Investment Analysts


Lampert on Future of Brick & Mortar     Wed, 4 Apr '12 | 11:21 AM ET

Discussing the challenges facing retail, with Brian Nagel, Oppenheimer senior equity research analyst, in regards to Eddie Lampert saying, "companies, especially in retail, are finding themselves in need of reinvention."

The Regional Bank Pair Trade     Tue, 3 Apr '12 | 5:40 PM ET

A look at the best regional bank trades to make, with Chris Mutascio, Stifel Nicolaus analyst, and the Fast Money traders.

Shopping for Retail Stocks     Tue, 3 Apr '12 | 3:20 PM ET

The S&P Retail Index is up 19 percent compared to the S&P 500's 12 percent return year-to-date. Eric Beder, Brean Murray Carret analyst and Stacey Widlitz, SW Retail Advisors president, offer insight.

Sterne Agee Upgrades Schlumberger     Tue, 3 Apr '12 | 12:53 PM ET

Shares of Schlumberger have underperformed the S&P this year, but Stephen Gengaro, Sterne Agee analyst, says now is the time to buy the stock.

Fast Money Final Trade     Tue, 3 Apr '12 | 12:51 PM ET

The Fast Money Halftime Report traders share their final trades.

Discussing how the Fed minutes could affect the currency markets and making a trade on the euro, with MacNeil Curry, Bank of America.

Buy the Steel Dip?     Tue, 3 Apr '12 | 12:26 PM ET

Construction is starting to show signs of life and Sam Dubinsky, Wells Fargo senior analyst, suggests looking for a steel recovery in 2013.

Apple Hype Out of Control?     Tue, 3 Apr '12 | 12:00 PM ET

The Fast Money Halftime traders break down the day's major tech headlines, including Barclays placing a downgrade on Netflix and a valuation of $1 trillion for Apple by 2014, with Colin Gillis, BGC Financial analyst.

In a discussion of his $1000 price target for Apple, Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster says he thinks Apple's iPhone and Samsung Android phones will eventually become the only smartphone competitors.

U.S. Energy Independence by 2020?     Tue, 3 Apr '12 | 10:10 AM ET

A new report by analysts at Raymond James projects the U.S. can be energy independent by the end of the decade. Pavel Molchanov, sr. VP and energy analyst at Raymond James, offers insight.

Apple's Road to $1,000     Tue, 3 Apr '12 | 10:00 AM ET

Gene Munster, Piper Jaffray, is raising his price target on Apple to $910 from $718.

Securing What's in Your Wallet     Mon, 2 Apr '12 | 5:07 PM ET

Kevin McVeigh, Macquarie senior analyst, discusses his "outperform" rating on Global Payments, despite its recent security breach, with the Fast Money crew.

Tech IPOs: Risk vs. Reward     Mon, 2 Apr '12 | 4:15 PM ET

Groupon is seeing its biggest decline since it first went public. Discussing whether the risk of investing in IPOs is worth the reward, with Herman Leung, Susquehanna Financial Group analyst and Doug Creutz, Cowen analyst.

Time to 'Sign On' With Sina?     Mon, 2 Apr '12 | 3:44 PM ET

Buy SINA during its weakness if you want 'social' exposure in China, says Gene Munster, Piper Jaffray senior research analyst.

Fast Food Stock Plays     Mon, 2 Apr '12 | 3:17 PM ET

Burger King is spending about $750 million over the next 12 months to introduce 10 new items across the country. R.J. Hottovy, Morningstar restaurant analyst and Nick Setyan, Wedbush Securities senior equity analyst, weigh in on how to play the fast food space.

Is Groupon Poised to Collapse?     Mon, 2 Apr '12 | 2:38 PM ET

Groupon is trading down 14 percent today since the company increased its previously reported Q4 net loss and cut its revenue, with Rakesh Agrawal, reDesign Mobile analyst, and CNBC's Herb Greenberg.

Travel & Leisure Stocks     Mon, 2 Apr '12 | 1:50 PM ET

Weighing in on how travel and leisure stocks are faring around the world, with Jake Fuller, Lazard Capital Markets analyst. U.S. travel is strong and European travel is weakening, he says.

Will Avon Give Coty a Chance?     Mon, 2 Apr '12 | 12:41 PM ET

Discussing whether the markets are on the cusp of a "sell signal," with Jeff Hirsch, Stock Traders Almanac editor-in-chief. Meanwhile Connie Maneaty, BMO Capital Markets analyst, discusses Avon's rejection of Coty's $10 billion takeover bid.

J.C. Penney vs. Kohls     Mon, 2 Apr '12 | 12:30 PM ET

JPMorgan is reducing J.C. Penney's F12 same-store sales estimates since sales trends appear softer than anticipated, with the Fast Money traders.

Downgrading Groupon to 'Sell'     Mon, 2 Apr '12 | 12:10 PM ET

Sharing investment advice since Groupon was forced to revise Q4 results, with Jordan Rohan, Stifel Nicolaus senior analyst.

Avon products rejected a $10 billion takeover bid from Coty. Linda Bolton Weiser, analyst at Caris & Company, reiterated a "buy" on Avon this morning.

Groupon Rethinks Refund Policies     Mon, 2 Apr '12 | 10:30 AM ET

Sharing perspective on what Groupon's accounting mess means for investors, with Ken Sena, analyst at Evercore Partners analyst, who cut his price target for the company from $28 to $20 per share.

Bart Chilton, commissioner of the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), says the CFTC is poised to reject a Nadex political futures proposal. He also offers insight on the MF Global fallout.

How to Trade the Weakening Yen     Fri, 30 Mar '12 | 12:55 PM ET

Sharing his trade for the Japanese Yen, with Jens Nordvig, Normura, global head of G10 FX.

Buy, Sell or Hold? RIM, BRCM & PAY     Fri, 30 Mar '12 | 12:41 PM ET

Discussing their "best ideas" for investors in technology and who will replace the role of top execs at Research in Motion, with Brian Madoff, Deutsche Bank research analyst and Zach Karabell.

Gap Up 40% This Year     Fri, 30 Mar '12 | 12:00 PM ET

Could Gap's new fashion trends be giving the stock a lift? A look at investors' recent interest in the company and a decision to upgrade the stock to a "buy" rating, with Adrienne Tennant, Janney Capital analyst.

Sony's Struggle     Fri, 30 Mar '12 | 11:18 AM ET

Insight on Sony's efforts to re-establish itself as a top tier electronics company, with Daniel Ernst, Hudson Square Research.

David Strasser, Janney Montgomery Scott retail analyst, discusses Best Buy's sagging Q4 revenues, and the company's plans to shift towards mobile sales and smaller stores.

RIM Reports Q1 Earnings Results     Thu, 29 Mar '12 | 4:45 PM ET

Insight on Research in Motion's Q1 earnings under its new CEO, with Shaw Wu, Sterne Agee, and Alex Gauna, JMP Securities.

Costco: Retail Champ?     Thu, 29 Mar '12 | 1:42 PM ET

Chris Horvers, JPMorgan retail-hardlines analyst, discusses why he likes Costco stock.