The stock market ended the Wednesday affair on a flat note as the major averages rebounded following a hawkish reading of the FOMC's April minutes. Other focal points of today's action included continued weakness from the retail sub-group, a rebound in the dollar, and the outperformance of the heavily-weighted financial (+1.9%), technology (+0.5%), and health care (+0.3%) groups. The Nasdaq Composite (+0.5%) finished ahead of the S&P 500 (UNCH) and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (UNCH).
Today after the close the following companies were scheduled to report earnings: AEO, BOOT, CRM, CSCO, EXP, FLO, HLI, LB, RXN, SNPS, TTWO, URBN, WSTL
Futures are lower after hours: S&P 500 futures are -2.00 from fair value of 2,044 and Nasdaq100 futures are -2.62 from fair value of 4,336.
Tomorrow morning before the open, economic reports scheduled to be released include: 1) Initial Claims (Consensus 278K), 2) Continuing Claims (Consensus NA), 3) Philadelphia Fed (Consensus 2.7)
Tomorrow before the open the following companies are scheduled to report earnings: AAP, AINV, BONT, CAE, CATO, CMCM, DKS, ELOS, ENZY, HGG, HQCL, MNRO, PERY, SMRT, SSI, TK, TNK, TOO, TTC, WMT