Analysis & Opinions

  1. Target Discovers the Power of Free Shipping (TGT, AMZN)

    August 10, 2015
    What may have been obvious to you and me is apparently a revelation to Target (NYSE: TGT): Give consumers something for ...
  2. Monsanto Raises Dividend by 10%

    August 10, 2015
    Agribusiness giant Monsanto (NYSE: MON) is putting a few more seeds into the hands of its shareholders. The company has ...
  3. PayPal Poaches CFO from United Continental (PYPL, UAL)

    August 10, 2015
    Newly independent PayPal Holdings (NASDAQ: PYPL) poached a CFO from United Continental Holdings (NYSE: UAL) last week, announcing ...
  4. Sprint Names New CFO in Partial Management Reboot

    August 7, 2015
    Sprint (NYSE: S) is calling on several new executives to help further its ambitions. This week, the company announced a ...
  5. Bill Ackman Buys $5.5 Billion Stake in Mondelez (KHC, MDLZ)

    August 7, 2015
    Activist investor Bill Ackman has bought a $5.5 billion stake in snack maker Mondelez International (NASDAQ: MDLZ), according ...
  6. 3D Systems Stock Up Despite Poor Quarter (DDD)

    August 7, 2015
    After reporting fiscal 2015 second quarter results that missed consensus estimates by a wide margin, 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) ...
  7. Delta Tops the Industry Again in On-Time Arrivals (DAL, UAL)

    August 7, 2015
    Not only is Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) well ahead of its industry rivals in on-time performance, it improved its record ...
  8. SolarCity Expands Into Mexico With New Acquisition (SCTY)

    August 7, 2015
    SolarCity (NASDAQ: SCTY) is pushing into sunny Mexico. The company announced this week that it has signed a definitive agreement ...
  9. Tahoe Resources Taps a New CEO

    August 7, 2015
    Tahoe Resources (NYSE: TAHO) Executive Chairman Kevin McArthur is taking a second job. But don't worry, shareholders -- ...
  10. BlackBerry Releases Passport Silver Edition Phone (BBRY)

    August 7, 2015
    BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY) continues to plug ahead in the smartphone business despite seeing its market share drop to negligible ...
  11. Macy's Using Same-Day Delivery to Fend Off Rivals

    August 7, 2015
    Is same-day delivery going to be enough for Macy's (NYSE: M) to blunt the impact the Internet is having on its business? ...
  12. Breakfast Still Kellogg's Most Important Meal

    August 7, 2015
    Breakfast is still the most important meal of the day if you are concerned about health, and it remains so for cereal maker ...
  13. Europe Regulator Approves Pfizer Buyout of Hospira (HSP, PFE)

    August 7, 2015
    Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) has gotten the green light from Europe's antitrust regulator to acquire fellow pharmaceutical Hospira ...
  14. Activision Blizzard Beats Second Quarter Estimates (ATVI)

    August 7, 2015
    Video game publisher Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) recently beat analyst estimates on both the top and bottom lines ...
  15. J.C. Penney Poaching From Home Depot and Target (HD, JCP)

    August 7, 2015
    J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) announced two new hires this week, going back to the well of talent it dipped into previously to ...
  16. How Eli Lilly Makes its Money

    August 7, 2015
    Drugs mean big profits in America. Here's how the country's oldest pharmaceutical firm keeps its toehold in the market.
  17. If You Had Invested Right After Apple's IPO (AAPL, XOM)

    August 7, 2015
    Learn about how much a $1,000 investment in shares of Apple Incorporated would be worth if you invested at its initial public ...
  18. 4 Apps Every Financial Advisor Should Have (LNKD, TWTR)

    August 7, 2015
    Learn about some the best apps available to assist financial advisors to make their work easier and enable them to provide ...
  19. Boeing Says 747 No Longer Its Biggest Jet (BA)

    August 7, 2015
    The famed Boeing (NYSE: BA) 747 is no longer the company's biggest passenger jet, dethroned by the 777 -- the Boeing 777-9X, ...
  20. How Priceline Group Makes Money (EXPE, PLCN)

    August 7, 2015
    The Priceline Group is more successful than it may appear and is on track to enjoy tremendous profits down the road.
  21. Is Dreamworks Animation Close to a Turnaround? (DWA, DIS)

    August 7, 2015
    Dreamworks Animation (NASDAQ: DWA) has had a rough run over the past few years. The company has struggled at the box office, ...
  22. Are Bulls or Bears Right About the Economy Right Now?

    August 7, 2015
    Ask a bull: If the economy is truly improving, where's all the consumer spending?
  23. The 10 Worst Sectors of 2015

    August 7, 2015
    You might want to stay away from these 10 lagging sectors. Far away.
  24. Costco Data Breach a Bigger-Than-Expected Problem

    August 7, 2015
    Warehouse membership club Costco (NASDAQ: COST) says it needs more time to secure its photo processing website. Third-party ...
  25. Companies You Never Thought Would Go Bankrupt (RSHCQ, GM)

    August 7, 2015
    Learn about some of the most shocking corporate bankruptcies in history, including General Motors, Chrysler, Lehman Brothers ...
  26. Honda Notches Best July Sales Ever (HMC, F)

    August 7, 2015
    Honda Motors (NYSE: HMC) set a new record for car sales in July, moving more than 146,000 vehicles off dealer lots in the ...
  27. Healthcare Takes Bulk of Pentagon Awards Thursday (CAH, OMI)

    August 7, 2015
    The Pentagon awarded $1.67 billion in new defense contracts Thursday, in a day dominated by healthcare spending. The biggest ...
  28. What's Next After Apple’s (AAPL) Big Drop?

