The stock market ended the Thursday affair on a flat note as the major averages trimmed their intraday losses. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (+0.1%) finished ahead of the S&P 500 (UNCH) while the Nasdaq Composite (-0.5%) underperformed. Contributing factors for today's trade included a rebound in oil, vacillating price action in the dollar, a healthy dose of Fed speak, and relative weakness from the heavyweight health care (-0.6%), technology (-0.4%), and consumer discretionary (-0.3%) spaces.
Today after the close the following companies were scheduled to report earnings: ANY, APDN, BITA, CFMS, DAR, DDS, ESES, EVH, JWN, LXFT, MPSX, NVDA, RUN, SANW, SHAK, SYMC, TGB, UPLD, XCOM
Futures are lower after hours: S&P 500 futures are -0.25 from fair value of 2,060 and Nasdaq100 futures are -0.12 from fair value of 4,337.
Tomorrow morning before the open, economic reports scheduled to be released include: 1) PPI (Consensus 0.3%), 2) Core PPI (Consensus 0.1%), 3) Retail Sales (Consensus 0.8%), 4) Retail Sales ex-auto (Consensus 0.5%)
Tomorrow before the open the following companies are scheduled to report earnings: BAM, CRME, DXPE, HMC, IOC, JCP, MANU