviolable. Investors should keep this firmly in mind.
Excerpt - FINANCIAL TIMES
inviolable - [ prohibiting violation; secure from destruction, violence, infringement, or desecration ]
"Alibaba hasn't paid enough attention to illegal operations on its platform and hasn't effectively alleviated the situation," said the SAIC in a report, whose public issue was delayed for months to avoid affecting the firm's NYSE listing. "Alibaba faces not only the biggest credibility crisis since its founding, but also casts a negative influence for other e-commerce operators," it said.
Excerpt - USA Today
Does China need Alibaba more than Alibaba needs China? We may be about to find out. The ecommerce company and Chinese regulators are locking horns .
FINANCIAL TIMES - January 29, 2015 9:00 am
Short read [ but interesting ]
TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Highly radioactive rainwater at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has likely leaked into the Pacific Ocean, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Tuesday, in the latest of a series of mishaps at the complex.
MAINICHI - 2-26-2015