Trefis: Week in Review 27 April 2012

April 28th, 2012
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Written by Trefis Staff

Below is a summary of the activity at Trefis during the past week that Trefis thought Econintersect readers would find interesting.

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Table of Contents for the 140 top stories this week:

Tech, Media, Telecom Tech, Media, Telecom (60 articles)

  • Facebook, 6 articles
  • Microsoft, 5 articles
  • Google, 3 articles

Consumer (25 articles)

  • Zipcar, 4 articles
  • Walmart, 2 articles

Industrials and Transportation (21 articles)

  • United Continental Holdings, 2 articles
  • Caterpillar, 2 articles

Financial Services (13 articles)

  • Deutsche Bank, 2 articles

Energy and Utilities (12 articles)

  • Exxon Mobil, 3 articles
  • Baker Hughes, 3 articles

Basic Materials (6 articles)

Health Care (3 articles)

All 140 investment stories this week are listed below.


Tech, Media, Telecom

SanDisk Headed To $45 As Demand Recovers Later This Year on April 27th

SanDisk (NASDAQ:SNDK), a global leader in solid state memory (SSD) devices and flash memory chips, announced weak first quarter results with...

AOL Launches ‘AOL On' To Attract More Video Ad Dollars on April 27th

AOL (NYSE:AOL) has launched AOL On, a new online video platform which will offer premium, curated video content across 14 content channels...

Lexmark Fair Value $32: Results Disappoint And Q2 Outlook Lowered on April 27th

Lexmark International (NYSE:LXK) posted its Q1 earnings for 2012 with revenue declining slightly y-o-y to $993 million. This was in line with ...

Facebook Partners With Antivirus Makers To Fight Clickjackers on April 27th

Facebook’s user base has ballooned to more than 900 million monthly active users, which has made it a favorite target for hackers....

Microsoft Signs Patent Licensing Deal With Android Phone Maker Pegatron on April 27th

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has signed a patent licensing deal with yet another Android device manufacturer, Pegatron. Pegatron is one of the largest Taiwanese...

Motorola Solutions Growth Priced In As Macroeconomic Risks Rise on April 27th

Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) announced its Q1 2012 results on April 25th. While overall revenues for the quarter grew by a strong 7%,...

Expedia Shares Fly On Stronger Hotel Bookings on April 27th

Expedia (NSDQ:EXPE) beat the analyst estimates by reporting an EPS of $0.26 excluding special items such as acquisition costs, depreciation, stock based...

Amazon Proves Again That It Dominates Online Media And Services Sales on April 27th

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) reported its Q1 2012 earnings, with revenue growing to $13.18 billion, up 34% year-over-year. Most of its sales growth ...

EA Gains On Nexon Takeover Rumors, $20 Fair Value on April 27th

Video gaming publisher Electronic Arts’ (NASDAQ:EA) stocks gained 6% Thursday amid the rumors that Nexon, a South Korean developer and publisher...

Shutterfly's Rising Expenses Are The Main Concern For Monday's Earnings on April 27th

Shutterfly (NASDAQ:SFLY) will announced its Q1 2012 earnings on April 30. It saw solid sales in 2011, with its yearly revenue growing...

VMware's Growth Outlook Faces Hurdles In The Year Ahead on April 27th

VMware (NYSE:VMW) delivered strong y-o-y growth but flat q-o-q growth as we had guided in our pre-earnings note. Revenues grew 25% to ...

Intel Dials Up $31 With Smartphone Push And Intl. Growth on April 27th

Amid the slowdown of the PC market in 2011, Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) managed to maintain its dominant position as market leader of the ...

Weekly Tech Summary: Microsoft & Amazon on April 27th

This week was quite eventful for the tech sector, with a lot of significant developments related to major companies like Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) ...

