Jim Cramer asks, why pay any attention to letters from a manager who lost money in the first quarter?
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Buying an ultra-long-term stock requires sticking with an industry that won't disappear by the time baby goes to college.
The household products maker is trying to rely less on pricing and more on streamlining its cost structure to recover margins.
The company has lowered its outlook for fiscal 2012, citing continued weakness in developed markets and pricing roll-back, with higher input costs and increased costs related to its massive $10 billion cost-cutting program.
The automaker tops expectations. The food giant will split into 2 publicly traded companies.
General Motors (GM) on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of 93 cents a share excluding items, beating analysts' expectations for 85 cents a share. Sales rose to $37.8 billion, in line with estimates but with significant weakness in Europe.
Kraft Foods (KFT) is scheduled to report its first-quarter results after Thursday's closing bell. Analysts are calling for earnings of 56 cents a share on revenue of $13.05 billion. Kraft is splitting into two separate publicly traded entities -- a North American grocery products company that will retain the Kraft Foods name and a global snack foods company to be called Mondelez International.
The single-cup coffee vendor shocks analysts with a revenue miss and lower guidance.
What does it take to lose nearly half of your company's market capitalization in a day?
If you're Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR), you surprise Wall Street with a revenue miss. Then you guide lower for the fiscal year on revenue and earnings. And then you guide lower on revenue and earnings for the fiscal third quarter.
Oh, while you're at it, you note that your inventories doubled in size from a year ago. And you took a write-down of the value of some of your finished products and seasonal products, like cocoa, because sales in the quarter that ended on March 24 just weren't as good as you'd expected.
The result: Green Mountain Coffee shares were tanking Thursday, closing down 47.5% at $26. The stock had already got crushed in after-hours trading Wednesday. Once as high as $115.98, it has lost more than 75% of its value since mid-September.
Scott Forstall sells 95% of his shares in the computing giant even as analysts expect the stock price to rise.
One top-ranking Apple (AAPL) employee has parted ways with 95% of his shares, even though many analysts think holding on to them would have made him much richer.
Scott Forstall, the senior vice president of Apple's iOS software division, has sold more than 64,000 shares of company stock, earning nearly $39 million in the process. Considering the many rumors that Apple will go to $1,000 within the next few years (some think it could happen as early as 2013), some worry that this is a sign Forstall plans to leave Apple for another tech giant.
The e-reader was one of the retailer's big sellers. Is Apple clearing out the competitors before it comes to town?
The news sure sounds like a serious blow to Amazon (AMZN), which makes the Kindle and counts on Target and other stores for sales help.
Both companies are hush-hush about what's going on. The Kindle had been a big seller for Target, according to The Wall Street Journal.
An ongoing contract disagreement with Express Scripts is pushing business to Walgreen's rival.
The leading private-label credit card issuer delivers the goods, while its steadily climbing stock remains a bargain.
By Igor Greenwald, MoneyShow.com
Treacherous times like these demand not just good stocks, but great stocks. We need growth and value and, ideally, something that's been popular of late -- but not scalding hot.
The fig is on the outs as Nabisco tries to increase sales of the cookie line.
It is at Nabisco, a unit of Kraft (KFT), where the famous Fig Newtons cookie has lost part of its name. Now, the cookies are simply called Newtons.
The fig is still inside the cookie -- in three versions, including original and fat-free fig. Other versions include strawberry, raspberry and minis.
These picks are as close as you can get in an imperfect market.
By Richard Moroney, Dow Theory Forecasts
The search for the perfect stock is a bit like the search for spiritual enlightenment -- tough to achieve on this earth, but almost certainly worth the effort.
Relentlessly looking for the best available stock will keep you engaged in the trends driving the economy and corporate profits, and force you to consider the merits of stocks you already own. Even if you keep all your money in index funds, your market outlook will be better informed if you regularly appraise the prospects of the best-positioned stocks.
Inside Wall Street looks at how the largest US drugstore chain is a smart investment for a baby's future.
CVS Caremark (CVS) isn't just for the sick anymore. As the largest drugstore company and pharmacy benefits manager, it has become a provider of necessary products and services for practically everyone -- sick or not.
From the moment a child is born to the time he or she retires, CVS is the go-to store for medical supplies and even services. So CVS is a good stock to start investing and stay with.
Stocks slide on disappointing jobs data at home and abroad.
A number of media companies reported better than expected results on both the top and bottom lines, including Comcast (CMCSA), Time Warner (TWX) and CBS (CBS), but only CBS saw its shares move up following its announcement.
CBS shares gained more than 3%, while Comcast fell 1.5% and Time Warner moved almost 2% lower.
This leading Internet search company is growing at twice the speed of its US competitor.
Yandex (YNDX) is the leading search engine in Russia and therefore has earned the right to be called "The Google of Russia."
The ﬁrst contextual advertising appeared on the site in 1998, the year Google (GOOG) was founded. In 2000, Yandex became a stand-alone company. And in every year since then, the company's revenues have grown. In most years, its share of the Russian search market has grown, too; currently, Yandex's market share is around 60%. Google is in second place, with a Russian market share of 26%.
TripAdvisor is upgraded to 'buy,' and defense companies initiated with a 'sell' at CRT Capital.
Wednesday's noteworthy upgrades include:
The coffee giant's comparable sales jump 20% in the China/Asia-Pacific region.
Operating profit improved slightly as declines in store operating expenses (as a percentage of revenue) were negatively offset by an increase in store operating expenses. Net income stood at $309.9 million, or 40 cents a share, compared with 34 cents a share in Q2 2011.
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