Currently viewing the tag: "acquisition"

Cloud Computing Consolidation

On February 11, 2012 By

This week we had a ton of earnings be announced but something else that caught my eye was the cloud computing consolidation that is going on in the software as a service sector.  On Thursday, Oracle announced that it was purchasing Taleo for $1.9 billion dollars in the chess match with [...]

Continue Reading

Akamai Stock Poised for Strong 2012

On December 22, 2011 By

Akamai stock was one of the biggest gainers today on news that it was acquiring a company.  Yes, you read that right, the acquiring company actually rose nearly 20% today on news it was acquiring a small company for $263 million.  This is very rare, usually when a company purchases another, [...]

Continue Reading

Short Covering Rally Today

On December 20, 2011 By

Today we had an extremely oversold market that had some unexpected good news and then a short covering rally on top of it like a cherry on top of an ice cream Sunday!  All of those items converged today, with low volume due to the time of the year, and that even magnified the short [...]

Continue Reading

There have been rumors of a private equity bid for Yahoo! over the last month helping the company increase its stock price by 25% since its Board let Carol Bartz have a pink slip in September.  Many different names have been involved from the private equity side as [...]

Continue Reading

Busy Week of Earnings so Far

On October 20, 2011 By

It has been one busy week of earnings in the first three and a half days on Wall Street.  Just this morning we had AT&T, Eli Lilly, Autonation and Southwest Airlines all report this morning.  I have not listened to [...]

Continue Reading

Kinder Morgan Buying El Paso

On October 16, 2011 By

Earlier today, Richard Kinder announced Kinder Morgan buying El Paso Energy Corp for $20.7 billion.  This is a very strategic move for management looking ahead to a future of increased natural gas production and demand in the United States.  Kinder Morgan buying El Paso makes it the largest pipeline [...]

Continue Reading

Last night I wrote about how Google would blow earnings expextations of analysts after the close today.  Analysts estimates for Google were $8.77 a share and I said Google could do $9.25 or more (Google).  Tonight they came in at $9.72 growing earnings by 26% which allowed the [...]

Continue Reading

Buying Netflix

On September 20, 2011 By

Today I started buying Netflix at the end of day when the market was selling off and the stock was down another 10% today trading at a new 52 week low of $129.  I got in at $130.  Buying Netflix in my opinion is a steal right [...]

Continue Reading

Research in Motion was hammered again on Friday dropping 20% which leads me to deduce, Microsoft should buy Research in Motion.  RIMM is in a death spiral since its glory days of owning the enterprise phone space not that many years ago.  Every hedge fund owned this [...]

Continue Reading

This morning when I saw Netflix down 25 points, all I could think of was “Could Google buy Netflix?”  At the end of the day, the stock was down another 20 points and now has a market cap of under $9 billion now for the first time in quite some time.  This makes the name [...]

Continue Reading

The DOW closed up over 200 points today with the S&P 500 gaining back over 2% overall.  The day started off with merger news of Google paying $12.5 Billion to acquire Motorola Mobility.  This made the markets [...]

Continue Reading