Yearly Archives: 2011

Another Director Leaves Kodak Board

Eastman Kodak (NYSE: EK), struggling to survive, lost its third director in a week. It is a sign that the company's rocky past will be followed by a more difficult future. Kodak ...
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24/7 Wall St. Closing Bell (SHLD, MCP, RYN, RS, WIN, PSOF, MOSY, TGAL, ARL, MERU, LEAP)

Stocks opened lower this morning and have trended down all day. There was no major news today, although major European exchanges closed the year with losses: Germany’s DAX was down ...
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The 13 Worst Big Stock Stories Of 2011 (BAC, DMND, FSLR, GMCR, HPQ, IPSU, SLV, KV-A, EGPT, MCP, NFLX, RIMM, SHLD)

2011 was more or less a wash for stock performance when it was all said and done.  There were several great stories and there were many duds.  24/7 Wall St. ...
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Morning Movers (AMR, MOSY, TGAL, BASI)

There are several stocks trading more heavily than usual this morning, and also experiencing large gains or drops in share prices. These include AMR Corp. (NYSE: AMR), MoSys Inc. (NASDAQ: ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (GDI, HBC, AGCO, WCRX, FRX, WIN, RYN, RS, AEM, BMI, K, SHLD, MCP)

Finding analyst calls from Wall Street research and brokerage firms on the last trading day of the year is a bit like looking for four-leaf clovers.  Still, there are a ...
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Ten Stocks Unlikely To Survive 2012 (ALIM, AMR, APP, EK, ENER, FFN, NRTLQ, PNCL, RDDY, YRCWD)

Calling on the death of a company is no fun task.  Some companies cannot get it right and it is amazing how some companies can hold on to a status ...
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Fertilizer Maker Cuts Phosphate Production (MOS, POT, AGU, MON)

Low prices for phosphate fertilizer products have forced The Mosaic Co. (NYSE: MOS) to cut production by up to 250,000 tons in the first quarter of 2012. Fertilizer makers Potash ...
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US Ethanol Subsidy is History (ADM, VLO, PEIX, GPRE, CZZ, RDS-A)

After 30 years of payments to farmers and blenders, the federal subsidy on corn-based ethanol expired when Congress adjourned last week without taking any action to renew the payments. A ...
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Morning Wire — US Stock-Index Futures Up Slightly

US stock-index futures are slightly higher this morning following the lead of Asia’s markets which closed the last trading day of the year in positive territory. For the full year, ...
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America’s Nine Newest Cities

New cities, towns, and villages are created each year in the United States. They’re not necessarily new settlements, and are more often areas within a county that decide to incorporate. ...
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China PMI: A Landing, But Soft Or Hard?

The press had two reactions to the low China PMI figures. Each was based on the experts interviewed. One school of thought is that the numbers were low, but not terribly so. ...
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Samsung Is US Handset Leader, But Does It Make Money?

Samsung had more market share of the US handset market than any other manufacturer in the three months which ended in November. The figure was 25.6% according to Comscore, up .3% ...
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Media Digest (12/30/2011) Reuters, WSJ, NYT, FT, Bloomberg

A letter regarding former Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) CEO Mark Hurd's behavior which caused his dismissal was ordered to be released by a Delaware court (Reuters) The US sold Saudi Arabia 84 ...
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Sears Store Closings In High Unemployment Areas

Add to the problems of unemployment that it will be harder for the jobless to shop at Sears and KMart. A list of 79 locations that will be shuttered by Sears Holdings (NASDAQ: SHLD) was released yesterday. ...
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Oil Posts An All-Time Annual High

Brent crude prices will average over $110 a barrel in 2011. Reuters reports that will beat the 2008 record of approximately $100. It is difficult to say how to take the ...
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