New leaders, newer ticker symbols, and the oldest of exit strategies colored in the week that was.
By now, you surely must have Hurd the news
It took less than two months for Hewlett-Packard
Hurd's back-to-basics core and his margin-enhancing mentality are exactly what HP needs as it focuses on getting back into a groove.
Here is one way to keep Martha on her toes
If you're the type to get overly attached to ticker symbols, here's hoping you didn't knock yourself out entering S or KMRT to pull up a quote for Sears or Kmart this past week. The companies completed their merger and on Monday started trading together as Sears Holdings
Both companies had been struggling until the market began to embrace the value of their collective real estate. But don't be so quick to dismiss the pairing. The discount department store landscape has changed -- for better or worse, it's the Wal-Mart
Maybe Shakespeare really wasn't in love after all
Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the movie mogul masterminds behind Disney's
The Weinsteins did some amazing work in Hollywood, keeping Disney never too far away from the Academy Awards podium. Keep an eye open to see whether the quality of its theatrical productions suffer after the Weinsteins depart. Logic would seem to dictate that Disney will take a hit at the box office, but the market begs to differ: Disney shares rose the day after the break was made official. So Disney will have to learn to fish for its supper now, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.
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Until next week, I remain,
Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz isn't sure what his ticker symbol would be if he were publicly traded, but he guesses that SHLD is now out of the question. He does own shares in Disney and Pixar. The Foo l has a disclosure policy. He is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early.
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