Following the market opening Friday, the Dow traded up 1.01
percent to 14,981.68 while the NASDAQ surged 1.26 percent to
3,382.65. The S&P also rose, gaining 1.08 percent to
Top Headline Yesterday, LinkedIn (NYSE:
) issued a downbeat revenue view for the second quarter.
LinkedIn posted its first-quarter earnings at $22.6 million,
or $0.20 per share, versus $5 million, or $0.04 per share, in the
year-ago period. Its adjusted earnings came in at $0.45 per
share, beating analysts' estimates of $0.30 per share. Its
revenue climbed 72% to around $325 million.
LinkedIn projected Q2 revenue of $342 million to $347 million,
versus analysts' expectations of $360 million.
Equities Trading UP InvenSense (NYSE:
) shot up 19.76 percent to $11.15 on upbeat Q4 results.
Shares of Blucora (NASDAQ:
) got a boost, shooting up 15.13 percent to $16.89 on Q1
FleetCor Technologies (NYSE:
) was also up, gaining 6.94 percent to $82.56 after the company
reported strong Q1 results.
Equities Trading DOWN Arena Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:
) was down, falling 8.20 percent to $7.71 after the company
reported disappointing 1Q results.
Shares of LinkedIn (NYSE:
) were down 8.26 percent to $185.02 after the company issued a
downbeat revenue view for the second quarter..
) shares tumbled 7.86 percent to $33.65 on downbeat Q1
Commodities In commodity news, oil traded up 1.22 percent to
$95.14, while gold traded down 0.15 percent to $1,465.40.
Silver traded up 0.42 percent Friday to $23.93, while copper
rose 5.73 percent to $3.28.
Eurozone European shares were higher following the revised EC
growth forecasts. The European Commission has released its
revised growth forecasts for 2013 and 2014 and now expects the
eurozone to contract 0.4 percent this year before expanding 1.2
percent next year.
The Spanish Ibex Index gained 1.46 percent while the Italian
FTSE MIB Index rose 0.56 percent. Meanwhile, the German DAX rose
1.42 percent while the French CAC 40 rose 1.25 percent and U.K.
shares gained 1.04 percent.
Economics The US economy added 165,000 jobs in April. The
unemployment rate declined to 7.5% in April, versus 7.6%.
However, economists were projecting a 135,000 gain in jobs and
unemployment rate to remain at 7.6%.
The ISM services index declined to 53.1 in April, versus 54.4
in March, missing economists' estimates of 53.7.
Factory orders dropped 4.00% in March. However, economists
were expecting a 2.90% drop in orders.
The Fed's Daniel Tarullo and Jeffery Lacker are set to
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