Author Archives: Jonathan Berr

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Has Marriott Snatched Defeat From the Jaws of Victory?

Marriott International Inc. (NYSE: MAR) has won the battle for Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: HOT) after an investment team lead by Chinese insurer Anbang folded its tent ...
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Why Scholastic Deserves a Closer Look

Scholastic Corp. (NASDAQ: SCHL) is one stock that doesn’t get the attention that it deserves from investors. What most people know about the company is its association with Harry Potter, ...
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Why There Is Smooth Sailing Ahead for Carnival

Lots of issues have sunk Carnival Corp. (NYSE: CCL) shares this year by 10%, ranging from worries about the Zika virus to actual illness of passengers from the norovirus on the Carnival ...
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Why Not to Buy the Peak Auto Argument

The United States had a record year for auto sales in 2015, with about 17.5 million vehicles leaving dealer showrooms. It was the industry’s best performance since the Clinton administration. ...
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Is Rupert Murdoch Still After Time Warner?

Say what you want about media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, but he doesn’t give up easily. Less than two years after Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) rebuffed an unsolicited $80 billion ...
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Has Wall Street Overreacted on Tesla?

When it comes to high-flying tech stocks like Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA), the market is a fickle master, sending prices to stratospheric levels, only to have them come crashing ...
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What Does Icahn Do With Pep Boys?

Billionaire Carl Icahn jumped through loads of hoops to acquire struggling auto parts and repair chain Pep Boys: Many, Moe & Jack (NYSE: PBY) for $1.03 billion. He even outbid ...
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