Time Warner Cable Should Be At $65 As Pay-TV Struggles on April 27th

As expected, Time Warner Cable’s (NYSE:TWC) Q1 2012 earnings results were marked by disappointing pay-TV subscriber trends and encouraging broadband ...

Weekly Internet Update: Facebook, Google & Zynga on April 27th

This week, we saw some significant developments related to Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), Facebook & Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA), which could impact ...

Microsoft's ‘Woodstock' To Offer New Streaming Music Service on April 27th

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is reportedly working on a new music streaming service codenamed “Woodstock”, which will replace its Zune Pass ...

Sprint's iPhone Bet Is Starting To Pay Off, $3.75 Fair Value on April 27th

Sprint (NYSE:S) announced a mixed set of Q1 results in its earnings report Wednesday. The company said that its revenues grew 5% ...

Google Updates: Revamps Search Results To Penalize Webspam on April 27th

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) has launched yet another update to its web search algorithm, which is expected to improve search result quality by detecting ...

Akamai's Fully Priced At $35 Despite Strong Revenue Growth on April 27th

Akamai (NASDAQ:AKAM) announced record results for Q1 2012 after the markets closed on Wednesday blowing away its own revenue guidance for the quarter...

Tablets Could Follow Google's Online Devices Relaunch on April 26th

After experimenting with the online hardware sales model by bypassing carriers completely for the Nexus One in 2010 and burning its hands, Google (NASDAQ...

How A Lower Cut For Credits Impacts Facebook's Valuation on April 26th

Facebook recently filed an amendment to its S-1 filing, as it prepares to go public some time in May 2012. While much of...

Netflix Sheds Some Light On Challenges To Its Content Strategy on April 26th

Despite Netflix’s (NASDAQ:NFLX) improved streaming data in Q1 earnings results, the company’s stock plunged as investors seem to ...

Yahoo Updates Flickr with New Features & Interface on April 26th

Yahoo ‘s (NASDAQ:YHOO) online photo sharing service, Flickr, has been a bit neglected, while Facebook overtook it to become the...

Microsoft Touts Developer APIs for SkyDrive; Wakes Up to Google's Threat on April 26th

It seems that the launch of Google ‘s (NASDAQ:GOOG) cloud storage offering, Google Drive, has spooked Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT),...

Junipers Results Show Tough Macro Picture But Recovery Awaits on April 26th

Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) announced its Q1 2012 results earlier this week. The network equipment maker saw its revenues fall 7% and net ...

Google Ready To Launch Chrome For Android Soon on April 26th

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) is apparently working on the final version of Chrome for Android and expects to launch the browser soon. It is ...

Perfect World Launches Forsaken World in Brazil As International Operations Expand on April 26th

Perfect World (NASDAQ:PWRD) has launched one of its most popular games, Forsaken World in Brazil, through its local partner, Level Up!...

Is A Facebook Phone In The Making? on April 26th

Facebook is reportedly working on a new smartphone with HTC, one of the top Android smartphone makers. The smartphone will run a customized version...

Microsoft Baits Win 8 Watchers With Preview Version Available In June on April 26th

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has announced that it will be launching yet another pre-release version of Windows 8 — the Windows 8 Release Preview...

Shutterfly's Kodak Gallery Purchase is a Done Deal; And Potentially a Great One on April 26th

Shutterfly (NASDAQ:SFLY) had announced its bid for Kodak Gallery, Kodak’s online photo sharing business back in March. It was trying...

LinkedIn's iPad App Enables You To Look Busy While Job Searching on April 26th

LinkedIn (NASDAQ:LNKD) has launched an iPad app for its users to leverage rapidly growing tablet market to drive engagement on its platform. ...

Amazon Supply Looks To Disrupt Business And Industry Supply Chain on April 26th

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) has launched a new online e-commerce offering — AmazonSupply.com — which is aimed at business, scientific and commercial ...

Microsoft Upgrades SkyDrive Right Before the Google Drive Roll Out on April 26th

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has launched an upgrade to its cloud based storage and sync offering, SkyDrive. The update comes with integrated SkyDrive apps...

