*Apple rallies, lifting S&P 500 and Nasdaq. NEW YORK, Oct 21- U.S. stocks rallied on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 notching a fourth straight session of gains boosted by strong corporate results, including Apple's. "That is allowing the market to breathe a little sigh of relief," said Kevin Caron, market strategist at Stifel, Nicolaus& Co in Florham Park, New Jersey.
*Apple rallies, lifting S&P 500 and Nasdaq. NEW YORK, Oct 21- U.S. stocks rallied on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 on track for a fourth straight session of gains boosted by strong corporate results, including Apple's. Apple Inc rose 2.4 percent to $102.18 a day after revenue topped expectations, helped by strong iPhone sales.
*Waters Corp has acquired technology. Hungarian chemist Zoltan Takats started to work on the technology in 2002 in the United States and from 2004 onwards at the Budapest Semmelweis Medical University in cooperation with the Imperial College London, where he works now.
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Oct 24- Thermo Fisher Scientific raised its full-year forecast for the second time this year as the world's largest laboratory equipment maker benefited from its presence in Asia, even as the weak U.S. and European economies dragged on its competitors.
Analyst Sung Ji Nam said that for now, the major sources of growth for companies including Illumina Inc. and Life Technologies Corp. will be sales of new, more advanced gene-sequencing products and disposable items used in testing, and their biggest clients will remain academic and clinical customers.
Earlier in the session, Big Lots shares were down as much as 21.8 percent, their worst intraday loss since Nov. 2008.
To get an idea of the companies that are holding the most cash, the CNBC analytics team looked at cash and short term investments held by S&P 500 companies. Here's the list.
Shares of the following companies are showing unusual moves in Tuesday's trading session.
Stocks in the S&P 1,500 that displayed unusual volume in Tuesday's trading session.
The fact that companies are issuing more positive guidance is a sign that companies are increasingly confident about the economy, Paul Hickey, co-founder of Bespoke Investment Group, told CNBC Monday.
What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.
Pfizer, the world's largest drugmaker, is scheduled to report fourth-quarter results before the opening bell on Wednesday, February 3. Here is a look at how Pfizer shares traded during the most recent earnings reports.
It has been over a month and a half since the US House of Representatives passed its version of health care reform and today, the Senate passed its bill. Now the two bills must be reconciled and the debate will continue to heat up. Here are the biggest S&P Health Care gainers and losers over the past 6 months.
This weekend, the US House of Representatives passed its version of health care reform and now awaits a version from the Senate. The debate has been heating up since earlier this summer when President Obama was pushing for legislation before the summer recess. Here are the biggest S&P Health Care gainers and losers over while the debate has waged on.
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One large options trader is buying calls in Waters Corporation, which manufactures and sells lab equipment for chemical analysis. WAT's options volume for the last month averages 552 contracts a day, but yesterday (Tuesday) more than 4,000 of the March 40 calls alone were bought by mid-afternoon...
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