Herbalife Beats Estimates: All Eyes on the Conference Call

Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) reported 4Q12 EPS of $1.05, $0.02 ahead of consensus; the pre-announced guidance range was $1.02-$1.05.  On a constant currency basis, EPS grew by 26% year-over-year. Total revenues rose by 19.8%, in line with the pre-announced forecast but ahead of the original guidance of +17%-19%.  Sales growth was...

Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) 4Q Earnings Beat, Shares Rise 3%

As Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) awaited to announce its fourth quarter earnings, investors pushed the stock up 3% on Tuesday during regular trading hours. This was a sign of things to come as Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) reported its fourth-quarter earnings beat estimates; it also increased its sales guidance. According to it quarterly earnings press release, Herbalife...

Herbalife Plans a "Very Scripted" Call, Ackman Plans to Preempt

Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) is planning a very carefully scripted conference call with investors tomorrow, according to FOX Business Network (FBN) Senior Correspondent Charlie Gasparino. Gasparino also reports that sources close to Pershing Square CEO Bill Ackman say to watch for Ackman “putting out a statement tomorrow morning to sort...

Best Buy Co., Inc. (BBY) Extends Its Price-Matching Guarantee

Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY) has announced that its price matching guarantee will extend beyond special offers. The big box store has promised to match prices from brick and mortar stores as well as nineteen online retailers. The development has been received well on the market. This moves comes after...

Nelson Peltz Lauds Legg Mason’s CEO in Interview

After a five month search for a CEO, Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE:LM) announced Wednesday that it had made the critical choice. The large asset manager named Joseph Sullivan as the new CEO. Sullivan is Legg’s interim CEO and the former head of global distribution. The move was lauded by activist investor...

An Investment Idea from Jesse Livermore: Jeffrey Saut

The following investment idea from Jesse Livermore comes from a report issued today by Raymond James analyst, Jeffrey Saut titled (appropriately) ""Jesse Livermore" “There were times when my plans went wrong and my stocks did not run true to form, but did the opposite of what they should have done if...

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) Fall On Weak February Sales

The stock market fell in trading on Friday afternoon erasing the slight gains which had been made during the week's trading. The  S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) was down 0.16% for the day's trading at the time of writing. That leaves gains for the last five days at around 0.03% on...

Xoom Corp (XOOM) Shares Surge In Trading Debut

On Friday, investors gave a thumbs up to international money transfers by supporting Xoom Corp (NASDAQ:XOOM)'s IPO. The company, which enables customers wire cash across borders via the Web, jumped 35% on the Nasdaq. The stock opened at $21, representing a 31% increase from its $16 offer price. As the trading...

Zynga Inc (ZNGA) And EA Settles Dispute

Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) and Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) have settled various intellectual property claims on each other, according to a court filing. The filing, which was uncovered by AllThingsD.com, said that the dispute has been settled out of court. The size of the settlement, and if it had monetary value, has not been...

Gold Price Crumbles On Recovery Hopes

Since the 2008 economic meltdown many investors have been flocking to gold as a hedge against currency inflation, and a safe store of value in a volatile trading world. It's worked so far, but the price of gold fell below $1600 today for the first time since August. Some are...

Amazon Down As Congress Looks At New Online Tax

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) shares were trading down by more than 1% on Friday, the same day it was revealed that Congress was looking at a bill to institute an online sales tax. For the full week, Amazon shares are up by just over 1.5%, and the year so far sees...

Time Warner-Meredith deal: Another Brick in the Wall

Media giant Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX) is believed to be in advanced stage of negotiations with Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP) regarding the sale of a vast majority of Time Inc.’s magazine titles. The talks are likely to result in Time Warner offloading all of the titles except Time, Sports Illustrated, and Fortune. The...

Heinz CEO Discusses Berkshire Hathaway & 3G Buyout

Heinz CEO Bill Johnson discussed the company’s agreementto be acquired by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A) (NYSE:BRK.B) and 3G Capital. Johnson stated, “I just think Warren Buffett and the 3G Capital people saw an opportunity to acquire a wonderful brand and take it to levels that maybe we couldn’t have taken it...

Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffett FBN Interview

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A) (NYSE:BRK.B) CEO Warren Buffett spoke with FOX Business Network's (FBN) Liz Claman about the announcement that Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A) (NYSE:BRK.B) is teaming up with 3G Capital to purchase H.J. Heinz Company (NYSE:HNZ). Buffett discussed the deal, saying, "The one thing I can assure you is that we will...

Kerrisdale Capital on The Long Case for AMERCO

From the famous value hedge fund, Kerrisdale Capital: We believe that AMERCO ("UHAL" or the "Company") is highly undervalued. We are long the stock. Our 30-page report explaining our long thesis for UHAL is embedded below:   AMERCO (NASDAQ: UHAL) is an underfollowed holding company that owns one of America's most ubiquitous businesses:...

Cisco CEO John Chambers on Preparations for Sequester [VIDEO]

Cisco CEO John Chambers spoke with FOX Business Network’s (FBN) Liz Claman about his concerns surrounding a possible sequestration and how it would affect Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO). Chambers said, “we have categorized it as potential pause” and that “the market may get a little concerned.” Video and excerpts below: Watch...

Notable 13F Changes For Large Hedge Funds

Below are some changes based on 13F filings by some of the large, prominent Hedge Funds: APPALOOSA MANAGEMENT Boosted Stakes in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:SPY), MSFT, HIG, EMC 2/14 16:28 APPALOOSA MANAGEMENT Cut Stakes in QQQ, American International Group, Inc. (NYSE:AIG), Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG), FIO, MAS...

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