Google’s unexpected challenge

In this installment of Investor Beat: CEO Larry Page discloses he's been diagnosed with vocal-cord paralysis.

By Motley Fool Investor Beat May 15, 2013 4:50PM
Share of Google (GOOG) hit an all-time high. Meanwhile, CEO Larry Page discloses he is facing a medical challenge. Page has been diagnosed with vocal-cord paralysis. However, he says, while the condition has weakened his voice it has not affected his day-to-day management of the company.
 
The disclosure comes as Google readies to launch a subscription music service.   In our lead story on Investor Beat, Motley Fool analysts Jason Moser and Matt Argersinger explain what it means for investors.
The Google logo is seen on a podium and projected on a screen at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Califorina Paul Sakuma/AP Also making news during Wednesday’s market action, and covered in Investor Beat:
  • Macy’s (M) hits a new all-time high after earnings.
  • Zynga (ZNGA) rises after a hedge fund buys 3% of FarmVille.
  • SunPower (SPWR) shines bright after raising its earnings guidance.
  • Deere (DE) cools off in the wake of a cold winter.
And we close Wednesday’s episode with two stocks to watch.  Matt’s got J.C. Penney (JCP) on his radar.  Jason, meanwhile, is watching another retail bellwether, WalMart (WMT).
 
The Motley Fool’s 12 top stocks for 2013 are now available! So if you’re tired of picking stocks out of a hat and hoping that one skyrockets, check out Stocks 2013: The Investor’s Guide to the Year Ahead. It’s The Motley Fool’s current top report, and includes Chief Investment Officer Andy Cross’s top stock for 2013! This under-the-radar company is the secret winner in the war for the last precious drops of oil on the planet. Find out what it is and how you can take advantage of this unseen company’s huge profits in this special, free report, just click here now.

MSN Money on Twitter and Facebook

Like us on Facebook: MSN Money and Top Stocks

Follow us on Twitter: @msn_money and @topstocksmsn

0Comments

DATA PROVIDERS

Copyright © 2014 Microsoft. All rights reserved.

Fundamental company data and historical chart data provided by Morningstar Inc. Real-time index quotes and delayed quotes supplied by Morningstar Inc. Quotes delayed by up to 15 minutes, except where indicated otherwise. Fund summary, fund performance and dividend data provided by Morningstar Inc. Analyst recommendations provided by Zacks Investment Research. StockScouter data provided by Verus Analytics. IPO data provided by Hoover's Inc. Index membership data provided by Morningstar Inc.

STOCK SCOUTER

StockScouter rates stocks from 1 to 10, with 10 being the best, using a system of advanced mathematics to determine a stock's expected risk and return. Ratings are displayed on a bell curve, meaning there will be fewer ratings of 1 and 10 and far more of 4 through 7.

120
120 rated 1
268
268 rated 2
439
439 rated 3
709
709 rated 4
641
641 rated 5
609
609 rated 6
640
640 rated 7
516
516 rated 8
272
272 rated 9
152
152 rated 10
12345678910

Top Picks

SYMBOLNAMERATING
EXCEXELON CORPORATION10
TAT&T Inc9
VZVERIZON COMMUNICATIONS8
CTLCENTURYLINK Inc8
AAPLAPPLE Inc10
More

VIDEO ON MSN MONEY

ABOUT

Top Stocks provides analysis about the most noteworthy stocks in the market each day, combining some of the best content from around the MSN Money site and the rest of the Web.

Contributors include professional investors and journalists affiliated with MSN Money.

Follow us on Twitter @topstocksmsn.