About 150 S&P 500 companies are scheduled to release results this week, in an earnings season that has been mediocre.» Read More
Treasurys held on to earlier losses after of the Treasury Dept's auction of five-year notes and seven-year debt and after the release of US GDP data.
*Fourth-quarter adjusted earnings $0.75/ share vs est. Jan 30- Colgate-Palmolive Co, the world's largest toothpaste maker, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as cost cuts offset the negative impact of a stronger dollar.
U.S. stock index futures traded higher on Thursday, on what will be the busiest day of fourth quarter earnings season.
Jan 30- Colgate-Palmolive Co, the world's largest toothpaste maker, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as cost cuts helped the company offset the negative impact of a stronger dollar. The company gets about 80 percent of its revenue from outside the United States.
Jan 30- Colgate-Palmolive Co, the world's largest toothpaste maker, reported a 6 percent fall in quarterly profit, hurt by a stronger dollar. Excluding items, Colgate-Palmolive earned 75 cents per share. Colgate-Palmolive said foreign exchange fluctuations hurt sales by 4.5 percent.
Adjusting to a world with less Fed liquidity has created pain in those markets with current account deficiencies, weak currencies and inflation.
DEARBORN, Mich., Jan 28- Ford Motor Co on Tuesday joined a growing number of multinational companies expressing concern that economic turmoil in Venezuela and Argentina could spell trouble for 2014 profits.
Procter & Gamble is introducing new flavors for Crest toothpaste—mint chocolate trek, lime spearmint zest and vanilla mint spark.
Traders are bracing for another rough ride in markets this week, as the emerging markets continue to shakeout and the Fed is expected to announce another round of cuts to its easing program.
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U.S. stock index futures signaled a higher open on Thursday, with markets still boosted by raised hopes the Federal Reserve will not start tapering off its asset purchases until next year.
Oct 24- Colgate-Palmolive Co posted slightly higher third-quarter earnings on Thursday as it spent more on advertising to promote products including new versions of its well-known toothpaste. Colgate said it had earned $656 million, or 70 cents per share, up slightly from $654 million, or 68 cents per share, a year earlier.
Oct 24- Colgate-Palmolive Co posted a slightly higher quarterly profit on Thursday as it spent more on advertising to promote products including new versions of its well-known toothpaste. Colgate said it had earned $656 million, or 70 cents per share, up slightly from $654 million, or 68 cents per share, a year earlier. Sales rose 1.5 percent to $4.4 billion.
With stocks near record highs, strategists are recommending investors focus on stock-picking select names and sectors, rather than the broader market.
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