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"I'd say it's buyers' fatigue that's set in," says one pro. "The stock market seemed to be going up on bad news for a certain period, and now we have what's perceived as good news...but it seems the market's got it fully priced in."
On a mostly negative week for the markets, where tech outperformed and the NASDAQ 100 was the only major index positive for the week, the Dow finishes in the red to close below the 10,000-mark on Friday.
With Microsoft's earnings report this morning, two thirds of the Dow 30 have now reported. Here is a summary of how things stand in terms of EPS and revenues.
Ahead of Friday's opening bell, investors will be watching earnings from Microsoft and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's address at the Boston Fed's annual conference.
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McDonald’s closed higher after the company posted a profit that topped expectations and said September sales improved. But how much is already baked in?
Stocks advanced Thursday as investors seemed to focus more on some big-name earnings beats and a rise in leading indicators instead of a disappointing jobless report. Travelers and MMM led the Dow.
After hours, shares of Amazon surged as much as 11% after the company released earnings. Even at these levels, Joe Terranova says it's a stock to own going forward!
After the bell, Chipotle Mexican Grill annihilated street expectations with third quarter earnings of $1.08 a share, up 83 percent from a year ago, compared to the expected $.88 from analysts.
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Stocks advanced Thursday as investors seemed to focus more on some big-name earnings beats and a rise in leading indicators instead of a disappointing jobless report.
As stocks search for direction, the traders are closely watching the action in Goldman. What does it signal into the close?
Bond investors need to think like lenders, because their money needs to be productive, said Bill Larkin, portfolio manager at Cabot Money Management.
Momentum could push oil toward $90 a barrel in the shortterm, but an increase in supply from Nigeria and Iraq will place downward pressure on the commodity come spring 2010, said Michael Lynch, president of Strategic Energy & Economic Research.
Profits and sales were down for another quarter at UPS, but investors will be looking ahead to the upcoming holiday season to see if the world's largest shipping carrier—and the U.S. economy—are on the road to recovery. Arthur Hatfield, transportation analyst at Morgan Keegan, shared his analysis of UPS.
Stocks slipped Thursday as investors weighed a disappointing jobless-claims report and some encouraging earnings reports.
China's GDP rose 8.9 percent in the third quarter from a year ago, about in line with expectations, but still the biggest gain in a year. Stocks in China dropped on concerns the government may end the stimulus program there, but the government reiterated it would keep its loose monetary policy.
Earnings continue to come in largely above expectations, but other factors are waylaying the stock market's recent advances - ranging from Walmart's price cuts to analyst Richard Bove's downgrade of Wells Fargo to rising oil prices.
With BofA and Wells citing consumer credit issues, what should you expect from American Express earnings, Thursday?
McDonald's is scheduled to report before the bell tomorrow. While it has beaten EPS expectations 6 of the past 7 quarters, it has missed revenue expectations in the past three quarters according to First Call data. Before then, it beat revenue targets for 4 straight quarters.