This week's highlights include quarterly reports from the two biggest companies by market capitalization, Apple and Exxon Mobil, which are expect to post declining earnings.
Under Armour is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Bristol-Myers is upgraded to 'overweight.'
Many factors affect innovations from the pharmaceutical sector.
Some firms believe it's the upcoming, lucrative product in cardiology care.
The deal provides access to a lucrative respiratory drug market as the company seeks to rebuild its pipeline.
Investors with an appetite for international exposure can find exciting opportunities in sectors as diverse as insurance, pharma and media.
Stocks are up about 1% as reports show consumer confidence climbs and home prices advance.
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