These 2 Earnings Reports Hold the Secret to the Stock Market's Future

Dan Caplinger, The Motley Fool
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These 2 Earnings Reports Hold the Secret to the Stock Market's Future

Thursday brought fresh new highs for most of the stock market, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES: ^DJI) and S&P 500 (SNPINDEX: ^GSPC) hit records and the Nasdaq Composite (NASDAQINDEX: ^IXIC) fell just shy of new all-time highs. Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) started things off Thursday morning with the latest on how the airline industry is faring amid tough conditions, while after the closing bell, aluminum specialist Alcoa (NYSE: AA) weighed in with its latest results. Shares of Delta Air Lines finished lower by about 3% Thursday.