April 29- Life and mortgage insurer Genworth Financial Inc is considering going private and would be open to selling its long-term care insurance unit, among other strategic options, Chief Executive Tom McInerney said. McInerney said that, although Genworth would be open to selling its long-term care insurance unit, it could be difficult to find a buyer.
April 29- Life and mortgage insurer Genworth Financial Inc is considering going private or selling its long-term care insurance unit, among other strategic options, Chief Executive Tom McInerney said. Genworth's shares rose as much as 11 percent on Wednesday. Genworth had also said at the time that the long-term care business remained "a priority".
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What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 1,500 displaying unusual volume in Tuesday's trading session.
S&P 500 futures popped about 5 points as both Initial and Continuing Jobless Claims were better than expected.
Yesterday, it was nearly $16 billion in investment grade debt floated from companies like Dell and Home Depot. Today, more names join the parade.
As experts debate the sustainability of the economy's recent upswing, Mike Shinnick, portfolio manager at the four-star rated Wasatch-1st Source Long/Short Fund, said his firm is employing a value-investing strategy that combines both short- and long-term positions.
Stocks advanced after the Federal Reserve delivered one of its most optimistic statements in the past few years. The Dow more than doubled its gains after the announcement, sending the blue-chip index through 9,900 for the first time since last fall.
Stocks bounced around at the open Wednesday as the dollar slipped and investors remained a little jittery ahead of the Fed statement.
The new day opens with the Dow, the S&P 500, and the Nasdaq coming off fresh 2009 closing highs, with investors now squarely focused on 2:15 pm ET this afternoon. That's when the Fed's Open Market Committee issues its latest statement on interest rates and the economy.
Aflac surged after second-quarter results topped analysts' forecasts yesterday, prompting at least one big trader to write insurance on the stock.