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Sam Mattera

Benzinga Staff Writer

March 15, 2013 4:56 PM
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 ea ...
March 15, 2013 1:39 PM
Shares of VirnetX (NYSE: VHC) dropped over 10% on Friday despite getting defended at Gilford Securities. The firm reiterated its Buy rating and $65 pr ...
March 15, 2013 12:12 PM
Shares of doughnut-maker Krispy Kreme (NYSE: KKD) tumbled early Friday after the company released disappointing earnings. For the fourth-quarter, Kris ...
March 15, 2013 11:03 AM
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 ...
March 14, 2013 5:27 PM
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. ...
March 14, 2013 5:08 PM
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 ...
March 14, 2013 4:38 PM
Molycorp (NYSE: MCP) spiked in the after-hours session on Thursday after the company reported earnings. Shares of the rare earth producer rose nearly ...
March 14, 2013 3:27 PM
Shares of Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) traded down over three percent on Thursday after analysts at JPMorgan downgraded the stock from Overweight to Neutral. ...
March 14, 2013 2:14 PM
In a note released Thursday, analysts at BTIG initiated JC Penney (NYSE: JCP) with a Buy rating and $22 price target. Analysts believe that shares of ...
March 14, 2013 11:41 AM
Late Wednesday, shares of BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY) spiked higher into the close after an interesting press release declared that the company had sold ...
March 14, 2013 10:57 AM
When it comes to value investing, price-to-earnings ratio is commonly favored as a key metric. Although it isn't perfect by any means, PE ratios allow ...
March 13, 2013 4:42 PM
Vera Bradley (NASDAQ: VRA) reported first-quarter earnings Wednesday afternoon that were better than expected. The handbag maker reported fourth-quart ...
March 13, 2013 3:35 PM
Despite some volatility, Pershing Square's Bill Ackman remains as convinced as ever about his investments around JC Penney (NYSE: JCP) and Herbalife ( ...
March 13, 2013 3:16 PM
Jorge Mario Bergoglio has been named the next Pope. He wa previously the Archbishop of Buenos Aires. He is 76 years old. ...
March 13, 2013 1:05 PM
Shares of VMware (NYSE: VMW) surged on Tuesday, trading up nearly 8% after the company raised its sales guidance for the first-quarter. Now, VMware ex ...
March 13, 2013 10:42 AM
Shares of Herbalife (NYSE: HLF) tumbled on Wednesday after the National Consumers League sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission. The NCL asked ...
March 12, 2013 3:41 PM
Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) looks to be set to challenge Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) with its “Shopping Express” service. TechCrunch reports that the search g ...
March 12, 2013 2:49 PM
Shares of Yandex (NASDAQ: YNDX) tumbled more than 7% Tuesday after insiders announced they were offering 24.3 million shares. The group of sellers inc ...
March 12, 2013 1:05 PM
Could the growth of Spotify threaten online radio giant Pandora (NYSE: P)? According to Bloomberg, Spotify is close to signing a deal with record labe ...
March 12, 2013 11:00 AM
Shares of JC Penney (NYSE: JCP) spiked Tuesday, rallying nearly 3%, after rumors swirled that CEO Ron Johnson was set to resign. The rumors were signi ...
March 12, 2013 9:25 AM
Shares of Cabela's (NYSE: CAB) rallied Tuesday after the company raised its guidance. The store, which specializes in hunting and fishing equipment, s ...
March 11, 2013 4:54 PM
Shares of Yum Brands (NASDAQ: YUM) spiked in Monday's after-hours session, rallying over 7%, after the company said that Chinese comp sales were bette ...
March 11, 2013 4:25 PM
VeriFone (NYSE: PAY) announced Monday that its CEO Doug Bergeron would step down Tuesday. In his place, the board appointed Chairman Richard McGinn in ...
March 11, 2013 3:40 PM
Shares of Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) spiked late on Monday, moving up about $8 per share, and into positive territory for the session. A number of rumors sw ...
March 11, 2013 2:29 PM
Shares of BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY) rallied more than 12% on Monday after it was revealed that AT&T (NYSE: T) will begin selling the BlackBerry Z1 ...
March 11, 2013 12:32 PM
Shares of Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) surged on Monday, up over eight percent. The closing of popular online betting website InTrade, combined with optimism ...
March 08, 2013 5:27 PM
With the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing at yet another new record high on Friday, investors will look ahead to the second full week of March to ...
March 08, 2013 2:41 PM
Stocks that are heavily shorted can be prone to short squeezes: periods of time when the share price rallies rapidly following a bit of good news. On ...
March 07, 2013 5:23 PM
Carl Icahn filed a 13D Thursday, showing that he had increased his stake in multi-level marketer Herbalife (NYSE: HLF). Shares of Herbalife jumped ove ...
March 07, 2013 3:37 PM
Economist Marc Faber told CNBC's Maria Bartiromo Thursday afternoon that he saw disaster coming this year. Faber has been bearish on the market for mo ...