Midway through trading Wednesday, the Dow traded down 0.11
percent to 15,662.50 while the NASDAQ declined 0.34 percent to
3,938.73. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.24 percent to
Top Headline General Motors (NYSE:
third-quarter net income. GM's quarterly earnings declined to
$698 million, or $0.45 per share, from $1.48 billion, or $0.89
per share, in the year-earlier period.
Excluding one-time items, the company earned $0.96 per share.
Its revenue climbed 4% to $39 million. However, analysts were
estimating earnings of $0.94 per share on revenue of $39.2
Equities Trading UP
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:
) shot up 7.13 percent to $25.85 after the company reported
upbeat profit for the fiscal second quarter. Shares of
Ariad Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:
) got a boost, shooting up 5.01 percent to $3.98. Sarissa Capital
Management LP has taken a 6.22% stake in Ariad
DreamWorks Animation SKG (NASDAQ:
) was also up, gaining 15.74 percent to $32.20 on upbeat Q3
Equities Trading DOWN
Shares of The Western Union Company (NYSE:
) were down 12.27 percent to $16.88 on Q3 results. Raymond James
downgraded the stock from Outperform to Market Perform.
) shares tumbled 13.54 percent to $16.10 on Q2 results.
Cirrus Logic (NASDAQ:
) was down, falling 13.02 percent to $21.24 after the company
reported Q2 results. Barclays downgraded the stock from
Equal-Weight to Underweight.
In commodity news,
oil traded down 0.91 percent
to $97.31, while gold traded up 0.68 percent to $1,354.60. Silver
traded up 2.41 percent Wednesday to $23.04, while copper rose
1.43 percent to $3.33.
today. The Spanish Ibex Index fell 0.99 percent, while Italy's
FTSE MIB Index declined 0.69 percent. Meanwhile, the German DAX
fell 0.19 percent and the French CAC 40 dropped 0.10 percent
while U.K. shares declined 0.08 percent.
Private-sector employers added 130,000 jobs in October,
according to Automatic Data Processing Inc. However, economists
were expecting an increase of 150,000 jobs. US consumer prices
increased 0.2% in September, while the core CPI climbed 0.1%.
However, economists were expecting a 0.2% rise. The Mortgage
Bankers Association reported that its index of mortgage
application activity rose 6.40% in the week ended October 25.
Crude supplies climbed 4.1 million barrels for the week ended
October 25, the US Energy Information Administration reported.
However, analysts were expecting a rise of 3.5 million barrels.
The FOMC is scheduled to announce its policy decision at 2:00
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