Trefis Highlights Week Ending 29 June 2012

June 30th, 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 112 top stories this week:

Technology (40 articles)

  • Google, 7 articles (2, 5, 9, 10, 13, 17,27)
  • Zynga, 6 articles (1, 9, 18, 21, 23, 32)
  • Microsoft, 4 articles (6, 16, 28, 31)
  • Facebook, 3 articles (29, 32, 35)
  • Nvidia, 3 articles (11, 20, 40)
  • Amazon, 2 articles (6, 19)
  • Rim, 2 articles (4, 38)

Consumer (20 articles)

  • Best Buy, 3 articles (6, 15, 17)
  • Walmart, 3 articles (8, 11, 18)
  • Las Vegas Sands, 2 articles (5, 9)
  • Procter & Gamble, 2 articles (1, 20)

Financial Services (18 articles)

  • Wells Fargo, 2 articles (1, 6)

Media & Telecom (12articles)

  • Verizon, 4 articles (2, 3, 5, 9)
  • Sprint, 3 articles (2, 4, 6)
  • Netflix, 2 articles (8, 11)

Energy & Utilities (7 articles)

  • Solar stocks, 3 articles (4, 6, 7)
  • BP, 2 articles (1, 5)

Industrials & Transportation (6 articles)

  • FedEx, 2 articles (2, 4)

Health Care (5 articles)

  • Pfizer, 3 articles (2, 4, 5)
  • Abbott Labs, 2 articles (1, 3)

Basic Materials (4 articles)


All 112 investment stories this week are listed below.


  1. Zynga Launches New Casino & Arcade Games Though Stock Crumbles on June 29th
  2. Google Glass Launches in 2013 And Could Be A Hit on June 29th
  3. AOL Looks To Make Money From New Premium Ads For Mobile on June 29th
  4. RIM's BB10 Delay Makes Its Turnaround Even More Difficult on June 29th
  5. Google Targets The Living Room With New Streaming Media Device on June 29th
  6. Weekly Tech Summary: Microsoft & Amazon on June 29th
  7. Yahoo And Spotify Dance With New Streaming Music Deal on June 29th
  8. Groupon And Tencent Take On The Chinese Daily Deals Space on June 29th
  9. Weekly Internet Update: Google & Zynga on June 29th
  10. Google Play Boasts Impressive Numbers on June 28th
  11. Nvidia Has Easier Time Reaching $21 With Nexus 7 Debut on June 28th
  12. Activision Partners With Disney To Create Wreck-It Ralph Video Game on June 28th
  13. Apparently Google+ Is Still Alive and Kicking on June 28th
  14. Dell Targets Schools With Its New Wyse Thin Client Offering on June 28th
  15. VMware Heads To $110 By Securing The Mobile Office on June 28th
  16. Windows Phone 8: Microsoft's Smartest Move or a Huge Blunder? on June 28th
  17. Google Unveils the Nexus 7 Tablet at I/O 2012; Looks Like a Winner on June 28th
  18. Zynga With Friends Is The One Platform To Rule Them All on June 27th
  19. Amazon's Kindle Fire 2 Coming This July? on June 27th
  20. India's Space Program Gives Nvidia's GPUs A Ringing Endorsement on June 27th
  21. Zynga's New Game ‘The Ville' Is Its Most Social Game Yet on June 27th
  22. EMC Partners With Verizon-Terremark To Offer Private Clouds on June 27th
  23. Zynga Adds Partners, Courts Mobile Developers With Partners Program on June 27th
  24. AMD Sharpens Its Focus On The Embedded Solutions Opportunity on June 27th
  25. iPhone 5 Likely To Support China Mobile's Massive 3G Network on June 27th
  26. Intel Expands Presence In Wireless Communication With InterDigital Patents on June 26th
  27. Google Working On Nexus Tablet To Take On iPad & Surface on June 26th
  28. Microsoft Acquires Yammer For $1.2 Billion, Intends To Dominate Social Enterprise on June 26th
  29. Facebook's Mobile Focus Highlighted By Lightbox Acquisition on June 26th
  30. F5′s New Services Provide Enhanced Security At A Lower Cost on June 26th
  31. Qualcomm Readies Itself For Microsoft's Mobile Foray on June 26th
  32. Facebook Rolls Out Ads On; Social Ad Network Coming Next? on June 26th
  33. Paychex Earnings Will Show Impact Of Sluggish Economy & European Woes on June 26th
  34. Lexmark Picks Up FAA Contract On Way To $32 on June 26th
  35. TripAdvisor.Com Launches Local Picks, A Facebook App For Social Recommendations on June 25th
  36. Applied's Solar Energy Survey Indicates Solar Power Adoption Is Taking Off on June 25th
  37. Cree Targets Chinese LED Growth With New Technology Centers on June 25th
  38. RIM Earnings Preview: Looking For The Way Ahead on June 25th
  39. Accenture Updates: Signs Multiple Deals, Stock Worth $62 on June 25th
  40. Nvidia Expands Auto Portfolio With New Tegra Visual Computing Module on June 25th


