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Some earnings stink but not enough to stall stocks

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Corporate America's third quarter report card is not great, but it's good enough to keep stocks moving higher.

The quarterly earnings season was one event that traders thought would trip up the stock market, after stocks looked past the potential debt ceiling crisis and immediately zipped to new highs once it was over.

(Read more: Earnings: Not enough to impress, but better than feared)

But the high profile blunders, like IBM and McDonald's, have been overshadowed by the likes of Google, which soared above $1000 on the power of its earnings report. Netflix was also soaring afterhours Monday on its better-than-expected results and strong outlook.