Investment Analysts


Goldman to VZ: Drop the iPhone?     Wed, 8 Feb '12 | 10:00 AM ET

William Power, Robert W. Baird & Co. senior research analyst.

Insight what caused revenue misses from Disney, with David Bank, RBC Capital Markets managing director, broadcasting & media analyst, who says the revenue miss is from the studio.

Is Caesar's IPO a Bad Bet?     Tue, 7 Feb '12 | 5:37 PM ET

David Bain, Sterne Agee gaming analyst, provides insight on Caesar's initial public offering, warning investors to avoid it unless they expect a huge economic turnaround, with the Fast Money traders.

Deborah Weinswig, Citi analyst, defends her downgrade of WAG, on the heels of its big fight with Express Scripts, with the Fast Money traders.

Discussing Glencore's $41B acquisition of Xstrata and its impact on other commodity mergers, with Anthony Young, Dahlman Rose analyst.

Walt Disney Q1 Earnings Miss     Tue, 7 Feb '12 | 5:00 PM ET

The Fast Money traders break down Disney's Q1earnings miss and the play on the stock, with Tony Wible, Janney Montgomery Scott analyst, saying DIS is dealing with an uncertain advertising market.

Martha & Staples a Good Thing?     Tue, 7 Feb '12 | 2:33 PM ET

Staples partnered with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia to offer a line of home office items to appeal more to women customers. Alan Rifkin, Barclays Capital sr. analyst, sheds insight.

ISI Upgrades Schwab     Tue, 7 Feb '12 | 12:22 PM ET

If you're betting on rates going up this year, your best bet may be to buy Schwab. Brian Bedell, analyst at ISI Group, explains the call.

Disney Shares Up Pre-Earnings     Tue, 7 Feb '12 | 12:21 PM ET

Entertainment giant Disney reports earnings after the bell today following reports it's in talks with Univision for a 24-hour news channel, with Jason Baziney, analyst at Citigroup.

IBM the Apple of Corporates?     Tue, 7 Feb '12 | 12:11 PM ET

Is IBM the corporate equivalent of Apple with its triple play of software, services and hardware? Shaw Wu, analyst at Stern Agee, weighs in.

Coinstar Will Go to $72, Analyst     Mon, 6 Feb '12 | 5:53 PM ET

Breaking down Coinstar's earnings beat, and the headwinds facing the company as it prepares to enter the video streaming business with its acquisition of NCR, with Michael Pachter, Wedbush analyst.

Epic Summer for Gasoline?     Mon, 6 Feb '12 | 5:10 PM ET

Is now the time to go long gasoline futures and short crude oil? Seth Kleinman, Citi global head of energy strategy, weighs in on the best energy plays, with the Fast Money traders.

Taco Bell Expands to Breakfast     Mon, 6 Feb '12 | 1:44 PM ET

Yum! Brands, which owns Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut, is gearing up to report earnings after the bell, with CNBC's Jane Wells, and Keith Siegner, Credit Suisse restaurant analyst.

Why I Downgraded GLW: Analyst     Mon, 6 Feb '12 | 12:44 PM ET

Piper Jaffray upgraded Corning from "neutral" to "overweight" saying the company is on target to generate more growth. Corning is down more than 40% in one year. Is the worst over? Jagadish Iyer, analyst at Piper Jaffray, explains why he made the call.

Buffalo Wild Wings Takes Hit     Mon, 6 Feb '12 | 12:41 PM ET

Stephen Anderson, Miller Tabak, downgraded Buffalo Wild Wings to a "neutral" from "buy." He cites higher wing costs and lowered his EPS estimate for 2012 and 2013.

Verizon and Redbox to Battle Netflix     Mon, 6 Feb '12 | 12:11 PM ET

Verizon and Redbox are teaming up to take on Netflix, offering a service that lets customers rent DVDs as well as download and stream video. Which names are best positioned to win the streaming wars? John Blackledge, analyst at Credit Suisse, explains.

Time to Buy Hotel Stocks?     Mon, 6 Feb '12 | 10:23 AM ET

A look at the hotel stocks that are outperforming the broader S&P 500, with Jake Fuller, Lazard Capital Markets.

Bullish on Gaming Stocks: Analyst     Fri, 3 Feb '12 | 12:22 PM ET

Gaming stocks are getting a huge pop ahead of the Super Bowl, with MGM up almost 30%, with Robin Farley, analyst at UBS.

Retailers Report Mixed Results     Thu, 2 Feb '12 | 9:45 AM ET

January is an important cleanup month for retailers, says Adrianne Shapira, Goldman Sachs senior retail analyst, who takes a look at the retailers that lagged and the pent up demand for cold-weather goods.

Restaurant Stocks Heat Up     Wed, 1 Feb '12 | 2:33 PM ET

Restaurant December performance was at its highest level in six years, with Destin Tompkins, Morgan Keegan sr. analyst.

Whole Foods Earnings Preview     Wed, 1 Feb '12 | 12:51 PM ET

Ed Aaron, analyst at RBC, explains why Whole Foods' business is moving in the right direction ahead of its earnings release today. "Whole Foods is a growth stock," he says.

Green Mountain Earnings Preview     Wed, 1 Feb '12 | 12:41 PM ET

Green Mountain is reporting earnings Wednesday after the bell. Bill Chappell, anlayst at Suntrust Robinson Humphrey, offers his forecast.

Whirlpool Rises, So Short Stock?     Wed, 1 Feb '12 | 12:21 PM ET

Whirlpool surged Wednesday after an earnings report that beat the Street's estimates. Mike Murphy, of Rosecliff, explains why he's shorting the stock.

Bullish on Yum! Brands: Analyst     Wed, 1 Feb '12 | 12:10 PM ET

Yum! Brands is on fire as the company continues to benefit from demand in China, with David Palmer, analyst at UBS. "For Yum there is evidence that their sales are accelerating and they are actually going to be okay in 2012," he says.

Facebook IPO Filing Status Updates     Wed, 1 Feb '12 | 10:00 AM ET

Discussing Facebook's anticipated preliminary paperwork for a $5 billion IPO, with Michael Pachter, Wedbush Securities managing director, equity research.

Amazon Reports Earnings Results     Tue, 31 Jan '12 | 4:00 PM ET

What investors want from Amazon, even as the company's revenue falls short of expectations, with Herman Leung, Susquehanna Financial Group; Aaron Kessler, Raymond James; and CNBC's Jon Fortt.

A look at what the charts reveal about Amazon ahead of earnings, with Abigal Doolittle, Peak Theories Research, and Gene Munster, Piper Jaffray.

Analyst Upgrades RadioShack     Tue, 31 Jan '12 | 2:33 PM ET

Alan Rifkin, Barclays Capital, explains why he upgraded RadioShack after he had a "sell" on the stock for years.

Buy Chipotle Ahead of Results?     Tue, 31 Jan '12 | 1:48 PM ET

Bart Glenn, D.A. Davidson & Co. equity analyst, discusses his view on Chipotle ahead of its earnings results tomorrow.

Under Armour vs. Nike     Tue, 31 Jan '12 | 12:41 PM ET

The race to dominate the athletic gear market is one even though Under Armour recently issued conservative guidance, with the Fast Money team and Sean McGowan, Needham analyst.