The US markets are higher this afternoon, with the Dow up 0.23%, the S&P gaining 0.31% and the Nasdaq up 0.48% so far today. Some stocks showing significant gains today include Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) up 12.87%, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) higher by 3.27%, Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) up 3.5% and Micron Technology higher by 5.44%.
Good afternoon, this is Kristin Bianco with the Week Ahead Market Report for April 21, 2014.
In overseas trading, Japan's Nikkei 225 Stock Average was just about flat, and the Hang Seng was up 0.28%. In Europe on Monday, the FTSE 100 was higher by 0.62% and the German DAX was up 0.99% today.
In economic news, Existing Home Sales is released on Tuesday, New Home Sales on Wednesday, Initial Claims and Durable Orders on Thursday, and Michigan Sentiment on Friday.
Many earnings releases this week including: A.O. Smith (NYSE:AOS), Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN), AT&T (NYSE:T), and Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) on Tuesday, Brinker International (NYSE:EAT), Ingersoll-Rand (NYSE:IR) and Boeing (NYSE:BA) on Wednesday, 3M (MMM) and Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) on Thursday, and Ford (NYSE:F) and Aaron's (NYSE:AAN) on Friday.
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