Stocks Discussed on CNBC's Closing Bell on Wednesday, March 25, 2009

CNBC, "Closing Bell" - 3/25/09

Listed below are stocks that were mentioned on CNBC's Closing Bell on Wednesday March, 25th.

The last hour of the trading day can be extremely important as volatile swings can work with or against the investor. CNBC’s Closing Bell hosted by the duo of Maria Bartiromo and Dylan Ratigan will guide investors into the end of the day’s trading live from the NYSE. Interviews with industry movers and shakers lend unique viewpoints to the day’s events. Stocks mentioned during the two hour program (beginning at 3pm ET) are listed below with accompanying research.

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CNBC - Closing Bell Stock Commentary for 3/25/2009

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“… >> what twitter provides in search is realtime updates on almost anything that's going on in the world in any given time. >> reporter: hundreds of companies for MICROSOFT to starbucks to zappo's in "the new york times" already use twitter >> if companies are doing that and it's valuable for them, we think there is probably a >> reporter: a number of …”
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“… And 100 million portable ds units now sold, surging business with a depression and recession continues to take its toll on nintendo competitors, most notably, MICROSOFT and sony, the nintendo ceo told ne this cnbc exclusive interview. >> since october, the industry in the united states, october …”
“… Best for the company and the right. Well, certainly there are two groups of companies that are the initial recipients of federal funds, some of which didn't want to take the money. For example, JPMORGAN or wells took the money because they were told to take the money because treasury wanted all large banks to take money so no one could identify who really needed the money. …”
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“… Too many strategies and redemptions that according to lastly t. Boone pickens he made a wrong way bet on oil prices and carl icahn he made some bad bets on MOTOROLA and yahoo. >> I like that, hard to find 25 people who actually made money last year. >> well, the cutoff was $75 the cutoff at the low end of the range was over $200 million last >> wow. …”
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“… And david, maybe you can address this, what about the regional the smaller regional banks. When I talked to people there, they're saying that those banks haven't necessarily taken all one of the things that the banks like JPMORGAN and goldman have already marked those assets, they have enough capital to cover whatever they would need to recapitalize the cost of the regional banks aren't in the might they need the program? …”
“… From $34 because of weak volume sales in valuation. Hershey shares up 12% in the past two weeks. Today, though, trading lower by a little more than 1%. And CONSTELLATION BRANDS the world's largest winemaker cutting its full-year profit estimate below wall street's estimate because of slowing international sales. The company also completing the $334 million sale of its value spirits business. …”
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“… Nation's top creditors, has a lot of confidence in the white house's economic policies. Now turning our attention back to storksz here are some of the stories we are following on the "closing bell" ticker right now. JPMORGAN downgrading research in motion to underweight because of growing research and development costs and inevitable declines in average sales prices. Shares of the blackberry maker trading lower on the day down a …”
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“… But most importantly, they have to compete with amazon. And then there's palm, which simply has to compete with research in motion and apple. And last but not least is PANERA BREAD, trading at 23 times and we're also short long dated treasuries veeate tbt. >> dennis, what do you think about those positions? >> I think this is a perfect -- …”
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“… Companies we believe are in our companies like amazon.Com. The fundamentals are good. But the stock is trading at 50 times earnings. AUTOZONE growing at 5%. But priced to free cash flow of 15 times. Netflix trading at 30 times facing all sorts of technological challenges. …”
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“… Some of the other ones like the regional banks, keycorp was negative. Pnc was negative up until three minutes before the close here. You saw the rally here lifting a lot of the financials. IBM was -- well, you do the math IBM was about $2 or $83 three weeks ago. It almost hit $100 today. I was sitting there about 11:00 waiting for it to hit $100. Didn't quite make it sold all throughout the day and you see came back again. …”
“… And that doesn't usually happen but toward the close there were much stronger -- b of a, u.S. Bancorp. The insurance companies were some of the other ones like the regional banks, keycorp was negative. PNC was negative up until three minutes before the close here. You saw the rally here lifting a lot of the financials. Ibm was -- well, you do the math ibm was about $2 or $83 three weeks ago. …”
4:03:25 PM KEY $8.57 KeyCorp
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“… On the markets here. Started to the up side with all sold off around 1:00 eastern and then you see the comeback here write in the last hour. Particularly the last five minutes or so. CITIGROUP almost ended in look at the rest of financials. Basically we were split 50-50 positive and negative in the and that doesn't usually happen but toward the close there were much stronger -- b of a, u.S. Bancorp. …”
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“… Last minutes of trading, really roaring back. Oil prices sliding below $53 a barrel as crude inventories jumping to the highest level in 16 years because of a sharp drop and IBM is reportedly planning another round of layoffs in the most of which will come from its global services unit. Take a look at how we finished the day on wall street. The dow really charging back. Had been in negative territory …”
“… Drop in second quarter profit to $15 million. While that beat wall street's estimates, revenues fell by a sharper than expected 11% to $164 million. >>> and footwear retailer DSW swinging to a nearly $8 million loss in the fourth quarter because of a 7% drop in up next, we are coming right back with the closing countdown. >> and then after the bell the ceo of the incredibly popular …”
