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Applied Materials Inc. rose 1.6 percent to $15.44 with 14,964,200 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. rose. 4 percent to $24.18 with 15,351,100 shares traded. Dell Inc. was unchanged at $13.37 with 9,796,000 shares traded.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 16- Applied Materials, a maker of equipment used to manufacture chips, said on Thursday that demand for smartphone chips will help increase its revenues slightly in the current quarter and offset slowing demand from manufacturers hurt by slumping PC sales.
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SAN FRANCISCO, May 16- Applied Materials on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter revenue above expectations and said revenue in the current quarter would be up slightly as concerns about the global economy weigh on chipmakers.
Stocks ended near session lows Thursday pressured by a handful of weak economic data and as some Fed officials stated their openness to tapering the central bank's bond-buying program in the coming months.
U.S. stock index futures were flat Thursday as investors digested a handful of weaker-than-expected economic data against upbeat earnings report from Cisco.
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WASHINGTON, May 9- President Barack Obama flew to Texas on Thursday to put his focus back on job creation and economic growth after concentrating on gun control legislation and immigration reform in recent months.
WASHINGTON, May 9- President Barack Obama travels to Texas on Thursday to put his focus back on job creation and economic growth after giving intensive attention to gun control legislation and immigration reform.
*Cisco, GM results hurt by Europe weakness. NEW YORK, Feb 14- U.S. stocks were set to dip at the open Thursday, in the wake of weaker-than-expected growth data from Europe and Japan, though news on mergers and acquisitions may lead some investors to see further value in the market even after its recent gains.
*Cisco shares slip as results hit by lower Europe revenue. NEW YORK, Feb 14- U.S. stock index futures fell on Thursday in the wake of weaker-than-expected growth data from Europe and Japan and a disappointing outlook from technology bellwether Cisco Systems.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
*Cisco shares slip alongside its revenue from Europe. NEW YORK, Feb 14- U.S. stock index futures fell on Thursday, in the wake of weaker-than-expected growth data from Europe and Japan and a disappointing outlook from technology bellwether Cisco Systems.
TOKYO, Feb 14- Japan's Nikkei share average rebounded on Thursday as investors flocked to companies posting rosy earnings such as brewer Asahi Group Holdings, but profit-taking in financials limited gains and pulled down the broader Topix index.
*Asahi Group Holdings soars on share buyback and record profit. TOKYO, Feb 14- Japan's Nikkei share average inched up in early trade on Thursday as robust earnings spurred on chipmakers and a handful of other companies.
Stocks ended off session lows but the Dow still finished in negative territory Wednesday, as investors took a pause amid a lack of significant market catalysts and after the S&P briefly hit its highest level since December 2007.
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Wednesday:
Applied Materials earnings fell sharply but topped expectations. The chip-equipment maker's outlook was in-line with forecasts.
*Comcast to buy rest of NBC Universal stake from GE. NEW YORK, Feb 13- U.S. stock index futures pointed to slight gains at the open on Wednesday, suggesting the market would continue a recent advance that lifted benchmark indexes to multi-year highs.
U.S. stock index futures held their gains Wednesday following a pair of economic reports, a day after the Dow and S&P 500 closed at multi-year highs.