Stocks bounced back from a lower open Monday as all the uncertainty surrounding the health bill lifted after the House approved it. Merck and Pfizer remained at the front of the Dow pack. Citigroup jumped after an analyst upgrade.
Many companies are announcing dividend hikes this month—a reversal from last year and the year before. So where should investors place their money? Jeff Krumpelman, dividend growth portfolio manager at Hilliard Lyons Capital Management, and Stanley Nabi, chief strategist at Silvercrest Asset Management, offered their best dividend plays.
Stocks opened lower as the dollar gained amid worries about Greece's debt crisis. Health-care stocks were one of the few sectors higher today following the weekend passage of U.S. health-care reform.
While the stock market continues to reach new highs for the year, dividend yields for the thirty stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial index have remained relatively unchanged in the past seven months.
The 800-pound gorilla of one industry has beaten the 800-pound gorilla of another. Teva CEO Shlomo Yanai took on Pfizer CEO Jeff Kindler and won.
The Dow advanced Thursday after beats on both Philly Fed and jobless claims and as the CPI report showed inflation was essentially non-existent. FedEx shares tumbled.
The Dow rose for a seventh straight day Wednesday as a renewed pledge from the Fed for low rates and a drop in inflation at the producer level helped fuel the market's momentum.
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Stocks struggled Friday but managed to pull off a gain for the week, with the S&P holding a 17-month high at 1,150.
Stocks struggled Friday as investors digested mixed readings on the consumer: Retail sales rose unexpectedly last month, while consumer sentiment softened.
Stocks slipped into the red Friday after a report showed consumer sentiment softened in March.
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On the eve of the 10-year anniversary of the dot-com bubble bursting the stock stat mavens here at CNBC sliced and diced all sorts of data on share price performance since March 10, 2000.
Stocks ended lower Wednesday as Washington ramped up reform in the health care and financial sectors and as the Fed's beige-book report showed the economy is improving but not at a fast enough pace to spur hiring.
A flurry of M&A has turned the spotlight on Pharma and more. What names should be on your radar?
Greece is finally publishing a (somewhat) clear plan to reduce their deficit, half with tax hikes, half with spending cuts. Elsewhere: Mixed results from retailers, particularly the warehouse clubs.
Markets advanced Wednesday on good reports on the services sector and jobs came in better than expected. Where should investors put their money? Patrick Cunningham, managing director at Manning & Napier, and Jack Ablin, executive VP and CIO of Harris Private Bank, discussed their sector plays.