SodaStream (SODA) is in the business of making things pop -- and that exactly what its stock was doing Thursday.
Shares of the Israeli-based manufacturer of home soda devices jumped 16% after a Bloomberg report claimed that the company is in talks with a group of investors to go private.
According to the report, which cites anonymous sources, the deal would value the company at $40 a share, up from its current price MOREJesse Solomon - Jul 24, 2014 1:43 PM ET
Get the deal done.
That was the message from hedge fund titan Ken Griffin Wednesday after hearing that 21st Century Fox (FOX) made an $80 billion bid for rival Time Warner (TWX).
"The deal makes a lot of sense," he said. "Let's get them to say yes."
Griffin has skin in the game on this one. Citadel, the multi-billion dollar investment firm that he runs, owns stakes in both companies.
Speaking at the CNBC MOREJesse Solomon - Jul 16, 2014 1:37 PM ET
Are Americans not enjoying the great outdoors? Or maybe they're just not spending money to do so.
Shares of Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS) tanked 18% Tuesday after the retailer reported weak first quarter earnings, burned by sluggish golf and hunting sales.
Dick's definitely felt the bite from those businesses, which account for roughly 30% of its overall sales revenue.
And it doesn't expect things to get better anytime soon. The company lowered expectations for the rest of the year, again MOREJesse Solomon - May 20, 2014 12:43 PM ET
Short seller Jim Chanos has long been a China bear. And he hasn't changed his tune. He thinks China's property market is on the verge of crashing.
Chanos has talked a lot about doom and gloom for China in the past. So why hasn't the economy collapsed yet?
Speaking in Las Vegas at the SkyBridge Alternatives Investments Conference, or SALT, on Friday, Chanos claimed that the credit-fueled housing bubble isn't happening in cities like Shanghai MOREJesse Solomon - May 17, 2014 1:54 PM ET
Fully stocked poolside cabanas, a private Lenny Kravitz concert, and oh yeah, access to some of the top investors in the world.
That was the scene at the SkyBridge Alternative Investments conference at the Bellagio hotel and casino in Las Vegas this week, where some of the world's biggest hedge fund moguls, political figures and entertainers came to network, party and share ideas.
"This is speed dating for hedge fund managers," said Mitch Ackles, MOREJesse Solomon - May 16, 2014 11:57 AM ET
Private equity has a boatload of cash, but hunting down good deals is a tricky game.
That was the message from private equity titan David Rubenstein to an audience of investors at the Skybridge Alternatives Investment conference in Las Vegas Thursday.
"The markets are not cheap," the Carlyle Group co-founder said. "It's difficult to find deals."
Of course, the bull market has also meant huge windfalls for private equity firms that have taken businesses they own public.
Related: Boom times for MOREJesse Solomon - May 15, 2014 10:33 PM ET
Home Depot co-founder and billionaire Ken Langone was the first big name to speak at a high-profile hedge fund conference in Las Vegas Wednesday, and boy did he come out swinging.
His targets: regulation, Eliot Spitzer and the New York Times.
"We're being strangled by regulation," Langone said at the Skybridge Alternatives Investment conference, known as SALT. "We don't understand in America how bad regulation has become."
He cited overly strict bank lending rules as MOREJesse Solomon - May 14, 2014 11:05 PM ET
For many Americans, summer signifies barbecues, baseball, and the beach.
For Hollywood and its corporate media bosses, it means business. It's the time when film studios roll out their big budget blockbusters in the hopes that moviegoers will flock to their local theater for action-packed adventure and air conditioned comfort.
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But in a crowded summertime market, the stakes are high. When movie executives get a hit, lucrative franchise opportunities are endless. When films flop, money and MOREJesse Solomon - May 9, 2014 6:30 AM ET
It's good to be a hedge fund honcho.
Despite a year in which hedge fund returns generally lagged the stock market, Institutional Investor's 2013 annual ranking of hedge fund manager compensation, dubbed "The Rich List," shows just how lucrative the field still is.
The top 25 managers took home $21 billion among them.
Leading the pack was David Tepper of Appaloosa Management, who earned an eye-popping $3.5 billion last year, partly by betting big on MOREJesse Solomon - May 6, 2014 7:57 AM ET
Weed is going mainstream, but Wall Street's hopes for the marijuana business may be too high.
Several publicly traded pot companies, such as Medical Marijuana (MJNA) and Cannabis Sciences (CBIS), have beaten the market this year. But these stocks and many others in the industry are extremely volatile. Most of them are thinly traded penny stocks.
One of them, GrowLife (PHOT), had trading halted for several days last month. Once the stock MOREJesse Solomon - May 1, 2014 7:49 AM ET
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