Cramer’s lightning round: Zoom Video needs a merger

Cintas Corp: “It’s one of the greatest small business companies in the world.” VF Corp: “I am very worried about VF.” AST SpaceMobile Inc: “That’s a very tough one to own.” Disclaimer: Cramer’s Charitable Trust owns shares of Pioneer Natural Resources. Jim Cramer’s Guide to Investing Click here to download Jim Cramer’s Guide to Investing at no … Read more

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Cramer’s week ahead: Take advantage of the bull market by selling some shares

CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Friday advised investors to ring the register on some of their positions to take advantage of the bull market.  “I don’t know if we can continue this week’s bizarrely bullish behavior, but it’s worth sticking around and … you can trim a bit of some stock that you’re up a lot,” … Read more

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Pro Picks: Watch all of Friday’s big stock calls on CNBC

Market Movers rounds up the best trade ideas from investors and analysts throughout the day. The pros discussed Ford after the automaker missed on earnings in the fourth quarter and revealed a full-year net loss. Also, Deutsche Bank downgraded Ford to sell from hold . Jim Cramer says if next quarter is more of the … Read more

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Tech stocks just finished a five-week rally — the longest stretch since market peak in November 2021

Tech stocks on display at the Nasdaq. Peter Kramer | CNBC The Nasdaq just wrapped up its fifth straight week of gains, jumping 3.3% over the last five days. It’s the longest weekly winning streak for the tech-laden index since a stretch that ended in November 2021. Coming off its worst year since 2008, the … Read more

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Star Bulk, Alphabet, and more: CNBC’s ‘Halftime Report’ traders answer your questions

On Friday’s “Ask Halftime,” our traders answered questions from CNBC Pro subscribers about stocks and ETFs during this heightened market volatility, including whether to buy, sell or hold specific companies Jenny Harrington of Gilman Hill Asset Management discussed shipping line Star Bulk Carriers and why she thinks China reopening will benefit Star near-term. Virtus Investment … Read more

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Investor Jenny Harrington says she’s dumping Chevron for this energy stock that pays a higher dividend

Jenny Harrington, CEO at Gilman Hill Asset Management, is selling shares of Chevron and snapping up shares of Pioneer Natural Resources as part of her strategy focusing on dividend yields. Harrington said on CNBC’s ” Halftime Report ” that although Chevron has been improving its performance, its dividend yield has declined below her portfolio’s dividend … Read more

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UBS says seek income as market upside is over and names 10 attractive dividend payers

Calling the early 2023 stock market rally largely over, UBS Global Wealth Management has its eye on stocks with higher dividend yields. Strategist David Lefkowitz said U.S. stocks gained due to improved economic growth in Europe and China as well as dimming concern over further interest rate hikes from the Federal Reserve. The S & … Read more

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S&P 500 falls slightly Friday, heads for winning week as solid 2023 start continues

Strong jobs report pressures Fed to follow through with interest rate hikes The Federal Reserve is even more likely to raise interest rates to its forecast 5.25% for the top end of its fed funds target rate range, after January’s employment report showed a boom in new jobs. There were 517,000 jobs added in January, … Read more

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Here’s where the jobs are for January 2023 — in one chart

The U.S. economy added far more jobs than expected in January, boosted by a jump in leisure and hospitality employment. That one service sector saw an increase of 128,000 jobs in the month, led by 99,000 positions at restaurants and bars alone, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said in a report released Friday. Employment at hotels continued to … Read more

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Deutsche Bank downgrades Ford, cites ugly fourth quarter and ‘aggressive’ 2023 guidance

A large fourth-quarter miss from Ford is sending a warning signal to analysts at Deutsche Bank. Analyst Emmanuel Rosner downgraded shares of the automaker to a sell from a hold rating in a Friday note to clients, citing the company’s high valuation and downside to its “aggressive” 2023 outlook. The guidance and fourth-quarter miss “in … Read more

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