U.S. Market:
AIG - 55.135 +0.155 0.282% Apple - 115.65 +1.02 0.89% Bank of America - 17.205 +0.105 0.614% Cisco - 27.695 -0.125 -0.449% Citigroup - 54.70 +0.34 0.625% Coca-Cola - 43.8999 -0.6401 -1.437% Facebook - 75.15 -0.31 -0.411% Ford - 16.101 +0.201 1.264% GE - 26.38 +0.33 1.267% Hewlett-Packard - 38.89 -0.06 -0.154% Intel - 37.71 +0.11 0.293% JPMorgan - 61.14 +0.06 0.098% McDonald's - 95.219 +0.109 0.115% Microsoft - 48.15 -0.31 -0.64% Pfizer - 31.3755 -0.1945 -0.616% Starbucks - 80.30 -0.07 -0.087%

Wall Street opens lower as earnings disappoint

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange following the Supreme Court's decision on health careNEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks opened lower on Friday following disappointing results from Microsoft and McDonald's, while General Electric reported revenue that fell short of estimates. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 66.16 points, or 0.49 percent, to 13,482.78. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index slipped 5.24 points, or 0.36 percent, to 1,452.10. The Nasdaq Composite Index dropped 12.08 points, or 0.39 percent, to 3,060.78.


MARKET PULSE-GE, McDonald’s, Google, Microsoft, Schlumberger

Oct 19 (Reuters) – Some U.S. stocks to watch on Friday: (For more market insights, including options activity, clickon STXNEWS/US; for the Morning News Call newsletter click on http://link.reuters.com/faq23t; for the day ahead newsletter http://link.reuters.com/mex49s) WALL STREET SET TO OPEN LOWER AS EARNINGS DISAPPOINT Stocks were poised to open lower in the wake ofdisappointing results from Microsoft and Google a day earlier,and after General Electric reported improved profit but fellshort of revenue estimates. ** GENERAL ELECTRIC CO, Thursday close $22.81, down3. …

MARKET EYE WEEKAHEAD – Indian companies line up to report earnings

Brokers trade on their computer terminals at stock brokerage firm in MumbaiReuters Market Eye – A slew of blue chip earnings will continue to dominate Indian stock markets, with Cairn India , Hero MotoCorp , and ICICI Bank set to post results. Trading volumes could be hit on account of the Dussehra public holiday on Wednesday. Stock markets will be opened on Friday but bonds and FX trading will be closed. Investors are also on hold ahead of the RBI's policy review on October 30. Although most analysts expect the Reserve Bank of India to keep rates on hold, they see a potential cut in the cash reserve ratio, or the amount of deposits banks must keep with the RBI. …


Sensex falls on earnings caution; ITC hits record high

A stock broker monitors index on his terminal while trading at a brokerage firm in MumbaiMUMBAI (Reuters) – The BSE Sensex fell on Friday as Reliance Industries extended a recent losing run on continued worries about the outlook for its refining margins and as recently outperforming financial stocks such as HDFC were hit by profit-taking. However gains in ITC Ltd to a record high capped broader losses after the cigarette maker posted a 22 percent surge in July-September earnings despite the challenge of higher taxes and tighter anti-smoking rules in several states. Indian shares have struggled recently, with the Sensex down 0.4 percent this month after rallying 7. …


UK stocks slip back after four-sessions of gains

* FTSE 100 down 0.1 percent; up 2 percent this week * Miners retreat, tracking weak metals prices * Defensive stocks back in favour * Aggreko, Bunzl dented by mixed trading updates LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index slippedback on Friday after four days of gains, tracking overnightfalls on Wall Street and in Asia and weighed down by weakness inmining stocks. Trading was expected to be volatile, however, with theexpiry of monthly futures and options contracts which often joltmarkets due in London at around 0915 GMT. …

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