U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Thursday, as investors built on the week’s rally, ahead of unemployment data from the Labor Department, and manufacturing data.
Take a look at some of Thursday morning’s early movers:
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open on Wall Street on Wednesday as investors built on Tuesday's rally, with banking stocks in the spotlight after the Federal Reserve announced that most U.S. banks had passed its stress tests, and gave an improved economic outlook.
Kate Upton, just 19, has arrived on the modeling scene as a largely self-created internet phenomenon, and was announced as the latest cover girl for Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue, the New York Times reports.
Retailers are trying to coax consumers out of hiding with a new gimmick this season.
If you are searching for the pincer of the recent stock market correction, look no further than clothing retailers. A report from TheStreet lists five clothing retailers that are ripe for investors who want to buy quality at a low price.
Calm European banks = Calm U.S. open. For three weeks, there has been a simple, unfailing indicator for pre-open trading in the U.S.: European banks immediately after the European open. Today, those banks are for the most part fractionally to the upside, as is our market.
Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.
Apparel from Chinese factories is increasingly slipping into the hands of Chinese consumers, who purchase the items at a significant discount from independent sellers on websites like Taobao.com and Chinese eBay. Even shoppers in the US can get in on the deals.
The second estimate for Q1 GDP remained at 1.8 percent growth—that is a disappointment. Almost everyone was expecting the revision to be at least north of 2 percent. Initial jobless claims, at 424,000, was above expectations, another disappointment.
Stocks climbed back from the lows of the year as investors shrugged off continuing uncertainty in Japan to send stocks broadly higher. HP and Pfizer rose, while Kraft fell.
Stocks climbed to near the highs of the day ahead of the close as investors stepped back into the market to send it broadly higher after all the major indices fell to their lows for the year on Wednesday. HP and Chevron rose, while Kraft fell.
As the Tokyo Electric Power began throwing everything at the reactor problem, Japanese big cap stocks like Sony (SNE) and Panasonic (PC) have been rising (Sony is down nearly 20 percent in the past week), as have big miners like BHP Billiton (BBL) and Rio Tinto (RIO), which are up 3 or 4 percent.
Retail stocks update: If February same store sales were so strong, how come the S&P Retail Index (RLX) is only up 0.8 percent and is LAGGING the rest of the market? So I have been asked. Here is the answer...
On the surface, the retail sales reports were good this morning. February retail same-store sales were up 4.3 percent, according to RetailMetrics, well above expectations of a gain of 3.8 percent. This is good news, but there's a problem: there's fewer and fewer retailers reporting monthly numbers.
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Stocks finished the session sharply higher Wednesday ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, following a handful of reports that offered some hope that the U.S. economy was improving.
Stocks were trading sharply higher Wednesday following a handful of reports that offered some hope that the U.S. economy was improving.
With 4 retail stocks hitting all-time highs ahead of Black Friday, how should you position?
Stocks added to gains Wednesday after a handful of economic reports pointed to an improving economy.