What began as a relatively simple idea for communicating across computers or mobile devices has, in little more than a decade, become an iconic American symbol in social media.
Of course, I’m talking about Mark Zuckerberg’s start-up Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ/FB), which traded at a new record-high of more than $81.00 on Tuesday morning, equating to a colossal market value of $210 billion. (Amazing what can come from the dorms of Harvard.)
Facebook is now arguably the top social media stock in the world with its more than one billion users, based on my stock analysis…. Read More
If you cannot get through the day without that cup of coffee, you may need to prepare to spend a little more to get it.
Coffee prices have been surging, up more than 30% year-over-year. The cost to have that morning cup of java has edged higher, but not at the same rate as the cash price of coffee.
The coffee industry is a multibillion-dollar industry in the United States and is a competitive marketplace, but at the top of the coffee heap is Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ/SBUX), which has developed into an iconic brand both domestically and worldwide…. Read More
If you have ever played the Candy Crush Saga game on your mobile device, you’d realize that the game, along with others like Flappy Birds, are merely a mobile phenomenon that could easily fade away over time once the addiction washes away, based on my stock analysis.
Yet for King Digital Entertainment plc (NYSE/KING), the maker of Candy Crush Saga… Read More, the company is clearly jumping with glee that it’s valued at more than $6.0 billion.
The price action and euphoria towards battery-powered carmaker Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ/TSLA) clearly shows the demand for innovative companies that deliver a great story, as my stock analysis suggests.
Investors want to see less demand for energy produced by fossil fuels and more demand for the green energy movement, whether its wind, water, solar, or another form of green energy, according to my stock analysis.
A small company that I have been following for a while in the alternative energy space is FuelCell Energy, Inc…. Read More
The housing market looks like it may be ready to fall. While the homebuilders may face some hurdles, the area of housing that I feel is a buying opportunity is the home supplies and services stocks. The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE/HD) is the “Best of Breed” in the housing market, with Lowes Companies, Inc. (NYSE/LOW) trailing in second.
While I like the Home Depot in the housing market, the reality is that the company is too big for my liking, with its market cap at a whopping $112 billion…. Read More
There’s some buzz surrounding the video gaming market again with the pending releases of the “PlayStation 4” by Sony Corporation (NYSE/SNE) and the “Xbox One” by Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ/MSFT).
As I recently discussed, the release of new gaming and entertainment consoles generate excitement and drive up the demand for games. (Read “Why the Gaming Sector Should Be on Your Radar.”) In this column, I wrote about Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ/EA) and Activision Blizzard, Inc…. Read More