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Author Archive - Benzinga

India ETFs Jump Following Moody's Comments

Despite Fiscal Cliff, Dividend Outlook Not All Bad

A possible reason is that U.S. stocks are sliding Wednesday is that investors now view the chances of the fiscal cliff arriving as heightened following......(read more)
India ETFs Jump Following Moody's Comments

These New ETFs Look Like Survivors

It is often said that new ETFs are to be avoided until those funds reach certain assets under management and volume thresholds. No, a new ETF should not......(read more)
Sirius XM Radio Inc (NASDAQ:SIRI)

Howard Stern: Attractive At Any Price

What is Sirius XM Radio Inc (NASDAQ:SIRI) without Howard Stern? The answer: not much, unless there are more Oprah, Eminem and Martha Stewart fans out......(read more)
WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF)

Find Shelter From The Fiscal Cliff With These ETFs

It is out there looming, stalking, waiting to pounce. It being the fiscal cliff, the highly undesirable situation under which expiring tax cuts are not......(read more)
8 Sector ETFs for 2013

ETFs With High Tracking Error

Tracking error, the amount by which an ETF’s returns deviate from its benchmark index, is a fact of life and an often ignored fact at that. In......(read more)
Natural Gas Continues Its Slide

Leveraged ETFs For October

October has an interesting reputation when it comes to the performance of stocks. The tenth month of the year is when some of the most wicked market plunges......(read more)
Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX)

Would Starbucks Buy Green Mountain Coffee?

Shares of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (NASDAQ:GMCR) rallied on Thursday, moving back into positive territory late in the afternoon session. Starbucks......(read more)
iShares Dow Jones US Home Const. (ETF) (NYSEARCA:ITB)

Are Junk Bond ETFs Topping Out?

It has been a good run over the past year for the iShares iBoxx $ High Yid Corp Bond (NYSEARCA:HYG). Likewise, the SPDR Barclays Capital High Yield Bnd......(read more)
Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F)

Overseas Troubles Heighten for Ford, Toyota

Automotive companies Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) and Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE:TM) are pulling workers and halting production on cars overseas. Ford......(read more)
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)

Tesla Plummets After Filing Warning with SEC

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) made a filing with the SEC on Tuesday, warning about sales and production. The company also lowered third-quarter guidance......(read more)
PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 (ETF) (QQQ)

Some Low AUM ETFs Thriving In September

The continued growth of the exchange-traded products industry has shined a light on the fact this business, while booming, is far from perfect. Notably......(read more)
AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO)

AutoZone Needs a Tune Up

At one point, AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) was widely regarded as the leader in the group, but that’s not the case anymore. Earlier today, the company......(read more)
Facebook Inc.

Google (GOOG)’s Advertising to Steal Facebook (FB)’s Spotlight

Following news that Twitter will begin ramping up advertising efforts, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) now has another website fighting to surpass the largest......(read more)
AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL)

6 Cheap Large-Cap Dividend Stocks

What are the cheapest large-cap dividend stocks in the market right now? The following is a list of six stocks that are very cheap on an earnings basis......(read more)
UnitedHealth Group Inc

Will Its Addition to the Dow Benefit UnitedHealth?

Health insurance provider UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE:UNH) will become its sector’s first representative in the prestigious Dow Jones Industrial......(read more)
Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK)

3 Stocks Tied to Companies With Junk Bonds: Chesapeake Energy, Caesars, Peabody

Corporate bonds have become an integral part of the income investment thesis in recent years, as depressed interest rates have sent investors looking......(read more), Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)

If Amazon Wants a Storefront It Should Buy Gamestop, Not Best Buy

Many have argued that it would be in, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)‘s best interest to step into the brick and mortar game with a storefront offering......(read more)
Navistar International Corp (NYSE:NAV)

Navistar, CVS, and Other Insider Purchases

By Nelson Hem, Benzinga Staff Writer Insiders may sell shares for any number of reasons, but there is really only one reason insiders buy shares of a......(read more)
Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE:MDT)

Insider Purchases in Medtronic, Exco, and Cyberonics

Insiders may buy shares of a company because they believe its stock price will move higher and want to profit from this anticipated rise. Sell-offs might......(read more)
Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ)

Insider Trading: Hewlett Packard, Yahoo $HPQ $YHOO $CVI $FTR

Insiders may sell shares for any number of reasons, but there is really only one reason insiders buy shares of a company — they believe the stock......(read more)

