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Dow 30 Earnings: Verizon Communications Fourth Quarter 2017

01/23/2018 Verizon Communications, (VZ) the telecommunications giant and Dow-30 component, reported 2017 fourth-quarter earnings of $0.86 a share, two cents below our estimate and on par with the year-ago result, on a better-than-expected 5% top-line increase. And investors seem rather nonplussed by the company's recent performance, with the stock hardly reacting on the news.
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Stock Market Today: January 18, 2018

01/18/2018 On a day that saw many equities slip from recently set all-time highs, the major U.S. indexes exhibited modest weakness. The Dow, which opened slightly higher, fell quickly into the red and scarcely showed signs of a recovery. The S&P 500 and NASDAQ were a bit more resilient at times, with each composite group rising briefly above their respective breakeven line in the afternoon. But a late-day selloff saw each index fall sharply, while overall breadth favored declining issues (which outnumbered advancers two-to-one).
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Dow 30 Earnings: Verizon Communications Third Quarter 2017

10/19/2017 Shares of Verizon are trading modestly higher on news of the telecommunicationsgiant’s decent third-quarter results.
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Stock Market Today: October 17, 2017

10/17/2017 The stock market put in a mixed performance today, as traders digested the latest batch of corporate profit reports. At the close of the session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead 40 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was up two points; and the NASDAQ was nominally lower. Market breadth was slightly negative, as declining issues outnumbered advancers by a narrow margin on the NYSE. From a sector perspective, the healthcare and utility issues showed some leadership, while the financials, energy, and basic materials issues retreated.
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Stock Market Today: June 13, 2017

06/13/2017 The equity market put in a largely constructive session today. At the close of the day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead roughly 93 points; while the S&P 500 Index was up 11 points; and the NASDAQ was higher by 45 points. Market breadth showed broad-based support for equities, as winners outnumbered losers by a comfortable margin on the NYSE.
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Stock Market Today: April 27, 2017

04/27/2017 The equity market put in a somewhat directionless performance today. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 showed only modest gains, while the NASDAQ managed to advance 24 points. Market breadth suggested a mixed quality to today’s trading, with advancers about even with decliners on the NYSE. The major stock sectors were divided, as sizable losses in the energy and basic materials issues offset gains in the healthcare and technology names. 
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Dow 30 Earnings: Verizon Communications First Quarter 2017

04/20/2017 Verizon, the telecommunications giant and Dow-30 component, reported worse-than-expected March-quarter earnings. However, investors seem unfazed, with the stock down modestly on the news.
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Stock Market Today: April 4, 2017

04/04/2017 The U.S. stock market put in a somewhat directionless and mixed performance today. However, at the close of trading, the major averages managed to land in positive territory. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead 39 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was up one point; and the NASDAQ was higher by four points.
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Dogs Of The Dow: 2016 in Review

01/30/2017 The Dogs of the Dow investment strategy produced market-beating returns for 2016. A Dogs of the Dow portfolio (consisting of equally weighted positions in the top 10 highest yielding Dow issues at the start of the year) would have risen 16% on the year. The advance was led by Caterpillar (CAT), which was up more than 35% in price, while Chevron (CVX) rose just over 30%, good enough for second-best among the Dogs. Meanwhile, the leading equity benchmarks also participated in the stock market’s 2016 advance, though the gains on the NASDAQ and the S&P 500 couldn’t measure up to those posted by the Dogs.
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