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Source: ThinkstockWhat generally happens when industries have only regional providers or merely a whole slew of competitors? Usually it boils down to mergers for size and scale, then outright...
Jon C. Ogg
July 15, 2013: U.S. equity markets opened slightly higher this morning but the report on U.S. retail sales pushed shares into the red early. A later report on business inventories helped pull...
Paul Ausick
Source: Wikimedia CommonsLast Friday’s announcement that AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) would acquire Leap Wireless International Inc. (NASDAQ: LEAP) for a total of $1.2 billion in cash ($15 a share) is not a...
Paul Ausick
These are the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations from select Wall Street research calls on Monday, July 15, 2013. They include NetApp, J.P. Morgan, UPS and Bank of New York.
Jon C. Ogg
Source: Wikimedia CommonsAT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) will buy Leap Wireless International Inc. (NASDAQ: LEAP) in a deal that 24/7 Wall St. anticipated months ago when Leap was put on the “Ten Brands That...
Douglas A. McIntyre
Source: ThinkstockOnce Japan’s SoftBank received stockholder approval for its acquisition of Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE: S), it was only a matter of time before Dish Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH)...
Paul Ausick
Source: courtesy J.C. Penney Co. Inc.Each year, 24/7 Wall St. identifies 10 important brands sold in America that we predict will disappear before 2014. This year’s list reflects the brutally...
Douglas A. McIntyre
U.S. equity markets opened lower this morning but soon rose above the break-even line where it stayed until noon when share prices began to dip. That was quite a shift from Asian markets, where the...
Paul Ausick
These are the top analyst downgrades, cautious research notes and stocks to sell from Wall Street for Monday, May 20, 2013. They include Bank of America, Charles Schwab, SanDisk and Bed Bath &...
Jon C. Ogg
U.S. equity markets opened lower this morning following a weaker-than-expected employment report from ADP and concern that Friday’s report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics will follow the ADP...
Paul Ausick
U.S. equity markets opened mixed this morning as investors weighed conflicting data from the U.S., Europe, and Asia. In Europe, retail sales declined more than expected in Germany, Italy’s...
Paul Ausick
Source: Jon OggInvestors frequently get to see the analyst upgrades and Buy ratings from Wall St. firms. They often do not get to see when analyst downgrade stocks to sell or to avoid. We review many...
Jon C. Ogg
Source: ThinkstockShares of MetroPCS Communications Inc. (NYSE: PCS) are looking for direction on reports that its shareholders have approved the takeover by T-Mobile. It was hard to not notice that...
Jon C. Ogg
Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) has released a Small-Cap Alpha Surprise list from Merrill Lynch of small-cap stocks from the Russell 2000 for March. Of the 23 picks, eight were in health care, six...
Jon C. Ogg
Source: courtesy of AOL, IncIndia increases government spending and raises taxes on the wealthy as a means to improve growth. (Reuters)Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) shares are pounded after a poor...
Douglas A. McIntyre