General Electric, the parent company of CNBC, recently increased its dividend payment for the second time this year. With $20 million in cash on the balance sheet and the sell-off of its NBC Universal unit expected to meet government approvals, is now the time to buy? Nicholas Heymann of Sterne, Agee & Leach, and Ted Parrish of Henssler Equity Fund say yes.
Fourth-quarter earnings per share could be artificially boosted by stock buybacks for the first time since 2007, Howard Silverblatt, senior index analyst at Standard & Poor’s told CNBC.com.
Principal Financial hit a new 52-week high this week. Is there further upside room in the stock? Steven Schwartz, insurance analyst at Raymond James shared his outlook.
Stocks gained Wednesday following several positive economic reports. How should investors be positioned going forward? Neil Hennessy, portfolio manager and CIO of Hennessy Funds, and Andy Bischel, CIO of SKBA Capital Management, shared their insights.
Joy Global posted better-than-expected quarterly results Wednesday and the mining equipment maker also boosted its forecast for 2011, above analysts’ expectations. What does the firm’s earnings mean for the economy going forward? Paul Bodnar, senior equity analyst at Longbow Research shared his insights.
What do you think is worse for a portfolio manager? Sitting on your hands in 2008, watching your portfolio hemorrhage half its value? Or putting yourself 100 percent in cash this year—only to watch everyone else make money?
The dollar has been on the rise as yields on treasury notes have soared to record highs. Meanwhile, yields on the 30-year note are at their highest levels since May, so should you be fighting the Fed? Keith McCullough, CEO of Hedgeye Risk Management and CNBC contributor discussed his insights.
Several tech stocks have been hitting new 52-week highs, boosting the Nasdaq to be the best performer of the three major indices in the last year. Scott Kessler, equity analyst at Standard & Poor’s and Joel Achramowicz, analyst at Blaylock Robert Van shared their best plays.
Best Buy's online sales crumbled to year-over-year growth of 7 percent, down from 15 percent in the second quarter and 21 percent in the first quarter. Where's the company headed?
Amid a sluggish I.P.O. market, companies from China are finding a home in the United States. The New York Times reports.
Stocks were higher Tuesday following a stronger-than-expected U.S. retail sales report in November. Michael McGervey, president of McGervey Wealth Management, and Wayne Copelin, founder and president of Copelin Financial Advisors, shared their insights.
The upside call action hit quick and early yesterday in Radian Group, a provider of credit-related insurance.
On the day when shipping giant FedEx is expecting to handle a record number of packages—16 million—one analyst puts a buy on the stock, while another, likes both FedEx and its rival UPS equally.
Stocks traded higher Monday ahead of the expected approval of Bush-era tax cuts. How should investors be positioned? Jamie Cox, managing partner at Harris Financial Group and Quincy Krosby, chief market strategist at Prudential Financial shared their insights.
Stocks rose Monday amid expectations that the Senate will vote to extend tax cuts. Keith McCullough, CEO of Hedgeye Risk Management and CNBC contributor, shared his outlook.
Credit card offers are surging again after a three-year slowdown, as banks seek to revive a business that brought them huge profits before the financial crisis wrecked the credit scores of so many Americans, the New York Times reports.
The bulls are expecting fireworks when Discover Financial reports earnings on Thursday morning.
Companies will deploy more cash next year as part of a third-year expansion of the bull market, with the S&P 500 rising 15 percent, Thomas Lee, chief US equity strategist for J.P. Morgan, told CNBC Friday.
"Technology-driven deflation" via the Internet has compressed margins for all kinds of middlemen, said James Chanos, president and founder of Kynikos Associates. And expect the trend to continue going forward, he warned.
For the first quarter, Green Mountain Roasters guided to a range of 14 cents to 18 cents a share, which was below street estimates. And remember, it offered up that 4 cent spread even though it only two weeks left in that quarter.