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February 21, 2012
22:26 EDTCRM, HBI, PVH, JNJ, EOG, ZAGG, RRD, RL, FUN, AAPL, NFLX, REGN, VFC, HD, AEP, WMJim Cramer's "Mad Money"
Jim Cramer said, "Once people feel stocks aren't the enemy, we'll head higher". He pondered the significance of the Dow hitting 13,000- and said "this milestone matters". Professional investors tend to focus on the S&P 500, but for smaller investors, retail investors, Dow 13,000 could be significant. Breaking 13,000 could be just want the little guys need to jump back in, Cramer says. Long-term, stocks are still the best game in town when compared to bonds, U.S. treasuries and bank CDs, he noted. Cramer remained bullish on high-yielding dividend stocks, names like Cedar Fair (FUN) and American Electric Power (AEP), especially given that dividends receive special tax treatments. EXECUTIVE DECISION: Cramer spoke with Mark Papa, chairman and CEO of EOG Resources (EOG), which delivered a 28c earnings beat on a 55% rise in revenues last week. Shares of EOG are currently trading below where it reported those stellar numbers. Papa said that despite what Wall Street thinks, he's very comfortable with the company's game plan and will continue to reduce natural gas production and ramp up oil and liquids production until natural gas prices stabilize. His outlook on oil prices however, remained strong. Papa estimated the price of oil to be between $100-$110 a barrel, barring a conflict in Iran, based simply on rising worldwide demand. Cramer remained bullish on EOG, telling investors that the company is still one of his favorite oil plays. OFF THE CHARTS: Cramer and colleague Dan Fitzpatrick went over the chart of Apple (AAPL). Fitzpatrick said the rally appears done, for now, until all of the momentum players get flushed out of the stock. Fitzpatrick's only caveat, if Apple were to break through its highs of $526 a share, then the stock would be poised for still another move higher. Cramer said he doesn't care about the charts when it comes to Apple. He said that earnings power is all that matters for this tech juggernaut. With the company elected to earn upwards of $55 a share in earnings, Cramer said he would step up and buy Apple on any weakness. Next, Cramer once again welcomed David Steiner, president and CEO of Waste Management (WM), to the show for an update on the company's outlook. Steiner said that Waste Management is seeing a steady recovery in trash volumes, a trend he expects to see continue throughout 2012. Cramer gave kudos to Steiner for the company's near 4% dividend yield and reiterated his buy recommendation on the the stock. NO HUDDLE OFFENSE: Gas prices are clearly hinged on the building conflict with Iran. Cramer said that gas prices won't likely go lower until the conflict is resolved or the world economy slows to where demand for gasoline falls dramatically. CLOSING COMMENTS: Cramer removed outgoing Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) CEO, William Weldon, from his Wall of Shame list of the worst CEO's. He said that after so many product recalls under Weldon's tenure, wealth will have to be created for J&J shareholders now that he's retiring. Cramer also had bullish words for Home Depot (HD), which reported a strong quarter Tuesday. LIGHTNING ROUND: (Bullish) RL; PVH; VFC. (Bearish) RRD; HBI; REGN; ZAGG; CRM; NFLX. Reference Link
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November 16, 2015
15:02 EDTHDNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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14:44 EDTHDHome Depot volatility increases into Q3 and outlook
Home Depot November call option implied volatility is at 45, December is at 27; compared to its 52-week range of 16 to 32, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q3 results on November 17.
14:38 EDTJNJGenmab confirms FDA approval of Darzalex
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14:38 EDTHDHome Depot November 120 straddle priced for 4.4% movement into Q3
14:28 EDTHDHome Depot technical notes ahead of earnings
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13:09 EDTJNJFDA approves Darzalex to treat multiple myeloma
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12:35 EDTAAPLApple reaps 94% of global smartphone profits, Business Insider says
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10:40 EDTHDEarnings Watch: Home Depot reports following recent rout among retailers
Home Depot (HD), a home improvement retailer, is scheduled to report third quarter results before the market opens on Tuesday, November 17, with a conference call scheduled for 9:00 am ET. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for earnings per share of $1.32 on revenue of $21.76B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is $1.28-$1.37 on revenue of $21.16B-$22B. LAST QUARTER: On August 18, Home Depot reported second quarter adjusted EPS of $1.71 on revenue of $24.83B, generally in line with analysts' consensus estimates of $1.71 and $24.69B, respectively. The company said same-store sales increased 4.2% year-over-year, with U.S. SSS up 5.7%. The company raised its fiscal year 2015 EPS growth view to 13% from 11%-12% and its FY15 revenue growth forecast to 5.2%-6% from 4%-4.6%. The company previously raised its FY15 EPS growth view to 11%-12% and revenue growth view to 4.2%-4.8% from 3.5%-4.7%. Home Depot also said it sees FY15 SSS to be up 4.1%-4.9% y/y, an increase from its prior view of 4%-4.6% growth. Home Depot said at the time that it expected to repurchase an additional $3.9B of shares during the remainder of the year for a total of $7B. NEWS: On its last earnings conference call, Home Depot said the increased guidance reflects the outperformance of Q2 and the expected benefits of the Interline Brands acquisition. The company also noted that it will tap the long-term debt markets in the fall. During the quarter, Home Depot completed the $1.63B acquisition of Interline. STREET RESEARCH: UBS raised its price target on Home Depot to $138 from $129 on the day after its last earnings release, saying it sees several factors that could drive upside, including the addition of the Interline platform and system enhancements. PRICE ACTION: Last week, while retailers Macy's (M), Nordstrom (JWN) and numerous others in the space reported worse than expected quarterly results and gave downbeat guidance, Home Depot shares declined about 4.7%. Over the last three months, Home Depot shares are up about 1%. In early trading ahead of Tuesday's earnings, shares in Home Depot slipped about 0.25% to $119.74.
