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What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, Jan. 22.
Stocks advanced Thursday after another strong batch of earnings reports revived optimism about the economic recovery. Regional banks rallied.
With little progress on the overall jobs front, the consumer has ultimately remained very cautious, spurring more tepid spending over the past couple of months. Here is a look at the drop in the major retail stocks since the Morgan Stanley Retail Index hit a two-year high on April 26, 2010.
Today's six stocks worth watching.
There has long been a belief in the auto industry that as pick-up truck sales go, so goes the broader economy. After all, as business and spending picks up, the folks who drive pickups (contractors, builders, small business operators) are likely to buys a new work truck. And for the most part, the historical evidence points to truck sales and housing starts trending up or down together.
Following are moves you might have missed. Find out why shares of AutoNation and Jacobs Engineering popped while Nordstrom and Pier One dropped.
Did this week's extreme volatility leave you reaching for Pepto-Bismol and cash positions? Hope not, they might not be the best moves to make.
Stocks pulled off a gain Thursday as comments from a European official offered some relief on the Greece front. Consumer-discretionary stocks were the day's best performer, along with materials and industrials.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, April 22.
Greece, the story stock traders love to hate, is getting a lot of attention today. The talk is now changing from "the IMF is going to get involved" to "a restructuring is looking increasingly likely for bondholders."
Stocks opened lower Thursday as investors shrugged off a drop in jobless claims, focusing instead on some weak corporate outlooks. Nokia and eBay tumbled.
The 2 year Greek bond is over 11 percent; seems like IMF bailout is inevitable. Stocks in Greece are down 3 percent; Portugal and Spain are down 3 percent. The U.S. dollar is stronger, commodities are lower. Qualcomm and eBay are both down nearly 10 percent. Then there's the IPOs...
U.S. stock index futures were lower ahead of the open Thursday as investors looked to the next batch of corporate earnings to give direction to the trading day.
Stocks ended a strong quarter with a thud Wednesday after a disappointing report on jobs from ADP.
Stocks turned mixed Wednesday, the last trading day of the quarter. Energy, financials and materials were the sector leaders.
Do gains in natural resource names mean you should place bullish bets on a commodity comeback?
Find out why shares of Las Vegas Sands and RadioShack popped while AutoNation dropped. How should you game the moves?
Stocks rallied off a lower open Thursday as news of a Greek bailout and a sharp drop in jobless claims helped calm jittery investors — and put them in the mood to take some risks. Energy and industrials were the day's best performers; Financials were the worst.
Stocks opened lower Thursday as investors shrugged off an encouraging jobless report and news of a bailout for Greece. Financials took a hit, with JPMorgan leading the Dow's decline, as investors worry that debt problems in Europe could spread
The EC president declared that "there is an accord" on Greece; this will be discussed next week by the European Union finance ministers. The Germans have dropped all sorts of hints that there will be a price to pay. And: A pass for February? Get ready for economists to discount lousy economic news, due to the snow storms. And this time they may have a point.