The Federal Reserve and Congressional politics threaten to rain on the market party.
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Once an industrial giant, the photography company is now a shell of its former self.
The company said last week it may have to take on more debt or sell a large chunk of its patents in order to survive the next 12 months. Kodak also cut its cash outlook and said operational losses have mounted to $400 million to $600 million for this year. Previously, the company estimated losses at $200 million to $400 million.
What happened to Kodak, once a global powerhouse?
Credit-card stocks, such as Visa, MasterCard and American Express, are printing money.
By Charles Sizemore, CFA, Editor, The Sizemore Investment Letter
If consumer sentiment soured last quarter, it appears that MasterCard (MA) cardholders were curiously immune. Earlier this week, the company announced third-quarter revenue was up 27%, and the dollar volume of purchases made using MasterCard-branded credit and debit cards rose 18%.
Earnings per share were up an almost mind-blowing 43%.
The airplane maker's new plan to return to the Kennedy Space Center to build passenger spaceships was heralded by all parties involved.
Boeing's (BA) recent announcement that it plans to return to the Kennedy Space Center to build passenger spaceships was heralded by all parties involved. In addition to expected job growth up to 550 in the next three years, the combined effort with Space Florida (a state-backed agency that works with space-related companies) will allow Boeing to ramp up production of the company's CST-100.
These blue chips are positioned to boost R&D, acquisitions, buybacks and dividends.
The technology stocks in our model portfolio are far outpacing the market this year. One factor in their favor is their fat bank accounts. These three companies are flush with cash.
Here is a roundup of our favorite high-tech cash machines: International Business Machines (IBM), Intel (INTC) and Cisco (CSCO).
The java joint defies conventional wisdom every day.
The oil company's planned sale of an Argentine unit falls apart. The bookseller may introduce an upgraded tablet device.
By Andrea Tse, TheStreet
Updated at 8:50 a.m. ET
BP's (BP) planned $7.1 billion sale of a stake in Pan American Energy to Cnooc (CEO) has fallen apart. Bridas Corp., which is owned by China's Cnooc and the Bulgheroni family of Argentina, said late Saturday that it scrapped the transaction, citing legal reasons. BP said that its financial condition has improved significantly over the past year and that it will keep its stake in Pan American Energy.
Tuesday’s drop gave investors an excellent entry point for a sustained rally. Of course, certain groups appear better than others at the moment.
By Tom Aspray, MoneyShow.com
It was another headline-driven week for the markets, as last Tuesday’s plunge in reaction to uncertainty in the Euro debt plan shook the confidence of even some bullish investors.
As I noted last week, the market was quite overbought, so a correction was likely. But it was sharper than I expected.
The market is now awaiting the confidence vote in Greece, which will be completed late Friday, and concerns have been growing over Italy since Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi turned down funding from the IMF on Friday. The Italian bond and stock markets were not convinced, and once again came under pressure.
Though Tuesday’s losses were quite severe, if you look at the charts the pullback looked fairly normal. In many cases, Tuesday’s decline just filled the gaps from the previous week, which is pretty normal from a technical standpoint.
Shares of the restaurant-reservations site rose Friday, but is it enough to reinvigorate the stock?
OpenTable (OPEN) closed up slightly Friday to $41.88 on news that Morgan Stanley had taken a 5.9% passive stake in the company.
This is good news for the restaurant-reservations site, which has been struggling (and failing) to maintain its share price over the past few months.
The country is the world's largest producer of incandescent and energy-efficient bulbs.
The ice-cream company says it can't continue without getting access to millions of dollars in cash.
The company is $12 million in debt, and revenue dropped from $33.9 million in 2009 to $26.7 million last year, Bloomberg reports. Executives want a bankruptcy judge to let it access the cash it previously used as collateral for an $11 million bank loan.
Dippin' Dots said it "will have no ability" to operate if it can't get that collateral, Bloomberg reports.
With 2 governments on the brink, the bailout fund on the fritz, and the bond market under pressure, the eurozone's debt crisis has reached a new stage.
As the leaders of the G-20 nations bid adieu to their seaside meeting in Cannes, France, a sense of disappointment is wafting over global financial markets. After last week's triumphant eurozone meeting in Brussels, where a new comprehensive bailout plan was hammered out, the G20 meeting was supposed to be a dog-and-pony show for the Europeans to present their new plan (slash Greek debt by 50% and use the power of leverage to maximize their existing bailout fund, the EFSF) and try to seduce leaders of China, Brazil, and Russia to invest in Europe's future.
The daily-deals site's highly anticipated IPO opens to strong demand.
The company soared more than 40% past its opening price of $20 in morning trading. Groupon is said to have raised about $700 million in the offering.
The daily-deals site bumped up its opening price to $20, but that still wasn't high enough for the market.
Updated: 4:55 p.m. ET
Say all you want about Groupon's (GRPN) questionable cash flow, issues with scale and encroaching competition. The market doesn't care.
The daily-deals site soared more than 40% past its initial public offering price of $20 Friday, and closed with a 30.6% gain at $26.11. That placed the company's valuation at about $12 billion to $13 billion. Not a bad figure, but nothing close to the $20 billion Groupon previously thought it was worth.
Insiders turn bullish on the circuit maker with one director buying a $2 million position.
By Mark Skousen, Hedge Fund Trader Alert
Over the years, many of our biggest profits have come from riding the coattails of knowledgeable insiders.
You don’t get buy signals much better than top officers and directors investing significant amounts of their own money in their companies at current market price. That’s why I want to draw your attention to Cirrus Logic (CRUS).
A closer look at key market internals makes the answer to this ongoing debate quite clear.
By Tom Aspray, MoneyShow.com
Tuesday’s selling in the stock market was quite vicious, but most stocks made their lows on the opening and then closed well off the worst levels. The selling reinforced the worst fears of many market analysts, who quickly cast doubt on the October stock market rally.
The sharp rebound on Thursday has clearly surprised many, and a nervous market now heads into the monthly jobs report. Sentiment has turned more bullish over the past few weeks, as 40.1% of the individual investors in the American Association of Individual Investors (AAII) survey are bullish, up from a low on September 22 of 25.3%.
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