InvestorPlace » Christopher Freeburn http://investorplace.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1 IBM Stock Falls on Disappointing Earnings, Hardware Sales http://investorplace.com/2014/04/ibm-stock-falls-disappointing-earnings-hardware-sales/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/ibm-stock-falls-disappointing-earnings-hardware-sales/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:57:48 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=506671 IBM posted first-quarter earnings that matched Wall Street forecasts, but reported its eight straight quarterly decline in revenue, sending IBM stock lower.

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AXP: American Express Stock Slips Despite Earnings Beat http://investorplace.com/2014/04/axp-american-express-stock-slips-despite-earnings-beat/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/axp-american-express-stock-slips-despite-earnings-beat/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:30:28 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=506656 American Express reported higher Q1 earnings that topped forecasts, but fell short of revenue estimates, sending AXP stock down in Thursday trading.

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Thursday Apple Rumors: Yahoo Wants to Become Apple’s Default Search Engine http://investorplace.com/2014/04/thursday-apple-rumors-yahoo-wants-become-apples-default-search-engine/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/thursday-apple-rumors-yahoo-wants-become-apples-default-search-engine/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:03:07 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=506605 Yahoo wants to become the iOS default search engine; Apple to integrate song recognition in iOS 8; and Apple may boost its share buyback program next week.

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Pono: 4 Things to Know About the Neil Young Digital Music Kickstarter http://investorplace.com/2014/04/pono-4-things-know-neil-young-digital-music-kickstarter/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/pono-4-things-know-neil-young-digital-music-kickstarter/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:17:20 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=506564 Neil Young's effort to raise funding for super-high-quality digital music player Pono garnered $6.2 million on Kickstarter, well above its original $800,000 target.

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Gold and Silver Report: AUY, AEM Stock Drop on Joint Osisko Bid http://investorplace.com/2014/04/gold-and-silver-report-auy-aem-stock/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/gold-and-silver-report-auy-aem-stock/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:09:58 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=506303 Gold rose slightly on Ukraine tensions, while AUY and AEM stock tumbled as the two miners launched a friendly $3.55 billion bid for rival Osisko Mining.

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Wednesday Apple Rumors: Apple Buys Oregon Hydroelectric Project http://investorplace.com/2014/04/wednesday-apple-rumors-apple-buys-oregon-hydroelectric-project/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/wednesday-apple-rumors-apple-buys-oregon-hydroelectric-project/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:12:26 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=506204 Apple takes control of hydroelectric project near its Oregon data center; Samsung saw Steve Jobs' death as an opportunity; and ebook monitor sees progress.

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CSX Stock Falls Despite Q1 Earnings Beat http://investorplace.com/2014/04/csx-stock-falls-despite-q1-earnings-beat/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/csx-stock-falls-despite-q1-earnings-beat/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:39:02 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=506172 Railroad operator CSX posted a Q1 profit that exceeded Wall Street forecasts, but investors sent CSX stock lower anyway.

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St. Jude Medical Beats Street, But STJ Falls on Soft Guidance http://investorplace.com/2014/04/stj-stock-falls-despite-st-jude-medical-earnings-beat/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/stj-stock-falls-despite-st-jude-medical-earnings-beat/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:17:54 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=506148 St. Jude Medical posted Q1 earnings that exceeded forecasts and issued a current quarter outlook in line with expectations, sending STJ stock lower.

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SFUN: SouFun Stock Soars on Goldman Sachs Upgrade http://investorplace.com/2014/04/sfun-soufun-stock-soars-goldman-sachs-upgrade/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/sfun-soufun-stock-soars-goldman-sachs-upgrade/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:53:54 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=506112 Goldman Sachs has raised its rating for Chinese real estate portal SouFun from "Neutral" to "Buy," sending SFUN stock up sharply in Wednesday trading.

