As the Fed meets and earnings news rains down, the big question in the week ahead is whether the S&P 500 can manage a break out.» Read More
Call them the Carl Icahns of the west. Stanley Gold and Roy Disney have never been shrinking violets in pushing for management changes at companies where they've invested some of the $2 billion in funds in their Shamrock Holdings. Most famously, the two led the charge to oust Michael Eisner at Disney, a company formed by Roy's father, and his uncle, Walt.
With Microsoft's earnings report this morning, two thirds of the Dow 30 have now reported. Here is a summary of how things stand in terms of EPS and revenues.
There’s still a week-and-a-half left in the month, but the markets are currently maintaining yet another month of gains.
Since U.S. stocks rebounded from a twelve and a half year-low on March 9, 2009, they have posted an average gain of 100.4%. Here is a look at the best performing stocks since the market rally began.
It's been a major media Monday -- Wall Street analysts have been upgrading media conglomerates left and right. The stocks have been benefiting, gaining more today than the major indices.
In today's trading session, a total of 99 stocks in the S&P 500 reached new 52-week highs. Here is a look at those companies.
Of the world’s biggest media companies, the one that might seem in the best position to ride out the recession is Vivendi, whose headquarters in the shadow of the Arc de Triomphe oversees a sprawling empire of music, pay television, video game and mobile phone businesses.
U.S. stocks managed to close the week in positive territory, up about 1% or greater. The Dow Jones industrial average settled above the 10,000-level twice this week, reaching its highest close in a year.
Hollywood loves a familiar brand — there's a reason why nearly every blockbuster is based on a comic book, TV series, or book, or old movie. An established brand has built-in awareness, making it easier to market as a film movie.
You think Lloyd has a rough time on "Entourage"? At least he's not a temp. You saw how Ari treated those people after Lloyd left. However, revenge is sweet, especially in Hollywood, and temps have found their voice in a blog called The Temp Diaries, purportedly written by one of their own.
Toy retailer Toys 'R Us has unveiled its top toy-buying trends for this holiday season. Topping the list is a focus on nostalgic playthings like hula hoops.
ESPN is reporting that Rush Limbaugh is expected to be dropped from a group bidding for the St. Louis Rams. Can’t say I’m shocked. The bottom line is that, over the past few days, it has become very clear that Limbaugh’s racist comment he uttered on ESPN six years ago was not forgotten about.
Following my post earlier this week on the highest yielding stocks in the Dow, here is a deeper look at the dividends of the S&P 500.
Disney is taking inspiration from its board member Steve Jobs, whose Apple stores have thrived despite the downturn in consumer spending.
As we await the media giants’ third quarter earnings, some optimistic signs are emerging that the ad markets may be about to turn around. Double-digit declines in ad spending across the board has particularly slammed companies like CBS, which relies on ads for more than two thirds of its revenue, and dragged down the results at ABC and NBC.
New standards and models are being developed around the world for how to measure things that don’t have a smokestack, driving even more business to this new business of carbon counting.
The markets are higher today, with the Dow reaching within 68 points of 10,000 in this morning's trading. The Dow, which closed on Friday at a new high for 2009 at 9864.94 is currently trading near October 2008 levels, as it also managed to reach a new intraday peak for 2009 today at 9931.82.
Two and a half months away from the end of the year and the average dividend yield of the Dow 30 has continued to fall since the market lows. See how the 30 companies in the Dow compare.
U.S. stocks posted their strongest weekly performance since mid-July, with all indexes rising nearly 4% or greater for the week.
Good news on the advertising outlook from J.P. Morgan, which this morning revealed some upbeat results from a proprietary survey about ad spending for the second half of the year.