Better-than-expected eurozone confidence data are also helping ahead of more key US releases Thursday.
Allergan is downgraded to 'hold,' and AMD is upgraded to 'outperform.'
These stocks' ratings flip-flop on share price volatility as rising interest rates offset positive housing news.
Some are likely to begin selling off the property they have been renting recently.
Shares of homebuilders take a beating as housing prices rise.
Costco and Tiffany to report earnings. Consumer confidence index for May to be released. Carnival slashes prices to attract customers after a string of accidents. Pending home sales for April are due.
Stocks are more overvalued and more overbought than a week ago but still without confirming a market top.
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