U.S. stocks closed narrowly mixed, winding down several turbulent trading days with gains for the week, helped by a rebound in oil and good data.» Read More
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Wyeth Tuesday said its first-quarter net profit fell slightly, hurt by the sudden launch early this year of a generic form of its Protonix ulcer drug, but surprisingly strong sales enabled the company to beat Wall Street profit forecasts.
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Intel shares gapped higher after hours on guidance, setting up for a higher market open Tuesday. Also, a breakdown of the oil trade, CSX earnings and more.
All three major indexes finished slightly higher Tuesday, led by energy and bank stocks, as investors processed some not-horrible earnings results. Airline stocks skidded amid concerns about fuel prices and viability.
Johnson & Johnson posted better-than-expected first-quarter earnings on Tuesday, sending its shares higher, as aggressive cost cutting helped offset plunging sales of anemia drugs hit by safety concerns and medicines facing generic competition.
Dow component and healthcare conglomerate (drugs, consumer products, medical devices) Johnson & Johnson beat and boosted. That's Wall Street jargon for earnings coming in higher than expectations and the guidance for the rest of the year being raised. So, why did the stock go down?
Stocks traded mixed Tuesday as not-horrible earnings failed to quell market jitters about earnings.
Stocks opened higher Tuesday after a tame core inflation reading, a better-than-expected manufacturing report and news of a Delta-Northwest deal.
Futures actually moved up at 8:30 ET, despite PPI much stronger than anticipated (core PPI was in-line, apparently because car and truck prices were dropping; the NY Empire State Index was stronger than expected).
In Monday’s Web Extra the traders reveal how to play Johnson & Johnson, CSX Corp. as well as a second airline merger.
Can we please get some upside earnings reports this quarter? No financial exposure here. Instead, this Dow Industrial has plenty of overseas business to be helped by the weaker dollar and guardedly optimistic expectations for key business segments.
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A steady stream of downbeat news seemed to leave the market unmoved for most of the week -- until the bluest of the blue chips, General Electric, posted first-quarter earnings that missed Wall Street expectations by seven cents per share, and lowered its full-year guidance.
With other blue-chip companies due to report earnings in the coming week, GE's disappointing results fueled worries that the bad news may be just beginning.
A double helping of economic data and first-quarter earnings reports will flood the zone next week, but it's the corporate earnings that will drive stocks and give a better picture of where the economy is going. If GE's bombshell earnings miss is an indicator, the news will be as nasty as traders expect.
In Friday’s Web Extra find out how the traders are playing the earnings deluge coming in the week ahead.
While passing the Olympic torch has become a focal point for demonstrations over China's human rights record, major sponsors of the games aren't expected to flame out over the controversy.