In her annual letter to shareholders, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty vowed to strengthen the tech giant's links to its vast enterprise customer base, which experts say will be critical as the company shifts focus to more profitable areas.
Stocks are weaker Tuesday, as the Ukrainian crisis lingers amid gridlock in discussions between the U.S. and Russia. Concerns remain around Chinese economic growth after a poor export result on Monday, though investors are more willing to attribute the result to regulatory and seasonal factors.
Fuel Tech (FTEK) is tanking during Tuesday's session after the combustion engine developer produced weak fourth-quarter numbers after the bell a day earlier.
Teen apparel retailers were hurting on Tuesday after Urban Outfitters and American Eagle Outfitters reported below-par revenue over the holiday season.
Both banks are ready for significantly higher payouts to investors, according to Janney Capital Markets analyst Sameer Gokhale.
While shares of Humana are relatively flat in a flat tape, Dan Passarelli of MarketTaker.com identifies a setup based solely on technical levels.
SXSW saw its fair share of Bitcoin companies trying to win over fans, but they all seem to gloss over any security concerns.
Real Goods Solar (RGSE) has announced it will report its fourth quarter results after the bell on Tuesday, March 25. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters forecast a net loss of 6 cents a share, or $2.2 million, and total sales of $33.45 million in the three months to December.
Montage Technology Group is the latest China-based company to receive a buyout proposal and an attack by a short seller.
China Bak Battery (CBAK) surges to a one-year high as the company, which manufactures lithium-based battery cells, soared in sympathy with its peer companies. Companies such as Plug Power (PLUG), FuelCell Energy (FCEL) and Ballard Power Systems (BLDP) have repeatedly soared to one-year highs since last week in the wake of Plug Power's deal with Wal-Mart (WMT) to provide more than 1,700 hydrogen fuel cell solutions to power electric lift truck fleets at six of Wal-Mart's North American distribution centers. As the demand for clean energy has increased, battery-related stocks have improved. China Bak Battery has participated in this surge, as the stock has soared more than 80% in 2014.
Some think the Chinese currency can become a global currency for trade settlement by 2015 and be fully convertible in five years. By then it could be one of the world's most traded currencies and on a par with the U.S. dollar and euro.
Fuel-cell makers Plug Power (PLUG), FuelCell (FCEL) Ballard Power Systems (BLDP) and ZBB Energy (ZBB) were setting up for another day of robust gains on Tuesday, but the tides turned for three of the heavy-volume stock plays around mid-session.
2014 looks to be another down year for the U.S. beer industry, but there are some bright spots among craft beers, imports and cidre.
It should go without saying that the better a company engages its brand with consumers, the better sales will be. Course the opposite is also true - companies that have poor brand engagement are likely suffering from sales declines and probably larger strategic and financial issues.
Tesla Motors says Governor Christie's administration is pushing for legislation that will hamper the electric car-maker's ability to conduct sales in the state.
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