We've seen these tales of two companies before: one competitor begins pulling away from another, and like a raging brush fire, generates its own momentum, makes its own wind, and just keeps growing. And growing. Devouring everything in its path.
"I'd say it's buyers' fatigue that's set in," says one pro. "The stock market seemed to be going up on bad news for a certain period, and now we have what's perceived as good news...but it seems the market's got it fully priced in."
Activist investor Carl Icahn is resigning from Yahoo's board of directors because he no longer has enough time to devote to the Internet company.
Following are the week’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Apple and Whirlpool popped while Barnes & Noble and the Amex Airline Index dropped.
Tech giants Amazon.com, Microsoft, Google, Yahoo and Apple reported earnings in the last week, each posting stronger than expected results. Does this signal the beginning of a recovery—and will tech stocks continue to rise? Gene Munster at Piper Jaffray and Dan Morgan at Synovus Securities shared their insights.
The Dow slipped below the psychologically important 10,000 level on Wednesday after the market took a turn for the worse in the last half-hour of the session. What must you know?
Stocks finished lower after well-known banking analyst Dick Bove downgraded his rating on Wells Fargo.
Stocks advanced Wednesday as investors were encouraged by a few earnings reports, including Morgan Stanley, Yahoo and SanDisk. The VIX, widely considered the best gauge of fear in the market, dropped to just above 20.
Will the weak dollar spark new life in this rally? Or is it making gasoline prices too expensive?
Yahoo shares are up after the Internet company reported its profit more than tripled in the third quarter. But the stock's real potential to move depends on something else. Steve Weinstein, senior analyst at Pacific Crest Securities, shared his insights with CNBC.
On the heels of Yahoo!'s better than expected earnings after the bell Tuesday, the web giant will announce a partnership later today that represents a new focus on original content. I have the early scoop: Yahoo! is about to announce it's partnering with ad giant WPP's Group M Entertainment to together produce new branded webisodes, both companies bringing in advertisers, together developing concepts that will work for them.
Stocks opened lower Wednesday as a raft of companies beating earning estimates but failed to impress investors.
Earnings season continues in earnest Wednesday, as we roll on with a week that will ultimately see 25 percent of the S&P 500 report their quarterly numbers.
Stocks could trade a bit choppy Wednesday, as investors react to a tidal wave of earnings news and watch fluctuations in the dollar and other risk assets.
Shares of Yahoo! jumped as much as 3% in post-market trade, after the Internet search firm reported a profit that zoomed past expectations.
Stocks retreated Tuesday after several earnings reports beat expectations but economic numbers missed their targets. The Dow shed more than 50 points, or 0.5 percent, but still held above 10,000. The S&P and Nasdaq each lost about 0.6 percent.
The earnings parade continues for the third quarter. Add Apple, Caterpillar and DuPont to the list of companies that have beat the analysts' estimates in the third quarter.
Stocks retreated Tuesday after several earnings reports beat expectations but economic numbers missed their targets. Apple and Caterpillar surged after their earnings blew past forecasts.
Stocks drifted lower on Tuesday despite upbeat earnings from Apple as well as a number of Dow components including Caterpillar. What should you be watching?
Futures were poised for a modestly higher open on the strength of more earnings surprises from some of Wall Street's leading companies.