Thursday’s Mid-Day Movers: 3 Stories Driving Markets

  Google+  Twitter | + More Articles
  • Like on Facebook
  • Share on Google+
  • Share on LinkedIn

The U.S. equity markets were fighting to remain in positive territory on Thursday morning following some enormously bad earnings and underwhelming economic indicators.

At 12:30 p.m.: DJIA: +0.05%, S&P 500: +0.19%, NASDAQ: +0.24%.

Here are three stories moving markets on Thursday afternoon:

These stocks are hitting our Profit Targets. Click here now to discover winning stocks!

1) Last month the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis produced some shocking news: advance figures showed that the United States economy unexpectedly shrank by 0.1 percent from October through December, missing expectations for growth. But according the revised fourth-quarter estimate, released on Thursday morning, real gross domestic product grew at a rate of 0.1 percent for the period, a decided improvement to the previously reported figures. However, this growth is obviously still far below desired levels, and it missed expectations for modest growth of just 0.5 percent.

“While today’s release has revised the direction of change in real GDP, the general picture of the economy for the fourth quarter remains largely the same as what was presented last month,” commented the news release, putting the numbers in harsh perspective… (Read more.)

More Articles About:

To contact the reporter on this story: To contact the editor responsible for this story:

Yahoo Finance, Harvard Business Review, Market Watch, The Wall St. Journal, Financial Times, CNN Money, Fox Business