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The Dow erased nearly all of its gains Monday, dragged down by the financial sector amid worries about financial reform. Caterpillar led the Dow's gainers, up more than 4 percent.
The Dow remained higher in mid-afternoon Monday amid a flurry of new M&A activity and an earnings beat from Caterpillar. But there was some weakness in the energy, banking and health-care sectors, which dragged on the S&P and Nasdaq.
Once again, Apple hasn't invented something. But because Apple has "re-invented" the tablet as we know it, the company has launched a revolution. Again. There will be tablets hence, and there certainly have been tablets past, but not until iPad has the marketplace truly seen the potential and possibilities of this platform and this technology.
Stocks continued their winning streak Monday after Caterpillar beat earnings expectations and raised its outlook.
Large companies, such as HP and AT&T, are asking the President to support polices that would ensure every consumer gets detailed information about energy dollars that will be spent on appliances or lighting options.
The NASDAQ Composite and Dow rose for the eighth consecutive week, with the Dow marking its longest winning streak since January 2004. Energy and consumer discretionary stocks led the gains in the S&P 500 this week.
Netflix's stock closed the week just under $100 after topping that landmark for the first time ever on Thursday. The stock has had a phenomenal run: it gained 16 percent Thursday alone, and for the year is up about 80 percent.
The company's operating income forecast is also lighter than the $461 million expected, with Amazon offering a range of between $220 million and $320 million.
The company is facing increasing pressure from publishers, and lots of competition from a slew of e-readers on the market, and many, many more that are headed to market, not the least of which are devices from Apple and Sony .
Microsoft's earnings come at a rare time for this company: A stuffed product pipeline, dual upgrade cycles for both consumers and the enterprise, and a general feeling that innovation is alive and well in Redmond.
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The Dow clawed back in late trading Wednesday. Technology and industrials gained while health-care and telecom shares continued to drag.
Stocks wobbled in mid-afternoon trading Wednesday. Technology and industrials gained while health-care and telecom stocks continued to drag.
If their latest earnings are any indication, Apple and Yahoo will continue to move in opposite directions as far as their influence in the technology sector, analysts said.
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Like Yahoo, the worst might very well now be in eBay's rear view mirror, and that's good. But like Yahoo, eBay's growth and return for investors may not be as robust as other players in its sector specifically, and other players in tech more generally, and that's not so good.
It's no secret that I was tough on Yahoo during the difficult years. Calling attention to management missteps became a blood sport of sorts. I was tough, but I believe, fair. Tonight's earnings topped expectations but disappointed markets. Still, there's a part of Yahoo's report tonight that's deserving of some extra attention.
At a time when just about everyone is worried about the American consumer and whether the time has come to start spending again, Apple once again proves the exception to the rule: The company beats the Street handily on the bottom line, but blows past expectations on the top, exceeding estimates by a cool $1.5 billion.
Stocks inched higher on Tuesday after a solid batch of earnings reports. How much further will the market go before investors see a pullback? Jeffrey Saut, chief investment strategist at Raymond James, and Michael Darda, chief economist at MKM Partners, shared their insights.
Yahoo will report its first quarter earnings tonight and as the company's stock teeters anew near a 52-week high, investors have to be wondering whether the time has finally come for this company. Well, kind of.