There are eight stocks in the S&P 500, including Autodesk and ConAgra, sporting P-E ratios of 100 or higher, reports USA Today.» Read More
A sharp increase in margin requirements for commodities contracts could slow trading and lower prices in the risk-driven market.
Stocks retreated Thursday after another analyst warning on the financial sector and disappointing earnings from Oracle.
ConAgra Foods Thursday said it would sell its commodity trading and merchandising operations in a deal valued at $2.1 billion, allowing it to focus on its core food business and to repurchase shares.
Futures jumped about 6 points as both weekly jobless claims and Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE, an indicator of the average increase in prices for domestic consumption), came in a bit below expectations.
Oracle's disappointing earnings report could hang over the tech sector Thursday morning. Traders will also be watching the fourth quarter final GDP number, reported at 8:30 a.m. and weekly jobless claims, also at 8:30.
The Dow fell Wednesday as investors were pelted with reports that triggered concerns about the economy. What's the word on the Street?
The Federal Reserve cut the fed funds rate by three-quarters of a point, to 2.25 percent. CNBC asked the experts how investors should adjust their portfolios. Here's what they said.
What's on the menu for your portfolio? Morningstar equity analyst Mitchell Corwin has pinpointed five food-producing "standouts" with stocks at reasonable prices.
In the week ahead, traders say the dysfunction in credit markets will continue to dominate, and they expect the stock market to keep testing lows in choppy trading.
Stocks had their best three days in quite awhile, and whether the run continues depends in large part on what Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has to say before Congress Wednesday and Thursday.
AutoZone, the largest U.S. auto parts retail chain, posted better-than-expected quarterly earnings on Tuesday, helped by improved profit margins and sales to the commercial sector.
European markets have recovered in the past two hours after a rough start. Credit Suisse roiled the markets early, as it announced $2.85 billion in writedowns -- just a few days after posting relatively strong fourth-quarter profit...
The first days of the New Year bring Citigroup's Citi Investment Research Top Picks: The bank polled each of its fundamental analysts on a single best money-making idea for 2008, with the option of an additional small-cap pick. Citi says its 2007 list produced an average share price return of 16.7 percent, well ahead of the Standard and Poor's 500 average of 4.2 percent.
ConAgra Foods said Thursday that strong performance from its commodities trading group helped the company overcome the cost of a pot pie recall and post a 15 percent jump in second-quarter earnings.
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Tighter food regulations under consideration could benefit consumers and companies alike, as Congress looks to help the industry through a crisis in confidence driven by a spate of high-profile recalls.
Conagra Foods on Wednesday said it is not the target of a federal investigation into possible fraud and corruption in supplying the U.S. military in Iraq, denying information in a newspaper report.
ConAgra Foods said on Thursday that it was voluntarily recalling all varieties of Banquet brand frozen pot pies and all varieties of store brand frozen pot pies following concerns that its poultry pot pie products may be linked to an outbreak of salmonella.
ConAgra Foods said Tuesday that some consumers were diagnosed with salmonella after eating its Banquet Turkey and Chicken Pot Pies.
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