To get an idea of the companies that are holding the most cash, the CNBC analytics team looked at cash and short term investments held by S&P 500 companies. Here's the list.
With record cash in their coffers and investors eager to make up for a lost year in 2011, dividend stocks are paying out even more cash this month. TheStreet.com look at seven of the stocks that hiked payouts in the last week.
Several chipmakers this quarter turned in tepid earnings reports and weak outlooks, but some strategists say the industry may be nearing a bottom and there's still further room for upside in the stocks.
Instead of Intel, JPMorgan analyst Chris Daneley suggests taking a look at 3 other names in the space. Get all the details here!
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.