Stocks Close Out April With a Whimper

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U.S. stocks declined to close out the month, as economic data confirming a U.S. growth rebound and strong earnings results failed to boost shares.


Dow Jones Industrial Average

 fell 185.51 points, or 0.5%, to 33,874.85. The

S&P 500

 dropped 30.30 points, or 0.7%, to 4,181.17, and the

Nasdaq Composite

 declined 119.86 points, or 0.9%, to 13,962.68.

Even with Friday’s losses, though, major benchmarks posted monthly gains after a slate of better-than-expected earnings reports. The Dow gained 2.7% for April, while the S&P 500 posted a 5.2% advance and the Nasdaq Composite rose 5.4%.

Notably, while the broad market’s gains are normal for a strong earnings season, individual companies aren’t being rewarded as much as usual for beating forecasts, Deutsche Bank strategists pointed out in an April 29 note. Even so, U.S. companies’ strong quarterly results have

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Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ:SWKS) and Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU) are two stocks that are already taking advantage of this turnaround, as they manufacture chips that go into 5G (fifth-generation) smartphones. Skyworks is witnessing tremendous growth in its mobile business, while Micron is about to join the party as well. These factors have contributed to a strong start on the market this year.

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