Is M&A back on the the rise? The attention grabbing news of potential deals between Disney and Marvel Entertainment last week and now between Kraft Foods and Cadbury might make you think so. Here are what the numbers show:
Historically and on average, the U.S. Markets have been down on the week after Labor Day and continued to downtrend from Labor Day to Thanksgiving.
All major U.S. indices closed to the upside on Friday, as less than expected job losses in August led investors to focus on the positive side of a mixed payroll report, which showed that the unemployment rate jumped to 9.7%, or its highest level since 1983.
The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 216,000 jobs in August and the unemployment rate rose to 9.7%, the fewest losses since August last year but highest unemployment rate since mid-1983. The June and July numbers were revised upward as well. Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.
As of 9:15 this morning, 100% of retailers tracked by Thomson Reuters have reported same store sales. Here is a breakdown of where things stand.
The stock averages aren’t always the best snapshot of the market, Cramer says. This is how you get a more accurate picture.
With over 6 million jobs lost in the past year, the output per hour of remaining workers grew at its highest rate since 2003.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average has had 1016 triple digit moves in its history, the first of which was in 1987. Guess which month has the most to the downside?
Sure September is the worst month on average for the markets, but last September was one for the history books. Here's a look at how things have changed going into the volatile month today compared to one year ago.
Though the tumultuous domino effect of September 2008 will be remembered as the tipping point of the financial crisis, its first major eruption was in the late summer of 2007 with the subprime mortgage meltdown. Much has changed since then. Here's how its reflected in key economic indicators.
Always remember, sell in September? Will the summer rally persist? Historically, September ranks as the worst month on average for all three major US indexes.
The S&P 500 and Dow index broke 8 days of consecutive gains on Friday, after an economic report showed consumer sentiment in August dipped to a 4-month low. Despite of Friday's slight pull-back, all major US indexes are on track to close up 2.5% or greater for the month.
As investors look ahead, following the Dow and S&P 500 best 6-month performance since 1933, here is a look at how both equity indexes performed 6-months and 12-months after a 6-month rally greater than 30%.
As the stock market continues to gain steam, with all major US indices higher by 46% or more since the market rebound began, companies in the S&P 500 have outperformed the average gains of the Dow and Nasdaq 100 components.
Dividend yields in the Dow index are down about a quarter of a point since early June and 165 basis points since early March, as equity markets continue to trend higher, pushing yields lower. Here is a look at the dividend yields of all 30 Dow components:
"Things look bullish on most stock markets," Royce Tostrams, technical analyst at Tostrams Groep said Monday. He told CNBC that last week the markets formed a higher low, signaling a "buy" signal.
On a volatile week that ended with Fed Chairman Bernanke stating that the US economy is nearing recovery, positive housing data, and oil hitting 10 month highs; the Dow, S&P and NASDAQ once again close at new highs for 2009, and end up about 1.8% or better for the week.
Sure the market has continued its summer rally, with the Dow and S&P up over another 3% each month-to-date. But how long can the rally last without a pullback? Historically, September is the worst month on average for the markets.
Investors were going gaga for Google (GOOG) five years ago today. In one of the most anticipated IPOs over the past decade, the Internet search company priced nearly 20 million shares at $85 per share, raising $1.7 billion dollars through an auction of its shares.
Compared to an average short interest of 2.2% for all Dow components, bets against these three companies stand at around 8%.