Midway through trading Friday, the Dow traded up 0.48 percent
to 16,255.95 while the NASDAQ surged 0.98 percent to 4,097.77.
The S&P also rose, gaining 0.57 percent to 1,819.90.
Top Headline BlackBerry (NASDAQ:
swung to a loss
in the third quarter.
BlackBerry posted a quarterly loss of $4.4 billion, or $8.37
per share, versus a year-ago profit of $9 million, or $0.02 per
share. Its adjusted loss came in at $0.67 per share.
Its revenue dropped to $1.2 billion from $2.7 billion.
However, analysts were estimating a loss of $0.44 per share on
revenue of $1.59 billion. BlackBerry also entered into a
five-year strategic partnership with Foxconn to develop and
Equities Trading UP Red Hat (NYSE:
) shot up 18.76 percent to $58.19 as the company reported
better-than-expected third-quarter results.
Shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:
) got a boost, shooting up 6.24 percent to $121.88 after the
company announced its
plans to buy
Gentium SpA (NASDAQ:
) for around $1 billion.
The Jones Group (NYSE:
) was also up, gaining 4.78 percent to $14.81 after the company
agreed to be acquired
by Sycamore Partners for $15.00 per share in cash.
Equities Trading DOWN Shares of TIBCO Software (NASDAQ:
) were down 14.17 percent to $21.01 on Q4 results. Analysts at
UBS downgraded the stock from Buy to Neutral.
) shares tumbled 8.45 percent to $48.57 after the company
Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:
) was down, falling 4.97 percent to $45.63 after the company
lowered its Q4 forecast.
Commodities In commodity news,
oil traded down 0.07 percent
to $98.97, while gold traded up 0.85 percent to $1,203.70.
Silver traded up 1.27 percent Friday to $19.43, while copper
rose 0.41 percent to $3.31.
Eurozone European shares today. The Spanish Ibex Index gained
0.23 percent, while Italy's FTSE MIB Index climbed 0.77 percent.
Meanwhile, the German DAX surged 0.74 percent and the French CAC
40 jumped 0.41 percent while U.K. shares gained 0.39 percent.
Economics The U.S. economy expanded at an annual pace of 4.1%
in the third quarter, versus a prior reading of a 3.6% growth.
However, economists were expecting a growth of 3.6%.
The Kansas City Fed manufacturing index declined to -3.00 in
December, versus a prior reading of 7.00. However, economists
were expecting a reading of 6.00.
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