Stocks have rallied 177%, and while calling a top is the easiest thing to do, it might not be the most accurate, Cramer says.
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One startup says it has a way for people to buy and sell shares on the social network -- with no fees attached.
We're not talking about shares of Facebook, which is expected to go public next month. What Loyal3 offers is the ability to directly buy shares from companies using Facebook -- with no fees attached.
The stock deserves a higher price than the market seems willing to give.
The FDA adds warning about sexual side effects to Propecia, a drug used to treat baldness.
Separately, Propecia, one of Merck's drugs used for the treatment of baldness, may cause sexual side effects, according to the Food and Drug Adminstration.
The gaming company bets big on the Chinese gambling mecca.
LVS is strategically strengthening its foothold in the region. LVS' competitors, including Wynn Resorts (WYNN) and MGM Resorts International (MGM), are also working towards expanding their presence in Macau.
Disappointment with the reports of 2 blue-chip technology companies weighs on the market.
IBM (IBM), Intel (INTC) and Yahoo (YHOO) all reported earnings after the close Tuesday that beat consensus expectations, but only Yahoo shares rallied following the announcements.
The declines in IBM, which saw its revenues miss expectations and its shares fall 2.5%, and Intel, down 2% after its gross margins were worse than last quarter, weighed heavily on the Dow.
The company buys Ditto but will close down the check-in and recommendations service later this month.
Groupon (GRPN) is cooking something up. The company isn't saying what the new project is, but buying Ditto has something to do with it.
Groupon didn't disclose the price it paid for Ditto. It will close down the service this month as it prepares to launch something new, and the clues all point to Groupon's expanding into the social arena with a new app for smartphones.
Shareholders were not pleased. Groupon's stock price fell more than 4% Wednesday to close at $12.04.
With gun sales booming, Sturm Ruger and Smith & Wesson pack a punch.
When it comes to investing, one of the most politically enhanced industries has been the gun industry.
With 2012 an election year, investors are once again focusing on gun and ammo stocks.
First Solar gets both upgraded and downgraded.
Wednesday's noteworthy upgrades include:
- AIG (AIG) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at William Blair
- First Solar (FSLR) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Cantor, and to Buy from Underperform at BofA/Merrill
- Polaris Industries (PII) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo
- Exxon Mobil (XOM) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
- C.H. Robinson (CHRW) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
Recovering from the financial crisis, the bank remains poised for an ongoing turnaround.
Financial stocks were among the best-performing sectors of the market in the first quarter as companies put the struggles of the mortgage meltdown, financial crisis and ensuing recession behind them.
Citigroup (C) reported profits ahead of Wall Street's consensus forecast, though revenue was a little lower than expected. The bank did a good job of holding the line on its operating costs, and its tier 1 capital ratio improved to 12.4% from 11.8% in the fourth quarter.
The Internet media company barely has a pulse.
Yahoo's (YHOO) new CEO, Scott Thompson, announced Tuesday that the Internet media company posted its first quarterly sales increase in three years.
But as Reuters noted, investors should hold their applause, because when it comes to profit, much of the company's increase came from earnings in equity interests, such as its investments in Alibaba and Yahoo Japan.
Intuitive Surgical and United Rentals are delivering the growth the market needs -- from different sides of the same economy.
The Korean manufacturer is a serious contender in the smartphone space once dominated by Apple. What will its next flagship Android be like?
Samsung (SSNLF) sent invitations to members of the press on Monday for an event that will likely be the unveiling of the Galaxy S III, the latest product in the company's popular line of Galaxy smartphones. The invite to the event, which will take place on May 3 in London, included a teaser that simply reads "Come and meet the next Galaxy."
Samsung has been on a roll with recent products, including the critically celebrated Galaxy S II, which sold 20 million units, and the Galaxy Note tablet-phone hybrid, which has sold 5 million worldwide.
Sony's dual tech and media model is antiquated.
By Jonathan Berr
Newly appointed Sony (SNE) CEO Kazuo Hirai has a tough decision to make about whether to keep the company's content businesses as he tries to restore the Japanese company to its former glory.
Sony's film studio and music business, which unlike the rest of Sony are reliable money-makers, don't seem to fit with Hirai's plans -- including the herculean task he assigned himself of turning around Sony's money-losing TV business.
These opportunities to get above-average dividends don’t come without risks.
By Jim Trippon, Dividend Genius
Many investors hunting for yield search the world over, and we're no exception. It just makes sense to widen your horizons, particularly in such a global low interest environment as we've had.
Now, that's not to say that you absolutely have to go outside the U.S. or North America for your dividend stocks. You can certainly find some very good yields here. But again, it doesn't hurt to look.
Analysts will look for a Leap Day lift when the online retailer reports first-quarter earnings. The wireless chip-maker is expected to post gains.
EBay (EBAY) is expected to report first-quarter earnings of 52 cents a share on revenue of $3.15 billion. Think Equity is bullish on eBay and expects both PayPal and the company's Marketplaces businesses to do well. "We believe eBay will report 1Q12 results that are above our projections on revenue and in line on pro forma earnings per share," the company said in a preview. "Intra-quarter channel checks across Marketplaces have come back largely positive and we believe the extra shopping day in February and mix-shift to fixed price should help overall growth."
Qualcomm (QCOM), the wireless chip-maker, is expected to post fiscal-second-quarter earnings of 96 cents a share on revenue of $4.84 billion.
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