Bank earnings will set the tone for US trading, as well as inflation and consumer sentiment data.
Stocks soar after the Federal Reserve chairman says the economy still needs help, and the Fed expects to keep rates low.
Hewlett-Packard is upgraded to 'buy,' and Citigroup initiates Internet stocks.
Hewlett-Packard is upgraded to 'buy,' and IBM is downgraded to 'neutral.'
As is the case every quarter, unexpectedly good or bad results have the potential to reshape the market's views of a particular company, an industry or even the asset class as a whole.
While both are expected to report strong results, one of the 2 is among my top-5 dividend picks for 2013.
Analysts say banks with strong capital markets business and those that will benefit from an improving economy may be solid investments.
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