U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday, building on gains after CPI rose in June, with sentiment also stabilized by encouraging earnings reports.» Read More
The Dow Jones Industrials closed at another record high as positive momentum trumped a weak manufacturing report. "The markets are floating on a sea of liquidity, but the real driver of this market is the increasing risk appetite of investors." Jeffrey Saut, Chief Investment Strategist at Raymond James, told CNBC.com.
Caterpillar plans a new $7.5 billion share buyback over the next five years, citing its confidence in long-term growth prospects and cash-flow generation.
U.S. stocks may have more room to run, but analysts say it might be wise to buy on the dips as the market looks for the next big catalyst to move it forward.
President George W. Bush is speaking on Wall Street today to further promote the economic initiatives he laid out during his State of the Union speech last week. Yesterday, the president visited the Caterpillar headquarters in Peoria, Ill., where he emphasized the importance of free trade rather than the protectionist rhetoric coming from some Democrats.
Stocks ended mixed on Monday as investors cast a wary eye on rising interest rates ahead of the Fed's two day meeting this week.
Stocks ended lower following a volatile week of trading that was punctuated by a mixed batch of quarterly earnings reports and strong economic data, which fizzled many investors hopes the Fed will lower interest rates.
Net income at the Peoria, Ill.-based heavy machinery maker rose to $882 million, or $1.32 a share, from earnings of $846 million, or $1.20 a share, a year ago.
Stocks in the U.S. are mixed going into today's opening. The Dow is pointing higher and Nasdaq looks weaker and for the Nasdaq, this week's been the best of times and the worst of times. Nasdaq's 1.3 percent drop yesterday was its worst performance of the year, following its best day of the year. Stocks are weaker in Europe and major Asian markets closed lower.
Stocks in the U.S. are leaning towards a higher open, as investors brace for a barrage of earnings news. Oil is bucking its recent downtrend and is slightly higher as cold weather finally settles into the Northeast. European stocks are trading higher, helped by mining, metals and oil stocks. Asian markets closed higher with Tokyo at a 9-month high.
During the final week of the year, CNBC spoke with analysts to get their top picks for 2007. Large cap names and private equity were winners in 2006, and many analysts are expecting more of the same next year. But look for some picks that may be surprising as well.
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All the major market indexes finished lower for the day. Volume is likely to be light on Friday ahead of the Christmas holiday.
Stocks closed lower amid muted reaction to the Federal Reserve's decision to leave interest rates unchanged.
The U.S. stock market pared some of its early session losses, but still finished in the red after the Fed decided to keep its benchmark rate at 5.25% for the fourth time in a row. While the decision did not do much to move stocks, it did note a “substantial cooling in the housing market.” That should keep investors on their toes as we head into the new year.
The major market indexes took a breather today – all closing modestly lower - in spite of a strong ADP report showing an extra 158,000 jobs added in the private sector in November. Mary Thompson sorted out the market activity – she’s CNBC’s “Eye on the Floor.” Investors are now looking to the jobs report to create some movement in the markets. That’s due out Friday.
While the notion of a weak U.S. dollar might scare some Americans – U.S. manufacturers may be secretly cheering its slide. A dip in dollar value gives companies like Caterpillar, Deere & Co, General Motors and Ford some leverage against competitors in China and Japan – which enjoy much lower currency valuations – and as a result – cheaper exports.
We told you earlier about the U.S. stock selloff--but they ended up, making comeback and bouncing off their lows of the session. There was that triple digit sell-off late in the afternoon only to see a rally in the last half hour of trading. CNBC's Mary Thompson has all the details in "Eye On The Floor."
The market saw an afternoon selloff after a poor November Institute of Supply Management number. The ISM registered at 49.5 – down from 51.2 in October. It appears investors are getting a bit timid – despite a strong year – after a week of bad reports.
Stocks skidded Friday after a key survey showed manufacturing unexpectedly contracted in November,stoking concerns about a weakening economy.
On Wednesday the Fast Money traders were squarely focused on 3 key developments that may signal serious challenges lie ahead for the stocks.