    August 6, 2015
    What does the future hold for Apple following the recent drop of its stock?
  29. Glu Mobile Plunges on Weak Guidance (GLUU, ZNGA)

    August 6, 2015
    Shares of Glu Mobile (NASDAQ: GLUU) have cratered nearly 18% since releasing earnings this week, although the mobile game ...
  30. BASF Secures Financing for Syngenta Bid (MON, SYT)

    August 6, 2015
    There is apparently a new player in the ongoing Monsanto (NYSE: MON) takeover play for Syngenta (NYSE: SYT). According to ...
  31. T-Mobile Passes Sprint to Take the No. 3 Spot

    August 6, 2015
    While it has been predicted for some time, the results are finally in. T-Mobile (NYSE: TMUS) has passed Sprint (NYSE: S) ...
  32. Fox Facing Religious Discrimination Lawsuit (FOXA)

    August 6, 2015
    Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOXA), a company that has come under fire for its Fox News channel being too conservative ...
  33. Teradata Stock Takes a Beating After Poor Quarter (TDC)

    August 6, 2015
    It has been a tough year for Teradata (NYSE: TDC) shareholders. Its stock price is down about 30% year-to-date as of later ...
  34. Constellation Brands Investors Object to Candidate (STZ, COT)

    August 6, 2015
    Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ) held its annual meeting last month. While such events rarely host drama, it is fair to ...
  35. Keurig Launching New "Ultra-Premium" Coffee (GMCR, BBBY)

    August 6, 2015
    Keurig Green Mountain (NASDAQ: GMCR) has always been a particularly unpretentious brand. While some coffee companies attempt ...
  36. What’s Uber Worth?

    August 6, 2015
    Value projections for Uber have been all over the map, but the most important projection doesn't come in the form of numbers.
  37. Delta Jumps on Cecil the Lion Bandwagon (DAL, UAL)

    August 6, 2015
    We will give Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) this much credit: Management at this air carrier is able to see the writing on ...
  38. Southwest Airlines to Keep a Lid on Bag Fees (LUV, JBLU)

    August 6, 2015
    Fly Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV), and your bags will continue to fly along with you for free. That is the message CEO ...
  39. Priceline Crushes Second Quarter EPS Estimates (PCLN, EXPE)

    August 6, 2015
    Priceline (NASDAQ: PCLN) is flying high on the back of its most recent set of quarterly results. For its second quarter, ...
  40. Time Warner Trounces Second Quarter Estimates (TWX)

    August 6, 2015
    Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) turned in an excellent performance in the limelight of earnings season. On Wednesday, the company ...
  41. U.K. Begins Sale of Royal Bank of Scotland Stake (RBS)

    August 6, 2015
    The British government has begun the process of divesting its large stake in troubled financial services group Royal Bank ...
  42. Sony Launches 2 New Mid-Range Smartphones (SNE, IT)

    August 6, 2015
    Sony (NYSE: SNE) recently unveiled two new mid-range smartphones, the Xperia C5 Ultra and Xperia M5, which both rely on ...
  43. Coca-Cola Benefits Most From 3-Way Merger? (CCE, KO)

    August 6, 2015
    The recent news that Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYSE: CCE) was in talks to merge with its German counterpart Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetranke ...
  44. 3 Entrepreneurs Who Became Successful After 40 (WMT, YUM)

    August 6, 2015
    Read about four influential entrepreneurs who didn't achieve fame and success until after their 40th birthdays, including ...
  45. ConAgra Goes BPA-Free (CGA, CPB)

    August 6, 2015
    BPA is PNG, persona non grata. ConAgra (NYSE: CGA) is the latest food company to eliminate usage of the controversial chemical ...
  46. Papa John's Raises Dividend by 25% (PZZA)

    August 6, 2015
    The dividend at Papa John's International (NASDAQ: PZZA) is rising like dough in an oven. The pizza purveyor has increased ...
  47. DISH Reacts as NBC Rebuffs Sling TV Ads

    August 6, 2015
    DISH Network (NASDAQ: DISH) recently launched an on-air ad campaign for Sling TV that paints bundled television offerings ...
  48. The 4 Best Websites For Small Business Loans (EBAY, PYPL)

    August 6, 2015
    Discover some of the best websites that small business owners utilize to obtain necessary financing at competitive interest ...
  49. Best 5 Small Business Ideas You Can Start From Home (EBAY)

    August 6, 2015
    Understand what a small business is and how small businesses are classified. Learn about five small business ideas that you ...
  50. How Groupon Makes Money (GRPN)

    August 5, 2015
    Find out how Groupon makes money, including a rundown of how Groupon works and what benefits it provides to the businesses ...
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