Longtime market bull Jeremy Siegel says investors could realize the market is behind the curve on interest rates.
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An automotive icon of the '70s is back, decades after its parent company tried to kill it off.
The Japanese auto giant Nissan (NSANY) is resurrecting the Datsun, the once-ubiquitous line of roadsters that had its heyday in Britain and America in the 1970s. The new Datsuns will be released in India, Russia and Indonesia as part of Nissan's push to expand in the fiercely competitive emerging markets.
But the news is causing a buzz here, too, as nostalgic car owners recall the vehicles of their youth.
NVIDIA is upgraded to 'market perform,' and NYSE Euronext is downgraded to 'sell.'
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Wednesday's noteworthy upgrades include:
- DirecTV (DTV) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup
- First Horizon (FHN) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Sterne Agee
- KLA-Tencor (KLAC) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Exane BNP Paribas
- NVIDIA (NVDA) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at JMP Securities
- Progressive (PGR) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
Nokia's impressive Lumia 900 will sell for half the price of Apple's offering, and Microsoft hopes the discount will win buyers over.
Nokia's (NOK) next flagship device, the Microsoft (MSFT) Windows-powered Lumia 900, will finally hit AT&T (T) stores on April 8 -- for an affordable $99.99 with a two-year contract. Although the phone is half the price of competitors like Apple's (AAPL) iPhone 4S, it's no slouch: It has a 4.3-inch display (bigger than an iPhone's) and an 8-megapixel camera, and it will run on AT&T's faster 4G network.
The key question now is whether the attractive price will woo customers to Microsoft-powered mobile devices, which have struggled to gain market share against heavyweights like Apple's iOS and Google's (GOOG) Android.
Will the lower price give the Lumia 900 a fighting chance?
It was a bad call to expect a rollback in all housing stocks based only on KB Home's awful earnings report last week.
Last week we got a report from KB Home (KBH) that was an unmitigated disaster and spelled what looked to be the end of the housing rally. Given that so much depends on housing coming back, the KB Home debacle portended a rollback of the whole complex, everything from Stanley Works Black and Decker (SWK) and Home Depot (HD) to Whirlpool (WHR) and USG (USG).
MSN Money's Jim Jubak answers Facebook users' questions about the tech giant's products and its stock.
As he answers questions from MSN Money's Facebook community, Jubak counters skepticism about the ability for Apple's stock to continue growing, noting that it's still relatively cheap.
The rally has overlooked these promising shares.
By Jeff Reeves
There's a lot of "froth" in the market right now as investor optimism gets in full swing and the bull market seems to gain momentum. The S&P 500 is up about 20% since Thanksgiving, and many highflying blue chips have dramatically outperformed that mark. Apple (AAPL) is up 65% in the past four months, and Bank of America (BAC) is up about 85% in the same period.
You have to wonder how long this run can last. Sure, it's encouraging to see the market hitting new highs, but you have to worry about buying a top. After all, the idea of investing is to buy low and sell high. It's very difficult when many stocks are bid up to their highest prices since before Lehman Bros. went under in 2008.
The bank's CEO seeks global strategy guidance. The tech giant offers refunds to iPad buyers in Australia.
Bank of America (BAC) is assembling an international advisory board that would provide chief executive Brian Moynihan with guidance on global strategy, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Apple (AAPL) will offer refunds to all buyers of the new iPad in Australia after the nation's consumer watchdog accused it of misleading advertising, according to reports. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission demanded that Apple make consumers aware its third-generation iPad can't connect to a 4G mobile data network in Australia because of technical incompatibility, Reuters reported. Apple agreed to post warnings over the next week that its new iPad isn't compatible with current Australian 4G LTE networks.
The company's fundamentals remain strong with no debt, a higher return on earnings and improving investor sentiment.
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We maintain our "neutral" recommendation on T. Rowe Price Group (TROW) based on the company's steady profit trend. Moreover, the company's fourth-quarter earnings surpassed the Zacks consensus estimate, outshining earnings from a year earlier.
Although the global financial crisis has led to a decline in growth metrics, the company has been able to sustain positive earnings throughout the critical period. This positive operating leverage was helped by strong brand, consistent investment track record and strong business volumes.
There are worries that one of the biggest consequences of more easing is inflation.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke sounded subdued Monday in his current assessment of the economy. It is uncertain whether the current pace of jobs growth is sustainable, he said.
Furthermore, Bernanke said that the number of jobs added lately outpaces other actual economic data. This was taken as good news, of course, because it left the door open for more quantitative easing and continued rock-bottom interest rates.
You've probably heard the analogy by now. The stock market is like a junkie with an insatiable craving for another hit.
Warm weather and an end to a key Express Scripts contract lead to poor results for the drugstore chain.
Earnings for the largest U.S. drugstore chain came in at $683 million, or 79 cents per share, compared to $739 million, or 80 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue increased 0.8% to $18.7 billion, despite a 1.5% decrease in sales at stores open for at least one year.
It looks like SPDR Gold Shares have ended their 10% correction from the end of February. A new rally may be on the way.
The stock is awfully expensive. Are there better buys, or is Chipotle just starting to hit big?
Chipotle shares traded at $421.37 Tuesday, and are up nearly 26% this year. Over the last 12 months, the stock has gained 65%.
Truly amazing. Chipotle's run has obviously been the subject of much chatter among investors. Why is this stock so high, and how much further can it go?
The spice maker delivers better-than-expected earnings, driven by cost savings and acquisitions.
By Zacks Equity Research
McCormick & Co. Inc. (MKC) delivered better-than-expected first quarter 2012 earnings of 55 cents per share, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 2 cents. The results were also ahead of the company's guidance of 51 to 54 cents per share.
The earnings were driven by robust sales and cost management under the company's Comprehensive Continuous Improvement (CCI) program. Product innovation and investments in brand marketing also boosted growth in the quarter.
Despite some short-term concerns, this biotech is setting the stage for long-term success.
OncoGenex (OGXI) has had a busy few weeks as the stock ran to over $17 before dropping below $14.
First, OncoGenex and its partner Teva Pharmaceutical (TEVA) announced changes to their Phase III development plan for OGX-011 (custirsen). Then, the company priced a secondary offering at $12 and raised $46.8 million.
Lackluster beer sales give investors a hangover.
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[BRIEFING.COM] The stock market is doing pretty much what it was expected to do today in front of the FOMC decision (i.e. nothing). The major indices are little changed as traders wait anxiously for the Fed's latest directive and updated economic projections.
Everyone is waiting to see if the "considerable time" language is maintained in the directive after Wall Street Journal Fed watcher, Jon Hilsenrath, suggested yesterday it could be.
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