What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Tuesday, April 19.
IBM releases Q1 earnings. A breakdown of the numbers with Louis Miscioscia, Collins Stewart; Dan Morgan, Synovus Securities; and CNBC's Jon Fortt & Bertha Coombs.
Stocks traded higher Tuesday as investors absorbed a slew of largely upbeat earnings reports, several from financial companies, and as energy stocks turned higher along with oil.
Stocks pared gains Tuesday after a slew of earnings reports that were largely positive a day after the markets took a thrashing following Standard & Poor's revision of its outlook for U.S. debt.
Stock index futures rose after a better-than-expected rise in housing starts and after good earnings reports from Goldman Sachs and Johnson & Johnson.
After six weeks, testimony has concluded in the landmark insider trading trial of Galleon Group co-founder Raj Rajaratnam. Now, it will be up to attorneys for Rajaratnam and the government to persuade the jury in closing arguments, which are set to begin Wednesday.
With ever-increasing amounts of data being generated, energy-thirsty data centers are quickly becoming many firms’ most important green initiative.
A look at mature companies that are still nimble enough to act like start-ups, with Brent Wilsey, Wilsey Asset Management, and Joshua Brown, Fusion Analytics.
The big spenders on technology—businesses and government agencies—buy about 75 percent of the computing goods and services sold worldwide. Yet it is increasingly evident they are not driving the new ideas, excitement and powerhouse technology companies in ascent these days. The New York Times reports.
The markets react to Google earnings after the company misses estimates, and CNBC's Jon Fortt is on new CEO Larry Page's first earnings conference call, with Ryan Jacob, Jacob Asset Management. Also, a silver ETF breakout and why supermarkets are flying amid a spike in food inflation. Street Fight: Is Glencore's announced IPO a sign of a top in the commodity bull market?
Stocks ended flat to slightly higher after fluctuating throughout the session after President Barack Obama delivered his plan for reducing the budget deficit by $4 trillion over 12 years, and as the Federal Reserve confirmed economic growth remains moderate across-the-country. Caterpillar rose, while BofA fell.
Stocks pared modest losses just before the close after rising slightly after President Barack Obama delivered his plan for reducing the budget deficit by $4 trillion over 12 years, and as the Federal Reserve confirmed economic growth remains moderate across-the-country. Kraft gained, while Boeing fell.
About 80 percent of companies in the S&P 500 have released information on executive compensation. With data from Capital IQ, CNBC.com ranked the highest paid CEOs in 2010.
Stocks turned mixed as financials led the market lower despite JPMorgan's solid earnings results. IBM and Kraft rose, while Boeing fell.
Stocks gained modestly as investors braced for the start of earnings season amid M&A activity. 3M rises, while Caterpillar falls.
Cisco Systems, which has shed 35 percent of its market valuation over the last year and has become the worst performing stock in the Dow Jones Industrials, "is ripe for some sort of activist assault," Rob Cox, columnist at Reuters Breakingviews, told CNBC on Tuesday.
The Mad Money host also talks Urban Outfitters, Under Armour and Walter Energy.
Retails investors are buying up options as never before after being burned too many times in volatile markets. But these instruments can be complex and investors can easily be led astray.
Measuring the benefits of dividend payments is a balancing act. For tech companies, it’s a matter of whether the valuation support that dividends provide justifies the implicit admission that their organic growth opportunities are limited.
Stocks snapped a two-week losing streak to post gains after several days of quiet trading in which stocks steadily rose higher despite despite unrest in the Middle East and Libya, debt troubles in Europe, a continuing nuclear disaster in Japan and mixed economic news in the U.S. IBM and Chevron gained, while HP fell.