Recent Articles http://www.marketrap.com/article/selected_articles View Recent Articles en Copyright Marketrap 2017 10 Freelance Journalist Sends Twitter Stock Soaring http://www.marketrap.com/article/view_article/91252/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 http://www.marketrap.com/article/view_article/91252/Freelance-Journalist-Sends-Twitter-Stock-Soaring Take Two and Video Game Makers Report With New Financial Measures http://www.marketrap.com/article/view_article/91251/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 http://www.marketrap.com/article/view_article/91251/Take-Two-and-Video-Game-Makers-Report-With-New-Financial-Measures YouTube Ad Guy Tai Lopez Caught Lying, Possibly Exposed As Scam Artist http://www.marketrap.com/article/view_article/91250/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 http://www.marketrap.com/article/view_article/91250/YouTube-Ad-Guy-Tai-Lopez-Caught-Lying-Possibly-Exposed-As-Scam-Artist Traders Bid Down Atmel While Company Takes Offers http://www.marketrap.com/article/view_article/91249/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 http://www.marketrap.com/article/view_article/91249/Traders-Bid-Down-Atmel-While-Company-Takes-Offers Are We Wrong on GME? http://www.marketrap.com/article/view_article/91248/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 http://www.marketrap.com/article/view_article/91248/Are-We-Wrong-on-GME Take Two Analysts Weigh In on Latest Earnings Report http://www.marketrap.com/article/view_article/91247/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 http://www.marketrap.com/article/view_article/91247/Take-Two-Analysts-Weigh-In-on-Latest-Earnings-Report Watch Out For the Real Inflation Rate of Seven Percent http://www.marketrap.com/article/view_article/91246/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 http://www.marketrap.com/article/view_article/91246/Watch-Out-For-the-Real-Inflation-Rate-of-Seven-Percent Are Executives At Rockstar Getting Half The Profits At Take Two Interactive? http://www.marketrap.com/article/view_article/91245/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 http://www.marketrap.com/article/view_article/91245/Are-Executives-At-Rockstar-Getting-Half-The-Profits-At-Take-Two-Interactive New Top Income Tax Rates of 43.4% and 50.9% http://www.marketrap.com/article/view_article/91243/New-Top-Income-Tax-Rates-of-434-and-509 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 http://www.marketrap.com/article/view_article/91243/New-Top-Income-Tax-Rates-of-434-and-509 NBA Lockout May Prove Damaging to Take Two Interactive Bottom Line http://www.marketrap.com/article/view_article/91241/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 http://www.marketrap.com/article/view_article/91241/NBA-Lockout-May-Prove-Damaging-to-Take-Two-Interactive-Bottom-Line DryShips Inc Loses Goldman Sachs Coverage, Stock Collapses http://www.marketrap.com/article/view_article/91240/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 http://www.marketrap.com/article/view_article/91240/DryShips-Inc-Loses-Goldman-Sachs-Coverage-Stock-Collapses When Activision's Director Sells, Investors Should Pay Attention http://www.marketrap.com/article/view_article/91239/When-Activisions-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 http://www.marketrap.com/article/view_article/91239/When-Activisions-Director-Sells-Investors-Should-Pay-Attention Medicis CEO Girlfriend Allegedly Murdered http://www.marketrap.com/article/view_article/91238/Medicis-CEO-Girlfriend-Allegedly-Murdered It has been reported by Phoenix news website azcentral.com 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 http://www.marketrap.com/article/view_article/91238/Medicis-CEO-Girlfriend-Allegedly-Murdered Lies, Damned Lies, and Take Two Interactive Release Dates http://www.marketrap.com/article/view_article/91237/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 http://www.marketrap.com/article/view_article/91237/Lies-Damned-Lies-and-Take-Two-Interactive-Release-Dates The Cost of L.A. Noire for Take Two Interactive http://www.marketrap.com/article/view_article/91236/The-Cost-of-LA-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 http://www.marketrap.com/article/view_article/91236/The-Cost-of-LA-Noire-for-Take-Two-Interactive Apple's New "Cloud Deal" With Warner Music http://www.marketrap.com/article/view_article/91235/Apples-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 http://www.marketrap.com/article/view_article/91235/Apples-New-Cloud-Deal-With-Warner-Music Two Analysts Raise Price Targets For Microsemi, One Downgrades http://www.marketrap.com/article/view_article/91234/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 http://www.marketrap.com/article/view_article/91234/Two-Analysts-Raise-Price-Targets-For-Microsemi-One-Downgrades THQ Rises on Game Sales Speculation http://www.marketrap.com/article/view_article/91232/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 Amazon.com."  This may suggest that what this article confirms - that the title is not ... Mon, 22 Nov 2010 05:36:12 -0600 http://www.marketrap.com/article/view_article/91232/THQ-Rises-on-Game-Sales-Speculation THQ: Welcome to the Jungle http://www.marketrap.com/article/view_article/91231/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 http://www.marketrap.com/article/view_article/91231/THQ-Welcome-to-the-Jungle Take Two Chairman: "We are reporting good results" http://www.marketrap.com/article/view_article/91230/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 http://www.marketrap.com/article/view_article/91230/Take-Two-Chairman-We-are-reporting-good-results