Eastman Kodak Company

  • How Should You Look At This Speculative Company?

    By Mike Thiessen - July 3, 2013 | Tickers: ATML, EK, UNXL

    UniPixel Inc (NASDAQ: UNXL) is a high tech manufacturing company that delivers specialized film to the display, touch screen and flexible electronics markets. It is a small company with a potentially game changing technology. The word potential here is key. As is often the case with companies that may be introducing disruptive technologies, investors either want to get in early to reap the greatest reward, or else bet against the more »

  • One Company Holds the Key to Avoiding Patent Lawsuits

    By Wes Patoka - May 14, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, EK, RPXC

    We have seen some of the largest patent disputes in history between Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Samsung this past year, and RPX (NASDAQ: RPXC) is trying to make these legal battles a thing of the past… while making a few dollars in the process. RPX offers patent risk management solutions to its clients. In a world that continues to see high-profile court battles over patents, RPX certainly won’t run more »

  • 3 Companies To Watch Closely In The Patent Race

    By Bill Edson - May 8, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, EK, GOOG, MSFT

    The world of patents presents a myriad of opportunities for investors. A patent allows the holder exclusive rights to all profits and use, thus, investing in individual patents or businesses that hold patents is only limited by the imagination on how to apply the patent, and of course, securing it.

    Innovation is one way of staying ahead, but buying rights to it can be quicker. Major tech companies know this more »

  • The next Kodak?

    By Nathan Gleason - March 8, 2013 | Tickers: AVP, EK

    Everyone knows that the failure of Kodak (NASDAQOTH:EKDKQshould have been seen from a mile away because hindsight is always 20/20. Yes there were plenty of people that did see it coming, but that number is significantly smaller then the number of people that say they saw it coming. Everyone says “I saw that coming, but I didn't do anything about it,” translation: “I didn't think more »

  • Google & Apple Together; Picture That With a Kodak

    By Jason Johnson - December 12, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, EK, GOOG

    According to a report by Serena Saitto, Beth Jinks, and Brian Womack of Bloomberg.com, Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) and Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) have decided to join forces to purchase the photography patents of Kodak for a sum of more than $500 million. Seeing how these two duke it out on the market, this team-up may seem hard for you to picture, but it should be taken into consideration if you more »

  • "Research in Motion" is Canadian for "Eastman Kodak"

    By Jonathan Yates - August 10, 2012 | Tickers: AMZN, AAPL, BBRY, CAJ, EK, JEF, MSFT, SSNLF

    Like Eastman Kodak, Research in Motion (NASDAQ: BBRY) is following a predictable path that ended up in bankruptcy for a high tech firm that at one time was the sector leader.

    Research-in-Motion, headquartered in the city of Waterloo in Canada, introduced the smartphone to the world.  Eastman Kodak, based in Rochester in Upstate New York, invented the digital camera.  Both made mistakes along the way that ceded primacy to rivals more »

  • Kodak: Crimes Against Capitalism

    By Jane Genova - January 19, 2012 | Tickers: EK

    Kodak (NYSE: EK), which has filed Chapter 11, is being tried in the business media for crimes against capitalism.  The evidence stands: $6.8 billion in debt v. $5.1 billion in assets. 

    Bloomberg quotes Ryerson University professor Robert Burley who sums up the situation as "They were a company stuck in time." In capitalism that's always a capital crime (pun intended).  After all, Henry Ford I almost lost more »

  • Why Companies Fail

    By Arthur Pinkasovitch - January 18, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, BBRY, EK, GOOG, YHOO

    Similar companies often walk along very different paths. Whereas one will continue operating and even prospering, the other will tread along a darker path, fighting for its relevance and existence. What causes companies which offer similar products or services to experience such divergence? In this article I aim to look at a few corporations which are realizing very different fates, despite playing in the same industries.

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  • Instagramming Kodak (or: What was Photography?)

    By A-J Aronstein - January 16, 2012 | Tickers: EK

    In the past few months, a lot of ink and blog ire has been spilled across the Interwebs and in print media about the shocking decline of the once-proud Eastman Kodak (NYSE: EK). This week's Economist business section leads with an article that smartly compares Kodak with its longtime bete noir Fujifilm, trying to suss out why the latter has been so successful of late while Kodak fights for more »

  • A Kodak moment: The dead dog bounce

    By Elise Ralph - January 12, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, EMN, EK

    My grandfather was an investor who carefully chose a few solid companies and held them. A part of his portfolio was the venerable Eastman Kodak (NYSE: EK). He would be shocked at what has happened to it. It’s a penny stock, trading at under $1/share since early December. The NYSE plans to delist it because its average closing price has been less than $1.00/share for over more »

  • Patent Wars Stifle Innovation

    By Arthur Pinkasovitch - January 10, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, BBRY, EK, EMC, GOOG, MSFT

