Stocks held slight losses before the close, after a breif stint in positive territory, as investors weighed mixed earnings and economic reports and tech stocks sank for a second day. Caterpillar and DuPont fell, while Home Depot rose.
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Stocks were on pace to hit new highs again as financials and technology stocks advanced in the wake of strong earnings reports from JPMorgan and Intel. BofA and AmEx rose, while Merck fell.
Stocks bounced off the lows of the session but ended lower as disappointing economic news halted the market's rally and as Merck dragged down the Dow amid problems with a key blood-clotting drug. Merck and Alcoa slumped, as Home Depot rose.
Stocks slumped more in the final hour of trading as disappointing economic news halted the market's rally and a disappointing drug trial for Merck dragged down the Dow. Merck and Alcoa fell, while Home Depot rose.
Even though consumers slowed down on purchases during the period between June 2009 and June 2010, profits increased, according to a report from Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited and STORES Media released on Sunday.
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Despite today’s small pullback, stocks this week have continued to build on their gains since the now 6-month old rally began back at the beginning of July, when the major indices hit their 2010 lows.
Stocks closed mixed a day after hitting multiyear highs despite positive economic news and after word the Federal Reserve didn't believe the economy had improved enough by December to alter its economic stimulus program.
Stocks gained some strength in the final hour of trading, but remained mixed after news the Federal Reserve didn't believe the economy had improved enough by December to alter its economic stimulus program. Alcoa and Walt Disney rose, while McDonald's fell.
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There is no U.S. economic data to sway markets Friday, but there will be plenty to look forward to next week, when the December employment report caps a heavy week of important numbers.
Stocks closed mixed amid thin holiday trading after a couple lackluster economic reports on housing and consumer confidence. Chevron and HP rose, while American Express fell.
People do a lot of top-down analysis at this time of the year, trying to figure out how much the Dow and the S&P could go up — or down — in the coming year. That's not my style. As someone who is a stock picker, I like a bottom's-up approach, analyzing each Dow component to come up with what I think the most visible index will deliver in 2011. ...A report from TheStreet.
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Even with the skeletal staffing in New York, comments are trickling in from analysts about the strong holiday season. Several companies have been mentioned multiple times this morning as notable winners: Abercrombie & Fitch, which appears to be continuing to win market share;
Retail stocks are in focus after much of the East coast was blanketed by a blizzard Sunday.
With more than 30 years of experience as a currency and commodities trader, Dennis Gartman on Thursday revealed his three rules to trade by in the new year.