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Apr 22, 2015

Investors question whether banks’ robust profit growth will hold

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Financial companies are among the standouts of the first-quarter earnings reporting season, but their dazzling profit growth has failed to impress investors, who are finding reasons for caution behind the headline numbers.

At a quick glance, the group appears well-positioned for outperformance. Analysts see the sector’s first-quarter earnings rising 14.5 percent, Thomson Reuters data shows, with even greater earnings growth continuing all year.

Apr 21, 2015

EU Google probe encourages investors in Russia competitor Yandex

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The European Union’s antitrust probe into Google sparked a big rally in Russian search engine Yandex NV last week, even though the “Russian Google” still faces significant challenges, competitive and otherwise.

Yandex has amassed a $6.54 billion market capitalization, mainly by selling advertising against the web browser used on 64 percent of Russian desktop computers.

Apr 16, 2015

Wall St edges lower; investors look for profit growth

April 16 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks edged lower on Thursday as
corporate results showed little organic growth even as they
largely beat profit expectations.

While Netflix surged following blockbuster results, curbing
the decline on the S&P 500 and Nasdaq, shares of SanDisk slumped
following a weak revenue outlook that added to concerns about
the pace of top-line improvement.

Apr 16, 2015

Wall St dips, but Netflix surge supports Nasdaq

April 16 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks edged lower on Thursday as
corporate results showed little organic growth even as they
largely beat profit expectations.

While Netflix surged following blockbuster results, curbing
the decline on Nasdaq, shares of SanDisk slumped following a
weak revenue outlook that added to concerns about the pace of
top-line improvement.

Apr 16, 2015

Futures point to lower open; Netflix rallies early

By Ryan Vlastelica

(Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Thursday as investors continued to digest earnings that were largely ahead of expectations but show little organic growth.

Overseas events were also a focus as concerns grew about Greece’s debt situation. The Financial Times reported the International Monetary Fund had rebuffed a request from the country to delay loan repayments. An index of European shares .FTEU3 fell 0.9 percent.

Apr 16, 2015

Futures drop, but Netflix rallies early

April 16 (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures edged lower on
Thursday as investors continued to digest a corporate reporting
season that has come in ahead of profit expectations but shows
little in the way of organic growth.

* Of the 36 companies in the S&P 500 that have reported thus
far, 81 percent have exceeded profit expectations, over the
long-term average of 63 percent. Only 47 have beaten on revenue,
however, below the historical average of 61 percent. That
suggests companies are boosting their bottomlines with cost cuts
rather than through business expansion.

Apr 14, 2015

Wall St turns lower as earnings concerns linger

NEW YORK, April 14 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks were flat on
Tuesday as investors digested the initial major earnings of the
first-quarter reporting season, which showed some weakness
though companies topped lowered expectations.

Norfolk Southern Corp was the biggest decliner on
the S&P 500, dropping 5.6 percent to $98.95 a day after it
forecast a surprise drop in its first-quarter earnings and
revenue.

Apr 14, 2015

Wall St edges up after JPMorgan, J&J results

NEW YORK, April 14 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks rose modestly on
Tuesday as investors digested the initial major earnings of the
first-quarter reporting season, which showed some weakness
despite companies topping lowered expectations.

JPMorgan Chase & Co posted stronger-than-expected
earnings growth, helped by a rebound in fixed-income trading.
Revenue rose 5 percent. The stock rose 1.8
percent to $63.22 as the S&P 500′s biggest percentage gainer.
Wells Fargo & Co dipped 0.8 percent to $54.15 despite
also reporting first-quarter earnings that topped expectations.

Apr 14, 2015

Futures point to flat open after JPMorgan, J&J results

NEW YORK, April 14 (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures
pointed to a flat open on Tuesday as investors digested the
first major earnings of the first-quarter reporting season,
which showed some weakness despite companies topping lowered
expectations.

JPMorgan Chase & Co posted stronger-than-expected
earnings growth, helped by a rebound in fixed-income trading.
Revenue rose 5 percent. The stock rose 1 percent
to $62.67 before the bell. Wells Fargo & Co dipped 0.8
percent to $54.15 despite also reporting first-quarter earnings
that topped expectations.

Apr 14, 2015

Futures flat; JPMorgan, J&J report results

NEW YORK, April 14 (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures were
flat on Tuesday as a pair of Dow components ticked higher after
reporting results, though investors continued to look for
confirmation that companies would be able to top lowered
expectations this quarter.

JPMorgan Chase and Johnson & Johnson were among the first
bellwethers to report for this earnings season. Investors are
concerned companies may face headwinds from weakness in oil
prices and strength in the U.S. dollar.