What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.
November's monthly sales reports showed there were plenty of reasons for retailers to be merry as the critical holiday shopping season got underway.
Monthly sales reports from retailers in November are expected to be strong, fueled by early holiday promotions and strong sales over the Thanksgiving weekend. A breakdown of the expected results.
Stocks declined, but ended significantly off session lows, as financials gained and the dollar slipped, although investors remained concerned about the effectiveness of Europe's attempt to contain sovereign debt troubles. HP and Home Depot fell, while AmEx and BofA rose.
Stocks came back from session lows as financials gained, although the market remained lower amid continuing fears about Europe's ability to harness a credit crisis despite a weekend bailout agreement for Ireland. HP and Home Depot fell, while AmEx and BofA rose.
Discount retailer TJ Maxx certainly created a lot of buzz this past weekend by offering Apple's iPads for $399—yes, that's right $100 off the tablet computer's usually price. The stunt points out a lot of trends about this year's holiday shopping season.
Stocks closed substantially weaker Tuesday, although off the lows of the session, as investors focused on the European Union's efforts to address Ireland's debt troubles and inflation in China. Travelers fell, while Home Depot rose.
Stocks remained substantially weaker ahead of the close Tuesday as investors focused on the European Union's efforts to address Ireland's debt troubles and inflation in China. Travelers fell, while Home Depot rose.
Stocks continued to plunge Tuesday as investors focused on the European Union's efforts to address Ireland's debt troubles. Alcoa sank, while Home Depot rose.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Tuesday, Nov. 16.
U.S. stock index futures remained weak ahead of the open Tuesday despite Home Depot posting better-than-expected earnings. Debt concerns in periphery euro-zone countries continued to drag on investor sentiment.
Some of the tight market correlations, where asset classes move in tandem, are showing signs of cracking.
Stocks fell in the last few minutes of trading Monday to close mixed despite being higher most of the day after an upbeat retail sales report, and news that firms were beginning to spend cash on acquisitions. Caterpillar rose, Disney fell.
Stocks fell on Monday as investors recouped from last week's selloff to focus on an upbeat retail sales report, and news that firms were beginning to spend cash on acquisitions. Caterpillar rose, Disney fell.
Stocks gained amid news of strong retail sales in October and acquisitions by Caterpillar and EMC, and despite continuing worries over debt troubles in periphery European countries. Caterpillar rose, while Disney fell.
Stocks rose Monday following a jump in October retail sales and a handful of M&A news. Robert Doll, chief equity strategist at BlackRock, shared his outlook.
Plus, Cramer highlights the most important events of the coming week.
With 13 retailers reporting earning next week, the "Fast" traders share which they'll be listening to.
With the reversal in the markets, the traders recommend watching these key levels in the S&P.
Retailers largely reported better-than-expected sales in October, providing some momentum heading into the Christmas holiday shopping season.