Investment Analysts


Is IBM Priced for 'Perfection'?     Thu, 19 Jan '12 | 5:10 PM ET

The trade on IBM's earnings and the best tech plays to make, with Brian Marshall, ISI Group analyst, and the Fast Money traders.

Alpha and Beta: CNBC Explains Thu, 19 Jan '12 | 4:16 PM ET

Alpha and beta are important tools for many investors when it comes to figuring out investment returns. So what are they exactly and how do they work? CNBC explains.

Insight on whether Apple's iBooks2 can change the business of textbooks, with Edward Atorino, Benchmark Co. analyst.

Dick Bove Remains Bullish on Banks     Thu, 19 Jan '12 | 10:15 AM ET

Financials will return to historical book value, says Richard Bove, Rochdale Securities. He has a "buy" on Bank of America.

SBUX vs. MCD: Which is Better Buy?     Thu, 19 Jan '12 | 9:50 AM ET

Heavyweights Starbucks and McDonald's are both trading near all-time highs. So which is the better buy? Matt Disfrisco, analyst at Lazard Capital Markets, has a "buy" rating on both stocks.

Breaking Down BofA Earnings     Thu, 19 Jan '12 | 7:22 AM ET

Bank of America did a great job filling their capital hole, says Anthony Polini, Raymond James bank analyst.

The Keystone Pipeline Play     Wed, 18 Jan '12 | 5:32 PM ET

Carl Kirst, BMO Capital Markets analyst, discusses where to find trading opportunities now that the Keystone pipeline project is stalled. Also, Carl Icahn increases his position in WebMD, with the Fast Money traders.

Discussing the trade on eBay's better-than-expected Q4 earnings, with the Fast Money traders, and Frederick Moran, Benchmark Company analyst, weighs in with the outlook for the internet company. Also the after hours trade on Xilinx, and Linear Tech.

Tech Earnings Preview     Wed, 18 Jan '12 | 4:45 PM ET

David Garrity, GVA Research Principal, and CNBC's Jon Fortt, offer a preview of tomorrow's batch of big tech earnings.

eBay Reports Q4 Earnings     Wed, 18 Jan '12 | 4:22 PM ET

Insight on what investors are looking for in eBay's latest earnings results, with Aaron Kessler, Raymond James; David Garrity, GVA Research; and CNBC's Jon Fortt.

Finding Safe Haven in Food Stocks     Wed, 18 Jan '12 | 2:38 PM ET

Erin Lash, sr. equity analyst at Morningstar, discusses how investors can find safety in food stocks.

Does Market Need Goldman Sachs?     Wed, 18 Jan '12 | 12:45 PM ET

The future of Goldman Sachs will be more of an advisor than a liquidity trader, says Ed Ditmire, analyst at Macquarie Group.

Apple Hits All-Time High     Wed, 18 Jan '12 | 12:05 PM ET

Ahead of an Apple "education" event, the stock hit an all-time high. The Fast Money traders also discuss Yahoo and eBay, with Mark Mahaney, Citi analyst.

Income-Generating Ideas for Seniors Wed, 18 Jan '12 | 9:51 AM ET
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In the low-interest rate environment of today, new strategies are needed to make the most of your savings and avoid the inevitable bite of inflation.

Fast Money Web Extra     Tue, 17 Jan '12 | 6:00 PM ET

The Fast Money crew offers special CNBC.com-only advice on your investments. On Tuesday, Kirk Materne, Evercore Partners analyst discusses investing in the Cloud.

Cruise Companies Face Headwinds     Tue, 17 Jan '12 | 5:21 PM ET

A look at the headwinds remaining for the cruise line industry and whether there are investment opportunities, with Kevin Milota, JPMorgan analyst.

Cruise Disaster Hits Carnival     Tue, 17 Jan '12 | 2:50 PM ET

Will passenger confidence and investor confidence in the cruise industry ever be the same? Joel Simkins, Credit Suisse analyst, discusses the recent downgrades for Carnival and the outlook for industry, in the wake of the Italian cruise ship disaster.

JPMorgan Downgrades Intel     Tue, 17 Jan '12 | 12:41 PM ET

JPMorgan downgraded Intel to neutral from overweight, saying Street estimates are too high. Christopher Danely, analyst at JPMorgan, discusses why he made the call.

Tweet the Street     Tue, 17 Jan '12 | 12:38 PM ET

CNBC's Herb Greenberg discusses what's trending on Twitter now.

Shares of Sears Jump     Tue, 17 Jan '12 | 10:45 AM ET

Shares of Sears climb higher, with Mary Ross-Gilbert, Imperial Capital.

Carnival shares continue to slide after this weekend's Costa Concordia accident off the coast of Italy. The Street responded by downgrading shares across the board. Susquehanna's Rachael Rothman weighs in.

Financials: Time to Buy-In?     Thu, 12 Jan '12 | 4:17 PM ET

Mary Jane Matts, Fifth Third Asset Management, explains why bank stocks are under-owned. And David Trone, JMP Securities, discusses his favorite picks in the sector.

Target's New Strategy     Thu, 12 Jan '12 | 3:11 PM ET

Target unveils new design program coined "the shops," with CNBC's Courtney Reagan. Patrick McKeever, MKM Partners, and Richard Hastings, Global Hunter Securities, also discuss whether Target's plan will work.

Disappointing Earnings for Banks?     Thu, 12 Jan '12 | 1:48 PM ET

Bank earnings kick off tomorrow with JP Morgan, but analysts say Q4 profits will be disappointing following a dismal year on Wall Street, with Jeffery Harte, Sandler O'Neill Principal, and Fred Cannon, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods.

SBUX Trades at Fresh All-Time High     Thu, 12 Jan '12 | 12:47 PM ET

UBS says coffee giant Starbucks still has room to run, upping its price target to $52 from $47. David Palmer, analyst at UBS, discusses.

Target's New High-End Strategy     Thu, 12 Jan '12 | 12:41 PM ET

Target plans to launch upscale shops within its stores. What does the high-end strategy mean for Target? Colin McGranahan, analyst at Sanford Bernstein, discusses.

Why is Google Trading so Poorly?     Thu, 12 Jan '12 | 12:33 PM ET

Ken Sena, Evercore internet analyst, discusses short and long-term challenges facing Google, though he maintains that he's not concerned about softer pricing for the stock.

Buy Urban on the Dip?     Thu, 12 Jan '12 | 10:52 AM ET

Why now is the time to buy Urban Outfitters, with Betty Chen, Wedbush Securities retail analyst.

Hope For Homebuilders?     Wed, 11 Jan '12 | 4:33 PM ET

Housing stocks didn't have a great 2011 overall, but something changed in the last three months, with Michael Rehaut, JP Morgan home builder analyst.

Steve Jobs, Comic Book Hero     Wed, 11 Jan '12 | 1:44 PM ET

C. W. Cooke, "Steve Jobs" comic book writer, has made legendary Apple CEO Steve Jobs a comic book hero.