The headline of the Janney Capital report on Williams-Sonoma’s stock says it all: "Downgrading to Sell—Great Companies Are Not Always Great Stocks."
Markets start the New Year with a fresh wave of reports on the U.S. economy, including Friday's jobs report, and that could turn the focus away from Europe.
Markets start the New Year with a fresh wave of reports on the U.S. economy and that could temporarily help turn the focus away from Europe.
While U.S. drivers continue to cut back at the pump, refiners are increasingly sending more gasoline and diesel fuel overseas, making the U.S. a net exporter of refined products for the first time in more than a half century.
Homebuilder stocks have jumped as much as 45 percent over the past three months. But the question remains whether it's a fragile rally based on overly optimistic expectations for the economy or an early sign that a sustained real estate recovery is in the offing.
Art Cashin, UBS director of floor operations, shares his wit and wisdom with us daily from the New York Stock Exchange floor. On this final trading day of the year, he shared his traditional New Year's poem.
Strategists at Deutsche Bank and nine other banks are optimistic about the S&P 500's performance in 2012. But those bullish views may be overblown, reports TheStreet.com.
What should investors watch in 2012? As the new year dawns, there are plenty of short-term issues on the horizon, ranging from the eurozone to fiscal gridlock in the US to upheavals in the Middle East. The Financial Times reports
Despite wild swings, the S&P 500 seems set on finishing the year at just about where it started.
Mad Money host and former hedge fund manager, Jim Cramer, provides stock traders with all manner of investing advice.
If you want exposure to the ongoing migration from brick-and-mortar retailers and toward online retailing, it may be wiser to seek out more attractively valued names other than Amazon.com.
While both professionals and do-it-yourself investors try to prognosticate the new year, we're always dealt our fair share of surprises — good and bad. Here are five stocks that turned in the biggest negative surprises for investors.
In the new year, hope for yield hunters returns as companies rewarded for paying higher dividends begin to pressure those that don't, David Katz, Matrix Asset Advisors' chief investment officer told CNBC.
The euro’s dramatic slide to the year’s lows in light trading is a likely prelude to more weakening in the New Year and highlights the long haul ahead for the euro zone’s debt crisis.
While 2011 has been a tough year for hedge fund investors, with a new trading year just a few sessions away, investors are looking for a new set of investment ideas for 2012. TheStreet.com analyzes stocks that hedge funds are buying right now.
Investors should have a long-range plan and buy stocks rather than bonds, Oakmark Fund portfolio manager Bill Nygren tells CNBC.
If weekly jobless claims once more show improvement Thursday, they could provide the magic needed to put stocks back in the black for the year.
The Fast Money crew offers special CNBC.com-only advice on your investments.
The health care sector had a good year in 2011 — the group was one of only two sectors out of 10 major categories within the S&P 1200 to deliver positive returns on both a price and total return basis. But 2012 brings a new set of challenges, reports TheStreet.com.
Since Apple moved into the greeting-card and online-photo space two months ago, financial analysts appear not to have noticed, reports TheStreet.com.