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  • Lowe's adds $5 billion to stock buyback program Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 4:56 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Home improvement retailer Lowe's said Friday that it will add $5 billion to its spending plan for buying company stock. The Mooresville, North Carolina- based company still has $2.4 billion left over from its previous program, bringing the fund to $7.4 billion. Shares of Lowe's Cos. have climbed 52 percent over the last year and are trading around...

  • KB Home and Biogen are big market movers Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 4:43 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. The Macerich Co., down $4.29 to $89.21. AK Steel Holding Corp., down 15 cents to $4.05.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 1:25 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 34 or 3.1 percent, to $11.23. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 44 or 1.9 percent, to $23.26.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 1:25 PM ET

    American Airlines Group Inc. rose 1.0 percent to $55.76 with 78,635,100 shares traded. Apple Inc. fell 1.3 percent to $125.90 with 61,757,600 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. rose. 6 percent to $28.44 with 34,921,500 shares traded.

  • Midday Glance: Drug Benefits companies Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 1:25 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top drug benefits companies are up at 1 p.m.:. CVS Health Corp. rose $1.03 or 1.0 percent, to $104.37. Express Scripts Holding Co. rose $1.72 or 2.0 percent, to $85.67.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 1:25 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 77 or 1.6 percent, to $47.50. DuPont Co. rose$. 32 or. 4 percent, to $74.83.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 1:25 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Fluor rose$. 71 or 1.3 percent, to $57.48. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 55 or 2.0 percent, to $28.37.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 1:25 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose $1.37 or. 9 percent, to $152.68. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose $1.50 or 1.8 percent, to $83.02.

  • Midday Glance: Telecom companies Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 1:25 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies are up at 1 p.m.:. AT&T Inc. rose$. 33 or 1.0 percent, to $33.53. Verizon Communications Inc. rose$. 47 or 1.0 percent, to $49.77.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 1:25 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. rose. 1 percent to $33.23 with 35,906,800 shares traded. Alcoa Inc. rose. 1 percent to $12.97 with 35,742,600 shares traded.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 10:19 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Fluor rose$. 44 or. 8 percent, to $57.21. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 17 or. 6 percent, to $27.99.

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 10:19 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose $1.03 or. 7 percent, to $152.34. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 93 or 1.1 percent, to $82.45.

  • Early Glance: Drug Benefits companies Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 10:19 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top drug benefits companies are up at 10 a.m.:. CVS Health Corp. rose$. 83 or. 8 percent, to $104.17. Express Scripts Holding Co. rose$. 90 or 1.1 percent, to $84.85.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 10:19 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 09 or. 2 percent, to $46.82. DuPont Co. fell$. 12 or. 2 percent, to $74.39.

  • Early Glance: Telecom companies Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 10:19 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies are up at 10 a.m.:. AT&T Inc. rose$. 10 or. 3 percent, to $33.30. Verizon Communications Inc. rose$. 19 or. 4 percent, to $49.49.

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 10:19 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 29 or 2.7 percent, to $11.18. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 13 or. 6 percent, to $22.95.

  • NEW YORK— Shares of AK Steel fell in premarket trading Friday after the company forecast a first-quarter loss because of lower-than-expected shipments and prices. AK Steel and its competitors have been grappling with a market being flooded with steel exports from China. Shares of AK Steel Holding Corp. fell 27 cents, or 6.4 percent, to $3.93 in premarket...

  • MOSCOW, March 20- Russian businessman Filaret Galchev, who owns shares in Switzerland's Holcim via Eurocement Holding AG, declined to comment on Friday on the new terms of the firm's merger with France's Lafarge. Holcim and Lafarge have agreed new terms for their plan to create the world's biggest cement company, giving unhappy shareholders in the Swiss firm a...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St stock futures rise after pullback Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 7:32 AM ET

    *Biogen Idec shares were up 3 percent at $447 in premarket trading after its experimental drug became the first Alzheimer's treatment to significantly slow cognitive decline and reduce brain plaque in patients with early and mild forms of the disease, according to a small study likely to reignite hopes of a treatment. *Tiffany& Co. shares were down 2.7 percent...

  • Freeport-McMoRan and Guess are big market movers Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 4:43 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Freeport-McMoRan Inc., down 97 cents to $17.26. Transocean Ltd., down $1.09 to $14.16.