Stocks Applied Materials Inc

  • Shares of Energy Conversion Devices rocketed some 25 percent along with heavy options activity yesterday amid rumors that Applied Materials may be interested in buying the solar panel maker.

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  • Options action turned bullish on Applied Materials yesterday as investors bet that it would rally into the autumn.

  • Stocks pared their gains Wednesday after the Fed said the economy was improving and it planned to gradually slow the pace of Treasury buying.

  • Stocks pared their gains Wednesday after the Fed said the economy was improving and it planned to gradually slow the pace of Treasury buying.

  • With market-moving news happening late in the trading day, has the opportunity passed to make profitable plays on Fed announcements and treasury auctions?

  • Nice point gains across the board, with a lunchtime spurt to new heights. About equal strength in Telecom, Techs, Industrials, and Energy; Financials the market leader. 4-1 advancing/declining stocks.

  • Stocks advanced Wednesday as investors got some much-needed good news on the economy, including a report that showed existing-home sales — and home prices — have started to rise.

  • Futures indicated a slightly higher open for the U.S. stock market Wednesday, following the previous day's losses of roughly 1 percent, ahead of the Federal Reserve policymakers' issuance of their latest economic pronouncements at about 2:15 p.m. New York time.

  • The major indicies were off 1%, with financials leading the market lower as stocks fell ahead of tomorrow’s Fed statement and the bulls waited on the sidelines.

  • Stocks continued to slide Tuesday as a two-day Fed policy meeting kicked off in Washington and investors awaited results from today's Treasury auction. Bank stocks skidded after a well-known analyst advised taking profits on the sector short-term.

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    Applied Materials delivered the goods when it comes to beating the Street, with the news building upon so much better-than-expected data this past earnings season.

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    It's no secret that Applied Materials has suffered its fair share of difficulties during the deep and sustained economic morass gripping the tech community. Tonight however, the company might offer even more evidence that a turnaround in tech is real, and that a double dip might not occur.

  • Stocks continued to slide Tuesday as a two-day Fed policy meeting kicked off in Washington and investors awaited results from today's Treasury auction. Bank stocks skidded after a well-known analyst advised taking profits on the sector short-term.

  • Stocks continued to slide Tuesday as a two-day Fed policy meeting kicked off in Washington and investors awaited results from today's Treasury auction.

  • Futures indicated a positive open for the U.S. stock market Tuesday, following modest losses the previous day, as Federal Reserve Policymakers begin a two-day meeting in Washington.

  • Winemaker Greg Allen walks between floating solar panels on a pond behind the Far Niente winery in Oakville, Calif. The winery is trying out a new approach in the volts-for-vines tradeoff, saving vineyard space by floating solar panels on a pond that recycles water left over from the winemaking process. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    Large-scale rollouts of solar farms in Europe in the past few years have virtually commoditized photovoltaic solar technology as an energy source, and huge installations on the way in the United States and China will cement that process.

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    Wall Street's bull could take a breather in the week ahead, but the trend for stocks remains higher, for now.

  • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor

    It will take a couple of years to grow back into last year’s peak semiconductor sales levels, but there’s a good chance that sales will top forecasts this year, said George Scalise, president of the Semiconductor Industry Association.

  • Options trading turned bullish on this chip equipment maker as at least one investor positioned for a near-term pop in the shares. Which company is it?