Composite Portfolio Midday Report (5/15/13)
IndexesRussell 2000 +0.38%S&P 500 +0.30%NASDAQ Composite +0.24%Dow Jones Industrial Average +0.25%PortfoliosPretty Girls and Railroads +0.41%Climbers and Dogs +0.27%Widows and Orphans +0.04%Cumulative +0.24%Dish Network gains edge in battle for Sprint with $9bn financingMay 15 2013 15:31 BSTDish Network has secured financing on its $25.5bn bid for Sprint Nextel, overcoming attempts by its rival suitor SoftBank of Japan to persuade banks to boycott the US group, according to people familiar with the process…
Spark Networks: A Strong Investment in Online Dating
[at Motley Fool] – Small cap Spark Networks has niche-dominating websites that make this company undervalued compared to peers.
[Business Wire] – A unanimous West Virginia jury today rejected all but one of the plaintiffs’ claims in a consolidated trial involving approximately 600 individual lawsuits against the major tobacco companies.
Why Burger King Is Copying This McDonald’s Sandwich
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Will Qualcomm Surge Higher?
[at Wall St. Cheat Sheet] – Qualcomm provides essential products to a growing mobile communications industry around the world. The stock has been trending higher over the last several years but is now taking a break just below multi-year …
Widows And Orphans Daily Close Report (5/14/13)
Equities PerformanceDay30 Day1 Year 3M CoMMM:NYQ +0.08%+2.70%+19.27% American Capital Agency CorpAGNC:NSQ -0.47%-11.45%+4.00% Apple IncAAPL:NSQ -2.39%+3.98%-14.62% ArcelorMittal SAMT:NYQ -1.24%+4.64%-25.89% Berkshire Hathaway IncBRK.B:NYQ +0.83%+5.26%+25.61% Blackrock Kelso Capital CorpBKCC:NSQ +0.10%+3.82%+2.39% Caterpillar IncCAT:NYQ -0.59%+3.56%-1.71% Cooper Tire & Rubber CoCTB:NYQ +2.19%-0.90%-3.75% Credit Suisse High Yield BondDHY:ASQ +0…
Widows And Orphans Midday Report (5/15/13)
WINNERS SymbolCompany NamePricePrice Chg.Price % Chg.Volume (000)Volume % Chg.WACWalter Investment Mgmt$40.251.855%49423%OZMOch-Ziff Cap Mgmt Cl A$11.400.283%55033%JPMJ P Morgan Chase & Co$51.140.912%9,73820%NATNordic Amer Tanker Ltd$8.820.152%1,029158%LOLorillard Inc$44.050.571%788-22%TMOThermo Fisher Scientific$85.520.811%909-2%CSXC S X Corp$25.980.221%1,581-37%HLFHerbalife Ltd$45.110.251%714-17%MMMThree M Company$111.200.611%940-3%SXLSunoco Logistics Ptnr Lp$63.010.321%26-74%LOSERS CATCaterpillar Inc$87…
Immigration Plan Backers Thwart Most Republican Changes
[at Bloomberg] – Supporters of a bipartisan Senate immigration bill prevented major changes to its visa program for high-skilled foreign workers, seeking to preserve a compromise backed by technology companies and labor …
Earnings help FTSE to new 5.5-year closing high
[Reuters] – By Tricia Wright LONDON (Reuters) – Solid corporate earnings helped push FTSE top share index to a fresh 5.5-year closing high on Wednesday, led by low-cost airline easyJet after a robust update. The UK …
Regulators set September deadline for derivatives deal
[Reuters - UK Focus] – Financial regulators have given themselves until September to try to resolve differences over how to supervise derivatives markets in the wake of the financial crisis, a U.S. watchdog said on Wednesday. …