Beazer Homes

What Was Wall St. Thinking (Last Week)?

Wall St. was at it again last week, providing massive fodder for second-guessers and armchair CEOs. In this installment, we review trouble for non-Apple tablets, a get-rich-quick scheme from ailing Beazer Homes, bad numbers from Quepasa.com, and a shakeup at WalMart.com.

Are CEOs Worth the High Salaries and Big Bonuses?

CEO bonuses rose 30.5% in the past year, but are the heads of large U.S. firms really earning their hefty compensation packages by creating increased profits and shareholder value? A closer look reveals wide disparities: There are some Bargain CEOs, but also some Hogs and Value Destroyers.

Beazer Reports Quarterly Loss of 81 Cents Per Share

Beazer Homes USA (BZH) reported a loss of 81 cents per share for the quarter ended Sept. 30, compared with earnings of 84 cents per share a year earlier. Revenue for the quarter fell to $274.8 million, from $365.6 million a year earlier, the company said in a statement. Beazer took a $26.5 million non-cash pre tax charge related to inventory impairments.