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Companies are increasingly sharing their record cash hoard with investors, and that trend should accelerate with a new wave of increased dividends and buybacks this quarter, according to a report from an investment bank.
Stocks ended sharply higher Tuesday after a late rally as investors cheered a better-than-expected existing-home sales report. The Dow gained over 100 points, led by Kraft and Pfizer. Health insurers gave back some of its gains after the prior session's rally.
Stocks pushed higher Tuesday after a $44 billion two-year note auction and a better-than-expected existing-home sales report. Health care gave back some of its gains after the prior session's rally.
Stocks advanced Tuesday after a report showed existing-home sales fell less than expected last month but health care gave back some of its gains after the prior session's rally.
Stocks ended higher Monday, led by health care, as passage of the health-care bill lifted uncertainty surrounding the legislation that was hanging over the market. Citigroup jumped after an analyst upgrade.
Stocks bounced back from a lower open Monday as all the uncertainty surrounding the health bill lifted after the House approved it. Merck and Pfizer remained at the front of the Dow pack. Citigroup jumped after an analyst upgrade.
The S&P Health Care Index has been seeing a boost from the health care bill. Will the stocks continue to get a lift from the new legislation—and how should you play the sector? Ipsita Smolinski, president and health care analyst at Capitol Street, and Carl McDonald, health care analyst and managed care analyst at Oppenheimer, discussed their views.
Stocks opened lower as the dollar gained amid worries about Greece's debt crisis. Health-care stocks were one of the few sectors higher today following the weekend passage of U.S. health-care reform.
Wall Street has done a bit of an about-face on health care reform in the past few weeks—while the Street for the most part is strongly opposed to the bill, analysts are increasingly pointing out potential positives in addition to negatives.
If you’ve been playing health care on hopes of gridlock in Congress, you should read this.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Humana and PNC popped while H&R Block and Chevron dropped.
Following a brief pullback in the markets, the S&P 500 index crossed back above its 50-day moving average in today's trading session. As upward momentum builds on the markets, could some of the laggards be poised for a rebound?
Stocks rose for second day Wednesday as a Deere earnings beat and a rebound in housing starts helped renew investor optimism about the recovery. Consumer stocks were among the best performers; energy, the weakest.
Stocks opened higher Wednesday after Deere blew past earnings expectations and a report showed a rebound in housing starts.
The Mad Money host spots a pattern in the market's reaction to President Obama's attacks.
Stocks kicked off February with a rally, after a dismal January, energized by an earnings beat from ExxonMobil and a strong manufacturing report. Alcoa and Exxon led the Dow. Apple gave the Nasdaq a boost but Amazon took a hit.
What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.
Stocks advanced on the first day of February, energized by an earnings beat from ExxonMobil and a strong manufacturing report.
Although global economies appear to be recovering, the inevitability of higher interest rates still weighs on stocks. Manufacturing indexes were strong in India, China, South Korea and Australia. Australia may raise rates again tomorrow, by 25 basis points to 4 percent. The U.S. reports on its own manufacturing activity with the ISM at 10am ET.
Investors started February on an optimistic note, bidding stocks higher after logging the worst month for the market in over a year in January.