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  • Oracle Is on Cloud Nine @ Barrons.com - 22 minutes ago

    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 ...

  • Stocks spike; Oracle leads technology stocks higher @ Los Angeles Times - 27 minutes ago

    U.S. stocks rose sharply Thursday, led gains in by technology stocks after Oracle surged following a strong earnings report. Energy stocks lagged the market as the price of crude oil resumed its slide....

  • The Worst Performing Large Stocks of 2014 @ 24/7 Wall St. - 52 minutes ago

    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 - 53 minutes ago

    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. - 1 hour 22 minutes ago

    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.

  • Three months on from Alibaba's record $25bn initial public offering, the Chinese ecommerce group's name still commands fond memories on Wall Street. But Alibaba was just one flag in what has been a banner ...

  • London's IPO price falls curb enthusiasm @ Financial Times - 1 hour 51 minutes ago

    Floating on the stock exchange can be a nerve-racking business as investors either enthusiastically back companies or give them the thumbs-down. It is thus fitting that the star performer of a roller-coaster ...

  • Thursday's top analyst upgrades and downgrades from 24/7 Wall St. include Advanced Micro Devices, Ally Financial, FedEx, Halliburton, Intel, Tenet Healthcare, Tyco International.

  • Many biotech stocks have been breaking out over the past two months. Newlink Genetics Corp  and Incyte Corporation  both skyrocketed in October. After that, stocks of Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  and Celldex ...

  • Treasury looks at £3bn Lloyds stake sell-off @ Financial Times - 22 hours ago

    George Osborne hopes to raise £3bn by selling another chunk of the government's stake in Lloyds Banking Group in a move that will test investor appetite for shares in the part-nationalised bank. The chancellor's ...

  • FedEx Corporation (NYSE: FDX ) is falling on Wednesday, recently down 4.6 percent at $166.22, following an earnings miss . The company attributed its disappointing financial results to higher plane maintenance ...

  • For LS Starrett, It's All About The Dividend Benzinga - Wed, Dec 17, 2014 12:11 PM EST

    Shares of L S Starrett Co (NYSE: SCX ) were up a little over 16 percent on Tuesday, despite the absence of any new news item. So what triggered the upsurge? Also on Tuesday, December 16 was the record ...

  • Will The Rest Of The World Drag Down The U.S. Economy? Benzinga - Wed, Dec 17, 2014 11:43 AM EST

    According to a recent report by Morgan Stanley , U.S. investors shouldn’t be fearful that economic weakness elsewhere in the world will drag the U.S. economy back into another recession. Decoupling From ...

  • Small biz lender OnDeck poised for IPO stock pop @ USA TODAY - Wed, Dec 17, 2014 10:32 AM EST

    Small biz lender OnDeck poised for IPO stock pop

  • 3M Gets New Street-High Analyst Price Target @ 24/7 Wall St. - Wed, Dec 17, 2014 9:40 AM EST

    Could 2015 be the year of conglomerates? A new research report from Merrill Lynch has put a street-high price target on 3M.

  • OnDeck Prices Over Range Setting Up for IPO @ 24/7 Wall St. - Wed, Dec 17, 2014 8:50 AM EST

    OnDeck Capital Inc. announced the pricing for its initial public offering Tuesday night, and it was above the expected price range of $16 to $18.

  • Wednesday's top analyst upgrades and downgrades from 24/7 Wall St. include Calpine, LendingClub, Rocket Fuel, Symantec and Verizon Communications.

  • Hong Kong Ranks Second In IPOs Despite Losing Alibaba @ Barrons.com - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 7:09 PM EST

    Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing (0388.HK) famously lost Alibaba Group's (BABA) mega IPO to the New York Stock Exchange (ICE) by holding onto the one share, one vote principle. But the bourse is not doing ...

  • Lending Club IPO rises to $1 billion @ San Jose Mercury News - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 5:32 PM EST

    Lending Club, which went public last week in the largest offering from a California company this year, announced on Tuesday it had sold additional shares to raise its total IPO earnings to just more than $1 ...

