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Stock Market Today: April 2, 2018

04/02/2018 Fresh off a three-day holiday weekend, stocks sold off sharply today on renewed concerns about international trade disputes, in conjunction with a retreat in leadership on the part of the tech sector.
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Stock Market Today: February 20, 2018

02/20/2018 U.S. stock market averages stumbled out of the gate on Tuesday. Declining issues doubled advancing shares, with only the technology sector managing to post a full-day aggregate gain. By the final hour, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 had fallen deeper into negative territory, while the once-strong NASDAQ finished near its breakeven line.
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Dow 30 Earnings: Wal-Mart Stores Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2017

02/20/2018 Shares of Wal-Mart (WMT) dip following the release of the company’s fiscal fourth-quarter results and guidance.
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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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Stock Market Today: August 18, 2017

08/18/2017 After opening the day lower, a majority of U.S. stocks spent Friday afternoon in positive territory, though the indexes wound up in the red. Still, following the politically driven decline in valuations since Wednesday afternoon, each of the major large-cap indexes remains well below its respective previous-week closing levels. While the bulls got a boost from a rosy Consumer Confidence Survey reading, today’s directionless movement underscored the recent uncertainty that has characterized trading over the past several weeks.
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Stock Market Today: August 17, 2017

08/17/2017 U.S. stocks were down across the board on Thursday, as investors revealed growing concerns regarding the Federal Reserve’s interest-rate strategy and, especially, apparent discord within the White House that could threaten key economic policies from being implemented.
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Dow 30 Earnings: Wal-Mart Stores Fiscal Second Quarter 2017

08/17/2017 Shares of Wal-Mart (WMT) dipped following the release of the company’s fiscal second-quarter results and guidance.
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Stock Market Today: May 22, 2017

05/22/2017 The stock market made some progress today, as we embarked on a new trading week. At the close of the session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead 90 points; the S&P 500 Index was up 12 points; and the NASDAQ was higher by 50 points. Market breadth showed broad based participation, with advancers well ahead of decliners on the NYSE.
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Dow 30 Earnings: Wal-Mart Stores Fiscal First Quarter 2017

05/18/2017 General merchandise retailer, Wal-Mart Stores, (WMT) reported marginally better-than-expected results for the fiscal first quarter (years end January 31st). Total revenue rose 2.5% to $118.8 billion, slightly higher than our $118.0 billion estimate. Earnings per share of $1.00 came in at the high end of the $0.90-$1.00 guidance range, and surpassed our call by $0.03. Encouragingly, this marked the first quarterly EPS increase in more than two years.
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