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Good morning all. Shi Nisman and Serge Amelyan maintain the top two positions on the overall leaderboard. Shi Nisman is now all in cash, but Serge executes 2 transactions (one with a footwear company) that could propel him into the lead. Shi is in first with a total portfolio value of $4,727,507.23 up $119,026.20 from his gains on Sinopec Shanghai Petrochem up 2.52% on Thursday. Shi is now all-in cash.
Here's a look at the stocks making contest "news." Earnings helped the best performers while M&A talks took their toll on the worst performers--as you'll see below. Charter appears on the most widely held list as well as taking its usual spot on the most actives. If there's a lesson here folks--it's earnings--which can boost a stock for big gains--but can also hurt. The guessing "game" as always, is to figure out which way they will go.
Good morning. Shi Nisman widens his lead with a 9.74% gain with SPX Corp Wednesday, and Serge Amelyan holds firm onto second place. Shi is in first with a total portfolio value of $4,608,481.03 up $408,574.48 from Tuesday's total on gains in SPX Corp up 9.74% on Wednesday because of strong earnings. Shi is now all-in on Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical on earnings news.
Here's our re-cap of the day's action, with the leaderboard, most active and widely held as well as the trivia questions. We'll start there. The video question is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: Dow Chemical reported in line Q1 earnings today. What were earnings per share? Your selection of answers is: $2.15 or $2.80 or $3.15 or $1.00.
Andrew Liveris, Dow Chemical’s chief executive officer, reiterated on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that the company isn’t for sale. “We’re not for sale and we’ve had no discussions about a sale,” Liveris said Thursday. “We’ve had a tremendous amount of rumors, which have been very distracting.”
Hey folks, time for today's trivia questions. The video question is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: Dow Chemical reported in line Q1 earnings today. What were earnings per share? Your selection of answers is: $2.15 or $2.80 or $3.15 or $1.00. And the news question is worth $1,000 Bonus Bucks: According to the latest NBC/WSJ poll, what percentage of Americans believe the nation is headed in the right direction? Your selection of answers is: 57% or 14% or 22% or 35%.
Diversified chemical maker Dow Chemical said Thursday its first-quarter profit fell 20% from a year-ago period that included significant licensing revenue within its performance plastics segment.
German chemical company BASF said its first-quarter earnings rose nearly 9%, lifted in part by its acquisition last year of U.S. catalyst maker Engelhard.
There’s more than one way to profit from a stock cycle. With the railroads on the rise, Cramer thinks there’s no time like the present to show you how.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
Chemical company DuPont said its first-quarter earnings and revenue climbed from the same quarter last year, thanks to strength in seed sales, and also reaffirmed its full-year profit forecast.
Dutch chemicals maker Akzo Nobel said Tuesday its first quarter net profit dipped slightly, but sales and operating profit rose due to a strong performance by its industrial coatings arm.
When OM Group is using it to make batteries for hybrid cars. And that's not all this company does. Here is one of Cramer's top two picks for his environment-friendly Green Day portfolio.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
Folks--here's a sector breakdown from our crack analystical team on what's happening with the stocks you contestants are buying. And there's been a "sea change" for sure. The analyses run through 3/28, found that over 50% of the leaders' trades occurred in retail and technology. But the current analysis--run from 3/29 - 4/10, shows that the contest leaders are now much more diversified with the top group only comprising 8.07%.
A Dow Chemical executive who was fired after being accused of engaging in unauthorized discussions with third parties about selling the company told CNBC's David Faber that "it never happened." Romeo Kreinberg, head of Dow's performance plastics operations and a 30-year company veteran, said accusations that he violated the company's code of conduct are "totally untrue."
The chief executive of Dow Chemical on Tuesday shot down speculation that the company is in talks with private equity for a leveraged buyout. “We are not in discussions with anyone in LBO,” Andrew Liveris told CNBC’s David Faber.
Office supplies maker Avery Dennison said on Thursday it would buy clothing label maker Paxar for $1.3 billion, in a bid to expand in the fragmented retail information and brand identification market. 1st paragraph of story should go here
Tips are for waiters…but rumors, if you know how to use them, can make you some mad money.
Here some of Monday's big movers on European stock markets: Akzo Nobel, Alliance Boots, ICI,Swisscom and DSG International.
Ciba Specialty Chemicals Holding on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net profit of 84 million Swiss francs ($67.2 million; 51.9 million euros) and said Chief Executive Armin Meyer will step down at the start of next year.
Warren Buffett made a fortune investing in boring stocks, and he often advised would-be billionaires to do the same. In fact, finding below-the-radar value plays has been a key strategy on Wall Street since the 1949 tome, The Intelligent Investor, written by Buffett mentor Benjamin Graham. Today on “Street Signs,” Erin Burnett cajoled a few stock picks out of another soft-spoken Midwestern investor, and true to form, they’re companies you’ve probably never heard of.