Software analyst John DiFucci notes a startling development at Oracle. "What we've seen all across the S&P is, people cutting their dividends, cutting them significantly; Oracle's instituting a new dividend," he told CNBC. "What that says is, Oracle's management team is confident in its free cash flow."
Stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower opening Thursday, a characteristic pattern following the previous session's rally.
Oracle reported a profit and sales that surpassed Wall Street's expectations, and shares of the business software company popped more than 7 percent after hours. Oracle also declared its first-ever dividend.
Stocks leapt higher on Wednesday after the Fed surprised Wall Street and said it will buy long-term Treasury bonds for the first time in four decades...
The stock market's surprising show of strength Tuesday is convincing traders the rally still has a ways to go.
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The only stock mutual fund manager to have actually gained ground in 2008 says it's time for investors to get back into stocks. So what looks good to him now?
The key word for the Henssler Equity Fund's Ted Parrish is "quality." "We invest in high quality, and I think high quality is going to do well on the other side of all of this mess," he told CNBC. Specifically, Parrish likes large-cap technology companies.
The pace of corporate layoffs picked up sharply in January 2009, reflecting the worsening US recession.
NetApp is seeing huge call volume Monday, ahead of its quarterly report Wednesday after the close. ... NTAP was above $26 in September, but bottomed at $10.39 in early November. Since then the data storage company has steadily climbed; at one point today the shares reached $16.74 after a Barron's article called the company recession-resistant.
More companies announced layoffs this week as the employment picture continued to dim. News Corp. became the latest victim of the weakening economy, announcing it is planning on cutting jobs after reporting a quarterly loss on Thursday.
More companies announced layoffs this week as the employment picture continued to dim. GlaxoSmithKline and Tiffany & Co. on Thursday became the latest victims of the weakening economy, each cutting an undisclosed number of jobs.
More companies announced layoffs this week as the employment picture continued to dim. Clorox, Time Warner Cable and Fidelity National Financial were among the latest names on Wednesday to announce job cuts.
Another day, another round of corporate layoffs. Liz Claiborne and PNC Financial Services became the latest companies to announce job cuts on Tuesday
Investors may be waiting a long time for stocks to rebound, but that doesn't mean they have to sit on their hands.
A major US retailer announced job cuts Monday amid worries about the fate of the stimulus plan, while a big Wall Street firm has further job cuts in store, according to reports.