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Stock Market Today

Wednesday, February 22 2017

Daily Updates

Stock Market Today: February 21, 2017

Harvey S. Katz and Robert Harrington | 02/21/2017

The major U.S. indexes climbed to record highs on Tuesday, the first day of the holiday-shortened trading week. A mostly positive earnings season and improving economic data have buoyed this latest chapter of the Trump rally, which assumes the President’s business-friendly initiatives will lead to greater prosperity in the corporate world. The S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average, and NASDAQ each set new high water marks a little over an hour into trading, and while the gains were slightly reduced around lunchtime in New York, all three regained some momentum as the closing bell neared.

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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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