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Executives' Stock Selling Move Smells Fishy

Top companies have sold after good guidance, but before bad, 755 times

(Newser) - The next time you see a top executive deliver good news and then sell stock in his own company, head for the exits. Executives have an uncanny knack for issuing positive guidance, selling their stock, and then issuing negative guidance soon thereafter, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Journal found... More »

Soaring Profits Pull Big Biz Out of Recession

Q4 earnings expected to triple, while consumers stay mired

(Newser) - Corporate America is poised to throw off its almost 3-year-long “earnings recession," despite the plain ‘ol recession still bedeviling much of America. Fourth-quarter reports will begin rolling in this week, and analysts believe they’ll continue the upward trends seen in last quarter’s better-than-expected showing. S&... More »

Beige Book Boosts Dow Up 109

Investors look past Intel to manufacturing

(Newser) - Stocks rose late in today’s session, buoyed by decent news from the Fed’s Beige Book, the Wall Street Journal reports. The report showed manufacturing activity stabilizing or rising in five of 12 US districts, after months of declines. The Dow closed up 109.44 at 8,029.62.... More »

Dow Up 151 After Seesaw Day

Housing data drags, but HP, Home Depot fuel optimism

(Newser) - Stocks finished up slightly today amid a raft of mixed economic and earnings news, MarketWatch reports. On light trading volume, the indices swung between significant gains and losses, and the Dow closed up 151.17 at 8,424.75. The Nasdaq clawed out of the red at the last moment,... More »

Stocks Drop on Retail, Auto Woes

Dow drops, Best Buy disappoints, Detroit begs

(Newser) - Stocks headed south at the open today, as traders worried over a weak holiday season and the crashing auto industry. The Dow fell 166 points, while the S&P and Nasdaq shed 1.9% and 1.5% respectively. The latest sign of a retail apocalypse came from Best Buy, which... More »

Stocks Dive on Poor Profits

But as ever, trust this move as far as you can throw it

(Newser) - Downbeat earnings put the kibosh on yesterday’s outbreak of optimism on Wall Street, sending stocks down at the open. The Dow dropped 107 points, while the Nasdaq and S&P fell 1.7% and 1.4% respectively, the Wall Street Journal reports. Dow components DuPont, Caterpillar, and Pfizer all... More »

Wal-Mart Profits Surge 17%

Retailers ups its outloo for the year after another strong quarter

(Newser) - Wal-Mart's second-quarter profits surged 17%, spurred by bargain-hunting shoppers and tax-rebate checks, reports Bloomberg. The world’s largest retailer also revised its full-year estimates upward, while cautioning that rising energy and food costs make the outlook more volatile from week to week. The company said its net income rose to... More »

Japanese Automakers See Bumpy Road Ahead

Honda's profits down 86%, Mitsubishi's off 37%—and forecasts call for more of same

(Newser) - A strong yen is hurting Japan's automakers, the Wall Street Journal reports, with Honda and Mitsubishi announcing big declines in profits today and forecasting tough times ahead. Honda saw an 86% decline in profits for the quarter ended March 31; Mitsubishi's were down 37%. Mazda bucked the trend, with a... More »

Starbucks Goes Decaf on Earnings Outlook

Stumbling US economy will water down quarterly profits, '08 forecast

(Newser) - The slumping US economy means Starbucks' quarterly profits won't meet estimates when figures are released April 30, the coffee giant said today. Analysts expected earnings of 21 cents per share for the quarter ended March 30; Starbucks expects 15 cents, the Wall Street Journal reports. It now predicts yearly sales... More »

IBM to Buy Back $15B of Stock

Company raises its profit forecast

(Newser) - IBM will repurchase $15 billion of its own stock, it revealed today, leading the IT company to raise its profit forecast for the year to beat Wall Street predictions. The Armonk, NY-based computing giant will spend $12 billion on the buyback this year, the AP reports. The company told the... More »

Goldman Sees Bigger Losses for Big Banks

Predicts larger writedowns at Citi, Merrill, JP Morgan

(Newser) - Goldman Sachs has some bad news for Citigroup, Merrill Lynch, and JPMorgan Chase: An analyst predicts even bigger fourth-quarter writedowns for all three firms than they've already cottoned to, thanks to continued exposure to collateralized debt. The losses will be “significantly larger than investors are anticipating.” How large... More »

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