10:25 EDTAAPLUBS trims Apple target, says iPhone partner cut production forecast
Hon Hai, which manufactures Apple's (AAPL) iPhones, expects to assemble significantly fewer iPhones this quarter than in the same period in 2014, UBS wrote in a note to investors today. WHAT'S NEW: Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn, is expected to assemble 10% fewer iPhones this quarter than in the same period in 2014, said UBS analyst Steven Milunovich, citing work from fellow UBS analyst Arthur Hsieh. Previously, companies that supply force touch components for iPhones saw a 10%-15% reduction in their orders, the analyst reported. These developments "are not encouraging," but Apple had previously ordered a large number of iPhones for Q4, according to Milunovich. Overall iPhone demand "could still be decent," he believes. However, the analyst lowered his iPhone sales estimate for Apple's March quarter to 61M from 62.5M, asserting that iPhone sales on China's November 11 Singles Day holiday may have come in below expectations. Based on October search volumes, he continues to believe that demand for iPhone units in the fourth quarter of the calendar year will be 75M, in-line with the consensus outlook. Milunovich trimmed his price target on Apple to $140 from $150 but kept a Buy rating on the shares. WHAT'S NOTABLE In a note to investors on November 10, Credit Suisse reported that it was cutting its estimates for 2016 iPhone sales. The firm expects sales of the device to fall 10.4% in the first quarter versus the same period in 2015, and it predicts that iPhone sales will decline 5.5% year-over-year in 2016. Suppliers with greater than 10% exposure to Apple include Avago (AVGO), SanDisk (SNDK), Analog Devices (ADI), Broadcom (BRCM), Texas Instruments (TXN), NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) and Fairchild (FCS), Credit Suisse reported. The firm said it continues to have a negative view of the smartphone sector. PRICE ACTION: In early trading, Apple added nearly 1% to $113.34.
09:37 EDTNFLX, AAPLActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open: AAPL FB ORCL BAC SUNE FDX FCX EXPE NFLX MU AMZN INTC TSLA
08:46 EDTAAPL4-inch iPhone 6c may be available in middle of 2016, Cult of Mac reports
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08:44 EDTAAPLGerman watchdog launches probe into Apple, Amazon audio books pact, Reuters says
Germany's Federal Cartel Office has initiated a probe into Apple's (AAPL) arrangement with Amazon (AMZN) for buying audiobooks, Reuters reports. The watchdog said that both companies had a long-term agreement for the purchase of audio books by Apple from Amazon via Apple's iTunes, the report says. Reference Link
06:54 EDTPVHPVH Corp. risk/reward favorable after selloff, says Piper Jaffray
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06:37 EDTAAPLApple's Cook: No plans to make 'converged' MacBook and iPad, Independent reports
Apple has no plans to build a "converged" MacBook and iPad, the Independent reports, citing CEO Tim Cook. "We feel strongly that customers are not really looking for a converged Mac and iPad," Cook said. "Because what that would wind up doing, or what we're worried would happen, is that neither experience would be as good as the customer wants. So we want to make the best tablet in the world and the best Mac in the world. And putting those two together would not achieve either. You'd begin to compromise in different ways." Reference Link
06:19 EDTAAPLApple News fails to impress publishers, Digiday reports
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06:19 EDTNFLXTV programmers negotiate promotional deals with Netflix, WSJ says
Television programmers are negotiating with Netflix (NFLX) over promotional content and branding opportunities, the Wall Street Journal reports. For example, Disney's (DIS) ABC negotiated a deal where Netflix subscribers watching the ABC program "How to Get Away with Murder" will first watch a four second shot of star Viola Davis alongside an ABC logo right before watching the show, the report says. Reference Link
06:05 EDTAAPLApple price target lowered to $140 from $150 at UBS
UBS analyst Steven Milunovich lowered his price target for Apple to $140 from $150 saying the stock's multiple is likely to be pressured until supply chain concerns are resolved. UBS analyst Arthur Hsieh indicates Hon Hai's Q4 iPhone assembly order forecast has been cut and should be down 10% year-over-year, Milunovich tells investors in a research note. The analyst is unclear what the order pullback means for iPhone shipments, but notes "it is not encouraging." Milunovich maintains his above-consensus December estimates for Apple, but trimmed his estimates for the March quarter. He keeps a Buy rating on Apple.
05:30 EDTCRMStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; ODP CRM
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05:28 EDTHDStocks with implied volatility movement; HD ETP
Stocks with implied volatility movement; Home Depot (HD) 26, Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) 49 according to iVolatility.
November 15, 2015
19:49 EDTAAPLApple CEO Cook expects 'huge' Watch sales this year, IE says
In an interview with Irish Independent published Sunday, Apple CEO Tim Cook said he expects "huge" Apple Watch sales this year. Cook added that he sees iPad sales rebounding, and said the company does not plan a combined iPad-Mac device. Reference Link
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