Stocks turned mixed Monday as retailers were among the few sectors to struggle amid a market generally gaining support from M&A activity as well as the lack of an expected interest rate hike in China. Caterpillar and Walt Disney rose, while Intel 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<!-- -->
U.S. stock index futures made slight gains ahead of the open Monday as investors drove up the yield of 10-year Treasurys to a six-month peak ahead of the expected approval of Bush-era tax cuts.
Hormel Foods says that its board has approved a 2-for1 stock split, which would be its first in a decade.
Studying the list of S&P 500 that have hit their all-time high since the recovery began in July is revealing.
Europe's sovereign debt woes will continue to tug at markets, as investors Tuesday also get a few new pieces of U.S. economic data and hear from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke on the economy.
The dollar is finding friends, as it always does when the world looks a little shaky.
Stocks ended sharply lower Tuesday amid concerns the Irish debt crisis would spread to other euro zone countries and the effects of the crisis in Korea prompted investors to dump risky assets. Microsoft and JPMorgan fell, while HP rose.
The North Korean attack, and continued concerns over the spreading European debt crisis (specifically Spain, which has a GDP almost twice as large as Ireland, Portugal and Greece combined) are weighing on stocks today. Spain's stock market is down 2 percent.
Tuesday's economic headlines should show that the third quarter grew at a slightly better rate than reported, but the Fed's view of next year is likely to be worse than its previous forecast.
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Traders expect a short and sweet Thanksgiving week, where investors will be reluctant to make new bets and markets could actually trade quietly.
In today's trading session, 58 stocks in the S&P 500 reached a new 52-week high. Here is a look at those companies.
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.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open Friday in the wake of Thursday's selloff over economic concerns, sparked by weaker-than-expected jobless claims data.
There are no economic reports for markets to obsess over Friday, though the double dip debate will no doubt continue as traders look ahead to next week.
In today's trading session, 42 stocks in the S&P 500 reached a new 52-week high. Here is a look at those companies.
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