Trefis: Highlights Week Ending 21 September 2012

September 22nd, 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 85 top stories this week:

Technology (23 articles)

  • Google, 4 articles (3, 5, 7, 18)
  • Apple, 2 articles (6, 23)
  • Microsoft, 2 articles (9, 15)
  • Nokia, 2 articles (6, 13)

Consumer (17 articles)

Media & Telecom (12 articles)

  • Sprint, 2 articles (2, 10)
  • Verizon, 2 articles (2, 12)

Financial Services (11 articles)

Energy & Utilities (9 articles)

  • Conoco Phillips, 3 articles (1, 6, 8)
  • Chevron, 2 articles (3, 9)

Basic Materials (5 articles)

  • Rio Tinto, 2 articles (2,3)

Industrials & Transportation (4 articles)

Health Care (4 articles)


All 85 investment stories this week are listed below.




  1. SeeMore's Non-English Version Will Help Drive International Growth For Monster on September 21st
  2. Qualcomm Fixes Its Gaze On Tablets With New Quad-Core S4 Pro on September 21st
  3. Google Signs Deal With Fox To Boost Google Play Content on September 21st
  4. Cash From Alibaba Sale Should Be Invested In Mobile And Social on September 21st
  5. Weekly Tech Roundup: Yahoo! and Google on September 21st
  6. Weekly Mobile Notes: iPhone 5′s Hot Demand, Apple's and Nokia's China Play on September 21st
  7. Google+ Could Get A Boost With Nik Software Acquisition on September 20th
  8. Motorola's Patent Loss In Germany Hinder Android's Growth In Europe on September 20th
  9. “Bing It On” Results Could Pay Dividends For Microsoft on September 19th
  10. China Is Likely To Get iPhone 5 Before The Year End on September 19th
  11. Micron's Earnings Preview: DRAM Recovery & NAND Prices In Focus on September 19th
  12. BES 10 Fragmentation Increases The Risk For RIM on September 19th
  13. Armed With Windows Phone 8, Nokia Catches Big Fish China Mobile on September 19th
  14. Shutterfly Acquires Penguin Digital To Supplement Its iOS App Efforts on September 18th
  15. Microsoft Improves ‘Bing Ads' To Capitalize On Bing's Momentum on September 18th
  16. EMC's Storage Growth And VMWare Stake Are Deeply Undervalued on September 18th
  17. HP's Key Drivers To Our $30 Valuation on September 17th
  18. Google Looks Pricey Above $700 As Competition Looms on September 17th
  19. Oracle Earnings Preview: What We're Watching on September 17th
  20. Adobe Earnings Will Show A Shift To The Cloud on September 17th
  21. Amazon Battles New Pricing Models In The Cloud Computing Market on September 17th
  22. Facebook's Improving Ad Performance Can Spell Trouble For Google on September 17th
  23. iPhone 5 Hits Record Pre-Order Demand; Could Push Apple Past $850 on September 17th




  1. Rite Aid Improves Profitability But Lowers Outlook On Generic Drugs on September 21st
  2. Trends Affecting Dunkin' Brands And Its $34 Fair Value on September 20th
  3. Why Starbucks' Verismo Won't Lead To The Demise Of Green Mountain on September 20th
  4. For GameStop, Bumper Wii U Pre-Order Sales Won't Move The Needle on September 20th
  5. Daimler Truck Sales Surge In North America And Russia; $61 Fair Value on September 20th
  6. Gap Appoints H&M Veteran Rebekka Bay As Head Of Global Design For Gap Brand on September 19th
  7. Ford Looks To Close In On Toyota's Camry With 2013 Fusion on September 19th
  8. How Taxes Will Deter Philip Morris’ Growth in Europe on September 19th
  9. Unilever Bets On Magnum Brand To Take On Ice Cream Market Leader Nestle on September 19th
  10. India Could Script L'Oréal's Growth In Asia on September 18th
  11. Rite Aid's Margins Remain In Focus For Thursday's Earnings on September 18th
  12. Who Wins The Prescription Drugs War: CVS Or Walgreen? on September 18th
  13. Jones Group Targets Footwear And Accessories Growth With New Group President on September 18th
  14. Why Lowe's Pulled Its Bid For Canadian Home Improvement Retailer Rona on September 18th
  15. GM's Stock Spurred By Credit Rating Upgrade, Strong Auto Sales on September 17th
  16. P&G Looks To Turnaround Declining Market Share With Aggressive Cost-Cutting Strategies on September 17th
  17. Toyota Looks To Shift Production And Raise Prices To Combat a Strong Yen on September 17th



