Consumer stocks performed well Monday, with Macy’s and Home Depot among those that hit new 52-week highs, but pricing pressures might slow the rally.
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.
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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.
Raymond James, an investment bank with $271 billion in client assets, said its best stock selections, which include Nvidia, may double in the next year.
Stocks accelerated their losses in the final hour trading to finish near session lows Wednesday amid ongoing concerns over the global economy and as investors cautiously waited for further developments in the euro zone.
It's another morning of rumor and innuendo, with unconfirmed reports of one large Asian bank reduced its credit lines with all French banks, and another that European regulators are considering a ban on short selling.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Friday's Squawk on the Street.
Cramer puts top national restaurant brand stocks to the test.
Also, get Jim's take on which sector you absolutely should not own with oil at this level.
U.S. major indexes have not shown much love on Valentine's Day, with the S&P 500 trading up only 40 percent of the time. Some stocks, however, seem to perform relatively well leading into the holiday.
Although commodity prices appear to be pulling back, the price action doesn't assuage Fast Money Trader Josh Brown’s concern for the 'these' related trades.
Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.
Last-minute shoppers rejoice, you now have a shopping day all your own. A group of retailers and restaurant chains have banned together to declare Dec. 23 "Click It to Gift It" day. The event will allow shoppers to buy egift cards and receive a variety of special incentives ranging from free gifts to special discounts to charitable donations.
Treasurys, which have been trading poorly for several weeks, are down again today...the possibility of a very modest QE2 program from the Fed (see the Hilsenrath piece in the WSJ this morning) is pushing the dollar up and pressuring commodity, industrial, and energy stocks.
Stocks ended mixed after a volatile session as investors cautiously anticipated monthly jobs data and third-quarter earnings reports. Alcoa and Verizon fell, while GE and DuPont rose.
Stocks were modestly lower ahead of the closing bell, ending a volatile session marked by a handful of encouraging economic reports, a rising dollar, and investor caution ahead of quarterly earnings reports and monthly jobs data. Verizon and Alcoa fell, while GE rose.
Stocks ended higher Friday, continuing a September rally despite trading with uncertainty most of the week. Caterpill and United Technologies rose, HP and JP Morgan fell.
Stocks were mixed Friday after a report on consumer sentiment dampened recent signs of economic growth. Art Hogan, global equity product director at Jefferies, discussed his insights.
Stocks edged higher before the close Friday, putting the market on pace to continue a September rally despite trading with uncertainty most of the week. Dupont and Caterpillar rose, JP Morgan and HP fell.