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Network software provider benefits from the explosion of IP-enabled devices.
By David Covas, The Oberweis Report
BroadSoft (BSFT) makes software that enables telecommunications companies to deliver voice and multimedia services over internet-protocol (IP) networks.
The iconic American company -- once an industrial powerhouse -- just doesn't have the cash to continue operating.
If the sale falls through, bankruptcy is all but assured. Kodak already said it will run out of cash if it can't sell the patents or get enough loans.
The stock has plummeted 28% Wednesday to 47 cents. Kodak shares went from $20 in the late 1970s to a peak of around $90 in the mid-1990s.
The company's Enfamil formula has been cleared by regulators. What happens to the stock now?
Goldman Sachs thinks the fitness-wear company's revenue has room to grow.
Lululemon jumped more than 8% in afternoon trading Wednesday to top $51.
Goldman named the retailer to its Americas Conviction List, and analyst Michelle Tan placed a six-month price target of $64 on the stock.
Medical records company has strong vital signs.
The courts will decide the fate of ObamaCare, but the real winners in the health-care sector are actually the result of the stimulus bill, which provided funding for digital medical records.
International growth and recession-resistance make this stock look like a bargain after recent fall.
These one-time expenses mask strong revenue growth and a lack of bad news, suggesting that investors are exiting more because of broader market concerns than any fundamental failing in Dunkin' Donuts itself.
Tech's master of mystique will reportedly make a media-related announcement later this month. What might Big Fruit reveal?
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According to multiple (vague) reports, Apple (AAPL) will hold a "mystery" event in New York later this month to discuss something related to media. What might Apple announce? Here, five theories:
1. Digital textbooks for the iPad
"Steve Jobs' biographer Walter Isaacson has indicated several times that one of Jobs' last goals had been to revolutionize textbooks," says Eric Slivka at Mac Rumors. And Apple spent last month shooting a number of short interviews with executives in the textbook industry. Yep, sources also say that "this event will focus on iTunes University and Apple in education," says Clayton Morris at his blog. And it's not being held in Silicon Valley, but New York -- the center of publishing and textbooks.
Every portfolio needs a high-yield component made up of strong assets with manageable risk.
By Tom Aspray, MoneyShow.com
The winning stock strategy for 2011 was to buy high-yielding stocks. Following Tuesday's surge in global markets, the focus may now move more towards growth stocks. The technical action in the stock market does favor further gains, though the market is likely to take a few days to digest its gains.
Nevertheless, I expect high-yielding stocks in strong sectors -- including the Dow stocks discussed here -- will do well, and these should make up a part of all portfolios.
The struggling Internet giant names the PayPal boss as its new CEO.
If PayPal head Scott Thompson can turn Yahoo (YHOO) around, he will earn a spot among the greatest CEOs of his era. The challenges facing the Sunnyvale, Calif., company are that formidable.
Thompson, who is replacing fired Carol Bartz, needs to bring a 20th-century company into the 21st century -- and fast. He did a good job at eBay's (EBAY) payments subsidiary, boosting users to more than 100 million and helping it generate an anticipated $13 billion by 2013. Yahoo, a diverse Internet portal, is a much different company, and Thompson's learning curve will be short.
Italian bank Unicredit raises money through a discounted offering, creating a potential ripple effect through the markets.
Unicredit bank is NOT Joseph A. Bank (JOS). You don't want to get a two-for-one sale from a financial. You want one from a clothing store. Yet that's exactly what you got with this rights offering that drove Unicredit's stock down to the March 2009 level, the worst month I can ever recall for banks around the world.
The fact is that there were buyers at this 43% rights offering discount. So I guess we can say it was a success. But it also says that the prices people are paying for bank stocks in Europe with lots of leverage and lots of sovereign debt are about 43% too high, even after the declines this group has seen.
Customers found the DVD rental company wasn't indispensable when it raised its prices.
After the exceptional subscriber growth in the first half of the year, which propelled the company's stock to almost $300, terrible management decisions led to a momentous slide and tarnished its image. This has opened up a window of opportunity to newcomers like Amazon (AMZN) and Dish Network's (DISH) Blockbuster.
Industry leader turns trash into cash.
By Jason Cimpl, Top Stock Insights
Uncertainty in the markets could make the next two to three years excruciating for long-term investors. That's why it's important to pick the right stock in the right industry if you want to profit from your investments during the volatile years ahead.
Visa, MasterCard were downgraded to 'neutral,' and Intel was initiated with a 'neutral.'
Wednesday's noteworthy upgrades include:
- CF Industries (CF) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup
- American Eagle (AEO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Janney Capital
- Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman
- Dunkin' Brands (DNKN) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman
- Lululemon (LULU) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman
Internet IPOs last year reached highs not seen since the dot-com boom, but that still wasn't enough to make venture capitalists confident about 2012.
Last year was a bonanza for Internet startups trying to go public. Global Internet IPOs raised $9.3 billion in 2011, almost double the 2010 level, according to figures released by tracking firm Dealogic.
But while that’s higher than in any year since the dot-com boom went bust more than a decade ago -- and while one of the deals packing the most buzz, online gaming giant Zynga (ZNGA), was a highlight of the fourth quarter -- IPO activity in the closing months of the year wasn’t lively enough to give the venture capital backers of those companies still languishing in the pipeline much cause for jubilation.
Payment processor leads the charge at home and abroad.
Every time you pay for something with a debit or credit card, chances are good that Visa (V) is profiting from your purchase.
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[BRIEFING.COM] The stock market capped the trading week with losses across the major averages. The S&P 500 fell 0.5% to surrender its weekly gain, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average (-0.7%) and Russell 2000 (-0.9%) underperformed. The two indices posted respective losses of 0.8% and 0.6% for the week.
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