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  • Each quarter near the end of earnings season, we look at the stocks in the S&P 500 to see which ones are trading at the greatest discounts and premiums to their analysts' consensus target prices.  We publish the lists in our 20 Stocks to Pop / Drop series.  Now, 3 weeks since we last published the Pops list, here is a check on how the 20 stocks have performed.

  • US Stocks Rise for Second Consecutive Week Friday, 12 Mar 2010 | 5:58 PM ET

    US Stocks rose for the second consecutive week, with the S&P 500 Index and NASDAQ Composite reaching a new high for the year on Thursday, March 11.

  • Burger King Leads Bull Market’s Late Bloomers Friday, 12 Mar 2010 | 3:25 PM ET

    With the S&P 500 at a 17-month high investors are buying Burger King and some of the other few stocks that fell or underperformed the index the last 12 months in a bid they will catch-up and fuel the next leg of this bull market.

  • LED Revolution and the Semiconductors Leading It Thursday, 11 Mar 2010 | 1:58 PM ET

    Yesterday marked the 10th Year Anniversary of the peak of the dot com bubble with the NASDAQ Composite now down about 53% from its all-time high close of 5,048.62. Now, 10 years later, the NASDAQ has been a leader in the past year's rally. Amongst the leaders, have been manufacturers of components of LEDs. Could revolutionary LED stocks possibly lead the NASDAQ to thrive once again?

  • The Best Lesson From the Market Correction Thursday, 11 Mar 2010 | 1:32 PM ET

    It's been a year since the market bottomed. The Dow is up 61% since then. A newspaper stock outperformed discount giant Wal-Mart. What has it all taught us? Take a good look in the mirror, buddy.

  • Job Cuts Push Productivity to Post-War Record Thursday, 11 Mar 2010 | 10:58 AM ET

    US companies have cut so many workers that a measure of productivity comparing the prices of products to the cost of labor to produce them has jumped the most since World War II.

  • Speculation of Short Squeeze Drives AIG Higher Wednesday, 10 Mar 2010 | 1:24 PM ET

    Shares of American International Group are up over 42 percent in the past five trading sessions, as speculation over possible restrictions and further asset sales on semi-owned government entities have emerged in the past few days.

  • Biotech ETF Sheds 'Stigma,' Hits 8-Year High Wednesday, 10 Mar 2010 | 12:07 PM ET

    The iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Index Fund is up 11 percent so far in 2010.

  • Dow 11,000? It Depends on These 10 Stocks Tuesday, 9 Mar 2010 | 6:55 PM ET

    Cramer singles out the companies that are weighing down the market.

  • Back From the Brink: Market Statistics Tuesday, 9 Mar 2010 | 5:28 PM ET

    Following today's earlier story on the anniversary of the market bottom, here are some more statistics showing how far markets around the world have come.

  • Best & Worst Performing Stocks Since March '09 Tuesday, 9 Mar 2010 | 12:15 PM ET

    The impressive recovery since the March 2009 lows has helped 41% of stocks in the S&P 500 to double or more in price in the last year. Financial stocks are up the most.

  • Bull Market Leaves Exxon Mobil Lagging Behind Tuesday, 9 Mar 2010 | 11:37 AM ET

    Is now the time to buy the world's biggest stock and market laggard Exxon Mobil?

  • If a bull market lasts for more than a year, its chances for enduring increase. But by how much?

  • NASDAQ Settles At a New Eighteen Month High Friday, 5 Mar 2010 | 5:57 PM ET

    US Stocks posted another week of strong gains, led to the upside by the NASDAQ Composite index, settling on Friday at its highest close since September 2008.

  • Jobs Numbers:  Breakdown by Sector Friday, 5 Mar 2010 | 8:46 AM ET

    The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 36,000 jobs in February and an unemployment rate remaining at 9.7%.  The January and December numbers were revised as well.  Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.

  • Consumers Shop, and Retail Stocks Don’t Drop Thursday, 4 Mar 2010 | 1:57 PM ET

    Another strong round of retail sales came in this morning, with broad gains across the board in February despite wintry weather throughout much of the Midwest and East Coast.

  • 2010 Market Deja Vu?  Wednesday, 3 Mar 2010 | 8:42 AM ET

    In 2009, the S&P 500 practically retraced its steps from 2003.  Will 2010 be a repeat as well?  If so, here is what you might expect.

  • Boomers by the Numbers Tuesday, 2 Mar 2010 | 8:51 AM ET

    This Thursday, CNBC will premier its new documentary on the Baby Boomer generation, hosted by Tom Brokaw.  Here are some facts and figures to show why the Boomers are history's wealthiest and most influential generation.

  • Best February for the S&P 500 Since 1998 Friday, 26 Feb 2010 | 6:20 PM ET

    The Dow and S&P 500 turned in their best monthly performance since November 2009, while the NASDAQ turned in its best monthly gain since December 2009.

  • Record Winter to Distort Key Jobs Report Next Week Friday, 26 Feb 2010 | 4:01 PM ET

    The last thing the market needs is jobs data even more confusing to sort through, as the figures have become crucial to determining the direction of the stock market.