Stephanie Erickson, Visa Inc. head of authentication product integration, discusses Visa's migration to new chip technology, saying it provides more security for customers. Also, the Fast Money traders with the play on companies that are likely to benefit from the new technology.
Stocks squeezed out a small gain for the third-straight session Thursday, but the day's gains were limited as enthusiasm over reports over a Greek deal faded and investors were unmoved following some better-than-expected economic news.
Stocks in the S&P 1,500 that displayed unusual volume in Thursday's trading session.
The new bill, entitled the STOCK Act, which stands for Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge, bans members of Congress and executive branch officials from insider trading. But critics from both parties say the bill does not go far enough to regulate offenders.
Take a look at some of Thursday morning's early movers:
Visa reported better-than-expected earnings Wednesday — and one “Fast Money” trader said the results were foreshadowed if you knew where to look.
The Fast Money traders with the play on Visa's earnings beat, reporting a Q1 EPS of $1.49 vs. $1.45 estimates.
Stocks squeezed out small gains in a thin, choppy session Wednesday, with the Nasdaq hitting multi-year highs, but gains were limited as Greek debt negotiations came to another halt.
U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher Wednesday, with investors positioning for a favorable resolution to the Greek sovereign debt crisis.
MasterCard beat its earnings forecast on Thursday, causing its shares to jump in trading, but one analyst said investors should own the company’s stock and Visa’s shares equally.
Robert Napoli, William Blair & Company discusses whether the play in credit card stocks is over.
Regardless of which team you're rooting for, TheStreet.com details five Super Bowl stocks that could see revenues climb thanks to Sunday's game.
Facebook made its long-awaited filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering. It is expected to trade under the ticker symbol "FB."
The Fast pros are always watching for developments that could signal a sea change in a business or industry. And Karen Finerman thinks she's spotted something.
The play on MasterCard and Visa pushing stores to allow high tech credit and debit cards, with Karen Finerman, Metropolitan Capital Advisors.
After falling far short of fourth quarter earnings' estimates on Thursday, Capital One's high expenses were exposed. Robert Napoli, financial services analyst for William Blair, says this hurdle is not likely to dissapear anytime soon.
Stock picking among the best of breed has been a profitable strategy, Cramer noted.
Private antitrust litigation pitting some five million retailers against several large banks has slipped under the radar of many analysts and investors who follow those companies, but the case may deliver a multibillion-dollar shock to bank bulls in the coming months, TheStreet.com reports.
Apart from far better stock performance, the improving U.S. economy and loan growth are reasons to trade Wall Street bank names in for credit card stocks, analysts told CNBC Wednesday.
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