Hasbro Monday posted a profit that trounced expectations, on strong sales of Spiderman toys and its Littlest Pet Shop and Playskool brands.
Here's our update of the most recent stats on the leaderboard, most active and the trivia questions in case you missed anything. And don't forget to read Jeff Mishlove's contest picks. (He picks for today.) We have video below of everything as well. We'll start with the trivia. The video question is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: Shareholders of Firstgroup will meet today to close a 1.8B pound takeover deal of what major U.S. services company? Your selection of answers is: Laidlaw or Southwest Airlines or National Express Group or Mac-Gray Corp.
Earnings are dominating the stocks you're picking--from the best to the worst performing. Playtex turned up in the best performers on news the company was buying Tike Hut Holding. Weak earnings hurt Spansion and Power-One. The most active and widely held remain pretty much the same, but Impac Mortgage makes an appearance in the most active.
Here's our re-cap of today--with the leaderboard, most active and widely held stocks as well as our trivia questions. We'll start there. The video question is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: According to this morning’s report, China’s first quarter GDP was up how much? The selection of answers are: 5.7% or 8.5% or 10.2% or 11.1%.
Here's the latest on what you're doing with stocks for the contest--and what they're doing to you!! It's pretty much dominated by earnings news, both good (LLTC) and bad (YHOO, ESLR). The most active and widely held lists remain the same. And a stock we took a closer look at yesterday, Seagate, had an impact on another stock--and not for the best. Here's the breakdown...
Here's a re-cap of the stats today-- the leaderboard, most active and widely held stocks and of course the trivia questions. We do have a new name at the head of the pack--Serge Amelyan makes a big move from 7th place to the top spot ahead of Parker Robinson--but by only $28K. Here's all the info:
Revlon keeps appearing on the most active and widely held lists of the contest. Here's a bit of a breakdown on the stock. What is Revlon? "Revlon, Inc. conducts its business through its direct wholly owned operating subsidiary, Revlon Consumer Products Corporation and its subsidiaries (Products Corporation), which manufactures, markets and sells an array
Hey folks--here's an update of the lastest action from the leaderboard, to most active stocks. And of course we announced weekly winner #6--James Kraber. On another note, there was an error found in the news trivia question for today. Again, as we posted just a while ago, those who tried to answer the question will receive the value of the news trivia question: $1,000 in Bonus Bucks. Again--that's ONLY for those who tried to answer the question. Here's the update:
Mattel, the world's largest toy maker, said Monday that its first-quarter profit slipped 60% as the year-ago period benefited from a hefty settlement, but the results beat Wall Street's expectations.
Dutch company Philips Electronics beat analysts' forecasts on Monday with a first-quarter operating profit that was depressed by overcapacity in flat LCD displays, and said little would change in the global consumer electronics marketplace.
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%.
Shares in Air France-KLM increased on Friday after Deutsche Bank upgraded the stock to “buy” from “hold”.
Beazer Homes USA said it has received a grand jury subpoena from the U.S. Attorney's Office, which is seeking documents relating to it mortgage origination business.
Rentokil Initial, whose services range from catering to pest control, said on Friday it received a 595 million pounds ($1.2 billion) offer from U.S. conglomerate United Technologies Corporation for its Initial Electronic Security Group.
Sometimes, a good old-fashioned split-up is just what a company needs. Cramer identifies two big players that he thinks would benefit from cleaning house and selling off some of their undervalued brands. 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.
Beazer Homes USA , the sixth-largest U.S. home builder, on Wednesday confirmed it is cooperating with federal prosecutors in a probe relating to its mortgage business. Beazer's shares were off 12% in premarket electronic trading after earlier falling 18% to their lowest level since August 2003.
LG Electronics said Wednesday it has reached an agreement with Google to offer the leading online search engine's products on its mobile phones.
U.S. authorities are investigating the lending practices and some other dealings at Beazer Homes USA, one of the largest U.S. home builders. Beazer's stock fell nearly 17% in after-hours trading.
Stocks closed lower after a new warning from the housing industry kept buyers out of the market. "Even though we may test the lows just because some short-term investors may get out of the way, this market has been really good shape," said Richard Steinberg, president and chief investment officer at Steinberg Global Asset Management. "If we pull back, investors should be reassessing their portfolios and looking to pick up bargains."
A senior U.S. Federal Reserve staff member warned on Tuesday that subprime mortgage market troubles could last as long as two years, while a leading home builder posting a huge profit plunge blamed subprime lending problems for worsening a soft housing sector.