Whole Foods will report Q2 earnings Wednesday afternoon. FMHR trader Mike Murphy of Rosecliff Capital, shares his expectations.» Read More
Mosaic is drawing heavy options activity amid rumors that the fertilizer company will be taken over by agricultural giant Cargill.
Ivanhoe Mines is seeing astronomical options activity Friday as traders snap up calls in huge volume. By midmorning alone more than 12,600 calls had changed hands, dwarfing the daily average of 350 contracts in January...
Rounding out a rough week on Wall Street, biotech and pharma emerged as the Friday-trade choices of two CNBC guests.
Rough economic weather, underscored by a weaker-than-expected Q4 GDP reading, failed to dissuade Fort Pitt Capital's Charlie Smith from some carefully-chosen stock selections.
Dow Chemical faces daunting legal and business challenges but is nonetheless raising bullish speculation among options traders.
Puts are exploding in student loan company Sallie Mae, as the Obama administration is considering a proposal to have all student loans flow through the Education Department's direct-lending program.
A lot of market pros wouldn't touch equities with a ten-foot pole these days, but Neil Hennessy is not among them. He has some carefully-considered recommendations for investors based on new policy initiatives of the Obama administration — and even based on the economy itself.
Traders are aggressively buying calls in Omnicare ahead of its earnings report Thursday morning.
Is there such a thing as a safe dividend yield? RNC Genter Capital Management's Dan Genter says an investor should look not to the size of the dividend, not even in relation to the stock price, but to consistency.
Despite the recession, Robert Doll, vice chairman of BlackRock, told CNBC’s investor audience that the health maintenance organizations (HMO) sector is “outperforming the market.”
Mining company Yamana Gold is down Tuesday along with the price of gold itself — but is still seeing some heavy call trading.
Stocks haven't been kind lately, but Eric Thorne of Bryn Mawr Trust Wealth Management says they haven't vanished from his firm's portfolios, and he has a few recommendations for stock-market investors.
Ask Keith Wirtz what makes a stock a "buy" these days, and he'll tick off a short list: "We like plays that have certain characteristics: strong balance-sheet conditions, good free cash flow experiences, and good earnings visibility on the horizon," the president and chief investment officer of Fifth Third Asset Management told CNBC.
Delta Air Lines and Continental Airlines saw unusual options activity yesterday, as airline stocks surged across the board.
U.S. Steel is seeing aggressive put buying on heavy volume Monday, as the stock closes in on its 52-week low. X stock is down more than 11 percent to just over $22 and nearing its November low of just under $21.
Oppenheimer's Paul Keung says there's a big growth opportunity in China. It's insurance, and investors can get in on it through some stocks traded in America.
Looking for a stock-market foothold in China? Oppenheimer's Paul Keung suggests electronic game companies, wildly popular in China — and traded on the Nasdaq.
What do silver, gold and platinum have in common? They’re all experiencing a renaissance, thanks to a growing flight to quality by nervous investors. While gold is the obvious choice for safe-haven investing, silver and platinum are showing signs of worthiness, too.
Craig Peckham is hunkering down for a long period of softness in the economy, with stock positions that are clearly defensive. "We're steering clients toward health care and selective plays in the consumer staples space," the Jefferies equity trading strategist told CNBC. "Technology is also interesting."
It may not be time for stock-market investors to go back to "classes" just yet, but we should be doing our homework, according to Malcolm Polley, CIO of Stewart Capital Advisors. So what has he learned by doing his homework?