In the last week, companies like Walt Disney (DIS), Allergan (AGN), Electronic Arts (EA) and KLA Tencor (KLAC) beat estimates, only to drift or fall. The tepid response comes amid fears about a renewed trade war with China, plus buyer fatigue after four months of solid gains.
The S&P 500 rose 1.2 percent between Friday, April 19, and Friday, April 26. The index also closed at a new all-time high of 2940, with technology and the Nasdaq-100 still leading the charge.
The S&P 500 rose 1.2 percent between Friday, March 22, and Friday, March 29. The index just finished its best quarter in almost a decade, up 13 percent, after climbing for three straight months.
It was only the second trading session of the year that Bristol Myers Squibb (BMY) gobbled up Celgene (CELG) in a record $74 billion deal. Loxo Oncology (LOXO) accepted an $8 billion bid from Eli Lilly (LLY) a few days later.
Tesla Motors (TSLA) has traded in a tight range since late October, even as volatility swept the broader market. Some potentially important things have happened during that time, including a so-called “golden cross” chart pattern.