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Stocks rebounded from four days of losses, buoyed by a recovery in technology shares, optimism over Wal-Mart Stores' solid profit and an easing of concerns about credit losses atmajor banks.
Gift cards are still at the top of everyone's wish list this holiday season, but growth is expected to slow dramatically from last year.
Top home improvement retailer Home Depot posted a 27 percent drop in third-quarter profit and forecast a steeper fall in full-year earnings as the slumping U.S. housing market cut into sales and it lost market share.
What's up with these last hour sell-offs three of the last four days? Many traders believe there is another major round of quant fund de-risking which is forcing many other large, plain vanilla hedge funds to de-risk.
Guarded optimism poured into the stocks of two major retailers Monday, lifting them ahead of earnings reports that could impact Tuesday's trading day. Other stories to watch Tuesday include the big Merrill Lynch financial services conference, energy options expirations, pending home sales data and the NFIB small business survey. Currency and commodities are markets to watch.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
Home Depot is currently the worst-performing stock in the Dow Jones Industrial Average index. But the warehouse-style U.S. home-improvement retailer is getting a makeover.
It's a booyah-free zone. There goes Swifty!Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
She's dressed former First Ladies Nancy Reagan and Jackie Kennedy and is a favorite of starlet Renee Zellweger, but designer Carolina Herrera says she would like to do a mass-market line, much like the one her friend Vera Wang recently created for Kohl's.
Sallie Mae's potential buyers gave the nation's largest student lender until Tuesday to consider their reduced buyout offer in light of what they said was "the new economic and legislative environment that faces the company."
Activist investor Bill Ackman could help lift shareholder returns for Sears Holdings by pushing for asset disposals, even if sales at the U.S. retailer continue to decline.
During my two days reporting from the Miami area this week, I covered the gamut of stores. A Wal-Mart, a Target, a Whole Foods, a Starbucks and a slew of boutiques in the posh Lincoln Road shopping district. The one thing in common between all of the customers that we spoke with is that all were acutely aware of the housing problems in the area.
Retailer Lowe's warned on Monday that full-year profit could trail its prior forecast, saying dry conditions in some parts of the United States were hurting sales.
Sometimes a stock is hot and other time it just burns. Following are the Fast Money misfires.
I'm really loving the fact that Dale Jr. will be driving the No. 88 car next year with Amp on his hood instead of Mountain Dew. When it was first rumored that "Little E" would shed Budweiser for Mountain Dew, I wasn't that excited. Why? Because Mountain Dew is already the fourth largest soda brand in the US, behind Coke, Pepsi and Diet Coke. If Earnhardt had Mountain Dew on his hood, we'd never know if he did anything for them. Like Budweiser, the brand was just too big before he arrived.
The cracks that are the basis for this rate cut started with poor lending practices in the housing market. Did Bernanke signal that he won’t standby and let the housing slump drag us into a recession? As a result, should housing stocks be back in the ‘buy’ column?
In a Fast Money first, viewers get the chance to hold the traders to the fire, grilling them on picks that haven’t paid.
Home Depot raised its fiscal-year earnings forecast slightly Monday after the home improvement retailer agreed to buy back 289.3 million shares of its common stock for $10.7 billion.
Like George Steinbrenner stocking his New York Yankees with All-stars, Cerberus Capital is loading Chrysler with big-time execs. The latest addition is Phil Murtaugh, who will run Chrysler's operation and expansion in China and India. In the last ten years, Murtaugh has carved out a reputation as the American who knows China and how to grow auto sales in that country.
Ace Hardware discovered an approximately $154 million shortfall on its books while preparing to convert from retailer-owned cooperative to for-profit corporation and likely will have to restate its financial results for the last five years, President and CEO Ray Griffith said Wednesday.