U.S. stock index futures traded higher on Wednesday, ahead of a busy day for bank, tech and pharmaceutical earnings.» Read More
TOKYO, April 16- U.S. crude prices edged up a touch in Asian trade on Wednesday, but remained below $104 a barrel as investors were hesitant ahead of the release of Chinese data that could show the extent of a slowdown in the world's second-biggest economy.
Stocks notched modest gains Tuesday after a day of up-and-down trading as investors weighed encouraging earnings from Coca-Cola and Johnson& Johnson against a survey of U.S. homebuilders that showed the industry's confidence in the housing market remains low. Major U.S. indexes moved between gains and losses all day before ending slightly higher.
NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. The Coca-Cola Co., up $1.45 to $40.18. MasterCard Inc., up 97 cents to $72.15.
*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.
NEW YORK, April 15- U.S. stocks ended higher after a volatile session on Tuesday, lifted by gains in Coca-Cola and Johnson& Johnson, though weakness in Apple, Tesla and Netflix limited the Nasdaq's advance. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 89.32 points or 0.55 percent, to end unofficially at 16,262.56.
NEW YORK— Stocks managed to close with modest gains on Wall Street after a day of up-and-down trading. Johnson& Johnson rose 2 percent after its income rose. Toll Brothers and other homebuilders fell after a measure of the industry's confidence in the housing market remained low.
April 15- ConMed Corp, a surgical device maker that has been fighting off activist investors, is exploring a sale and has contacted large medical device companies to gauge their buyout interest, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
NEW YORK, April 15- U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday as early gains evaporated when momentum shares once again lost ground, overshadowing a jump in Coca-Cola and Johnson& Johnson after their quarterly earnings. Tesla Motors Inc fell 5.5 percent to $187.25 and NetFlix Inc dropped 4.5 percent to $316.82 to rank among the worst performers in the Nasdaq 100 index.
European shares closed lower on Tuesday, as Ukraine worries and fears about slowing demand in China weighed on stocks.
NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are moving lower in midday trading, giving up an early gain. Beazer Homes, Ryland Group and other homebuilder stocks fell after a survey showed that the industry's confidence in the housing market remains low. Johnson& Johnson rose 2 percent after reporting higher profits.
April 15- Johnson& Johnson reported quarterly earnings well above expectations, as strong sales of new drugs offset weak demand for consumer products and medical devices, and the company slightly raised its full-year profit view. J&J on Tuesday said it earned $4.73 billion, or $1.64 per share, in the first quarter.
NEW YORK, April 15- U.S. stocks dipped on Tuesday, as gains in Coca Cola and Johnson& Johnson after their quarterly earnings were offset by mixed economic data and a resumed slide in momentum shares.
US stock markets rebounds after choppy day Yahoo's 1 Q highlighted by Alibaba, modest ad gains Intel reports lower 1 Q net income, higher revenue Twitter buys data analytics partner Gnip GM sales eyed for impact of ignition switch recall Yellen signals more aggressive stance toward banks J&J Q1 net up 8 percent on sales jump, lower costs Coca-Cola sells more drinks but soda dips US declines to name China a currency manipulator Report: Prescription drug spending climbs in 2013
US stocks rebound from midday slump, extending modest gains for second day Yahoo's 1st- quarter results propelled by Alibaba investment while ad sales start to pick up Intel reports lower 1st- quarter net income amid PC slump but revenue inches higher Twitter buys data analytics partner Gnip for undisclosed sum General Motors sales watched for impact of spate of ignition switch recalls Yellen says rules might need to be strengthened further to bolster largest banks Johnson& Johnson's Q1 profit rises 8 pct on lower spending, surge in prescription drug sales Coca-Cola sells more drinks but soda dips; first global soda decline since 1999 US raises concern about China's currency but again avoids labeling Beijing a manipulator Report: US prescription spending rises 3.2 pct in 2013, as prices climb, generic impact wanes
Johnson & Johnson turned in a solid first quarter Tuesday, topping analysts' profit and revenue estimates and increasing its 2014 earnings forecast by 5 cents a share.
NEW YORK— Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street as big-name U.S. companies turn in their latest financial results. Johnson& Johnson and Coca-Cola both rose after reporting their earnings from the first quarter of the year. Johnson& Johnson gained 2 percent after reporting higher profits thanks to restrained costs and a jump in prescription drug sales.
NEW YORK, April 15- U.S. stocks opened slightly higher on Tuesday after earnings from Coca Cola and Johnson& Johnson overshadowed a mixed bag of economic data.
The late rally even gave a lift to tech stocks like Google and Intel, which had weighed on the market much of the day. "As long as the market can close on a positive note, it sends a signal to investors that there are bargains in the market still to be had," said Quincy Krosby, market strategist at Prudential Financial.
NEW YORK, April 15- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a modestly higher open on Tuesday as earnings from Coca Cola and Johnson& Johnson helped overshadow a mixed bag of economic data.
Companies making headlines before the bell: