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Stocks opened higher Thursday as a successful bond auction in Spain helped assuage debt fears but quickly erased their gains after a one-two punch of disappointing data: Jobless claims jumped last week and the Philly Fed gauge of manufacturing activity tumbled.
Stocks ended mostly higher after a late rally Tuesday as banks and materials rebounded. But tech stocks remained under pressure.
Stocks staged a late rally Tuesday as energy stocks made a comeback. But tech stocks fell after several downgrades.
Trading has been bullish in WellPoint Health Networks and Health Net since early Friday morning, as the rumor mill goes into overdrive. Both health insurers are up in an ugly tape, though the option activity is much greater in WellPoint.
Two fund managers told CNBC Friday that they lost less than 1 percent of net asset value, despite Thursday's 347-point plunge by the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
A terrific day, with 3 stocks advancing for every 1 declining, volume moderate, as we again approach the highs for the year. It's been a fairly broad advance, with particularly strength in financials and cyclicals like consumer discretionary and industrials.
Stocks rallied Thursday, led by the financials, after fears of contagion from the European debt crisis eased and U.S. jobless claims fell.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, April 29.
According to the White House, improper payments in Medicare and Medicaid programs cost $54 billion in 2009. Some were the result of simple mistakes while others were due to outright fraud
Stocks ended higher Tuesday, led by energy and financials. But IBM and Goldman Sachs declined.
Insurance premiums will rise under the new health-care legislation because people will opt for more expensive procedures, Aetna CEO and Chairman Ron Williams told CNBC.
The Dow briefly popped above 11,000 -- the first time it's reached that mark since September 2008 -- before settling a few points below. Chevron blazed the trail, making energy one of the day's best performers. Palm surged amid takeover rumors.
The Dow continued rising toward 11,000 Friday as the dollar fell after a Greek official said the debt-riddled nation has not yet sought financial aid. Energy and consumer discretionary were among the best performers.
Stocks gained Friday as commodity prices rose, but still remained below the Dow 11,000 benchmark. Art Hogan, director at Jefferies, shared his market outlook.
Stocks advanced Friday as commodity prices rose and the dollar fell after a Greek official said the debt-riddled nation has not yet sought financial aid.
If investors want to return value to shareholders, Cramer says, they should increase their dividends.
Stocks ended sharply higher Tuesday after a late rally as investors cheered a better-than-expected existing-home sales report. The Dow gained over 100 points, led by Kraft and Pfizer. Health insurers gave back some of its gains after the prior session's rally.
The Dow is now up 10 out of 11 days and within striking distance of 11,000. Will the melt-up propel us over this milestone?
Stocks pushed higher Tuesday after a $44 billion two-year note auction and a better-than-expected existing-home sales report. Health care gave back some of its gains after the prior session's rally.
Despite the lackluster market, there are plenty of ways to profit right now. You just have know where to look. And the Fast traders see opportunity in commodities!