Zica hopes for the Messi effect

Come January and Zica, the newest hatchback from the Tata Motors’ stable, will hit the road. Expected to be priced at around Rs 4,00,000, Zica is being positioned as a competitor to the Hyundai Grand i10 and Maruti Suzuki Celerio. It is also the first launch after Lionel Messi came on board as brand ambassador for Tata Motors, a relationship ... Read More »

Consumer sentiment inches higher in November

U.S. consumer sentiment inched up in November, but missed expectations, according to a report released on Friday. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan’s final November reading on the index was 91.3. That was higher than the previous month’s reading of 90, but missed Reuters’ estimates for 93.1. “Although some of the gains recorded earlier in the month evaporated in late November, ... Read More »

US business spending gauge surges, durable goods orders soar

A gauge of U.S. business investment plans surged in October, the latest suggestion that the worst of the drag from a strong dollar and deep spending cuts by energy firms was over. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft, a closely watched proxy for business spending plans, increased 1.3 percent last month after an upwardly ... Read More »

S&P warns Yahoo! of a ratings cut as revenue growth stalls

Standard & Poor’s Tuesday cut its unsolicited rating outlook on Yahoo!to negative from stable, citing prospects for poor revenue growth and higher costs for acquiring traffic. The rating firm currently has a BB+ rating on the tech company, which has trailed its rivals amid high-level defections and growing doubts over the management’s ability to turn a corner. An unsolicited rating ... Read More »

How to trade airlines amid travel concerns

Airline stocks broadly dipped Tuesday amid sustained terrorism concerns, but some “Fast Money” traders saw a buying opportunity in the sector. Tunisia suffered the latest in a string of deadly attacks Tuesday, one day after the U.S. State Department issued a worldwide travel alert for citizens. Shares of several large airlines — including American, Deltaand JetBlue — fell Tuesday. “There ... Read More »

Season of kindness: Stocks that give back

In the spirit of the holidays, the “Fast Money” traders delivered a few names they like which are able to ‘give back,’ too — in the form of dividends. Pete Najarian picked L Brands. Steve Grasso highlighted Philip Morris. Dan Nathan stuck with Pfizer. Guy Adami chose AT&T. Trader disclosure: On November 24, 2015, the following stocks and commodities mentioned ... Read More »

Cramer: Top winner in red-hot cybersecurity

One year after the large hack heard around the world for Sony, Jim Cramer sees most cybersecurity stocks struggling. But there is one best-of-breed cybersecurity play that has made a comeback, and Cramer has crowned it as the winner — Palo Alto Networks. “I know a lot of people have been saying ‘yeah, yeah, sure, sure’ about Palo Alto because ... Read More »

Russian jet incident boosts geopolitical premium in oil

Oil prices rose Tuesday as traders priced in more geopolitical risk after Turkey downed a Russian jet fighter on the edge of Syria. But the market reaction was more muted in some asset classes more than might be expected, given past responses to geopolitical events. Treasury yields were lower, but there was not a huge flight to safety trade, and ... Read More »

Cramer: Santa Claus rally? No! Thanksgiving rally

With Turkey shooting down a Russian warplane on Tuesday morning, Jim Cramer thinks there is more than enough noise to contend with in this market. Especially considering what is happening in France and Belgium, investors are concerned that the market may not be able to rally this holiday season. “Put it all together, and this environment can feel pretty darned ... Read More »

The hottest and coldest stocks in the market

And for a large group of stocks within the S&P 500 index, the trend has been either decidedly positive or negative. Those performance trends stayed mostly intact this month, as stocks exhibited a fair amount of volatility on the heels of an October that saw the best monthly gains in three years. Some of the best performing stocks in the ... Read More »