What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Friday 23, 2010.
U.S. stock index futures turned slightly lower before the open Friday as the Greek Prime Minister requested aid from the International Monetary Fund and European Union.
Twin disappointments from Amazon.com and Microsoft could put a dent in tech Friday. Markets will monitor Greece, which continues to deteriorate.
Technology has made Americans more efficient and greener without even realizing it thanks to advances ranging from cleaner car engines to LED light bulbs to programmable thermostats.
Uncertainty surrounding Goldman Sachs will likely overshadow the positive news from dozens of major corporate earnings reports in the week ahead. Some analysts say the Goldman spacer fraud charges could be the event that will trigger a much anticipated stock market correction.
The FM traders are keeping a close eye on three big catalysts for the market: GE and BofA earnings and Citi breaking above $5. What’s the play?
Shares of Citi broke above $5 on Thursday. Is this level merely psychological or will it attract new money?
The Chinese yuan rose to its highest close in six months against the dollar as traders fretted over a possible yuan revaluation over the weekend. Who benefits from the revaluation—if it happens? Jim Oberweis, editor of The Oberweis Report, shared his insights.
Stocks ended a strong quarter with a thud Wednesday after a disappointing report on jobs from ADP.
Stocks turned mixed Wednesday, the last trading day of the quarter. Energy, financials and materials were the sector leaders.
The S&P ended the quarter with a 5% gain, but can stocks continue to push higher into Q2 or are headwinds starting to kick up?
Stocks opened lower Wednesday, the last trading day of the quarter, after a surprise drop in the ADP jobs report.
Futures dropped about 4 points as the ADP Employment report showed a decline of 23,000 jobs, well below expectations of a gain of 40,000 jobs. Treasury yields declined, and the dollar weakened. Bulls are already noting that the ADP report "does not incorporate a weather related rebound that could be present in this month's BLS data," so there is no reason to abandon the projections for healthy gains when the March jobs report comes out Friday.
Honeywell International increased its first-quarter earnings outlook Tuesday and said it will log a $13 million non-cash charge in relation to the recent health care overhaul legislation.
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The ADP number, expected to show an increase of 40,000 jobs, is viewed as an early read on the government's monthly employment report, but it does not always correlate. This month, however, the government number will include thousands of temporary census workers that would not be included in the ADP report.
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Markets opened higher on Wednesday as a drop in inflation at the producer level helped fuel the momentum. Do stocks have further room on the upside? Charlie Smith, chief investment officer at Fort Pitt Capital Group and Jeffrey Phillips, chief investment officer at Rehmann Financial shared their insights.