Category Archives: By the Numbers

Pandora Issues Earnings Release – Some Preliminary Thoughts

There’s some good news, some not so good news in Pandora’s latest earnings release. Pandora has been on a pretty good run since this summer, from hanging out in the teens to hanging out around $30/share.  Good for them. Pandora … Continue reading

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Apple Rises and Falls After Earnings – A Quick Behind the Numbers

Apple rises a little bit after earnings release. A preliminary behind the numbers. As of this writing, Apple closed up 0.74%, but lost 0.84% in after hours trading, following the release of Q4 earnings. Whether this release was good or … Continue reading

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Warren Buffett Exercises TARP-Era Warrants For Shares Of Goldman Sachs

How to make billions out of nothing. Back in April, we told you how Warren Buffett’s crisis-era deal with Goldman Sachs included warrants to purchase $5 billion worth of shares, and those warrants were amended to provide for net exercise.  … Continue reading

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GTA Steals $1 Billion In First Three Days Of Release

GTA hits the competition and runs with a cool billion in its first three days of release. Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced that the release of Grand Theft Auto V achieved first day retail sales of $800 million and worldwide … Continue reading

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Pandora’s Strategy To Limit Mobile Listeners Works Too Well

 Due to its cost structure, it costs Pandora money when listeners listen. However, Pandora will eliminate limits on mobile listeners as it begins to understand that it makes money when listeners listen, not when they stop. Link:  Pandora’s most recent … Continue reading

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SunEdison To IPO Part Of Its Semiconductor Business

SunEdison to separate into two independent companies to focus on solar business. SunEdison is a manufacturer of semiconductors and solar panels and develops solar power plants.  SunEdison announced it would sell a minority interest in the semiconductor business and use … Continue reading

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After Dell Pushes Back Record Date for Buyout, Hedge Funds Respond By Buying Dell Shares

Shorter term investors looking for a quick exit now eligible to vote on the Michael Dell/Silver Lake buyout. The much-discussed Dell buyout previous had a record date of June 3, meaning you had to be a stockholder on that day … Continue reading

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Apple Rises After Earnings Release – A Bit Behind the Numbers And A Look Ahead

Apple rises on earnings increase, but behind the numbers lurk concerns about a maturing product line. As of this writing, Apple closed up 5.14%, plus an additional 0.11% in after hours trading, following the release of Q3 earnings. Apple seems to … Continue reading

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How to Get $1.2 Billion of Goldman Sachs Shares Without Really Trying (err, Paying)

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and Goldman Sachs revise terms of warrants to provide for cashless exercise. When everyone thought the financial world was crumbling and threatening to suck Goldman Sachs down along with it, Warren Buffett stepped up to the … Continue reading

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