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If you have been a reader of 24/7 Wall St. for long, you know that we appreciate companies that pay dividends just about as much the investors who buy companies because of their great dividends. ...
Jon C. Ogg
Many economists believe it is too late for the U.S. to keep its Aaa rating (Reuters)Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) posted better-than-expect earnings (Reuters)Analysts are concerned that slow holiday...
Douglas A. McIntyre
24/7 Wall St. usually looks for the companies with upcoming events in the week ahead.  During earnings season, we generally feature companies only with non-earnings events.  This is our list of...
Jon C. Ogg
These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen from Wall Street research calls this Thursday morning.Adtran Inc. (NASDAQ: ADTN) Reiterated Buy with $49 target at Argus....
Jon C. Ogg
China’s GDP grew at a 9.5% rate last quarter and the country increased inflation forecasts (Reuters)Moody’s cut Ireland’s rating to junk (Reuters)EU leaders may let Greece default...
Douglas A. McIntyre
Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) now offers 100,000 apps for the iPad, according to MacStories. The iPhone has four times that many, but the iPad has only been on the market for a year. The one hundred thousand...
Douglas A. McIntyre
CNBC got the ball rolling today on yet another bubbly internet social media IPO coming down the pipe via Zynga with an IPO filing as soon as Wednesday.  Now the WSJ is noting much of the same. ...
Jon C. Ogg
Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) is probably looking for anything it can find to drive its share price higher.  Whether it is social gaming or more MMORPG platform games, The $13+ billion...
Jon C. Ogg
Employment is likely to be hurt by the weak economy. (Reuters)Hackers attacked a new Sony (NYSE: SNE) network. (Reuters)A Prada filing with the Hong Kong exchange showed $215 million in profits in...
Douglas A. McIntyre
LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE: LNKD) came public and shares opened at a high enough premium that Jim Cramer called it a sham.  There was one obvious issue that came up from this, and that is “When...
Jon C. Ogg
S&P 500 WEEK TOP 10 (29 APR – 5 MAY) Ticker Weekly Price Change (%) Close Price 5May11 Close Price 29Apr11 Market Cap ($Mil) Novellus Systems Inc. NVLS 10.3 35.42 32.10 3162.8 Macy’s Inc...
Douglas A. McIntyre
A bipartisan group of Senators will meet once more to work out a compromise on the budget. (Reuters)Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) and Facebook have considered a purchase of Skype. (Reuters)The Federal...
Douglas A. McIntyre
The Fed’s exit from QE2 may involve rate increases (Reuters)Deutsche Bank will restructure its US bank business to avoid regulation (WSJ)Google’s (NASDAQ: GOOG) new CEO will be carefully watched...
Douglas A. McIntyre
Bricks-and-mortar game retailer GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME) has made a couple of acquisitions that the company expects to help it pick up some business in the online video gaming market. It could...
Jon C. Ogg
Many shareholders argue that share repurchase and stock buyback plans are generally a waste of shareholder capital aimed solely as a short-term share price targeting mechanism.  Many would prefer to...
Jon C. Ogg