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  • Will 'Red Dead' Rev Up Video Games? Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 2:58 PM ET
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    Video game sales may have plummeted 26 percent in April, but now there's hope that a new game will get the industry moving. "Red Dead Redemption" goes on sale today, and based on rave reviews and some anecdotal reports of huge lines outside Game Stop stores, this game could be a blockbuster.

  • Each quarter near the end of earnings season, we look at the stocks in the S&P 500 to see which ones are trading at the greatest discounts and premiums to their analysts' consensus target prices.  We publish the lists in our 20 Stocks to Pop / Drop series.  Now, that we are near the end of the latest earnings season,  here is a check on how the 20 stocks we looked at in February have performed.

  • Video Game Sales Make Surprise Plunge in April Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 10:51 PM ET
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    Sales of video game software and hardware plummeted in April, shocking industry observers who were expecting the numbers to be slightly positive or, worst case, just down slightly. That could mean a rough Friday for video game stocks.

  • Is Video Game Retailer GameStop in 'Play'? Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | 11:33 AM ET
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    The retailer, which has more than 6,200 stores nationwide, is a gathering spot for players, who flock there when big games are released. It has withstood numerous attempts by big box stores to encroach on the most profitable parts of its business model.

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    Attorneys who specialize in video game law say they do not expect the Supreme Court to rule that video games are not considered a form of free speech. Rather, Justices seem more interested in determining whether there are factors that necessitate regulating sales in the industry.

  • Videogame Retailer Sees Upside Options Activity Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 7:57 AM ET

    GameStop is attracting upside option activity following some notable endorsements in recent days.

  • Earnings Roundup: March 18 Thursday, 18 Mar 2010 | 4:24 PM ET
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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, March 18

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    The quadruple witching expiration of futures and options should give stocks a lift into Friday, while markets tune in to a handful of economic data, including jobless claims and CPI.

  • Pisani: S&P 500 Closes at 52-Week High Thursday, 11 Mar 2010 | 5:17 PM ET

    S&P 500 closes at 1150.24, a 52-week high. One of the last technical hurdles was breached at the close today, as the S&P 500 closed at its highest level since October 1, 2008. The big cap index has now joined the Nasdaq, Russell 2000 and S&P Midcap, all at new highs. How strong has this slow melt-up been?

  • March 11: Unusual Volume Leaders Thursday, 11 Mar 2010 | 2:30 PM ET

    What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.

  • The Best Lesson From the Market Correction Thursday, 11 Mar 2010 | 1:32 PM ET

    It's been a year since the market bottomed. The Dow is up 61% since then. A newspaper stock outperformed discount giant Wal-Mart. What has it all taught us? Take a good look in the mirror, buddy.

  • Halftime Report: Keep Betting On Banks? Thursday, 11 Mar 2010 | 1:27 PM ET

    Financials racked up gains again Thursday but after a 10 day winning streak, should keep betting on the banks?

  • Is It Time to Sell These Eight Stocks? Thursday, 4 Mar 2010 | 11:48 AM ET

    While the stock market continues to trade sideways, some investors seem to be turning negative on a number of S&P 500 stocks. 

  • 4 Video Game Stocks to Gain This Year: Analyst Tuesday, 2 Mar 2010 | 4:40 PM ET

    After underperforming in 2009, video game stocks are poised to improve in 2010, said Arvind Bhatia, video game and entertainment analyst at Sterne, Agee & Leach. He shared his market insights.

  • GameStop CFO’s Departure Has Investors Nervous Thursday, 25 Feb 2010 | 6:29 PM ET
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    Investors and analysts are wondering why GameStop’s CFO abruptly (and unexpectedly) left the company after just six months – and the company’s stock is taking a drubbing because of it.

  • Web Extra Pops & Drops: Limited, GameStop... Thursday, 25 Feb 2010 | 6:07 PM ET

    Find out why shares of Limited and Iridium popped while GameStop and Tenaris dropped. How should you trade the moves?

  • Dow Pares Loss to 0.5%; Coke, Palm Fall Thursday, 25 Feb 2010 | 5:06 PM ET

    The Dow ended down just 50 points as investors found some buying opportunities after an earlier selloff that sent the Dow down as much as 180 points.

  • Feb. 25: Unusual Volume Leaders Thursday, 25 Feb 2010 | 12:21 PM ET

    What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.

  • Trader Talk: Greece Still Worries; Coke Refreshes Thursday, 25 Feb 2010 | 11:15 AM ET

    Even though investors get another dose of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke in Washington, D.C., the problems in Greece have crept back to the forefront of investor concerns. The issue today is whether the country can cut the budget enough to help the situation. And the big deal on Wall Street involves Coca-Cola and Coca-Cola Enterprises.

  • Trade Like Easy Money Is Here To Stay? Wednesday, 24 Feb 2010 | 5:27 PM ET

    Stocks closed higher on Wednesday after Ben Bernanke reassured lawmakers interest rates will remain low. How should you be positioned now?