Investment Analysts


CNO Financial Group was hit hard during the financial crisis, but the stock is up more than 2,000 percent over the past three years. The company is using cash to pay down debt and to buy back stock, says Randy Binner, FBR Capital senior analyst.

Fixing the Housing Market     Wed, 21 Mar '12 | 2:06 PM ET

Existing home sales for February are 8.8 percent higher than a year ago. Discussing the future of the housing market, with Glenn Yago, Milken Institute senior director and Robert Wetenhall, RBC Capital Markets homebuilding analyst.

Hot Start-Ups: Mobile Payment Industry     Wed, 21 Mar '12 | 1:43 PM ET

Is the booming mobile payment industry a threat to credit card companies? Denee Carrington, Forrester Research senior analyst, offers her view.

Time to Buy FedEx?     Wed, 21 Mar '12 | 1:34 PM ET

Insight on why Kevin Sterling, BB&T transportation analyst, has upped his price target on FedEx from $95 to $110 ahead of the shipping company's Q3 earnings release tomorrow.

HP Shares Fall on Latest News     Wed, 21 Mar '12 | 1:26 PM ET

Hewlett-Packard shares have fallen since the company announced it would combine the PC and Printer units, with Toni Sacconaghi, Sanford C. Bernstein senior analyst.

Report: Tim Tebow Traded to NY Jets     Wed, 21 Mar '12 | 12:54 PM ET

CNBC's Darren Rovell says ESPN is reporting Tim Tebow will be traded to the New York Jets for a fourth-round draft pick.

Wild Times Ahead for Crude?     Wed, 21 Mar '12 | 12:41 PM ET

Oil supply shortages are raising concerns for investors and some are betting on $200 per barrel, says CNBC's Kate Kelly; and rising copper prices could be an opportunity to buy more shares of Freeport-McMoRan, says Richard Garchitorena, Credit Suisse.

Credit Suisse's Regional Bank Downgrade     Wed, 21 Mar '12 | 11:25 AM ET

Craig Siegenthaler, director in equity research & analyst at Credit Suisse, explains what's behind the downgrade of regional banks.

Discussing whether the heat wave could lead to a turnaround for utilities, with Greg Gordon, ISI Group analyst.

Megachange: Future of Health Care     Tue, 20 Mar '12 | 4:42 PM ET

Looking ahead to 2050, Carl McDonald, Citi health care analyst, shares insight on how cost could change, which companies will benefit, and ways in which Medicare and Medicaid could develop.

All eyes are on Oracle as the company prepares to announce earnings reports. Analyzing the charts, with Mark Newton, Greywold Education Partners, and Brent Thill, UBS analyst.

Lazard Raises Priceline's Price Target     Tue, 20 Mar '12 | 2:56 PM ET

Lazard upped their price target on Priceline to $750, with Jake Fuller, Lazard Capital Markets senior analyst and Scott Kessler, S&P Capital IQ equity analyst.

Pier 1 Imports: $19 Price Target     Tue, 20 Mar '12 | 2:47 PM ET

Pier 1 Imports has a very large loyal customer base, says Anthony Chukumba, BB&T Capital Markets specialty hardlines retailers analyst, whose company has a buy rating on the company.

Hot Start-ups: Mobile Game Changers     Tue, 20 Mar '12 | 1:45 PM ET

Are you one of the more than 700 million people who downloaded the mobile game, "Angry Birds?" Tuong Nguyen, Gartner Mobile Gaming analyst, says the mobile gaming industry could grow to a $17 billion market by 2015.

Spare Oil in Saudi Arabia?     Tue, 20 Mar '12 | 10:20 AM ET

Discussing whether Saudi Arabia can bring down the price of gas across America, with Paul Sankey, Deutsche Bank oil analyst.

Insight on why high-end retailer Tiffany says demand for luxury retail remains in tact, with Laura Champine, Collins Stewart senior retail analyst and CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

BofA Rollover & Dividend Investing     Mon, 19 Mar '12 | 5:00 PM ET

Dissecting the day's major business news, with the Fast Money traders, including the top non-dividend paying companies with the biggest amount of cash on their books, with Colin Gillis, BGC Financial.

Kodiak Oil, Gas Rise     Mon, 19 Mar '12 | 2:33 PM ET

Kodiak Oil & Gas is up more than 3,900% since March of 2009. Discussing operational plans for the company, with Gail Nicholson, Pritchard Capital Research analyst.

Oracle is set to report earnings after the closing bell on Tuesday. Sharing perspective on whether investors should buy, sell or hold shares of the stock, with Rob Breza, RBC Capital Markets analyst.

Jumps in oil prices raise concerns for higher energy costs hurting first quarter profits. David Sowerby, Loomis Sayles chief market analyst, and Rob Lutts, Cabot Money CIO, weigh in on whether this could spoil the market rally.

Apple Analyst: Dividend Disappointment?     Mon, 19 Mar '12 | 12:00 PM ET

Discussing whether Apple's dividend was a disappointment, with Toni Sacconaghi, Sanford C. Bernstein senior analyst and Jeff Keswin, Lyrical Partners managing partner.

Hot Homebuilder Stocks     Mon, 19 Mar '12 | 11:20 AM ET

Discussing whether there is more room to go from here as we head into the important spring selling season, with Megan McGrath, MKM Partners homebuilder analyst.

Apple's Cash Plans     Mon, 19 Mar '12 | 11:13 AM ET

Discussing Apple's $10 billion stock buyback plan, and dividend announcement, with Anil Doradla, William Blair & Co. technology, media, and communications analyst.

Sprint to Go Bankrupt?     Mon, 19 Mar '12 | 10:38 AM ET

Why he downgraded Sprint to "underperform," with Craig Moffett, Sanford C. Bernstein senior analyst.

The Highest Price Target of Apple     Mon, 19 Mar '12 | 10:03 AM ET

Insight on why he is upping his estimates to the street's highest Apple price target of $750 ahead of their announcement, with Scott Sutherland, Wedbush Securities analyst.

More Pain at the Pump Coming?     Fri, 16 Mar '12 | 7:21 PM ET

Daniel Yergin, CNBC energy analyst, discusses what's behind the rising price of oil, and problems with Iran.

Tech Cash Cows: Time to Buy Verisign?     Fri, 16 Mar '12 | 4:32 PM ET

Does a strong cash position make for a buying opportunity? A check on Internet company, Verisign's balance sheet, with Edward Maguire, CLSA senior analyst, and Joel Fishbein, Lazard Capital Markets senior analyst.

The New iPad Hits Stores Today     Fri, 16 Mar '12 | 11:12 AM ET

A closer look at Apple's new iPad as consumers rush to be the first to acquire the device, with Tavis McCourt, Morgan Keegan, and CNBC's Jon Fortt.

New Apple iPad Debut     Fri, 16 Mar '12 | 6:20 AM ET

Insight on new iPad features likely to attract new buyers and those looking to upgrade, with Ben Reitzes, Barclays Capital technology hardware analyst.

Riding Apple's Coattails & Cisco Deal     Thu, 15 Mar '12 | 5:36 PM ET

The Fast Money crew weigh in with the play on stocks that benefit from Apple's run. Also, discussing Apple's valuation and Cisco entering the video wars with its $5 billion dollar offering of NDS, with Shaw Wu, Sterne Agee senior tech analyst.