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Companies are increasingly sharing their record cash hoard with investors, and that trend should accelerate with a new wave of increased dividends and buybacks this quarter, according to a report from an investment bank.
International markets are to the upside, for the most part. The Shanghai Composite closed up 2.1 percent and is now at a 9 week high. Greece announced plans for a new 5 billion euro seven-year bond that will yield about 6 percent. The dollar is falling for the second straight day as waning sovereign debt concerns in Europe. That is giving strength to commodities in early trade.
The Mad Money host looked at a recent upgrade by Goldman Sachs.
The S&P 500 finished this month in the black, up 2.83%, for its best monthly performance since November 2009, and its best February since 1998 when the index rose 7.05%.
Despite a series of snowstorms, natural gas futures are still shaky after a 12 percent plunge this month.
Great brands not only make great investments, but eventually will outperform the market in 3 to 5 years, said Omar Saad, retail analyst at Credit Suisse. He shared his market strategies and brand plays.
CEO Dave Barger tells CNBC he remains confident and feels the company is well-positioned going into its second decade of operations.
The Dow logged its biggest two-day drop since June on Thursday. Big financials led today's decline as President Obama rattled the market with plans to crack down on Wall Street risk taking. But regional banks continued to shine.
Stocks fell sharply, led by financials, as President Obama spoke about his planned crackdown on Wall Street's risk taking.
The Dow dropped more than 200 points, or 2 percent Thursday as traders shook off encouraging earnings from Goldman Sachs and eBay, worried more about China and Obama's plan to crack down on Wall Street.
Great news! We're growing too fast. China's GDP surged 10.7 percent in the fourth quarter compared to the same period a year ago, above expectations of a gain of 10.5 percent. Economic growth for 2009 came in at 8.7 percent. The minimum usually cited to continue to create jobs is 8 percent, so by any measure China is in good shape (assuming the numbers are accurate).
Concerns about monetary tightening in China hit investor sentiment before hours, with stock index futures pointing to a lower open for Wall Street.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, Jan. 21.
US airlines are trading up 1 to 2 percent today. Airline earnings season begins this week with AMR (AMR, Jan 20), Continental (CAL, Jan 21), and Southwest (LUV, Jan 21) all reporting this week. Traders still getting over the shock of Japan Air Lines (JAL) bankruptcy; JAL has been bailed out 4 times in past 10 yrs by the Japanese government...
Markets opened lower on Tuesday, pressured by a weak start to earnings. How should investors be positioned? Patrick Cunningham, managing director at Manning & Napier — which beat the S&P for 11 years — shared his investment outlook.
All week Mad Money will highlight the sectors to watch for the coming 12 months.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Boeing and Chesapeake Energy popped Southwest Airlines dropped.
As the decade moves towards its close, CNBC is running a series on the best and worst stocks, commodities, and other asset classes over the past ten years. Here is the list of S&P Sectors ranking and the best and worst of the Winners & Losers.
United States airlines have cut back on all but the most basic services in recent years — for most passengers. But for their very best customers, some airlines are providing extra perks and creating new tiers of status to make them feel special.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Jabil Circuit and Becton Dickinson popped while the 20 Yr T-Bond ETF and Wynn Resorts dropped.