Apr 05, 2012 10:48 AM ET
A. Schulman second quarter net soared 28%. Bed Bath fourth quarter net surged 32% to $351 million. CarMax fourth quarter net increased 4% to $95 million. Ruby Tuesday third quarter net tumbled 72% and Pier 1 fourth quarter net soared 24% to $115.2 million.
Apr 05, 2012 10:17 AM ET
U.S. indexes traded lower despite weekly jobless claims drop to 4-year low and bond yields in Europe rose for the second day in a row. ConocoPhillips approved spin-off of its downstream businesses.
Apr 05, 2012 9:49 AM ET
The European indexes pared gains after UK manufacturing and German industrial output fell in February. France sold €8.4 billion of bonds today and the Bank of England retained key rate and size of asset purchase program. U.S.-based Dick''s Sporting agreed to invest in JJB Sports.
Apr 05, 2012 8:16 AM ET
Trading sentiment in Tokyo was cautious after sovereign bond yields began to rise in Europe and commodities prices eased in international markets. The yen gained against the dollar and euro. Point Inc dropped 3% after the clothing retailer reported 19% decline in operating income.
Apr 05, 2012 7:57 AM ET
Australian stocks fell on the last day of trading this week and the dollar eased for the fifth week in a row. Gold and copper decreased more than 2%. The number of businesses closing rose to a record high in February.
Apr 04, 2012 4:03 PM ET
U.S. stocks accelerated their declines in early afternoon and the Nasdaq dropped 1.7%. Banks, technology and industrials fell after the Fed took a wait and see approach and bond yields in Europe began rising again. Gold dropped 3% and oil declined 2%.
Apr 04, 2012 11:29 AM ET
Monsanto second quarter sales rose 15% and net surged 26% to $1.21 billion and the company lifted full year forecast. MSC Industrial second quarter net soared 21%. SanDisk lowered first quarter guidance on weak pricing and demand. Walgreen March sales fell.
Apr 04, 2012 10:30 AM ET
U.S. indexes dropped more than 1% despite private sector added more than 200,000 jobs in March and bond yields perked up in Europe. 3G Capital sold 29% stake in Burger King for about $1.4 billion. SanDisk lowered first quarter revenue guidance.
Apr 04, 2012 2:10 PM ET
The European indexes slumped after sovereign bond yields resumed the advance. The ECB held rates unchanged for the fourth straight month in April. Spain raised €2.6 billion at higher borrowing costs and Portugal offered its longest dated debt post bailout. Euro area retail sales fell in February.
Apr 04, 2012 8:36 AM ET
Stocks in Tokyo dropped sharply and the Nikkei index declined below 10,000 for the first time in three weeks as investor sentiment reversed. Fast Retailing plunged 6% after the largest apparel retailer reported less than expected 5.1% same store sales increase.