Stocks initially tried to move higher on Thursday, then
lower, but the S&P 500 ultimately ended the session little changed, losing
0.1%. The Nasdaq Composite and the Russell 2000 also finished lower, losing
0.2% and 0.5%, respectively, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average
outperformed, advancing 0.5.
Today after the close the following companies are scheduled to report: PFSW, CARA, KEYW, TRQ, CBAY, FSM, OSTK, QHC, RMTI, AVID, XONE, MRAM, AMRS, AUPH, ULTA, ZUMZ, AVGO, ADBE, JBL.
Futures are higher after hours: S&P 500 futures are +6.50 from the fair value of 2752 and Nasdaq100 futures are +19.25 from fair value of 7057.
Tomorrow morning, economic reports scheduled to be released include: Housing Starts (08:30am ET, Consensus 1283K vs. 1326K in the prior month), Building Permits (08:30am ET, Consensus 1330K vs. 1396K in the prior month), Industrial Production (09:15am ET, Consensus 0.3% vs. -0.1% in the prior month), Capacity Utilization (09:15am ET, Consensus 77.7% vs. 77.5% in the prior month).
Tomorrow before the open the following companies are scheduled to report earnings: DSKE, BKE, HIBB, CTRN, KIRK, TIF, PERY.
Looking over at the energy market:
- The EIA released its weekly natural gas storage data, showing a draw of 93 bcf, which was slightly smaller-than-expected, sending natural gas prices lower
- On the day , Apr natural gas futures settled $0.05 lower (or -2%) at $2.68/MMBtu.