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...

Gary Shiling Vs Mark Keisel: Heated Debate over Housing

**HOUSING SHOWDOWN: Housing bear Gary Shilling and housing bull Mark Kiesel of PIMCO debated the state of the U.S. housing market on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart” with Trish Regan and Adam Johnson. Shilling said that housing prices will decline 20% this year because “there are 2 million inventories, both visible and...

Market and Company News, Highlights: UCG, EMG, BMO, TOL, MET

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: 12415.00 (-0.50%), S&P 500 Futures: 1307.70 (-0.54%), NASDAQ Futures: 2521.75 (-0.53%) Europe: CAC: 3029.10 (-1.78%), DAX: 6346.65 (-1.40%), FTSE: 5311.22 (-1.73%). Asia-Pacific:...

John Paulson’s Recovery Fund up 9%: Top Holdings HIG, MGM

  We've obtained John Paulson's latest letter to investors detailing some of the positions in his funds and his outlook on future return. The Paulson Recovery Fund is a fund involved in long positions that looks to take advantage of a recovering economic environment to catch returns. The fund has...

Post-Market News: DELL, TTWO, GOOG, JPM,SAP, F, AZO in Focus

Every afternoon ValueWalk provides an update on global market levels, economic news, and hedge fund news. Today's highlights for May 22nd, 2012   Post Market Update Market Levels   US:  Dow: 12508.80 (-0.01%), S&P 500: 1316.63 (0.05%), NASDAQ: 2839.08 (-0.29%) Europe: CAC: 3084.09 (1.85%), DAX: 6435.60 (1.62%), FTSE: 5403.28 (1.83%). Asia-Pacific: Australia: 4121.00 (1.16%), China: 2373.31...

Retail Earnings Round Up: BBY, EXPR, WSM, AZO, RL

Today was an important day in earnings for the retail sector. Here's a round up of some of the retailers that announced their earnings earlier today. Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY) announced a fall in profits of around 26% as restructuring costs hit the company's bottom line. The firm earned $158...

Blackstone Buys Motel 6 As Private Equity Flows To Real Estate

The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) has purchased the motel chain, Motel 6, today from a French hotel giant. The deal cost the private equity firm just $1.2 billion. The acquisition adds to the large portfolio of hotel chains already owned by Blackstone. In October of 2007 the company purchased Hilton...

Chesapeake Dropped By T. Boone Pickens

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) has seen one of the biggest supporters of its business sell off his stock in the company. T. Boone Pickens has sold close to half a million shares in the past six weeks. He no longer has any shares in the company. The company opened at...

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