February 2015

Stocks Rise, Sending Dow Up More than 200 Points

U.S. stocks rose on Thursday, Jan. 30, which coincided with the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbing more than 200 points.

Quarterly earnings

Equities moved higher as investors received news that the quarterly results of many companies – including Coach, Ford and Harley-Davidson – surpassed expectations, according to The Associated Press. Harman International Industries, which manufacturers electronics and audio equipment, surged 23.7 percent to $125.01 after revising its 2015 profit forecast higher and reporting quarterly results that surpassed expectations.  Read more