Disappointing earnings from SAP
got earnings season off to a rocky start on Tuesday.
Investors were also nervous ahead of reports from Intel
Analysts are looking for a 75% jump in earnings from Intel, to 28 cents a share. Expectations are lower at Yahoo, for a 25% increase to 10 cents a share.
Neither is likely to disappoint. The only question is whether they can deliver enough upside to please investors.
The Nasdaq fell 15 to 2096, the S&P 500 lost 6 to 1121, and the Dow dropped 58 to 10,427. Volume rose to 1.54 billion shares on the NYSE, and 2.4 billion on the Nasdaq. Decliners led by a few issues on the NYSE, and by a 17-14 margin on the Nasdaq. Downside volume was 60% on the NYSE, and 68% on the Nasdaq. New highs-new lows were 372-3 on the NYSE, and 308-4 on the Nasdaq.
jumped 6% after raising guidance.
gained 5% on an RFID win.
fell 5% on plans to indemnify Linux customers.
edged higher on contract wins in China.
plunged 13% on falling margins.
edged higher on reports that it may acquire TD Waterhouse.
surged on VoIP plans.
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