Several true market monsters will be reporting earnings on the final
trading session of the week. Investors need to pay close attention to
the action across a variety of sectors. Housing starts and consumer sentiment will wrap up the important day. Google’s earnings hit the wire at the close Thursday with profits missing some analysts’ estimates. Positive industrial figures counteracted dire employment information lifting shares for the 6th day in a row. Strong earnings and positive M&A chatter added to the bullish sentiment. The DJIA closed higher by 21.46, the tech heavy Nasdaq added 10.83 and the broad based S&P 500 eased higher by 1.02.
Here Are 7 Stocks You Need To Know For Friday.
Dow heavyweight, ^GE^, reports before the open with an expected EPS of 16 cents.
Another Dow component, ^BAC^, has analysts looking for 9 cents/share prior to the opening bell.
^GOOG^ missed some analysts’ profit estimates sending shares sharply lower in the after hours.
Toy kingpin, ^MAT^, hopes its loss does not exceed 3 cents prior to the trading session.
14 cents is the consensus estimate for ^PBR^ after the close.
Major domestic airlines may soon be in play with ^CAL^ conducting merger chats with ^UAUA^ who was already in a huddle with U.S. Airways.