Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB): Facebook reported to The Times that they are testing out a new plan for comment pages that will bring the most popular discussions to the top of tge page. Currently, posts show remarks in chronological order while the new layout would determine order based on engagement, such as how many Likes a comment gets or how many people hide it. The new format will hopefully create a better user experience since it will highlight interesting comments and filter others. The feature is currently being tested by a small group. Do not be surprised if this trial is fully endorsed and moves out of the test stage.
Weatherford International Ltd (NYSE:WFT): Weatherford International Inc. Ltd. seems to be headed for a new four-year low today, a day after the oilfield services company reported lower than expected third-quarter revenue. They said that their revenue in the quarter that ended Sept. 30 inceased 2% to $3.82 billion, but still fell short of the $3.9 billion that analysts polled by FactSet expected. The company did not report full financial results because of accounting issues that have led them to amend their results from numerous periods. The only thing that was reported was their income before taxes so that they can fix any discrepancies.
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Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:NLY) is currently offering investors an ample amount of approximately 13.35%. The company recently announced that they have offered to purchase the rest of the shares that they don’t already own in CreXus Investment Corp.
Sirius XM Radio Inc (NASDAQ:SIRI): It was not very long ago that SiriusXM Radio Inc. announced a new telematics deal with Nissan that got investors excited. The concept of additional services that can generate more revenue is always inviting. It did not take too long for people to begin speculating that perhaps SiriusXM could offer a robust enough program to take over for OnStar in GM vehicles. While the idea of quick growth into a new sector of business is attractive, there are a few things that a person needs to ask when trying to determine how big of a business telematics will realistically be for SiriusXM.
SandRidge Energy Inc. (NYSE:SD): Dinakar Singh, founder of $4 billion hedge fund TPG-Axon Capital Management LP, says SandRidge is not trusted by investors. “There is tremendous value in SandRidge,” Singh mentioned to Stephanie Ruhle and Pimm Fox on Bloomberg Television’s “Market Makers” program, “but management is not trusted by the street.”
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