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Martha Ruiz and Brian Cullinan, of PwC

Martha Ruiz knows how to keep a secret. For each of the last few years, the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) tax partner has kept one of the most highly guarded secrets in the entertainment world: the winners of the Academy Awards.

Ruiz will take the stage again this year for the 89th Academy Awards, sometimes referred to as the Oscars. She is only one of two people who know the results ahead of the big reveal: her PwC partner, Brian Cullinan, is the other.


Ruiz is part of a small team at PwC that counts thousands of ballots for the Academy. Each year, more than 6,000 members cast their votes in 24 categories. Over the years, it is estimated that PwC has counted more than 450,000 ballots.

So how did Ruiz get the opportunity to be a part of Hollywood’s biggest night? Hard work and a lifelong interest in numbers. Ruiz graduated from California State University – Los Angeles with a B.S. in Business and an emphasis in Accounting. Before college, she had an inkling that she might end up in a business-oriented career: she enjoyed numbers and problem-solving. When it was time to choose a major, she was drawn to Accounting. In her junior year, she took an introductory tax course which gave her a taste of tax policy and the legal side of tax. She toyed with going to law school (her sister did) but ultimately opted for something more strategic and numbers-focused and headed to Golden Gate University to pursue her Masters in Taxation.

which stock to buy now: Coherent, Inc.(COHR)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Rofin-Sinar Technologies (NASDAQ: RSTI) got a boost, shooting up 37 percent to $31.50 as Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHR) announced its plans to buy Rofin-Sinar Technologies Inc in a deal valued at around $942 million.

which stock to buy now: Integrated Device Technology, Inc.(IDTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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    Analysts are expecting Discovery Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) to have earned $0.47 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion in the latest quarter. Discovery Communications shares rose 0.17 percent to $29.08 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts expect T-Mobile US Inc (NASDAQ: TMUS) to report

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    T-Mobile US Inc (NYSE: TMUS) reported upbeat earnings for its fourth quarter on Tuesday.
    Integrated Device Technology Inc (NASDAQ: IDTI) agreed to acquire GigPeak Inc (NYSE: GIG) for around $250 million in cash.
    Charles River Laboratories Intl. Inc (NYSE: CRL) reported better-than-expected profit for its fourth quarter.
    Amkor Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMKR) posted downbeat revenue for its fourth quarter and issued a weak outlook for the current quarter.

which stock to buy now: CareDx, Inc.(CDNA)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    CareDx Inc (NASDAQ: CDNA) was down, falling around 25 percent to $1.61 after the company reported weak preliminary sales for fourth quarter and FY 2016.

which stock to buy now: Golden Star Resources Ltd(GSS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cameron Saucier]

    Golden Star (NYSEMKT: GSS) is a gold mining and exploration company, and operates gold mines in Ghana, West Africa. GSS is up 396% YTD after it announced in July that it had begun pre-commercial production of gold in an underground mine in Ghana. GSS is trading at $0.825 per share on Monday intraday.

which stock to buy now: U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc.(PRTS)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Friday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggestedshorting small cap online aftermarket auto parts stock U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc (NASDAQ: PRTS):

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, cyclical consumer goods & services shares rose by just 0.1 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRTS), down 22 percent, and Sears Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: SHLD), down 13 percent.

which stock to buy now: Cowen Group, Inc.(COWN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Cowen Group Inc (NASDAQ: COWN) shares were also up, gaining 17 percent to $15.80 after the company posted upbeat Q1 earnings.

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