Jun 09, 2008 11:36 AM EDT
U.S. stocks edged higher in the morning despite a large loss from Lehman Brothers. Lehman also raised $6 billion through common and preferred stocks offering at a discount to its closing price on Friday. CIT, received $3 billion in cash investment from Goldman Sachs. Tech stocks fell but resource and energy stocks rose in New York. Asian markets closed lower and European markets inched lower.
Jun 06, 2008 6:30 PM EDT
The indexes S&P 500, Dow and Nasdaq dropped 3% on unemployment report, record surge in oil and gold prices and worries of economic slow-down. WaMu Inc led the decliners in the S&P 500 index with a loss of 12.5% followed by losses in MGIC Investment Corp of 11.3%, in Ambac Financial of 10.3% and in Pulte Homes of 10%. AIG led the decliners in the Dow Jones Index with a loss of 6.8% followed by losses in American Express of 5.8%. Of the S&P 500 stocks, 286 lost more than 3%.
Jun 06, 2008 2:53 PM EDT
UK and European stocks fell after May unemployment rose in the U.S. Crude oil surged 9% in London and New York trading on sustained imports from Asia and the U.S. Crude oil surged to a record high $137 in trading in London and New York. Energy stocks led FTSE 100 index stocks. Lloyds TSB Group said in regulatory filing yesterday that it will make a provision of £180 million pounds in the wake of a U.S. probe.
Jun 06, 2008 1:43 PM EDT
U.S. stocks fell sharply after the unemployment in May rose to 5.5% from 5% in April and from 4.5% in May of 2007. The monthly payrolls declined for the second month in a row and sparked the fears of economic slow down. Market indexes, Dow, Nasdaq and S&P 500 fell more than 1.7%. National Semiconductor gained after earnings rose 8% and earnings per share increased to 28 cents. Crude oil traded 4% higher on a sustained rise in demand.
Jun 06, 2008 5:26 PM EDT
U.S. stocks traded lower in the morning trading as oil surged more than 4% in London and in New York trading. Chevron oil operations in Nigeria are looking to strike if higher pay demands are not met. Weak dollar also contributed to the rise in oil price. And, a steady rise in demand from the U.S. and accelerating demand from Asia has kept crude oil demand higher in the first five months of the year.
Jun 05, 2008 5:05 PM EDT
U.S. stocks surged after same store sales data showed healthy gains at large retailers. Wal-Mart and Costco reported higher than expected sales gain in May lifting stocks across various industries. A sharp rise in crude oil price of more than $5 per barrel lifted stocks energy complex companies. The ECB and Bank of England left interest rates unchanged and issued tougher outlook on inflation. Brazil, Argentina and India surged more than 2.5%.
Jun 05, 2008 10:45 AM EDT
Verizon Wireless agreed to acquire Alltel Corporation, a rural telecom operator with 13 million customers. Verizon will pay $5.9 billion in cash and $22.2 billion of estimated debt. TPG and Goldman Sachs controlled fund have agreed to sell the company that they purchased for $24.2 billion less than thirteen months ago with only $4 billion in equity.
Jun 04, 2008 5:08 PM EDT
U.S. stocks traded sideways after Moody removed the top bond insurance rating from MBIA and Ambac Financial. Ambac plunged 17% and MBIA lost 16%. Two companies have lost more than 70% of their market value in the last one year of trading. Crude oil futures declined as India joined Malaysia and Indonesia and passed on higher fuel prices to consumers. Brazil fell for the second day more than 1.5% in Latin markets trading. India lost 2.8%.
Jun 04, 2008 9:44 AM EDT
U.S. stocks were on the decline after another rating agency analyst voiced his concern on adequacy of the capital ratios at Barclays, BNP Paribas, Societe Generale and Lehman Brothers. Home builders Hovnanian and Toll Brothers fell after reported wider than estimated losses. Guess surged nearly 10% after it reported sharply higher earnings. European markets fell more than 1% and in Asian trading India dropped 2.8%.
Jun 03, 2008 7:34 PM EDT
U.S. stocks declined as investors worried that credit market losses may increased. Lehman Brothers, the subject of intense investor speculation said that it did not access Fed discount window and it has sufficient liquidty. Lehman dropped 9% after losing 8% in the previous session. Fed Chairman Bernanke in his comments talked tough on inflation and defending dollar, however investors remain skeptical. Brazil lost 2.6%. European markets recovered on 0.8% rise in GDP in the first quarter.