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Earnings blowouts and encouraging drug trials were some of the catalysts behind Thursday's most actively traded stocks.
China's rapid growth is a double-edged sword and today it is cutting into world equities markets. Asian and European markets were lower and U.S. stocks are pointing at a weaker opening, with the Dow, fresh off a new high, looking particularly wobbly. Earnings news is also setting the tone.
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The Dow closed at a new record as blue chip stocks were boosted by upside earnings reports, but stocks ended mixed after two notable tech names disappointed investors. JP Morgan Chase added positive momentum to the financial sector, closing at a new high after the bank reported first-quarter earnings growth of 55%.
Intel posted higher quarterly profit in line with analyst expectations, while a top official told CNBC that the microchip maker is reclaiming market share from rival Advanced Micro Devices. In an interview with Jim Goldman, Chief Financial Officer Andy Bryant also said that Intel's gross margins should rebound to the mid-50s by the middle of the year.
Stocks are heading for a lower opening as some weak tech earnings worry investors. The dollar continues to fall against major currencies. Asian markets were higher overnight, but European stocks are lower. There are no big data items today but earnings could sway direction.
See what analysts had to say about the market today on CNBC.
Cody Acree, managing director at Stifel, Nicolaus, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that he believes Intel is poised for a rebound.
Stocks are set to open higher, reversing an early negative trend, after consumer inflation data showed muted increases in core inflation. However, the CPI rose at a 0.6% rate when including food and energy, its highest rise since last April. Housing starts rose 0.8%, beating analysts expectatons but below February's increase.
The guys must defend themselves from a barrage of criticism, after some of their stock picks backfire.
Stocks closed mixed on Monday after a modest follow through rally from Friday's strong jobs numbers quickly fizzled as investors looked ahead to quarterly earnings season. "I think with the next few days we're in a holding pattern waiting for earnings to appear," said Zachary Karabell, portfolio manager at Fred Alger Management.
President George W. Bush visited the storied border town of Yuma, Ariz. Monday to build support for his immigration-reform policies -- proposals that not only affect illegal aliens and blue-collar workers, but also affect the higher end of the educational and economic spectrum. Ron Hira, Public Policy Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology, and Robert Hoffman, vice president for Congressional & Legislative Affairs at Oracle, joined "Power Lunch" to debate expanding H1-B visas for highly trained foreign nationals.
Shares of Advanced Micro Devices rose about 4% after it announced a restructuring to lower costs. The chipmaker also cut first-quarter revenue guidance to $1.23 billion, well below Wall Street forecasts.
Chip giant Intel said on Monday it would invest $2.5 billion to build a microchip plant in northeastern China, with the production of chipsets to begin in 2010.
The fallout in the subprime mortgage industry continues to trouble the markets, and analysts expect the issue to be at the forefront of investor concerns next week.
Despite what you’re hearing these days, tech isn’t going to bottom any time soon. Don’t get bamboozled by hopeful analysts – hope is not a part of the equation.
Time to check in on our Trading With The Stars celebs and see where they stand. Overall their approach is a lot more conservative than the majority of our non-celeb leaders - more stable companies and purchases spread across multiple stocks, and it might end up being a race to see who can lose the least.
Our celebrity trading has begun--so it's time to see where the stars "stand." Not all have traded yet but for those that have, it seems their approach to investing is more conservative than the majority of our non-celeb leaders--with more stable companies and purchases spread across multiple stocks.
Hall of Famer Johnny Bench joined the line-up of celebrities taking part in the "Trading With the Stars" portion of the Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge. Bench appeared today on "Squawk Box"--the show he's trading for.
And you thought with last week's earnings warning from Advanced Micro Devices and the mixed financial bag from National Semiconductor that we'd be done with chips for awhile.