Stocks ended the week down 1% as disappointment in earnings and economic news snapped the market's recent winning streak. Bank of America lost 9%. Goldman Sachs rose.
Stocks tumbled Friday, with the Dow down over 200 points, after a report showed consumer sentiment dropped to its lowest level in nearly a year. Goldman Sachs and Apple rose.
The Dow pulled off its fifth straight gain Monday, led by Microsoft. Alcoa fell.
As we head into earnings, if your strategy is buying into analyst estimates, here are some helpful tips to remember:
Stocks struggled Monday as materials and banks dragged and investors were a little jittery ahead of earnings season, which kicks off after the bell today with Alcoa. Techs were the day's best performers.
Stocks pulled back Monday as materials and banks dragged and investors were a little jittery ahead of earnings season, which kicks off after the bell today with Alcoa. Techs were the day's best performers.
Analyst Neil Currie on why he thinks COST is the world's best retailer.
Stock experts are well and good, Cramer says, but investors should be willing to learn from just about anyone.
With barely a 2% gain over the last year, Walmart has long been considered dead money by many investors. But is that about to change?
The future of the retail sector is scary, according to David Berman, because you are not seeing very good same store sales. It could turn negative come the fall.
Stocks pulled back from a morning rally as declines in bank and chipmaker shares offset gains by some retailers and improvement in new claims for unemployment benefits.
Warm weather and sales tied to the Memorial Day and Father's Day holidays helped drive shoppers to stores in June, but the heavy discounting may have hurt retail profits.
June retail sales report: better than most expected, but not a game changer. Numbers were good for the most part, but not enough to change anyone's opinion. The back half remains murky due to the macro data, which right now does not support a robust recovery.
It isn’t all about up, up, up, Cramer says.
The market is gaining for a second straight day, giving support to the notion that brighter days are ahead. Jamie Cox, managing partner at Harris Financial Group, and Subodh Kumar, chief investment strategist at Subodh Kumar & Associates, told CNBC that a bottom has likely been reached—but they differ on how quickly the market will return to previous heights.
Once again the traders are closely watching 1040 as a key level on the S&P. If the market closes above it, should you start buying?
Stocks advanced Wednesday as financials got a boost from State Street's outlook and investors scooped up some beaten-down tech and industrial shares.
David Kelly, chief market strategist at JPMorgan Funds, doesn't believe the U.S. economy is facing a double-dip recession.
Stocks opened higher Wednesday, led by financials after State Street said it expects to beat earnings expectations.
Predictions are skewing positive, so how should you game retail ahead of the all-important same-store sales figures coming later this week?