Finance

You can soon play your PS4 on an Apple Mac

You’ll soon be able to play your PlayStation 4 games on your Windows PC and Apple Mac. Sony is releasing an update that will allow its “Remote Play” feature to be compatible with rival devices, the company announced on its official blog Tuesday. Remote Play allows a user to mirror what they are playing on the PlayStation 4 onto Sony’s ... Read More »

The surprising hedge fund strategy that’s beating the market

A simple but elusive strategy has been beating the market this year: Just own what the hedge funds don’t. Stocks with the lowest concentration in hedge fund portfolios as measured by equity capitalization have crushed the S&P 500 this year, according to a Goldman Sachs analysis. The “low-concentration” basket has turned in a basically flat performance that while unspectacular far ... Read More »

Analysts foresee 24% dip in Chipotle stock price

Scott Elsen | Getty Images Deutsche Bank downgraded shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill to a “sell” from a “hold” on Tuesday, citing a lack of faith in the company’s ability to recover after a series of foodborne illness outbreaks. “We still question what a recovery will look like (and when it will materialize),” Deutsche Bank analysts said in a research ... Read More »

Cramer: Home Depot’s quarter was amazing

Home Depot’s latest quarterly results have competitors in awe, CNBC’sJim Cramer said Tuesday. The home improvement giant and Dow component posted better-than-expected fiscal fourth-quarter earnings and revenue, as U.S. same-store sales rose 8.9 percent. “This is the kind of quarter where you just think it’s not possible. I looked at this quarter, I said 8.9? … There must be something ... Read More »

Home Depot builds investors a buyback dream home

Getty Images Home Depot employee helps a customer as she shops in the paint department at the store in Miami. Home Depot might be the quintessential American stock of this market cycle, exemplifying many of the crucial themes that investors have come to rely on. The home improvement retailer in the past several years has curtailed its ambitions, refused to ... Read More »

Is your dividend plan on track? Answer these 4 questions

Dividend stocks tend to outperform when the stock market is uncertain. It’s been true historically, and it’s been the case again in 2016. There’s safety in stocks that have had strong balance sheets and reward shareholders with regular cash payments. Case in point: The S&P 500 is down 6 percent this year, trailing by a wide margin the S&P Dividend ... Read More »

Najarian: Buy this airline stock on the move

Scott Mlyn | CNBC Passengers at an American Airlines gate at the Dallas/Fort Worth International airport in Dallas. CNBC” Halftime Report” trader Jon Najarian purchased shares ofAmerican Airlines Group on Friday for his model portfolio after spotting unusual options activity. The company, which owns the American Airlines and US Airways brands, operates 6,700 flights a day to 339 destinations in ... Read More »

Cramer game plan: Retail earnings ready to run

Amid the market’s new-found stability and less volatile environment, Jim Cramer could finally focus on his strong suit—bottom-up analysis of stocks. “This less brutal backdrop has allowed us to analyze individual stocks and make judgments the way we used to before the beginning of this miserable year,” the “Mad Money” host said. Cramer attributed the positive backdrop to the Federal ... Read More »

‘Bad Goldilocks’ emerges as market’s worst enemy

Remember “Goldilocks,” that pristine economic condition where growth was strong but not so strong as to induce tighter Fed policy? Well, now meet her evil twin. This is the new state of affairs in the U.S., where growth isn’t strong enough to inspire much confidence but not weak enough to induce easing from the U.S. central bank. It’s an uncomfortable ... Read More »

Mortgage applications eke out 0.2% gain

It is fast becoming a tale of two mortgage markets, as interest rates move sideways and refinances dry up. Total mortgage application volume increased 0.2 percent last week on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. Volume is 20 percent higher than the same week one year ago. Jeff J Mitchell | Getty Images There is now ... Read More »