Markets See Fresh Highs on Tuesday; Sony Feels Pressure to Split (SNE, BAC)

The Dow saw its 18th straight positive Tuesday and added 123.57 points while the S&P hit a new high as well. Financial stocks including Bank of America (BAC) and JPMorgan Chase (JPM) along with the energy, health care and utilities sectors advanced. Apple (AAPL) saw a big drop in stock of 2.4% while Sony (SNE) jumped 9.1% after hedge fund founder Daniel Loeb bought 6.3% of the company's shares.
It was reported that US import prices dropped 0.5% in April from March and export prices saw the largest decline since June of 0.7%. The producer price index fell for a second month in a row due to lower oil prices and another report showed an unexpected drop in home builder sentiment.

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Published on May 14, 2013
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