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Which stocks are worth buying as Alcoa kicks off earnings season Monday?
The Dow was little changed on Monday as rising oil prices stoked fears that corporate profits could suffer. What's the Word on the Street?
Alcoa reported earnings that came up short of analysts' consensus estimates because of higher costs and a weaker dollar, but the company's sales beat forecasts.
A rally in commodities and financials was halted midday as Arch Coal gave guidance for the full year that disappointed investors. It was a reminder that the upcoming earnings season was likely to provide a fair share of disappointments. This was confirmed after the close, when aluminum giant Alcoa also reported earnings that were below expectations;
Stocks finished flat Monday as traders opted to pull over and let some of the earnings traffic pass before deciding what to do next.
Until that $5 billion infusion is a done deal, Cramer remains "skeptical."
Earnings season kicked off Monday, and investors are bracing for some fairly ugly results, especially in the beaten-down financial sector.
Consumer complaints rose at 15 of the 16 airlines studied and overall soared 60 percent.
Two big stories today: commodities and Washington Mutual. What's up with commodity prices? Copper, gold, oil all moving up again. Goldman Sachs raises aluminum price estimates on strong Chinese demand during 2008 (somewhat offset by a contraction in aluminum consumption in the US, Japan and Europe, they say), combined with supply constraints in China...
Stocks advanced Monday, helped by financials, after some encouraging news that suggests banks may be getting their act together.
As investors come to terms with the fact that the U.S. economy is either in or heading toward a recession, Wall Street is bracing for earnings season, which kicks off Monday with Alcoa.
Stocks opened higher Monday, led by financials, after some encouraging news that suggests banks may be getting their act together.
In Friday’s Web Extra the trader reveal how to play Alcoa earnings, Circuit City earnings, a big energy conference and more in the week ahead.
There's a watchfulness in the stock market that's likely to translate into tentative and choppy trading as the corporate earnings season gets underway.
Alcoa's profits are expected to be down some 40% in the first quarter, but that didn't stop the company's shares from surging 24% since the last earnings report. How did they do that?
For the week ending Friday, April 4, 2008 the US Markets all ended the week up over 3% or more holding on to the gains from Tueday's big rally. This is the third consecutive week of gains for the NASDAQ, something it has not had since October of last year.
Major stock indexes ticked higher Friday though the market was broadly mixed. General Motors skidded, while UBS shares advanced.
For the past few days we’ve been telling you about Wall Street players who recognized the early warning signs of the current mortgage mess. We’re ending this series with a bang; meet our so-called subprime savant superstar, John Paulson
Shares of aluminum giant Alcoa are surging ahead of earnings Monday. Will Alcoa sales figures reveal that the global growth story is still intact?
The last time the market was this overbought the index dropped 1,500 points.