The major averages were range-bound on Wednesday, finishing the session little changed. Investors took in the latest batch of first quarter earnings, which featured reports from IBM (IBM 148.79, -12.12) and Morgan Stanley (MS 53.26, +0.02), and watched crude oil futures return to their highest level in more than three years. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite finished higher by 0.1% and 0.2%, respectively, closing in the green for a third straight session, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average lagged, finishing lower by 0.2%.
Today after the close look for the following companies to report: AA, AXP, BXS, CATY, CCI, CCK, CNS, CP, CVBF, EGBN, KMI, PIR, PTC, SLG, SNBR, STLD, TBK, TCBI, TMK, UFPI, UMPQ, URI, VMI
Futures are flat after hours: S&P 500 futures are +1 vs. fair value of 2,709 and Nasdaq 100 futures are +3 vs. fair value of 6,843.
Tomorrow morning, weekly Initial Jobless Claims (Briefing.com Consensus 226K from 233K prior week) and April Philly Fed (Briefing.com consensus 21.0 from 22.3 prion March) will be released at 8:30 and March Leading Indicators (Briefing.com consensus 0.4% from 0.6%) will be released at 10:00
Tomorrow before the open look for the following companies to report: ABB, ADS, BBT, BK, BX, DGX, DHR, EWBC, GATX, GPC, GTLS, GWW, HOMB, KEY, MDSO, NUE, NVR, NVS, PBCT, PM, PNR, POOL, PPG, SASR, SBNY, SNA, SON, SYNT, TSM, TTS, WBC, WBS