Articles by Alex Berenson



Poor Image Damages Drug Profits

  • 15 November 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The U.S. drug industry's image problems are beginning to hurt pharmaceutical companies where it matters most -- at the bottom line.

Probe of Insurance Giant Aon Nearly Complete

  • 26 October 04
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
In six months of examining documents from insurance companies and brokers, investigators for the New York attorney general have discovered evidence at the Aon Corp. of deceptive and coercive practices, a person close to the inquiry said Sunday.

Oil Falls as Dow Sees Best Week in 20 Years

  • 24 March 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
War is not always good for the economy, but it seemed that way last week. As United States and British troops swept into Iraq, oil prices plunged and stocks soared.

Working Backward to Make a Profit

  • 02 July 02
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
On Wall Street, it is called backing in. Each quarter, analysts at securities firms forecast the earnings per share of the companies they watch. Companies whose profit falls short of the consensus estimate may have their stock values fall 10 percent or more.

Troubled Tyco Eyes CIT IPO for $5Bln

  • 14 June 02
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Tyco International received approval Wednesday from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to sell its financing unit, the CIT Group, to investors in an initial public offering that the company hopes will raise more than $5 billion.

Extortion Conspiracy Rocks Troubled FBI

  • 24 May 02
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Five people, including a current and a former FBI agent, were charged by U.S. federal prosecutors Wednesday with using confidential government information to manipulate stock prices and extort money from companies.

Analysts Grilled on Bullishness

  • 01 March 02
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
This just in: Analysts for big securities firms are bullish about the stocks they cover. Many do not spend enough time on fundamental research. Some face pressure from their investment banking colleagues to maintain positive ratings on companies. Sometimes the pressure comes from the companies themselves, or even from big shareholders, who would rather not hear bad news.

Can Dynegy Untangle Enron?

  • 13 November 01
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Call it a $9 billion shotgun wedding. Dynegy Inc., an energy marketer and trader based in Houston, took the biggest gamble in its corporate history Friday by agreeing to buy the Enron Corp., its much larger crosstown rival, for more than $9 billion in stock.

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