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More than 93 percent of the S&P 500 are trading above their moving 50-day moving average.
Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell on Thursday:
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Wednesday:
Earnings beats from Google and IBM boosted Apple stock on Wednesday, as traders bet the one-time darling could regain some of its luster when it reports earnings after the bell.
"I think the market is psychologically prepared to continue without Apple, and if Apple gets involved, it could give it a little bit of an adrenalin shot," one pro said.
A flood of earnings reports, including major technology and industrial companies, could make or break the stock market’s surprise January rally in the week ahead.
Asian shares ended higher on Friday as encouraging data from the United States and China boosted prospects for the global economy, while the yen hit new lows ahead of next week's Bank of Japan meeting. Both Tokyo and Hong Kong stock markets surged to multi-month highs on the upbeat sentiment.
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Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
These companies are making headlines after the bell Wednesday:
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KALAMAZOO, Mich.-- Medical device maker Stryker Corp. cut its 2012 net income forecast on Wednesday and issued a disappointing outlook for 2013, pointing to weak sales of equipment and the sluggish economy in Europe. "We expect market conditions to remain challenging in Europe and for capital equipment," President and CEO Kevin Lobo said in a press release.
KALAMAZOO, Mich.-- Medical device maker Stryker Corp. said Tuesday that it reached a deal to buy privately held Surpass Medical Ltd. for $100 million in cash, plus up to $35 million in milestone payments.
NEW YORK-- Shares of orthopedic implant makers mostly traded higher Thursday, but analysts said industry bellwether Biomet's earnings are cause for concern.
Oct 5- U.S. health regulators warned on Friday against the use of systems made by Stryker Corp for removing surgical waste from patients after receiving reports of one death and one serious injury due to tissue damage.
*FDA says received 1 report of serious injury and 1 report of death related to. *FDA says death& injury reports indicate usage instructions on Stryker's. *FDA says healthcare providers should not use the affected devices unless.
S&P 500 futures rose 7.7 points, Dow Jones industrial average futures rose 23 points, and Nasdaq 100 futures. The biotechnology company and Japan's Daiichi Sankyo Co Ltd. CNBC Mad Money host Jim Cramer said the Internet company has "real value because it has some really terrific assets", and new Chief Executive Marissa Mayer is committed to unlocking its value.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Tuesday, with futures for the S&P 500, the Dow Jones and the Nasdaq 100 up between 0.2 and 0.3 percent. CNBC Mad Money host Jim Cramer said the Internet company has "real value because it has some really terrific assets", and new Chief Executive Marissa Mayer is committed to unlocking its value.