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Stock Market Today

Friday, October 19 2018

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Stock Market Today: October 18, 2018

Harvey S. Katz, CFA and Adam Rosner | 10/18/2018

The stock market opened lower this morning, weakened further around noon and into the early afternoon, but managed to firm up slightly at the end of the day. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 327 points, after being off some 400 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was off 40 points; and the technology heavy NASDAQ was lower by 158 points (a 2% drop).

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Dow 30 Earnings: Travelers Cos. Third Quarter 2018

Alan House | 10/18/2018

Property/Casualty insurance giant Travelers (TRV) reported operating share net, which excludes capital gains and losses from investments, of $2.54 during the September quarter, which was above our $2.30 estimate and far higher than the year-earlier tally of $0.91. (Investors should be aware that 2017's results were markedly constrained by significant catastrophes.) The top line (on a net-premiums-earned basis) registered nearly $6.9 billion, which was slightly above our $6.8 billion call.

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Dow 30 Earnings: International Business Machines Third Quarter 2018

Theresa Brophy | 10/17/2018

IBM shares pulled back meaningfully on the release of the company’s third-quarter financial results. September-period earnings were flat, and revenues remained disappointing.

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