Market Focus 4/20/2010
Stock Market Closing Prices – 4/20/10
Dow ( DJIA ) Close - 11117.06 +25.01
Nasdaq Stock Market Close – 2500.31 +20.20
S&P 500 Close – 1207.17 +9.65
Commodities Closing Prices – 4/20/10
Gold Close - 1138.60 +0.00
Oil Close – 83.45 +0.00
Natural Gas – 3.96
Dow rose 25.01 points Tuesday after better than expected quarterly report from Goldman Sachs (GS) , IBM and Johnson and Johnson ( JNJ ).
Beverage giant Coca-Coca (KO) lost ground as its revenue missed estimates.
Beyond those reports, the energy sector that played a key role in lifting stocks Tuesday, Crude oil rose $2 to $83.45 per barrel.
After the closing bell, Apple Inc. said its first-quarter profit jumped 90 percent after it sold more of its iPhone smart phones. Shares of Apple rose $14.52, or 5.9 percent, to $259.12 in after-hours trading. It slid $2.48, or 1 percent, to $244.59 in regular trading.
Futures contracts for the technology-heavy Nasdaq 100 index rose 0.6 percent following Apple's report.
Stock Market April 21, 2010
AT&T (T) will report quarterly result , Before the open.
McDonald's (MCD) will release quarterly report, Before the open.
Wells Fargo (WFO) will release quarterly report, Before the open.
Morgan Stanley is slated to release quarterly results. Before market open.
eBay (EBAY)will release quarterly report, After the close.
Starbucks will release quarterly results. After market close.