Overall, retailers' June sales are concerning. Back-to-school is the second biggest "season" for retail after the Christmas holidays, and it's just around the corner. Many analysts think retailers will have to offer aggressive promotions to win consumer dollars. A number of retail analysts even took the step of downgrading retail stocks based on their concerns about a pullback in consumer spending.
Here are the four U.S.-based health-insurance or benefits management companies with the largest market capitalizations with “buy” ratings from TheStreet Ratings.
Dividend yields of 4 percent have been serving as a de facto floor for many stocks that have disappointed, “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer said Friday.
Stocks wobbled out of the gate Wednesday, with traders hesitant to make any strong commitments head of the afternoon Federal Reserve policy decision.
Separate recent announcements by retailer JCPenney and drug store chain Walgreen could give investors a big opportunity, but Cramer said it’s not what you might think.
Stocks rallied Tuesday amid optimism that the Federal Reserve will announce further steps to help the economy following their two-day meeting, but finished off session highs after reports that a German official said there were no plans to use the EU's rescue fund to buy bonds of troubled countries.
U.S. stock index futures were higher Tuesday, as investors bet on the Federal Reserve announcing further economic stimulus measures after its monetary policy meeting.
Take a look at some of Tuesday’s morning movers:
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Investors are seeking the safest investments and want to protect their portfolios from European exposure and unpredictability. These companies generate revenue entirely in the United States, and many of them pay a dividend that is substantially greater than the 10-year note.
Take a look at some of Tuesday's midday movers:
The financially struggling U.S. Postal Service will look into whittling down full-time staff but plans to maintain a part-time presence in rural areas, with access to retail lobbies and post office boxes.
European stocks dropped, the euro rose as European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi spoke. Draghi said that the latest spate of weak economic data highlighted the "prevailing uncertainty."
Take a look at some of Wednesday's morning movers:
The “Mad Money” host offers his earnings expectations for Time Warner, CVS Caremark, Garmin, Allergan and Clorox.
Here’s what “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer expects of select earnings in the days to come.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
Walgreen is starting to find some mojo, and upside option activity is picking up in the name.
The vitamin supplements industry is "one of the safest industries that exist," despite lack of Food and Drug Administration oversight of its products, GNC CEO Joseph Fortunato told CNBC Tuesday.