Google Introduces Drive, Though Only A Few Can Take It For A Spin on April 25th

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) has formally introduced its cloud storage offering Google Drive, which had reportedly been stuck in development limbo for years. Google...

Monsters' Earnings Thursday To Shed Light On Strategy And Outlook on April 25th

Monster (NYSE:MWW) will report its Q1 2012 earnings on April 26. In the last quarter of 2011, it saw an overall decline...

iPhone Growth Crushes Earnings And Doubters, Apple To $700 Fair Value on April 25th

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) blew past expectations when it announced its Q2 FY 2012 results Tuesday afternoon, posting its second best quarter ever and ...

Verisign Earnings Looks To Dial Up Growth Thursday on April 25th

Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN) is scheduled to announce its Q1 2012 earnings on April 26. We currently have a $40 Trefis price estimate for ...

Constant Contact Needs Earnings Boost To Connect With Higher Stock Price on April 25th

Constant Contact (NASDAQ:CTCT) will announce its earnings for the first quarter of 2012 on April 26. We currently have a $27 Trefis ...

Zynga's Stock Can Reach $13 If Earnings Show Momentum From New Games on April 25th

Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) will report its earnings for Q1 2012 on April 26. It is the largest social gaming company in the world ...

Expedia May Show Muted Results Amid Cautious Travel Industry on April 25th

Leading online travel agency Expedia (NSDQ:EXPE) is scheduled to release its first quarter results Thursday, April 26. This quarter’s earnings may...

Baidu's Ad Revenue Leans On Mobile & Personalized Search For Growth on April 25th

Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) reported its earnings for Q1 2012, with revenue of $677 million and operating profit of $332 million, both up 75%...

Travelzoo's Worth $30, Finds Growth Amid Competition on April 25th

Travelzoo Inc. (NSDQ:TZOO) reported its first quarter earnings with a 12% jump in revenues over prior quarter. The revenue growth was driven...

AT&T Has $34 Fair Value As Data Revenue And Margins Recovery Kick In on April 25th

AT&T (NYSE:T) announced its Q1 2012 results Monday. As expected, smartphone sales saw a seasonal slowdown following the record smartphone...

Facebook's Filing Gives Insight On Instagram, Zynga & More on April 25th

Facebook filed another amendment to its IPO filing with the SEC. It generated more than a billion dollars in revenue in Q1 2012, saw...

Texas Instruments Is Ready For A Recovery As Results Mark The Bottom on April 25th

Texas Instruments (NYSE:TXN), the semiconductor company which competes with Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) and Broadcomm (NASDAQ:BRCM) amongst others, posted its...

Netflix's Earnings Reaction Overdone, Stock Worth $110 on April 24th

While Netflix’s (NASDAQ:NFLX) Q1 2012 earnings results were promising, the revenue outlook was weaker than consensus analyst estimates thus resulting ...

SAP Stuck At $62 Fair Value Without More Growth From Big Data And Cloud Services on April 24th

SAP (NYSE:SAP) is set to release its Q1 2012 earnings on April 25th. In its preliminary earnings release, it announced that software-related...

Facebook's Latest Filing Adds More Noise, Focus On The Big Picture on April 24th

Facebook has filed yet another amendment to its S-1 statement before it goes public next month, reportedly on May 17 . In the ...

Motorola Solutions Wary Of Govt Spending Cuts But LTE Shift Can Help on April 24th

Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) will announce its Q1 2012 results on April 25th. Last year, the company got a boost from higher spending...

Watching Akamai Earnings Closely After Last Quarter's Blowout on April 24th

Akamai (NASDAQ:AKAM) plans to announce its Q4 2011 earnings on Wednesday. Last quarter was particularly good for Akamai as a growing holiday ...

