Stock Market Today: Disney Earnings Keep Dow, S&P Afloat

Impressive quarterly results from Disney helped offset a sharp drop in consumer confidence.

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Stocks were choppy in today's low-volume session, as investors balanced another strong round of earnings against a dismal reading on consumer confidence.

In terms of earnings, Walt Disney (DIS, +1.0%) gained the bulk of headlines after reporting a fiscal third quarter with much higher-than-expected earnings, revenues and Disney+ subscriber numbers.

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Karee Venema
Senior Investing Editor,

With over a decade of experience writing about the stock market, Karee Venema is the senior investing editor at She joined the publication in April 2021 after 10 years of working as an investing writer and columnist at Schaeffer's Investment Research. In her previous role, Karee focused primarily on options trading, as well as technical, fundamental and sentiment analysis.