Stocks trimmed gains and turned mixed amid light volume Monday as retailers, and technology stocks slipped amid a market generally gaining support from M&A activity and as the market awaited word out of Washington on extending the Bush-era tax cuts. Caterpillar and Chevron rose, while HP fell.
Stocks turned mixed Monday as retailers were among the few sectors to struggle amid a market generally gaining support from M&A activity as well as the lack of an expected interest rate hike in China. Caterpillar and Walt Disney rose, while Intel fell.
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 modestly higher as deal activity lifted investor sentiment, and as the market awaited the expected approval of Bush-era tax cuts. Caterpillar and Disney fell, while HP rose. hr<!-- -->
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All that talk of US weakness may have been premature, at least relatively speaking.
Stocks declined, but ended significantly off session lows, as financials gained and the dollar slipped, although investors remained concerned about the effectiveness of Europe's attempt to contain sovereign debt troubles. HP and Home Depot fell, while AmEx and BofA rose.
Stocks came back from session lows as financials gained, although the market remained lower amid continuing fears about Europe's ability to harness a credit crisis despite a weekend bailout agreement for Ireland. HP and Home Depot fell, while AmEx and BofA rose.
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Stocks plunged Monday as investors remained concerned about the wider implications of debt burdens throughout Europe. David Katz, CIO of Matrix Asset Advisors and Michael Cuggino, president and portfolio manager at Permanent Portfolio Funds discussed their outlooks.
The boost to stocks as European Union officials endorsed the $115 billion debt bailout has proved short-lived. The euro has weakened, the dollar strengthened (to a 2-month high), and most major bourses in Europe are down about 1 percent after being up overnight