Townhouses

Real Estate Agents Lose From the Merger of Zillow and Trulia

Monday morning's announcement that online real-estate listing sites Zillow Inc. (NASDAQ: Z) and Trulia Inc. (NYSE: TRLA) are merging clearly benefits both firms because it neutralizes each one's largest competitor. ...
Read Full Story »
Active investor

Why GDP Could Trump Unemployment in Importance This Week

In most months, the biggest single economic report is the Employment Situation report issued by the U.S. Department Labor on the first Friday of the month. That may not hold ...
Read Full Story »
House for Sale

Pending Home Sales Post First Drop in 4 Months

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Monday morning released its data on pending sales of existing homes in June. The pending home sales index slipped 1.1% from an index reading ...
Read Full Story »
VWJettaSportwagenTDI

World Cup Advertising Drives Car Shoppers to Kia, Volkswagen

Automakers that advertised during the recent World Cup soccer tournament experienced twice the online consumer interest in their cars than did non-advertisers. The biggest surge came during the period when ...
Read Full Story »
Pollo Loco

Is El Pollo Loco Riding Chipotle’s Wave?

El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LOCO) had a very strong IPO debut on Friday, rising some 60% to close at $24.03 after selling 7.1 million shares at $15 per ...
Read Full Story »
452395209

Zillow, Trulia Merge in All-Stock Deal Worth $3.5 Billion

Online real estate listing firms Zillow Inc. (NASDAQ: Z) and Trulia Inc. (NYSE: TRLA) have entered a definitive agreement under which Zillow will acquire Trulia in an all-stock transaction valued ...
Read Full Story »
bank vault

Oppenheimer’s Top Bank Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2014

If any Wall Street sector has had headline risk for the past year, and some would say five years, it is the banking sector. Despite a horrible public relations nightmare ...
Read Full Story »
biotech

5 Huge Biotech Catalysts Right Around the Corner for Top Stocks

A brand new research report from RBC highlights more than 50 biotech event catalysts that are on the horizon. These are trial data, FDA decisions and company presentations coming soon. The ...
Read Full Story »
investor research

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AcelRx, Cisco, CIT, Juniper, Pfizer, Xerox and Many More

Stocks were down marginally in Monday's early indications, but it felt more like a day looking for direction. Still, investors are seeking upside from stocks. The difference now is that ...
Read Full Story »
dollar

Where Does Icahn Stand in the Dollar Tree, Family Dollar Merger?

Discount store operator Dollar Tree Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) has entered a definitive merger agreement with Family Dollar Stores Inc. (NYSE: FDO) under which the former will acquire the latter in ...
Read Full Story »
chicks

Tyson’s Plan to Issue New Equity Sinks Stock

Less than 90 minutes after reporting a pretty good quarter and a solid outlook, Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE: TSN) said that it would sell 24 million shares of its Class ...
Read Full Story »
Virgin America

Richard Branson Strikes Again: Virgin America Files for IPO

Richard Branson is coming to America yet again. Branson's Virgin Group Ltd. has filed its paperwork with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for its Virgin America Inc. to ...
Read Full Story »
2014 Nissan JUKE

China and U.S. Boost Nissan

The most important statement from Nissan's report on earnings for the period ending June 30: The improvement reflected particularly strong unit sales growth in the key markets of the U.S. ...
Read Full Story »
Coca-Cola logo

Americans Stop Drinking Soda

Americans have become more conscious of the effects of what they drink and eat. This is particularly true with soda, a trend that is not good for branded soda companies, ...
Read Full Story »
movie tickets

Is Sylvester Stallone Too Old for the Movies?

Sylvester Stallone has been in the news lately, as a version of his new movie "The Expendables 3” has been illegally downloaded by 200,000 people. The first two versions of ...
Read Full Story »