Cramer explains why he would rather buy shares of home improvement retailer Lowe's over rival Home Depot, even though the latter is currently stronger company.
Stocks ended off the highs of the day as technology slumped, but a surprisingly strong jobs report gave a lift to the market as it ended higher for a second straight week. Caterpillar and GE rose, while Intel fell.
Stocks recovered some ground in the final minutes of trading on the strength of industrials and financials after what had largely been an upbeat session following a surprisingly strong March jobs report. Caterpillar and GE rose, while Intel fell.
When companies host investors for their annual meetings, investors' focus once again will be directed to executive pay.
Stocks fluctuated Thursday after mixed economic news, including weak factory orders, but remained on track to post the best quarterly results in more than a decade. Intel fell, while Travelers gained.
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Markets have been “shrugging off” all the recent geopolitical events, said Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services.
Stocks got closer to their highs of the year as the broad market turned positive for the month and was on track to post the best quarter of the year, although volumes remained thin amid geopolitical uncertainty. AT&T and Merck led Dow components higher, while Cisco slipped.
Stocks put in another strong showing on Wednesday as investors seemed to put aside concerns over geopolitical fears to send stocks higher, although volumes remain thin. AT&T and Exxon led the Dow higher.
Stocks gained on Wednesday, following a modest Tuesday rally, amid good news on the jobs front. AT&T and Merck led the Dow higher.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Wednesday's Squawk on the Street.
Shares of Home Depot popped Tuesday after the company announced plans to buy $1 billion of its own shares. Are other retailers about to do the same?
Stocks ended just off the highs of the day Tuesday amid light volume and despite a couple of weak economic reports, as energy and telecom gained. Home Depot rose, while HP fell.
Stocks gained Tuesday amid light volume and despite a couple weak economic reports, as energy and retail stocks moved higher.
Again, investors were not willing to put money to work in the financials. In fact, Bank of America and Morgan Stanley are near their 2011 lows.
Stocks added to modest gains amid light volume and weak economic news as the quarter end neared. Home Depot rose, while HP fell.
Stocks turned negative in the final hour of trading to close lower Monday amid light volume, as techs and worries over geopolitical turmoil weighed.
Stocks turned lower ahead of the close Monday as techs and industrials weighed in addition to worries over geopolitical turmoil.
Stocks rose modestly Monday, led by a handful of positive economic news, but tech stocks and geopolitical developments limited gains.
Stocks snapped a two-week losing streak to post gains after several days of quiet trading in which stocks steadily rose higher despite despite unrest in the Middle East and Libya, debt troubles in Europe, a continuing nuclear disaster in Japan and mixed economic news in the U.S. IBM and Chevron gained, while HP fell.