Futures little changed with Fed minutes on tap

Posted by Forexsq 6 days ago (http://www.reuters.com)
img U.S. stock futures were little changed, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index climbed toward a record yesterday, as companies from Lowe’s Cos. to Target Corp. fell amid weaker forecasts and investors awaited minutes from the Federal Reserve’s last meeting.

Target lost 1.8 percent after reducing its earnings outlook as slumping sales and a money-losing push into Canada take a toll on profit. Lo

U.S. Stock Futures Are Little Changed Before Fed Minutes

Posted by Forexsq 6 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img U.S. stock futures were little changed, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index climbed toward a record yesterday, as companies from Lowe’s Cos. to Target Corp. fell amid weaker forecasts and investors awaited minutes from the Federal Reserve’s last meeting.

Target lost 1.8 percent after reducing its earnings outlook as slumping sales and a money-losing push into Canada take a toll on profit. Lo

S&P 500 Tops Record Level on Fed Bets Before Jackson Hole

Posted by Forexsq 5 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img U.S. stocks climbed, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index above a closing record, as investors speculated the Federal Reserve will continue to support the economy as central bankers meet in Jackson Hole.

The S&P 500 added 0.1 percent to 1,988.94 at 9:34 a.m. in New York, above a closing high of 1,987.98 reached July 24.

“Markets are looking for some indication from Yellen as to what happ

Europe Stocks Rise as Data Signals Need for Stimulus

Posted by Forexsq 5 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img European stocks rose to the highest level this month as investors bet that a slowdown in euro-area manufacturing and services growth will increase pressure on the European Central Bank do more to support the recovery.

Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI) rallied the most since January 2012 after posting second-quarter net income that exceeded analysts’ projections. Nobel Biocare Holding AG a

S&P 500 Fluctuates After Record Amid Yellen Comments

Posted by Forexsq 4 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index fluctuated, after climbing to an all-time high yesterday, as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said slack remains in the U.S. labor market.

The S&P 500 fell less than 0.1 percent to 1,992.26 at 10:08 a.m. in New York. The benchmark gauge is heading for a 1.9 percent weekly increase, its biggest gain since April. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 12.43 point

Is Burger King moving to Canada?

Posted by Forexsq 1 day 22 hours ago (http://money.cnn.com)
img Burger King is in merger talks with Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons, a deal that would allow the burger seller to relocate out of the U.S. and possibly cut its tax bill.

Levine on Wall Street: The Mystery of Mortgage Fraud

Posted by Forexsq 1 day 22 hours ago (http://www.bloombergview.com)
img Reversing the usual trend, low-level mortgage fraudsters get off, while Goldman pays billions in settlements. Also: Valeant/Allergan, CDS terms, Goldman partners, and the Harvard Club.

U.S. Stock Futures Fluctuate After Record Amid Mergers

Posted by Forexsq 21 hours ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img U.S. stock futures fluctuated, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index near the 2,000 mark, amid corporate mergers as investors weighed data on durable-goods orders before a report on consumer confidence.

Tim Hortons Inc. jumped 13 percent after Burger King Worldwide Inc. agreed to acquire the company in a C$12.5 billion ($11.4 billion) cash-and-share deal. Premier Inc. rose 2.1 percent after pre

Burger King to Buy Tim Hortons for About $11.4 Billion

Posted by Forexsq 21 hours ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img Burger King Worldwide Inc. (BKW) agreed to acquire Tim Hortons Inc. for about C$12.5 billion ($11.4 billion) in a deal that creates the third-largest fast-food company and moves its headquarters to Canada.

Tim Hortons investors will receive C$65.50 in cash and 0.8025 a share of the combined entity for each share they own, the companies said in a statement today. The deal, which is backed in pa

Nasdaq revisits March 2000, and it’s the saddest party ever

Posted by Forexsq 7 days ago (http://blogs.marketwatch.com)
img It took a long time, but the Nasdaq COMP just got back to where it was in the dot-com days. That is, it’s back to where it was March 31, 2000, though some 11% off the 5,048.62 peak seen March 10. Still, where’s the DJ and the shrimp platters? (Editor’s note: An earlier version used the word peak in the headline of this blog and also didn’t included the added information in this graph about the l

U.S. stocks: Futures extend gains after housing starts

Posted by Forexsq 7 days ago (http://www.marketwatch.com)
img U.S. stock futures hit new premarket highs after a stronger-than-expected jump in July housing starts, adding to upside momentum sparked by a stronger tone in Europe and positive earnings.

Home Depot Inc. was among the biggest advancers in premarket trade.

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJU4, +0.25% rose 54 points, or 0.3%, to 16,847, while S&P 500 index futures SPU4, +0.26%

U.S. Stock Futures Rise on Data as Home Depot Advances

Posted by Forexsq 7 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img U.S. stock futures advanced, after the Nasdaq Composite Index (CCMP) climbed to a 14-year high, as housing starts jumped to the highest level in eight months and an inflation gauge showed price pressures remain limited.

Home Depot Inc. gained 3.8 percent after earnings topped analysts’ estimates and the company raised its forecast. Aeropostale Inc. (ARO) advanced 8 percent after saying Julian

European Stocks Rise as Maersk, Imperial Tobacco Advance

Posted by Forexsq 7 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img European stocks advanced for a second day as A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S and Imperial Tobacco Group Plc climbed after posting earnings.

Maersk jumped 5 percent after the world’s biggest container-shipping line raised its full-year profit forecast. Imperial Tobacco added 2.1 percent after reporting a smaller sales decline than analysts had predicted. BHP Billiton Ltd. dropped 4.1 percent after the

U.S. Stocks Advance as Concerns Ease Over Ukraine, Iraq

Posted by Forexsq 8 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img U.S. stocks rose, after the biggest weekly gain since July for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as diplomats from Ukraine and Russia discussed a possible truce and Kurdish forces made progress against militants in Iraq.

Dollar General Corp. surged 9.1 percent after offering $9.7 billion for Family Dollar Stores Inc. Family Dollar rallied 4.7 percent. Monster Beverage Corp. (MNST) declined 2.3

Wall Street opens higher as Ukraine tensions ease

Posted by Forexsq 8 days ago (http://www.reuters.com)
img Stocks opened higher on Monday as the threat of an escalation in Ukraine appeared to lessen and the latest flurry of merger action supported equities.

The Dow Jones industrial average .DJI rose 69.55 points or 0.42 percent, to 16,732.46, the S&P 500 .SPX gained 7.74 points or 0.4 percent, to 1,962.8 and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC added 24.30 points or 0.54 percent, to 4,489.23.
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