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Christian Sanfilippo
17 Apr, 2014 | 06:05 PM
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U.S. stock indices finished mixed and relatively flat on Thursday as investors weighed another round of earnings, better-than-expected jobless claims and an upbeat Philly Fed index. Energy and Industrials led gains on the S&P 500, while Utilities and Tech topped declines.  Gold is lower and Oil is higher amid a flat dollar.     ...
Christian Sanfilippo
16 Apr, 2014 | 04:33 PM
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US equities pressed higher for a third straight day, with the Dow rising 162 points on Wednesday as improved sentiment surrounding Q1 earnings helped boost the broader markets.  Also in focus was a slew of macro data out of China, mixed US economic data, and comments from Fed chair Yellen.  All major S&P 500 sectors rose, with Materials and Industrials topping gains.  Utilities and Healthcare somewhat lagged.  Gold and Oil are fractionally higher while the greenback is relatively unchanged.    ...
Christian Sanfilippo
15 Apr, 2014 | 04:20 PM
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Benchmark US stock indices finished on the plus side in volatile Tuesday trading.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average, which had been down as much as 100 points at midday, closed 89 points higher as investors focused on a disappointing Empire Manufacturing reading, heightened concerns over the situation in Ukraine, and some upbeat earnings including Coca-Cola (KO) and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ).  Defensive sectors Utilities and Energy led the afternoon rally while Telecomm and Discretionary lagged.  Gold is sharply lower while the dollar edges higher.    ...
Parasnand Madho
15 Apr, 2014 | 08:30 AM
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Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading up 35 points and S&P futures are trading up 5 points. US equity futures are edging higher ahead of an eventful trading day, with inflation data, several Federal Reserve speakers and a slew of prominent earnings poised to keep investors busy.  Some of today's Q1 corporate reporters include Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Coca-Cola (KO), Intel (INTC), and Yahoo! (YHOO). ...
Christian Sanfilippo
14 Apr, 2014 | 04:34 PM
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U.S. stocks rallied on Monday, with the Dow finishing 146 points higher as better results out of banking group and an upside surprise in March retail sales raised sentiment.  All major sectors rose on the S&P 500 with Energy and Technology leading the move higher.  Telecomm and Healthcare were the notable laggards.  Gold and Oil are higher and the dollar rallied after spending several days under pressure.    ...
Parasnand Madho
11 Apr, 2014 | 08:36 AM
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Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading down 76  points and S&P futures are trading down 8  points.  U.S. stock index futures fell this morning after earnings from JP Morgan Chase, putting the S&P 500 on track to continue its decline after suffering its biggest drop in two months.  S&P 500 companies' first-quarter earnings are projected to have increased just 1% from a year ago, Thomson Reuters data showed. The forecast is down sharply from the start of the year, when profit growth was estimated at 6.5%. ...