The proposed $45.2 billion Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal will create a colossus within the cable industry bound to fill both consumer groups and regulators with dread, but it's not quite as scary as it looks. And the fact is, it just makes sense.
Investing in Tech Stocks
- Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO) Stock: Earnings Don't Tell the Whole Story
- Profit from the Most Anticipated IPO in Years (Before It Hits the Market)
- 3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) Stock: What's Next After 28% Plunge
- LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) Stock Drops 12% on These Key Earnings Figures
- IPO Calendar 2014 Dominated by Biotech
- Today's Earnings Prove That Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) Stock Is Overhyped and Overvalued
- Tap Into a $67 Billion Market by Investing in Cybersecurity Stocks
- Be Ready When This Tech Spin-Off Hits Wall Street
- Stocks to Buy: We Just Found the New King of the Computer Industry
- Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) Stock Drop Is Chance to Buy
- Pandora Media (NYSE: P) Stock Up 15%, Can It Keep Climbing?
- Lenovo Stock (LNVGY) Gets Another Bullish Signal with Google Deal
- Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN): The Best Stock to Miss Earnings
- Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Earnings Miss: Why Shareholders Shouldn't Fret
- Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Stock Up 9% After Hours
- Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) Earnings Update: Mayer's Perfect Streak Continues
Tesla Motors Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) stock reached its all-time high yesterday (Tuesday) of $202.20 shortly after the market opened. That was after setting another record high on Monday of $196.
TSLA stock has been on fire this year, up nearly 31% in 2014. More impressive, that rally has occurred during a market sell-off that's seen the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 dip 3.6% and 1.5% respectively.
Wall Street punished networking giant Cisco for only beating expectations by a penny when it reported earnings yesterday. But Cisco's short-term problems doesn't mean investors should write off the stock. When you dig a little deeper,
China's Alibaba is a clear leader in the world of e-commerce and is a combination of PayPal, eBay, and Google all rolled into one.
It accounts for more than 50% of online sales in China, the world's number two e-commerce market, and one that's on track to overtake the U.S. by the end of the decade.
Analysts expect the company to go public as early as the end of this quarter. And investor interest is off the charts...
3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) stock slumped as much as 28% Wednesday in reaction to disappointing preliminary 2013 earnings - a move Money Morning readers were prepared for.
3D Systems cut its 2013 profit estimate to $0.83 to $0.87 per share, down from $0.93 to $1.03 per share. The company cited softer demand than expected for its consumer printers - even though demand for professional printers was stronger than expected.
LinkedIn Corp. (NYSE: LNKD) stock dipped as much as 12.5% in after-hours trading today (Thursday) after the company announced weaker 2014 guidance figures than most analysts expected.
LNKD is projecting revenue between $455 million and $460 million for the first quarter of 2014. That's well below analysts' estimates of $470 million.
IPO Calendar 2014: This year is forecast to be a record year for initial public offerings (IPOs).
Over the January to March period, some 250 to 300 new issues will launch, according to professional services firm EY - a number not seen since the start of the 2008 financial crisis.
And biotech companies are the hottest issues to date.
Since 2000, no two-week period saw more than six new biotech issues - until now.
Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) stock is trading 158% higher than its $26 IPO price - but that bull run could be over after today's earnings.
After market close, TWTR will report its first-ever earnings as a publicly traded company. Wall Street forecasts Twitter will lose $0.02 per share on $217.8 million in sales in its Q4 2014 report. Full-year estimates call for an earnings per share (EPS) loss of $0.19 on revenue of $639.39 million.
The growing threat of cyber attacks is corporations' biggest concern in 2014 - but it could also be your biggest profit opportunity.
Even when broader markets fell in January, cybersecurity stocks delivered double-digit gains. FireEye Inc. (Nasdaq: FEYE) surged a whopping 67%, KEYW Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: KEYW) climbed 19%, and Imperva Inc. (NYSE: IMPV) rose 14% in the year's first month.
Most investors don't think of Rayonier Inc. (NYSE: RYN) as a high-tech firm.
This 85-year-old forest products company operates as a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) after being first acquired, then later spun-off, by ITT Corp. (NYSE: ITT).
It owns some 2.7 million acres of timberland and is one of the largest landowners in the United States and New Zealand.
That sounds like a pretty low-tech operation - turning forest lands into lumber, pulp, and paper products.
During the Depression-ridden 1930s, with the United States circling the financial abyss, an American industrialist named Thomas J. Watson Jr. gambled the future of his business-equipment company on an expansion plan that included wholesale hiring, investments in technology, and the construction of new factories.
For six years, Watson had his factories at full bore - churning out tabulating equipment there were no buyers for. But he believed in his plan and stayed with his strategy.
Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) stock has dropped 10% today (Friday) prompting the Nasdaq to implement a short-sale restriction on the stock.
The short-sale restriction is triggered when a stock falls 10% in one trading session from the previous session's closing price. The restriction aims to prevent share-price manipulation by short sellers.
Pandora Media (NYSE: P) stock climbed as much as 15% today to a high of $37.95, after analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) estimated that the stock could nearly double in the next year.
Goldman Sachs analyst Heath Terry told investors that "if Pandora doubles advertising, increases its mix of local commercials to half of all ads and leverages fixed-content costs," the stock could go as high as $60.
Hot on the heels of a Jan. 23 deal with International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM), Lenovo Group Limited (LNVGY) is at it again, sending a bullish signal to investors.
Now Lenovo is gobbling up Motorola Mobility's phone unit from Google (Nasdaq: GOOG).
Thursday Amazon.com announced Q4 earnings that missed analysts' aggressive estimates of a growth increase of 238% from a year prior. That sent the stock tumbling. But there are at least four reasons why Amazon investors should not let this report scare them out of the stock.