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Stocks skidded Tuesday after a report showed consumer confidence is waning amid worries about the job market. It was a struggle all morning as investors juggled another batch of disappointing earnings results against an encouraging report on the housing market.
Stocks eked out a gain Monday as banks got a boost from a jump in new-home sales. Stocks had struggled for much of the day as investors worried about a a record $200 billion in Treasury auctions this week and lowered outlooks from Honeywell and Aetna cast a shadow over the market.
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Stocks could sprint higher into the coming week, as a strengthening dollar and declining commodities prices encourage buyers hoping for a reprieve from inflation.
The stock market ends the week negative by more than 3%, for the worst weekly performance since 2/9/2008 for the Dow and NASDAQ, and the worst weekly performance for the S&P since 6/21/2008. Intraday the Dow falls 20% from its market high of 14,164.53 set on October 9th, pushing the market into bear market territory, with the S&P 500 and NASDAQ also close to a 20% loss from their peak levels.
Wall Street has little to look for in terms of economic data Friday, but there could be spillover from Thursday's scaredy-cat markets.
Agilent Technologies reported fourth-quarter earnings of 53 cents per share on an adjusted basis, edging above results for the year-ago quarter and narrowly beating estimates. Net income rose 20.8 percent to $180 million.
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U.S. stocks closed near the lows of the session as a return of credit market concerns sparked declines. "I think the market is trying to find a bottom, but the psychology is brittle," said Alec Young, equity market strategist at S&P. "There are concerns with the liquidity problems right now, with credit spreads widening out and where is the next shoe to drop."
Agilent Technologies on Tuesday posted third-quarter net earnings of $185 million, or 45 cents per share, down from $227 million, or 54 cents per share, during the same quarter a year ago.
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Stocks closed mixed for the second straight session but the Dow closed at a record high on tame inflation data. "Any time we get a number that shows less inflation and indicates interest rates may come down, that has a positive effect on the market," said Ted Weisberg, president of Seaport Securities.
Agilent Technologies reported second-quarter earnings a penny above Street estimates and issued rosy guidance, citing strong sales of bio-analytical measurement devices. "As in the first quarter, we saw notable strength across our Bio-Analytical Measurement portfolio, and significant weakness in wireless handset test," said CEO Bill Sullivan.
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Electronics testing equipment maker Agilent Technologies said net income fell from a year ago, when the company booked a large gain from the sale of its semiconductor products business. Adjusted earnings per share were in line with analysts' expectations.