Microsoft is set to report earnings after the bell on Thursday and CEO Satya Nadella will do something that Steve Ballmer never did.» Read More
There's about $41 billion in chips on the table, all the cards have been dealt in the Yahoo vs. Microsoft poker match -- and today is the day Microsoft and investors get to "call." (Google and News Corp. look on...)
Existing home sales data and major earnings from McDonald's, AT&T, and Dupont, among others, will play a key role in driving stocks after Monday's slow drift in the market.
Plus, how Cramer "blew it" on Google and revisiting the plagued XM/SIRI merger.
Back in February, following weeks of steady coverage focusing on Apple's fundamentals, I wrote that the Apple sell-off, which had taken shares from over $202 to around $119, seemed overdone.
Whisper numbers are a weird animal on Wall Street, especially when you're talking high profile earnings reports like Google, Apple, Yahoo, Microsoft, Intel and so many others.
Now that the first week of the technology earnings is over, many investors are breathing a sigh of relief.
ComScore's wildly off-the-mark prediction on Google's first quarter click growth shows how difficult measuring Web traffic can be.
Marketers and advertisiers are increasingly looking to ad networks, which sell display advertising across groups of Web sites, to promote their products.
Big banks topped this week's investing news as they continued to fight their way through the subprime mortgage mess. For some, like JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup, which both reported earnings this week, it meant continued writedowns.
Stocks rallied Friday amid hope that the worst is over for financials and after solid earnings from multinationals.
Whenever the stock market rushes full speed ahead, it is hard not to look for the big let-down. That could be the case in the week ahead... Major earnings reports, housing data, annual shareholder meetings, and Tuesday's Pennsylvania presidential primaries are what traders will be watching to see if the trend continues.
Corporate earnings put investors in a buying mood and sent the Dow soaring. What's the "Word on the Street?"
For the week ending Friday, April 18, 2008 the US Markets ended the week rallying on earnings news. The Dow had its best week since Feb 1 and rallied 256.8 points on Wednesday and another 228.87 points on Friday, for its biggest point gains since April 1st.
The week started out poorly, with Wachovia Bank disappointing, and creating fears that the financials would simply fall apart. It didn't happen; Merrill Lynch and Citi reported big writedowns and poor earnings;
The equity markets end a strong week fueled by earnings, commodities continue to climb, and the dollar strengthens.
It's the big parts of America's economy that are performing well. It's difficult to remember that when so much of the financial system is credit crunched.
Stocks soared Friday amid renewed hope that the worst is over for financials and solid earnings from the industrial and tech sectors.
Sell first and ask questions later -- this has characterized trading in Google stock since January, and the biggest problem for Google and its investors has been coming from market research firm comScore. But how reliable is comScore research, anyway?
As people consumer more bottled water, there's been growing concern over how empty plastic bottles are disposed of. As a result, t consumers are increasingly looking at drinking tap water from reusable water bottles and businesses are springing up to serve them.
Google is up over 85 points, or 18 percent, Friday. Here are the biggest one-day moves of the S&P 500 constituents (adjusted for splits and dividends).