December 6, 2012 |
Q: How often should I review my stock holdings? - H.R., Adrian, Mich. A: Ideally, follow the companies frequently - perhaps every three months, when quarterly reports are issued. At that time, read through the report (the annual report is long, but quarterly reports are much briefer) and through past news releases, which you can usually find at company websites. With big, established, long-term holdings, you can get away with checking in less often. Younger, smaller outfits, such as shoemaker Crocs, are likely to fluctuate much more than blue chips, such as General Electric.
February 24, 2012 |
Facebook Inc. is already trading like a public company as insiders and wealthy investors use private marketplaces to buy and sell stock in the social- networking company ahead of its initial offering. The shareholder base has grown to more than 1,000, compared with the 50 to 100 investors most companies have when they go public, according to an estimate by Sam Hamadeh, head of the research firm PrivCo. Private purchases pushed Facebook's valuation past $100 billion this month, possibly limiting immediate gains for IPO investors, given that Facebook may seek a $75 billion to $100 billion value.
February 2, 2012
Spotlight on: Lenape senior Brianna Wylie There's a reason that the Lenape girls' basketball team never seems to be out of a game, a reason that the Indians have developed a penchant for winning close games against strong teams. That reason is Brianna Wylie. Wylie, a 5-foot-9 senior forward, led Lenape (12-2) to two close, quality wins in its last two games, against Bishop Eustace and Holy Cross. She netted 21 points in Saturday's 57-52 win over then-fourth-ranked Holy Cross and scored 24 Tuesday night in a 59-52 win over Bishop Eustace.
April 22, 2011 |
NEW YORK - Strong earnings reports from big companies including Apple Inc. and UnitedHealth Group Inc. lifted stocks across the market Thursday. The Dow Jones industrial average closed at another 2011 high. The 30-company index rose 52.45 points, or 0.4 percent, to 12,505.99. "There are a lot of concerns out there, but investors are looking at the bottom line right now, and that's earnings," said Yu-Dee Chang, the chief trader at ACE Investment Strategists, a money management firm in Virginia.
December 30, 2006 |
Despite a small loss yesterday, the stock market this year scored its best gains since 2003 - with blue chips the biggest winners. All three major indexes posted solid increases for the year, with the Dow Jones industrial average of 30 of the nation's largest companies up the most: 16.3 percent. It crossed the 12,000 mark for the first time. The overall market rose more than Wall Street strategists had predicted in 2006 after the Federal Reserve halted two years of interest-rate increases in August and energy prices fell 22 percent from a July record.
October 4, 2006 |
Blue-chip stocks swept up in the high-tech revelry of the late 1990s have officially recovered from their hangover. The Dow Jones industrial average, made groggy by a recession, terrorism, war, and a major port city underwater, reached a record high yesterday - more than six years after its last record high - closing at 11,727.34. Analysts said the new mark, which eclipsed a close of 11,722.98 on Jan. 14, 2000, was a sign that the U.S. economy continued to expand despite higher interest rates, a slowing housing market, and volatile energy prices.
February 1, 2006 |
Like Sherman through Georgia, Joe Paterno's march through Maryland and the state's recruitment wars has been swift and all-encompassing. The 78-year-old Penn State coaching legend, working with a head of steam off a Big Ten championship and a 12-1 record, has seized seven of the top 11 prospects in that state. Paterno's work in Maryland headlines what many recruiting services are calling the Lions' best class in years. As of yesterday, rivals.com had Penn State ranked fourth in the national rankings and scout.
December 2, 2005 |
They can shoot for the stars because they can shoot the lights out. Or dunk a ball with gusto. Or pass it with precision, handle it with care and strip it with style. Of course, such fashionable basketball skills were always in vogue in Philadelphia. But it seems as if the number of high school players from this area regarded as top-choice material on the national recruiting scene is on the rise. From Coatesville (Amber White) to Chester (Darrin Govens), Prep Charter (Rodney Green)
July 13, 2005 |
Tom McEowen, a 6-foot-4, 280-pound defensive tackle headed for his senior season at Neshaminy High, orally committed to Penn State Monday night. Ranked as the second-best defensive lineman in the state by scout.com, McEowen narrowed his choices down to the Nittany Lions and Florida two weeks ago and had planned to travel to Gainesville, Fla., on July 22. "I thought, 'What's the point of me going all the way down there and spending all that money when I wasn't going to change my mind?
July 9, 2005 |
In a rare position to make a splash with his college decision, Pat Devlin decided to announce his choice his way. He said nothing. The highly touted quarterback from Downingtown East High didn't hold a news conference, as is popular these days with high-profile recruits. He didn't mug for cameras as he placed a hat on his head from the school he chose. The senior-to-be simply called the coach - Larry Coker of the University of Miami - and said: "I'd like to accept your offer, if it is still available.