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  • A 3 hour 2900% profit in the market, suspiciously timed with HRC's Epipen tweet

    08/25/2016 9:26:02 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    Imgur ^ | 08/24/16
  • Target cuts outlook, says market 'difficult'

    08/17/2016 9:01:43 AM PDT · by UB355 · 103 replies
    MIlwaukee ^ | 8/17/2016 | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO
    Minneapolis — Target cut its profit and comparable-store sales outlook amid stiffer competition and its own stumbles in areas like grocery sales. The discounter’s second-quarter net income fell nearly 10%, though that was better than what most had expected. Sales at stores open at least a year fell 1.1%, reversing seven straight quarters of gains. Target shares were down more than 6% in mid-morning trading Wednesday. The quarter underscores challenges that Target and other retailers face from Amazon.com and shoppers who remain cautious about spending.
  • JESUS calls us Friend[Charismatic Caucus]

    08/12/2016 7:13:57 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 8-12-16 | HolySpirit
    You see I am not just your God I AM your friend. I do things for you that others would not consider because of the cost but I have already laid down my life for you and that is why I send my angels to shut the mouth of the lions for you and turn impossible situations around even without your request at times for truly My name is Prince of Peace and Grace is the scepter I apply to the ones that call me Lord and Savior. John 15:15 15 I do not call you servants any longer, for...
  • World’s Biggest Pension Fund Loses $51 Billion in Stock Rout

    07/30/2016 6:26:17 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 13 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | July 30 2016 | Yuko Takeo and Shigeki Nozawa
    Japan’s $1.3 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund lost 3.8 percent in the year ended March 31, or 5.3 trillion yen ($51 billion), the retirement manager said Friday in Tokyo. That’s the biggest drop since the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009. GPIF lost 10.8 percent on domestic equities and 9.6 percent on shares in other markets, while Japanese bonds handed the fund a 4.1 percent gain.
  • Freeper Help Needed Concerning Stock

    07/01/2016 7:44:36 AM PDT · by Jemian · 25 replies
    July 1, 2016 | Jemian
    I need some information concerning stock my grandfather had. He owned a portion of Fortune Brands when he died many years ago. I am trying to make an accounting of all his remaining estate. I just learned that in October 2011, which was after grandfather's death, Fortune Brands split into two separate companies, Beams and Fortune Brand Gone and Security. My questions are: what happened to the stock? If there is still stock there, how can the estate apprehend it? I have already searched through my state's abandoned property files.
  • Target’s Stock Down 5 Percent, Brand Damaged, by Public Rebuke to Pro-Transgender Bathroom Rules

    04/29/2016 6:54:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 113 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 29, 2016 | by Neil Munro
    Target’s stock price and its favorability among shoppers are crashing as the public rebukes the retail giant for ignoring their vigorous protest against mixed-sex changing rooms and bathrooms. The company’s stock was two cents shy of $84 on August 19, when it revealed it would not allow shoppers to use single-sex bathrooms or changing rooms. Instead, all rooms were opened up to anyone claiming to be of either sex. As of 4.00 p.m. Friday, the stock had dropped almost $4.50, down to $79.50. That’s a huge loss of 5 percent in stock value, costing shareholders roughly $2.5 billion in company...
  • Super-Subsidized Tesla's Stock Suffers Precipitous Drop

    02/15/2016 9:56:28 AM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    NLPC ^ | February 15, 2016 | Paul Chesser
    Wall Street, media and government darling Tesla Motors has seen its stock price nearly halved from seven months ago. For so long it has seemed that ongoing bad news never had an effect on the heavily subsidized upstart, but now perhaps the Teflon is eroding off CEO Elon Musk. The precipitous, rapid descent preceded last week's horrid earnings report. USA Today helped smear lipstick on the pig, cheerily noting shares rose "14 percent at one point" after its earnings "miss" on Wednesday, because Musk delivered investors a "rosy outlook for the rest of 2016." This was in context of...
  • Asia markets extend rout as Nikkei plunges 5.3% [Japan]

