April Ends With a Smile — Tuesday’s IP Market Recap

by Marc Bastow | April 30, 2013 4:48 pm

InvestorPlace Market Recap[1]Markets shook off some disappointing manufacturing data and corporate earnings reports, and rebounded from a dip at Tuesday’s opening to end the month of April on an upbeat note.

The S&P 500 broke through to a record high for the second day in a row, closing ahead 0.25% to end at 1597.57, while the Nasdaq, led again by a rally in tech, finished up 0.66% at 3328.79. The Dow Jones Industrial Average managed to finish ahead 0.14% to end the day at 14839.80.

The Dow’s rise in April marked its fifth consecutive month of gains, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq clocking in with sixth straight months in the black.

Tuesday’s rally ahead was led by a nearly 3% gain in Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL[2]) as the company continued to move forward with its planned bond offering[3] by filing a registration to sell the bonds with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank were named as underwriters for the U.S.-record $17 billion offering. An offer date has yet to be determined.

IBM (NYSE:IBM[4]) moved ahead just under 2% to lead the Dow after raising its dividend 12% and increasing its buyback program by $5 billion. IBM would yield roughly 1.8% at current prices.

In earnings news, Pfizer (NYSE:PFE[5]) missed first-quarter expectations on both the top and bottom lines, and also lowered its outlook for 2013. Investors sent shares lower[6] by more than 4%, making it the Dow’s biggest loser. 

Pitney Bowes (NYSE:PBI[7]) plunged an S&P 500-worst 15% after the company announced a drop in both revenues and earnings[8] for the first quarter, and slashed its dividend by 50%.

Diesel-engine manufacturer Cummins (NYSE:CMI[9]) saw its shares decline nearly 7% after reporting that Q1 earnings fell almost 40% year-over-year weak demand in China and North America.

Heading higher was Best Buy (NYSE:BBY[10]), which improved 6% after announcing it would sell back its 50% stake in European mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse Group — another move to streamline the company’s operations and costs.

Earnings notables for Wednesday include Facebook (NASDAQ:FB[11]), Clorox (NYSE:CLX[12]), Visa (NYSE:V[13]) and MasterCard (NYSE:MA[14]).

Three Up

Three Down

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

  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/IPMarketRecap.gif
  2. AAPL: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AAPL
  3. move forward with its planned bond offering: http://buzz.money.cnn.com/2013/04/30/apple-bonds/?iid=EL
  4. IBM: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=IBM
  5. PFE: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=PFE
  6. sent shares lower: http://investorplace.com/2013/04/pitney-bowespbi/
  7. PBI: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=PBI
  8. drop in both revenues and earnings: http://investorplace.com/2013/04/pitney-bowespbi/
  9. CMI: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CMI
  10. BBY: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=BBY
  11. FB: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=FB
  12. CLX: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CLX
  13. V: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=V
  14. MA: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=MA
  15. TXRH: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=TXRH
  16. DDD: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=DDD
  17. UBS: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=UBS
  18. ANV: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=ANV
  19. NIHD: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=NIHD
  20. MPC: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=MPC

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