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Dow 30 Earnings: General Electric First Quarter 2018

Erik M.Manning | 04/20/2018

Shares of General Electric, (GE) an industrial conglomerate in the process of returning to its industrial roots and a Dow-30 member, were up as much as 7% this morning after announcing first-quarter results.

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Stock Market Today: April 20, 2018

Harvey S. Katz, CFA and Robert Harrington | 04/20/2018

The major U.S. indexes struggled on Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, and NASDAQ 100 each paring gains substantially from what was previously a strong week for equities. Weakness from Apple (AAPL) was one of the principal drags on the market, which occurred after a report suggested iPhone sales underperformed in the yet-to-be-reported fiscal quarter.

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Dow 30 Earnings: Procter and Gamble Third Quarter Fiscal 2018

Orly Seidman | 04/19/2018

Investors seemed largely unimpressed with Procter and Gamble’s March-quarter financial results, as the stock price was down modestly this morning. The earnings report, however, was largely in line with our expectations.

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Dow 30 Earnings: American Express First Quarter 2018

Ian Gendler | 04/19/2018

Shares of American Express moved sharply higher after reporting better-than-expected March-period financial results.

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Dow 30 Earnings: International Business Machines First Quarter 2018

Theresa Brophy | 04/19/2018

Investors looking for signs that International Business Machines (IBM) was moving in the right direction may not have derived much encouragement from the company's March-quarter results. The provider of enterprise computing software, services, and hardware, made modest revenue progress in the opening quarter of 2018, but earnings slipped slightly. The stock plunged about 7% in value after the release.

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Stock Market Today: April 19, 2018

Harvey S. Katz, CFA | 04/19/2018

Stocks moved lower today, but managed to regain some ground in the afternoon. At the end of trading, The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 83 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was off 15 points; and the NASDAQ was lower by 57 points.

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Stock Market Today: April 18, 2018

Harvey S. Katz and Robert Mitkowski | 04/18/2018

The strong momentum that the Dow Jones Industrial Average enjoyed early this week faded today on a disappointing performance and prospects from International Business Machines (IBM). The Dow lost a little ground as a result, but the NASDAQ and the S&P 500 turned in slim gains, and market breadth was tilted to the upside.

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Dow 30 Earnings: Johnson and Johnson First Quarter 2018

James Flood | 04/17/2018

Johnson and Johnson’s adjusted first-quarter earnings were a bit better than most expected, but the stock ticked lower, nonetheless.

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Dow 30 Earnings: UnitedHealth Group First Quarter 2018

Erik M. Manning | 04/17/2018

Shares of UnitedHealth Group, (UNH) the nation's largest healthcare provider and a Dow-30 member, were up more than 3% after the company posted first-quarter results that topped expectations in terms of both revenues and earnings. Too, management upped its guidance for the full year.

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