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US stocks end mostly higher after earnings deluge

US stocks Thursday finished a holiday-shortened week mostly higher following a plethora of earnings reports that generally met or exceeded expectations. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 16.31 points (0.10 percent) to 16,408.54. The broad-based S&P 500 advanced 2.54 (0.14 percent) to 1,864.85, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index rose 9.29 (0.23 percent) to 4,095.52. Major earnings reports came from a broad of range of companies across finance, consumer goods, industrials and other segments of the economy.

Tokyo stocks open down 0.15%

Tokyo stocks opened 0.15 percent lower on Thursday after posting their sharpest rise in two months the previous day. The Nikkei 225 index, which soared 3.01 percent on Wednesday on a weaker yen and bargain hunting on recent drops, slipped 21.73 points to 14,395.95 at the start. "The Nikkei remains somewhat oversold, but could still see profit-taking if it rises to the 14,500 level," said SMBC Nikko Securities general manager of equities Hiroichi Nishi.

US stocks higher after positive housing, output data

US stocks rose in early trade on Wednesday after positive reports on the housing market and industrial production for March pointed to the economy emerging from bad winter weather. After 50 minutes of trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 94.50 points (0.58 percent) at 16,357.06. The broad-based S&P 500 rose 9.10 (0.49 percent) to 1,852.08, while the Nasdaq Composite was the strongest gainer, adding 26.70 (0.66 percent) at 4,060.87.

Tokyo stocks open 0.93% higher

Tokyo stocks opened 0.93 percent higher on Wednesday, tracking gains on Wall Street. The Nikkei 225 index gained 130.06 points to 14,126.87 at the start. US stocks finished higher Tuesday after a wild swing, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ending up 0.55 percent to 16,262.56. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite put on 0.29 percent to 4,034.16. On Wednesday market players are likely to take cues from China's first-quarter growth data due later in the day.

US stocks end higher after wild swings

US stocks finished higher Tuesday after a wild swing lower led by tech stocks that saw the Nasdaq Composite index down nearly two percent at one point. Stocks opened strongly on good results from Johnson & Johnson and Coca-Cola but then sank, amid a rise in worries over tensions in Ukraine. But the bounce-back left the Dow Jones Industrial Average in the green at the end, up 89.20 points (0.55 percent) to 16,262.44. The broad-based S&P 500 jumped 12.36 (0.68 percent) to 1,842.97, while the Nasdaq Composite put on 11.47 (0.29 percent) at 4,034.16.

US stocks close higher, extending modest rally; Johnson & Johnson reports higher earnings

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Stocks managed to close with modest gains on Wall Street after a day of up-and-down trading. Coca-Cola rose 4 per cent after reporting higher sales of non-carbonated beverages. Johnson Toll Brothers and other homebuilders fell after a measure of the industry's confidence in the housing market remained low. Apple and Netflix also fell. Major U.S. indexes moved between gains and losses all day before ending slightly higher. The Standard

Tokyo stocks open 1.14% higher

Tokyo stocks opened 1.14 percent higher on Tuesday after New York shares bounced back with the dollar gaining ground on more confidence in the US economy. The Nikkei 225 index rose 158.59 points to 14,068.75 at the start. US stocks rose decisively Monday after a solid earnings report from Citigroup and encouraging retail sales data, reversing course after deep losses late last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 0.91 percent to 16,173.24, while the tech-rich Nasdaq, which has fallen sharply over the last month, added 0.57 percent to 4,022.69.

Tokyo stocks open down 0.52%

Tokyo stocks opened 0.52 percent lower on Monday, weighed by losses on Wall Street last week and escalating tensions in Ukraine. The Nikkei 225 index fell 72.82 points to 13,887.23 at the start. On Friday the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index led Wall Street sharply lower again, closing out a dreary week at its lowest level in more than two months. The Nasdaq sank 1.34 percent to 3,999.73, its lowest close since February 3, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled 0.89 percent to 16,026.75.

US stocks sink again; Nasdaq down 1.3%

The tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index led Wall Street sharply lower again Friday, closing out a dreary week at its lowest level in more than two months. The Nasdaq sank 54.37 points (1.34 percent) to 3,999.73, the lowest close since February 3, when the index settled for one session below the psychologically important 4,000 level. The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled 140.32 (0.87 percent) to 16,029.90, while the broad-based S&P 500 shed 17.28 (0.94 percent) to 1,815.80.

US stocks tumble again after weak JPMorgan earnings

US stocks opened sharply lower Friday, following European markets downward and retreating on a disappointing earnings report from Wall Street banking giant JPMorgan Chase. Five minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 112.39 points (0.70 percent) to 16,057.83. The broad-based S&P 500 tumbled 12.88 (0.70 percent) to 1,820.20, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index sank 43.71 (1.08 percent) to 4,010.39.
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