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  • Investing in Icahn’s Stock Picks Is the Best Way To Make a Profit!

    By Marivic Cabural - April 15, 2013 | Tickers: CVI, IEP, NFLX

    Billionaire Carl Icahn is best known for his activism within the investment industry. Just like Warren Buffett, Icahn’s opinions or investments decision are always in the news. Even rumors regarding his action on a particular stock could drive its price up or down. Is it rewarding to follow Icahn’s stock picks?

    According to Forbes, Icahn gained almost $2 billion from his stock investments. His performance is a clear more »

  • Will Apple Heed to this Three-Point Solution to Stop Negativity?

    By Marivic Cabural - April 12, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, JCP, SSNLF

    The negativity surrounding Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) just keeps continuing day after day ever since the company's stock went downhill from its peak of $705 per share last September. The latest blow was a remark from CNBC’s Jim Cramer, who likened the company to J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP).

    Cramer said:  "Apple is becoming the J.C. Penney of tech. I think that there is a sense that the more »

  • Investing in Icahn’s Stock Picks is the Best Way To Make Profit

    By Marivic Cabural - April 9, 2013 | Tickers: CVI, IEP, NFLX

    Billionaire Carl Icahn is best known for his activism within the investment industry. Just like Warren Buffett, Icahn’s opinions or investments decision are always in the news. Even rumors regarding his action on a particular stock could drive its price up or down. Is it rewarding to follow Icahn’s stock picks?

    According to Forbes, Icahn gained almost $2 billion from his stock investments. His performance is a clear more »

  • Key Factors That Could Help Google Hit $1,000

    By Marivic Cabural - April 8, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, AAPL, EBAY, GOOG

    Some people in the investment community are projecting that Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) could reach $1,000 per share by next year. Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) had received the same speculation last year when it hit the $700 mark, and many expected it to become the first company with a trillion dollar market capitalization.

    That never happened. Instead, the stock price of the iPhone and iPad maker went downhill, and it is more »

  • Stop the Negativity: Apple Might Heed to this Three-Point Solution

    By Marivic Cabural - April 4, 2013

    Stop the Negativity: Apple Might Heed to this Three-Point Solution

    The negativity surrounding Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) just keeps going day after day since its stock went downhill from its peak at $705 per share in September last year. The latest blow was the remark from CNBC’s Jim Cramer who likened the company with JC Penney Company (NYSE: JCP).

    Cramer said, "Apple is becoming the JC Penney of tech. I more »

  • Key Factors That Could Help Google Reach $1,000 Stock Price

    By Marivic Cabural - April 2, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, AAPL, EBAY, GOOG

    Some people in the investment community is projecting that Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) could reach $1,000 per share by next year. Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) received the same speculation last year when it hit the $700 price, and it would become the first company with a trillion dollar market capitalization. That never happened. Instead, the stock price of the iPhone and iPad maker went downhill, and it is currently trading around more »

  • J.C. Penney’s Upturn Needs More Than Just a Fresh Brand

    By Marivic Cabural - March 30, 2013 | Tickers: JCP, KSS, M

    J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) recently kicked off its Joe Fresh mini shops in almost 700 stores across the United States as part of its effort to turnaround the company. Management considers Joe Fresh crucial to convince its customers to come back to J.C. Penney stores and shop for quality products at an affordable price. Will J.C. Penney succeed with a fresh brand?

    A fresh start to recovery more »

  • Is GM the Best Ride to Prosperity?

    By Marivic Cabural - March 23, 2013 | Tickers: BRK-B, GM, TM

    General Motors (NYSE: GM) is the largest car manufacturer in the United States and the second top seller globally. For more than seven decades, the company held the crown as the world’s number one automaker until 2008, when Toyota Motor (NYSE: TM) beat its sales record.

    In 2011, the American automaker regained its top selling position, after sales of the Japanese automaker went down due to natural calamities. GM more »

  • Why Warren Buffett Likes DaVita

    By Marivic Cabural - March 18, 2013 | Tickers: BRK-B, BRK-A, DVA, FMS

    Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) is now the largest shareholder of DaVita (NYSE: DVA) with 13,607,935 shares as of December 31, 2012. Buffett’s holding is worth more than $1.5 billion, which represents 2 percent of his portfolio.

    Berkshire Hathaway initially acquired a stake in the DaVita during the fourth quarter of 2011. Since then, the billionaire investor increased his position in the more »

  • Google Is the New 'Darling' of Hedge Funds

    By Marivic Cabural - March 14, 2013 | Tickers: AIG, AAPL, GOOG, NWSA

    Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) is the new darling of hedge funds. According to a report from Tobias Levkovich, analyst at Citigroup the search engine giant ranked number one in the list of stocks owned by the top 50 largest hedge funds and mutual funds during the fourth quarter of 2012. Google replaced Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) as the favorite stock holding of the biggest investors in terms of the size of assets more »

  • Warren Buffett’s Big Four Stocks Gain $3.9 Billion

    By Marivic Cabural - March 9, 2013 | Tickers: AXP, BRK-B, BRK-A, KO, IBM, WFC

    Warren Buffett reported the performance of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) for the fourth quarter and fiscal 2012 through his annual letter to shareholders, which was released on Friday, Mar. 1. Known as the “Oracle of Omaha,” Buffett is one of the most successful investors worldwide and many follow his investment advice and strategies. In other words, when Buffet talks; people listen.

