Posts Tagged ‘stocks’

How to cover a shareholder lawsuit

By Covering Business   July 12, 2013

There are three main kinds of suits that shareholders can bring against the companies they own. Here’s what you need to know about each, as well as a few tips for sourcing.

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Stock Screen: The Case for the Online Brokerage


By Covering Business   March 28, 2013

The market is rallying; investors are rushing into stocks funds; and you’re reading this online.

In Flight to Safety, Savers Take a New Risk


By Covering Business   

A growing movement to abandon equities in favor of bonds could pose a threat to long-term returns.

How to Cover the Options Market

By Covering Business   March 25, 2013

The options market is a valuable source of information for markets reporters. Although it’s more complicated than the stock market, learning even the basics can offer some early clues about where sophisticated investors believe a company is headed.

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Facebook’s New Search Tool Fails to Impress Analysts at Debut

By Covering Business   January 23, 2013

Graph Search promises to make browsing a social network easier, but analysts haven’t budged.

Housing Market Strengthens, Clearing Hurdle to Recovery


By Covering Business   October 19, 2012

The Fed’s semi-monthly survey of local economic conditions suggests housing has turned a corner.

Winner Declared in 2012 Stock Screening Contest

By Covering Business   May 15, 2012

Columbia Journalism School’s annual stock-picking contest teaches students how to use to an important journalistic tool. This year, the contest took place during a stagnant market. Read on to find which stocks performed best.

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Was Groupon Overvalued?


By Covering Business   April 14, 2012

The social media company had an IPO to rival Google’s, but it has yet to end a year in the black.

An Energy Play With Potential Beneath the Surface


By Covering Business   March 30, 2012

Cobalt has yet to turn a profit, but its shares have been rising on oil finds along the ocean floor.

Two Stocks for the Social Media Boom


By Covering Business   March 15, 2012

Although they have different business models, LinkedIn and Rackspace are tied to social media.

A Safe Stock in a Defensive Sector


By Covering Business   

Even if the market heads south, generic drug maker Teva could continue to grow.

An Auto-Parts Stock to Ride the China Wave


By Covering Business   

China Automotive Systems is growing. It’s also getting heavy support from the Chinese government.

Capturing Oil’s Surge With a Growth Stock


By Covering Business   

Before crude’s latest jump, Energy XXI was expanding rapidly and building out capacity.

A Stock to Play the Copper Rally


By Covering Business   March 14, 2012

Southern Copper has a diverse enough customer base to grow almost anywhere demand rises.

Battered, But Ready to Bounce


By Covering Business   

After an accounting scandal rocked China concept stocks, one IT company is set to rebound.

A Utility for All Seasons


By Covering Business   

Some market watchers say the rally is at an end. If that’s the case, it’s time to get defensive.

A Stock to Capture the Manufacturing Rebound


By Covering Business   

With manufacturing leading the recovery, industry giant Caterpillar is poised to benefit.

How to Pick Stocks to Hedge Against Inflation

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Although the broad market is a poor inflation hedge, individual equities can do a better job.

Why the Best Analysts Are Not Necessarily the Most Accurate

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By Covering Business   

A study in the Journal of Finance suggests a new way to measure the value of analysts’ estimates.

As Europe Settles, a Bank Set to Rise

By Covering Business   

Barclays has already recovered a lot of lost value, but it has yet to come all the way back.