Investment Analysts


The Greek parliament’s approval of fresh austerity measures despite violent protests in Athens opened the door for a brighter disposition in markets and this could push stocks upwards, according to analysts.

Trading Nvidia Ahead of Earnings?     Mon, 13 Feb '12 | 12:40 PM ET

Craig Berger, FBR Capital Markets semiconductor analyst/managing director, shares his view on Nvidia ahead of the company's earnings.

The Sideways Play Mon, 13 Feb '12 | 10:58 AM ET

ETFs broadly covering bonds in the major taxable and tax-exempt asset classes, plus exposure to convertible bonds that feature some of the upside of stocks, are an investor’s best option to deal with uncertainty.

A Model Bull Portfolio Mon, 13 Feb '12 | 10:55 AM ET

Though diversity is important, seek an overweighting in corporate, municipal and emerging market bond funds.

The Bear Case Mon, 13 Feb '12 | 10:55 AM ET

It's only a matter of time before the central bank's easy-money policy affects inflation expectations and inflation itself, spooking investors.

A Model Bear Portfolio Mon, 13 Feb '12 | 10:54 AM ET

U.S. Treasuries should bear the brunt of rising interest rates, so think TIPS and ultra-short funds.

Apple's Rapid Rally to $500     Mon, 13 Feb '12 | 10:41 AM ET

Apple is hanging tough right under that key $500 mark. Scott Sutherland, analyst at Wedbush Securities, weighs in.

Dendreon: Too Far Too Fast?     Fri, 10 Feb '12 | 3:15 PM ET

Dendreon stock has been on a meteoric rise, with Douglas Dieter, Imperial Capital, and George Farmer, Canaccord Adams.

Google the Laggard?     Fri, 10 Feb '12 | 12:44 PM ET

Apple has been on fire with the stock nearing $500, but on the other hand, there is Google, with Gene Munster, analyst at Piper Jaffray.

Trading High Fliers     Fri, 10 Feb '12 | 12:00 PM ET

Tony Sacconaghi, Sanford Bernstein, sheds insight on Apple stock as it gets closer to $500.

Avis Zooms Ahead     Fri, 10 Feb '12 | 10:16 AM ET

Insight on why shares of Avis have been rallying, with Fred Lowrance, Avondale Partners.

Cramer: Analysts Today Are So Negative Thu, 9 Feb '12 | 7:33 PM ET

In this 32 years of investing experience, Cramer has never seen a gloomier group of analysts.

Diamond Foods: Where Was Wall Street?     Thu, 9 Feb '12 | 5:21 PM ET

The Fast Money crew traders weigh in on Diamond Foods, and Timothy Ramey, D. A. Davidson & Co. analyst, defends his "buy" rating on DMND, despite its accounting scandal. Also, Jon Najarian, Fast Money trader, discusses what the options are saying about where the stock is headed.

Markets Setting Up for a Pullback?     Thu, 9 Feb '12 | 4:10 PM ET

Not much enthusiasm from investors today after Greece's political leaders reached an agreement on austerity measures, with Ben Pace, Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management, and Jeffrey Palma, UBS.

Manitowoc Craning Forward     Thu, 9 Feb '12 | 2:55 PM ET

Charles Brady, BMO Capital Markets analyst, explains why Manitowoc is up about 78% year-to-date.

True Religion Apparel Hits Fresh High     Thu, 9 Feb '12 | 1:37 PM ET

True Religion Apparel shares hit a fresh 52-week high just yesterday, surging 70% during that time, with Christine Chen, Needham & Company, and CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

Mark Mahaney, analyst at Citi, explains why he gave a "neutral" rating on Groupon. He also shares his view on Yahoo! and LinkedIn.

Apple Hits Another All-Time High     Thu, 9 Feb '12 | 12:00 PM ET

Apple is set to unveil the iPad3 in March. Michael Walkley, Canaccord Genuity, weighs in.

Pepsi For Your Portfolio?     Thu, 9 Feb '12 | 10:23 AM ET

Insight on whether PepsiCo earnings show strength in consumer spending and how to trade the stock, with John Faucher, JP Morgan senior analyst, U.S. beverages/household/personal care.

Groupon's Miss on Earnings     Thu, 9 Feb '12 | 10:15 AM ET

Groupon's first earnings report Mark May, Barclays Capital Equity Research internet analyst.

Is Whole Foods Priced for Perfection?     Wed, 8 Feb '12 | 5:20 PM ET

Whole Foods reports better-than-expected earnings in Q1, including a 28% increase in EPS. Does the company have any competition on the horizon? Karen Short, BMO Capital Markets analyst, weighs in.

Cisco Shares Up on Earnings Beat     Wed, 8 Feb '12 | 5:00 PM ET

The Fast Money traders with the play on Cisco's earnings beat, and Brian Marshall, ISI Group analyst, discusses his "buy" rating on the tech giant, and the upside potential in the stock. Also, a look at the risk/reward profile of Juniper versus Cisco.

Cisco & News Corp Report Earnings     Wed, 8 Feb '12 | 4:00 PM ET

CNBC's Jon Fortt; Shaw Wu, Sterne Agee; and Mark Sue, RBC Capital Markets, discuss Cisco's latest earnings. Also, the update on News Corp's earnings, with CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

Buy Homebuilders Now?     Wed, 8 Feb '12 | 2:00 PM ET

The NAHB reported today that 98 metro areas are now improving. So is it time to get bullish on homebuilders? David Goldberg, UBS building products analyst, and Robert Wetenhall, RBC Capital Markets, debate.

Bullish on Tobacco Stocks: Analyst     Wed, 8 Feb '12 | 1:39 PM ET

Tobacco stocks are seeing considerable strength on the day, with Bonnie Herzog, Wells Fargo Tobacco analyst.

BofA Surges 43% Year-to-Date     Wed, 8 Feb '12 | 1:22 PM ET

Bank of America is the hottest stock in the Dow this year, surging more than 43%, with Jeffrey Harte, Sandler O'Neill, and Maria Aspen, American Banker.

Colin Gillis, analyst at BGC Financial, explains why he's lifting his Cisco price target ahead of today's earnings results.

Sell Groupon Says Morningstar Analyst     Wed, 8 Feb '12 | 12:33 PM ET

Groupon has an unproven business model and competitors have several advantages, cautions Rick Summer, analyst at Morningstar.

Ralph Lauren is gaining momentum in handbags and footwear, says Michael Binetti, UBS analyst.

Sell Morgan Stanley Now?     Wed, 8 Feb '12 | 12:15 PM ET

Morgan Stanley is soaring about 60 percent since the end of November, but one analyst says it's time for the stock to cool off. Matthew Czepliewicz, analyst at Collin Stewart, made the call and joins the Fast Money traders to discuss.