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Business News: Fox Set to Join S&P 500; Adobe to Join S&P 100

NEW YORK (STL.News) – S&P Dow Jones Indices (“S&P DJI”) will make the following changes to the S&P 500 & S&P 100: Fox Corp. (NASD:FOXAV;FOXBV) will be added to the S&P 500 prior to the open of trading on Tuesday, March 19.  Fox will replace Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (NASD:FOXA;FOX), which will be removed from the S&P 500 … Continue reading Business News: Fox Set to Join S&P 500; Adobe to Join S&P 100

Stocks stall, S&P 500 on pace for first drop of 2018

NEW YORK/January 10, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The stock market’s fantastic start to 2018 stalled out on Wednesday after interest rates climbed even further. Stocks that pay big dividends were the worst performers, hurt by the yield on the 10-year Treasury breaching its highest level since March. The weakness put the Standard & Poor’s 500 on track for … Continue reading Stocks stall, S&P 500 on pace for first drop of 2018

Huntington Ingalls Industries Set to Join S&P 500; Scientific Games to Join S&P MidCap 400 and Ultra Clean Holdings to Join S&P SmallCap 600

NEW YORK/December 29, 2017 (STL.News) – S&P MidCap 400 constituent Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. (NYSE: HII) will replace C. R. Bard Inc. (NYSE: BCR) in the S&P 500, S&P SmallCap 600 constituent Scientific Games Corp. (NASD: SGMS) will replace Huntington Ingalls Industries in the S&P MidCap 400, and Ultra Clean Holdings Inc. (NASD: UCTT) will … Continue reading Huntington Ingalls Industries Set to Join S&P 500; Scientific Games to Join S&P MidCap 400 and Ultra Clean Holdings to Join S&P SmallCap 600

Stocks rise: S&P 500 closes seventh straight month of gains

NEW YORK/October 31, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — U.S. stocks inched ahead on Tuesday after the makers of Kellogg’s cereal and Oreo cookies joined the parade of companies reporting stronger-than-expected profits. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index gained 2.43 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,575.26, the latest tick higher in what’s been a remarkably smooth ride this … Continue reading Stocks rise: S&P 500 closes seventh straight month of gains

Stocks around the world take a pause ahead of frenetic week

NEW YORK/October 30, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Stocks retreated from their record highs on Monday, ahead of a frenetic week for markets. Investors are waiting to learn who the next head of the Federal Reserve will be, what several of the world’s biggest central banks will decide on interest rates, and whether Apple and other big … Continue reading Stocks around the world take a pause ahead of frenetic week

Tech giants lead rally as stocks near records; Amazon surges

NEW YORK/October 27, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Some of the biggest companies in the world had their best day in years Friday as Microsoft and Alphabet soared following strong third-quarter reports, as did online retail giant Amazon. U.S. stocks set more records as their winning streak extended to a seventh week. Intel made its biggest gains … Continue reading Tech giants lead rally as stocks near records; Amazon surges

Weak earnings and rising bond yields send US stocks down

NEW YORK/October 25, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Rising bond yields and a string of weak company reports and forecasts pushed stocks lower Wednesday as major indexes retreated from their recent record highs. Industrial and technology companies and banks fared the worst. Companies including telecom giant AT&T, aerospace company Boeing, chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices and credit card … Continue reading Weak earnings and rising bond yields send US stocks down

Banks, Caterpillar and industrial companies boost US stocks

NEW YORK/October 24, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Construction and mining equipment maker Caterpillar and Post-it note maker 3M led a rally in industrial companies Tuesday after they made strong third-quarter reports. Other U.S. stocks finished the day with smaller gains. Caterpillar and 3M both raised their forecasts for the rest of the year after they did … Continue reading Banks, Caterpillar and industrial companies boost US stocks

