If everything goes as planned, this week will be the busiest for initial public offerings since 2000.
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The TV licensing business makes up 16% of the value of CBS shares. What happens if streaming takes off?
The licensing business helps television companies earn money when their shows run on other networks. Additionally, there is significant growth potential from streaming companies, including Netflix, Amazon (AMZN) and Blockbuster owner Dish Network (DISH), depending upon how this market develops. We estimate that the streaming-license business constitutes about 16% of CBS' value. This could increase, and CBS shares could grow further, if streaming picks up in the next few years.
The country is running a larger deficit than it expected, creating new headaches for eurozone finance ministers.
Hormel Foods is launching a new advertising campaign around its iconic canned meat product, which turns 75 this year.
It's hard to keep up with those youngsters on the grocery shelves. Campbell Soup (CPB) is getting a Thai tomato coconut flavor. Kraft (KFT) has new breakfast crisps. Ben & Jerry's now has Greek frozen yogurt.
But Spam? Well, Spam is just Spam, and it doesn't get a lot of love with health-conscious shoppers. Hormel Foods (HRL) has tried to keep Spam fresh in consumers' minds, but the canned pork just doesn't have enough buzz.
Pre-announcing sales didn't lessen the angst.
By Brian Orelli
You'd think that after pre-announcing gross sales of "approximately $82 million," Dendreon's (DNDN) fourth-quarter earnings wouldn't have much effect on the stock price. Net sales of its prostate-cancer treatment, Provenge, came in at $77 million after the expected $5 million in rebates and chargebacks.
But shares traded down 20%. What gives?
A spate of companies such as Visa and Vodafone are jumping in, leaving Google Wallet behind.
After the tech giant's astonishing fourth-quarter results, how could its stock possibly be a 'sell'?
In a nearly unabated fashion, shares of Apple (AAPL) have continued to charge higher to new all-time levels following its blow-out fourth-quarter results.
Without question, it is the most-adored stock by investors and the darling of Wall Street. So, a roll of the eyes is the typical reaction when the rare pundit or analyst does come out with a negative opinion on AAPL. However, as we discuss here, there is a legitimate bearish argument, other than just "the stock has run too far, too fast."
With yields from 7% to 15%, these master limited partnerships can help turn high oil prices into high returns.
Here, we look at four MLPs that offer yields of at least 7%: Linn Energy (LINE), Boardwalk Pipeline Partners (BWP), Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) and Inergy (NRGY).
Experts explain their stock picks in the industrial services, retail and manufacturing sectors.
The big machinery maker shows impressive progress with its strategic goals and looks on track to achieve its targets.
The conglomerate made infamous by the crimes of its former CEO is headed for a lucrative final breakup.
By Igor Greenwald, MoneyShow.com
Before WorldCom and Lehman, before Bernie Madoff and Allen Stanford and Occupy Wall Street, we had Tyco (TYC) and L. Dennis Kozlowski, the CEO with a taste for $6,000 shower curtains, tax-free art, and tens of millions in "forgiven" corporate loans.
Kozlowski, who is doing 8-to-25 years in a New York state prison on larceny and securities fraud charges, becomes eligible for parole in August. And not long after that the conglomerate he expanded into a global empire will wink out of existence, its rump spun off into three separate companies that, with some luck, might become someone else's trophies.
Analyzing Warren Buffett's annual letter to the shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway is a favorite pastime of investors.
As ever, that sage walked a narrow line between full disclosure and piquing the curiosity of his audience. Perhaps the biggest tease came when he referred repeatedly to his successor without naming the individual, even as his phrasing hinted that it wouldn't be either of the two heirs apparent, Todd Combs or Ted Wechsler. Both men, he hinted "will be helpful to the next CEO" when it comes to making acquisitions.
Will the company's shares remain as tasty as its pizza?
Shares of Domino's Pizza (DPZ) skyrocketed more than 11% in early trading Tuesday after the pizza delivery chain posted better-than-expected fourth quarter earnings.
Net income at the Ann Arbor, Mich. company rose 27.9% to $30.9 million, or 52 cents a share, versus $24.2 million, or 40 cents a share, in the year earlier period. Revenue rose 4.5% to $501.7 million. Wall Street analysts expected earnings of 49 cents on sales of $514.1 million.
Nokia is downgraded to 'underperform,' and Discovery is initiated with an 'outperform.'
Tuesday's noteworthy upgrades include:
Higher cigarette pricing and a dominant position in the smokeless tobacco industry are key growth drivers.
But there are two compelling reasons for investors to take a second look at Altria -- key growth drivers to its business in the coming years.
Recent decreases might be sending investors fleeing for the exits.
The highest dividends of any mainstream stock market sector in the world are being paid by European telecom firms, with many offering yields in excess of 10%. Unfortunately, as is generally the case with something that seems too good to be true, those dividends also are at risk.
Telefonica (TEF), Spain's largest telecom provider and a longtime recommendation of the Sizemore Investment Letter, is a case in point. In December, Telefonica opted to cut its dividend from a planned 1.75 euros per share to 1.50. Though the company had (and still has) the financial strength to continue paying the higher rate, the company had to accept the ugly reality that it was operating in a market that could at any moment descend into a 2008-style banking crisis.
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