Equities

  • FTSE up as Spanish auction supports banks, miners

    April 19 2012 7:56 AM

    British shares rose on Thursday, with banks recovering on relief that Spain had drawn solid at a bond sale but gains could be fragile as a rise in yields suggested investors were still nervous about Spanish finances.

  • Futures pare gains on French debt fears

    April 19 2012 7:56 AM

    Stock index futures pared gains sharply on Thursday, with traders citing talk about a possible downgrade of France's sovereign debt rating as French debt yields hit nearly 3-month highs.

  • Stock futures up after Spain auction, bank earnings

    April 19 2012 7:40 AM

    Stock index futures rose on Thursday after Spain sold all of its debt at an auction and ahead of a raft of corporate earnings and economic data.

  • DuPont profit beats Wall Street view on price hikes

    April 19 2012 6:48 AM

    DuPont's first-quarter profit and sales beat Wall Street's expectations, helped by price hikes and strong sales of herbicides and genetically modified seeds.

  • FTSE 100 rallies ahead of Spanish bond auction

    April 19 2012 4:32 AM

    Britain's top share index pushed higher early on Thursday, recouping all the previous session's falls, albeit in thin volume as investors awaited a key Spanish bond auction to gauge the extent of investor appetite for euro zone debt.

  • Stock futures signal higher Wall Street open

    April 19 2012 4:24 AM

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open for equities on Wall Street on Thursday, with futures for the S&P 500, Dow Jones and Nasdaq 100 rising 0.5 to 0.7 percent.

  • Wall Street falls on day after big gains as IBM, Intel drag

    April 18 2012 6:00 PM

    U.S. stocks slipped on Wednesday, a day after Wall Street's best gains in a month, as uninspiring earnings from tech bellwethers IBM and Intel gave investors a reason to take profits.

  • Earnings weigh on Wall Street after big gains

    April 18 2012 4:16 PM

    U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday, a day after Wall Street's largest gains in a month, as uninspiring earnings from tech bellwethers IBM and Intel gave investors a reason to take profits.

  • Nasdaq briefly turns higher

    April 18 2012 3:32 PM

    The Nasdaq briefly turned positive and the Dow and S&P 500 pared losses late Wednesday afternoon, with shares of Apple and Amazon helping to support technology shares.

  • Chesapeake shares tumble after CEO loan story

    April 18 2012 2:48 PM

    Shares in Chesapeake Energy Corp fell nearly 10 percent on Wednesday after a Reuters report that Chief Executive Aubrey McClendon had borrowed as much as $1.1 billion over the last three years against his stake in thousands of company wells.

  • Wall Street slips on IBM, Intel; Chesapeake slides

    April 18 2012 1:56 PM

    Stocks declined on Wednesday after uninspiring earnings from IBM and Intel, while Chesapeake Energy sank after a Reuters report highlighted that its CEO has taken out large and unusual personal loans.

  • FTSE dips as ex-dividends, banks drag on miner gains

    April 18 2012 1:16 PM

    The nation's leading share index dipped into negative territory on Wednesday, pulled down by a set of ex-dividend stocks, while fears of another blow-up in the euro zone crisis kept investors nervy ahead of a Spanish debt auction.

  • Wall Street eases on IBM, Intel; Chesapeake slumps

    April 18 2012 11:48 AM

    Stocks were lower on Wednesday after uninspiring earnings from IBM and Intel, while Chesapeake Energy slumped after a Reuters report highlighted large and unusual personal loans taken by its chief executive.

  • Wall Street lower as IBM, Intel drag

    April 18 2012 10:32 AM

    U.S. stocks were lower on Wednesday after the S&P 500 notched its biggest gain in a month, weighed down by IBM and Intel after their quarterly results.

  • Wall Street opens down on tech weakness

    April 18 2012 9:48 AM

    Stocks opened lower on Wednesday as investors digested the latest round of earnings, including reports from IBM and Intel.

  • Wall Street set to open lower; IBM, Intel off early

    April 18 2012 9:32 AM

    Stocks were poised for a lower open on Wednesday after the S&P 500 notched its biggest gain in a month as investors digested another round of corporate earnings.

  • FTSE falls as ex-divs weigh against miner gains

    April 18 2012 8:48 AM

    Gains in mining stocks led by Mexico-focused precious metals miner Fresnillo were not enough to prevent the blue chip index from tipping into negative territory on Wednesday as losses for shares trading ex-dividend weighed.

  • Stock futures slip after strong gains, earns eyed

    April 18 2012 8:08 AM

    Stock index futures dipped on Wednesday after the S&P 500 tallied its biggest gain in a month and ahead of another round of corporate earnings.

  • Stock futures dip after strong gains, earnings eyed

    April 18 2012 7:56 AM

    Stock index futures edged lower on Wednesday after the S&P 500 tallied its biggest gain in a month and ahead of another round of corporate earnings.

  • Ex-divs weigh as FTSE consolidates

    April 18 2012 7:24 AM

    Britain's top shares ticked lower in early trading on Wednesday, largely consolidating the previous session's strong gains, with ex-dividend factors accounting for all the decline, and strength in miners keeping the blue chip index just below the gain line.