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*Nikkei leads the way, encouraged by late rally on Wall St. *UK, euro zone data in focus, Ukraine tensions simmer. LONDON, April 16- Share markets made broad gains on Wednesday after China reported economic growth a touch above forecasts, a relief for investors who had feared a much weaker outcome.
*Shares in Alibaba shareholders Yahoo, Softbank jump. SAN FRANCISCO, April 15- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's revenue growth accelerated in the last quarter of 2013, a timely lift for the Chinese Internet company as it prepares to file a prospectus next week for its highly anticipated initial public offering.
*Softbank, Yahoo reap the benefits of Alibaba holdings. SYDNEY, April 16- Asian share markets made broad gains on Wednesday after China reported economic growth a touch above forecasts, a relief for investors who had feared a much weaker outcome. "This is likely to be the low point for this year," said Shane Oliver, head of investment strategy at AMP Capital in Sydney.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top drug benefits companies were up at the close of trading:. CVSCaremark rose$. 07 or. 1 percent, to $73.44. Express Scripts Holding Co. rose $1.38 or 1.9 percent, to $73.62.
NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. The Coca-Cola Co., up $1.45 to $40.18. MasterCard Inc., up 97 cents to $72.15.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 15- Yahoo Inc delivered modest revenue growth in the first quarter but its shares jumped on strong results from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ahead of the Chinese e-commerce company's highly anticipated initial public offering. Shares of Yahoo were up roughly 8 percent to $36.90 in after hours trading on Tuesday.
NEW YORK, April 15- U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday as early gains evaporated when momentum shares once again lost ground, overshadowing a jump in Coca-Cola and Johnson& Johnson after their quarterly earnings. Tesla Motors Inc fell 5.5 percent to $187.25 and NetFlix Inc dropped 4.5 percent to $316.82 to rank among the worst performers in the Nasdaq 100 index.
MILAN— Investors signaled concern Tuesday at a change of leadership at the scandal-plagued Finmeccanica defense contractor as part of sweeping management changes announced by Italian Premier Matteo Renzi at four strategic state-backed firms.
BEIJING, April 15- Hong Kong listed shares in BYD. Chinese media and the Wall Street Journal reported that the company sold 39,300 vehicles globally in March, citing an emailed statement from the company.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were up at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 55 or 1.2 percent, to $47.50. DuPont Co. rose$. 50 or. 8 percent, to $66.59.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies were up at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. rose$. 16 or. 5 percent, to $35.36. Verizon Communications Inc. rose$. 20 or. 4 percent, to $47.27.
NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Edwards Lifesciences Corp., up $8.03 to $81. Citigroup Inc., up $1.99 to $47.67.
NEW YORK— Shares of Goodrich Petroleum climbed Monday after the oil and gas company reported results from a new oil well in eastern Louisiana. The well is in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale, which spans parts of Louisiana and western Mississippi. Goodrich Petroleum Corp. stock rose $5.11, or 27.8 percent, to $23.51 in afternoon trading.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Foster Wheeler rose$. 26 or. 8 percent, to $33.35. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $35.31.
NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. Advanced Micro Devices Inc. rose 1.6 percent to $3.71 with 22,506,600 shares traded. Alcoa Inc. rose 2.6 percent to $12.86 with 29,500,100 shares traded.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 65 or. 6 percent, to $112.73. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose $1.03 or 1.3 percent, to $77.53.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 32 or 1.7 percent, to $18.94. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 45 or 1.9 percent, to $24.68.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 71 or 1.5 percent, to $47.66. DuPont Co. rose$. 56 or. 8 percent, to $66.65.
BlackBerry Ltd. fell 1.9 percent to $7.14 with 17,696,100 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. rose 1.7 percent to $22.85 with 35,296,700 shares traded. Facebook Inc. rose. 6 percent to $58.89 with 70,744,500 shares traded.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. AT&T Inc. rose$. 10 or. 3 percent, to $35.30. Verizon Communications Inc. fell$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $47.04.