Will Chesapeake Be Icahn’s Next Project?

Chesapeke Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) may have attracted some investors with a big interest in the company. Bloomberg reported yesterday that Carl Icahn may have acquired a stake int the company of up to, but certainly below, 5%. BlackRock Inc. (NYSE:BLK) had certainly increased its stake in the company to...

Facebook (FB) Sags Under Weight Of Complaints

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is still facing a great deal of problems arising from its IPO which took place just one week ago today. The company has been hard hit by allegations of insider trading and lawsuits relating to the IPO as well as a huge loss in confidence from...

Market & Company News: Updates on EBAY, JCP, BKS, DELL, MSFT, GMCR

Every morning We put out a news report with the latest news in global stock markets, company news, and global economic news. Morning Market Update   Market Levels  * US: Dow Futures: 12526.00 (-0.08%), S&P 500 Futures: 1319.70 (-0.22%), NASDAQ Futures: 2531.75 (-0.18%) * Europe: CAC: 3024.55 (-0.46%), DAX: 6288.11 (-0.44%), FTSE: 5317.33 (-0.62%). *...

Post-Market & Company News: Updates on DOW, CHK, BLK, JPM, FB, BG

Every afternoon we provide an update on global market levels, company news, economic news, and hedge fund news.  Market Levels  * US: Dow: 12529.80 (0.27%), S&P 500: 1320.68 (0.14%), NASDAQ: 2839.38 (-0.38%) * Europe: CAC: 3038.25 (1.15%), DAX: 6315.89 (0.48%), FTSE: 5350.05 (1.56%). * Asia-Pacific: Australia: 4055.80 (-0.28%), China: 2350.97 (-0.53%), Hong Kong:...

Morgan Stanley Dealing with Friday Facebook Trades, Arranges Call

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) is still battling with trades from last Friday for Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) customers, according to a Reuters report. On Monday, the company announced it still had unexecuted trades for retail customers and now after almost a week, it continues battling them. It's just one of their many...

Apple's VP of EMEA Resigns

The French newspaper, Le Figaro, is reporting that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)'s Pascal Cagni, vice president of operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, has resigned from the company as of Wednesday. The outlet announced the news on Thursday. The reason for his departure is apparently unknown. Cagni joined the company...

Larry Fink And The Death Of Equities

On February 8 BlackRock Inc. (NYSE:BLK) chief Larry Fink talked on Bloomberg TV about why he was bullish on stocks. At the time the market was going through a huge rally as European fears drifted out of investor's minds and US economic recovery looked like it was finally coming...

IBM Completes Varicent Buy

  International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) has closed its acquisition of Varicent Software today for an undisclosed amount. Varicent, which provides sales analysis software and enterprise solutions, will be used to compliment the firm's enterprise solutions and business services sector. The deal was first announced last April 13. The company has...

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK) Issues Letter as Pressure Mounts

It's been a rough year for energy producer Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK)? with its 50 percent decline in value and an activist investor publicly calling for shareholders to vote against two directors. Chesapeake executives have fought back and in a letter authored by Chief Executive Officer Aubrey McClendon and director Merrill A. “Pete” Miller on...

Hewlett-Packard Earnings And The Apple Problem

  Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) announced its earnings yesterday for the second quarter of 2012 beating analysts estimates. The company earned 98 cents per share on revenue of $30.69 billion. The firm's shares soared on the announcement of a massive restructuring deal at the company that will see it shed 27,000...

Morning Market News: Updates on GIS, HNZ, MA, SNPS, GS, RIMM

Market Levels     US:  Dow Futures: 12510.00 (0.35%), S&P 500 Futures: 1321.50 (0.44%), NASDAQ Futures: 2551.75 (0.44%) Europe: CAC: 3036.50 (1.10%), DAX: 6323.91 (0.60%), FTSE: 5338.38 (1.35%). Asia-Pacific: Australia: 4055.80 (-0.28%), China: 2350.97 (-0.53%), Hong Kong: 18666.40 (-0.64%), India: 4921.47 (1.77%), Japan: 8563.38 (0.08%). Metals: Gold: 1571.50 (1.49%), Silver: 28.36 (3.04%), Copper:...

Is Facebook (FB) The Next Yahoo?

A report from Indigo Equity Research is comparing Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) to Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) in terms of its valuation and its potential for future growth. The report is the most recent of several pieces of research that have been released in the wake of Facebook's IPO. The firm's...

Facebook's Valuation Compared to Eight Tech Giants

  Byron Capital Markets is out with a good need dose of reality and humor on the Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) IPO. The firm compares the valuation of Facebook to eight other tech giants and shows how absurd the numbers for Facebook are. They challenge readers to use any numbers in...

Post-Market & Company News: Updates on HPQ, FB, P, GOOG, ORCL, RA

Every afternoon  we provide an update on global market levels, economic news, company news and hedge fund news. Market Levels  * US: Dow: 12496.20 (-0.05%), S&P 500: 1318.86 (0.17%), NASDAQ: 2850.12 (0.39%) * Europe: CAC: 3003.27 (-2.69%), DAX: 6285.75 (-2.38%), FTSE: 5266.41 (-2.60%). * Asia-Pacific: Australia: 4067.00 (-1.31%), China: 2363.44 (-0.42%), Hong Kong:...

GS, MS, and JPM: Who is the Most Hated of them All?

  Up until recently, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) has been one of the most hated banks on Wall Street.  After the Great Recession of 2008, Goldman took a lot of heat for betting against securities they were selling to their customers, etc and soon it seemed as if they...

Investors Sue Facebook (FB) and Underwriters

A lawsuit has been filed by three Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) investors who say that analysts at the underwriters’ banks did not properly disclose any changes to forecasts and expectations of Facebook. The lawsuit came after news broke that analysts, particularly at Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) and Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS),...

Alibaba Looks to Chinese Development Bank to Fund Yahoo Deal

Alibaba.com Limited (HKG:1688) is seeking to increase an existing US $3 billion loan to $4 billion as it looks to repurchase its own shares from Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO). The largest e-commerce provider in China is looking for the additional debt in order to fund the announced $7.1 billion price tag for...

Oaktree Capital Invests $225M in Troubled Diamond Foods

Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., the private equity arm of Oaktree Capital Group LLC (NYSE:OAK), has entered into an agreement to recapitalize Diamond Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:DMND), the California based packaged food company that was recently tangled in an accounting scandal. Diamond foods will issue $225 million of eight year senior notes to...

Biggest Heists in World History [Infograph]

Think Danny Ocean and his gang have the monopoly on the world's biggest heists? Think again. Would it surprise you to find out that the grand majority of the world's greatest burglaries took place outside of the US? Granted, none of these poor patsies lost as much as Mark...

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