Feb 06, 2015 12:29 PM ET
Aon net climbed 29%. Activision net soared 108%. GoPro plunged on outlook. Harris net rose 2% and agreed to acquire Exelis for $4.75 billion. LinkedIn net tumbled 21%. Twitter soared after net loss narrowed. Viad plunged after net loss widened.
Feb 06, 2015 10:58 AM ET
European markets advanced for the fifth day in a row after Germany and France failed to convince Russia to withdraw supporting rebels in Ukraine. Alcatel Lucent net doubled. Poundland agreed to acquire rival 99p Stores. Statoil net swung to a loss. Tate & Lyle plunged 12%.
Feb 06, 2015 12:00 PM ET
Earnings were in focus in Tokyo trading and Topix index extended the advance for the third week in a row. Nikon and Suzuki fell after estimating weaker-than-expected outlook. Olympus Corp sales gained more than 7%. Takata, the troubled air bags maker loss was smaller than estimated.
Feb 06, 2015 9:34 AM ET
Reserve Bank of Australia offered positive outlook for economic growth but also said jobless rate is likely to peak at 6.5%. Stocks extended gains for the 12th session in a row and dividend yield stocks were in favor.
Feb 06, 2015 9:27 AM ET
Godrej said net surged 35% on 13% increase in revenues. Hindustan Copper net plunged 85%. IDBI Bank net slid 1% but revenues jumped 11%. Tata Chemicals net swung to profit. Tata Motors net fell 25%.
Feb 05, 2015 1:44 PM ET
Mergers, earnings, oil volatility and Greece drove market sentiment in New York and Europe. Pfizer agreed to acquire Hospira for $17 billion. U.S. trade deficit widened to a two-year high. Oil soared nearly 9%. Greece pushed for the rollback of austerity measures as the ECB takes steps.
Feb 05, 2015 12:24 PM ET
ABB net surged 30% but revenues declined 9%. Becton, Dickinson net plunged 13%. BT agreed to acquire EE for £12.5 billion in cash and stock. CIGNA net soared 29%. Cummins profit fell 3% while revenues soared 11%. Pfizer plans to acquire Hospira for $15 billion.
Feb 05, 2015 1:07 PM ET
AstraZeneca net swung to a loss to $321 million and agreed to acquire respiratory business rights from the U.S.-based Actavis for $600 million. Smith & Nephew net fell 1% to $160 million. Vodafone revenues in the third-quarter climbed 14% to £10.9 billion.
Feb 05, 2015 12:20 PM ET
Corporate earnings in Japan were in focus and Hitachi missed operating earnings estimate but Sony reported best quarterly operating results in seven years. Toyota estimated fiscal year net to increased 17% and sales to gain 5%.
Feb 05, 2015 10:13 AM ET
Australian market indexes extended 11-day rally in active trading and Aussie dollar rebounded slightly. Retail sales in December rose 0.2% but in the quarter jumped 1.5% and new home sales in the month declined 1.9%.