U.S. stocks ended mixed Wednesday as investors digested a weak private-sector jobs report and mostly upbeat corporate results.
IBM posted first-quarter earnings Tuesday that beat analysts' estimates.
IBM began the Ginni Rometty era on a positive note, posting fourth-quarter earnings Thursday that beat estimates.
Morgan Stanley reported a smaller-than-expected loss Thursday, driven by a previously announced settlement and other one-time items. But the loss was offset by gains in the bank's equity-sales and trading business.
Bank of America reported a fourth-quarter net income of $2 billion, reversing a year-earlier loss, and revenue that topped expectations.
Goldman Sachs reported a fourth-quarter profit of about $1 billion on Wednesday, reversing a loss from the third quarter and topping expectations. But the company's revenue declined from a year ago and missed analysts' forecasts.
Aluminum producer Alcoa kicked off earnings season Monday with a fourth-quarter loss in line with analysts' expectations. Alcoa posted a loss from continuing operations of $193 million, or 18 cents per share. Excluding special items, the firm lost $34 million, or three cents a share, as analysts had predicted.
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U.S. stocks were poised for a lower open Friday, with futures losing momentum after Caterpillar released disappointing earnings.
The Dow industrials staged their strongest one-day rally of the year Tuesday after President Obama indicated that lawmakers are closer to reaching an agreement on raising the debt ceiling.
Time Warner posted a decline in first-quarter profit Wednesday, but said a surge in advertising sales boosted revenue.
U.S. stocks were headed for early losses Thursday, as investors responded to disappointing quarterly reports from Cisco Systems, PepsiCo and Credit Suisse.
Stocks ended little changed Wednesday as uncertainty about Egypt hung over the market two days before the government's all-important payrolls report.
U.S. stocks were poised for a higher open Wednesday, as investors await the Federal Reserve's latest pronouncement on the nation's economy, new home sales data and corporate results.
Stocks closed mixed Friday, with technology shares lagging the broader market, as investors weighed strong earnings from General Electric against a quarterly loss from Bank of America.
U.S. stocks were poised for a flat open Thursday, despite a better-than-expected report on initial jobless claims, as investors await readings on housing and manufacturing.
U.S. stocks were headed for a mixed open Wednesday, as investors mulled earnings results from financial heavyweights Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo, and reacted to reports on the housing market. Dow Jones industrial average and S&P 500 futures were lower ahead of the opening bell, while Nasdaq futures were slightly higher. Futures measure current index values against perceived future performance.
U.S. stocks showed surprising resilience Tuesday, closing higher as shares of Boeing and other industrial names rose, offsetting weakness from Citigroup and Apple.
U.S. stocks will be weighed down by tech and bank shares at Tuesday's open following weak earnings from Citigroup, and worries about Apple CEO Steve Jobs' leave of absence.
Wal-Mart Stores posted third-quarter profit of $3.4 billion and raised its full-year guidance Tuesday, in a closely watched report that could shed some light on consumer spending.
Stocks ended October with gains, but uncertainty sent investors to the sidelines Friday following a lackluster reading on economic growth and ahead of next week's Federal Reserve meeting.
U.S. stocks were set to rally Thursday, as investors reacted to earnings report from Exxon Mobil and 3M and better-than-expected weekly government jobless claims data.
U.S. stocks were set to open higher Friday, as investors mulled over strong earnings reports and currency tensions at a summit of the world's major economies.
Stocks gained steam to close the session sharply higher Monday, extending last week's rally, on upbeat earnings from Citigroup and improvement in the housing sector.
Stocks fell Wednesday as a worse-than-expected report on durable goods orders and weaker quarterly results from Boeing and others added to concerns about the pace of the economic recovery.
Stocks closed higher Tuesday, recovering from steep loses earlier in the session, as investors looked forward to earnings from Apple and speculated about possible moves by the Federal Reserve.
IBM posted second-quarter earnings Monday that beat estimates, but its revenue fell short of forecasts.
U.S. stocks were set for a pullback Friday despite strong quarterly results from General Electric and Bank of America.
Research in Motion posted a fiscal fourth-quarter profit and revenue that missed Wall Street expectations, but the BlackBerry maker's forecast for the current quarter easily topped analysts' estimates.
Wells Fargo swung to a fourth-quarter profit even as it repaid $25 billion in bailout funds, the bank said Wednesday.
IBM posted a fourth-quarter profit Tuesday that beat Wall Street expectations. The tech giant also pointed to an improved outlook for 2010.
Stocks dipped Tuesday as a stronger dollar and some disappointment about DuPont and Coca-Cola's results gave investors a reason to retreat from the recent rally.
U.S. stocks were set to open slightly higher Tuesday, supported by solid results from Apple and Texas Instruments and despite disappointing news about the housing market.
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U.S. stocks appeared set to open higher Thursday although trading could be volatile as investors take in another round of corporate profit reports.
The Nasdaq gained for the 11th straight session Wednesday as investors welcomed Apple's profit results, but concerns about Boeing and Coca-Cola's profits dragged on the Dow.
Stocks staged a late-session rally at the end of a turbulent day, influenced by a weak housing market report, a mix of corporate results and the latest for the automakers.
Stocks gained Tuesday, rebounding after the previous session's rally as worries about corporate results were countered by renewed hopes that the financial sector is closer to stabilizing.
Stocks turned mixed Tuesday morning after falling in the early going, as investors considered a range of quarterly results but also opted to dip back in after the previous session's retreat.
Software giant Oracle reported fiscal third quarter profits and sales that beat Wall Street's expectations, and also announced that it would be issuing a dividend to its shareholders. The company also reported "record operating margins."
Stocks rallied Tuesday, erasing morning losses, as investors focused on the day's positive earnings reports and a surprise rise in a key measure of home sales.
Better-than-expected earnings from Merck gave a lift to the blue chips Tuesday morning, but the broader market was mixed ahead of the release of the January auto sales and pending home sales reports.
Stocks gave up early gains Friday, turning negative as investors considered a report showing the economy's biggest quarterly decline in 26 years and a slew of weak earnings reports.
Stocks gained Tuesday, rising for the third-straight session, as investors breathed a sigh of relief that some of the quarterly earnings were less terrible than had been expected.
General Electric Co. on Friday reported a 47% decline in fourth-quarter earnings per share that was at the low end of its expectations, and lower revenue that was below analysts' forecasts.
Stocks tumbled Friday morning as General Electric's lower quarterly earnings added to the realization that corporate profits are a lot weaker than had been anticipated.
Target Corp. reported a nearly 24% decline in third-quarter net income Monday as the weak economy continues to weigh on consumer spending.
Wal-Mart Stores, the world's largest retailer, reported third-quarter profit Thursday that topped estimates but said a stronger dollar would squeeze profit for the rest of its year.
U.S. stocks opened lower Wednesday, after electronics retailer Best Buy lowered its profit forecast and the Macy's department store chain reported a quarterly loss.
Exxon Mobil Corp. set a quarterly profit record for a U.S. company Thursday, surging past analyst estimates.
Microsoft announced Thursday that revenue and profits rose in its fiscal first quarter thanks to strong sales in its server and business software segments.
Stocks slumped Wednesday, with the Dow down more than 500 points, as weak earnings and slumping oil prices amplified fears of a global recession.
Stocks slumped Tuesday as mixed corporate earnings reports gave investors a reason to retreat after the previous session's big rally.
Stocks slipped Tuesday morning as investors considered Goldman Sachs' mixed profit report and the latest Federal Reserve policy meeting, after the previous session's brutal selloff.
Stock futures lost ground Wednesday after battered mortgage finance giant Freddie Mac reported a wider-than-expected quarterly loss.
Oil giants Chevron Corp. and Total SA wrapped up a string of gargantuan, record-breaking earnings reports, a stretch in which six of the major international oil companies topped $50 billion in combined profit for the first time
Airline stocks on Wednesday traded higher as oil prices - the industry's greatest burden - plunged.
Stock futures climbed Monday morning as investors cheered better-than-expected earnings from Bank of America and the announcement of a deal between Yahoo and activist investor Carl Icahn.
JPMorgan Chase said Thursday that profit plunged in the second quarter, stung by $1.1 billion in writedowns, but the firm still managed to beat Wall Street projections.
Aluminum producer Alcoa Inc. announced profits and sales that topped Wall Street's forecasts as higher prices offset increasing commodity costs.
Stock futures moved higher early Wednesday, ahead of a slew of economic reports and the Federal Reserve's policy statement on interest rates.
Stocks rallied and bonds slumped Thursday as investors welcomed a stronger dollar, weaker oil prices and upbeat earnings from Ford Motor and Apple.
Unlike many of its peers in the financial services industry, JPMorgan Chase & Co. on Wednesday turned in a better quarterly performance than analysts had expected. Still, earnings dropped 50% from a year earlier.
