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Although stocks closed higher, the price action in the market was less than compelling leading investors to wonder if Fed action will be enough to keep the rally alive.
Stocks ended higher after an initial rocky response to the Federal Reserve announcement it would buy $600 billion in long-term Treasurys the middle of next year in an effort to stimulate the economy's sluggish growth. HP and Cisco rose, while AmEx and Microsoft fell.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Wednesday, Nov. 3.
The wireless chipmaker reported earnings and sales well ahead of Wall Street expectations Wednesday, sending shares of the company soaring in after-hours trade.
Stocks rose after an initial rocky response after the Federal Reserve announced it would buy $600 billion in long-term Treasurys by the end of the second quarter of 2011 in an effort to stimulate the economy's sluggish growth. HP and Cisco rose, while AmEx and Microsoft fell.
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On top of the midterm elections Tuesday and the possibility of QE2, there are many companies reporting earnings next week. Here's which ones the traders are watching.
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If you think they haven't, though, that could be the reason you're missing out on this rally.
It’s a tough question – not as simple as tearing open some Apple products and seeing whose parts are inside. Some companies in Apple’s ecosystem, like Intel, don’t see an outsized impact from Apple’s business. Others, like ARM, have already had nice runs lately.
The traders were closely watching the action in Intel and CSX after these two bellwethers released earnings and wowed the Street.
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Expectations of a Verizon iPhone are already starting to generate ripples across tech.
Stocks ended mixed after a volatile session as investors cautiously anticipated monthly jobs data and third-quarter earnings reports. Alcoa and Verizon fell, while GE and DuPont rose.
Stocks were modestly lower ahead of the closing bell, ending a volatile session marked by a handful of encouraging economic reports, a rising dollar, and investor caution ahead of quarterly earnings reports and monthly jobs data. Verizon and Alcoa fell, while GE rose.
Stocks were mixed Thursday as the Dow backed off after nearing striking distance of 11,000 for the first time since May. Pfizer and GE rose, while AT&T fell.
Stocks paused after a strong rally on Tuesday to end mixed on relatively low volume as investors took a breather ahead of the jobs reports on Friday. GE and Alcoa rose, while AT&T fell.
Stocks were mixed as the closing bell neared, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq slumping, as the prospect of the Federal Reserve resuming Treasury purchases to boost the economy countered a disappointing report on private sector hiring. GE and Alcoa rose, while AT&T fell.
Apple's approach to $300 brings it close to a $274 billion market cap, second only to Exxon Mobil's $315 billion value as the largest U.S. companies by stock value. Apple sits high atop the tech sector, with Microsoft now a distant second. But even as Apple continues to climb to all-time highs, some analysts see reason to point even higher. ...A report from TheStreet.