    One of the highlights of his letter more »

  • JC Penney Shines at the Oscars, but Q4 Performance Disappoints

    By Marivic Cabural - March 6, 2013 | Tickers: JCP, KSS, M, MSO

    J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) captivated the hearts of American consumers during the recent Oscars through its “Yours Truly” advertising campaign. Alas, its earnings for the fourth quarter of 2012 were more of a flop than an award-winning smash.

    Gone with the brand
    J.C. Penney incurred a net loss of $552 million or $2.51 per share during the fourth quarter. Excluding restructuring, management, and other one-time charges, it more »

  • Constellation Brands: Stock Poised to Go Higher

    By Marivic Cabural - March 1, 2013 | Tickers: BUD, STZ, GPMCY

    Early this month, the United States Department of Justice blocked the agreement of Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE: BUD) to acquire the remaining 50% stake it does not already own in Grupo Modelo (NASDAQOTH: GPMCY) citing that the deal is harmful to consumers because it would undermine the existing head-to-head competition in the beer industry. The agency argued the deal violates antitrust laws. In my previous blog, I mentioned that AB InBev more »

  • Stephen Mandel's Top 3 Stock Gainers

    By Marivic Cabural - February 28, 2013 | Tickers: CTSH, GOOG, PCLN

    The equity investments of Lone Pine Capital, the hedge fund managed by Tiger cub, Stephen Mandel was worth approximately $15.93 billion as of December 31, 2012 based on its latest 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

    During the fourth quarter, Mandel’s investment in the technology industry accounts 32.9 percent of his portfolio. His three largest stock holdings are Priceline.com (NASDAQ: PCLN), Google (NASDAQ: GOOGmore »)

  • Herbalife Tops Estimates: Investing in the Company Still too Risky

    By Marivic Cabural - February 25, 2013 | Tickers: HLF, RLGY, WDAY

    Herbalife (NYSE: HLF), one of the most controversial and watched companies reported its financial performance for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 after the closing of trading at the Wall Street on Tuesday.

    Based on its financial statement, Herbalife’s revenue for the fourth quarter was $1.1 billion, a 20 percent increase compared with its $884.5 million total sales during the same period a year earlier. Its net more »

  • XOOM Soars At IPO: Will It Continue To Go Up?

    By Marivic Cabural - February 22, 2013 | Tickers: MGI, WU, XOOM

    The stock of Xoom Corporation (NASDAQ: XOOM), the global online money transfer provider skyrocketed during its initial public offering (IPO) last Friday. The stock opened at $21 per share, 31 percent higher than its offering price at $16 per share. Xoom’s stock price further soared by the end of the trading day by almost 60 percent to more than $25 per share. Investors definitely showed their confidence in the more »

  • Xerenex Kidney Treatment: A Game Changer for Keryx Biopharmaceuticals

    By Marivic Cabural - February 10, 2013 | Tickers: DVA, KERX, SNY

    Keryx Biopharmaceutical’s (NASDAQ: KERX) latest kidney drug called Zerenex is a game changer for the company after achieving positive results from its long-term Phase 3 study, which is the second and final obligation under the special protocol assessment (SPA) clinical program with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Zerenex is a phosphate binder designed to treat hyperphosphatemia in patients suffering from end stage renal disease (ESRD).

    The company more »

  • AB InBev Has Options To Resolve DOJ's Antitrust Lawsuit

    By Marivic Cabural - February 6, 2013 | Tickers: BUD, STZ, GPMCY, TAP, SBMRY

    Anheuser-Bush InBev (NYSE: BUD) has options to resolve the antitrust lawsuit filed by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and obtain approval for its proposed merger witf Grupo Modelo (NASDAQOTH: GPMCY), the maker of Corona beers for $20.1 billion. Many believed that selling a brewery is a compelling solution to resolve the antitrust concerns of the agency.

    In its complaint, the Justice Department argued that the AB InBev more »

  • Rona’s Turnaround Strategy Promises New Prospects for Lowe’s

    By Marivic Cabural - January 29, 2013 | Tickers: HD, LOW, RON

    Rona’s (TSX: RON) newly appointed executive chairman of the board of directors, Robert Chevrier who is widely recognized as a turnaround specialist promised a quick return of profit to shareholders. According to Chevrier, Rona has interesting avenues for a quick return to profitability and his focus is to sell some of the underperforming assets of the company, which will definitely result in the reduction of its workforce.

    Chevrier pointed more »

  • Tech Earnings: Apple Disappoints while Netflix Beats Estimates

    By Marivic Cabural - January 24, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, NFLX

    Shares of Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) dropped to as low as $463.49 per share on Wednesday after the company reported $54.4 billion revenue and $13.1 billion net profit, or $13.81 per diluted share, for the first quarter that ended Dec. 29, 2012. Analysts expected the iPhone maker to report $54.73 million revenue and $13.44 a share based on data from Thomson Reuters. The company's more »

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