FTSE up as Spanish auction supports banks, miners
April 19 2012 7:56 AM EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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.