The Dow is trading lower for the fourth-straight day following comments this morning from one of the Fed’s top brass and another round of disappointing earnings. Economic news was also worse-than-expected which has halted yesterday’s rebound by the bulls.
Hewlett-Packard (HPQ, $17.92, down $1.28) is down 7% following its earnings report. The company beat Wall Street’s expectations but missed on revenues after reporting a profit of $1 a share on revenue of $29.7 billion. The suit-and-ties were looking for 98 cents a share on revenue of $30.1 billion.
New Home Sales for July increased 3.6% versus expectations for an increase of 4.3%. Initial Claims were up 4,000 to 372,000 versus estimates at 365,000. The 4-week average came in at 365,000.
We have a lot to cover, including the 2 New Trades we opened earlier today, so we have to cut our commentary a little short.
As we head to press, the Dow is down 97 points to 13,075 while the S&P 500 is lower by 9 points to 1,404. The Nasdaq is showing a decline of 20 points and is at 3,053 and the Russell 2000 is off 5 points to 807.
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