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Shutterfly That Much Closer to Disappearing

Shutterfly Inc. (NASDAQ: SFLY) has been fighting an uphill battle for a while against big dogs like Facebook in the online photo publishing industry, and it thinks it has had ...
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Major Portfolio Changes for Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) released its public equity holdings as of June 30, 2014. Warren Buffett's different portfolio holdings have not been changing much of late, but it turns ...
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Berkshire Hathaway Has Raised Its VeriSign Stake Yet Again

VeriSign Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) has had two key things going for it of late. Its directory listing dominance of the .com and other domain extensions has been a dominant part ...
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Can SodaStream Really Get Bought at $40?

With all the news and hope around SodaStream International Ltd. (NASDAQ: SODA), it may be of little surprise that news has surfaced that the company could be taken private at ...
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America’s Top Cities With the Highest Percentage of Millionaires

It seems as though being a millionaire isn't as rare as one might imagine, at least not in some of the greatest cities around the world. In fact, it turns ...
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New Orbitz Stock Conundrum: Higher Guidance vs. Secondary Offering (Updated)

Orbitz Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: OWW) may have just put a hex on its shares with news that many shareholders will view with mixed emotions. The company issued guidance, signaling that ...
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PetSmart Stock Price Diverges From Fundamentals

PetSmart Inc. (NASDAQ: PETM) may be trading more on outside forces than it is off of fundamentals. That is the take of Bank of America Merrill Lynch at any rate, ...
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Michaels, NextEra Partners IPOs Get Different Responses

Arts and craft retailer Michaels Companies Inc. (NASDAQ: MIK) has sold 27.8 million shares in its initial public offering (IPO). The shares priced on Thursday at $17, the low end ...
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Hedge Funds Now Hold Over $3 Trillion in Assets

The data group named eVestment has a report of inflows of capital for the hedge fund industry which was published on Wednesday. After another $22 billion in new capital was ...
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Michaels Stores IPO to Repay Massive Debt

It has been nearly eight years since Bain Capital Partners and Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) took arts and crafts retailer Michaels Companies private for about $6 billion. Now the ...
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Chico’s FAS Shares See Boost on Going Private Chatter

Shares of retailer Chico's FAS Inc. (NYSE: CHS) were sharply higher Tuesday on chatter about the company potentially going private. The Financial Times said Monday that Chico's was in talks ...
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Private Equity Backers Bailing Out of Nielsen in Stock Offering

Nielsen N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) disclosed after the close that some 20 million shares would be sold by Valcon Acquisition Holding (Luxembourg) in an underwritten secondary offering. The same group will ...
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Wilbur Ross Files for Blank Check IPO

W.L. Ross Holding Corp. is coming public. This is a newly formed blank check company that is under Wilbur Ross, a very well-known private equity investor. The initial public offering ...
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Red Lobster Never Recovered From the Great Recession

It has been less than six months since Darden Restaurants Inc. (NYSE: DRI) first said that it would shed its Red Lobster restaurants, either in a spin-off or in a ...
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Is Warren Buffett Done Buying Banks and Financial Stocks?

For a bull market to stay alive, you have to have participation from the financial sector. Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) has been a financial stock buyer ...
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