U.S. stocks opened higher on Tuesday, building on gains after CPI rose in June, with sentiment also stabilized by encouraging earnings reports.» Read More
Surprisingly positive retail sales data changed the course of stocks this morning as Wall Street once more put its faith in the resilience of the U.S. consumer. Stocks opened higher after futures pointed lower much of the morning.
Here are my thoughts this morning: 1) Producer Price Index is hot, above expectations, but core (ex-food and energy) below expectations, retail sales stronger than expected, so market has moved up on this because it watches core inflation and is happy retail sales are stronger than expected.
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Wendy's International said on Thursday sales at its company-owned hamburger restaurants open at least 15 months rose 0.2% in the third quarter.
"And there are hundreds of small roasters that roast for convenience stores and coffee shops, and they've mimicked our brand. I mean, competition, is it good? I don't like it, I don't need it." So says Jeff Rosen as he and I stand in his Woodside, New York warehouse.
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Nokia said on Monday it is buying U.S. cellphone screen advertising firm Enpocket as the world's top handset maker pushes into a market which is seen ballooning in coming years.
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Stocks ended higher as investors widely expected the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates, but gains were tempered due to uncertainty regarding the magnitude of easing. The Dow Jones Industrial Average posted a weekly gain of 2.6%, the S&P 500 rose 2.1% and the Nasdaq Composite advanced 1.4%.
U.S. stock futures are pointing lower this morning as new credit worries in Europe drag down banking shares there and wipe out yesterday's euphoria in the financial sector.
McDonald’s and Target – two stocks that surged Thursday – are both held by Wall Street Whale and activist investor Bill Ackman. Does he have the Midas touch, or are the moves merely coincidental?
Stocks closed higher as investors were encouraged by solid economic data and positive signals from the credit markets. "The market is getting some encouragement from some calming down on the credit market side," said Todd Clark, head of trading at Nollenberger Capital Partners. "You see that the long bond is down about a point which shows a little less fear."
While the general feeling is that this will be a quiet two days due partly to the Rosh Hashanah holiday, there is a fly in the ointment: next week's quadruple witching expiration (the quarterly expiration of index futures and options, and individual stock futures and options) coupled with the Fed meeting has a lot of traders nervous about expected high levels of volatility...
Stock prices are shifting into high gear as a GM upgrade and a dividend boost from McDonald's helps sentiment. The dollar is firming slightly and oil trades near record levels. Europe's stock markets turned higher after early losses, and Asian markets were mostly higher overnight.
Stocks are under pressure ahead of the opening as the dollar touches new lows, oil edges higher and Texas Instruments earning forecast disappoints. For now, stock futures are lower and European markets are mixed.
McDonald's on Wednesday raised the annual dividend on its common stock by 50% as part of the fast-food company's plan to return up to $17 billion to shareholders from 2007 through 2009.
Burger King pledged Wednesday to offer healthier fast-food items for children under 12, with plans to sell and market flame-broiled Chicken Tenders and apples cut to resemble thick-cut french fries.
Stocks closed sharply higher on expectations the Fed will ease next week, while strong sales from McDonald's helped to boost the Dow."I think what you're seeing is people looking past the Fed's decision," said Doug Altabef, managing director at Matrix Asset Advisors. "They're anticipating some easing and starting to focus on the half-full glass. "