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Dividend yields in the S&P 500 are down since late June, as a 6% rally for the US equity index this month has pushed yields lower, and companies remain cautious about increasing their dividend payouts.
The Dow opened down 53, but that is the low for the day, so far...it's been straight up from there and the index has now gone green, led by industrials like Boeing, our parent GE, Caterpillar, United Technologies, and a few consumer stocks like Kraft, Coke, and P&G.
All the major US indexes were up 4% or greater for the week, after closing roughly flat for the day on Friday. The Dow crossed and remained above 9,000 on Friday, posting its best 2-week percent gain since late March 2000.
While the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq have all enjoyed quite a run over the last two weeks, 2009 is shaping up to be a tale of two markets: Nasdaq and everything else.
Many companies have reported earnings that have surprised to the upside, but how will they perform for the rest of the year? Dan Genter, CEO of RNC Genter Capital Management shared his insight and investment strategy.
Another wave of much better-than-expected corporate results Tuesday shows that Wall Street's analysts have badly miscalculated earnings this quarter.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Deere and UnitedHealth popped while Lockheed Martin and Moody’s dropped.
A late rally pushed stocks higher Tuesday following better-than-expected earnings from several Dow components. The Dow logged its seventh-straight gain, the Nasdaq, it's tenth.
The Mad Money host makes the call on a few key blue-chip companies and more.
The Dow advanced Tuesday as a slew of components beat earnings expectations. But there were pockets of weakness throughout the market, including chips, hardware, banks and retail. The Nasdaq was lower.
The trend continues: earnings beat, but revenues light. But that's good enough: stock futures are popping on the news. Why? Two reasons.
Companies as diverse as Caterpillar, Merck and Coca-Cola reported quarterly profit that beat analyst estimates. Does this signify an embryonic bull market at last? Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, offered CNBC his stock-market insights.
The Dow bolted out of the gate Tuesday as a slew of components beat earnings expectations. But there were pockets of weakness throughout the market, including chips, hardware, banks and retail. The Nasdaq was lower.
Futures indicated a slightly lower open for Wall Street Tuesday ahead of a slew of earnings and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's Capitol Hill testimony.
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke delivers important testimony before a House committee, but it's the wave of earnings reports that could decide the day Tuesday.
Never have so many Americans been forced to confront champagne tastes with a beer budget. Now, like manna from virtual Heaven, there's a website to help you create gourmet meals (or gourmet-looking meals) from ingredients off the $1 menu. Fancy Fast Food transforms fast food into impressive feasts under the banner "Yeah, it's still bad for you, but see how good it can look!"
As investors brace for a rollercoaster ride during the second-quarter earnings season, the dollar's weakness in the last three months could have played a key role for some multinational companies.
Warren Buffett spoke tonight (Thursday) on tape with CNBC's Julia Boorstin at Herb Allen's Sun Valley media conference. He remains pessimistic about the economy's short-term prospects, saying the latest number from his Berkshire Hathaway companies show that consumer spending remains very weak. This is a video clip and transcript of Julia's entire conversation with Buffett.
With the official start of earnings season kicking off after the bell today, here are some stats on Alcoa and the rest of the Dow.
Plus, the stocks to get you through.