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Composite Portfolio Midday Report (4/19/13)

|Includes: B&G Foods, Inc. (BGS), COG, GE, GRMN, HON, HRZN, MDLZ, MSFT, NOK, OZM

Dow Jones Industrial Average -0.09%
Russell 2000 +1.15%
S&P 500 +0.85%
NASDAQ Composite +1.24%
Pretty Girls and Railroads +1.14%
Widows and Orphans +0.73%
Climbers and Dogs +0.59%
Cumulative +0.82%
  • IBM profit miss weighs on Wall Street
    Apr 19 2013 15:32 BST
    US stocks were mixed in early activity on Friday, as weak results from IBM weighed on the technology sector and stymied broader gains on Wall Street. The S&P 500 rose 0.2 per cent to 1,544.90 in the opening thirty minutes of trading in New York. The benchmark has fallen 2.9...
  • McDonald's earnings edge higher
    Apr 19 2013 13:53 BST
    McDonald's first-quarter earnings rose slightly as same-store sales shrank amid continued soft global consumer spending. The fast food group reported net income of $1.270bn, or $1.26 per share, in the three months to March 31, up slightly from $1.267bn, or $1.23 per share in the same period a year ago....
  • GE profits climb despite European woes
    Apr 19 2013 13:01 BST
    General Electric, the largest US industrial group by market capitalisation, has reported a 14 per cent rise in post-tax profits for the first quarter, in spite of a worse than expected slump in its European business. Group earnings per share from continuing operations of $0.35, up 17 per cent, were...
  • Metals rebound lifts London's FTSE 100
    Apr 19 2013 09:53 BST
    Metals stocks were back at the top of the FTSE 100 on Friday as traders bought into assets seen as being left undervalued following the heavy selling seen earlier in the week. But the index and the sector remained on course to report losses over the week after a volatile...
  • SeaWorld raises $700m in strong IPO demand
    Apr 19 2013 01:13 BST
    SeaWorld raised $702m from investors on Thursday after the Blackstone-controlled theme park operator increased the size of its initial public offering and priced its shares at the top end of its expected range. Robust demand from investors allowed SeaWorld, which runs 11 theme parks across the US, to increase its...


Portfolio Movers


Gainers Today's Market Change
B&G Foods Inc
Mondelez International Inc
Microsoft Corp
Honeywell International Inc
Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC
Losers Today's Market Change
Nokia Oyj
General Electric Co
Cabot Oil & Gas Corp
Garmin Ltd
Horizon Technology Finance Corp

Disclosure: I am long BGS, MDLZ, MSFT, HON, OZM, NOK, GE, COG, GRMN, HRZN.