Description:Â Â Since Steve Jobs’ return to Apple, the stock has soared and the tech giant’s market cap has grown to surpass its rivals. Source: CNNMoney.com â€“ video report Date: 08/26/2011 Link:Â http://money.cnn.com/video/technology/2011/08/25/t_steve_jobs_apple_market.fortune/ Questions for discussion: Do you think Appleâ€™s financial success is sustainable? Where do you see the company going in the future?
Monthly Archives: August 2011
Description:Â Shares of Pandora jump double-digits after the Internet music company reported a 117% jump in revenue in its first report since going public in June. Source: CNNMoney.com â€“ video report Date: 08/26/2011 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/markets/2011/08/26/mkts_midday_pandora2.cnnmoney/ Questions for discussion: Do you think the stock price is appropriate? What do you think of the business model as… Read more »
Description:Â Without Steve Jobs, Apple Inc. may start to embrace dealmaking after spending less on acquisitions than any of its biggest competitors. Source:Â Businessweek.com Date: 08/26/2011 Link:Â http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-08-26/apple-without-ceo-jobs-gives-cook-28-billion-to-deal-real-m-a.html Questions for discussion: Do you think Apple can continue the same level of growth without Steve Jobs as CEO? What sorts of acquisitions do you think Apple… Read more »
Description: Watching debt, gold, banks and other catalysts that move stocks Source: Marketwatch.com Date: 08/26/2011 Link:Â http://www.marketwatch.com/story/5-triggers-that-will-ignite-the-next-bull-market-2011-08-26 Questions for discussion: Summarize the main points in this report. Do you agree with the analysis? What other indicators do you think investors are waiting for before jumping into the market?
Description: America might run on Dunkin’, but investors aren’t likely to get rich buying Dunkin’ Brands’ pricey shares. There are better bargains elsewhere in the restaurant sector. Source: Barrons.com Date: 08/26/2011 Link: http://online.barrons.com/article/SB50001424052702303545104576524712905829294.html?mod=mktw Questions for discussion: Do you agree with the analysis presented? What value would you set for Dunkin? Would you advise investors to… Read more »
Description:Â Â Shares of Hewlett-Packard nosedive on news that the company might spin off its struggling PC business and is also dumping the TouchPad tablet. Source: CNNMoney.com â€“ video report Date: 08/19/2011 Link:Â http://money.cnn.com/video/markets/2011/08/19/mkts_am_hp.cnnmoney/ Questions for discussion: Explain the performance of HPâ€™s share price on the markets this year. Do you think the recent drop in… Read more »
Description:Â Hewlett-Packard Co., the worldâ€™s largest computer maker, is in talks to buy Autonomy Corp. for about $10 billion and plans to spin off its personal-computer business, people with direct knowledge of the matter said. Autonomy confirmed it is in talks with Hewlett-Packard in a statement. Cory Johnson reports on Bloomberg Television’s “Fast Forward.” (Source:… Read more »
Description: Marc Faber readies for hyperinflation, dollarâ€™s demise and civil unrest Source: Marketwatch.com Date: 08/19/2011 Link:Â http://www.marketwatch.com/story/5-money-moves-dr-doom-is-making-now-2011-08-18?Link=obinsite Questions for discussion: Summarize the main point in this report. Do you agree with the analysis and projections? What would you advise investors to do?
Description:Â The biggest wave of deals for mobile-phone assets in more than a decade may help Research In Motion Ltd.â€™s shareholders almost double their money in a sale. Source:Â Businessweek.com Date: 08/19/2011 Link:Â http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-08-19/rim-gains-100-in-sale-value-on-google-motorola-tie-real-m-a.html Questions for discussion: What are the reasons given for the higher valuation of RIM? Do you agree with the assessment? What… Read more »
Description: Thereâ€™s a good chance that Google Inc. overpaid for Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc., given that the premium was 63% in an overall stock market looking for direction. Also, the acquired companyâ€™s competitive position was far from certain, especially given the fickle nature of the market for smartphones. Source: Marketwatch.com Date: 08/18/2011 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/google-rescues-a-potential-falling-star-2011-08-18?siteid=nwtwk Questions… Read more »