Longtime market bull Jeremy Siegel says investors could realize the market is behind the curve on interest rates.
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An overreaching effort to rid the Internet of pirates has run aground, to the spitting fury of one media tycoon who should know better.
By Igor Greenwald, MoneyShow.com
Wikipedia made its English-language pages harder to reach for 24 hours.
Their ire, and that of millions of Americans mobilized via blogs and social networking sites, was directed at legislation before Congress targeting online piracy of copyrights and trademarks.
The oil explorer also plans to raise its LNG output because of the more attractive economics of liquids production in shale plays.
In the last quarter, the company announced that its offshore gas find in Mozambique might be among the most significant discoveries of the past decade (see: Anadarko's Mozambique Find Could Add Upside to $88 Value).
Despite an old-fashioned image, this conglomerate boasts leading-edge products from aerospace to green tech.
The economy has shown undeniable signs of expanding at an accelerated rate in recent months, and we see many excellent opportunities for investors willing to focus beyond just the next quarter or two.
We're adding Honeywell International (HON) to our model portfolio. A member of the Dow Industrial Average, Honeywell is generally thought of as an old-school conglomerate. But in truth, the company boasts a line-up that includes many leading-edge products, and it frequently holds top positions in the markets it serves.
The company is targeting growing energy demand from Asian markets with the development of massive projects.
Chevron is betting heavily on growth in energy demand from Asia, and from China in particular, with multi-billion dollar liquified natural gas (LNG) projects off the coast of Australia. LNG ventures will take up the largest share of the company's planned project spending over the next 10 years.
The airplane maker has over-promised and under-delivered on the 787 Dreamliner for too long.
Bank stocks are rocking because everyone had written them off for dead.
If you lower expectations enough, if you get bearish enough, if you get whipsawed enough, pretty much anything looks good. You get a smaller loss from Morgan Stanley (MS) -- we love it! You get an EPS number from Bank of America (BAC) that looks something like you might expect, and you buy it. You see some revenue line from Goldman Sachs (GS) that's truly anemic and you say, "Let me in!"
Let's puzzle through how bad things have been for a moment so we can understand how we got here.
With luxury spending in China booming, the handbag maker has high hopes for the longest and most important holiday of the year.
Aspirational luxury retailer Coach (COH) may get a solid lift in sales as Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year, approaches. China is the largest market for Coach outside the U.S., and with Chinese luxury spending expected to increase significantly in the week leading to Jan. 23, Coach may well witness its first 2012 bonanza.
Coach is the leading American marketer of luxury lifestyle handbags and other fashion accessories and competes with premium apparel and accessories players like Ralph Lauren (RL), Liz Claiborne (LIZ) and Ann (ANN).
F5 Networks is upgraded to 'buy' at BofA/Merrill, while Walgreen is downgraded to 'neutral' at Goldman.
Thursday's noteworthy upgrades include:
- Garmin (GRMN) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord
- F5 Networks (FFIV) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
- Terex (TX) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at RW Baird
- St. Jude Medical (STJ) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein
- Boston Scientific (BSX) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein
- Automatic Data Processing (ADP) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
- Advance Auto Parts (AAP) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
Don't let a share price above $200 scare you off.
There are some low-priced stocks out there that really catch Wall Street's fancy. There's some kind of love affair with a cheap stock -- with investors fooling themselves into thinking that it's easier for a $1 stock to get to $2 than it is for a $100 stock to get to $200.
But the bottom line is still the bottom line. A stock succeeds or fails on the merit of its business, not on logistical nonsense like shares outstanding or the headline price of the stock.
MSN Money's Charley Blaine answers Facebook questions about the real-estate market in 2012.
He fielded questions from our Facebook community, including one on housing stocks.
But hold the champagne and jolly song. Despite improving operations, the banks are still a long way from a recovery.
However, both companies, whose shares have plunged more than 40% over the past 52 weeks, remain far from a recovery.
Net income at Bank of America was $2.0 billion, or 15 cents a share, reversing a year-ago loss of $1.2 billion, or 16 cents a share. Revenue at the second-largest U.S. lender rose 11% to $25.1 billion.
Increasing global voice & data usage boosts the outlook for the wireless tower operator.
This week’s Focus Stock of the Week is American Tower Corporation (AMT), which carries S&P Capital IQ’s highest investment recommendation of 5- STARS, or Strong Buy.
American Tower Corporation operates the largest independent portfolio of wireless communications and broadcast towers in North America, based on the number of towers and revenue.
Given the right price point and enhanced customer convenience and satisfaction, DVDs can still be sold.
Nevertheless, the fall in DVD sales is a concern for media companies like Time Warner (TWX), Viacom (VIA) and Disney (DIS). For this reason, these companies are striking more online content licensing deals. Time Warner has even decided to increase the DVD sell-through window to 56 days, double the earlier period. Let's take a quick look at 2011 home video market growth and what it means.
The Costa Concordia tragedy spells severe headwinds for cruise liners' future bookings.
Vacationers, for sure, will continue going on cruises to seemingly exotic places, but for investors, shares of companies that own and operate cruise ships, such as Carnival (CCL) and Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL), should be off limits. Wall Street believes investors should stick to dry-land investing for now. The reason: The Costa Concordia disaster that has so far claimed the lives of eight people -- and counting.
"We are downgrading shares of Carnival and Royal Caribbean to neutral from positive as a result of the Costa Concordia tragedy this weekend," says Rachael Rothman, analyst at Susquehanna Financial Group.
The company says it has new financing and can continue operating while it restructures.
The stock has been delisted from the New York Stock Exchange. Its shares were falling in over-the-counter trading Thursday under the new symbol EKDKQ.
The 131-year-old company had been trying desperately to sell its huge collection of digital-imaging patents, saying it needed the money to survive.
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