Category Archives: Corporate Profits

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

Stocks fall as yen drops below 100 mark

Stocks and most other financial assets were modestly but broadly lower on Thursday, both in the U.S. and abroad.

Posted in Corporate Profits, Japan, Jobs, Stocks

A rare good day for technology stocks boosts NASDAQ by nearly 1%

Stock prices rose for a second straight day on Monday despite a couple of weak economic reports out this morning.

Posted in Corporate Profits, Europe

Stocks down more than 2% for the week despite a better Friday

Stocks finished a down week on an up note on Friday thanks to mostly (but not totally) positive earnings reports from some key companies.

Posted in Apple Inc., Commodities, Corporate Profits