Daily Market Wrap: November 29, 2012 Thursday, November 29, 4:25 PM ET
It was a choppy day of trading on Wall Street with all the major indices in positive territory by mid afternoon, following the release of mostly better-than-expected economic data this morning.
The number of Americans filing first time unemployment claims fell 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 393,000 last week, according to the Labor Department. Economists expected 390,000 claims.
The Commerce Department said the economy grew at a 2.7 percent annual rate, falling short of economists' expectations for a reading of 2.8 percent.
Also on the economic front, the National Association of Realtors is reporting a 5.2 percent increase in pending home sales in October, marking the highest level in more than 5 years.
Grocery store operator Kroger (
KR) posted a 62 percent increase in fiscal third quarter net profit, and the company also raised its profit outlook for the year.
Shares of Tiffany(
TIF) are trading lower today, after missing earnings expectations. The high-end retailer also lowered its fiscal year sales and profit forecast.
For MarketNewsVideo.com, I'm Sayoko Murase.
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