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Stock Market Today: November 22, 2017

11/22/2017 U.S. stocks and the major indexes moved in a mixed fashion throughout Wednesday, the last full session of this holiday-shortened week. Investors were ostensibly collecting some profit after yesterday’s record-setting session, as well as responding to some economic updates.
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Stock Market Today: November 21, 2017

11/21/2017 Led by a surge in technology stocks, the U.S. stock market pressed higher on Tuesday. Each of the major large-cap indexes set new intraday trading highs, with the NASDAQ 100 posting the biggest single-day advance. After a two-week streak of profit taking, this holiday-shortened week’s optimism has been driven a strong corporate earnings season, solid economic indicators, and a cautiously affirmative belief that tax reform will be close to implementation by the end of the year.
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Stock Market Today: November 20, 2017

11/20/2017 The stock market managed to make some progress today, as we commenced a new week on Wall Street. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead roughly 72 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was up three points; and the technology heavy NASDAQ was higher by nearly eight points. Market breadth was positive, with winners ahead of losers on the NYSE.
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Stock Market Today: November 17, 2017

11/17/2017 Though lingering concern about tax reform led to a mostly negative day for the large-cap indexes, market breadth favored the bulls on Friday. The Russell 2000 added roughly 7 points during the session, while advancing shares outnumbered declining issues by a 1.8to-1.0 margin. Strength was found mostly in the cyclical consumer goods, basic materials, and energy sectors, which helped to offset selling in the utility and noncyclical sectors.
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Dow 30 Earnings: Wal-Mart Stores Fiscal Third Quarter 2017

11/16/2017 Shares of Wal-Mart (WMT) gain following the release of the company’s fiscal third-quarter results and guidance.
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Dow 30 Earnings: Cisco Systems First Quarter Fiscal 2018

11/16/2017 Networking equipment and software vendor Cisco Systems (CSCO) has reported in-line results for the October-quarter. Revenue of $12.1 billion fell 2% year over year, matching our estimate. Overall, product sales decreased 3%, while service revenue rose 1%. Earnings per share of $0.61 were flat compared to last year and beat our call by a penny.
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Stock Market Today: November 16, 2017

11/16/2017 The stock market moved strongly higher this morning, and managed to maintain these gains through the afternoon. Of note, a batch of solid corporate profit reports likely helped fuel today’s advance. At the end of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 187 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was ahead 21 points; and the NASDAQ was higher by 87 points.
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Stock Market Today: November 15, 2017

11/15/2017 U.S. equities struggled on Wednesday, with declining shares outnumbering advancing issues from bell to bell. The bull market continues to face some turbulence as a decline in oil prices and ongoing uncertainty regarding tax reform conspired to bring the large-cap indexes lower during the session. There were notable selloffs in the non-cyclical consumer goods, energy, technology, and utilities sectors, while only telecommunications stocks were able to muster a meaningful aggregate advance.
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Dow 30 Earnings: The Home Depot Fiscal Third Quarter 2017

11/14/2017 Shares of The Home Depot were little changed after the home-improvement retailer delivered solid fiscal third-quarter financial results.
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