U.S. stocks sank, extending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index’s worst two-day drop since June, amid disappointing results at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and signs hedge funds were dumping the bull market’s best performers.
U.S. stocks fell, giving the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index its worst week since 2012, amid disappointing results at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and signs hedge funds were dumping the bull market’s top performers. Treasuries rose, while oil hit a five-week high.
AlixPartners LLP, the turnaround firm whose consultants seek to revive bankrupt or foundering companies, sued two former partners for allegedly stealing confidential files when they left for rival McKinsey & Co.
Coldwater Creek Inc., a women’s clothing retailer that hasn’t posted an annual profit since 2007, filed for bankruptcy protection with a plan to start going-out-of-business sales in time for Mother’s Day.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. tumbled as much as 5 percent, the most in 17 months, after reporting first- quarter profit that fell short of analysts’ estimates on lower revenue from fixed-income trading and mortgages.
JPMorgan Chase & Co., the biggest U.S. bank, said first-quarter profit fell 19 percent on lower revenue from fixed-income trading and mortgages, themes that may be repeated across Wall Street next week. The shares declined 2.9 percent.