Media & Telecom

  1. News Corp's Digital Push Via Youtube Is Smart But Adds Little Value on September 21st
  2. Weekly Telecom Notes: AT&T, Sprint And Verizon on September 21st
  3. Dish Faces Legal Battle With AMC In $2.4 Billion Trial on September 20th
  4. Sprint Touts Unlimited Plans And Aggressive Rollout Strategy; Sells A Million LTE Devices on September 20th
  5. How Wifi Hotspots Could Bring Big Growth To Cable Companies on September 19th
  6. DirecTV May Bid For GVT To Expand Brazil Footprint on September 19th
  7. Time Warner Cable Sells Clearwire Stake, Focuses On Core Business on September 19th
  8. Are Google's Fiber Optic Plans A Threat To Cable Companies? on September 18th
  9. Comcast Feels The Pinch Of Higher Programming And Marketing Costs on September 18th
  10. Free iPhone 4 Will Help Sprint Meet iPhone Commitment on September 18th
  11. News Corp Separates Its Movie & TV Businesses on September 17th
  12. Verizon's LTE Network Leaps To The Fore As iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Start on September 17th



Financial Services

  1. Online Brokerages Rely On Assets Consolidation As Investor Confidence Remains Low on September 21st
  2. Financials Weekly Notes: BofA, JPMorgan And UBS on September 21st
  3. MasterCard Is Ready To Break New Barriers In China, But How Successful Will It Be?g on September 21st
  4. Banks Under Pressure To Sign-Off Legal Advantage In LIBOR Fixing Investigation on September 21st
  5. Prudential Financial Ready To Enter China on September 20th
  6. Travelers Focuses On Profitability By Raising Insurance Rates on September 19th
  7. E*TRADE Launches Mobile Application For Windows Phone on September 19th
  8. Tax Agreements Could Shrink Swiss Bank Client Assets By 10% on September 18th
  9. NYSE Ponies Up On Fine Over Delivery Disparities For Market Data on September 18th
  10. Chuck Looks Beyond The U.S. For Growth Opportunities on September 17th
  11. Banks Lead U.S. Markets To Highest Level Since 2007 on September 17th



Energy & Utilities

  1. Weekly Oil & Gas Summary: Anadarko And ConocoPhillips Look Abroad on September 21st
  2. Chesapeake's Assets Sales Give It A Breather, But Not For Long on September 20th
  3. Chevron Is Betting On A Shale Gas Renassaince In Eastern Europe on September 20th
  4. Yingli Can Focus On Emerging Markets To Temper US And EU Slowdown on September 20th
  5. BP In Negotiations With Rosneft Over The Sale Of Its Stake In TNK-BP on September 20th
  6. ConocoPhillips Adds To LNG Facilities In Australia On Expected Asian Demand on September 19th
  7. Suntech Power Faces The Heat From EU Anti-Dumping Investigation on September 18th
  8. Will ConocoPhillips Help China Tap Its Shale Gas Reserves? on September 18th
  9. Chevron To Expand Argentina Operations After Signing Agreement with YPF on September 17th



Basic Materials

  1. Dow Can Use Desalination Expertise To Lead Water Purification Industry Growth on September 21st
  2. Rio Tinto's Mega Mine Faces Setbacks After Stirring Up Resource Nationalism In Mongolia on September 21st
  3. Why Is Rio Tinto Pushing Into The Indian Diamond Market? on September 20th
  4. Freeport-McMoran Faces Indonesian Government's Efforts To Extract Higher Royalty Fees on September 20th
  5. Barrick Gold Hopes To Improve Relations In Tanzania To Help Sell Mines on September 18th



Industrials & Transportation

  1. Weak Employment Could Spell Trouble For Railroads on September 19th
  2. FedEx Signals Slowing Global Economy And Lowers Outlook on September 19th
  3. Boeing, Airbus' Super Jumbos Are Failing To Take-Off In Adverse Economy on September 17th
  4. A Merged EADS-BAE Systems Will Create A Formidable Defense Sector Competitor For Boeing on September 17th



Health Care

  1. Boston Scientific Acquires BridgePoint Medical To Bolster Interventional Cardiology Business on September 21st
  2. How An Alzheimer Deal Could Benefit Medtronic And Roche on September 20th
  3. How Boston Scientific's Stock Could Reach $7 on September 19th
  4. Pfizer's Cancer Drug Inlyta Receives European Approval on September 17th

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