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Thursday, February 21 2019

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Stock Market Today: February 21, 2019

Harvey S. Katz, CFA and Adam Rosner | 02/21/2019

Equities opened lower today, briefly attempted to reverse course, weakened again in the afternoon, but managed to finish off the session lows. The decline in stocks today coincided with a batch of soft economic reports and ongoing concerns about trade relations with China. At the close of the session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 104 points; the S&P 500 Index was off 10 points; and the NASDAQ was lower by 29 points.

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Dow 30 Earnings: Walmart Inc. Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2018

Kevin Downing | 02/19/2019

General merchandise retailer Walmart (WMT) reported better-than-expected results for the fiscal fourth quarter ended January 31, 2019, and the shares are higher on the news. Adjusted earnings per share rose 6% year over year to $1.41, higher than our estimate of $1.34. Numerous federal tax regulations issued in the quarter benefited earnings by about $0.04 per share.

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Dow 30 Earnings: Coca-Cola Fourth Quarter 2018

Robert M. Greene | 02/14/2019

The Coca-Cola Company's (KO) 2019 outlook left investors wanting more. On the positive side, the generally favorable trends in place throughout 2018 were again evident in the beverage giant's December-quarter results. Improvements in price and mix, for instance, helped to power 5% growth in organic revenues for both the fourth quarter and the full year. The company also showed progress revitalizing its portfolio of low- and no-calorie soft drinks, including the flagship Diet Coke brand, which halted a multiyear decline in retail value.

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