U.S. stocks closed higher on Friday, with the Nasdaq setting another record as investors cheered major earnings reports.» Read More
Two months into the year, the average dividend yield of the Dow 30 has continued to rise since the start of 2009, despite some significant dividend cuts like those from CNBC parent, General Electric. See how the 30 companies in the Dow compare.
If Press Secretary Robert Gibbs needs proof that President Obama's spending plans are hurting the markets, then he should look at the Dow. Or the S&P 500. Or the Nasdaq...
The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit its lowest level in 12 years, slipping below 7,000, then 6,900 and then 6,800, as another bailout of insurance giant AIG stirred fear about the stability of the financial system.
The company's fourth quarter earnings report is particularly devastating since the company comes up way short as far as Wall Street expectations are concerned, even though analysts have been falling all over each other over the past week to lower estimates.
The Dow Industrials, Dow Transports, and Dow Utilities are all hitting multi-year lows now. While the Dow Industrials and Dow Transports have been closing at new lows for days, the Dow Utilities closed below its October low for the first time on Friday.
Forget the days of companies flying employees to exotic locales to rally the troops and strategize.
Dell will release its fourth quarter earnings after the bell tonight, and despite some draconian cost cuts and a rock-bottom share price, it is an unattractive investment. And will be for the foreseeable future.
Finishing the day at 7,114.78 yesterday, the Dow closed at its lowest level since May 7, 1997. 7 of the 30 current Dow components were not in the index when the Dow last saw these levels.
Stocks fell flat as investors grew more confident that the government will stabilize the battered financial sector, but technology remained weak.
As the Dow now contains five stocks under $10 (GM, C, BAC, AA, & GE), the Dow Industrials index has come under greater scrutiny on whether it is still a good gauge of the overall market.
Traders are buying large blocks of puts in Applied Materials as the company's stock continues to slide, after it reported weak earnings early last week.
Stocks tumbled Thursday as anxiety over how the Obama administration will fix the crippled financial system pushed the Dow to its lowest level in more than six years.
Dan Genter thinks the markets may be bumping along the bottom until the end of this year or the beginning of 2010, but then, equities will be the place to be, and now is the time to get positioned. He feels the framework for recovery is now being built.
It may seem like the country that used to make everything is on the brink of making nothing.
The pace of corporate layoffs picked up sharply in January 2009, reflecting the worsening US recession.
Stocks closed slightly higher as Wall Street welcomed news that House-Senate negotiators had reached agreement on an economic stimulus bill.
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I just got finished speaking with Paul Otellini, Intel's CEO, about his company's massive expansion plans, announced earlier today, and he tells me while his news wasn't enough to turn red ink into black on Wall Street, it did bring a smile to the face of at least one person.