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The Internet's ruling triumvirate has a big week: Yahoo! reports quarterly earnings Tuesday, eBay reports on Wednesday and Google on Thursday. What should cyber-stock investors expect? Mark Mahaney, Citigroup's Internet research director, and Scott Kessler, the director of Standard & Poor's information technology research group, gave "Morning Call" their views.
Parker Robinson loses the top spot for the first time since April 5th, falling to second place, and James Kraber is out of the overall leaderboard since he was declared the 6th Weekly Winner! (see earlier post) So--there is a new leader--Kevin Ghasemian Hosein. He and Parker Robinson are both maintaining more than half of their total holdings in cash.
Adobe Systems is eyeing share buybacks as a way to spend its cash instead of pursuing large acquisitions like its $3.4 billion purchase of Macromedia, the company's chief executive said on Tuesday.
Cramer reaches into the mail bag, taking viewer questions on the DoubleClick deal, Harley-Davidson and more.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
Google's acquisition of DoubleClick wasn't much of a surprise since blogs and news coverage over the past few weeks have indicated that the company was in play and had several suitors, including Microsoft, Google, Yahoo and various others.But the big surprise happened over the weekend when we found out that Microsoft was building a coalition of companies to come out against the deal, and that the anti-trust poster-company was now playing the part of victim. Needless to say, this pot-calling-the-kettle-black legal strategy is raising some eyebrows.
Web search leader Google has broken into radio with a multi-year advertising sales agreement with the largest U.S. broadcaster, Clear Channel Radio, the companies said on Sunday.
Could Google be growing too big for its own good? Stewart Barry, senior equity analyst at Think Equity Partners and Gene Muster, senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray debated the issue earlier on Morning Call. The answer could depend on who's asking the question.
In case you missed it, here's a video portion of Friday night's "How To Win" program on the million dollar portfolio challenge. The show got right to the picks from the analysts, so I will do the same. Notice a bit of a theme--earnings reports coming out this week. Also, there are a couple of "bigger" names like Google and McDonald's to chose from.
Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, has reclaimed its position as the largest corporation in the U.S. among the Fortune 500, pushing Exxon Mobil down to number two. With more than $351 billion dollars in revenue, the magazine ranks Wal-Mart slightly ahead of the energy giant. Wal-Mart is on top for the fifth time in six years.
Good morning all. Parker Robinson and James Kraber maintain the top two spots on the overall leaderboard. As the leaders begin to amass more capital, they are starting to make less risky trades and diversify more. Parker's portfolio value stands at $2,826,461.09 up only $2,950 including $3,000 in bonus bucks.
The stock market enters the week boosted by a merger-driven buzz. Asian stock markets closed higher, and merger activity is helping European markets there gain. Earnings news, retail sales for March, and the Empire state manufacturing survey could all influence trading. Retail sales for March were up 0.7%, more than expected.
Internet and media rivals to Google, fearing an unprecedented consolidation of power in the online advertising market, are expected to urge regulators to closely scrutinize the Web search leader's $3.1 billion deal to buy DoubleClick.
Web advertising leader Google agreed to acquire DoubleClick , a top online advertising network, for $3.1 billion, beating out other major Internet players with its bid. The deal represents the largest acquisition in Google's history and comes just six months after Google paid $1.65 billion to acquire video-sharing site YouTube.
Could Google possibly dominate the Internet ad world any more than it will after this acquisition? Just announced: Google is buying DoubleClick, a top online advertising network for $3.1 billion, beating out some other major bidders.
Next week will bring a huge pile of earnings, but the guys want you to ignore most of them. Keep your eyes on the regional banks, which will help paint the bigger picture of the subprime story, and internet names like Yahoo.
Constellation Brands CEO Richard Sands joins the guys for a spirited discussion as they go behind the headlines and give you their take on ... Merck ... the railroads... and more. Find out where they're making fast money.
Web advertising leader Google said on Friday it has agreed to acquire DoubleClick , a top online advertising network, for $3.1 billion, beating out other major Internet players with its bid. The deal represents the largest acquisition in Google's history and comes just six months after Google paid $1.65 billion to acquire video-sharing site YouTube.
As corporate earnings reports begin in earnest next week, merely meeting Wall Street expectations may not be good enough. Companies may have to beat forecasts to compete for investor dollars.
If you know any investors in Research in Motion, you may want to have some Kleenex ready; not for tears of sorrow, but for the ongoing nosebleed they're suffering with the Blackberry maker's shares trading at a 52-week high.
Sam Zell, the billionaire investor, is speaking out against Google (GOOG), saying the search engine giant is stealing content and advertising dollars from newspapers across the country. He wants the new media players to start paying more for the old world content they rely on. Can Zell and other men of old media like Sumner Redstone win - boosting newspaper and content stocks in the process? Or will Google flex its muscle and prove too powerful?