Nvidia stock falls after earnings fail to change any minds

Nvidia Corp. can’t predict what will happen the rest of the year, and analysts on a whole disagree on what that means for the stock. After Nvidia reported an earnings beat Thursday afternoon but pointedly did not reiterate earlier annual guidance, analysts were split about what to do with that information Friday: Five dropped their price targets and seven increased […]

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Why the stock market is at the mercy of the U.S. consumer

The stock-market narrative over the last week centered on the escalating trade battle between the U.S. and China, but it’s the U.S. consumer that will steer the path ahead for equities. As corporate tax-cut stimulus fades and the market continues to digest higher interest rates imposed last year, persistent job growth and wage gains are key to sustaining the current […]

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Why stock-market investors fear another ‘VIX-driven air pocket’ as volatility spikes

A spike in Wall Street’s most popular volatility gauge is inspiring some unpleasant déjà vu for stock-market traders, though there is no guarantee the move presages a sharper equity selloff. The Cboe Volatility Index VIX, -1.70% known by its ticker, VIX, jumped 6.45 points over the first two days of this week — the largest two-day rise since the period […]

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Party City matches profit expectations, secures new helium source and closing 45 stores

Shares of Party City Holdco Inc. PRTY, +3.13% were indicated up over 1% in premarket trade Thursday, after the party goods retailer matched first-quarter adjusted profit expectations, said it signed a letter of agreement for a new source of helium and said it was closing about 45 stores. The net loss for the quarter was $26.6 million, or 32 cents […]

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Jobless claims dip to 228,000 in early May

The numbers: The number of people who applied for jobless benefits in early May fell slightly to 228,000, showing little change in one of the strongest labor markets in decades. Initial jobless claims fell by 2,000 from a seasonally adjusted 230,000 in the prior week, the government said Thursday. Economists polled by MarketWatch estimated new claims would total 218,000 in […]

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AIG stock rises after earnings beat

American International Group Inc. AIG, +0.00% shares rose more than 6% in the extended session Monday after the company reported better-than-expected adjusted earnings. The insurance company reported first-quarter net income of $654 million, or 75 cents a share, compared with $938 million, or $1.01 a share, in the year-ago period. Adjusted for net realized capital gains, and restructuring costs, among […]

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