Equities

  • Stock index futures point to lower open

    April 18 2012 7:24 AM

    Stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open on Wall Street on Wednesday, with futures for the S&P 500, Dow Jones and Nasdaq 100 down between 0.1 percent and 0.2 percent at 6:47 a.m. EDT (1047 GMT).

  • Ex-divs weigh as Britain's FTSE consolidates

    April 18 2012 4:16 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.

  • Wall Street rallies on earnings, Europe helps

    April 17 2012 5:40 PM

    U.S. stocks scored their biggest gains in a month on Tuesday after Coca-Cola led a round of strong earnings and as concerns about Europe's debt crisis eased as Spanish bond yields fell.

  • Intel revenue forecast beats, but stock falls

    April 17 2012 5:24 PM

    Top chipmaker Intel Corp forecast revenue above expectations, as demand for personal computers remained resilient in the face of consumers' growing preference for tablets and other mobile gadgets.

  • Yahoo beats Wall Street profit targets

    April 17 2012 4:56 PM

    Yahoo Inc reported a modest uptick in first-quarter revenue and beat Wall Street's profit targets, as the Web company moves to revamp its growth under new Chief Executive Scott Thompson.

  • Wall Street posts best gains in a month

    April 17 2012 4:16 PM

    U.S. stocks scored their best gains in a month on Tuesday after Coca-Cola led another round of strong earnings and bond yields fell in Spain, easing some concerns about Europe's debt crisis.

  • Earnings, Europe news spark Wall Street rally

    April 17 2012 3:16 PM

    Stocks rallied on Tuesday as investors welcomed a slew of solid quarterly corporate results and after a German investor confidence survey surprised on the upside and Spanish benchmark yields eased.

  • Nasdaq gains 2 percent as Apple soars

    April 17 2012 3:00 PM

    Stocks jumped on Tuesday, with a 4 percent rise in Apple helping to lift the Nasdaq 2 percent as better-than-expected earnings and reduced concerns about Europe's debt crisis helped improve sentiment.

  • Corporate earnings, Spain debt sale boost Wall Street

    April 17 2012 1:32 PM

    Stocks rose sharply on Tuesday as investors welcomed a slew of quarterly corporate results and as a decline in borrowing costs for Spain eased concerns about Europe's debt crisis.

  • FTSE ends up 1.8 percent, led by banking shares

    April 17 2012 12:56 PM

    The top share index gained nearly 2 percent on Tuesday, led by a rebound in banking stocks after a well-covered Spanish bill auction eased some concerns about banks' exposure to euro zone debt.

  • Wall Street rises on earnings, Spain debt auction

    April 17 2012 11:40 AM

    Stocks rose on Tuesday as investors welcomed a slew of corporate results and as a decline in borrowing costs for Spain eased concerns about Europe's debt crisis.

  • Wall Street climbs, boosted by earnings, Spain debt sale

    April 17 2012 11:00 AM

    Stocks rose at the open on Tuesday, with the Dow industrials climbing as much as 1 percent, as investors welcomed a slew of corporate results and a decline in borrowing costs for Spain.

  • Nasdaq up 1 percent as Wall Street extends gains

    April 17 2012 10:00 AM

    Stocks rose on Tuesday, with the Nasdaq up 1 percent on a drop in borrowing costs for Spain, which helped eased concerns about the European debt crisis.

  • Dow Jones industrial average extends gains, rises 1 percent

    April 17 2012 9:40 AM

    Stocks opened higher on Tuesday, helped by a drop in borrowing costs for Spain, which helped eased concerns about the European debt crisis.

  • Higher open ahead, supported by earnings

    April 17 2012 9:32 AM

    Stocks were set for a higher open on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 looking to snap a two-day drop, as investors focus on a slew of corporate results and a decline in borrowing costs for Spain.

  • Stock futures trim gains after housing data

    April 17 2012 8:48 AM

    Stock index futures briefly trimmed gains on Tuesday after construction starts on homes fell unexpectedly in March, but a drop in borrowing costs for Spain helped eased concerns about the European debt crisis.

  • Stock futures up as Spanish yields ease; earnings in focus

    April 17 2012 8:16 AM

    Stock index futures rose on Tuesday, indicating the S&P 500 may snap a two-day drop, as investors focus on a slew of corporate results and a drop in borrowing costs for Spain.

  • Banks lead FTSE 100 higher, retail stocks fall

    April 17 2012 7:48 AM

    Blue chip shares rose for a second day on Tuesday, helped by a rebound in banking stocks after solid demand at a Spanish bill auction eased some worries about banks' exposure to euro zone sovereign debt.

  • Stocks futures up after 2-day drop; earnings eyed

    April 17 2012 7:40 AM

    Stock index futures rose on Tuesday, indicating the S&P 500 may snap a two-day drop, as investors focus on a slew of corporate earnings and Spanish bond yields dip.

  • Stock index futures point to higher start

    April 17 2012 6:32 AM

    Stock index futures pointed to a higher opening on Wall Street on Tuesday, with futures for the S&P 500 up 0.4 percent, Dow Jones futures up 0.2 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures up 0.3 percent at 4:56 a.m. EDT (0856 GMT).