Stocks Rise After Earnings, Data – Yahoo Finance

Russian Stocks Drop in U.S. on Rekindled Ukraine Concern – Bloomberg

Claims are still near levels last reached in 2006. At midday the S&P 500 was up 0.3% while the Dow and Nasdaq were each 0.2% higher. Stocks on the Move Wal-Mart (WMT) reported second-quarter results that exceeded our expectations on the top line, but higher-than-expected health care costs resulted in operating profit coming in slightly below our forecast (operating margin contracted 20 basis points to 5.6%). Management increased its forecast for higher health care costs to $500 million (from $330 million initially) and incremental investments in e-commerce and technology infrastructure, which combined prompted management to reduce its full-year earnings per share guidance range to $4.90-$5.15 (versus $5.10-$5.45 previously).
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/stocks-rise-earnings-data-160000427.html

Stocks Pare Losses to End Mixed; Ukraine in Focus – Yahoo Finance

fell 1.1 percent to $41.58 with 14,664,400 shares traded. Intel Corp. rose .5 percent to $31.14 with 19,846,600 shares traded. Micron Technology Inc. fell .1 percent to $33.73 with 13,674,400 shares traded.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/most-active-nasdaq-traded-stocks-174218975.html

One-year inflation expectations rose to 3.4% from 3.3%. At market close the Dow was down 0.3%, the S&P 500 was unchanged while the Nasdaq was up 0.3%. Stocks on the Move Coke (KO) and Monster (MNST) announced a strategic partnership on Aug. 14 in which Coke will acquire a 16.7% stake in Monster and Monster’s nonenergy drink portfolio for a net cash payment of $2.15 billion, and Monster will acquire Coke’s energy drink portfolio. Under terms of the http://www.todayhotstocks.com/ arrangement, Coke and Monster will expand the boundaries of their U.S.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/stocks-pare-losses-end-mixed-200500594.html

Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks – Yahoo News

What would the markets would do? The Russia-Ukraine conflict is that surreal, and yet the unthinkable is the reality now. How it will develop depends on one person — Putin. And no one knows what hes thinking. Traders poured $146 million into the Market Vectors Russia ETF this week through yesterday, data compiled by Bloomberg show. The biggest U.S.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-15/russian-stocks-drop-in-u-s-on-rekindled-ukraine-concern.html

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