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Stocks closed with broad gains on Friday and the major markets finished at record levels following a week filled with positive earnings surprises. "A lot of people thought this was supposed to be the quarter where earnings growth slowed down but most reports have been impressive," said Rick Pendergraft, chief investment analyst at Investor's Daily Edge.
Caterpillar , the manufacturer of heavy construction and mining equipment, reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings on Friday and raised its outlook, saying strength in almost all of its businesses was offsetting weakness in residential housing and on-highway engine markets.
Earnings blowouts from Google and strong guidance from two key names in the industrial sector were among the catalysts for Friday's most-active stocks.
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The Dow closed at a new record as blue chip stocks were boosted by upside earnings reports, but stocks ended mixed after two notable tech names disappointed investors. JP Morgan Chase added positive momentum to the financial sector, closing at a new high after the bank reported first-quarter earnings growth of 55%.
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The Dow Jones Industrials closed at another record high as positive momentum trumped a weak manufacturing report. "The markets are floating on a sea of liquidity, but the real driver of this market is the increasing risk appetite of investors." Jeffrey Saut, Chief Investment Strategist at Raymond James, told CNBC.com.
Caterpillar plans a new $7.5 billion share buyback over the next five years, citing its confidence in long-term growth prospects and cash-flow generation.
U.S. stocks may have more room to run, but analysts say it might be wise to buy on the dips as the market looks for the next big catalyst to move it forward.
President George W. Bush is speaking on Wall Street today to further promote the economic initiatives he laid out during his State of the Union speech last week. Yesterday, the president visited the Caterpillar headquarters in Peoria, Ill., where he emphasized the importance of free trade rather than the protectionist rhetoric coming from some Democrats.
Stocks ended mixed on Monday as investors cast a wary eye on rising interest rates ahead of the Fed's two day meeting this week.
Stocks ended lower following a volatile week of trading that was punctuated by a mixed batch of quarterly earnings reports and strong economic data, which fizzled many investors hopes the Fed will lower interest rates.
Net income at the Peoria, Ill.-based heavy machinery maker rose to $882 million, or $1.32 a share, from earnings of $846 million, or $1.20 a share, a year ago.
Stocks in the U.S. are mixed going into today's opening. The Dow is pointing higher and Nasdaq looks weaker and for the Nasdaq, this week's been the best of times and the worst of times. Nasdaq's 1.3 percent drop yesterday was its worst performance of the year, following its best day of the year. Stocks are weaker in Europe and major Asian markets closed lower.
Stocks in the U.S. are leaning towards a higher open, as investors brace for a barrage of earnings news. Oil is bucking its recent downtrend and is slightly higher as cold weather finally settles into the Northeast. European stocks are trading higher, helped by mining, metals and oil stocks. Asian markets closed higher with Tokyo at a 9-month high.
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