Earnings once again took the spotlight during Tuesday’s session, while stocks ended the session mixed. The S&P 500 started in the red and then climbed to break even. It ended the day up 0.10% (2.80 points). The Nasdaq, on the other hand, was never able to crack the barrier today and it ended down 0.81% (66.47 points). The Dow wavered some today, but still managed to be up 0.15% (38.52 points) by the time trade ended.
Most components of the Dow were up today, although some did see losses. McDonalds (MCD) reported earnings today of $1.72 which missed estimates by about six cents. The company ended the day with gains of 0.23%. Also reporting before the market opened this morning was pharmaceutical giant Merck (MRK). They managed to beat estimates with earnings of $1.22. Buoyed by this positive report, the company rose $2.51 for the session. The third Dow Jones component reporting was Pfizer (PFE). They beat estimates of $0.78, reporting actual earnings per share of $0.85. Apple (AAPL) will report later this evening.
Atossa Genetics (ATOS) rose today. It closed out the session up 1.35%.
Alphabet (GOOG), Google’s parent company, also reported today. Unfortunately, the tech giant missed estimates for their earnings. The company pointed to a decrease in ad growth as a major reason for missing the mark. It’s loss dragged down tech stocks as it tumbled 7.7%.
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