The Dow broke below 10,000 back on August 26, but has been on a tear ever since. IBM has been the big mover on the Dow during the market’s current rally.
When it comes to earnings quality, the best I can say for IBM: Eh!
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Big declines in Apple and IBM shares could sour stocks Tuesday, as traders watch for earnings from Bank of America and other big names, like Goldman Sachs, Coca-Cola and Johnson and Johnson.
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The Dow Jones Index is where big companies land once the rapid growth stops and the numbers get more predictable. Apple, as its earnings report will show after the bell, is neither a slow-grower nor predictable. ...A report from TheStreet.
IBM, which closed at an historic high, is down about 4 percent after the close. The issues: 2010 guidance of "at least" $11.40 is only slightly better than previous guidance of "at least" $11.25; bookings also light at $11 billion vs. street expectations of $12.5 billion.
Not only will IBM earnings set the tone for Tuesday’s trade – but they could set the tone for the next 5 weeks!
The Dow component reported a quarterly profit and sales that both exceeded what Wall Street was looking for from the company, but its shares slid in late trading.
Stocks closed higher as Citigroup's earnings lifted bank stocks ahead of a cluster of earnings reports this week, including Apple and IBM, which report after the market closes. Bank of America and JPMorgan rose, while Intel and Home Depot fell.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Monday, Oct. 18.
Stocks rose as Citigroup's earnings lifted bank stocks ahead of a cluster of earnings reports this week. Bank of America and JPMorgan rose, while Intel and GE fell.
Stocks turned mixed as Citigroup earnings lifted bank stocks, but a decline in tech stocks took strength out of the Nasdaq. JPMorgan and Exxon Mobil rose, while Intel fell.
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Stocks ended higher for the week, but mixed for the day as financial stocks dragged down the Dow and technology stocks lifted the Nasdaq. GE and Bank of America fell, HP rose.
On Friday the Nasdaq ended sharply higher yet the S&P dropped due to more bank woes. That divergence can't last, can it?