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  • New versions of iOS and Mac OS X will be unveiled at Apple's (AAPL +0.8%) June 10-14 WWDC conference, the company announces. Meanwhile, with shares near $400, the sell-side is much more cautious in its post-earnings comments than it was at higher levels. "These Apples won't harvest before fall," writes Deutsche's Chris Whitmore, disappointed at earnings call remarks suggesting major product launches won't arrive until autumn. "Apple needs to introduce a 5-inch iPhone, a new 5S, and a low cost iPhone." Jim Cramer wasn't pleased with the call either. "This is the kind of conference call that was a revolt against management ... management is in complete denial." (previous[View news story]
    They are making Macs here in the USA
    Apr 27, 2013. 11:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Macquarie thinks valuation on Coach (COH) looks attractive with the retailer's growth set to take off again. The take falls in line with other fresh analysis pinning Coach as a more attractive option than Michael Kors in the battle between the two handbag makers. [View news story]
    Coach is known for quality is KORS? At the moment from the consumer's view am liking Cole Hahn.
    Mar 12, 2013. 07:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retail shakeup: Could the potential closure of a third of all of Barnes & Noble's retail stores over the next ten years give a boost to Starbucks (SBUX)? It's a question which will be closely watched as analysts dissect Starbucks' retail strategy in the U.S. with saturation issues still cropping up in some markets. [View news story]
    A lot of Starbucks are going to close I imagine.
    Jan 29, 2013. 08:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More on Coach's (COH) FQ2: Sales in North America disappointed, only rising 1% to $1.07B with comparable store sales in the region slipping 2% for the period. Strong sales in China paced a double-digit rate of growth in International sales. COH -11.5% premarket. (PR[View news story]
    Kors I would think would include all the clothing while COH is primarily shoes and handbags. I like KORS because of the clothing but the COH bag is a still a classic bag.
    Jan 23, 2013. 08:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Hedge fund titan Leon Cooperman has been selling Apple (AAPL) but buying battered Freeport McMoRan (FCX), he tells CNBC. Cooperman holds FCX founder Jim Bob Moffett in high regard despite coming under fire from shareholders, but he's not keen on AAPL's reluctance to return cash to investors and warns the iPhone’s uniqueness may be diminishing. [View news story]
    I can hardly watch CNBC anymore and actually Bloomberg puts on more news. CNBC in the morning seems more like a Fox news channel pushing the GOP views. What happened to business??
    Not much Appl left and am keeping the faith but that too is getting tougher to do.
    Jan 4, 2013. 05:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Airgas (ARG) acquires the assets and operations of two industrial gas and welding supply distributors, Metroplex Service Welding Supply and Excel Welding & Industrial Supplies, with combined annual revenues of more than $30M. Financial terms of the transactions were not disclosed. [View news story]
    What a turn this one took!
    Jan 3, 2013. 08:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • After selling off yesterday along with other retail names, Michael Kors (KORS -3.3%) is lower today thanks to a critical note from Citi. Analyst Oliver Chen says checks indicate discounts for Kors handbags are greater than those seen on Black Friday, and in some cases amount to 30%-50% below their retail price. He's lowering his estimates and slashing his PT to $60 from $68, albeit while maintaining a Buy. [View news story]
    Should be a great season for Kors They are not too expensive and not cheap at the same time and very god quality.
    Possibly too much wit the MK logo.
    Good sales but it has GREAt possibilities because it fils a void price wise.
    Dec 27, 2012. 06:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Zillow: The Next Apple [View article]
    Most Realtors take most stuff from the NAR with a grain of salt because they represent the major brokerages not the Realtors on the ground. Realtors did not cause the BUBBLE they just sell homes and do not act as financial advisers or accountants. Getting appropriate information is important and good Realtors try to get their clients as much information as possible. I had no choice personally except to assist know it all clients in the process because clients just go on to the next guy if you do not accommodate them and assist them. Two times I told my clients that the situation was out of hand and they bought anyway with someone else. LOL It was just what was going on in the media and every where and what were Realtors supposed to do? Do you Realtors knew what was going to happen when economists did not? It is funny in that you think they are so powerful.
    Sep 20, 2012. 09:12 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Zillow: The Next Apple [View article]
    Zillow has lost credibility and none of my clients or friends even consider them a decent source of info any longer. It is obvious you do not like agents from your response about "comparing your self to a doctor" being a stretch. Seems to me that one should not be emotional when evaluating a stock . Me I only am responding because "my man on the street polling comes up with an entire different set of values for Zillow.
    Sep 17, 2012. 02:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cramer's Mad Money - 5 Fabulous Fashionistas of Retail (9/10/12) [View article]
    No one can expect someone to think for them. No matter who says some stock is a great stock no one should just go buy it based upon that recommendation.
    One should look into any suggested stock and get a feel for it and decide whether you like it or not. I do feel Cramer brings some great stocks to my attention for consideration.
    I personally have not been able to pull the trigger on LULU.
    I am watching it though and possibly might buy it at some future date.
    Sep 11, 2012. 11:07 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bed, Bath and Beyond (BBBY +1.3%) seeks the rights to sell packaged beer, wine, and food after its acquisition of Cost Plus in May set the table for an expanded product portfolio. The company is also exploring ways to remodel stores and obtain licenses in order to host wine tastings. [View news story]
    Purchased the stock during the recent sell off. My decision to purchase was finalized when I went to the store on Sunday to check it out with an investors eye. I must say that there were so many people in there that it was not so easy to move about with a shopping basket.

    Wine is already sold at the World Market stores in Maryland and DC. The transformation of their stores and up beat presentation of their merchandise sounds like they are approaching a new retail concept in an exciting way that will succeed.
    Aug 22, 2012. 03:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BofA (BAC) has received requests for information from U.S. and U.K authorities about the setting of Libor and other interbank rates, BofA said yesterday. The firm is also a defendant, along with other banks, in investor lawsuits over the affair. BofA will take a Q3 charge of $800M related to a fall in the U.K. tax rate, and it will contribute $738M to the credit-card price-fixing settlement in the U.S. (10-Q)  [View news story]
    BofA is just in the headlights.
    WFC and all the rest just kept a lower profile and have a better PR department.
    Moved my small business account to Bof A because they offer more services for less than any other bank I shopped.
    Am impressed actually and my life became simpler. One actually speaks to someone in the USA when there is a problem and they get it fixed.
    Aug 3, 2012. 09:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment