Life is about to get more difficult for the nation's big banks but possibly a whole lot easier for the small ones.» Read More
Investors can expect a few banks to increase their dividends meaningfully, Rochdale Securities analyst Dick Bove said Monday.
So far, 18 percent of the S&P 500 has reported earnings, according to Standard and Poor's. This is still a small data base, but of that group, only 55 percent are beating expectations.
A report published Tuesday by Sanford Bernstein analyst Steven Winoker about General Electric suggests a bullish outlook for the giant conglomerate.
Want to know which banks investors are currently betting against? Take a look at the short interest ratio, which divides average trading volumes by outstanding short interest.
Many bank executives have been quiet for the past several months. But the quarter is ending in two weeks, so we are just before the quiet period. If bank execs are going to comment on business, or guide lower, this is the forum to do it.
Yes, volatility and a lack of a defined trend is still killing traders, and yes we are still very dependent for daily trading trends on headlines from Europe. But doesn't it feel like dollars are flowing out of rest of world and into the U.S.?
Financial stocks are down nearly 9 percent in 2011, far underperforming gains in the rest of the market.
Stocks finished mixed in choppy, low-volume trading Tuesday, with the Dow and S&P breaking a five-day winning streak, as investors largely shrugged off Moody's downgrade of Portugal's rating into junk territory and ahead of some key employment news expected later this week.
Stocks paring earlier losses in choppy, low-volume trading Tuesday, as investors largely shrugged off Moody's downgrade of Portugal's rating into junk territory.
Stocks struggled for direction in choppy, low-volume trading Tuesday, after logging their biggest gain last week in almost two years.
Futures wavered ahead of the open Tuesday as traders took a cautious stance after the long weekend, waiting to see if economic growth will return to the U.S. and whether concerns over Greek debt can be eased.
On Monday traders were taking a hard look at Apple after the stock broke below $325, the stock’s 200-day moving average to a 6-month low. What should you make of it?
Citigroup and Bank of America still offer massive upside to investors, according to the Rochdale Securities analyst, who has turned decidedly more bearish on the financial sector in recent weeks. ...A report from TheStreet.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Tuesday, April 19.
This craziness in Europe cannot continue. Greece just issued 13-week paper at a yield of 4.1 percent — to put this in perspective, Germany pays 3.8 percent for its 30-year bond. That's right: Greece is paying more for 3-month paper than Germany pays for a 30-year bond.
Investors should look for “reasonably valued stocks” that pay dividends and also have a growth catalyst, said Alan Gayle, senior investment strategist at RidgeWorth Capital Management.
That's what I'm seeing. Look at the performance of some of the large financials this week, vs. large commodity and industrial stocks.
Analysts are saying the end of March, but Cramer wants investors ready long before that.
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The euro has been rising against the dollar all Wednesday morning and is now at a 2-month high. December housing starts a bit weaker than expected at 529,000 (550,000 expected), but permits stronger.