Recent Articles View Recent Articles en Copyright Marketrap 2024 10 Freelance Journalist Sends Twitter Stock Soaring Ben Harrington of M&A finance blog, Betaville, has a few followers on Twitter. So he used Twitter this afternoon to put out what he calls, a "RARE Alert." He claims to have knowledge of an impending acqusition of Twitter by the Walt Disney (DI... Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:54:35 -0500 Take Two and Video Game Makers Report With New Financial Measures Take Two Interactive, Inc. reported earnings that at first glance looked unusually strong, guiding a full year earnings-per-share outlook of $2.00 to $2.25 versus a prior outlook of about half of those numbers. Even analysts were confused with sev... Thu, 04 Aug 2016 16:47:49 -0500 YouTube Ad Guy Tai Lopez Caught Lying, Possibly Exposed As Scam Artist A new YouTube advertisement by self-help marketer Tai Lopez entitled "Here in My Backyard" appears to display a home that is likely not owned by Mr. Lopez. The ad is a follow up to a now famous and parodied advertisement, "Here in My Garage", wher... Tue, 20 Oct 2015 17:07:58 -0500 Traders Bid Down Atmel While Company Takes Offers Today's trading in Atmel (NASDAQ:ATML) appears to be a case of impatient and distracted investment managers in a soft market abandoning a perfectly logical expected buyout scenario. Merger and arbitrage investors pushed up Atmel to a high of $10.5... Fri, 14 Aug 2015 14:02:08 -0500 Are We Wrong on GME? Reading earnings news on Gamestop Inc. (GME), I am, for the first time, questioning if we are right with GME. I know digital is increasing, but they are getting some of that pie. The customers are extremely loyal and buy DLC (cards) through them. ... Fri, 29 May 2015 12:19:00 -0500 Take Two Analysts Weigh In on Latest Earnings Report Take Two Interactive reported stronger than expected results for the final quarter of their fiscal year and issued better than expected numbers for the first quarter of their fiscal year. However, their guidance for the full year of .75-$1.00 was ... Tue, 19 May 2015 07:03:09 -0500 Watch Out For the Real Inflation Rate of Seven Percent Today, the United States Federal Reserve decided to continue its strategy of aggressive money printing, now in its sixth year after the market meltdown. The government today notes that inflation is low and under control. But here's the fundamental... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:02:50 -0500 Are Executives At Rockstar Getting Half The Profits At Take Two Interactive? In 2008, after the successful launch of their hit title, Grand Theft Auto 4, Take-Two (TTWO) Interactive's (TTWO) CEO Strauss Zelnick said that they had secured an employment agreement with key Rockstar talent. The deal was an incentive program "p... Mon, 16 Dec 2013 12:45:37 -0600 New Top Income Tax Rates of 43.4% and 50.9% 2013 brings on a new top tax rate for those whose income is above $400,000.  Ordinary income above that rate is taxed at 39.6%.  However, so-called "unearned income", consisting primarily of short-term capital gains, will include an extr... Wed, 02 Jan 2013 05:45:36 -0600 NBA Lockout May Prove Damaging to Take Two Interactive Bottom Line While Take Two Interactive (NASDAQ:TTWO) CEO Strauss Zelnick reiterated on his company’s last conference call that the implications of an NBA lockout were unknown and would not affect company guidance for their related NBA title, NBA 2K12 ha... Mon, 10 Oct 2011 08:07:32 -0500 DryShips Inc Loses Goldman Sachs Coverage, Stock Collapses DryShips Inc (NASDAQ:DRYS) fell over 9% today in response to a report that Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) has dropped its coverage of the company.  Analyst Scott Melet is leaving the company and has not been replaced, leaving Dryships and other tan... Thu, 22 Sep 2011 17:20:39 -0500 When Activision's Director Sells, Investors Should Pay Attention Brian Kelly, Activision Inc.'s (NASDAQ:ATVI) Co-Chairman, sold about 1.6 million worth of Activision stock from exercised options last week.  This was reported in a filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission late Friday after regular tr... Sun, 18 Sep 2011 06:30:04 -0500 Medicis CEO Girlfriend Allegedly Murdered It has been reported by Phoenix news website that the CEO of a major public traded company, Scottsdale based Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation (NYSE:MRX), has been involved in a series of tragic and suspicious circumstances in the ... Wed, 13 Jul 2011 21:55:42 -0500 Lies, Damned Lies, and Take Two Interactive Release Dates Investors are often taught to look forward, not backward.  With video game publisher Take Two Interactive (NASDAQ:TTWO), in particular, investors have been encouraged to look to the future and away from a messy past.  However, sometimes ... Mon, 23 May 2011 14:25:19 -0500 The Cost of L.A. Noire for Take Two Interactive Take Two (TTWO) Interactive, Inc. [NASDAQ:TTWO] has had its fair share of CEO’s come and go, from stock option criminal Ryan Brant to board takeover leader Strauss Zelnick.  But one leadership role has remained the same for over ten yea... Mon, 25 Apr 2011 23:21:42 -0500 Apple's New "Cloud Deal" With Warner Music Apple has an agreement with Warner Music Group to offer the record label's tracks on iTunes' upcoming cloud-music service, music industry sources said. In the race to the cloud, Apple is apparently stepping on the gas. All Things Digital&nbsp... Fri, 22 Apr 2011 16:04:50 -0500 Two Analysts Raise Price Targets For Microsemi, One Downgrades Following Microsemi Corporation (MSCC)'s earnings report, Tore Svanberg at Stifel Nicolaus has raised his price target from $25 to $30.  Craig Berger at FBR Capital Margets raised his target from $30 to $31. However, David Wong at Wells Fargo... Fri, 28 Jan 2011 07:51:18 -0600 THQ Rises on Game Sales Speculation [UPDATE 11/23/2010: THQ Inc. has this morning released a press release stating that uDraw is, "Already among the top-selling Wii titles at online retailer"  This may suggest that what this article confirms - that the title is not ... Mon, 22 Nov 2010 05:36:12 -0600 THQ: Welcome to the Jungle The once mighty shovelware developer, THQ Inc. (THQI), has found itself surrounded, deep in enemy territory. With the rise of the Wii and Nintendo based products, THQ has been forced to move away from children's products and is trying to succeed w... Tue, 16 Nov 2010 08:06:00 -0600 Take Two Chairman: "We are reporting good results" This morning on Bloomberg Television's "InsideTrack," Strauss Zelnick, Chairman of Take Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO) seemed to suggest that Take Two performed well in the month of September, which is Take Two's second month of its unrepor... Mon, 18 Oct 2010 10:23:16 -0500