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Could temporary become permanent? Earnings this quarter are coming in better than expected. As of Monday Reuters reported that 79% of those companies that had reported beat expectations.
Two stocks enter, one stock leaves.
Shares of Yahoo! jumped as much as 3% in post-market trade, after the Internet search firm reported a profit that zoomed past expectations.
Stocks retreated Tuesday after several earnings reports beat expectations but economic numbers missed their targets. The Dow shed more than 50 points, or 0.5 percent, but still held above 10,000. The S&P and Nasdaq each lost about 0.6 percent.
A flood of companies have yet to report earnings throughout this week, so how should investors prepare their portfolios? Jason Pride, director of research at Haverford Investments, shared his views.
The earnings parade continues for the third quarter. Add Apple, Caterpillar and DuPont to the list of companies that have beat the analysts' estimates in the third quarter.
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Currencies may play a role in the global economic recovery down the road, but in the short-term, the relationships among major currencies won't impede a rebound, said John Lipsky, first deputy managing editor of the International Monetary Fund.
Stocks retreated Tuesday after several earnings reports beat expectations but economic numbers missed their targets. Apple and Caterpillar surged after their earnings blew past forecasts.
Stocks drifted lower on Tuesday despite upbeat earnings from Apple as well as a number of Dow components including Caterpillar. What should you be watching?
The market's rally has been similar to the geyser after the waterfall, and while it isn't yet time to "be in the bunker," it's time to start playing a little more conservatively, said Barry James, co-manager of the five-star rated James Balanced Golden Rainbow Fund.
This earnings season, traders want to see more than an earnings beat due to cost-cutting measures. They want to see an improvement or beat in revenue as well, signaling that business is growing again.
Why does the momentum of this market rebound continue to confound some of the Street's most credible strategists?
Stocks opened mixed after several earnings reports beat expectations but economic numbers missed their targets. Dan Genter of RNC Genter Capital Management and Alan Gayle of RidgeWorth Capital Management shared their market outlooks.
Caterpillar posted better-than-expected earnings on Tuesday and raised its full-year forecast. Eli Lustgarten, analyst at Longbow Research, shared his analysis of the company and two other global construction firms.
A double dip in the economy? Caterpillar doesn't think so.
Topline beats take back seat to positive 2010 commentary. Six big names beat earnings estimates: Apple, Coke, Pfizer, United Technologies and Caterpillar all beat on the bottom line.
Futures were poised for a modestly higher open on the strength of more earnings surprises from some of Wall Street's leading companies.
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Stocks rallied on Monday on optimism about the slew of earnings ahead this week. So how should investors be positioned? Nick Calamos, head of investments and chief investment officer of Calamos Investments, and Brian Belski, chief investment strategist at Oppenheimer, shared their market insights.