August 23rd Options Now Available For Qihoo 360 Technology (QIHU) (Forbes)
Investors in Qihoo 360 Technology Co Ltd (NYSE:QIHU) saw new options begin trading today, for the August 23rd expiration. At Stock Options Channel, our YieldBoost formula has looked up and down the QIHU options chain for the new August 23rd contracts and identified one put and one call contract of particular interest.
Pandora: Mobile Maverick (CFO)
The value proposition of Pandora Media Inc (NYSE:P) is simple — to provide all of us with the music we love most without hearing songs we’d rather tune out. If your taste runs to jazz standards or punk, you can sit back and listen without having to intermittently endure a country ballad. This singular mission has served the public company well financially. Revenues for fiscal year 2013 totaled $427.1 million, a 56 percent increase from the prior year. Like other high-flying Internet companies, Pandora Media Inc (NYSE:P) is in touch with all the latest technology tools, apps and gadgets driving profitable business growth. Recently, the Oakland, Calif.-based online music pioneer launched a flexible cloud-based planning and performance management solution (from Anaplan) to stay on top of fast-moving finance and market changes.
Interesting EEM Put And Call For September 13th (Forbes)
Investors in iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (ETF) (NYSEARCA:EEM) saw new options become available today, for the September 13th expiration. At Stock Options Channel, our YieldBoost formula has looked up and down the EEM options chain for the new September 13th contracts and identified one put and one call contract of particular interest.
Goldman Gets Bullish on Pandora Ahead of Earnings (The Wall Street Journal)
In a report to clients, Goldman analysts said they are “encouraged” by three quarters of increasing mobile and subscription revenue growth. The firm says competition concerns — which one would imply to be the new streaming music service Apple is reportedly developing — are “at least adequately understood.” “With Pandora Media Inc (NYSE:P) trading at a discount to [its peers] relative to its growth rate, we believe the risk/reward in owning Pandora is favorable,” Goldman told clients, while upgrading the stock to buy from neutral and implementing a $27 price target over the next 12 months.
EFA vs. EEM: Developed Markets Keep Winning (ETF Trends)
One of this year’s more prominent themes has been “U.S. or bust.” Another way of saying that is investors have been best served with U.S. equities. The returns offered by other major developed markets have lagged those of the U.S. Only Japanese stocks being anywhere stocks have come close to competing with U.S. shares. However, broad developed market ETFs have easily trumped their emerging markets counterparts. The iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (NYSEARCA:EFA), the fourth-largest U.S. ETF by assets, has gained nearly 10% year-to-date compared to a loss of 12% for the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (ETF) (NYSEARCA:EEM).