Group Buying Companies: Time to Take Stock

When will Groupon and Living Social go public...and how have the sites already changed the way older companies do business? With high profit margins leading to steep valuation, it looks like the group coupon market is poised to explode!

Kodak: Not Picture-Perfect for Retirees

For investors who plan on retiring soon, Kodak may not be an ideal bet. With declines in the film-based photography market and questionable moves into digital, the photography giant faces tough times ahead.

Resurgent Ford Awards Top Two Execs $99 Million in Stock

Ford CEO Alan Mulally and Executive Chairman Bill Ford, have been awarded $56.5 million and $42.4 million in stock, respectively, in recognition for the company's stunning turnaround, which resulted in the automaker raking in $6.6 billion last year -- its best performance in more than a decade.

Smartphones Could Give a Boost to Verizon's Shares

Verizon says its smartphone penetration will increase from 26% in 2010 to 50% in 2011. That is a very aggressive target that should be good news for the stock. Investigate yourself how high the stock could go by clicking on the interactive chart inside the story.

Fiat May Raise Its Stake in Chrysler to 51% Before IPO

Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne said Monday that he could increase Fiat's ownership in Chrysler to more than 50% should America's smallest domestic automaker seek to return to the stock market this year, but that he doesn't plan to merge the companies' operations.

Bullish Analysts Give General Motors Shares a Boost

GM's stock price rose as much as 2.5% in trading Tuesday after several brokerage houses began coverage of the stock, with several issuing upbeat initial ratings and hefty price targets. GM still faces a hard road forward, but Wall Street generally sees success ahead.

General Motors Shares Priced at $33 for IPO

After months of anticipation General Motors has priced its stock at $33 a share in its initial public offering slated to begin official trading Thursday in New York. The figure is at the high end of the offer, which in recent days saw its range rise from the initial range of $26 to $29 a share. The Detroit automaker is looking to raise nearly $23 billion through the sale of a combination of both common and preferred shares.

GM's IPO: Recovery -- Not the End of the Road

Considering where the iconic carmaker has been in recent years, the pending IPO -- and robust investor demand for shares -- is a remarkably positive step. But GM still has plenty of problem spots that will need fixing if this historic event is to have lasting meaning.

GM IPO Isn't Closing Early, Goldman Sachs Says

Goldman Sachs Group won't stop taking orders for General Motor's initial public offering at noon Friday, the investment banker now says, despite an email sent by the bank to clients on Thursday that said it would, Dow Jones Newswires reports.

Bank of America May Pay Employee Bonuses in Stock

As Bank of America continues to cope with fallout from the housing and mortgage crisis, the financial institution may have to pay some year-end employee bonuses in the form of stock because of a possible cash shortfall related to its buy-back of stock from the federal government.

Ford Shares Hit Six-Year High on Solid Sales Report

Stock in Ford hit levels not seen since the summer of 2004 Thursday, a day after the Dearborn, Mich., automaker reported solid sales for the month of October. The stock rose as much as 4.3% to $15.83 a share in morning trading on Wall Street.

GM Says Employees Can Buy IPO Shares

General Motors is offering some 600,000 employees, retirees and dealers the chance to purchase stock in the resurgent company as the auto giant moves forward with its initial public offering, slated for next month.

Short-Term Trading: Is It a Wise Strategy?

On his Mad Money show last week, Jim Cramer encouraged viewers to add short-term trading to their portfolios. But how can an investor determine with certainty when a stock has "flown too high" and when to buy it back?

United-Continental Merger Lands Execs a Big Pay Raise

Considering how often airline industry executives complain about how hard it is to run a profitable carrier, one might expect their efforts could go unrewarded -- at least monetarily. Not so at the new United Continental Holdings, where big post-merger raises are coming for top management.

Fiat Eyes a Ferrari IPO to Fund Bigger Stake in Chrysler

Italian automaker Fiat reportedly is looking to acquire a bigger stake in Chrysler Group, and may seek to sell shares in its Ferrari sports-car unit in an initial public offering to help fund the purchase, unnamed sources told the respected Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera.