Stocks fell back after trading above significant benchmarks just before the close amid mixed economic and earnings news and light trading as the Northeast dug out from another major snowstorm. GE and United Technologies rose, while P&G fell.
Jim Schrager believes Microsoft is simply too unfocused. That’s one reason, he says, many companies get in trouble—and the reason so many conglomerates are unwinding themselves.
With Microsoft scheduled to report quarterly results after Thursday's closing bell, how should you game its stock into and in the wake of earnings?
Stocks turned slightly positive in the wake of both positive and negative economic and earnings news, after the major indices hit psychologically important benchmarks earlier in the session.
Stock index futures traded essentially flat after an unexpected surge in jobless claims took the wind out of the market, which had risen higher after Caterpillar easily beat both profit and revenue expectations.
After gains of more than 260% last year, if you thought this latest earnings report would drag down Netflix- you thought wrong.
Is social networking about to do to Monster Worldwide spacer what Monster did to newspapers? For several years Monster.com, the biggest job recruitment site has listed social networks among the risks in its regulatory filings.
With so many companies reporting earnings Tuesday, the Fast traders suggest taking a closer look at Yahoo! and Juniper. What must you know?
Stocks closed higher with the Dow finishing 20 points shy of 12,000 on the strength of materials and tech stocks and as investors awaited a handful of major earnings later this week. Alcoa and IBM rose, while BofA fell.
Stocks trimmed gains, but remained significantly higher, as techs and materials lifted the market as investors awaited a handful of major earnings from the sector later this week. Alcoa and IBM rose, while BofA fell.
With Intel, Nvidia and Apple all driving gains in tech, how should you position, now?
Salesforce.com, a leader in customer-relationship software, is a poster child of positioning itself as a non-GAAP company. Wall Street obliges by valuing the stock on earnings excluding options and such things as the accretion of debt. These are, after all, non-cash expenses—as if they just vanish into thin air. (Sarcasm, intended.)
Stocks extended modest gains as tech stocks rose and lifted the Nasdaq for the first time in several sessions. Alcoa and IBM rose, while BofA fell.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Monday's Squawk on the Street.
Stocks are seeing some of their loftiest gains deflate, and that could continue as investors weigh dozens of major earnings reports and a fresh series of economic news in the week ahead.
Stocks closed mixed as strong results out of General Electric gave a lift to the broader market, while weakness among technology stocks, despite some stellar earnings reports, dragged down the Nasdaq. GE and AmEx rose, while BofA fell.
We’ve pitted a top trader against an esteemed analyst in a no holds barred battle for your capital. The topic: Microsoft
Stocks continued to trade mixed as strong results out of General Electric gave a lift to the broader market, while weakness among technology stocks, despite some stellar earnings reports, dragged down the Nasdaq. GE and Disney rose, while BofA fell.
The war of words between Activision-Blizzard and Electronic Arts has moved to a new plateau. Activision has added the rival publisher to its $400 countersuit against the creators of the “Call of Duty” franchise.
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