Multiple disappointing earnings reports send stocks down in early trading with McDonald’s and General Electric trading lower on poor earnings. McDonald’s missed on earnings, but did beat on revenue while General Electric reported earnings that met Street estimates, but revenue that fell below estimates. Existing home sales piled onto the already negative market with sales dropping 1.7% in September.
Google shares are trading slightly higher this morning after yesterday’s 8% drop on its early earnings release. Google reported earnings per share of $9.03, well below analyst estimates of $10.65.
The major stock averages are all down more than 0.5% this morning with the Dow down 103 points, the Nasdaq down 25 points and the S&P 500 down 9 points. [Read more...]