Mar 31, 2011 4:11 PM ET
U.S. indexes traded sideways after weekly jobless claims declined. For the quarter the Dow added 6.6%, S&P 500 index increased 5.6% and the Nasdaq gained 4.7%. Oil soared 17% and gold gained 1.3%. In Europe, French budget deficit was lower than expected but debt to GDP ratio hovered near Spainís.
Mar 31, 2011 11:43 AM ET
Acuity Brands second quarter net income surged to $19.9 million. CarMax fourth quarter net earnings rose 19% to $89.5 million. Cybex reported fourth quarter net loss of $57.1 million. PepsiCo estimates fiscal year 2011 earnings per share growth of 7% to 8% to $4.13 billion in 2010.
Mar 31, 2011 12:34 PM ET
The UK indexes gained after home prices rose in March. Ireland trade surplus fell in January. Taylor Wimpey agreed to sell North American business for $955 million. Vodafone paid $5 billion to buy Essar Stake in JV.
Mar 31, 2011 11:42 AM ET
U.S. indexes traded sideways after weekly jobless claims fell 6,000 to 388,000. SunTrust completed repurchase of $3.50 billion of preferred stock under TARP. CarMax quarterly earnings rose boosted by used vehicle unit sales.
Mar 31, 2011 9:14 AM ET
The European indexes declined after inflation rose to 2.6% in March. Infineon planned to invest $160 million in Malaysian expansion. Inmarsat agreed to acquire Norway-based Ship Equip International A.S. for $159.5 million.
Mar 31, 2011 9:10 AM ET
Euro-zone annual inflation rose in March. French and Italian producer price inflation climbed in February. German unemployment declined more than estimated in March and retail sales fell in February. Danish jobless rate dropped in February.
Mar 31, 2011 7:26 AM ET
Stocks in Mumbai gained for the eight day in a row after foreign investors ratchet up deals. NTT DoCoMo Inc agreed to invest $180 million, Vodafone Group paid $5 billion to Essar Group to increase its stake in Vodafone India and International Paper acquired 54% stake in Andhra Pradesh Paper Mills.
Mar 31, 2011 7:22 AM ET
Japanís benchmark index declined 0.5% on the last trading day of the quarter and declined 8.2% in March and dropped 5% in the quarter. Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma increased 4.4% after it revised its full-year earnings outlook. The debt ridden Tepco may get 1.9 trillion yen loan.
Mar 31, 2011 5:44 AM ET
Australian stocks closed higher after retail sales in February increased 2.3% from a year ago on a rise in department stores sales and food sales. However, home construction approvals declined 7.4% in February. Total credit to private sector increased 0.5% in February from banks.
Mar 30, 2011 4:10 PM ET
U.S. stocks advanced for the sixth day in last seven days of trading and crude oil eased. The Dow and the S&P 500 indexes are hovering near the highs last seen in mid-2008 and the tech heavy Nasdaq rose to the high last seen in November 207. China based Qihoo 360 doubled on the first day of trading.