Category Archives: Corporate Profits

Stocks fall, bonds rise on international worries

Concerns about escalating hostilities between Ukraine and Russia and the Middle East situation trumped a bevy of upbeat U.S. economic reports, knocking stock prices down on Thursday.

Posted in Bonds, Corporate Profits, Europe, Housing, Jobs

Stocks rebound Tuesday as earnings retake investor focus

Stocks rebounded strongly across the globe on Tuesday as concern about the crises in the Middle East and Russia ebbed a bit, at least for one day.

Posted in Apple Inc., Corporate Profits, Housing, Inflation

Stocks lower again Tuesday, especially social media issues

Stock prices fell for a second day on Tuesday, a little more resolutely than Monday’s retreat. The Dow lost 118 points or 0.7%, falling to 16907 after two sessions in the rarefied air above 17000. The S&P 500 matched the … Continue reading

Posted in Bonds, Consumer Credit, Corporate Profits, Stocks

Stocks closed mixed as several key Dow components fall

U.S. stocks finished mostly higher on Tuesday, although the major averages ended mixed.

Posted in Corporate Profits, Federal Reserve, Global

U.S. stocks lower Friday on lackluster earnings reports

Stocks traded mostly lower today, finishing a mixed middle week of January, with the S&P 500 settling Friday at 1839, 0.5% off the all-time high hit Wednesday.

Posted in Corporate Profits, Europe

Goldman Sachs, Intel and the rest…

Stock prices were mostly lower Thursday, as a number of earnings reports came up short of expectations, either in fact or in terms of forward guidance offered.

Posted in Corporate Profits, Inflation

Stocks continue their December decline

U.S. stocks fell for the fifth straight day on Thursday following some economic reports that made for positive headlines but were a bit mixed in the details.

Posted in Corporate Profits, Economy, Europe, Jobs

Second-quarter GDP growth revised up to 2.5%

Stocks rallied early Thursday, buoyed by the Commerce Department’s rosier estimate of second-quarter GDP growth, but the Dow’s 90-point gain at 11:30 ET was mostly gone by the close of trading.

Posted in Corporate Profits, Economy

Earnings hits, misses a big factor in Friday’s stock market action

The S&P 500 ended Friday slightly higher, the Dow slightly lower, while NASDAQ was the day’s big mover, losing 0.7% as Microsoft (-11%) and Google (-2%) took their lumps after reporting disappointing results.

Posted in Bonds, Corporate Profits, Federal Reserve, Stocks

Dow, S&P hit new records on good corporate news

The Dow and the S&P 500 hit new record highs on Thursday, boosted by some good corporate earnings reports – at least before the close – and continued bullish feelings following Fed chairman Ben Bernanke’s Congressional testimony.

Posted in Corporate Profits, Energy, Jobs, Leading Indicators