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Stocks were higher heading into the close Wednesday in thin trading Wednesday as investors shrugged off tepid reports from retailers. Exxon fell.
Target's stock rebounded after executives on a conference call said the retailer should meet analysts' expectations for the rest of the year. But is it a trap for traders?
Stocks pared losses Wednesday, with tech-heavy Nasdaq and the S&P 500 up slightly, after a mixed batch of earnings releases, and a day after a strong rally. Exxon, Chevron fell.
Stocks and bonds could continue to trade counter to recent trends Wednesday, traders said.
Ag stocks rallied following a pick-up in merger activity Tuesday, but is it enough to push the overall market higher?
Stocks ended higher Tuesday with the Dow gaining more than 100 points to snap a five-day losing streak. The rally followed a series of government data releases and earnings reports that showed hints of strength returning to the economy. Home Depot jumped, RIM slipped.
Stocks advanced decisively Tuesday, with Dow on track to snap a five-day losing streak. The rally followed a series of government data releases and earnings reports that showed hints of strength returning to the economy. Home Depot jumped, RIM slipped.
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Abercrombie, down 8 percent, beat estimates and posted a decent 5 percent increase in same store sales, but inventory levels, up 47 percent, were a shocker.
Stocks rose significantly Tuesday after days of losses, following a series of government data releases and earnings reports that showed hints of strength returning to the economy. Home Depot gains, Kraft slips.
This is going to be one nail-biter of a back to school season: It looks like the consumer is going to buy VERY LATE. And by the way, the largest pure-play potash producer in North America is not Potash, it's Intrepid Potash (IPI), which also traded up about 12 percent pre-open.
U.S. stock index futures are higher after the government released data on industriarl production, capacity utilization, housing starts and the July Producer Price Index. WalMart and Home Depot reported better-than-expected results.
Inflation and housing data, and big retail earnings could be factors that help stir up a quiet summer market Tuesday.
Stocks ended a quiet trading session largely flat, with the Dow closing slightly down to mark five straight days of losses. Technology stocks gave a modest boost to the Nasdaq, which ended higher. 3M and Boeing fell.
Stock ended the session largely flat, with the Dow slightly lower before the close, after a session marked by quiet trading in a narrow range on mixed economic data. Technology stocks gave a slight boost to the Nasdaq, which ended higher.
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Stocks were modestly higher Monday amid thin volume as investors continue to digest news of a weaker economy.