    The game of technological innovation has changed significantly. Strict patent laws, which are meant to encourage firms to create new products without concern of having competitors steal their ideas, have had the counterproductive effect of hindering progress. Many corporations are now loading up on patents without the intent to create the specific product that these patents provide protection for, but rather to deter competition from potentially creating a patent-breaking piece more »

  • More Bankruptcies Expected in 2012

    By Arthur Pinkasovitch - January 10, 2012 | Tickers: DAL, EK, GM, HPQ, XRX

    2008 marked one of the worst years in recent economic history as the financial markets crumbled and countless businesses were forced to close their doors. The largest bankruptcies that year, naturally, were that of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual, which had combined assets valued at more than $1 trillion. Although Barclays stepped in to purchase a large portion of Lehman Brothers' North American operations and JP Morgan assumed Washington Mutual more »

  • The Value of Low Expectations

    By Brian Gorban - January 10, 2012 | Tickers: ATSG, DTG, EK, GM, PIR

    World-famous investor and philanthropist Warren Buffett once said, “What’s the secret of a good marriage? It's not looks, nor intelligence, nor money -- it's low expectations." I’ve found that sage wisdom to not only hold true with marriage, but stocks as well. A case in point is Eastman Kodak (NYSE: EK).

    For months now, many people have been calling for EK to either find a buyer for more »

  • Kodak: Slouching Toward Salvation or Shifting Deck Chairs

    By Jane Genova - January 10, 2012 | Tickers: EK, HPQ, IBM

    Kodak (NYSE: EK) has announced it's not filing for Chapter 11, but rather is restructuring. At first the cliche about changing deck chairs on the Titanic might be the meme about this.  But, at least initially, investors took notice. Investors might have read into this that Kodak's cash position had improved.

    The changes include simplification. Three businesses become two: commercial and consumer. The umbrella reports to a new more »

  • Barnes & Noble: Late to the Game (like Borders, Kodak)

    By Jane Genova - January 6, 2012 | Tickers: AMZN, AAPL, BKS, EK

    Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) has erred in the same way that had its former direct competitor Borders and now as, ironically, digital player Kodak (NYSE: EK) had.  Its "sin" was not moving fast enough to monetize digital. Essentially, the strategy was there.  No fools, all three companies recognized digital was it. The problem was execution.  

    Of course, investors are sending Barnes & Noble to hell, at least for now, with its more »

  • Kodak Bankruptcy: Cash from Patent Sale

    By Jane Genova - January 5, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, EK, XRX

    Bankruptcy is the process Kodak (NYSE: EK) needs to get the cash from selling its 1100 digital patents.  And the rumor mill is working overtime reporting that Kodak will file Chapter 11 later this month or early February.  But, so far, that hasn't helped the stock price which is currently at .42, with a 52-week range of .36 to 5.85.

    It had been contended that Kodak hired law more »

  • A World Without Kodachrome

    By Roland Hughes - January 5, 2012 | Tickers: EK

    It seems like only yesterday that Kodak (NYSE: EK) was announcing the end of LIFE as we know it.  Yes, for those of us of a certain age, LIFE will always been that "middle" incarnation of the magazine that was published as a weekly from 1936 through 1972, then a monthly from 1978 to 2000.  It had to be massively expensive to produce given its odd size and astounding photographs more »

  • Kodak- Say Goodbye to Those Nice Bright Colors

    By Erin McBride - January 4, 2012 | Tickers: EK

    Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: EK) will make a few last attempts to stay alive, while preparing for bankruptcy filings over the next few weeks. The 131-year-old company is preparing to sell off some of its patent portfolio and may possibly avoid Chapter 11 if it succeeds, according to published reports. If those efforts fail, filing preparations have already begun, including talking to banks and hedge funds about up to a more »

  • Eastman Kodak face-plant. Bankruptcy and delisting most probable. What did you expect?

    By George Gutowski - January 4, 2012 | Tickers: EK

    Eastman Kodak (NYSE: EK) seems to be completing their face-plant. NYSE warned of a delisting, which comes as no surprise. Every time someone bought a smart phone with a camera, Eastman Kodak slipped another notch. The question becomes how will the bankruptcy be managed. Where is the unlocked value that public shareholders have failed to see?

    Someone spun this out until 2012 to avoid 2011 tax losses. I smell financial more »

  • Kodak: Board Members Beware

    By Jane Genova - January 1, 2012 | Tickers: EK, GGP, KKR

    If a public company is approaching or is in the "zone of insolvency," the game changes - big time - for board members.  Recently, three members of the board have left Kodak (NYSE: EK) without explanation from them or the company. Given that development, we have to wonder if Kodak will be entering a zone of insolvency.  That's the phrase used to indicate that either a company's liabilities outweigh assets more »

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