Sands China Shifts AgainCheck it out, everybody, the vacancy sign is once again flashing at Sands China. Not for a deluxe suite, of course, but in the corner office. Sands China, the Macau unit of Las Vegas Sands ( LVS), said on July 23 that Chief Executive Steve Jacobs has left the organization and that the board of directors is currently on the lookout for a permanent replacement.
BancorpSouth's Bad MonthPoor BancorpSouth ( BXS). The future looked so promising for the bank at the start of July, and then things just went, well, south. Shares of the regional lender fell over 17% a week ago after the company reported a second-quarter loss of $12.6 million, or 15 cents a share, primarily due to a 28% spike in nonperforming assets. The average estimate of analysts polled by Thomson Reuters was for a profit of 23 cents a share.
comScore's MiscountConsidering the crux of their business is counting Web page views, one would think that comScore ( SCOR) would be able to keep score. Sadly, that doesn't seem to be the case. ComScore admitted on Tuesday that it underreported the number of Yahoo! ( YHOO) page views by U.S. Internet users in June by more than 1 billion. The Internet traffic-counter also copped to misreporting the amount of time Internet users spent on Yahoo! sites after discovering a processing error it claims was confined to Yahoo.
Dumb Bell RingersThe Five Dumbest Lab did not have to travel too far to find stupidity on Wall Street this week. We just hopped over to the New York Stock Exchange ( NYX) on Tuesday to see the cast of MTV's Jersey Shore in action. Yep, the honor -- or what used to be an honor -- of ringing the opening bell went to a group of tanned and toned dumbbells. Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi gave a "thumbs up" to a packed house of brokers and gawkers before kicking off the trading day. Fellow cast members Paulie DelVecchio and Vinny Guadagnino pumped their fists in the air, and the rest of the group applauded.