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  • Biz Break: Apple shares hit record high ahead of iPhone 6 @ San Jose Mercury News - 12 hours ago

    Today: Apple sets a record share price as analysts continue to cheer the Cupertino company ahead of an expected iPhone 6 debut.

  • The 52-Week Low Club for Tuesday @ 24/7 Wall St. - 12 hours ago

    August 19, 2014: Stocks making new 52-week lows today included the following four firms: Coupons.com Inc. (NYSE: COUP) saw shares fall more than 8.5% to a new 52-week low of $13.07 compared with the stock’s ...

  • Shares of Taser International (TASR) jumped on heavy volume following the violence in Ferguson, Mo., in the wake of the police shooting death of an unarmed 18-year-old man in Ferguson. If, however, the stock maintains its recent gains should the company announce an increase in camera sales, the risk is limited to the put's …

  • The Wildest Biotech Stock Out There Benzinga - 16 hours ago

    When it comes to biotech stocks, one trait that tends to keep investors away is the same trait that attracts others: volatility. Volatility can be great when the trade goes an investor's way, but it can ...

  • 7 Ways to Spot Potential Marijuana Stock Scams Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) - 18 hours ago
    7 Ways to Spot Potential Marijuana Stock Scams

    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently uncovered a den of stock promoters "pumping and dumping" small company stocks, including some that claimed to be in the medical marijuana business. The SEC charged four promoters with manipulating marijuana-related stocks and the stocks of other tiny companies through …

  • El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LOCO) has gone from a super-hot initial public offering (IPO) to a serious reality check. The grilled chicken chain’s quiet period has ended, so now the analysts from ...

  • These are the top analyst upgrades and downgrades from 24/7 Wall St. on Tuesday, August 19. 2004. They include Applied Materials, Pollo Loco, Dollar General, SolarCity and Urban Outfitters.

  • IPOs: Auctions v traditions @ Financial Times - 22 hours ago

    Driverless cars, satellites and sci-fi glasses. Since listing a decade ago, Google has experimented fearlessly. One of its first targets was the IPO process itself. To set its 2004 IPO price, Google used ...

  • Don't Know a 'Put' From a 'Call'? Read This @ Morningstar - Tue, Aug 19, 2014 1:00 AM EDT

    We set the record straight on some options-trading terminology.

  • Google's pivotal IPO launched a decade of big bets Associated Press - Mon, Aug 18, 2014 6:30 PM EDT
    FILE- In this Aug. 19, 2004 file photo, a photographer makes pictures of the board at the Nasdaq Marketsite in New York's Times Square shortly after shares of Google started trading. Google’s IPO 10 years ago launched the company on a trajectory that continues to reshape its business and much of the world in its orbit. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's IPO, a decade ago this week, launched the company on a trajectory that continues to reshape its business and much of the world in its orbit.

  • The 52-Week Low Club for Monday 24/7 Wall St. - Mon, Aug 18, 2014 4:07 PM EDT

    August 18, 2014: Stocks making new 52-week lows today included the following four firms: Fabrinet (NYSE: FN) saw shares fall more than 18% to a new 52-week low of $13.57 after announcing Monday morning ...

  • 10 years after IPO, Google has forever changed Silicon Valley @ San Jose Mercury News - Mon, Aug 18, 2014 1:17 PM EDT

    Google's IPO, a decade ago this week, launched the company on a trajectory that continues to reshape its business and much of the world in its orbit. And CEO Larry Page is determined to push even further....

  • RBC’s Top Quintile Quantitative Portfolio Stocks to Buy Now 24/7 Wall St. - Mon, Aug 18, 2014 9:00 AM EDT

    Most firms we cover on Wall Street have quantitative strategies for their clients, and often they use similar formulas to arrive at what belongs in the top quintile versus the bottom. Cash flow is often ...

  • These are the top analyst upgrades and downgrades from 24/7 Wall St. for Monday, August 18, 2015. They include Achillion Pharmaceuticals, GE, Monster Beverage, Newmont Mining and SeaWorld.

  • IPO Weekly Preview: Summer Doldrums 24/7 Wall St. - Sat, Aug 16, 2014 9:40 AM EDT

    The dog days of summer have caught up with the initial public offering (IPO) market. Only two of five companies scheduled to complete IPOs were able to do the deed last week, Otonomy Inc. (NASDAQ: EARS) ...

  • In what was yet another very volatile week for the markets, insider selling and insider buying has been active. We have evaluated some of the top insider selling transactions this last week. It is important ...

  • Insider Buying This Week Dominated by Pharma and Yield Chasers 24/7 Wall St. - Sat, Aug 16, 2014 9:10 AM EDT

    Investors love to see insiders at high corporate levels purchasing their own companies’ stock. That is particularly true if the stock has performed well and has traded to higher levels. With the stock ...

