The nascent and growing nature of cyber attacks promises to be insulated from growing budget concerns. As a result cyber has become a buzz word and many companies will claim to have cyber as higher multiples are assumed. Analyst Alex Hamilton wades through them, offering his picks for the real players in the market.
Stocks closed modestly higher on Wednesday, cutting in half the losses sustained Wednesday when a commodity rout roiled global markets.
Stocks traded modestly higher in the final hour of trading on Thursday as a commodity rout that roiled global markets on Wednesday reversed.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Thursday's Squawk on the Street.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Wednesday, May 11.
Stocks tumbled 1 percent after three days of gains as a hike in oil and gas inventories triggered a selloff in commodities amid worries of a slowdown in global growth.
Stocks pared losses but remained sharply lower after three days of gains as commodities sank, triggered by an uptick in oil and gasoline inventories against a backdrop of worries over Greek debt and the health of China's economy.
For better or worse, the U.S. economy is back on the top of the stock market's watch list, with the European sovereign debt crisis a close second.
"The idea that Congress is so dysfunctional that they can't cut their budget by more than 1% or 2%, when you contrast that to the re-pricing of the entire housing stock for the U.S., it's a complete disconnect." ...A report from TheStreet.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Wednesday, Jan. 26.
Stocks that have largely underperformed are expected to be this year's big gainers, said Alan Lancz, president of asset management firm Alan B. Lancz & Associates, and Howard Ward, portfolio manager of Gamco Growth Fund.
With the increase in advanced-tech smart phone devices, firms focusing on Internet security are going to be the big winners over the next decade, said Adam Holt, global head of software equity research at Morgan Stanley.
Apps and Internet connectivity are everywhere. At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, you’ll see more devices incorporating PC-like functions. And they'll be not just smartphones and set-top boxes, but TVs, digital cameras and printers as well.
Here are the two best plays right now on cyber security.
Authorities are investigating a number of cyber attacks against companies seen as opponents of controversial website WikiLeaks. Despite the fiasco, which companies are most likely benefit from the attacks? Mark Mahaney, Internet research managing director at Citigroup shared his best plays.
Stocks closed mixed Thursday after shaving deeper losses from earlier in the day in the last half hour of trading as investors considered a mixed batch of earnings and the Fed's next steps to stimulate the economy. 3M and Caterpillar fell, while Pfizer and Walt Disney rose.
Stocks trimmed earlier losses in the last half hour of trading Thursday as investors considered a mixed batch of earnings and the Fed's next steps to stimulate the economy. 3M and Caterpillar fell, while AmEx and Pfizer rose.
Stocks extended losses amid continued worries over the Fed Reserve's plans to stimulate the economy and a somewhat mixed batch of corporate earnings on Thursday. 3M and Caterpillar fell, while AmEx rose.
Stocks shaved off some of their earlier losses as techs staged a late-afternoon rally, but still closed mixed as investors considered news that the Federal Reserve may not provide as much stimulus to the economy as had been anticipated.
Stocks extended their losses Wednesday as concerns grew after a report suggested that the Federal Reserve's next round of quantitative easing will be less aggressive than expected. Home Depot and HP fell, while BofA and AmEx rose.