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Blockbuster’s Chapter 11 May Be Inadequate

Blockbuster filed for Chapter 11 as expected. The rental chain declared that  it reached agreement with a group of bondholders holding approximately 80.1 percent principal amount of the company's 11 ...
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Big Short Interest Changes in Major Cult Stocks (ALU, ABK, BBI, BGP, BRCD, C, DRYS, FRE, FNM, NOK, PALM, PMI, BPOP, RAD, SIRI, S, UNG, VG)

Many traders and investors love the active penny-stocks and low-priced stocks.  And betting against low-priced shares is something that expert short sellers frequently do.  The short selling from June 15 ...
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Short Sellers Up Bets Against BP By 290%, Flee Other Weak Shares

The short interest in BP plc (NYSE: BP) rose 290% to 25.7 million shares in the period ending June 15 as traders increased their bets that the UK-based oil company ...
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24/7 Wall St. Ten Brands That Will Disappear in 2011

24/7 Wall St. has created a new list of brands that will disappear, which includes Readers Digest, Kia Motors, Dollar Thrifty (NYSE: DTG), Zale (NYSE: ZLC), Blockbuster (NYSE: BBI), T-Mobile, ...
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Top Day Trader Alerts (ACTL, BBI, BP, CTIC, CRNT, ONXX, ROSE, THQI)

There are several big movers this morning for day traders and active traders that look for stocks with gap-ups or gap-downs.  Stocks with news or events causing moves are Actel ...
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Blockbuster Can’t Reduce Debt, Faces Bankruptcy (BBI, NFLX, WMT, NCR)

When Blockbuster Inc. (NYSE:BBI) filed its 2009 annual report in March, it included the dreaded "going concern" sentence, indicating that it needed to boost its operating income and restructure its ...
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Media Digest 5/26/2010 Reuters, WSJ, NYTimes, FT, Bloomberg

Reuters:   BP plc (NYSE: BP) had warning signs of pressure on its Deepwater Horizon rig. Reuters:   Geithner went to Europe to press for more reform. Reuters:   The Qatar sovereign wealth ...
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Netflix Analyst Trifecta Cuts (NFLX, AMZN, BBI)

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) had been on another tear but a UBS downgrade from Neutral to 'Sell' yesterday refuted a WSJ story that Netflix could be a possible takeover target ...
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Media Digest 5/14/2010 Reuters, WSJ, NYTimes, FT, Bloomberg

Reuters:   The Senate backed restrictions on credit rating agencies and credit card fees. Reuters:   Oil dropped to a three-month low based on demand. Reuters:   Facebook will hold a staff meeting ...
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Blockbuster, Staggered, Loses Its Footing

Blockbuster, Inc (NYSE: BBI), nearly ruined by the high cost of its store network and withering from competition from NetFlix (NYSE: NFLX) and the kiosk operator Redbox, posted another quarter of dismal results. The rental ...
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The Death Of Digital Dominance: Easter Box Office Sets A Record

The VCR was supposed to ruin box office demand. Then Blockbuster (BBI) was the spoiler. Then came DVDs and high-def DVDs. That spawned NetFlix (NFLX) and kiosk operations like Redbox. What DVDs ...
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The Unusual Suspects (AAPL, BBBY, BBI, BGP, CRAY, DFS, ENER, FSLR, GGP, IOC, LULU, MON, OXGN, PALM, WPO)

This weekend's roster of the Unusual Suspects has far fewer earnings previews due to the notion that earnings season is over and we are already getting ready for another earnings ...
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The 15 CEOs Who Should Be Paid $1 A Year

Lee Iacocca, Chrysler’s CEO in 1979, worked for $1 a year while his company paid back taxpayers $1.2 billion in loan guarantees. Edward Liddy, former CEO of Allstate (ALL), was ...
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The Hardest Working Brands for 2009: The Year Of The Dog

A look at the "hardest working" major brands for 2009 shows that a number of them belong to companies which have done poorly and, in at least one case, may ...
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Blockbuster May Run Out Of DVDs

Blockbuster (BBI), the world's largest movie rental chain, has all sorts of problems. It is nearly insolvent. Its model of renting DVDs from stores has been largely bypassed by online  operations ...
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