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MarketWatchJul 23, 2019
Market Snapshot: Stocks edge higher as earnings season ramps up
U.S. stocks were rising Tuesday, with Wall Street building on the previous session's modest gains as earnings season picks up steam.

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Earnings and monetary policy outlook helps cheer global stocks
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MarketWatch MarketPulseJul 23, 2019
Dow gains more than 100 points after better-than-expected quarterly results from Coke, United Tech.
U.S. stocks headed higher at the open Tuesday, with the market responding positively to upbeat earnings from companies and news that Congress struck a debt-ceiling pact, which would avoid a government shutdown. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was trading 106 points, or 0.4%, higher at 27,279, the S&P 500 index rose 0.4% to 2,996, while the Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 0.4% at 8,235. Dow members Coca-Cola Co. and United Technologies Corp. , reported better-than-expected results, which delivered a lift to blue chips and the broader market. Late Monday, President Donald Trump and congressional leaders announced a budget deal that would avoid the possibility of a government shutdown or federal default. Meanwhile, investors were also watching the announcement of new U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, a hard-line politician who has advocated for Britain exiting the European Union without a trade pact with the EU. Johnson takes over from Conservative Party leadership, replacing Theresa May, who was unable to forge a Brexit deal. Looking ahead, investors also are watching for results from insurance firm Travelers Cos. and Visa Inc. were also due Tuesday.

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens higher on strong Coca-Cola, United Tech earnings (Reuters Company News)

Reuters Company NewsJul 23, 2019
US STOCKS-Wall Street set to open higher after robust Coca-Cola, United Tech earnings
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MarketWatch MarketPulseJul 23, 2019
Stanley Black & Decker shares rise after earnings beats guidance
Stanley Black & Decker Inc. shares rose 2.1% in Tuesday premarket trading after the company reported second-quarter earnings that beat guidance. Net income totaled $356.3 million, or $2.37 per share, up from $293.6 million, or $1.93 per share, in 2018. Adjusted EPS was $2.66, ahead of the $2.54 FactSet consensus. Sales totaled $3.76 billion, up from $3.64 billion but below the $3.80 billion FactSet expectation. The company reiterated its guidance for full-year EPS of $7.50 to $7.70 and adjusted EPS of $8.50 to $8.70. The FactSet consensus is $8.62. Stanley Black & Decker stock is up 18.2% so far for 2019 while he S&P 500 index is up 19.1% for the period.

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MarketWatch MarketPulseJul 23, 2019
Polaris' stock surges after adjusted profit falls less than expected
Shares of Polaris Industries Inc. rallied 6.3% in premarket trading Tuesday, putting them on track to snap a 4-session losing streak, after the off-road-vehicle (ORV) maker reported a second-quarter profit and sales that beat expectations, although motorcycle and boat sales missed. Net income fell to $88.3 million, or $1.42 a share, from $92.5 million, or $1.43 a share, in the same period a year ago. Excluding non-recurring items, adjusted earnings per share declined 2% to $1.73 but was above the FactSet consensus of $1.65. Sales rose 18% to $1.779 billion, just above the FactSet consensus of $1.773 billion. ORV and snowmobiles sales increased 6% to $1.05 billion to beat the FactSet consensus of $1.02 billion, motorcycle sales rose 15% to $196.8 million but missed expectations of $202.2 million and boats sales totaled $182.4 million to miss expectations of $196.2 million. For 2019, the company revised its EPS guidance range to $6.10 to $6.30 from $6.05 to $6.30. The stock has gained 7.8% year to date through Monday, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average has climbed 16.5%.

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MarketWatch MarketPulseJul 23, 2019
Centene lifts guidance after topping second-quarter estimates
Centene lifted its earnings guidance after reporting a rise in second-quarter profit. The company said its second-quarter net income rose to $495 million, or $1.18 a share, from $299 million, or 75 cents a share, with revenue rising to $18.36 billion from $14.18 billion. Adjusted for items, Centene said it would have earned $1.34 a share, and it expects fiscal year adjusted earnings between $4.29 and $4.49 a share. Analysts polled by FactSet expected earnings of $1.24 a share and 2019 earnings of $4.37.

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MarketWatch MarketPulseJul 23, 2019
United Technologies stock gains after earnings beat, raised outlook
Shares of United Technologies Corp. are up 2.7% in premarket trading Tuesday after the company beat earnings expectations for the second quarter and increased its full-year outlook. The company reported net income of $1.9 billion, or $2.20 a share, down from $2.05 billion, or $2.56 a share, a year earlier. On an adjusted basis, the company also posted earnings per share of $2.20, up from $1.97 a year prior. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had been modeling $2.05 in adjusted EPS. United Technologies saw second-quarter sales of $19.63 billion, up from $16.71 billion a year earlier. Analysts had been projecting $19.55 billion in net sales. The company now projects full-year adjusted EPS of $7.90 to $8.05, up from a prior range of $7.80 to $8.00. United Technologies also projects that organic sales will rise by 4 to 5 percent for the full year. Its earlier forecast was for 3 to 5 percent. Its shares have climbed 25% so far this year, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average has increased 16%.

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Reuters BusinessJul 23, 2019
Carmakers drive Europe higher, Johnson batters sterling
A wave of central bank easing and positive soundings from the earnings season buoyed world stocks on Tuesday, while Britain's pound fell before the expected confirmation of hard-Brexit advocate Boris Johnson as the country's prime minister.

MarketWatch MarketPulseJul 22, 2019
AutoNation reports results, names new CEO
AutoNation Inc. shares were unchanged in the extended session Monday after the auto retailer reported earnings and named a new chief executive. AutoNation shares were flat after hours, following a 0.2% decline to close the regular session at $41.95. The company reported second-quarter net income of $100.8 million, or $1.12 a share, compared with $97.6 million, or $1.07 a share, in the year-ago period. Revenue declined to $5.34 billion from $5.39 billion in the year-ago quarter. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had forecast earnings of $1.07 a share on revenue of $5.29 billion. AutoNation also named its Chief Financial Officer Cheryl Miller as CEO and president effective immediately, replacing Carl Liebert, and Christopher Cade as interim CFO while an executive search is conducted.

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