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Dow 30 Earnings: Verizon Communications First Quarter 2019

Kenneth A. Nugent | 04/23/2019

Verizon Communications reported 2019 first-quarter earnings that improved on last year’s numbers. Investors seemed rather underwhelmed by the company's recent performance, with the stock down modestly on the news.

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Dow 30 Earnings: United Technologies First Quarter 2019

Erik M. Manning | 04/23/2019

United Technologies, (UTX) a diversified industrial company that makes everything from jet engines to escalators, has reported first-quarter financials for the period ending March 31, 2019. Results beat expectations in terms of both revenues and earnings, and management raised the lower end of its full-year share-net guidance. On the heels of these positives, the stock was up more than 3% in value in early morning trading. Today's rise in price pushes the year-to-date increase in UTX's quotation north of 30% as we approach the one-third mark of 2019.

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Dow 30 Earnings: Procter and Gamble Third Quarter Fiscal 2019

Orly Seidman | 04/23/2019

Procter and Gamble stock pulled back after the consumer goods company released March-period financials. The figures were solid, overall, but fell slightly short of our estimates.

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Dow 30 Earnings: Coca-Cola First Quarter 2019

Robert M. Greene | 04/23/2019

The Coca-Cola Company (KO) started 2019 in solid fashion. The beverage giant's March-quarter results showed revenues rising 5% year over year, to $8.0 billion. This growth included a 6% advance in organic revenues, as currency headwinds and contributions from acquisitions and other structural changes in the business largely offset each other. Top-line highlights include continued double-digit growth in Coke Zero Sugar, which is helping to keep volumes in the flagship Coke brand on the rise.

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Stock Market Today: April 23, 2019

Harvey S. Katz, CFA and John E. Seibert III | 04/23/2019

The market started off strongly today, as four Dow Jones Industrial Average components recorded better-than-expected results. All told, the Dow wound up higher by 145 points, the S&P 500 rose by 26 points, and the NASDAQ increased 106 points.

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Stock Market Today: April 22, 2019

William G. Ferguson and Robert Mitkowski | 04/22/2019

Stocks opened the week in unexciting fashion following the long holiday weekend. With earnings season set to move into high gear, investors are likely waiting to see what bellwether corporations have to say about their performance and prospects in the coming days. At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 48 points; but the NASDAQ gained 17 points and the S&P 500 inched ahead three points. Market breadth was tilted to the downside, though. The number of declining issues outpaced gainers by a three to two margin on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Dow 30 Earnings: Travelers Cos. First Quarter 2019

Alan House | 04/18/2019

Shares of Travelers (TRV) were up nicely after the insurance giant posted solid March-quarter results and announced that it was raising its quarterly dividend payout. Specifically, Travelers posted share earnings of $2.99 a share, which were up 22% versus the prior-year period and were nearly $0.40 better than our estimate. The improvement was fueled by lower catastrophe losses and a higher underwriting gain.

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Dow 30 Earnings: American Express First Quarter 2019

Ian Gendler | 04/18/2019

StockHighlightsDow 30 Earnings American Express First Quarter 2019American Express (AXP – Free American Express Stock Report), a Dow 30 component and one of the world's largest issuers of credit charge cards, reported mixed March period financial results. The stock price

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Stock Market Today: April 18, 2019

Harvey S. Katz, CFA and John Seibert III | 04/18/2019

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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