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ATHM: AutoHome Stock Up Sharply on Credit Suisse Coverage http://investorplace.com/2014/04/athm-autohome-stock-sharply-credit-suisse-coverage/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/athm-autohome-stock-sharply-credit-suisse-coverage/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:32:41 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=506081 Credit Suisse has initiated coverage of AutoHome, sending ATHM stock surging more than 7% in Wednesday morning trading.

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King, Tencent Deal Will Bring Candy Crush to China http://investorplace.com/2014/04/king-tencent-deal-will-bring-candy-crush-china/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/king-tencent-deal-will-bring-candy-crush-china/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:17:30 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=506055 Chinese mobile users will get to download Candy Crush in January thanks to a partnership between King Digital Holdings and Tencent Holdings.

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DDD: 3D Systems Buying Brazilian Robtec http://investorplace.com/2014/04/ddd-3d-systems-buying-brazilian-robtec/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/ddd-3d-systems-buying-brazilian-robtec/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:56:20 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=506028 3D Systems said it will acquire Brazilian additive producer and 3D scanner and printer distributor Robtec for undisclosed terms, sending DDD stock lower.

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SBUX: Starbucks to Relocate European HQ After Tax Spat http://investorplace.com/2014/04/sbux-starbucks-relocate-european-hq-tax-spat/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/sbux-starbucks-relocate-european-hq-tax-spat/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:26:39 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=505998 Starbucks will move its European headquarters from Amsterdam to London to boost its U.K. corporate tax bill. SBUX stock climbed on the news.

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BAC: Key Takeaways From the Bank of America Q1 Earnings Report http://investorplace.com/2014/04/bac-key-takeaways-bank-america-q1-earnings-report/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/bac-key-takeaways-bank-america-q1-earnings-report/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:58:39 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=505937 Bank of America posted a loss during the first quarter on litigation costs and lower revenue, sending BAC stock down about 3% in Wednesday morning trading.

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Gold and Silver Report: SSRI, NG Stock Tumble as Gold Plunges http://investorplace.com/2014/04/gold-and-silver-report-ssri-ng-stock/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/gold-and-silver-report-ssri-ng-stock/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:52:21 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=505667 Gold fell more than 2% in Tuesday morning trading after a government report showed rising U.S. consumer prices, raising fears of more Fed tapering.

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Tuesday Apple Rumors: LG to Be Sole Display Supplier for iWatch http://investorplace.com/2014/04/tuesday-apple-rumors-lg-sole-display-supplier-iwatch/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/tuesday-apple-rumors-lg-sole-display-supplier-iwatch/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:16:13 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=505554 LG will be sole screen provider for Apple iWatch; Pioneer CarPlay-compatible models coming this summer; and David Fincher won't helm Steve Jobs film.

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INFY: Infosys Stock Sinks on Weak Sales Forecasts http://investorplace.com/2014/04/infy-infosys-stock-sinks-weak-sales-forecasts/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/infy-infosys-stock-sinks-weak-sales-forecasts/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:48:06 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=505532 Indian outsourcing firm Infosys said that current fiscal year sales growth will likely fall below last year's, sending INFY stock down sharply on Tuesday.

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PBY: Low Tire Prices Deflate Pep Boys Stock http://investorplace.com/2014/04/pby-low-tire-prices-deflate-pep-boys-stock/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/pby-low-tire-prices-deflate-pep-boys-stock/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:25:38 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=505497 Pep Boys posted a quarterly loss on lower-than-expected sales, sending PBY stock tumbling in Tuesday morning trading.

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AAN: All the News Hitting Aaron’s Stock Today http://investorplace.com/2014/04/aan-news-hitting-aarons-stock-today/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/aan-news-hitting-aarons-stock-today/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:51:52 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=505458 Aaron's announced on Tuesday that it had dismissed a buyout offer, cut its first-quarter outlook and purchased a financing firm, sending AAN stock tumbling.

