John Paczkowski

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Former Merrill Lynch Analyst Upgrades AMZN to "Shinola"

His proclivity for pumping stocks that he privately derided as “POS” (“pieces of s—”) aside, who better than former Merrill Lynch analyst Henry Blodget to comment on some strong first quarter earnings. Amazon reported a first-quarter profit that more than doubled as sales jumped 32% — a nice change for a company that has for eight consecutive quarters posted earnings that have dropped or failed to increase from the prior-year period. Said Blodget:

Amazon hasn’t become the company I hoped it would back when I put that $400 target on it ($67 in today’s split) in December 1998. It’s still a great franchise, though, and I’m still a happy Amazon customer. I don’t own the stock because I expect it to soar. I own it because… well, because I’m going to own it until it breaks through $400 ($67) again or goes bust, whichever comes first. I don’t even follow the company that closely anymore (too depressing). But last night’s quarter, and today’s 25% pop, certainly come as a breath of fresh air.”


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”