• Does Jeff Bezos Know What He's Doing With the Washington Post?

    By Mike Thiessen - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, NYT, WPO

    The ramifications of Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) founder Jeff Bezos' out-of-nowhere decision to invest $250 million of his own money in the Washington Post Company's (NYSE: WPO) flagship newspaper extend far beyond the narrow world of newspaper publishing. Although Rupert Murdoch's 2007 purchase of the Wall Street Journal sent similar shockwaves through the industry, Bezos' foray into print represents the first time that a technology entrepreneur has "crossed over more »

  • An Android Tsunami to Wash Away the Video Game Establishment

    By Sam Mattera - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, GOOG, NVDA

    First it was indie projects like the Ouya. Then a major tech company, NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA),  stepped into the market with its handheld SHIELD. Next came reports that Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) was working on a console of its own. And now, Internet retailer Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) is said to be preparing a console to be released this year.

    All these devices have two things in common: they’re designed to more »

  • MercadoLibre or eBay: Which Is a Better Pick?

    By Joshua Bondy - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, EBAY, MELI

    MercadoLibre (NASDAQ: MELI) is a popular e-commerce site in Latin America and a good play on their growing middle class. Still, valuation is an important part of the picture. Compared to similar competitors like eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY), MercadoLibre is expensive and carries a number of risks. eBay is not a small company anymore, but it has a number of qualities that make it attractive.

    The bullish case
    The bullish case more »

  • What Is Amazon Worth?

    By Ted Cooper - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, EBAY

    No matter how poorly the economy is doing, there will always be plenty of growth stocks for investors to choose among. Growth stocks tend to get the spotlight because of the wide-ranging estimates -- usually very optimistic estimates -- about their futures. However, sometimes the market is not as optimistic as it should be, or at least it offers growth at a reasonable price. Such is the case today for Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZNmore »)

  • Stay Far Away From This Retailer

    By Marie Palumbo - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, BBY, RSH

    Despite RadioShack's (NYSE: RSH) many problems, some investors still believe in the struggling retailer. In “RadioShack’s Turnaround Plan Has a Glimmer of Hope,” Motley Fool analyst Blake Bos cautiously explained why RadioShack could possibly turnaround. Then last week, an article appeared in the Wall Street Journal that also offered thoughts on a possible reversal for the cash-bleeding company.

    Call me a pessimist, but RadioShack isn’t going anywhere more »

  • Two Tech Stocks Favored by Insiders

    By Jag Mitra - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, T, EBAY, LEAP

    Stock price movements are guided not only by broad economic trends and company policies, but various other factors like institutional interest. Ceteris paribus, increased institutional buying of a stock is an indicator of good things to come. Similarly, insider buying is also considered a positive indicator for a stock. Like any other indicator, I do not use these in isolation. However, in conjunction with the analysis of other factors, these more »

  • Consumer Electronics Retailers: HHGREGG vs Best Buy

    By John Chachere - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, BBY, HGG, RSH

    With the fall of Circuit City in November of 2008, many have questioned whether investments in consumer electronics companies are worth the risk.  RadioShack (NYSE: RSH) has fallen from a high in the $30-$40 range to a low of $2.60 per share, reducing it to penny stock status.  But, HHGREGG (NYSE: HGG) and Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) offer plenty to investors looking at retail, especially those whom are more »

  • This Company is Fighting a Losing Battle

    By Marie Palumbo - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, TUES, WMT

    Since Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) opened its first store in 1962, the retail giant built an empire that is unmatched in size and revenue. In 2012, Wal-Mart hauled in a whopping $443.8 billion in sales. So naturally, in 2000 when Wal-Mart decided to jump into e-commerce, the retailer thought it would rule the market. There was just one problem: Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN)

    Wal-Mart learned the hard way that brick and more »

  • 2 Companies Backtracking to get Ahead

    By Marie Palumbo - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, BKS, MSFT, SNE

    Have you ever tried to back up while on a bike?

    Spinning the petals in reverse won’t spin your wheels backward. Instead, you have to put both feet on the ground and push yourself backward. It doesn’t look good, even awkward at times, but eventually you reach a point where you can turn your wheel and start pedaling forward. Your wheels begin to turn, and before long you more »

  • Walmart Isn't Going Anywhere

    By Chris Johnson - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, TGT, WMT

    Over the last several months, I've heard many analysts and investors alike spark debate that Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) is slowly becoming Walmart's (NYSE: WMT) demise in the retail industry. That online retailer is the shopping cart of the future and will be the end of Walmart. While the beginning of this conjecture may be true, people often forget that Wal-mart has some of the most valuable resources in more »

  • At $300, Is This Stock Still Attractive?