    02/11/2016 7:39:00 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 42 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2016/02/12 | Saheli Roy Choudhury
    Asia markets extend rout as Nikkei plunges 5.3% Saheli Roy Choudhury | @sahelirc Markets in Asia dropped sharply on Friday, with the Nikkei tumbling, after a sell-off on Wall Street as oil remained volatile and concerns about how central banks' easing measures will affect banks' earnings persisted. "The idea that central banks are now fully targeting the interest rate structure and putting a gun to domestic banks heads in a fight to stoke credit growth is in no way an equity friendly story," wrote Chris Weston, chief market strategist at spreadbetter IG, in a morning note. The Bank of Japan...
  • Chinese shares see steep losses on Tuesday

    01/26/2016 1:25:39 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies
    bbc.com ^ | January 26, 2016 | bbc
    Chinese markets saw steep losses in late trade on Tuesday as investors worried about oil prices, and despite an injection of liquidity into the mainland market by the central bank. The benchmark Shanghai Composite closed down 6.42% at 2,749.79. Hong Kong's Hang Seng shed 2.48% to 18,860.8 points in afternoon trade. Elsewhere, markets in Asia followed US stocks lower as further falls in the price of oil continued to unsettle investors.
  • China stocks start new week with 5.3% drop

    01/11/2016 5:33:12 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | January 11, 2016 | Jethro Mullen
    China stocks start new week with 5.3% drop by Jethro Mullen @CNNMoneyInvest January 11, 2016: 5:23 AM ET Chinese stocks plunged deeper into negative territory Monday after a brutal first week of the year. The Shanghai Composite closed down 5.3%, and the Shenzhen Composite ended 6.6% lower. The grim day of trading followed steep declines in Chinese stocks last week amid worries over the country's slowing economy and weakening currency. The turmoil in Chinese markets rippled out around the globe: the Dow lost 1,079 points, or more than 6%, over the week -- the index's worst five-day start to a...
  • Chinese stock markets suspended after shares fall 5%

    01/06/2016 6:08:44 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 33 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 07 Jan 2016
    Chinese stock markets suspended after shares fall 5% Trading was halted for 15 minutes on China's stock markets on Thursday (Jan 7) morning after shares fell more than five per cent, triggering an automatic "circuit breaker". Posted 07 Jan 2016 09:57 SHANGHAI: Trading was halted for 15 minutes on China's stock markets on Thursday (Jan 7) morning after shares fell more than five per cent, triggering an automatic "circuit breaker". The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index slumped 5.45 per cent, or 183.14 points, to 3,178.70.
  • 2016 A BIRTHING of Unity and Oneness [Charismatic Caucus]

    01/04/2016 9:21:05 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    bible , The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 1-4-16 | Holy Spirit, bible
    I am birthing a new thing in you my children that you may bear forth great multitudes of fruit for my glory for I am expanding my tent pegs so that my Tapestry covers the earth and so now as my spirit rises up in you "Truly" you shall bud, blossom and bear fruit ripe for the picking and I shall use you as Aaron's Rod for I carry you in my hand for you know me as your divine authority and God. I am your inheritance for you are my priest and I am your pleasure and delight and...
  • Chinese shares plunge 5.5% as authorities probe brokers over violations

    11/27/2015 7:16:45 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Nov 27, 2015 | Chao Deng
    Chinese shares plunge 5.5% as authorities probe brokers over violations By Chao Deng Published: Nov 27, 2015 3:25 a.m. ET Chinese authorities’ investigations into two major Chinese brokerages over suspected violations drove shares in Shanghai sharply lower Friday. The Shanghai Composite Index SHCOMP, -5.48% fell 5.5% to 3,436.30, the largest daily percentage loss since Aug. 18. The losses wiped out most of Shanghai’s gains this month and the index remains down 38% from a June peak. The benchmark is still up 1.6% month-to-date, and up 14% from its August low. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng HSI, -1.87% shed 1.6%, putting it...
  • It looks like China is through propping up its stock market

    08/31/2015 1:40:56 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Aug. 31, 2015 | David Scutt
    It looks like China is through propping up its stock market David Scutt, Business Insider Australia China’s government, through financial intermediaries, was actively supporting the nation’s stock market through large-scale purchases late last week, but it’s unlikely to last. According to the Financial Times, the government has apparently abandoned plans to boost stocks through continued widespread buying, instead focusing its attention on punishing those suspected of destabilizing stocks in order to boost flagging investor confidence. “China’s leaders feel they mishandled the stock market rescue efforts by allowing too much information to become public” stated the FT, citing a leaked document...
  • DOW, S&P CLOSE LOWER IN BIGGEST REVERSAL SINCE OCT. 08

