Revenue falls short of analyst estimates as the first-quarter earnings season starts up. Pricing pressures are a concern, despite buoyant aerospace & automotive markets.
Investors also appear ready to put Friday's disappointing US employment report behind them, as earnings season gets started.
Alcoa and Bed Bath & Beyond will report earnings. BB&T shareholders will pay close attention to JP Morgan earnings. Zynga opens real-money sites in the U.K. Congress refreshes the debate on gun controls.
The stock looks cheap. But for the company to succeed, the price of aluminum has to recover.
US markets are set for a lower open on concerns over the terms of the Cypriot rescue, especially the bank deposit levy.
The rally's shunning these related companies, and that's fine -- we don't need a repeat of 2007-2008.
IBM, Caterpillar and 3M contribute the most to the Dow's 118% gain since the March 2009 market bottom. Only one Dow stock is lower since then: Hewlett-Packard.
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