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Here's our re-cap for the day--with the leaderboard/s, most active and widely held, and our trivia questions. We'll start there. The video question is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: Today supermodel Kate Moss unveiled a new collection of clothing. At what major British retailer will the line be sold? Your selection of answers is: Wal-Mart or Harrod's or Marks & Spencer or Topshop.
Wow--actor Ernie Hudson pulled out all the stops (thus his picture gets listed) and jumped from 4th into 2nd place in Trading With The Stars. This continues his momentous climb as he had previously moved from 8th to 4th. So Ernie is definitely on a roll or donut -or just plain getting some great advice. Ernie knocks fellow actor Stephen Collins into 4th place behind James Cromwell, while Jonathan Tucker keeps a hold on 1st place. And Johnny Bench might take a few lessons from Ernie. The Hall of Fame catcher keeps 10th place very warm!
Hey folks, time for our trivia questions of the day. Here they are. The video question is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks:Today supermodel Kate Moss unveiled a new collection of clothing. At what major British retailer will the line be sold? Your selection of answers is: Wal-Mart or Harrod's or Marks & Spencer or Topshop. The news question is worth $1,000 Bonus Bucks: According to the Intl. Air Transport Association, international air passenger traffic was up in Q1 of 2007. How much did it rise? Your selection of answers is: 10% or 19% or 7% or 15%.
Hey everyone. Here's a look at what the contest stocks are doing. We've added number of shares for the most active. Speaking of the most active, three names make an appearance for the first time--Qwest, Nam Tia Electronics and Vishay Intertechnology. But FMT and BQI are knocked out of the most active. The widely held remain the same. Two "bigger" companies...Chiquita and Wrigley...appear on the list of biggest gainers.
Procter & Gamble posted a 13.6% rise in quarterly profit, driven by developing markets, and raised the low end of its full-year profit forecast due to the growth in the quarter.
Avon Products said first-quarter profit nearly tripled, as the direct seller of beauty products shows results from its turnaround efforts. 1st paragraph of story should go here
Here's our re-cap for today. We have the leaderboard, most active and widely held stocks, week 8 winner and trivia questions. Here they are. The video question is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: As part of Delta's reorganization plan to emerge from bankruptcy, how many different types of planes will they fly? Your selection of answers is: 9 or 3 or 12 or 5.
CNBC-TV had it's five for five segment today--that's where they look at five stocks making news this week. It's pretty much based on earnings. Jon Hilsenrath, editor at the WSJ was the guest to talk about the stocks. Again, these are not recommendations for the contest (or your personal portfolio) but more along the lines of what stocks could have a jump up or down.
It's official--we are a broken record--as we talk once again about earnings when it comes to contest stocks. Earnings affected the best performers as well as the worst, showing how dominate those numbers can be when it comes to stock performance. And the hope of good earnings today put a new name on the most active list. (see below). Here ya go:
Here's our re-cap of the day, with the leaderboard, most active and widely held and the trivia questions. Also, there's the current weekly leader (again, not declaring a winner). We start with the trivia. The video question is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: Currently, how many $1 Million homes are there on the market in Rockville, MD? Your selection of answers is: 38 or 18 or 24 or 32 And the news question is worth $1,000 Bonus Bucks: AT&T's CEO Edward Whitacre Jr. is set to retire. His pension plan will be worth more than how much?
At the risk of repeating myself, which I am, it's earnings once again that's dominating the results of the contest stocks. It certainly makes sense, seeing as this is earnings season. And those playing the "earnings game" are seeing the benefits, (current contest leader Greyson Masters) if they picked right (VDSI). Of course, earnings can be a "downer" as owners of SMMX and ISLN found out. Here ya go.
Small appliances and consumer goods company Jarden said on Wednesday it would buy sports equipment maker K2 for $15.50 per K2 share in cash and stock.
Colgate-Palmolive first-quarter profit rose 50% helped by growth across its businesses, but its shares slipped in early trading as the results only met expectations rather than topping them.
Kimberly-Clark said that first-quarter profit jumped 64%, driven by growth in developing and emerging markets, and stood by its full-year profit view despite topping Wall Street's expectations as it faces higher fiber costs.
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: