May 17, 12:36 PM ET
U.S. market indexes extended gains after consumer sentiment rose more than expected and the index of leading economic indicators showed more economic expansion in the U.S. Dell declined on a sharp fall in earnings. J.C. Penney loss widened.
May 17, 11:38 AM ET
Autodesk first quarter net dropped 30% and Donaldson net slid 2%. Dell first quarter net plunged 79% but enterprise sales showed some strength in the quarter. J. C. Penney and Stage Stores net loss widened. Nordstrom net fell 3% and Sina Corp net loss narrowed.