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With four nominees on the 12-person Bob Evans Farms Inc. board, Sandell Asset Management Corp. expects to see significant change in the restaurant operator's financial performance. Absent that, look for the activist fund's manager Thomas Sandell to return...
From: TheStreet | By: Ronald Orol | Friday, October 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The S&P 500 Index recovered much of the ground lost in theaselloff earlier in October, posting its biggest weekly gain of 2014 on strong third-quarter earnings in the U.S. and better-than-forecast economic data in China and...
From: TheStreet | By: Antoine Gara | Friday, October 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Tech stocks dominated the panel discussion during CNBC's "Fast Money" Thursday, with Amazon reporting a blundering third-quarter miss and Microsoft posting a stronger-than-expected fiscal first quarter.a Amazonashares plunged...
From: TheStreet | By: Dawn Kawamoto | Friday, October 24, 2014
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SAN FRANCISCO (TheStreet) -- A massive pop in the markets this week, along with the upcoming runoff elections in Brazilaon Sunday, took center stage in discussions with the Fast Money panel on Friday. GoPro's plunging stockaalso generated talk. On the...
From: TheStreet | By: Dawn Kawamoto | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Markets rallied on Thursday to end the trading session higher, but still off their intraday highs....
From: TheStreet | By: Susannah Lee | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Hudson Bay Capital Management LP is embroiled in a legal fight with Worlds Inc. over the patent monetization company's refusal to lower the price of warrants issued last year in a private placement of convertible debt. Worlds claims that Hudson Bay's...
From: TheStreet | By: Dan Lonkevich | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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SAN FRANCISCO (TheStreet) – GoPro tanked after Oppenheimer initiated coverage with a "sell" rating, characterizing the company on a potential path for slow growth next year and through 2016. Other tech stocks taking a hit Friday included Amazon and...
From: TheStreet | By: Dawn Kawamoto | Friday, October 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Should investors be stressing over the European bank stress tests? Leaks out Friday ahead of Sunday's big reveal suggest that 25 out of the 130 banks that took the test may have failed. This has some investors worried that this...
From: TheStreet | By: Cyrus Sanati | Friday, October 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Avery Dennison Corp. are up 4.64% to $46.23 after reporting net income climbed 38% to $64.3 million in the third quarter of 2014, compared with $46.5 million for the same quarter a year ago. The labeling and packaging...
From: TheStreet | By: Sebastian Silva | Friday, October 24, 2014
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(Editor's note: This commentary originally appeared Oct. 24 onaReal Money Pro. For access to all of hedge fund manager Doug Kass's strategies and commentaries,aclick here.) NEW YORK (RealMoney) -- Today, and over the course of the past 12 months, investors...
From: TheStreet | By: Doug Kass | Friday, October 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are like the Guantanamo Bay prison: the Obama administration has wanted to shut them down for years, but can't quite figure out a way to do it. Since the 2008 financial crisis, when the...
From: TheStreet | By: Dan Freed | Friday, October 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Qlik Technologies were gaining 5.3% to $25.92 Friday after beating analysts' estimates for earnings and revenue in the third quarter. The software company reported earnings of 1 cent a share for the third quarter, about...
From: TheStreet | By: Shawn Ingram | Friday, October 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Google bought six office buildings in a $585 million deal from the Blackstone Group and Starwood Capital. The properties are part of the Pacific Shores Center office park in Redwood City, California, about 11 miles northwest of...
From: TheStreet | By: Tara Terregino | Friday, October 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Chiquita Brands International Inc. are higher by 3.56% to $14.25 in mid-morning trading on Friday, after the company announced its shareholders have rejectedathe proposed merger with the Irish fruit and produce company...
From: TheStreet | By: Amanda Schiavo | Friday, October 24, 2014
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a BALTIMORE (Stockpickr) -- Stocks are bouncing hard in the second half of October. Since Monday, the big S&P 500 index has rallied 3.4%, more than doubling the broad market's year-to-date gains. That price action is starkly different from the market...
From: TheStreet | By: Jonas Elmerraji | Friday, October 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares ofaAlpha Pro Tech are soaring 14.13% to $5.25 this morning after the protective gear maker reported moderate third quarter earnings and revenue growth in its earnings results. The company reported revenue rose 4.1% to $13.2...
From: TheStreet | By: Kurumi Fukushima | Friday, October 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of American Eagle Outfitters Inc. are down 7.21% to $12.81 after the company was downgraded to "neutral" from "buy" at Goldman Sachs on Friday. The firm cut its six-month price target to $13 from $16 and said it lowered...
