NEW YORK, Feb 11 (Reuters) – The S&P 500 index finished
unchanged on Wednesday as investors were reluctant to make big
bets while they waited for the outcomes of major talks involving
Greece and Ukraine, but Apple helped boost the Nasdaq after an
activist investor’s bullish comments.
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis began tense talks
with euro zone finance ministers on Wednesday after his new
leftist-led government won a parliamentary confidence vote
refusing extend an international bailout. International Monetary
Fund Chief Christine Lagarde said going into the meeting that
the process would likely take time.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks edged lower on Wednesday as investors worried about how much risk they should take on while they waited for the outcomes of major talks involving Greece and Ukraine.
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis met with euro zone finance ministers on Wednesday after his new leftist-led government won a parliamentary confidence vote for its refusal to extend an international bailout.
NEW YORK, Feb 10 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday on
hopes that Greek debt negotiations could result in a deal that
stabilizes Europe, while Apple helped lift the S&P 500 and
Nasdaq as it became the first U.S. company worth more than $700
Apple Inc shares closed up 1.9 percent to $122.02
after it priced Swiss franc bonds.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday on hopes a deal in Greek debt negotiations was drawing closer and on Coca-Cola earnings, but a drop in energy shares helped cap the advance.
The European Commission will introduce a compromise proposal in which Greece should ask for a six-month period to discuss with lenders any pending issues and post-bailout plan according to a report by MNSI, citing unnamed sources.
NEW YORK, Feb 9 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks fell on Monday as
investors worried about Greek debt negotiations and
disappointing Chinese economic data on top of uncertainty about
U.S. interest rates.
After the market’s strong week last week, nine out of ten
S&P sectors finished down Monday, with healthcare and utilities
the worst performers. Only energy finished up slightly, boosted
by rising oil prices.
NEW YORK, Feb 9 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks pared their losses
on Monday as investors took increased tensions over Greek debt
negotiations and disappointing Chinese economic data in stride,
helped by a rise in oil prices that boosted energy stocks.
After Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras ruled out any
extension of its international bailout on Sunday and announced
moves to reverse some of the reforms imposed by its lenders
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Greeks
should not expect the euro zone to accept the latest terms
proposed by Greece.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks closed down on Friday after a volatile session as investors worried at the end of a rough month for the market about weak U.S. growth data and whether instability in Europe could hurt corporate earnings in the United States.
U.S. economic growth slowed sharply in the fourth quarter as weak business spending and a wider trade deficit offset the fastest pace of consumer spending since 2006.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks pared earlier losses to trade little changed Friday afternoon amid a rebound in the energy sector as oil prices surged on expectations for a supply decline due to a falling rig count.
The S&P energy sector was up 1.5 percent at 2:30 p.m. ET (1930 GMT) after falling as much as 1.5 percent earlier in the session. The rebound came as crude futures rose 8 percent following a survey that showed that the number of rigs drilling for oil in the United States fell by 94 this week, the biggest decline since 1987.
NEW YORK, Jan 30 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks fell on Friday,
pressured by concern over by domestic economic growth and the
potential impact of euro zone instability on U.S. corporate
U.S. economic growth slowed sharply in the fourth quarter as
weak business spending and a wider trade deficit offset the
fastest pace of consumer spending since 2006.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks enjoyed a late afternoon rally and closed higher on Thursday as an upturn in oil prices and a rally in Apple and Boeing shares helped offset some disappointing earnings and lingering questions over U.S. monetary policy.
The S&P 500 had fallen as much as 0.6 percent earlier, led by energy stocks, which then reversed direction along with crude prices.