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Yahoo announced last week that it would be changing its name to Altaba (upon completion of Verizon acquiring core Yahoo) seemingly to reflect the investment in Chinese giant Alibaba.
However, the name change will only take effect if and only if Verizon goes through with the planned acquisition of core Yahoo.
What would be left under the Altaba umbrella would be the company’s investments in Alibaba (15%), Yahoo Japan (35.7%), IP property, and cash and real estate holdings.
If Verizon chooses to complete the core Yahoo acqusition, Marissa Mayer will step down from the board as will co-founder David Filo.
There has been a lot of noise about the two hacks that have compromised almost 1.5 billion Yahoo user accounts but what is relatively unknown is that there is also strong chatter that Yahoo is supposedly building surveillance technology that will allow Uncle Sam and its ilk to monitor customer emails.
Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2018: Time Warner Inc.(TWX)
- [By Matthew Briar]
The phrase “over the top television” – or its acronym “OTT” – aren’t necessarily newly-coined ones. The phrase/abbreviation materialized shortly after Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) became a viable alternative to traditional cable television services less than a decade ago. The over-the-top race didn’t really heat up, however, until the past few months. Once it did heat up though, sparks started to fly in earnest.
They’re still flying too, and will be for a while if a small startup called Viva Entertainment Group Inc (OTCMKTS:OTTV) has anything to say about it. Netflix, Hulu [jointly owned by Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) and Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (NASDAQ:FOXA)] and all the rest of the relatively new players in this space may want to look over their shoulder. In the meantime, investors may want to take a step back and look at where the real money in the OTT industry is going to be made during the next 10 years. OTTV plays a prominent role in that picture.
Contrary to popular belief, Netflix isn’t the totally dominant name it used to be in the Internet-delivered television industry. It was admittedly the first on the scene, and therefore was able to carve out the biggest piece of the market (which it still holds to this day). It’s largely become a commoditized business though.
Case in point? Aside from Hulu and Netflix, CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS) has jumped into the game with its product called CBS All Access. The service allows subscribers, for a nominal monthly fee, to access a variety of CBS programming via the Internet. HBO, from Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX), has found respectable success with its subscription-based Internet television service called HBO Go.
Sling TV, from DISH Network Corp (NASDAQ:DISH), has really broken new ground in the over the top market by aggregating a variety of television channels into an entire package and then selling that package at a rate that’s much less than what it would cost a cable subscriber
- [By Keith Noonan]
Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) has signed Avengers series director Joss Whedon to make a Batgirl movie that’s part of its DC Extended Universe (DCEU) movie franchise. In addition to television series including Buffy: The Vampire Slayer and Firefly, Whedon is known for writing and directing Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) first two Avengers films, so the director’s move to the DCEU franchise presents a notable creative shakeup in the cinematic superhero competition.
- [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]
Netflix chief Reed Hastings has long insisted that Netflix isn’t just competing with other subscription streaming services such as Amazon’s Prime Video, Hulu and Time Warner Inc.’s (TWX) HBO Now and Go, but against video entertainment options in general, and to some degree other entertainment options such as music and gaming. Hastings has even gone as far as to quip that Netflix is “competing with sleep on the margin.”
Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2018: New York & Company Inc.(NWY)
- [By Monica Gerson]
New York & Company, Inc. (NYSE: NWY) shares dropped 42 percent to $1.72 after the company reported downbeat Q1 results and issued a weak Q2 forecast.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Shares of New York & Company, Inc. (NYSE: NWY) got a boost, shooting up 13 percent to $2.31 as the company posted upbeat quarterly results.
The GEO Group Inc (NYSE: GEO) shares were also up, gaining 19 percent to $23.27. Following Thursday’s Department of Justice news regarding privately-managed prisons, GEO Group dropped on Thursday, but rebounded Friday after issuing a response to the DoJ.
Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2018: Sandstorm Gold Ltd(SAND )
- [By Rich Duprey]
Sandstorm Gold (NYSEMKT:SAND) has outperformed the precious metal itself over the past year, with shares rising 35% year to date. Last month it reported third-quarter profits of $7 million, a big U-turn from 2015, when it suffered losses of $5.5 million. In fact, its entire operation was doing better with greater production: lower cash costs, but higher cash margins; and greater operating cash flows, all of which allowed it to pay down its revolving credit facility. That means it has no bank debt and its entire $110 million revolving credit facility is available to make acquisitions.
Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2018: XOMA Corporation(XOMA)
- [By Spencer Israel]
The following are some of the stocks discussed on the show for which co-host Joel Elconin offered technical levels.
Bank of America Corp (NYSE: BAC) hit a low last week of $22.43, and has a big psychological level of $22.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS) has two minor support levels from early December of $221.22 and $220.35. Under $220 it gets dicey, with support at $214.97 and $209.92.
United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) has a key low of $31.33 from February 2. That number serves as support.
Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE: BBY) has a triple top at $45.15. It's currently in a trading range from $43.75-$45.70.
Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) has been range bound over the last four days from $31.68 to $32.62. It has major support at the all-time low from March 15 at $30.36.
Warren Lorenz, CEO of TechMeetsTrader, joined the show to discuss his "Facebook for stocks" platform, and how he learned how to trade by watching trading communities. Listen to the full interview with Lorenz here.
Tommy Lackey, managing partner and portfolio manager at Relativity Capital Advisors, told us which stocks are on his nitrous scans and meltdown filters this morning. Those include XOMA Corporation (NASDAQ: XOMA) Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) and Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY). Listen to the full interview with Lackey here.
With the market in a slight selloff following Friday's healthcare fallout, the focus today will be which sectors, if any, rebound throughout the day. With steel stocks looking weak and gold minors and utilities looking strong, co-host Dennis Dick said he'll try to jump into those sectors if they stay weak after the open. Hear what other sectors Dick is watching here.
With Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP)'s 25-day quiet period for analysts over, the Street was treated to bullish ratings by Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and others. It's worth noting, however, most of Monday morning
- [By Lisa Levin]
Shares of XOMA Corporation (NASDAQ: XOMA) got a boost, shooting up 31 percent to $14.69. Wedbush upgraded XOMA from Neutral to Outperform.
Energous Corp (NASDAQ: WATT) shares were also up, gaining 17 percent to $11.89. Energous reported a new, high-power, Near Field WattUp charging solution for electronic devices.
Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2018: Navios Maritime Partners LP(NMM)
- [By Alex McGuire]
These are the 10 best penny stocks that have seen the biggest returns over the last week (March 7 – March 14)…
Penny StockCurrent PriceWeekly Gain (March 7 – March 14)Ocera Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: OCRX)$1.47+147.1%Internap Corp. (Nasdaq: INAP)$3.28+41.4%Soligenix Inc. (Nasdaq: SNGX)$2.94+40%Navios Maritime Partners LP (NYSE: NMM)$2.63+37%QuickLogic Corp. (Nasdaq: QUIK)$2.14+30.5%Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corp. (Nasdaq: ADMP)$4.60+22.7EXCO Resources Inc. (NYSE: XCO)$0.65+20.5%Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: CYCC)$4.38+20.3%Hebron Technology Co. Ltd. (Nasdaq: HEBT)$3.99+19.1%Curis Inc. (Nasdaq: CRIS)$2.85+18.4%
As a reminder, this is only a tracking metric of penny stocks trading on SEC-regulated exchanges like the Nasdaq and NYSE. Although these top penny stocks are safer than those trading on the pink sheets, we don’t recommend buying any of them without the proper amount of financial research.
- [By Elizabeth Balboa]
Meanwhile, Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE: SB) rose $0.73 throughout the 2016, Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHIP) fell $1.69 and Navios Maritime Partners L.P. (NYSE: NMM) dropped $0.93.