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Bank of America Merrill Lynch issued a research note Wednesday, instituting "buy" ratings on Beam, Coca-Cola, Constellation Brands, and Pepsico, stating that U.S. global-beverage companies may be well positioned for long-term growth.
Fresh news about the U.S. consumer and spending are expected Friday, as anxiety again builds about the health of Europe's banks.
Earnings from J.P. Morgan and Google bookend the trading day Thursday, as traders shift their focus back to the health of the global economy.
Markets have been hanging on every development in Europe's sovereign debt crisis, but now traders are looking to U.S. company forecasts to see how much a weakening Europe might affect corporate profits and the U.S. economy.
There's a wider than usual divide on Wall Street over whether this quarter's earnings releases will be a boom or bust for stocks.
Stocks finished at session highs Thursday, logging a three-day rally led by financials, after the ECB announced new liquidity measures to support banks in the euro zone and as investors waited for the crucial monthly non-farm payrolls report at the end of the week.
Futures turned negative Thursday following ECB's President Jean-Claude Trichet's grim economic outlook at a news conference after the bank's Governing Council left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 1.5 percent.
Third-quarter earnings season begins in earnest when Alcoa reports results on Oct. 11. For those looking to get a head start on trading earnings, several big names report results this week, including Costco, Yum Brands, Marriot International and Constellation Brands.
After the market logged its worst quarter since the financial crisis in 2008, traders are bracing for a big week in Europe, Bernanke's testimony and what is expected to be a weak jobs report.
Find out what's in the "Mad Money" host's "Game Plan."
I am in Napa Valley today. Indulge me as I gloat. Remember I had to report from a Wyoming buffalo ranch last winter in—10-degree weather. I got pig manure on my boots in Iowa last month. So...I feel I kinda earned this.
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Flash Crash, the infamous day in which the Dow plunged 998.62 points or 9.2 percent and within minutes erased most of its losses.
Consumer Staples are on the move and gaining ground on earnings and deal news, many hitting multi-year highs.
Following are moves you might have missed. Find out why shares of Constellation Brands and Coinstar popped while Sothebys and Valero dropped.
Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.
With consumers creeping back, Bank of America Merrill Lynch has a new investment theme to get behind: Be "long women."
Stocks ended mixed as the Dow's rally skidded to a halt as retailers reported weaker-than-expected December sales. Verizon and Travelers slid, while Microsoft gained.
Stocks traded mixed Thursday as technology stocks rose and retailers skidded following weaker-than-expected December sales. Verizon skidded, while Microsoft gained.
What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.
Stocks turned mixed as retail stocks skidded on news of weaker-than-expected December sales. Verizon and AT&T fell, while Boeing rose.