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Stock Market Today: February 20, 2019

02/20/2019 The stock market moved higher this morning, and despite some choppiness in the middle of the day, managed to make selective progress. Some of the volatility may have had to do with investor concerns about the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy, as well as ongoing worries about trade relations between the U.S. and China.
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Dow 30 Earnings: Walmart Inc. Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2018

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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Stock Market Today: February 11, 2019

02/11/2019 The major indexes began the day in positive territory, but trading became mixed as the session wore on. Although earnings season continues, investors are focusing more on the latest round of trade negotiations between the U.S. and China, which began today in Beijing. As the March 1st deadline for a deal between the two superpowers looms, many market participants are hoping a favorable resolution will help to reignite global economic growth. Also weighing on traders’ minds is the potential for another shutdown in Washington if the two sides of the aisle can’t come to terms.
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Stock Market Today: November 16, 2018

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

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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Stock Market Today: November 12, 2018

11/12/2018 Stocksopenedlower this morning, and weakened further as the session progressed. Ultimately, the bulls and bargain hunters remained on the sidelines, making it difficult for the major averages to rebound. At the close of the session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 602 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was off 55 points; and the technology-heavy NASDAQ was lower by 206 points (nearly a 3% drop).
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Stock Market Today: August 20, 2018

08/20/2018 The stock market started off the new week on Wall Street with a somewhat constructive performance. At the close of the session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead roughly 89 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was up seven points; and the NASDAQ was higher by five points. Market breadth was positive, with advancers outpacing decliners on the NYSE. Most of the major stock sectors made progress, helped by gains in the energy and basic materials issues. In contrast, the high-yield utility stocks lost some ground.
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Dow 30 Earnings: Walmart Inc. Fiscal Second Quarter 2018

08/16/2018 Shares of Walmart (WMT) rally on the release of the retail giant’s fiscal second-quarter financial results.
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Dow 30 Earnings: Walmart Inc. Fiscal First Quarter 2018

05/17/2018 Shares of Wal-Mart (WMT) slip on the release of the retail giant’s fiscal first-quarter financial results.
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