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Stocks retreated Tuesday after several earnings reports beat expectations but economic numbers missed their targets. The Dow shed more than 50 points, or 0.5 percent, but still held above 10,000. The S&P and Nasdaq each lost about 0.6 percent.
In today's trading session, a total of 63 stocks in the S&P 500 hit new 52-week highs. Here is a look at those companies.
The earnings parade continues for the third quarter. Add Apple, Caterpillar and DuPont to the list of companies that have beat the analysts' estimates in the third quarter.
Barnes & Noble has finally unveiled the details of its much-anticipated e-book. It's called the "Nook," and like Amazon's Kindle, it costs $259.
After six quarters of bare-bones survival, companies are once again trying to live up to whisper-number expectations that are influencing the market's reaction to earnings numbers
Now for the update on Dan Nathan's trade. Just to recap, he suggested buying the November 190/200 call spread, paying $7.80 for the Nov 190-strike call and collecting $4.20 for selling the Nov 200-strike call, net-net paying a total of $3.60 to win a possible $6.40.
Stocks retreated Tuesday after several earnings reports beat expectations but economic numbers missed their targets. Apple and Caterpillar surged after their earnings blew past forecasts.
What better way to build on monumental earnings momentum than with a big product release, and what better place for Apple to debut its new, spiffy iMac than right here on CNBC.
Stocks drifted lower on Tuesday despite upbeat earnings from Apple as well as a number of Dow components including Caterpillar. What should you be watching?
This earnings season, traders want to see more than an earnings beat due to cost-cutting measures. They want to see an improvement or beat in revenue as well, signaling that business is growing again.
Apple’s iPhone initially caught the public’s imagination because it was the high-fidelity cell phone. Nothing else looked or acted like it.
I know marketcap is a relatively meaningless stat, but Apple's is truly an astounding figure. With today's surge, the company is worth roughly $178 billion. That's more than Google ($175 billion) and General Electric ($165 billion), the parent company of this fine network.
Wall Street knew Apple results for the most recent quarter would blow past the company's conservative guidance, but investors clearly weren't prepared for the 47 percent jump in profit that Apple delivered.
Topline beats take back seat to positive 2010 commentary. Six big names beat earnings estimates: Apple, Coke, Pfizer, United Technologies and Caterpillar all beat on the bottom line.
Futures were poised for a modestly higher open on the strength of more earnings surprises from some of Wall Street's leading companies.
Yankees shmankees - Is there anything better than a good ol' fashion earnings preview with derivatives? From my standpoint, the answer would be a solid no. But just incase you missed part of last week's show, I do want to update the faithful.
After hours, the traders poured over the latest earnings from Apple and Texas Instruments. What do their numbers say about tech firms reporting later this week?
Stocks rallied Monday, after a wobbly start, as investors were optimistic about the slew of earnings ahead.
Apple needed a big report, and it posted it. Huge. The company reported $1.82 versus the $1.42 expected, on $9.87 billion in revenue.
We're bracing for some key technology earnings after the close today, with quarterly results from Apple and Texas Instruments.