TradingMarkets 7 Stocks You Need to Know for Friday

The much anticipated Nonfarm Payrolls report hits the wire Friday with an expected figure of negative 56 thousand. A few earnings announcements will cap off the generally lackluster investment week. Stocks climbed higher in a lazy, low volume trading day Thursday. Financials led the advance while the U.S. dollar gained against the Euro. Precious metals fell on the USD’s strength while the Volatility Index dropped lower as melancholy settled on stocks. The DJIA advanced 47.38 the tech heavy Nasdaq climbed 11.63 and the broad based S&P 500 gained 4.18.

Here Are 7 Stocks You Need To Know For Friday.

^ALC^ expects to see an EPS of 34 cents before the bell.

18 cents is the forecast EPS for ^EROC^ after the close.

^NGD^ has analysts awaiting an EPS of 6 cents prior to the opening bell.

UBS upgraded ^KO^ to “buy”.

^COF^ was downgraded to “neutral” at Sun Trust Robinson Humprey.

^TIVO^ won a critical patent suit against ^DISH^.

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