Updated from 7:01 a.m. EDT
Earnings season is upon us, with
Bed Bath & Beyond
and others kicking it off after the bell on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, stocks geared up for the season by continuing down Monday's path, led by
, down 23.8% on reduced profit and revenue forecasts, and
, down 25.3% after filing with the
that it now estimates fewer-than-expected facilities at the end of 2008.
In Wednesday afternoon trading, International Speedway was up 1.7% at $18.93, and YRC was down 6.9% at $3.79.
Most financial companies were down, including
The Wall Street Journal
reported is attracting various potential bidders. The stock closed down 5 cents, or 4.6%, at $1.05.
Bank of America
lost 1.6% to close at $7.36, and
lost 2.6% to $14.85, but
bucked the trend and closed up 1.5% at $2.76.
On Wednesady afternoon, BofA was trading sown 1.8% to $7.26, Wells Fargo was up 0.9% at $14.98, and Citigroup was up a penny at $2.75. AIG picked up 5 cents, or 4.8%, to $1.10.
The Nevada Gaming Controls board reported an 18.1% loss in casino revenue, sending stocks much lower, including
, which also received a
from TheStreet.com Ratings.
On Wednesday afternoon, MGM was adding 15 cents, or 3.4%, to $4.60.
With this in mind, we thought we'd take a closer look at some of the day's headlines and see what Jim Cramer's had to say about stocks related to the news, including
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