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Earnings Season

02/24/2020 Earnings season is the four times a year, celebrated several-week stretch from early January to early February, from early April to early May, from early July to early August, and from early October to early November in which the vast majority of the nation's corporations report their quarter's sales and earnings--hence the name  earnings season.
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Stock Market Today: February 11, 2020

02/11/2020 The stock market started positively today, as fears over the coronavirus ebbed. The move higher continued throughout the early morning, with all three major indices reaching all-time highs. However, the markets started to roll over once news broke that Dow Jones Industrial Average company Boeing reported that it received no new orders in January. Additionally, news broke that the Federal Trade Commission issued special orders to five large technology firms, which make up a large portion of the S&P 500, NASDAQ, and Dow. These orders concerned their acquisition activities over the past ten years. The news spooked the markets and sent the indices down, in a series of lower highs and lows. All told, the Dow closed just below breakeven, the S&P 500 was up six points, and the NASDAQ finished 11 points higher.
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Stock Market Today: January 31, 2020

01/31/2020 The last trading day in January opened on the downside, and the major indexes accelerated their slide throughout the session. Negative sentiment was largely driven by fears over the rapidly spreading Wuhan coronavirus. Since the World Health Organization declared a public health emergency yesterday, the number of confirmed cases has jumped by nearly 2,000, with close to 10,000 reported in China alone.
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Dow 30 Earnings: Microsoft Second Quarter Fiscal 2020

01/30/2020 Shares of Microsoft are up nicely following the release of the techgiant’sfiscalsecond-quarter financial results.
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Stock Market Today: January 2, 2020

01/02/2020 The stock market started the newyearquitepositively, on improvedsentiment about the economic environment. Over the rest of the day, the market rebounded from the brief profit taking and even took out the prior daily highs. The indices ended not too far from their new apexes. All told, the Dow closed higher by 330 points, the S&P increased 27 points, and the NASDAQ rose 120 points.
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Stock Market Today: December 31, 2019

12/31/2019 The majorstock averages picked up late in the session ahead of tomorrow’s New Year’s Day holiday, ending a big year on a positivenote.
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Stock Market Today: December 26, 2019

12/26/2019 The stockmarketopenedhigher today, and managed to build on these gains through the afternoon. Today, traders seemed pleased with recent reports suggesting that the U.S. and China were close to reaching a trade agreement. Furthermore, reports showed that retail sales strengthened during the holiday season, with notable gains in the online shopping area. At the end of the session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead about 106 points, the broader S&P 500 Index was up 17 points, and the NASDAQ was higher by 70 points.
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Dow 30 Earnings: The Walt Disney Company Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2019

11/08/2019 Wall Street sent shares of entertainment and media conglomerate The Walt Disney Company higher in early trading this morning following the release of the company’s fiscal fourth-quarter results.
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Dow 30 Earnings: Microsoft First Quarter Fiscal 2020

10/24/2019 High-technology and cloud-services giant Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) reported revenue and earnings of $33.1 billion and $1.38 a share for its fiscal firstquarter. (Years end June 30th.) This was another in a series of strong financial and operational performances for the company based in Redmond, WA, with the top and bottom lines comparing favorably with our estimates of $32.0 billion and $1.22 a share. As has been the case for the last year or so, the secular move to the cloud and cloud computing architecture taking place in the software industry and Microsoft's success in meeting its customer’s needs as they embrace the changes underscored the latest results. Investors were generally pleased with the report, with MSFT shares having risen modestly in early trading.
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