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Samsung Electronics Witness Record Third-Quarter, Cautions Of Slower Smartphone Growth

The operating profit for this quarterly of Samsung Electronics Company has surged to 26 percent, thus, setting a fresh record this year. This operating profit of the company has matched the estimates, which shows a powerful and strong recovery in the business of memory chips, as there is a sharp increase in the sales of Smartphone.

Universal American Shares Skyrocketed: What You Need to Know


Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis.

Here's That Dreaded Reverse Split!


Attempts to lift Evergreen Solar (Nasdaq: ESLR) out of the penny-stock swamp by natural means aren't working. Here comes the reverse split! Evergreen will trade under the new symbol ESLRD for 20 days starting tomorrow (yes, the split happens on a Saturday). The market is taking this in stride as the plan was approved months ago and largely finalized this month. Monday morning, Evergreen's shares should be worth about $3 per share, reflecting a 1-for-6 reverse split.

GlaxoSmithKline Passes This Key Test

 There's no foolproof way to know the future for GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) or any other company. However, certain clues may help you see potential stumbles before they happen -- and before your stock craters as a result. Rest assured: Even if you're not monitoring these metrics, short-sellers are.

 

This Week's 5 Smartest Stock Moves

 If you're feeling good about the market, you're not alone. Take my hand as we go over some of this week's more uplifting headlines.

The 10 Worst Networking and Electronics Stocks of 2010

 It's been a pretty kind year to stock investors, with the S&P showing a 12.8% gain in 2010. Of course, kindness might still feel relative after a lost decade of negative returns that included the nauseating depths and panic of the financial crisis.

Is Medtronic Going to Burn You?


There's no foolproof way to know the future for Medtronic (NYSE: MDT) or any other company. However, certain clues may help you see potential stumbles before they happen -- and before your stock craters as a result. Rest assured: Even if you're not monitoring these metrics, short-sellers are.

Must-Reads for Your Holidays


The past year wasn't a blowout one for IPOs, but the market did demonstrate its ability to inhale a good business and spit out a bad one. Both established and speculative companies made the list of IPOs this year, and performance wasn't too shabby for some of the higher-profile names:

Should You Get Out of DENTSPLY International Before Next Quarter?


There's no foolproof way to know the future for DENTSPLY International (Nasdaq: XRAY) or any other company. However, certain clues may help you see potential stumbles before they happen -- and before your stock craters as a result. Rest assured: Even if you're not monitoring these metrics, short-sellers are.

4 Ways to Plug Your Money Leaks


Resolving to save Foolishly is good. Resolving to spend Foolishly is better. We all spend. We buy groceries, services, and birthday gifts. We pay mortgages and utility bills. We go on dates and take vacations. We invest. (Right?) Like a hyped-up 2-year-old, money never sits still. All we can do is make sure it heads in the right direction. And if you're like me, that's a challenge most of the time.