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Earnings from giant Time Warner Cable and the smaller Cablevision told a very specific story about the cable business and about the state of the American consumer.
Lacking any big surprises, the markets may seem to be on cruise control in the coming week, as investors await the U.S. mid-term election and the Fed's November meeting.
Excluding one-time charges Verizon earned 56 cents per share, beating Wall Street expectations by 2 cents a share. Operating revenue fell 3 percent to $26.5 billion, though it was still a hair more than analysts expected. Verizon is earning more per subscriber -- monthly data revenue per user rose 17.6 percent to $18.20, with some of the highest margins in the industry.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, Oct. 21.
AT&T reported a record number of iPhone activations — 5.2 million — blowing past Wall Street estimates. This is one of the last quarters when AT&T will have exclusive access to Apple's iPhone spacer, so all these new subscribers locking themselves in for a 2-year contract is a positive.
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The company reported a third-quarter operating profit Thursday that was in line with consensus estimates. The company cited strength in its wireless and mobile broadband businesses.
Headlines on jobless claims and the Philadelphia Fed survey compete with a rush of earnings news Thursday.
Stocks closed sharply higher Wednesday, nearly wiping out losses from the previous session, after the Federal Reserve reported it has seen "modest signs of growth" in the economy and as investors focused on strong earnings reports and a slide in the dollar. Boeing and DuPont rose, BofA fell.
Stocks lost a little ground in the final minutes of trading, but were still significantly higher, after the Federal Reserve reported it has seen "modest signs of growth" in the economy and as investors focused on strong earnings reports and a slide in the dollar. Boeing and Intel rose.
It's back to basics for stocks in the coming week, as a tidal wave of earnings overwhelms economic reports and shifts investor focus temporarily to the health of corporate balance sheets.
Today the FCC voted to start writing regulations to prevent "Bill Shock," which could be a major burden for mobile carriers.
Verizon says it will start selling Apple's iPad in its retail stores beginning Oct. 28.
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Stocks closed higher after losing ground in the last few minutes of the session following the release of the Federal Reserve's minutes indicating the central bank would step in to stimulate the economy "before long." Bank of America and Alcoa rose, while Verizon fell.
Stocks lost ground in the last few minutes of the session, although remained higher, following the release of the Federal Reserve's minutes indicating the central bank would step in to stimulate the economy "before long."
Stocks pared losses and turned mixed, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq moving slightly higher, as traders awaited minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting as well earnings from Intel. Verizon and Wal-Mart fell, while AmEx rose.
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