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Traders said the selling was orderly—there was no sign of panic—and they expect to see more pressure on stocks this week.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Aetna and other managed care companies popped while Caterpillar and BB&T dropped.
On Monday, the S&P 500 suffered its worst loss in seven weeks. This is probably the start of something bigger, says Guy Adami.
Does the inner Obama secretly favor private health care? It’s hard to know why President Obama said what he said at Tuesday’s health-care town hall in New Hampshire. He actually stated, “If you think about it, UPS and FedEx are doing just fine. It’s the Post Office that’s always having problems.” Oops. Freudian slip?
For the insurance industry, long an opponent of health care reform, it was a striking change: with a new administration coming to Washington, insurers agreed to abandon some of their most controversial practices, like denying coverage to applicants with pre-existing medical conditions.
This health care plan that the government is proposing is going to cost a lot more than what people think, said Arthur Laffer, chairman of Laffer Associates.
Options traders were snapping up calls in UnitedHealth Group yesterday amid new hopes that health care policy changes might be less harmful to the industry than originally thought.
The bulls just can't drive the market beyond its 9-month high. Is a correction coming?
Stocks ended slightly lower Tuesday, though the Nasdaq eked out a gain. And Citigroup shares soared.
The Mad Money host tells us which stocks work as a result. Plus, get calls on the banks, housing and more.
After a huge two week really, is Tuesday's market weakness an early sign of a sharp pull back or nothing more than expected profit taking?
So far this quarter, only one S&P healthcare company, Aetna, has missed its consensus EPS estimate. This week there are over 20 more healthcare companies reporting. Yesterday after the bell Amgen blew the cover off the ball with a 40% rise in earnings and this morning, Teva Pharmaceuticals beat by three cents per share.
From boardrooms to waiting rooms across the nation people are intently debating the future of healthcare. But no matter how it plays out, healthcare stocks may be winners!
In the final minutes of trading the bulls foiled the bears and sent both the S&P 500 and Dow higher as investors rotated into financials...
Stocks eked out a gain Monday as banks got a boost from a jump in new-home sales. Stocks had struggled for much of the day as investors worried about a a record $200 billion in Treasury auctions this week and lowered outlooks from Honeywell and Aetna cast a shadow over the market.
The Dow poked into positive territory Monday afternoon, led by Bank of America, as a jump in new-home sales buoyed bank stocks. Still, the blue-chip index struggled to stay above water as worries about a record $200 billion in Treasury auctions this week and lowered outlooks from Honeywell and Aetna cast a shadow over the market.
With nearly 150 more companies due to flood the Street with earnings the bulls appear to be getting a little tired. Is this the pause that refreshes or are investors growing concerned?
Stocks got a quick pop Monday after a sharp jump in new home sales, but quickly resumed their decline as lowered outlooks from Honeywell and Aetna cast a shadow over the market.
While the public is continuing to obsess over the generally better than expected earnings and the two-week, 100 point rise in the S&P 500 (11 percent), stock traders are nervously eyeing the $200 billion in new Treasury debt that is coming this week.
Stock index futures edged higher ahead of the open Monday as investors look to see if the summer rally will keep pushing the major indexes higher.