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EBAY, FB, GM, CAT, GOOG Earnings Buzz in Stock Market News Today

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In stock market news today, April 23, 2015, U.S. stock futures forecasted a 21-point decline from Wednesday's close.

The DJIA slid 60 points as corporate earnings continue to show the effects of a strong U.S. dollar. The dollar has surged more than 9% year to date and punished companies with a broad international focus and reliance on overseas sales. The Nasdaq moved 19 points higher on news of a proposed biotech merger.

Here's what's in focus today as earnings reports continue to roll in...

DJIA Futures Slide 142 Points Friday on Europe Sell-Off

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For Friday, April 17, 2015, DJIA futures forecasted a 142-point decline from Thursday's close as a sell-off in Europe is rattling markets.

Yesterday, the Dow gave up mid-afternoon gains to end the session down 6 points amid mixed earnings reports lackluster economic data. Weekly jobless claims jumped to a six-week high this morning, but the moving average remains near a 15-year low.

Here's what else you need to know to make it a profitable Friday...

Pre-market Movers NFLX and UL Can't Erase Oil-Driven Market Decline

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Red-hot pre-market movers like Netflix and Unilever benefitting from an earnings bump can't erase today's decline in the markets.

Dow Jones futures for Thursday, April 16, forecasted a 58-point decline from Wednesday's Dow close as investors maintain a tight eye on financial earnings and housing data.

Here are your stock futures, top market news, earnings reports, pre-market movers, and stocks to watch in the stock market today...

Dow Jones Futures Gain 55 Points on BAC, NFLX Earnings

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Dow Jones futures for Wednesday, April 15, forecasted a 55-point increase from Tuesday's Dow close, while S&P futures forecasted a 5.5-point increase.

The markets will continue to focus on company filings as earnings season kicks into full swing, this morning saw an earnings beat by BAC and expect NFLX earnings later this afternoon.

Here are today's Dow Jones futures and S&P futures numbers, as well as top market news, earnings reports, pre-market movers, and stocks to watch in the stock market today...

What Earnings Recession 2015 Means for Your Stocks

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Earnings season unofficially begins on Wednesday, April 8, when Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) reports Q1 earnings after the bell.

Now, most Wall Street prognosticators are bearish this earnings season. Countless headlines of “earnings recession 2015” have caused retail investors to wonder if they should exit the markets.

An “earnings recession” happens when earnings results decline for two consecutive quarters on a year-over-year basis.

It’s true, earnings are expected to disappoint across the board this quarter.

But this is not the time to flee the markets…

Three Earnings Season "Tells" You Need to See (and What They Say Now)

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We're in the middle of the first earnings season of 2015 and investors are anxious and confused. But Wall Street likes it that way.

The more confused you are, the more profitable they are. Investors who chase innuendo tend to trade more.

But it's not a waste of your time if you sort out the information that actually matters. Here's how...

Stock Market Futures Forecast 147-Point Decline, Shake Shack Makes NYSE Debut

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Good morning! Stock market futures for Friday, Jan. 30, forecasted a 147-point decline from yesterday's close. The Dow Jones gained 225 points on Thursday on strong earnings reports from a number of Blue Chip companies and an upswing in oil prices.

Today, markets will focus the fourth-quarter GDP estimate - the broadest measure of aggregate economic activity that covers every sector of the economy. Analysts anticipate growth of roughly 3.1%. That's a decrease from 5% in the third quarter of 2014.

Here's what else you should know about the stock market today - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day" - to make it a profitable Friday...

Why Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) Earnings Are Today's "Can't-Miss" Report

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The most exciting business headline today will have to be that of Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) earnings, to be released later today.

Even more interesting than the report will be the quarterly earnings call, when YHOO management will likely be grilled by analysts on its plan moving forward.

For YHOO shareholders who want to see a good return on their holdings, and who want to see sufficient windfall profits from YHOO's further sales of Alibaba shares, here's what to look out for in earnings...

McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) Stock Tumbles on Bleak Earnings; What to Expect Now

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McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) stock was down 2% this morning (Tuesday) from yesterday's close after the company reported slipping earnings, revenue, and income in the third quarter.

MCD reported earnings per share (EPS) of $1.09 for the quarter. That missed analysts' estimates of $1.37. Last year, McDonald's had EPS of $1.52 in the third quarter.

After another dismal earnings report for the Golden Arches, here's how investors should play MCD stock...

BBY, SWHC, TSL Top Tuesday's Hot Stocks to Watch

The S&P 500 Index is on track to finish second-quarter earnings season at historic highs, with just a handful of the benchmarks' members still set to report earnings.

Tuesday's hot stocks to watch list is a hodgepodge of companies posting quarterly results, including a major electronics retailer, a firearms manufacturer, a semiconductor company, and more.

Get all 10 stocks to watch right here...

Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) Aims to Continue Turnaround with Q3 Earnings Today

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Struggling personal computer maker Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) is on tap to report fiscal Q3 earnings after today's closing bell.

Wall Street is looking for HP to post fiscal Q3 earnings per share (EPS) of $0.89, up from $0.86 in the same quarter a year ago. HP has said it expects EPS of $0.86 to $0.90.

Here's what else investors will be looking at - as well as the secret weapon that could propel HPQ stock higher...

Why Home Depot (NYSE: HD) Stock Is Up Today, and Where It's Headed Now

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Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) stock was up 6.1% this morning (Tuesday) from yesterday's close, and touched a 52-week high of $88.72 after the company's second-quarter profits and earnings per share (EPS) topped analysts' estimates.

HD announced EPS of $1.52 on revenue of $23.81 billion. That beat consensus estimates of $1.45 per share on revenue of $23.61 billion.

HD stock may be trading at 52-week highs, but it hasn't reached its peak.

This huge market condition will drive the HD stock price now...

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