Analysts take a look at some under-performers with recent, surprising turnarounds.
Investors optimism improves after China reported better than expected inflation figures.
US markets are set for a higher open ahead of Alcoa reporting results later in the day.
The first half of 2013 packed a memorable rally. After a rough couple of months, we could see another rise, but that will depend on several things going right.
Earnings season kicks off with the aluminum maker surprising Wall Street. Also, JCPenney ousts CEO Ron Johnson.
Investors also appear ready to put Friday's disappointing US employment report behind them, as earnings season gets started.
The Dow falls 110 points. The Nasdaq slumps for a 3rd day. Earnings boost Yum Brands shares after hours; Alcoa drifts. Apple weighs on techs again. A downgrade hits Intel; Cummins trims its revenue guidance. Oil rises on more Middle East tensions.
Apple drops on worries about iPhone supplies and worker unrest in China. Netflix soars on an upgrade. Facebook falls on a 'sell' call. Alcoa rises ahead of Tuesday's earnings results. Gold and crude oil move lower.
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