On Thursday pro traders were talking about whether the S&P could make further gains if the technology sector was about to stall out.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Wednesday, May 4.
Stocks closed broadly lower Wednesday amid sliding prices for precious metals and oil, and news of weakness in the U.S. economy.
Stocks sank across-the-board Wednesday as investors took a breather following disappointing economic news and a selloff in commodities.
Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.
Stock index futures pared losses to trade flat amid a report on private sector job growth that was a little weaker than expected.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Wednesday's "Squawk on the Street."
Even as food prices continue to climb, the following consumer staple companies should still have pricing power, said Jonathan Feeney, senior analyst at Janney Capital Markets.
Consumer food stocks from Hershey and Kraft Foods to McDonald's and Starbucks say that rising commodity costs are eating into their bottom lines.
Billionaire investor Nelson Peltz's Trian Capital offered to take Family Dollar private for between $55 and $60 in cash, valuing the discount retailer at as much as $7.6 billion, according to a regulatory filing.
The ag trade has been on fire lately but with some grains trading at 30-year highs, is it time to take profits? Or is there plenty of upside?
Stocks extended gains in the last minutes of trading to end the week on a high note, posting the best week in two months, as traders shrugged off a tepid jobs report to keep the major indices above key benchmarks reached earlier this week.
Stocks gained slightly Friday as retailers and tech sectors gained strength and traders shrugged off a tepid jobs report to keep the major indices above key benchmarks reached earlier this week. Kraft rose, while JPMorgan fell.
Things are nowhere near as bad as some investors are making them out to be.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, Feb. 3.
Several points stand out in Mr. Bernanke's press conference.
For the first time since April 2010, U.S. equity mutual funds had inflows, according to estimates by TrimTabs.com. "Official" numbers from the ICI will be out next week.
The company has been widely believed to be a takeover target, or that it might separately sell its meat or beverage businesses. A number of players, including Apollo Global Management and KKR, have reportedly expressed interest in a buyout. (Update)
Higher commodity prices have put a crimp in Conagra and Kellogg margins, but Scott Nations of NationShares think they will be a boon to another name.
Stocks ended mixed after trading in a narrow range most of the session amid light volume Monday, as investors considered Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's comments about additional Fed stimulus and regrouped after strong gains in the market last week. Cisco and Pfizer rose, while BofA fell.