TradingMarkets 7 Stocks You Need to Know for Friday

Nothing could stop the bulls from surging to three sequential positive closes on Thursday. Poor earnings from Wal-Mart and unemployment concerns did little to squelch the uber positive sentiment. Good word from the regional manufacturing front added to the bullish fever. Friday, the final trading day of the week, presents a handful of earnings announcements and the Consumer Price Index to investors. Thursday’s session closed with the DJIA surging 83.66, the Nasdaq advanced 15.42 and the S&P 500 climbed 7.24.

Here are 7 stocks you need to know for Friday.

^RAD^ has become a hot takeover target.

^JCP^ announces before the bell with an expected EPS of 82 cents.

A 12 cent loss is projected for ^HUN^ before the open.

Stun gun maker, ^TASR^, has analysts awaiting an EPS of 2 cents prior to the open.

Sales at ^WMT^ missed estimates by .6% despite aggressive internal efforts to hit projections.

^LVS^ met analyst’s estimates however shares led the Russell 1000 index lower on the day.

On line travel king pin, ^PCLN^, beat estimates sending shares to 9 year highs.

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