    08/25/2015 1:46:38 PM PDT · by familyop · 38 replies
    CNBC ^ | Aug 25, 2015 | Evelyn Cheng, Peter Schacknow
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 204.91 points, or 1.29 percent, at 15,666.44, with Merck plunging 5.2 percent as the greatest laggard and Apple and Walt Disney the only advancers. The Dow transports also reversed intraday gains to close down 1.7 percent, solidly in correction territory. The S&P 500 closed down 25.6 points, or 1.35 percent, at 1,867.61, with utilities plunging more than 3 percent to lead all 10 sectors lower. The Nasdaq closed down 19.76 points. or 0.44 percent, at 4,506.49.
  • Shanghai Comp skids 7.63% to end at 8-month low

    08/25/2015 12:30:49 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    CNBC ^ | Aug. 25, 2015 | See Kit Tang
    Shanghai Comp skids 7.63% to end at 8-month low See Kit Tang | @SeeKit_T The mayhem in Chinese equity markets showed no signs of abating on Tuesday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite index accelerating its downfall in the final hour of trading to settle below the key 3,000 mark. Japan's Nikkei 225 index was the second-biggest laggard in the region, closing down 4 percent, after turning negative in the afternoon trading session. Earlier in the session, the Tokyo bourse had staged a comeback, alongside most of the other regional stock indices, on the back of bargain hunting in beaten-down stocks...
  • US Stock futures already at -347 points at 5:59am EST.

    08/24/2015 2:57:20 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 106 replies
    CNBC ^ | 08/24/15
  • Chinese shares drop in dramatic free-fall(-8.4%)

    08/23/2015 7:31:31 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 140 replies
    BBC ^ | 24 August 2015
    Chinese shares drop in dramatic free-fall 24 August 2015 Chinese shares continued their sharp fall on Monday as concerns over the country's slowing growth and volatile markets sparked panic among traders. The mainland benchmark index, the Shanghai Composite, fell sharply by 8.4% to 3,211.75 points, extending last week's sharp losses. The sell-off continued despite China's latest attempts to reassure investors. Over the weekend, Beijing said it planned to let its main state pension fund invest in the stock market.
  • China stocks crash 11% in a week

    08/21/2015 10:09:32 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 2015/08/21 | Charles Riley
    China stocks crash 11% in a week By Charles Riley China's beleaguered stock market endured yet another sell off on Friday, shedding 4% to wipe away the remaining gains from a dramatic market rescue launched by Beijing in early July. The benchmark Shanghai Composite closed just north of 3,500 points, a level that many analysts believe Beijing will try to defend at all costs. Even with a late rush of buying, the index closed down more than 11% for the week.
  • Shanghai stocks close down over 6% on economy fears

    08/18/2015 2:56:59 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    AFP ^ | 2015/08/18 | Bill Savadove
    Shanghai stocks close down over 6% on economy fears By Bill Savadove | AFP – 10 minutes ago. Shanghai stocks closed down more than six percent Tuesday, their biggest fall in three weeks, due to worries over the slowing Chinese economy and the government's commitment to prop up shares, dealers said. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index slumped 6.15 percent, or 245.51 points, to 3,748.16 on turnover of 722.5 billion yuan ($112.9 billion). It (Other OTC: ITGL - news) was the biggest one-day drop since July 27, when it plunged 8.48 percent -- its sharpest fall in eight years. The Shenzhen...
  • China: Shanghai shares open down more than 4% after plunge

    07/27/2015 7:49:37 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies
    AFP ^ | 2015/7/27
    Shanghai shares open down more than 4% after plunge AFP – 29 minutes ago China's benchmark Shanghai stock index slumped 4.09 percent at the open on Tuesday, despite a renewed government vow to support the market following the biggest fall in eight years a day earlier. The Shanghai Composite Index plunged 8.48 percent on Monday, the biggest fall since February 27, 2007, despite a broad-based government effort to shore up prices following a weeks-long rout. The benchmark narrowed some of the losses in morning trade Tuesday and was down 2.12 percent, or 78.88 points, to 3,646.68 later. The Shenzhen Composite...
  • Forget QE, Wall Street’s new drug is the stock buyback

