Take a look at some of Friday morning’s early movers:
Traders are watching to see if stocks can break their three-day losing streak Friday, or whether this week’s selloff is the beginning of a long-awaited pullback.
Here is “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer’s “Game Plan” for the week of March 19-23.
Just how strong is the U.S. economy right now? Good question. Tough answer. We picked four specific segments of the consumer economy and are taking a look inside the stocks to find some answers. Hotels. Restaurants. Theme parks. Appliances.
Darden’s restaurant sales were helped by “unbelievable” winter weather that saved consumers money on heating bills, which they spent, in part, on eating out, said Lazard Capital Markets senior restaurant analyst Matthew DiFrisco.
Darden Restaurants provides a bullish Q3 earnings view, even in the face of skyrocketing gasoline prices, with Matt DiFrisco, sr. restaurant analyst at Lazard Capital Markets.
"We are in the worst economic crisis since 1929," Credit Agricole CEO Jean-Paul Chifflet. If you think the Greece mess is costless or bloodless, just look at the European bank news this morning. At least four banks posted poor earnings and cited losses on their Greek holdings.
Shares of casual diners have been on a tear, thanks to the improving economy and consumers with a bit more discretionary cash. But while the latest surge may have some investors wary the stocks may be getting pricey, at least one analyst says to grab them while they're still hot.
Treasury bonds provide safety to investors but, after a rally that started in late 2008, now lack return. Dividend stocks, on the other hand, can easily give you twice the gain with little additional risk in certain cases. TheStreet.com reports.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
S&P futures moved up to a two-month high as December nonfarm payrolls came in at 200,000, well above the 150,000 consensus; the unemployment rate fell to 8.5 percent from a revised 8.7 percent in November.
Chipotle shares rose more than 2 percent Wednesday after Goldman Sachs highlighted the fast-food chain, but not all “Fast Money” pros were lining up for Mexican food.
Chipotle served up a nearly 55 percent increase in its share price year to date, making it the No. 9 in the “Fast Money” countdown of the top S&P stocks of 2011.
Surfing the yield curve: Someone is buying an awful lot of European debt recently, particularly at the short end. Huh? Isn't European debt toxic? Well, sort of. But the ECB will have a new long term lending facility (up to 3 years) that will soon come into effect. This was all part of the announcement last week.
Although McDonald’s recent rally in the stock market has pushed its shares to trade at all-time highs, one analyst still maintains a "buy" rating on the fast-food giant as investors flee to safety stocks.
Find out what the “Mad Money” host has in his “Game Plan.”
Jim Cramer’s researcher, Nicole Urken, discusses why the ability for McDonald’s and Yum Brands to thrive in this environment speaks to their long-term growth.
Stocks closed mixed but finished off their worst levels Tuesday after a report that EU officials may be creating two separate rescue funds to help contain the region's ongoing sovereign debt crisis.
It’s been a rough year all around for restaurant operators, with consumers eating out less often. Market researcher NPD Group said Tuesday it doesn’t expects 2012 will be much better.
Shares of Darden Restaurants are trading lower this morning after the company forecast Q2 earnings below analyst expectations. Clarence Otis, Darden Restaurants CEO, weighs in. "Olive Garden needs to make some bolder changes," he says.