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Is 1,500 the next stop for the S&P? Byron Wien, Blackstone Advisory Partners thinks the market will get there before the end of this year. He explains why.
The FMHR traders discuss which banks to buy and sell amid recent strength in financials.
The FMHR traders discuss the S&P hitting its highest intraday level since May 19, 2008. Meanwhile early investors in social media stocks are heading for the exits.
Barnes & Noble fiscal first quarter losses narrowed thanks to sales of e-books and other digital content. But sales of the nook hit a snag as rumors of an iPad mini intensify. Dennis Berman, The Wall Street Journal, and Scott Stein, CNET.com, discuss.
CNBC's Bob Pisani and Art Cashin, of UBS, discuss the S&P's four-year highs and the ongoing skepticism that seems to be hanging over this market. We're lacking details, he says, and that's what has everyone worried.
Omar Ishrak, Medtronic chairman & CEO, discusses earnings and the future direction of the company. "Our new products," he says, "are beginning to have an impact."
Early investor and current Facebook director Peter Thiel has unloaded a majority of his stake in the social network. Michael Pachter, Wedbush Securities, explains what this means to investors.
Facebook early investor Peter Thiel has sold more than 90 percent of his original stake in the company. Rich Greenfield, BTIG analyst, offers insight and explains his concerns over Facebook's growth trajectory..
"If people had known that [Peter] Thiel would be unloading stock, obviously they wouldn't be buying stock," says Jim Cramer. "Where's the outrage?"
Thomas Friedman, The New York Times, foreign affairs columnist, explains how America is falling behind other nations. "You fly from Singapore or Hong Kong to LAX, it's like flying from the Jetsons to the Flintstones."
R.J. Hottovy, analyst at Morningstar, has a neutral rating on Best Buy in the short-term, but a more pessimistic view in the long-term. "I really don't see a lot of ways for this company to turnaround," he says. "Best Buy -- where it stands now -- can't compete with the Amazons of the world."
"We have a danger of a new normal, stagnation," says John Fund, National Review, says Fund. "We've had unemployment above 8 percent now for 42 months; this is unacceptable. We are staring at a new future that looks like Europe." He also outlines what he calls a mini crisis in Europe this fall and Mark Zandi, Moody's Analytics, weighs in.
The Federal Reserve needs to do something to get the financial system moving again, says Lawrence Goodman, Center for Financial Stability.
Kate McShane, Citigroup analyst, offers insight on Best Buy earnings. "What we're looking to hear from Best Buy today is an update on TV sales, computer sales and how the retail store is doing," she says.
Even in a modest earnings growth environment, says Alec Young, of S&P Capital IQ, the S&P 500 could go up to 1500 with a little PE expansion.
Boston Market CEO George Michel discusses his restaurant's healthy alternative strategy to cut down on salt in its dishes and remove salt shakers from tables at all 476 locations. "We are not changing the taste, we are working with nutritionists and our suppliers to make sure the taste stays as is, if not, better," he says.
Mad Money host and former hedge fund manager, Jim Cramer, provides stock traders with all manner of investing advice.
Shares of Merck are snapping an 11-year downtrend, and the Fast Money traders share their final trades of the day.
Apple has become the biggest company ever with a record market cap above $622 billion, with the Fast Money traders and Aaron Task, Yahoo Finance editor-in-chief. Also, early backers of social media stocks like Groupon are bailing on their investments.
The Fast Money traders take a look at today's biggest market movers.