Insider Purchases in Agree Realty

Time after time, insider buying is one event that investors should pay attention to. Insiders may sell shares for a number of reasons, such as to fund......(read more)
Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM)

Insider Purchases: Netflix, Akamai, Life Time Fitness

Insiders may sell shares for any number of reasons, but there is really only one reason insiders buy shares of a company — they believe the stock......(read more)
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBRL)

Sardar Biglari’s Cracker Barrel Insider Buys

Insiders may sell shares for any number of reasons, but there is really only one reason insiders buy shares of a company — they believe the stock......(read more)
Insider Trading 3

Insider Trading Case: Alcoholics Anonymous

Securities regulators have charged two Ameriprise Financial (NYSE: AMP) advisors and three unnamed persons with insider trading. Apparently, the men made......(read more)
Insider Trading 3

John Kinnucan Was Charged in Insider Trading Case

The government’s sprawling insider trading case netted another fish Thursday afternoon as the FBI took John Kinnucan into custody at his Portland......(read more)
Most Popular Stocks Among Hedge Funds

Six Stocks Insiders Are Buying

Insiders may sell shares for any number of reasons, but there is really only one reason insiders buy shares of a company — they believe the stock......(read more)
Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE:BF-B)

See Why Earnings May Hinder Insider Trading

Brown-Forman Benzinga has been tracking Brown-Forman’s insider trading over the last couple weeks. Over time, company executives have been selling......(read more)
Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE)

Profit From Insider Trading

When most people think about insider trading, they think about hedge funds and other money managers trading on illegal information. As the state of New......(read more)
ETF Funds

Legal Insider Trading ETFs

The term “insider trading” usually conjures up negative vibes, but there is a legal version of it – and some investors just love following......(read more)
American Railcar Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARII)

Insider Purchases in 8 Companies

Two months ago the following article by Benzinga reported insider purchases in 8 companies. At the end of the article we will take a look at returns since......(read more)
Cleco Corporation (NYSE:CNL)

8 Stocks Insiders Are Buying Like Crazy

There is really only one reason insiders buy shares of a company — they believe the stock price is going to move higher and they want to profit......(read more)

Why Did David Einhorn Bet on Seagate? $STX $GLRE $MCD $WDC

David Einhorn and his Greenlight Capital (GLRE) fund opened up a medium-sized long position in technology company Seagate (STX) this past quarter. Since......(read more)
First Majestic Silver Corp (NYSE:AG)

Eric Sprott’s Top Stock Picks

Eric Sprott, CEO of Sprott Asset Management and a major player in the precious metals markets, has made some huge bets on specific gold and silver miners......(read more)
Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM)

Hedge Funds Love These High Dividend Stocks $PM $PFE $JNJ

In times of uncertainty, investors look to high-dividend paying stocks for some sort of normalcy. Every investor looks for dividends to juice yields and......(read more)
Quantum Corp (NYSE:QTM)

Insider Sales at Quantum, $QTM

Guest post by Benzinga: Insiders have the most transparent view when valuing the company’s share price because they run the day-to-day business operations......(read more)
Raj Rajaratnam thinking

Insider Trading in the Post-Rajaratnam World

Hedge Fund billionaire Raj Rajaratnam has been found guilty of all 14 counts of securities fraud and conspiracy charges against him. The case now goes......(read more)
insider trading

Raj Rajaratnam Guilty Verdict Proves Cheaters Never Win

For years, Raj Rajaratnam lived like a Wall Street rock star. His Galleon Group hedge fund managed more than $7 billion in assets. Major investment banks......(read more)
FAIRHOLME (FAIRX) Bruce Berkowitz

Bruce Berkowitz’s St. Joe (JOE) Investment

Bruce Berkowitz of Fairholme Capital is going to present at the Harbor Investment Conference this week from New York City, and some are speculating that......(read more)

Whitney Tilson’s Small Cap dELiA*s (DLIA) Investment

As of September 30, 2010, Whitney Tilson’s hedge fund T2 Partners had over 2.75% of its long equity portfolio in small-cap specialty retailer dELiA......(read more)
Top 4 Strengths a Successful Entrepreneur Needs

Warren Buffett’s Latest Stock Market Profits

Reports from Barclay’s Capital estimate that Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A) may have have made as much as $6.3 billion in the fourth quarter of 2010......(read more)
Raj Rajaratnam thinking

Insider Trading Probe: Who’s Next?

The Security and Exchange Committee has a bounty out on hedge funds that have larger than average, consistently positive market gains. Question arises......(read more)