Investment Analysts


Best Social Media Trades     Mon, 19 Dec '11 | 5:42 PM ET

Shares of Zynga are trading under the IPO price, but does that create a buying opportunity? And what should investors expect when Facebook and Twitter go public? Lou Kerner, Liquidnet analyst, with the play on social media stocks.

Financial Hit: BofA Under $5     Mon, 19 Dec '11 | 5:08 PM ET

The Fast Money traders weigh in on shares of Bank of America falling below its support level, and the trade on financials. Also a preview of Jeffries earnings, with Douglas Sipkin, Ticonderoga Securities analyst.

AT&T Drops $39B Bid for T-Mobile     Mon, 19 Dec '11 | 5:00 PM ET

Dissecting the play on AT&T dropping it's bid for T-Mobile, with the Fast Money traders, and whether T-Mobile has lost value and if Sprint will be a beneficiary of the announcement, with Timothy Horan, Oppenheimer analyst.

AT&T Will Not Acquire T-Mobile     Mon, 19 Dec '11 | 4:57 PM ET

AT&T has pulled out of their bid to buy T-Mobile from Deutsche Telecom and will take a $4B charge for doing so, with Walter Piecyk, BTIG telecom analyst.

Talking Numbers: Trading Nike     Mon, 19 Dec '11 | 3:24 PM ET

Investors are awaiting Nike to report earnings tomorrow. Is Nike a 'buy' ahead of the report? Carter Worth, Oppenheimer chief market technician and Robert Samuels, WJB Capital Group retail analyst weigh in.

PetSmart Smart Investment?     Mon, 19 Dec '11 | 2:21 PM ET

PetSmart is soaring under the radar on Monday. Sean McGowan, Needham analyst, shares advice for investors on whether they should cash in on the stock.

Fab Four: 2012 Funds Picks     Mon, 19 Dec '11 | 1:40 PM ET

Sharing perspective on four of the best funds for the new year, with Karen Dolan, Morningstar director of mutual fund analysis.

Trading Weakness in VMWare     Mon, 19 Dec '11 | 12:48 PM ET

Slumps in virtualization solutions company, VMWare may be creating a buying opportunity. Discussing the likeliness of VMW remaining immune to a downturn in the market, with Rajesh Ghai, Think Equity analyst.

Apple Renews TV Push     Mon, 19 Dec '11 | 11:51 AM ET

Apple makes a renewed push into the TV world. Brian Marshall, analyst at ISI Group, discusses the latest headlines affecting the tech powerhouse.

MSG Initiated with BUY at Needham     Mon, 19 Dec '11 | 11:15 AM ET

Needham is initiating Madison Square Garden stock with a buy rating. Laura Martin, analyst at Needham, discusses.

Schnitzer Steel Slashes Outlook     Mon, 19 Dec '11 | 11:00 AM ET

Schnitzer Steel lowered its outlook this morning, citing weaker than anticipated global market conditions. Timothy Hayes, Davenport & Company, weighs in.

Wendy's Gets It Together     Fri, 16 Dec '11 | 2:52 PM ET

Shares of Wendy's have been stuck around $5 for 3 years. Discussing recent changes in the company's marketing strategy, with Joscelyn Mackay, Morningstar credit analyst.

Alaska Air Reaches 52-Week High     Fri, 16 Dec '11 | 2:41 PM ET

Discussing good news for Alaska Airlines and the secret behind the stock's success, with Dan McKenzie, Rodman & Renshaw senior airline analyst.

Is Apple Too Cheap?     Fri, 16 Dec '11 | 12:38 PM ET

Apple shares are up roughly 18% and discussing whether the stock is too cheap, with Toni Sacconaghi, Bernstein analyst.

RIM Down 19% This Week     Fri, 16 Dec '11 | 12:10 PM ET

Research in Motion is plunging to an eight- year low after news of the QNX-based BlackBerry phone being delayed and disappointing earnings report. Discussing next steps for the company, with Tavis McCourt, Morgan Keegan analyst.

