Business

Analyzing Wall Street Broker Results- GS, BSC, LEH, MS & MER

By Yaser Anwar, CSC of Equity Investment IdeasThe 4th Q saw strong investment banking and positive trading results. Commodities performed well for most of these firms and the historical seasonal ...
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As Car Sales Slump, Can One Of The Big Three Pull Out Of A Flat Spin?

Stocks:  (GM)(F)(DCX)(TM)(HMC)In flying, going into a flat spin is about the worst news a pilot can get. As the aviation spec books say: "It is very difficult to recover from ...
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Big Pharma Whines About Generics

If you can't beat them, cry about them. the chairman of Sanofi-Aventis of France recently complained that generic drug companies were making product in poor countries where costs were low ...
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Global Auto Report: No Good News For Big Three (DCX)(GM)(F)(TM)(HM)

Scotia Economics Global Auto Report is predicting a flat 2007 for worldwide vehicle sales. Units in mature markets like Canada, the US, Western Europe, and Japan could actually attriite. Sales ...
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Media Digest 1/2/2007 Reuters, FT, WSJ, NYTimes, Barron’s

According to Reuters, Korean car maket Hyundai expects it global revenue growth rate to double in 2007 based on strong foreign sales and a higher mix of luxury cars. Oerall ...
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The XM/Sirius Merger Gets Old (XMSR)(SIRI)(AAPL)

The price of newsprint must be dropping. Or, business reporters have run out of story ideas for the holdidays. One of the oldest stories from Wall St. is getting even ...
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If Oil Falls (CVX)(COP)(XOM)

"The news events that used to drive the energy bull market just don't get the mileage they once did," said energy analyst Peter Beutel of Cameron Hanover. There is still ...
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Barron’s Digest January 1, 2007 Issue

Home Deport and Lowe's  (HD)(LOW) may be ready for their shares to move up. Both companies still have a great deal of cash. WIth below market P/Es any good news ...
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Wal-Mart Gets Coal For Xmas (WMT)

Wal-Mart had slightly better than expected same-store sales in December, up 1.6%. It did not matter much. The performance was dismal. Research firm Retail Metrics said that overall retail sales ...
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Chrysler Goes Low Quality (DCX)

Chrysler cut a deal with Chinese car maker Chery to build small, gas efficient vehicles. Chrysler will market the cars worldwide. The deal is likely to torque off the UAW ...
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Media Digest 12/30/2006 (T)(BLS)(AAPL)(DCX)(GOOG)

Accordng to Reuters, AT&T closed it $86 billion to merge with BellSouth, overcoming early FCC resistance.Reuters writes that Apple restated earnings due to options backdating but stood by CEO Steve ...
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Is GM’s Run Done? (GM)(DCX)

Maybe GM ran out of gas as 2006 closed. The stock was up over 50% for the year, but has sold off recently. It could be a breather, or it ...
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Media Digest 12/29/2006 Reuters, WSJ, NYTimes, Barron’s, FT

According to Reuters, AT&T has made a number of concessions to get the FCC to approve its merger with BellSouth. They would include offering low priced DSL service.The Wall Street ...
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Analyzing NYSE (NYX)

By Yaser Anwar, CSC of Equity Investment IdeasON tuesday the majority of Euronext shareholders voted to approve the Euronext's merger with the NYSE Group. Each Euronext share will be exchanged ...
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Charter Commications Draws Shorts (CHTR)

Charter Communications, the ultra-troubled cable firm, watched shares short in the company's stock rise by 14.2 million to 76.2 million shares. It was the largest increase in a short position ...
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