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Sunday, November 18 2018

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Stock Market Today: November 16, 2018

Harvey S. Katz, CFA and Adam Rosner | 11/16/2018

The stock market got off to a weak start this morning, but managed to selectively firm up as the session progressed. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead 124 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was up six points; while the technology-heavy NASDAQ was lower by 11 points. Market breadth showed a mixed situation, as advancing issues slightly outpaced decliners on the NYSE. Many equity groups managed to make progress today, led higher by the healthcare, utility, and basic materials issues. In contrast, the technology stocks and selective consumer names retreated.

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Dow 30 Earnings: Walmart Inc. Fiscal Third Quarter 2018

Kevin Downing | 11/15/2018

Shares of Walmart (WMT) slip some following the release of the retail giant’s fiscal third-quarter financial results.

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Dow 30 Earnings: Cisco Systems First Quarter Fiscal 2019

Kevin Downing | 11/15/2018

Shares of Cisco Systems (CSCO) are up modestly in trading today after the networking equipment and software provider reported better-than-expected results for the October period. Revenue of $13.1 billion grew 8% year over year, greater than our 4% estimate. Total product sales (75% of the top line) were up 9%, Service revenue grew 3%, and product orders advanced 8%. Adjusted earnings per share came in at $0.75, $0.03 more than our forecast and 23% above the prior year's tally.

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