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Stocks declined Tuesday as investors expressed their disappointment in Wal-Mart's outlook, HP's deal and a slew of other news. Surprising resilience in retail sales, excluding autos, helped curb losses. The Nasdaq eked out a gain, led by Yahoo.
Stocks declined Tuesday as investors juggled a mixed bag of news: Retail sales outside of the hard-hit auto sector showed suprising resilience, while a well-known analyst cut her outlook for big banks. Wal-Mart skidded after the discount giant posted decent results but issued a tepid outlook.
A flood of numbers from both government and industry confronted investors through the week, making for some choppy trading and a lot of educated guesses from analysts, fund managers, and investors.
This week saw a Federal Reserve rate cut, better-than-expected consumer spending and jobs numbers, and the first climb of the Dow past 13,000 in nearly four months. So what stocks top the top traders' lists?
Small and/or beat-up were the main themes running through Tuesday's stock chatter on CNBC. But don't forget energy and more energy -- and one aerospace giant.
Computers, gasoline and beer: Essential elements of everyday life, and, according to John Linehan of T. Rowe Price, judicious stock selections. He might know: Linehan's 4-star T. Rowe Price Value Fund is up an average of 13.1 percent per year over the last five years. Read on for his recommendations.
This industrial firm could rival Silicon Valley in terms of innovation, Cramer says.
Both Starbucks and Dell remain in a rut ever after the return of their celebrated founders. So, how should you trade?
This dip won't last forever. Here's Cramer's take on the bounce-back.
Normally, I'll put together a formal earnings preview the day the company is set to announce, but in the case of Apple, there has been so much interest so far ahead of these numbers that I thought I'd do it today instead, and run some of your emails about all this tomorrow.
Taiwan's AU Optronics, the world's No.3 LCD maker, said on Tuesday it returned to profit in the first quarter from a year-ago loss as strong demand for flat-screen TVs lifted prices for its displays.
Now that the first week of the technology earnings is over, many investors are breathing a sigh of relief.
The prodigious American consumer electronics industry may be providing consumers with somewhat more ‘eco-friendly’ products. but it remains an industry with a dark side: mountains of toxic e-waste.
After a week like this one, the pressure's on the next batch of tech stars to beat the Street and keep this momentum going, with investors turning their attention to Yahoo, Microsoft, Apple and Amazon, all set to report earnings next week.
Today, April 17, is CNBC's 19th birthday. Just look at how things have appreciated since then.
Better-than-expected results from major banks and IBM send the market higher. Can the euphoria continue with Google on Wednesday? Also, the oil trade with Dennis Gartman and more.
With Intel, the bad news is already baked in, and that's leading many analysts to expect good things from the company at the close today. Funny how when a company lowers its own expectations, and is now expected to at least meet them that it translates into "good news" for Wall Street.
What to expect from this week's headliners.
Wall Street should brace for a round of profit warnings from U.S. technology companies this results season, as consumers and businesses rein in spending amid a weaker economy and record energy prices. The world's largest microchip company, Intel Corp spacer , kicks things off for the sector Tuesday, followed by top computer services provider IBM spacer Wednesday and Web search leader Google Inc spacer Thursday.
A steady stream of downbeat news seemed to leave the market unmoved for most of the week -- until the bluest of the blue chips, General Electric, posted first-quarter earnings that missed Wall Street expectations by seven cents per share, and lowered its full-year guidance.