|Day Low/High||162.03 / 163.86|
|52 Wk Low/High||128.32 / 169.99|
A central bank governor's optimism about Europe's debt problems boosted global indices and U.S. futures.
Zynga reported earnings that were short of estimates in its first quarter as a publicly traded company.
Here is a bullish play on Zynga, plus bearish trades on Weight Watchers and Deere.
Contributor Ken Shreve takes a look at upcoming economic data and some key earnings reports for the week of Feb. 13
Marek Fuchs, senior contributing analyst at TheStreet, dust his most miserable recommendation of the week (CAT) for clues.
Marek Fuchs, senior contributing analyst at TheStreet, barks at CAT's macro forecast.
Futures were pointed higher on the last trading day before the Christmas holiday.
Parts of the economy are already performing well and cheap stocks are available.
Today's consumer confidence data could give traders holding losing positions a chance to get out.
You need news to propel you higher. Otherwise you are just trapped in futures heaven and hell.
The stock has pulled back to support, and a short-term base could be a platform for another run.
Shares are indicated lower, but a host of economic reports could shift direction.
The activist investor's about-face purchase of more shares indicates the auto-parts maker is undervalued.
This market offers opportunities to buy on dips and invest in growing businesses with increasing profits.
Dollar Tree has been a winner, so let it run, but keep a close eye on that dwindling volume.
With earnings season on tap, it's time for investors to focus on what corporate profits are saying about the future of the economy.
Many companies are doing much better, balance sheets are improved and more safeguards are in place.
The longer-term, technical configurations of most agriculture issues remain negative.
The August/September lows have a good chance of developing into a major double bottom that may propel the stock higher into year-end.