*Visa, Amazon decline as earnings disappoint. NEW YORK, July 25- U.S. stocks closed lower on Friday in a broad consumer discretionary-led selloff after Visa and Amazon, a pair of closely watched bellwether names, reported disappointing results.» Read More
*Visa and Amazon latest major names to disappoint. NEW YORK, July 25- U.S. stocks fell on Friday in a broad consumer discretionary-led selloff after Visa and Amazon, a pair of closely watched bellwether names, reported disappointing results.
NEW YORK— The stock market is falling in midday trading after Visa and Amazon posted weaker results than Wall Street expected. Amazon's stock slumped $38.11, or 11 percent, to $320.50 after the online retail giant posted a wider loss than analysts had forecast. The Dow was dragged down by Visa, which fell $9.53, or 4.3 percent, to $213.21.
LONDON, July 25- European shares fell on Friday, with the German market hit after business sentiment in the country fell to its lowest level in nine months, while luxury goods group LVMH slumped after weaker-than-expected results. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index provisionally closed 0.8 percent lower at 1,371.21 points.
*Amazon.com, Visa down after disappointing results. U.S. stocks were lower in early trading, hurt by results from Amazon.com and Visa, the two biggest drags on the S&P 500. Amazon dropped 11.1 percent to $318.79, while Visa was down 4.9 percent at $211.90.
*Baidu jumps as net profit soars. NEW YORK, July 25- Disappointing earnings from Amazon and Visa dragged U.S. stocks lower on Friday in a broad selloff led by consumer discretionary shares.
NEW YORK, July 25- U.S. stocks fell at the open on Friday following back-to-back record high closes on the S&P 500, weighed by declines in Amazon and Visa after the companies reported earnings.
NEW YORK— Disappointing news on the American consumer, reflected in the results of retail giant Amazon and credit card processor Visa, dragged down the stock market Friday, putting two major indexes on course for a weekly loss. Amazon fell $36.08 to $322.53 in afternoon trading and was the biggest decliner in the S&P 500 index.
*Baidu jumps as net profit soars. NEW YORK, July 25- U.S. stocks were set to dip at the open on Friday, weighed by weak results including those from Amazon, with the S&P 500 expected to remain near its record high and within striking distance of 2,000.. Dow Jones industrial average e-mini futures fell 21 points and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures lost 13 points.
*Baidu jumps as net profit soars. NEW YORK, July 25- U.S. stock index futures edged lower on Friday, weighed by weak results including those from Amazon, and ahead of data on durable goods. Dow Jones industrial average e-mini futures fell 17 points and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures lost 11 points.
HONG KONG, July 25- Hong Kong's benchmark share index rose 0.3 percent on Friday, closing at its highest level in more than three years, buoyed by stronger China markets. The China Enterprises Index of the leading offshore Chinese listings in Hong Kong rose 0.5 percent to its highest close since December 13.
The Stoxx Europe Personal and Household goods sector was down 1.3 percent, the biggest sectoral faller, as other luxury firms with China exposure such as Richemont, Burberry and Kering also suffered. French companies Danone and Lafarge were both in negative territory after missing consensus forecasts.
TOKYO, July 25- Asian shares pulled back from this week's three-year highs on Friday after a mostly flat day on Wall Street, though a fresh S&P closing record and upbeat U.S. employment data underpinned sentiment.
Sentiment was further hit after EU officials said they had agreed on a preliminary plan to impose limits on trade with Russia of defense, technology and other goods with Russia. In Europe, Germany's DAX slumped 1.5 percent to 9,644.01 while the CAC-40 in France dropped 1.8 percent to 4,330.55.
TOKYO, July 25- Asian shares pulled away from this week's three-year highs on Friday after a mostly flat day on Wall Street, though a fresh S&P closing record and upbeat U.S. employment data underpinned sentiment.
TOKYO, July 25- Japanese government bond prices slipped on Friday, weighed down by higher Tokyo shares and an overnight retreat in U.S. The benchmark 10- year JGB yield rose 0.5 basis point to 0.525 percent. The JGB market showed little reaction to a rise in Japan's June core CPI, as the rise of 3.3 percent from the previous month was in line with forecasts.
*Index heavy Fanuc contributes 27 points, or more than a quarter of Nikkei gains. TOKYO, July 25- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Friday after the S&P 500 set another record closing high and as index heavyweight Fanuc Corp jumped after reporting strong profits.
Major U.S. stock indexes ended roughly where they began Thursday, despite investors having to work through a busy day of corporate earnings and two economic reports. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 2.83 points, or 0.02 percent, to close at 17,083.80. The Standard& Poor's 500 index rose 0.97 of a point, or 0.05 percent, to 1,987.98.
NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are ending little changed after a day of mixed signals on corporate earnings and the economy. The Standard& Poor's 500 index rose less than one point, or 0.05 percent, to close at 1,897.98 Thursday, barely topping a record set the day before.
*U.S. stocks edge up along with MSCI world index. "The lower-than-expected U.S. initial jobless claims has made people focus on the improving labor market situation," said Ian Lyngen, senior government bond strategist, at CRT Capital in Stamford, Connecticut.
The PHLX housing sector index fell 2.36 percent, with shares of D.R. Horton Inc, the No. 1 U.S. homebuilder, dropping more than 3 percent. D.R. Horton spooked investors on Thursday when it reported a 23- percent drop in third-quarter profit.