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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.
Shares of Sears and AK Steel have seen a more than 50 percent jump in short-interest since early August.
A leader early, energy stocks have turned sharply negative as crude oil has pulled back, falling 3 percent on the day. That move has helped pull down the broader markets to session lows in the last hour of trading.
Agricultural and commodity stocks are the best value plays in the market right now, said Kevin Sanderford, principal at Colorado West Investments.
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