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21st April in Stocks of MV History

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These articles were published on Minyanville.com on 21st April in History. Checkout how time flies, enjoy reading!

Stocks Love Symmetry

on Apr 21, 2008 1:30 pm by David Waggoner

"Beauty is Truth, truth beauty, - that is all Ye know on earth, and all you need to know." -Ode on Grecian Urn, John Keats"God does not play dice with the universe." -Albert Einstein The mathematical basis for the Elliott wave principle is Fibonacci mathematics. Leonardo Fibonacci was a 13th century Italian mathematician who is credited with the sequence of numbers bearing... Read More


No Dread in TED Spread

on Apr 21, 2010 8:20 am by Howard L. Simons

Prior to the credit crisis starting in late 2007, only veterans of the 1980s could remember what the TED spread, or the yield difference between three-month Eurodollars (the ED, not to be confused with anything involving a pair of bathtubs parked out by the edge of the Grand Canyon) and three-month Treasury bills (the T) signified.The answer on most days over the past three decades has been, &ldqu... Read More


Nine Reasons Philip Morris Is Smoking

on Apr 21, 2010 12:30 pm by Glenn Curtis

Philip Morris International (PM) has been smoking. In spite of the lackluster world economy, the cost of cigarettes, and folks fretting about the reported health hazards, the legendary company continues to fare well as evidenced by its recent string of better-than-expected earnings and its perked-up share price. But can the momentum keep going or is this baby about to get snuffed out? Here are som... Read More


Is the Rally Really Over for Precious Metals?

on Apr 21, 2010 8:00 am by Przemyslaw Radomski, CFA

Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who will face a tough battle in the upcoming election, has two nicknames in the British press -- "Golden Brown" and "Goldfinger Brown."Since anything pertaining to gold is of interest to me, I looked into why the Prime Minister has such monikers. Does he perhaps have a Midas touch?It turns out that quite the opposite is true.Brown, who took over... Read More


Seven Things You Need to Know About Apple

on Apr 21, 2010 7:40 am by Michael Comeau

Apple (AAPL) reported monster second-quarter numbers after the close yesterday, smashing analysts' earnings expectations by a whopping 36%. Led by rapid iPhone sales and continued success in its notebook and desktop product lines, Apple saw its revenue rise an incredible 49% while earnings jumped 86%.Digging through the details brings me to seven important takeaways from Apple's results, all point... Read More


Two Ways to Play: Apple Delivers Juicy Earnings

on Apr 21, 2010 8:15 am by Matt Theal

Once again, Apple (AAPL) delivered. Last night, after the close of trading, the technology giant reported a 90% increase in second-quarter profit and a 49% increase in revenue, smashing the most bullish Wall Street estimates. Analysts expected the company to report earnings per share of $2.46 on revenue of $12 billion. Apple blew those estimates away by reporting earnings per share of $3.33 on rev... Read More


Geithner Ignores Blame in Lehman Failure

on Apr 21, 2010 8:45 am by Richard Suttmeier - The Street

Editor's Note: This article was written by Richard Suttmeier, chief market strategist at ValuEngine.com, which is a fundamentally-based quant research firm in Princeton, New Jersey, that covers more than 5,000 stocks every day.Treasury Secretary Geithner Outlines the Financial Meltdown Our financial system allowed risk to move toward areas where regulations were most lenient. In the le... Read More


Upgrades and Downgrades: Forest Labs Expected to Fall

on Apr 21, 2010 8:35 am by Justin Sharon

Solid earnings and a stellar energy sector sent equities up, with the Dow Average increasing for an eighth time in nine sessions. None now doubt Goldman Sachs (GS) is indeed "doing God's work" after it enlisted an Archbishop to ring the NYSE's opening bell on the very day the firm's first quarter profit doubled. Alas, when composite trading came to a close the firm&rs... Read More


Beware of the Potentially Poisonous Apple

on Apr 21, 2010 9:15 am by Glenn Curtis

Asian stocks were mixed overnight. The Hang Seng fell 0.52% while the Nikkei rose 1.74%. Meanwhile European stocks were a bit of a mixed bag in early trading. And here in the US, we're currently trading higher.Here's what I'm seeing this morning:Apple (AAPL): The company was out with its second-quarter numbers last night after the bell and it was simply a stellar quarter. In the period... Read More


Four Ways to Invest in China

on Apr 21, 2010 9:00 am by Kevin Grewal

Recently, China pledged to loan $20 billion to Venezuela to strengthen its ties with oil-rich developing nations and make itself an even more powerful player in the global markets. China's GDP growth shows great strength that will likely continue, paving the path to opportunity for investors.Here are four ways to invest in China and reap the benefits of the emerging market's growth, wh... Read More


