On Watchlist: eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY); Transocean Ltd (NYSE:RIG) And Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:NLY)

Boston, MA, 02/26/2014  (usastockreport) – The disagreement between eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY) and activist Carl Icahn gets soarer each passing day as the latter has accused the company’s CEO, John Donahoe for being ignorant towards the critical matters directly impacting the shareholders’ interest and turning away from the overall corporate situation. While maintaining his stance over splitting PayPal with it, Icahn has alleged eBay’s two board members VC Marc Andreesen and Scott Cook for investing in rival businesses. Also, he accused Cook for holding a board seat and financial stake in eBay’s competitor firm Intuit. eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY) in response stated that its PayPal will continue to work as a single unit and noted that the company’s management is transparent in all aspects.

Transocean Ltd (NYSE:RIG) will announce its fourth quarterly results today. The last quarter has been significant in terms of strong drilling activity across the globe. For the fourth quarter, experts are eying that its revenues will improve in light of solid utilization rates and smooth operation of the company’s fleet. However, its operating margin will be closely watched this time due to its higher maintenance costs and comparatively older fleet. As per the analyst forecast, the earnings per share should come at 73 cents per share and revenue at 2.36 billion for the quarter.

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:NLY)  was among the one which reported its Q$ numbers yesterday. The company surpassed the EPS estimates of the analyst by $0.09 as it recorded the same at $0.35 per share. Its core earnings grew to $350 million in the reported quarter, as against $282 million in the previous quarter. In addition to this, its net income too stood robust at $1 billion in the period, in comparison to $700 million in the same quarter last year. The better performance is largely attributable to the gains in interest-rate swaps, which are the derivative positions popularly used across the mortgage real estate trusts to shield against risk. For the complete year of 2013, Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:NLY)’s core earnings were $1.21 per share, down from $1.54 in 2012.

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