Stocks tumbled as the unrest in Libya—and the cut-off in Libyan oil supplies—sent oil prices soaring and gave skittish investors a reason to sell stocks in a market that had climbed to multi-year highs. Alcoa and JPMorgan fell, while Kraft gained.
Stocks held steep losses into the close as the unrest in Libya sent oil prices soaring and gave skittish investors a reason to sell stocks in a market that had climbed to multi-year highs. Alcoa and Bank of America fell, hwile Kraft rose.
Aecom, a Los Angeles-based company with employees around the world, is pulling all of its American workers out of Libya, as turmoil in the nation intensifies.
So far in 2011, 303 companies, or about 61 percent of the S&P 500 index components reached a new 52-week high. Here is a look at the top ten stocks in each of the top three sectors.
Every day, traders write to me saying, have you ever seen anything like this rally, Bob? When was the last time you saw this? Well, now we know, thanks to the number crunchers at Bespoke: it's pretty rare. Since September 1, the S&P 500 is up 27 percent.
Marathon Oil has been exploding higher this year, and the upside activity continued yesterday.
Stocks added modest gains amid light volume to reach new multi-year highs after a slew of economic news, including rising inflation and strong regional manufacturing data. Coca-Cola and DuPont rose, while AmEx fell.
Stocks traded just off the highs of the day as the market close neared amid light volume after a slew of economic news, including rising inflation and strong regional manufacturing data. Coca-Cola and DuPont rose, while AmEx fell.
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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.
Stocks closed modestly higher, but the Dow lost ground in the final minutes of trading to close below 12,000 after rising above and below that level much of the session. DuPont and Alcoa rose, while Boeing fell.
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Stocks bounced off the lows of the session but ended lower as disappointing economic news halted the market's rally and as Merck dragged down the Dow amid problems with a key blood-clotting drug. Merck and Alcoa slumped, as Home Depot rose.
Stocks slumped more in the final hour of trading as disappointing economic news halted the market's rally and a disappointing drug trial for Merck dragged down the Dow. Merck and Alcoa fell, while Home Depot rose.
What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.
Stocks slipped as economic news released Thursday gave investors reason to pause a day after the market reached new multi-year highs. Merck sank, while DuPont rose.
In yet another sign of food and energy inflation news this week, December PPI rose 1.1 percent, higher than the 0.8 percent expected and its sharpest increase in almost a year. But stripping out food and energy, PPI was inline with estimates. Meanwhile, weekly jobless claims in the past week rose 35,000 to 445,000 — higher than the 415,000 level expected by economists.