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Stocks pushed higher Wednesday after a report showed the services sector has begun to grow again. Still, a pair of weak private employment readings and anticipation of the government's jobs report capped gains.
S&P regains half of bear market losses. It may not be exciting, but the S&P 500 has gained 1.9 percent in the first two trading days of the year. More importantly, we have retraced 50 percent of the losses in the bear market that occurred from the all-time high for the S&P 500 (1,576 on Oct 11, 2007) to the market low (666 on March 6, 2009). The 50 percent retracement was 1,116.
Some slight selling pressure in Europe pushes stock index futures lower Wednesday, but the open should be dictated by a couple of employment-related economic reports out before the bell.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Wednesday, Jan. 6.
On Tuesday, analyst Meredith Whitney cut her 4th quarter estimates on Goldman Sachs. It’s the second cut she’s made in about a month. Is Goldman heading south?
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Stocks closed sharply lower, led by a selloff of financial shares.
U.S. retailers posted much weaker-than-expected sales for November, as shoppers focused only on big bargains at the start of the key holiday selling season. Charles Grom, broadline retail analyst at JPMorgan, shared his industry outlook.
Stocks opened mildly positive as a continued decline in weekly jobless claims help brighten hopes that the decline in the economy was abating—but surprisingly weak retail sales numbers tempered the enthusiasm.
Last Friday — known as "Black Friday" — kicked off the start of the holiday shopping season. Charles Grom, retail analyst at JPMorgan, shared his views on the strength of the retail sector.
Positive economic data buoyed stocks on Wednesday. But at least one piece of new information may actually be a cause for concern.
Dollar Tree ripped to a new all-time high today after beating earnings estimates, and bullish option traders are looking for even further upside.
Last Friday's employment report from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that the unemployment rate is now at 10.2%, its first foray above 10% and its highest level since 1983. What lessons, if any, can we get from what happened to the markets when unemployment soared back then?
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What’s a low-price retailer to do as the economy turns up and consumers are more willing to spend? Cramer puts the question to Family Dollar’s CEO.
Remember how bad things were last year? Then stop crying about one bad week in the markets.
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Investors are eager for signs that the economic recovery is underway - and after hours it seems Alcoa delivered.
Stocks ended mixed Wednesday as banks and techs gained but investors took a wait-and-see approach ahead of the start of earnings season. But banks and techs gained.