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Many stocks trading under $5 have limited analyst coverage, so it's never a good sign for investors when a majority of researchers recommend dumping shares. The following 10 US stocks trade below $5 and have garnered the highest percentage of sell ratings from analysts (minimum three analysts covering the stock).
I was hoping we could forget about the Club Med countries for a while. China's currency, the G20 Toronto meeting, and the sacking of McChrystal pushed Greece off the front page.
The Dodd-Frank bill (that's what it's being called, folks): bad, but it could have been worse. That's what most Wall Street traders and analysts I have spoken with this morning say about the financial regulatory reform bill passed in the wee hours of the morning.
Stocks opened higher Friday amid relief after Congress reached a deal on financial-reform legislation.
The real work now, the real test for President Obama and Treasury Secretary Geithner, is to quickly bring the rest of the world along on the only reforms that will truly protect the global financial system from crisis in the future: common standards for the appropriate quantity and quality of capital, and acceptable levels of leverage and liquidity.
Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Friday.
Hedge fund manager John Paulson, president of Paulson & Co, is famous for his negative view on the US housing market that turned into a huge money-maker for his fund.
Investors looking to get into equities should brace themselves for a volatile ride due to the potential policy risks and mistakes made by regulators, warned Paul Donovan, managing director and deputy head of global economics at UBS.
The next couple of trading sessions could spell disaster for the S&P 500 and investors should watch the index very closely for early warning signs of a crash, technical analyst and independent trader Bill McLaren told CNBC Friday.
Those expecting a double-dip recession and a stock market crash will be disappointed, according to Credit Suisse analysts.
The Russell indexes rebalancing and approaching quarter end could influence the direction of stocks Friday.
Stocks fell sharply as selling accelerated in the final hour of trading Thursday. Worries about a double-dip recession, financial reform and Greece weighed on the market.
European companies that export their goods are sure bets for investing, two fund managers told CNBC Thursday.
It’s dividends, dividends, dividends, Hersh Cohen, of Legg Mason Clearbridge Appreciation Fund, told CNBC Thursday.
No boost to energy stocks from judge ruling denying the Obama administration motion to keep the drilling ban during an appeal. Why not?
Banks are down today on concerns that they may be on the hook for a wind-down of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Huh? Suddenly, at the final hour of negotiations on financial regulatory reform, the House appears to have included both FNM and FRE under provisions that would allow both of these companies to be wound-down in an orderly liquidation process.
Recently, market research firm NPD found that during the first quarter of 2010, consumers purchased more Google Android-based devices than iPhones. It was an important win for Google and Android. But for investors, it was eye-opening.
Are power stocks about to power up? Our research suggests that regulated utilities could soon outperform.
Stocks shaved some of its losses in mid-afternoon trading Thursday, but worries about Greece and the financial reform continued to weigh on the market.
Mark Fisher of MBF Asset Management thinks the energy sector is the place to be. He says it will be the ultimate currency.