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  • Highest Dividend Yields of the Dow Monday, 24 Aug 2009 | 11:23 AM ET

    Dividend yields in the Dow index are down about a quarter of a point since early June and 165 basis points since early March, as equity markets continue to trend higher, pushing yields lower.  Here is a look at the dividend yields of all 30 Dow components:

  • Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst Friday, 21 Aug 2009 | 4:41 PM ET

    On a volatile week that ended with Fed Chairman Bernanke stating that the US economy is nearing recovery, positive housing data, and oil hitting 10 month highs; the Dow, S&P and NASDAQ once again close at new highs for 2009, and end up about 1.8% or better for the week.

  • 3 Dow Stocks with High Short Interest Wednesday, 19 Aug 2009 | 8:31 AM ET

    Compared to an average short interest of 2.2% for all Dow components, bets against these three companies stand at around 8%.

  • DuPont to Streamline Units, CFO to Take on New Role Thursday, 13 Aug 2009 | 10:53 AM ET

    Chemical maker DuPont said Thursday its chief financial officer will move to a new role as the company consolidates 23 businesses into 14, as part of an effort to capitalize on global growth opportunities to drive profitability and sales.

  • Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst Friday, 7 Aug 2009 | 4:33 PM ET

    On a week where the US markets once again hit new highs for 2009, and the 4th consecutive week of gains helped by the better-than-expected jobs report, the major indexes are all up about 2% or greater for the week, except for the NASDAQ which ended up only about 1% for the week.

  • Commodities on Fire Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 4:29 PM ET

    The U.S. Dollar continues its slide, with the Dollar Index falling to its lowest levels since the end of September.  Capitalizing on this dollar weakness are commodities.

  • Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst Friday, 31 Jul 2009 | 4:51 PM ET

    US markets hit the highest levels of 2009 enforcing a summer rally, and turned in the best July since 1989 for the Dow, and 1997 for the S&P and Nasdaq.  Additionally, July was the best monthly performance for the Dow since October, 2002, and April, 2009 for the S&P and Nasdaq.

  • Dow Logs Highest Close Since November Thursday, 30 Jul 2009 | 5:33 PM ET

    Stocks rallied Thursday, logging the highest close since November, despite a late-afternoon pullback.

  • Dissecting S&P 500 Dividends: Highest Yielding Stocks Wednesday, 29 Jul 2009 | 8:39 AM ET

    Dividend yields in the S&P 500 are down since late June, as a 6% rally for the US equity index this month has pushed yields lower, and companies remain cautious about increasing their dividend payouts.

  • Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 5:19 PM ET

    All the major US indexes were up 4% or greater for the week, after closing roughly flat for the day on Friday. The Dow crossed and remained above 9,000 on Friday, posting its best 2-week percent gain since late March 2000. 

  • Dow Logs 7th Straight Gain; Apple Slides Tuesday, 21 Jul 2009 | 4:29 PM ET

    A late rally pushed stocks higher Tuesday following better-than-expected earnings from several Dow components. The Dow logged its seventh-straight gain, the Nasdaq, it's tenth.

  • Stocks Turn Lower as Bernanke Testifies Tuesday, 21 Jul 2009 | 2:18 PM ET

    The Dow advanced Tuesday as a slew of components beat earnings expectations. But there were pockets of weakness throughout the market, including chips, hardware, banks and retail. The Nasdaq was lower.

  • Earnings on Crash Diet of Cost-Cutting, Weak Revenue Tuesday, 21 Jul 2009 | 1:39 PM ET
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    Think of Wall Street as an obese person trying to find a healthy lifestyle. Then you'll begin to understand second-quarter earnings this year.

  • Stocks Are Popping and Here's Why Tuesday, 21 Jul 2009 | 12:52 PM ET

    The trend continues: earnings beat, but revenues light. But that's good enough: stock futures are popping on the news. Why? Two reasons.

  • DuPont Profit Tumbles, but Still Beats Forecasts Tuesday, 21 Jul 2009 | 10:39 AM ET
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    Chemical company DuPont reported a sharp fall in quarterly net income Tuesday, citing weak sales, restructuring charges and the adverse impact of currency exchange rates.

  • Strong Earnings Boost Dow; CIT Skids Tuesday, 21 Jul 2009 | 10:09 AM ET

    The Dow bolted out of the gate Tuesday as a slew of components beat earnings expectations. But there were pockets of weakness throughout the market, including chips, hardware, banks and retail. The Nasdaq was lower.

  • 11 Earnings Reports to Watch this Week Tuesday, 21 Jul 2009 | 9:26 AM ET

    Last night on CNBC Reports, I ran a stock screen on 150 companies scheduled to report earnings between today and Friday.  Here are the 11 companies that came up and deserve a deeper look.

  • Futures Turn Higher on Earnings Strength Tuesday, 21 Jul 2009 | 8:45 AM ET

    Futures indicated a slightly lower open for Wall Street Tuesday ahead of a slew of earnings and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's Capitol Hill testimony.

  • Weak Dollar May Help Large Cap Earnings Monday, 13 Jul 2009 | 9:12 AM ET

    As investors brace for a rollercoaster ride during the second-quarter earnings season, the dollar's weakness in the last three months could have played a key role for some multinational companies. 

  • Stocks Hit 10-Week Low; VIX Tops 30 Tuesday, 7 Jul 2009 | 5:27 PM ET

    Stocks fell Tuesday amid growing doubts about the economic recovery. There were some pockets of gains in the banking and pharmaceutical sectors.