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TWTR: Twitter Buys Long-Time Data Partner Gnip http://investorplace.com/2014/04/twtr-twitter-buys-long-time-data-partner-gnip/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/twtr-twitter-buys-long-time-data-partner-gnip/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:28:18 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=505445 Twitter says it will acquire its long-time data analysis partner GNIP for undisclosed terms. TWTR stock rose on the news.

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HGG: HHGregg Blames Weather for Serious Sales Shortfall http://investorplace.com/2014/04/hgg-hhgregg-blames-weather-serious-sales-shortfall/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/hgg-hhgregg-blames-weather-serious-sales-shortfall/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:13:14 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=505408 HHGregg said that bad weather across the U.S. badly dented fiscal fourth-quarter sales, sending HHG shares tumbling in Tuesday trading.

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WAVX, MU: Wave Systems Stock Soars on Micron Deal http://investorplace.com/2014/04/wavx-mu-wave-systems-stock-soars-micron-deal/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/wavx-mu-wave-systems-stock-soars-micron-deal/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:54:53 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=505388 Wave Systems and Micron Technology said they are expanding their online security partnership, sending WAVX stock soaring more than 50%.

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REPORT: Comcast Raised Cable Prices More Than Most http://investorplace.com/2014/04/report-comcast-raised-cable-prices/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/report-comcast-raised-cable-prices/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:31:03 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=505352 A report from an organization opposed to the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger finds that Comcast raised basic cable prices more than rivals in recent years.

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Grass Pollen Allergy? New Grastek Pill From Merck Hits Shelves Soon http://investorplace.com/2014/04/grass-pollen-allergy-new-grastek-pill-merck-hits-shelves-soon/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/grass-pollen-allergy-new-grastek-pill-merck-hits-shelves-soon/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:22:37 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=505295 Merck says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approve the release of its Grastek grass pollen allergy drug, which will launch later this month.

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Gold and Silver Report: Gold Moves to 3-Week High, Hecla Mining Climbs http://investorplace.com/2014/04/gold-silver-report-hecla-mining/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/gold-silver-report-hecla-mining/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:04:42 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=505059 Safe-haven buying on worries over rising violence in Eastern Ukraine pushed gold higher on Monday. Hecla Mining led silver miners higher.

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Monday Apple Rumors: Apple Wants to Charge $100 More for iPhone 6 http://investorplace.com/2014/04/monday-apple-rumors-apple-wants-charge-100-iphone-6/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/monday-apple-rumors-apple-wants-charge-100-iphone-6/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:15:56 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=504921 Apple looks to boost iPhone 6 price by $100; Alpine Electronics to release CarPlay-compatible products this fall; Apple hires Wolff Olins Global CEO.

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JASO: JA Solar Stock Soars on Guidance Hike http://investorplace.com/2014/04/jaso-ja-solar-stock-soars-guidance-hike/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/jaso-ja-solar-stock-soars-guidance-hike/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:59:22 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=504908 JA Solar said it expects first-quarter shipments to surpass previously-issued guidance, sending JASO stock up sharply in Monday trading.

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Yahoo Beauty Names Bobbi Brown Named as New Editor-in-Chief http://investorplace.com/2014/04/yahoo-beauty-names-bobbi-brown-named-new-editor-chief/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/yahoo-beauty-names-bobbi-brown-named-new-editor-chief/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:45:44 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=504872 Yahoo has recruited Bobbi Brown to head its Yahoo Beauty website and Joe Zee to helm its Yahoo Fashion website.

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Platinum Prices Surge on Supply Worries http://investorplace.com/2014/04/platinum-prices-surge-supply-worries/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/platinum-prices-surge-supply-worries/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:24:20 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=504862 A lingering mine strike in South Africa and sanctions against Russia could restrict the global platinum supply, pushing platinum prices higher.

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Bubba Watson: 7 Things to Know About the Masters Winner http://investorplace.com/2014/04/bubba-watson-7-things-know-masters-winner/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/bubba-watson-7-things-know-masters-winner/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:07:27 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=504839 Bubba Watson, who won his second Masters title over the weekend, is from Florida, is a committed Christian and recently adopted a son with his wife Angie.

