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  • Biz Break: Biotech IPOs surge in Silicon Valley, nationwide @ San Jose Mercury News - 10 hours ago

    Today: Biotechnology companies enjoy their best year on the IPO market since the dot-com boom.

  • Virgin America Inc (NASDAQ: VA ), the famed low-cost U.S. airline, had quite a day on December 24 following six new positive analyst ratings from Cowen & Company, Deutsche Bank, Bank of America, Raymond ...

  • Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE: RCL ) received downgrades from five different Wall Street research firms over the past couple of weeks, even though the company could potentially benefit from renewed ...

  • How to Donate Stock to a Charity @ Kiplinger - 14 hours ago

    Follow these steps to give shares to an organization in need.

  • GoPro Inc  (NASDAQ: GPRO ) continues a bounce off Tuesday's lock-up expiration, but questions about sustainability of its action camera market and the emergence of powerful competition have kept shares ...

  • 5 Cheapest DJIA Stocks for 2015 @ 24/7 Wall St. - 15 hours ago

    24/7 Wall St. has compiled a group of the five cheapest Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks, based on earnings expected in 2015.

  • Wednesday's top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations from top research calls from around Wall Street include Monsanto and Virgin America.

  • The quiet period has expired on shares of Virgin America Inc  (NASDAQ: VA ) and coverage was initiated by several firms Wednesday. Deutsche Bank, Barclays, Cowen and Bank of America rated the company a ...

  • American Realty Woes Continue to Pile Up @ 24/7 Wall St. - 18 hours ago

    American Realty Capital Properties announced Wednesday morning that it will not pay a dividend on its common stock until it delivers its 2013 and 2014 financial statements.

  • The 4 Stocks That Carried the DJIA to 18,000 @ 24/7 Wall St. - Tue, Dec 23, 2014 4:01 PM EST

    December 23, 2014: Markets opened higher on Tuesday following the best report on U.S. GDP in 10 years. Crude oil rose about 4% as traders and investors see an economic boom coming. Strong demand for tech ...

  • Biotech Stocks Sell Off, ETFs Fall Over 5% Benzinga - Tue, Dec 23, 2014 2:35 PM EST

    Biotech stocks declined Tuesday as the broader market climbed to new highs. Biotech ETFs that fell more than 5 percent included: iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (ETF) (NASDAQ: IBB ) First Trust NYSE ...

  • 4 Last-Minute Stocking Stuffer Stock Picks Benzinga - Tue, Dec 23, 2014 2:14 PM EST

    The holiday shopping season is winding down and shoppers are looking for last-minute bargains. Investors too are looking for bargains as they plan changes to their portfolios before the end of the year. ...

  • 8 Tips to Avoid an E-Cigarette Stock Scam FINRA - Tue, Dec 23, 2014 2:00 PM EST
    8 Tips to Avoid an E-Cigarette Stock Scam

    New technology such as electronic cigarettes, often called e-cigarettes, can give rise to legitimate investment opportunities. The SEC recently issued a trading suspension for a company that purported to make disposable electronic cigarettes because of concerns about manipulative activity related to the company's common …

  • Shares of GoPro Inc (NASDAQ: GPRO ) added to Monday’s 7.61 percent gain in Tuesday’s pre-market session, climbing more 4 percent. Shares traded higher amid a positive research note from Wedbush, which ...

  • Tuesday's top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen from Wall Street research calls include Baker Hughes, CryoLife, Halliburton, Nabors Industries, Red Hat and Sonus Networks.

  • Putting Fair Value Estimates in Context @ Morningstar - Tue, Dec 23, 2014 7:00 AM EST

    The relationship to a stock's current trading price can provide useful guidance but no guarantees.

  • Dalian Wanda Disappoints on Debut @ Barrons.com - Tue, Dec 23, 2014 12:01 AM EST

    The bright red signs of Wanda shopping malls can be seen in just about every major city in China. Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties (3699.HK), the company behind the malls, also made its presence felt ...

  • Facebook shares rise to record on mobile growth, Instagram @ San Jose Mercury News - Mon, Dec 22, 2014 5:43 PM EST

    acebook shares rose to a record as the social network caps a year in which mobile advertising increased and marketing initiatives expanded with applications and video.

