Equities

  • Blue-chip shares end higher, tobacco shares drag

    April 24 2012 12:40 PM

    Britain's blue-chip shares rose on Tuesday, rebounding from a Europe-wide rout the previous day and helped by better-than-expected U.S. housing data which boosted global risk appetite.

  • Nasdaq takes stake in LSE clearing target

    April 24 2012 12:00 PM

    Nasdaq OMX and LCH.Clearnet have agreed a share deal that involves the U.S. exchange taking a stake in the latter in return for LCH acquiring a Nasdaq-owned clearing house.

  • February U.S. adjusted home prices up 1st time in 10 months: S&P

    April 24 2012 11:24 AM

    Single-family home prices rose for the first time in 10 months, in an encouraging sign the battered sector is starting to stabilize, a closely watched survey said on Tuesday.

  • Wall Street edges up early; 3M, AT&T boost Dow

    April 24 2012 10:00 AM

    Wall Street edged higher at the open on Tuesday although continued concerns about Europe's debt crisis capped gains as earnings from AT&T and 3M boosted the Dow.

  • Wall Street opens up, Europe weighs

    April 24 2012 9:48 AM

    Stocks rose slightly after the open on Tuesday following steep losses in the previous session, with gains capped by resurfacing worries about the euro zone's ability to contain its debt crisis.

  • Wall Street set to struggle at open

    April 24 2012 9:32 AM

    Wall Street was set to struggle at the open on Tuesday after sharp losses in the previous session and on continued concerns about Europe's debt crisis.

  • Stock futures creep up, but weakness could remain

    April 24 2012 9:08 AM

    Stock index futures crept higher on Tuesday after sharp losses in the previous session but continued concerns about Europe's debt crisis could mean gains are short lived.

  • Stock futures edge higher, Apple to report results

    April 24 2012 8:56 AM

    Stock index futures crept higher on Tuesday after sharp losses in the previous session but continued concerns about Europe's debt crisis could mean gains will be slight.

  • FTSE rebounds for respite, investors eye FOMC, GDP data

    April 24 2012 7:40 AM

    Britain's blue-chip index rebounded on Tuesday with other bourses after a Europe-wide sell-off in markets in the previous session, while broker comment drove the top risers and fallers.

  • Stock index futures signal bounce; TI eyed

    April 24 2012 5:16 AM

    Stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Tuesday, with futures for the S&P 500 up 0.37 percent, Dow Jones futures up 0.35 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures up 0.48 percent at 4:35 a.m. EDT.

  • Banks, commods lead moderate bounce by FTSE 100

    April 24 2012 4:32 AM

    Britain's top share index bounced higher in early deals on Tuesday, recovering after sharp falls in the previous session, led by a rally in banks and commodity stocks which had been the biggest fallers on Monday as investors focused on hopes the U.S. Federal Reserve could inject some fresh liquidity into markets.

  • Europe, Wal-Mart knock Wall Street lower

    April 23 2012 5:24 PM

    Stocks fell on Monday as political turmoil in Europe cast doubts on the euro zone's ability to push through measures to end its debt crisis and as Wal-Mart sank following a report it stymied a bribery probe.

  • Wall Street ends lower on Europe worry, Wal-Mart

    April 23 2012 4:16 PM

    Stocks fell on Monday as political turmoil in Europe cast doubts on the euro zone's ability to push through measures to end its debt crisis and as Wal-Mart sank following a report it stymied a bribery probe.

  • Wall Street falls 1 percent on Europe worry, Wal-Mart report

    April 23 2012 3:24 PM

    U.S. stocks fell more than 1 percent on Monday as political turmoil in Europe cast doubts on the bloc's ability to push through measures to end its debt crisis and as Wal-Mart sank following a report it stymied a bribery probe.

  • Europe anxiety spurs sharp drop; Wal-Mart slides

    April 23 2012 1:32 PM

    Stocks slid on Monday as resurgent uncertainty in Europe cast doubts on the bloc's ability to push through measures to end its debt crisis, while Wal-Mart weighed on the Dow after a report it stymied a probe into bribery allegations.

  • Commodities, banks drag FTSE down on euro zone concerns

    April 23 2012 1:16 PM

    The top shares surrendered almost all of last week's gains on Monday, led lower by commodity stocks and banks, as political uncertainty and disappointing economic data revived investor concerns over the euro zone debt situation.

  • Wall Street tumbles 1 percent on Europe woes

    April 23 2012 10:16 AM

    Stocks fell more than 1 percent on Monday as renewed anxiety over Europe's economy and the region's debt crisis spurred profit-taking, while Wal-Mart weighed on the Dow after a report it stymied a probe into bribery allegations.

  • Wall Street slides at open, Wal-Mart drops

    April 23 2012 9:40 AM

    Stocks opened sharply lower on Monday on weak European data and renewed anxiety over how the region would tackle its debt crisis, while Wal-Mart slumped after a report it stymied a probe into bribery allegations.

  • Stock futures point to sharply lower open on Europe woes

    April 23 2012 9:24 AM

    Stock index futures pointed to a sharply lower open on Monday on weak European data and renewed anxiety over how the region would tackle its debt crisis, while Wal-Mart slumped after a report it stymied a probe into bribery allegations.

  • ConocoPhillips profit lags Wall Street view

    April 23 2012 9:16 AM

    ConocoPhillips , which is splitting into two stand-alone companies at the end of the month, reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit, hurt by weak refining margins, and its shares fell in premarket trading.