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2014 Tournament Winner: Who Won the Masters? http://investorplace.com/2014/04/2014-tournament-winner-won-masters/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/2014-tournament-winner-won-masters/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:39:00 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=504775 On Sunday, the question Who Won the Masters? was answered after Bubba Smith beat out rivals to claim his second green jacket in three years.

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EW, MDT: Medtronic Gets Bad News in Heart Valve Fight http://investorplace.com/2014/04/ew-mdt-medtronic-gets-bad-news-heart-valve-fight/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/ew-mdt-medtronic-gets-bad-news-heart-valve-fight/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:16:07 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=504760 Edwards Lifesciences has won an injunction limiting the sales of Medtronic's artificial heart valve, sending EW stock sharply higher.

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WBMD Stock Shoots Higher as WebMD Hikes Guidance http://investorplace.com/2014/04/wbmd-stock-shoots-higher-webmd-hikes-guidance/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/wbmd-stock-shoots-higher-webmd-hikes-guidance/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:53:13 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=504739 WebMD said that revenue and income during the first quarter and full year would be near the top of prior estimates, sending WBMD stock surging.

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Maxwell House Coffee Gets a ‘Good’ Makeover http://investorplace.com/2014/04/maxwell-house-coffee-gets-good-makeover/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/maxwell-house-coffee-gets-good-makeover/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:02:27 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=504695 Kraft Foods is overhauling the marketing campaign behind its Maxwell House coffee line and will dramatically increase ad spending on the brand this year.

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Friday Apple Rumors: Motion-Controlled Apple TV Box Coming This Fall http://investorplace.com/2014/04/friday-apple-rumors-motion-controlled-apple-tv-box-coming-fall/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/friday-apple-rumors-motion-controlled-apple-tv-box-coming-fall/#comments Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:32:49 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=504046 Apple to debut an updated Apple TV box with motion controls; Apple not affected by Heartbleed security flaw; and UK music streaming service dropped by iAd.

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Could Google Glass Aid People With Parkinson’s Symptoms? http://investorplace.com/2014/04/google-glass-aid-people-parkinsons-symptoms/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/google-glass-aid-people-parkinsons-symptoms/#comments Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:48:14 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=504024 British researchers are studying how Google Glass could assist those afflicted by Parkinson's disease, helping to increase mobility and track symptoms.

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TWTR Data: 44% of Twitter Users Have Never Sent a Tweet http://investorplace.com/2014/04/twtr-data-44-twitter-users-never-sent-tweet/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/twtr-data-44-twitter-users-never-sent-tweet/#comments Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:12:17 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=503998 A report finds that only 13% of all existing Twitter accounts have sent more than 100 tweets, and 44% of TWTR accounts have never sent a Tweet.

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INFY: Infosys CEO to Retire in 2015 http://investorplace.com/2014/04/infy-infosys-ceo-retire-2015/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/infy-infosys-ceo-retire-2015/#comments Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:46:27 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=503954 Infosys is searching for a candidate to replace its current CEO, who will step down in March 2015, but will exit earlier if a INFY CEO successor is tapped.

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Heartbleed Bug Found in Some Cisco, Juniper Products http://investorplace.com/2014/04/heartbleed-bug-found-cisco-juniper-products/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/heartbleed-bug-found-cisco-juniper-products/#comments Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:18:47 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=503917 Cisco Systems and Juniper Network say that some of their networking products are affected by the Heartbleed security software vulnerability.

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HRB: H&R Block Sells Banking Business http://investorplace.com/2014/04/hrb-hr-block-sells-banking-business/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/hrb-hr-block-sells-banking-business/#comments Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:55:47 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=503902 H&R Block says it has agreed to sell its banking unit to Bofl Federal Bank for undisclosed terms, sending HRB stock higher in Friday trading.

