Friday, May 28, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Dow 10,510.95 -114.88 / -1.08%
WMT $53.71 +0.98 (1.86%) 52Wk Range: 46.32 - 55.94
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT), perhaps the most famous retailer in the world, whose competitors include Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST), Sears Holdings (SHLD), and Target Corporation (TGT), is actually in the green as I compose this opening sentence during the afternoon trading session. Can you believe it? A stock actually in the green! After an earnings report, no less! It is currently higher by $1.62, or 3%, to $54.35. The traders are loving it, because volume is above average with a couple hours left to go before the bell tolls.
Wal-Mart hasn't been the most exciting stock over the last twelve months. The range hasn't been too wide, with a 52-week low of $47.35 and a 52-week high of $56.27. And the stock has sort of meandered around in something of a sideways pattern (you do get a dividend with the shares, though, so there is a total-return situation going on).
On the surface, the Q1 numbers look pretty good. Net income was 88 cents per share versus 77 cents per share in the year-ago period. Expectations were for 84 cents per share.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Thu, May 13, '10 O: 10,896.61 H: 10,952.84 L: 10,752.72
Close: 10,782.95 -113.96 (1.05%)
"C" DOWN BY ABOUT 100 points.
Monsanto Comp MON dropping $55.54
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Stocks rallied around the world, sending the MSCI World Index up the most in 13 months, while Greek, Spanish and Portuguese bonds soared after European policy makers announced an almost $1 trillion loan package to end the region’s sovereign-debt crisis. The euro pared an earlier rally.
AAAA corresponds to 4000 points up
Friday, May 7, 2010
Stocks Slide Amid Trading-Systems Concern
Stocks slid for a fourth day, erasing 2010 gains for U.S. benchmark gauges, and the bonds of debt- laden nations tumbled after Europe’s debt crisis spurred an equity rout yesterday that undermined confidence in trading systems. Oil sank, capping the biggest weekly drop since 2008.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Dow Plunges 998 Before Recovering
The Dow Jones Industrial Average had its biggest intraday loss since the market crash of 1987, the euro slid to a 14-month low and yields on Greek, Spanish and Italian bonds surged on concern European leaders aren’t doing enough to stem the region’s debt crisis. U.S. Treasuries soared.
CCCcc down about 350 points.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Prudential Financial Inc., the second- biggest U.S. life insurer, said first-quarter profit surged as investment results improved with rising markets.
Net income jumped to $697 million from $14 million in the year-earlier period, the Newark, New Jersey-based company said today in a Business Wire statement. Excluding some results from investments and policies sold before the company went public, the insurer made $1.49 a share, beating the $1.30 average estimate of 17 analysts surveyed by Bloomberg.
PRU:US Prudential Financial Inc
$61.350 Change -0.310 % Change -0.503
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
U.S. equities tumbled the most since February and European stocks erased their 2010 gain, while the euro slid to a one-year low, amid concern a government debt crisis is spreading. Oil, copper and gold sank on a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing. Treasuries rallied.
CCc drop around 225 points.
Monday, May 3, 2010
U.S. stocks surged, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average rising the most since February, as Warren Buffett defended Goldman Sachs Group Inc., manufacturing grew at the fastest pace since 2004 and personal spending increased.
Aaa up about 150 points