Monthly Archives: October 2012

A Beaver Dam Made of Call Options: Icahn Takes Major Stake in Netflix.

Activist Investor Icahn Buys Shares of Netflix, Calls It “Undervalued” It is always a good day at the Underdisclosed.com offices when Carl Icahn makes a new Schedule 13D filing.  Today, the hamsters are talking about Netflix. Activist investor, mogul and … Continue reading

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Facebook’s First Earnings Release

Facebook’s first earnings release sends stock price higher, so far. Facebook reported over $1.2 billion in revenue and $377 million in income, but a $60 million loss for the third quarter of 2012. The 10-Q should provide some interesting reading. … Continue reading

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Red Pill and Blue Pill . . . Abbott Labs To Split Into Two Separate Public Companies.

It is too late for jokes. Health care company Abbott Laboratories to spin-off AbbVie business. All the way back in October 2011, Abbott Labs announced a plan to split into two companies: Abbott, a medical devices, nutrition, diagnostics and generic … Continue reading

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The Monster Unleashed? Monster Energy Drinks Being Reviewed by FDA and Sued by Parents Whose Child Died After Drinking Them.

Buying Opportunity for Monster Beverage or Toss the Giant Can in the Trash? The FDA is reviweing reports that Monster energy drinks played a role in the deaths of five people, including a 14-year old girl whose parents are suing … Continue reading

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One of the Funniest Things I’ve Read All Day. Newly Public Hydroponics Company Says It ‘May’ Be Deemed To Help Grow Pot

Terra Tech Corp. is now an SEC reporting company thanks to a reverse merger with a shell company that tried to make VOIP software many years ago.  Terra Tech‘s principal business is “the integration of best of breed hydroponic equipment with … Continue reading

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I-Cahn Do It! The Activists Win Again As Icahn Rides In The Front Cab At Truck Maker Navistar.

Navistar International Corporation (NAV) had been besieged by Carl Icahn, as well as Mark Rachesky of MHR Fund Management, who was not happy with their performance, particularly how it hit his wallet. “I have a message for the Navistar Board: … Continue reading

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The Coolest Hedge Fund Article Ever. Hedge Funds Try to Foreclose On the Argentine Navy. Awesome!

Argentina did what does best, default on a bunch of debt.  Some hedge funds bought it and would like their money, thankyouverymuch. The hedge funds have been going around the world to try and seize Argentine assets.  Among them is … Continue reading

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IPO Is Barely Cold, but Palo Alto Networks Insiders Prepare to Sellout.

Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (PANW) completed its IPO back in July, raising about $219 million.  There were some exiting shareholders selling in the IPO in addition to the company’s stock sale. Palo Alto Networks has “pioneered the next generation of … Continue reading

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