ENP Newswire - 06 February 2014 Release date- 06022014 - US markets ended slightly lower on Wednesday after a choppy session as mixed economic data held back risk appetite. The S&P 500 finished in the red for the third time in four days after private employers added fewer-than-expected jobs in January, while activity in the services sector accelerated. Private-sector companies increased payrolls by 175,000 in January, compared to 227,000 a month earlier, according to ADP. This missed the 185,000 consensus forecasts as the severe winter weather dampened hiring. The figures came ahead of the Labor Department's non-farm payrolls data on Friday which is expected to show the number of people hired in January rose to 184,000 from just 74,000 in December. While the ADP number is often seen as a rough indicator of the official figure, Analyst Cooper Howes from Barclays pointed out that the different methodology used in each report 'limit[s] is usefulness for forecasting on a month-to-month basis'. In other economic news, the Institute for Supply Management's non-manufacturing index rose from 53 to 54 in January, ahead of the 53.7 level expected by analysts. Meanwhile, the Mortgage Bankers Association's seasonally adjusted mortgage application index increased by 0.4% in the week ended January 31st after a 0.2% decline the month before. Time Warner beats with Q4 figures Media giant Time Warner finished higher after beating forecasts with its fourth-quarter results. The company, which owns HBO and the Warner Bros . film studio, reported a 12% fall in net income but adjusted earnings managed to come in ahead of expectations. Fashion retailer Ralph Lauren fell as it underwhelmed after exceeding analysts' estimates and upgrading its full-year sales guidance. Health insurer Humana retreated after swinging to a loss in the fourth quarter. Myriad Genetics jumped as the breast-cancer test provider lifted its full-year guidance after strong second-quarter earnings. Cognizant Technology Solutions dropped after the provider of outsourcing services forecast 2014 earnings that fell short of analysts' estimates. S&P 500 - Risers Walgreen Co. (WAG) $57.85 +3.40% PACCAR Inc. (PCAR) $56.90 +3.34% TJX Companies Inc. (TJX) $57.79 +3.14% Tiffany & Co. (TIF) $84.97 +3.12% Nordstrom Inc. (JWN) $57.09 +3.09% Genworth Financial Inc. (GNW) $14.92 +2.68% GameStop Corp. (GME) $34.76 +2.39% Gannett Co. Inc. (GCI) $26.98 +2.35% International Paper Co. (IP) $46.84 +2.23% Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (HIG) $33.54 +2.19% S&P 500 - Fallers CH Robinson Worldwide Inc (CHRW) $53.16 -9.35% Cerner Corp. (CERN) $53.21 -5.99% Estee Lauder Co. Inc. (EL) $65.38 -5.51% Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD) $78.15 -4.72% Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. (CTSH) $92.85 -4.29% Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) $46.37 -3.88% Alcoa Inc. (AA) $11.04 -3.58% Ralph Lauren Corp (RL) $148.69 -3.56% Peabody Energy Corp. (BTU) $16.03 -3.43% Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. (DO) $46.50 -3.25% Dow Jones I.A - Risers Walt Disney Co. (DIS) $71.76 +1.00% Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) $21.98 +0.83% International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) $174.18 +0.77% Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) $87.28 +0.76% Visa Inc. (V) $216.09 +0.72% McDonald's Corp. (MCD) $93.58 +0.53% 3M Co. (MMM) $127.38 +0.52% Procter & Gamble Co. (PG) $76.46 +0.49% JP Morgan Chase & Co. (JPM) $55.21 +0.47% E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. (DD) $61.90 +0.47% Dow Jones I.A - Fallers Pfizer Inc. (PFE) $30.65 -2.51% Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) $35.82 -1.46% Intel Corp. (INTC) $23.52 -1.26% Chevron Corp. (CVX) $109.53 -1.17% AT&T Inc. (T) $32.09 -1.11% United Technologies Corp. (UTX) $107.95 -1.05% Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) $160.42 -0.83% Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) $91.98 -0.56% Boeing Co. (BA) $121.44 -0.49% Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) $89.58 -0.49% Nasdaq 100 - Risers PACCAR Inc. (PCAR) $56.90 +3.34% Adobe Systems Inc. (ADBE) $61.00 +2.14% Akamai Technologies Inc. (AKAM) $47.42 +2.00% Discovery Communications Inc. Class A (DISCA) $79.39 +1.74% Intuitive Surgical Inc. (ISRG) $415.10 +1.47% Micron Technology Inc. (MU) $23.31 +1.35% Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (CHKP) $63.98 +1.30% Dish Network Corp. (DISH) $57.26 +1.20% eBay Inc. (EBAY) $53.52 +1.15% KLA-Tencor Corp. (KLAC) $60.93 +1.06% Nasdaq 100 - Fallers CH Robinson Worldwide Inc (CHRW) $53.16 -9.35% Cerner Corp. (CERN) $53.21 -5.99% Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD) $78.15 -4.72% Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. (CTSH) $92.85 -4.29% Biogen Idec Inc. (BIIB) $299.93 -2.68% Sirius XM Holdings Inc (SIRI) $3.43 -2.56% Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) $174.42 -2.41% Baidu Inc. (BIDU) $152.10 -2.39% F5 Networks Inc. (FFIV) $103.95 -2.37% Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (VRTX) $77.41 -2.20%
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