The bulls and bears were going at it over BlackBerry on Thursday.
The smartphone maker reports quarterly results ahead of the market open Friday, and traders on StockTwits were jousting over how to trade the stock.
BlackBerry (BBRY) shares were down about 2% in afternoon trading, despite a rally in the broader market.
Oh snap! They will miss? The bulls aren't going to let that slide.
Uh-oh, things are getting personal. What's your comeback ms101?
Ok, not bad. Can you say that again with more hostility?
Now, can everyone just settle down a bit please.
Sigh, it gets uglier.
The trash talk was not just directed at other StockTwits users. Some even lashed out at CNBC host Jim Cramer, who said investors should wait until BlackBerry shares hit $12 before buying.
All the BlackBerry hating is actually good news, since it means the traders betting the stock will fall are getting nervous, according to the traders who are betting it will rise.
Bears see this as magical thinking.
The second quarter is looking a lot like the first quarter for two smartphone makers who share their corporate monikers with the name of a fruit.
Apple (AAPL) fell nearly 2% Monday. The iEverything maker's shares were down 16% in the first three months of the year, making them one of the worst performers in the S&P 500.
Meanwhile, BlackBerry (BBRY) was up more than 5% Monday. The stock gained more than MOREPaul R. La Monica - Apr 1, 2013 12:38 PM ET
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We're number 3! We're number 3! And we might slip to number 4? For BlackBerry (BBRY) investors, it doesn't seem to matter.
BlackBerry, the technology company formerly known as Research in Motion, has a lot going MOREPaul R. La Monica - Mar 14, 2013 1:18 PM ET
There's a lot riding on BlackBerry's new smartphone, which is about to hit the U.S.
So far, investors seem to be in the smartphone makers corner.
Shares of BlackBerry (BBRY) rallied nearly 11% Monday.
"I'm not dead yet!" could be BlackBerry's mantra, to quote Monty Python. After multiple misses and few hits, the Canadian smartphone maker seems to be on the right path.
The Z10, which features an all-touch keyboard, will make its U.S. MORECatherine Tymkiw - Mar 11, 2013 12:13 PM ET
Oh, how the tables have turned in the smartphone world ... at least when it comes to stocks.
Apple shares continued to take a tumble, while shares of Research in Motion rallied again. Traders on StockTwits could barely contain themselves.
$AAPL breaks below $500. Meanwhile, $RIMM up nearly 25% in less than 2 trading days.
Yes, RIM (RIMM) shares jumped more than 10% Monday. And the mighty Apple (AAPL), the most valuable tech company in MOREBen Rooney - Jan 14, 2013 12:38 PM ET
Research in Motion is hoping to get its groove back with the upcoming launch of BlackBerry 10, but whether it will work is anybody's guess.
For now, investors are willing to give the company somewhat of a chance. Shares of RIM (RIMM) rose 5% Thursday following news that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency will begin a pilot program early next year to test the company's new smartphones and MOREHibah Yousuf - Dec 13, 2012 1:00 PM ET
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At one point this year, investors were assuming that the market for mobile devices and advertising began and ended with just two companies: Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG). They were the Home Depot and Lowe's of MOREPaul R. La Monica - Nov 29, 2012 12:41 PM ET
After a few moments in the sun, smartphone pioneer Research in Motion is again feeling the wrath of fickle investors.
Shares of the BlackBerry-maker fell 6% in afternoon trading Tuesday.
RIM (RIMM) shares had been on a tear over the past few months. The stock rose to about $12 on Monday, nearly double the low it hit in late September.
The advance has been driven in part by hopes that RIM, which has MOREBen Rooney - Nov 27, 2012 1:53 PM ET
You'd think people would avoid a company that's losing money and reporting massive declines in revenue like the plague. But Research in Motion (RIMM), maker of the not as popular as it used to be BlackBerry smartphone, surged nearly 13% Friday morning even though RIM posted a big quarterly loss and more than 30% drop in sales.
The reason? Like the disease-infested peasant in "Monty Python & The Holy Grail," RIM MOREPaul R. La Monica - Sep 28, 2012 2:03 PM ET
Research in Motion (RIMM) really can't catch a break. The troubled (to put it mildly) maker of the BlackBerry brand of phones/e-mail devices has been struggling due to brutal competition from the likes of Apple (AAPL) and the army of companies in the Google (GOOG) Android camp, most notably Samsung.
With Apple's iPhone 5 (iOS6 map app warts and all) debuting Friday to long lines outside of Apple stores and those MOREPaul R. La Monica - Sep 21, 2012 12:45 PM ET
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