Sprint's Earnings To Show If Big iPhone Bet Is Paying Off on April 24th

Sprint (NYSE:S) plans to announce its Q1 2012 earnings on Wednesday, April 25th. We will be closely watching the company’s...

Facebook Buys More Patents From Microsoft to Strengthen Its Defenses on April 24th

Facebook was recently sued by Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) for patent infringement, in the run-up to its IPO in May. Instead of settling, ...

Zynga's Draw Something Tries to Fight Declining Engagement by Getting More Social on April 24th

Up until Facebook ‘s recent acquisition of Instagram for $1 billion, Zynga ‘s (NASDAQ:ZNGA) acquisition of OMGPOP, the maker...

Lexmark Pre-Earnings: What We're Watching – April 24 on April 23rd

Printing solutions and content management provider Lexmark International (NYSE:LXK) is set to announce its Q1 results for 2012 on April 24. It ...

AT&T Can Dial Up $34 On Postpaid Gains, Margin Recovery on April 23rd

AT&T (NYSE:T) is scheduled to announce its Q4 FY2011 results on Tuesday. After the record smartphone sales posted in the ...

Apple's Earnings All About iPhone, iPhone, iPhone on April 23rd

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is set to announce its Q1 FY2012 results after the markets close on April 24. While we do not expect ...

Disney Boots Movie Head But No Major Changes Expected on April 23rd

Rich Ross, Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) filmed entertainment business chairman, recently resigned from his position. His stint at Disney was marked ...

Juniper Can Ward Off Macro Concerns As Long-Term Story Intact on April 23rd

Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) is expected to announce its Q1 2012 results on April 24. During the last quarter’s earnings call,...

Baidu Earnings Preview: Poised For Continued Search Leadership on April 23rd

Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) will announce its earnings for Q1 2012 on April 24. Baidu is the leader in the Chinese online search space ...

Amazon Earnings Can Help Stock Reach $200 Fair Value on April 23rd

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) will report its earnings for Q1 2012 on April 24. It had record sales in 2011, reporting a 41% increase...

Verizon Has A $42 Fair Value As Margins Recover And LTE Picks Up Steam on April 23rd

Verizon (NYSE:VZ) has started the year off on a strong note with solid Q1 2012 results released Thursday. The largest wireless carrier ...

Consumer

L'Oreal Buys French Sensitive Skin-Care Brand Cadum on April 27th

L’Oreal (NYSE:LRLCY) has recently closed a deal to acquire the popular French sensitive skin care company Cadum. The details of ...

Zipcar's Profitability Improves Despite Big Investments on April 27th

Zipcar (NYSE:ZIP) announced its Q1 results with its revenues increasing 20% with 23% higher membership compared to the same period last year. ...

Snacks Carry Pepsi's Stock To $69 As Beverages Limp Along on April 27th

PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP) announced its earnings on Thursday. Total revenues grew 4% to $12.4 billion helped by strong top-line growth in Frito-Lay North ...

Dr Pepper Fights Higher Costs As Soft Drink Segment Shines on April 27th

Dr Pepper Snapple (NYSE:DPS) announced its Q1 earnings on Wednesday. Net revenues for the quarter stood at $1.36 billion, up 2% year-over-year...

Honda Results Friday Will Show Challenges Persist on April 26th

Honda (NYSE:HMC) is delivering its earnings for the fourth quarter earnings Friday. The company had a challenging third quarter due to natural ...

How McDonald's Keeps Winning Over Its U.S. Customers on April 26th

McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) recently unveiled its Q1 earnings which saw its revenue increase by 7% and net income grow by 5%. ...

Wal-Mart's Bribery Probe Could Drag On Growth Amid Intense Scrutiny on April 26th

Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) is facing one of the toughest times since the recession as it is juggling with an ongoing bribery probe. According ...

Kimberly-Clark's Fatter Margins Support Outlook on April 26th

Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB) recently announced its Q1 results with improved performance as demand and sales volume improved in its largest North American market and...

