U.S. Stocks Are Teasing a Breakout as Earnings Loom

This week continued more churn in U.S. stocks. But next week's earnings slate could be the catalyst that pulls the market back into breakout mode. More 

Chips, Home Furnishings Top 8 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Income investors are hoping to squeeze out more financial juice from their favorite holdings, and this week a solid group of dividend stocks gave income players what they crave -- a bigger slice of the dividend pie. More 

Holding AA Stock Isn’t Just for Dreamers, Despite Thursday’s Drop

A disappointing Alcoa earnings report and outlook sent AA stock more than 3% lower on Thursday. Here's why that may have been a mistake. More 

Alcoa Stock – Hold AA After Its Uninspired Start to Earnings Season

Shares of Alcoa Inc (NYSE:AA) are falling after the aluminum maker reported its operating results for the first quarter. More 

S&P 500 Drifts Higher Amid Big Day in M&A

The S&P 500 ended fractionally higher Thursday on a day that saw an Intel (INTC)-Altera (ALTR) deal fizzle, but also saw a possible tie-up emerge between Mylan (MYL) and Perrigo (PRGO). More 

Biggest Movers in Basic Materials Stocks Now – SHI ACH CCJ CHMT

Basic materials stocks remained flat so far on Thursday on Wall Street. More 

Trade of the Day: Comcast (CMCSA)

There are no marquee companies announcing numbers on Friday, but there could be a surprise earnings warning or two. More