From: TheStreet | By: J.R. deBart | Friday, October 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Weatherford International Plc aare up 0.36% to $16.93 after the company was upgraded to "buy" from "neutral" at Citigroupatoday with a price target of $23. The international oil and natural gas service company will be...
From: TheStreet | By: Sebastian Silva | Friday, October 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- U.S. stock markets rose slightly on Friday despite U.S. home sales for September missing economists' forecasts and a sharp revision downward in August sales. Stocks in the U.S. also continued toatrade on corporate earnings, with...
From: TheStreet | By: Antoine Gara | Friday, October 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares ofaAbercrombie & Fitch are down 3.60% to $32.40 in pre-market trading Friday after the company was downgraded at Goldman Sachs and BMO Capital Markets. Goldman Sachs downgraded the apparel and personal care company...
From: TheStreet | By: J.R. deBart | Friday, October 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) --aPacific Crest lowered its price target for Yandex to $35 from $41 Friday, reiterating its "outperform" rating. Shares of Yandex were falling 0.1% to $27.57 in morning trading. The analyst firm also lowered its EPS estimates for...
From: TheStreet | By: Shawn Ingram | Friday, October 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Barclays initiated coverage of Temper Sealy International Inc. today with an "equalweight" rating and a price target of $61. The manufacturer of bedding products will continue to benefit from the acquisition of Sealy Corp. , analysts...
From: TheStreet | By: Sebastian Silva | Friday, October 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) --aBMO Capital Markets lowered its price target for Juniper Networks to $20 from $24 Friday, reiterating its "market perform" rating. Shares of Juniper were falling 2.6% to $19.80 in pre-market trading. The analyst firm also lowered...
From: TheStreet | By: Shawn Ingram | Friday, October 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) --aReliance Steel & Aluminum Co. was upgraded to "buy" from "hold" at Jefferies Group on Friday. The firm said it raised its rating on the metals service center company based on its belief that "U.S. metals demand will continue...
From: TheStreet | By: Amanda Schiavo | Friday, October 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of DryShips were falling 25% to $1.50 Friday after the company announced the size and pricing of its public offering of common stock. The shipping company announced it will offer 250 million shares of common stock in the...
From: TheStreet | By: Shawn Ingram | Friday, October 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) - Amazon shares plunged 6.6% in early trading to $292.55 following the online retailer's disappointing quarterly earnings. The Seattle's e-commerce giant's third quarter was marred by poor Fire phone sales, weak digital media sales...
From: TheStreet | By: Laurie Kulikowski | Friday, October 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Wyndham Worldwide shares are down 3.51% to $75.65 on Friday after the hotel chain reported a fiscal 2015 forecast that fell below analysts expectations for the year. Wyndham Worldwide reported current third quarter earnings of...
From: TheStreet | By: Tony Owusu | Friday, October 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Halliburton Co.a are up 0.72% to $56.25 in pre-market trade afteraCitigroup upgraded the oil field services company to "buy" from "neutral," saying the company's opportunity for share gains in North America is not reflected...
From: TheStreet | By: Tedd Cohen | Friday, October 24, 2014
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BOSTON (TheStreet) -- This week's Biotech Stock Mailbag opens with Rockwell Medical . Stuart A. writes:a"Adam, Rockwell Medical has an FDA advisory committee meeting coming up soon. Can you talk aboutathe issues that might be raisedathere?" The Food...
From: TheStreet | By: Adam Feuerstein | Friday, October 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- U.S. stock futures were trading lower after Amazon reported weaker-expected-third quarter earnings and gave a disappointing outlook for the holiday season. Stocks also continued to fall after a New York doctor on Thursday was...
From: TheStreet | By: Antoine Gara | Friday, October 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Lockheed Martin Corp. are up 0.64% to $181.83ain pre-market trade after the company and U.S. defense officials reached agreement on the terms of a contract worth about $4 billion for an eighth batch of 43 F-35 fighter...
From: TheStreet | By: Tedd Cohen | Friday, October 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Oil prices have tanked this month to multi-year lows, but if they bounce back, Emerge Energy Services could be one of the master limited partnerships that would offer "the largest price appreciation," Citigroup's analysts Faisel...
From: TheStreet | By: Sarfaraz A. Khan | Friday, October 24, 2014
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PHILADELPHIA (TheStreet) -- Abouta250 avid fans of John Bogle -- Vanguard's founder and retired CEO -- gathered at the Bogleheads' annual meeting outside Philadelphia on Thursday to listen to "Saint Jack" talk about how to invest, what the market's gyrations...