P&G Primed For $73 If Earnings Can Show Margin Improvement on April 26th

Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) will announce its third quarter results this Friday. With slow market volume growth and higher input commodity ...

Daimler Driving To $72, Benzos To Carry Results Friday on April 26th

Daimler (NYSE:DAI) will deliver its first quarter earnings on Friday. We expect solid earnings as the company is making new sales records ...

Zipcar Gets More Eco With Honda's Latest Electric And Hybrid Vehicles on April 26th

Honda (NYSE:HMC) has become Zipcar ‘s (NYSE:ZIP) preferred vehicle manufacturer to source its fleet’s hybrid and electric ...

Starbucks' New Products Can Jolt Earnings Thursday on April 26th

Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) is set to announce its Q2 earnings on Thursday. This was an exciting quarter for Starbucks as the company ...

Revlon Earnings Will Give Color To Cosmetics Rebound on April 25th

Revlon (NYSE:REV) is due to announce its Q1 results Thursday morning. In 2011, Revlon sales grew at 4.5% supported by the acquisition...

Altria's Looks To Light Up Earnings On Price Hikes on April 25th

Altria Group (NYSE:MO) is scheduled to announce its Q1 earnings on April 26. We expect an improvement in the company’s ...

Unilever Earnings To Show Personal Care Growth, Input Costs A Concern on April 25th

Unilever (NYSE:UL) is due to announce its Q1 results April 26. The consumer giant’s struggles with high input costs, sluggish...

Colgate-Palmolive's Oral Care Margins And Volume Growth Are Key To Earningson April 25th

Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) will announce its Q1 earnings Thursday. The company suffered with weakening of volumes in first half of 2011, even though...

Harley Hogs U.S Market Growth To $59 With Earnings On Deck Wednesday on April 24th

Harley Davidson (NYSE:HOG) will release earnings for the first quarter on April 25th. We are bullish on the company’s ongoing ...

Dr Pepper Snapple's Market Shares Gains To Continue on April 24th

Dr Pepper Snapple (NYSE:DPS) is scheduled to announce its Q1 earnings on April 25, 2012. Strong pricing should see the company post...

Zipcar Earnings Can Gas Up Stock With More Good News on April 24th

Zipcar (NYSE:ZIP) is due to announce its Q1 results this week. The car sharing company grew its membership by 25%, leading to...

McDonald's Makeover Is Paying Off As U.S. Growth Jumps on April 24th

McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) reported its Q1 earnings on April 20 with the U.S. net revenues for the quarter rising 7% to ...

Zipcar Worth $22, Expands Its California Dreams To San Jose on April 23rd

After successful operations in San Francisco, Zipcar (NYSE:ZIP) is now expanding to the South Bay area, launching its services in San Jose...

Jones Group Increases Kurt Geiger's International Footprint With New UAE Storeon April 23rd

Jones Group (NYSE:JNY) is extending its presence in the UAE with the launch of its first Kurt Geiger store in Abu Dhabi’...

PepsiCo's Earnings Thursday: Frito-Lay And Gatorate Funding The Soft Drink Turnaround on April 23rd

PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP) will announce its Q1 earnings on Thursday. After a difficult last quarter, the company forecasts a 5% decrease in the...

India's Next on Wal-Mart's Expansion Agenda on April 23rd

Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) seems keen to grab a share of the growing e-commerce market in India, the world’s second most populous ...

Philip Morris Earnings: Strong Top-Line Growth Driven by Asia on April 23rd

Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM) announced strong Q1 earnings on Thursday as revenue grew 9% to $18.0 billion. Revenue, excluding the excise taxes...

Industrials & Transportation

United Smacked By Integration Costs And Higher Fuel Costs on April 27th

Trapped in the integration burden, United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL) reported massive losses of $286 million this quarter excluding special charges. The losses...

