Midway through trading Tuesday, the Dow traded up 1 percent to
14,712.23 while the NASDAQ surged 1.27 percent to 3,274.59. The
S&P also rose, gaining 1.06 percent to 1,578.99.
Index Technicals: The S&P 500 closed above its daily 20
EMA at 1,560.71, with 1,575 resistance above and 1,545 support
Next up, the Dow closed yesterday just under its 20 EMA
support at 14,594.80 and has 14,650 acting as resistance above,
with 14,450 as support below.
The NASDAQ closed just above its 20 EMA resistance at
3,232.47, with 3,270 resistance above that and 3,160 as support
Finally, the Russell closed higher at 925, with 900 support
below. Its 20 EMA looks to be moving down towards its 50 EMA,
with a bearish cross looking probable in the near future.
Top Headline Lockheed Martin (NYSE:
) reported a 14.8% rise in its first-quarter net income.
Lockheed Martin's quarterly net profit surged to $761 million,
or $2.33 per share, from $668 million, or $2.03 per share, in the
Its revenue fell 2% to $11.1 billion from $11.3 billion.
However, analysts were expecting a profit of $2.04 per share on
revenue of $10.3 billion.
Equities Trading UP Netflix (NASDAQ:
) shot up 25.08 percent to $218.11 after the company reported
better-than-expected first-quarter profit.
Shares of Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:
) got a boost, shooting up 31.95 percent to $16.48 after the
company announced its plans to create a new growth-oriented
) was also up, gaining 14.45 percent to $63.08 on Q1 results.
Equities Trading DOWN Arch Coal (NYSE:
) was down, falling 4.31 percent to $4.68 after the company
reported a Q1 loss.
Shares of Brinker International (NYSE:
) were down 4.92 percent to $36.92 on FQ3 results.
) shares tumbled 14.34 percent to $14.46 on downbeat FQ3
Commodities In commodity news, oil traded down 0.15 percent to
$89.06, while gold traded down 0.56 percent to $1,413.20.
Silver traded down 1.96 percent Tuesday to $22.92, while
copper fell 1 percent to $3.11.
Eurozone European shares were higher on comments from ECB
President Mario Draghi which hinted at an imminent rate cut. The
German Manufacturing PMI slipped to 47.9 from 49.0 on
expectations of a reading of 49.0 while the Services PMI declined
to 49.2 from 50.9 on expectations of a reading of 51.
The Spanish Ibex Index rose 3.26 percent while the Italian
FTSE MIB Index gained 2.93 percent. Meanwhile, the German DAX
rose 2.41 percent and the French CAC gained 3.58 percent and U.K.
shares surged 2 percent.
Economics The ICSC/Goldman Sachs Retail Chain Store Sales
Index rose 0.8% in the week ended Saturday versus the earlier
National chain store sales dropped 2.8% in the first two weeks
in April from March, according to Redbook Research's latest
The US flash manufacturing PMI declined to a reading of 52.0
in April, versus 54.6 in March.
US home prices climbed 0.7% in February, according to the
Federal Housing Finance Agency., However, home prices rose 7.1%
in the 12 months ended in February.
Sales of new US homes climbed 1.5% to an annual rate of
417,000 in March. However, economists were estimating the rate to
surge to 421,000.
The Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index declined to -6.00 in
April, versus a prior reading of 3.00. However, economists were
expecting a reading of 2.00.
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