Buybacks are expected to make up two-thirds of payouts in 2011 and their significance should not be overshadowed by dividend payouts, according to analysis done by Goldman Sachs. ...A report from TheStreet.
The midday market movers that might not yet be on your radar.
Insight on whether there is still room to get in on the run, with Eli Lustgarten, Longbow Research senior research analyst.
Noted bank analyst Meredith Whitney slashed her first quarter earnings estimate for Morgan Stanley Wednesday, moving expected earnings per share to 34 cents from 59 cents.
Insight on what investors are looking to hear from Oracle and Research in Motion, with Walter Pritchard, Citigroup analyst.
The details on the hottest stock you've never heard of, with Albert Neupaver, Wabtec president/CEO.
Maury Fertig, CIO of Relative Value Partners and Sandy Lincoln, investment strategist at M&A Investment Management offered a couple value plays for investors.
Value investment plays, with Sandy Lincoln, M&I Investment Management and Maury Fertig, Relative Value Partners.
Western Refining first started heating up late last year, and the activity returned ahead of a big conference today.
"Only 10 percent of the market's value [now] is based on expectations about the future. That contrasts with the normal of about 30 percent," said Bill Miller, chairman, CIO and portfolio manager of Legg Mason Capital Management.
The day's top business stories, including the resignation of Portuguese Prime Minister Socrates, a drop in the Euro, gold hits a new record and silver hits a 31-year high. Commodity stocks lead the market comeback and Bank of America is denied a request to pay a dividend again, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders.
Stocks are cheap, investor Leon Cooperman told CNBC Wednesday, and he offered a list of 17 stocks he likes to underscore the point.
A source close to Nasdaq tells CNBC that discussions with the ICE about a competitive bid for the NYSE ongoing, and that the U.S. exchange operator sees a potential deal as an "opportunity" rather than a necessity.
The bulls are set to stampede down Wall Street, according to Bill Miller, chairman, chief investment officer & portfolio manager, Legg Mason Capital Management.
Most oil companies are trading higher, helped by a surge in crude prices, according to Michael Kay, equity analyst at S&P.
A look at markets overseas and the impact it has on U.S. stocks, with Brian Pitz, UBS.
US Treasurys should “definitely” be shorted, as rising rates are going to be a concern once the fears over Japan and Middle East settle, according to James Shelton, CIO of Kanaly Trust.
Even as food prices continue to climb, the following consumer staple companies should still have pricing power, said Jonathan Feeney, senior analyst at Janney Capital Markets.
According to a new report by Cleve Rueckert, Birinyi Associates senior equity strategist, there have been 14 stocks in the S&P 500 since 2000 that have undergone a reverse stock split. Of those fourteen stocks, twelve were higher one year after the effective date of the reverse split, two were lower. The average gain was a gigantic 62.55%.
A look at the names that could be the next target of a hostile bid, with Donald Drapkin, Casablanca Capital, and CNBC's Herb Greenberg.