Mining and metal stocks are up again about 2 percent in Europe; Rio Tinto was raised to "buy" from "hold" at Citigroup. We have no panic over Greek bonds, so Europe is trading higher. Elsewhere, earnings are pumping up stocks — mostly outside the U.S., but not all...
Wall Street was set to extend the previous session's gains at the start of trading Tuesday, with European markets mostly higher across the board and some important economic testimony coming from Capitol Hill.
Retail sales, at down 0.3 percent, was below expectations of a gain of 0.5 percent, though November was revised upward, while first time unemployment claims rose slightly more than expected for the week.
Lennar announced that orders for new homes increased for the first time in more than three years. It also posted a quarterly profit. What does this mean for the industry? James McCanless, senior homebuilding analyst at FTN Equity Capital Markets, shared his analysis.
The latest data from S&P/Case Shiller’s monthly report showed that home prices are still improving. But David Goldberg, building and building products analyst at UBS, said the group is still overvalued by 10 to 15 percent. What does this mean for the homebuilder stocks going forward?
The S&P 500 touched a 14-month high on Tuesday as investors bet on a housing market comeback in 2010.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of DreamWorks and Jos. A. Bank popped while Hot Topic and Walgreen dropped.
Home prices rose for the fifth straight month and posted the second quarterly increase, but the pace of appreciation in September slowed and was less than expected, according to Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller indexes. David Goldberg, homebuilder and building products analyst at UBS, shared his insight on the housing market.
The XHB closed lower Friday after a major homebuilder sparked fresh worries about the housing market. Is the dip an opportunity or a warning?
Stocks finished lower Friday, despite a last-ditch attempt to rally, as technology shares took yet another hit — this time it was weak earnings from PC maker Dell. Still , for the week, the Dow gained about 50 points.
The S&P 500 fell for a third straight day on Friday after weaker than-expected results from Dell and DR Horton left investors questioning the strength of the recovery.
Now that the S&P has broken below 1100 should you harvest profits? Or bet the chase for performance will lift stocks through the end of the year?
What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.
Stocks declined Friday as technology shares took yet another hit — this time it was weak earnings from PC maker Dell. Merck was among the few gainers today as investors moved into classically safe bets like health care, consumer staples and utilities.
Stocks opened lower Friday as technology shares took yet another hit — this time it was weak earnings from PC maker Dell.
The story of the week is the dollar's stabilization and the consequent stall in the stock market. European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet said the ECB will gradually withdraw emergency cash.
Stock index futures were slightly lower ahead of trading Friday, with technology shares pressured by a weak earnings report from PC maker Dell.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Friday, Nov.20.
The latest American Institute of Architects Billings Index was released yesterday showing an increase in inquiries but a slight decrease in billings. Inquiries hit their highest level since August 2008, right before Lehman's collapse and the market's nosedive.
For the first time in a long time the S&P 500 and the dollar traded in tandem with a weaker dollar failing to spark a rally.