NEW YORK, Oct 8- U.S. stocks dipped slightly on Tuesday despite signs of slight progress to resolve the fiscal standoff in Washington, although no agreement appeared to be likely soon.
*J.C. Penney jumps on turnaround update. NEW YORK, Oct 8- U.S. stocks were poised for a flat open on Tuesday on faint signs of progress to resolve the fiscal standoff in Washington, although an agreement still remained elusive.
*Earnings season to begin with Alcoa reporting after market close. Amazon.com wins court ruling in CIA contract dispute. "There is no question that anxiety is building within the marketplace over the impasse and the fear that perhaps the unthinkable might happen," said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at Rockwell Global Capital in New York.
*Amazon wins court ruling in CIA contract dispute. NEW YORK, Oct 8- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Tuesday as small signs of progress began to emerge in the fiscal standoff among politicians in Washington. After the close on Tuesday earnings are expected from former Dow component Alcoa Inc and KFC parent company Yum!
NEW YORK, Oct 7- PHH Corp is exploring splitting up its mortgage and auto fleet leasing businesses, and selling each of the units, three people familiar with the situation told Reuters on Monday.
Fidelity Investments and Charles Schwab give independent financial advisers a percentage of the assets that their clients put in certain mutual funds, according to Reuters.
Following a surge in the financials sector in 2012, two analysts are divided over whether the stocks are now fully valued.
*FBR raises Hudson City Bancorp Inc price target to $8.50 from $6.50;. *FBR raises JPMorgan Chase& Co price target to $40 from $37; rating. *FBR raises PHH Corp price target to $25 from $23; rating outperform.
You could already hear the bears on China on the disappointing First quarter gross domestic product numbers (8.1 percent, below 8.3 percent expected and the lowest level since March 2009). But there are several signs the Chinese economy likely bottomed in the first quarter.
Big lenders like Chase, Wells Fargo and PHH have increased their jumbo volumes by a lot in just the first six months of this year.
Stocks came back from the lows of the session in the last few minutes of the session to end just slightly lower after a tepid government bond auction, a disappointing jobs report and the fallout continued over foreclosure practices at major banks. Bank of America and JPMorgan fell, while McDonald's rose.
Stocks pulled back from the lows of the session but remained down after a tepid government bond auction, a disappointing jobs report and the fallout continued over foreclosure practices at major banks. Bank of America and JPMorgan fell, while McDonald's rose.
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Now that the government is in charge of the GSE's (can I call them Government "Sponsored" Entities or should that change to something else??), analysts are looking for the builders to reap the rewards, long term in sales and short term in the stocks.
So there’s a bit of a blurb in the Wall Street Journal today about billionaire hedge-fund manager Edward Lampert and his ESL Investments Inc. buying into a few home builders (Centex and KB Home) as well as a few mortgage lenders (PHH and CIT) and Home Depot just to boot.
Mortgage and vehicle fleet company PHH said on Tuesday it terminated its nearly $2 billion sale to General Electric and Blackstone, after the private equity firm failed to obtain required financing for the deal.
The private-equity buyers of Acxiom have reached a settlement to break off their proposed $2.25 billion acquisition of the data-management company, according to people familiar with the situation.
Hey folks--here's a look at the top percentage gainers and losers from Thursday of this week.Webex is up 22.03% if you bought it on 3/14 at $46.20 and held/sold on 3/15 at $56.38. Webex agreed to be acquired by Cisco for $3.2 billion.
The $31.50-per-share purchase price is about a 13% premium to PHH's closing stock price of $27.81 on Wednesday.