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“… Just past 2:00, 2:30 in the afternoon slipped down there into the red. It has come back up. Financials overall have come and that's helped the markets here move into positive territory with the dow now up about ten points. But take a look at IBM. That's been a big weight on the industrials and on the tech sector as a whole. The "wall street journal" reporting this afternoon that big blue is set to cut 5,000 u.S. Jobs in its services unit …”
“… Watching the blue chips. Financials have definitely set take a look at JPMORGAN. Just past 2:00, 2:30 in the afternoon slipped down there into the red. It has come back up. Financials overall have come and that's helped the markets here move into positive territory with the dow now up …”
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“… I still like -- we've been talking about it for a while. I like some of these private equities that are traded publicly whether it's blackstone or fortress. I think there are still some opportunities there. I think the financials in general, look at MORGAN STANLEY, keeps pushing that envelope and pushing those upper limits of where it's been over the last couple of months. You've just got to like the reaction out of those big names. >> you earlier in the year were …”
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“… Downgrading ubs to underperform from market perform. On expectations of higher cost and writedowns and sustained investor outflows. >>> and jpmorgan relaunching coverage of AMERICAN EXPRESS with an underperform rating. The analysts there concerned about the possibility of continuing declines in build businesses and increases in chargeoffs. …”
“… Improving sales trends. Downgrading ubs to underperform from market perform. On expectations of higher cost and writedowns and sustained investor outflows. >>> and JPMORGAN relaunching coverage of american express with an underperform rating. The analysts there concerned about the possibility of continuing declines in build businesses and increases in …”
“… And jabil circuit results in the company may take a second quarter writedown on goodwill. It's all about liquidity these days. >>> taking a look at some of today's research calls here are the latest upgrades and UBS upgrading pepsi to buy from neutral and setting a $60 price target on the stock because of improving sales trends. Downgrading UBS to underperform from market perform. On expectations of higher cost and writedowns and sustained investor outflows. >>> and jpmorgan relaunching coverage of american express …”
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3:29:58 PM WYE $42.82 Wyeth
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“… >>> i'm bertha coombs with your "closing bell" realtime flash. A few stocks bucking the trend afternoon. PFIZER still trading to the up side. Yep. The company announcing the completion of a $13.5 billion the proceeds to be used to refinance its own debt and to complete its wyeth deal. Consolidation also being talked …”
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“… >>> interest rates on 30-year fixed loans dropped to a record low 4.63%. Refinancing accounting for nearly 79% of all applications. >>> fed ex is threatening to cancel orders for 30 new BOEING cargo planes worth billions of dollars if congress passes a law removing many of its employees from the jurisdiction of the federal railway labor act. That action by lawmakers would make it easier for those fed ex …”
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“… Toxic assets even necessary the debate today at 4:00 p.M. >> but first the most active names right here on the floor, CITI, b of a, aig. Your top five. I drove my first car from my parent's homein the north of england to …”
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“… >> of things, considering particularly the rally of the past couple -- in terms of the treasury market first, I think it's important to keep it in perspective that we now have a new player BOEING in the uk and here in the treasury market and the market's going to try to figure out how exactly it's going to play that or so there's an element of but we should clearly not lose …”
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“… Dell, cisco, goog sxl research in motion. The sox is down. Intel weakening a bit. Broadcom one of the biggest losers in the chip space down about 6%. MARVELL certainly weak as well, down 2 1/2%. Want to call your attention to a couple of stocks here. Huntington bank shares, one of the regional banks that trades here, down 11%. They've asked preferred shareholders to convert their stock into common which would of …”
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“… In the broader technology space we certainly have weakened. Nasdaq's down just about 2% right now. But again, these stocks have been up so much over the last couple of weeks here. Research in motion giving back about 5 1/2%. CISCO's off 2%. Google's down 3%. Even the chip stocks have also weakened as we've come into the afternoon now. The semiconductor index you're taking a look at those. Techs are under pressure. Dell, CISCO, goog sxl research in motion. The sox is down. Intel weakening a bit. Broadcom one of the biggest losers in the chip space down about 6%. Marvell certainly weak as well, down 2 1/2%. …”
“… Cisco's off 2%. Google's down 3%. Even the chip stocks have also weakened as we've come into the afternoon now. The semiconductor index you're taking a look at those. Techs are under pressure. DELL, cisco, goog sxl research in motion. The sox is down. Intel weakening a bit. Broadcom one of the biggest losers in the chip space down about 6%. Marvell certainly weak as well, down 2 1/2%. …”
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“… On the lighter side. Tradertalk.Cnbc.Com if you want more of what's going on today. Scott, you're leading the downturn in those tech stocks. >> bob, you just alluded to it with that downturn in IBM. In the broader technology space we certainly have weakened. Nasdaq's down just about 2% right now. But again, these stocks have been up so much over the last couple of weeks here. Research in motion giving back about 5 1/2%. …”
“… There is not intense selling pressure. Looked more like buyers simply same situation with tech stocks. They too weakened. IBM hit almost $100 today, 99.80 something. It was $82 a few weeks ago. Just bear in mind the big gains we've had in the last few weeks and don't be shocked when you see people trying to sell into the rallies. …”
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“… Time for "the closing bell." >>> this is cnbc.Com news now. >>> an early rally on wall street fizzles following a weak treasury note auction. The dow had been up more than 200 points earlier before raising its gains. IBM will reportedly cut a large number of jobs in its global business services unit. That's according to the "wall street journal." and fbi director robert mueller tells congress the bureau is struggling to keep up with the explosion in public corruption in mortgage fraud …”