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  • *J.C. Penney tumbles after earnings. NEW YORK, Feb 27- U.S. stocks held near the unchanged mark shortly after the open on Friday, following data on economic growth and ahead of a report on consumer sentiment. said Tim Ghriskey, chief investment officer of Solaris Group in Bedford Hills, New York.

  • Penney's shares extend fall after surprise loss Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 9:24 AM ET

    NEW YORK— J.C. Penney's stock fell further in premarket trading Friday, a day after the department store chain reported a surprise loss amid increasing expenses even as sales improved. J.C. Penney is still trying to recover from a failed attempt to reinvent itself. Mike Ullman came out of retirement in April 2013 to retake the CEO post after Ron Johnson was ousted.

  • Feb 26- Shares of department store chain J.C. Penney Co Inc tumbled 12 percent in after-hours trade on Thursday after it posted a surprise quarterly loss and forecast small margin improvements this year. J.C. Penney said sales at stores open more than a year rose 4.4 percent in the holiday quarter, the high end of its guidance for 3.5 to 4.5 percent growth, driven by...

  • Stock market shrugs off net neutrality vote Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 5:31 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The stock market largely shrugged off the Federal Communications Commission's vote to impose tougher rules on broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to prevent them from creating paid fast lanes for the Internet and slowing or blocking Web traffic. On Thursday, Comcast Corp. shares dipped 47 cents to close at $59.15.

  • *Salesforce.com climbs after results, outlook. Among the top boosts for the Nasdaq and S&P 500 were shares of Avago Technologies, which jumped 14.7 percent to $129.25. The company reached a deal to acquire Emulex for $8 per share.

  • NEW YORK— Weight Watchers is planning to cut $100 million in expenses and posted an outlook for this year's profits that fell far below Wall Street's expectations. Weight Watchers, founded in the 1960 s, is facing stiff competition from a slew of new diet and fitness apps. Weight Watchers International Inc. on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $16.1...

  • Monster Beverage tops Street 4Q forecasts Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 4:31 PM ET

    CORONA, Calif. _ Monster Beverage Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $125.3 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 59 cents per share. Monster Beverage shares have increased 15 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed 2.5 percent.

  • SeaWorld and Sears are big market movers Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 4:24 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. SeaWorld Entertainment Inc., down $1.18 to $19.17. Salesforce.com Inc., up $7.37 to $70.24.

  • *Traders focus on higher U.S. core CPI for January. *Seven-year note auction meets with soft demand. NEW YORK, Feb 26- U.S.

  • *Salesforce.com climbs after results, outlook. Avago Technologies jumped 13.2 percent to $129.47 as the best performer on both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 index after the company reached a deal to acquire Emulex for $8 per share. Emulex shares surged 25.4 percent to $7.97.

  • NEW YORK— Whenever you hear, "this time is different," the wise move is usually to ignore it. But when it comes to technology stocks, which are flying at levels unseen since the dot-com boom was about to go bust, mutual-fund managers are insisting that this time really is different. And strategists along Wall Street, from Goldman Sachs to Deutsche Bank, say technology...

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 1:19 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. rose. 8 percent to $34.50 with 22,938,400 shares traded. Bank of America Corp. fell 2.7 percent to $16.04 with 138,825,000 shares traded.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 1:19 PM ET

    Apple Inc. rose 1.3 percent to $130.41 with 87,139,400 shares traded. Applied Materials Inc. fell. 8 percent to $24.91 with 20,172,000 shares traded. Atossa Genetics Inc. rose 24.4 percent to $1.99 with 21,088,700 shares traded.

  • *Salesforce.com climbs after results, outlook. Avago Technologies jumped 13 percent to $127.39 as the best performer on both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 index after the company reached a deal to acquire Emulex for $8 per share. Emulex shares surged 25.8 percent to $8.

  • *Traders focus on higher U.S. core CPI for Jan. NEW YORK, Feb 26- U.S. Well this piece of data was fine, it was roughly as expected, and so now I can be slightly less defensive, "' said Jim Vogel, interest rate strategist at FTN Financial in Memphis, Tennessee.

  • *Salesforce.com climbs after results, outlook. NEW YORK, Feb 26- U.S. stocks held near the unchanged mark on Thursday in the wake of a mixed bag of economic data, with the Dow and S&P 500 holding just off record highs while the Nasdaq advanced modestly. The market is "just digesting what we have already received and waiting for what is coming next week to find a better...

  • Grain higher, livestock mixed Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 10:50 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were higher Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery unchanged at $4.9725 a bushel; May corn was 2.25 cents higher at $3.86 a bushel; May oats were unchanged at $2.6725 a bushel; while May soybeans gained 6.25 cents to $10.17 a bushel. April live cattle was 1.50 cents higher at $1.4835 a pound; March feeder...

  • AES shares rise on 4Q results and $400M stock buyback Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:42 AM ET

    ARLINGTON, Va.— Shares of The AES Corp. rose Thursday after the power company's fourth-quarter profit beat Wall Street expectations and it announced plans to buy back $400 million in stock. Analysts expected a profit of 37 cents per share, according to Zacks Investment Research. The Arlington, Virginia- based company also said it will buy back up to $400 million in...

  • Global stocks higher on Chinese, German data Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 3:19 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— Global stocks were mostly higher Thursday on upbeat corporate earnings and rising Chinese factory output after the chairwoman of the U.S. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 was nearly flat at 6,937.52 while Germany's DAX inched up 0.1 percent to 11,221.95. ASIA'S DAY: Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 1.1 percent to 18,785.79 while Hong Kong's Hang...

  • L Brands beats Street 4Q forecasts Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 5:19 PM ET

    COLUMBUS, Ohio _ L Brands Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $564.8 million. L Brands expects full-year earnings to be $3.45 to $3.65 per share. L Brands shares have climbed roughly 7 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has increased almost 3 percent.