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The bears were caught by surprise on Friday with the S&P 500 turning positive, despite rather disappointing earnings from Microsoft and weakness from Schlumberger.
As of yesterday afternoon, just over 30% of the S&P 500 companies had reported earnings. Here's a look at which companies have had the biggest surprises so far...
As of this past Friday, just over 10% of the S&P 500 companies had reported earnings. This week we will see roughly 30% more of the S&P report. Here's a look at which companies have had the biggest surprises so far...
The Dow capped another down week with a loss Friday as investors shrugged off a surge in consumer sentiment and instead focused on the fact that consumers are squirreling away their money at a feverish pace. But techs gained after encouraging earnings from Palm.
Stocks declined Friday as investors shrugged off a surge in consumer sentiment, instead focusing on the fact that consumers are squirrel away their money at a feverish pace. But techs gained after encouraging earnings from Palm.
Futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street Friday, despite the fact that stocks in Asia and Europe rallied on the back of higher commodities and metals prices.
Stocks had their best day in weeks Thursday after solid demand for another Treasury auction and encouraging earnings reports from retailer Bed, Bath & Beyond and homebuilder Lennar.
Stocks rebounded Thursday as an unexpected profit from Bed, Bath & Beyond buoyed consumer stocks — and hopes for an economic recovery.
Stocks rebounded Thursday after a lower open as weekly jobless claims came in higher than expected.
Futures indicated a slightly negative open for Wall Street Thursday after the Federal Reserve cautioned that the U.S. economy would remain weak for a time, adding concerns about the sustainability of a recent recovery.
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Traders are buying puts in Applied Materials Monday, as investors position for a pullback before the chip equipment company reports its quarterly earnings tomorrow.
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Rambus spiked nearly 19 percent along with bullish options activity after the company won a tentative court victory over its antitrust claims.
As of this morning, just over 10% of the S&P 500 companies have reported earnings. Here's a look at which companies have had the biggest surprises so far...
Futures moved up about 4 points, then back down into negative territory, as March saw 663,000 jobs lost and an unemployment rate of 8.5 percent, in line with expectations. February was unrevised, but January did see a steep downward revision, from 655,000 jobs lost to 741,000 lost.
The fate of an important accounting rule will have a big impact on markets Thursday and beyond. It's not just any accounting rule. It's the highly controversial mark-to-market rule, criticized for the massive write downs in the banking industry.
Stocks rallied to the finish line to make it two for two Thursday as investors were encouraged by decent demand fof a $24 billion auction of seven-year Treasury notes. The Nasdaq shot up nearly 4 percent and is now positive for the year.
Stocks added to an already strong session following an auction on seven-year Treasury notes that heightened a sense of economic optimism.
Stocks ended higher Wednesday as a surge in the final minutes of trading pushed all three indexes in positive territory.