US stocks skid as GE tumbles and technology companies fall

NEW YORK/October 23, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — General Electric is on track for its biggest loss in eight years Monday as industrial companies lead U.S. stocks lower. Technology companies and retailers are also weakening. Toy company Hasbro and competitor Mattel are tumbling after Hasbro’s sales forecast disappointed Wall Street. Stocks were at all-time highs after a … Continue reading US stocks skid as GE tumbles and technology companies fall

US stocks end higher; S&P 500, Dow on 6-week winning streak

October 20, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) Wall Street capped a week with no shortage of milestones with a few more Friday. U.S. stocks closed modestly higher, lifting the Standard & Poor’s 500 index to its fifth record close in a row. The Dow Jones industrial average, which crossed past the 23,000 mark for the first time on … Continue reading US stocks end higher; S&P 500, Dow on 6-week winning streak

Last-minute rebound lifts S&P 500, Dow edge to new highs

October 19, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) A last-minute surge nudged U.S. stock indexes mostly higher Thursday, barely extending the market’s winning streak and milestone-setting run. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index and Dow Jones industrial average closed higher for the fifth straight day, each posting new highs. The other indexes finished slightly lower as investors continued to … Continue reading Last-minute rebound lifts S&P 500, Dow edge to new highs

US stock indexes post slight gains, extending winning streak

October 16, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) U.S. stocks posted modest gains Monday, extending a record-setting run into a sixth straight week. Financial and technology companies notched some of the biggest gains. Energy stocks also rose as crude oil prices closed higher. Health care companies declined the most. Bond prices fell. The three major stock indexes closed at … Continue reading US stock indexes post slight gains, extending winning streak

Gains for tech help US stocks higher, but insurers skid

NEW YORK/October 13, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — U.S. stocks finished mostly higher Friday to wrap up a subdued week, and technology companies did most of the heavy lifting. Investors were also pleased to see that shoppers spent more money in September. Printer and PC maker HP sent technology companies higher after releasing a strong profit forecast … Continue reading Gains for tech help US stocks higher, but insurers skid

Stocks rise after strong forecasts from Wal-Mart, airlines

NEW YORK/October 9, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — A big jump for Wal-Mart helped the Dow Jones industrial average set a record Tuesday, while gains for other retailers and airlines sent other stock indexes higher as well. Airlines rose following strong forecasts from American and United. Utilities and smaller companies also climbed, while banks edged higher as … Continue reading Stocks rise after strong forecasts from Wal-Mart, airlines

Health care and industrial companies lead US stocks lower

NEW YORK/October 9, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Losses for health care companies and banks left U.S. stocks lower Monday after a quiet day of trading. Industrial conglomerate General Electric skidded after announcing more changes in its leadership. Companies that distribute or sell prescription drugs continued to slide following speculation that Amazon plans to get into that … Continue reading Health care and industrial companies lead US stocks lower

Stocks fade from records; S&P 500 breaks winning streak

NEW YORK/October 6, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — U.S. stocks faded a bit from their record highs on Friday after telecom and energy stocks sank. The loss for the Standard & Poor’s 500 index was small, but it was the first in nearly two weeks. Much of the day’s action was centered on the government’s jobs report, … Continue reading Stocks fade from records; S&P 500 breaks winning streak

Dow ekes out another record even as other indexes struggle

NEW YORK/September 14, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — It was a split decision on Wall Street on Thursday as gains in a handful of industrial and health care companies largely outweighed sluggishness elsewhere in the market, including the technology sector. Sizable gains by Boeing and United Technology were enough to push the Dow Jones industrial average to … Continue reading Dow ekes out another record even as other indexes struggle

Up, down, back again: Stocks dip after meandering again

NEW YORK/August 24, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — U.S. stock indexes ticked lower on Thursday, but only after a circuitous ride that saw them flip multiple times between small gains and losses. It’s the latest meandering course for a market that’s been pushed in many directions the last few weeks. Food companies struggled after the makers of … Continue reading Up, down, back again: Stocks dip after meandering again