The VIX is trading below its lifetime average of 20 with analysts calling for a potential drop to 15. Stocks rallied for another session on earnings anticipation despite a disappointing retail sales report. Intel readily beat estimates at the close lifting the tech sector as expected. The DJIA added 29.78, the Nasdaq climbed 8.84, and the S&P 500 moved higher by 2.78.
Here are 7 stocks you need to know for Friday
^JPM^ announces before the bell with an expected EPS of 61 cents.
^HDB^ is expecting to see an EPS of $1.07 after the close.
Plastic shoe maker, ^CROX^, announced it plans on doubling its stores in India.
Credit Suisse raised ^TSN^ to outperform.
^MSFT^, ^ORCL^, and ^INTC^ advanced on Intel earnings anticipation and SAP AG beating targets.