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Turning a few thousand dollars into millions by investing in new technology products like photo messages apps is a long shot. Unless you pay close attention to what apps are popular among teenagers — the “early adopters” of technology products – that is.
That’s the secret of winning the jackpot in high technology ventures.
And that’s what the board of the Saint Francis High School in Mountain View (SFHSMV) did. Back in 2012, it invested $15,000 in seed money for Snap Inc., the maker of Snapchat photo—a new messaging application which was popular with teenagers at that time.
Last Thursday, SFHSMV’s investment in Snap Inc., which became a publicly traded company, was worth $24 million.
stock market terms: Norsat International Inc.(NSAT)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Shares of Norsat International Inc (USA) (NYSE: NSAT) got a boost, shooting up 22 percent to $9.85 after the company reported the receipt of new indication of interest by Privet Fund Management LLP at $10.25 per share.
stock market terms: Barclays PLC(BCS)
- [By Jon C. Ogg]
Barclays PLC (NYSE: BCS) was raised to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley. Its American depositary sharesclosed up 2.6% at $11.36 on Thursday and were indicated up 1.2% at $11.50 on Friday. The52-week range is $6.76 to $12.05.
- [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]
Banco Santander (SAN) : “I prefer Barclays (BCS) , but let’s wait and see what the other banks have to say”
ProLogis (PLD) : “I am not a fan of that group right now, but that one is best of breed.”
stock market terms: Impax Laboratories, Inc.(IPXL)
- [By Keith Speights]
Impax Laboratories (NASDAQ: IPXL ) could be watching more closely than Sanofi. The two companies reached a deal last year that allows Impax to begin marketing a generic version of Renvela in 2014. If approved, Zerenex could take away some of the profits that Impax expected to gain.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Shares of Impax Laboratories Inc (NASDAQ: IPXL) were down around 29 percent to $10.12. Impax Labs reported Q4 adjusted earnings of $0.16 per share on revenue of $198.4 million.
stock market terms: Ultralife Corporation(ULBI)
- [By Peter Graham]
A long term performance chart shows Energous Corporation and potential small cap networking or power peer Acacia Communications (NASDAQ: ACIA) having a run up late last year while small cap Ultralife Corp (NASDAQ: ULBI) is heading back up to previous highs and EnSync Inc (NYSEMKT: ESNC) has underperformed:
stock market terms: H&R Block, Inc.(HRB)
- [By Neha Chamaria, Rich Smith, and Reuben Gregg Brewer]
So when we asked some of our contributors to name such “boring” dividend stocks that they vouch for and believe are great picks for income investors, they came up with three really interesting names from two different industries for you to consider: Toronto Dominion Bank(NYSE:TD),H&R Block(NYSE:HRB), and NextEra Energy, Inc.(NYSE:NEE).
- [By Danny Vena]
H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB) is hoping to change all that. This year, it’s partnering with IBM’s (NYSE:IBM) Watson to bring the capabilities of artificial intelligence (AI) to tax return preparation. This would seem a natural fit for theJeopardy!-winning supercomputer.
- [By Dan Caplinger]
Even with the volatility, some stocks shined, and H&R Block (NYSE:HRB), PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG), and Global Blood Therapeutics (NASDAQ:GBT) were among the best performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so well.