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Stocks remained lower Wednesday after the Fed’s latest "beige book" report pointed to a slowly recovering economy. Boeing fell. RIM rose.
Aetna continues to raise premiums to cover rising medical costs, but Aetna CEO Ronald Williams said on CNBC Wednesday that the insurer, as well as other health plans, are responsible for reining in medical care costs by four to five percentage points.
Stocks pared their gains on Tuesday as worries about a drop in consumer confidence offset some earlier better-than-expected earnings results. Ted Parrish, co-portfolio manager at Henssler Equity Fund, and Eugene Peroni, senior VP and portfolio manager at Advisors Asset Management, shared their insights.
The Dow pulled off its fourth-straight gain, led by DuPont after better-than-expected earnings from the chemicals maker. But the gain was more modest than in recent sessions as a drop in consumer confidence tempered investors' enthusiasm. Financials rose, while energy and consumer-discretionary stocks were among the weakest links.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Tuesday, July 27.
Stocks struggled Tuesday as worries about a drop in consumer confidence offset better-than-expected result from DuPont. Energy and consumer discretionary were among the weakest sectors.
Stocks turned lower Tuesday as worries about a drop in consumer confidence offset better-than-expected result from DuPont.
U.S. stock index futures pushed higher ahead of the open Tuesday in the wake of better-than-expected result from DuPont and ahead of more corporate earnings.
Earnings news Tuesday may again be the catalyst for a stock market that's showing improving technical strength.
Stocks skidded Thursday, led by financials after JPMorgan's earnings failed to impress analysts and a pair of weak manufacturing reports.
Stocks trimmed some of its earlier losses but remained lower Thursday, led by financials, following a pair of tepid manufacturing reports that overshadowed strong earnings results from JPMorgan.
Today's six stocks worth watching.
The start of the third quarter has been good for stocks—the S&P 500 is up 4.6 percent so far in July. Unfortunately, with the exception of July 1, volume has been very light--Friday was the lightest volume day of the year at the NYSE.
If investors want to return value to shareholders, Cramer says, they should increase their dividends.
Some of the nation’s insurers are now trying to avoid high medical costs by taking the longer view. They are giving primary care doctors more help — and more money — to take care of the sickest patients and help prevent them from becoming sicker. The NYT reports.
Following are moves you might have missed. Find out why shares of the China ETF and the New York Times popped while Affymax and Aetna dropped.
Stocks eked out a gain Thursday, led by technology and consumer staples, after struggling all day as data on regional factory activity and jobless claims underscored worries about the pace of the economic recovery.
Stocks fell on Tuesday after reports that jobless claims jumped last week and the Philly Fed gauge of manufacturing activity tumbled. Christian Thwaites, president and CEO of Sentinel Asset Management, and Paul Schatz, president of Heritage Capital, shared their views.
Stocks opened higher Thursday as a successful bond auction in Spain helped assuage debt fears but quickly erased their gains after a one-two punch of disappointing data: Jobless claims jumped last week and the Philly Fed gauge of manufacturing activity tumbled.
Stocks ended mostly higher after a late rally Tuesday as banks and materials rebounded. But tech stocks remained under pressure.