When Will Gold Make Its Next Big Move?

on Apr 21, 2010 12:00 pm by Jordan Roy-Byrne

Editor's Note: Jordan Roy-Byrne, CMT (aka "Trendsman") is the proprietor of Trendsman Research, which provides investment research to private clients and the general public. Trendsman Research authors several newsletters covering trends in stock markets, bonds, commodities, gold, and silver. See more of his content at The Daily Gold.Recently I've been focused on the macro factors that... Read More


Seven Reasons Silver Can Make You Rich

on Apr 21, 2010 12:15 pm by J. Edwards of GoldStockMania.com

Editor's Note: J. Edwards is the main contributing author at GoldStockMania.com. His research is focused on gold and silver penny mining stocks.I know most investors are looking for that one ultimate investment that will right all of their past wrongs. You know, make up for all the losses or non-starters they may have accumulated over the years. That one investment that will perhaps buy them a per... Read More


Why Nintendo DS, iPhone Can't Make You Smarter

on Apr 21, 2010 1:40 pm by Mike Schuster

Question: A subway train leaves the Clinton-Washington station in Brooklyn traveling an average speed of 30 mph and makes all local stops until it reaches 50th Street in Manhattan. Every morning and evening, a commuter spends 80% of this trip playing Brain Challenge on her iPhone (AAPL). If she does this for a period of six weeks, to what degree is her cognitive ability improved?Answer: An imperce... Read More


How Big Pharma Will Survive the Patent Cliff

on Apr 21, 2010 2:00 pm by Lisa LaMotta

Big Pharma and its investors have spent the last few years worrying that the patent expiration cliff would be the end of blockbusters as we know them and that the pharmaceutical industry would take a turn for the worse. Fortunately for everyone involved, that may not be the case. According to a report released Tuesday by IMS Health, a health-care information and consulting company, the global mark... Read More


The Best Shorting Opportunities in Casinos

on Apr 21, 2010 3:35 pm by Quint Tatro

All Bets Are OffAs this bull market continues to defy and frustrate the naysayers, I look for pockets of opportunity where prices haven't run as far as others. Granted, in a market as parabolic as this one, it's tough to not start picking out lemons that are lagging and just now setting up behind the market leaders. I refuse to chase third-tier names or garbage stocks because that tells me we are... Read More


Minyanville's T3 Morning Market Call: Apple Earnings Buoys Futures, F5 Networks Lifts Clouds

on Apr 21, 2011 8:40 am by T3Live.com

The Minyanville - T3Live Morning Market Call is brought to you by T3Live.com. T3Live.com is an online financial media network and education platform that provides active traders and investors with market analysis, real-time access to strategies, and in-depth training from real traders, real-time©. Learn more.US stock futures are set to open sharply higher once again Thursday after another r... Read More


Chart Watch: Minyanville Buzz Charts

on Apr 21, 2011 7:45 am by Matt Theal

Below are some of the most-discussed charts on Minyanville's Buzz & Banter, presented without bias, claim, or injury. For in-depth commentary, analysis, and trading ideas in these stocks and much more, take a free two week trial to Buzz & Banter.Opentable (OPEN)Click to enlargeKraft (KFT)Click to enlarge Newmont (NEM)Click to enlarge Silver Wheaton (SLW)Click to enlarge OCZ Technology (OCZ)Click t... Read More


Odds of Confirming a Double Top Have Diminished Near Term

on Apr 21, 2011 9:00 am by Richard Suttmeier - The Street

All the major equity averages I track are now above their 50-day simple moving averages and their five-week modified moving averages. This delays the confirmation of a "double top." Since the mid-March lows there have been several false breakouts as only the Dow Industrial Average reached a new 2011 high at 12,475.53 on Wednesday. We may be setting investors up for "sell in May and... Read More


Upgrades & Downgrades: Analyst Talks Up Schwab After A Talk To Chuck

on Apr 21, 2011 8:50 am by Justin Sharon

The market's manic Monday is now but a bad memory. On a day designated to getting high, stocks joined in the fun with the Dow surging to a peak not seen since early June of '08. Stellar earnings, especially from the tech sector, twinned with better than expected existing home sales for March to boost bourses, while gold gapped up to a new nominal high of $1506.50 an ounce. Intel (INTC)... Read More


Gold and Stocks Rally, But Is It Time for a Little Pullback?

on Apr 21, 2011 9:15 am by Chris Vermeulen

Editor's Note: Chris Vermeulen offers more content at his site, TheGoldAndOilGuy.com.It has been a very interesting week thus far. Monday kick-started traders with a heart-pounding equities sell-off which sent money into the US dollar, precious metals, and bonds as the safe havens of choice.A lot has happened this week on a technical-analysis basis, all of which I can't necessarily cover. Ho... Read More


