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    Looking over the list of losers in the S&P 500 this year, Google stands out because it is one of — if not "the" — most-loved stocks on Wall Street. Thirty analysts recommend buying the stock, while just four put a "hold" rating (basically the "sell" equivalent) on the shares. Only one analyst recommends selling Google outright.

  • Corporate executives and directors are selling stock before earnings season begins to ramp up. The ratio of the total amount of stock sales versus stock purchases in the last week was almost 5-to-1, according to the Vickers Weekly Insider newsletter. The 8-week moving average of this ratio is more than 4-to-1, according to Vickers.

  • Happy Dow 11,000! The Dow Industrials is once again flirting with 11,000 this morning, pushing above the level right after the open. Although it briefly hit 11,000 towards the end of the day on Friday, the Dow has still failed to close above that threshold since September 26, 2008.

  • US Stocks rose for the third consecutive week, with the Dow halting its eight-session winning streak on Friday.

  • The stock market’s midday rise has moved the Dow back into positive territory for the day. With a gain today, the Dow would avoid its first 3-day losing streak since the third week of January.

  • While all the attention is being paid by the public to the debut of the iPad on Saturday, investors are actually riveted by Apple’s ‘PEG’ ratio today.

  • Ahead of a long Easter Weekend, and historically on average the U.S. Major Indexes have been relatively negative on the Monday following Good Friday.

  • Now that the markets closed 4% or higher for the quarter, a positive first quarter is a good indication for the year where historically the Dow, S&P and NASDAQ Composite have managed to post average gains of more than 12% in the year when Q1 was a positive quarter versus average losses of -0.2% or greater when Q1 was negative.

  • In an ironic twist, bond strategists may be more bullish on stocks right now than the very people whose job it is to analyze the equity market.

  • Many investors expected to see Research-In-Motion shares down at least 10 percent today following a Wall Street Journal report Monday that Apple was building a new iPhone to be compatible with Verizon Wireless’ network.

  • With just one day away from quarter and month end, the Dow and S&P are on track for their best Q1 since 1999 & 1998, and the NASDAQ Composite since 2006 based on March 29th closing levels.

  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average could rally to close to 11,800 points and investors should buy each dip until it reaches 10,730, Roelof van den Akker, senior technical analyst from ING Wholesale Banking, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • At least one barometer of future movements for the overall market started to breakdown this week.

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    The unemployment rate remains locked in a range, housing is stuck in a ditch, and consumers are still reluctant to part with the little cash they do have. Yet the stock markets are partying like it’s 2003, the New York Times reported.

  • US Stocks rose for the third consecutive week, with the Dow halting its eight-session winning streak on Friday.

  • Stocks rose for a fourth straight week, ending with a rocky session on Friday as news of help for Greece got the market off to a positive start but the sinking of a South Korean naval ship rattled the market.

  • Stocks pushed higher Friday after a slightly better-than-expected reading on consumer sentiment. Stocks had gotten off to a higher start after the EU and IMF reached a deal to provide a safety net for Greece.

  • At least one barometer of future movements for the overall market started to breakdown this week.

  • After traders celebrated what was cynically dubbed “Dow 10k 2.0” just 5.5 months ago, the Dow Industrials is now just a small hop away from regaining the 11,000 level. Once it reaches that level, the Dow will have rallied 68 percent from its March 2009 low.

  • U.S. stock index futures were higher ahead of the open Friday after a safety net for Greece's debt problems was hammered out between European Union leaders and the IMF and ECB president Jean-Claude Trichet said he found the plan "workable".