    07/17/2015 8:44:25 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 4 replies
    MarketWatch.com ^ | July 17, 2015 | Wallace Witkowski
    With the Federal Reserve’s quantitative-easing program out of the picture, share buybacks are now the preferred way to boost stock prices in the face of softening earnings. But like QE, it is unclear how long the buyback boom can last. In the first quarter of 2015, companies in the S&P 500 index SPX, -0.05% returned more money to shareholders than they earned. The last time that happened was in the fourth quarter of 2008, when the entire S&P 500 reported a slight loss for the quarter but still spent $110 billion on dividends and buybacks. “This is not a normal...
  • GM Insiders Dump $2.8 Million Worth of Shares in June

    07/09/2015 9:48:29 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    NLPC ^ | July 9, 2015 | Mark Modica
    It would appear that the insiders at General Motors do not have as rosy a view on the financial outlook for the company as they would have the rest of the public believe. The well-paid executives at GM sold out of another $2.8 million worth of shares in June according to Yahoo Financial statistics. Of course, the sales of shares are pure profits for the higher-ups at GM, considering that the elite group of executives receive millions of dollars’ worth of GM shares for free through stock options. So, what have the highly-paid executives at GM done to earn...
  • It's CHINA that's facing financial meltdown and the biggest stock market crash

    07/08/2015 6:14:46 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 70 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/08/15 | Simon Tomlinson
    Nearly $3trillion wiped off Chinese stock markets in just the last few weeks Government and investors launched campaign to prop up tumbling shares Experts draw parallels with the credit booms that led up to the 1929 crash Analyst: 'I've never seen this kind of slump before. Don't think anyone has' China's tumbling stock markets plunged even further today, intensifying fears the country was tail-spinning towards the biggest financial disaster since the 1929 Wall Street crash. Almost $3trillion (Ł2trn) – more than the entire economic output of Brazil – has been wiped out since markets went into reverse just a few...
  • Stock bubble in China is bursting

    07/07/2015 6:15:38 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    CNBC ^ | 07/07/15 | Matthew J. Belvedere
    Looking to bargain hunt the recent plunge in Chinese stocks—bid up in an "enormous speculative frenzy" over the past year—would be like "catching a falling knife," former Morgan Stanley Asia Chairman Stephen Roach said Tuesday, just days after returning from a trip to China. Chinese stocks were volatile again overnight, but closed well off session lows, as investors remained doubtful of the efficacy of Beijing's recent market rescue measures. "The bubble is bursting" and predicting the bottom is anyone's guess, Roach told CNBC's "Squawk Box" in an interview. He added, however, that China's efforts to transform its economy remain unchanged....
  • China curbs IPOs, enlists brokers in all-out bid to end market rout

    07/04/2015 5:40:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    rueters ^ | Sat Jul 4, 2015 8:19pm EDT | Michael Martina and Samuel Shen
    China froze share offers and set up a market-stabilization fund on Saturday, the Wall Street Journal said, as Beijing intensified efforts to pull stock markets out of a nose-dive that is threatening the world's second-largest economy. Beijing's reported suspension of initial public offers (IPOs) came a few hours after extraordinary announcements by major brokers and fund managers, which collectively pledged to invest at least $19 billion of their own money into stocks. China's government, regulators and financial institutions are now waging a concerted campaign to prop up the nation's two main share markets, amid fears that a meltdown would rock...
  • Tweet Sends Twitter Stock Into Tailspin

    04/30/2015 9:01:45 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 5 replies
    kmjnow.com ^ | April 30, 2015 | Unknown
    How ironic: Twitter’s stock plunged 18% today because of a tweet. The company was supposed to announce earnings after the close of the market, but the website Selerity tweeted them beforehand, reports the Wall Street Journal. It was bad news: First-quarter revenue was $436 million, about $20 million below estimates, and shares tumbled instantly. Trading was even halted temporarily following the early release of results. Twitter also warned investors that second-quarter revenue will be lower than expected.
  • Is the stock market set for a major correction?