Trading Radar: FOMC Rate Decision, GDP Report, Earnings Highlight the Week

on Apr 21, 2011 4:30 pm by Matt Theal

There will be three huge events to watch next week:The first will be the FOMC rate decision on Wednesday. The biggest question is what will happen when QE2 ends? Secondly, on Thursday the GDP number will be released. Since the Japanese earthquake, most major economist have downgraded their GDP numbers. Is it possible the US economy will slip into another recession? Finally, from a micro level it's... Read More


Boosted by Oil Prices, Chavez Looking Good for Elections

on Apr 21, 2011 10:00 am by Girish Gupta

With elections looming next year, the opposition in Venezuela are beginning to unify to present a credible candidate to fight President Hugo Chávez. February 12 has been set as election date for that candidate. The news was announced this week by opposition umbrella group Democratic Unified Panel (MUD). Critics of Chávez are concerned that February next year is too late f... Read More


The New York Times Surpasses 100,000 Digital Subscriptions

on Apr 21, 2011 11:30 am by Minyanville Staff

This column highlights the most interesting and useful business and financial commentary from around the Web each day. Feel free to send along your own suggestions for blog content that you've read or written.All Things DigitalLink: The New York Times Sells 100,000 Digital Subscriptions In Three Weeks"The New York Times says digital subscriptions "have surpassed 100,000″, less tha... Read More


Buzz on the Street: S&P's US Downgrade Marks Weekly Low For Stocks

on Apr 21, 2011 4:15 pm by Terry Woo

All day and every day, some of the stock market's best and brightest traders and money managers share their ideas, insights and analysis in real-time on Minyanville's Buzz & Banter. Click here for a 14 day free trial.Note: Some links may require Buzz subscriptions.Monday, April 18, 2011Negative OutlookHoward SimonsSome may dismiss the S&P negative outlook for the U.S. by noting Japan... Read More


Silver Continues Its Powerful and Relentless Move Higher

on Apr 21, 2011 10:15 am by NextBigTrade.com

Silver continues its powerful and relentless move higher. From August 2010 until now this is the biggest rally during this silver bull market that started early last decade. Silver has also been the star performer of the financial world over the past year as you can see on the graph below.How does this current silver spike compare to the past? The next chart shows the major moves higher in silver... Read More


General Electric: Value Play or Stay Away?

on Apr 21, 2011 10:30 am by Robert Holmes - The Street

General Electric (GE), the world's largest conglomerate with products ranging from light bulbs to turbines, has been rocked by controversies and dogged by slow growth during the tenure of Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Immelt, dividing investors on whether the company's stock is a buy or sell. Albert Meyer, manager of the Mirzam Capital Appreciation Fund, recalls a client who owned GE shares in... Read More


Five Things You Need to Know: Will Apple Be the First Trillion Dollar Market Cap Company?

on Apr 21, 2011 11:00 am by Kevin Depew

1. Apple. The First Trillion Dollar Company?Apple (AAPL) stock is up more than two percent this morning after reporting yesterday afternoon that its second quarter profit nearly doubled. Not even a bunch of weird stories yesterday that the company's popular iPhone tracks and stores users' movement in a hidden file was enough to counterbalance the good quarter. Sales were nearly $25 billion and the... Read More


Random Thoughts: Make-or-Break Time For the Market

on Apr 21, 2011 10:45 am by Todd Harrison

It's a great Thursday in front of Good Friday, as we'll enjoy a three-day weekend in a few short hours. Until our requisite respite is upon us, however, we've got some important decisions to make, and those choices will dictate the risk-profile that we awake with on Monday. This is a massively important juncture for the market, so take a deep breath and let's end this week -- and Mercury Retrograd... Read More


Analysis of Groupon's Likely IPO

on Apr 21, 2011 12:15 pm by Damian Thompson

In the past six weeks Groupon has started a Chinese affiliate company, launched a mobile coupon platform, and is now in discussions about a possible IPO valuing the company upwards of $25 billion dollars. You might think that's moving fast, and you would be correct, but it is nothing new for a company that in less than two and half years has grown to billions in revenue and is the dominant player... Read More


Review of Long Opportunities on Market Strength

on Apr 21, 2011 12:45 pm by Quint Tatro

Over a week ago I brought you three names that I felt were ready to launch higher when the market resumed an uptrend. The market is higher since that time, but not without some fits and starts. A 140 point drop on the Dow on Monday has been followed by monster upside moves yesterday and today. This sort of volatility makes it difficult to remain in positions no matter which way you found yourself... Read More


