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As corporate earnings reports begin in earnest next week, merely meeting Wall Street expectations may not be good enough. Companies may have to beat forecasts to compete for investor dollars.
Stocks closed broadly lower on Wednesday as investors' hopes for a cut in interest rates diminished following the release of minutes from the Fed's policy meeting three weeks ago."I think what the market wanted to hear was that the Fed was looking to come to the rescue and add liquidity to the system, as they seemed to tip their hat to in the last FOMC announcement," Kevin Caron, market analyst at Ryan Beck, told CNBC.
Alcoa, the world's largest aluminum company, said on Tuesday first-quarter profit rose 9%, driven by higher metal prices and strong demand from aerospace and industrial customers.
The world's largest aluminum company and best Dow performer last quarter unofficially kicked off earnings season today, announcing better-than-expected numbers. The report comes as the Dow Jones Industrial Average is about 200 points from its record high reached earlier this year. Do Alcoa's results set a bullish tone for the rest of earnings season, or is it time to batten down the hatches until the reports are over?
Stocks closed modestly higher on Tuesday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average stretched its winning streak to eight straight sessions. Still, caution ahead of the beginning of earnings season kept many investors on the sidelines.
Chiquita Brands has a new packaging twist for its bananas, and the produce company is betting you’ll buy single bananas at candy-bar prices, at your local convenience store. Greg Bauer, vice president of GEN3 -- Chiquita's partner in the packaging venture -- revealed secrets behind the new version of nature's treat, on "Power Lunch."
Stocks are searching for direction after a 7-session winning streak for the Dow 30. European stocks are moving higher after yesterday's holiday there, and Asian stocks were mixed overnight.
Stocks closed mixed on Monday after a modest follow through rally from Friday's strong jobs numbers quickly fizzled as investors looked ahead to quarterly earnings season. "I think with the next few days we're in a holding pattern waiting for earnings to appear," said Zachary Karabell, portfolio manager at Fred Alger Management.
The outlook for equities is positive next week provided there is no ‘significant weakness’ in U.S. first quarter earnings, Mislav Matejka, European Equity Strategy at JP Morgan, tells CNBC.com.
Callers get one last chance to pick Cramer's cranium as the clock counts down...Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
Carrier service is steadily getting much worse, according to the annual Airline Quality Rating Report released Monday. But the solution remains up for debate; so industry analyst Terry Trippler and consumer advocate Kate Hanni took up the issue, on "Morning Call."
AirTran Holdings raised its hostile bid Monday for rival Midwest Air Group by almost 13% to $389 million in cash and stock.
Here's a look at what stocks were active, good and bad, on Wednesday's close. FMT remains popular with contestants--with apparent good reason, as you can see on the return percentage listings. The subprime "crisis" real or not-may be effecting buys. CMGI, REV and SIRI remain among the most active and widely held. Registered contests: 394,948.
Stocks erased nearly all of their losses for the year after investors interpreted comments from the Federal Reserve to mean that an interest rate hike is less likely.The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq turned positive for the year, erasing all of last month's selloff, while Dow Jones Industrials is still down slightly for the year.
Here’s today’s next head to head battle: Industrial giant United Technologies (UTX) versus steel powerhouse Nucor (NUE). and.... click here for a link to the brackets as seen on TV!
Tips are for waiters…but rumors, if you know how to use them, can make you some mad money.
Normally, Home Gamers expect to hear buy calls from Cramer, but today he picked out a couple of offerings that investors should ignore -- unless, of course, the price is right.
Ted from Connecticut asked: “With the China markets and other emerging markets cooling off, both PetroChina and Petroleo Brasiliero - China and Brazil's largest oil companies are off their 52 week highs. Do they look like a good buy or will they go even lower?”
Today Cramer gives advice on Amgen, Cisco and more. He's also banning two stocks from the Lightning Round!
Callers question Cramer about CVS, Medtronic, JPMorgan Chase and more...