CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ Curtiss-Wright Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $16.8 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1 per share. Curtiss-Wright expects full-year earnings to be $3.80 to $3.90 per share, with revenue in the range of $2.28 billion to $2.33 billion.
Wall Street has its eye on the Federal Reserve's meeting, but a slew of data is likely to have more influence on stocks Wednesday.
Take a look at some of Wednesday's midday movers:
What stocks might the father of value investing, Benjamin Graham, like today? TheStreet.com reports.
U.S. stocks were poised to rise at the open, with the S&P 500 set to hit its highest since 2007, as a surprise drop in the jobless rate gives legs to this week's rally. S&P 500 futures rose 6.2 points and were above fair value, a formula that evaluates pricing by taking into account interest rates, dividends and time to expiration on the contract.
**ZYNGA INC, Thursday close $2.81, down 22.4 pct premarket. Brokerages lowered their price targets on Zynga's stock by up to $3 per share after the social-games maker slashed its 2012 outlook for the second time due to a decline in paying customers. Facebook, which derives over a tenth of its revenue from fees paid by Zynga, was also set to open lower as was Groupon.
Take a look at some of Thursday's midday movers:
According to a Monday report, water demand in 20 years will be more than 50 percent higher in the most rapidly developing countries. What areas of the water sector should investors consider? Michael Gaugler, senior vice president of research at Brean Murray, Carrett & Co., and Debra Coy, senior analyst at Janney Montgomery Scott, shared their views.
Investing in water infrastructure has become a key response to the financial crisis, according to Janney Montgomery Scott Senior Analyst Debra Coy and Brean Murray, Carret & CO. Sr. VP of Research Michael Gaugler.
Ken Croft, CIO and portfolio manager of Croft Value Fund and Alan Valdes, vice president of Hillard Lyons told CNBC how investors can prepare their portfolios for the week ahead.
Yesterday was not a typical Sunday. People from around the globe were reminded of one of the most important natural resources that life depends on: water. The vital role that water plays in economic development and future investments along with the possible repercussions due to its scarcity are amplified on World Water Day.
We went to commercial, but Cramer kept going. Check out what he had to say these student stock picks.
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Patti Domm wrote in her latest Market Insider post, "Water is the commodity that nobody can live without." While there has been much focus on soaring Energy, Metals and Agricultural commodities, could water be the next big thing? While results YTD are mixed, here is a set of water related securities that you may want to consider when looking at the short and longer term demands for H20.
Here's our current celebrity standings for "Trading With The Stars," and what they've been up to. Not much difference from Monday, as the top three spots remain the same. But Judy Gold is slipping down a bit. She was in 4th place after Monday's action, but is now in 6th from Tuesday. James Cromwell moves up to 5th from 6th.