First Solar shares spiked more than 50% Tuesday, rising to a new 52-week high and triggering several circuit breaker on the way up after the company issued a bullish forecast for the year.
The solar panel maker said it expects to earn between $4 and $4.50 per share, with annual sales between $3.8 billion and $4 billion. The guidance was well above analysts forecasts. Those polled by Thomson Reuters have been MOREHibah Yousuf - Apr 9, 2013 3:31 PM ET
Caterpillar reported a sharp drop in sales to its worldwide network of dealers Wednesday, sparking a sell-off in its stock and raising worries of a global slowdown for the construction industry.
Shares of Caterpillar (CAT), which makes heavy construction equipment, dropped nearly 2%, even as the Dow Jones industrial average hit a new intraday record high.
In fact, Caterpillar was the only Dow component in the red for much of the MOREMaureen Farrell - Mar 20, 2013 1:29 PM ET
Chesapeake Energy (CHK) announced a deal Monday to sell half of its oil and gas assets in northern Oklahoma to Sinopec, one of China's largest oil producers, for $1 billion.
Chesapeake's shares dropped nearly 5% as investors worried that the embattled Oklahoma City gas company sold the assets at a discount.
"There's been a concern that Chesapeake's weakened financial position would make them do deals at low prices," said Phil Weiss, an analyst MOREMaureen Farrell - Feb 25, 2013 11:39 AM ET
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So much for that China hard landing.
It was fashionable late last year to predict that China's economy was headed for an epic collapse, akin to the Great Recession in the United States a few years MOREPaul R. La Monica - Jan 15, 2013 1:16 PM ET
Investing 101: If a stock is priced for perfection, bad news is going to cause a rush for the exits. That definitely was happening with fast food giant Yum! Brands (YUM) on Friday.
Even though the company reaffirmed its outlook for 2013, investors were spooked by an alarming 4% decline in same-store sales in China. Yum has focused heavily on China, particularly through its KFC franchise.
Shares fell nearly 10%. An overreaction? MOREPaul R. La Monica - Nov 30, 2012 12:32 PM ET
YY, the first Chinese company to brave the U.S. initial public offering market since April, was expected to meet a wary investor base Wednesday. Yet YY's (YY) stock managed to rise 10% in its debut on Nasdaq (NDAQ).
A Chinese Internet social media platform with a focus on gaming and video chats, YY, priced its offering at $10.50, the low end of its expected range. The company raised $82 million for MOREMaureen Farrell - Nov 21, 2012 11:04 AM ET
Abercrombie & Fitch's stock surged more than 30% Wednesday, logging the biggest one-day jump since its stock market debut in 1996.
The big move came as the teen retail giant posted its first quarter of year-over-year profit growth in a year. For the three months ended Oct. 27, Abercrombie earned $71.5 million, or 87 cents per share, up 40% from a year earlier. Overall revenue rose 9% for the quarter to MOREHibah Yousuf - Nov 14, 2012 12:16 PM ET
Ford and GM rallied Wednesday after both automakers topped third-quarter earnings forecasts, despite soaring losses in Europe.
Shares of Ford (F) climbed more than 5%, as the company's record profit of $2.3 billion in North America helped offset its $468 million loss in Europe, bringing losses in Europe so far this year to just over $1 billion.
Meanwhile, General Motors (GM), the largest U.S. automaker, reported a third-quarter profit that trounced analysts' estimates. Though MOREHibah Yousuf - Oct 31, 2012 1:12 PM ET
China's unofficial boycott of Japanese products found another victim Monday, after Honda said it expects to report lower income for the fiscal year.
The automaker lowered its net income forecast for the year ended March 20 to $4.7 billion from the previous estimate of $5.9 billion, saying it expects less income from affiliates in China.
Honda shares trading in Tokyo dropped almost 5% on the news. The company also lowered its forecast for MORECharles Riley - Oct 29, 2012 4:20 AM ET
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Investors are in an Oscar the Grouch-like mood. But unlike the fuzzy, green Muppet, they don't love trash. And that's exactly what the latest slew of corporate earnings reports are: Dirty, dingy and dusty. Rotten, ragged MOREPaul R. La Monica - Oct 23, 2012 12:06 PM ET
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