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Berkshire Buys Up Big Stake In IBM, Adds To Wells Fargo

November 15, 2011   |   By: Forbes

Legendary investor Warren Buffett said today his firm, Berkshire Hathaway has amassed a stake in International Business Machines.

The Oracle of Omaha told CNBC that Berkshire has bought 64 million IBM (nyse: IBM - news - people ) shares since March.

The stake amounts to more than 5% of the company's outstanding... Read More

Intel, MasterCard Join Forces

November 15, 2011   |   By: Forbes

Intel and MasterCard have formed a partnership to enhance the security and consumer payment experience of online shopping.

The multi-year collaboration will combine MasterCard (nyse: MA - news - people )'s expertise in payment processing and commerce with IntelRead More

Goldman Sachs Updates Commodities Outlook

November 15, 2011   |   By: Forbes

Goldman Sachs updated its forecasts on a variety of commodities prices today, as uncertainty continues to swirl around Europe.

Despite new leadership for the troubled economies of both Italy and Greece, the debt situation in the Eurozone far from resolved.

Among other commodities forecasts, Goldman Sachs (nyse: GS - news - people ) said it now expects... Read More

Coca-Cola to Invest $2B in India

November 15, 2011   |   By: Forbes

According to several media reports, Coca-Cola is planning to invest billions in India over the next five years.

The company reportedly said it plans to invest $2 billion in India, along with its partners there, beginning in 2012.

The investments will be in infrastructure, brand building and other programs, and will be aimed at positioning the company to benefit from potential growth in the Indian non-alcoholic ready to drink market.

Coca-Cola (nyse: KO - Read More

Week Ahead Market Report: November 14, 2011

November 15, 2011   |   By: Forbes

Investors are ringing in the new trading week amdist volatility in the markets due to ongoing concerns about the turmoil in Europe.

Good morning, this is the Week Ahead Market Report for Monday November 14, 2011..

In overseas trading, Japan's Nikkei 225 Stock Average was higher by about one percent, and the Hang Seng Index was higher by about 1.9 percent.

The FTSE 100 was was lower by about a four tenths of a percent, and the German DAX was lower by about a percent.

In the US, markets are choppy in early morning trading.

Some key data due to be released this week includes producer prices on Tuesday, consumer prices on Wednesday, initial claims on Thursday, and leading indicators on Friday.

On the earnings front, expect to hear from First Savings... Read More

Monday Sector Laggards: General Contractors & Builders, Food Stocks

November 15, 2011   |   By: Forbes

In trading on Monday, general contractors & builders shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 2.3%. Helping drag down the group were shares of Beazer Homes Usa , off about 5.8% and shares of Standard Pacific down about 5% on the day.

Also lagging the market Monday are food shares, down on the day by about 2% as a group, led down by China Nutrifruit Group Limited , trading lower by about 38.4% and Glg Life Tech , trading lower by about 23.3%.

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Monday Sector Leaders: Agriculture & Farm Products, Aerospace & Defense Stocks

November 15, 2011   |   By: Forbes

In trading on Monday, agriculture & farm products shares were relative leaders, up on the day by about 1%. Leading the group were shares of Adecoagro SA , up about 2.6% and shares of Cresud Sacip YA Adr up about 1.4% on the day.

Also showing relative strength are aerospace & defense shares, up on the day by about 0.3% as a group, led by Astronics (nasdaq: ATRO - news - people ) , trading... Read More

Daily Dividends: FSC, COF, ICE, QRE, DXR

November 15, 2011   |   By: Forbes

Fifth Street Finance Corporation announced its monthly dividend of 9.58 cents per share, a decrease of about 10% from its prior dividend in November of 10.7 cents. The company also announced guidance for full-year fiscal 2011 net investment income of $1.04-$1.06 per share, reflecting estimated NII for the quarter ended September 30, 2011 of $0.27-$0.29 per share.

Shares are lower by over four percent.

In other dividend news, Capital One Financial Corporation (nyse: COF - ... Read More

Daily Dividend Report: FSC, COF, RWT, LOW, QRE

November 15, 2011   |   By: Forbes

Fifth Street Finance Corporation announced its monthly dividend of 9.58 cents per share, a decrease of about 10% from its prior dividend in November of 10.7 cents. Based on the current stock price, investors can expect a yield of about 11.7% going forward.

Shares are lower by almost 3% today.

In other dividend news, Capital One Financial (nyse: COF - news - people ) maintained its... Read More

Selling The Biz Off The Table At E*Trade

November 12, 2011   |   By: Forbes

E*Trade Financial announced late yesterday that after conducting review of its strategic alternatives, it has decided not to sell itself.

The review began in early August, and looked at all alternatives for the company, with a focus on maximizing shareholder value.

E*Trade's financial advisor, Goldman Sachs (nyse: GS - news - people ) , as well as its... Read More

Nordstrom Misses Sales Forecasts, Stock Goes On Sale

November 12, 2011   |   By: Forbes

Nordstrom reported a gain in third quarter earnings late yesterday.

Profits at the upscale department store chain rose to $127 million, or $0.59 per share, from $119 million, or $0.53 per share, in last year's third quarter.

Revenue rose 14.2%, to $2.38 billion, on a 7.9% increase in same-store sales.

Earnings per share met analyst forecasts, although revenue fell short.

Nordstrom (nyse: JWN - news - Read More

Viacom Stock Symbol Remains Mysterious With Switch To o Switch Listing to Nasdaq

November 12, 2011   |   By: Forbes

Viacom (VIA, VIAb) said today it will transfer its stock exchange listing to NASDAQ OMX's Nasdaq Global Select Market beginning December 1.

The company said it made the decision to switch to the Nasdaq from NYSE Euronext (nyse: NYX - news - people )'s New York Stock Exchange because it will be more cost effective, while still providing shareholders with... Read More

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