Stock Options


  • Bearish Analyst Sees Safety in Nukes Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 11:37 AM ET

    The bears are coming out of the woods, after a long season of Wall Street gains.  Doug Cliggott of Dover Management is among them -- but he sees nuclear power as a safe haven.

  • Opportunities In Utilities (Pt. 2) Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 3:00 PM ET

    Paul Fremont, Jefferies & Co. managing director likes the "dirty coal" names.

  • Opportunities In Utilities (Pt. 1) Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 2:56 PM ET

    Paul Justice, Morningstar equity analyst, expects positive results from utility companies this week.

  • Exxon & Chevron Earnings: What Options Say Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 3:03 PM ET

    Exxon Mobil is due to report earnings Thursday; Chevron will report Friday. How should investors play the oil bigs? Rebecca Darst of Interactive Brokers told CNBC that one key is to watch options trading.

  • Midday Stock Chatter: Food and Options Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 2:19 PM ET

    Options, food inflation and -- believe it or not -- travel and leisure plays figured big in Monday's stock chatter on CNBC.

  • Midday Stock Chatter: Food and Options Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 1:28 PM ET

    Options, food inflation and -- believe it or not -- travel and leisure plays figured big in Monday's stock chatter on CNBC.

  • Visa, Yahoo, Oil: What Options are Saying Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 11:17 AM ET

    Heavy betting on Visa, churn in Yahoo, and perhaps some misguided faith in oil majors ... that's the trend in options, says Rebecca Darst of Interactive Brokers.

  • Darst: Options May Predict Bank, Coke Earnings Tuesday, 15 Apr 2008 | 12:35 PM ET

    The options market can provide clues to future stock movements. Rebecca Darst, equity options analyst at Interactive Brokers, told CNBC on Tuesday what the options market is saying about companies that are set to report this week.

  • MF Global Mulls Financing, May Sell Stake: WSJ Thursday, 3 Apr 2008 | 4:46 PM ET

    MF Global, the futures and options broker whose shares surged today, is considering financing options including a sale of a minority stake, the Wall Street Journal reported on its Web site on Thursday.

  • Late to the Party Monday, 24 Mar 2008 | 7:15 PM ET

    Financials, retailers and homebuilders are all rallying. But here’s why you should think twice before joining the party.

  • Homebuilder Stocks Jump on Fannie Mae, Lehman News Wednesday, 27 Feb 2008 | 3:45 PM ET

    Toll Brothers reported a first-quarter loss Wednesday: the homebuilder announced a huge jump in write-downs on properties it could no longer sell profitably; and its sales fell 23 percent. So why did the company’s stock climb as much as 2.21 percent Wednesday? Thank the  Office of Federal Housing Enterprises Oversight and Lehman Brothers.

  • The Fastest Money: Options Monday, 18 Feb 2008 | 3:15 PM ET

    You might Know that options are contracts that give you the right to buy or sell a stock at a future date. But do you know Pete Najarian's favortite ways to trade them?

  • Citi Dividend Optional? Thursday, 3 Jan 2008 | 4:01 PM ET

    Options are betting Citi's dividend drops, Jon Narian says.

  • Trade Options 'Like an Insider' (Legally) Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | 12:40 PM ET

    You can trade legally options "like an insider" -- if you stay alert and watch market momentum. Jon Najarian, co-founder of OptionsMonster.com and frequent guest on CNBC's "Fast Money," offered his wisdom on how to do it -- and which options look the hottest right now.

  • Morgan Stanley's MSCI Rockets Higher in Debut Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 12:56 PM ET

    Investment analysis firm MSCI, which is being spun off by Morgan Stanley, soared in its stock market debut on Thursday, a day after raising $252 million with an initial public offering that priced at the top of expectations.

  • As Market Slumps, Volatility Index Gets Pumped Friday, 9 Nov 2007 | 3:18 PM ET

    With rapid fluctuations becoming commonplace in the major stock indexes, about the only thing there is to be certain of is uncertainty.

  • US Airline Stocks Follow Market Slide Thursday, 8 Nov 2007 | 5:47 PM ET

    Shares of US Airways Group led major U.S. airline stocks lower on Thursday, as the sector matched a steep decline in the broader market.

  • Lilly Stock Drops on Halted Clot Drug Trials Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 11:51 AM ET

    Shares of Eli Lilly fell more than 6 percent on Thursday, after the drugmaker halted two small trials of blood clot preventer prasugrel, the company's most important experimental drug.

  • Capital One Reports Loss on Mortgage Unit Shutdown Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 5:46 PM ET

    Capital One Financial posted a third quarter net loss of $81.6 million, or 21 cents per share, hurt by charges from shutting down its GreenPoint Mortgage business.

  • SanDisk Earnings Rise, Top Wall Street Predictions Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 4:35 PM ET

    SanDisk on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $130 million, or 54 cents per share, up from $124 million, or 51 cents per share in the year-ago quarter, beating analysts' estimates.