US Airways' Intl. Growth And Cost Discipline Drive Earnings on April 27th

US Airways (NYSE:LCC) was able to evade losses arising from spiraling fuel costs as it posted strong revenue growth of 10.3% this quarter...

Caterpillar's Shares Full At $110 As Growth Looks More Difficult on April 27th

Caterpillar’s (NYSE:CAT) first quarter earnings were slightly below expectations and show that the company might have to battle an unfavorable macro...

Still Cautious On GE Despite Solid Earnings on April 27th

General Electric (NYSE:GE) reported good first quarter earnings and seems on track to achieve its goal of double digit growth in 2012. ...

Johnson Controls Is A $38 Stock On Solid Auto And Industrial Demand on April 27th

Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI) reported its second quarter earnings which are in-line with our expectations. Revenues grew by 4% reaching $10.6 billion while ...

Union Pacific Hauls In Strong Earnings Despite Weaker Coal Volumes on April 27th

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP), the largest class-1 railroad in the United States, recently reported a huge 14% and 33% jump in...

Delta Results Look Solid As Industry Rationalizes on April 26th

Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) managed to report a net GAAP income of $124 million owing largely to fuel hedging. Despite a 3% ...

UPS Looks To Avoid Euro-Mess In Earnings Delivery Thursday on April 25th

Package delivery and global supply chain management company UPS (NYSE:UPS) will report its first quarter earnings this Thursday, Apr 26. The company...

Lockheed's Stock Looks Vulnerable With Earnings Thursday As Spending Cuts Loom on April 25th

Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) is delivering first quarter earnings on 26 April. The company posted lackluster performance in the fourth quarter of 2011 ...

JetBlue's Stock Could Take Flight With Solid Earnings Thursday on April 25th

Low cost airline JetBlue Airways (NYSE:JBLU) has scheduled its Q1 2012 earnings release on Thursday, Apr 26. JetBlue has leveraged well on...

United Stock Deserves $26.50, Well Positioned Headed Into Earnings on April 25th

United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL) will report its first quarter numbers this Thursday, Apr 26. Adopting capacity optimization strategies similar to rival Delta...

Corning Needs A Gorilla Effort For Earnings To Lift Stock on April 24th

Corning (NYSE:GLW) had a tough year last year when in spite of an increase in revenues, the company’s profitability took ...

Boeing Can Take Flight To $91 With Earnings Momentum on April 24th

Boeing (NYSE:BA) will announce earnings Wednesday, and we expect it to deliver a stellar earnings this quarter. We expect revenues to grow...

US Airways Has The Industry Spotlight With American Acquisition Interest on April 24th

US Airways (NYSE:LCC) is slated to release its first quarter earnings this Wednesday, Apr 25. The airline has posted record passenger load...

Delta's Stock Hopes To Dodge Industry Burdens In Earnings Wendesday on April 24th

Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) will be reporting its first quarter results this Wednesday along with rival US Airways (NYSE:LCC). The ...

CSX Chugs To $28 With The Improving Economy on April 24th

In its first quarter earnings announcement last Wednesday, CSX Corporation (NYSE: CSX) reported an increase in revenue, operating income and volumes in ...

3M Earnings Will Show Muted Growth On Macro Headwinds on April 23rd

3M (NYSE:MMM) will deliv earnings for the first quarter Tuesday. The company delivered a better than expected earnings in the last quarter ...

Caterpillar's Earnings Expected To Keep Hauling In Growth on April 23rd

Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) will deliver its first quarter earnings of the present fiscal year on 24 April, 2012. The company is on a...

Norfolk Southern Earnings Can Help Stock Chug To $91 on April 23rd

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) will report its first quarter earnings on Tuesday. We believe that the company will follow the record earnings ...

Johnson Controls Charged Up For $38 Developing Advanced Batteries For Hybrid Electric Vehicles on April 23rd

The United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC), a group of leading automotive players including Ford (NYSE:F), General Motors (NYSE:GM)...

