NASDAQ Stock Market

The NASDAQ Stock Market, known as NASDAQ, is an American stock exchange. "NASDAQ" originally stood for "National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations," but the exchange's official stance is that the acronym is passé. It is the largest electronic screen-based equity securities trading market in the United States. With approximately 3,700 companies and corporations, it has more trading volume than any other stock exchange in the world.

US Stock Futures Signal Rebound Monday

Futures on major U.S. indices point to a slight rebound on Wall Street Monday after a string of losses last week amid worries Greece might leave the euro and an emerging debt crisis in Spain.


The top after-market NASDAQ gainers Thursday were: Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Spreadtrum Communications, Sierra Wireless, PowerSecure International and Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. The top after-market NASDAQ losers were: Body Central Corp., Anika Therapeutics, QLogic Corporation, Caribou Coffee Company and Pacific Biosciences of California.

What Apple Plans to Do with $98 Billion Cash Hoard?

Apple Inc. has a high-quality balance sheet with net cash of $97.6 billion or $103.6 per share at the end of fiscal first quarter. Investors look puzzled regarding what Apple intends to do with its cash hoard.

RIM May Restructure as New CEO Takes the Helm

After conducting an in-depth study, Research In Motion Ltd.'s (NASDAQ: RIMM) new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Thorsten Heins will conclude that a significant restructuring is necessary, as the company cannot otherwise compete with Apple Inc. and Google Inc.'s Android operating system, said brokerage firm Jefferies.

RIM New CEO, Chairman Positive but Still Tough Near-Term: Analyst

Research In Motion Ltd. (NASDAQ: RIMM) said its Co-Chief Executive Officers (CEO) Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis have stepped down. They have been succeeded by Chief Operating Officer Thorsten Heins, as President, CEO and Director of the company, effective immediately.

Yahoo Downgraded at Jefferies

Jefferies & Co. downgraded its rating on shares of Yahoo Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) to hold from buy with a price target of $18, after the company announced the appointment of PayPal's President Scott Thompson as new chief executive officer and director effective Jan. 9.

Google Ending 2011 on High Note: Analyst

Robert W. Baird believes that Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) finished 2011 on a strong note, with healthy Search and e-commerce trends likely driving upside to consensus estimates. The brokerage reiterated its outperform rating on shares of Google, while increasing its price target to $760 from $700.