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U.S. Market Sell-Off Accelerates … Financials Join Basic Materials as Major Decliners … VIX Soars Above 10-Day, Stretches More Than 20% … Crude Oil (USO), Precious Metals ETFs (GLD, SLV) Plunge … Top ETF PowerRatings Funds for Friday Include: ILF, XME, ITB …

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TradingMarkets 7 Stocks You Need to Know for Today

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  • ^GOOG^ reported fourth quarter sales that missed some analysts estimates. However, advertising sales climbed neared $2 billion for the first time.
  • Dow stalwart, ^GE^, announces before the bell with a forecast EPS of 26 cents.

  • The real king of burgers, ^MCD^, has a consensus estimate of $1.02/share prior to the open.
  • A loss of 33 cents is projected for iconic American motorcycle maker ^HOG^ before the open.
  • ^SLB^ announces before the bell with a forecast EPS of 63 cents.
  • ^KMB^ has analysts awaiting an EPS of $1.23 before the market opens.
  • 85 cents/share is the estimated figure for ^EXC^ prior to the bell.

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TradingMarkets 5 PowerRatings Stocks for Today

Symbol PowerRatings
China Infrastructure Investment. CIIC 9
Illumina Inc. ILMN 9
AK Steel Holding Corporation TSL 9
Canadian Solar Inc. CSIQ 9
Zep inc. ZEP 9
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TradingMarkets 7 ETFs You Need to Know for Today

Financials, Materials Lead Markets Lower as Country ETFs Continue to RetreatTradingMarkets

ETFs continued to drift into oversold territory Thursday, leaving sectors like the Basic Materials heavily oversold after the iShares Dow Jones U.S. Basic Materials Index Fund ETF, IYM was hit with a 4% pullback.

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