Apr 29, 2011 5:24 AM ET
Caterpillar first quarter net profit soared 426% to $1.2 billion. Microsoft third quarter net income increased 31% to $5.2 billion. Research In Motion estimates first quarter earnings of $1.30 to $1.37 per share. Zimmer first quarter net income rose 2% to $208.9 million.
Apr 29, 2011 9:28 AM ET
Stocks in Mumbai in a volatile trading edged lower after inflation worries sparked by higher crude oil prices. UCO Bank and Prism Cement declined after reporting lower than expected earnings. Mafatlal Industries soared after it sold 7 acre land plot in central Mumbai at a peak price.
Apr 29, 2011 9:05 AM ET
U.S. indexes traded sideways after personal income rose 0.5% and pending home sales rose more than estimated in March. France-based Total SA acquired 60% stake in SunPower. Caterpillar, D.R. Horton, Merck quarterly earnings surge.
Apr 29, 2011 8:05 AM ET
The European indexes traded mixed after weaker-than-anticipated economic data. Euro-zone inflation accelerated for a fifth consecutive month in April and German retail sales dropped unexpectedly in March. Daimler and Total reported strong quarterly earnings.
Apr 29, 2011 8:00 AM ET
Euro-zone jobless rate at 9.9% in March and inflation accelerated for a fifth consecutive month in April. German retail sales declined and French producer prices increased in March. Spanish annual inflation climbed in April. Norwegian jobless rate fell in April.
Apr 29, 2011 7:58 AM ET
Stocks in Shanghai rebounded after falling for four days in a row on the prospect of higher inflation. For the week, the benchmark index dropped 3.3% in Shanghai. The Hang Seng index declined. Hui Xian Real Estate Investment Trust declined 7.8% on the first day of trading.
Apr 29, 2011 6:38 AM ET
Stocks in Australia skid on the recent surge in the dollar. Resource stocks edged lower as gold closed at a new peak for the eighth day in a row and silver flirted with the three decade high. Macquarie reported fiscal 2011 earnings declined 9% but guided higher earnings in the current year.
Apr 28, 2011 4:01 PM ET
U.S. stocks extended gains for the sixth day in a row but tech stocks and small cap companies rested after rallying to highs not seen in a decade. Earnings drove the trading sentiment but the decline lifted gold, silver and copper.
Apr 28, 2011 11:55 AM ET
Apache first quarter net income rose to $1.11 billion. Colgate-Palmolive first quarter net profit surged 61% to $576 million. eBay first quarter net income rose 20% to $475.9 million. PepsiCo first quarter net income declined 20% to $1.14 billion. P&G first quarter net income rose 11% to $2.87 bn.
Apr 28, 2011 11:28 AM ET
The UK indexes traded sideways after consumer confidence declined to its lowest level since February 2009. Irish retail sales deteriorated in March. AstraZeneca net rose on UK and U.S. tax settlements.