Market recap: Stocks posted modest gains in light trading, as Europe's leaders discuss...

|By:, SA News Editor
Market recap: Stocks posted modest gains in light trading, as Europe's leaders discuss shoring up the euro and investors await the start of the Q4 earnings season. The consensus on earnings growth is falling fast; Alcoa missed its EPS number but beat on revenues in its kickoff report. Among top techs, Apple hit new highs before fading, and Google sank, but Netflix surged. NYSE advancers led decliners seven to five.