Asian bourses mirrored the choppy trade overnight in the U.S., with Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul erasing morning gains to trade lower on Friday.» Read More
The Nikkei was down 10.5 percent again last night and is now down almost 19 percent in the past 4 trading sessions. While some have been calling the markets decline "irrational" (the Nikkei has moved almost one annual standard deviation in three days, FTalphaville has noted), the unstable situation at the nuclear plants is a real X-factor that justify caution.
Japan's earthquake couldn’t have come at a worse time for US investors, who poured over $1 billion into Japanese exchange-traded funds last month, second only to US energy funds.
Various companies in the food chains of autos and semiconductors are also down. Polypore International, for example, which makes membranes for lead-acid and lithium batteries, is down 5 percent. As there were damage to many plants, a few semiconductor names outside Japan are trading up.
S&P downgraded Japan on Thursday, so is there a buying opportunity here? Jina Ventures' Ron Shah thinks there is in these three names.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, Jan. 27.
Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry will buy a majority stake in a Hitachi display unit for about $1.2 billion, making it the world's top ranked maker of small and medium sized LCDs, the Nikkei newspaper said on Monday.
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Xerox posted higher-than-expected first-quarter operating profit, based on increasing orders for its document management and printing services from small businesses and emerging markets. Ben Reitzes, IT hardware analyst at Barclays Capital, offered CNBC his take on the stock.
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Eastman Kodak’s shares hit a 52-week high on Wednesday. Will the old film company’s stock continue to rise and is it time for investors to dive in? Erik Kolb, Standard & Poor’s shared his analysis on the firm.
Eastman Kodak is down 60 percent in the last month, and the options are looking for further declines.
Microsoft, in its latest attempt at a campy viral marketing campaign, is trying to get everyday users to throw a "House Party" (think Tupperware party) to spread the word to their friends about the upcoming Windows 7. Yeah, never put the geeks in charge of the party.
Eastman Kodak fell 11 percent yesterday on a plan to dilute its shares, but options action took a bullish turn for the second time this week.
Global stocks were down Tuesday on heightened fears over the stability of the financial industry. Wall Street sank to an 11-year low overnight on reports the government may take a 40 percent stake in Citigroup.
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Japan’s economy is the second largest in the world in terms of GDP, after the United States, with an estimated $2.8 trillion GDP for 2007. Here are some key stats on Japan's economy and markets.
Japanese camera and office equipment maker Canon posted a 12 percent fall in quarterly profit due to sluggish copier demand and the stronger yen, but kept its forecast for a ninth straight year of earnings growth.