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Three Lessons from GT Advanced Technologies (Nasdaq: GTAT) Stock's Demise

What was once a small-cap darling had a fall from grace this week, as sapphire producer GT Advanced Technologies (Nasdaq: GTAT) stock fell 90% on a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing.

GTAT made headlines in October 2013 when its subsidiary entered into an agreement that would make GTAT an exclusive supplier of sapphire material to Apple Inc.

But things began to unravel, all the way until the company declared bankruptcy. Here are the takeaways…

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Why Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) Backed Off from Doing a Tax Inversion

Despite a wide expectation that it would, Walgreen Co. (NYSE: WAG) yesterday (Wednesday) announced it would not relocate its headquarters overseas as part of a tax inversion deal designed to avoid the high U.S. corporate tax rate.

Wall Street was not amused, lopping 14.5% from the WAG stock price.

While a tax inversion would have saved the company millions in lower taxes, Walgreens in the end made the right decision.

Here’s why.

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AAPL Earnings Full of Clues of How Stock Gets to New Highs

Investors needed to sleep on a deceptively boring earnings report, but by this morning the positive news the company shared in its conference call had pushed Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) stock up nearly 3%.

Much of that had to do with the iPhone, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company's most important product and the primary catalyst of Apple stock.

But investors weren't just reacting to the encouraging iPhone news.

In Tuesday's conference call, CEO Tim Cook revealed several other positive surprises...

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