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Stocks held slight losses before the close, after a breif stint in positive territory, as investors weighed mixed earnings and economic reports and tech stocks sank for a second day. Caterpillar and DuPont fell, while Home Depot rose.
Although it is still a tentative environment for the economy, it's clear that investors are now rewarding growth," Aryeh Bourkoff, vice chairman of Joint Global Head of TMT Investment Banking UBS, told CNBC on Thursday.
Google has beaten analyst earnings estimates three out of four earnings periods, and its stock typically opens higher after a beat, but the bulk of its gains are made immediately following its report in after-hours trading, according to Birinyi Associates.
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Despite the public relations reality of the China-US trade deals, the $45 billion is real money, and some high-profile companies are now a lot better positioned in China than they were a week ago.
US stock futures eased losses after an unexpectedly large jobless in weekly jobless claims.
There has already been a ton written about Demand Media, next week’s big IPO. It’s likely to get a lot of attention if for no other reason: At its expected price range of $14 to $16 valuation of around $1 billion—the highest Internet/media company valuation since Google, according to Paul Bard of Renaissance Capital.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. With apologies to Charles Dickens, that classic line written in 1859 aptly describes these two tech stocks now!
Stocks closed lower Wednesday following a handful of weak earnings results in the financial sector and strong results from tech giants IBM and Apple, although the iPad maker's shares slipped in afternoon trading. Bank of America and AmEx fell, while IBM rose.
Stocks extended losses Wednesday following a handful of weak earnings results in the financial sector and strong reports from tech giants IBM and Apple, although the iPad maker's shares slipped in afternoon trading. BofA and AmEx fell, while IBM rose.
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Big is better this year, especially multinationals in energy, health care , tech and industrials. "Don’t be underweight in global gorillas that are under loved,” says one strategist.
With or without Steve Jobs, Cramer is still bullish on this tech giant.
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Stocks ended modestly higher as strength in energy and materials stocks outweighed pressure from financials in the wake of a disappointing earnings report from Citigroup and ahead of more reports from banks later this week. Boeing and Caterpillar rose, while Verizon fell.
Comcast and NBC Universal have received government approval for their joint venture — this afternoon both the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice gave the deal the okay with certain conditions. This clears the way for the deal to close before the end of January.
Stocks continued to trade modestly higher ahead of the close Tuesday as strength in energy and materials stocks outweighed pressure from financials in the wake of a disappointing earnings report from Citigroup and ahead of more reports from banks later this week. Boeing and Caterpillar rose, while Verizon fell.
Apple is down around 3 percent to 4 percent today on the news of a health-related leave of absence for Steve Jobs. There has been much discussion in the media and among analysts about the "Steve Jobs Premium" and what his day-to-day presence is truly worth in terms of market cap and shareholder value.
With Fidelity Investments reporting net retail inflows up 25 percent year-over-year in 2010, John Sweeney, one of the firm's executive vice presidents, told CNBC Tuesday that investors have come back and are engaged in their portfolios.