From: TheStreet | By: Nora Morrison | Friday, October 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- October always seems to be a bad month, and this go-round has been particularly troublesome because of all the global uproar. We have Ebola in America freaking out the natives (not to mention investors). We have the sanctions...
From: TheStreet | By: Jeff Opdyke | Friday, October 24, 2014
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LONDON (The Deal) -- European stocks declined early Fridayaon news that a doctor in New York had tested positive for Ebola after returning from Guinea in West Africa. News that Britain's economy expanded 0.7% in the third quarter, in line with economists'...
From: TheStreet | By: Jonathan Braude | Friday, October 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Here are 10 things you should know for Friday, Oct. 24: 1. -- U.S. stock futures were falling Friday after anaemergency room doctor who returned to New York after treating Ebola patients in West Africa tested positive for theaEbola...
From: TheStreet | By: Joseph Woelfel | Friday, October 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Credit Suisse downgraded Mercer International Inc. to "neutral" from "outperform" earlier on Thursday. The firm said it lowered the Vancouver-based pulp manufacturing company's ratings because of price appreciation. Credit Suisse...
From: TheStreet | By: J.R. deBart | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Flotek Industries Inc. closed up 9.78% to $23.68 on heavy trading volume today after the company reported 2014 third quarter revenue of $116.8 million, compared to $98.4 million for the same period a year ago. The global...
From: TheStreet | By: Sebastian Silva | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Microsoft were gaining 2.7% to $46.22 after-hours Thursday after beating analysts' estimates for earnings and revenue in the fiscal first quarter. The software company reported earnings of 54 cents a share for the fiscal...
From: TheStreet | By: Shawn Ingram | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. aclosed higher by 2.32% to $66.95aon Thursday, after the company reported 2014 third quarter financial results that exceeded analysts' expectations. The non-alcoholic beverage manufacturer...
From: TheStreet | By: Amanda Schiavo | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Amazon.com were falling 7.1% to $291 in after-hours trading on Thursday after missing analysts' estimates for earnings and revenue in the third quarter. The online retailer reported a loss of 95 cents a share for the...
From: TheStreet | By: Shawn Ingram | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Westlake Chemical Corp areaup 1.16% to $76.17 after the company announced that it will expand its ethylene capacity and make other capital improvements in Lake Charles, LA through a $330 million capital investment. This...
From: TheStreet | By: Kurumi Fukushima | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Amazon.com are slightly up 0.18% to $313.52 this afternoon as analysts expect the online retail giant to report a third quarter earnings loss of 74 cents per share on revenue of $20.84 billion at 5 p.m. ET today. Amazon.com...
From: TheStreet | By: Kurumi Fukushima | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Alcatel-Lucent SA are up 3.21% to $2.57 after the company was upgraded to "hold" from "underperform" at Jefferies LLC. The firm concurrently lowered the French global telecommunications equipment company's price target...
From: TheStreet | By: J.R. deBart | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Occidental Petroleum Corp.a are up 1.66% to $91.19 today, after the company reported income ofa$1.2 billion, or $1.55 per diluted share for the third quarter of 2014, compared witha$1.6 billion or $1.96 per diluted share...
From: TheStreet | By: Sebastian Silva | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- General Motors shares are down 1% to $31 on Wednesday after the U.S. automaker reported higher than expected net income during the third quarter, but also postedarevenue that fell short of expectations for the period. GM reported...
From: TheStreet | By: Tony Owusu | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Analysts pepperedaJanus Capital Group aexecutives with tough questions in its first earnings call following its hire of "Bond King" Bill Gross in September, an announcement that stunned the investing world and sent Janus shares...
From: TheStreet | By: Dan Freed | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- After a bout of market volatility at the beginning of October created fears of a U.S. slowdown, corporate earnings and leading economic indicators wereapointing to steady growth. Jobless claims released Thursday remained near...
From: TheStreet | By: Antoine Gara | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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(Editors note: This article was originally published on Real Money Pro Oct. 22 at 10:30 a.m.) The topic of fast food remains incredibly relevant today, even though earnings reports from Chipotle and McDonald's are no longer fresh from the oven. There...
From: TheStreet | By: Brian Sozzi | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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In what's become a fast growing and consolidating industry, Phillips 66 Partners LP and EnLink Midstream Partners LP announced after the markets closed Wednesday, Oct. 22, that they had bought assets from their affiliates in deals valued at $533 million....
From: TheStreet | By: Claire Poole | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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