Stocks added to losses Friday as investors were reluctant to stay long ahead of a three-day weekend. The selloff followed a disappointing jobs report that showed employment growth halted in August, amplifying concerns over the health of the recovery.
Stock futures, already, down 9 points, dropped an additional 10 points as nonfarm payrolls came in at zero job gains, below expecations of a gain of 70,000. This will increase the confidence of the crowd that argues we are heading into another recession—specifically that third-quarter gross domestic product will go negative.
Futures tumbled further following a report that non-farm payrolls were unchanged in August, disappointing traders who had been estimating an increase.
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What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 1,500 displaying unusual volume in Monday's trading session.
The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), the stock market’s gauge of investors’ fears soared 35% yesterday and closed above 31 to its highest level in more than a year or since July 1, 2010. We are definitely observing some wild times on Wall St amidst new economic worries worldwide. Here is a useful tool to help measure the volatility, and risk, of individual stocks: Beta.
Stocks closed lower for the third session Tuesday after shrugging off the latest Fed minutes even as some officials raised the possibility of further easing and following news that Moody's downgraded Ireland's rating, raising more contagion fears.
Stocks shaved their gains Tuesday after Fed officials raised the possibility of further easing if economic growth continues to slow and following news that Moody's downgraded Ireland's rating.
Stocks wavered in a tight range Tuesday as investors continued to worry over the ongoing euro zone debt crisis and the struggle to break the impasse over a reduction in the U.S. deficit.
Campbell Soup is raising its fiscal 2011 adjusted earnings outlook, but the world's largest soup maker provided a somewhat disappointing forecast for next year.
Futures shaved some losses Tuesday after investors shrugged off news that trade deficit jumped more than expected. Investors had been concerned over the spreading debt crisis in Europe in addition to an ongoing struggle to break the impasse over a reduction in the U.S. deficit.
What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 1,500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.
Campbell Soup, like other food companies, has been hit by rising prices for commodities including wheat and vegetables, as well as a weak consumer base, Chief Executive Douglas Conant told CNBC Thursday. But the 140-year-old company is taking a long-term view of what it sees as a temporary bump in the road.
Discussing lower soup sales and how the company plans to grow its consumer base, with Douglas Conant, Campbell Soup president/CEO.
Stocks ended modestly higher after fluctuating in the final hour of trading as investors shrugged off further evidence of a slowing economy.
Stocks fluctuated in the final hour of trading as the Dow and the S&P 500 trimmed gains, but the tech stocks fueled a gain in the Nasdaq.
Stocks closed sharply lower, triggered by worries over euro zone debt troubles and signs of a slowing economy in Europe and Asia.
Stocks pared losses but remained significantly lower on worries over euro zone debt troubles, and signs of a slowing economy in Europe and Asia.
Stocks traded sharply lower amid worries over global growth in Europe and China, and continuing concerns about debt troubles in peripheral euro zone countries.
Messy Monday on several pieces of news: 1) China's PMI fell more than expected (to the lowest since July 2010), 2) S&P cutting Italy's rating outlook to negative from stable (European bonds are lower), 3) the governing Spanish Socialist party lost badly in the elections to the center-right Popular Party, setting up more clashes over austerity.