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  • Alibaba becomes world’s biggest ever IPO

    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE:BABA) became the biggest ever initial public offering in history on Friday, as strong demand for the e-commerce giant pushed its fund-raising target to $25 billion. Strong demand for Alibaba shares led underwriters exercise a so-called “green shoe option,” allowing the company to sell an additional 48 million US depositary shares.

  • David Becker

    Delta’s (NYSE:DAL) earnings were very solid during the 4th quarter, considering their additional revenues from various other businesses they own. Delta’s cargo transportation business alone brought in over $1 billion in revenue. With the company promising to return $1 billion to shareholders through dividends and a $500 million share buyback program, the stock should continue

  • David Becker

    WTI prices have been moving higher and pierced the $103 per barrel level as strong demand for heating fuels has buoyed petroleum prices. Murphy Oil Corp Holding Co (NYSE:MUR) is an exploration and production company. The stock price has moved higher on the heels of higher crude oil prices which have received a boost given

  • David Becker

    Nuance Communications'(NASDAQ:NUAN) shareholders have been in for a rough ride in 2013, and continue to face headwinds in 2014. Multiple setbacks including profit misses and analyst downgrades have driven shares of Nuance Communications down to the $15 range. At the end of April 2013 Nuance Communications was trading at $23.38. Its stock oscillated from $13.00-23.38

  • David Becker
    Stock market » Disney Makes the Magic Happen
    David Becker - February 17, 2014, 13:32 GMT

    Disney is continuing to make the magic happen with content that consumer continue to demand. Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) operates as an entertainment company worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, Consumer Products, and Interactive. The stock price has been moving higher after the company reported better than

  • David Becker

    The stormy cold weather that has engulfed the eastern portion of the US has created significant demand for heating fuels which has made refiners an attractive play. Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) operates as an independent downstream energy company. The company operates in three segments: Refining and Marketing (R&M), Midstream, and Chemicals. The company announced last Friday

  • David Becker

    Banks notched up solid earnings, and JPM is poised to move full steam ahead. JP Morgan Chase and Co. (NYSE:JPM) a financial holding company, provides various financial services worldwide. There has been a lot of news recently surrounding the leadership of JPM. Warren Buffett, chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway said if he owned J.P. Morgan

  • David Becker
    Business » Stock market » Cruising is not so easy
    David Becker - January 24, 2014, 13:28 GMT

    The cruising industry has experienced a nice ride during the last 3-months, but choppy seas are ahead as volatility returned to the capital markets. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ:NCLH) through its subsidiaries, operates as a cruise line operator, offering cruise experiences for travelers with various itineraries in North America, the Mediterranean, the Baltic, Central

  • China Lifts Gaming Ban
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    China Lifts Gaming Ban

    January 7, 2014, 19:51 GMT

    All eyes were on China yet again this morning when the country announced some interesting new policy changes. China announced that it has temporarily lifted a 14-year-old ban on selling video game consoles, paving the way for companies like Sony Corp (NYSE:SNE) , Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Nintendo Co Ltd (OTCMKTS:NTDOY) to break into the third

  • Samsung Sinks on Growth Concerns
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    Samsung Sinks on Growth Concerns

    January 7, 2014, 19:30 GMT

    Shares of Samsung (OTCMKTS:SSNLF) tumbled on this Tuesday’s session as the technology company reported a lackluster first quarter. The company reported an operating profit of 8.3 trillion won, or $7.8 billion, in the three months ended December. These results aren’t great when considering year over year comparable. Samsung reported an operating profit of 9 trillion

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