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  • Stock Downgrades: Time to Bid Tata Motors Goodbye @ Minyanville - 1 hour 5 minutes ago

    Wall Street ratings agencies set the tone for today's stock market.

  • Wall Street ratings agencies set the tone for today's stock market.

  • Ever the volatile trading vehicle, Plug Power (NASDAQ: PLUG ) continues living up to its reputation this morning, trading down sharply on news of a secondary offering. Following the close Tuesday, the ...

  • Regan: Why Alibaba IPO is such a big deal @ USA TODAY - 11 hours ago

    In a market that's awash in tech IPOs, this one is different.

  • Shares of Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX ) are trading up ~6.5 percent today following the company's [1Q14 earnings report released Monday.] Despite this rise in share price, analysts seem to be divided in opinion ...

  • This is the second missive of a two-part series on cannabis stocks in 2014.   Click here to read part one. Hemp, Inc. (OTC: HEMP ) has gained about 320 percent this year. This fellow pink-sheet has engaged ...

  • The chance to make big profits on short-term moves is one of Mr. Market's most powerful pheromones. It's a key reason why earnings season often turns the most conservative investors into aggressive traders. Jim Strugger, MKM Partners' derivatives strategist, created such a list for us, and the trading menu is presented …

  • On Tuesday, CRT Capital downgraded shares of Zillow (NASDAQ: Z ) from Buy to Fairly Valued and maintained a $96 price target. Analyst Neil Doshi feels the stock has run to a level which makes the risk-reward ...

  • GW Pharmaceuticals is far from your typical pharma or biotech stock. It is also far from your typical legalized marijuana or medical marijuana stock. And shares surged on a pair of endorsements.

  • Stock Downgrades: A Money Tree No More, Zillow Weeps Like a Willow @ Minyanville - Tue, Apr 22, 2014 9:25 AM EDT

    Wall Street ratings agencies set the tone for today's stock market.

  • Stock Upgrades: Facebook Doesn't Need Botox to Look Beautiful @ Minyanville - Tue, Apr 22, 2014 9:24 AM EDT

    Wall Street ratings agencies set the tone for today's stock market.

  • New Stock Coverage: Ruckus Wireless Ready to Make Some Noise @ Minyanville - Tue, Apr 22, 2014 9:23 AM EDT

    Wall Street ratings agencies set the tone for today's stock market.

  • UBS Picks Top Tech Software Stocks to Buy During Earnings Season 24/7 Wall St. - Tue, Apr 22, 2014 9:00 AM EDT

    In a new research report, UBS analysts say that now is the time for investors to start scaling in to select high-growth software names. Here are some of the top names to buy now according to UBS.

  • These are the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations for Tuesday, April 22, 2014. They include AMD, ARM Holdings, Barrick Gold, Netflix, Teva Pharmaceutical and Valero Energy.

  • Deutsche Bank Identifies Next S&P 500 Candidates @ 24/7 Wall St. - Tue, Apr 22, 2014 8:20 AM EDT

    In a new research report from Deutsche Bank that looks at how the market sets up for the rest of the year, the firm has a list of the 25 largest U.S. market cap companies not in the S&P 500 Index.

  • IPO ETFs Seek To Capture New Listings And Top Performers Benzinga - Mon, Apr 21, 2014 4:49 PM EDT

    The schedule of initial public offerings in 2014 has been steady, with fresh companies being offered as enticements to new capital.  Even well-known brands like King Digital Entertainment (NYSE: KING ) ...

  • A Look At 2014's Leading Cannabis Stocks Benzinga - Mon, Apr 21, 2014 3:52 PM EDT

    Even though cannabis-sector stocks have dropped more than 50 percent since the March peak, the Benzinga 420 Marijuana Index is still up 244 percent YTD.   The burst at the beginning of the year came after ...

  • Watching Tech, Alibaba IPO, With Ironfire's Eric Jackson Benzinga - Mon, Apr 21, 2014 11:28 AM EDT

    Recently on Benzinga's PreMarket Prep , Eric Jackson, managing partner at Ironfire Capital , predicted that the Alibaba filing for an IPO will come later this month. Jackson predicted the actual IPO will ...

  • Analyst Sees Micron Shares Doubling Yet Again @ 24/7 Wall St. - Mon, Apr 21, 2014 11:20 AM EDT

    Drexel Hamilton may not exactly be one of the first brokerage firms that investors think of when it comes to technology investing, but the firm has a call out that will stand out handily above the rest ...

