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The so-called stress test for banks should not only prove which financial firms are stable — but should go a long way toward shoring up investor trust in financial stocks. So said Jeremy Siegel, professor of finance at Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania.
US stock index futures signaled a higher open for Wall Street Thursday on hopes that the world's biggest economy is showing signs it nearing a bottom.
Stocks ended higher Wednesday as a surge in the final minutes of trading pushed all three indexes in positive territory.
Vulcan Materials trading volume quintupled average call daily volume, as traders bet the Florida producer of construction aggregates would benefit from federal construction spending.
Rumors that UnitedHealth Group is interested in the managed healthcare company Coventry Health Care have lifted Coventry as much as 10 percent today, while driving short-term options buying.
Art Cashin, UBS Financial Services director of floor operations, offered CNBC his outlook for Wednesday's market.
Stocks advanced Wednesday after a pair of better-than-expected economic numbers. New-home slaes rose more than expected and durable-goods orders unexpectedly rose, snapping a six-month slide.
Futures advanced Wednesday after an unexpected rise in durable-goods orders snapped a six-month slide.
Stocks ended a choppy session sharply lower Tuesday as investors regrouped after the prior session's blockbuster rally.
Seagate Technology climbed as much as 11 percent Tuesday after unveiling a new product line, but options movement suggested traders are expecting more upside.
Amidst investor uncertainty about Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s latest plans to rid banks of toxic assets, Dirk Becker of Kepler Capital Markets remains optimistic. He told CNBC that the plan may even make investment bank stocks a worthy investment.
Stocks retreated Tuesday, despite good news continuing from the banking sector, as investors took a breather after Monday's surge.
Markets have been performing well in the past few days in response to numerous economic data—but can we really trust that this is the bottom? Two strategists, Harry Clark of Clark Capital Management Group and Joe Clark of Financial Enhancement Group, discussed their views on CNBC.
US stock index futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street Tuesday after Monday's rally, despite good news continuing from the banking sector, with fears over the health of the world economy resurfacing and investors locking in some gains after the previous session's jump.
Stocks rocketed higher Monday as investors cheered details of the government plan to mop up toxic assets from banks' balance sheets.
J.C. Penny Company is pushing up to its highest level in months, but the largest options activity is setting a floor on the retailer.
Investors should be moving more aggressively right now to put money to work, said Andy Bischel of SKBA Capital Management.
The economy may be headed toward a recovery sometime in the third or fourth quarter, said Hugh Johnson of Johnson Illington Advisors.
Stocks shot out of the gate Monday as investors cheered details of the government plan to mop up toxic assets from banks' balance sheets and after a better-than-expected housing report.
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