  • [$$] Why Apple Could Continue to Shine @ Barrons.com - Sat, Aug 16, 2014 3:01 AM EDT

    Review | Preview Perhaps iPhone fans with tiny hands or tight jeans aren't happy that Apple is boosting screen sizes with the iPhone 6, which is expected to be introduced on Sept. 9. In a recent survey by Robert W. Baird & Co., an investment bank, 6.8% of respondents said they plan to purchase Apple's next phone, compared …

  • [$$] Dividend Stocks Play Catch-Up @ Barrons.com - Sat, Aug 16, 2014 2:44 AM EDT

    The S&P High Yield Dividend Aristocrats Index, which tracks companies that have raised dividends for 20 years running, gained 27% in 2013. The company also reported second-quarter earnings that were short of Wall Street's forecasts.

  • Small-cap week, August 15 @ Financial Times - Fri, Aug 15, 2014 5:40 PM EDT

    President Energy was among the week's biggest small-cap fallers after it reported disappointing results from an exploration well in Paraguay, writes Bryce Elder. The first drilling in Paraguay's Pirity ...

  • Is Shake Shack Preparing for an IPO? Entrepreneur - Fri, Aug 15, 2014 4:21 PM EDT
    Is Shake Shack Preparing for an IPO?

    Sources say the burger chain is preparing to go public, cashing in on the fast-casual trend.

  • Yahoo!: Buy the BABA Break-Out to $42, Says MKM @ Barrons.com - Fri, Aug 15, 2014 3:54 PM EDT

    MKM Parnters's chief market technician, Jonathan Krinsky, today suggests that investors take advantage of a potential "break-out" in Yahoo! (YHOO) shares to a range of $40 to $42 from a recent $36.40 as e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding comes public, perhaps next month.  Yahoo! has a 24% stake in Alibaba shares and …

  • Boardroom trades August 16 @ Financial Times - Fri, Aug 15, 2014 1:19 PM EDT

    At 480p, shares in Halfords were close to a four-year high when Helen Jones joined the retailer as a non-executive six months ago. Formerly at Caffè Nero, she chose not to buy shares in Halfords at the ...

  • Stocks were firm yet again on Friday morning ahead of the PPI wholesale inflation report. Investors have been trying to decide where to put their money after the recent stock market volatility and move ...

  • [$$] Starwood Hotels Upgraded to Overweight by Barclays @ Barrons.com - Fri, Aug 15, 2014 12:01 AM EDT

    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide (HOT:NYSE) By Barclays Capital ($82.11, Aug. 15, 2014) We are upgrading Starwood to Overweight from Equal-Weight. Our price target goes to $89 from $84. Year-to-date, Starwood (HOT) shares have underperformed those of its peers due to an overly conservative share repurchase program …

  • Apple: Icahn Stake Steady at 52.8M Shares @ Barrons.com - Thu, Aug 14, 2014 11:58 PM EDT

    There's been a steady stream of filings with the Securities & Exchange Commission by fund managers today, and among them is an update by Carl Icahn on his position in Apple (AAPL), which Icahn famously lobbied last year for higher share buybacks. Icahn's share count was steady at 52.76 million shares in the three months …

  • Whale watchers across Wall Street tuned into the SEC's EDGAR website Thursday afternoon, and -- as always -- Warren Buffett is one of the highlights. Traders are adjusting their positions in several names ...

  • OmniVision Shares Zoom to Year High on Buyout Offer StockTwits - Thu, Aug 14, 2014 3:21 PM EDT

    OmniVision Technologies captured Wall Street’s attention Thursday after announcing that Beijing investment management company Hua Capital Management proposed to buy the company for $29.00 a share. Shares ...

  • Viral Disease Stock Scams: Don’t Let Them Infect Your Portfolio Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) - Thu, Aug 14, 2014 3:00 PM EDT
    Viral Disease Stock Scams: Don’t Let Them Infect Your Portfolio

    FINRA is issuing this Alert to warn investors to be wary of promotions touting stocks that claim to protect against the spread of viruses or other harmful diseases. FINRA is aware of several potential investment scams involving companies that claim to be involved in the development of products that will prevent the spread …

  • [$$] Goldman Sachs Expects New High for Estee Lauder @ Barrons.com - Thu, Aug 14, 2014 1:14 PM EDT

    Estee Lauder's stock has barely moved this year, but options investors are preparing for the stock to rally to a new high. For the past several days, Estee Lauder's (EL) bullish calls have been unusually active ahead of Friday's fourth-quarter earnings report. The options activity probably reflects a Goldman Sachs recommendation …

  • Shares of camera sensor chip maker OmniVision Technologies (OVTI) are up $3.33, or almost 14%, at $27.93, after resuming trading following a stock halt that was put in place just before the company announced it got a buyout offer at $29. The offer, from Beijing-based Hua Capital Management, an investment firm, was received …

  • Is Reality Setting in at El Pollo Loco? @ 24/7 Wall St. - Wed, Aug 13, 2014 3:22 PM EDT

    El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LOCO) was on fire after the grilled chicken franchise came public. Its $15.00 per share initial public offering rose to $19 and then kept on going up, and up even ...

