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What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, Feb. 11
Corporate donations to the relief effort in Haiti now total more than $106 million according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, surpassing the $100 million in aid initially pledged by the U.S. government.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Manpower and Tempur-Pedic popped while Verizon and Expedia dropped.
Despite a rough start in 2009, stocks in the S&P 500 are poised to close the year with their best gains since 2003. Here are the sectors that are leading the charge.
If you’re like millions of other Americans right now, you’re thinking about loading up the car or getting on a plane to visit loved ones and eat all the turkey you can stomach. All this flying and driving presents an exchange traded fund (ETF) investment opportunity.
Friday marks the monthly expiration of November options, at time when markets can be especially volatile. So how can investors benefit from the volatility? Richard Sparks, senior equities analyst at Schaeffer’s Investment Research, shared his insights.
Peter Costa, president of Empire Executions and CNBC market analyst and Kim Caughey, VP and senior equity analyst at Fort Pitt Capital Group told how investors can prepare their portfolios for the week ahead.
Leisure destinations are recovering but traditional business destinations remain weak, said Barney Harford, Orbitz Worldwide CEO on Thursday. "The green shoots of the recovery are coming from the leisure sector,” he told CNBC’s Becky Quick on “Squawk Box.”
Strong sales of disinfecting products spurred by swine flu fears helped Clorox post a bigger-than-expected quarterly profit. Who else might benefit?
What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.
Despite a pull back in the U.S. equity markets last week, the S&P and Nasdaq Composite are having their best September since 1998 so far, while the Dow is on track for its biggest % gain in September since 2007. Even though September ranks as the worst month historically on average for all three indices, the Nasdaq Composite has traded up 12 sessions out of 19 as of Monday's close while the Dow and S&P have finished up 11 days of 19.
As we approach another quarter and month end, with just four days to go, the Dow is on track for its best third quarter since 1939, the S&P is on course for its biggest Q3 gains since 1970, and the Nasdaq Composite is having its best Q3 since 1997, based on September 24 closing levels. Will the markets continue to hold on to gains or sell off by the end of the year?
MGM Mirage shares have risen more than 250 percent since hitting their March low, but David Katz, gaming, lodging and leisure analyst with Oppenheimer said that it's too soon to say whether the stock will keep rising.
Priceline.com was up 14% yesterday after beating Q2 earnings estimates on strong sales and bookings and guiding above expectations for its current third quarter. The company noted that its results have been and continue to be helped by strong demand for leisure travel this summer, which has been spurred by lower prices via heavy discounting.
Whither stocks? We are overbought, but that doesn't mean the markets will drop. Traders have been worried that the market rally is showing signs of aging; for example, the percentage of stocks below their 10-day moving average is faltering.
Freddie Mac up nearly 100 percent after reporting its first quarterly profit in nearly two years (excluding the dividend payment to the government). A change in accounting rules, lower funding costs, lower provisions for credit losses, and gains on the company's derivative portfolio were all factors.
As investors debate whether the stock market gains are sustainable, Barry Knapp, Barclays Capital Managing Director, believes that it is time to be very selective with stocks.
Following are the week’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Nike and American Superconductor popped while Exxon Mobil and Pfizer dropped.
As the markets continue to surge ahead, the equities on the Nasdaq and New York Stock Exchange continue to hit new highs. 61 companies on the NYSE and a whopping 116 companies on the Nasdaq hit new 52-week highs yesterday.
Stocks rallied Thursday as investors were encouraged by the latest jobless report and round of corporate earnings.