S&P 500 Earnings Top Estimates at 77% Pace Led by Ford

Posted by Forexsq 6 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img Starbucks Corp., Ford Motor Co. and American Airlines Group Inc. posted profits that exceeded analysts’ estimates, benefiting in part from improved economies at home and abroad.

The automaker and the coffee-shop chain yesterday joined the 77 percent of Standard & Poor’s 500 Index companies that have beaten second-quarter projections, with more than 280 yet to report. Facebook Inc. closed at a

U.S. stocks open lower; Dow falls below 17,000

Posted by Forexsq 6 days ago (http://www.marketwatch.com)
img The U.S. stock market opened lower on Friday, weighed down by disappointing reports from companies such as Amazon.com and Visa Inc.

Nonetheless, the main benchmarks were on track to finish the week with marginal gains.

Stock-market investors showed virtually no reaction to stronger-than-expected orders for durable goods, released before the opening bell.

Stock trader who called three crashes sees 20% collapse

Posted by Forexsq 3 days ago (http://www.marketwatch.com)
img Mark Cook, a veteran investor included in Jack Schwager’s best-selling book, “Stock Market Wizards,” and the winner of the 1992 U.S. Investing Championship with a 563% return, believes the U.S. market is in trouble.

The primary indicator that Cook uses is the “Cook Cumulative Tick,” a proprietary measure he created in 1986 that uses the NYSE Tick in conjunction with stock prices. His indicator

Earnings lift Wall Street slightly at open

Posted by Forexsq 2 days ago (http://www.reuters.com)
img U.S. stocks rose slightly at the open on Tuesday following better-than-expected results from companies such as Pfizer and Merck and ahead of data on consumer sentiment.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 24.25 points or 0.14 percent, to 17,006.84, the S&P 500 gained 2.96 points or 0.15 percent, to 1,981.87 and the Nasdaq Composite added 10.57 points or 0.24 percent, to 4,455.47.

Microsoft faces China antitrust probe

Posted by Forexsq 2 days ago (http://money.cnn.com)
img Microsoft finds itself in the cross hairs of the Chinese government -- again.

Authorities say they're investigating the company for possible violation of China's anti-trust laws.

China's State Administration of Industry and Commerce visited Microsoft offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu Monday as part of the probe, according to a government statement

U.S. Stocks Gain on Higher Earnings; Phone Shares Soar

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img U.S. stocks rose for the fifth time in six days as corporate profits beat estimates and Windstream Holdings Inc. led the biggest rally in phone stocks since 2011.

Masco Corp. (MAS), a maker of faucets and kitchen cabinets, jumped 9.3 percent and Merck & Co. gained 0.8 percent after reporting earnings that topped analysts’ projections. Windstream surged 21 percent after announcing plans to spin

Stock market live blog: Dow erases gain, but S&P still up; Fed statement fears get the blame

Posted by Forexsq 1 day 46 minutes ago (http://blogs.marketwatch.com)
img We're live blogging all the action in the stock market on Wednesday.
The Q2 GDP report showed the economy “really bounced back nicely,” said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at Rockwell Global Capital, in a phone interview this morning.

But he noted the GDP report also featured a higher inflation reading, and that could be sparking worries that the Fed statement at 2 p.m. will be hawki

U.S. Stocks Slide as Exxon, Whole Foods Fall on Results

Posted by Forexsq 1 hour 16 minutes ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img U.S. stocks declined, erasing a monthly gain for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as results at companies from Exxon Mobil Corp. to Whole Foods Market Inc. disappointed investors and Argentina missed a debt payment.

Exxon, the world’s largest energy company, fell 1.7 percent after reporting worldwide oil and natural gas production declined to the lowest level in almost five years. Whole Foods

U.S. Stocks Decline as Amazon, Visa Results Miss Forecast

Posted by Forexsq 6 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img U.S. stocks fell, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index extended a record, as earnings at Amazon (AMZN).com Inc and Visa Inc. missed estimates and durable goods data fueled concern that corporate investment remains stop-and-go.

Amazon plunged 11 percent after trailing analysts’ predictions for the second successive quarter. Visa sank 4.4 percent percent after lowering its full-year revenue for

Global stocks edge up, U.S. bonds slip on jobless data, earnings

Posted by Forexsq 6 days ago (http://www.reuters.com)
img European stocks hit 2 1/2-week highs and the euro rallied from eight-month lows against the dollar on Thursday after the region's private sector expanded at its fastest rate in three months in July.

Russian debt insurance costs rose after European Union leaders proposed sanctions on Russian banks which are majority-owned by the government. Those measures were proposed after a Malaysian Airline

Amazon's losses widen, shares drop

Posted by Forexsq 6 days ago (http://www.reuters.com)
img Amazon.com Inc posted a much larger-than-expected loss in the second quarter as its rapid pace of investment in businesses such as digital content and consumer electronics offset a 23 percent jump in revenue.

Shares of Amazon have slid 10 percent so far in 2014, as investors grow increasingly leery of betting on potentially rapid long-term growth at the expense of little to no profit.

On Th

S&P 500 Extends Record on Facebook Rally Amid Earnings

Posted by Forexsq 6 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index extended a record as Facebook Inc. (FB) rallied on higher revenue, and growth in global manufacturing offset a drop in home sales. Caterpillar Inc. sank on a disappointing forecast, leaving the Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDU) little changed.

Facebook jumped 5.2 percent to a record after saying second-quarter sales surged 61 percent. Under Armor Inc. surged 1

For stocks, Dow 20,000—then a crash?

Posted by Forexsq 9 days ago (http://www.marketwatch.com)
img The Dow Jones Industrial Average soars to 20,000. The cheers echo around Wall Street. As the economy recovers, unemployment tumbles. A wave of mergers sweeps Wall Street as big companies bet on a continuing economic boom. The bears and naysayers are routed, humiliated and consigned to oblivion. Mom-and-Pop investors, terrified of getting left behind, pour money into stocks.

And then, horrifyin

U.S. Stocks Rise as Ukraine Tension Eases Amid Earnings

Posted by Forexsq 9 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img U.S. stocks rose, with benchmark gauges rebounding from yesterday’s slide, as the standoff over a downed jet in Ukraine eased and investors assessed earnings from Travelers Cos. to Comcast Corp.

The S&P 500 rose 0.3 percent to 1,980.32 at 9:31 a.m. in New York. The Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 47.94 points, or 0.3 percent, to 17,099.67.

“It’s a day-by-day encounter for markets, wi

Fund managers unconvinced by Apple rebound

Posted by Forexsq 9 days ago (http://www.reuters.com)
img Apple, once a can't-miss stock, is finding it tough to persuade portfolio managers to come back into the fold.

The company's shares are up 17 percent for the year, nearly three times the performance of the benchmark Standard & Poor's 500 stock index over the same time. Yet the company remains one of the most significantly underweighted stocks among large cap fund managers, according to a Goldm

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