Dow Delivers Despite Iffy Earnings — Tuesday’s Market Recap

by Marc Bastow | January 22, 2013 4:53 pm

Dow Delivers Despite Iffy Earnings — Tuesday’s Market Recap

IPMarketRecap Dow Delivers Despite Iffy Earnings    Tuesday's Market Recap[1]U.S. stocks edged lower to start out a short week following a weaker-than-expected report[2] by the National Association of Realtors on the housing market and mixed earnings results, but the markets managed a slow-but-steady rally that carried through to broad gains by the end of the day.

The net result showed the Dow Jones Industrial Average surging ahead 0.46% to 13,712.13, with the S&P 500 right behind with a gain of 0.44% to 1,492.51. The Nasdaq closed up 0.27% to 3,143.18.

After the bell, Google (NASDAQ:GOOG[3]) made an earnings splash by posting quarterly profits of $10.65, up 12% year-over-year and better than estimates of $10.52. The figure came on revenues that grew 36% to $14.42 billion, also trumping estimates. GOOG shares were up about 4% in early after-market trading.

Earnings news dominated headlines, starting early when Verizon (NYSE:VZ[4]) reported a wider quarterly loss[5] blamed in part on Superstorm Sandy and subsidies for Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL[6]) iPhone sales. Still, VZ managed to finish ahead by just less than 1%.

Also heading north was insurance giant Travelers (NYSE:TRV[7]), which gained 2% after the company’s fourth-quarter profit beat estimates, and DuPont (NYSE:DD[8]), which also improved around 2% on better-than-expected earnings and an upbeat outlook.

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ[9]) slid less than 1% after the company’s earnings forecast fell short of the mark, though earnings and sales came roughly in line with analysts’ expectations.

Computer maker Dell (NASDAQ:DELL[10]) continued its run by another 2% after CNBC reported that Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT[11]) was in talks with Silver Lake Partners and CEO Michael Dell to invest between $1 billion to $3 billion in the much-discussed buyout.

Online daily-deals provider Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN[12]) saw its shares tumble just more than 2% after announcing it will no longer post gun-based sales[13] and won’t accept deals related to shooting ranges or concealed weapons classes.

Earnings release notables for Wednesday include Abbott Labs (NYSE:ABT[14]), McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD[15]) and Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX[16]).

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Marc Bastow is an Assistant Editor at InvestorPlace.com. As of this writing, he was long TRV, JNJ, MSFT and AAPL.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://www.investorplace.com/hot-topics/investorplace-market-recap/
  2. weaker-than-expected report: http://investorplace.com/2013/01/existing-home-sales-fall-unexpectedly/
  3. GOOG: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GOOG
  4. VZ: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=VZ
  5. wider quarterly loss: http://investorplace.com/2013/01/verizon-takes-a-q4-hit/
  6. AAPL: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AAPL
  7. TRV: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=TRV
  8. DD: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=DD
  9. JNJ: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=JNJ
  10. DELL: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=DELL
  11. MSFT: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=MSFT
  12. GRPN: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GRPN
  13. no longer post gun-based sales: http://investorplace.com/2013/01/groupon-cancels-all-gun-related-deals/
  14. ABT: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=ABT
  15. MCD: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=MCD
  16. NFLX: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=NFLX
  17. RIMM: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=RIMM
  18. STX: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=STX
  19. NIHD: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=NIHD
  20. ARNA: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=ARNA
  21. CHS: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CHS
  22. ODP: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=ODP

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