Salesforce.com and Qualcomm are the technology stocks to buy for 2012, Canaccord Genuity analysts say, while Netflix and Research In Motion are to be avoided.
UBS raised its sector view on semiconductors in a report on Monday from 'neutral' to 'positive' and upgraded a handful of stocks within the sector to 'buy' from 'neutral'.
Stocks staged a strong comeback in the final hour of trading Monday, cutting their losses by more than half, following a report that the Greek finance minister official said the debt-ridden nation may be close to a deal with its international lenders, according to Reuters. Still, stocks ended lower, snapping a five-day winning streak.
Stocks closed lower for the third session Tuesday after shrugging off the latest Fed minutes even as some officials raised the possibility of further easing and following news that Moody's downgraded Ireland's rating, raising more contagion fears.
Stocks shaved their gains Tuesday after Fed officials raised the possibility of further easing if economic growth continues to slow and following news that Moody's downgraded Ireland's rating.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Tuesday, May 17.
Stocks closed down, although off the lows of the day, as tech stocks dragged down the market amid high oil prices and continued turmoil in the Middle East. Alcoa and Intel sank, while McDonald's gained.
Stocks eased losses in the final hour of trading, although remained lower, as tech stocks fell particularly hard amid high oil prices and continued turmoil in the Middle East. Alcoa and Intel fell, while 3M rose.
After speaking with the Wells analyst who downgraded chips Monday, it appears a handful of names may have been oversold.
Stocks ended up nearly a percent or more as investors flocked to stocks, pushing the market to new two-year highs for the first trading day of the year. Bank of America and Alcoa gained, while Coca-Cola fell.
Stocks ended up nearly a percent or more as investors flocked to stocks, pushing the market to new two-year highs for the first trading day of the year. BofA and Alcoa rise, while Coca-Cola slipped.
Stocks surged to new two-year highs as investors flocked to stocks, pushing all the major indexes up more than 1 percent on the first trading day of the year. Bank of America and Alcoa gained, while Coca-Cola fell.
Stocks struggled Friday as concerns over the euro zone debt crisis were renewed. David Stepherson, senior portfolio manager at Hardesty Capital Management, Rob Morgan, chief investment strategist at Fulcrum Securities and Don Schreiber, founder, president and CEO of WBI Investments shared their best investment plays.
What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.
The tech sector is down about 7 percent this year, so when will things start picking up again? Jordan Posner, managing director and senior portfolio manager at Matrix Asset Advisors, and Mark Demos, portfolio manager at Fifth Third Asset Management, discussed their sector outlooks.
Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Tuesday.
Stocks were higher heading into the close Wednesday in thin trading Wednesday as investors shrugged off tepid reports from retailers. Exxon fell.
Stocks pared losses Wednesday, with tech-heavy Nasdaq and the S&P 500 up slightly, after a mixed batch of earnings releases, and a day after a strong rally. Exxon, Chevron fell.
Inflation and housing data, and big retail earnings could be factors that help stir up a quiet summer market Tuesday.