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5 Stocks to Watch This Week

With news coming from Disney, Tesla and more, there will be plenty of to move the market this week. Let's go over some of the items likely to get the attention of Wall Street.

Yum Brands Sales Fall Less Than Expected in China

A 20 percent drop in sales in a key market is usually not good news for investors, but it works this time around for Yum Brands. That's what happened to a key measure of sales in China in the first quarter, but it'€™s not as bad as was feared.

5 Things to Watch on Wall Street This Week

From Costco checking in with its latest financials to a highly anticipated video game that could breathe life into the moribund gaming industry, there will be plenty of news breaking in the coming days. Here are some of the items that will shape the week ahead on Wall Street.

Does Sandy Hook Shooting Spell Game Over for Violent Video Game Stocks?

Last week was rough for owners of video game stocks. A bill was introduced in Congress that directs federal agencies to study the influence of violent video games on children. Gamemakers obviously weren't too happy about that: Intense combat games have proven to be the battered industry's biggest hits lately.

Wall Street Watch: Activision Blizzard Earnings Get Bonus Points

Activision Blizzard,the company behind the "Call of Duty," "Skylanders," and "World of Warcraft" video game franchises posted better than expected results after Wednesday's market close. Adjusted earnings more than doubled to $0.15 a share as revenue rose nearly 20% to $751 million.

4 Ways You Can Profit From the Zombie Apocalypse

AMC's "The Walking Dead" is a runaway hit,and its ratings just keep getting bigger. Clearly, America is in a post-apocalyptic mood, as hooked on zombies as we are on vampires. So if you've got the brains, you might want to invest in this undead trend. Here are four stocks to consider before the world ends.

It May Be "Game Over" For GameStop Soon

GameStop is coming off another disappointing quarter. Sales plunged 11% to $1.55 billion, well short of the $1.61 billion that Wall Street was expecting. Same-store sales fell by a problematic 9.3%.

5 Companies Getting Burned By Facebook

Forget how Facebook is beating up its IPO investors: The social network is still giving many other publicly traded companies fits. And these five in particular are seeing their business models take a hit at Facebook's expense.

What to Watch This Week: Games, PCs, Jewelers, Pandora, and MIB3

Let's go over some of the items that will help shape the week that lies ahead on Wall Street: Activision Blizzard needs to bounce back; the Men in Black come back; jewelers may love their earnings, but PC sellers probably won't; and we won't know about Pandora until they open the box.

What to Watch this Week: Electric Cars, Earnings and Eccentrics

What will help shape the week that lies ahead on Wall Street? Video game companies will let us know the score; satellite TV providers will give us a signal; Tesla and Priceline are traveling forward; and Johnny Depp and Tim Burton could put some teeth in the year's box office numbers.

3 Ways the Video Game Business Could Bounce Back

Folks aren't buying video games the way they used to -- and that's a problem for the industry. But if the big players are willing to consider some outrageous strategies, they can buy themselves some bonus lives.

What to Watch This Week: The Games Are Afoot

Let's go over some items that will help shape the week ahead for Wall Street: The Hunger Games will give theaters a much needed boost; FuelBand may do the same for Nike; video game sellers hunger for hits; and Tiffany and Oracle will give us clues about the recovery.

Why Zynga Will Never Be Great Again

Zynga is the undisputed king of social gaming for Facebook and smartphones, and its stock price gives it a market cap nearly as big as video game leader Activision Blizzard. But at less than 5 years old, has the bulldog already jumped the shark?

5 Reasons You're Not Buying Video Games Anymore

The latest news on the video game front isn't pretty. Media tracker NPD Group's data reveals that industry sales plunged 21% last month. It's clear that the industry is undergoing a radical shift, but for investors, the more important issue is why.

'Zumba Fitness' Maker Majesco Hits the Wall

Suddenly, Majesco Entertainment isn't living up to its COOL ticker symbol. Shares of the video game developer and publisher got crushed on Tuesday after it surprised the markets by following its previous three blowout quarters with a loss for Q4.

Zynga's $10 Billion IPO Game: Should You Play?

If you're not familiar with Zynga, the undisputed champ of social gaming, odds are that you're not a fixture on Facebook or into smartphone app gaming. This month, it rolls the dice on a big public offering. Are you game?

What to Make of 'Modern Warfare 3's' Record Sales

At a time when the music industry is Auto-Tuning its own eulogy and Hollywood has all but given up on DVDs, 1.5 million people lined up at midnight events to score copies of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, proving that even in an era when more of us want our entertainment for free, some things are still considered worth their price.

5 Things to Watch on Wall Street This Week

It's going to be an interesting week on Wall Street, especially with new tablets and old banks in play. Let's go over some of the items you'll want to watch -- assuming you can tear yourself away from the new "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare," which will start printing money for Activision Blizzard at midnight Tuesday.

Online Video-Game Pirates Outgun the Publishers

More than 19 million people illegally downloaded five of the top-selling video games of 2010, indicating that game thieves remain one step ahead of publishers when it comes to online piracy.