Category: Markets

Stocks struggle for gains; Disney falls 3.5%

U.S. stocks traded mostly lower Friday, weighed by a decline in Disney stock and lower oil prices, as investors eyed preliminary Black Friday shopping results. “It looks like retail sales got off to a...

S&P 500 posts its biggest weekly gain this year

U.S. stocks advanced, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index capping its best weekly gain this year, as Nike Inc. paced a rally in consumer companies andEuropean Central Bank President Mario Draghi hinted at...

Stocks fluctuate after equities rally most in a month

U.S. stocks fluctuated, as investors weighed equities’ strongest advance in nearly a month against the prospects for higher borrowing costs as early as December. Insurers dragged health-care companies lower, with UnitedHealth Group Inc. slumping...

Stocks fluctuate amid retail earnings as energy retreats

Stocks fluctuated Tuesday as a retreat in energy shares offset higher-than-forecast earnings from Home Depot Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc., while firming inflation bolstered speculation the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next month....