  • Newmont Mining Shares Surge After Merger Talks Fail 24/7 Wall St. - Mon, Apr 21, 2014 10:50 AM EDT

    The end of merger talks between Barrick Gold and Newmont Mining, the world's biggest gold-mining companies, seems to have investors in the latter pleased, as its shares surged Monday morning.

  • Stock Upgrades: Chipotle Mexican Grill Can Go Mile High @ Minyanville - Mon, Apr 21, 2014 9:29 AM EDT

    Wall Street ratings agencies set the tone for today's stock market.

  • UBS Says Top Tech Stocks Are Way Oversold and Could Bounce Soon @ 24/7 Wall St. - Mon, Apr 21, 2014 8:50 AM EDT

    In a new research report, the technology analysts at UBS highlight tech stocks hit hard in the recent sell-off and may be ready for a bounce. Here are some of the names now showing up on their screens ...

  • IPO Lookout: IPOs for Week of April 21 Benzinga - Mon, Apr 21, 2014 6:28 AM EDT

    IPOs as of late seem to have slowed down to a crawl, with most stock openings disappointing bright eyed investors on day one. Thursday's IPOs shed a glimmer of hope as the following companies open for ...

  • Sears And Others Insiders Have Been Buying Benzinga - Sun, Apr 20, 2014 11:13 AM EDT

    Both Sears Holdings and Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores have seen insider buying lately. So have Aircastle and Opko Health, which frequently see insiders scooping up shares. Insiders may sell shares for ...

  • IPO Preview: The Flood Abates for a Week @ 24/7 Wall St. - Sat, Apr 19, 2014 11:27 AM EDT

    Of the dozen initial public offerings (IPOs) scheduled for last week, all but one made it out the door. That one is now scheduled for the coming week along with one more that has been rescheduled after ...

  • [$$] Record Earnings Lift Whirlpool @ Barrons.com - Sat, Apr 19, 2014 2:13 AM EDT

    With nearly $19 billion of sales in 2013, Whirlpool is the world's No. 1 manufacturer of home appliances. The 103-year-old Michigan company last Monday enhanced its quarterly common dividend by 20% and announced a new stock-repurchase plan worth $500 million. Citing its record 2013 earnings performance and margin expansion, …

  • Providence, R.I., sues firms over stock trades @ USA TODAY - Sat, Apr 19, 2014 12:12 AM EDT

    Stock exchanges, dozens of Wall Street banks and other financial firms sued over split-second trading.

  • [$$] After Tech's Selloff, Earnings Lack a Big Impact @ Barrons.com - Sat, Apr 19, 2014 12:01 AM EDT

    The abbreviated U.S. trading week was appropriately clipped: The four days saw the first earnings reports from tech land for March, and they were anything but memorable. The first earnings reports came from the underdogs of tech: Yahoo! (YHOO) and Intel (INTC) both performed better than expected, though their shares were …

  • Venture capital funding soars to levels last seen in dot-com bubble @ Los Angeles Times - Fri, Apr 18, 2014 10:01 PM EDT

    Investors pour $9.5 billion into U.S. start-ups during the first quarter of 2014, the biggest amount since the second three months of 2001, when the so-called dot-com boom was gasping.

  • Venture Capital Investment Climbs to Dotcom-Era Levels The Fiscal Times - Fri, Apr 18, 2014 3:47 PM EDT

    Venture capital partnerships invested $9.5 billion in 951 deals during the first three months of 2014, more than in any quarter since April through June of 2001, when dotcoms were turning into “dot bombs” at a record clip. That’s according to the regular MoneyTree Report produced by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National …

  • Zynga Or Groupon: Which Would You Rather? Benzinga - Fri, Apr 18, 2014 1:02 PM EDT

    In recent years investors in the stock market, as well as institutional investors and private equity firms, have all been looking for relatively safe and high-return companies where they can park their ...

  • A Chobani IPO: Is Now the Right Time? @ 24/7 Wall St. - Fri, Apr 18, 2014 10:00 AM EDT

    Chobani, the top seller of Greek yogurt in the United States, reportedly is exploring its options to raise capital, perhaps by taking the company public or by selling a stake to a private investor. But ...

  • Shares of Weibo soar on debut @ Los Angeles Times - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 9:36 PM EDT

    The Chinese social network surges as much as 44% on its first day of trading.

