NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at 1 p.m.:. AT&T Inc. fell 3.1 percent to $35.15 with 38,859,600 shares traded. Advanced Micro Devices Inc. fell 1.2 percent to $4.25 with 17,622,900 shares traded.» Read More
*Boeing rallies after results, outlook; AT&T drops. NEW YORK, April 23- U.S. stocks edged lower on Wednesday as strong results from Boeing failed to inspire investors to keep pushing equities higher following six straight days of gains.
Intuitive Surgical was among those announcing disappointed results. ROBOT REPAIR: Surgical robot maker Intuitive Surgical dropped $46.60, or 11 percent, to $375.14 after a drop in first-quarter earnings. Intuitive Surgical sold only half has many robots in the last quarter as it did in the same period a year earlier.
*Boeing rallies after results, outlook; P&G edges down. *Key earnings on tap; Apple, Facebook out after the close. *Boeing Co reported first-quarter revenue that beat expectations and lifted its core earnings forecast to reflect a tax settlement gain, sending shares up 2.7 percent to $131.05 in premarket trading.
*Gilead Sciences rises in premarket after results. *Key earnings on tap; Apple, Facebook out after the close. *Gilead Sciences Inc rose 3.8 percent to $75.60 in heavy premarket trading a day after the drugmaker reported a sharp increase in its quarterly profit, helped by sales of its hepatitis C drug.
HONG KONG, April 23- China's state stockpiler has bought at least 200,000 tonnes of imported copper stored in bonded warehouses after global copper prices dived to multi-year lows in March, said four sources with knowledge of the matter.
LONDON— Lackluster economic data out of China and the U.S. offset a string of positive developments in Europe to keep a lid on global stock markets on Wednesday following a strong run, particularly on Wall Street. In Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares closed down 0.1 percent at 6,674.74 while Germany's DAX fell 0.6 percent to 9,544.19.
BEIJING, April 23- Hong Kong stocks fell 1 percent on Wednesday, hurt by a sell-off in telecoms shares after the mainland's biggest carrier China Mobile posted its third straight quarterly decline in profits. The China Enterprises Index of the leading offshore Chinese listings in Hong Kong fell 1.3 percent.
LONDON, April 23- European shares edged lower on Wednesday after strong gains in the previous session, pegged back following an earnings miss from Ericsson and weaker-than-expected French data. France's CAC 40 index underperformed, down 0.2 percent, after PMI data for the country showed waning momentum in its fragile economic recovery.
BEIJING, April 23- China shares fell on Wednesday, with sentiment bogged down by a preliminary survey showing Chinese manufacturing activity contracted for a fourth straight month in April.
*Some buying low P/E names such as Bridgestone gain. TOKYO, April 23- Japanese stocks rose on Wednesday morning, spurred by Wall Street gains on solid earnings and merger activity, but buying was tempered as investors were wary of the looming local reporting season.
SYDNEY, April 23- Asian shares crept higher on Wednesday following merger-driven gains in Europe and on Wall Street, though investors were wary in case coming figures on Chinese manufacturing again disappointed. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.15 percent.
NEW YORK, April 22- U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday as a host of solid earnings reports along with strength in the healthcare sector helped lift the S&P 500 and Nasdaq to their sixth straight advance.
*Ukraine crisis lends some support to Brent. NEW YORK, April 22- U.S. crude futures fell on Tuesday ahead of data expected to show that inventories in the world's top oil-consuming nation have risen close to record highs.
*Ukraine crisis lends some support to Brent. U.S. crude fell $2.34 to $102.03 a barrel by 13:45 a.m. EDT while Brent crude was down 93 cents to $108.96 a barrel, having lost over a dollar earlier. The Energy Information Administration will issue inventory data on Wednesday while American Petroleum Institute data is due later on Tuesday.
NEW YORK/ LONDON, April 22- Gold prices dropped to their lowest in more than two months on Tuesday, weighed down by gains on Wall Street stocks and as outflows from physical gold funds pointed to weak investment appetite. Gold losses accelerated after prices slipped below chart support at $1,280 an ounce, triggering heavy protective stop-loss orders.
*Netflix up after results, Facebook gains on update. Dow components Travelers Cos Inc and United Technologies Corp both reported first-quarter earnings that beat expectations, and United Tech raised the low end of its full-year profit outlook. Shares of Travelers rose 0.2 percent to $86.58 while United Tech was up 1.2 percent at $119.69.
*AstraZeneca jumps 6.3 pct on M&A talk. The STOXX Europe 600 health care index rose 3.2 percent as AstraZeneca rallied on speculation about a bid approach from U.S. major Pfizer, while a deal to swap assets boosted GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis.
*Netflix up after results, Facebook gains on update. Dow components Travelers Cos Inc and United Technologies Corp both reported first-quarter earnings that beat expectations, and United Tech raised the low end of its full-year profit outlook. Shares of Travelers rose 0.7 percent to $87.04 while United Tech was up 1 percent at $119.49.
NEW YORK— Stocks are moving higher in early trading as investors assess more corporate earnings. Netflix rose 7 percent after the online video streaming service said its first-quarter earnings soared.
*Ukraine peace deal falters as rebels dig in. LONDON, April 22- Brent oil fell towards $109 a barrel and the U.S. benchmark saw a sharper decline on Tuesday on forecasts of rising crude stocks as a faltering pact to ease tensions in Ukraine offered some support.