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U.S. stock index futures held modest gains Friday after the latest GDP report showed a slowing economy in the second quarter, fueling expectations for further action from the Federal Reserve.
Take a look at some of Friday's morning movers:
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Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Thursday:
Stocks finished sharply higher Thursday following a pair of better-than-expected economic reports and after ECB President Mario Draghi said the central bank would do whatever it takes to support the euro.
Apple missed earnings and the stock fell 4% based on concern that iPhone sales were slowing and revenue was weaker than expected. To some, this means that the profit trajectory for this company is irrevocably changed and further growth will likely be negatively impacted on an ongoing basis. To us however, the 4% drop on Wednesday provided us an opportunity to add to our position.
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Take a look at some of Thursday's midday movers:
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U.S. stock index futures added to sharp gains Thursday following a batch of better-than-expected economic news and after encouraging remarks by the ECB President.