Stocks slipped on Friday with the Dow closing below the psychologically important 10,000 mark after a stronger dollar hit commodity prices and dragged down the energy names.
A cursory look at quarterly earnings suggests corporate America is regaining its foothold. But a look at the stock market's reaction indicates otherwise.
So far in today's trading session, a total of 34 stocks in the S&P 500 reached new 52-week highs. Here is a look at those companies.
Tech giants Amazon.com, Microsoft, Google, Yahoo and Apple reported earnings in the last week, each posting stronger than expected results. Does this signal the beginning of a recovery—and will tech stocks continue to rise? Gene Munster at Piper Jaffray and Dan Morgan at Synovus Securities shared their insights.
Stocks relinquished earlier gains Friday as investors began to lock in some profits after an earnings-fueled rally this week.
Is Friday's sell-off simply profit taking or are we heading into a period of weakness? What's your market 'tell'?
As US corporations continue to report better than expected earnings for Q3, it's hard not to be upbeat and positive on the outlook for the stock market.
Decent September existing home sales, good comments from Microsoft, almost all companies beating earnings expectations...and the market droops. What's up?
This has been a fascinating week for Apple and Microsoft. Both have been mired in a pitched battle with each other for decades, but I can't remember a week like this one, with so much news, so much excitement, so much meat on the bone for both company's stories.
Tech stocks shot out of the gate Friday after Microsoft and Amazon blew past earnings expectations. The Dow was up a few points at the start but the tech-heavy Nasdaq jumped 1 percent as Microsoft gained 10 percent and Amazon soared 20 percent.
Futures up slightly as Microsoft reported earnings a bit better than expected.
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A late Thursday rally puts Wall Street on pace to chalk up its third consecutive week of gains, but as always, the positive momentum is subject to the whims of earnings and economic numbers once again this morning.
With Microsoft's earnings report this morning, two thirds of the Dow 30 have now reported. Here is a summary of how things stand in terms of EPS and revenues.
Ahead of Friday's opening bell, investors will be watching earnings from Microsoft and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's address at the Boston Fed's annual conference.
I'm in Scottsdale Arizona where Microsoft just unveiled its new retail concept, and it is a mob scene. Over a thousand people are in line to check out the colorful store, and hoping to get one of the gift bags Microsoft will hand out to early visitors. A few dozen of these Windows fanatics camped out over night.
Stocks advanced Thursday as investors seemed to focus more on some big-name earnings beats and a rise in leading indicators instead of a disappointing jobless report. Travelers and MMM led the Dow.
What a week this is for Microsoft. The company reports earnings and introduces Windows 7 in the space of days. So, what’s the trade?
Amazon.com reported better-than-expected third quarter profit on Thursday and stronger revenue guidance, sending shares up in afternoon trading.
Microsoft launched its newest software program—Windows 7—on Thursday, aiming to win back customers and strengthen its grip on the PC market. So will the new operating system roll a lucky 7 for the software giant? Katherine Egbert, tech analyst at Jeffries & Co. and Molly Wood, executive editor at CNET.Com shared their views.