For more than a century, followers of Dow Theory have looked to transportation stocks as the great bellwether of broad market movement.
U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday after earnings from McDonald's and Netflix.
Thursday's midday movers:
Sectors that capture the global economy are down today: transportation, multi-industry, and tech stocks.
Power has been restored to nearly 80 percent of utility customers in the New York City area who were blacked out by Super Storm Sandy, but a nor’easter loomed and that could set back efforts to return to normal.
New Yorkers felt the rumble of subway trains for the first time in four days on Thursday but gasoline shortages persisted in the Northeast and emergency crews struggled to reach the worst-hit areas and restore power to millions of people.
Wall Street and two major airports reopened, and National Guardsmen rushed to rescue flood victims as the Northeast limped into recovery mode Wednesday, two days after being pummeled by epic Hurricane Sandy.
As our thoughts remain with all those who have been horribly affected by the devastation that hit the U.S. Eastern seaboard and its aftermath, we are being asked about the implications of Hurricane Sandy for markets
Superstorm Sandy slammed into the U.S. east coast on Tuesday and hurled a record 14-foot surge of seawater at New York City, flooded the financial district and left 7 million people without power.
Sandy has made landfall along the coast of southern New Jersey. While downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone, it still has sustained winds of 85 mph.
Hurricane Sandy began veering as predicted early Monday on a path that would take it over Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York putting it on a path that could endanger 50 million people.
CHICAGO-- Railcar leasing company GATX Corp. said Thursday that its third-quarter earnings rose on a surge in orders for tank cars to haul oil, gas and chemicals. The company earned $53.8 million, or $1.13 per share, compared with $32.9 million, or 70 cents per share, a year ago. But stripping out those one-time items, GATX still topped Wall Street expectations.
Take a look at some of Thursday's midday movers:
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Although it is harder to find a bargain on value stocks than it was a year ago, investors can still find a deal in some infrastructure companies, Mario Gabelli, of Gamco Investors, told CNBC at Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholder meeting Friday.
UBS announcing that earnings will be better than expected helping big U.S. banks. The biggest catalyst appears to be significant improvement in fixed income trading; we can assume that big U.S. banks will also have large gains from fixed income trading.
Las Vegas Sands’ Singapore casino resort is on track to open end of March, but may face delays depending on the weather, said its chairman, Sheldon Adelson.
The Dow Jones Transportation Average strongly outperformed the other major indices on Friday, rising 4 percent on broad strength from truckers YRC Worldwide (YRCW) and Ryder (R), railroads CSX (CSX) and Norfolk Southern (NSC), and airlines AMR (AMR) and Continental Airlines (CAL).