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Semiconductor stocks rose after a strong earnings report from Analog Devices. U.S. markets will be closed Thursday for Thanksgiving. They will reopen for an abbreviation session on Friday, when trading will close at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time.
*HP, Analog Devices rally after results. Hewlett-Packard, Apple and chipmakers were among the largest advancers, with the PHLX semiconductor index closing up 2.1 percent to its highest since June 2001. Analog Devices jumped 5.5 percent to $54.56, leading the sector a day after posting results.
Semiconductor stocks rose Wednesday after Analog Devices reported strong earnings. Analog Devices rose 6 percent, the most in the Standard& Poor's 500 index. Oil slid to another four-year low ahead of an OPEC meeting in Vienna that is not expected to result in production cuts.
NEW YORK— U.S. stocks were little changed on Wednesday, keeping the major indexes near record levels, as investors assessed the latest reports on the economy. THE CHIPS RISE: Semiconductor stocks rose after Analog Devices reported strong earnings. Analog Devices was among the biggest gainers in the S&P 500 index after the company reported earnings and sales...
NORWOOD, Mass. _ Analog Devices Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $108.7 million. Analysts expected $804.3 million, according to Zacks. For the current quarter ending in January, Analog Devices expects its per-share earnings to range from 58 cents to 64 cents.
NEW YORK, Aug 27- U.S. stocks were little changed on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 creeping up to another record closing high in a lethargic session, though a number of retail stocks traded heavily after reporting results.
NEW YORK, Aug 27- U.S. stocks were little changed on Wednesday, holding near record highs on a day of light volume, though a number of retail stocks traded heavily after reporting results. Both Tiffany& Co and apparel retailer Express Inc rose after posting quarterly revenue that topped expectations and raising their full-year profit views.
Both Tiffany& Co and Express Inc rose after posting second-quarter revenue that topped expectations and raising their full-year profit views. On the downside, Chico's FAS Inc fell 3.2 percent to $15.51 after its results. Best Buy Co Inc was the S&P 500' s biggest percentage gainer, up 5 percent at $31.28, rebounding from a drop of 6.8 percent on Tuesday.
*S&P 500 coming off first close above 2,000. NEW YORK, Aug 27- U.S. stocks were flat on Wednesday as investors found few reasons to extend a rally that has taken indexes to repeated records, even though market valuations were not seen as unduly stretched.
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*Combined company will have about $1.4 bln annual sales. FRANKFURT, June 26- Austria's AMS is in talks to buy German peer Dialog Semiconductor to create a European chipmaker with a market value of about $4.7 billion that could better tap the growing market for web-connected devices.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower start to Wall Street trade on Tuesday, despite more upbeat news out of China.
*Apple attracts heavy trading following stock split. *International Game Technology shares fly after Reuters report. NEW YORK, June 9- The Dow and S&P 500 ended at record highs again on Monday as more deal news raised enthusiasm for stocks, though Wall Street's fear gauge advanced.
U.S. stocks tallied slight gains on Monday, with benchmark indexes again closing at records.
*Apple sees heavy trading following stock split. NEW YORK, June 9- U.S. stocks were nearly flat on Monday after the Dow and S&P 500 hit intraday record highs again on more deal news, while Wall Street's fear gauge rebounded.
*Apple sees heavy trading following stock split. NEW YORK, June 9- U.S. stocks edged higher on Monday, pushing the Dow and S&P 500 to intraday record highs again after a series of deals, though Wall Street's fear gauge also bounced back. Merck& Co said it has agreed to buy Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc in a deal valued at about $3.85 billion.
June 9- Analog Devices Inc said it would buy Hittite Microwave Corp in a deal valued at $2 billion to strengthen its radio frequency and signal conversion chip offerings. Analog will pay $78 per share in cash, which represents a premium of about 29 percent to Hittite's Friday close of $60.56 per share.
*Apple sees heavy trading following stock split. NEW YORK, June 9- U.S. stocks advanced on Monday, boosted by a number of major acquisition deals, though gains were slight with key indexes continuing to hover around records. While Wall Street's upward trend looks intact, traders may need new catalysts to bid the market up further lest the momentum runs out of steam.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat-to-lower open on Wall Street on Monday, despite upbeat data from China and Japan.