Futures fell sharply Thursday after a surprise jump in jobless claims, a disappointing signal on the employment front ahead of Friday's jobs report.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, Feb. 4.
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The Visa train keeps on track. Visa up 3 percent after the close as they reported GAAP earnings of $1.02 vs. consensus of $0.91, revenues in line with expectations.
Stocks snapped a two-day winning streak Wednesday after tepid reports on employment and the services sector. Pfizer, Merck and Home Depot were the biggest decliners on the Dow.
Stocks struggled Wednesday after tepid reports on employment and the services sector.
The ADP report for January, at a loss of 22,000 jobs (consensus was for a loss of 30,000), was the smallest decline since January 2008, which was the last time there was jobs growth. Then there's dividends — lots of dividends.
Stocks were set to ease slightly at the opening, following the S&P's best two-day gain since October. But numbers on the employment landscape will likely dictate early sentiment.
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U.S. stocks finished January 2010 on a negative note, with all three major indices posting their worst monthly performance since February 2009.
Stocks opened higher on Friday, the final trading day of January, after the GDP report showed the economy grew more than expected in the fourth quarter. However, Dan Deighan, founder of Deighan Financial Advisors, and Bill Spiropoulos, CEO of CoreStates Capital Advisors, warned investors to brace for a market correction.
U.S. stocks are on track to break a 10-month winning streak this month, closing January 2010 with their worst monthly performance since February 2009.
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SBUX reported a piping hot quarter last week. At this point investors may be wondering if it's time to sell.
As a majority of companies have beaten expectations, stocks have responded in muted fashion with major averages dropping below the breakeven point for the year.
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