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US stocks end higher after wild swings

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 05:03

US stocks finished higher Tuesday after a wild swing lower led by tech stocks that saw the Washington: US stocks finished higher Tuesday after a wild swing lower led by tech stocks that saw the Nasdaq Composite index down nearly two percent at one point. Stocks opened strongly on good results from Johnson & Johnson and Coca-Cola but then sank, with analysts at the time citing a rise in worries over Ukraine.  But the subsequent bounce-back left the Dow Jones Industrial Average in the green at the end, up 89.32 points (0.55 percent) to 16,262.56. The broad-based S&P 500 jumped 12.37 (0.68 percent) to 1,842.98, while the Nasdaq Composite put on 11.47 (0.29 percent) at 4,034.16. "The market is all over the place, everyday it is the same thing," said Steven Rosen, of Societe Generale.  "The market doesn`t seem to be trading on fundamentals right now, but on intraday momentum." Coca-Cola finished up 3.7 percent after meeting earnings projections of 44 cents per share in its first quarter report. The soft-drink king achieved two percent global volume growth.

Nasdaq ends below 4,000 for first time since early February

Last Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 09:25

For the week, the S&P 500 fell 2.6 percent and the Nasdaq lost 3.1 percent, the biggest weekly decline for both indexes since June 2012.

Stocks fall as Nasdaq slides; dollar eases on jobs data

Last Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014, 10:44

The U.S. bond market, surprisingly, rallied, particularly five-year Treasury notes, which had been weak lately on fears the Fed could raise interest rates earlier than anticipated.

Nasdaq sinks more than 2.5%, leads market lower

Last Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014, 02:25

The Nasdaq Composite Index tumbled more than 2.5 percent Friday, as investors overlooked a solid US jobs report to sell off prominent names from across the tech sector.

S&P ends at record but off day's high on Ukraine worries

Last Updated: Saturday, March 01, 2014, 12:25

The S&P 500 ended at another record close on Friday but well off the day`s highs as worries about tensions in Ukraine caused investors to take profits ahead of the weekend.

Dow, S&P 500 post 2014's biggest one-day percentage gain

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 05:22

U.S. stocks rose the most so far this year on Thursday after a drop in applications for unemployment insurance boosted confidence in the economy, and as Disney`s results overshot expectations.

Wall St Week Ahead: For stocks, earnings take center stage

Last Updated: Saturday, January 11, 2014, 06:44

After the S&P 500`s impressive 30 percent return in 2013, Wall Street will get a better picture of reality next week as the pace of companies reporting earnings picks up.

US stocks mixed over week on unspectacular earnings

Last Updated: Saturday, November 02, 2013, 09:59

US stocks paused this week following a stream of corporate earnings that were solid enough to maintain the year`s gains, but not quite good enough to push the rally forward.

Wall Street rebounds to end three-day drop as Microsoft gains

Last Updated: Friday, August 09, 2013, 09:01

US stocks advanced on Thursday, snapping a three-day losing skid as a rally in Microsoft helped lift the technology sector.

US stocks close strong quarter at record high

Last Updated: Friday, March 29, 2013, 16:45

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) rose 52.38 points, or 0.4 percent, to 14,578.54. The blue-chip index, which first took out its 2007 record high on March 5, rose 11.3 percent gain in the first quarter.