Stories tagged: stocks
SUNDAY, FEB. 19, 2017
Motley Fool: Look to biotech sector for undervalued stocks
With the stock market trading near an all-time high, it’s hard to find undervalued stocks. You can find some in the biotechnology sector, though. Consider Celgene (Nasdaq: CELG).
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 7:11 A.M.
‘In Trump We Trust’ is market mantra as chaos besets White House
Follow the money: it’s a classic Washington catchphrase. And if you follow the money on Wall Street right now, it’s hard to see how all that chaos in the White …
FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2017, 1:35 P.M.
Stock indexes extend climb into record heights
Miners and other raw materials companies led a broad rally in U.S. stocks late Friday afternoon, steering the major indexes toward record highs for the second day in a row. …
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 2:08 P.M.
Stocks rise to records on vague promise of tax cuts
All it took was a vague promise for a “phenomenal” tax plan. U.S. stocks rose to records, the dollar jumped and Treasuries fell after President Donald Trump said long-awaited details …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 12:33 P.M.
Trump’s health czar nominee Tom Price made dozens of stock trades while his committee was under scrutiny
Health and Human Services secretary nominee Tom Price showed little restraint in his personal stock trading during the three years that federal investigators were bearing down on a key House …
FRIDAY, FEB. 3, 2017, 2:14 P.M.
Banks lead stock surge as investors hope for regulation cuts
Banks and other financial companies made big gains Friday after President Donald Trump moved to scale back regulations on the financial industry. Other stocks also rose as investors were also …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 1:37 P.M.
Apple surges on iPhone sales; stock indexes wobble
Investors didn’t react much to a strong hiring survey or the Federal Reserve’s decision to leave interest rates unchanged Wednesday, and U.S. stocks finished little changed Wednesday. Apple soared after …
TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2017, 11:41 A.M.
Weak quarterly reports push stocks lower for a second day
U.S. stocks are falling Tuesday following weak fourth-quarter results from companies including UPS and Under Armour. Industrial and financial companies are down the most as investors move money into bonds …
MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2017, 10:07 A.M.
Energy, banks stocks lead stocks sharply lower
U.S. stocks are falling Monday morning, following global stock indexes lower, as energy companies and banks take sharp losses. Airlines skidded after President Donald Trump ordered impose a travel ban …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2017, 1:42 P.M.
Dow tops 20,000 as earnings feed rally, bonds fall
The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed past 20,000 for the first time as stocks around the world extended a rally after corporate earnings reignited investors’ optimism in economic growth. Bonds …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2017, 8:12 A.M.
Dow 20,000, your gift for living through Brexit and the election
Between the worst start to a year ever, the violent reversals of last March, then Brexit and the U.S. elections sending stocks into the biggest tailspins since the flash crash, …
THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 10:10 A.M.
Company that Trump HHS pick invested in faced criminal fine
A medical device company in which Rep. Tom Price purchased stock last year agreed in December to a $17 million Justice Department criminal penalty in a foreign bribery case. Democrats …
FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 2017, 12:01 P.M.
Dow nears 20,000 barrier as higher wages boost stocks
The Dow Jones industrial average is tantalizingly close to the 20,000 mark Friday as U.S. stock indexes close in on all-time highs following a shaky start. The federal government’s December …
THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2017, 9:58 A.M.
Dems want probe of Trump Cabinet pick over stock sales
Top Senate Democrats said Thursday that the House ethics office should investigate whether stock sales by a congressman who is now one of President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks broke any …
TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017, 9:55 A.M.
Stocks ring in 2017 with gains as energy companies rise
U.S. stock indexes are jumping on the first trading day of 2017. Energy companies are climbing with the price of oil, while banks are advancing thanks to a bump in …
FRIDAY, DEC. 30, 2016, 4:19 P.M.
Stocks end modestly lower on final trading day of 2016
Investors capped a year of solid gains on Wall Street in a selling mood Friday, sending the major U.S. stock indexes modestly lower on the final trading day of 2016.
FRIDAY, DEC. 30, 2016, 11:47 A.M.
Stocks move lower in afternoon trading; oil heads down
Technology companies led U.S. stock indexes modestly lower Friday afternoon on the final day of trading for the year. Real estate stocks and banks were on track to eke out …
THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2016, 10:22 A.M.
Stocks drift lower in afternoon trading; oil price slips
Banks led U.S. stock indexes slightly lower in afternoon trading Thursday as the market gave back small gains from earlier in the day. Utilities, real estate stocks and phone companies, …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2016, 1:36 P.M.
Can the stock market ride its post-election surge into the new year?
All four major U.S. stock indexes are preparing to finish the year in record territory, thanks in part to a post-election bump from optimism about the new president who takes …
TUESDAY, DEC. 27, 2016, 10:13 A.M.
2017 investment forecasts: Possibly good, no longer great
Get ready for investments to be merely good again. They’ve already been great for years, as both stocks and bonds have delivered fat returns since the worst of the financial …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 1:43 P.M.
Not today: Dow still short of 20,000 as health stocks skid
Stocks finished slightly lower Wednesday as health care companies continued to struggle. Energy companies rose as the price of natural gas surged on the first day of winter.
THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016, 4:46 P.M.
Hecla leads local stocks with strong price gain in 2016
2016 is ending on a strong note for 10 local, publicly traded companies. Led by Hecla Mining Co., their share prices are up an average of 46 percent.
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 12:03 P.M.
Dow nears 20,000 as familiar tech and retail names climb
Major U.S. stock indexes are reaching record highs Tuesday as big-name technology companies like Apple trade higher and energy companies extend a recent winning streak.
FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2016, 2:13 P.M.
Record-setting stock streak hits sixth day on broad gains
U.S. stocks rose for the sixth day in a row Friday as major indexes continued to set records. The biggest gains went to companies that have been mostly left out …
FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2016, 5:40 A.M.
Marijuana bubble worries grow in Canada after two-year rally
The surge of capital into Canada’s nascent marijuana industry has sent stock prices soaring – and brought warnings it’s a bubble that could soon burst.
THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016, 3:31 P.M.
Donald Trump’s victory has been very good for the Dow – so far
Before the 2016 election, one of the many predictions that turned out to be incorrect was that the markets weren’t accounting for the possibility of a Donald Trump win. If …
THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016, 1:58 P.M.
Bullish investors push stocks to all-time highs
After a quiet start, major U.S. stock indexes again set all-time highs Thursday afternoon as the market built on a surge the previous day. Banks continued to lead the way …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 2:54 P.M.
Broad rally drives Dow, S&P 500 indexes to record highs
The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 indexes soared to their biggest gains since the presidential election on Wednesday and set all-time highs. Investors bought stocks that …
TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016, 9:46 A.M.
Supreme Court upholds broad power to curb insider trading
A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with the government in a legal clash over the nation’s insider trading laws, a victory for prosecutors seeking to curb corruption on Wall …
TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016, 8:53 A.M.
Trump tidbits: Aide says president-elect sold all his stocks in June
A spokesman for Donald Trump says the president-elect sold all of his stocks in June. The spokesman did not provide any proof or specify the stocks that were sold.