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Markets Continue to Fall as the Dow Loses 78 Points

April 1st, 2015

Markets continued to fall today, losing about half of a percent across the board. The Dow fell by -77.94 points, or 0.44%, to close at 17,698.18. The S&P 500 was down juyst -8.20 points and closed at 2,059.69. The NASDAQ was hit harder, shedding -20.66 points and closing out the day’s trading at 4,880.23. In … READ MORE

Movado Group, Inc. (MOV) Up on Strong Fourth Quarter Results

April 1st, 2015

Shares of Paramus, New Jersey, based Movado Group, Inc. (MOV) bucked the down trend of the general market and rose sharply on Tuesday. Movado’s stock rose $2.89 per share, up 11.28% to close at 28.52 on volume of 2,540,677 shares. The company reported that it’s fiscal fourth quarter net income was up significantly from the … READ MORE

Dow Falls 200 Points in Massive Selloff

March 31st, 2015

Markets fell today as investors sold off shares at a higher than normal trade volume. The Dow dropped -200.19 points to close at 17.776.12. The NASDAQ fell -46.55 points to 4,900.89, and the S&P 500 lost -18.35 points to close at 2,067.89. In overseas trading, markets were down across the world. London’s FTSE lost almost … READ MORE

Charter Communications (CHTR) to Buy Bright House Networks

March 31st, 2015

Shares of Charter Communications Inc. (CHTR) were trading up +14.61 or +7.97 percent to $198.00 per share in Tuesday’s premarket. The move came after news broke early this morning that Charter will be acquiring privately held cable company Bright House Networks LLC in a deal valued at an estimated $10 billion. Charter Communications stock closed … READ MORE

Markets Soar on Monday After a Very Slow Week

March 30th, 2015

Markets were booming in trading today, with gains posted across the board. The Dow was up 263.65 points, and closed at 17,976.31, on slightly higher than average volume. The NASDAQ grew by 56.22 points and closed at 4,947.44. The S&P 500 gained 25.22 points and ended the day’s trading at 2,086.24. In overseas trading, markets … READ MORE

Cellular Dynamics (ICEL) International to be Acquired by FUJIFILM Holdings Corp.

March 30th, 2015

Shares of Cellular Dynamics International Inc. (ICEL) were trading up +8.56 or +107.81 percent to $16.50 in this morning’s premarket after news that the company would be taken over by FUJIFILM Holding Corp. The deal, which is for cash is valued at $307 million. Cellular Dynamics stock closed at $7.94, up +0.13 or +1.66 percent … READ MORE

Everything You Need to Know About the Heinz Kraft Merger

March 27th, 2015

Ever since news broke at 5:30AM Tuesday morning that Heinz, owned by Berkshire-Hathaway (BRK.A), is buying out Kraft Foods (KRFT), Investorguide.com has been looking through the S-4 filings and accompanying paperwork. We’ve gone through hundreds of pages of documentations and pulled out the core facts that every investor needs to know about the upcoming merger. … READ MORE

Plenty of Opportunities on the Table Despite a Slow Week

March 27th, 2015

Markets moved steadily lower this week, dropping big on Tuesday and Wednesday while never fully recovering. The Dow lost 2.3% this week and closed out the day on Friday at 17,712.56 — down from highs over 18,000 on Monday. The NASDAQ had problems of its own, with big losses on Wednesday that lead the market … READ MORE

No Friday Rally for the Markets as Stocks Remain Flat

March 27th, 2015

Markets were essentially flat in trading today, with no rally in sight. The NASDAQ outperformed both the Dow and S&P 500. Still, none of the markets moved very far, with all three gaining less than half of a percentage point. The Dow was up 34.43 points in trading today, and closed at 1,712.66. The NASDAQ … READ MORE

BlackBerry (BBRY) Reports Surprise Profit, Misses on Revenue

March 27th, 2015

Shares of BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY) were trading up +0.50 or +5.38 percent to $9.80 in Friday’s premarket after announcing a surprise profit for its fiscal fourth quarter. Nevertheless, revenue failed to meet analyst expectations. BlackBerry Ltd stock closed at $9.30, up +0.02 or +0.22 percent in Thursday’s regular trading session. Waterloo, Ontario based BlackBerry, originally … READ MORE

