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Jul 29, 2014

Wall Street edges lower on UPS outlook, telecom shares rally

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks mostly fell on Tuesday as a weak outlook from UPS weighed on sentiment and pressured transportation stocks, though other corporate results capped losses in equities.

United Parcel Service (UPS.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) shares fell 3.1 percent to $99.47 after the world’s biggest courier company slashed its earnings forecast for the year due to spending to boost capacity. It also reported earnings that were below expectations.

Jul 29, 2014
Jul 29, 2014

A mixed quarter for bets on U.S. stock volatility

NEW YORK (Reuters) – With some of Wall Street’s more volatile names set to report in the next couple of days, traders who bet on big swings in shares are hoping to see moves more like Facebook than Netflix.

Netflix, along with Gilead Sciences (GILD.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) and several other stocks famous for their sharp gyrations, were unusually calm following their latest quarterly reports. However, Amazon.com and Facebook have had big days after their reports, heightening expectations for upcoming releases from Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) and Expedia Inc (EXPE.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz).

Jul 28, 2014

Wall St dips as housing data disappoints

NEW YORK, July 28 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks slipped on Monday
as weak data on the housing market and services sector gave the
latest indications that economic conditions were getting worse,
taking the S&P 500 below a key support level.

While acquisition activity limited the market’s decline and
kept the Dow and S&P 500 near record levels, investors found few
reasons to buy because the data followed some high-profile
disappointments in earnings, including from Amazon.com
and Caterpillar last week.

Jul 28, 2014

Wall St falls after housing data disappoints

NEW YORK, July 28 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks fell on Monday as
weak data on the housing market and services sector were the
latest indications of worsening economic conditions, taking the
S&P 500 below a key support level.

While acquisition activity limited the market’s decline,
keeping indexes near record levels, investors found few reasons
to buy as the data followed some high-profile disappointments in
corporate earnings, including from Amazon.com and
Caterpillar last week.

Jul 28, 2014

Futures point to flat open, but M&A supports

NEW YORK, July 28 (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures
pointed to a flat open on Monday as investors looked ahead to
the latest economic data and corporate earnings to give
direction to a market near record levels.

* While merger and acquisition activity supported the
market, there have been a number of high-profile earnings
disappointments this quarter, including from Amazon.com
and Caterpillar last week. The results pointed to weak
conditions for market-moving bellwethers, even as more companies
than usual have beaten analyst expectations for both earnings
and revenue this quarter.

Jul 28, 2014

Futures flat with S&P 500 near record levels

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Monday as investors looked ahead to the latest economic data and corporate earnings to give direction to a market near record levels.

While merger and acquisition activity gave investors a reason to buy, there have been a number of high-profile earning disappointments this quarter, including from Amazon.com (AMZN.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) and Caterpillar (CAT.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz). Those results have pointed to weak conditions for market-moving bellwethers, even as more companies than usual have beaten analyst expectations for both earnings and revenue this quarter.

Jul 25, 2014

Wall St closes lower on Amazon, Visa; S&P’s weekly gain erased

NEW YORK, July 25 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks closed lower on
Friday in a broad consumer discretionary-led selloff after Visa
and Amazon, a pair of closely watched bellwether names, reported
disappointing results.

While the S&P 500 found support at its 14-day moving
average, suggesting a recent positive trend in equities remains
intact, the day’s decline was enough to erase the benchmark
index’s gain for the week.

Jul 25, 2014

Wall St falls on Amazon, Visa results

NEW YORK, July 25 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks fell on Friday in
a broad consumer discretionary-led selloff after Visa and
Amazon, a pair of closely watched bellwether names, reported
disappointing results.

Earnings season has largely come in better than expected,
with more companies than usual beating analyst expectations for
both profits and revenue. However, there have been high-profile
disappointments including Boeing Co and Caterpillar Inc
earlier this week.

Jul 24, 2014

Wall St ends flat on mixed earnings; S&P 500 at record

NEW YORK, July 24 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks finished a quiet
session mostly flat on Thursday as earnings painted a mixed
picture of the economy, though the S&P 500 set another record
closing high.

The latest economic data failed to impress buyers. U.S.
claims for initial jobless benefits fell to a seasonally
adjusted 284,000, the lowest since mid-February 2006. New home
sales declined 8.1 percent in June, the biggest drop in almost a
year. The PHLX housing sector index lost 2.7 percent,
marking its biggest one-day drop since February.