Trefis: Highlights Week Ending 7 September 2012

September 8th, 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 79 top stories this week:

Technology (33 articles)

  • Apple, 3 articles (4, 11, 22)
  • Amazon, 2 articles (7, 27)
  • Google, 2 articles (30, 33)
  • Microsoft, 2 articles (10, 16)
  • Samsung, 2 articles (4, 20)

Consumer (17 articles)

  • Ford, 2 articles (5, 12)
  • GM, 2 articles (7, 14)

Financial Services (15 articles)

  • Nasdaq, 2 articles (2, 11)
  • NYSE, 2 articles (2, 11)

Basic Materials (4 articles)

Industrials & Transportation (3 articles)

Health Care (3 articles)

Media & Telecom (3 articles)

Energy & Utilities (1 article)


All 79 investment stories this week are listed below.



  1. Adobe Enters Social Media Analytics Race With Adobe Social on September 7th
  2. Dell Declares First Quarterly Cash Dividend, Signs Kiosks Deal With SoloHealth on September 7th
  3. Weekly Mobile Notes: An Exciting Week For The Mobile Sector on September 7th
  4. Samsung's Galaxy S III Success Ups The Ante For iPhone 5 on September 7th
  5. SanDisk Is In Trouble If Asian Growth Slows Further on September 7th
  6. Zynga Looks At Mobile Gaming And Online Gambling To Diversify Earnings on September 7th
  7. Amazon Kindles Tablet Price War With Revamped Range Of Tablets on September 7th
  8. RIM's Absence This Holiday Season Makes Turnaround Tougher on September 7th
  9. Yelp Surges On Short Squeeze Despite Being Short On Fundamentals on September 7th
  10. New Windows Server Seeks To Capitalize On Cloud Growth on September 7th
  11. iPhone 5 Success Could Propel Apple Past $850 on September 6th
  12. Mayer Strives To Change Yahoo! Culture on September 6th
  13. Qualcomm Rides Mobile Frenzy To $69 This Holiday Season on September 6th
  14. HP Releases Open webOS In Beta Mode In Hopes Of Creating A Tablet Ecosystem on September 6th
  15. Nokia Announces Lumia WP8; Likely To Wait For Windows 8 Launch Before Shipping on September 6th
  16. The Microsoft-Samsung Partnership Will Improve Windows Phone Prospects on September 5th
  17. Monster Is A $9 Stock On The U.S. Economy Recovery Alone on September 5th
  18. TI's Wireless Business Could Suffer If Amazon Switches To Nvidia For Kindle Fire 2 on September 5th
  19. New Ultrabook Wireless Charging Feature Could Give Intel An Edge on September 5th
  20. Samsung's Market-Flooding Strategy May Not Work Much Longer on September 5th
  21. Baidu Releases New Mobile Browser To Tap Chinese Smartphone Industry on September 5th
  22. Apple's Well-Fortified Supply Chain Can Manage The Sharp Scare on September 5th
  23. Perfect World Is Worth $18 As China Business Stabilizes on September 5th
  24. IBM's Watson To Power Voice-Based Analytics On Smartphones on September 5th
  25. Lexmark Exits Inkjet Business And Announces Share Repurchases on September 4th
  26. It's Make Or Break For Nokia As Expected Lumia WP8 Launch Nears on September 4th
  27. eBay And Amazon Take Different Sides In Online State Sales Tax Debate on September 4th
  28. Cree Worth $26 As It Focuses On The Chinese LED Market on September 4th
  29. New FirePro GPUs Do Little To Lift AMD's Stock Price on September 4th
  30. Google Can Leverage Samsung Partnership To Drive TV Revenues on September 4th
  31. AOL's Special Dividend Shows Little Confidence In Its Future Growth on September 4th
  32. Nvidia's Tegra Processors In Kindle Fire 2 Could Accelerate Its Growth In Mobile Computing on September 4th
  33. Google To Sell Motorola's Home Business To Focus On Smartphones on September 3rd



