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Stephen Weiss of Short Hills Capital Partners reviews the main factors driving stocks and how investors should be positioned for next week.
Stocks traded flat to higher on Friday, led by consumer discretionary stocks, amid a strong dollar and as earnings season continued.
Moody's Corp., down $5.85 to $102.24. Microsoft Corp., up $2.44 to $59.69. PayPal Holdings Inc., up $4.06 to $44.15.
CNBC's Courtney Reagan looks ahead at the day's market action.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Friday morning as traders eyed several big earnings reports.
GE, Honeywell and Coach are making headlines on Friday to wrap up the trading week.
General Electric reported a 6.7 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by strength in its power and renewable energy businesses.
FAIRFIELD, Conn.— General Electric's profit fell 19 percent in the last quarter from a year ago, as revenue at its transportation, lighting and oil and gas businesses fell. The company reported net income of $2.03 billion, or 22 cents per share, in the three months ending Sept. 30, compared with $2.51 billion, or 25 cents per share, in the same quarter a year ago.
Jack De Gan, Harbor Advisory breaks down General Electric's quarterly results, which beat on earnings but missed on revenue. At this point I think the shares are valued fully, says De Gan.
Phone companies were the biggest drag on the market following reports that AT&T was considering a deal to acquire the media conglomerate Time Warner. AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile US all fell. Investors continued to focus on corporate America, reviewing earnings from General Electric, McDonald's and other big companies.
A bump from Microsoft and earnings from GE, Honeywell and McDonald's could help decide whether stocks can finally break out of a tight trading band.
Stocks closed lower Thursday, after a sharp fall in oil prices, while investors parsed through key U.S. economic data.
Now that earnings season is here, are third-quarter revenue estimates too high?
Earnings from GE and Honeywell could perpetuate another weak earnings season for industrials or signal the start of a much needed reversal.
PITTSFIELD, Mass.— General Electric says it's "disappointed" by a decision upholding the Environmental Protection Agency's plan that requires the company to clean chemicals from a western Massachusetts river. The Berkshire Eagle reports that General Electric issued a statement Wednesday indicating that it may appeal Tuesday's decision upholding the...
Stocks closed mostly higher on Wednesday following the release of key economic data from the Federal Reserve.
We could finally be seeing the tide turn in earnings as S&P 500 estimates have turned positive.