By Lewis Krauskopf

Pricey U.S. stock valuations may warrant second look

By Lewis Krauskopf NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors questioning whether record high U.S. stock prices mean it is time to bail out of equities should look beyond the elevated levels found in the widely used valuation tool, the price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio, experts...

Saturday, August 20, 2016, 1:13 AM

U.S. companies' stock buyback plans hit four-year low: TrimTabs

By Lewis Krauskopf NEW YORK (Reuters) - The value of stock buyback announcements from U.S. companies slowed to its lowest level in four years, TrimTabs Investment Research said on Tuesday, potentially undercutting one of the main drivers of the current bull...

Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 9:13 PM

Dollar, yields fall after tepid U.S. economic data

By Lewis Krauskopf NEW YORK (Reuters) - Soft U.S. economic data weighed on the dollar and Treasury yields on Friday and pressured stock prices, but Wall Street's losses were mitigated by continued gains in oil prices and the Nasdaq inched up for a second...

Friday, August 12, 2016, 6:19 AM

Dollar, yields fall after tepid U.S. economic data

By Lewis Krauskopf NEW YORK (Reuters) - Soft U.S. economic data weighed on the dollar and Treasury yields on Friday and pressured stock prices, but Wall Street's losses were mitigated by continued gains in oil prices and the Nasdaq inched up for a second...

Friday, August 12, 2016, 6:19 AM

Oil surges 4 percent, helping Wall St. hit record peaks

By Lewis Krauskopf NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks in the United States and Europe raced higher on Thursday helped by encouraging corporate reports and a 4 percent surge in oil prices on comments from the Saudi oil minister and a forecast for a tighter crude market...

Thursday, August 11, 2016, 6:13 AM

Oil surges 4 percent, helping Wall St. hit record peaks

By Lewis Krauskopf NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks in the United States and Europe raced higher on Thursday helped by encouraging corporate reports and a 4 percent surge in oil prices on comments from the Saudi oil minister and a forecast for a tighter crude market...

Thursday, August 11, 2016, 6:13 AM

Oil fizzles on crude build; Wall St. ends lower

By Lewis Krauskopf NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices fell on Wednesday on a surprise build in U.S. crude inventories, dragging on energy shares, and U.S. stock indexes receded from record highs. A broad European equity index declined after some...

Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 6:34 AM

Oil fizzles on crude build; Wall St. ends lower

By Lewis Krauskopf NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices fell on Wednesday on a surprise build in U.S. crude inventories, dragging on energy shares, and U.S. stock indexes receded from record highs. A broad European equity index declined after some...

Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 6:34 AM

Oil slides, caps gains on Wall Street

By Lewis Krauskopf NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices slipped on Tuesday amid worries about a stubborn global petroleum glut, weighing on energy shares and limiting gains on Wall Street after the S&P 500 and Nasdaq ticked up to intraday record highs...

Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 6:17 AM

Oil slides, caps gains on Wall Street

By Lewis Krauskopf NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices slipped on Tuesday amid worries about a stubborn global petroleum glut, weighing on energy shares and limiting gains on Wall Street after the S&P 500 and Nasdaq ticked up to intraday record highs...

Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 6:17 AM

Oil jumps on OPEC hopes; dollar firms vs yen

By Lewis Krauskopf NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar rallied against the yen on Monday amid firming bets for a U.S. interest rate hike late this year, while oil prices jumped about 3 percent as speculation grew that OPEC would try to restrain output...

Monday, August 8, 2016, 6:00 AM

Oil jumps on OPEC hopes; dollar firms vs yen

By Lewis Krauskopf NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar rallied against the yen on Monday amid firming bets for a U.S. interest rate hike late this year, while oil prices jumped about 3 percent as speculation grew that OPEC would try to restrain output...

Monday, August 8, 2016, 6:00 AM

Wall Street Week Ahead: Again at highs, stocks to take cues from consumer

By Lewis Krauskopf NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. stock market that rose again to record highs on Friday on the back of a robust employment report will take its cues next week from a facet of the economy that also has shown signs of strength: the consumer...

Sunday, August 7, 2016, 11:38 AM

Wall Street Week Ahead: Again at highs, stocks to take cues from consumer

By Lewis Krauskopf NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. stock market that rose again to record highs on Friday on the back of a robust employment report will take its cues next week from a facet of the economy that also has shown signs of strength: the consumer...

Sunday, August 7, 2016, 11:38 AM

Wall Street Week Ahead: Again at highs, stocks to take cues from consumer

By Lewis Krauskopf NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. stock market that rose again to record highs on Friday on the back of a robust employment report will take its cues next week from a facet of the economy that also has shown signs of strength: the consumer...

Saturday, August 6, 2016, 6:47 AM

Wall Street Week Ahead: Again at highs, stocks to take cues from consumer

By Lewis Krauskopf NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. stock market that rose again to record highs on Friday on the back of a robust employment report will take its cues next week from a facet of the economy that also has shown signs of strength: the consumer...

Saturday, August 6, 2016, 6:47 AM

Wall Street Weekahead: Again at highs, stocks to take cues from consumer

By Lewis Krauskopf NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. stock market that rose again to record highs on Friday on the back of a robust employment report will take its cues next week from a facet of the economy that also has shown signs of strength: the consumer...

Saturday, August 6, 2016, 12:40 AM

Allergan's cash-use plan, pipeline could add to share run

By Lewis Krauskopf NEW YORK (Reuters) - Four months after the collapse of its deal to be bought by Pfizer <PFE.N>, Allergan plc <AGN.N> has a $33 billion war chest, a pipeline of experimental drugs that some investors view as undervalued and...

Thursday, August 4, 2016, 10:46 PM

Allergan's cash-use plan, pipeline could add to share run

By Lewis Krauskopf NEW YORK (Reuters) - Four months after the collapse of its deal to be bought by Pfizer <PFE.N>, Allergan plc <AGN.N> has a $33 billion war chest, a pipeline of experimental drugs that some investors view as undervalued and...

Thursday, August 4, 2016, 10:46 PM

U.S. biotech stocks win back investors in big July run

By Lewis Krauskopf NEW YORK (Reuters) - Biotech returned to the good graces of investors this month and it may be the beginning of a revival for stocks in the industry. With one full trading day left in the month, the Nasdaq Biotechnology index <.NBI...

Thursday, July 28, 2016, 11:23 PM