As the U.S. economy settles into tepid growth, investors should buy stocks whose revenues are not dependent on the economic cycle, history shows.» Read More
Sales of new U.S. homes unexpectedly rose 2.8 percent to an 870,000 annual sales pacein July, reversing two months of declines, and inventories eased, a Commerce Department report showed on Friday. Despite the surprising strength, some economists said the housing outlook remains grim.
With stocks in rally mode, it's appropriate to drill down for answers as well as take a look at some key sectors.
Shares in Britain's Arriva jumped 7.9 percent Tuesday on news the transport company won a contract to run the country's biggest rail franchise, Cross Country.
With heat gripping much of the U.S., "Morning Call" chatted with two utility experts about how to make some cool cash off of recent trends facing power companies.
Andrew Acheson, portfolio manager at Pioneer Independence Fund, told CNBC’s “Street Signs” that he expects the market to move higher despite concerns about the subprime loan market.
Shares in Aker Kvaerner fell 0.8% as the Norwegian government, SAAB and Investor announced they will buy a strategic stake in the Norwegian engineering group, Reuters reported.
European equity markets looked set to extend losses next week as stocks teetered at inflated price levels with little on the corporate and economic calendar to act as a positive catalyst.
Shares in Renault outperformed the CAC-40 with a 4.2%, rise as the French automaker said it was considering adding a low-cost car to its fleet to target emerging market consumers, Reuters reported.
Shares in GlaxoSmithKline fell 0.4% as the British pharmaceutical giant came under fire for allegedly misleading its shareholders about safety concerns facing its diabetes drug Avandia.
Shares in Russian gas giant Gazprom rose as Deputy Chief Executive Alexander Medvedev announced Sunday the company was near to closing an unspecified deal to grow its market presence in Britain.
With interest rates on the rise, electric utilities and large-cap telecom stocks are most at risk for a sell-off, said Cantor Fitzgerald U.S. Market Strategist Marc Pado on "Squawk on the Street."
Shares in Airbus owner EADS fell 0.9%, as details about the European planemaker's Power8 restructuring program were due to released to its unions Tuesday.
Stocks are weaker ahead of the open despite a round of Monday morning mergers. Asian markets were higher, ignoring another selloff in China overnight, and European markets are lower.
All eyes have been on China as the engine powering the strong growth of international stock funds. However, according to Lipper, the fund sector that has posted the best returns in the year-to-date period has a decidedly Latin flare.
Sugar and sweetener producer Tate & Lyle was the biggest loser on the FTSE-100, falling 6.2%, despite posting a 14% rise in full-year profit.
French state-owned utility EdF on Friday denied a report it contacted management of German utility RWE, or German authorities, in regards to a takeover.
Paul Fremont, managing director at Jefferies & Company, told CNBC’s “Morning Call” that he believes the outlook for electric utility stocks is strong.
The actors have been doing pretty well lately in Trading With The Stars, but the non-acting celebs are making a move--including Johnny Bench (so, his picture gets posted). Jonathan Tucker still holds first place on modest gains in Washington Grp and Starwood Hotels. Stephen Collins takes back 2nd place on gains in Emergency Medical Services up 10.13% Thursday. But poker champ Chris Moneymaker moves from 8th to 5th on a 2.73% gain in Gigamedia..
Hey folks. Jeff Mishlove is here after a few days off--with his contest picks for today. It's a good read and we're happy to have him back. Here's Jeff: Last week was amazing. As I reported one week ago, one of my contest portfolios was up over 100% for the week. Actually, by the end of the day on Friday, it was up by over 112% -- far and away more than any other previous weekly winner. But, ironically, it still was not enough to win the weekly prize.
Don't knock regulations: Citigroup's Greg Gordon says some investors swear by them. The equity analyst joined "Squawk on the Street" to offer his take on the utility industry -- and named his top utility stock picks.
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