- Markets & IndustriesStock Market Today:May 05, 2016
Current Today's Change NASDAQ 4,725.64 0.00 0.00% S&P 500 2,051.12 -12.25 -0.59% DOW 17,651.26 -99.65 -0.56% Russell 2000 1,113.13 0.00 0.00%NASDAQAll data as of 4:36 PM May 04, 2016. Delayed at least 15 minutes
- Featured CommentariesMarket Daily UpdatesStock Market Today: May 4, 2016Harvey S. Katz, William G. Ferguson, Simon Shnayder | 05/04/2016The major U.S stock market indexes moved lower today, extending yesterdays decline amid mixed corporate earnings and uneven economic data. Markets have lost some ground over the last two weeks, or so, partly paring the sharp gains seen since mid-February. Even so, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 remain modestly positive, year to date, while the NASQAQ is down more than 5%.Market Daily UpdatesStock Market Today: May 3, 2016Harvey S. Katz, Adam Rosner | 05/03/2016The U.S. stock market opened sharply lower this morning, managed to pare its losses a couple of hours into the session, but then weakened again in the late afternoon. At the close of trading, The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 140 points; the S&P 500 Index was off 18 points; and the NASDAQ was lower by 54 points.StockHighlightsDow 30 Earnings: Pfizer First Quarter 2016Michael Ratty | 05/03/2016Pfizer (PFE), the New York-based drugmaker and a Dow-30 component, has reported first-quarter earnings of $0.49 a share, versus $0.38 in the comparable period of 2015. While the company spent considerably more on production, administration and marketing during the quarter, the impact was more than offset by a double-digit advance on the top line.Market Daily UpdatesStock Market Today: May 2, 2016William G. Ferguson and Adam Rosner | 05/02/2016Stocks moved nicely higher today, with considerable strength in the late afternoon. At the end of the day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead 118 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was up 16 points; and the NASDAQ was higher by 42 points. The general tone on Wall Street was constructive, as advancers outnumbered decliners on the NYSE. From a sector perspective, the consumer stocks led the market higher, offsetting weakness in the energy and materials issues.StockHighlightsUsing the Value Line Report: What Is So Special About United TechnologiesJ. Susan Ferrara | 05/02/2016Stock picking could certainly be a challenging task for the average investor. One seeking to add a safe stock that generates steady income, with respectable long-term growth potential, however, need not look further than the Dow 30. Home to some of the most stable, dividend-paying equities around, the index offers a plethora of viable choices along those lines, though not necessarily high-flyers. In this review, we will focus on industrial titan United Technologies (UTX), which operates in four major segments: commercial and military aircraft engines; elevators and escalators; heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning equipment; and aerospace and industrial products.
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