Technology firms led market gains as the S&P Tech sector hit its highest level since November 2000 and the Nasdaq 100 reached a 14-year high.» Read More
U.S. stocks snapped a three-day losing streak Thursday, led by strong gains in the financial and retail sectors.
U.S. stocks turned firmly higher Thursday afternoon as bargain hunters scooped up undervalued stocks following three straight down days. Bank and retail stocks advanced. Even battered tech Cisco recovered.
U.S. stocks wavered Thursday as reports on January retail sales and jobless claims stirred recessionary fears. Tech stocks were under pressure after Cisco said consumers have become increasingly cautious. Retailers jumped.
The news from Cisco was a kind of Goldilocks earnings report...a small upside surprise on the topline to the tune of $30 million: $9.83 billion instead of the consensus of $9.8 billion the Street was looking for. Until the guidance. Ouch.
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If the deal comes in above $44 billion, this could be the biggest tech deal ever, topping the JDS Uniphase's $41 billion acquisition of SDL in 2000. It's also way bigger than Hewlett-Packard's $23.5 billion acquisition of Compaq in 2001.
Sure we keep hearing about the iPhone and the iPod, oh, and the Mac as well, but while we're fixated on where Apple's products have been, a new study suggests where Apple's spacer products are going, and it can be summed up in one word: Mac.
With the big game just around the corner, here are some of the companies that are primed for big business on the back of Super Sunday.
Lenovo Group beat expectations by nearly tripling quarterly earnings, riding strong demand for PCs in Asia, but the world's No. 4 PC maker faces a tough 2008 as a U.S. slowdown threatens to curb spending.
The multinational trade is thriving as global growth continues unabated and regardless of the U.S. economic slowdown. But the best way to play the world’s booming economies can be right here at home. Guy Adami highlights his favorite U.S.-based multinationals.
If you think your portfolio has taken a hit since the beginning of the year, consider Steve Jobs and his stake in Apple: He's down $377 million and change since Jan. 1, so if anyone knows the magnitude of Apple's steep--and some say overdone--decline since then, it's the mercurial Apple chief.
As the markets continue to swing up and down, some of the biggest names in the Dow Industrials can be snapped up with fairly sizable yields.
We're all a bit superstitious sometimes when it comes to investing, but Cramer doesn't recommend it. Plus, his take on Caterpillar, Google, Apple, CVS and more.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.
Just some quick thoughts on what started out as a brutal morning, but is "coming back" a little thanks to the Fed's must-do move minutes ago: I heard from many of you over the weekend, and the tone was a little surprising.
Stocks closed lower after another volatile day of trading amid weak earnings from Intel and continued concern over the economy.
Ouch. There's really no other way to summarize Intel's earnings, and there's little question that Intel's softness took Wall Street by surprise. Just look at the shellacking these shares are taking today. But is the selloff warranted, or -- like so many other moves to the downside in recent weeks among the top names in tech -- is the Intel drubbing overdone?
With the Intel disappointment, S&P futures are trading below August lows and we are now certain to see the S&P 500 -- but not the Dow -- trade at 52-week lows.
IBM reported better-than-expected preliminary quarterly results Monday on strong performances in Asia, Europe and emerging markets, driving its shares up 10 percent and spurring a broader tech rally.
Is the U.S. market getting beaten-up enough to get interesting? Strategists at Credit Suisse seems to think so. They are recommending a 5 percent overweight in U.S. stocks because the Fed is likely to cut rates to respond to the slowing economy quicker than their European counterparts.
It's the Friday before Macworld and once again, tongues are wagging about what Steve Jobs will pull out of his jeans pocket; what he might have lurking up his trademarked black sleeve; whether he can offer up something to pump some life back into this sagging stock.