Stocks closed out the week with strong gains, with the Dow and S&P 500 hitting fresh highs and all three major averages logging their fourth-straight weekly advance, boosted by a pair of positive economic reports.» Read More
NEW YORK-- A look at the 10 biggest percentage gainers on New York Stock Exchange at 1 p.m.:. Infoblox Inc. rose 12.8 percent to $24.82. Valeant Pharmaceuticals International rose 11.4 percent to $83.16.
NEW YORK-- The maker of Horizon Organic milk is looking beyond the dairy aisle to introduce snacks such as cookies and crackers. WhiteWave CEO Gregg Engles declined to "pin it to a time frame" but said the dry-goods snacks should be available within the next year.
NEW YORK-- A look at the 10 biggest volume gainers on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. The shares rose$. 36 or 1.4 percent to $26.81. The shares fell$. 03 or. 6 percent to $5.35.
*JPMorgan lifts S&P 500 year-end target to 1,715. *Tableau Software surges in first day of trade. NEW YORK, May 17- U.S. stocks continued their climb into uncharted territory on Friday, racking up the fourth week of gains in a row as encouraging economic data prompted investors to pick up shares of growth companies.
Stocks closed out the week with strong gains, with the Dow and S&P 500 hitting fresh highs and all three major averages logging their fourth-straight weekly advance, boosted by a pair of positive economic reports.
*JPMorgan lifts S&P 500 year-end target to 1,715. NEW YORK, May 17- Growth sectors led Wall Street's advance on Friday as encouraging economic data put major U.S. stock indexes on track to close their fourth straight week of gains.
The benchmark S&P 500 index fell 0.5 percent on Thursday, its biggest drop since May 1, after a Federal Reserve official said the U.S. central bank could begin reducing its monetary stimulus program this summer.
*University of Michigan consumer sentiment data, leading indicators on tap.
U.S. stock market index futures were higher Friday, with major averages looking to log their fourth-straight week higher, ahead of a key reading on consumer sentiment.
*University of Michigan consumer sentiment data, leading indicators on tap. *J.C. Penney dips after earnings. Data expected on Friday includes the Thomson Reuters/ University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers preliminary May consumer sentiment index at 9:55 a.m..
These stocks are posting the largest moves before the bell.
*J.C. Penney dips after earnings. *Kansas City Southern to join S&P 500. *Data expected on Friday includes the Thomson Reuters/ University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers preliminary May consumer sentiment index at 9:55 a.m..
NEW YORK-- S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC said Thursday that railroad operator Kansas City Southern will replace Dean Foods Co. on the S&P 500 Index. Dean Foods spun off its WhiteWave Foods organic dairy unit late last year, and it also sold its Morningstar Foods warehouse delivery dairy business.
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Thursday:
NEW YORK-- Janney Capital Markets told clients Tuesday that Dean Foods is a good bet, seeing better cash flow and profitability ahead. Dean Foods is worth about $12 per share, excluding the about $15 per share value of its stake in WhiteWave Foods Co. The company plans to spin off part of its remaining stake in WhiteWave later this month.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Stocks closed lower Thursday, after the Dow and S&P 500 briefly touched fresh all-time highs. Meanwhile, the U.S. dollar rose above the key threshold of 100 yen for the first time since April 2009.
U.S. stock market index futures pared their losses Thursday, following a better-than-expected jobless claims report, but gains were limited following the recent market rally that propelled the Dow and S&P 500 to fresh all-time highs.
For a market that got pumped up because a so-so monthly jobs report wasn't a disaster, Thursday's weekly jobless claims will be big.
Stocks closed out the week with a bang, with the S&P 500 finishing above 1,600 and the Dow briefly topping 15,000 for the first time, as Wall Street cheered a better-than-expected April nonfarm payrolls report.