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NEW YORK, Dec 19- U.S. stocks gained ground in late afternoon trading on Friday, extending the S&P 500' s best two-day run in more than three years, helped by higher energy shares. Brent crude oil rebounded to end up 3.6 percent at $61.38 a barrel, while WTI crude jumped 4.5 percent to settled at $56.52. Among decliners, shares of Nike shed 2.8 percent, a day after the...
NEW YORK, Dec 19- U.S. stocks were little changed on Friday after the market's best two-day run in more than three years, with shares of Nike weighing on the Dow while energy shares led a modest advance on the benchmark S&P 500.. Brent crude oil advanced above $60 a barrel on Friday, recovering from near a 5-1/ 2- year low, while WTI crude climbed 3.3 percent to $55.90.
NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest percentage gainers on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. Basic Energy Services Inc. rose 25.5 percent to $7.98. Comstock Resources Inc. rose 22.5 percent to $7.23.
Red Hat reported quarterly revenue and profit above market expectations, boosted by strong growth in subscriptions.
Benchmark U.S. crude bounced up from recent lows, climbing $2.36 to settle at $56.52 a barrel in New York, as traders bet that a 6- month plunge in prices had gone too far. Nike's stock dropped $2.24, or 2 percent, to $94.84. The maker of athletic apparel posted results that beat Wall Street's forecasts late Thursday, but a drop in orders from Japan and developing...
Dec 18- Red Hat Inc, the world's largest commercial distributor of the Linux operating system, raised its profit forecast for the full year after reporting quarterly revenue and profit above market expectations, boosted by strong growth in subscriptions. Shares of Red Hat, which counts IBM Corp, Dell Inc and Alcatel-Lucent SA among its customers, were up 10.6...
Companies making headlines after the bell Thursday:
Dec 18- Red Hat Inc, the world's largest commercial distributor of the Linux operating system, reported quarterly revenue and profit above market expectations, boosted by strong growth in subscriptions. Revenue from subscriptions, Red Hat's biggest revenue source, rose 15.1 percent to $394.7 million in the third quarter ended Nov. 30. Red Hat shares closed at...
RALEIGH, N.C.— Shares of Red Hat Inc. jumped in aftermarket trading Thursday after the open-source software company reported third-quarter results that topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for adjusted earnings of 40 cents per share. Red Hat's shares rose $5.72, or 9.3 percent, to $67.22...
Dec 18- Red Hat Inc, the world's largest commercial distributor of the Linux operating system, posted a 15 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by strong growth in subscriptions. The company's net income fell to $47.9 million, or 26 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Nov. 30, from $52.0 million, or 27 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose to $455.9...
Some of Thursday's midday movers:
U.S. stock index futures signaled a sharply higher open on Thursday, as Wall Street cheered comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.
"Mad Money" host Jim Cramer is looking for some specific signals to spot the end of the slide.
With low oil prices causing fear in investors, Jim Cramer spells out the opportunities that could be hidden in the market next week.
BOSTON, Sept 25- Hackers have begun exploiting the newly identified "Shellshock" computer bug, using fast-moving worm viruses to scan for vulnerable systems and then infect them, researchers warned on Thursday.
BOSTON, Sept 25- Hackers have launched attacks exploiting the newly identified "Shellshock" computer bug, researchers warned on Thursday, as news surfaced that an initial patch for the issue was incomplete, suggesting even updated systems were vulnerable.
A security bug in a widely used piece of Linux software, known as "Bash," could pose a bigger threat to computer users than the "Heartbleed" bug.
BOSTON, Sept 24- A newly discovered security bug in a widely used piece of Linux software, known as "Bash," could pose a bigger threat to computer users than the "Heartbleed" bug that surfaced in April, cyber experts warned on Wednesday.
A year after his company went private, Michael Dell talked about the PC business, whether he'll take Dell public again, and cloud startup valuations.
Jim Whitehurst, Red Hat CEO, reacts to Alibaba's IPO and discusses the cloud's integration in tech.