  • Brean Capital raised its price targets on RF Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: RFMD ) and TriQuint Semiconductor (NASDAQ: TQNT ) Monday and maintained Buy ratings on both companies. The price target on RF Micro ...

  • Axalta Coating Systems Ltd (NYSE: AXTA )   had received no analyst ratings since its public debut on the NYSE in November, but saw four research firms initiate coverage on its stock on Monday. Nomura and ...

  • Have NASDAQ-100 Rebalance Winners Rallied Too Much? 24/7 Wall St. - Mon, Dec 22, 2014 1:50 PM EST

    NASDAQ OMX Group has announced the results of the annual reranking of the NASDAQ-100, and three companies were added to the index.

  • Morgan Stanley Upgrades Brown Shoe Company To Equal Weight Benzinga - Mon, Dec 22, 2014 11:33 AM EST

    Analysts at Morgan Stanley upgraded Brown Shoe Company (NYSE: BWS ) on Monday from Underweight to Equal Weight and lowered their price target for the stock from $28.00 to $26.50. Brown Shoe Company produces ...

  • The 24/7 Wall St. Top 6 Large Stocks of 2014 @ 24/7 Wall St. - Mon, Dec 22, 2014 10:30 AM EST

    24/7 Wall St. has decided to feature its Top 6 Large-Cap Stocks of 2014 ahead of Christmas this year.

  • Monday's top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen from Wall Street research calls include American Superconductor, Coach, FedEx, Genworth Financial, Michael Kors and Twitter.

  • Haitong capitalises on stock surge with $3.9bn share sale @ Financial Times - Mon, Dec 22, 2014 1:16 AM EST

    Haitong Securities, China's second-biggest securities company by assets, is to raise HK$29.9bn ($3.9bn) in a Hong Kong private placement, in a deal other Chinese brokerages are expected to imitate next ...

  • Samsung To Raise Dividend By 30-50% -- Still Low @ Barrons.com - Sun, Dec 21, 2014 11:18 PM EST

    Samsung Electronics (005930.KS/SSNLF) said on Friday that it intended to raise its annual dividend payment this year by 30-50%, less than a month after the company said it would buy back $2 billion stock. ...

  • Top Technology and Momentum Stocks Catch Insider Selling @ 24/7 Wall St. - Sat, Dec 20, 2014 9:15 AM EST

    Insider selling still lags the buyers in overall dollar amount and shares traded. It is possible that many insiders with planned selling programs have already taken some chips off the table.

  • Despite Huge Rally, High-Profile Insiders Still Buying Stocks @ 24/7 Wall St. - Sat, Dec 20, 2014 9:10 AM EST

    One would expect that insiders looking to add to their positions would wait for a downturn in the market. That wasn’t the case this past week.

  • Fed's Statement Lifts Stocks 3% on the Week @ Barrons.com - Sat, Dec 20, 2014 12:01 AM EST

    Vital Signs Wow. Stock prices jumped 3% in another volatile week that nearly erased the previous week’s 3.5% thrashing. Anxiety diminished over the possible financial contagion from collapsing ruble and ...

  • A Strategy That Paid Dividends @ Barrons.com - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:57 PM EST

    In a year marked by low volatility, one must deal wisely with boredom. This column favored an approach I dubbed the conditional dividend strategy. It involved selling puts on high-quality stocks with payouts. ...

  • Holiday Hikes @ Barrons.com - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 10:33 PM EST

    A quintet of Dow stocks made merry last week with dividend boosts and some enhanced share buybacks, too. The group: Boeing (ticker: BA), 3M (MMM), Pfizer (PFE), AT&T (T), and AES (AES). Boeing (“Why Boeing ...

  • Huge stock resurgence hits day 3 @ USA TODAY - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 5:39 PM EST

    Stocks nearly closed at new highs Friday, building upon the huge, Fed-stoked rally

  • Ally Financial's bailout ends as U.S. sells remaining stake @ Los Angeles Times - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 5:30 PM EST

    The U.S. government disposed of its remaining $1.28-billion stake in auto lender Ally Financial Inc., resolving the last big bailout from an emergency government program to halt the 2008 financial crisis....

  • Small-cap Week, December 20 @ Financial Times - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 5:14 PM EST

    MySale was among the small-cap casualties this week: the "flash sale" fashion website delivered a profit warning just six months after it floated, which sent its shares down 56 per cent, and ...