    The three most recent U.S. economic bubbles are Nasdaq dotcom (1995-2001 and peaked March 2000 [Beware the ides of March.]), housing (2001-2005), and Fed-O-Mania (2009 - ?).
  • Apple Inc (AAPL) Stock Downfall At $60 Says Berenberg; AAPL 'Key Driver' Of Hedge Funds

    03/02/2015 1:19:25 AM PST · by Blue Highway · 17 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 3/2/2015 | Reissa Su
    A German investment firm has predicted Apple Inc’s downfall as it sets a stock price target of $60 per share. Berenberg Bank believes the financial model of the Cupertino-based company relies too much on the iPhone. Berenberg has forecasted a more than 50 percent decline of Apple shares. According to Apple Insider, the German firm’s price target is so “extreme” that it doesn’t appear to be plausible prediction but more of a statement. In a note to investors, Berenberg issued the extremely bearish forecast on Apple stock. Even a few investment firms who remain bearish on Apple have maintained price...
  • Watchdog Criticizes Harry Wilson GM Buyback Scheme as Favor to UAW

    02/12/2015 11:29:10 AM PST · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    NLPC ^ | February 12, 2015 | Mark Modica
    NLPC Associate Fellow Mark Modica was a guest yesterday on "Closing Bell" on CNBC. We will post the video soon, but here is a transcript: Sara Eisen : At first it seemed like it was just another activist investors at work but our next guest says something else is in play here. We're talking about Harry Wilson, the restructuring expert who served on President Obama's auto industry task force during the financial crisis and was instrumental in bringing GM out of bankruptcy. Now Wilson is a GM activist investor and represents hedge funds holding a total of 34 million shares...
  • Ten stocks for the next 25 years

    11/07/2014 4:13:08 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    CMBC ^ | 2014/11/7 | John Melloy
    Ten stocks for the next 25 years John Melloy | @whatevermelloy As we close the book on the silver anniversary of CNBC, the company's digital arm is looking ahead to the next 25 years and the trends, challenges and innovations that will define that era. The following are companies best positioned to capitalize on these waves. Some may look familiar, while others will be a total surprise. However, they all have one or more of the following characteristics: a deep moat, an energetic leader, steady and growing cash flows, and multiple revenue streams. No need to look up their quotes...
  • Microsoft to cut 18,000 jobs this year as it chops Nokia

    07/17/2014 8:35:02 AM PDT · by Scutter · 35 replies
    MSN ^ | 7/17/2014 | Bill Rigby
    SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp will slash up to 18,000 jobs, or 14 percent of its workforce, this year as it almost halves the size of its newly acquired Nokia phone business and tries to transform into a cloud-computing and mobile-friendly software company. The larger-than-expected cuts, announced on Thursday, are the deepest in the company's 39-year history and come five months into the tenure of Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella. He outlined plans for a "leaner" business in a public memo to employees last week.
  • Holy Cow! Steer on the Loose in West Baltimore Shot Dead by Police

    06/13/2014 5:25:23 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 46 replies
    WJZ TV (CBS) ^ | 6/13/14 | WJZ/Gigi Barnett
    BALTIMORE (WJZ)—West Baltimore looked a little like the Wild Wild West on Friday morning. A steer running through the streets of Baltimore catches the attention of drivers and police. This after it escaped from a city slaughterhouse.
  • A Fresh Word for "The OVERCOMER" [charismatic caucus]

    06/02/2013 9:11:30 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 6-2-2013 | Jedediah
    You are my chosen in whom I have found , Loyalty that abounds , Eager and ready to do MY will , A vessel in which the heavens I fill , To whom "has" been given ALL Autority , To take back land and break the neck of the enemy , There is no wall or boundary around , You can not take down , A "Mighty LOYAL" woven into , My Tapestry and Kingdom ready to do , Whatever I ask whenever it is , You do My business for ALL of My kids , So continue on for...
  • Will Groupon Be The Next Great Comeback?

