The stock market's direction depends on how companies frame their earnings results in the days ahead, pros told CNBC on Wednesday.
Stocks fell Tuesday, extending losses into a second day, amid increased signs of slowing growth in Europe and ahead of earnings.
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U.S. stocks climbed on Friday, but closed lower for the week, as investors weighed Wells Fargo results and readied for a slew earnings ahead.
*Wells Fargo falls, but revenue tops forecasts. Wells Fargo& Co reported revenue that beat expectations, though for the first time since 2009, the bank did not increase its earnings-per-share from the preceding quarter. Fastenal Co slumped 4.6 percent to $45.92 after revenue missed expectations.
*Wells Fargo edges lower, but revenue tops forecasts. *Fastenal reports revenue below expectations. NEW YORK, July 11- U.S. stock index futures pointed to slight gains at the open Friday in a modest rebound from recent losses, though major indexes remained on track for their biggest weekly decline since April.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
*Fastenal reports revenue below expectations. *The S&P 500 has fallen for three of the past four sessions, dropping Thursday on concerns over the financial health of Portugal's top listed bank. *Fastenal Co reported second-quarter revenue that was below expectations.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a lower open on Tuesday, as second-quarter earnings season gets underway.
The start to the earnings season begins with the release of quarterly results from Alcoa after Tuesday's close.
NEW YORK, July 4- With all the hoopla over the Dow topping 17,000 out of the way, the market's next focus will be whether the fast-approaching earnings season can justify U.S. stocks climbing further into record territory. Many factors point to a second-quarter earnings season poised to surprise substantially to the upside.
U.S. stock index futures were mostly lower Friday, following the release of JPMorgan Chase earnings.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a lower open on Thursday, with shares in Asia and Europe boosted after dovish minutes from the latest Fed meeting.
Fears of a China-led slowdown, softer U.S. data and a mixed bag of earnings news unleashed a selling wave in stocks.
The adage "As January goes, so goes the year" has created concern among traders who see the seesaws of 2014 as a negative.
Some of Wednesday's midday movers:
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Some of Friday's midday movers: