Investment Analysts


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.

Sell Amazon Now, Says Analyst     Tue, 31 Jan '12 | 12:33 PM ET

Colin Gillis, sr. technology analyst at BGC Financial, explains why he has a "sell" rating on Amazon.

Exxon Narrowly Beats Estimates     Tue, 31 Jan '12 | 12:21 PM ET

Exxon Mobil recently lost its status as the largest company in the world and just narrowly beat Street estimates in its Q4, with Faisel Khan, analyst at Citi.

UPS 2012 Profit Forecast Tops Estimates     Tue, 31 Jan '12 | 10:16 AM ET

A breakdown of UPS earnings, with Jeff Kauffman, Sterne, Agee & Leach analyst.

Exxon & UPS Earnings Reaction     Tue, 31 Jan '12 | 10:16 AM ET

A breakdown of ExxonMobil and UPS earnings and his price targets on the stocks, with Philip Weiss, Argus Research senior energy analyst and Jeff Kauffman Sterne Agee analyst.

UPS Earnings Show Economic Improvement     Tue, 31 Jan '12 | 8:00 AM ET

UPS Q4 earnings shows revenues came in slightly lower than expected but because volume is better than expected it shows the economy is improving slightly, says Arthur Hatfield, Morgan Keegan transportation analyst.

Truth About the Big Banks     Mon, 30 Jan '12 | 1:27 PM ET

David Trone, JMP Securities analyst, discusses how being the lead underwriter of Facebook's upcoming IPO will position Morgan Stanley. CNBC's Mary Thompson also weighs in on recent bank earnings.

Morgan Stanley Cuts Abercrombie & Fitch     Mon, 30 Jan '12 | 12:51 PM ET

Aggressive discounts and unseasonably warm weather are prompting Morgan Stanley to cut its estimates and price target on Abercrombie & Fitch. The stock is dropping today, down more than 5% year-to-date. Kimberly Greenberger, of Morgan Stanley, discusses.

Sell Apple Stock? Analyst Explains Why     Mon, 30 Jan '12 | 12:41 PM ET

Despite Apple's massive run, one analyst has a "sell" rating on the stock. Ed Zabitsky, analyst at ACI Research, explains why he is sticking to his $270 price target.

Analyst Offers Better Bets Than P&G     Mon, 30 Jan '12 | 12:25 PM ET

Procter & Gamble shares are tumbling on the day after UBS downgraded the stock from "buy" to "neutral." The analyst who made the call says there are better bets if you are looking to invest in consumer packaged goods. Nik Modi, analyst at UBS, weighs in.

Don't Bet Against RIMM: Analyst     Mon, 30 Jan '12 | 12:11 PM ET

Pierre Ferragu, sr. analyst at Bernstein, explains why investors should hold on to Research in Motion stock today.

When Facebook files for its IPO, the social networking company could be one of the largest companies in the world. What does that mean for other tech giants like Google? Colin Gillis, sr. tecnology analyst at BGC Financial, discusses.

S&P Approaching Big Gains?     Mon, 30 Jan '12 | 10:45 AM ET

A look at whether the S&P will have more gains after January's big turn-up, with Kevin Pleines, Birinyi Associates market analyst.