Stocks fell from their best levels Monday following a report that all 17 euro zone nations were told their ratings will be put on downgrade watch by the S&P, but still logged a modest gain at the close.
Cloud-computing stocks soared Monday in midday trading on news of SAP's $3.4 billion cash bid for SuccessFactors, and one analyst said two other companies within the sector were worth a look.
Futures jumped Monday as French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel meet ahead of a key summit and after Italy's new government unveiled austerity measures.
"We have gone a different way. We think we have to to innovate the future instead of consolidate the past," SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott told CNBC, referring to Oracle.
With Oracle earnings expected after the bell Tuesday, two analysts told CNBC Monday they expect CEO Larry Ellison to start spending the company's $30 billion war chest on more acquisitions.
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Beleaguered HP landed on the Fast Money trader radar largely due to chatter that Oracle might be looking to make an offer.
Stocks added to losses Friday as investors were reluctant to stay long ahead of a three-day weekend. The selloff followed a disappointing jobs report that showed employment growth halted in August, amplifying concerns over the health of the recovery.
Stocks kicked off September with a weak start, finishing near session lows in volatile trading, following a handful of mixed economic news and as investors waited for the government's monthly jobs report on Friday.
Now that the negative season in tech is coming near its end, the “Mad Money” host has this name on his radar.
Hewlett-Packard's decision to surrender in smartphones and tablet computers and possibly get rid of its personal computer business underscores how Apple has transformed consumer electronics in just four years.
Gee, isn't this good news? I mean, we all know that PCs are a low-margin business. Heck, IBM got rid of their PC business and never looked back.
The "Mad Money" host used this technique when he ran a hedge fund.
SAP shares rose on Wednesday after the company posted strong earnings and raised its outlook, despite market fears over the debt situation in Europe and the US.
European stocks were indicated to open slightly lower on Wednesday as investors kept a close eye on attempts to get agreement on the US debt ceiling and ahead of a raft of corporate earnings.
Investors should buy dips in solid corporate stocks with strong balance sheets rather than look for value in the volatile banking, sector for which the outlook remains very uncertain, Chris Tinker, co-founder of Libra Investment Services, told CNBC on Monday.
In the current difficult market, investors should "have faith" in large-cap value stocks, Templeton Global Balanced Fund portfolio manager Lisa Myers told CNBC Wednesday.
What would Facebook look like without photos of drunken nights out and tales of misbehaving cats? It might look a lot like the internal social network at the offices of Nikon Instruments.
It's the latest catch phrase to grab a hold of Silicon Valley, "Big Data". The size of data sets is getting so large that its getting harder for companies and firms to handle, analyze and securitize the tremendous amount information that is coming in.
Talk about a possible default by Greece has caused some concern for SAP in Central and Eastern Europe but it is not changing the company's plans, Manfred Joseph, managing director at SAP CEE, told CNBC.com.