NEW YORK, Sept 19- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's record public offering of shares on Friday further spurred already elevated activity in Yahoo Inc's options, pushing volume on the U.S. Shares of Alibaba, in which Yahoo holds a big stake, surged 38 percent in their first day of trading on Friday, valuing the company at $231 billion by the close of trading.» Read More
You'd never know there was a shaky economy in the U.S. by driving around San Francisco, or even driving north of the city.
CNBC's Scott Wapner says some big activity in the options market today around Herbalife has some traders wondering whether Bill Ackman is "pressing his short," and upping his bearish view of that company again.
FMHR trader Jon Najarian has seen strong options activity in one of Carl Icahn's favorite stocks Talisman Energy.
More than a dozen food retailers have cited higher costs hurting results last quarter as prices for some staples, like cheese, soar.
Wal-Mart reported earnings in line, but it wasn't a great report. Traffic was down and full year guidance got cut by about 5 percent.
There's decent economic data, but a number of companies are still not getting much traction. Macy's is a good example of this.
A strange turn of events means traders will have to untangle all of Vascular's aborted IPO, and reverse the trades.
P- Mutual funds suing Puerto Rico over a new restructuring law filed an amended complaint on Monday that details ways the island's electric power authority PREPA could meet its obligations without defaulting on its debt. Constitution by effectively allowing Puerto Rico to impair certain contracts. The funds hold about $1.7 billion of Puerto Rico debt.
Kinder's $44 billion deal isn't part of a trend, but the basic story behind infrastructure as a play on energy is very much intact.
CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis outlines the $44 billion consolidation deal by Kinder Morgan; and FMHR trader Pete Najarian calls out unusual activity in the stock from June.
There was quite a stir overnight when it was revealed that high-yield funds saw $7.07 billion in outflows.
In the face of turmoil around the world, it's safe to say the macro front is fairly chaotic.
President Barack Obama authorized targeted air strikes in Iraq, stoking fears of another drawn-out conflict in the region. Fighting also resumed in Gaza between Palestinian militants and Israel while NATO's calls for Russia to "step back from the brink" of war in Ukraine were still ringing in ears of volatile markets.
President Barack Obama authorised targeted air strikes in Iraq, raising worries of another drawn-out conflict in the region. It came as fighting also resumed in Gaza between Palestinian militants and Israel and with NATO's calls for Russia to "step back from the brink" of war in Ukraine still ringing in ears of volatile markets.
With everyone distracted by Ukraine and Russia, Europe is becoming an increasing risk for markets.
LONDON, Aug 7- The first Russian riposte in a sanctions tussle with the West over Ukraine kept European shares and the euro under pressure on Thursday, as markets waited to hear how the European Central Bank would respond to the crisis.
Wednesday's news cycle indicates hings are a real mess again in Europe.
Target lowers its outlook as the data breach hurt sales; however, there are other factors at play as well.
Are Target's troubles merely anomalies, or symptomatic of the economy's problems, despite strong earnings reports?
Portugal bailed out Banco Espirito Santo (BES), its biggest bank. Get used to seeing this.