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Stock Market Today

Wednesday, February 22 2017

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Stock Market Today: February 22, 2017

Harvey S. Katz and William G. Ferguson | 02/22/2017

The major U.S. equity indexes, which ended yesterday’s session at all-time highs, were lower to begin today, with some profit taking the likely cause. The initial move down was led by the commodities stocks, with lower oil prices weighing on the energy issues. However, since the weak start to the trading the day, the averages have recovered some, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average turning positive just over a half-hour into the session and moving in and out of the black since then. The market got a boost from a very encouraging report on the housing market, which is yet another sign that the U.S. economy is strengthening.

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Dow 30 Earnings: The Home Depot Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2016

Matthew E. Spencer | 02/21/2017

Shares of The Home Depot (HD) were little changed after the world's largest home-improvement retailer announced fiscal fourth-quarter (ended January 29th) results, updated its outlook, and increased its shareholder return initiatives.

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Dow 30 Earnings: Wal-Mart Stores Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2016

Kevin Downing | 02/21/2017

Wal-Mart (WMT) announces better-than-anticipated fiscal fourth-quarter sales and earnings, sending shares modestly higher.

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