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Stock Market Today: May 11, 2018

05/11/2018 Stocks on Friday displayed little of the volatility that unsettled investors on a number of occasions this year. The calmer trend is welcome, since it probably indicates the focus is more on the economy and earnings. There could still be disruption from international trade disputes, rising interest rates, or global tensions, as has occurred in recent months.
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Stock Market Today: April 30, 2018

04/30/2018 The stock market traded higher this morning, but weakened considerably as the session progressed. At the close of the day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 148 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was off 22 points; and the NASDAQ was lower by 54 points.
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Dow 30 Earnings: Exxon Mobil Corp. First Quarter 2018

04/27/2018 Fallingproduction disappointed ExxonMobil’sinvestors, but the company’s long-term promise is intact.
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Stock Market Today: April 23, 2018

04/23/2018 The stock market put in another choppy performance today, ending the session on a mixed-to- weak note. At the close of trading, The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down about 14 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was up nominally; and the NASDAQ was lower by 18 points.
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Dow 30 Earnings: Exxon Mobil Corp. Fourth Quarter 2017

02/02/2018 Shares of oil giant Exxon Mobil are weaker on the company's fourth-quarter earnings, which came in below consensus expectations.
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Stock Market Today: October 27, 2017

10/27/2017 The bulls were off and running at the opening bell and scarcely looked back, driven by a row of strong earnings from the technology sector. The NASDAQ 100 and S&P 500 indexes each reached historic highs and remained there through the closing bell, with the former boasting an impressive 142-point gain. Google-parent Alphabet (GOOG) and Amazon.com (AMZN) were two of the top gainers today.
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Dow 30 Earnings: Exxon Mobil Corp. Third Quarter 2017

10/27/2017 Shares of oil giant Exxon Mobil dipped slightly despite the company's third-quarter earnings, which came in ahead of the prior-year’s haul.
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Dow 30 Earnings: Exxon Mobil Corp. Second Quarter 2017

07/28/2017 Shares of oil giant Exxon Mobil (XOM) fell moderately after the company's second-quarter 2017 earnings came in short of expectations. Exxon generated $0.78 a share in profits during the period. While that was up from $0.41 a year earlier, it was less than our $0.95-a-share estimate and the Wall Street consensus, which had been falling in recent weeks on a pullback in oil prices. Given profit shortfall, we are reducing our full-year 2017 share-net estimate to $3.75 from $4.05.
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Stock Market Today: July 24, 2017

07/24/2017 With second-quarter earnings season warming up, the U.S. stock market experienced a slight, broad-based pullback with select pockets of growth today. Though the Dow and S&P 500 both spent most of the day in the red, both pared losses as the afternoon rolled on. The S&P, in fact, worked its way back near the breakeven line by the close, even though market breadth favored the bears from bell to bell.
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