Microsoft Corp. stock rises Wednesday, outperforms market

Shares of Microsoft Corp. MSFT, + 1.47% rose 1.47% to $ 260.26 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, + 0.27% rising 0.27% to 31,029.31 and the S&P 500 Index SPX, -0.07% falling 0.07% to 3,818.83. The stock’s rise snapped … Read more

Atari turns 50, and the godfather of video games talks about how to change the world

That’s Atari founder and mass-market video game creator Nolan Bushnell’s advice to the current chief executive of Atari SA FR: ATA Wade Rosen. The two sat down to chat on the 50th anniversary of Atari, to talk about the early days of the video game pioneer, and of the iconic presence that the company and … Read more

Stock Futures Flat After Market’s Mild Monday Drop

Text size Traders will be listening carefully to Fed Chairman Jerome Powell as he participates in the European Central Bank Forum Wednesday morning. SNEEZE Stock futures were relatively flat Monday evening after all three major indices dipped during trading hours. During the day, the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average and the tech-filled Nasdaq Composite … Read more

NortonLifeLock Inc. stock rises Friday, still underperforms market

Shares of NortonLifeLock Inc. NLOK, + 1.72% advanced 1.72% to $ 22.46 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, + 3.06% rising 3.06% to 3,911.74 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, + 2.68% rising 2.68% to 31,500.68. NortonLifeLock Inc. closed … Read more

Zendesk Close to Striking Buyout Deal, Sources Say

Zendesk Inc. is close to a deal with a group of buyout firms, according to people familiar with the matter, resurrecting a failed attempt to sell itself in what would be one of the biggest private-equity takeovers of the year. A deal with a group that includes Hellman & Friedman LLC and Permira could be … Read more

Stock Market Closed for Juneteenth, June Economic Data, and More to Watch This Week

Text size Uncredited US stock and bond markets will be closed on Monday in observance of Juneteenth. There will be a handful of earnings reports, annual shareholders meetings, and economic-data releases when investors return this week. Companies reporting quarterly results will include Lennar on Tuesday; FedEx , BlackBerry , spirit Darden Restaurants on Thursday; spirit … Read more

Stock Market Today: Dow Retreats, Oracle Climbs

The stock market was mixed Tuesday as bond yields remained near their highs. Now, it’s up to Federal Reserve to determine where stocks head next. The central bank meets Wednesday to consider another interest rate increase — possibly even three-quarters of a percentage point. In midday trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was off 212 … Read more

Earnings Are Under Threat, Another Blow to Sagging Stock Market

Stocks have tumbled this year in the face of rising interest rates. But with inflation showing little sign of cooling, many investors fear corporate earnings could be the market’s next support to fall. The S&P 500 has dropped 18% in 2022, its worst start to a year since 1962, as the Federal Reserve embarks on … Read more

These 19 big tech stocks have now dropped at least 60% from their 52-week highs

The latest inflation figures on June 10 were worse than expected and the effect on stock prices was brutal. A list of stocks in the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq-100 Index that have fallen at least 60% from 52-week highs is below. The consumer-price index report for May from the Bureau of Labor Statistics came … Read more

RH, Petco, and 4 Other Retail Stocks for a Volatile Market

Text size The retail sector has been volatile in recent weeks, which reflects overall anxiety about the possibility of a recession. Saul Martinez / Bloomberg To say that the retail sector has been volatile in recent weeks is an understatement. Yet it goes without saying that investors are concerned about more than Target’s need to … Read more