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Stocks were narrowly mixed ahead of the close, but still remained within a narrow trading range, as investors focused on unrest in Egypt and took a breather after the market posted new multi-year highs on Tuesday. Disney rose, while Home Depot fell.
Stocks struggled for direction on Wednesday as clashes between government supporters and protesters in Egypt weighed on the market amid news of a better-than-expected gain in private-sector hiring last month. Merck and BofA fell, while Disney rose.
Stock index futures slid lower after initially trading flat despite a better-than-expected rise in private-sector hiring last month, but as clashes took place between governrment supporters and protesters in Egypt.
"If oil prices rise far above $100 barrel," says Roubini economist Rachael Ziemba "this is the big risk we see."
The renown hedge fund manager is said to be considering taking a share in this retailer, thereby creating some unusual options activity, reports "DRJ."
Stocks closed near session lows as civil unrest in Egypt sparked widespread selling that pushed the S&P 500 down nearly 2 percent and broke an eight-week winning streak for the Dow. Microsoft and Home Depot sank.
LivingSocial is making major gains on its bigger rival, Groupon, which dominates the daily deals space with 50 million users. Once a distant second, LivingSocial's big discount offer from Amazon, which invested $175 million in the company, really put it on the map. LivingSocial added five million subscribers in January, hitting 20 million subscribers.
Stocks extended steep losses, as the S&P 500 slid nearly 2 percent, as civil unrest in Egypt sparked widespread selling despite decent economic numbers. Microsoft and Home Depot fell, while Kraft rose.
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Small caps and momentum stocks may have been flashing warning signs about a broader market pull back.
They are rallying on concerns that the Egyptian unrest could affect operations at the Suez Canal. Any disruption at the Suez Canal would cause tanker rates to go up.
New intraday highs on the Dow and the S&P 500, but not on the Russell, the Dow Transports, or the Midcap Index. And we faded fast, and with good reason: earnings reports from Microsoft, Amazon, and Ford were all disappointing for various reasons...and widespread coverage of the Egyptian unrest.
Stocks sank despite a reading on consumer sentiment that was better-than-expected, and after the government reported a gain in gross domestic product for the fourth quarter of 2010, as traders feared the outcome of the escalating protests in Egypt. Microsoft and Home Depot fell, while Coca-Cola rose.
The problem appears to be weak margins in the North American auto business due to higher costs and other factors. There was also a charge for completion of debt-conversion offers. For 2011, they expect each of its Auto operations to be profitable and expects solid profiability for Ford Credit.
Quarterly results from both Microsoft and Amazon grabbed the spotlight with the numbers raising some eyebrows. What must you know?
Stocks ended up slightly as the major indices failed to close above significant benchmarks soon after Microsoft, in a surprise move, released earnings before the bell. GE and Home Depot rose, while P&G fell.
The online retailer's shares plunged in extended trading Thursday after the firm reported revenue that fell below what Wall Street had expected.
Stocks fell back after trading above significant benchmarks just before the close amid mixed economic and earnings news and light trading as the Northeast dug out from another major snowstorm. GE and United Technologies rose, while P&G fell.
"DRJ" explains how talk of an acquisition could be prompting heavy options activity in this consumer goods giant.
As snow blankets the Northeast, the "Fast Money" traders consider whether the cold is throwing off economic figures.