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Dow 30 Earnings: International Business Machines Second Quarter 2019

7/18/2019 11:22:38 AM International Business Machines, (IBM) a global supplier of computer hardware, software, and services to large enterprises, as well as a Dow 30 component, reported earnings of $3.17 a share for the June quarter, adjusted for $0.36 of so-called nonoperating costs. That compares favorably to our estimate of $3.05 and results in the 2018 June term of $3.08. Revenues declined a currency-adjusted 1.6%, but the stock traded higher in early Thursday morning trading.
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Stock Market Today: July 16, 2019

7/16/2019 8:19:24 AM The markets started out choppily today, despite the release of solid economic news and generally better quarterly earnings reports. Retail sales were higher than expected, while earnings at a few banks showed solid year-over-year gains. All told, the Dow closed down 24 points, the S&P 500 was lower by 10 points, and the NASDAQ decreased 35 points.
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Stock Market Today: April 18, 2019

4/18/2019 9:03:19 AM The market started slightly higher today, as solid earnings reports out of American Express (AXP) and The Travelers Companies (TRV) helped improve sentiment. Too, U.S. jobless claims reached a 50-year low, while March retail sales posted a much bigger-than-expected increase of 1.6%, aided by good auto and gasoline sales. These moves caused the market to move higher in the first moments of trading with the Dow Jones Industrial Average moving nicely to the upside. However, early trading was rather choppy.
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Dow 30 Earnings: International Business Machines First Quarter 2019

4/17/2019 11:46:03 AM International Business Machines, (IBM) a global provider of computer hardware, software, and services to companies and institutions, as well as a Dow-30 component, has released its earnings for the March quarter. Adjusted earnings of $2.25 a share met expectations, but revenues declined 4.7% year over year, or 0.9% adjusted for currency. The stock fell as much as 6% in Wednesday mid-morning trading as investors apparently were disappointed by the company's limited progress in accelerating sales of cloud computing offerings.
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Stock Market Today: January 24, 2019

1/24/2019 8:42:17 AM The market opened slightly lower today, as fears increased about the reduced possibility of an imminent trade deal with China. This was partially exacerbated by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross stating that the two countries were not close to striking a deal. Early trading was choppy, as a few strong earnings reports buoyed the broader market, and some good economic news, including a new low in jobless claims, aided stock prices. Altogether, the Dow finished down 22 points, while the S&P 500 closed higher by around four points, and the NASDAQ was up about 48 points.
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Stock Market Today: January 23, 2019

1/23/2019 8:37:41 AM Stocks turned in a choppy session on Wednesday, rising sharply early before losing their gains along the way and ending in uneven fashion. Some of the swings can probably be traced to word that the economy might not expand at all in the first quarter, if the partial government shutdown drags on. Kevin Hassett, the Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, was quoted saying as much this morning.
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Dow 30 Earnings: International Business Machines Fourth Quarter 2018

1/22/2019 5:28:34 PM IBM shares were poised to move notably higher following the release of fourth-quarter financials.
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Stock Market Today: November 7, 2018

11/7/2018 8:50:03 AM The stock market opened nicely higher this morning, and managed to advance strongly through the afternoon. Wall Street seemed relatively pleased with the results of the mid-term elections, which largely unfolded as expected. The stock market generally does not like uncertainty, and today’s rally would seem to suggest that traders are feeling more confident about the political landscape.
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Stock Market Today: November 6, 2018

11/6/2018 8:12:14 AM The stock market started the trading day moving higher, as a slew of decent earnings reports were recorded before the opening bell. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose by more than 150 points at midday, while the S&P 500 gained 15 points. The indices fell near 1pm, as traders pared their holdings ahead of midterm election results.
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