Stocks finished in positive territory for the fourth-consecutive session Wednesday, with the S&P 500 touching a fresh high, as investors digested a batch of economic reports.» Read More
COMPANIES REPORTING: BMO Q4 2012 Monsanto Co BMO Q4 2012 Family Dollar AMC Q3 2012 Marriott International MAJOR MACROECONOMIC DATA/EVENTS: 0743 IT Markit/ADACI services PMI Sep 0743 FR Markit services, composite PMI sep 0753 DE Markit services PMI Sep 0758 EZ Markit services, composite PMI Sep 0828 GB Markit/CIPS services PMI Sep 0900 EZ Retail sales Aug 1215 US ADP National employment Sep 1400 US ISM non-manufacturing PMI, business activity Reuters messaging rm:// firstname.lastname@example.org.
Genetically engineered crops have led to an increase in overall pesticide use, by 404 million pounds from the time they were introduced in 1996 through 2011, according to the report by Charles Benbrook, a research professor at the Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources at Washington State University.
--Land O' Lakes might not reduce the acquisition-related debt enough to improve debt leverage during our outlook period, meaning credit measures may remain weaker than expected beyond fiscal 2013..
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While Apple represents one of the largest holdings in Zack Shafran’s Ivy Science & Technology Fund, three other under-the-radar stocks are poised for growth, he said Tuesday on CNBC.
The drought has been awful for farmers, but it could reap a bumper crop of good news for the seed business. With much of this year's corn harvest expected to be a disaster, analysts expect farmers to double down on seed purchases next year to get back on their feet.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports on some genetically modified seeds that are specifically made to fight droughts.
Take a look at some of Monday's midday movers:
With large portions of the nation’s corn crop faltering, Cramer thinks investors should consider this stock.
The Midwest drought is causing some serious disasters for the bread basket of America, says Mad Money host Jim Cramer, and explains why he thinks Monsanto is due for a pullback.
U.S. stock index futures briefly edged higher Wednesday following a better-than-expected durable goods orders report, but quickly erased gains to turn mixed again as investors remained cautious ahead of another EU summit later this week.
Where can investors find growth and dividends? Barbara Marcin, GAMCO Investors, reveals her top stock picks.
Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter has a trade on the growing strength in fertilizer stocks.
Michael Cox, Piper Jaffray, explains why Monsanto earnings fell short of estimates.
Here are six ETFs to watch this week, from TheStreet.
If you're looking to profit from rising world food prices or simply want to diversify your portfolio to hedge against inflation, the number of products offered continues to mushroom.
With Intel profits easily outpacing Wall Street expectations, how should you position? What’s the tech trade?
As the largest chipmaker in the world, Intel has been a proxy for strength in the tech sector, but lately the stock has lagged. Will earnings put this company back on top?
Something big is happening overseas and it will likely have a big impact on the prices of things you eat!
Investors tend to use the first week of the year to rebalance their portfolios from last year’s winners, said Jerry Castellini, president and CIO of CastleArk Management, and Wayne Kaufman, chief market analyst at John Thomas Financial.