  • [$$] How to Invest in Amazon @ Barrons.com - Wed, Aug 13, 2014 2:39 PM EDT

    Many investors are worried that Amazon's lack of profits, rather than its great scope, is finally defining the stock. For years, Wall Street has given Amazon a pass to operate with little or no profits, but investors may be starting to get antsy. Its strong-arm tactic in a battle with publisher Hachette is not winning …

  • Here are some things going on today in your world of tech: My colleague Shuli Ren has noted on the Asia Stocks to Watch blog that shares of Apple (AAPL) suppliers have been hot of late, and I've noted the Street's interest in various names in that basket. Just today, Jefferies & Co.'s Ange Wu cut shares of Foxconn Technology (2354TW), …

  • Consumer discretionary stocks were big leaders in 2012 and 2013, but they have been downright horrible this year. In fact, the retail index is down by almost 10% year-to-date, even as the S&P 500 is up ...

  • Why Tencent is Helping Alibaba IPO — and Even Yahoo! @ 24/7 Wall St. - Wed, Aug 13, 2014 10:29 AM EDT

    As if Chinese Internet giant Alibaba needed more punch, earnings from Hong Kong-listed rival Tencent Holdings Ltd. are likely to provide even more lift to Alibaba’s upcoming initial public offering (IPO). ...

  • In a report published Wednesday, Bank of America analyst Justin Post reiterated a Buy rating and $39.00 price target on Yahoo (NASDAQ: YHOO ). In the report, Bank of America noted, “On Tuesday Alibaba ...

  • Stocks were well up on Wednesday morning. While volatility has returned to the stock market, it seems as though investors are looking to accumulate stocks that have sold off and that were missed on the ...

  • How to Be Smarter About Risk Management @ Morningstar - Wed, Aug 13, 2014 7:00 AM EDT

    Investors should only take risks that the market rewards--and that they can live with.

  • JD Q2: Gross Margin May Surprise On Upside, Says Nomura @ Barrons.com - Tue, Aug 12, 2014 11:40 PM EDT

    China's Amazon JD.com (JD) will report its first post-IPO earnings this Friday, at 8AM Eastern time before the market opens. In a note published today, Nomura Securities, which has a Hold rating on JD with $27 price target, said JD's gross margin may surprise on the upside. Here are analysts Chao Wang, Liz Guan and Flora …

  • King Gets Its Candy Crushed With Earnings – Poor Guidance 24/7 Wall St. - Tue, Aug 12, 2014 4:29 PM EDT

    King Digital Entertainment plc (NYSE: KING) was a hot social gaming company IPO, but now the company is giving back a large portion of its share price after the company’s second quarter earnings report. ...

  • Key Short Interest Changes in Defensive High-Yield Dividend Stocks @ 24/7 Wall St. - Tue, Aug 12, 2014 10:42 AM EDT

    The short interest data is out for the July 31 settlement date. We often review the higher-yield defensive dividend stocks for a barometer of what short sellers may be thinking. The trends are rarely uniform, ...

  • Short Interest Jumps Again in 3D Printing Stocks @ 24/7 Wall St. - Tue, Aug 12, 2014 9:49 AM EDT

    Short interest rose yet again in the two-week period ending July 31 for all four of the 3D printing companies we follow. Share prices fell at all four companies during the period and all have taken sharp ...

  • Stocks were holding on to small gains on Tuesday even after weaker sentiment was reported out of Europe. It looks as though investors have decided they can now shop around for stocks that have pulled back. ...

  • NYSE Stocks With Most Short Interest @ 24/7 Wall St. - Tue, Aug 12, 2014 7:42 AM EDT

    Here’s a look at the five NYSE-traded stocks with the largest number of shares held short as of July 31st. Of the five, short interest of two had decreased. Short interest in AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) declined ...

  • Alibaba Postponed IPO: Why It May Be A Hard Sell @ Barrons.com - Tue, Aug 12, 2014 3:18 AM EDT

    The impending Alibaba Group's (BABA) IPO is as long a wait as Apple's iPhone 6. A month ago, Alibaba said it would postpone its IPO till after the Labor Day weekend, when bankers and traders are back from their summer holidays. Back in May, China's Amazon JD.com (JD) raised $1.7 billion on Nasdaq, even though it flirted …

  • How To Spot Potential 'Trade Of The Decade' Bargains Benzinga - Mon, Aug 11, 2014 5:22 PM EDT

    Most investors continue to ignore what is developing with the smaller regional and community banks. For some reason, they would prefer to continue to match wits with the large institutions and professional ...

  • Top After-Hours Stocks on the Move for Monday @ 24/7 Wall St. - Mon, Aug 11, 2014 5:03 PM EDT

    24/7 Wall St. has tracked several key stocks on the move in Monday’s after-hours trading session. There are other stocks on the move, but these were the top movers that we saw. Some of these stocks may ...

  • Biotechs That Might Benefit From Ebola Research Benzinga - Mon, Aug 11, 2014 3:29 PM EDT

    A lot of news has been circulating in regards to stocks that could benefit from the recent Ebola virus outbreak. Although investors might want to proceed with caution when it comes to these news-driven ...

  • Shares of Mattress Firm Holding (NASDAQ: MFRM ) surged on Monday following the company's preliminary second quarter results. Stocks in both mattresses and the furniture industry are moving on this news. ...

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