CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders discuss the day's top trades and the stocks they'll be watching tomorrow.
With May coming to an end today, here is a look at the best and worst performing stocks within the major US averages, as of midday trading.
Mario Gabelli said all roads lead to natural gas development, but he's looking beyond the energy drilling itself—and digging into water-treatment companies.
June is typically a rough month for stocks and so we’re beginning to see more of the defensive sectors outperform, said Mark Tepper, managing partner and co-founder of Strategic Wealth Partners.
Stock markets have been caught in a gloomy place for much of May. Despite some gung-ho risk-on days the overall trend for risk assets has been lower.
Investors concerned about the possible end to the bull market may want to opt for convertible bonds, says Edward Silverstein, manager of the MainStay Convertible Fund. The $1 billion mutual fund has returned 25% in the past year, according to Morningstar. ...A report from TheStreet.
As LinkedIn options trade for the first time today (Friday), pricing remains a bit unusual because of the newness of the social-networking stock.
According to Bill Lefkowitz of vFinance Investments, early trading indicates puts are trading at a premium to calls in price and are also, trading bigger size.
Despite all of the hoopla, when it comes to IPOs there is LinkedIn and Yandex. Then there is everybody else.
Avis Budget Group saw upside option activity for the second time in three sessions yesterday (Thursday).
You know, a guy could get suspicious. Goldman Sachs has reversed its commodity stance, particularly on oil and copper, a mere six weeks after reporting the huge headwinds of demand destruction, declining China growth and moderating Middle East and North Africa strife. ...A report from TheStreet.
Since LinkedIn's spectacular initial public offering last Friday, concerns have been raised about potential short-sellers waiting in the wings. Today (Thursday, 5/26) may provide a good gauge of any significant bearish sentiment when options become available on the social-media company.
From the entire S&P 500, which stocks are analysts expecting to have the biggest pops? Find out!
According to fund managers and analysts, including Standard & Poor's Chief Technical Strategist Mark Arbeter, and Capital Advisors Chief Executive Officer Keith Goddard, the end is nigh. ...A report from TheStreet.
Financial stocks overall saw a big jump in short-selling activity at the end of April. The Financial Select Sector SPDR saw an increase in outstanding short interest to 112 million shares from nearly 91 million in the middle of the month, according to New York Stock Exchange data. ...A report from TheStreet.
CNBC's Bob Pisani reports on the trading day from the NYSE.
The mundane business of managing health-care benefits and services may be a bore for those working in the industry, but shares in that sector have been a boon for investors. ...A report from TheStreet.
David Tepper and other top hedge-fund managers pared their former favorites, financial holdings, during the first quarter, damping sector sentiment. ...A report from TheStreet.
These are some stocks that investors should consider owning ahead of next week, according to Zahid Siddique, associate portfolio manager at Gabelli Equity Trust, and Frederic Dickson, senior vice president and chief investment strategist at D.A. Davidson & Co.
It's a dot-com company with a four-letter symbol for its shares.