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  • Carnival stock is surprisingly buoyant

    Carnival Corp. has had its share of bad press, but investors were willing to cut the cruise ship operator some slack Tuesday.

    Shares of Carnival (CCL) rose 4% after the company reported quarterly results and announced a management shake-up.

    While earnings were better than expected in the second quarter, Carnival said advance bookings for the rest of the year are currently below last year, despite discounted ticket prices.

    Carnival also said it will MORE

    - Jun 25, 2013 2:20 PM ET
  • Apple slides below $400

    Apple. That bright and shiny tech darling continues to taste a little sour.

    Shares of Apple (AAPL) fell below $400 for the first time since mid-April early Monday. The stock has struggled to stay above that mark all year and with some good reason.

    It's lost some patent battles against Samsung, and just ended a three-week e-book trial that bordered on the absurd. (Five juicy details from the trial)

    But let's walk it MORE

    - Jun 24, 2013 1:12 PM ET
  • First Solar gets burned on stock offering

    Shares of First Solar cooled Wednesday after the solar panel maker said it planned to sell 8.5 million shares in a secondary stock offering.

    Secondary offerings are always good news-bad news situations.

    First the good news. First Solar's stock has rallied nearly 70% this year, ahead of the offering. Demand for solar panels has been growing. The company swung to a profit in the first quarter.

    That creates prime conditions for the company MORE

    - Jun 12, 2013 10:54 AM ET
  • SodaStream fizzles as buyout rumors fade

    SodaStream lost some of its fizz Thursday after PepsiCo debunked rumors that it might buy the soda maker.

    Earlier this week, shares of SodaStream (SODA ) rallied on chatter that Coca-Cola might be interested.

    If either panned out, it would be somewhat ironic. Earlier this year, SodaStream's Super Bowl ad, which touted its reusable bottle in a diss to Pepsi (PEP) and Coke (KO), never aired.

    JPMorgan analyst John Faucher said it was MORE

    - Jun 6, 2013 11:25 AM ET
  • Can Amazon deliver groceries too?

    Amazon may have started out as an online bookseller but the Seattle-based company has quickly evolved into the world's largest online retailer. And now Amazon is looking to take over the online grocery business.

    According to a Reuters report, Amazon is "planning a major roll-out of an online grocery business that it has been quietly developing for years."

    Amazon (AMZN) has been experimenting with grocery delivery service AmazonFresh in the Seattle area MORE

    - Jun 5, 2013 1:55 PM ET
  • Tesla stock keeps zooming higher

    Shares of Tesla Motors drifted higher Tuesday ahead of the electric car company's annual shareholder meeting.

    Tesla (TSLA) shares have surged more than 180% this year, although the stock has pulled back from a high above $110 last month.

    Investors are keeping an eye on the meeting for any announcements that could drive the stock back up, but so far the news has been pretty dull.

    Tesla executives apparently discussed the company's warranty MORE

    - Jun 4, 2013 3:30 PM ET
  • Microsoft gives Ballmer a reason to dance again

    Will Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer do the 'Monkey Boy' dance again? He should be excited. The stock is red hot.

    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.

    Windows 8 and the Surface tablet haven't exactly set the world on fire. Microsoft's MORE

    - May 30, 2013 12:34 PM ET
  • HP rallies 14%, trouncing broader sell-off

    As markets around the globe remain steeped in red, one stock is bucking the trend: Hewlett-Packard (HPQ).

    HP is riding the wave of Meg Whitman's turnaround plan. The CEO said she's "encouraged" by the results so far, but cautioned it will take some time.

    The company reported earnings late Wednesday that topped notoriously low forecasts and issued an improved profit outlook. So, even though sales are still not quite up to par, MORE

    - May 23, 2013 11:26 AM ET
  • SodaStream pops on strong outlook

    SodaStream shares jumped 13% Tuesday, as investors welcomed the company's upbeat outlook and analyst upgrades.

    "Our goal is to be a billion dollar company by 2016," said CEO Daniel Birnbaum, at SodaStream's very first analyst meeting. That would nearly double the $550 million the company expects to rake in this year.

    The optimistic CEO suggested that he thinks the company could hit the milestone even earlier, as consumers continue to embrace the MORE

    - May 14, 2013 1:44 PM ET
  • SolarCity surges to new high

    Talk about a warm-up.

    Investors can't seem to get enough of companies that harness the sun's power. Shares of SolarCity (SCTY) soared to an all-time high of $31.89 on Monday.

    The company has only been public for five months and shares have nearly quadrupled from their $8 IPO price back in December.

    Related: SolarCity CEO talks the future of solar power

    SolarCity, which installs solar panels, is still among the smaller players MORE

    - May 13, 2013 11:24 AM ET
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