Cruise operator Carnival Corp. & plc reported Tuesday a profit for the third quarter that increased from last year, which was weighed down by losses on ship sales and ship impairments. The results also reflected lower operating costs and revenue growth. Both adjusted earnings per share and quarterly revenues topped analysts' expectation. The company also raised earnings forecast for fiscal 2014.
Stocks are likely to come under pressure in early trading on Tuesday, extending the downward move seen in the previous session. The major index futures are currently pointing to a lower open for the markets, with the Dow futures down by 47 points.
Eurozone business activity in September expanded at the slowest pace seen so far this year, adding pressure on the European Central Bank to provide more measures to stimulate the region. The composite output index of the purchasing managers' survey fell to a nine-month low of 52.3 in September from 52.5 in August, preliminary data from Markit Economics showed Tuesday.
Used vehicles retailer CarMax, Inc. (KMX) Tuesday said profit for the second quarter increased from the prior year, amid higher revenues. However, comparable store used unit sales advanced only marginally and the results failed to please investors, sending the stock down by over 7 percent in pre-market trading.
Early indications suggest that Wall Street stocks may open Tuesday's session lower amid the release of mixed global economic data. Earlier in the global trading day, Asian stocks ended mixed after a report showed that Chinese manufacturing activity picked up slightly in September. At the same time, the...
Defense forces of the United States and Arab partner nations have begun airstrikes inside Syria targeting terrorists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the Pentagon announced on Tuesday. The nations fighting alongside the US include the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Jordan, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, which has a Sunni majority.
Overnight, a mix of fighters, bombers, remotely piloted ai
Dutch consumer electronics firm Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV (PHGFF.PK, PHG) Tuesday said it plans to create two market-leading companies focused on the HealthTech and Lighting solutions opportunities, with both firms continuing to benefit from leveraging the Philips brand. The stock added more than 3 percent in early morning trade.
European stocks look set to open slightly higher on Tuesday after a private sector survey showed signs of stabilization in China's manufacturing sector in September, easing concerns about an economic slowdown in the world's second-largest economy.
The HSBC's flash manufacturing purchasing managers'...
Purchasing managers' index, or PMI, reports from major eurozone countries and final French GDP are some of the important economic data due for release on Tuesday.
At 4 am ET, Markit Economics will release the preliminary results of its private sector activity survey for the eurozone. The flash composite...
Yeast bloodstream infections, which are caused by Candida species, are a type of fungal infection, and if untreated, can result in serious medical complications. People who have a weak immune system, or are hospitalized in intensive care units, or have kidney disease needing dialysis, or have had abdominal surgery are said to be at risk of developing yeast bloodstream infections.
After moving mostly higher over the course of the previous week, stocks showed a notable move back to the downside during trading on Monday. With the drop on the day, the Dow pulled back well off last Friday's record closing high.
U.S. crude oil declined for a fourth straight session to end lower on Monday, on continued demand growth concerns amid fears of a supply glut, further escalated by some disappointing economic data from the U.S.
Crude oil also came under pressure after remarks by the Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei,...
Gold futures snapped a three-day loss to end slightly higher on Monday, with investors turning to the precious metal as the riskier global equity assets declined, even as the dollar remained strong on signs the Federal Reserve may normalize interest rates ahead of schedule.
The precious metal also...
After moving moderately lower in early trading on Monday, stocks have seen further downside as the trading day has progressed. With the drop on the day, the Dow has pulled back well off last Friday's record closing high.
After reporting four consecutive monthly increases, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Monday showing an unexpected drop in U.S. existing home sales in the month of August. NAR said existing home sales fell 1.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.05 million in August.