Analyst Spotlight

McDonaldsMcDonalds reported its third quarter results on Tuesday, October 21 and its results were rather abysmal. This only added to the disappointing year McDonald’s has had so far  in 2014. McDonald's President and Chief Executive Officer Don Thompson said in the report, "McDonald's third quarter results reflect a significant decline versus a year ago

VMware’s Q3 Report Beats Analyst Consensus, But Not Everyone is Impressed

Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 5.22.06 AM VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) is a Palo Alto, California based virtualization software company  as well as a subsidiary company of EMC. VMware produces software and security products for desktops, servers, and cloud management. VMware released its Q3 results on Tuesday, October 21st, coming out ahead of analysts’ expectations.

Top Financial News Stories

Blog - CompaniesDuring the first half of the year, the retail sector underperformed the overall market. In fact, six retailers were among S&P 500's ten worst performing stocks in the last six months. Will the retail sector continue to underperform the overall market in the second half of the year? Top analysts and bloggers weigh in.  The findings might surprise you!

Chipotle is Changing the Landscape of the Fast Food Industry

500px-Chipotle_Mexican_Grill_logo.svgChipotle (NYSE: CMG) is a Denver, Colorado based restaurant chain that specializes in an assembly line production style of burritos and tacos. Chipotle boasts more than 1,600 locations around the US, Canada, and Europe with more on the way. It is known to some as a “fast food” chain although the company prides itself on using organic meats and maintaining transparency regarding its food sources.

IBM Flops with Q3 Results; Forced to Abandon 2015 Profit Goals

IBMInternational Business Machines Corp., commonly known as IBM (NYSE: IBM), is an Armonk, New York based multinational technology and consulting company. On Monday, October 20th IBM released an abysmal Q3 report as CFO Martin Schroeter consequently revealed that IBM plans to abandon its long-term profit goal of delivering $20 operating earnings per share in 2015.

Hall of Fame/Shame

Best Stocks Over the past six months there has been a lot of change in the US economy. Many companies have boomed and some have busted.  In June alone, the US economy added 288,000 jobs and the Dow hit a record breaking 17,000 points. While some company’s shares soared, others were left in the dust. Which experts correctly advised advised investors when to Buy and when to Sell? Find out in this month's Hall of Fame and Hall of Shame.

Google Fails to Impress with Q3 Report but Analysts Remain Optimistic

Googlelogo Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) is a Mountain View, California based multinational corporation that specializes in Internet-related products and services. The Internet giant has a variety of services including search engines, online advertising, cloud computing, and software. Google announced its substandard third quarter report on Thursday, October 16th, making this the fourth consecutive quarter in which the company has fallen short on earnings expectations.