Minyanville's T3 Midday Market Snapshot: Market Again Holds Gap Up, Fertilizers Lifting

on Apr 21, 2011 12:30 pm by T3Live.com

The Minyanville - T3Live Midday Market Snapshot is brought to you by T3Live.com. T3Live.com is an online financial media network and education platform that provides active traders and investors with market analysis, real-time access to strategies, and in-depth training from real traders, real-time©. Learn more.The market is holding in well again Thursday following another earnings-fueled... Read More


Gold and Silver: Supreme Safe Haven Assets

on Apr 21, 2011 1:15 pm by Jeb Handwerger

Silver (iShares Silver Trust (SLV)) hit the ball out of the park yesterday as it hit a record high exceeding my late January target of $40. Silver has doubled in the past seven months alone. Poor man's gold is making some poor men rich as the US dollar (PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish (UUP)) and long term US debt (iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treas Bond (TLT)) remain under pressure. Thin... Read More


Amgen Touts Dividend but Biogen Steals the Show

on Apr 21, 2011 2:30 pm by Brett Chase

Amgen (AMGN) heeded calls to become the first biotech company to pay a dividend, announcing plans for an investor payout that will increase "meaningfully" over time.It's a historic moment as biotech companies traditionally shunned dividends, saying that cash is best spent developing new, breakthrough products rather than distributing dollars back to investors.But it was Amgen&rsq... Read More


Minyanville's T3 Daily Recap: Look for Bounce to Continue in Ags, Oil Servicers Next Week

on Apr 21, 2011 4:45 pm by T3Live.com

The Minyanville - T3Live Daily Recap is brought to you by T3Live.com. T3Live.com is an online financial media network and education platform that provides active traders and investors with market analysis, real-time access to strategies, and in-depth training from real traders, real-time©. Learn more.The market once again held a large gap up Thursday, closing right about where it opened,... Read More


Sallie Mae In Wild Upside Ride

on Apr 21, 2011 4:40 pm by Justin Sharon

SLM Corp.Cringe-worthy though those words may still be, I guess Sally was right after all in saying "you really like me!" all those years ago. Shares of student lender Sallie Mae -- known to more educated investors as SLM Corporation (SLM) -- undoubtedly had a Field day this afternoon, ending up about 13% to post the second strongest showing on both the S&P 500 Index and... Read More


5 Unexpectedly Green Stocks for Earth Day

on Apr 21, 2012 9:00 am by Christopher Witrak

Want to help the environment this Earth Day? Then consider investing in companies like IBM (IBM) and Hewlett-Packard (HPQ). Surprised? What about stocks that focus on cleaner and renewable energy, such as First Solar (FSLR), you ask? Well, it appears at least in the short-term that the green energy industry will continue to struggle. The recent bankruptcies within the solar energy industry demo... Read More


Stock Downgrades: Taco Bell Owner Yum Brands Heads South

on Apr 21, 2014 9:30 am by Justin Sharon

Gwyneth Paltrow is famously a big fan of tacos but, to use her favorite phrase, an analyst has decided to "consciously uncouple" from Taco Bell parent Yum Brands (NYSE:YUM) this morning. The fast food firm, which also owns KFC and Pizza Hut, incurs a downgrade in advance of its earnings announcement tomorrow, sending shares lower ahead of the open. Yum Brands has been bedeviled by issues in its... Read More


Stock Upgrades: Chipotle Mexican Grill Can Go Mile High

on Apr 21, 2014 9:29 am by Justin Sharon

A Wall Street titan once gave Denver's Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) short shrift, saying that the "gourmet burrito is an oxymoron." Its stock -- a longtime momentum darling now going for a song -- is a similar bundle of contradictions. The stock fell 5.94% on Thursday, having touched an historic high exactly one month ago today. Rising commodity costs contributed to the fast-food firm recen... Read More


New Stock Coverage: Pacira Pharmaceuticals Is Just What the Doctor Ordered

on Apr 21, 2014 9:28 am by Justin Sharon

Pacira Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PCRX) could be poised for a big day after being picked up with a bullish Buy rating at the Merrill Lynch unit of Bank of America (NYSE:BAC). Analysts wrote in a note that the upbeat assessment is "driven by its long-acting local analgesic Exparel." The broker adds that this product "offers compelling economic benefits to hospitals by reducing complications and leng... Read More


Stocks: Insiders Buy at Sears and Sears Hometown; Barnes & Noble Sees a Sale

on Apr 21, 2014 9:43 am by Jonathan Moreland

Welcome to our daily roundup of top insider trades. Here's a look at the most significant inside purchases recently filed with the SEC. Notable Purchases: Thomas Tisch, a director at retailer Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:SHLD), bought 475,000 shares of company stock for $15,940,000. Edward Lampert, Chairman and CEO of Sears Holdings, bought 173,574 shares of Sears Hometown and Ou... Read More
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