International Paper (NYSE: IP) saw a slight pull back earlier this month after posting weaker than expected earnings. First-quarter EPS came in at $0.65, $0.09 below consensus estimates. This will likely disappoint one of International Paper's largest shareholders, Third Point Capital and the hedge fund founder billionaire Dan Loeb. Loeb made the case for owning International Paper in his most recent letter to his investors dated April more »
Speculation that coffee prices might be bottoming suggests that margins might be squeezed going forward for some of the major coffee companies, including the market leader Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX). This speculation could present investors with a chance to buy into the coffee giant at a reasonable price, as I believe the stock is a solid long-term pick. Recent quarterly results shows that Starbucks is still firing on all cylinders, being more »
A look at hedge fund manager Whitney Tilson's recent investor letter proved interesting. The letter could well offer investors a starting point for analyzing some well-known companies in the financial industry that Tilson is heavily invested in (check out all of Tilson's picks).
Tilson split from partner Glenn Tongue in mid-2012 and now manages money on his own. As part of the split, Tilson vowed to raise his more »
It appears a couple big-name billionaires could be betting on a loosening of the credit markets and a rebound in the buyout markets. Per a 13G filing last week, billionaire Ken Griffin, founder of Citadel Investment Group, announced a 5.2% stake, 6.6 million shares, in TiVo (NASDAQ: TIVO). Griffin joins SAC Capital and Steve Cohen as two of TiVo's biggest hedge fund backers. SAC owned 5.5 more »