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The transports are a good gauge of the market, Cramer says. Find out his favorite.
In what appears to be a bet consumers will stick with discount retailers even after the economy rebounds, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway increased its Wal-Mart holdings by almost 90 percent during the summer. It added almost 18 million shares, currently worth almost $1 billion, in the third quarter.
In the midst of the dollar-dominated hot streak for the markets, what are the plays to make now? The Fast Money traders break it down for you.
Warren Buffett's company will sell its stakes in Union Pacific and Norfolk Southern railroads before it completes its $26.3 billion acquisition of Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway plans to sell its stakes in Union Pacific and Norfolk Southern, now that it plans to buy their competitor, Burlington Northern.
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After looking at the action in the Dow Transports, investors are wondering if Warren Buffett may have sent the bulls off to the races!
Just minutes after this morning's announcement that Berkshire Hathaway is paying $26 billion to acquire the 77 percent of Burlington Northern Santa Fe it doesn't already own, Warren Buffett spoke live by phone with Becky Quick and Joe Kernen on CNBC's Squawk Box. This is the complete transcript of their conversation.
Railroads are up: Union Pacific and CSX up 7 percent, Norfolk Southern up 5 percent — and it's not because everyone thinks all the railroads will be bought out.
While the Burlington Northern deal is getting a lot of attention, it has not brought pre-open trading in the S&P futures into positive territory yet. Risk aversion has become a more prominent theme since last Wednesday, when the S&P 500 dropped below its 50-day moving average for the first time since July.
Markets zigzagged on Tuesday as investors juggled a fall in consumer confidence against some positive earnings and housing reports. Erik Ristuben, CIO of Russell Investments, and Joe Ransom, lead portfolio manager at RidgeWorth Select Large Cap Growth Fund, shared their market outlooks.
Rail and intermodal company, CSX is scheduled to report after the bell today. While it has beaten EPS expectations 3 of the past 4 quarters, it has missed revenue expectations in the past three quarters according to First Call data. Before then, it beat revenue targets for 5 straight quarters.
It seems the public is watching 10,000 on the Dow but market pros are more focused on some other key levels.
Stocks touched 2009 highs while oil made an intra-day reversal. Are these signs the market has topped out?
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway was doing more selling than buying of stocks during the second quarter, but there is one new holding: New Jersey-based medical technology company Becton Dickinson. Berkshire also added to its stake in Johnson & Johnson, although the holdings are still well below where they were before Buffett sold over 33 million shares last fall.
The Dow Jones Transportation Average strongly outperformed the other major indices on Friday, rising 4 percent on broad strength from truckers YRC Worldwide (YRCW) and Ryder (R), railroads CSX (CSX) and Norfolk Southern (NSC), and airlines AMR (AMR) and Continental Airlines (CAL).
Stocks skidded Tuesday after a report showed consumer confidence is waning amid worries about the job market. It was a struggle all morning as investors juggled another batch of disappointing earnings results against an encouraging report on the housing market.
Stock futures drifted slightly lower ahead of the open Tuesday as investors waited for the next batch of earnings and key economic data.
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