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Saturday, August 18 2018

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Stock Market Today: August 17, 2018

Harvey S. Katz, CFA and Robert Harrington | 08/17/2018

The major U.S. composites exhibited mixed fortunes for most of Friday, before a mid-afternoon update on trade stoked a rally that persisted until the closing bell. Indeed, while both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 spent the majority of the session in positive territory and were on track for weekly gains, the NASDAQ and small-cap Russell 2000 were firmly below their breakeven lines when, at about 2:00 PM EST, a report suggested that the leaders of the United States and China would hold trade discussions in November.

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Dow 30 Earnings: Walmart Inc. Fiscal Second Quarter 2018

Kevin Downing | 08/16/2018

Shares of Walmart (WMT) rally on the release of the retail giant’s fiscal second-quarter financial results.

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Dow 30 Earnings: Cisco Systems Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2018

Kevin Downing | 08/16/2018

Networking equipment and software provider Cisco Systems (CSCO) reported largely in-line results for the fiscal fourth quarter ended July 28, 2018. First-quarter guidance was also as expected. The company notched its third-consecutive quarter of year-over-year revenue growth and investors are rewarding the consistency.

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