John Buckingham, chief investment officer at Al Frank Asset Management, says the first-quarter results from Corporate America is unlikely to see "tremendous surprises" and advises investors to focus on earnings guidance.» Read More
While Nelson Peltz's bid for Family Dollar Stores caught equity traders by surprise, options players were well ahead of the deal, selling puts before it was announced.
With its extended go-shop period having expired and with no other bidders showing up, shares of J Crew are still hovering at or above the price of $43.50 that its private equity buyers have agreed to pay.
Stock index futures moved slightly lower after the government reported a slightly higher-than-expected gain in consumer prices before the opening bell Thursday.
Futures dropped a couple points just before 9 AM ET...there are reports that an Iranian naval official has said they will send two warships through the Suez Canal...this was noted yesterday, then discounted, and is appearing AGAIN this morning...apparently this is coming from Iran's Press TV station...gold has also ticked up on this.
With the risk of Netflix missing analysts’ earnings estimates on the horizon, now is a good time for bearish bets against the movie-rental company’s stock, hedge fund Noster Capital said on Thursday.
Level 3 Communications has been enhancing its services, and traders are looking for the tech stock to rise a few levels.
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As the players here remake the nation’s vast regulatory system, they have been grappling with a subject that is more the province of poets and philosophers than bureaucrats: what is the value of a human life? The answer determines how much spending the government should require to prevent a single death, the New York Times reports.
The continued run-up in the stock market since their 2009 lows has got a number of fund managers very bullish.
But investors' obsession with inflation puts the spotlight on CPI ahead of the opening bell on Thursday.
Investors looking for a pull back are wondering if Tuesday's stock market weakness is the start of a quick sell off, but it may not be.
Stocks ended higher, once again hitting multi-year highs as the S&P finished at double its lowest level during the financial crisis. JPMorgan and HP rose, while Verizon fell.
Flash Crash Redux: will we ever find out what happened in the Flash Crash?
Stocks continued to rise on strong earnings and economic news after the Federal Reserve reported its policy setting committee disagreed over whether the stimulus should continue, but felt making changes in the program would be inappropriate. JPMorgan and HP rose, while Verizon fell.
"Closing Bell" will be ready yet again for earnings after the close today. CBS is set to report fourth quarter numbers. Analysts expect the broadcasting company to earn $0.43 per share, excluding one-time items, on revenue of $3.85 billion, according to Thomson Reuters.
Why doesn't the market go down any more? That is the most common question I am asked.
The upside of this winter’s snowstorm after snowstorm could be more roofing jobs for contractors and more revenue for Owens Corning, which makes shingles, the company’s chairman and CEO, Michael Thaman, told CNBC Wednesday.
Plus, get Cramer's take on the Airgas buyback announcement.
News reports quoting Israel's foreign minister's claim that two Iranian warships would soon pass through the Suez Canal sent markets into a "fear trade."
Cynics who saw inflows into U.S. equity mutual funds in January dismissed it as a fluke, convinced that...just like last year...February would once again see outflows.