    01/29/2014 11:28:15 AM PST · by publius321 · 12 replies
    SeekingAlpha.com ^ | Scott Ryan
    "...The timed sales aspect is an impetus to get consumers to act more quickly but that alone is not what makes Groupon successful. It is a necessity more than anything and not the reason why consumers are there in the first place. What I believe is the key to Groupon's success is that many consumers, myself included like ..." (continued)
  • Venezuela About To Run Out Of Food Despite Fresh All Time High In Its Stock Market

    01/22/2014 7:17:36 PM PST · by mykroar · 17 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 1/22/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Venezuela can be proud: while the US stock market has gone exactly nowhere in 2014, the Caracas stock exchange of the socialist paradise has continued kicking ass and taking names, just today printing a fresh all time high.
  • SPIRIT LED

    01/16/2014 5:43:07 PM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 1-16-14 | Jedediah
    My augmentation is "purely" spirit led and guided every step of the way FOR MY WORD IS IN YOU , nothing lacking or missing FOR I AM THE WORD AND THE SPIRIT so do not be anxious that something is missing FOR I AM WITH YOU and will "never" forsake you and this is why I AM your Yes and Amen to all you do in and through Me! Acts 17:27-29 Amplified Bible (AMP) 27 So that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel after Him and find Him, although He is not far from each...
  • Curious Timing for GM Dividend Announcement

    01/16/2014 1:58:52 PM PST · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    NLPC ^ | January 16, 2014 | Mark Modica
    The internet was ablaze Tuesday evening with stories presenting a perceived positive move by General Motors' outgoing government-appointed management. All hail! "General Motors to pay first dividend since 2008," trumpeted the headlines. GM shares immediately spiked up in after-hours trading with shares rising about $1.60 or 4% on the news. Unfortunately for those duped by the proclamation, GM followed the story hours later with a profit warning. For the time being, the bad news outweighed the good with GM shares reversing course and ending the day Wednesday with a loss of over one and a half percent on a day...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown's budget tries to tame wild capital gains

    01/09/2014 11:53:13 PM PST · by A CA Guy · 5 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 01/09/2014 | Jon Healey
    Hey Wall Street, California owes you one. The prolonged bull market has produced two banner years for (stock Market) capital gains in the state, with an even better year expected in 2014. The result has been surging capital gains tax revenues, which account for all of the surplus projected by Gov. Jerry Brown for the coming year.
  • Why Almost Free May Be Better Than Free In Consumer Reviews

    "Having been early to the party of Angie's List (ANGI) short sellers, I would be remiss not to update readers to the fact that I changed my outlook for the company. In my columns spanning over the course of a year, my issues with Angie's List were not so much with its business model but with the valuation. I did not believe their subscription model would justify the market cap. Most consumers prefer FREE and the number of those who would pay an ongoing annual subscription of $50 is naturally far less than the 80 million visitors a month who...
  • Insider Selling At Yelp Is A Non-Issue

    Insider selling in Yelp (YELP) was identified as a concern in a recent SeekingAlpha.com article. In the comment section it was put forward by an apparent Yelp skeptic that these executives could stop the automatic selling in their 10b5-1 trading plans if they really felt the stock is undervalued. In reply, a Yelp defender pointed out that it is "very typical, insider selling at this point... People sell for all kinds of reasons, buying a house, sending kids to college, taking deserved profit to diversify holdings." Indeed one can say there has been significant selling in Yelp but only by...
  • Yelp Is To Angie's List What Facebook Was To Classmates.com

    "Once upon a time when the Internet was new, a chat room on AOL would have been the closest thing to "Social Media". Then suddenly there came a promising website called classmates.com. The web domain was user friendly, easy to remember and made it clear what the visitor should expect. Over a period of years from the late 1990s into the middle 2000s, Classmates grew at a steady pace. It got to a point where one could find many of their old friends on there. The members were easily in the millions, if not tens of millions and they were...
  • Media Fail: Smith & Wesson Stock, Sales Soar

    06/14/2013 9:29:50 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6-14-2013 | John Nolte
    Gun maker Smith & Wesson hit a revenue record during their last fiscal year, which ended April 30. Preliminary numbers show that sales were up 43% over the previous year and hit $580 million. CNN Money reports that, "Earnings were a record $1.22 a share, up from 40 cents a share in the prior fiscal year." It is hard to judge who Smith & Wesson should thank most: Gun-grabber President Obama, murdered-child-exploiter Piers Morgan, or insufferable-sell-out Joe Scarborough.
  • If Books Are Dead, Why Is Barnes & Noble Stock So Hot?

