Stocks gained amid mixed economic news, and as investors focused on a handful of strong earnings reports. IBM and DuPont rose, while HP fell.
The good news: both Oracle (ORCL) and Accenture (ACN, the world's biggest consulting firm) are up on strong earnings — ORCL had strong sales, and raised its dividend (to $0.06 from $0.05) while ACN raised its current year forecast. ACN up 8 percent pre-open. The bad news: I'm not sure how representative tech and consulting companies are of the earnings commentary we will be seeing for Q1.
The level of bullish commentary seemed to rise with the stock market Wednesday, though trader focus remains centered on global events.
Is social networking about to do to Monster Worldwide spacer what Monster did to newspapers? For several years Monster.com, the biggest job recruitment site has listed social networks among the risks in its regulatory filings.
Cramer goes “Off the Charts” to show viewers the tradable shifts taking place in this sector.
Stocks closed narrowly mixed, as technology and bank stocks gained strength and drug stocks fell, amid more evidence of a recovering economy in the U.S. and passage of a bill extending Bush-era tax cuts. American Express fell, while Boeing rose.
Stocks continued to trade mixed despite further evidence of a recovering economy and passage of a bill extending Bush-era tax cuts, as strong earnings by tech leaders nudged the Nasdaq slightly higher. Merck fell, while Boeing rose.
Ben Bernanke takes the stage once again. Plus, earnings reports, economic data and much more.
I spoke to a couple people yesterday who were surprised that Brett Favre’s Wrangler jeans spots were still running. Surprised that he was still on their Web site. They were surprised that Wrangler had no comment. Well, I’m not.
There continues to be a great deal of debate regarding the importance of the Black Friday shopping day. It seems no sooner does someone say it's significant, another bit of evidence comes along to say there is a rise in consumer apathy for the event, which occurs the day after Thanksgiving. But there's one thing no one is debating: consumers will be driven by promotions this holiday season.
Intending to talk about colleges and worker training, President Barack Obama on Monday suddenly found himself in a spirited, election-year debate with a business advisory group about whose tax cuts should be extended and for how long.
Another flash crash could happen now, but it’s less likely than it was on May 6, when it took place, Bart Chilton, commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), told CNBC Friday.
Start of the quarter usually brings in slightly stronger volume; on July 1, the NYSE Consolidated Tape did 6.7 billion shares, one of the heaviest days of the year. The key stat this morning is China's September PMI...
"Ultimately, the big deal is going to be whether the economic growth rate is really accelerating in the fourth quarter or whether it doesn't," said James Paulsen, chief strategist at Wells Capital Management.
The US may have a secret weapon against rivals like China and even economies closer to ours, such as Canada in the Environmental Protection Agency.
High-frequency trading machines are here to stay, Cramer said, leaving retail investors in an unenviable position. But that doesn’t mean there’s no way to fight back.
An editor's journey into the world of high-frequency trading and proprietary algorithms that make or break markets.
Stocks struggled to hold gains Friday amid some mixed economic reports. So what can you do to boost your portfolio ahead of next week? Benny Lorenzo, CEO of Kaufman Brothers, and David Stepherson, senior portfolio manager at Hardesty Capital Management, shared their best plays.
Cramer explains why this company’s most recent quarter didn’t meet analysts’ expectations.
The Mad Money host gives the lowdown on what you should be watching next week.