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  • Home Construction

    Despite mixed results in the housing sector, many homebuilder stocks are outperforming the overall market by a large margin.

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    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.

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    U.S. stocks are up nearly 9 percent in the past seven trading sessions, posting their largest seven-day streak since October 2011.   

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    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.

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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.

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    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.

  • Plus, get calls on Vulcan Materials, Allergan, Newmont Mining and more.

  • The "Mad Money" host reveals his plans for the days to come.

  • Stocks closed mixed a day after hitting multiyear highs despite positive economic news and after word the Federal Reserve didn't believe the economy had improved enough by December to alter its economic stimulus program.

  • Stocks gained some strength in the final hour of trading, but remained mixed after news the Federal Reserve didn't believe the economy had improved enough by December to alter its economic stimulus program. Alcoa and Walt Disney rose, while McDonald's fell.

  • As the S&P 500 continues to flirt with new highs for the year, here is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 trading farthest above their 50-day moving averages.

  • What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.

  • They're a rare bunch, for sure. But knowing the best among them can make you money.

  • Stocks continued to stall after last week's broad market rally and closed lower across-the-board Tuesday as the dollar rose. Bank of America and Kraft fell, while Exxon rose. .

  • Stocks extended losses as the closing bell neared, pulling back from last week's rally to two-year highs, as the dollar rose.  BofA fell, while Exxon rose.

  • What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.