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Travelers reported quarterly earnings that far outpaced analysts' expectations on Tuesday.
Oct 22- U.S. insurer Travelers Cos Inc said it would buy back an additional $5 billion of its shares under a new program. The company said the buy back was in addition to the $759 million that remained from previous repurchase plans as of Sept. 30. On a per share basis, earnings increased to $2.30 per share from $2.21 per share a year earlier.
Corporate America's third quarter report card is not great, but it's good enough to keep stocks moving higher.
It was a "Who's Who" of guests on "Squawk Box"—everybody from Buffett to Bowles, Tepper to Cooperman, and McCain to Corker. "Talking Squawk," the official show blog, covers them all.
Take a look at some of Thursday's midday movers:
Although history shows that new companies added to the blue-chip index generally outperform, there are a few notable exceptions.
Stocks advanced on Friday as a sharp drop in new home sales added to the uncertainty about when the Federal Reserve may begin to reduce its monthly bond purchases.
It looks like the market is stalling, said Cramer. What, if anything, can drive it higher?
For many pros, the latest earnings reports have been somewhat confounding. But not for Cramer.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Travelers reported quarterly earnings that beat Wall Street's expectations, as the company saw fewer catastrophic losses.
Dozens of company earnings are due on Tuesday, including Dupont, UPS, Lockheed Martin and AT&T, but none are as anticipated as Apple's.
Broad sector plays aren't the best bet, Rosecliff Capital's Mike Murphy says.
Major flooding hit Colorado, Virginia and Pennsylvania in the U.S. yesterday, and China saw its worst flooding in 50 years in the southwestern part of the country.
The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.
After a recent pullback, 90 percent of stocks were likely a "buy," Mike Murphy of Rosecliff Capital says.
Stocks closed higher but off their best levels after two Fed officials dampened speculation the central bank was ready to consider "tapering" its bond-buying.
Take a look at some of Tuesday's midday movers:
Traders will be listening for clues about possible tapering off of quantitative easing when two Fed presidents speak later on Tuesday.
There’s been a relentless rally in these stocks, Cramer said. And it’s probably not over.