WASHINGTON, Oct 14- Pratt& Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp, has been awarded a $592 million contract with the Pentagon for a seventh batch of F135 engines to power the F-35 fighter plane built by Lockheed Martin Corp, the Defense Department said on Tuesday. Top Pentagon officials had expected to reach agreement on the contracts earlier this summer, but...» Read More
Actor Willie Garson comes back (as we thought-see below) to take champion poker player Chris Moneymaker out of the lead for the second time. Stephen Collins also passes Chris to take second place on Chris's big loss on CMGI. Not too good of a day for most--as all of our celebs were down Wednesday, except for Ernie Hudson who gained almost $35,000 mostly on his sale of Electro Scientific, moving himself out of last place.
We have an video excerpt here from last Friday's "How To Win" contest program featuring guest bloggers and analysts Jeff Mishlove and James Altucher. Both agreed that having stock among the most actives, is not necessarily the best strategy--because obviously you are competing against fellow traders for the same returns. You want to find stocks....
Here's a look at the stocks "making names" for themselves in the last day. Interesting to note, two of Thursday's best performing trades were ADRs: GOL is Brazilian and Ipsco is Canadian. A lot of similar names showing up in most widely held--as many of you continue to stick with them for some time now.
ITT Corp. has agreed to plead guilty and pay a penalty of up to $100 million for illegally exporting night vision goggles in 2001 to China, Singapore and the United Kingdom, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.
We've got some of the latest contest statistics on most active, widely held, etc. So, without any further introduction, here they are. The numbers are as of Tuesday, March 20, 2007.
Halliburton estimated first-quarter earnings, excluding items, of about 49 to 54 cents a share. Tuesday's percentage decline in Halliburton shares marked the stock's biggest slide in about eight months.
Okay--time to look at who's "stock picking" star is shining among our show celebs competing in "Trading With The Stars. CNBC show producers are getting into the act with comments like "Now he's kicking butt" and "Go Tucker Go!" Here's why they're saying that.
The Chicago-based company tweaked its 767 design to improve fuel efficiency, among other factors, in hopes of beating rival Northrop Grumman.
Northrop Grumman and its Franco-German partner EADS will bid against Boeing in a $40 billion U.S. competition for new aerial refueling tankers, Northrop announced today.
Defense company Lockheed Martin cruised past quarterly profit and sales targets, and the company also boosted its profit forecast for the current year.
The company, which makes Abrams tanks and Stryker combat vehicles for the U.S. Army as well as Gulfstream jets, reported net profit of $408 million, or $1 a share, compared with $406 million, or $1 a share, a year earlier.
The U.S. government spent some $30 billion on the defense in 2006--and that helped make stocks in the sector quite valuable to investors. As we look into 2007, the question about how defense stocks will do this year was a topic on "Morning Call" (we had viewer email submissions). The question may be even more important as the Democrats take control of Congress.
The F-35's safe first flight is an important step toward full production of the $276.5 billion fighter project, which Lockheed Martin is developing.
The Iraq Study Group will bring its long awaited recommendations to President Bush on Wednesday--but it remains to be seen just how closely the Bush administration will adhere to its proposals. On CNBC’s “Power Lunch” --Bill Griffeth discussed the group with Michael Duffy, Time magazine’s Washington Bureau Chief and John Harwood--CNBC Chief Washington Correspondent.
Lockheed Martin shares hit an all-time high on reports of new aircraft orders from the U.S. Air Force.