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Wall St climbs as earnings gather pace; AmEx boosts Dow
22 April 2017, 12:48 | Jan Cross
Visa was on a charge in pre-market trading
Seven of the 11 major S&P sectors were higher, with the industrials index's .SPLRCI 1.2 percent rise leading the advancers, helped by gains in CSX Corp CSX.O .
At 10:39 a.m. ET the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 70.46 points, or 0.35 percent, at 20,474.95, the S&P 500 was up 6.08 points, or 0.26 percent, at 2,344.25.
Gains in shares of American Express and those of Goldman Sachs, recently up 5.5 per cent and 1.8 per cent respectively, led the Dow higher. (AXP), after the credit-card giant reported strong corporate earnings late Wednesday. "Our first quarter performance marks a good start to the year with momentum in the consumer and commercial businesses in the USA and in key markets internationally", Kenneth Chenault, chief executive officer, said in a statement.
"First-quarter earnings season for the S&P 500, while admittedly still unfolding, appears to be positioning well for upside surprises that could deliver earnings growth of around 9%, in line with consensus expectations and perhaps even better than that", said John Stoltzfus, chief investment strategist at Oppenheimer.
The S&P 500 is up 26.89 points, or 1.2 percent.
Philip Morris PM.N fell 3.8 percent to $109.53 after the tobacco maker's first-quarter profit forecast fell below estimates.
Georgia run-off sets test for Trump, and Democrats
Although the Georgia race has received the most attention, it's not the only special House election to make waves this year. That means Ossoff , a former congressional staff member, will take on Republican Karen Handel in a June runoff election.
Anxiety over France's upcoming election is rising after a terrorist shooting on the Champs-Elysees forced an early end to the campaign.
Our first quarter performance marks a good start to the year with momentum in the consumer and commercial businesses in the U.S. and in key markets internationally. "Markets are trying to get their heads around whether that will actually affect company earnings".
The Conference Board's United States leading indicators index rose more than expected in March, with the index lifting 0.4% versus the 0.2% expected.
The Nasdaq composite surged 53.74 points, or 0.9 percent, to 5,916.78.
France: Uncertainty surrounds France's presidential election set for Sunday as there are several front-runners, including Marine Le Pen of the far-right National Front and Centrist Emmanuel Macron.
Prince fans join 'purple family' at Paisley Park
Several landmarks in Prince's hometown of Minneapolis will light up in purple today to mark the first anniversary of his death. Fans who can't get tickets can head to a street party outside First Avenue, the club he made world famous in " Purple Rain ".
Ganondorf officially has a surname
Regardless of if you know all of this already, it's a fun, albeit lacking, guide to this massive, lore filled world of Hyrule. It's well worth a look, especially if you're a fond appreciator of stuff like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Honda plans Rs. 1600 cr. spending to add bikes
Honda will also ramp up its premium segment presence by bringing in Africa Twin, a 1000 cc sports bike, soon. BS VI norms will make India quality match the world's most stringent quality standards.
Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) Quarterly Analysis
Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 95,594 shares of the company's stock, valued at $2,482,576.18. Stock exchanged hands with the total volume of 5.70 Million shares, as contrast to its average volume of 3.99 Million shares.
Matthews, Laine and Werenski are Calder Trophy finalists
He was the best rookie on a young Maple Leafs team that also had Calder contenders William Nylander and Mitch Marner . " Winnipeg Jets' Patrik Laine is among three finalists for the NHL's rookie of the year award, The Calder Trophy".
Chris Evans Sets Broadway Debut in 'Lobby Hero'!
Mary Page Marlowe is described as a seemingly ordinary accountant from OH who has experienced pain and joy, success and failure. That production will be followed in July 2018 with a revival of Jean Young Lee's Straight White Men , staged by Anna D.
UK Labour won't offer second Brexit vote
Meanwhile, the Liberal Democrats and the SNP, will hope to woo disappointed pro-EU voters with their clear anti-Brexit stance. Conservatives could snatch include Dudley North, Walsall North and Wolverhampton South West from Labour.