The third-quarter season had a shaky start, with companies struggling to meet lowered expectations.
The financial sector will be well represented, with quarterly reports due from the likes of Goldman Sachs and American Express, as well as the tech sector.
Instead of Apple, Google or Amazon, invest in the company behind the screens.
There's a tug of war going on between rising employment and rising bond yields.
Stocks are higher and the S&P crossed above 1,700 for the first time after jobless claims fell to lowest level in nearly 6 years.
Comcast is initiated with an 'overweight,' and Symantec is upgraded to 'outperform.'
Aeropostale is upgraded to 'buy,' and Denny's is downgraded to 'neutral.'
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