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Market Wrap-Up for Feb.2 (BRCM, TWX, MAT, HSY, CHRW, WHR, more)

The market is coming off a big first day of the month, which continues a recent pattern of big jumps at the start of each new month. We are still looking at quite a few candidates as possible additions to our Best Dividend Stocks List , and there were a couple of names that are a bit more aggressive (low yield, more stock price growth) which reported numbers last night. Lubrizol ( LZ ) and Jones Lang-LaSalle ( JLL ) saw investors embrace their results early on, but did close off intraday highs. Elsewhere, Time Warner ( TWX ) reported good earnings and raised its dividend, to boot. Dividend increases were a big theme today, with Mattel ( MAT ), Broadcom ( BRCM ), and Hershey ( HSY ) also joining the dividend increase parade. On the downside, we were seeing sellers pushing the eject button on C.H. Robinson Worldwide ( CHRW ) and Whirlpool ( WHR ) following those earning results. Lastly, a negative note on FedEx ( FDX ) from a Wall Street analyst pulled those shares lower. In some parts of the market (namely the Tech/Online space), we are seeing company valuations getting a bit out of hand. The resulting fallout from earnings results can be quite painful when companies with super-high valuations report — even if they meet analyst expectations. If you are…

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Netflix (Nasdaq:NFLX) in Another Blowout Quarter, Adds Another 3.1 Million Subscribers

Shares of Netflix (Nasdaq:NFLX) soared in after hours trading as the company had another blowout quarter, this time adding another 3.1 million subscribers. Netflix generated $47 million in earnings in the fourth quarter, or 87 cents a share, a gain of 52 percent over $31 million, or 56 cents a share in the same period last year. Analysts had been looking for 71 cents a share. Revenue soared 34

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Apple: Stock of the Year

Apple: Stock of the Year

Things were a lot easier when I was kid. Back then, all you needed was a pair of Jack Purcells and mood ring to fit in. Today, it’s an expensive pair of Nikes and some sort of iThingy. At least, that’s the case in my house— where my kids had been pestering me all year for the latest electronic gadget sprung from the minds of the folks at Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL ). And this year, my kids hit the trifecta. Against my better judgment, all three of them got an iTouch… which drives me up the wall, since they would rather fiddle with them than do practically anything else… I’ll be honest; it gives me a great deal of delight to confiscate them all for even the smallest infraction. But I am comforted to know they won’t be eating alone at the “nerd table” in the cafeteria when they go to school. In this case, it was something of a tradeoff, as Apple products seemed to be everywhere I looked this Christmas: from iPods to iTune gift cards, my family was certainly doing its part to keep Apple at the top of the stock charts. In that regard, we were just one family among millions… Stock of the Year That’s why, when it came time to choose my Stock of the Year, Apple Inc. was at the top of the list. Edging out a…

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Netflix (Nasdaq:NFLX) CFO Barry McCarthy Steps Down to Pursue Other Opportunities

Filed in ceo, Netflix, o, silver by on December 8, 2010 0 Comments

After helping guide Netflix (Nasdaq:NFLX) successfully through their IPO in 2002 and aid them in successfully navigating the changing entertainment distribution business, CFO Barry McCarthy has decided to step down from the position to pursue other business opportunities.Netflix Co-Founder and CEO Reed Hastings said, “We are lucky to have an executive with David’s proven financial skill and

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Netflix: Will This Movie Ever End?

Filed in BP, Gold Investing, o, silver, ubs by on November 26, 2010 0 Comments

By Dian L. Chu, EconForecast After driving Blockbuster out of business and taking a good chunk of subscribers from cable TVs, Netflix (NFLX) is now setting sight on the streaming video business. On Monday Nov. 22, Netflix announced a new subscriptio…

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Apple to Buy Netflix?

Filed in GOld juniors, Gold Market by on October 26, 2010 0 Comments

You could say my options readers are a bit happy today… as the Netflix December 2010 200 calls roar north by more than 200% on the day. And it’s all thanks to an Apple rumor. According to an analyst with Gleacher & Company, the transaction could make sense. The analyst seen in the video below, “You know, Apple wants to be the first company to seemlessly integrate the home office and the living room. What’s limiting them now is basically content and better broadband into the home. In terms of content, they have over 10,000 titles on iTunes. Netflix has over 100,000 titles. That would be a pretty interesting marriage right there.” But to make it happen, sources tell me, Apple would have to offer a heck of a lot more than $10 billion… an easy feat given Apple’s sizeable cash position. But enough of what I think. Here’s what the Gleacher analyst had to say to CNBC. Apple to Buy Netflix? originally appeared in Wealth Daily . Wealth Daily is a free daily newsletter featuring contrarian investment insights and commentary.

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How to Find the Next Netflix Runner

Filed in dividend, Gold, Gold Market, gold-stocks by on September 11, 2010 0 Comments
How to Find the Next Netflix Runner

