Plus, get calls on the investment banks, homebuilders, tobacco and more.
Housing stocks moved Friday after new data showed construction hit its highest level in 7 months. However all may not be as it appears.
Credit Suisse boosted its rating on KB Homes. Is it time to dip a toe in the homebuilders?
The S&P rose modestly on Thursday with investors rotating into financials after BofA-Merrill upgraded Goldman Sachs to “buy” and raised its price target to $175.
Stocks rallied Monday as convicted Ponzi swindler Bernie Madoff received the maximum sentence and oil topped $71 a barrel. Plus, there was some window dressing as Tuesday marks the end of the second quarter.
Stocks drifting today on very light volume. Traders are fast-forwarding their attention to next week’s launch of earnings season.
The Dow capped another down week with a loss Friday as investors shrugged off a surge in consumer sentiment and instead focused on the fact that consumers are squirreling away their money at a feverish pace. But techs gained after encouraging earnings from Palm.
The Mad Money host reacts to the latest research and offers calls on housing, the banks and more.
Worried you missed the latest run-up and now stocks are trading sideways? Don't fear—you can still get in the game. Donald Yacktman, president of Yacktman Asset Management, and Kent Croft, CIO of the Croft Value Fund, share their value plays for the second half of the year.
The markets are still struggling and consumers are saving more, causing concern that a recovery will be slow. Art Cashin, floor director at UBS, weighed in Friday with his thoughts.
Stocks declined Friday as investors shrugged off a surge in consumer sentiment, instead focusing on the fact that consumers are squirrel away their money at a feverish pace. But techs gained after encouraging earnings from Palm.
Stocks declined on Friday as investors shrugged off a surge in consumer sentiment, instead focusing on the fact that consumers are saving their money at a feverish pace. In another encouraging sign for the economy, KB Home reported a wider-than-expected loss but said that the housing decline is moderating. So are the “green shoots” back? Experts discussed the above and more…
Futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street Friday, despite the fact that stocks in Asia and Europe rallied on the back of higher commodities and metals prices.
It’s been 100 days – no not since President Obama has taken office - but since his stimulus plan passed Congress. So which stocks are the big winners?
100 days have now passed since President Obama signed the $787 billion economic stimulus bill into law. Signed less than a month into his administration, the stimulus package provides notable investments into infrastructure/construction, renewable fuels/alternative energy, farming/agriculture, and healthcare.
KB Homes is up nearly 6 percent along with heavy options activity, as traders may be thinking that housing prices are finally hitting bottom.
Unemployment hit 8.9 percent in April and some predict that number could climb to over 10 percent in 2009. But how far can this streamlining really go? See the S&P 500's leanest companies.
Unemployment hit 8.9 percent in April and some predict that number could climb over 10 percent in 2009 as major companies further streamline operations to combat the recession. While some industries are more labor intensive than others, employee productivity is a key measure that managers and investors look at when evaluating performance. Take a look at which companies are squeezing the most out their shrinking workforces.
The imbalance in housing demand and inventories will continue to keep home prices down for some time, said Michelle Meyer, economist at Barclays Capital, and Karen Weaver, analyst at Deutsche Bank.
It’s time to get into home builder stocks, said Jim Wilson, managing director at JMP Securities. Mike Crofton, CEO of Philadelphia Trust Company, disagreed — but had some housing-related picks of his own.