The companies are reporting earnings along with Barnes & Noble and Children's Place.
Investors await the latest policy meeting details, which could shed light on when the central bank might begin to wind down its bond-buying program.
US stock markets are set for a slightly higher open after a 4-day losing streak and ahead of several retail companies' earnings.
The current earnings season has given investors a fresh peek into names that are capable of much higher yields down the road.
Family Dollar is downgraded to 'equal weight,' and FedEx is initiated with a 'buy.'
Alkermes is initiated with an 'outperform,' and Chicago Bridge & Iron is initiated with a 'neutral.'
A familiar tech name is gaining not only from rising payouts but from expanding global sales and profit growth.
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