Earnings are currently the main driver of U.S. markets, and with AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), Moody's (NYSE: MCO), and more reporting today, the trend is likely to continue.
Investors have so far shrugged off a barrage of dicey geopolitical issues and a less market-friendly Fed. The S&P 500 logged its 26th record close of the year Wednesday.
Friday ends the busiest week in 2014's second-quarter earnings season. Following are five hot stocks to watch today.
Why FB, UA, AMZN, and These 9 More Are Today's Hottest Stocks to Watch
The earnings calendar is jam-packed this week with big results from Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) and Under Armour (NYSE: UA) most recently, and results are helping the Standard & Poor's 500 Index hit record highs.
S&P 500 companies are beating on EPS and revenue at a rate not seen in years. The index components that have reported are beating revenue consensus estimates by 1.43% on average.Earnings dominate today's hot stocks to watch list, and some are sizzling hot numbers...
Gilead (Nasdaq: GILD) Stock Outlook Even Better After Crushing Earnings
Gilead Sciences Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) stock hit a 52-week high of $92.97 this morning (Thursday) after the company crushed earnings estimates last night. At that price, the stock was up 3% from yesterday's closing price.Money Morning’s Defense and Tech Specialist Michael Robinson has been high on GILD stock for some time, and yesterday’s huge earnings beat comes as no surprise to Money Morning readers. Here’s why this hot biotech stock is just getting started.
Puma Biotech (NYSE: PBYI) Stock Skyrockets 300% on Breast Cancer Breakthrough
This is not a misprint: Puma Biotechnology Inc. (NYSE: PBYI) stock surged nearly 300%, or $176.63, to an all-time high of $234.99 intraday Wednesday.
Founded in 2010 and based in Los Angeles, Puma doesn't have a single drug yet on the market.But’s that’s likely to change now... see why this is among the hot biotech stocks to watch now.
C, AAPL, KOG Among Today's Hot Stocks to Watch
Monday brought a flurry of deals across several sectors, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average to an all-time intraday high shortly after the open.
Those transactions are featured on today's hot stocks to watch list, along with earnings from a big bank, a bullish upgrade for a tech favorite, and more.Get our full list of hot stocks to watch, including C, AAPL, KOG, and more...
NXP Semiconductors (Nasdaq: NXPI) Stock Up 148% with Room to Run
NXP Semiconductors NV (Nasdaq: NXPI) stock has been on the radar of Money Morningreaders for quite some time. Executive Editor Bill Patalon first wrote about the stock in May of 2012, and Defense and Tech Specialist Michael Robinson alerted his readers to the stock's potential in June of 2013.
Since May of 2012, NXPI stock has gained an impressive 154% compared to a gain of 31% for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and 43% for the S&P 500.And while the stock has already brought Money Morning readers triple digit gains, it still has excellent profit potential. Here’s why…
AAPL, KING, BBRY Among Hot Stocks to Watch Today
Featured on today's hot stocks to watch list are an interactive entertainment company, a struggling smartphone maker showing real signs of life, and an agricultural company aimed at growing with an acquisition deemed a perfect fit.Find out what made shares of Monday’s hot stocks – AAPL, BBRY, KING, and more – move today…
You Can Profit from These Hot Healthcare Stocks – the Biggest Obamacare Winners
While just about all healthcare stocks seem to be getting a boost from the Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as Obamacare, one subgroup - the health insurers - figures to get an outsized benefit from the healthcare law.
For weeks the Big Five health insurance stocks have been trading at their all-time highs - every one of them.
But how can investors be sure Obamacare will keep these hot healthcare stocks flourishing?Well, because the health insurance industry planned it that way…
- Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) Stock Up 7% on Upgrade – Why It's a "Buy" Hot Stocks 2014: Investors took a cue from a bullish upgrade Tuesday and piled into Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) stock. While the upgrade triggered today’s rise, there are many reasons to think NFLX is going to keep climbing. Here’s why we’re betting on this stock now…
GW Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: GWPH) Stock Now Up 1,112% in Past Year
GWPH Stock Update: GW Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: GWPH) stock once again hit our "hot stocks" list Monday when shares surged some 15% intraday to a 52-week high of $109.56.Here’s why this leader among marijuana stocks has soared more than 1,100% in the past year.
GPRO, NKE, YHOO Among Hot Stocks on the Move Today
GoPro Inc. (Nasdaq: GPRO) tops Friday's hot stocks to watch list. Shares of the wearable camcorder maker soared another 20% intraday on the heels of its highly anticipated IPO on Thursday.
Also jumping today on earnings, analysts upgrades, and company news are a couple of athletic retailers, a home builder, an online travel outfit, and more...Get the full list, including GPRO, YHOO, and NKE, right here…
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VRTX, ABT, AAPL Among Hot Stocks to Watch Today
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: VRTX) tops Tuesday's hot stocks to watch list. Shares skyrocketed 50% intraday after the biotech company deemed its cystic fibrosis treatment a success.
Also landing on today's hot stocks list are a number of penny stocks, a semiconductor company, and several stocks moving up on analysts' action and M&A activity.Check out 12 of Tuesday’s movers – including VRTX, AAPL, and ABT – and find out what’s behind their action…
AMZN, BBRY, FDX Among Hot Stocks on the Move Today
Today's hot stocks: While the FOMC meeting took center stage on Wall Street today, a number of stocks moved on earnings, company developments, and analysts' actions.
Featured on Wednesday's hot stocks to watch list is an economic bellwether hitting an all-time high, a biopharmaceutical company surging on a promising treatment for lung infections, and a biopharma skyrocketing in its IPO.Check out 12 of Wednesday's movers - including AMZN, BBRY, and FDX - and find out what's behind their action...
The 8 Hot Stocks Starring in Today's M&A Mania
A burst of mergers and acquisitions dominated today's stock market news.
M&A activity year-to-date, driven by healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and telecommunications, has already topped $1 trillion. More billion-dollar deals were announced Monday in the healthcare and telecommunications sectors, as well as lucrative transactions in oil and tech.And these deals are great news for the investors holding these hot stocks.