Investors went shopping at the dollar store early Monday...but the buying spree didn't last too long.
Shares of Dollar General (DG) spiked nearly 6% after the retailer reported earnings that topped forecasts, despite missing revenue estimates.
Investors were heartened by Dollar General's top line earnings numbers and its plan to buy back stock.
But shares pulled back as concern about the company's guidance gave investors pause.
"The volatility of the macroeconomic environment continues to MORECatherine Tymkiw - Mar 25, 2013 12:15 PM ET
Tiffany might want to change the color of its trademark blue box to green. Shares of Tiffany (TIF) rose nearly 2% Friday after the luxury retailer reported earnings that topped forecasts.
The stock is now up more than 20% year-to-date, surging even as shares of other luxury brands such as Coach (COH) and Nordstrom (JWN) have fallen this year.
Tiffany's stock is also outperforming lower-end jewelry chains Signet (SIG) -- of "He MOREPaul R. La Monica - Mar 22, 2013 11:34 AM ET
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The U.S. dollar is looking pretty strong lately, compared to the yen and the euro. While that might sound like great news, it could actually put the market rally in jeopardy.
Corporate profits could take a MOREPaul R. La Monica - Mar 21, 2013 12:59 PM ET
There was nothing "Triumph"-ant about the outlook from Carnival Cruise Lines (CCL) Friday. Shares fell 2% after the company issued a weak forecast for sales and profits this year.
The guidance should not be a huge surprise after passengers were stranded for days in what were described as deplorable conditions on Carnival's Triumph cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico following an engine fire.
Making matters worse, the Carnival Dream ran into MOREPaul R. La Monica - Mar 15, 2013 12:35 PM ET
Shares of First Solar plunged 17% Wednesday to their lowest level in three months after the company delivered disappointing fourth-quarter sales figures and a weak outlook for the first quarter.
First Solar (FSLR) reported revenue of $1.1 billion for the last three months of 2012, falling short of the $1.3 billion that analysts were expecting. For the first quarter, the solar panel maker expects to earn between 70 cents and 90 MOREHibah Yousuf - Feb 27, 2013 1:38 PM ET
Yelp (YELP) is getting bad reviews from investors Thursday after reporting a wider quarterly loss.
The company, , which provides user-generated reviews of local businesses, has been making a big push to expand into other countries but that costs money. Sales and marketing expenses jumped 59% in the latest quarter.
That's a tough pill for investors to swallow when they're looking for a profit.
Shares are down 5% today and have slid some MORECatherine Tymkiw - Feb 7, 2013 1:19 PM ET
Facebook beat fourth-quarter earnings and revenue estimates, and improved mobile ad sales, but investors weren't all that impressed.
Facebook (FB) stock tanked 10% within minutes in after-hours trading following the earnings release. But the stock nearly fully recovered before edging lower again as CEO Mark Zuckerberg, CFO David Ebersman and COO Sheryl Sandberg answered questions from analysts on a conference call. Shares were down 4% at the conclusion of the call, MOREHibah Yousuf - Jan 30, 2013 6:50 PM ET
Just days after nearly hitting a new all-time high, shares of Amazon (AMZN) are faltering ahead of its earnings report, due after the bell Tuesday.
That begs the question: What do investors know that the rest of us don't? Probably not much, but the stock decline may be signaling some jitters.
Shares were down more than 2% Tuesday.
It's not too big a stretch for investors to be a little on edge, MORECatherine Tymkiw - Jan 29, 2013 11:26 AM ET
Starbucks is enjoying a caffeine rush on Friday after the coffee king reported its latest quarterly results.
Shares of Starbucks (SBUX) were up 4% in late morning trading. The company announced Thursday afternoon that fiscal first-quarter sales jumped 11% from a year ago and hit a record of $3.8 billion. Earnings per share were up 14%.
Although these numbers simply met analysts' forecasts, many investors were clearly impressed to see the company MOREPaul R. La Monica - Jan 25, 2013 11:59 AM ET
Microsoft (MSFT) reports earnings after the bell and investors are hoping the tech giant hasn't overpromised.
Shares were up about 1% Thursday afternoon. The stock has had a rough year, what with flagging Windows sales and all, but Microsoft is hoping to turn things around. And this may be its time to shine.
Windows sales have slowed for four straight quarters (year over year), but the advent of MORECatherine Tymkiw - Jan 24, 2013 2:33 PM ET
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