  • The 4 Stocks That Sank Tuesday’s Market @ 24/7 Wall St. - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 4:01 PM EST

    December 16, 2014: Markets opened lower on Tuesday after Russia raised its lending rate to 17% in an effort to support the ruble and oil opened down more than 2%. But oil rallied and pulled the major indexes ...

  • 2 More DJIA Stocks Deliver Dividend Hikes Much Larger Than Expected @ 24/7 Wall St. - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 9:05 AM EST

    As 24/7 Wall St. had previously predicted, there were a couple more significant dividend hikes in December among the Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks.

  • Stifel Comments On Crocs Following New CEO Announcement Benzinga - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 8:43 AM EST

    Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX ) on Monday announced the appointment of Gregg Ribatt as its new CEO, effective at the end of January. "We are pleased with the appointment of Gregg Ribatt as CEO," ...

  • Tuesday's top analyst upgrades and downgrades from 24/7 Wall St. include Crox, GM, MGIC Investment, Microsoft, Nike, Rite Aid and SunPower.

  • Google gives us a look into the rear-view mirror of 2014 @ San Jose Mercury News - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 7:30 AM EST

    It’s that time of year, and Google has again released its top search trends for 2014. The lists offer an intriguing glimpse back at what we were all consumed most by during the year, patterns that are ...

  • Top Google searches of 2014: Robin Williams, World Cup, Ebola @ Los Angeles Times - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 3:05 AM EST

    Sorry Kim Kardashian, you didn't break the Internet this year. The honor of being the No. 1 trending search on Google actually went to Robin Williams.

  • Bullish on China? Put Your Chips on Alibaba @ Barrons.com - Mon, Dec 15, 2014 8:38 PM EST

    Investors looking for a China trade in the midst of recent volatility should consider focusing on Alibaba (ticker: BABA), rather than the broader market, as an unexpected regulatory policy shift has knocked ...

  • Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F ) on Monday was downgraded from Buy to Hold by analysts at Deutsche Bank. The firm set a "cautious" price target of $16, because "the prospective regulatory cost ...

  • Over the past few days, D.A. Davidson downgraded Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (NYSE: RAX ) from Neutral to Underperform, RF Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: RFMD ) and TriQuint Semiconductor (NASDAQ: TQNT ) from ...

  • The 4 Stocks That Weighed on Monday’s Market @ 24/7 Wall St. - Mon, Dec 15, 2014 4:01 PM EST

    December 15, 2014: Markets opened higher on Monday following a strong report on industrial production that was later describe as a catch-up phase from previous growth. But the big drag appears to have ...

  • BTIG Raises Price Target On Lending Club, Sees Consumer Shift Benzinga - Mon, Dec 15, 2014 2:11 PM EST

    BTIG raised its price target on Lending Club Corporation (NYSE: LC ) from $19 to $31 and reiterated its Buy rating. Analyst Mark Palmer “observed that during the company’s pre-IPO venture-round capital ...

  • OnDeck Capital Sets Pricing for IPO 24/7 Wall St. - Mon, Dec 15, 2014 2:00 PM EST

    OnDeck Capital amended its filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to include the pricing for its initial public offering.

  • Analysts Not-So-Bullish On Costco Benzinga - Mon, Dec 15, 2014 1:17 PM EST

    Analysts at Janney Capital downgraded Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST ) on Friday from a Buy to a Neutral rating. According to the research firm, the company’s recent strong performance is not ...

  • Offshore Drilling Outlook for 2015 @ 24/7 Wall St. - Mon, Dec 15, 2014 1:05 PM EST

    This has been a tough year for offshore drilling companies, and 2015 does not look to be a year for recovery.

  • Oracle’s shares get a boost from analyst’s report @ San Jose Mercury News - Mon, Dec 15, 2014 12:22 PM EST

    Shares of Redwood City tech giant Oracle were up more than 2 percent Monday in anticipation of the company’s quarterly financial report on Wednesday. The market’s rosy view of Oracle appears to have been ...

