Stocks opened lower Tuesday after an unexpected drop in German business confidence but the Dow soon rebounded, led by Home Depot after the company's earnings beat.
A very disappointing consumer confidence report weighed on stocks this morning. The Conference Board revealed its consumer confidence index hit a 10-month low, falling to 46 in February — much lower than the 55 level economists had been expecting. Additionally, consumers’ 6-month outlook on business and employment conditions worsened.
What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.
Volume looks to be a little light early on today, but the news flow is not: Overnight, futures were slightly higher until the IFO Business Sentiment Survey came out in Germany. It was worse than expected. In the U.S., Wall Street will focus on Case-Schiller in the housing sector and consumer confidence. Both Toyota and Greece continue to have a presence...
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What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Tuesday, Feb. 23.
Earnings strength and an improving economy could propel stocks 10 to 15 percent in another burst higher, yet that gain is unlikely to be sustained through the balance of the year, according to Citigroup chief equities strategist Tobias Levkovich.
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Warren Buffett eased the throttle on energy while Bill Ackman had less on Target. George Soros and John Paulson loaded up on financials, while Carl Icahn backed off on Yahoo but jumped into Take Two.
While China is trying to slow their rate of growth, the rest of the world is not going to end its “nascent recovery,” said Bob Doll, chief equity strategist at BlackRock. He shared his market outlook and investment strategies.
Betting that shoppers will want to look like the athletes on the medal stand, Macy’s, Polo Ralph Lauren, Target, Nike and others are outfitting their stores with apparel collections inspired by the games.
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Futures fell sharply Thursday after a surprise jump in jobless claims, a disappointing signal on the employment front ahead of Friday's jobs report.
Time Warner Cable and Comcast both noted in their earnings reports today that they have been buying back their own shares.
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Target has set some space aside in its stores for a concept called "The Great Save." It's Target's experiment with bulk items that are sold at rivals such as Costco or Wal-Mart, but the execution of the concept has some analysts skeptical.
The move will put the manufacturer of products such as Tide detergent, Pampers diapers and Gillette shavers in direct competition with the some of its biggest customers, traditional retailers.
Wall Street staged another late-day rally as investors were undeterred by a weak picture in the jobs market and retail, as well as a government move to punish bailed-out bankers.