Archive for March 19th, 2012

US stocks drift higher but can’t match last week

March 19, 2012

U.S. stocks drifted higher Monday but lost the momentum from their biggest week of the year. A dividend from Apple, a deal for UPS and the promise of greater demand for U.S. Steel drove those stocks to gains.

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Stocks Eke Out a Gain; Apple Ends Above $600

March 19, 2012

Stocks eased off their best levels in the final minutes of trading Monday but still managed to eke out a small gain, following a sharp rally from the previous week.

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Energy Stocks: QEP, Devon keep energy sector gains fresh

March 19, 2012

Lukoil chief says Russia is moving to open up the Arctic.

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Stocks Notch Another Win

March 19, 2012

Stocks Notch Another Win The Dow industrials eked out a small gain, helped by a steady reading from home builders, news of Apple’s plan to return cash to shareholders, and tech-sector buying.

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Market Snapshot: U.S. stocks extend gains; Apple supports Nasdaq

March 19, 2012

U.S. stock indexes wrap up a low-volume session with gains, as Apple Inc.’s dividend plans boosts the Nasdaq and home builders’ data bolster views of that sector’s recovery.

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Summary Box: Markets take break from big rally

March 19, 2012

BY THE NUMBERS: The major indexes rose slightly Monday, but their performance was underwhelming compared with last week’s big gains. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 6.51 points.

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How the major stock indexes fared on Monday

March 19, 2012

The major indexes rose slightly Monday, but it was an underwhelming day after the biggest rally of the year last week. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 6.51 points, or 0.05 percent, to 13,239.13.

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All Hail Apple, While US Stocks Modestly Climb

March 19, 2012

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Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks

March 19, 2012

A look at Nasdaq 10 most-active stocks at 1 p.m.: Apple Inc. rose 2.4 percent to $599.47 with 15,140,500 shares traded.

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U.S. stocks edge up; Nasdaq leads gains

March 19, 2012

U.S. stocks Monday closed out a low-volume session with minor gains, supported by housing data and Apple Inc.’s plans for a dividend, but held back as investors bought cautiously after stock indexes gained 8%-18% this year.

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