The Federal Reserve and Congressional politics threaten to rain on the market party.
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Progress in treating myelofibrosis and rheumatoid arthritis is boosting the outlook - and takeover prospects - for this biotech.
Incyte (INCY) is poised for a very productive year, as the company will continue the launch of Jakafi -- the first FDA-approved treatment for myelofibrosis a rare bone marrow disorder.
The company will also prepare to present very important rheumatoid arthritis data for INCB28050, the JAK1 and JAK2 inhibitor partnered with Lilly, whose Phase IIb trial in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients is nearing completion.
With the economy continuing to mend, several capital-goods stocks look attractive right now.
Last summer, with the U.S. debt ceiling debate turning into a debacle, the European debt crisis lingering, and growth slowing, many believed the U.S. economy was headed for a big tumble.
But just when things looked so bleak, the economy staged an impressive turnaround. Numerous reports -- from unemployment claims numbers to manufacturing data to retail sales -- have shown that the economy hasn't just weathered last summer's storm; it has actually made some of the most significant improvement we've seen in quite some time.
And businesses are indicating we'll see continued growth. New orders for capital goods -- machinery and other equipment companies buy to make products -- jumped 5.1% in December after having risen 8% in November, according to Commerce Department data.
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:
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