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Stocks advanced ahead of a holiday weekend, with market sentiment divided between two technology initial public offerings and the long-awaited release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russia’s election meddling.
The market started with small gains Thursday, only to wobble at midday, before regaining ground at the end of the day. Markets will be closed for the Good Friday holiday.
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Major U.S. indexes managed small gains Thursday, though not enough to prevent a losing week for the S&P 500 following three weeks of gains. Industrial stocks led the way higher on strong company earnings. ...
The major U.S. stock indexes capped a holiday shortened week with slight gains Thursday, reversing some of the modest losses from a day earlier. Industrial sector stocks paved the way higher as traders welcomed solid earnings from Snap-on, Honeywell International, United Rentals and Union Pacific. Technology companies also notched solid gains, offsetting losses by financial and energy stocks.
A gauge of global stocks fell on Thursday after underwhelming manufacturing surveys from Asia and Europe, though it pared losses as Wall Street edged higher on strong U.S. retail sales data and earnings from industrial companies. The U.S. benchmark S&P 500 index inched forward on strong March retail sales data, which registered their greatest increase in 1-1/2 years, and upbeat results from Union Pacific Corp and Honeywell International Inc.
Industrials led the S&P 500 and the Dow moderately higher on Thursday after robust U.S. economic data and some healthy corporate earnings reports. For the holiday-shortened week, the S&P snapped its three-week winning streak, while the Dow and the Nasdaq posted weekly gains. The bellwether S&P 500 has hovered within a percent of its all-time high for the last five sessions.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average got a lift from a strong U.S. retail sales report and mostly better-than-expected earnings. nearly 2% after the credit card company posted stronger-than-expected first-quarter earnings, but rising expenses and rewards program costs ate into its bottom line. Stocks ended in positive territory Thursday buoyed by a strong U.S. retail sales report and mostly better-than-expected earnings.
Industrials led the S&P 500 and the Dow moderately higher on Thursday after robust U.S. economic data and some healthy corporate earnings reports. All three major U.S. stock indexes closed in positive ...
U.S. stocks close higher Thursday as investors continued to analyze the flow of corporate earnings and a series of conflicting economic reports.
Much has been made of the buzzy public debut of Zoom Video Communications Inc., the enterprise videoconference software company with a $1 billion valuation, that is set to list on Nasdaq, but the shares of another unrelated company has been more aptly zooming in the past 30 days.
U.S. stocks ended higher Thursday as investors appeared to find optimism in a round of corporate earnings and economic reports, and as a highly anticipated release of a redacted version of an investigation of Russian interference in Trump's 2016 campaign, known as the Mueller report, hasn't yet revealed major surprises.(Markets will be closed in observance of Good Friday). The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished up 110 points, or 0.4%, at 26,559 (on a preliminary basis), the S&P 500 index ended the session 0.2% higher at 2,905, while the Nasdaq Composite Index finished in positive territory but mostly flat at 7,998. For the week, the Dow rose 0.6%, the S&P 500 booked a 0.1% decline, while the Nasdaq rose a slight 0.2%. All three benchmarks are within striking distance of records, with the Dow about 1% shy of its Oct. 3 closing high. Thursday also featured a parade of prominent initial public offerings, including those for Zoom Video Communications Inc. and Pinterest Inc. . On the data front, a report on retail sales showed a rise of 1.6% in March, beating consensus estimates, and the Conference Board's Index of Leading Economic Indicators rose 0.4% in March, indicating a slight uptick in U.S. economic activity from a weak start to 2019. However, the Philadelphia Fed's regional manufacturing index fell to a three-year low of 8.5, below economists expectations of 11. The market took the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report in stride.
Follow along as Attorney General William Barr holds a press conference and the redacted version of the Mueller report gets released. MarketWatch will be providing coverage throughout the day on what’s in the report and what it means for all the key players in Washington, D.C.
The number of people who applied for unemployment benefits in Mid-April fell for the fifth week in a row to a nearly 50-year low of 192,000, a remarkably small level of layoffs that gives the economy a sturdy foundation on which it can continue to grow despite recent hiccups. Jobless claims slipped by 5,000 to 192,000
Sales at U.S. retailers surged in March by the most in a year and a half, the latest in a string of reports suggesting the economy is firming up after a soft spell of growth earlier in the year. Retail sales soared 1.6% last month.
The Philadelphia Fed‘s manufacturing index declines to a reading of 8.5 in April from 13.7 in March.
A recent resurgence for stocks after a more than six-month corrective hiatus has many market participants questioning its durability, with trading volumes holding near the lowest levels of 2019.
Industrials led Wall Street higher on Thursday in the wake of upbeat economic data and a string of healthy corporate earnings. For the holiday-shortened week, the S&P was on track to snap its three-week winning streak, while the Dow and the Nasdaq were poised to end the week higher.
U.S. stocks eked out gains in volatile trading on Thursday, ahead of a long Easter weekend, as strong results from industrials countered another drop in healthcare stocks, with investors shrugging off release of the Mueller report. In a bright spot, U.S. retail sales increased by the most in 1-1/2 years in March, while a labor department report showed the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped to its lowest in nearly 50 years last week, further underscoring the economy's strength. Details of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election were released during the session and showed a series of incidents in which President Donald Trump took actions to impede the probe that raised questions of whether he committed the crime of obstruction of justice.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Thursday midday was at the doorstep of a record close. At last check, the blue-chip index was less than 1% from its Oct. 3 peak, up 0.4% at 26,564, compared with its record put in last fall at 26,828.39, according to FactSet data. Thursday's climb was being supported by a rebound in shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc. , which has been taking it on the chin, along with the rest of the health-care sector, this week. UnitedHealth's stock was up 1.7% or $3.73, while shares of insurer Travelers Cos. Inc. , up 2.9%, or $3.91, also were helping the Dow creep toward a record, even after a brutal end to 2018 that saw the S&P 500 index and Nasdaq Composite Index all put in there most recent lows. All of the main U.S. equity benchmarks are within striking distance of all-time closing peaks.