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BA: Boeing Moving 1,000 Jobs From Washington to California http://investorplace.com/2014/04/ba-boeing-moving-1000-jobs-washington-california/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/ba-boeing-moving-1000-jobs-washington-california/#comments Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:40:17 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=503874 Boeing will transfer 1,000 more engineering positions from the Puget Sound area to Southern California, the latest job migration out of Washington by BA.

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Anyone in U.S. Can Buy Google Glass During This One-Day Sale http://investorplace.com/2014/04/anyone-u-s-can-buy-google-glass-one-day-sale/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/anyone-u-s-can-buy-google-glass-one-day-sale/#comments Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:21:24 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=503850 Google will allow any adult in the U.S. to purchase a Google Glass headset for $1,500 on April 15 in a special one-day sale.

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Kathleen Sebelius Resigns After Obamacare Rollout Failures http://investorplace.com/investorpolitics/kathleen-sebelius-resigns-obamacare-rollout-failures/ http://investorplace.com/investorpolitics/kathleen-sebelius-resigns-obamacare-rollout-failures/#comments Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:04:47 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?post_type=ipm_invpol&p=503838 Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius -- who was harshly criticized for Obamacar glitches -- will resign after five years on the job.

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Gold and Silver Report: GG Sinks on Higher Hostile Bid for Osisko http://investorplace.com/2014/04/gold-and-silver-gg-goldcorp/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/gold-and-silver-gg-goldcorp/#comments Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:09:33 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=503527 Gold jumped as investor fears of a Fed interest rate hike eased. Meanwhile, Goldcorp (GG) fell after it raised its hostile takeover bid for rival Osisko.

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UN Warns of Higher Banana Prices, Potential Shortage http://investorplace.com/2014/04/un-warns-higher-banana-prices-potential-shortage/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/un-warns-higher-banana-prices-potential-shortage/#comments Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:38:52 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=503367 A United Nations' agency says that the spread of a disease around the world is threatening global banana supplies and could send banana prices higher.

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EBay Ends Bitter Proxy Fight With Carl Icahn http://investorplace.com/2014/04/ebay-ends-bitter-proxy-fight-carl-icahn/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/ebay-ends-bitter-proxy-fight-carl-icahn/#comments Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:11:26 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=503356 Activist investor Carl Icahn and Ebay are ending their proxy fight over a PayPal spinoff with Icahn withdrawing two nominees to the company's board.

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HPQ: HP Settles Bribery Case for $108M http://investorplace.com/2014/04/hpq-hp-settles-bribery-case-108m/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/hpq-hp-settles-bribery-case-108m/#comments Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:53:39 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=503319 Hewlett-Packard has agreed to pay $108 million to settle allegations of bribery at some of its overseas units. The deal sent HPQ stock higher on Thursday.

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Jobless Claims Drop to Lowest Levels in 7 Years http://investorplace.com/2014/04/jobless-claims-drop-lowest-levels-7-years/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/jobless-claims-drop-lowest-levels-7-years/#comments Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:30:54 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=503306 The Labor Department said that jobless claims dropped to 300,000 last week, their lowest level since May 2007, possibly signaling higher April hiring.

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Dozens Fall Sick on Princess Cruises Ship Off California http://investorplace.com/2014/04/dozens-fall-sick-princess-cruises-ship-california/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/dozens-fall-sick-princess-cruises-ship-california/#comments Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:11:21 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=503294 More than 80 passengers and crew on a Princess Cruises liner on a Pacific cruise from Los Angeles have been sickened by a possible norovirus outbreak.

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Walmart Announces New Line of Low-Priced Organic Foods http://investorplace.com/2014/04/walmart-announces-new-line-low-priced-organic-foods/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/walmart-announces-new-line-low-priced-organic-foods/#comments Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:53:24 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=503252 Walmart is partnering with Wild Oats to bring 100 packaged organic foods products at non-organic prices to half its U.S. stores in the next several months.

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