TOKYO, Sept 19- Japanese stocks extended gains to an 8-1/ 2 month high on Friday after the yen dropped to a six-year low, underpinned by the Federal Reserve's policy outlook, and after the first result in the Scottish independence vote went to the unioninst camp.» Read More
NEW YORK, Sept 18- U.S. stocks ended higher on Thursday, pushing both the Dow and S&P 500 to record closing highs, a day after the U.S. Federal Reserve kept intact its pledge to keep interest rates low.
NEW YORK, Sept 18- Consumer staples stocks were edging higher heading into the latter stages of trading, as ConAgra shares climbed in the wake of its quarterly earnings.
NEW YORK, Sept 18- U.S. stocks were higher in afternoon trading on Thursday, with the S&P 500 hitting a record peak a day after the U.S.
NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. Bank of America Corp. rose 1.6 percent to $17.04 with 108,090,900 shares traded. Citigroup Inc. rose 2.4 percent to $53.66 with 27,017,700 shares traded.
NEW YORK, Sept 18- U.S. stocks were higher in afternoon trading Thursday, with the Dow and S&P 500 hitting fresh record highs after the U.S. Goldman Sachs, up 1.6 percent to $187.84, was the top boost to the Dow.
*Sulzer gains on mergers& acquisitions news. LONDON, Sept 18- European equities closed higher on Thursday, with a key index climbing to a two-week high after the U.S. Britain's FTSE rose 0.6 percent, Germany's DAX index gained 1.4 percent and France's CAC 40 rose 0.8 percent.
NEW YORK, Sept 18- Shares in energy companies were trading lower on Thursday, as a rise in the U.S. dollar and demand concerns sent oil prices lower. Brent crude was down 1.4 percent to $97.55 while U.S. crude lost 1.1 percent to $93.38. Chevron Corp, down 0.4 percent to $124.24 and Exxon Mobil, down 0.3 percent to $96.77, were the two biggest drags on the Dow Industrials.
The U.S. stock market is higher in midday trading as investors received more encouraging news on the economy. Fewer Americans filed first-time claims for unemployment benefits last week, according to the Labor Department. Scotland opened polling stations for a referendum on whether the country will leave the United Kingdom and become independent.
NEW YORK, Sept 18- U.S. stocks were rising in late morning trading on Thursday, with the S&P 500 hitting a record high a day after the U.S. However, the central bank's outlook included forecasts for higher-than-expected rates in 2015 and 2016, which helped financial stocks lead gains on Wall Street.
NEW YORK, Sept 18- The dollar hit a more than six-year peak against the yen on Thursday on data showing U.S. jobless claims fell more than expected last week, while global equity markets rallied after the Federal Reserve again pledged to keep interest rates low.
NEW YORK, Sept 18- Financial stocks were leading gains on the Dow and S&P 500 indexes on Thursday, in the wake of the U.S. Goldman Sachs, up 1.5 percent to $187.59, was the top boost to the Dow Industrials. Goldman Sachs is on track for a seventh consecutive gain, which would be the longest winning streak for the stock in nearly eight years.
*Sulzer gains on mergers& acquisitions news. LONDON, Sept 18- European equities advanced on Thursday, with a key index climbing to a two-week high after the U.S. Britain's FTSE was up 0.5 percent, Germany's DAX index gained 1.2 percent and France's CAC 40 rose 0.7 percent.
NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are opening higher a day after the Federal Reserve made clear it would keep interest rates at record lows for a while. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 29 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,186 in early trading Thursday, building on an all-time closing high from the day before.
*Futures up: Dow 44 pts, S&P 6 pts, Nasdaq 13 pts. NEW YORK, Sept 18- U.S. stocks were set to rise at the open on Thursday, with the S&P 500 on track to test resistance at its record high a day after the U.S.
NEW YORK, Sept 18- Shares of Rite Aid Corp were falling early Thursday, in the highest volume so far on the New York Stock Exchange, after it cut its full-year profit forecast for a second time this year and lowered the top end of its sales forecast.
NEW YORK, Sept 18- U.S. stock index futures were higher in light volume on Thursday, setting up the S&P 500 to test resistance at its record high, a day after the Federal Reserve said interest rates would remain low for a considerable while.
*Sulzer gains on mergers& acquisitions news. However UK shares slightly underperformed as the voting got underway in Scotland's referendum on independence, keeping investors on edge ahead of the result on Friday. Britain's FTSE was up 0.4 percent, Germany's DAX index gained 1 percent and France's CAC 40 rose 0.6 percent.
HONG KONG, Sept 18- Hong Kong shares finished lower on Thursday after weak Chinese housing data heightened concerns of a deepening downtrend in the property sector that is weighing on the broader economy. China Resources Land sank 2.8 percent, a leading percentage loser on the Hang Seng, and China Overseas Land& Investment shed 1.8 percent.
NEW YORK— More encouraging economic news and friendly signals from the Federal Reserve cheered investors on Thursday, as the stock market climbed to another record high. The gains came a day after the Fed made clear that it's in no hurry to raise a key bank lending rate, easing a major concern for the stock market.
*Winter demand should support oil prices- OPEC delegates. SINGAPORE, Sept 18- Brent crude dropped towards $98 per barrel on Thursday, pressured by a stronger dollar on fears about a looming U.S. interest rate increase and a steep spike in U.S. crude stocks.