• 'Welcome to Wal-Mart. Would You Mind Making a Couple of Deliveries on Your Way Home?'

    March 28 2013 3:03 PM

    At first glance, it sounds crazy. Reuters reported that Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE: WMT [FREE Stock Trend Analysis]) is considering a plan to have customers deliver packages to online buyers.

  • Is Verizon Overvalued?

    March 28 2013 12:30 PM

    Verizon is the proud owner of the nation’s largest 4G network. This allows customers to browse the Internet, download applications, send emails, and send picture/video messages at rapid speeds. Currently, Verizon is the only major wireless carrier to offer 100 percent 4G LTE. That’s impressive, but does that fact alone make the stock a quality investment? Negative!

  • iPad Mini Shipments Drop as Next-Gen Model Nears

    March 28 2013 10:31 AM

    Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL [FREE Stock Trend Analysis]) ultra-popular iPad Mini broke worldwide sales records when it was released last fall. The company is expected to post another solid sales period when its fiscal 2013 second quarter results are announced in April. That could be the end of Apple's winning streak, however, as it appears that first-generation iPad Mini demand is beginning to wane.

  • BlackBerry Results Not as Impressive as Initially Thought

    March 28 2013 9:17 AM

    If the price action of the stock is any indication, what looked like a blowout report for BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY [FREE Stock Trend Analysis]) wasn’t all that great once investors and analysts started digging in.

  • Can Baidu Resume Its Uptrend?

    March 27 2013 4:38 PM

    With shares of Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) trading around $88 is BIDU an OUTPERFORM, WAIT AND SEE or STAY AWAY? Let’s analyze the stock with the relevant sections of our CHEAT SHEET investing framework:

  • Analyst: Apple Will Hit $274 In Six Months

    March 27 2013 4:20 PM

    ACI Research Chief Executive Officer Edward Zabitsky may be one of the most notorious Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) bears out there. Three years ago, when the stock was trading around $200 and deep in the throes of an uptrend, he put a Sell rating on the stock and has maintained his position ever since.

  • Will Facebook Seek Higher Prices?

    March 27 2013 3:05 PM

    Facebook operates as a social networking company worldwide. The company does several things: it builds tools that enable users to connect, share, discover, and communicate with each other; enables developers to build social applications on or integrate with Facebook; and offers products that enable advertisers and marketers to engage with users. As Facebook increases its worldwide user base, look for the company to continue building new revenue streams that engage its audience.

  • Short Interest Swings in Defense Stocks (BA, FLIR, HII)

    March 27 2013 2:50 PM

    By and large short sellers of defense stocks were not spurred to further action when the federal budget sequester went into effect. The number of shares sold short in Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK [FREE Stock Trend Analysis]), Esterline Technologies (NYSE: ESL) and General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) increased somewhat between the February 28 and March 15 settlement dates.

  • Can the J.C. Penney Situation Get Any Worse?

    March 27 2013 12:10 PM

  • New Video Game Consoles for 2013

    March 27 2013 11:30 AM

    The gaming world is changing: tablets are being used more and more for gaming, consoles are developing more functions than just gaming, Nintendo (OTC: NTDOY [FREE Stock Trend Analysis]) is trying to combine the home console and travel console, and more games are becoming available for download.

  • Where Will Tiffany & Co. Go Next?

    March 26 2013 3:56 PM

    With shares of Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) trading around $68, is TIF an OUTPERFORM, WAIT AND SEE or STAY AWAY? Let’s analyze the stock with the relevant sections of our CHEAT SHEET investing framework:

  • Ford’s Headache is a Boon for Japanese Automakers

    March 26 2013 3:37 PM

    In addition to huge sales declines and subsequent losses in Europe, Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F) is now being pressed in Asia as well, notably Japan. In a television interview, CEO Alan Mulally said that he and the company are concerned about the depreciation of the Japanese yen, which has put increased pressure on competition here in the U.S.

  • How Big Will the iPhone Be For T-Mobile?

    March 26 2013 3:34 PM

    The date is out for Deutsche Telekom’s (DTEGY.PK) T-Mobile to get Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone 5 up and running on its network, announced at the company’s special event on Tuesday. At the same time as customers will finally be able to make calls from their new iPhones, they can also start on T-Mobile’s “Uncarrier” plan.

  • Piraeus Bank Becomes Second-Largest Greek Bank in Deal With Cyprus

    March 26 2013 1:53 PM

    For the past two weeks, all eyes were focused on Cyprus and its bailout with the Troika of creditors made up of the European Union, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fund. However, as part of the deal, Piraeus Bank, a Greek bank, has agreed to purchase the Greek operations of Cyprus' three largest banks as the Cypriot banks are wound down.

  • BlackBerry Earnings Preview: What You Need To Know

    March 26 2013 10:28 AM

    If BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY [FREE Stock Trend Analysis]) hasn’t made enough news over the past couple of trading days, it’s about to make more. Before the opening bell Thursday, the company will announce Q4 earnings. Here’s what you need to know before the announcement.

  • Will Adobe Make New All-Time Highs?

    March 26 2013 10:17 AM

    With shares of Adobe (NASDAQ:ADBE) trading around $42, is ADBE an OUTPERFORM, WAIT AND SEE or STAY AWAY? Let’s analyze the stock with the relevant sections of our CHEAT SHEET investing framework:

  • Apple to Open 130 New Stores in India

    March 26 2013 9:49 AM

    Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL [FREE Stock Trend Analysis]) is planning to expand its global presence by tripling the number of stores in India. According to The Economic Times, there are currently more than 65 exclusive stores in the nation. The "exclusive" designation has been applied because they are not typical retail outlets. While the American hubs are built and owned by Apple, the company is legally barred from opening its own stores in India because it does not source at least 30 percent of its products from the nation. To get around that and still offer a presence in India, the company allowed 17 franchisees to open dozens of exclusive locations throughout the country.

  • Vodafone Rises on Possible Verizon Wireless Sale

    March 25 2013 4:37 PM

    Shares of UK-based mobile communications company Vodafone (NYSE: VOD [FREE Stock Trend Analysis]) gapped higher at the market open on Monday after reports suggested that the company is exploring the possibility of divesting its 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless. During the final hour of trade, Vodafone was trading up around 1.40 percent to $28.41 after opening the session at $28.70.

  • Why is Apple on UBS’s Most Preferred List?

    March 25 2013 2:48 PM

    world-cup-trophyAfter following a predominantly downward trend for much of the past six months, in six of the past eight trading sessions, Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock has made gains, likely catalyzed — at least in part — by its inclusion on UBS’s Most Preferred List.

  • Apple’s iTunes Is a Gold Mine

    March 25 2013 10:37 AM

    itunes_moviesApple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iTunes store — conceived from its inception as a break-even-business — will celebrate its tenth birthday next month, and from the growth the business has experienced in the intervening years, it is clear that description is no longer accurate. The scope of the store has nearly quintupled in the past seven years, its revenues soared to $13.5 billion in 2012, and it generates as much as 15 percent operating margin on gross revenue, a figure that amounts to a little more than $2 billion annually.