Only six out of thirty Dow components have posted a gain in the past three months, with McDonald's leading the way, up 5 percent.
Ten companies on the benchmark S&P 500 Index in the health-care and aerospace and defense industry have gained as much as 61 percent this year as the third quarter played host to a tumultuous 2011 for the stock market, reports TheStreet.com.
Stocks closed near session highs in volatile trading Monday, led by financials and energy, amid hopes for coordinated action from euro zone policymakers to contain the region's debt crisis.
Twenty-five of the thirty Dow components have dividend yields greater than the 10-year US treasury, which yields around 1.74 percent -- a record low.
Stocks came off their worst levels, but still finished sharply lower Thursday in heavy-volume trading as a gloomy outlook from the Federal Reserve in addition to ongoing economic jitters fueled concerns of a recession.
It’s not all about Greece and Europe – global slowdown worries are also clouding the situation for stocks.” – Remember that from yesterday morning? It’s clearly holding true again today.
Futures plunged sharply Thursday after the Federal Reserve warned of significant risks to the struggling economy and following a report that showed further contraction in China's manufacturing sector.
Futures shaved most of their earlier losses Wednesday as investors waited for the outcome of a two-day meeting of the Fed on interest rate policy.
Stocks staged a strong comeback in the final hour of trading Monday, cutting their losses by more than half, following a report that the Greek finance minister official said the debt-ridden nation may be close to a deal with its international lenders, according to Reuters. Still, stocks ended lower, snapping a five-day winning streak.
After a lot of market buzz about United Technologies getting ready to do a big deal, it appears that the company is in talks to buy aerospace supplier Goodrich. Shares of Goodrich soared after-hours.
CNBC's David Faber reports UTX is in talks to acquire Goodrich for $110 to $125/share, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money in Motion traders.
Pete Najarian has spotted unusual options action in a major conglomerate. What does he make of it?
United Technologies is lining up financing in the double-digit billions of dollars to support a major acquisition in the U.S., according to two people with direct knowledge of the matter.
Cramer certainly thinks so.
The "Mad Money" host explains why these diametrically opposed rallies both worked Wednesday.
The "Mad Money" host breaks down a few bright spots in the market today.
Considering industrials led the S&P to its bull market high earlier in the year, why isn't current strength in the sector a bullish sign?
The recent drop in the stock market has lifted dividend yields in the Dow by 27 basis points from their levels in April 29, when the index closed near a three-year high.
As investors flee a falling U.S. stock market, two analyst say there are still safe companies out there and the best way to buy into them is through mutual funds.
Stocks ended sharply lower Wednesday, following a Fed report that said pace of economic growth moderated in many districts and amid growing uncertainty over the ongoing debt talks in Washington.