Analysts had expected the company to report earnings excluding items of $6.40 a share on $15.52 billion in revenue.» Read More
Monsanto stock hit an all-time high Tuesday going into earnings. Turns out earnings reflected a fantastic 2007. Sales hit a record $8.5 billion. Corn seed and traits sales rose 76% in the fourth quarter alone! The company reported a loss for Q4, which I'm told is normal, since they use that quarter to build up seed inventories -- like a really big squirrel storing nuts for the winter.
Melanoma -- a type of skin cancer -- is the most common form of cancer. It can spread very quickly and the prognosis often is not good. The American Cancer Society estimates that nearly 60,000 new cases of melanoma will be diagnosed this year and more than 8,000 patients will die. You can find out more about it on the ACS's website.
TiVo is introducing music to its mix of entertainment services, offering owners of the company's digital video recorders access through their TVs to the Rhapsody music service.
Is there no end in sight for Google and its shares? Last week when the company was oh-so-close to $600, I wrote that price targets would be on the move now that the company was teasing investors with yet another key milestone on its journey to the stratosphere, and sure enough, Bear Stearns revised its 52-week target to $700 just two days later.
Cramer says it could be ValueClick. Here's why.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.
Niklas Zennstrom, co-founder of Internet telecom group Skype, said on Tuesday he agreed the original valuation put on the company by purchaser eBay was too high.
U.S. Web giant Yahoo will subscribe for 10% of the shares to be sold by China's largest e-commerce company, Alibaba.com, according to a term sheet, in an initial public offering that is expected to raise roughly $1 billion.
Shares in Google surged past a new benchmark of $600, fueled by investor confidence that the Web search leader's advertising technology will capitalize on new areas of the media industry.
Sony's U.S. video games operation has created an advertising unit that will promote brands and products inside games such as its upcoming "Home" virtual world, the company said Monday.
It's funny what a little time off will do. Just back from vacation and figuratively pushing my psyche through the sieve of relaxation, it dawns on me slowly. Creativity takes guts. Some people have them, other people don't. This epiphany came from two disparate sources: football and the "new" TV season. I didn't see much of either on my seven day "hiatus" (we'll be revisiting that word in a second), but I saw enough -- enough to know that we, the consuming public, are getting cheated on both fronts.
Microchip maker Spansion said it will acquire Israeli flash memory developer, Saifun Semiconductors, in a stock and cash deal valued at $368 million to expand into technology licensing business.
MSNBC Interactive News said it acquired Newsvine, a small Seattle startup that lets visitors read and comment on news stories from mainstream media outlets.
The recent rush by major Internet portals to buy advertising companies and extend their sales networks is a sign that the business of being a one-stop shop for information and entertainment isn't what it used to be.
The Recording Industry Association of America won a big victory--the first of 26,000 music file sharing copyright infringement suits settled in their favor. The amount of the settlement: $222,000. Considering that 10,000 of the suits have settled for less than $5,000 this is a good thing.
Did you see the report from Sanford Bernstein analyst Jeffrey Lindsay this morning, making the case that Yahoo is more valuable broken up than it is as the sum of its pieces? If you're a Yahoo shareholder, you're salivating at the argument. If you're a casual observer, you're wondering whether a plan like this has legs and whether its enough to turn you into a Yahoo shareholder.
Shares of Research in Motion took a bit of a hit in after-market trading the moment its earnings were released. Seems like a classic "sell on the news" kind of reaction, but this stock could yet turn around during the company's conference call.
U.S. online advertising revenue surged to a new high of nearly $10 billion in the first half of the year, rising 27 percent from a year before, according to data released Thursday.
Microsoft announced Thursday that its “Halo 3” game achieved more than $300 million in sales in the first week of sales.
This is why CNBC makes money. We ask readers and viewers to come up with branding slogans...for free! I've asked you to help me develop a name for my weekly farm reports, and the response has been fantastic.
So close, but so far yesterday, and now it appears investors will have to wait a little longer for Google to hit that magic, $600 a share milestone. This isn't quite "Dow 10,000," but the numbers are nothing short of staggering.