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.
VIDEO ON MSN MONEY
Copyright © 2014 Microsoft. All rights reserved.
Fundamental company data and historical chart data provided by Morningstar Inc. Real-time index quotes and delayed quotes supplied by Morningstar Inc. Quotes delayed by up to 15 minutes, except where indicated otherwise. Fund summary, fund performance and dividend data provided by Morningstar Inc. Analyst recommendations provided by Zacks Investment Research. StockScouter data provided by Verus Analytics. IPO data provided by Hoover's Inc. Index membership data provided by Morningstar Inc.
The Market Dispatches column has been discontinued. Here's where to find the latest stock and business news on MSN Money, and the latest from market writer Charley Blaine.
MONEY & POLITICS
Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
'We are sitting ourselves to death,' a doctor says in a new book, and obesity isn't the only risk.
Six weeks later, most Americans have forgotten about the 2014 tax season -- except those who didn't file by the April 15 deadline.
MUST-SEE ON MSN
- Video: Easy DIY smoked meats at home
A charcuterie master shares his process for cold-smoking meat at home.
- Jetpacks about to go mainstream
- Weird things covered by home insurance
- Bing: 70 percent of adults report 'digital eye strain'