  1. McDonald's Updates: India All-Vegetarian Restaurants, Extends Breakfast Hours in the U.S. on September 7th
  2. Russia: The New Battleground For Global Automakers on September 7th
  3. Daimler Can Boost Capacity And Widen Margins With Hungary Expansion on September 6th
  4. Starbucks Hopes To Replicate Its Chinese Success On Indian Soil on September 6th
  5. Ford Deserves A $12 Stock Price On Strong U.S. Sales on September 6th
  6. Gatorade Can Help PepsiCo Bolt To $78 on September 6th
  7. GM Cruises To $25 On Strong U.S. And China Sales on September 6th
  8. How Russia’s Anti-Tobacco Laws Will Impact Philip Morris on September 5th
  9. Federal Appeals Court Bans Graphic Warning Labels On Cigarette Packs on September 5th
  10. Is The Fed Pushing These Stocks Higher ? on September 4th
  11. Avon Is Ready To Ignite Indian Growth With New Product Launches on September 4th
  12. Ford Looks To S. Korea As The Next Asian Growth Engine on September 4th
  13. Lowe's Hires Canadian Lobbyist In The Latest Rona Takeover Saga on September 4th
  14. GM Revamps The Cadillac Lineup To Target Luxury Market Share on September 4th
  15. Gap Heads To $40 With Solid August Sales on September 4th
  16. Big Retailers Plan A Mobile-Payments Network To Fight High Card Fees on September 4th
  17. Honda Plans New Accord To Take On Camry on September 3rd


Financial Services

  1. ECB Plan And U.S. Private Jobs Report Boosts Bank Shares on September 7th
  2. Nasdaq Is Ready To Take On NYSE In Europe on September 7th
  3. Card Companies Look To Cash In On Mobile Phone Boom on September 7th
  4. U.S. Annuities First Half 2012 Update: AIG And Prudential Gain While MetLife Backs Off on September 7th
  5. Manulife Set To Acquire Financial Planning Firm, But Asia Holds The Key To $13 Value on September 7th
  6. Capital One Update: $61 Fair Value, ING Sells Stake For $3 Billion on September 7th
  7. Appeals Court Revives Mortgage Class Action Suit Against Goldman on September 7th
  8. Online Brokerage Firms Are Hit By A Dip In Investor Confidence on September 6th
  9. Discover Enters Russia En Route To $39 on September 6th
  10. Hartford Trims Non-Core Businesses While Focusing On Property And Casualty on September 6th
  11. Nasdaq And NYSE Look To Revive Investor Confidence on September 6th
  12. CME Expands In Europe And Heads To $57 Fair Value on September 5th
  13. Disgruntled Shareholders Team Up For A £3.3 Billion Lawsuit Against RBS on September 5th
  14. American Express' High Customer Satisfaction Is Its Secret Sauce on September 4th
  15. Citigroup's $590 Million Settlement Points At More To Follow on September 4th


Basic Materials

  1. Vale's Big Headache In Guinea on September 6th
  2. Alcoa's Evermore Recycling Is Good For The Environment And Profits on September 5th
  3. DuPont to Sell Automotive & Industrial Coatings Unit to Carlyle Group on September 4th
  4. United States Steel Secures Tentative Agreement With United Steelworkers, ArcelorMittal Still At Impasse on September 4th


Industrials & Transportation

  1. Fitch Lowers Johnson Controls' Outlook From BBB+ Stable To Negative on September 6th
  2. Delta Posts Impressive Growth In Unit Revenue In August on September 6th
  3. GE Aims At A Larger Share Of The Brazilian Wind Power Market on September 5th


Health Care

  1. JNJ Update: Zytiga Faces Early Competition From Xtandi on September 7th
  2. Pfizer Update: The FDA Approves Rare Disease Drug Bosutinib on September 6th
  3. Abbott Labs: Revised Price Estimate of $67 on Strong Humira Performance on September 4th


Media & Telecom

  1. Netflix Faces Content Exclusivity Loss As Amazon Signs EPIX Deal on September 5th
  2. NYT's Cash From About Group Sale Should Be Invested In Digital Offerings on September 4th
  3. China Mobile Awaits Explosive Growth As China Leapfrogs U.S. In Smartphone Shipments on September 4th


Energy & Utilities

  1. BP Faces U.S. Government Claims Of Gross Negligence For Horizon Spill on September 6th

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