Author Archives: Charley Blaine


Meet the Three New Google Stocks

Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) is getting ready to split its shares, and you should know how things will change. The split for shareholders of record as of Thursday occurs after ...
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Companies That Act as Leading Economic Indicators

When economists, investors and business people want to decide what the next three to 12 months look like, they have to choose from myriad sources to decide what the overall ...
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Why American Apparel Has to Keep Hurting Its Shareholders

Pity the shareholders of American Apparel Inc. (NYSEMKT: APP). The business, known for making all its apparel in the United States and its edgy advertising, is struggling. Really struggling. The ...
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3D Printing Companies Have Less to Fear From HP

Hewlett-Packard Co.'s (NYSE: HPQ) CEO Meg Whitman committed a boo-boo at last week's annual meeting. Answering a shareholder question, Whitman said that HP would be entering the 3D printing business ...
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With Symantec a Mess, Four Data Security Leaders to Watch

Shares of Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) tanked Friday after the company said it had ousted its chief executive officer. But its woes highlight the emergence of a new generation of ...
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Could the Worst Be Over for Copper and Freeport-McMoRan?

For weeks, people who follow copper and the stocks of copper producers have been wringing their hands as prices have slipped ever lower, finally hitting a 44-month low Wednesday morning. ...
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The Buy vs. Sell Analyst Case for Facebook — and Twitter Too!

There is a debate among some analysts over whether Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) is worth buying or may be turning into a sell. On Wednesday, J.P. Morgan analyst Douglas Anmuth ...
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Goldman Sachs Sets Huge Range for Tesla

Goldman Sachs analyst Patrick Archambault takes a look at Tesla Motors Inc.'s (NASDAQ: TSLA) potential as a truly disruptive force over the long run and concludes the shares could -- ...
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Two Sides of Verisign Threat Over Internet Management Changes

Shares of Verisign Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) were tanking Monday in the wake of the government's decision to give up its role overseeing the system of Web addresses and domain names ...
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BRIC Watch: Brazil May Keep Falling

This year continues to be a miserable one for investors who want to believe in emerging markets like Brazil, the land that offers hopes and dreams but little in the ...
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Why Teva May Be Back From the Dead

Two analyst upgrades on Friday, a new CEO and a 33% increase in its stock price since November may be confirmation that Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA) is finally ...
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What a REAL Stock Market Correction Could Look Like

Stocks had one of their worst days in weeks on Thursday, thanks to worries about tensions between Russia and Ukraine and the size of an economic slowdown in China. Not ...
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Does Putin Care About Russia’s Stock Market at All?

Vladimir Putin's decision to try to seize Crimea from Ukraine may make nationalists happy, but investors -- Russian or otherwise -- are getting clobbered. Russian stocks have been in a ...
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Zogenix Tumbles on Fears Its Pain Drug May Lose Out to a Rival

Shares of Zogenix Inc. (NASDAQ: ZGNX) fell as much as 26% on Wednesday after a rival pharmaceutical company said it will seek regulatory approval of a tamper-proof version of Zogenix's ...
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The Driving Force Behind Capstone Turbine

Shares of Capstone Turbine Corp. (NASDAQ: CPST) jumped on big volume Tuesday. There was no specific reason for the gains, but it is likely chasing fuel cell players and other ...
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