Alaska Airlines Hits Turbulence With Fuel Costs Rising on April 23rd

Alaska Airlines (NYSE:ALK) reported Q1 2012 earnings with a net income of $28.3 million excluding special items, a 4% fall from the ...

Financial Services

Barclays Posts Solid Results Avoiding Trading And Regulatory Landmines on April 27th

Barclays (NYSE:BCS) reported its first quarter earnings on Thursday. A quick glance through the numbers lends support to the trends witnessed in ...

Citizens Throws In The Towel, Settles Overdraft Row on April 27th

Citizens Financial, the U.S.-based banking subsidiary of the The Royal Bank of Scotland (NYSE:RBS), settled the overdraft-related lawsuits against it ...

NYSE Euronext's Earnings Monday Can Help Stock Reach $34 on April 27th

NYSE Euronext (NYSE:NYX) is expected to announce its first quarter earnings, for 2012, on Monday, April 30 th . NYSE is ...

Nasdaq's Defends $27.50 Fair Value With More Diverse Business on April 27th

Nasdaq OMX (NASDAQ:NDAQ) announced its quarterly results for the first quarter on Wednesday, with net exchange revenues of $411 million compared to ...

Deutsche Bank Trading Shines In Earnings Despite Wobbly Markets on April 26th

Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) reported lukewarm earnings figures for the first quarter of the year earlier. While the bank’s overall performance ...

Overdraft Fees Reexamined Following Banks' Bumper Results on April 26th

It has been just over two months since JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) settled with disgruntled customers who took it to court for wrongly charging...

CME Group Q1 Earnings Preview : What We're Watching on April 25th

CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) will announce its Q1 2012 earnings on Thursday. The exchange saw a decline in trading volumes this quarter, following...

Visa's Stock Hitched To Spending Recovery And Mobile Payments Growth on April 25th

Visa (NYSE:V) is scheduled to announce its fiscal second quarter earnings on 2 nd May 2012. We expect strong results this quarter,...

Watson-Actavis Deal: Throws Deutshe Bank For A Loop on April 24th

Pharmaceutical giant Watson (NYSE:WPI) is getting ready to snap up the generic pharmaceuticals group Actavis for a reported €4.5 billion ($5.9 billion)...

Morgan Stanley Worth $23 As Trading, Asset Management Bounce Back on April 24th

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) handsomely beat analyst estimates for its Q1 2012 revenue figures, but ended up with a small loss for the ...

Liked By Facebook, Nasdaq Earnings Could Zip Stock To $27.50 on April 24th

Nasdaq OMX (NASDAQ:NDAQ) is scheduled to announce its first quarter earnings on Wednesday. Nasdaq reported revenues of $422 million in the fourth ...

Bank of America Worth $10 as Trading Performance Improves on April 23rd

Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) reported net income of $625 million for Q1 2012 from revenues of $22.5 billion for the period –...

Travelers' Strong Q1 Earnings Bode Well For Other Insurers on April 23rd

The Travelers Companies (NYSE:TRV) announced its first quarter earnings for 2012 on Thursday. The company reported strong results, with net income of...

Enengy & Utilities

Anadarko Earnings Preview: Liquids Production Volumes Are Key on April 27th

Independent energy explorer Anadarko Corp. (NYSE:APC) will release out its earnings earnings update next week. Like other energy explorers, the company&...

Exxon Mobil Stock Worth $94 Though Earnings Come Up Short on April 27th

Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) released its estimated Q1 2012 results, announcing a 11% decline in its quarterly earnings over the same period last ...

Will Cheap Natural Gas Replace Coal in U.S. Electricity Generation? on April 27th

Natural gas prices in the U.S. have fallen to their lowest levels in a decade and have fallen below $2/Million British thermal units ...

