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Futures edged lower Wednesday as the euro slipped following negative comments by Fitch and following the S&P 500's sharp rally in the previous session.
Take a look at some of Wednesday morning's early movers.
Short interest in Barnes & Noble and Diamond Foods is among the highest in the S&P 1,500 index, with more than 50 percent of their float sold short.
First Solar, one of the most consistently shorted stocks in the S&P 500 Index, is on track to close 2011 with a loss of 75 percent.
With just six days left before Christmas, the holiday shopping season isn’t over yet, says Thomas Filandro of Susquehanna Financial Group. “I think the opportunity exists for a big surge in business,” said Filandro. “This week, including Super Saturday, could represent just 35 percent of the business, and the week after, a total 50 percent so its not over yet.”
Short interest in Teradyne and R.R. Donnelley & Sons increased 34 percent and 16 percent, respectively, in the past month, with more than 10 percent of their float sold short.
Stocks came off their worst levels Monday, but still ended lower in extremely thin trading as investors remained nervous that the euro zone's debt problems may spread to other regions.
Maybe it should not come as a surprise that consumers are pulling back just in time for the holidays
US stock index futures pointed to a mixed open on Wall Street Monday following the resignation at the weekend of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and the swearing in of former European Commissioner Mario Monti as Italian premier.
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Short interest in United States Steel is up 19 percent since late September, with one-fifth of the company's float sold short. In the past seven months, US Steel stock is down 65 percent.
To get an idea of which S&P 500 index companies have high levels of insider ownership, CNBC’s analyst Giovanny Moreano compiled the numbers with data from Capital IQ and Thomson Reuters.
Shares of Sears and AK Steel have seen a more than 50 percent jump in short-interest since early August.
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Amid all the grim economic data and a chorus of warnings of a fresh recession, one group on Wall Street has remained remarkably optimistic despite the dangers that may lie ahead — the research analysts who track individual companies. The New York Times reports.
Stocks staged a late-day comeback from session lows Tuesday after traders were disappointed by comments from Sarkozy and Merkel, but the gains were not enough for the market to finish in positive territory.
Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.
Following a broad selloff on Thursday due to global economic worries, the Dow and S&P 500 are on pace for their largest weekly losses since the heart of the 2008 financial crisis.
Even though consumers are still anxious about opening their wallets, there is a bright spot among clothing retailers.