Day: <span>August 13, 2009</span>

The thoughts of restricting the pay packages of the CEOs of public companies may be in the air, but new data on chief executive compensation show that boards of directors are not taking any of it...
Sirius XM Radio Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) has caught a debt upgrade from Standard & Poor’s.  The cited reasons were that the liquidity position has improved after debt refinancings, and also that its...
It is one thing that we had two fairly large IPOs this week.  But the flood of public secondary stock offerings is almost running at alarming levels when you consider that these share sales are...
Starbucks (SBUX) brand value dropped 40% to $7.3 billion. Starbucks ran the playbook on hurting a brand’s value. The public perceived that it did not offer enough value for the dollar, particularly...
Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO.org) has conducted a survey of 80 investors, analysts, and venture capital executives with Thomson Reuters to preview their opinions of the biotech sector and...
These are this morning’s top day trader alert stocks and actively traded stock movers.  We have more detailed price and volume analysis with links to each over at VSInvestor.com: GSI Commerce...
The data from the Labor Department on weekly jobless claims has been released.  We are seeing a slight rise by 4,000 to 558,000 for week.  The four-week average rose by 8,500 to 565,000.  This...
These are the top 10 pre-market analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations we have seen early this Thursday morning from Wall Street: Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) Raised to Buy at UBS. DR Horton...
Despite improvement in the economy which is now seen at almost every turn, Wal-Mart (WMT) does not fell confident about the retail sector. It expects its same-store sales to rise only 2% at its core...
The plague of foreclosures is still overrunning the US real estate market, and the situation may actually be getting worse.RealtyTrac reports that July numbers rose 7% month-over-month and 32% over...
The recession in Europe was supposed to last until next year, but it has not turned out that way. The GDPs of Germany and France each grew by .3% in the second quarter, figures that stunned even most...
Citigroup’s (C) board does not even get to decide who should run the bank. This is the same board of “blue chip bankers” recruited by Chairman Richard Parsons. Regulators have decided to...
The Small Business Administration runs a stimulus program for the government that provides up to $225 million for modest American enterprises. According to The New York Times, this pool is meant to...
The US got what it described as a victory in a WTO case against China. The system set up in the world’s most populous nation forced US companies to sell books, DVDs, and movies through state-owned...
Reuters:   Wal-Mart (WMT) will report results with Wall St. looking for sales growth.Reuters:   US home foreclosures set a record in July.Reuters:   Citigroup (C) hired outsiders to help with a...