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  • Redbox gets green light from investors

    What a difference a month makes.

    Redbox parent Coinstar (CSTR) was being dragged through the mud last month after it issued a much weaker-than-expected outlook for the first quarter.

    But guess what? Redbox really came through. Coinstar reported earnings per share that trumped forecasts by a wide margin.

    Revenue fell short of forecasts and Coinstar's operating margin declined,but Redbox gained market share and its revenue rose 1% as the company added new MORE

    - Apr 26, 2013 11:39 AM ET
  • Coach stock surges after earnings

    Coach is back in the game! Shares of the luxury handbag maker jumped 10% Tuesday after the company blew past earnings and revenue expectations thanks to solid sales growth around the world.

    Overall revenue climbed 7% during the fiscal third quarter to $1.19 billion, with sales rising 7% in North America and 6% in international markets. Sales in China were among the strongest, climbing a whopping 40%.

    "We're pleased with...the progress we're MORE

    - Apr 23, 2013 12:01 PM ET
  • SEC: OK to use Twitter, Facebook for announcements

    Netflix CEO Reed Hastings caused a stir last year after he revealed that Netflix's monthly online viewing had exceeded one billion hours on his Facebook page instead of a press release or public filing. That raised concerns about whether social media posts were in compliance with the Securities and Exchange Commission's Regulation Fair Disclosure (Regulation FD) rules.

    But following an investigation prompted by Hastings' post, the SEC has decided it's MORE

    - Apr 2, 2013 4:24 PM ET
  • Stock market 'leaders' are really losers

    Investors are rummaging through Wall Street's trash heap and scooping up Best Buy, HP, Groupon and other losers from 2012.

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    The proverbial "they" say that the cream rises to the top. Well, "they" clearly MORE

    - Mar 28, 2013 1:47 PM ET
  • Can anything stop Netlfix stock?

    How's this for a House of Cards? Netflix (NFLX) is the best-performing stock in the S&P 500 so far this year. Shares have more than doubled as investors have once again become optimistic about the company's growth prospects.

    Netflix rose nearly 5% Tuesday after Pacific Crest analyst Andy Hargreaves boosted his price target on the stock to $225. That's up from his earlier forecast of $160 and is nearly 20% higher MORE

    - Mar 26, 2013 12:22 PM ET
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  • Lean out: Investors still don't like Facebook

    The stock market may be surging. But Facebook investors haven't benefited from the rally.

    Netflix (NFLX) announced Wednesday that users can now share their movie and TV show viewing history on Facebook. That news helped boost shares of Netflix, already the best-performing stock in the S&P 500 this year, by 6%.

    But Facebook? Not so much.

    Facebook's (FB) stock fell more than 2%, continuing a slide since the social network reported MORE

    - Mar 13, 2013 12:43 PM ET
  • Redbox is no Netflix: Coinstar stock plunges

    Redbox is trying to compete with Netflix in streaming video. But investors are worried about a weak outlook from Redbox owner Coinstar.

    Redbox is not Netflix. And Redbox parent Coinstar (CSTR) clearly doesn't have the momentum of Netflix's stock.

    Shares of Coinstar tumbled 8% Friday after the company issued a much weaker-than-expected earnings and sales forecast for the first quarter late Thursday.

    But Netflix (NFLX) has nearly doubled this year while MORE

    - Feb 8, 2013 12:01 PM ET
  • Netflix stock: Fold this house of cards

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    Qwikster, shmikster! Netflix (NFLX) is back!

    Shares have nearly doubled so far this year and aren't far below where they were in mid-September of 2011.

    If you've stuck with Netflix shares since those dark days of price MORE

    - Feb 7, 2013 12:38 PM ET
  • Netflix is still way overvalued

    You can watch videos from Netflix on your iPhone ... just like many other streaming video services. With competition remaining fierce, it's hard to justify Netflix's valuation.

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    Netflix investors have a reason to be MORE

    - Jan 8, 2013 1:32 PM ET
  • Netflix gets new rival, shares rally

    Netflix has more competition, but investors seem to think that the streaming video market is big enough for both of them.

    Coinstar, the parent of Redbox, and Verizon (VZ) said Tuesday that they had reached an agreement with movie studios and device makers to "bring thousands of popular movies to consumers at home and on the go."

    The joint venture, called Redbox Instant, will cost $8 per month, which is what Netflix MORE

    - Dec 12, 2012 1:07 PM ET
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