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Stock Market Roundup, April 21: French Election, Earnings Recap

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In a fitting tribute to what was a hesitant week of trading, stocks closed lower on Friday amid uncertainty over the outcome of this weekend’s French elections and concerns in South Korea related to the North’s military celebration next week.

On top of that, it was a mixed week for earnings reports, with big names like Netflix (NFLX - Free Report) and Goldman Sachs (GS - Free Report) disappointing investors, while others like Morgan Stanley (MS - Free Report) and Visa (V - Free Report) posted solid results.

Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) Top Movers

Value: (CYOU - Free Report) - +8.79%

Growth: PC-Tel, Inc. (PCTI - Free Report) - +9.33%

Momentum: Sumco Corp. - +5.32%


Income: PCTI

Major Indexes

DOW: 20,554.23 / -24.48 / -0.12%

NASDAQ: 5,910.49 / -6.29 / -0.11%

S&P 500: 2,350.52 / -5.32 / -0.23%

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As if Brexit didn’t already cause enough volatility in Europe, voters in France will head to the polls on Sunday for another election that promises to have serious implications throughout the continent—and the world.

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