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Sunday, January 21 2018

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Stock Market Today: January 19, 2018

Harvey S. Katz, CFA and Robert Harrington | 01/19/2018

The U.S. stock market largely shook off fears of a government shutdown on Friday, with the majority of equities advancing over the course of the session. The indexes were more mixed, especially early on, but the S&P 500 and NASDAQ 100 eventually realized solid gains in the afternoon hours, rising once more to new intraday highs in the final half hour of trading. The Dow was less impressive, but did rebound from a 60-plus point deficit and finished the day in positive territory, back above the 26,000-point threshold. Overall, gaining shares essentially doubled declining issues.

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Dow 30 Earnings: International Business Machines Fourth Quarter 2017

Theresa Brophy | 01/19/2018

Shares of International Business Machines (IBM) head sharply lower after the company reports its fourth-quarter and full-year results.

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Dow 30 Earnings: American Express Fourth Quarter 2017

Ian Gendler | 01/19/2018

American Express, (AXP) a Dow-30 component and one of the world's largest issuers of credit cards, has reported December-period and full-year financial results. For the quarter, due to a tax charge, the company incurred a share loss of $1.41. However, we view the tax item as non-recurring in nature and, absent that charge, share net came in at $1.58. That figure was $0.09 higher than our estimate, and compares favorably to the year-ago tally of just $0.88 a share. For the full year, Amex achieved share earnings of $5.89, or 4% better than 2016's profits. Following the earnings report, shares of American Express were down slightly in after-market trading.

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