  • IPO market is casualty of stock market pullback @ USA TODAY - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 9:13 PM EDT

    The once-booming IPO market has come down to earth after a stock sell-off cools speculation.

  • Weibo Spikes 19.06% In Its Debut @ TechCrunch - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 4:24 PM EDT

    This morning Weibo went public, offering fewer shares than previously expected, though the bloc was priced at $17, in line with yesterday's reporting.

  • P&G, AT&T Among Citi's 'Bond Refugee' Yieldy Dividend Stocks @ Barrons.com - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 3:48 PM EDT

    Citi equity researchers today updated their "Global Bond Refugees" screen, which they came up with last year to help investors dissatisfied by low bond yields but wary of stock volatility. Citi says its list highlights bond-like stocks with "premium" dividend yields and low drawdowns - a measure of price volatility - at …

  • Sina Lifts Off on Weibo IPO, Bullish Comments from Stifel Benzinga - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 2:47 PM EDT

    On Thursday, Stifel Nicolaus lowered the price target for Sina Corp (NASDAQ: SINA ) from $80 to $100, which is still much higher than the current price of $56.27. Analyst Zim Yin maintained a Buy rating ...

  • China's Twitter rival, Weibo, scores in IPO @ San Jose Mercury News - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 1:35 PM EDT

    Weibo's shares are rising in the Chinese social media company's debut in the U.S. Weibo provides a Twitter-like service that allows users to post up to 140 Chinese characters to share with others.

  • Analyst Steven Chercover at D.A. Davidson & Co. on Thursday, April 17, 2014, upgraded the rating on Universal Forest Products (NASDAQ: UFPI ) from Neutral to Buy. Shares of the company are down $2.64 or ...

  • Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL ) will likely announce an increase in its stock buyback plan, according to Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi. The firm reiterated an Outperform rating and $575 price target on ...

  • Weibo Opens, Moves Sharply Higher Benzinga - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 1:02 PM EDT

    Weibo  (NASDAQ: WB )   issued a 16.8 million share IPO raising $285.6 million.  Initial offering price is set at $17, at the low end of $17 to $19 expected range.  Shares opened for trading at $16.27 and ...

  • Weibo IPO Rises Above Drooping Expectations 24/7 Wall St. - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 12:55 PM EDT

    Ahead of its IPO, Weibo both priced shares at the low end of its expected range of $17 to $19 apiece, and it reduced the number of shares offered. Shares opened even lower, before rising 13%.

  • Pacific Crest Analyst Sees 47% Upside in Shares of Netflix Benzinga - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 12:55 PM EDT

    On Thursday, Pacific Crest upgraded shares of Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX ) from Sector Perform to Outperform and announced a $500 price target. Analyst Andy Hargreaves expects “international expansion to accelerate ...

  • [$$] Netflix Reels In the Bulls @ Barrons.com - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 12:23 PM EDT

    A funny thing is happening to Netflix ahead of Monday's upcoming earnings report. Some investors are buying bullish options in anticipation of a rally. In the past month, Netflix (NFLX) stock plunged 20% as investors dumped momentum stocks and began fretting that sky-high valuations were not sustainable. Netflix trades …

  • An Alibaba IPO Will Shake Up E-Commerce Benzinga - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 10:28 AM EDT

    Alibaba.com is big. From a transaction volume standpoint, $240 billion big, according to Wall Street Journal sources. That’s twice the size of Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) and three times the size of eBay (NASDAQ: ...

  • Wall Street ratings agencies set the tone for today's stock market.

  • These are this Thursday's top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations from Wall Street. They include Alcoa, Bank of America, Boardwalk, Netflix, NBG and SanDisk.

  • Wednesday IPO Review & Sneak-Peek For Thursday, April 17 Benzinga - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 7:39 AM EDT

    Three IPOs hit exchange floors Wednesday, Moelis & Co (NYSE: MC ), Opus Bank (NASDAQ: OPB ), and Trivascular Technologies (NASDAQ: TRIV ). Trading opened with mixed results, seeing Moelis & Company and ...

  • Weibo, the influential microblogging service owned by Sina, has reportedly raised just $285.6 million in its initial public offering, according to Bloomberg. The service's underwhelming IPO, however, should ...

  • Alibaba plans IPO in U.S., not Hong Kong @ Los Angeles Times - Wed, Apr 16, 2014 8:57 PM EDT

    Alibaba's IPO could raise $15 billion at an estimated valuation of up to $200 billion. It could be the largest tech IPO ever.

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