Stocks sank despite a reading on consumer sentiment that was better-than-expected, and after the government reported a gain in gross domestic product for the fourth quarter of 2010, as traders feared the outcome of the escalating protests in Egypt. Microsoft and Home Depot fell, while Coca-Cola rose.
Stock index futures traded flat to mixed Friday on a gain in gross domestic product for the fourth quarter of 2010, even though the 3.2 percent increase missed analyst expectations.
Quarterly results from both Microsoft and Amazon grabbed the spotlight with the numbers raising some eyebrows. What must you know?
The software giant reported earnings of $6.63 billion, or 77 cents a share for its fiscal second quarter, versus $6.66 billion, or 74 cents a share a year ago.
Stocks ended up slightly as the major indices failed to close above significant benchmarks soon after Microsoft, in a surprise move, released earnings before the bell. GE and Home Depot rose, while P&G fell.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, Jan. 27.
Stocks fell back after trading above significant benchmarks just before the close amid mixed economic and earnings news and light trading as the Northeast dug out from another major snowstorm. GE and United Technologies rose, while P&G fell.
Jim Schrager believes Microsoft is simply too unfocused. That’s one reason, he says, many companies get in trouble—and the reason so many conglomerates are unwinding themselves.
With Microsoft scheduled to report quarterly results after Thursday's closing bell, how should you game its stock into and in the wake of earnings?
Stocks turned slightly positive in the wake of both positive and negative economic and earnings news, after the major indices hit psychologically important benchmarks earlier in the session.
Stock index futures traded essentially flat after an unexpected surge in jobless claims took the wind out of the market, which had risen higher after Caterpillar easily beat both profit and revenue expectations.
After gains of more than 260% last year, if you thought this latest earnings report would drag down Netflix- you thought wrong.
Is social networking about to do to Monster Worldwide spacer what Monster did to newspapers? For several years Monster.com, the biggest job recruitment site has listed social networks among the risks in its regulatory filings.
With so many companies reporting earnings Tuesday, the Fast traders suggest taking a closer look at Yahoo! and Juniper. What must you know?
Stocks closed higher with the Dow finishing 20 points shy of 12,000 on the strength of materials and tech stocks and as investors awaited a handful of major earnings later this week. Alcoa and IBM rose, while BofA fell.
Stocks trimmed gains, but remained significantly higher, as techs and materials lifted the market as investors awaited a handful of major earnings from the sector later this week. Alcoa and IBM rose, while BofA fell.
With Intel, Nvidia and Apple all driving gains in tech, how should you position, now?
Salesforce.com, a leader in customer-relationship software, is a poster child of positioning itself as a non-GAAP company. Wall Street obliges by valuing the stock on earnings excluding options and such things as the accretion of debt. These are, after all, non-cash expenses—as if they just vanish into thin air. (Sarcasm, intended.)
Stocks extended modest gains as tech stocks rose and lifted the Nasdaq for the first time in several sessions. Alcoa and IBM rose, while BofA fell.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Monday's Squawk on the Street.