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Earnings blowouts and encouraging drug trials were some of the catalysts behind Thursday's most actively traded stocks.
Flash memory maker Spansion reported a first-quarter loss of 46% due to intense price competition, and announced large scale cost-cutting measures.
China's rapid growth is a double-edged sword and today it is cutting into world equities markets. Asian and European markets were lower and U.S. stocks are pointing at a weaker opening, with the Dow, fresh off a new high, looking particularly wobbly. Earnings news is also setting the tone.
Intel posted higher quarterly profit in line with analyst expectations, while a top official told CNBC that the microchip maker is reclaiming market share from rival Advanced Micro Devices. In an interview with Jim Goldman, Chief Financial Officer Andy Bryant also said that Intel's gross margins should rebound to the mid-50s by the middle of the year.
Stocks are heading for a lower opening as some weak tech earnings worry investors. The dollar continues to fall against major currencies. Asian markets were higher overnight, but European stocks are lower. There are no big data items today but earnings could sway direction.
See what analysts had to say about the market today on CNBC.
Cody Acree, managing director at Stifel, Nicolaus, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that he believes Intel is poised for a rebound.
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Stocks closed mixed on Monday after a modest follow through rally from Friday's strong jobs numbers quickly fizzled as investors looked ahead to quarterly earnings season. "I think with the next few days we're in a holding pattern waiting for earnings to appear," said Zachary Karabell, portfolio manager at Fred Alger Management.
Shares of Advanced Micro Devices rose about 4% after it announced a restructuring to lower costs. The chipmaker also cut first-quarter revenue guidance to $1.23 billion, well below Wall Street forecasts.
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Chip giant Intel said on Monday it would invest $2.5 billion to build a microchip plant in northeastern China, with the production of chipsets to begin in 2010.
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Texas Instruments narrowed earnings guidance and tightened sales expectations for the fiscal first quarter. The semiconductor company said after Monday's close that it expects fiscal first-quarter earnings to range from 29 cents to 33 cents a share, compared with earlier guidance of 28 to 34 cents.
And you thought with last week's earnings warning from Advanced Micro Devices and the mixed financial bag from National Semiconductor that we'd be done with chips for awhile.
Stocks were set to start the week lower after concerns about sub-prime mortgage lending dented enthusiasm for a very busy Merger Monday.
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