Stocks rose Tuesday, in a choppy session, in which investors looked to the day's upbeat earnings announcements and a strong regional manufacturing report, and shrugged off record oil and gas prices and other signs of inflation.
General Electric - widely viewed as a proxy for the U.S. economy - posted a surprising first-quarter earnings miss Friday, deflating investors' hopes that the conglomerate could rise above a continued economic slowdown.
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Google reported earnings and sales for the fourth quarter that missed Wall Street estimates, sending the stock tumbling after hours.
U.S.-based drugmakers and biotechs have made a stronger-than-expected showing for the fourth quarter so far, as global sales got a boost from the weak dollar.
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EBay announced Wednesday that, as expected, chief executive Meg Whitman will be stepping down on March 31st.
Abbott Laboratories, a maker of drugs and medical devices, reported on Wednesday a jump in sales and earnings that beat Wall Street's estimates.
Chemical producer DuPont Co. reported higher fourth-quarter operating income and revenue Tuesday, beating analysts' forecasts.
Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. swung to its worst quarterly loss ever Thursday, as it reeled from a giant $14.6 billion hit stemming from the mortgage crisis and credit crunch.
Target Corp., the nation's second-largest discount retailer after Wal-Mart, posted third-quarter earnings Tuesday that missed analysts' estimates as profits were dented by softer sales of pricier products.
Lowe's Cos. cited a weak sales environment amid a continuing slump in the housing sector Monday as reasons for a 10.2 percent drop in third-quarter profit.
Apple's upbeat earnings helped fire up the tech sector Tuesday afternoon, as investors continued to move back into stocks after last week's mass exodus.
Apple's upbeat earnings helped fire up the tech sector Tuesday afternoon, as investors continued to move back into stocks after last week's mass exodus.
Stocks struggled Thursday in a choppy session in which weak earnings from Bank of America and another spike in oil prices kept investors from restarting the recent rally.
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Intel Corp., citing a strong market for personal computers, reported big increases in third quarter revenue and profit exceeding analysts' projections.
Johnson & Johnson's sales increased in the third quarter but its net profit fell, the pharmaceutical and consumer goods giant said Tuesday.
Digital video recorder maker TiVo Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss that was weighed down by an inventory writeoff, swinging back from a small profit reported in the first quarter of this year.
Upscale home furnishings retailer Williams-Sonoma Inc. reported higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday on an improvement at its Pottery Barn chain, sending its shares up as much as 11 percent.
Burger King Holdings Inc. on Friday reported a fourth-quarter net profit, reversing a year-ago loss, helped by longer store hours and its low-cost breakfast menu.
Children's Place Retail Stores Inc. Thursday posted a preliminary quarterly net loss that nearly doubled, hurt by fees related to a stock option probe and said its license agreement with Walt Disney Co. could be jeopardized by several missed deadlines.
Staples Inc., the largest U.S. office supplies retailer, posted a 10 percent rise in quarterly profit Tuesday, helped by higher sales of laptop computers and software.
Target said on Tuesday its quarterly profit rose more than 12 percent, boosted by strong sales at stores open at least a year and returns from its credit-card business.
Upscale department store Nordstrom Inc. reported higher quarterly net profit Thursday, helped by better-than expected same-store sales, and raised its full-year earnings outlook.
Network Appliance Inc. on Wednesday announced a share buyback and forecast better-than-expected revenue for the current quarter as orders pulled out of a slump, lifting its recently battered stock by 7 percent.
Stocks rallied late in the session Wednesday as investors scooped up beaten down shares before the closing bell.
General Motors on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings that were much better than expected as its embattled U.S. auto operations returned to the black after more than two years of losses.
Aetna Inc., the No. 3 U.S. health insurer, posted higher quarterly earnings Thursday, helped by an increase in enrollment.
Texas Instruments Inc. reported lower quarterly profit and revenue Monday as weak demand for calculators outweighed improving sales of advanced phones that use its wireless chips.
EXPLANATIONS AND FOOTNOTES
Weak earnings from Caterpillar and Google sent stock futures lower Friday, a day after the Dow Jones industrial average closed above 14,000 for the first time ever.
Stocks fell Friday, the day after the Dow Jones industrial average closed over the 14,000 mark for the first time ever, on a spate of disappointing earnings news.
Motorola Inc., which has been losing market share amid criticism of its mobile phone line-up, on Thursday posted a quarterly loss as revenue fell amid weak phone sales.
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