  • Merrill Lynch Top Healthcare Stock Picks for 2015 @ 24/7 Wall St. - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 2:58 PM EST

    Merrill Lynch released its report looking forward to 2015 and which stocks it believes will outperform in the healthcare sector. In 2014, many of these same companies had very strong performances and are ...

  • LinkedIn, Other Internet Stocks Reaching Record Highs Benzinga - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 2:57 PM EST

    LinkedIn Corp (NYSE: LNKD ) hit a 52-week high of $243.25 on Friday, following an Outperform rating from Wells Fargo; The firm on Thursday  initiated coverage with a valuation range of $260 to $270. LinkedIn ...

  • Bank Of America Weighs In On Cisco Systems, Linear Technology Benzinga - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 2:22 PM EST

    Analysts at Bank of America reiterated their Buy rating for Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO ) on Friday, setting a $30 price target. The firm also downgraded Linear Technology Corporation (NASDAQ: LLTC ...

  • ImmunoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMGN ) -43% - Shares are sharply lower following the company’s announcement that Roche has announced top-line results of its Phase III MARIANNE study. Finish Line Inc  (NASDAQ: ...

  • 10 Recent Dividend Hikes and Stock Buybacks Too Big to Ignore @ 24/7 Wall St. - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 12:15 PM EST

    Several dividend hikes and stock buybacks in November and December have been simply too big to ignore.

  • Sales growth in the semiconductor industry will slow down next year by roughly a third but still expand by nearly 7 percent, an analyst said Friday. The sector's low stock-price correlation to oil volatility, ...

  • Merrill Lynch’s Top Semiconductor Stock Picks for 2015 @ 24/7 Wall St. - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 10:40 AM EST

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch released its 2015 Semiconductor Playbook, which ultimately remains positive but becomes more selective.

  • Friday's top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen from Wall Street research calls include Altera, Anadarko Petroleum, Atmel, GrubHub, Potash, Rackspace and Seadrill.

  • Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI ) saw three major research firms issue ratings for its stock this week, both before and after reporting second quarter results . Interestingly enough, each member of ...

  • The 4 Stocks That Drove Thursday’s Market Higher @ 24/7 Wall St. - Thu, Dec 18, 2014 4:01 PM EST

    December 18, 2014: Markets opened higher on Thursday after the Swiss National Bank cut its deposit rate to a negative 0.25% which leads many people to the conclusion that the European Central Bank is about ...

  • Myners eyes digital auction to sell assets @ Financial Times - Thu, Dec 18, 2014 3:59 PM EST

    The UK government should use a digital auction process to improve the way it divests assets in initial public offerings, former City minister Lord Myners said in a review published on Thursday. Under his ...

  • A Major Technical Breakdown For Kandi Technologies Stock? Benzinga - Thu, Dec 18, 2014 2:12 PM EST

    Shares of Kandi Technologies Group Inc (NASDAQ: KNDI ) have been extremely volatile over the past week. After dropping 7.0 percent on December 12 and 9.2 percent on Monday, Kandi stock came roaring back ...

  • Oracle Is on Cloud Nine @ Barrons.com - Thu, Dec 18, 2014 1:00 PM EST

    Many Oracle skeptics believed the database giant’s best days were behind it. However, many will now likely become believers. Late Wednesday, Oracle announced better-than-expected quarterly results for ...

  • The Worst Performing Large Stocks of 2014 @ 24/7 Wall St. - Thu, Dec 18, 2014 12:30 PM EST

    24/7 Wall St. wanted to evaluate he prospects for the companies that have fallen by more than half.

  • OvaScience Shares Could Reach $47 @ Barrons.com - Thu, Dec 18, 2014 12:29 PM EST

    OvaScience (OVAS: Nasdaq) By Wedbush ($34.96, Dec. 18, 2014) We are upgrading OvaScience to Outperform from Neutral following progress on all fronts. We are upgrading shares of OvaScience (ticker: OVAS) ...

  • 9 Big Stocks That Doubled in 2014 @ 24/7 Wall St. - Thu, Dec 18, 2014 12:00 PM EST

    Here is a look at the top performers for 2014, nine stocks that have doubled and have a current market cap of at least $5 billion.

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