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So far in 2011, 303 companies, or about 61 percent of the S&P 500 index components reached a new 52-week high. Here is a look at the top ten stocks in each of the top three sectors.
Stocks ended modestly higher as strength in energy and materials stocks outweighed pressure from financials in the wake of a disappointing earnings report from Citigroup and ahead of more reports from banks later this week. Boeing and Caterpillar rose, while Verizon fell.
Stocks continued to trade modestly higher ahead of the close Tuesday as strength in energy and materials stocks outweighed pressure from financials in the wake of a disappointing earnings report from Citigroup and ahead of more reports from banks later this week. Boeing and Caterpillar rose, while Verizon fell.
Stocks traded mixed amid worries over Apple's future as CEO Steve Jobs takes a medical leave of absence, and disappointing earnings results from Citigroup. Boeing and Caterpillar rose, while BofA fell.
Stocks traded modestly higher as deal activity lifted investor sentiment, and as the market awaited the expected approval of Bush-era tax cuts. Caterpillar and Disney fell, while HP rose. hr<!-- -->
What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.
Stocks gave back most of its afternoon gains Tuesday as investors digested news that the Federal Reserve would be willing to provide "additional accommodation" to the U.S. economy. Caterpillar rose, while Alcoa fell.
Stocks were mixed Tuesday as investors digested news that the Federal Reserve would be willing to provide "additional accommodation" to the U.S. economy. Caterpillar rose, while Alcoa fell.
Stocks fell modestly Tuesday after reaching four-month highs on Monday as investors await a Federal Reserve policy meeting where future quantitative easing strategies may be discussed. Caterpillar rose, while Alcoa fell.
Stock futures rose Tuesday after a report that housing starts reached their highest level in four months, and as investors await a Federal Reserve policy meeting that may discuss the need for further easing.
IBM said Monday that it would buy data analytics company Netezza for $1.7 billion to expand its business of helping clients analyze market information.
Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.
U.S. stock index futures are lower after the government reported consumer spending rose at the strongest pace in four months, Hewlett-Packard announced a stock buyback, and as investors digested merger and acquisition news.
Stocks largely ended down Friday, but significantly off earlier losses as the tech-heavy Nasdaq turned slightly higher. The moves were amid light trading and continuing worries about the economic recovery and bearish action in expiring August options. HP fell.
Stocks pared losses Friday, and the Nasdaq turned slightly higher, amid continuing worries about the economic recovery and bearish action in expiring August options. HP fell.
Stocks sank further Friday with little news to change the overall mood of a market worried about a weakening economy. HP and Dell fell.
It may seem like a slow period in investment banking these days, but that's not really the case according to Michael Price, senior managing director for Evercore Partners.
Venezuela's government has seized control of 11 oil rigs owned by U.S. driller Helmerich & Payne, arguing that drilling had to be restarted after the company halted operations in response to delayed payments from the country's state oil company.
Considerable confusion surrounding the president's new order on Gulf of Mexico drilling, most of it not good for the deepwater drillers: 1) a 6-month moratorium on permitting for new offshore oil and gas wells 2) the halting of all deepwater wells. The second part was a surprise to everyone. The issue: how does this affect earnings of deepwater drillers?
Apple , Dell and Hewlett-Packard on Wednesday said they were investigating working conditions at Foxconn after a series of suicides at the contract electronics manufacturer’s main plant in southern China.