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FedEx's disappointing earnings report dropped futures about 4 points pre-open; initial jobless claims and Housing Starts for November (slightly stronger than expected) had little impact pre-open.
I gave a presentation in Bethesda this week to a group of clients and subscribers to my market commentary. While it was my hope to engender some optimism with regard to the future investing climate, I was also very frank about the numerous challenges we face as a country over the next several years.
Stock futures surrendered earlier gains after news on jobless claims and housing starts and after economic bellwether FedEx posted quarterly results that left investors disappointed.
Petrohawk Energy is a name that has lit up OptionMonster's tracking systems on and off for quite some time, and traders showed yesterday that they still like the oil and natural-gas company.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Thursday's Squawk on the Street.
Investors can't help but wonder at what level rising interest rates will give the stock market a reason to pause.
General Electric, the parent company of CNBC, recently increased its dividend payment for the second time this year. With $20 million in cash on the balance sheet and the sell-off of its NBC Universal unit expected to meet government approvals, is now the time to buy? Nicholas Heymann of Sterne, Agee & Leach, and Ted Parrish of Henssler Equity Fund say yes.
Stocks ended lower as investors took a pause after stocks reached two-year highs, and the dollar rose as concerns over European sovereign debt worries resurfaced. Alcoa and JPMorgan fell, while Coca Cola rose.
Stocks slipped into negative territory Wednesday despite several positive economic reports, as concerns over European sovereign debt worries resurfaced. JP Morgan and Alcoa fell, while Coca Cola rose.
Fourth-quarter earnings per share could be artificially boosted by stock buybacks for the first time since 2007, Howard Silverblatt, senior index analyst at Standard & Poor’s told CNBC.com.
As the stock market has churned to two-year highs, investor sentiment has become surprisingly optimistic, with bulls outpacing bears by more than two to one.
Principal Financial hit a new 52-week high this week. Is there further upside room in the stock? Steven Schwartz, insurance analyst at Raymond James shared his outlook.
Stocks gained Wednesday following several positive economic reports. How should investors be positioned going forward? Neil Hennessy, portfolio manager and CIO of Hennessy Funds, and Andy Bischel, CIO of SKBA Capital Management, shared their insights.
Former Fed Governor Lyle Gramley said GDP will rise by more than 3 percent this quarter and will grow at that pace or better in 2011, joining JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley and Pimco in the improved outlook category.
Stocks were mixed after a handful of positive economic reports, including a slightly better-than-expected gain in industrial production, and a slightly better-than-expected report on consumer price inflation. Caterpillar and Bank of America rose, while Alcoa fell.
Immigrants and their families have carved out pockets in the US to own and operate Dunkin’ Donuts stores.
Asia’s clean bill of health presents two major opportunities. The first is to re-ignite the drive towards closer economic cooperation that has been stalled since the late 1990s Asian Financial Crisis.
Joy Global posted better-than-expected quarterly results Wednesday and the mining equipment maker also boosted its forecast for 2011, above analysts’ expectations. What does the firm’s earnings mean for the economy going forward? Paul Bodnar, senior equity analyst at Longbow Research shared his insights.
It's clear to me that sufficient tailwinds exist to push equity markets forward to higher levels in 2011. As an investor we think it's important to take advantage of opportunities regardless of the reasonableness of market rises.
This morning, the Empire Manufacturing Survey was far stronger than expected. Europe is weak ahead of the EU meeting tomorrow. And banking results "will be up 10-20% next year," according to Goldman Sachs.