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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.
Both the Dow and S&P 500 rebounded in late trading on Monday as investors' concerns about the strength of an economic recovery triggered a move into defensive stocks.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of General Mills and Petrochina popped while Marriott and Myriad Genetics dropped.
The second half of 2009 kicked off with a bang with both the Dow and S&P trading higher after reports showed manufacturing began improving, albeit modestly.
Now that we closed Q2 and the first half of 2009, let's take a forward look. Here are the historical averages for the Dow, S&P and Nasdaq for July, Q3, and H2. Historically and on average, the Dow has fared best of the major indices in July, Q3 and H2.
In the current economic climate, with C-level executives in every type of business wanting to wring every penny from their corporate processes, sustainability means finding ways to reduce, reuse, and repurpose anything along their supply chain, leading hopefully to a leaner, cleaner—and greener—operation.
If you have some cash to play with, this is the best way to grow it.
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.
U.S. consumer confidence rose in June to the highest since February 2008, but the question is: When are consumers going to spend a lot more to give the economy a turnaround? John Faucher, senior analyst at JPMorgan Chase and Linda Bolton Weiser, managing director at Caris & Co. said there are consumer stocks that investors ought to own right now—and a few to avoid.
Cramer, ever the contrarian, disagrees with that sentiment. He prefers his stocks at a different temperature.
At the March 9 bottom, the banks were falling fast and behemoths like Google were at risk of falling out of the Top 20 biggest companies in the S&P 500. Three months later, that has changed significantly.