  • UPDATE: D.A. Davidson Downgrades RF Micro Devices Benzinga - Mon, Dec 15, 2014 12:13 PM EST

    D.A. Davidson downgraded RF Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: RFMD ) from Buy to Neutral and maintained a $16 price target. Analyst Thomas Diffely explained that he has moved to the “sidelines after a 200 percent ...

  • Tech Five: Oracle, Twitter jump off stock upgrades @ USA TODAY - Mon, Dec 15, 2014 9:10 AM EST

    Software giant will report quarterly earnings Wednesday.

  • Monday's top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations include ARM Holdings, Exxon Mobil, Ford, Habit Restaurants, Oracle, Twitter and UPS.

  • GoPro Scores an Upgrade, But Price Looks Radical @ Barrons.com - Sun, Dec 14, 2014 11:54 PM EST

    GoPro has built a stoked following among fans of its rugged, strap-on sports-oriented cameras that allow thrill seekers and amateur movie makers to share video of their exploits online. Yet Wall Street’s ...

  • Analysts at Bank of America raised their price target for Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (NYSE: DPS ) on Friday from $70 to $75, but maintained a Neutral rating. Specialist Bryan Spillane thinks Dr Pepper ...

  • Insider Selling Light as Markets Begin Year-End Run @ 24/7 Wall St. - Sat, Dec 13, 2014 9:15 AM EST

    While insiders did shed some of their company stock this past week, there was no rush to the exits to blow out huge blocks of shares.

  • The recent market volatility has allowed many insiders an opportunity to add stock at better price points, especially in the beaten-down energy sector.

  • Week of December 15 Offers Variety of IPO Choices @ 24/7 Wall St. - Sat, Dec 13, 2014 8:30 AM EST

    Four new IPOs, and one held over from last week, are on tap for the coming week, very likely the final group of 2014.

  • Tech IPOs surge rescue paper losses for early investors @ Financial Times - Fri, Dec 12, 2014 6:29 PM EST

    Some of the recent euphoria that has crept into late-stage venture capital investing spilled on to Wall Street on Friday, as two tech companies that sell to businesses enjoyed a jump in market value of ...

  • Adobe soars on new cloud subscriptions @ Financial Times - Fri, Dec 12, 2014 5:11 PM EST

    Adobe Systems shares jumped 9 per cent to close at more than $76 after the Silicon Valley software company impressed investors with better than expected earnings for the fourth quarter, as the company ...

  • IBM Shares Break Below 52-Week Lows: A Technical Look Benzinga - Fri, Dec 12, 2014 3:27 PM EST

    International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM ) shares have been a disappointment on a relative and real return basis for years, but perhaps never more than in 2014. The stock just hit new 52-week lows ...

  • MKM: Good Things Ahead For Internet Stocks In 2015 @ Barrons.com - Fri, Dec 12, 2014 2:59 PM EST

    On Thursday, RBC Capital Markets’ Mark Maheney wrote that he could name 10 reasons why internet stocks are poised for outperformance in 2015. Today, MKM Partners Rob Sanderson is similarly optimistic, ...

  • Hortonworks, New Relic IPOs Post Big Gains on First Trading Day @ 24/7 Wall St. - Fri, Dec 12, 2014 2:28 PM EST

    Two technology initial public offerings went off Friday morning, and both posted gains of nearly 50%.

  • General Electric’s Dividend Hike of 5% 24/7 Wall St. - Fri, Dec 12, 2014 1:30 PM EST

    General Electric announced Friday morning that it is raising its quarterly dividend by 5%, or a penny per share.

  • Hortonworks Rallies 40% In IPO @ Barrons.com - Fri, Dec 12, 2014 12:46 PM EST

    Data processing firm Hortonworks (HDP) jumped in its initial public offering, and was recently trading up more than 40% to $22.45. Hortonworks raised $100 million, pricing its shares at $16. That price ...

  • New Relic Soars In IPO, Shares Up 46% @ Barrons.com - Fri, Dec 12, 2014 12:25 PM EST

    Software analytics firm New Relic (NEWR) soared in its initial public offering Friday, and was trading more than 46% at recent check to $33.66. New Relic raised $115 million ahead of its IPO by pricing ...

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