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Targets Hits its Bulls-Eye

The second largest U.S. discount retailer beat on both the top and bottom lines, while projecting full-year earnings that far exceeded the Street's estimates, with Colin McGranahan, analyst at Bernstein.

Sears Posts Large 4Q Loss

Mary Ross Gilbert, retail analyst at Imperial Capital, explains why she has an underperform on Sears and a $6 price target.

CS Joins $600 Apple Club

Credit Suisse is upping its price target of Apple to $600, joining a growing club of bullish analysts on the Street, with the Fast Money team.

Netflix's New Competition, Comcast

Insight on how Netflix's competition will change as NBC's parent company Comcast announces its new streaming service, with Amy Chozick, New York Times and Barton Crockett, Lazard Capital Markets.

Dell's Earnings Miss

A look at where Dell is headed from here, with Shaw Wu, Sterne Agee senior technology analyst.

TJX Higher Profits on Holiday Sales

Retailer TJX reports higher quarterly profit on strong holiday sales. Insight with Kimberly Greenberger, Morgan Stanley retail analyst.

Home Depot Builds Q4 Profit

A mild winter helped the home improvement chain beat the Street. Insight with Chris Horvers, J.P. Morgan retail-hardlines analyst.

Buy Retail Stocks?

Discussing whether investors should buy retail names ahead of their earnings next week, with Jon Fisher, Fifth Third Asset Management, and Michael Keara, Morningstar.

FSLR Gets a Pop

First Solar shares are up nearly 7% after the company received approval to build a solar firm. Aaron Chew, analyst at Maxim Group, weighs in.

Shares of Microsoft Hitting Highs

Microsoft is powering ahead of a number of new product launches including Windows 8, with Walter Pritchard, Citi director/software analyst.

Moody's Bank Review

What impact will a Moody's downgrade have on banks and capital markets? Brad Hintz, Sanford Bernstein research analyst, provides perspective

Nordstrom Q4 Earnings Trade

The Fast Money traders weigh in on the retail play, and Erika Maschmeyer, R.W. Baird retail analyst, breaks down the Q4 numbers on retailer, Nordstrom, and its outlook for 2012.

Bull Case for Apple Stock

Whitney Tilson, shares why he likes Apple now.

Neutral on LinkedIn Stock?

Mark Mahaney, analyst at Citigroup, has a "neutral" rating on LinkedIn and $90 price target.

Is it 'Over' for Netflix?

Michael Pacter, analyst at Webush Securities, explains why he thinks it's "over" for Netflix.

Media Stocks to Watch

Discussing the best plays in the media space, with Barton Crockett, Lazard Capital entertainment analyst, and David Bank, RBC Capital Markets analyst.

Time to Sell Home Builder Stocks?

Home building stocks are at 52 week highs. Has the sector hit bottom,and is it time to sell? Nishu Sood, Deutsche Bank analyst, provides perspective, with the Fast Money traders.

S&P Downgrades Salesforce.com to 'Strong Sell'

Scott Kessler, S&P Capital IQ, discusses his downdgrade of CRM, saying the company faces greater competitive challenges, and trades at nearly a 20% premium to its peers. Despite the downgrade, Salesforce shares are up 30% year-to-date.

Deere Beats & Boosts: Strong Farm Economy

Ann Duignan, JP Morgan analyst breaks down Deere's Q1earnings, and places a $100 price target on the company. The Fast Money crew weighs in on the trade.

Dell Downgrade: Time to Reboot?

Shaw Wu, Stern Agee defends his downgrade on Dell to "underperform" on limited upside potential, and overexposure in the PC market, explaining the company is "fundamentally challenged," with the Fast Money traders.

Kellogg's Plan to Buy Pringles

Insight on Kellogg's plans to snap up Pringles, with David Palmer, UBS senior restaurant/packaged food analyst.

Zynga Barely Beats Street

The online game-maker reports a Q4 net loss but tops Street expectations in its first ever quarterly report, with Mark May, Barclays Capital Equity Research internet analyst.

Michael Kors Surges

A check on Michael Kors' shares as its Q3 profit and revenue beat Street estimates, with Jeff Klinefelter, Piper Jaffray Senior research analyst.


The Greek parliament’s approval of fresh austerity measures despite violent protests in Athens opened the door for a brighter disposition in markets and this could push stocks upwards, according to analysts.

ETFs broadly covering bonds in the major taxable and tax-exempt asset classes, plus exposure to convertible bonds that feature some of the upside of stocks, are an investor’s best option to deal with uncertainty.

Though diversity is important, seek an overweighting in corporate, municipal and emerging market bond funds.


It's only a matter of time before the central bank's easy-money policy affects inflation expectations and inflation itself, spooking investors.

U.S. Treasuries should bear the brunt of rising interest rates, so think TIPS and ultra-short funds.

Apple's Rapid Rally to $500

Apple is hanging tough right under that key $500 mark. Scott Sutherland, analyst at Wedbush Securities, weighs in.

Google the Laggard?

Apple has been on fire with the stock nearing $500, but on the other hand, there is Google, with Gene Munster, analyst at Piper Jaffray.

Trading High Fliers

Tony Sacconaghi, Sanford Bernstein, sheds insight on Apple stock as it gets closer to $500.