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: Changyou.com - +8.79%
Growth: PC-Tel, Inc. (PCTI - Free Report) - +9.33%
Momentum: Sumco Corp. (SUOPY - Free Report) - +5.32%
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%
Bill O'Reilly, Bank Stocks, UAL's Apology, and the Future of Netflix
On today’s episode of the Zacks Friday Finish Line, Content Writer Ryan McQueeney and Editor Maddy Johnson take on this week’s biggest stories, including Fox’s (FOXA - Free Report) decision to fire Bill O’Reilly, a wave of Q2 earnings reports, and what’s in store for Netflix in the future.
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