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Gold Futures reach record highs

Published on Tue, 04/05/2011 - 15:33
By FNNO Staff in General Interest, china, comex, commodity, futures, gold, interest rate, investor, market, nyme, precious metal, silver, trade, Commodities Report

The most actively traded gold futures contract, for June delivery, rose $19.50, or 1.4%, to settle at a record $1,452.50 a troy ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange. Thinly traded nearby April gold gaine

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Gold futures surged to a record high and silver hit a new 31-year peak Tuesday as investors' desire for safe havens trumped news of a Chinese interest rate increase.

By FNNO Staff
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Options Report: April 1, 2011

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On the call side, Comcast calls are very active today at 22 times the average amount. Charles Schwab calls are at over 10 times the average volume as investors are bullish on the company on their pending acquisition of OptionsXpre

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Middleburg Financial Jumps 9% As Investors Speculate on David Sokol's Future

Sokol is the largest shareholder in MBRG with about a 20% stake, the story said.

Earlier, MBRG hit a 52-week high of $19. It was last at $16.43.

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Middleburg Financial (MBRG) is up as investors digested that its biggest shareholder David Sokol is interested in starting his own investment company modeled on his longtime and soon-to-be former employer Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A

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Options Report: March 30, 2011

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On the call side, Cephalon and Valeant Pharmaceuticals calls are trading much higher than normal today, 44.6 and 13.8 times respectively after news that Valeant will acquire Cephalon for $5.7 billion. Genworth Financial calls are

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Warren Buffett Looking At India For Investments

He said his firm, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.B,NYSE:BRK.A) is actively looking at large countries like India for investments, adding he considers the country much more than an "emerging market." India is the second most populous

Buffett spoke in Bangalore, where he visited TaeguTec India, a un

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Warren Buffett is visiting India for the first time ever, and the billionaire master investor said he sees the subcontinent as "a logical investment destination," and is looking at opportunities to invest in the massive country.

By Stephanie Shyu
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Hewlett-Packard sees FY14 EPS of at least $7, plans to develop cloud services

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Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) provided FY14 EPS guidance of at least $7.00 and reiterated its F11 EPS guidance of $5.20-$5.28, compared with the consensus estimate of $5.24, during its investor summit last night. Hewlett-Packard stated th

By Stephanie Shyu
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MetLife Down 1%; Plans to Reduce Holdings of Debt by Financial Firms

Published on Thu, 03/10/2011 - 13:15
By Stephanie Shyu in General Interest, MET, banks, bonds, business, ceo, corporate, debt, financial, insurance, insurer, investment, investor, met, metlife, robert henrikson, News Update

The insurer owned $160.7 bln of corporate bonds at the end of 2010.

"We see opportunities to lower the percentage of our business in the financial community, and banks, European banks, so forth and so on," said Henrickson.

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MetLife Inc. (MET) is down 1.19% to $45.75 after announcing plans to reduce debt holdings issued by financial firms, Bloomberg reported, quoting its CEO Robert Henrikson at an investor presentation.

By Stephanie Shyu
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IBM CEO Sets $7 Billion Target for Cloud Computing

The comment came at IBM's annual investor meeting, where Palmisano said that IBM is a part of "thousands" of cloud engagements.

IBM shares are up 1.96%, or $3.14, to $163.07.

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Shares of International Business Machines (IBM) are higher after TheStreet.com reported that CEO Sam Palmisano said he expects Big Blue to generate around $7 billion from cloud computing by 2015.

By Stephanie Shyu
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Stifel Financial Up Fractionally; Approve 3-for-2 Stock Split of Common Stock

Published on Mon, 03/07/2011 - 14:04
By Stephanie Shyu in General Interest, SF, broker, cash, common stock, dividend, financial, investment, investor, market, price, sf, shareholders, shares, stifel, trade, News Update

Beginning April 5, the company will reportedly distribute one share for every two shares held to shareholders of record as of March 22. The amount is payable in cash; the amount based on the closing price on March 22.

The company will have about 53.9 million outstanding shares after the split, up from the current 2 million shares.

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Stifel Financial Corp. (SF) is up 0.26% to $73.25 in midday trade after the investment broker's board approved a 3-for-2 stock split of its common stock to be paid in the form of a 50% stock dividend, according to AP report.

By Stephanie Shyu
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LDK Solar Crosses Below its 10-day MA

Published on Mon, 02/28/2011 - 13:37
By Stephanie Shyu in General Interest, LDK, analysis, energy, financial, investor, ldk, market, nyse, power, shares, solar, stock, trade, trader, trend, volume, wall street, News Update

In the past 52 weeks, shares of LDK Solar have traded between a low of $4.97 and a high of $15.10 and are now at $13.73, which is 176% above that low price.

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Today, shares of LDK Solar (NYSE:LDK) have crossed bearishly below their 10-day moving average of $13.93 on a volume of 5 million shares. This may provide swing traders with an opportunity for a short position as such a crossover

By Stephanie Shyu
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