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Stocks ended higher Wednesday, with the Dow extending its gains to post a record high for the second-straight day, amid signs of improvement in the labor market.
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Wednesday:
PetSmart reported quarterly earnings that beat market expectation but revenue fell short. Shares fell sharply after-hours.
As the courtroom battle between department stores Macy's and J.C. Penney continues, Martha Stewart will win no matter what, said the former chairman of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.
U.S. stock index futures were higher Wednesday, with the Dow poised to extend its gains a day after hitting an all-time high, following a better-than-expected private sector employment report.
Following are the events on Jim Cramer's radar as he develops strategy for the week ahead.
Wall Street closed mixed on Monday, as stocks struggled to extend the January rally for another session. Apple led tech stocks higher with a 2 percent rebound while Caterpillar gave support to blue chips following its earnings report.
Take a look at some of Monday's midday movers:
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Home Depot and Lowe’s are clear housing recovery stocks, but investors might want to add PetSmart to that list.
U.S. markets were up overnight on optimism that a "fiscal cliff" deal might be possible. We'll see.
Despite the uncertain state of the economy there is a standout group of big spenders this holiday season: pet owners.
--U.S. pet products and services retailer Petco is raising $550 million senior unsecured notes and will use these proceeds and about $75 million of cash to fund a dividend to its shareholders. --We are also affirming all existing ratings on Petco Animal Supplies Inc., the direct subsidiary of Petco Holdings Inc..
The country's largest fertilizer company, Mosaic, said weak demand from China and India have hurt its profits. Mosaic, Dupont and stocks of other companies in the materials industry fell. Dupont led the Dow lower, sinking 86 cents to $49.50.
Stocks finished mixed in volatile trading Tuesday, but uncertainty over the timing of Spain's bailout request and ongoing fears over the slowing global economy put a lid on gains.
**ARQULE INC, $2.30, down 53.9 pct The biotechnology company and Japan's Daiichi Sankyo Co Ltd. **GENERAL MOTORS, $23.82, up 3 pct. Hedge fund manager David Einhorn said auto-maker General Motors "is much healthier now," and is getting its product refreshments "right."
Mosaic, Dupont and stocks of other companies in the materials industry fell. Dupont led the Dow lower, sinking $1.02 to $49.34. Spain needs to ask for money from Europe's bailout fund before the European Central Bank can start buying its government bonds.
The Dow and S&P 500 turned negative while the Nasdaq cut its gains in late morning on Tuesday, with materials and energy shares leading declines on the S&P. **ARQULE INC $2.21 down 55.5 pct The biotechnology company and Japan's Daiichi Sankyo Co Ltd. **FORD MOTOR CO, $9.78, down 1.6 pct.
*New York sues JPMorgan over Bear Stearns mortgage products. *PetSmart to replace Sunoco in the S&P 500 index. If Madrid were to seek a rescue, it would trigger European Central Bank buying of its bonds and help to ease U.S. investors' nervousness about the euro zone's impact on the U.S. economy.
The Nasdaq Composite Index added 14.98 points, or 0.48 percent, to 3,128.51. **ARQULE INC $2.14, down 57.73 pct The biotechnology company and Japan's Daiichi Sankyo Co Ltd. **SIRIUS XM RADIO INC, $2.62, up 2 pct.