The Dow and the S&P 500 closed at fresh 15-month highs as shares of big manufacturers advanced on strong Chinese economic data, but the Nasdaq fell as tech shares succumbed to profit-taking.
Stocks are poised for solid gains at the start of trading Monday, following rallies in major markets in Asia and Europe.
Growth in 2010 will be stronger than what the markets expect, said Barry Knapp, head of U.S. portfolio strategy at Barclays. He shared his stock picks and market outlook for next year.
Tech investors are scrambling to figure out which end is up after Apple broke its 50-day move average while Cisco and Juniper action seemed very bullish.
This network-security company will be priced a lot cheaper than it’s worth, Cramer says.
The Dollar Index is up for a second day in a row on Treasury Secretary Geithner's comments that the administration is committed to a stronger dollar. Despite the small gain, the US Dollar is now down over 15% since March relative to a basket of foreign currencies and many traders are betting it will continue its slide.
A former tech bubble victim could be the industry’s most likely takeover target, Cramer says.
After a surprising deal from HP, the markets reacted after hours to the acquisition of the week. The Fast Money traders give you the outlook and analysis you need to trade on the news.
Earlier this year, Cisco opened a major front against one-time partners Hewlett-Packard and IBM in the hotly competitive, and fast-growing server market with its blade, and so-called Unified Computing System initiative.
Cisco Systems reported a profit that declined from last year's levels but handily beat Wall Street estimates, pushing the company's stock higher in late trading.
In extended trade shares of Cisco popped as much as 4% after the company beat Street estimates. But is it enough to spark a rally?
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Cramer offered up a couple of possibilities.
Cisco has agreed to buy Norwegian videoconferencing company Tandberg for $3 billion in cash, its latest bet that video will drive demand for its data transmission gear. The acquisition fills the gap between Cisco's high-end video meeting service and its WebEx tool.
At least 10 stocks in the S&P 500 hit new 52-week highs on Friday. Is this market just determined to keep climbing?
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of eBay and Juniper popped while Palm and Barrick Gold dropped.
Juniper Networks is a leader in high-performance networking but is usually caught in the wake of industry giant Cisco. Yesterday, however, Juniper was lighting up our screens early with upside options activity.
Tech companies in the S&P 500 have been a major force in the recent rally, up 15.9% on average since their July 10th lows. Here is a look at which tech stocks are leading and which are lagging in the recent rally.
Shortly after the March lows, we wrote a story about the tech led rally. In the article, we pointed out which tech stocks were leading and which were lagging. Now, as one of our readers wrote in, the story has changed and he has profited from it.
With stocks up 11 percent since Alcoa kicked off earnings three weeks ago, investors now will be turning their gaze elsewhere to see whether the rally is for real.