BUZZ-U.S. Stocks on the Move-BlackBerry, Lennox, IBM, Sinocoking

Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:21am EDT
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U.S. stocks were mixed on Monday, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq posting modest gains, but the Dow falling as quarterly results from IBM disappointed. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 0.21 percent at 16,346.66, the S&P 500 was up 0.39 percent at 1,894.15 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 9.91 points, or 0.23 percent, to 4,248.53.

** IBM CORP, $169.64, -6.82 pct

The world's largest technology services company said it no longer expected to achieve its 2015 operating earnings target of at least $20 per share after weak client spending resulted in an unexpected fall in quarterly earnings and revenue.

The company also said it would pay contract-chipmaker Globalfoundries Inc $1.5 billion in cash over the next three years to take its loss-making semiconductor unit off its hands.

The stock, which fell to its lowest in nearly three years, was Monday's biggest drag in the S&P 500 index as well as Dow Jones industrial average.