Fani Kelesidou

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  • Does This Merger Make Telefonica A Must-Buy?

    By Fani Kelesidou - July 25, 2013 | Tickers: DT, TEF, VOD | Editor's Choice

    After months of whispers and behind-the-curtain chit-chats, Spain-based telecommunications services provider Telefonica (NYSE: TEF) shook hands on a deal with Dutch mobile operator RoyalKPN that's supposed to rock the boat of the German market by knocking Deutsche Telekom (NYSE: DT) and Vodafone (NASDAQ: VOD) out.

    Could this deal enable Telefonica to make up for its gloomy five-year revenue growth or should you just steer clear of this beaten-down stock more »

  • Is the Shipping Industry Ready for a Dynamic Comeback? No, It's Not!

    By Fani Kelesidou - May 16, 2013 | Tickers: DSX, DRYS, NMM | Editor's Choice

    Over the past couple of years, the shipping industry has been engulfed in an endless spiral of macroeconomic headwinds and slashed daily rates. Last year, the Baltic Dry Index, the barometer that gauges the cost of shipping dry bulk commodities around the globe, hit rock-bottom levels smashing every glimmer of hope for an industry recovery.

    However, Greek ship owners, who more or less hold the reins of the shipping industry more »

  • Is it Time to be Optimistic for the Future of the Dry Bulk Market?

    By Fani Kelesidou - January 29, 2013 | Tickers: DSX, DRYS, NMM | Editor's Choice

    Over the past four years, investors who found themselves stuck with shipping stocks have plenty of reasons to be disappointed. The performance of the Baltic Dry Index is a perfect indicator of how depressed the industry has been. Throughout 2012, the index moved around bottom-low levels and remained below 1,000 points posting the lowest average performance in over two decades.

    The slump of the dry bulk sector 

    The recessive more »

  • What Does the Future Hold for Alcoa?

    By Fani Kelesidou - December 31, 2012 | Tickers: AA, ACH, CENX | Editor's Choice

    With a market capitalization of $9 billion, Alcoa (NYSE: AA) remains at the forefront of the aluminum industry. Alcoa is the world's largest aluminum provider, as well as, a leading refiner of alumina and miner of bauxite.

    Yet, over the past five years, the firm has lost about 70% of its value. Alcoa's five-year stock chart shows a sharp downward momentum. The stock reached the peak of $39 more »