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Bankruptcy said to be a ‘very legitimate risk’ for Sprint

March 20th, 2012

Shares of Sprint stock fell 4.5% Monday morning after an analyst said there is an increasing risk that the nation’s third largest wireless carrier could file for bankruptcy. The company is facing increased competition, growing debt and steep costs, with flops in Clearwire’s WiMAX technology, a failed LightSquared partnership and a risky $15.5 billion gamble on Apple’s …

HTC shares tumble after company infringes on Apple’s patents

July 18th, 2011

Shares of HTC’s stock closed down 3.9% at T$871 on Monday, just three days after the the U.S. International Trade Commission announced that the Taiwanese company was guilty of infringing on two of Apple’s patents. The patents were related to a “system and method for performing an action on a structure in computer-generated data,” and …

RIM chiefs no longer billionaires thanks to plummeting RIM stock

June 23rd, 2011

Shares of RIM stock have taken a beating since the company announced devastating first-quarter earnings last Thursday. The Waterloo, Ontario-based BlackBerry maker missed Wall Street’s first-quarter consensus, it lowered its full-year guidance, it announced workforce reductions, it confirmed product delays and investors went running for the door as did a top executive. Since the earnings release last week, …

RIM’s sixth-largest investor to dump its entire stake

June 17th, 2011

Following RIM’s first-quarter earnings release on Thursday, the company’s sixth-biggest investor confirmed that it is giving up on the Waterloo, Ontario-based BlackBerry maker. “They are resting on their laurels,” said Stephen Jarislowsky, chairman of Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd., on Friday in an interview with Bloomberg. “Steve Jobs is a much better marketer than RIM,” Jarislowsky added. “We …

Apple’s market cap passes $300 billion

January 3rd, 2011

Apple’s stock is up around 7 points at the time this post was published, and you know what that means… the company’s market cap is now above $300 billion. The actual number is more like $302 billion, but who’s counting a measly two billion at this point, right? Shares of Apple are trading at around $330 which …

Steve Ballmer cashes in 49 million Microsoft shares

November 6th, 2010

Microsoft has issued a statement describing Steve Ballmer’s plans to sell up to 75 million shares in order “to gain financial diversification and to assist in tax planning”. A sale this large is bound to ring alarm bells with shareholders, however Ballmer has cleared the air of any brewing conspiracy theories. “Even though this is …

Apple's market cap surpasses Microsoft's

May 26th, 2010

Market cap isn’t everything when determining the value of a company, but considering that just over 10 years ago Apple was free falling into irrelevance, the news today that Apple’s outstanding shares are for the first time ever worth more than Microsoft’s is nothing short of amazing. At the time of writing this, Apple’s market cap …

Apple reports Q4 earnings, exceeds estimates

October 19th, 2009

Today’s earnings call with Apple has blown the minds of analysts as the Cupertino based company showed another strong quarter. Predictions for revenue was around $9.4 billion, but Apple topped it with $9.87 billion in revenue and a quarterly profit of $1.67 billion. Earnings per share is $1.82 where the consensus was at about $1.42 …