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Stock Market Today

Monday, January 20 2020

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Stock Market Today: January 17, 2020

Harvey S. Katz, CFA and Adam Rosner | 01/17/2020

The stock market opened higher this morning, but traded in sideways fashion for the remainder of the session. Sentiment was fairly upbeat earlier in the day, but at times the tone seemed subdued, as some fatigue may be starting to set in. At the end of the session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead 50 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was up 13 points, and the NASDAQ was higher by 30 points. Market breadth showed a mixed session, with advancing issues about even with decliners on the NYSE. The utilities, financials, and technology stocks pressed ahead, while the industrial names and basic materials issues lagged the pack.

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Dow 30 Earnings: UnitedHealth Group Fourth Quarter 2019

Erik M. Manning | 01/15/2020

UnitedHealth Group, (UNH) the nation's largest health insurer and a Dow-30 component, has released financials for the fourth quarter of 2019. Revenues came in a bit shy of expectations, but adjusted earnings were comfortably ahead of the consensus. The shares rose more than 2% in early morning trading after some profit taking in the premarket.

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Dow 30 Earnings: Goldman Sachs Fourth Quarter 2019

Adam J. Platt | 01/15/2020

Global investment banking leader Goldman Sachs reported 2019 fourth-quarter earnings that missed the mark. The top-line results, however, exceeded expectations.

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