Archive for January, 2012

After crushing analyst expectations with your earnings and becoming the largest company by market cap in the world, what does Apple do next? How about paying a dividend? Sanford C. Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi said Apple is “dramatically underowned relative to its peers” by institutional and value fund investors because it is sitting on $97.6 […]

Momentum stayed positive for the new year, with stocks posted another day of gains in 2012 as the start of earnings season sparked optimism for a market trading at its highest levels since early August. Major indexes rallied around the 1 percent range, with the strongest gains coming from materials, financials, industrials and energy stocks. […]

The tide appears to be turning for emerging markets (EM), after a dismal year that saw the MSCI emerging markets index fall by 20 percent, lagging both the European and U.S. markets. According to Citi’s global emerging markets equity strategist Geoffrey Dennis, the outlook for this asset class is bright, with interest rates set to […]