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Stocks finished in positive territory Tuesday, but off their session highs after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid threw cold water on the ongoing "fiscal cliff" negotiations.
Here are some of Tuesday's midday movers:
Futures were higher Tuesday following upbeat economic data from Germany and ahead of the the Fed's two-day policy meeting.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
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Traders are shopping for strong results in Ascena Retail, which reports earnings on Wednesday.
One of the hottest trades of the year could be getting even hotter. Dollar General is set to join the S&P 500 after the close, with Mark Newton, Greywolf Execution Partners, and Zachary Karabell, River Twice Research.
Traders filled their carts with Dollar General on Thursday, looking for the stock to rally.
Indian authorities are investigating allegations that Wal-Mart violated foreign exchange rules when it invested $100 million into a domestic unit owned by its wholesale joint-venture partner, a senior law enforcement official told Reuters on Friday.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has eliminated almost all of its stakes in Johnson & Johnson and General Electric.
Exchange-traded funds have affected the way investors should look at individual sectors, “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer said Friday.
Find out which retail stock the “Mad Money” host recommends buying now.
Oct 12- Dollar General Corp:. *Expands its board of directors. *Says election of Pat Fili-Krushel to its board of directors effective October.
Oct 12-:* Deutsche Bank raises ACS price target to 17 euros from 16 euros; rating hold. 36.5 euros; rating buy* Deutsche Bank cuts FCC price target to 11.5 euros from 13.5 euros; rating hold. euros; rating buy* Deutsche Bank raises ohl price target to 25 euros from 23 euros; rating buy* Deutsche Bank cuts Vinci price target to 45 euros from 47 euros; rating buy.
*Nomura raises Dollar General Corp price target to $62 from $57. *Nomura raises Family Dollar Stores Inc price target to $70 from $68. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
Oct 9- Vinci SA:* Morgan Stanley raises Vinci to overweight from equal weight; cuts. price target to 41 euros from 43.50 euros. Reuters Station users, click. 1580.
He named Family Dollar Stores Inc. as his top pick among the group, rating it at "Outperform" with an $81 price target. The analyst also rated Dollar Tree Inc. at "Outperform" with a $55 target price. In afternoon trading, Family Dollar shares added 42 cents to $69.07; Dollar Tree shares rose $1.33, or 2.8 percent, to $48.18 and Dollar General shares fell 27 cents to $51.80.
*Credit Suisse assumes coverage of Family Dollar with an. *Credit Suisse assumes coverage of Dollar Tree with an outperform. *Credit Suisse assumes coverage of Dollar General with a neutral rating.
Like 65 million Americans, Jim watched the debate with an eye toward making you money, tweeting every potential stock idea triggered by either gentleman.
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Thursday.