That's more like it.
The last month has been positively hand-wringing. The market dropped from its all-time high, bond yields started backing up and a general malaise, thicker than the grease on a slice of pizza, fell over Wall Street. Not anymore. The bond market roared back, sending the yield on the benchmark 30-year bond below 6.5%. And the
responded with its fourth biggest point gain ever.
But before you go popping corks, a few items came across the screens after the bell. You'd better take a look.
reported first-quarter earnings of 15 cents per share versus 11 cents last year. The results were in line with the Street's consensus, according to
. After charges, the results were four cents a share.
The Money Store
said it expects to meet third-quarter earnings estimates. The company is expected to post earnings of 39 cents a share. It also announced it would raise the level of reserves to cover higher losses in its non-prime auto finance business.
The Nasdaq Market
said it will delist
at the end of business Tuesday. So long...
raised its annual dividend by 17%. The company is now paying 14 cents.
posted a first-quarter loss of 81 cents per share versus 81 cents per share the previous year. The Street had expected a loss of 82 cents per share. A mind is a terrible thing to waste.
posted a third-quarter loss of $1.89 versus a 15 cent per share loss the previous year. It also said two of its units were the target of federal audit requests
filed a lawsuit against
to stop the medical equipment maker from reappointing some members of its board of directors. Surgical is pushing for its own candidates.
Debt-ridden comic-book publisher
said it has agreed to pay
$385 million plus stock in one of its units.
unveiled first-quarter earnings of 26 cents a share versus 21 cents the previous year.