Feb. 3, 2014 13:00 UTC

WallStAnalyst.com: Lackluster Earnings Dent US Stocks; Poor Labor Data Weighs on US Consumer Sentiment Index

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Wall St. Analyst (www.wallstanalyst.com) has announced its comprehensive market summary that analyzes the most relevant news, events, and economic releases. This edition of the newsletter provides an insight into how the US stocks ended lower during the week ending 31 January 2014 following disappointing earnings reported by some major companies. The newsletter also throws the spotlight on how the withdrawal of the Fed’s stimulus bond-buying program had an adverse impact on consumer sentiment data for the month.

US Consumer Sentiment Index Takes a Beating in January

Over the past few weeks, economic indicators like consumer spending and new home sales have been reflecting signs of an economic recovery. However, poor employment data and consumers’ lower expectations in terms of personal finances have had a negative impact on Consumer Sentiment Index. Moreover, the Fed’s announcement of the tapering of its existing stimulus package and the resulting tightening of liquidity in the market are other factors pulling down the index. What measures will the government take to revive the market sentiment? And is this trend expected to follow in the coming months? More details about the consumer sentiments in the US economy are available at


US Stocks End Lower Amidst Weak Earnings Season

Wall St. Analyst analyses how the weak earnings results of major US-based companies have had an adverse impact on the stock markets in the past week. The other major factors that affected the US stocks are the declining emerging market currencies and a contraction in the Chinese Manufacturing sector. Together, these factors weighed heavily on the markets as the Federal Reserve pushed forward with its tapering of monthly asset purchases during the past week. As a result, 7 of the 10 sectors witnessed a decline. More details about the effects on the stock markets and the movers & shakers in the market are available at


Focus Concepts, Sectors, and Companies
Wynn Resorts
Newmont Mining
Legg Mason
Simon Property
National Oilwell
Mattel Inc.
LyondellBasell Industries
Chevron Corp.
AbbVie Inc.
Tyson Foods
General Motors
Yum Brands
Walt Disney
Time Warner
Ralph Lauren
Gap Inc.

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Wall St. Analyst
Ms. Vani Rao
Chief Editor

Source: Wall St. Analyst