Railroads are up: Union Pacific and CSX up 7 percent, Norfolk Southern up 5 percent — and it's not because everyone thinks all the railroads will be bought out.
While the Burlington Northern deal is getting a lot of attention, it has not brought pre-open trading in the S&P futures into positive territory yet. Risk aversion has become a more prominent theme since last Wednesday, when the S&P 500 dropped below its 50-day moving average for the first time since July.
What the market giveth, the market taketh away. Both the Dow and S&P plunged on Friday giving back stellar gains from just one day ago.
The country's second-largest railroad said its third-quarter earnings dropped because people still weren't buying more goods in stores and industrial production continued to sputter.
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Stocks rallied Wednesday and the Dow broke through 10,000 for the first time in over a year, fueled by strong earnings from JPMorgan and Intel.
On Wednesday, the Dow broke above the 10,000 level for the first time in a year with bulls driving stocks higher on stronger-than-expected earnings.
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Stocks rallied Wednesday, with the Dow homing in on 10,000, after JPMorgan and Intel got earnings season back on track and retail sales fell less than expected.
Futures pointed to a strong open Wednesday, with the Dow ready to make another run at 10,000, after JPMorgan and Intel got earnings season back on track and retail sales fell less than expected.
Intel's earnings beat should help stocks Wednesday but focus will quickly shift to J.P. Morgan's report, ahead of the opening bell.
Railroad company CSX releases its third-quarter earnings Tuesday, but Donald Broughton, transportation analyst at Avondale Partners, said he wouldn't buy into the company at its current levels because of lower volumes and pricing risks associated with railroads.
Stocks skidded Tuesday as earnings season took a turn for the worse. After a few companies delivered what analysts want to see this quarter, improvement in revenue, J&J delivered more of the same from last quarter.
Rail and intermodal company, CSX is scheduled to report after the bell today. While it has beaten EPS expectations 3 of the past 4 quarters, it has missed revenue expectations in the past three quarters according to First Call data. Before then, it beat revenue targets for 5 straight quarters.
Futures indicated a lower open for Wall Street on Tuesday, after the U.S. market's record-making day on Monday where the Dow Industrial Average reached a new 2009 trading high, close to the 10,000 mark.
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Risky assets will continue to outperform safer assets and investors should stick to bonds and quality stocks such as Johnson & Johnson, Intel and CSX, instead of Treasurys and cash, Bob Doll, vice chairman and global CIO of equities at BlackRock, told CNBC.
The S&P 500 eked out its 6th consecutive day of gains on Monday to end at its closing high for the year as energy shares rose alongside the price of oil.
It seems the public is watching 10,000 on the Dow but market pros are more focused on some other key levels.