What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, Jan. 28.
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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.
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.
Stocks slipped Thursday as investors weighed a disappointing jobless-claims report and some encouraging earnings reports.
Earnings continue to come in largely above expectations, but other factors are waylaying the stock market's recent advances - ranging from Walmart's price cuts to analyst Richard Bove's downgrade of Wells Fargo to rising oil prices.
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Stocks recovered after a quick dip at the open, though gains were modest. Chevron led the Dow pack after saying it expects profits to improve in the third quarter. And techs got a boost from some upbeat analyst comments on chips.
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Stocks recovered from a quick dip at the open. Chevron led the Dow pack after saying it expects profits to improve in the third quarter. Tech stocks gained, fueled by chips.
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We're growing, but not as much as you wanted. Hewlett Packard down 1 percent pre-open as CEO Mark Hurd said the magic words: "We expect the IT industry to return to growth in 2010 and believe that HP will outpace the market," but their guidance was not as strong as expected.
Oil prices rose above $72 a barrel on Wednesday for the first time this month as a falling dollar spurred investors to buy commodities as a hedge against inflation. Paul Sankey, oil analyst at Deutsche Bank told investors where they should be looking and shared his outlook for crude oil in the months to come.
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Stocks ended sharply higher on Friday with the Dow, S&P 500 and the Nasdaq all closing at a new highs for 2009.