Month: <span>February 2011</span>

These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen from Wall Street research calls this Monday morning.Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) Cut to Neutral at UBS. Berkshire...
Saudi Aramco, the largest state-owned oil company in the world, has signaled that it is prepared to ship enough crude to cover any shortage because of unrest in Libya. That promise may have to extend...
There has been a threat that one of the nations in the EU which received a bailout would reject the terms of the lifeline. That may be about to happen in Ireland, and it could affect the future of...
Jones Soda Co.(NASDAQ:JSDA) shares closed Friday at $1.40. They hit 48 cents in the past 12 months, but they are not out of business. They have fallen 95% since 2007 when they were close to $30.Now...
The National Association for Business Economics said the deficit was its No.1 concern. (Reuters)Congress appears less likely to shut down the government because of budget problems. (Reuters)The high...
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-B) has released its 2010 annual report.  While there are plenty of Buffett-isms in there for some mild financial entertainment, there are some clues that investors...
Lost in the debate about collective bargaining rights and the related issues of pay, pensions, and health care coverage is the dialogue about a core issue.  There is no clear correlation that better...
Consumer Reports issued a note about the reception problems of the AT&T (NYSE: T) iPhone 4 last July. Apple all but denied the trouble and offered free covers for the handsets that supposedly solved...
Analyst calls are sometimes favorable and sometimes off the mark.  Still, analysts move stocks and often offer keen insight not seen elsewhere. Each week we review the major analyst calls for those...
S&P 500 WEEK TOP 10 (18 FEB -24 FEB) Ticker Weekly Price Change (%) Close Price 24Feb11 Close Price 18Feb11 Market Cap($Mil) Chesapeake Energy Corp CHK 12.9 34.35 30.43 22462.0 Cabot Oil &...
Next week looks like the wind-down of earnings season with the exception of the off-calendar quarter companies.  There are no DJIA components we saw on the calendar but there are several big stocks...
The iTunes store has been a huge success for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL). Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) has yet to introduce a music marketplace, but hopes do so next month, according to the Financial...
First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) is starting to enter into a no-man’s land after earnings.  It is such that even the analyst community is very mixed on the stock both before and after earnings. ...
After a second do-over, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) has once more bested Airbus maker EADS (OTC: EADSY) in the bidding war for a new US Air Force tanker. But the battle could go into overtime if EADS...
Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae moved to the top of the negative news search as both lost billions of dollars. Frontier Oil remained high on the list due to concerns about its M&A plans. HealthSouth moved...