Traders bought more than 3,600 April 21 calls for $0.40 yesterday, compared with previous open interest of just 441 contracts. More than 6,000 options traded in the name overall, compared with a daily average around 2,100.
As solar stocks continue to fly in reaction to Japan’s nuclear worries, solar bear Gordon Johnson of Axiom Capital continues to scratch his head.
Several equities listed on the NYSE had rapid increases in short interest during the last half of February, some by as much as 50%. Short interest is one indicator that long investors in these stocks could be in for painful declines. ...A report from TheStreet.
In the wake of Japan’s nuclear meltdown, solar stocks are on fire today.
Based on the economic recovery, Fritz Meyer, independent economist, said stocks are likely to rally another 10 to 15 percent this year.
Japan’s economy will overcome the aftermath of the earthquake and will rebound longer-term, said Steven Bernsetein, CEO of Oppenheimer Investments Asia.
Congress unwittingly unleashed a third wave of quantitative easing (QE3) by stealth by refusing to raise the US Treasury’s debt ceiling, according to Paul Ashworth, US economist at Capital Economics.
Discussing the resilience in the market and what it means over the long run, with CNBC's Ron Insana; Barry Knapp, Barclays PLC and Tom Porcelli, RBC Capital Markets.
Archer Daniels Midland has been navigating well in difficult times, and traders are looking for the agriculture name to keep climbing.
Three years after filing its first prospectus with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the private-equity firm Apollo Global Management is finally set to launch a traditional initial public offering, according to people familiar with the matter.
With markets dropping sharply, investors should cash in on this buying opportunity, said Gordon Charlopp of Rosenblatt Securities.
Grain prices are going to take almost two years to rebuild, so there's going to be a period of elevated costs, said Farha Aslam, food analyst at Stephens.
Now that Starbucks has agreed to use Green Mountain’s Keurig system for its push into single-serve, giving the stocks of both a caffeinated jolt, there are a few key points to consider.
Buying financial stocks is like “buying a lottery ticket”—nothing has changed in the industry and there’s still no transparency, according to Ronald Carson, CEO and founder of Carson Wealth Management.
Sentiment has been weakening in the chip sector for the last week, and yesterday (Wednesday) the bears pounced on Lam Research.
With the markets on a decline, investors need to put money into value plays, said Rob Hoxton, president and CEO of Hoxton Financial, and Robert Auer, portfolio manager at Auer Growth Fund.
Keep an eye on for-profit schools today (Thursday), especially Bridgepoint Education.
Stocks seem locked in a trading band of indecision, as traders await the next development from the Middle East or economic news that could move the market forward.
The commodities boom was as severe and swift as ever in history, but tremors have entered the markets over the last few weeks as investors begin to wonder: Could it all be over? ...A report from TheStreet.
Despite various market headwinds, stocks will continue to rally, said James Paulsen, chief investment strategist at Wells Capital Management, and Jim Lacamp, senior VP at Macro Portfolio advisors.