Markets Continue to Drop, Dow Loses Another 40 Points

March 26th, 2015

Markets fell today in slightly heavier than usual trading. The Dow dropped -40.31 points to settle in at 17,678.23 by the end of trading today. The NASDAQ was down another -13.16 points after yesterday’s punishing losses. The S&P 500 also dropped, losing just -4.90 points to close at 2,056.16. In overseas trading, markets were down … READ MORE

SanDisk (SNDK) Stock Pummeled After Revenue Guidance Cut

March 26th, 2015

Shares of the SanDisk (SNDK) Corporation were off -11.69 or -14.38 percent to $69.50 in Thursday’s premarket after the company downwardly revised its revenue guidance for the company’s first fiscal quarter. SanDisk stock closed at $81.17, down -3.57 or -4.22 percent in Wednesday’s regular trading session. Milpitas, California based SanDisk Corporation is an American/Israeli company … READ MORE

Stocks Slide Down 300, Tech-Heavy NASDAQ is the Big Loser

March 25th, 2015

Markets we down across the board in trading today, with NASDAQ taking the biggest beating as tech stocks fell. The Dow lost -292.60 points and fell to 17,718.54. The S&P 500 shed -30.45 points and closed at 2,061.05. The NASDAQ lost 2.4%, dropping -118.21 points to finish the day’s trading at 4,876.52. In overseas trading, … READ MORE

Whiting Petroleum Corp. (WLL) Plummets on 22% Discount on Stock Offering

March 25th, 2015

Shares of Denver, Colorado, based Whiting Petroleum Corp. (WLL) fell sharply on Tuesday, on a down day on Wall Street across the board. Whiting’s stock fell $7.48 per share, down 19.48% to close at 30.91 per share, on trading volume of 58,107,805 shares. The company disclosed that it is pricing an upcoming stock offering at … READ MORE

Dow Falls 100 Points, Possible Ceiling Forming at 18k

March 24th, 2015

Yet again the Dow has bumped up against the recently-set 18,000 point ceiling and dropped back. Today, the Dow lost -104.90 points and closed at 18,011.14. The NASDAQ was down as well, losing -16.24 points and closing at 4,994.73. The S&P 500 fell -12.92 points and ended the day’s trading at 2,091.50. In overseas trading, … READ MORE

Digital Ally (DGLY) Stock Up 15% on 4Q Earnings

March 24th, 2015

Shares of Digital Ally Inc. (DGLY) were up +$1.88 or +14.96 percent to $14.45 per share in premarket trading this morning. The stock is up this morning after announcing it fourth quarter results yesterday after the close. Digital Ally stock closed at $12.57, up +0.78 or +6.62 percent in Monday’s regular trading session. Lenexa, Kansas … READ MORE

Big Railroad Selloff Leaves Markets Flat

March 23rd, 2015

Markets were essentially flat today, with all three exchanges losing a little bit of ground. Trading held steady until late in the afternoon, when the markets lost value to end the day down. The Dow dipped -11.61 points to close at 18,116.04. The NASDAQ was down -15.45 and closed at 5,010.97. The S&P 500 lost … READ MORE

American International Group Inc. (AIG) Settles Class Action Suit for Nearly $1B

March 23rd, 2015

Shares of American International Group Inc. (AIG) were trading down -0.04 or -0.07 percent to $55.90 per share in Monday’s premarket. The company announced late Friday that AIG shareholders had won approval for a $970.5 million settlement on a class action suit against the company. AIG stock closed at $55.94, up +0.29 or +0.52 percent … READ MORE

Markets Up 375 As Weak Dollar Trends Dominate The Week

March 20th, 2015

Markets ended the week in the black, rising 2% to close above 18,000. The Dow was up 376.41 points this week, closing at 18,127.65 on Friday after Monday’s 17,751.24 open. The S&P 500 gained 52.75 points on the week, opening Monday at 2,055.35 and closing Friday at 2,108.10. The NASDAQ closed at 5,026.24 on Friday … READ MORE

Markets Up 170 On Huge Spike In Trading Volume

March 20th, 2015

Markets rose across the board today, as traders bought and sold over three times as many shares as usual. Today’s trading volume was over 330 million total transactions, compared to an average of just over 90 million. The Dow gained 168.62 points, and ended the week above 18,000 — settling in at 18,127.68 by the … READ MORE