The world is anxiously awaiting Google’s earnings release Thursday after the close. This alleged most successful company of all time will surely set a market precedent based on its results. Traders will also be greeted by jobless claims, industrial production, and the Philly Fed Survey on this hotly anticipated earnings session.
Stocks continued surging higher midweek on strong earnings and positive comments from Ben Bernanke. Reports indicating retail showing improvement and inflation being muted added to the bullish stew. Intel and JP Morgan reported better than expected results bringing on the fence buyers into the fray. Weakness remains in the employment sector but the Fed remains bullish on the recovery. Job creation should eventually be a natural outgrowth of the economic engine growing warmer.
Here are 7 stocks you need to know for Thursday.
^GOOG^ reports after the close with a forecast EPS of $6.57.
Medical company ^ISRG^, has analysts awaiting an EPS of $1.68 after the closing bell.
^AMD^ is looking at an EPS loss of 8 cents once the market closes.
During regular trading hours, expect to hear from ^PPG^ with a forecast EPS of 63 cents.
iPad sales powered ^AAPL^ to all time highs Wednesday.
23 cents/share is the projected number for ^FCS^ prior to the bell.
^TITN^ has traders awaiting an EPS of 26 cents before the opening bell.