Investors may have to tune out noise from pandemic booms and busts as they gauge earnings reports

A shopper walks by shelves in the paper products aisle of a store in Burbank, California, November 19, 2020. Robyn Beck | AFP | Getty Images In a typical earnings season, the rules of the game for investors can be relatively simple: Rising profits and strong year-over-year sales growth signal success. That formula won’t work … Read more

Stocks making the biggest moves in the premarket: Peloton, Sportsman’s Warehouse, FuboTV & more

Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket: Peloton (PTON) – Peloton is acquiring rival fitness equipment maker Precor for $420 million, in a deal that will give it more market share as well as increased manufacturing capacity. The acquisition prompted KeyBanc Capital Markets to raise its price target on Peloton … Read more

Cramer’s week ahead: More upside after Tesla’s S&P 500 welcome

The pandemic took a backseat to Tesla on the stock market Friday as traders exchanged shares ahead of its upcoming debut on the market benchmark index, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Friday. Trade in Tesla, the poster child of high-flying tech stocks in 2020, put pressure on the rest of the market in anticipation of the … Read more

Wells Fargo sees a modest overall market rise in 2021, but big gains for these ‘Covid beta’ stocks

Ralph Lauren signage is seen on the window of a store on Prince Street in New York. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images (This story is for CNBC Pro subscribers only.) Wells Fargo only expects marginal gains for the overall market next year, but a handful of stocks are poised for strong outperformance. Source … Read more

Wall Street’s top analysts are unanimously bullish on stocks like Amazon and CarMax

Spencer Platt | Getty Images How can you find compelling investing opportunities in the current environment? With market volatility set to rise in the coming weeks, it’s best to be prepared. October is a notoriously volatile month, and this week’s heated presidential election debate did little to calm the markets — especially with the looming … Read more

Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Nikola, Penn National, Darden, Goldman & more

Spencer Platt | Getty Images News | Getty Images Here are the stocks making headlines in midday trading: Nikola — Shares of the electric truck maker plunged more than 14% on increasing concerns about the company’s growth. The uproar surrounding a severely critical short-seller report and the resignation of Nikola’s founder makes the stock too … Read more

Cramer’s week ahead: The market will go lower until the big IPOs ease up