American Express has a return on equity (ROE) nearly twice that of the S&P 500. In terms of revenue and EPS growth, we predict American Express will slightly outpace the S&P 500 in 2016. (We focus on 2016 because the business travel joint venture ...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks closed out their best week in nearly two years on Friday, helped by earnings from Microsoft and Procter & Gamble and as concerns eased over the possible spread of Ebola in the United States.
U.S. stocks surged on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite extending gains into a fourth day, as investors embraced earnings from corporations including Apple, Texas Instruments and United Technologies.
But investors remained cautious, and the selloff could continue if U.S. earnings fail to ease worries about weak global demand. Investors also have been rattled by a widening Ebola scare and plunging oil prices.
About two weeks ago, as stocks started to look as if they were cracking a bit, everyone was talking about one major technical indicator on the S&P 500: the 200-day moving average. Last week, the S&P 500 breached that level for the first time since ...
U.S. stocks climbed on Monday, with the S&P 500 marking its longest winning run in a month, as expectations for Apple's quarterly results outdid disappointment that came with a reduced outlook from International Business Machines.
Profit for S&P 500 companies probably rose 5.9 percent in the third quarter -- a forecast that's been revised upward from an increase of 4.8 percent as of Oct. 10 -- and sales increased 4 percent, according to analysts' projections compiled by Bloomberg.