Midway through trading Tuesday, the Dow traded up 0.38 percent
to 16,320.14 while the NASDAQ surged 1.22 percent to 4,163.62.
The S&P also rose, gaining 0.71 percent to 1,832.09.
Top Headline J.P. Morgan Chase & Co (NYSE:
) reported a
in its fourth-quarter profit. J.P. Morgan's quarterly profit
declined to $5.3 billion, or $1.30 per share, versus a year-ago
profit of $5.7 billion, or $1.39 per share. Its adjusted earnings
came in at $1.40 per share. Its revenue dropped 1% to $24.1
billion, versus $24.4 billion. However, analysts were projecting
earnings of $1.32 per share on revenue of $23.81billion. J.P.
Morgan's mortgage originations tumbled 54% y/y to $23.3 billion,
while investment banking net income slipped 57%.
Equities Trading UP Shares of Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:
) got a boost, shooting up 9.30 percent to $429.63 after the
company issued upbeat Q4 revenue forecast.
VeriFone Systems (NYSE:
) shot up 6.51 percent to $29.20 after JP Morgan upgraded the
stock from Neutral to Overweight.
) was also up, gaining 1.78 percent to $1,142.97 after the
company announced its
plans to acquire
Nest Labs for $3.2 billion. Analysts at Wells Fargo upgraded
Google from Market Perform to Outperform.
Equities Trading DOWN
Shares of GameStop (NYSE:
) were down 17.62 percent to $37.33 after the company cut its
profit outlook for the holiday quarter.
Wolverine World Wide (NYSE:
) tumbled 8.96 percent to $29.88 after the company issued weak
revenue forecast for fiscal year 2013.
) was down, falling 10.01 percent to $116.99 after the company
issued downbeat FY14 earnings outlook. Commodities
In commodity news, oil traded up 0.56 percent to $92.31, while
gold traded down 0.69 percent to $1,242.50. Silver traded down
1.08 percent Tuesday to $20.17, while copper fell 0.55 percent to
Eurozone European shares were mostly higher today. The Spanish
Ibex Index rose 0.06 percent, while Italy's FTSE MIB Index gained
0.17 percent. Meanwhile, the German DAX climbed 0.23 percent and
the French CAC 40 rose 0.26 percent while U.K. shares gained 0.16
Economics The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index rose to 93.90
in December, versus a prior reading of 92.50. However, economists
were expecting a reading of 93.10. The ICSC-Goldman Sachs store
sales index dropped 1% in the week ended Saturday versus the
US retail sales increased 0.2% in December, versus economists'
estimates for a 0.1% gain. The import price index came in
unchanged in December, while the export index climbed 0.4% in the
The Johnson Redbook Retail Sales Index declined 0.3% in the
first week of January versus December. US business inventories
rose 0.40% in November, versus economists' expectations for a
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