Children’s Book Publisher Scholastic raised its profit forecast for the year on sales of ‘The Hunger Games’ which have spiked ahead of the first ‘Hunger Games’ movie, which opens a week from Friday.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin has the details on Scholastic shares soaring on spikes in "Hunger Games" sales.
Like shifting sands, financial markets are rapidly realigning, and that trend will be the thing to watch Thursday, when inflation data and the latest jobless claims are released.
The author of the mega-selling "Harry Potter" series has an agreement with Little, Brown in the United States and Britain to release her first adult novel, the publishers announced Thursday. The title, release date and details about the book, long rumored, were notannounced.
From the entire S&P 400 Mid Cap Index, which stocks are analysts expecting to have the biggest pops? Find out!
There are several firms that offer value to investors' portfolios, said Sandy Lincoln, chief investment strategist at M&I Investment Management, and Mark Travis, CEO of Intrepid Capital Funds.
Stocks sank in the last half hour of trading Thursday top close near the sesssion's lows amid light volume after a batch of economic reports failed to provide traders with enough optimism to continue a September rally. Walt Disney and GE fell, while Hewlett-Packard rose.
Stocks sank in the last half hour of trading Thursday after a batch of economic reports failed to provide traders with enough optimism to continue a September rally. Walt Disney and GE fell, while Hewlett-Packard rose.
Stocks turned positive Thursday as technology and consumer stocks gained, and banks fell, and investors absorbed another batch of mixed economic data. Alcoa and Hewlett-Packard rose, while Walt Disney fell.
Stock index futures pointed to a lower open Thursday after an expected jump in weekly jobless claims.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, April 1.
Harry Potter is some Wizard; he turns pretty much every business he touches into gold. The sixth movie in the franchise "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" opened at 12:01 Wednesday am with a record take; its 3,000 plus midnight shows brought in $22.2 million at the US box office. That's a solid ten million dollars more than the midnight gross from the previous Potter film. This puts the wizard on track for the biggest Wednesday to Sunday opening ever.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Prudential and Discover Financial Services popped while Intel and US Steel dropped.
Q: On Fast Money’s trader radar we look at the stock that was lighting up screens across Wall Street. This publishing company is famous for its book club for kids as well as everyone’s favorite young wizard. But the magic had to come to an end sooner or later and sales suffered without a new edition from the beloved series. Who is it?
Maria Bartiromo discusses Wednesday's top business and financial stories, and looks ahead to tomorrow's events.
Is there life after Harry Potter? Scholastic hopes mixing a book series with online gaming and card collecting can do the trick, according to Portfolio.com.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of AutoNation and RadioShack popped while Southwest Airlines and Pulte dropped.
Q: On Fast Money’s trader radar we look at the stock that was lighting up screens across Wall Street. Publisher of “The Babysitters Club” and “Clifford the Big Red Dog” this company is the largest children's book maker in the world. But the magic seems to be out of this stock post Harry Potter mania, as the company cut its 2008 forecast today. Who is it?
Harry Potter has cast a spell on readers throughout the world, who purchased millions copies of the boy wizard's final adventure, an industry data service said Monday.
Borders Group said that its more than 1,200 Borders and Waldenbooks stores around the globe sold approximately 1.2 million copies of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" on its first day of sales, Saturday.