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This week, investors saw several notable earnings releases and continued volatility in oil prices. Below, we highlight the week ended February 6.
Before the opening bell on Monday, we saw a couple of big-name earnings releases.
We saw a solid gain in oil prices, as crude oil rose 2.7% and Brent oil increased 3.2%. The market jumped on Monday, despite disappointing numbers in consumer spending and manufacturing.
The Dow rose 1.1%, the S&P 500 increased 1.3% and the Nasdaq gained 0.9%.
On Tuesday morning, there were a couple of notable earnings releases.
The market saw another positive day as oil prices surged. Crude oil rose 6.7%, closing at $53.05 per barrel.
After hours, Disney Liquid error: internal posted an impressive quarter, sending shares upwards in after hours trading.
There were also a few big M&A stories on Tuesday, including Staples’ Liquid error: internal announcement that it has agreed to acquire Office Depot and JM Smucker’s (SJM ) deal to acquire Big Heart Pet Brands.
The Dow rose 1.8%, the S&P 500 increased 1.4% and the Nasdaq gained 1.1%.
During pre-market trading on Wednesday, there were several notable earnings releases.
Oil prices collapsed, as WTI crude oil fell 9.5% to $48.45 per barrel. There were also concerns regarding the ECB’s refusal to accept Greek bonds as collateral.
The Dow rose 0.04%, the S&P 500 fell 0.4% and the Nasdaq declined 0.2%.
On Thursday morning, we saw earnings from a few big names. In addition, the Jobless Claims report indicated a small rise in claims.
The Dow gained 1.20%, the S&P 500 jumped 1.02% and the Nasdaq rose 1.05%.
We began Friday with a few notable earnings:
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