Solid Chevron Earnings Expected On Oil Prices, Refining Margins on April 26th

Chevron (NYSE:CVX) will report Q1 earnings Friday, and we expect results to be in line with its interim update, which forecast a...

Baker Hughes Spews To $56 Despite North American Drag on April 26th

Oilfield services firm Baker Hughes (NYSE:BHI) released its Q1 2012 results on Tuesday, reporting a slight decrease in sequential revenues as seasonal ...

Exxon Mobil Pumps Up Dividend Heading Into Earnings Thursday on April 25th

Oil major Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) will releasing its Q1 results Thursday morning. So far 2012 has been a mixed year for energy ...

Arctic Mega-Deal Has Exxon Mobil Stock Heading North on April 25th

Submitted by Wall St. Daily using our Trefis Contributor Tool Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM ) is one of those stocks that seems almost ...

An Insight into Oil Markets: Earnings From Baker Hughes International on April 25th

Submitted by Wall St. Daily using our Trefis Contributor Tool This morning, Baker Hughes International (NYSE: BHI ) announced first quarter earnings results...

ConocoPhillips Flows To $79 Despite Mixed Earnings on April 25th

ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) reported relatively soft Q1 results on Monday, as lower output led to a decline in operating revenues and profits despite ...

Baker Hughes' Earnings Tuesday Will Highlight Industry Shifts on April 23rd

Baker Hughes (NYSE:BHI) will announce its results this week. The oilfield services firm is expected to post slight revenue and profitability declines ...

Chevron's Fracking Plans For Romania Draw Heat Locally on April 23rd

Plans to begin shale exploration in Romania are facing opposition from local groups worried about the negative effects of hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) technology...

ConocoPhillips Earnings: Rising Oil Prices, Refining Margins In Focus on April 22nd

ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) will declare its Q1 results on Monday. The company will be spinning off its downstream businesses next month as it ...

Basic Materials

U.S. Steel Fired Up For $33 On Auto Demand And Low Natural Gas Prices on April 27th

U.S. Steel (NYSE:X) announced its first quarter results on Tuesday with both revenue and income from reportable segments recording growth. U.S. ...

Newmont Digs For $68 If Earnings Friday Show Fundamentals Drivers Intact on April 26th

Newmont Mining (NYSE:NEM) will release its first quarter earnings on Friday. After posting a loss in the fourth quarter of 2011, we...

After Dispute Rio Tinto Raises Its Stake In Ivanhoe Mines on April 26th

Mining giant Rio Tinto (NYSE:RIO) will acquire additional equity in Vancouver based Ivanhoe Mines, in a bid to advance Oyu Tolgo, the...

Dow Chemical Looks To Ride Earnings To $39 on April 25th

Dow Chemical (NYSE:DOW), the specialty chemical manufacturer, will announce its Q1 earnings on April 26. New product introductions combined with a ...

Vale Earnings Wednesday Will Provide Much Needed Updates on April 24th

Vale (NYSE:VALE), the world’s largest iron ore mining company, will announce its first quarter earnings on Wednesday. Vale may ...

Freeport's Q1 Profit Slumps On Labor Disputes, China Slowdown on April 24th

As expected, Freeport McMoRan Copper’s (NYSE:FCX) first quarter revenues and operating income fell significantly as a result of lower production....

Health Care

Pfizer Nutrition Unit Sale Funds Buybacks, Sharpens Pharma Focus on April 26th

Nestle (PINK:NSRGY) recently announced that it will acquire infant nutrition business of Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) for $11.9 billion in an all- ...

JNJ's Growth Rescued By Emerging Market Sales & Pharmaceuticals on April 26th

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) announced its quarterly earnings for Q1 2012 on April 17th, in which it reported $16.14 billion in ...

Abbott's Nutritionals Segment, New Drugs Lift Outlook on April 23rd

Abbott Labs (NYSE:ABT) reported strong Q1 results on the back of growth in its nutritionals segment and key drugs including Humira, AndroGel,...









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