Retail boost helps lift S&P 500

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks closed higher on Tuesday as earnings from Home Depot and retail sales data signaled solid consumer health and eased worries about a Federal Reserve that may have to become more aggressive in the face of rising inflation.FILE PHOTO: People walk by the New York

Goldman Sachs forecasts modest rise for S&P 500 index in 2022

FILE PHOTO: A trader looks at a screen that charts the S&P 500 on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., April 27, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid(Reuters) – Goldman Sachs expects the S&P 500 index to rise by a more modest 9% by the end

Morgan Stanley sets end-2022 S&P 500 target at 4,400

FILE PHOTO: A sign is displayed on the Morgan Stanley building in New York U.S., July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File PhotoNEW YORK (Reuters) – Morgan Stanley analysts see the S&P 500 moving lower in 2022, with equity markets more volatile as earnings growth slows, bond yields climb and companies try

Futures extend losses after strong inflation data

FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., October 20, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid(Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures extended losses on Wednesday after data showed U.S. consumer prices rose more than expected in October, fueling concerns that inflation could

Futures slip on Fed angst; Tesla slides after record run

(Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures slipped on Tuesday, pointing to a slight easing from record highs for Wall Street indexes as investors took to caution ahead of the Federal Reserve’s widely expected move to start tapering its monthly bond purchases.FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor of the New

Solid earnings lift mood on Wall Street ahead of Apple, Amazon results

(Reuters) – Wall Street’s main indexes rose on Thursday as upbeat quarterly earnings from Caterpillar, Merck and Ford helped investors shrug off data that showed U.S. economic growth slowed sharply in the third quarter.FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York

Wall Street closes at record but Facebook weighs

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stock indexes closed modestly higher on Tuesday, with the Dow Industrials and S&P 500 hitting fresh records, and gains were subdued as Facebook shares fell in the wake of its quarterly earnings.FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

Wall St eyes higher open as Big Tech earnings take center stage

(Reuters) – U.S. stock indexes were set to open higher on Monday as investors geared up for earnings reports from heavyweight technology companies this week, while PayPal jumped after saying it was not interested in buying Pinterest.FILE PHOTO: A Specialist trader works inside a booth on the floor of the

S&P 500, Dow near record highs on solid forecasts from healthcare firms

(Reuters) -The S&P 500 and the Dow inched closer to record highs on Wednesday after strong forecasts from healthcare companies Anthem and Abbott, while the Nasdaq lagged as technology stocks took a breather.Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., October

European stocks steady as Nestle shines in mixed bag of earnings

(Reuters) -European shares were flat on Wednesday as strong results from Nestle boosted food company stocks and made up for disappointing earnings from a clutch of firms, including French luxury group Kering and Dutch semiconductor company ASML.FILE PHOTO: The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock