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*Coca-Cola and Johnson& Johnson rally after results. *Tesla and Netflix slide, but Twitter jumps after deal. NEW YORK, April 15- U.S. stocks ended a volatile session higher on Tuesday, lifted by gains in such blue-chip names as Coca-Cola and Johnson& Johnson, though persistent weakness in momentum names limited the Nasdaq's advance.
*Citigroup is one of S&P's biggest gainers after results. NEW YORK, April 14- U.S. stocks closed higher on Monday as Citigroup's earnings and strong retail sales gave investors reasons to buy equities despite a resurgence of geopolitical uncertainties.
But the market pushed higher from the get-go Monday, receiving a boost from solid earnings from Citigroup and a strong pickup in retail sales last month. Among the stocks that rose sharply were WebMD, Edwards Lifesciences and Goodrich Petroleum. Citigroup helped stoke the rally.
NEW YORK, April 9- U.S. stocks rallied on Wednesday after minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting showed a more supportive central bank than investors had previously expected.
NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Alcoa Inc., up 47 cents to $13. Morgan Stanley downgraded the Detroit automaker and the sector comes under pressure after another recall, this time from Toyota.
Facebook shares jumped 5.6 percent to $61.45. "People are taking solace in the idea that the Fed may be more accommodative than previously thought, for longer than previously thought," said Steve Sosnick, equity-risk manager at Timber Hill/Interactive Brokers Group in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Intuitive Surgical Inc. fell 6.8 percent to $456.64. WD-40 Co. fell 6.1 percent to $72.75. Howard Bancorp Inc. fell 4.0 percent to $10.70.
*Senator opposes Comcast deal to buy Time Warner Cable. NEW YORK, April 9- U.S. stocks rose for a second session on Wednesday, buoyed by a rise in Alcoa shares ahead of the release of minutes from the latest Federal Open Market Committee meeting.
NEW YORK— Shares of Intuitive Surgical tumbled 7 percent Wednesday after the company warned of slow first-quarter sales for its robotic surgery system. Revenue from system sales dropped 59 percent compared to a year ago, and Intuitive Surgical said its total revenue will decline 24 percent to about $465 million.
NEW YORK, April 9- U.S. stocks edged higher on Wednesday, putting the S&P 500 on track for a second straight advance, in the wake of earnings from Alcoa and ahead of the minutes from the last Federal Reserve meeting.
NEW YORK— Once again, it was the Federal Reserve to the rescue for the stock market. Facebook rose the most in the S&P 500, jumping 7.3 percent, followed closely by biotech company Vertex Pharmaceuticals, up 7 percent.
*Alcoa higher in premarket after earnings. NEW YORK, April 9- U.S. stocks were set for a modestly higher open on Wednesday, putting the S&P 500 on track for a second straight advance, in the wake of earnings from Alcoa and ahead of the minutes from the last Federal Reserve meeting.
Companies are making headlines before the bell.
NEW YORK, April 9- U.S. stock index futures were flat on Wednesday, after the S&P 500 managed to halt a three-day losing skid, in the wake of earnings from Alcoa and ahead of the minutes from the last Federal Reserve meeting.
Alcoa is among the companies are making headlines after the bell Tuesday.
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Intuitive Surgical fell 5 percent to $513.42 while Alexion Pharmaceuticals slid 4 percent to $145.37. TripAdvisor Inc sank 5 percent to $86.75 and Netflix Inc shed 3.8 percent to trade at $341.39.
Stocks held modest gains across the board Tuesday after the S&P 500 briefly shot to a fresh intraday record, as investors digested the latest batch of economic reports.
*Medicines Co tumbles after court ruling. NEW YORK, April 1- U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 advancing to an intraday record after positive data on factory activity indicated economic growth was gaining traction after a harsh winter.
Take a look at some of Tuesday's midday movers: