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*Apple rallies a day after announcing 7- for-1 stock split. *Caterpillar gains after results; Verizon, 3 M fall. NEW YORK, April 24- The Nasdaq rose modestly in a choppy session on Thursday, lifted by a rally in Apple shares a day after the iPad maker's strong results, though tensions in Ukraine held the broader market in check.
U.S. stocks climbed Thursday as earnings from Apple and a better-than-expected durable goods number.
*Apple rallies a day after announcing 7- for-1 stock split. *Caterpillar gains after results; Verizon, 3 M fall. NEW YORK, April 24- The Nasdaq rose modestly in choppy trade on Thursday as Apple's shares rallied a day after the iPad maker's strong results, though tensions in Ukraine held back the broader market.
*Apple rallies, announces 7- for-1 stock split. *Caterpillar gains after results; Verizon, 3 M fall. NEW YORK, April 24- U.S. stocks rose in a volatile session on Thursday as Apple and Caterpillar were the latest high-profile names to post bullish results, though gains were limited by a resurgence of concerns related to Ukraine.
*Apple rallies, announces 7- for-1 stock split. *Caterpillar gains after results; Verizon, 3 M fall. NEW YORK, April 24- U.S. stocks were flat in volatile trading on Thursday, with indexes cutting early gains on a resurgence of concerns related to Ukraine, though Apple jumped following its results.
Investors liked what they saw in Facebook and Apple, but Wall Street fell after a slew of earnings and data couldn't sustain the bounce.
*Tech results lift Nasdaq futures, Apple and Facebook rally. NEW YORK, April 24- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Thursday, with Nasdaq futures jumping more than 1 percent following a pair of blowout results from technology stalwarts Apple and Facebook.
3M posted earnings of $1.79 a share on Thursday, a penny lower than expectations.
U.S. stock index futures pushed higher on Thursday, as Apple and Facebook's strong earnings boosted early trade in Europe.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Apple dazzled investors with a big earnings beat, another big buyback and a dividend hike that should boost sentiment up and down Wall Street.
The S&P 500 should deliver a double-digit return in 2014, fund manager Ed Keon told CNBC. And the low on April 11 has a "pretty good chance" of being the recent bottom, he added.
As the U.S. economy picks up momentum, so are industrial stocks. The recent dip in the market makes this an opportunity for savvy investors.
About 150 S&P 500 companies are scheduled to release results this week, in an earnings season that has been mediocre.
April 15- Post-it notes maker 3 M Co said its board opposed a proposal by shareholder James McRitchie to allow investors holding enough shares to take a particular action through written consent without putting it to a vote.
Demand for small-cap stocks is increasing relative to established large-cap names, a divergence that signals continued risk appetite among investors.
Jim Cramer has spotted a recurring pattern in the market and when it presents itself, he looks at putting money to work.
Talk about following the money. Investors looking to beat the S&P 500 need only track companies that are spending the most money lobbying Washington.
Ssome of Friday's midday movers: