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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 great American road trip is back, and that could be good news for Choice Hotels International, which franchises value hotel chains like Comfort Inn. We talked to CEO Steve Joyce, who says he sees signs of stabilization in his niche of the travel industry.
Sustainability isn’t just about saving the planet. It's about opportunity—reinventing business models to better compete in the global economy.
I am fixated on this notion that has been proposed requiring the Fed to get permission from the Treasury before it acts in any emergency. It's letting the White House, via the Treasury, into the formerly independent Fed.
The travel and leisure industry is all about customer service. Actually, every industry is about customer service, but we really hold people to account if we feel mistreated at an airline or hotel.
Amil writes, “Looks like the financials are leading this rally. If I want to pay the moves which financials should I buy?”
Stocks surrendered earlier gains and fell modestly on Tuesday largely due to fresh worries that major banks may need to raise more money.
The futures are down again this morning with uncertainty of the impact that the swine flu will ultimately have. So far, nearly 150 people have died in Mexico from the disease as it continues to spread around the world. Here are some of the stocks that moved most as the story has developed.
Despite the cautionary tone of Monday’s market, some stocks performed relatively well. Which names are worth a look?
With the swine flu death toll in Mexico over 100 and the virus spreading, the specter of a possible pandemic sent travel and leisure stocks plunging.
Concerns that the recent outbreak of swine flu could reach pandemic proportions dragged down the Dow and S&P Monday with investors hammering airlines, hotels and more.
Q: On Fast Money’s trader radar we look at the stock that was lighting up screens across Wall Street. Founded in 1927 as a root beer stand called The Hot Shoppe, this company has since expanded into the largest hotel chain in the U.S. with brands like the Ritz-Carlton. But today investors got more than just a chocolate on the pillow, as shares rose on better-than-expected first quarter results. Who is it?
Banks sold off at the close yesterday on increasing stress over the stress test. In case you're not paying attention, no one is exactly clear what is going to happen because they are still deciding; as a result, there are lots of leaks and erroneous interpretations of what might be coming.
What's the trade ahead of Intel earnings on Tuesday. Also Pete Najarian has spotted unusual options action in Marriott!
Marriott is seeing heavy call activity — even as its stock trades lower today. MAR's 20-day average daily options volume is 3,356, but today it has traded nearly 23,300 contracts halfway through the session. Why?
It was a week of short-lived rallies and dismal data, with breath-taking drops for giants like CNBC.com parent General Electric and battered automaker General Motors. The experts looked for a bottom, and focused on the future. One highly-regarded analyst even predicted a bottom within days.
The travel and leisure industry, like most industries, has taken a beating recently, but Rod Petrik of Stifel Nicolaus says one company’s misfortunes can be another's windfalls.
Q: On Fast Money’s trader radar we look at the stock that was lighting up screens across Wall Street. Founded in 1927 as a root beer stand called “The Hot Shoppe,” this company has since expanded into the largest hotel chain in the U.S., including high-end chain Ritz-Carlton. Shareholders could use some pampering this year as businesses cut their travel and conference plans. Who is it?
Surprise! Retail sales for January, up 1 percent, was significantly stronger than the decline of 0.8 percent expected, particularly after 6 straight months of declines. The main theme remains: 1) lower-than-expected guidance for the first quarter, and 2) almost no visibility beyond that, with many companies simply declining to provide guidance.
The action Thursday is again in Washington. There are several key economic reports early in the day, but traders will also focus on the progress of the economic stimulus package and look for any new details on Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's financial bailout plan.