Investors would be wise to watch for the predictable summer swoon in the shares of video-game companies. Catalysts are in place for a strong second half of 2013.
It will soon be game-on for the video-game companies.
Activision Blizzard (ATVI) and Electronic Arts (EA) have seen their stock prices rise recently, but both of these stocks tend to retreat in summer. Investors, who haven't gotten into the game might consider getting into these stocks on any seasonal pullbacks. Shares of the two largest video game publishers have swooned in June in each of the past five years. June is typically a bad month for tech stocks.
Especially this year, when the year-end holiday season is shaping up to be a huge one.
Taking over the popular blogging platform is a smart idea, but with a price tag of $1.1 billion it's a huge gamble for CEO Marissa Mayer.
Yahoo (YHOO) CEO Marissa Mayer is making an enormously bold bet by buying the six-year-old social blogging company Tumblr for $1.1 billion, mostly in cash. Tumblr has sufficiently massive traffic to boost Yahoo's already huge global audience.
There's also the mobile aspect of Tumblr, which Mayer has repeatedly said is something Yahoo needs to focus on to compete in the future. And buying Tumblr helps address the issue of personalized content to help drive display revenue growth.
Considering the company only did $13 million in revenue last year, though, Mayer had better find a way to make the acquisition pay off or this could be her first major flub.
Here are 3 companies among the many that could follow Apple's lead and issue corporate debt to raise cash to put into investors' pockets.
Everyone caught the news, but many overlooked its huge consequence for the market. This deal has the potential to give a lift to a lot of stocks -- and not just those tied Apple.
An app for this, an app for that. Add them up and what have you got? A nightmare of a PC, says one security expert, who suggests that you lose as many of them as possible.
What's it take to stay secure in today's digital slum?
Take it from Chris Doggett. "You want to be touching as little of it as possible," he told me about a month ago. "You want to be turning off as much of the Web as you can."
Doggett is the head of North American corporate sales for Kaspersky Lab, a Woburn, Mass., security company. And to this geek's credit, he's become a brother in arms about the reality of not being the next AP Twitter hack victim in the Internet hood.
The electric-car maker is on the road to becoming the first rival to break the hold of Detroit's Big 3 in the public's imagination. Can it sustain this success?
To say that Tesla Motors (TSLA) has been a wild ride in recent weeks would be an understatement. The company is now profitable, and Wall Street analysts are falling over themselves to raise price targets on the stock. Tesla is no longer referred to as an electric car manufacturer. It's being referred to by one analyst as America's fourth car manufacturer.
Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas raised his price target to $103 from $47, reiterating his "overweight" rating on the shares, noting that Tesla has addressed fundamental concerns about its market. "Competency in technology is migrating to engineering, manufacturing and marketing," Jonas wrote in a research note. "Detroit, Munich, Wolfsburg and Toyota City must feel a sense of astonishment . . . with a hint of anxiety."
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