Stocks Norfolk Southern Corp

  • 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?

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    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.

  • Trucks on roadway.

    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.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

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    Even though Warren Buffett always says he likes stocks more when they're cheaper, he didn't do a lot of buying as Wall Street's major indexes fell to their bear-market lows (so far) in early March.  Berkshire Hathaway's first quarter stock portfolio snapshot shows no blockbuster buys. A few stakes did, however, get bigger during the first three months on the year.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Is there a floor under the market? Stocks this week are acting like there is. Forget about financials, this is the week when big industrial names are reporting, and as anticipated the guidance is cautious.

  • Futures turned down about 6 points at 8:30 AM as Morgan Stanley reported a loss of $0.57, much worse than the loss of $0.08 expected. This officially ends the streak where banks have beaten estimates. Top line miss was rather large: $3.0 billion vs. $4.8 billion expected.

  • Cramer’s former punching bag seems to have made an inspired turnaround.

  • History is no guide for investors right now, Cramer says.

  • We won't find a bottom, Cramer says, until this sector and the banks rally.

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    Instead of asking what Warren Buffett has been buying, we should have been wondering what he's been selling.  Berkshire Hathaway's stock portfolio snapshot for the end of the fourth quarter reveals its holdings in Johnson and Johnson have been slashed by more than half.

  • The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Tuesday increased its share stake in heavyweights like Coca Cola, McDonald's and Autonation.

  • Plus, Cramer makes his call on the return of the rails.