  1. Turning P&G Around Won't Be Easy In This Economy on June 29th
  2. Is Hertz Fleet With Eileo A Big Trouble For Zipcar? on June 29th
  3. Nike Is Still Good For $110 Despite Earnings Miss on June 29th
  4. Sara Lee Splits: Hillshire Looks Like An Attractive Takeover Target on June 29th
  5. Why LVS Is Drooling Over Singapore's Gaming Prospects on June 28th
  6. Best Buy Digs Out Of Its Hole By Investing In Big Trends on June 28th
  7. CVS Caremark Reaches $47 On These Key Drivers on June 28th
  8. Wal-Mart Is Laser Focused On Its Growth In China on June 28th
  9. Key Factors That Drive LVS $64 Value on June 27th
  10. Unilever Doubles Down On Booming Indian Personal Care Market on June 27th
  11. Wal-Mart's International Operations Drive $71 Value on June 27th
  12. Zipcar Expands New York Footprint On Way To $18 on June 26th
  13. Walgreen's Stock Gets Investors' Boots As Deal Is Scrutinized on June 26th
  14. Rite Aid Stock Picks Up On Q1 Performance on June 26th
  15. Best Buy Wants To Fight Showrooming With Improved Service on June 26th
  16. L'Oréal Reaches $24 By Selling More Online on June 26th
  17. Best Buy Bolsters Cloud Services With White Glove Acquisition on June 25th
  18. Wal-Mart China Fights Off New Food Safety Violations on June 25th
  19. Red Hot Macau Gaming Industry Cools On Chinese Slowdown on June 25th
  20. Colgate-Palmolive's Indian Expansion Takes Advantage Of P&G's Delay on June 25th

Financial Services

  1. Financials Weekly Notes: Bank of America, Barclays, Wells Fargo on June 29th
  2. Nasdaq Launches Another Options Exchange in The U.S. on June 29th
  3. Ameritrade Heads To $20, Offers Tasty Market Analysis on June 29th
  4. Visa Reaches $126 With Focus On Small Businesses on June 29th
  5. Barclays Paying $451 Million in LIBOR-Fixing Case, Who's Next? on June 28th
  6. Wells Fargo Plans To Outsource Jobs To Meet Cost Cutting Goals on June 28th
  7. Banks to Pay Individuals for Wrong Foreclosure on June 28th
  8. Prudential's GM Pension Deal Could Drive More Interest In Retirement Solutions on June 27th
  9. BlackRock's ETF Lending Cap Will Weigh On Revenue on June 27th
  10. UBS Swings The Axe In Asia Amid Weak Banking Environment on June 27th
  11. American Express Is Ready To Take Over The Corporate Payments Business on June 27th
  12. Futures Exchanges Talk Derivatives Reforms While Europe Burns on June 27th
  13. Morgan Stanley's Derivative Shuffle Helped During Moody's Review on June 26th
  14. Capital One Plans Fatter Dividend As Stock Heads To $60 on June 26th
  15. CME Rolls Out Grain Pricing Changes Despite Protests on June 26th
  16. Goldman Puts USI Holdings On The Block on June 26th
  17. U.S. Bancorp Headed To $34 As Being A Boring Bank Pays on June 25th
  18. Financials Weekly Notes: RBS, Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan on June 25th

Media & Telecom

  1. NBCUniversal May Lose Money In Olympics But It's Worth It on June 29th
  2. Weekly Telecom Notes: Sprint & Verizon on June 29th
  3. AT&T Looks At Verizon's Cable Deals To Fight Spectrum Crunch on June 28th
  4. Sprint Sets July 15 LTE Launch Date on June 28th
  5. Verizon's Share Everything Plans Could Kill The Last Unlimited Plans on June 27th
  6. Sprint Is Worth $3.75 But Expansion Costs Worry Investors on June 27th
  7. Why Is News Corp Looking To Split? on June 26th
  8. Netflix Needs Earnings Support Amid Challenging Industry Developments on June 26th
  9. Verizon Swaps Spectrum With T-Mobile; Moves Closer To Getting FCC Approval on June 26th
  10. Time Warner Needs To Revive CNN Amid Ratings Slump on June 25th
  11. Amazon Is About To Rain On Netflix's Parade With Original Content on June 25th
  12. DirecTV Backpedals As 3D TV Fails To Take Off on June 25th

Energy & Utilities

  1. Gulf Spill Settlement Could Save BP Billions In The Long Run on June 29th
  2. KMP Pumps Up To $87 Exporting Coal Through The Gulf Of Mexico on June 28th
  3. Exxon Admits Strain From Low U.S. Natural Gas Prices on June 28th
  4. U.S. Deals Trina Another Blow As It Raises Tariffs On Chinese Imports on June 27th
  5. BP Sells Wyoming Gas Fields To Invest In Higher Returns Opportunities on June 26th
  6. Yingli Shines To $3.50 On Chinese Demand Despite German Headwinds on June 25th
  7. LDK Earnings Preview: U.S. Tariffs, Falling Prices to Hit Results on June 25th

Industrials & Transportation

  1. Railroad Companies Now Face Class Action Status On Fuel Surcharge Charges on June 29th
  2. UPS And FedEx Gain Access To Chinese Express Delivery Market on June 27th
  3. Corning Pounds Its Chest To $16.50 With Bigger Gorilla Glass on June 27th
  4. Weaker Outlook Prompts FedEx To Align Logistics Network For Shifting Demand on June 26th
  5. Lockheed Wins Contract To Connect US Fighter Planes With Allies on June 25th
  6. 3M Heads To $97, Acquires Electronic Tolling Company on June 25th

Health Care

  1. Abbott Challenges Biosimilars To Protect Humira on June 28th
  2. JNJ's Xarelto Rejected For Expanded Use, Pfizer's Eliquis Delayed on June 28th
  3. Abbott Worth $66 As Ablynx's Drug Shows Benefits Over Humira on June 27th
  4. Pfizer Worth $25 As Pain Drug Lyrica Gets Approval For Broader Use on June 27th
  5. CDC's Prevnar Recommendation Will Boost Pfizer's Sales on June 26th

Basic Materials

  1. Newmont Can Dig Up $59 With Conga Project Back Online on June 28th
  2. Vale Aims for $26 Through Captive Energy Plans on June 28th
  3. How A Change In Contract Pricing Will Impact Miners on June 27th
  4. Cliffs Lowers Thermal Coal Outlook But Stock Still Good For $71 on June 25th

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