Stock futures are up modestly on better-than-expected jobless claims data and Alcoa’s smaller-than-expected loss.
Stocks opened higher Thursday as jobless claims dropped below a key level and Dow component Alcoa kicked off earnings season with a beat.
Futures indicated a rebound for Wall Street on Thursday as jobless claims dropped below a key level and Dow component Alcoa started the earnings season beating expectations.
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Wal-Mart Stores announced a new $15 billion share repurchase program and said it'll increase its fiscal-year dividend by 15 percent, to $1.09 per share. Should you buy it? John Lawrence, managing director of equity research at Morgan Keegan, offered CNBC his investment advice.
Stocks advanced Thursday after a report showed jobless claims fell last week and banks gained. Weak retail sales tempered the mood.
One of the most important economic indicators for the stock market, comes out Friday before the bell. And traders are taking their position now!
Stocks opened slightly higher Thursday after a report showed jobless claims fell last week but the gains were offset by the retail surprise: three-quarters of retailers reporting chain-store sales this morning missed their targets.
Stocks opened slightly higher Thursday after a report showed jobless claims fell last week.
Stocks were headed for a flat open after futures pared gains on dismal sales reports from some of the nation's largest retailers.
With same-store sales numbers hitting the Street on Thursday, is there fast money to be made in retail?
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General Motors' Chapter 11 filing may provide it with a clean slate as far as its finances go, but consumers will not be as forgiving as a bankruptcy court judge. The key for GM may be to convince them to try.
The ‘green shoots’ are starting to show some leaves and we’re getting more good news, said Bob Doll, vice chairman of BlackRock. He offered his favorite sectors to play the recovery.