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Sam Mattera

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03/15/2013 - 4:56pm
The third week of March will be short on earnings releases and lacking in major economic reports. Nevertheless, investors should keep an eye on key earnings reports from Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) and Gene...
03/15/2013 - 1:39pm
Shares of VirnetX (NYSE: VHC) dropped over 10% on Friday despite getting defended at Gilford Securities.
03/15/2013 - 12:12pm
Shares of doughnut-maker Krispy Kreme (NYSE: KKD) tumbled early Friday after the company released disappointing earnings. For the fourth-quarter, Krispy Kreme earned $0.11 per share on revenue of $118...
03/15/2013 - 11:03am
Value investors tend to focus on a few key metrics. Classically, these include price-to-earnings ratios, price-to-book ratios, dividend yield and debt load. Forward PE ratios are a measure of a stock...
03/14/2013 - 5:27pm
BAC, BBT, GS, JPM
Shares of BB&T (NYSE: BBT) dropped almost 3% in after-hours trading on Thursday after the bank's capital plan was rejected by the Federal Reserve.
03/14/2013 - 5:08pm
BAC, XLF
Shares of Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) gained about 5% in after-hours trading on Thursday after the company announced that it would repurchase about $5 billion worth of common stock and redeem $5.5 bil...
03/14/2013 - 4:38pm
MCP
Molycorp (NYSE: MCP) spiked in the after-hours session on Thursday after the company reported earnings.
03/14/2013 - 3:27pm
Shares of Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) traded down over three percent on Thursday after analysts at JPMorgan downgraded the stock from Overweight to Neutral. JPMorgan lowered its price target on Amazon to $3...
03/14/2013 - 2:14pm
JCP, WMT
In a note released Thursday, analysts at BTIG initiated JC Penney (NYSE: JCP) with a Buy rating and $22 price target.
03/14/2013 - 11:41am
AAPL, BBRY, MCD, S, T, VZ, WMT
Late Wednesday, shares of BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY) spiked higher into the close after an interesting press release declared that the company had sold one million BlackBerry 10 smartphones to an “esta...
03/14/2013 - 10:57am
When it comes to value investing, price-to-earnings ratio is commonly favored as a key metric.
03/13/2013 - 4:42pm
VRA
Vera Bradley (NASDAQ: VRA) reported first-quarter earnings Wednesday afternoon that were better than expected. The handbag maker reported fourth-quarter earnings per share of $0.62, more than the $0.5...
03/13/2013 - 3:35pm
AAPL, HLF, JCP, M
Despite some volatility, Pershing Square's Bill Ackman remains as convinced as ever about his investments around JC Penney (NYSE: JCP) and Herbalife (NYSE: HLF).
03/13/2013 - 3:16pm
Jorge Mario Bergoglio has been named the next Pope. He wa previously the Archbishop of Buenos Aires. He is 76 years old.

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