Here are some of the top-performing large caps for the year.
Both are expected to post growth. Analysts are also looking for strong results from Tesla Motors and Time Warner.
US markets may decline at the open even as Europe's recovery finds a more solid footing.
The industry overall has been speeding along in 2013.
Stocks are lower and, if current levels hold, the market faces its first three-day losing streak of the year.
Baidu is upgraded to 'buy,' and Health Management is downgraded to 'hold.'
Dell said it has received a $14.25 a share takeover offer from Blackstone and a $15 a share deal from Carl Icahn.
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