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Stock Market Today: January 2, 2020

01/02/2020 The stock market started the newyearquitepositively, on improvedsentiment about the economic environment. Over the rest of the day, the market rebounded from the brief profit taking and even took out the prior daily highs. The indices ended not too far from their new apexes. All told, the Dow closed higher by 330 points, the S&P increased 27 points, and the NASDAQ rose 120 points.
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Stock Market Today: December 31, 2019

12/31/2019 The majorstock averages picked up late in the session ahead of tomorrow’s New Year’s Day holiday, ending a big year on a positivenote.
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Stock Market Today: December 26, 2019

12/26/2019 The stockmarketopenedhigher today, and managed to build on these gains through the afternoon. Today, traders seemed pleased with recent reports suggesting that the U.S. and China were close to reaching a trade agreement. Furthermore, reports showed that retail sales strengthened during the holiday season, with notable gains in the online shopping area. At the end of the session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead about 106 points, the broader S&P 500 Index was up 17 points, and the NASDAQ was higher by 70 points.
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Dow 30 Earnings: The Walt Disney Company Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2019

11/08/2019 Wall Street sent shares of entertainment and media conglomerate The Walt Disney Company higher in early trading this morning following the release of the company’s fiscal fourth-quarter results.
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Dow 30 Earnings: Microsoft First Quarter Fiscal 2020

10/24/2019 High-technology and cloud-services giant Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) reported revenue and earnings of $33.1 billion and $1.38 a share for its fiscal firstquarter. (Years end June 30th.) This was another in a series of strong financial and operational performances for the company based in Redmond, WA, with the top and bottom lines comparing favorably with our estimates of $32.0 billion and $1.22 a share. As has been the case for the last year or so, the secular move to the cloud and cloud computing architecture taking place in the software industry and Microsoft's success in meeting its customer’s needs as they embrace the changes underscored the latest results. Investors were generally pleased with the report, with MSFT shares having risen modestly in early trading.
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Stock Market Today: September 20, 2019

09/20/2019 Stocks closed down to end the week following unhelpful news on trade negotiations with China. Early in the afternoon, word came that a delegation from the Asian nation cancelled a visit scheduled to farmland in the United States. The market had moved modestly higher by mid-morning on Friday in a bit of a news vacuum, since there was no major economic data scheduled to be released. The impact of the Federal Reserve’s Wednesday decision to lower interest rates was also largely factored into stock prices.
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Dow 30 Earnings: Microsoft Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2019

07/19/2019 Microsoft’s June-period financial results exceeded expectations and reflected the company’s ongoing success in the cloud arena. Investorsgreeted the reportwarmly.
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Stock Market Today: July 15, 2019

07/15/2019 The stockmarket started a new week on Wall Street with a somewhat muted performance. Today, investors seemed a bit moreconcerned about the corporate profit outlook, now that the second-quarter earnings season has begun. Further, these worries seemed to offset some of the optimism about a more dovish Federal Reserve. At the close of trading today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead 27 points; the S&P 500 Index was up nominally; and the NASDAQ was higher by 14 points.
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Dow 30 Earnings: Microsoft Third Quarter Fiscal 2019

04/25/2019 High-tech giant and Dow Industrials component Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) reported revenue and earnings of $30.6 billion and $1.14 a share for its fiscal third quarter (years ends June 30th). This was a very good performance, in our view, comparing favorably with our estimates of $30.0 billion and $1.02 a share. Indeed, the recent release added to the lengthening string of reports chronicling the company's success, and investors greeted it quite warmly.
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