BOGOTA, April 9- Colombia's largest cement maker, Argos, said on Wednesday it will pay 50 million euros for a French Guiana company owned in equal parts by Lafarge and Holcim, two days after those companies announced a merger. Holcim said on Monday that it would buy Lafarge, creating the world's largest cement maker, with combined annual sales of $44 billion.
They say good things come to those who wait. Cramer thinks the wait is over.
Amid all the excitement around Twitter and the strong IPO market, a couple of new names are basically flat this year.
U.S. stock index futures were in positive territory Monday, after the Dow and S&P 500 turned in four-straight weeks of gains, as investors looked ahead to some key economic reports.
In a note to clients, Goldman Sachs strategist David J. Kostin on Wednesday identified what he thinks are the top 40 most undervalued stocks.
Take a look at some of Tuesday's midday movers:
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Monday:
Most stocks trade in tandem with the market. But some tend to bounce back a little faster.
Take a look at some of Monday's morning movers.
NEW YORK-- The shares of at least four homebuilders hit new highs and construction materials companies got a boost as well Wednesday from the release of a new report showing that U.S. builders started construction on homes in September at the fastest rate since July 2008, another sign of a recovering housing market.
The S&P 500 financials and energy sectors have led the rally since June 4, up over 10 percent, respectively, while technology has posted the smallest gains, up about 4 percent.
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions is enacting a shareholder rights plan — or “poison pill” — to help it ward off an opportunistic takeover bid, even before an offer emerges.
Stocks in the S&P 1,500 that displayed unusual volume in Friday's trading session.
Despite mixed results in the housing sector, many homebuilder stocks are outperforming the overall market by a large margin.
If analysts’ forecasts come true, higher dividend payouts will continue in 2012, as companies release more cash and try to win over investors, the New York Times reports.
Martin Marietta Materials landed on the trader radar after the company made an aggressive move to acquire a rival.
A fresh round of concern over European debt combined with some downbeat news out of the technology sector to send U.S. stocks sharply lower Monday.
U.S. stocks are up nearly 9 percent in the past seven trading sessions, posting their largest seven-day streak since October 2011.
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.
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.