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If Democrats pull ahead in the race for the White House the team at Goldman has a trade for you.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has added a new stake in NRG Energy, according to a just-released portfolio 'snapshot' of its holdings in U.S. publicly-traded stocks as of June 30. A sharply reduced stake in Anheuser-Busch may have been a bet that InBev's initially unsolicited offer for the U.S. brewer would prove to be unsuccessful. Conoco-Phillips data is kept "confidential."
Health insurer Cigna posted better-than-expected quarterly profit Friday, helped by its Great West acquisition and operating expense controls, but cut the outlook for its main health-care segment.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of QLogic and Schlumberger popped while Northwest Airlines and Tesoro dropped.
After the close today, Coventry Health Care slashed its Q2 and full-year earnings guidance due to increasing cost pressures. Coventry’s stock was halted after hours before starting again. Meanwhile, other healthcare stocks are trading sharply lower in after hours trading following the news.
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Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Wendy's and Dell popped while Moody's and Under Armour dropped.
What's Buffett buying? The answer appears to be 'not much' in the first quarter of this year, although his stakes in two healthcare companies and Kraft Foods did increase somewhat. Berkshire Hathaway's just-released disclosure of its U.S. stock portfolio holdings as of March 31 does not include any new names.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Coach and Broadcom popped while Gannett and XTO Energy dropped.
A couple of days ago, I ran a screen of tech stocks that have been beaten down in the past few months but have projected double digit growth. Here is the same screen applied to the S&P 500 constituents...
For the week ending Friday, March 14, 2008 the US Markets ended mixed. Market moving events include the Fed's $200B expansion of its securities lending program and the Bear Stearns bailout, amongst others leading to extreme market volatility. The Dow gained 417 points on Tuesday, only to lose the majority of its gains to close up only 0.48% for the week. The VIX crossed 30 for the first time since January. Next week, the markets will watch for the the FOMC announcement on interest rates Tuesday, the Visa IPO on Wednesday, and a slew of brokerage earnings including Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, Morgan Stanley and possibly Bear Stearns.
With stocks sharply lower today, shareholders need to protect their portfolios. So what are some of the best defensive stock picks? CNBC asked the experts.
Kevin Rendino describes himself as a "large-cap value contrarian." What could that mean for your portfolio? "I sort of go where the world is not focused on today," the BlackRock portfolio manager told CNBC. "I end up selling stocks when valuation and expectation levels get very high."
Health insurer Humana slashed its first-quarter earnings forecast by nearly half Wednesday based on new projections for its Medicare plans for the elderly that provide prescription drug coverage.
The insurers are so oversold it's ridiculous. But don't expect a bounce yet.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a broadly flat open for Wall Street Wednesday, following the previous session's huge rally, as investor enthusiasm at the prospect of more liquidity and looser collateral rules by the Federal Reserve started to dwindle.
So the only thing that matters here is whether we have broken the back of the "sell the rally" trade that has been so successful for the past two months. It's too early to tell.
A liquidity injection from the Fed sent stocks to their highest levels in half a decade as investors were left wondering if the rally can continue into Wednesday. Playing the rally, what to do with oil, breaking news on Bear Stearns and more in the Word on the Street.
Stocks shot up Tuesday after a liquidity announcement from the Federal Reserve.
On a day when the market posted its biggest gains in years, the health insurers got obliterated. All is not well in this group, but there's one stock that could make it out alive.