Today, respected research and advisory firm Forrester dumped on Facebook, saying that it is failing marketers. The real problem, however, is actually that Forrester is failing its customers.
A year ago today, CEO Mark Zuckerberg “rang the bell” to open trading in one of the most hotly-anticipated initial public offerings in history as Facebook hit the stock market. And promptly went splat.
The first part of Tim Cook’s answer was exactly what Wall Street wanted to hear. The second part, not so much.
Since December of last year, Google stock is up 20 percent. Since December of last year, Apple stock is down 20 percent.
We asked the experts to predict how the new Office 365 will fare in an increasingly flooded market. Analysts agree that adoption will be slow at first, but it’s a win for consumers who can access high-quality products at lower price points.
The big question, however, is this: even if Apple has a stellar quarter, will it be enough to pull AAPL out of its stock market doldrums?
Amid speculation that iPhone 5 demand has been weak for Apple, a KGI Securities analyst has a positively rosy view of Apple’s holiday quarter.
We’re two days away from Apple’s iPhone 5 unveiling in San Francisco, and not surprisingly, analysts are sharpening their sales estimates.
Electronic Arts shareholders are being sorely tested again after the video game giant posted good earnings but warned about a tough quarter ahead. The stock has fallen 4.8 percent today to $14.41 a share, valuing EA at $4.77 billion. Now the analysts are weighing in.
Wall Street likes data. Annual reports and quarterly reports move markets. If Wall Street could access daily data on the ins-and-outs of a company, it would. Hedge funds have been known to use analysis of satellite imagery of Wal-Mart parking lots to try to get a jump on the markets.
Guest Post As a software securities analyst, Richard Davis spends 200 days a year on the road visiting software companies. He goes to public companies such as Oracle and Salesforce.com, but he also visits up-and-coming software companies he thinks will go public in the near future. In his new column, Davis is going to talk about some candidates he thinks may be ripe for the IPO class of 2012 or 2013.
Sales of media tablets worldwide are expected to reach 19.5 million units in 2010 and will explode 181 percent to 54.8 million units in 2011, according to analysts at the research firm Gartner.
Business analysts, who are paid to dryly evaluate and forecast the financial performance of the companies they cover, turn out to be vulnerable to what one research group has dubbed “charismatic” language in the CEOs’ vision statements.