    06/01/2013 5:00:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 06/01/2013 | By SUZANNE MCGEE
    The doors of New York’s Javits Center swung open wide this morning to welcome thousands of booksellers, publishers, librarians, authors and their agents at the annual jamboree known as BookExpo. Almost certainly, the event will resurrect the seemingly endless debate over e-books and the future of reading. While Barnes and Noble (NYSE: BKS) and its Nook e-book division may not be among this year’s exhibitors, the book industry headlines that likely will hit the papers in the coming days should prompt investors to consider the many risks that hover over the book retailing giant’s head, especially given that the stock...
  • Big Business + Government: Why Wall Street records don’t mean happy days are here again…

    05/07/2013 4:17:33 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 5 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-07-13 | Vince
    On Friday, the stock market, driven by record profits and a better than expected jobs report, - not to be confused with a good one - closed at its all time record high. Closing at 1,614, the S&P 500 closed up 148% from the low it reached in 2009. Not bad given that the economy is up a paltry 5.5% over that same period. Already the markets are up over 10% since the beginning of the year. There are a number of reasons for this. One is the fact that the 500 companies represented the index have been reporting strong...
  • The Basic Business Sense Netflix Bears Refuse To Grasp

    "The borderline acrimonious columns on Reed Hastings and Netflix seem to be approaching their January levels. One only need scan the NFLX headlines for the past week for some samples of writers demonstrating their emotional involvement. I'm not going to focus on the personal jabs but when one single column contains "charade"... "dog & pony show" "glorified bootlegger" "that's typical Hastings"... "creepy" - to describe Hastings and/or Netflix - maybe someone is getting frustrated. To address the fundamental arguments in the..." (continued)
  • Is the Stock Market about to Tumble?

    04/08/2013 6:03:47 PM PDT · by grumpa · 13 replies
    Off Grid Blog ^ | April 8, 2013 | Off Grid Blogger
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average reached a high last week of 14,684. Let’s consider the reasons for optimism and for pessimism about the stock market from here. REASONS THE MARKET MIGHT GO HIGHER: •The Fed is keeping interest rates so low that it is forcing investors to buy stocks (and real estate) to try to get a return on their money. The Fed has said that this will continue until the unemployment rate gets to around 6.5%, which could be many months from now in the best scenario. This intervention into the markets could theoretically overwhelm the negatives and propel...
  • Apple's Stock Price Is Still Dropping

    03/30/2013 5:19:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Minyanville ^ | 03/30/2013 | By Sterling Wong
    Whether it’s because of product fatigue, a botched Maps application launch, or increased competition from rivals like Samsung (PINK:SSNLF) and Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has found it increasingly difficult to please its shareholders. Since hitting an all-time high of $702.10 in September, Apple shares have slid some 35%. The drop is worse when you consider that the Nasdaq (INDEX NASDAQ:.IXIC) has risen 2.32% while the Dow (INDEX DJX:.DJI) has gained almost 7% in the same time period. One USA Today columnist has even said that Apple’s reign over the tech world “may be over.” “[Apple’s] phone market, tablet market, and...
  • Warning: The Stock Market Panic Button Is About to Be Pushed (reducing deficits means inflation)

    11/09/2012 11:14:19 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 14 replies
    MinyanVille ^ | 11-9-2012 | Anthony M. Cherniawski and Janice Dorn
    In October, we published two articles suggesting that there might be a stock market panic in October.  We were early.  Whether the delay in the potential market panic was due to organic reasons, such as the excitement leading up to the November election, or some other factor is beyond the scope of this article. On Thursday, November 8,  the lower trendline of the Orthodox Broadening Top was breached.  In addition, The Dow, Wilshire 5000, Nasdaq, Russell 2000, and S&P 500 all closed beneath their respective 200-day moving averages.  You might say that the stock market panic button is about to...
  • U.S. stocks end worst week in four months

    10/12/2012 2:27:29 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 2 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 10/12/2012 5:00:07 PM
    ..."We’re all waiting on Spain now," said Bill Stone, chief investment strategist at PNC Asset Management Group, of persistent speculation over if and when the debt-strapped nation would ask for a financial bailout — a prerequisite for the European Central Bank to purchase its debt and help lower its borrowing costs... "We got a little help from earnings season so far,” added Stone... But Wall Street gains were limited, with October so far proving to be a lackluster month for U.S. equities... "In the U.S., there’s the fiscal cliff and election to deal with, and on the European side, they...