The Dow and S&P 500 were able to close the day in positive territory after spending most of the session in the red. Weighed down by a lagging tech sector, the Nasdaq was unable to gain today, though it did pare its losses from earlier in the session Thursday.
Adobe Systems (ADBE) - Get Report was able to shake off a shaky session for the rest of the tech sector to close the day up double digits after raising its earnings guidance to $5.50 per share from $3.75 per share.
Apple (AAPL) - Get Report investors weren't as lucky as reports of week demand for the company's flagship iPhone products sent shares tumbling. Taiwan's Economic Daily newspaper reported that the company has informed several suppliers that it will cut orders for iPhone 8 related components by as much as 50%.
Shares of Verizon (VZ) - Get Report benefited from better-than-expected third quarter earnings. The company earnings 98 cents per share in the quarter, beating analyst expectations by a penny. The company also reported adding 66,000 Fios internet subscribers in the quarter, leading to a 4.8% increase in revenue for the unit.