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Dow Jones Futures Rise

August 7th, 2012

Dow Jones Futures – U.S. stock futures advanced, indicating the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index will rally for a third day, amid better-than-estimated corporate earnings and speculation global central banks will act to boost growth.

CVS Caremark Corp. (CVS), the largest provider of prescription drugs in the U.S., climbed 2.7 percent as profit beat analysts’ projections. Chesapeake (CHK) Energy Corp., the second-largest U.S. natural-gas producer, increased 5.3 percent after reporting the highest quarterly profit in the company’s history. Sirius (SIRI) XM Radio Inc., the largest U.S. satellite-radio company, gained 2.3 percent after boosting its annual profit forecast.

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August 1st, 2012

Dow Jones Futures – U.S. stocks declined, reversing earlier gains, as the Federal Reserve’s pledge to provide additional support for the economy disappointed investors anticipating a more definitive sign of further monetary easing.

Knight Capital Corp. (KCG), one of the largest market makers of U.S. stocks, plunged 33 percent as it experienced technology issues with trading. MasterCard Inc. (MA), the second-biggest payments network, slumped 2.2 percent as sales missed analysts’ estimates. Comcast Corp. (CMCSA), the largest U.S. cable company, and Allstate Corp. (ALL), the biggest publicly traded U.S. home and auto insurer, rose at least 3 percent as earnings topped projections.

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June 20th, 2012

Dow Jones Futures – U.S. stock futures rose, following a four-day rally in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as Greece worked toward a new government and investors awaited a Federal Reserve announcement on whether it will boost the economy.

Best Buy Co. (BBY) and Applied Materials (AMAT) Inc. added at least 2.3 percent to pace gains in the biggest companies. Adobe (ADBE) Systems Inc., the largest maker of graphic-design software, slid 6 percent after forecasting sales and profit that trailed some estimates. Procter & Gamble Co. (PG) fell 1.7 percent as the consumer-goods company cut its earnings projections.

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June 14th, 2012

Dow Jones Futures – U.S. stocks rose as reports on inflation and jobless claims bolstered speculation the Federal Reserve will act to spur growth and investors awaited an election in Greece this weekend.

Home Depot Inc. (HD) and Intel Corp. (INTC) added more than 1.1 percent to pace advances among the biggest companies. Kroger Co. (KR), the largest U.S. grocery-store chain, climbed 3.4 percent after boosting its profit forecast and announcing a $1 billion share buyback. US Airways Group Inc. (LCC) jumped 4.2 percent after saying it expects “very strong” second-quarter and full-year results.

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May 23rd, 2012

Dow Jones Futures – U.S. stocks fell, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average toward the lowest level on a closing basis since December, amid concern Greece may leave the euro and as Dell Inc. (DELL) tumbled on a disappointing revenue forecast.

Citigroup Inc. and Bank of America Corp. retreated at least 1.5 percent, following losses in a measure of European banks. Dell slumped 16 percent, the most on a closing basis since 2000, as the personal computer maker also reported profit that missed estimates. Facebook Inc. (FB) the social networking site that raised $16 billion in an initial public offering last week rallied 4.3 percent after plunging 19 percent over the previous two days.

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May 1st, 2012

Dow Jones Futures – U.S. stocks advanced, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average to the highest level since December 2007, after a better-than-estimated manufacturing report bolstered investors’ optimism in the world’s largest economy.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Intel Corp. (INTC) and Alcoa Inc. climbed at least 1.8 percent to pace rallies among the biggest companies. The Dow Jones Transportation Average, a proxy for economic growth, increased 1.1 percent. Sears Holdings Corp. (SHLD) soared 15 percent as it forecast a profit after selling some stores in the U.S. and Canada. Stocks pared gains after Apple Inc., the world’s most valuable company, reversed an earlier advance.

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