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MARKET SNAPSHOT: Energy Shares Drag Down U.S. Stocks

07/31/2015 4:56 PM ET
By Anora Mahmudova and Victor Reklaitis, MarketWatch
Shares of Exxon Mobil, Chevron slump after earnings misses
Drops in earnings for energy giants Exxon Mobil and Chevron prompted investors to dump energy stocks in droves Friday, which eventually weighed on all main equity benchmarks.
The S&P 500 closed 4.71 points, or 0.2%, lower at 2,103.90, with the energy sector accounting for most of the losses. The sector fell 2.6% and is now down nearly 28% over the past 12 months.
The benchmark index ended July roughly at…

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Tech Report

Etsy's Stock Jumps 24% Following Google Mention

07/17/2015 1:13 PM ET
By Jennifer Booton Shares of Etsy Inc.(ETSY) jumped 21% on Friday following a hat-tip by Google Inc.(GOOGL) on the company's earnings conference call late Thursday. Google named Etsy as one of the developers seeing a boost in traffic as part of Google's efforts to use indexing to help people find what they need within third-party apps.

Economic Review

UPDATE: Fed seen staying mum, but second-quarter GDP report pencils out as game changer

07/29/2015 11:34 AM ET
By Greg Robb, MarketWatch The Federal Reserve will try its best not to make headlines this week, but second-quarter GDP data will likely produce more than a few. The U.S. central bank held a two-day meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday, followed by a brief statement at 2 p.m. Wednesday. No press conference has been scheduled.

European Markets

EUROPE MARKETS: European Stocks Finish With Best Month In Five

07/31/2015 12:31 PM ET
By Carla Mozee, MarketWatch Euro rises above $1.11 European stock indexes notched gains Friday, while the euro rose after the release of inflation figures for the eurozone that may help the European Central Bank chart its next move.

World Markets

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Market Movers

COMPANY NAMELAST PRICECHANGE (%)VOLUME
BACBank of Americ…
17.88
-0.25 (1.38%)
67,176,946
SUNESunEdison Inc
23.28
-2.35 (9.17%)
39,219,656
FFord Motor Co
14.82
-0.28 (1.85%)
32,654,355
TAT&T Inc
34.74
-0.06 (0.17%)
29,880,938
ABXBarrick Gold C…
7.07
+0.02 (0.28%)
29,460,925
PFEPfizer Inc
36.06
+0.33 (0.92%)
29,004,377
XOMExxon Mobil Co…
79.21
-3.80 (4.58%)
26,232,661
SSprint Corp
3.37
-0.06 (1.75%)
24,043,527
GEGeneral Electr…
26.10
-0.02 (0.08%)
23,197,506
OCNOcwen Financia…
8.43
-3.33 (28.32%)
21,358,405
SALTScorpio Bulker…
1.81
+0.02 (1.12%)
20,136,533
CVXChevron Corp
88.48
-4.55 (4.89%)
19,063,381
HBIHanesBrands Inc
31.03
-3.11 (9.11%)
18,955,218
FCXFreeport-McMoR…
11.75
-0.09 (0.76%)
18,926,693
AAAlcoa Inc
9.87
-0.11 (1.10%)
18,334,470
TWTRTwitter Inc
31.01
-0.46 (1.46%)
18,150,252
CTLTCatalent Inc
34.08
+0.83 (2.50%)
15,796,415
WUWestern Union …
20.24
+1.22 (6.41%)
15,718,328
CHKChesapeake Ene…
8.66
-0.31 (3.46%)
15,693,896
XRXXerox Corp
11.02
+0.25 (2.32%)
15,671,561
Most Actives

Market Diaries

Advancers/Decliners 
The number of stocks that closed at a higher price than the previous day's close, and the number of stocks that closed at a lower price than the previous day's close.
 

NYSE
ISSUES TOTAL: 3,214
Advancing
 
1,942
Declining
 
1,141
Unchanged
 
131
VOLUME TOTAL: 977,718,539
Advancing
 
472,459,631
Declining
 
495,597,564
Unchanged
 
9,661,344

NYSE MKT
ISSUES TOTAL: 370
Advancing
 
195
Declining
 
129
Unchanged
 
46
VOLUME TOTAL: 9,093,447
Advancing
 
3,925,774
Declining
 
4,296,682
Unchanged
 
870,991

NASDAQ
ISSUES TOTAL: 2,258
Advancing
 
1,277
Declining
 
920
Unchanged
 
61
VOLUME TOTAL: 1,799,568,303
Advancing
 
813,563,131
Declining
 
971,482,623
Unchanged
 
14,522,549

Bond Market

Bond Report

BOND REPORT: Treasury Yields Record Largest Monthly Decline Since January

07/31/2015 4:29 PM ET
By Ellie Ismailidou, MarketWatch …

Yield Curve 
A line that plots the interest rates, set at point in time, of bonds having equal credit quality but differing maturity dates.
 

Treasury Bills & Bonds 
Bills are debts issued by the U.S. Treasury which have a maturity of less than 1 year while bonds are debt issued by the U.S. Treasury which have a maturity longer than 10 years.
 

MATURITY% YIELDCHANGE
3 Month Bill0.08+0.01
2 Year Bond0.67-0.05
10 Year Bond2.20-0.08

Barclays Capital US Aggregate Bond Index

1,926.19+5.23 (0.27%)
As of 07/31/2015