Reaction to RIM Earnings     Thu, 15 Dec '11 | 4:22 PM ET

Instant analysis of Research in Motion's earnings, with Shaw Wu, Sterne Agee, and Alex Gauna, JMP Securities.

The clock is ticking for holiday shoppers hoping to order gifts out in time for a pre-Christmas arrival. With Sucharita Mulpuru, Forrester web retail analyst

What's Next for Diamond Foods?     Tue, 13 Dec '11 | 5:39 PM ET

Diamond Foods has taken a beating in the past three months, the stock is down more than 60% over accounting concerns. Discussing what the franchise is worth, with Ed Aaron, RBC Capital Markets analyst, and how to play the stock, with the Fast Money traders.

Time to Buy CRM?     Tue, 13 Dec '11 | 12:53 PM ET

A look at shares of Salesforce.com and whether weakness does present a buying opportunity, with Walter Pritchard, Citi director/software analyst.

McDonalds Is Well Positioned     Tue, 13 Dec '11 | 11:47 AM ET

Lately, consumers have been craving McCafé Peppermint Mochas and McRibs. Discussing the successful business planning behind the recent rally for McDonalds shares, with Matt DiFrisco, Lazard Capital Markets senior restaurant analyst and CNBC's Melissa Lee.

Best Buy's Q3 Whiff     Tue, 13 Dec '11 | 11:17 AM ET

Despite promotional efforts, Best Buy shares are down this morning after the company missed Q3 revenue and earnings per share estimates. Perspective on where the company's prospects stand, with Alan Rifkin, Barclay's Capital retail hardlines analyst.

Is Best Buy a 'Buy'?     Mon, 12 Dec '11 | 5:43 PM ET

A preview of Best Buy's earnings, with David Strasser, Janney Montgomery Scott retail analyst, and how to trade it.

Cash in on Shipping Stocks?     Mon, 12 Dec '11 | 4:43 PM ET

FedEx says the company expects 17 million shipments on today's busiest shipping day of the year. Christian Wetherbee, Citi Transport analyst, and Keith Schoonmaker, Morningstar Equity analyst, weigh in on whether you should invest in shipping and transport companies.

Talking Numbers: Buy Best Buy?     Mon, 12 Dec '11 | 3:23 PM ET

Best Buy expects healthy Q3 results from a successful Black Friday weekend and early holiday season, with Carter Worth, Oppenheimer chief market technician, and Peter Keith, Piper Jaffray analyst.

American's Shopping Not Dropping     Mon, 12 Dec '11 | 2:34 PM ET

Retail stocks continue to outperform the broader market by about 4 percent, with Robert Drbul, Barclays senior equity research analyst.

Kindle Up in Flames?     Mon, 12 Dec '11 | 12:55 PM ET

Critics are attacking the Kindle Fire saying customers are unhappy. Insight on why he has a sell rating on Amazon, with Colin Gillis, BGC Financial analyst.

Cloud-Computing Wars     Thu, 8 Dec '11 | 5:48 PM ET

How to trade the cloud-computing space, with Dan Ives, FBR Capital Markets, and the Fast Money traders.

Winners & Losers in Tech     Wed, 7 Dec '11 | 5:30 PM ET

The Fast Money traders weigh in on financials, and a look at the top tech trades, icluding, Google, InterActiveCorp, and LinkedIn, with Michael Graham, Canaccord Genuity analyst.

Martha Stewart Stock's Slump     Wed, 7 Dec '11 | 2:58 PM ET

Martha Stewart stock is sitting at $4 a share, with a market cap under $200 million. Five years ago, it was almost $25. David Bank, RBC Capital Markets analyst, weighs in.

Nike: A Victory at Citi?     Wed, 7 Dec '11 | 2:15 PM ET

Citi added Nike to it top picks, with Kate McShane, Citigroup analyst. Nike has strong revenues from emerging market exposure, she says.