    By Brian Nichols - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, EBAY, KR

    For the last seven years, Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has been a solid performer. Now the stock has exceeded the price targets of many analysts, is it time to sell the stock

    Why so negative?
    Nearly every bear case I hear with regards to Amazon surrounds either its forward earnings multiple or its margins. However, Amazon is notorious for spending nearly all of its gross profit -- $4.5 billion last quarter more »

  • Where Will the Netflix Rollercoaster Go Next?

    By Keith Noonan - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, NFLX, OUTR

    Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) stands as one of the major forces in the digital entertainment landscape. The company provides streaming video services in addition to shipping physical media to its subscribers.

    Projected development

    On July 22, Netflix released its second quarter report, showing increased subscription numbers and evidence of yearly growth. Still, news that the Netflix-produced fourth season of Arrested Development failed to attract the anticipated number of new subscribers proved more »

  • The View No One Else Has

    By Danny Vena - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, LNKD, NFLX

    Every investor has their own personal criteria that they apply in the search for successful investments. In fact, I suspect there are as many ways to choose an investment as there are investors. Once the required financial metrics have been established, the remaining criteria are a matter of experience and personal preference.

    In order to maximize my chances of being a successful investor, I like to consider any reasonable criteria more »

  • Amazon's Rumored Console Could Be a Game Changer

    By Keith Noonan - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, MSFT, NTDOY.PK, SCHN

    Amazon (AMZN) is an American online retailer that has shaped the market for consumer goods in the digital age. The company stands as one of the largest online stores and has also branched out into the production of consumer electronics.

    Amazon has seen tremendous growth since its founding in 1994. The introduction and development of its Kindle e-reader platform proved successful, and now there are rumblings that the retail giant more »

  • Investors Are Hungry for Amazon

    By Marie Palumbo - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, BKS, WMT

    A quick look at a chart will show that investors are licking their lips over (NASDAQ: AMZN). The company’s stock has risen over 10% in the past month, while the rest of the market has returned just 2%.

    The 2% return is nothing to scoff at, but investors have their sights set on a different 2%. The 2% milk that can be delivered straight to your home more »

  • This Company Has Extraordinary Growth Potential

    By Andrés Cardenal - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, EBAY, MELI

    MercadoLibre (NASDAQ: MELI) is a leading e-commerce company in Latin America. It has a compelling business model and strong growth opportunities. Currency fluctuations could present some headwinds in the near term, but MercadoLibre is positioned to outperform in the long run.

    The business

    MercadoLibre is usually called “the eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) of Latin America,” and for good reasons. With an ownership of nearly 18%, eBay is a major shareholder in more »

  • CIA Will Send One of These Stocks Soaring

    By Marie Palumbo - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, CSCO, IBM, LMT, BA

    Massive government spending is often viewed negatively in the public eye. And while you may or may not agree with the spending, there is a silver lining for investors to profit on such spending. Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) are currently battling for a $600 million government intelligence contract. During times of violate markets and uncertain corporate earnings, buying companies with large government contracts can add stability to more »

  • Amazon Should Get in This Tornado

    By Gayron Wainwright - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, AAPL, BBRY

    As we all know, BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY) is in a crisis and in need of some help. Conversations on going private, acquisition, and more of the like, does this company have a clue as to what it should do? At one point or another, it was a stock market honeybunch, but now it has been oozing out market share to the likes of smartphones utilizing Google's Android operating system more »

  • A Look at Three Former Giants in the Amazon Era

    By Delian Naydenov - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, BKS, RSH, SHLD

    Introduction's (NASDAQ: AMZN) growth in the past 20 or so years has put the future of such well-known retailers as Sears Holding (NASDAQ: SHLD), Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS), and RadioShack (NYSE: RSH) in jeopardy. Despite Amazon's threat, these three competitors have survived the latest economic recession and are trying to reinvigorate their efforts to become sustainable businesses. The survivors are likely to reward investors disproportionately well more »

  • The Future Is Still Bright for Amazon

    By William Alder - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, BKS, GOOG, TGT, WMT

    Investors in Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) have not been deterred by the extremely high P/E ratio (even ratios based on future earnings) and the high share price relative to book value. Instead, the focus is on the fact that Amazon is the most successful of the dot-com companies and has enormous room to grow compared to its competitors. The following are reasons I believe that Amazon, even trading around $300 more »

  • Page 2 of 111