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Stocks rallied to the finish line Monday after a wobbly morning as a CIT deal to avert bankruptcy and strong earnings gave investors cause for optimism.
The S&P is sitting right at its highest levels since November. The central thesis is earnings: P/E multiples will expand in the next several quarters due to the combination of cost cutting and gradually rising revenues.
These are the forces that are moving stocks right now.
As investors brace for the peak weeks of earnings, both the Dow and S&P marched higher on hopes that stability had returned to the financial system.
A strong start for stocks began to peter out Monday, though CIT continued to rally.
Stocks opened higher Monday as investors were cheered by news of a deal that will avoid bankruptcy for commercial lender CIT Group and a better-than-expected start the earnings season.
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Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Discover Financial and UBS popped while Dell and American Dairy dropped.
As investors brace for a rollercoaster ride during the second-quarter earnings season, the dollar's weakness in the last three months could have played a key role for some multinational companies.
It is now four weeks since the S&P 500 hit its recent closing high of 946.21 on June 12. The benchmark index is down 6.7% since then and some components have been hit harder than others bringing dividend yields back up again. Here is a screen for companies that have been beaten up but might have good value in the longer term.
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With the official start of earnings season kicking off after the bell today, here are some stats on Alcoa and the rest of the Dow.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of JP Morgan and Dick’s Sporting Goods popped while Caterpillar and Discover Financial Services dropped.
Stocks fell Tuesday amid growing doubts about the economic recovery. There were some pockets of gains in the banking and pharmaceutical sectors.
Stocks were under pressure Monday as a dismal jobs report last week and expectations for a gloomy earnings season nagged at the market. But the Dow turned positive as investors took advantage of the selloff and did some bargain hunting.
Stocks briefly pared their losses after a report showed improvement in the service sector.
The futures are down this morning and we are looking at a weak start to the week. How does this stack up when compared to other Mondays?
Now that we closed Q2 and the first half of 2009, let's take a forward look. Here are the historical averages for the Dow, S&P and Nasdaq for July, Q3, and H2. Historically and on average, the Dow has fared best of the major indices in July, Q3 and H2.
All three major US indices had their strongest performance since the second quarter of 2003, when the Dow, S&P 500 and NASDAQ Composite were up 12% or higher for the quarter.