by Alyssa Oursler | May 1, 2013 9:01 am
Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) sold $17 billion in bonds on Tuesday — something InvestorPlace contributor Marc Bastow says is great for the company, but not so great for investors. As he put it: “Apple has no reason not to tap the debt market. It’s cost-effective and practical.”
JCPenney (NYSE:JCP), which recently kicked CEO Ron Johnson to the curb, will receive a $1.75 billion, five-year senior secured loan from Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS). That comes on the heels of the news that George Soros has nearly an 8% stake in the struggling retailer.
Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) posted a 17% improvement in revenue and an earnings beat in the most recent quarter, while also raising its full-year profit forecast. That helped it post double-digit gains over the last week. Still, Jeff Reeves says to stay away.
Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey said the social media company is not even thinking about a public offering at this point. According to IPO Playbook writer Tom Taulli, though, “showing anti-IPO sentiment is the cool thing nowadays.”
Pitney Bowes (NYSE:PBI) slid nearly 16% yesterday after posting not-so-hot Q1 numbers and cutting its dividend. It’s still in the black year-to-date, which Marc Bastow says is all the more reason why investors should cut and run if there’s still profits to be taken. He even tagged Pitney Bowes as a company that would not survive through 2020!
Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A, BRK.B) — this week’s Stock of the Week — reports earnings this Friday. Check out all our coverage on the company here.
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