Stocks added to modest gains in the last hour of trading amid rising prices for oil and gold, lifted by banks and technology. Cisco and AmEx led Dow gainers, while Caterpillar fell.
Stocks gained Wednesday as commodity prices lifted mining stocks, and as tech stocks appeared to continue to benefit from M&A activity. Cisco and HP rose, while DuPont fell.
Look for Relational Investors, one of the largest shareholders of National Semiconductor, to possibly get more aggressive with its stake in CVS Caremark.
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Stocks ended mixed ahead as tech stocks lost steam despite earlier gains driven by M&A activity, and as stocks bumped up against recent highs. Boeing fell, while Alcoa rose.
Stocks traded flat to mixed ahead of the close as tech stocks lost steam and stocks bumped up against recent highs. Caterpillar fell, while Alcoa gained.
Gold prices rose to all-time highs while the price of silver jumped to its highest level since 1980. Should you hold your breath and buy the highs?
Proof that even smart guys can get the timing wrong: Relational Investors is known for its savvy activism and finding companies that are undervalued and possibly takeover meat. At the time of National Semiconductor’s announced deal to be bought by Texas Instruments, he was among the largest investors, with 11.7 million shares.
Stocks rose modestly as M&A news lifted stocks, although trading was light and largely directionless. Microsoft rose, while Caterpillar fell.
The late day announcement Monday from Texas Instruments sayings it’s buying National Semiconductor spacer has tech investors laser focused on one thing: the huge premium that TI is paying.
Weighing on stocks: a Moody’s downgrade of Portugal’s debt and another interest rate hike by China’s central bank. Back in the U.S., a full bag of “chip” deals is highlighting this morning’s headlines.
Stock index futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street Tuesday as Brent oil hovered around $120 a barrel, reflecting market concerns that rising prices could dent company profits and hurt the global economic recovery.
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Tech investors scrambled to place their next bets after Texas Instruments surprised the Street with its acquisition of rival National Semiconductor for $6.5 billion or $25/share.
Stocks closed mixed Monday with tech stocks lower after the market traded within a narrow range during much of a quiet session with the market at or near highs for the year. Johnson & Johnson led the Dow higher, while HP fell.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Tuesday's Squawk on the Street.