TradingMarkets 7 Stocks You Need to Know for Thursday

Bernanke’s testimony and multiple critical earnings releases are on the slate for Thursday. Stocks closed lower this session due to forces outside of domestic control. A downgrade of Portugal’s debt combined with added worries from the Greek Isles triggered selling across the board. A positive reading from Durable Good Orders was tempered by poor results from New Home Sales. A surging U.S. dollar tied to a struggling Euro knocked down commodities and didn’t help the stock market. The DJIA fell 52.68 with Procter & Gamble leading the way. The tech heavy Nasdaq gave back 16.48 and the broad based S&P 500 dropped 6.45.

Here are 7 stocks you need to know for Thursday.

Big box electronics retailer, ^BBY^, reports before the bell with an expected EPS of $1.79.

44 cents/share is the consensus estimate for ^CAG^ prior to the open.

Publisher, ^SCHL^, is hoping its loss does not exceed 13 cents/share before the market opens.

After the closing bell expect to hear from ^ORCL^ with a forecast EPS of 38 cents.

^ACN^ reports once the stock market closes with an estimated EPS of 61 cents.

Big banks such as ^BAC^ and ^C^ may quadruple in price over the next few years per an optimistic analyst at Rochdale Securities LLC.

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