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Stocks added to strong gains as volatility in the oil markets eased amid news OPEC is considering a boost in output. Bank of America and AmEx rose, while McDonald's fell.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, Oct. 21.
Echoing comments made earlier this morning by IATA about lower air traffic, the American Trucking Association (ATA) reported a slowdown in trucking last month. The ATA reported total trucking tonnage fell 2.7 percent in August, the biggest month-to-month decline since March 2009.
According to the NYSE, the single-stock circuit breaker rollout will be completed by Wednesday. At that time, the new circuit breaker rules will have been applied to each of the 404 NYSE-listed S&P 500 stocks.
The Dow clawed back in late trading Wednesday. Technology and industrials gained while health-care and telecom shares continued to drag.
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Stocks wobbled in mid-afternoon trading Wednesday. Technology and industrials gained while health-care and telecom stocks continued to drag.
Stocks pushed higher Wednesday, led by techs and banks as optimism about the economic recovery gained strength and worries about the Goldman Sach charges subsided.
U.S. stock index futures struggled to find direction ahead of the open Wednesday as investors braced for the next batch of corporate earnings.
Stocks snapped a two-day winning streak Wednesday after tepid reports on employment and the services sector. Pfizer, Merck and Home Depot were the biggest decliners on the Dow.
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Stocks struggled Wednesday after tepid reports on employment and the services sector.
Stocks were set to ease slightly at the opening, following the S&P's best two-day gain since October. But numbers on the employment landscape will likely dictate early sentiment.
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.
Small cap stocks may be risky, but they’re great for investors who want to make money in this type of market, said Chao Chen, portfolio manager at TFS Capital.
The Dow Jones Transportation Average strongly outperformed the other major indices on Friday, rising 4 percent on broad strength from truckers YRC Worldwide (YRCW) and Ryder (R), railroads CSX (CSX) and Norfolk Southern (NSC), and airlines AMR (AMR) and Continental Airlines (CAL).
The recovery trade continues today. Cyclicals are notably outperforming more defensive names once again, with the Morgan Stanley Cyclical Index is up 3 percent, while the Morgan Stanley Consumer Index is up just 0.75 percent. This extends the recent trend that has taken place during the current summer rally.