Trefis: Highlights Week Ending 17 August 2012

August 18th, 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 67 top stories this week:

Technology (29 articles)

  • Apple, 2 articles (2, 25)
  • Applied Materials, 2 articles (7, 23)
  • Google, 2 articles (1, 8)
  • Groupon, 2 articles (10, 22)
  • Research in Motion, 2 articles (2, 6)
  • Samsung, 2 articles (2, 17)
  • Sina, 2 articles (13, 28)

Consumer (13 articles)

  • Abercrombie & Fitch, 2 articles (5, 11)

Health Care (8 articles)

  • Pfizer, 4 articles (1, 2, 4, 7)

Media & Telecom (7 articles)

  • Netflix (2 articles (2, 7)

Energy & Utilities (5 articles)

  • Chesapeake Energy, 2 articles (1, 2)

Basic Materials (5 articles)

  • Silver Wheaton, 2 articles (2, 5)

Financial Services (No articles)

Industrials & Transportation (No articles)


All 67 investment stories this week are listed below.



  1. Google Announces Layoffs, Focuses On Smartphones on August 17th
  2. 3 Mobile Developments This Week (Apple, Samsung, RIM) on August 17th
  3. VeriSign's Future Looks Stable with .com Registries in the Bag on August 17th
  4. Perfect World Pushes Neverwinter Release To Early 2013 on August 17th
  5. Micron-Elpida Deal Faces Resistance As Creditors Submit An Alternate Reconstruction Plan on August 17th
  6. RIM Outs New BB10 Features And Licensing Plans Ahead Of Launch Next Year on August 17th
  7. Applied Materials Q3 Results Hint At A Further Slowdown In Equipment Spending on August 17th
  8. Google Buys Frommer's To Increase Content Offerings on August 17th
  9. Yelp Redesigns Homepage With Emphasis On Social Connections on August 17th
  10. Groupon May Be Worth $8 But Execution Is Key on August 16th
  11. Powers Bus Ticket Booking On Expedia on August 16th
  12. Yahoo Wants To Go Social With Election Coverage on August 16th
  13. Sina Worth $66 As It Banks On Monetization Of Weibo on August 16th
  14. PayPal Has Aggressive Plans for the Future to Grow Both Online and Offline on August 16th
  15. Salesforce Launches New Collaboration Tool on August 16th
  16. AOL Goes Social With HuffPost Live on August 16th
  17. Samsung: A Deep Dive Into The Conglomerate's Many Divisions on August 15th
  18. Constant Contact Explores Non-Profits As Its New Market on August 14th
  19. Cree Positive On Lighting Growth Though Margins Remain A Concern on August 14th
  20. Perfect World's Earnings Preview: International Markets In Focus on August 14th
  21. NetApp Earnings Preview: Seasonality And Europe To Slow Growth on August 14th
  22. Groupon Sinks On International Deals Business on August 14th
  23. Applied Materials Q3 Earnings To Reflect A Continued Slowdown In Equipment Spending on August 13th
  24. Strong Tegra 3 Sales Could Drive Nvidia To $22 on August 13th
  25. Apple Softens Stance On iPhone Discounts As iPhone 5 Launch Nears on August 13th
  26. Amazon Bets On Storage Lockers, New Kindle To Drive Growth on August 13th
  27. Pandora's Recent Metrics Suggest Slowing Growth on August 13th
  28. Sina's Earnings Wednesday Could Show Lower Advertising Spend & Higher Costs on August 13th
  29. Priceline Expands Its Global Hotel Offerings With CTRIP Partnership on August 13th



  1. Tesla Motors: Three Risks That Could Affect Our Price Estimate on August 17th
  2. Philip Morris Looks AT Non-Combustible Tobacco Products To Drive Long-Term Growth on August 17th
  3. RadioShack Preps To Launch Its Own Mobile Service on August 17th
  4. Limited Brands: Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works Remain Major Growth Drivers on August 16th
  5. Abercrombie & Fitch Near-term Strategy Looks Assuring on August 16th
  6. Estee Lauder Soars Over Solid Results on August 16th
  7. Heinz Adapts Retail Strategy To Changing Consumer Behavior And Divisional Growth Trends on August 16th
  8. Big Tobacco Dealt a Huge Blow by Australian High Court Decision on August 16th
  9. Wal-Mart Earnings Preview: International Growth In Focus on August 14th
  10. Aeropostale Earnings Preview: Margins Remain In Focus on August 14th
  11. Abercrombie & Fitch Earnings Preview: Near-Term Growth Strategy In Focus on August 13th
  12. Target's Earnings On Deck This Wednesday on August 13th
  13. Ralph Lauren Heads To $160 On Strong N. American Sales on August 13th


Health Care

  1. Pfizer: Focus on OTC Drugs? on August 17th
  2. Pfizer Inks $250 Million Deal With AstraZeneca To Market OTC Nexium on August 16th
  3. Roche’s Lucentis Gets Additional FDA Approval, Should Boost Sales on August 15th
  4. Pfizer Files IPO Docs For Zoetis As It Focuses On Divesting Non-Core Assets on August 14th
  5. Medtronic Eyes M&A To Tap Chinese Market Growth on August 14th
  6. Abbott Plans New Manufacturing Facility To Expand Indian Nutritional Business on August 13th
  7. Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson Dump Alzheimer Drug After Failed Clinical Trials on August 13th
  8. Coverage Launch: $47 Trefis Price Estimate for Roche Holdings on August 13th


Media & Telecom

  1. Verizon Nearing Court Approval for $3.6 Billion Deal with Cable Companies on August 16th
  2. Capital Group Discloses 10.5% Stake In Netflix, Supporting Our Bullish View on August 16th
  3. NYT Looks To Sell To Focus More On Core Business on August 15th
  4. What Does A Potential Scripps Network Acquisition Mean For Disney? on August 14th
  5. The Olympics Will Boost NBC's Sports And Streaming Businesses on August 14th
  6. Sprint Raises Additional Debt To Fund Network Upgrades on August 13th
  7. Will Olympics Affect Netflix's Q3 Subscriber Additions? on August 13th


Energy & Utilities

  1. Romney or Obama: Whom Should Chesapeake Lobby For? on August 17th
  2. Reducing Shale Gas Output Could Hurt Chesapeake on August 17th
  3. Duke Worth $70 On Merger Synergies, Improving Margins on August 15th
  4. Alpha Natural Struggles With Uncertain Outlook on August 15th
  5. BP Continues Asset Sale Program With California Refinery Sale on August 14th


Basic Materials

  1. Rio Reviews Business After Recent Earnings Results on August 16th
  2. Silver Wheaton Deploys Cash Chest For First Acquisition In Three Years on August 15th
  3. Rio Tinto's Aluminium Woes Continue on August 15th
  4. Positive Long Term Outlook For Agricultural Products Industry on August 14th
  5. Silver Wheaton Upbeat On Future Despite Modest Earnings on August 13th

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