Robust earnings reports and new money from fund managers may put a bounce into stocks at the start of the week, but the focus will quickly turn to economic news, especially Friday's April jobs report.
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Look for Relational Investors, one of the largest shareholders of National Semiconductor, to possibly get more aggressive with its stake in CVS Caremark.
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Retail stocks update: If February same store sales were so strong, how come the S&P Retail Index (RLX) is only up 0.8 percent and is LAGGING the rest of the market? So I have been asked. Here is the answer...
On the surface, the retail sales reports were good this morning. February retail same-store sales were up 4.3 percent, according to RetailMetrics, well above expectations of a gain of 3.8 percent. This is good news, but there's a problem: there's fewer and fewer retailers reporting monthly numbers.
This week's batch of earnings reports showed that Target trumped Wal-Mart Stores, but Target still needs to watch its back, because other retailers are grabbing a bigger chunk of the consumer budget.
Stocks extended gains in the last minutes of trading to end the week on a high note, posting the best week in two months, as traders shrugged off a tepid jobs report to keep the major indices above key benchmarks reached earlier this week.
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Stocks closed far off the lows of the session, with the broad market ending largely flat, as investors weighed mixed earnings and economic reports and tech stocks sank for a second day.
Stocks held slight losses before the close, after a breif stint in positive territory, as investors weighed mixed earnings and economic reports and tech stocks sank for a second day. Caterpillar and DuPont fell, while Home Depot rose.
Reflecting a major shift in the way Americans shop for food, retailers better known for selling clothes or aspirin, including Walgreens, CVS/Pharmacy and Target, are expanding in a big way into the grocery business, with fresh produce, frozen meats and, yes, even sushi.
Congress is back in session this week and the brawl on the hill over health care reform will officially be on once the GOP takes control of the House.
Stocks ended just below record two-year highs with solid double-digit gains for the year after a quiet New Year's eve session that ended with the major indexes narrowly mixed. Alcoa and American Express rose, while Hewlett-Packard fell.
Stocks turned negative in the final minutes of trading, but were on pace to end the year just below record two-year highs with solid double-digit gains for the year amid thin New Year's Eve trading. Alcoa rose, while Hewlett-Packard fell.