Stock:
Symbol Lookup
Register | Login
...
History
...
...

Pre Market | Dow Jones | Gold | Newsletters | Learn

Do You Like Swing Trading?
Learn how we win with easy 3-5 day holds.
Be 'active' in the market while NOT being tied to your desk.
100% secure: your email is never shared, and you may opt out at any time.

U.S. Stocks Edge Higher

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 9:44 AM
U.S. stocks edged higher in early trading as investors cheered better than expected housing market and durable goods data. At last check, the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index gained 0.43%; the NASDAQ Composite Index edged up 0.43%while the S&P 500 Index also advanced 0.43%. A data provided by the Commerce Department showed that durable goods orders rose 5.7% in February, beating economists’ consensus forecast for 3.8% increase. The latest data showed that demand for transportation equipment improved significantly.  Excluding transportation equipments, durable orders fell 0.5 percent after rising 2.9 percent in January. Economists polled by Reuters were expecting a 0.5 percent rising durable goods orders (excluding transporting equipments) . The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, a monthly gauge on home prices at 20 metropolitan areas, rose 1% in January against economists’ expectation for 0.9% gain. The Index climbed 8.1%, Year-on-year. Just before the quarterly earnings release, Stifel Nicolaus upgraded shares of Mattress Firm Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: MFRM) to “buy” rating from “hold” rating. Shares of Children's Place Retail Stores Inc. (NASDAQ:PLCE) fell in early trading after the apparel and accessories retailer provide pessimistic guidance on the current quarter and full-year. European equities were marginally higher with Pan European Stoxx 600 Index up 0.03%, FTSE advancing 0.08% while DAX gaining 0.14%. Market sentiment took a beating on Monday when Eurogroup head and the Netherland’s finance minister; Jeroen Dijsselbloem indicated that Cyprus bailout agreement (which demanded heavy taxes on bank depositors) would serve as model for other euro zone rescues, triggering concerns of possible bank runs. However, the finance minister’s office latter retracted the statement, saying that it was (Cyprus bailout) was a “specific case”.    
PRINT

FREE Options Trading Lessons
I'll show you how to unlock HUGE Gains with Options Trading
Let's make 2015 the year you get RICH!

Latest Headlines

Boom times for healthcare mergers bring bankers 59 percent rise in feesBoom times for healthcare mergers bring bankers 59 percent rise in fees
LONDON (Reuters) - A surge in mergers and acquisitions in the healthcare sector has been a windfall for investment bankers, with fees from activity in the sector up 59 percent in the first half of 201...
U.S. futures rise ahead of jobs dataU.S. futures rise ahead of jobs data
(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures rose slightly on Thursday ahead of a critical job report that could feed into the U.S. Federal Reserve`s decision on when to increase interest rates. * Non-far...
Dixons Carphone in deal with Sprint to open U.S. storesDixons Carphone in deal with Sprint to open U.S. stores
LONDON (Reuters) - British electrical goods and mobile phone retailer Dixons Carphone <DC.L> has sealed a deal with Sprint Corp. <S.N>, the U.S. mobile network operator, that could see it ...
Exclusive - ING on course to win auction for HSBC's Turkish bank: sourcesExclusive - ING on course to win auction for HSBC's Turkish bank: sources
ISTANBUL/LONDON (Reuters) - Dutch lender ING Group <ING.AS> is set to win the auction to buy HSBC`s <HSBA.L> Turkish business, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. Four pe...
Demand for air travel accelerates in May: IATADemand for air travel accelerates in May: IATA
BERLIN (Reuters) - Global demand for air travel continued to rise in May, although there are storm clouds on the horizon, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Thursday. Air pas...

Loading Headlines...
 

Stock Market

Track the stock market today with the latest news and information on all things investing! Watch your stocks perform throughout the day and watch the breaking stock market news.

Feedback | disclaimer | privacy policy

Stock Market News

The Stock Market is ever changing. Keep up on your stock market news.

Stock Market Newsletters

Read up on your favorite stock market newsletters.


Learn the Stock Market

Sharper your stock trading skills with our stock market education section.