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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.
In this Web Extra, the traders reveal how they're playing earnings from Aetna, Coca-Cola, and Marriott as well as retail sales and more.
Travel may not seem like an industry on the move, but Jake Fuller of Thomas Weisel Partners has some travel-related stocks on his "buy" list.
If you run your own business owner or are a decision maker at someone else's company, here’s how you can green your routine while fattening the bottom line.
Before you succumb to the doom-and-gloom about alternative energy, it's worth remembering that sustainability is not all about big ideas and big bucks. In NBC Universal's latest initiative, "Green Your Routine", you'll see it's sometimes about what's routine, not revolutionary. Find out what consumers and business can do on a smaller, daily basis to go green.
Like many companies, the Marriott International has a number of energy-saving, environmentally-friendly initiatives, but with 300 hotels, 300,000 employees and millions of guests around the world the company says it has "a real ability to educate and inspire" employees and customers alike.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of National City and Constellation Energy popped while Honda and Apple dropped.
Stocks declined Thursday as dismal reports on factory orders and jobless claims piled on to a market already on edge about a freeze in the credit markets and the bailout bill as it heads to the House. GE was the biggest drag on the Dow.
It was bailout or bust for the markets , but now that Congress has reached agreement on the $700 billion package the focus will shift to the weak economy.
The state of the financial markets' bailout and the credit crunch are dual concerns for investors in the week ahead.