Stocks have rallied 177%, and while calling a top is the easiest thing to do, it might not be the most accurate, Cramer says.
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The online broker decides not to sell itself. The media giant reports better-than-expected earnings.
By Andrea Tse, TheStreet
Updated at 9:15 a.m. ET
E-Trade Financial (ETFC) has decided not to sell itself after a three-month strategic review. Rejecting pressure from shareholder Citadel to sell to another online broker such as TD Ameritrade (AMTD) or Charles Schwab (SCHW), E-Trade CEO Steven Freiberg said, "The management team will continue to execute on our strategy designed to create value for both our stockholders and our customers."
Walt Disney (DIS) reported fiscal-fourth-quarter earnings and revenue that beat analysts' estimates, thanks to strong sales at its media networks and resorts. Excluding charges related to restructuring and impairment, Disney earned 59 cents, beating the 54-cent forecast of analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters. Revenue rose 7% to $10.43 billion, topping expectations for $10.36 billion.
Yields on French government bonds aren't close to those of Italy, but they are moving in the wrong direction.
As it heads to a potentially blockbuster IPO, the online gaming company is reportedly asking some employees to surrender some shares.
The company regrets giving employees so many stock grants in its early days, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. So it's telling some workers to give back some shares -- or get fired.
The national homebuilder, struggling amid depressed home sales, is trying to align supply with demand through attractive incentive schemes.
By: Zacks Equity Research
DR Horton (DHI) will release results Friday for its fourth quarter and full year ended Sept. 30. The Texas homebuilder reported a third-quarter profit of 14 cents a share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 6 cents.
The company finalized the deal in anticipation of heavy competition in the world's fastest-growing beverage market.
Under the agreement, Tingyi-Asahi will become PepsiCo's franchise bottler in China for carbonated soft drinks and Gatorade. The two may also co-brand some products under the Tropicana label. This will help give Pepsi an edge over rival Coca-Cola (KO) in the Chinese market.
Regulators want to ensure that bigger banks are better protected from failing. But there are concerns that banks may be hiding actual risk levels.
The list, which classifies 29 global banks on the basis of their asset size at the end of 2009, suggests that these banks' reserves will need to be maintained at 1 to 2.5 percentage points above the agreed-upon minimum capital levels.
The company will own a full range of cloud-based products with its acquisition of RightNow Technologies.
Oracle purchased the company to get a better footing in the cloud-based information-technology marketplace, where it competes with Salesforce.com (CRM) and other firms.
For years, it looked like the networking giant was a stodgy old technology name that time had passed by.
Cisco Systems (CSCO) shares jumped 7% in midday trading Thursday after the company reported better-than-expected earnings and guided second-quarter earnings higher. The company appears to be turning the ship.
Certain lower-priced sectors carry higher risk right now. Count on relative-performance analysis to stay in the strongest areas of the market.
By Tom Aspray, MoneyShow.com
Early selling in Europe set the tone for what was a very ugly day in the U.S. markets on Wednesday. The small- and mid-cap stocks were hit the hardest, with the mid-cap S&P 400 ($I_SP400) down 4.3% and the small-cap Russell 2000 ($RUT) down 4.8%.
Though all 30 stocks in the Dow Industrials were down 1% or more, there were some bright spots.
Altisource and Ocwen are actually profiting from the dire state of the US housing market.
By Phillip Van Doorn, TheStreet
Disappointing earnings triggered the coffee company's free fall Thursday, adding to investor concerns about spending and inventory.
Thursday marked a stunning fall for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR), a one-time stock market hotshot brought low by disappointing earnings.
Shares of the company, which makes Keurig single-cup brewing machines, plunged 39% to close at $40.89 after an earnings report Wednesday that, well, really wasn't all that bad. Analysts rushed to defend the stock, with one calling the investor response a "ridiculous market reaction."
This company's Siri technology is proving to be a killer app for Apple's iPhone 4S.
By Mike Cintolo, Cabot Top Ten Report
It’s always good for sales when a product has an engaging spokesperson, and Nuance Communications (NUAN) has found a great one in Siri, the voice-activated personal digital assistant on the new iPhone 4S from Apple (AAPL).
The Siri feature is proving to be the killer app for the iPhone line, generating huge buzz.
This midstream MLP churns out steady and growing returns
By Geoffrey Seiler, BullMarket.com
Ho. Hum. Enterprise Products Partners (EPD) delivered another quarter of better than expected cash flow, profits, and overall growth to complement its recently increased distribution.
It's consistently solid execution would almost be boring if it wasn't so good for its investors. The midstream energy firm remains one of our favorite stocks for the long term.
We can't have a lasting recovery without the financial sector.
Bank stocks and the financial sector have seen their share of ups and downs in the past three years -- though decidedly more downs than ups.
On the retail banking side, Bank of America (BAC) is off almost 86% since its 2008 peak, and Citigroup (C) is down nearly 90% in the same period. On the investment banking side, Morgan Stanley (MS) is off more than 67%, and Goldman Sachs (GS) is off 52%. A host of other financial stocks, large and small, have felt similar pain.
At this point, we have to hope the European Central Bank counters the Italian bond rout by printing trillions of euros.
Pretty simple: Buy or go home. That's what you have to hope for soon from the European Central Bank to counter the Italian bond rout. The ECB has to go buy 2 trillion euros' worth of Italian bonds. Yeah. It does have to be that big. It has to clean them out. The sellers. The investors. The traders.
It has to end this nonsense by printing euros, trillions of them, and making it very clear that the crisis is over.
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