Companies hoarding cash since the start of the recession are beginning to pass on some of it to shareholders , but it's unlikely to match the boom of a decade ago.
Stocks rose across all sectors Monday as investors continued to fuel a modest August rally. Financials were among the weakest performers, and Hewlett Packard shares suffered from the sudden exit of CEO Mark Hurd. Cisco, McDonald's lead the Dow.
Stocks opened higher on Monday as investors looked past weakness in the US jobs picture and kept a mild August rally in gear. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services shared his market outlook.
US stocks posted modest gains during the first week of August, led by the S&P 500 index with a gain of 1.82%. Within the S&P, health care and energy companies rose the most. Pork belly future contracts jumped 18% for the week, while the dollar fell to a 15-year low against the Japanese yen.
On Friday investors were shifting into and out of positions as evidence mounted that we may be looking at a jobless recovery.
Stocks slipped Friday, but ended off their earlier lows, amid disappointment in the July jobs report. Still, stocks managed to finish solidly higher for the week.
Stocks were sharply lower Friday after a second straight drop in payrolls increased expectations of a slow economic recovery. Financials led the decline. Kraft rose.
The S&P traded below a key technical level Friday largely due to a weak jobs report and word that Goldman had reduced growth expectations. Going down?
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Here's a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Tuesday. Aug. 3.
Stocks kicked off August with a rally, snapping a three-day losing streak, after a better-than-expected manufacturing reading and some strong bank earnings out of Europe. The Dow jumped 2%.
The Dow and S&P 500 rose more than 1.5 percent Monday, with both indexes hitting a 10-week high, boosted by energy and materials. But RIM and Walmart fell.
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July marked the best month for the Dow and the S&P 500 in a year. But will that momentum continue through the rest of the summer? Robert Doll, vice chairman and chief equity strategist at BlackRock, discussed his market outlooks.
Economic reports on jobs, manufacturing and the consumer could be what trips up stocks in the week ahead, deflating some of July's 7 percent gain.
US stocks posted their best monthly performance of the year, led by the Dow Jones Industrial Average with a gain of 7.1%. Within the S&P 500 sectors, industrial and material companies rose the most in July.
Visa reported a profit of $716 million on Wednesday after the closing bell, outpacing estimates, as consumers resumed spending. Robert Dodd, senior transaction processing industry analyst at Morgan Keegan shared his analysis on the credit card giant.
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Stocks rallied to a one-month high Friday, led by industrials, as the latest batch of earnings reports gave another shot of confidence to recovery hopes. Verizon, AmEx and GE all gained more than 3 percent.