Bob Pisani on a note from Nomura this morning saying the market is currently pricing in 9.6 percent earnings growth in the S&P 500.
While Alcoa is not the big name it used to be, it still represents the beginning to earnings season, at least among old-timers.
Earnings season does not look good, but are some stocks washed out and ready to bounce?
Stocks move up on "bad" jobs report news, than keep moving up on "good" ISM services news. Bottom line...don't give too much weight to pre-market trading!
Strange close in a few ETFs Tuesday: Oil & Gas Exploration and Production ETF, Biotech ETF, Metals and Mining.
After an historic 2014, the first quarter of IPO activity has seen a notable dropoff.
Stocks up on better data, stimulus hopes
Five of 10 S&P sectors are showing negative earnings growth, putting pressure on analysts to revise down estimates.
Markets were already contending with negative earnings growth, high valuations, and the Fed's interest rate hike ahead of Saudi airstrikes on Yemen.
The U.S. house building market will recover to its former glory, according to the chief financial officer of the world's largest brick maker.
The consumer packaged goods industry is ripe for more mega-mergers like this week's H.J. Heinz and Kraft Foods deal, according to the chief financial officer of a leading food manufacturer.
Reasons for market's weakness
There are 19 companies in the S&P where analysts expect adjusted profit for the first quarter to swing from profit to loss. USA Today reports.
Certain sectors are big winners: Industrials, energy and utilities were up 100 percent of the time as well in the 10 trading days after April 15.
The single currency’s slump may weigh on euro zone policymakers’ minds, but the head of finance at one major EM firm said some companies could use it to their benefit.
Despite all the hype around commercial use of drones, they are unlikely to be a big part of business for the world’s biggest courier firm.
CNBC screened the large cap S&P 500 index to see where the hottest parts of the dividend stock market have been.
With worries about dividend cuts in energy, Exxon will be in the spotlight.
A Moscow-founded firm that provides software development and IT outsourcing told CNBC it is working to minimize its exposure to its home market.
Michael Lewis and IEX's Brad Katsuyama talk about the "Flash Boys" book one year later.