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KLA-Tencor has been sitting right around $36 for two weeks, but new put buying shows concern about the downside.
Applied Materials is seeing upside options activity after a strong sector report and ahead of two industry conferences, including one that opens today.
Investors ought to consider putting their money into some mid-cap stocks, said Patrick Dunkerley, lead portfolio manager at Scout Mid Cap Fund.
Dow closes at 52-week high, S&P 500 just behind. Big week for commodity stocks, with many up double digits.
Options action turned bullish on Applied Materials yesterday as investors bet that it would rally into the autumn.
Options trading turned bullish on this chip equipment maker as at least one investor positioned for a near-term pop in the shares. Which company is it?
Cramer explains why even some of his least favorite semiconductor companies are buys right now.
Options activity spiked early Tuesday for Micron Technology, which has been rallying in the face of a dismal outlook in the chip industry. This morning, right out of the gate, the MU March 4 calls lit up OptionMonster's tracking systems, as buyers jumped in to snap up more than the open interest...
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
Novellus is seeing strong call activity — even though its shares are trading lower as takeover rumors are circulating on the trading floors. More than 7,000 calls traded against 575 puts this morning, dwarfing the average December call volume of 810 contracts per day. Volume was also heavy in the NVLS shares themselves.
Twice each year, Standard and Poor's runs a stock screen, designed to find stocks that Warren Buffett might find attractive based on his general investment philosophy. The new list has just been released. Guess what well-known name is missing this time around. (Pay no attention to the picture on the left.)
All major U.S. Indices ended the week in positive territory, led by a 4.46% gain in the NASDAQ Composite Index. Commodity prices continued to fall broadly across the board, with oil prices tumbling $9.90 this week.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Hershey and Flowserve popped while China Mobile and Archer Daniels Midland dropped.
Applied Materials the largest supplier of tools for making microchips, gave a profit forecast on Wednesday that was far below Wall Street expectations, sending shares down 5 percent.
Lam Research on Wednesday posted a better-than-expected rise in it fiscal fourth quarter revenue, paced by market share gains.
Analyst actions and earnings news were some of the catalysts behind the most actively traded stocks on Tuesday. Financial stocks were in focus and Lehman Brothers rose on heavy trading volume after the investment banking firm reported strong quarterly earnings.
Hey folks, we have guest blogger Jeff Mishlove with some thoughts for the final week of the contest. Here's his post: One week ago, I recommended a momentum strategy based upon selecting stocks that had been surging in price during the past three months. At that time, I recommended five stocks: SCHN, NTRI, FCX, LRCX and VCLM. I see that four out of these five stocks are now up for the week.
Hey folks, Jeff Mishlove has some thoughts for the contest finals. We'll get right to them. Here's his post: Now the Portfolio Challenge moves into the finals and the Second Chance Showdown. I am not in the finals, and I have decided not to enter the Second Chance Showdown – so that there can be no suggestion of a conflict of interest with regard to any recommendations I may make for the Million Dollar Buzz.
Don Hays, president and chief investment strategist at Hays Advisory, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that he expects the Federal Reserve to cut interest rate within the next month-and-a-half.
Lam Research on Thursday posted a higher quarterly profit as the supplier of equipment for making microchips saw sales jump by nearly 50% from the year-ago quarter.