SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Friday’s session are Oracle Corp., Smith & Wesson Holding Corp., and Family Dollar Stores Inc. After Thursday’s closing bell, Oracle US:ORCL  said its fiscal fourth-quarter profit fell to $3.65 billion from $3.81...
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — A spurt of acquisition announcements or talk of deals involving Wisconsin Energy Corp., Oracle Corp., and General Electric Co. may set those shares up for active trading in Monday’s session. Wisconsin Energy Corp. US:WEC  said it would buy Integrys Energy Group Inc. US:TEG  in a...
An earlier version of this story included companies that are scheduled to report earnings on Thursday, not Wednesday. The errors have been corrected. SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Wednesday’s session are Google Inc., and Barnes and Noble...
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Thursday’s session are Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., GoPro Inc., and Nike Inc. After Wednesday’s closing bell, Bed Bath & Beyond US:BBBY  reported quarterly earnings that fell short of analysts’ estimate. Shares fell...
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Friday’s session are DuPont, Nike Inc., and KB Home. DuPont US:DD : The chemical company late Thursday cut its second-quarter and full year profit outlook due to worse-than-expected performance of its agriculture...
If you are thinking about buying shares of Microsoft Corp., or already own them, you need to understand key metrics and issues related to the company. The numbers, below, show how Microsoft MSFT, +0.07% stacks up against competitors, and where its strengths and weaknesses lie. Keep in mind that...