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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Announcing "Rating Central"

Since the beginning in 1999, tracking the moves of Wall Street's top analysts has been a key feature of StreetInsider.com. Now we are taking that tracking to a whole new level with "Rating Central."

Ratings Central is our new, powerful mini-portal page that gives users a one-stop-spot to view all the major goings-on in the world of Wall Street stock ratings.

First, users will be given a list of all the Upgrades, Downgrades and New Coverage for the day, ranked by daily % move. Click on the rating change and get a link to the details of the change, if available.

In addition, each stock has its own individual rating history page which shows the latest rating from each broker that covers the stock and the % move since the last rating. Also over time you will be able to seen a firm's past rating changes for a specific stock, and % move the stock had during the time of the rating.

You can see an example of Google's (Nasdaq: GOOG) rating history page
here. Looking at GOOG's ratings history for example, you can see that Susquehanna has had a 'Positive' rating on GOOG since 9/22/04. If you had listened to them then you would have been up 302%. So maybe if they ever move to downgrade GOOG, you know that these guys know what they're talking about with the stock. It might be wise to follow them in the future.

With the ratings history, all rating changes from August 1, 2010 going forward have been added to the system so far, and on some of the bigger stocks like AAPL, PFE, CSCO, GOOG, MSFT, INTC, etc. a history has been updated back to 2005 for each firm's last ratings change. Over time, we will be archiving all the additional stocks at least back to 2009, and of course you will be able to see everything going forward.

Ratings Central also has a consolidated news feed, covering 'Analyst Comments', 'Downgrades', 'New Coverage', and 'Upgrades.'

Each trading day we will also highlight a major Rating Change that comes from an analyst with a good track record.

The permanent link for 'Ratings Central is:
http://www.streetinsider.com/portal/Ratings+Central/4.html
Please bookmark it today.

We hope you enjoy this exciting new feature from StreetInsider.com. Look for more to come soon! Contact us with any comments or suggestions.

Sincerely,
Lon Juricic
President
StreetInsider.com

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Introducing M&A Central

StreetInsider.com's powerful new mini-portable page "M&A Central" has officially launched, and with merger activity heating up the timing couldn't be better!

You can find "M&A Central" Here

The basic concept behind "M&A Central" is to give investors and traders a one-stop-spot for all the going-ons in the world of Mergers and Acquisitions.

There are seven major components:

1. Merger Search - simply type in a ticker and see past merger activity for that stock (dating back to 2005)
2. Merger News - real-time M&A news
3. Top Deals - a list of the top deals in the U.S. with links to details
4. Rumor News - real-time takeover rumor news
5. Top 50 Takeover Targets - an editorially reviewed real-time ranking of the top 50 takeover targets in the market.
6. Higlighted Deal: Highlighting a specific merger deal.
7. Merger Arbitrage - tracking live spreads on pending merger deals. Also if you click on the company name you can track all future news for this deal, either by setting up an e-mail alert, tracking the RSS feed or checking the web page. The Merger Arbitrage table is also sortable by company, ticker, acquirer, announced date, deal price, current price, spread and expected close.

The permanent link for M&A Central
http://www.streetinsider.com/portal/M+and+A+Central/1.html
Please bookmark it today.

We hope you enjoy this great new feature. Please contact us with any feedback or suggestions.

Look for more new features from StreetInsider.com in the near future!

Sincerely,
Lon Juricic
President
StreetInsider.com

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Goldman Workers To Stay In Their Penthouses, Firm Sets Aside Record Amount For Pay

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According to reports from Bloomberg, Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) has set aside a record $16.9 billion to pay salaries, benefits and bonuses in the first nine months of the year. This tops last year's $16.5 billion figure for the whole year. Link to Article
Meanwhile, some Bear Stearns' (NYSE: BSC) traders and salespeople will be setting up their cardboard boxes next to the dead-beat mortgage borrowers whose loans were packaged and sold by Bear, leading to the collapse in the credit markets.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Ben Bernanke - Just Call Me 'Fiddy'

Along with 'Uncle Ben', 'Helicopter Ben', and 'The Beard' Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke will now like to be called 'Fiddy Cent' following his 50 bp cut of the Fed Fund rate and the Discount rate.

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Fed Gets It Right, Hawks Shut Up

The Fed just cut the fed funds rate by 50bp - Bravo! This was a must. Uncle Ben got it right. He finally got over the Helicopter Ben-complex and let it fly.

All the inflation hawks will be crying and are booking appearances on TV as we speak. Yeah food is up, yeah energy is up, gold too - but housing is crashing. How can the largest household asset plummet and people not even mention it in the inflation argument? The crash in housing will also lead to a drop in rents - a huge household expenditure for those that don't own. Worried about a little inflation? How about another depression you fools.

The fed got it right - period. Inflation hawks shut up.

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IAC's Diller Calls Faber "Honey"


IAC/InterActiveCorp's (Nasdaq: IACI) CEO Barry Diller may have proved rumors he is gay by calling CNBC's David Faber "honey" in an interview at a Wall Street media conference. Link to CNBC video (About 4:45 minutes in)

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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Does Countrywide's Mozilo Have a Right To Call Someone Else "Irresponsible"?

I find it amusing that Countrywide's (NYSE: CFC) CEO Angelo Mozilo is out saying the Merrill Lynch analyst was "irresponsible" for mentioning a worse case scenario 'bankruptcy' in his 08/15 downgrade of the company.

Let's look how "irresponsible" Mozilo has been:

1. Giving loans to people who could never pay them back.

2. Telling the world how great your company is and how much you would capitalize on the demise of others while your business model was collapsing.

3. Telling CNBC a recession was coming. (I find this a little self serving)

4. Dumping millions of shares for "diversification" purposes. "I have a big family" and "lots of college expenses" Mozilo said to CNBC. What a joke.

5. Bragging about your ample liquidity and strong financial position just weeks before drawing down your complete credit facility and giving away the house to Bank of America.

6. Calling the Banc of America investment a 'vote of confidence' (How about buying your own stock for a 'vote of confidence').

These are some off the top of my head. I'm sure there were many more irresponsible words and actions.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

New Site Easystockalerts.com is Live

Check out our latest site http://www.easystockalerts.com

Benefits
- Never miss news on stocks that you follow.
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- Create a custom conslildated RSS feed, that you can easily add to any RSS reader
- Receive SEC filings on your stocks (10K, 10Q, 8K, Form 4, 13G, 13D, etc)
- Get Upgrades, Downgrades, New Coverage Alerts From Wall Street Brokers
- Find out what bloggers are saying about you stock
- Find out which funds are buying and selling your stock
- Find out about Wall Street rumors on your stocks
- Find out what Wall Street analysts are saying about your stock.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Ford CEO Mulally Yucking It Up on the Links While Company Falters

So the company you just took over is going down the tube fast and just racked up a record $12.7 billion loss. What do you do? Golf I guess.

The Detroit Free Press sports section has an embarrassing article on Ford's (NYSE: F) new CEO Alan Mulally discussing how he is spending more time on the links then in the corporate office lately.

RIDICULOUS

From the article:

"The news is bad all around, and Alan Mulally is playing golf. Five days before Ford Motor Co. announced its record $12.7-billion loss for 2006, the chief executive officer played in the pro-am of the PGA Tour's Bob Hope Chrysler Classic near Palm Springs, Calif.

Two weeks after making the historic announcement, Mulally was back on the PGA Tour, this time teeing it up in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

That means Mulally has played in more PGA Tour events this year than Tiger Woods." Link to the Article

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