Hillary Clinton held her lead over Donald Trump in the final presidential debate ahead of the election, analysts said of the market reaction.
The European Central Bank, a corporate earnings deluge and the fallout from Wednesday night's debate could all sway markets Thursday.
These are the stocks posting the largest moves after the bell on Wednesday, including: American Express, Mattel, eBay and more.
It wasn't lost on investors that Saudi Arabia had bullish things to say about oil prices Wednesday as it launched its first international bond deal.
Shares of Cree fell 11 percent Wednesday following the company's underwhelming quarterly fiscal report.
Lloyd Blankfein's comments follow renewed criticism of Hillary Clinton and the perception of her cozy relationship with Wall Street.
We could finally be seeing the tide turn in earnings as S&P 500 estimates have turned positive.
The economy is moving into a period of higher inflation but still-tepid growth, posing a difficult investing environment, the famed short seller said.
The energy sector was the best performing group in the S&P 500 on Wednesday, gaining nearly 2 percent in intraday trade.
The lack of transformative mergers and acquisitions may be due to increased caution among corporate boards, said a bank executive.
Shares of GNC Holdings spiked after a report that the company was in talks with Chinese buyers interested in acquiring the nutrition giant.
Michael Kors shares surge more than 5 percent as takeover talk mounts.
Nektar Therapeutics dropped Wednesday after the company announced a secondary offering of common stock worth more than $175 million.
Banks would have to be able to recover from a cyberattack within two hours, according to proposed new regulations.
Facebook recently released several features intended to help users shop, including allowing people to order food.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
The bank posted earnings of 81 cents per share on revenue of $8.9 billion.
Pricing on the new 10-year senior holding company bond offering from Wells Fargo has been postponed until Wednesday, sources told IFR.
FBR lowers its rating for Wells Fargo shares to market perform from outperform.
Earnings news could drive stocks Wednesday with several dozen S&P 500 companies reporting and a potential end to the earnings recession in sight.
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