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U.S. stocks rallied into the close, with the Dow ending the day at a record amid encouraging economic reports on Wednesday.
TD Ameritrade said profit climbed 5.5 percent on a jump in net new assets, and forecast asset growth of 7 to 11 percent in 2015.
Some of Thursday's midday movers:
Volatile trading in stocks and bonds could continue as investors sort out what's going on with the Fed and whether markets have come to some sort of inflection point.
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Wednesday:
Stocks were higher across the board in thin trading Friday, with major averages struggling to close higher for the week, but gains were limited as investors hesitated to jump in amid a lack of strong catalysts to further fuel the recent rally.
Barclays was forced to name former heads Bob Diamond and John Varley, finance director Chris Lucas and other top executives and traders linked to a global rate-fixing probe, despite their calls for anonymity.
Wal-Mart said it is selling the 16 GB Apple iPhone 5 for $127, versus an original price of $189.97. However, a Wal-Mart spokeswoman said on Friday that the discounts were arranged with Apple.
NEW YORK/ TORONTO, Oct 26- Moody's Investors Service warned on Friday it could cut its ratings on five top Canadian banks on concerns about a softening economy and volatile capital markets, a blow to a banking system named the soundest in the world four years in a row.
NEW YORK-- Moody's Investors Service warned Friday that it could downgrade its debt ratings on the U.S. subsidiaries of two Canadian banks, Toronto-Dominion Bank and Bank of Montreal, after the parent companies' ratings were placed on review.
*Deal positions RBC as a leading auto lender in Canada. TORONTO, Oct 23- Royal Bank of Canada has agreed to buy the Canadian auto finance and deposit arm of Ally Financial Inc in a $4.1 billion deal to expand its vehicle-lending business at a time when loan growth overall is slowing in the country.
NEW YORK-- Target Corp. on Tuesday said it reached a deal to sell its entire consumer credit card business to TD Bank Group, ending an almost two-year search for a buyer. The two companies also entered into a seven-year pact under which TD Bank will underwrite, fund and own future Target credit card and Target Visa receivables in the U.S.
Ally Financial and Royal Bank of Canada are closing in on a deal that would value Ally Canada at more than $4 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.
Shares of JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo& Co. both fell after they released their results, even though JPMorgan posted record profits, prompting Canadian financials to follow suit, dropping 0.2 percent. Bank of Nova Scotia was down 0.3 percent at C $53.31, and Toronto-Dominion Bank was 0.2 percent lower at C $80.85.
TOKYO, Oct 12- Japanese wireless service provider Softbank Corp is in talks with three major Japanese banks to borrow $23 billion to finance a bid for U.S. operator Sprint Nextel Corp, sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Friday.