Welcome to the Wealth Daily Weekend Edition— our insights from the week in investing and links to our most-read Wealth Daily and sister publication articles. It doesn’t matter what shenanigans this market pulls any more. If you want to make consistent gains, have a system— have two or three systems. Weeks ago, for example, we suggested using MACD and DMI agreements, Bollinger Bands, Williams % Range, candlesticks… even the news. My advice found us a big winner: Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) . Advertisement Samurai Super Alloy It was the secret ingredient that turned an ordinary sword into the legendary Samurai Katana— the deadliest weapon before the arrival of modern rifles. Today, it’s crucial to the $987billion/year global steel industry… And the world’s supply is quickly running out. Find out how a tiny mining company sitting on one of the last untapped deposits of this metal could hand you 2682% — in the next 12 months! Not only did we have Apple’s announcement that its Apple TV multimedia hub would include a program to stream movies and shows from Netflix; our technicals indicators were screaming “buy!” And buy we did— only to watch the stock soar from $130 to about $150 in just days! One, Williams % Range was in oversold territory. Two, we already had a positive read on DMI since August. And three, we just needed the MACD blue line to cross above the red line (again) to see trend reversal off the bottom of the sell off… which we got. Once we got confirmation on all fronts (except Bollinger Band usage), we bought. The stock and our options took off, handing some readers as much as 120% in just days. And we have several more plays just like this, just waiting for options traders. But here’s the trick to maximizing your gains… If you had a choice between a 50% gain and a 250% gain, which would you choose? I thought you might say the 250%… but there’s a catch: You must learn options. And some of you tell me you find options difficult to learn, scary, or risky. But you couldn’t be more wrong… Options trading is becoming one of the easiest, most profitable ways to see near term riches in a market that makes little to no sense. I recently heard from a reader who started trading options with me about five years ago. He shared your same trading fears. Here’s how he’s doing now: You have made me more money over the last 5 …

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Cloud Computing: Own a Piece of a $126 Billion Future

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Cloud Computing: Own a Piece of a $126 Billion Future

Welcome to the Wealth Daily Weekend Edition — our insights from the week in investing and links to our most-read Wealth Daily and sister publication articles. It doesn’t matter how “down in the dumps” this market is… Find a stock with blind momentum, and it could make you filthy rich from a long and short position. Take a look at stocks like Salesforce.com (CRM) and Netflix (NFLX), for example… Both went hyperbolic — and just keep running on nothing more than sheer momentum. But is Salesforce.com really this hot? Salesforce.com is involved with cloud computing— services, applications, and the ability to collect, store, and process data over the Internet. This sector is expected to grow at an annual rate of 28% from $47 billion in 2008 to more than $126 billion by 2012, according to IBM. Heck, if you’re using Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail, or even Gmail, you’re working in clouds. You may be in a cloud right now… and not even know it! And the sector is heating up… fast. Just look at how out of control the bidding war was for 3Par (PAR), whose technology is seen as key in offering cloud services. I wouldn’t be shocked to see a buyout offer for Salesforce.com at some point… or even for Akamai (AKAM) or Brocade (BRCD). But while growth will remain red hot, hold off on CRM until it pulls back; CRM’s technical and fundamentals say it’s best to wait. Advertisement …

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Market Wrap-Up for Aug.4 (JNJ, KO, BKS, PCLN, RL, AGU, APC, more)

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Market Wrap-Up for Aug.4 (JNJ, KO, BKS, PCLN, RL, AGU, APC, more)

I’m not sure if anyone is noticing the pop in Priceline’s ( PCLN ) stock this morning, up $50 following the company’s earnings beat. Priceline does not pay a dividend at this time, but I wanted to focus on the manic way investors tend to look at momentum stocks and why long-term investors need to keep exposure to these plays at a smaller part of one’s portfolio, if there is an aversion to taking on higher risk. The last time Priceline reported their results the stock ended up getting clocked by $30, taking the stock down below $200 a share. All of a sudden the company gets it all right this quarter and we see it up $50. Unless you possess a trader’s edge and discipline to move in and out of stocks like this in a timely manner, there is little reason to stake your long-term dollars on stocks momentum traders bring loads of volatility to. Now, we will on occasion have a situation with a dividend stock, where things could blow up of course, but for the most part, traders are not playing the earnings game with the Johnson & Johnsons ( JNJ ) and Coca-Colas ( KO ) of the world. Speaking of long-term dollars, there is a lot of chatter about Americans beginning to maybe save too much these days. Ignore all that nonsensical noise you hear and continue to put some of your hard-earned dollars away for your retirement. Don’t end up like many who are set to rely on just one source of retirement income, which for a good majority will be Social Security. Getting back to today’s market, Barnes & Noble ( BKS ) popped on news the company is exploring a sale. The stock recently approached all-time lows as the company misplayed an opportunity years ago to acquire Amazon.com ( AMZN ). Don’t be tempted by BKS’ nearly 8% dividend yield — that payout is certainly not sustainable, and we expect a dividend cut in the near future. The market clearly sees little upside for the book retailing market, thus the long-term fall in shares. Look no further than Blockbuster ignoring the changing market, allowing Netflix ( NFLX ) to come in and basically put the company in the huge bind they are in today. Elsewhere, shares of Polo Ralph Lauren ( RL ) , Agrium ( AGU ) , and Anadarko Petroleum ( APC ) rallied following those companies’ reports. Pitney Bowes ( PBI ) went the other way after the company missed earnings estimates and guided lower. Despite another up day today, volume can not seem to break out and it remains a real mystery. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here .

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Highest Yielding Entertainment Stocks

Filed in economy, Gold Investing, Gold Prices, recession, silver by on July 4, 2010 0 Comments

It doesn’t matter whether we are in a recession, a depression, or in a booming economy. People will always go to the movies, rent DVDs, or order a movie from Netflix (NFLX). The demand will always be there, the revenues will always continue.With all th…

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Netflix shares up on iPad anticipation

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LOS ANGELES, April 1 – Netflix Inc shares rose amid growing sentiment that the online DVD renter, which is increasingly providing its service through various devices like Microsoft Corp’s Xbox and Nintendo’s Wii, will soon expand to Apple Inc’s iPa Netflix shares up on iPad anticipation

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PlayStation 3 to add Netflix streaming service starting in November

Filed in Gold Prices by on October 25, 2009 0 Comments

Netflix movie streaming coming to PlayStation 3 NEW YORK — PlayStation 3 owners will be able to stream movies and TV shows from Netflix on their gaming consoles starting next month. Sony Corp. and Netflix Inc. were set to announce the deal Monday. The service will be available for free to PlayStation 3 owners who have a

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